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Scholastic Summer 2013

Brianna the Tooth Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545484947
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 30th, 2013

Ouch--Icy Jack Frost has a horrible toothache! When he decides that the
only cure is stealing Brianna the Tooth Fairy's magic, there's no
stopping him. Now Brianna can't do her job, and losing teeth won't be
magical or fun anymore!Kirsty's loose tooth just fell out, and
she and Rachel can't wait for Brianna to visit. But Brianna doesn't come
to leave a treat under Kirsty's pillow--she comes because she needs the
girls' help! Can they track down the missing magic for their new fairy
friend? Or is Kirsty's lost tooth a lost cause?Find the magic objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the Tooth Fairy magic!

Scholastic Fall 2013

Bugs in My Hair! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545143134
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - August 27th, 2013

This book is guaranteed to make you laugh--and itch! From the opening
picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you
know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts!Nobody
talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million
children a year host them.) Oh the shame and humiliation of having bugs
in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are
good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you,
the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing
aloud--even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons.Shannon
peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, "nitpicking" facts about these
"lousy" critters and pokes fun at common denial: "It's probably ash from
that volcano in Pogo Pogo."Soon the party's over--Bye-bye,
Little Nasties! Once again Shannon has created a fresh, highly
entertaining read-aloud classic that begs to be read again and again.

How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545143158
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - September 24th, 2013

Brimming with humor, this sparkling new book handles a timeless
children's topic with wit and wisdom. Romp and stomp! Roar and slam!
Almost everyone gets angry. But how can young dinosaurs also learn to
calm down, take a time-out, and behave?The award-winning team of
Yolen and Teague have created a fun, engaging book sure to help
children handle anger and frustration. Readers will laugh at the antics
of an Afrovenator's tantrum and a storming Pachyrhinosaurus.Anger
can be difficult to talk about with your child, but even when little
dinosaurs are furious, it's important to help them handle their feelings
and remind them they are always loved. With the same warmth, charm, and
humor in all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs books, here is the
perfect way to say, "I'm sorry--and I love you."

The Lost Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545274265
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 27th, 2013

In this extraordinary adventure story, Billy Bartram, his father, and a secret society of philosophers and scientists venture into the American wilderness in search of the lost people of the Welsh Prince Madoc, seeking aid in the coming war against the French. Traveling in a flying airship, the members of the expedition find their lives frequently endangered in the untamed American West by terrifying creatures, a party of French soldiers hot on their trail, and the constant threat of traitors and spies. Billy will face hazards greater than he can ever imagine as, together with his father, he gets caught up in the fight for the biggest prize of all: America.

THE LOST KINGDOM is an epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage and intrigue, and a bold reimagining of a mythical America. Matthew J. Kirby brings his signature storytelling prowess and superb craft to this astonishing story of fathers and sons, the beginnings of a nation, and wonder-filled adventure.

The Last Present Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545310161
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 24th, 2013

When Connor's little sister, Grace, falls into a coma, he finds out it's his task to discover what happened to her and try to fix it--all without running into an alternate version of himself! Luckily, best friends Amanda and Leo are there to help him, even if he has to pass into an alternate universe or two to do it. In Willow Falls, anything is possible.

Dinosaur Christmas Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545433600
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Published: Cartwheel Books - August 27th, 2013

Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking! Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days."

Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other!

Jedi Academy (Star Wars (Scholastic)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545505178
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Published: Scholastic - August 27th, 2013

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away...

Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot Academy, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...

This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.

The Darkest Path Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545512237
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 24th, 2013

For the last several years, a civil war has raged between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. The Glorious Path seeks complete control of the country, and those they capture are given the Choice: convert or be killed.

Fifteen-year-old Cal and his younger brother were captured and forced to convert five years ago. Cal gets along until he befriends a stray dog named Bear, and then kills a commander who wants to train Bear to be a brutal attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run and sets in motion a series of events that will test Cal's loyalties and beliefs, ending in a brutal battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

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Wild Born (Spirit Animals #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545522434
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Published: Scholastic - September 10th, 2013

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts--a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children--and the world--have been changed forever.

Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers...and on you.

Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game--discover your spirit animal and join the adventure in Fall 2013.

The Wolf Princess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545528399
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Published: Chicken House - September 24th, 2013

Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in the wintry wilds of Russia, Sophie Smith fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue: the beautiful, exotic Anna Volkonskaya. Over a river of ice in a horse-drawn sleigh, she brings Sophie and her friends to a magnificent, if weathered, winter palace.

At first, Sophie is enchanted by Princess Anna's stories of long-ago royalty, of white wolves and gray diamonds. But when the princess takes a particular interest in her, Sophie grows concerned. What is her place in the sinister mystery that surrounds her? Even as the wind and wolves howl outside, is she more in danger now, a prisoner of the palace, than she ever was lost in the snow?

Geronimo Stilton #55: The Golden Statue Plot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545556293
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 24th, 2013

Rancid rat hairs, the cat pirates are coming to town! They're planning on stealing New Mouse City's Statue of Liberty and taking it back to Cat Island. They think it's completely made of gold! My friends and I are determined to protect our city's precious symbol. But can we stop these fearsome felines?

MPS Fall 2013

I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love Cover Image
By Nancy Tillman, Nancy Tillman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312553685
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 27th, 2013

There are things about you quite unlike any other.Things always known by your father or mother.So if you decide to be different one day,no worries… I’d know you anyway.Every
child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of
being something different. Bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman
has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of
imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that "you are loved."

The Dwarf in the Drawer: A Mischievous Parody [With Plush] Cover Image
By L. Van King, Chuck Gonzales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250041432
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Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2013

I’m the Dwarf in the Drawer,And I lived here before...Before that darn elf--That insufferable bore! Book and plush gift set!It’s
the most wonderful time of the year! The time when tiny elves spy on
all the little children and then go dancing off to tattle to Santa.
…What? That doesn’t sound wonderful to you?Right. The Dwarf in the Drawer doesn’t think so either. Why does that dim-witted elf show up every December?In the tradition of Goodnight iPad and Runaway Mummy,
this is a hilarious parody of Santa’s elvish spy—and a story that will
make us all take another look at the true meaning of Christmas.

Toilet: How It Works Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596437807
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Published: David Macaulay Studio - September 10th, 2013

Everyone knows what a toilet is for, right? But what exactly happens after you flush? Where does our waste go, and how is it made safe? With his unique blend of informative text and illustration, David Macaulay takes readers on a tour of the bathroom and the sewer system, from the familiar family toilet to the mysterious municipal water treatment plant.

Snow Ponies Cover Image
By Cynthia Cotten, Jason Cockcroft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250034298
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Published: Square Fish - October 15th, 2013

On a cold, gray day, Old Man Winter leads his snow ponies outside. "Are you ready?" he asks. Yes! Faster and faster the ponies gallop. Everything they touch turns white with snow as they bring winter to the forest and field.

At last the ponies tire, and Old Man Winter settles them down for the night in their cozy barn. Outside, the world is covered with a soft white blanket. Winter has come at last.

Simple, poetic text and evocative illustrations capture the magic of winter's first snowfall.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador USA - September 24th, 2013

“A book about passion—for books, for history, for the future...There is nothing about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore that I didn’t love.”—Cory Doctorow

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco Web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few and never seem to buy anything; instead, they “check out” obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Clay concludes the store must be a front for something larger and engineers a complex analysis of the clientele’s behavior with the help of his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.

Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

How I Came to Sparkle Again Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250000743
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 1st, 2013

Jill Anthony spent her youth in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado, but more than a decade has passed since she left. When a devastating tragedy, coupled with the worst kind of betrayal, makes her want to run away, the only place she knows to go is home: Sparkle.

Lisa Carlucci looks in the mirror one morning and realizes that she no longer wants to treat her body like a Holiday Inn. She’s going to hold out for love. The only problem is, love might come in the form of her ski-bum best friend, who lives next door with his ski-bum friends in a trailer known as “The Kennel.”

Cassie Jones, at age ten, has lost her mother and no longer believes in anything. Her only solace comes from the messages she believes her deceased mother is sending her through the heart-shaped rocks they once collected in the streams and hills of Sparkle.

Three people at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing. Three lives that will be changed one winter in Sparkle, Colorado. One tender, funny, tear-jerking novel you won’t soon forget.

A Hundred Flowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250022547
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 27th, 2013

China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in
society: “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought
contend.” Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying’s
husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety
or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his
sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for
writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor
camp for “reeducation.” A year later, still missing
his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old
kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in
the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard
below, badly breaking his leg.  As Kai Ying
struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this
shattering reminder of her husband’s absence, other members of the
household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in
a world where the old sense of order is falling.

HarperCollins Summer 2013

The Son Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062120397
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Published: Ecco Press - May 28th, 2013

he acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son:
an epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land that follows
the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of
the 1800s to the border raids of the early 1900s to the oil booms of the
20th century

"A gifted new writer-a writer who understands how place and personality
and circumstance can converge to create the perfect storm of
tragedy."-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son
is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in
the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious
family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.

Spring, 1849. The first male child born in the newly established
Republic of Texas, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding
band of Comanche storm his homestead and brutally murder his mother and
sister, taking him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to
Comanche life, learning their ways and language, answering to a new
name, carving a place as the chief's adopted son, and waging war against
their enemies, including white men-complicating his sense of loyalty
and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and
overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds
himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized or fully wild, he
must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully
belong-a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that
reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

Intertwined with Eli's story are those of his son, Peter, a man who
bears the emotional cost of his father's drive for power, and JA, Eli's
great-granddaughter, a woman who must fight hardened rivals to succeed
in a man's world.

Phillipp Meyer deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and steely
pragmatism transform subsequent generations of McCulloughs. Love, honor,
children are sacrificed in the name of ambition, as the family becomes
one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of
unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the
McCoulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices.

Harrowing, panoramic, and vividly drawn, The Son is a masterful achievement from a sublime young talent.

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062133434
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

The author of the smash New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La
delivers a nonstop, gripping true story of survival that moves between
World War II and today-an astonishing account of endurance, bravery,
ingenuity, and honor set in the vast Arctic wilderness

On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine flight slammed
into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the
search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also
crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. With the
weather worsening, the U.S. military launched a daring rescue mission,
sending a Grumman Duck amphibious plane to find the men. After picking
up one member of the B-17 crew, the Duck flew into a severe storm, and
the plane and the three men aboard vanished.

In this thrilling, true-life adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a
spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the
survivors and their would-be saviors. Full of evocative detail, Frozen in Time
brings their extraordinary ordeal vividly into focus-a fight to stay
alive and sane through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter. Zuckoff takes
us deep into the most hostile environment on earth and into the snow
caves and tail section of the broken B-17, where the soldiers took
refuge from subzero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and vicious
blizzards. He places us at the center of a group of valiant men kept
alive by sporadic military food drops until an expedition headed by
famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety.

But that is only part of the story that unfolds in Frozen in Time.
Moving forward to today, Zuckoff recounts the efforts of the Coast
Guard and North South Polar Inc., led by an indefatigable dreamer named
Lou Sapienza, who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck's
last flight and recover the remains of its crew.

Drawing on intensive research and a firsthand account of the dramatic and dangerous 2012 expedition, Frozen in Time
is a breathtaking blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival.
It is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military
personnel and their families-and a tribute to the important, perilous,
and often overlooked work of the US Coast Guard.

Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062038180
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Published: It Books - June 4th, 2013

A definitive look at the outlaw country music movement, Outlaw follows the stories of three legendary icons-Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson-as they redefined country music in the late '60s and early '70s, set in the rich backdrop of Nashville

Part biographies of these three legendary musicians and part exploration of the changing Nashville music scene in the late '60s, Outlaw is a fascinating in-depth look at a major turning point in country music, and the formidable forces behind that change.
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson found themselves in Nashville, writing songs, riffing with fellow songwriters and musicians, and vying for recording contracts. All three picked up on the unrest the late 60's and early 70's-the protests, the feminists, the reactions to the Vietnam War, racial tensions, changing political factions-and began inserting those notions into their music. All three resisted the country music industry's unwritten rules, which prescribed the length, meter, and content of songs as well as how they were recorded, thus cementing themselves as the leaders of the outlaw movement. All three worked to establish a new genre of country music-one that ultimately changed the recording industry.

Acclaimed author Michael Streissguth tracks the paths of Waylon, Willie and Kris, and offers a broad portrait of the outlaw movement in Nashville, making room for a diverse secondary cast including Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Kinky Friedman, and Billy Joe Shaver, among others. Nashville also serves as an important-and lively-character in this exploration of outlaw country. The city was rife with political activism and musical experimentation, and its West End became Nashville's very own Greenwich Village.

Outlaw is a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of a fascinating shift in country music, and the three unbelievably talented musicians who forged the way.

Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060515157
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 11th, 2013

Now in paperback, a collection of mouthwatering seasonal vegetarian menus that can be created in under an hour from James Beard and IACP award-winning chef Peter Berley

"A delicious collection of dishes." -Bon Appétit

True to his roots as a restaurant chef, cooking teacher, and family man, award-winning vegetarian chef Peter Berley has a passion for delicious meals that use seasonal produce and are easy to prepare in under an hour. In Fresh Food Fast, he provides forty-eight stylish, sophisticated, home-cooked vegetarian meals-twelve for each season-including recipes, a shopping list, lavish color photos, and a game plan that takes home cooks step-by-step through each menu.

In spring, enjoy such tasty fare as Orzo with Baby Mustard Greens, Lemon, and Asiago and Rhubarb-Ginger Compote with Crystallized Ginger. For summer, try Spicy Corn and Tomato Frittata with Scallions and Basil, Cucumber Salad, and Ricotta Blueberry Tart. Fall 's bounty offers warmth and flavor in Creamy Pumpkin, Pear, and Chestnut Soup and Roasted Figs with Almond Frangipane. Fend of winter's cold with savory food, including Porcini Mushroom and Parsley Risotto and Caramelized Bananas with Blood Orange and Pistachios.

Food does not have to be prepackaged and bland. Peter Berley teaches us how we can live without compromise, enjoying fresh, wholesome meals any night of the week.

Live by Night (Joe Coughlin #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062197757
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 14th, 2013

A masterful epic of Prohibition-era America told through the story of a charismatic young gangster on his rise through the glitz and the violence of the Roaring 20s

"Crime Noir 101, as taught by the best of its current practitioners. . . . A sentence-by-sentence pleasure. You are in the hands of an expert. And you'll know it." -Janet Maslin, New York Times

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.

Love at First Sight: A Cupid, Texas Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062218933
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Published: Avon Books - May 28th, 2013

From the author of the Twilight, Texas books comes the first in a dazzling new Cupid, Texas series. Lori Wilde welcomes us to Cupid, where every wish for love comes true…

Natalie McCleary couldn't believe her eyes-a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly-naked man stood in her path…and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it'd hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love-with a stranger.

But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasn't about to be a stranger for long. He'd ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise he'd made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse at Natalie-soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting-changed his life forever.
But how can he offer her is love, when he can't even promise to stay in one place for longer than a week?

The Orchardist (P.S.) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062188519
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 5th, 2013

New York Times Bestseller

"Amanda Coplin's somber, majestic debut arrives like an urgent missive from another century. You can only be thrilled by a 31-year-old writer with this depth of understanding…the final epiphany equals in stark grandeur similar scenes in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Pat Barker's Another World."
-Washington Post

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.

Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in.

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ISBN: 9780062105622
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a starling and surprising new book-a novel of suspense and a contemporary coming-of-age story narrated by an American teenage girl who falls into a life of drugs and crime and must escape before it's too late

Abandoned and neglected by her parents, nineteen-year old Maya Vidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grandmother, Nidia, affectionately known as Nini, is a force of nature-willful and outspoken, unconventionally wise with a mystical streak, and fiercely protective-a woman whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with her young son, Maya's father. Popo, Maya's grandfather, is an African-American astronomer and professor-a gentle man whose solid, comforting presence helps calm the turbulence of Maya's adolescence.

When Popo dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails. With her girlfriends-a tight circle known as the vampires-she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime, a downward spiral that eventually bottoms out in Las Vegas. Lost in a dangerous underworld, she becomes caught in the crosshairs of warring forces-a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother's old friend, Manuel Arias, Maya struggles to adapt to this insular community seemingly lost in time. Surrounded by an assortment of unusual new acquaintances, including a torture survivor and a lame dog, Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels mysterious truths about life and her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.

Big Girl Panties Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062224842
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 9th, 2013

The debut novel of the summer: a rollicking, sensuous, feel-good romantic comedy about a grieving young widow who decides to get in shape . . . and winds up getting her groove back-and a whole lot more!

They say that big girls don't cry. But when the chips are down and the dip is gone, what can you do? Pull up your BIG GIRL PANTIES and change your life.

Holly Brennan didn't expect to be a widow at thirty-two. She also didn't expect to be so big. Through her husband Bruce's diagnosis and death, food was the one thing she could always count on. Now, those extra pounds make flying coach more than a little mortifying-especially since she's sitting next to Adonis himself, aka Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer to the country's most famous pro athletes.

Though Holly doesn't make the grade on his first-impression meter, Logan finds himself intrigued by her sharp wit and keen insight-a welcome change from the beautiful bubble-headed dolls he usually dates-and impulsively offers to get her back in shape. Ready to make at least one positive change in her life, Holly agrees.

To Logan's (and her own) surprise, Holly turns out to be a natural in the gym. Throwing herself into exercise, the red head with the blazing wit and welcoming smile slims down into a bona-fide looker with killer curves-and a new kind of hunger. Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly into the bedroom where they share their most intense and steamy workouts yet.

But can a man whose whole life depends on looks commit himself to a woman who doesn't fit his image? Now that Holly's turning other men's heads, does she even need Logan anymore? Are they a couple built to last . . . or is this sizzling affair going to burn out fast?

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By Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062133861
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Published: HarperTorch - June 25th, 2013

When Splat the Cat and his class take a school trip to the zoo, all Splat wants is to see the penguins.

Splat the Cat is so excited when Mrs. Wimpydimple announces that the class will be going to the zoo. While everyone calls out his or her favorite animal-Elephant! Giraffe! Monkey!-Splat only wants to see the penguins. After all, penguins are perfect: They are black and white, just like Splat!

All day long, Splat just can't wait. But when the smallest animal makes the biggest splash and shuts down the penguin exhibit, Splat goes home disappointed and alone...or does he? Get on board this hilarious new adventure from bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton.

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ISBN: 9780061703843
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Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2013

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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062203090
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - April 23rd, 2013

This latest book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is his most funny and surprising yet. It has the interactive play of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! combined with the classic humor of silent films.

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.

A dinner invitation is offered.

Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient...?

(Don't forget to listen to the baby geese!)

From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

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By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062188007
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Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2013

Read six favorite Pinkalicious stories in this pinkatastic collection.

Get ready to read with this pinkerrific collection of six Pinkalicious stories. This storybook includes four I Can Reads-Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate, Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Slumber Party, Pinkalicious and the Pinkatastic Zoo Day, and Pinkalicious: Soccer Star. It also includes two 8x8 storybooks, Pinkalicious and the Pink Hat Parade and Pinkalicious: Flower Girl.

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By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062104892
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2013

Welcome to a dazzling new world where the only way to ace your fairy-tale classes…is to live through them. A wicked fairy-tale riff by debut novelist Soman Chainani!

Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil.

But their assumed destinies are reversed: Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil and into Uglification and Henchmen Training classes, while Agatha attends Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication at the School for Good.

When a certain prince charming (son of King Arthur) is thrown into the mix, and the Trial by Tale and the Circus of Talents-"friendly" matchups-pit the students against one another, anything can happen. And since Sophie's unleashed her superior skills in class, she's poised to claim the top spot as #1 villainess.

Now there's no telling what will happen at the Snow Ball, the most ferocious competition of all. If a princess-in-training doesn't get asked to the ball, she fails, but crossing Sophie could bring on a fate worse than being turned into a helpful rodent.

Enchanted fans of Roald Dahl, Shannon Hale, and Michael Buckley will devour this tongue-in-cheek extravaganza quicker than Hansel and Gretel ate the witch's gingerbread house!

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ISBN: 9780062067968
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Published: Harper Teen - April 23rd, 2013

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure InterWorld, from award-winning and bestselling team Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

Sixteen-year-old Joey Harker has just saved the Altiverse-the dimension that contains all the myriad Earths-from complete destruction. After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey and his fellow InterWorld Freedom Fighters are on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds.

When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's Base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from-or how she knows so much about InterWorld. Dangerous times lie ahead, and Joey has no one to rely on but himself and his wits-and, just maybe, the mysterious Acacia Jones.

Full of riveting interdimensional battles, epic journeys between worlds, and twists and turns along the way, this sequel to the New York Times bestselling InterWorld is a thrilling, mind-bending adventure through time and space.

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ISBN: 9780062217073
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Published: Harper Teen - May 7th, 2013

La Femme Nikita meets Maximum Ride in this action-packed debut novel about seventeen-year-old Wren, who rose from the dead as a Reboot and is now the government's top soldier-until she is given an order she refuses to obey.

Wren Connolly died when she was twelve years old. She woke up 178 minutes later as a Reboot. The longer a Reboot is dead, the stronger and less human she becomes when she returns-making Wren 178 the perfect weapon.

Callum 22, on the other hand, is practically still human. He's the worst trainee Wren has ever had, yet there is something about him that makes her feel alive. When Callum refuses to follow a direct order, Wren is commanded to eliminate him. She has never disobeyed before, but now she'll do whatever it takes to save Callum's life.

Wren's voice is captivating, and readers will be swept up in her unlikely romance and glued to the page as she and Callum fight to survive in this dark, alternate world. The first in a two-book series from debut novelist Amy Tintera, Reboot is perfect for fans of Divergent and Legend.

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ISBN: 9780061999000
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Published: Harper Teen - April 30th, 2013

Paranormalcy meets Heist Society in this new twist on ghosts from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.

Kimberlee Schaffer thought she was doomed to haunt the halls of her high school for eternity…until she met Jeff.

Jeff can see Kimberlee. Jeff can hear Kimberlee. And Kimberlee is convinced that if Jeff will help her settle her unfinished business (so she stole some stuff while she was alive-what's the big deal?), she'll be able to move on. But when he finally agrees, Kimberlee is torn between setting things right and facing what truly awaits her on the other side.

Aprilynne Pike's Wings series was praised by Romantic Times for its "clever and innovative way of reinventing fairy tales and myths." Now Aprilynne returns with an arresting and expertly crafted story that puts a fresh and witty spin on ghosts. This poignant yet lighly humorous tale will steal readers' hearts.

Praise for Aprilynne Pike:

"Wings is a remarkable debut."-Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Twilight Saga

"Spells is brilliant and lovely."-Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need trilogy

"Illusions is fascinating, rich, and romantic."-Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy

"The Wings series reaches the perfect ending."-Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Evernight series

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ISBN: 9780062192134
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 11th, 2013

A game of life and death. Action and romance to leave you breathless. The Game begins with a Rush.

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life-pulled through time and space into some kind of game-her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn't really a game-that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn't. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

With the accessible sci-fi appeal of I Am Number Four, an addictive, pacy voice, and a steamy romance, Rush is the start of a thrilling new action series.

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ISBN: 9780062199713
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Published: Harper Teen - June 4th, 2013

The secrets are deadlier and the lies more wicked in the latest book in Sara Shepard's #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have finally had enough. Their stalker, A, has tormented them for too long with their darkest secrets and biggest mistakes. Now the girls are fighting back-nobody messes with these pretty little liars and gets away with it.

Sara Shepard's fan base continues to grow as the hit ABC Family Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of juicy scandals and jaw-dropping drama, this series has everyone eager to see what's in store for Rosewood's prettiest little liars.

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ISBN: 9780062217134
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 27th, 2013

Robyn Schneider brings us a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them-a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra's ever met-achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: If one's singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

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ISBN: 9780062184689
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 28th, 2013

Sometimes, you make plans. Sometimes, they go wildly, wonderfully astray.

"This absorbing debut ultimately explores that most profound mystery of all: love."-Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Just One Day

Seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd is home alone for six weeks while her parents are away on a summertime anniversary cruise. Kiri, a musician, intends to spend the time in a disciplined blur of devotion to her Art. But somehow, that's not exactly what happens....

Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith's young-adult debut captures the messy glory of being alive, as Kiri discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak, and intoxicating joy.

Advance Praise for Wild Awake:

"Hilary T. Smith's absorbing debut whispers with mystery, drawing us into a world of dead sisters, family secrets, midnight bicycle rides, music, madness, and art-ultimately exploring that most profound mystery of all: love."-Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Just One Day

"Wild Awake is a stunner of a debut. I swallowed this book in one sitting, finishing it long after midnight, and it has stayed with me for days. Kiri is a force of nature, and her story is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Thirteen Reasons Why-a heartbreakingly perfect mix."-Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music

"In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith has created deeply true writing and beautifully flawed characters who don't always make the best choices. In spite of this, I'm rooting for them to succeed and to find peace in their lives. And can I just tell you that I love Skunk and you will too?"-Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop

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By Ree Drummond, Diane de Groat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062219206
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Published: HarperCollins - June 25th, 2013

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks-but Charlie can’t get his pals to absorb ANYTHING!Ree Drummond - New York Times bestselling author, Food Network star, and the Pioneer Woman herself - is back with her loveably lazy basset hound, Charlie. Charlie became a favorite on Ree’s blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman (which receives 20 million hits a month!) and became a star with CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG and CHARLIE AND THE CHRISTMAS KITTY. This time, while the kids are busy studying, “Professor” Charlie sets up a school for his furry friends and learns a few lessons of his own! With another of Ree’s delicious recipes included in the back, this book can’t be beat!
Ree Drummond-#1 New York Times bestselling author, Food Network star, and The Pioneer Woman herself-is back with another hilarious ranch adventure featuring her beloved dog Charlie!

Charlie's putting down the bacon and picking up the books when he starts his own school at the ranch.

Charlie always loves to lend a paw and help out around the ranch. When he sees Mama and the kids doing school, he comes up with a plan: He'll start a school of his own so the animals can learn as much as the kids! Charlie's ready to teach Walter, Suzie, Kitty Kitty, and the rest of the animals everything he knows. They could all be just like him, if only they'd pay attention!

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, tells another hilarious story about life on the ranch, starring her basset hound Charlie. The back matter includes a recipe for a delicious after-school treat.

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ISBN: 9780062110831
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

A marvelous and absorbing debut novel, an enchanting combination of vivid historical fiction and magical fable about two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York

An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master-the husband who commissioned her-dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free-an unbreakable band of iron around his wrist binds him to the physical world.

Overwhelmed by the incessant longing and fears of the humans around her, the cautious and tentative Chava-imbued with extraordinary physical strength-fears losing control and inflicting harm. Baptized by the tinsmith who makes him his apprentice, the handsome and capricious Ahmad-an entity of inquisitive intelligence and carefree pleasure-chafes at monotony and human dullness. Like their immigrant neighbors, the Golem and the Jinni struggle to make their way in this strange new place while masking the supernatural origins that could destroy them.

Surrounding them is a colorful cast of supporting characters who inhabit the immigrant communities in lower Manhattan at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century: the café owner Maryam Faddoul, a pillar of wisdom and support for her Syrian neighbors; the solitary Ice Cream Saleh, a damaged man cursed by tragedy; the kind and caring Rabbi Meyer and his beleaguered nephew Michael, whose Sheltering House receives newly arrived Jewish immigrants; the adventurous young socialite Sophia Winston; and the mysterious Joseph Schall, a dangerous man driven by ferocious ambition and esoteric wisdom.

Meeting by chance, Chava and Ahmad become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing nature-until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring the Golem and the Jinni together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.

Marvelous and compulsively readable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

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ISBN: 9780062124272
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2013

Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

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ISBN: 9780062207623
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Published: It Books - August 6th, 2013

The bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran returns with his newest, funniest, most moving book about the intersection of love, music and memories in our lives.

An emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack, in the spirit of Rob Sheffield's bestselling Love Is a Mix Tape.

Turn Around Bright Eyes picks up Sheffield's story right after Love Is a Mix Tape. He is a young widower devastated by grief, trying to build a new life in a new town after his wife's death. As a writer for Rolling Stone, he naturally takes solace in music. But that's when he discovers the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, and despite the fact that he can't carry a tune, he begins to find his voice. His karaoke obsession takes him to some strange places, whether that means singing a Frank Sinatra song in a senior-citizen community in Florida, attempting a Merle Haggard classic at a cowboy saloon in the Mojave desert, or clearing the room at an after-hours dive in Chinatown. But he finds the music leads him to the most surprising place of all--a new life and a new love.

Turn Around Bright Eyes is a story about finding the courage to start over, move on, and rock the mike. It's about falling in love and navigating your way through adult romance. It's about how you can learn the weirdest things about yourself just by butchering a Hall & Oates song at 2 A.M. under fluorescent lights in a room full of strangers. It's about how songs get tangled up in our deepest emotions, evoking memories of the past while inspiring hope for the future. But most of all, it's a book about all the strange ways music brings people together.

Sweet, funny, honest, and full of the music you love, hate and love to hate, Turn Around Bright Eyes is Rob Sheffield at his very best.

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ISBN: 9780062255655
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 18th, 2013

"They say you cannot go home again, and that is as true as a knife . . ."

A man returns to his childhood village seeking comfort in memories of his youth and the friend who long ago transformed his life.

Once upon a time in a rural English town, an eleven-year-old girl named Lettie Hempstock shows a little boy the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things beyond his darkest imagination. But an ancient power has been disturbed, and now invasive creatures from beyond the known world are set loose. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed-within the boy's family and from the forces that have gathered to consume it.

Determined to get what they want, these otherworldly beings will destroy a meddling little boy if he dares to get in the way. It will take calm, courage, and the cleverness of the extraordinary Hempstock women-Lettie, her mother, and her grandmother, to keep him alive. But his survival will come at an unexpected cost. . . .

Storytelling genius Neil Gaiman delivers a whimsical, imaginative, bittersweet, and at times, deeply scary modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, sacrifice, and the power of stories to reveal and to protect us from the darkness inside-a moving, terrifying, and elegiac fable for every age.

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ISBN: 9780062240095
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 28th, 2013

The New York Times bestselling author of Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House returns with the larger-than-life true tale of a group of hard-partying frat brothers who built an multi-billion-dollar on-line poker colossus-and what happened when the Feds shut down their operation, sending them on the runBringing Down The House meets The Accidental Billionaires, '21' meets The Social Network-Straight Flush is the true story of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world, valued in the billions. A true rags to riches tale, this is an adventure story on a scale that defies the imagination: at its height, Pete XXXX and his friends' online empire was bringing in revenues of over a million dollars a day- putting their company's valuation on par with the behemoths of the Internet- while the entire management maintained an average age wavering between the late teens and early twenties. The industry they launched grew so huge so fast, and in such a grey area of US and international law, at first it was never really clear whether their actions were legal or a crime; in retrospect, even Pete now admits, they were either blatant criminals- or some of the greatest entrepreneurs the world had ever seen.

Scholastic Spring 2013

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ISBN: 9780545224918
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 1st, 2013

A spellbinding novel from #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.Some race to win. Others race to survive.It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.Some riders live.Others die.At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition--the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. THE SCORPIO RACES is an unforgettable reading experience.

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ISBN: 9780545417792
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2013

A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the lush tropics of a futuristic Brazil.The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of its heat, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold, new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June's best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than dark chocolate eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist. Together, June and Enki will create art that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die. Pulsing with the beat of futuristic Brazil, burning with the passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this is a novel that will leave you hot and shaken and eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.

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ISBN: 9780545436793
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

From the bestselling creators of DUCK! RABBIT!, an exciting tale of self-discovery!

He stood out here.

He stood out there.

He tried everything to be more like them.

It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU.

Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until--!--a friend shows the way to endless possibilities.

In this bold and highly visual book, an emphatic but misplaced exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting! Period. 6

MPS Winter 2013

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By Nancy Tillman, Nancy Tillman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250017970
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 30th, 2012

One of Nancy Tillman's LOVEliest, now in board for Valentine's Day and beyond.I wanted you more than you ever will know,so I sent love to follow wherever you go. Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape, it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old they are.

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ISBN: 9781250012166
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 1st, 2015

A #1 New York Times bestseller and a riveting history of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, from mega-bestselling author Bill O'ReillyThe anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

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ISBN: 9781596436701
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 8th, 2013

America's favorite feisty feline goes to school . . . obedience school.

Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet . . .

Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing, and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school—obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students or will she bring chaos to the classroom?
Find out in Bad Kitty's hilarious, new (mis)adventure!

With Nick Bruel's trademark humor and Kitty's trademark misbehavior, this is sure to become a favorite in the Bad Kitty collection.

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By Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312515812
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Published: Priddy Books - January 8th, 2013

A beloved classic now published in Priddy Books’ bestselling Slide and Find format.

Hot on the heels of Slide and Find Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, is this Slide and Find edition of the final collaboration between Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

The author-illustrator team turns their talents to the theme of animal conservation, introducing children to some of the world’s most endangered species through Bill Martin Jr’s rhythmic, repetitive text and Eric Carle’s vibrant images. This Priddy edition is a great way to make story time interactive – on each spread, there is a sliding door for children to open, so they can discover for themselves what the next animal in this engaging story will be.

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ISBN: 9780753469279
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Published: Kingfisher - January 8th, 2013

Developed with literacy experts, the five-level series will guide young readers as they build confidence and fluency in their literacy skills and progress towards reading alone.

What kind of truck carries cars? What kind of truck puts out fires? Truck lovers will delight in the many trucks pictured in this reader. All Level 2 readers are simple and engaging, with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and sentences are short and simple.

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ISBN: 9781250024176
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Published: Picador USA - May 7th, 2013


“Beautifully constructed...The wonder of Mantel’s retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again....Mantel’s follow-up is equally sublime.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Though he battled for years to marry her, Henry VIII is now disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son, and her sharp intelligence alienates his old friends and the noble families of England. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne becomes ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour waits her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. To ensure Jane’s ascent, Thomas Cromwell must ally himself with his enemies, the papist aristocracy—and face the price that he must pay for Anne Boleyn’s head. In this masterful sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel vividly reimagines the downfall of England’s most infamous queen as never before, with unparalleled intelligence and grace.

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By Susan Hill, Michael Hague (Illustrator), Kenneth Grahame (Based on a Book by)
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ISBN: 9781250010155
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Published: Square Fish - April 2nd, 2013

A new story featuring Kenneth Grahame’s beloved characters, especially for beginning readers.

Mole lives alone deep underground until one fine day he dares to go up. He is shy and afraid of water, but he soon meets a friendly Water Rat who composes a poem as the story progresses. Will Mole run away or face his fears?

Simultaneously available in hardcover and paperback.

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ISBN: 9781250007209
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Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

A New York Times bestseller. Book One in the Lunar Chronicles and a reboot of the Cinderella story.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and reviled by her stepmother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Book one of the Lunar Chronicles introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted, enthralling new world.

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ISBN: 9780374533557
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 2nd, 2013

The critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller about how we make decisions

Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year
One of The Wall Steet Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011
Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of our most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields—including economics, medicine, and politics—but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book.

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

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ISBN: 9781250022226
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 12th, 2013

The electrifying suspense of this bestselling series continues with a deeply chilling novel about a rite of passage gone horribly wrong

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens get to experience life without consequence and brush aside all of the strict rules they are accustomed to. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate, she knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.

Kate and state agent, John Tomasetti, delve into the lives of the missing teens and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. But will Kate piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate? Or will she find herself locked in a fight to the death with a merciless killer?

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ISBN: 9781250023278
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Published: Griffin - January 8th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel that illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love

All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost . . .

Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life—children, careers, bills, chores—even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own—for everything that matters to his family.

At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

Hyperion Fall 2012

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ISBN: 9781401311100
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Published: Hyperion Books - August 20th, 2013

A novel for the millions of fans of ABC's hit drama Revenge, which chronicles an important chapter in Emily Thorne's history-the time she spent training with Satoshi Takeda, and putting together all of the pieces for her plan before returning to the Hamptons with a vengeance.

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Before Emily Thorne arrived in the Hamptons with a vengeance, ready to get justice for the wrong that ruined her family and their reputation, she was Amanda Clarke, a troubled girl who spent her teen years in juvenile detenion and then upon her release at the age of 18, disappeared to Europe and Asia to prepare for and plot her complicated plan of revenge against the wealthy and powerful people who framed her father for a terrible crime.

This book brings to life this chapter in Emily Thorne's back story-one that viewers of ABC's hit show Revenge have not seen and one that they will be curious and eager to discover. With an intimate and compelling first person voice, this is a delicious melodramatic voyage into these key years that features her training under Satoshi Takeda, her research and planning, and how she transformed herself from the naïve and innocent Amanda Clarke, into the ruthless, canny operative, Emily Thorne. The book also features a juicy romance with another one of Takeda's disciples, a love affair and experience that has disastrous consequences and helps shape Emily into the enigmatic character fans love.

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ISBN: 9781401324568
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 25th, 2012

Now available for the first time to the general public, Listening In includes transcripts and recordings from President Kennedy's time in office that offer unprecedented insight into his thoughts on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and the many other world events that marked his presidency.

During his presidency, John F. Kennedy recorded over 260 hours of meetings and telephone conversations. The taping system remained a closely held secret, even from his top aides. Now, Listening In gives readers a behind-the-curtain glimpse of one of America's most beloved and revered presidencies. It is the first publication of such scope to offer an inside view of the Kennedy Oval Office by the decision makers themselves.

The Kennedy Library Foundation, along with historian Ted Widmer, selected the most engaging excerpts from President Kennedy's White House recordings, which include Kennedy's meetings with Civil Rights leaders; calls with Eisenhower and Truman after the Cuban Missile Crisis; and discussions on the nuclear test ban, Vietnam, the Space Race, and more. Each transcript is accompanied by annotations and an explanation of the historical context in which the recorded meeting took place. The publication also includes photographs and two 75-minute CDs of the most interesting recordings.

Much as the publication of the #1 New York Times bestselling Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy gave readers unprecedented access to the thoughts of Jacqueline Kennedy, Listening In will give readers unparalleled access to the decision-making process and thoughts of John F. Kennedy. These recordings offer readers a chance to step into the Oval Office and Cabinet Room as if they themselves were present.

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ISBN: 9781401324445
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Published: Kingswell - September 11th, 2012

Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years.

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?

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ISBN: 9781401324759
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 4th, 2012

Fans of ABC's hit comedy Modern Family can rejoice: The Pritchetts, Dunphys, and all the other characters that make Modern Family so beloved have collected their humor and wisdom and favorite moments, memories, and lessons in their very first book.

A Hyperion Trade Paperback Original

Every week, the families of Modern Family have something to learn. Sometimes it's a lesson about parenting. Other times, it's about the relationship between husbands and wives (or husbands and husbands, as the case may be). Or maybe it's about getting along with your adult parents or your spouse's parents.

What audiences, critics, and Emmy voters all love is how the writers and actors of Modern Family present all these dilemmas in a new, fresh, and incredibly funny way. There are plenty of books out there that tell you how to deal with your mother, but this one will give the reader advice about what to do when she shows up at a family reunion with your old boyfriend as her date.

The book will be organized by subject and possible topics include mothers, fathers, children, spouses, marriage, siblings, home, love, and many others. Each chapter will have an introduction written by a Modern Family character, and will include black-and-white illustrations throughout. Readers will learn from and laugh at the book in equal measures, and it will be a must-have for the many fans of the hit show.

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ISBN: 9781401324735
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Published: Hachette Books - October 30th, 2012

From The Rolling Stones, the greatest rock-and-roll band in history, comes the only official book celebrating the band's 50th anniversary.

The Rolling Stones started touring as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" in the '60s, and they're still delivering on that promise. They were the original rock stars, and their fan base has only grown as they've produced and toured through the decades. Now, for the first time, the members of the Rolling Stones come together to write about their 50 years as a band.

In this at once intimate memoir and multi-faceted history, readers will discover amazing ephemera and minute-by-minute reportage photography from the Stones' earliest days through their stadium and world tours, including content curated by one of the world's foremost authorities on the Rolling Stones and author of a wide range of bestselling music titles. Contributions from some of the best-known Rolling Stones photographers round out this sumptuous package.

This is the perfect gift for fans of all ages of the Rolling Stones, fans of rock music, and music pictorial memoirs. If you'll own only one work on the Rolling Stones, this is the one to get.

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ISBN: 9781401324087
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 18th, 2012

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents, the newest installment in the bestselling and beloved series, is here, just in time for the November election! Kenneth C. Davis tackles the American presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, in the same accessible, entertaining, and myth-busting style that makes reading his books "like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had" (People).

In his New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, Kenneth C. Davis has made subjects from history to geography to the Bible accessible and enlightening to buffs and amateurs alike.

Now, he's taking on the American presidents, from the low lights to the bright lights, from the intellectuals to the disasters, from the memorable to the forgettable and forgotten. Davis uses his same entertaining question-and-answer style to chart the history of the presidency itself as well as debunk the myths of America's leaders and tell the real story, which is far more fascinating than the version you studied in school. You'll learn about the young Lincoln who carried his mother's coffin, the tailor's apprentice who became president, and how Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick" once helped save college football. In this historic election year, this is a must-have for everybody who wants to brush up on American history and the men who have been at the nation's helm.

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ISBN: 9781401311063
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Published: Kingswell - September 25th, 2012

The Chew is a fun, fresh, and engaging lifestyle book, featuring healthy, affordable, and delicious recipes and tips from ABC's new daytime hit show The Chew

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The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, with a group of dynamic, engaging, fun, relatable cohosts who serve up everything to do with food-from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays, and more-aimed at making life better, fuller, and more fun.

The Chew: Cooking, Entertainment, and Style, the show's first companion book, features recipes from the show, tips and tricks from the show's hosts, and some of the show's most popular themes and segments, as well as new material exclusive to the book.

The hosts of the show-all contributors to the book-include chef, bestselling author, and TV personality Mario Batali; Iron Chef's Michael Symon; Top Chef's Carla Hall; What Not to Wear's Clinton Kelly; and bestselling author and nutritionist Daphne Oz. Fans of the hosts and the show will find plenty to enjoy in the pages of The Chew.

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ISBN: 9781401310615
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 4th, 2012

A new cookbook filled with delicious, healthy, vegetarian (and vegan) recipes from the founders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company and authors of The Heirloom Life Gardener.

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Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company and coauthors of The Heirloom Life Gardener, now offer The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook to their devoted audience. With over 125 recipes from Asia to Appalachia, The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook offers an affordable way to grow your own food organically and naturally and prepare it healthfully.

Told in Jere's voice, the book is replete with delicious, easy-to-make, healthy vegan dishes that are diverse in origin, many of which are from the authors' restaurant, which offers a fresh counterpoint to the fast-food fare in their local region. Recipes include Pink Pearl Applesauce, Edamame Hummus, Vegetable Tempura with Thai Basil, Heirloom Spaghetti Squash with Heirloom Tomato Sauce, Melon Sorbet, and much more. The book also includes a section on canning and preserving.

People who are interested in growing and eating heirloom vegetables and fruits will love this new cookbook by the author the New York Times has called "the Indiana Jones of seeds."

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ISBN: 9781401323141
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Published: Hyperion - September 1st, 2012

From the New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tender Bar comes the much-anticipated first novel, Sutton, based on the life of the beloved bank robber Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton was driven by two things-a lost love and a deep hatred of banks. Among the most notorious criminals in American history and in the same pantheon as Al Capone and John Dillinger, known to police as the Babe Ruth of Bank Robbers, Sutton spent half his life, off and on, in prison, until Christmas Eve 1969, when he walked out for good. His surprise pardon sparked a media frenzy. Every journalist and talk show host in America wanted an interview. But Sutton granted just one.

Sixty-eight years old, in failing health, he spent all that first night and the next day with a newspaper reporter and photographer, driving around New York City, visiting the scenes of his many crimes, betrayals, heartbreaks, and escapes. The result was a strangely cursory front-page story, filled with half-truths, errors, and few revelations. Notably absent was any mention of Sutton's first love, the girl who led him into a life of crime, who was his first accomplice, who broke his heart.

J.R. Moehringer-Pulitzer Prize winner, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir The Tender Bar, and coauthor of Andre Agassi's Open-begins the novel with Sutton's prison pardon in 1969 and brings his infamous encounter with the reporter to life through vivid and poignant period detail. Sutton is a comic, poignant imagining of that mysterious Christmas, and the remarkable life that preceded it, the center of which was a doomed, dangerous romance.

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ISBN: 9781401324650
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 2nd, 2012

Jenny McCarthy-actress, comedian, activist, and New York Times bestselling author-candidly recounts her humorous Catholic upbringing, from her childhood dream of becoming a nun to her Playmate of the Year centerfold, and all of the Hail Marys in between.

Bestselling author Jenny McCarthy is back, revealing more about her own life than she ever has before. Bad Habits tells the story of everything that went wrong during Jenny's Catholic upbringing, or, as Jenny puts it now, what went right.

As a young girl, Jenny attended one of the most prestigious all-girl Catholic schools in Chicago. She had every intention of growing up to become a nun, but a few hilarious speed bumps and blinking red lights along the way took her drastically off course. Jenny never did accept Sister Mary's reasoning that she could avoid purgatory if she just bought a string necklace for $10; the fact that two of her aunts are simultaneously nuns and cops (yes, they carry guns and shoot people while wearing a habit) never made complete sense to her; nor did her mother's proclivity toward burying religious statues in the front lawn of the house. But then again, Jenny does have four of them buried across Southern California.

With revelations such as "I Knew I Should Have Worn Underwear to Church," "Rich People are Going to Burn in Hell," "Uh Oh. I like Porn," and "Jenny, You Accidentally Slept with Satan," Bad Habits is a brutally honest, hilarious memoir that will delight the legions of Jenny McCarthy fans...and make even the worst of the Catholic girls blush.

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ISBN: 9781401324643
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012

An international sensation that has sold almost 2 million copies, this charming and original debut novel tells the story of Allan Karlsson, reluctant centenarian, who runs away from his nursing home and embarks on a wild journey involving, among other things, a suitcase full of money and an elephant.

Relive Allan's fascinating past, and see how he somehow participated in many of the pivotal events of the 20th century, much like Forrest Gump-if Gump was an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka.

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Having had a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson is now in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. But he's still in rude good health, and he's about to turn 100. A big celebration is planned, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving among other surprises a suitcase stuffed with cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot dog stand operator, and a death by elephant.

Simultaneously, Allan's larger-than-life back story is revealed: Not only has he witnessed, Zelig-like, some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he's played a key role in them. As an explosives expert, he was involved in the development of the atom bomb, and he travels throughout the world sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman, to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky, utterly unique, and charming, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is sure to win fans of many different ages.

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ISBN: 9781401324742
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Published: Hachette Books - October 30th, 2012

The inspiring true story of actor, motivational speaker, and former U.S. Army soldier, J.R. Martinez, Full of Heart chronicles Martinez's incredible, and uniquely American journey through poverty, hardship, and tragedy, to his rise as a hero and media darling.

Full of Heart is an intimate and inspirational chronicle of J.R. Martinez's life story. Martinez recounts his childhood in the South as the son of a single mother, a Salvadoran immigrant struggling to make ends meet. At the age of 17-showing the determination and drive that would become his trademark-Martinez convinced his mom to move to Georgia, where Martinez believed he would have a better chance of being recruited to play college football. But when Martinez's football dreams collapsed and he didn't have the financial resources or grades to attend college, he turned to the U.S. Army and soon found himself serving in Iraq.

In April 2003, at 19 years old, Martinez's Humvee hit a landmine and he suffered severe smoke inhalation and disfiguring burns to over 40 percent of his body. Martinez was sent to the Army Burn Center in San Antonio, where he spent the next 34 months in grueling recovery. During this time, Martinez shared his experiences with other patients and listened to theirs. His fellow soldiers, along with the local and then national media, soon latched onto Martinez's inspiring personality, leading to a career as a popular motivational speaker, daytime television star, and Dancing with the Stars contestant.

Full of Heart is Martinez's entire and yet untold story-one that will attract his large fan base, as well as the many others who will find both his life and story utterly accessible and appealing. Martinez's memoir of triumphing over extraordinary obstacles through pure resilience, optimism, and strength of spirit will inspire legions of people.

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ISBN: 9781401341787
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Published: Hyperion - September 1st, 2012

In her fiction debut, beloved writer and speaker Lee Woodruff offers an intimate and moving novel that explores the ways in which four lives are broken and made whole again after a shattering tragedy.

On a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school. The unthinkable happens: he darts onto the street and is hit by Alex, a 17-year-old neighbor. As if James's death isn't tragic enough for the Corrigan family, in its wake an intricate web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals begins to unravel.

Told through the perspective of four family members, Those We Love Most chronicles how this sudden twist of fate forces each of them to confront their choices, examine their mistakes, and fight for their most valuable relationships. It asks the age-old question: Why do we hurt the ones we love most? Then it shows us how we can, in the most difficult of times, forgive ourselves and others for our transgressions.

At once thoughtful, penetrating, and engrossing, this debut is a family saga that will satisfy readers of The Summer We Fell Apart, The Deep End of the Ocean, and The Secret Between Us.

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ISBN: 9781401341718
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 4th, 2012

Emily Giffin meets James Herriott in this charming and original tale of adventure, mishap, and romance centered around a vet's practice in the English countryside

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London veterinarian Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don't mix. So when Emma, her best friend from vet school, asks her to look after her practice in the English countryside for six months, Maz decides that is just the change of scenery she needs. But country life is trickier than she thought it would be.

It was one thing to trade her smart heels for wellies; it's another to deal with unwelcoming locals, an intense rivalry with another local vet practice, and worse yet, the realization that her friend's practice needs as much healing as Maz's own broken heart. Things get even more complicated when she meets her rival's dashing son, who is totally unsuitable as a prospect....or is he? Can Maz win over the locals, save the lives of her patients, keep Emma's practice from going under....and find love again? Cathy Woodman, a fresh new voice in women's fiction, has written a warm, breezy romantic comedy that makes for the perfect relaxing cozy read.

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ISBN: 9781401341831
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 18th, 2012

Now in paperback: "Part The Nanny Diaries, part The Help" (People), Grace in the City tells the story of Grace Caton, a young women from Trinidad who moves to New York City to find her own version of the American dream.

When Grace Caton boards her first airplane, leaving behind her small village in Trinidad, she is more than ready for the adventures that await her in New York City. She dreams of the city's tall buildings, graceful parks, and interesting inhabitants. She also dreams of getting her education and making a life for herself in a world of boundless opportunity.

What she didn't exactly dream of is becoming a nanny. And yet, finding her way in her new home is more difficult than she imagined and working for the Bruckner's, an upper-middle-class family in Manhattan, soon proves to be her best option. The job is not without its pitfalls-Grace's duties include taking a photograph of her boss naked every night to document her pregnancy-but she loves four-year-old Ben. She's also intrigued by the alternately friendly and scheming nannies who spend their days in Union Square Park, and by their constant gossip about who's hired, who's fired, and who, scandalously, married her boss.

As the seasons change, Grace discovers that the Bruckners have surprising secrets of their own, and her life becomes increasingly complicated and confusing. But opportunities appear in the most unexpected places, and Grace realizes that she's living in a city-and a world-where anything is possible.

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ISBN: 9781401341909
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 2nd, 2012

Now in paperback: the critically acclaimed, mesmerizing second novel from Lauren Groff, bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton.

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking, and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after.

Arcadia's inhabitants include Handy, a musician and the group's charismatic leader; Astrid, a midwife; Abe, a master carpenter; Hannah, a baker and historian; and Abe and Hannah's only child, the book's protagonist, Bit, who is born soon after the commune is created.

While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. If he remains in love with the peaceful agrarian life in Arcadia and deeply attached to its residents-including Handy and Astrid's lithe and deeply troubled daughter, Helle-how can Bit become his own man? How will he make his way through life and the world outside of Arcadia where he must eventually live?

With Arcadia, her first novel since her lauded debut, The Monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff establishes herself not only as one of the most gifted young fiction writers at work today but also as one of our most accomplished literary artists.

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ISBN: 9781401310936
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Published: Hyperion - June 1st, 2012

In this commanding book, eminent NPR critic Tim Riley takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a Liverpool art student from a disastrous childhood to the highest realms of fame.

Riley portrays Lennon's rise from Hamburg's red light district to Britain's Royal Variety Show; from the charmed naiveté of "Love Me Do" to the soaring ambivalence of "Don't Let Me Down"; from his shotgun marriage to Cynthia Powell in 1962 to his epic media romance with Yoko Ono. Written with the critical insight and stylistic mastery readers have come to expect from Riley, this richly textured narrative draws on numerous new and exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends, enemies, confidantes, and associates, lost memoirs written by relatives and friends, as well as previously undiscovered City of Liverpool records. Riley explores Lennon in all of his contradictions: the British art student who universalized an American style, the anarchic rock 'n' roller with the moral spine, the anti-jazz snob who posed naked with his avant-garde lover, and the misogynist who became a househusband. What emerges is the enormous, seductive, and confounding personality that made Lennon a cultural touchstone.

In Lennon, Riley casts the musician as a modernist hero in a sweeping epic, dramatizing rock history anew as Lennon himself might have experienced it.

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ISBN: 9781401324230
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Published: Hyperion Books - August 7th, 2012

In this darkly atmospheric and gripping novel, a young woman's obsession with a series of murders in Victorian London pulls her into the city's underworld as she unknowingly draws the killer closer to her.

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July, 1840: The young Queen Victoria has just entered her second year on the throne when a major recession brings London's underbelly to its sweltering streets. While the city crackles with tension, orphaned Catherine Sorgeiul stays locked away in her uncle's home, a peculiar place where death masks adorn the walls and certain rooms are strictly forbidden. Nineteen years old and nervous of life, Catherine becomes obsessed with a series of terrible murders of young girls sweeping the city. Details of the crimes are especially gruesome-the victims' hair has been newly plaited and thrust into their mouths, and their limbs are grotesquely folded behind them, like wounded birds-and the serial killer is soon nicknamed the Man of Crows.

Catherine begins writing stories about the victims-women on their own and vulnerable in the big city-and gradually the story of the murderer as well. But she soon realizes that she has involved herself in a web of betrayal, deceit, and terror that threatens her and all those around her.

Kate Williams makes the hot, teeming streets of Victorian London come to creepy life, and her portraits of young women-from maids and milliners to frustrated young society ladies are particularly memorable. The Pleasures of Men is a remarkable fiction debut, certain to draw in fans of mysteries and quality fiction.

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Published: Hyperion Books - June 5th, 2012

A smart and slyly funny tale of love, temptation, confusion and commitment, The Innocents is a generous and deeply satisfying look at a close-knit society in which one young man's pre-wedding panic illuminates the universal conflict between responsibility and passion.

A smart and slyly funny tale of love, temptation, confusion, and commitment, a modern recasting of Edith Wharton's classic The Age of Innocence, The Innocents is set among a close-knit community in which one young man's pre-wedding panic illuminates the universal conflict between responsibility and passion

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old lawyer Adam Newman is the prize catch of Temple Fortune, a small suburb in North West London. He has been with Rachel Gilbert since they were both sixteen and now, to the relief and happiness of the entire Gilbert family, they are finally to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the highest values of Temple Fortune: she is innocent, conventional, and entirely secure in her community-a place in which everyone still knows the whereabouts of their nursery school classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam's role in a warm, inclusive family he loves-her grandmother Ziva, a Holocaust survivor who passes irreverent and sharp-witted judgment on the suburban preoccupations of Temple Fortune; her father, Lawrence, who is Adam's boss and whom he idolizes; and her Israeli mother, Jaffa, who is as broad as her husband is tall and runs the family with energy and unquestioned authority.

But as the vast machinery of the wedding gathers momentum, Adam feels the first faint touches of claustrophobia, and when Rachel's younger cousin, Ellie Schneider, moves home from New York she unsettles Adam more than he'd care to admit. Ellie-beautiful, vulnerable, and fiercely independent-offers a liberation that he hadn't known existed: a freedom from the loving interference and frustrating parochialism of North West London. Adam finds himself questioning everything, suddenly torn between security and exhilaration, tradition and independence. What might he be missing by staying close to home?

The first novel in what is destined to be a brilliant career, The Innocents is a triumphant and beautifully executed recasting of The Age of Innocence, set in contemporary London's tight-knit Jewish community.

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ISBN: 9781401340919
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Published: Hachette Books - April 10th, 2012

Katherine Howe, author of the #2 New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with a new historical novel set in 1915 Boston, about a young woman poised on the cusp of a tumultuous new century, torn between loss and love

Katherine Howe, author of the "magical" debut novel, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with the mesmerizing The House of Velvet and Glass. The year is 1915 and Sybil is living a quiet life of desperation with her father and wastrel brother in an elegant townhouse by the river in Boston, but they are still reeling from the deaths of Sibyl's mother and sister on the Titanic. Sibyl has reluctantly settled into the role of the head of household after her mother's death, but feels as if much of the world is passing her by.

Sybil is drawn into visits to a table-turning medium, where she tries to make contact with her lost relatives in the afterworld. She then encounters Ben, an old family friend who lost his first wife to illness, and to whom Sybil was attracted years ago. As Ben and Sibyl must work together to solve a harrowing mystery, the long-simmering spark reignites, and they realize that there may be something more magical between them than a crystal ball on a medium's table.

From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the upscale salons of high society to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass combines meticulously executed period detail, a compelling romance, and a shocking twist at the end in a fantastic novel that will thrill the readers who discovered Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

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Renowned and highly respected actress Sissy Spacek shares her story for the first time

In My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek details a life that few truly know, but will fascinate the many fans who have fallen in love with her over four decades of a remarkable career in film. This moving memoir spans her childhood in Texas, her arrival in New York City with only a small suitcase and a guitar, and her adult life and distinguished acting career playing such iconic film characters as Loretta Lynn and Carrie.

Spacek was raised in Quitman, a small East Texas town. As a freckle-faced, barefoot kid, she climbed trees, rode horses, and played in the woods with her two brothers. She was surrounded by a strong, Southern family who brought her up to believe she could do anything. And she has. From her Oscar-nominated performance in Carrie, based on Stephen King's book, to her Oscar-winning portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, in which she sang all of Lynn's songs and earned a Grammy nomination, Spacek has enjoyed an enduring career in movies and television. And, she has stayed true to her rural roots, still living today in the Virginia countryside where she and her husband raised two daughters.

Told in her authentic, big-hearted voice, Spacek's memoir shares stories from her childhood, and reflects upon her influences and the things that matter most in life. My Extraordinary Ordinary Life is an honest and open memoir that readers will fall in love with.

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Published: Disney Press - October 16th, 2012

Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a
part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on.
Instead, the ghosts aren’t disappearing—they’re gaining power. 

Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble
upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of
Veronica’s high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead
daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he’s haunted by the
possibility that she’s waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica
seems like the perfect host. And even if he’s wrong, what’s the harm in
creating one more ghost?

From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller. Break My Heart 1,000 Times will leave readers with the chills. Or is that a ghost reading over the page?

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Is it written in the stars from the moment we are born?

Or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? 

Jepp of Astraveld needs to know.

left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to
become a captive in a luxurious prison: Coudenberg Palace, the royal
court of the Spanish Infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that as a court dwarf,
daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakable fate. If the
humiliations were his alone, perhaps he could endure them; but it breaks
Jepp’s heart to see his friend Lia suffer.

After Jepp and Lia
attempt a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone
in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe in a kidnapper’s carriage, Jepp
fears where his unfortunate stars may lead him. But he can't even begin
to imagine the brilliant and eccentric new master—a man devoted to
uncovering the secrets of the stars—who awaits him. Or the girl who will
help him mend his heart and unearth the long-buried secrets of his

Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real histori­cal characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is the tale of an extraordinary hero and his inspiring quest to become the master of his own destiny.

Praise for Jepp, Who Defied the Stars:

is no easy trick to conjure characters who seem truly situated in the
past rather than merely transplanted from the present…When it works, as
it does in Katherine Marsh's Jepp, Who Defied the Stars’, the result is gold."

--The Wall Street Journal

*"An epic search for love, family, respect, and a destiny of one’s own making."

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The honest
and humorously self-deprecating voice of Jepp moves readers to rejoice
with him as he seeks and manipulates his destiny."

--Kirkus Reviews

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Published: Disney Press - October 23rd, 2012

Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero
Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s
hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured
into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with
talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows
the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights
Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet
some have managed to escape.  And they want Audrey dead, just because
of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to
sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone,
dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes
even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick
Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her
Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s
bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he
won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal
puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed
power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her
family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys
everything—and everyone—she loves.

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Published: Hyperion Books - October 30th, 2012

At sixteen, Molly is a girl who’s just started living—at last she’s
popular. But for a girl who has everything, Molly feels like she never
has enough. So she steals. At least there’s plenty of time to fix this
last little problem.

Except Fate has other plans for Molly. Like death.

dead and in denial, how can Molly move on when life was just looking
up?  Can she abandon her earthly ties or will she jeopardize her soul to
stay close to her loved ones?

From critically acclaimed author Kristen Tracy, Death of a Kleptomaniac is
the heartfelt story of one girl’s search for redemption, a family’s
encounter with grief, and love’s power to rise above even the most final
of boundaries.

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ISBN: 9781423159568
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 9th, 2012

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995
Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability
to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with
him, a new world of adventure and possibility. As their relationship
deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where
he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe
into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to
ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what
consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.

"A beautifully written, unique love story." --Melissa Marr, New York Times best-selling author of The Wicked Lovelyseries 

“A warm, time-bending romance… [that] will have readersrooting for the couple that keeps daring fate.” -- Publishers Weekly

story will hold readers with its twists and turns, present and future;
its love, sadness, and anger; and especially, its surprising secrets."

"Time Between Us is the very best kind of love story --heart-pounding, intense, and unputdownable!" -- Elizabeth Scott, author of Bloom and Perfect You

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ISBN: 9781423165620
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Published: Disney Press - December 18th, 2012

Four stories of true love in one beautiful book!  Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and Rapunzel each get
their own happily ever after story in this deluxe wedding
storybook! Princess fans will eagerly discover how four of their
favorite characters finally said "I do." These charming tales of true
love are complemented with beautiful new artwork. Perfect for
Valentine's Day, this elegant jacketed storybook also makes a great gift
for young flower girls.

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ISBN: 9781423152286
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Published: Disney Editions - September 1st, 2012

This updated edition of Birnbaum’s Disneyland Resort,
the most respected and well-known name in Disney guides, takes readers
through Walt Disney’s first theme park with ease and flair. Since our
guide is the only guide that’s official, this book includes the most
accurate and current information on prices and attractions.

Here are some of the highlights for the 2013 guide:

big doin's in Disney's California Adventure! The park's ongoing, major
metamorphosis continues with the opening the first phase of of Cars
Land--a technicolor playground featuring our friends from Radiator
Springs. The 2013 Birnbaum Guide includes descriptions of the new
attractions in this new land, including the highly anticipated E-ticket
attraction called Radiator Springs Racers, as well as a peak into Cars
Land Phase 2.

--That clang, clang you hear is indeed a
trolley--Disney's California Adventure's brand-new Red Trolleys!
Birnbaum tells you where and when to board these brand new Holley

--Fans of the Disneyland Hotel rejoice: the beloved
hotel's lengthy renovation is nearly complete! Look to Birnbaum for
descriptions of resort room enhancements, the all-new, retro-themed
swimming and recreation zone (including monorail water slides), new
eateries, and what is arguably the best themed lounge on Disney
property--Trader Sam's.

--Revised and updated Sample Schedules will help both the novice and veteran guest navigate the parks with ease and delight.

--Looking to celebrate the happiest birthday on Earth? Look no further! Birnbaum has the scoop.

--New coupon offers help guests stretch their vacation dollars.

Our guide is also the only one allowed to feature Disney characters. And Birnbaum’s Disneyland Resort
is the most comprehensive guidebook, offering complete information on
the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s California Adventure, and Downtown Disney,
as well as details about Anaheim area attractions, things to do in Los
Angeles, and special driving routes around Southern California. This is
the only guide to Disneyland that readers need, entirely updated every

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ISBN: 9781423157373
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Published: Hyperion Books - December 18th, 2012

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had
changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the
garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a
brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the
mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and
the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities
they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now
she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids
like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own
camp.  Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter
how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after
what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River,
nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there
are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in
their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible
choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth

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By Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781423146193
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 9th, 2012

If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice
Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else
entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest
names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short
story anthology, each story exploring the lives of teen protagonists
raised in catastrophe's wake—whether set in the days after the change,
or decades far in the future.

New York Times bestselling
authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan,
Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning
storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding

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ISBN: 9781423131625
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Published: Hyperion Books - December 18th, 2012

Camelia Hammond's trying junior year of high school is finally
over...but her troubles aren't. After she discovers a painful truth
about her family, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island.
Determined to put family - and boyfriend - drama behind her, she throws
herself into her artwork.

At the arts school, she
gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is
missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia
senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own
investigation. She finds a blog by someone named Neal Moche, a
psychometric who might have clues to Sasha's whereabouts. There is
something familiar about Neal, and Camelia realizes how much she misses
Ben, despite being committed to Adam.

But time is
running out for Sasha, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if
she's to save her. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give
her the strength to do so?

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ISBN: 9781423144335
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 23rd, 2012

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed—Alger
Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life
without love. 

Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna,
maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly
impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered
pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner
turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common
enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling
in love.

Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances,
former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council
of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has
never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among
Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the
perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for
Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed
to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people
of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? 

simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last
comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

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ISBN: 9781423163862
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 11th, 2012

Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water.

she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous
Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels
seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on
without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend
and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely
speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing—winning a gold medal,
traveling the world, falling in love—seems beyond her reach.

Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways.  She knows things
she shouldn’t. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that
haven’t even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to
understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see
life for what it truly is: extraordinary.

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ISBN: 9781423168065
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 11th, 2012

Dinosaur is getting ready for Santa! He tackles many
challenges--decorating, making presents for Mom and Dad, trying not to
be naughty--and defeats each one with his trademark ROAR! But on
Christmas Eve, when he hears some rustling downstairs, he can't resist a
peek. Will our feisty red friend meet his match in the man in the red
suit? Complete with sparkly silver foil on the front cover and a
removable letter to Santa for little ones to personalize, this funny and
sweet book is a must-have for the holiday season.

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ISBN: 9781423146643
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 11th, 2012

Calling all Clementine fans: Write your hearts out!

gift journal opens with an introduction from Clementine herself,
inviting readers to make every page of the journal exactly the way they
want it to be. Once they turn the page, young diarists can start
recording their thoughts on lined pages featuring Caldecott-honoree
Marla Frazee’s iconic art and classic quotes from all five Clementine
books. Boasting tons of clever activities, silly (and smart) quizzes,
and writing prompts covering everything from friendship to secrets to
pizazzy talents, this journal will provide hours of fun for Clementine
fans and series newcomers alike.   

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ISBN: 9781423166313
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

All three books of the New York Times best-selling The Kane Chronicles trilogy, plus bonus posters, together in one gorgeous hardcover boxed set  A collection fit for the (Egyptian) gods! All three hardcover books in
the blockbuster Kane Chronicles trilogy are together at last, encased in
a deluxe box along with two bonus posters. This boxed set will be
treasured by readers of all ages, whether they’re experiencing Sadie and
Carter's amazing adventures for the first time or are faithful fans
eager to devour the saga all over again.

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ISBN: 9781423157199
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 16th, 2012

Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an
empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an
experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another
teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.

purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for
the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is
bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric
high, which only the island’s workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are
immune to.

At first, Elysia’s life is idyllic and pampered. But
she soon sees that Demesne’s human residents, who should want for
nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that
beneath the island’s flawless exterior, there is an under­current of
discontent among Demesne’s worker clones. She knows she is soulless and
cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations
cloud­ing Elysia’s mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t
the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too
terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happi­ness is ripped away
with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she’s always had but never
understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to
overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.

The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, Beta is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a cor­rupted world.

Praise for Beta:

terrific premise that is equally well executed...Readers can only hope
[the sequel] will be as thrilling as this series kickoff."

--Los Angles Times

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ISBN: 9780786808908
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 16th, 2012

Helen Keller, one of our most inspiring American figures, shines in Doreen Rappaport's moving portrait  This picturebook biography is an excellent and
accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the
world’s most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose
laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen
Keller’s poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares
beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller’s life and
legacy, making Helen's Big World an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose vision for innovation and progress changed America—and the world—forever.

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ISBN: 9781423164821
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

Elephant Gerald and Piggie return for their eighteenth adventure in the
award-winning, best-selling series by Caldecott honoree Mo Willems!

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road. But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133100
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

Cut, paste, draw, and create in this highly original, totally
immersive activity book starring the Pigeon, the Duckling, and the Bus
Driver by Caldecott honoree Mo Willems!

The Pigeon really, really wants to finish this
activity book! But that pesky Duckling keeps getting in the way. Oh, and
there's someone new on the scene causing all kinds of problems....

the Bus Driver's lead as you write, color, draw, create--even build an
airport!--in this fun-filled book starring the Pigeon and YOU!

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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

Annabeth returns in third installment of the biggest series yet from Rick Riordan, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.  In The Son of Neptune, Percy,
Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp
Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a
dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will
unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who
will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
The Greek and Roman
demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released
by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the
ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of
Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . .

With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

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ISBN: 9781423165712
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Published: Disney Press - December 25th, 2012

Love is all around! 

Celebrate love, friendship, and family around the
world this new casebound board book--just in time for Valentine's
Day! Each page introduces a different character who teaches the reader
how to say "I love you" in their language. At the back of the book is a
pull-out accordion-style book that unfolds to reveal one long line of
the characters from around the world holding hands.

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Hachette Little Brown - Fall 2012

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ISBN: 9780316219365
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 11th, 2012

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful
account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old
Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as
their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together
since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely
home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything
to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the
insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from
constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy
becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle
takes actions he could never have imagined.

With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

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ISBN: 9780316122610
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 7th, 2012

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were
teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated
family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail
bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he
sometimes seems a part of them.

Kent Austin is the beloved
coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero
in the community. After years of near misses, Kent's team has a shot at
the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had
its share of hardships.

Just before playoffs begin, the town
and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly,
another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect
the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried
rage and grief-and unite to stop a killer.

Michael Koryta,
widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work
today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing,
unstoppably suspenseful novel that Donald Ray Pollock has called "one of
the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."

Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316091046
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 25th, 2012

Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent, Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con, and generous and expedient in his partnerships. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end.
This is the story of how he won.

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ISBN: 9780316036313
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 23rd, 2012

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.
As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia of Existing Information Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316133265
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 23rd, 2012

Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known.
Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316129411
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 9th, 2012

When Andrew Weil and Sam Fox opened True Food Kitchen, they did so with a two-fold mission: every dish served must not only be delicious, but it must promote the diner's wellbeing. TRUE FOOD supports the same mission, with freshly imagined recipes that are seasonal, inviting, and easy to make. Showcasing fresh, high-quality ingredients and simple preparations with robust, satisfying flavors, TRUE FOOD demonstrates how easy it is to eat well at home. With essays on topics ranging from farmer's markets to proper proportions, the book includes more than 125 original recipes from Dr. Weil and chef Michael Stebner, such as Curried Cauliflower Soup, Corn and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli and Vegetables with Parmesan Broth, Spicy Shrimp and Asian Noodles, Bison Umami Burgers, Chocolate Icebox Tart, Pomegranate Martini, and much, much more.

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ISBN: 9780316206297
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 30th, 2012

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.
With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

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By John Lennon, Hunter Davies (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780316200806
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 9th, 2012

A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter.
John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!", "Come Together", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Imagine", and dozens more. But it was in his correspondences that he let his personality and poetry flow unguarded. Now, gathered for the first time in book form, are his letters to family, friends, strangers, and lovers from every point in his life. Funny, informative, wise, poetic, and sometimes heartbreaking, his letters illuminate a never-before-seen intimate side of the private genius.
This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized biography The Beatles (1968) was published to great acclaim. With unparalleled knowledge of Lennon and his contemporaries, Davies reads between the lines of the artist's words, contextualizing them in Lennon's life and using them to reveal the man himself.

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ISBN: 9780316069434
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 26th, 2012

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547703
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 6th, 2012

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.
More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

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ISBN: 9780316182379
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 6th, 2012

David Foster Wallace was beloved for his inimitable voice and wit-and, for many of his readers, admired as much for his astonishingly perceptive and inventive essays as he was for his fiction. Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.
Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more.
In addition to these essays, Both Flesh and Not includes a selection from Wallace's personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions that serve as a reminder of Wallace's ferocious love of language.
A sweeping, exhilarating collection of some of the author's most emotionally immediate work, Both Flesh and Not reminds us why A.O. Scott, writing in the New York Times, called David Foster Wallace "The best mind of his generation."

Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family's Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking Cover Image
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 23rd, 2012

Trained pastry chef, blogger, and mother of two Aran Goyoaga turned to gluten-free cooking when she and her children were diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Combining the flavors of her childhood in Bilbao, Spain, with unique artistry and the informal elegance of small-plate dining, Aran has sacrificed nothing.
Dishes range from soups and salads to savory tarts and stews to her signature desserts. With delicate, flavorful, and naturally gluten-free recipes arranged by season, and the author's gorgeously sun-filled food photography throughout, SMALL PLATES AND SWEET TREATS will bring the magic of Aran's home to yours.
Fans of Cannelle et Vanille, those with gluten allergies, and cookbook enthusiasts looking for something new and special will all be attracted to this breathtaking book.

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316185394
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 13th, 2012

At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp. A Pentagon investigation later concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.
THE OUTPOST is a tour de force of investigative journalism. Jake Tapper exposes the origins of this tragic and confounding story, exploring the history of the camp and detailing the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C. and a war built on constantly shifting sands.

Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries That Made Our World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316208192
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 13th, 2012

365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology, from the editors of Wired Magazine.
On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S. Satellite passed through the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the airplane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what about today? Every day of the year has a rich scientific and technological heritage just waiting to be uncovered, and Wired's top-flight science-trivia book MAD SCIENCE collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's end, showing just how entertaining, wonderful, bizarre, and relevant science can be.
In 2010, Wired's popular "This Day in Tech" blog peaked with more than 700,000 page views each month, and one story in 2008 drew more than a million unique viewers. This book will collect the most intriguing anecdotes from the blog's run-one for each day of the year-and publish them in a package that will instantly appeal to hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.

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ISBN: 9780316120975
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 4th, 2012

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.
Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable , beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.
Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.

Breed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316198561
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 4th, 2012

Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don't have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.
Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents' bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.
Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316197014
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 2nd, 2012

"Horowitz truly pulls off the wonderful illusion that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one last tale."--San Diego Union Tribune
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.
THE HOUSE OF SILK bring Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print....until now.

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ISBN: 9780316176736
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 23rd, 2012

A fast-paced literary thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, from the award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth.
Zed is an agent from the future. A time when the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair. His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course-especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs. But what will happen when Zed's present begins to take precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?
THE REVISIONISTS puts a fresh spin on today's global crises, playing with the nature of history and our own role in shaping it. It firmly establishes Mullen as one of the most exciting and imaginative writers of his generation.

Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316217804
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 25th, 2012

LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel's life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide unexpected insight into Ansel's creative and personal life. For anyone with a love of the American wilderness and an interest in the life and work of the country's most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, LOOKING AT ANSEL ADAMS is an essential and deeply satisfying book.

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ISBN: 9780316183307
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 4th, 2012

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.
Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.
When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act -- with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.
American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

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Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455520589
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2012

Thinking of visiting Portlandia? Discover all that this magical, dreamy city has to offer with PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors. Inside you'll find:
A comprehensive guide to all restaurants and food carts, including extensive use of symbols to signify Vegan, Freegan, Sea-gan, Wheelchair-Accessible, Skateboard-Accessible, Segway-Accessible, Clothing Optional, Polyamorous, LGBTQ, Dog-Friendly (No cats), Cat-Friendly (No dogs or mice) Mouse-Friendly (No cats or elephants), For Dogs (only), Regionally-Sourced Food, Regionally-Sourced Waitstaff, and House-Sourced Food (Born/dies on plate).
A guide for dogs and dog owners, including a detailed map of the numerous dog parks the city has to offer. Very numerous and passionately maintained.
An up-to-date guide to shopping, schools, and entertainment.
A city activities guide for older adults who are stuck in perpetual early twentysomething-dom.
A guide for getting around, either by foot, or by bicycle, the official car of Portlandia. Featured also are the 9 official bicycle rules of the road, drawn up by Spyke and his bike comrades. Not to be ignored!
Come see Portlandia for yourself and see what inspired the hit show currently airing on IFC!

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ISBN: 9780446563109
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2012

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.
They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.
In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.
It's the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316213547
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Published: Little Brown and Company - June 5th, 2012

"A lively, startling book that reads as 'The Social Network' for group hackers."-Janet Maslin, New York Times

A thrilling, exclusive expose of the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

WE ARE ANONYMOUS is the first full account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers scattered across the globe formed a new kind of insurgency, seized headlines, and tortured the feds-and the ultimate betrayal that would eventually bring them down. Parmy Olson goes behind the headlines and into the world of Anonymous and LulzSec with unprecedented access, drawing upon hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves, including exclusive interviews with all six core members of LulzSec.

In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Other targets were wide ranging-the websites of corporations from Sony Entertainment and Fox to the Vatican and the Church of Scientology were hacked, defaced, and embarrassed-and the message was that no one was safe. Thousands of user accounts from pornography websites were released, exposing government employees and military personnel.

The Healing Code: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455502004
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - September 10th, 2013

THE HEALING CODE is your kit for life. In 2001, Dr. Alexander Loyd discovered how to activate a physical function built into the body that removes the source of up to 95% of all illness and disease. The neuro-immune system can then do its job of healing whatever is wrong in the body. Dr. Loyd's findings were validated by tests and by the thousands of people from all over the world who have used The Healing Code system to correct virtually any physical, emotional, or relational issue, as well as realize breakthroughs in career success.
His testing has also revealed that there is a "Universal Healing Code" that can help cure most issues for most people. In this book, you learn that Universal Healing Code, which takes only minutes to do. The book also includes:
The Seven Secrets of life, health, and prosperity
The 10-second Instant Impact technique for defusing daily stress
The Heart Issues Finder, the only test that identifies your source issues in a succinct personalized report.

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ISBN: 9780446584685
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 4th, 2012


THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm
after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and
orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian
on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family
as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about the isolated world of farming, pesticides,
environmental destruction, and death, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband,
a man she at first hardly knew and the land that has been in his family for generations. She becomes
a reluctant player in their attempt to keep the codling moth from destroying the orchard, but she
and Adrian eventually come to know that their efforts will not only fail but will ultimately take
an irreparable toll.


West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316053501
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 9th, 2012

Jerry West is one of the most revered and enigmatic sports icons of all time, but beneath the surface lies a complicated man who shares his true story with unflinching candor.
WEST BY WEST recounts West's difficult journey from an abusive childhood in West Virginia (and the loss of a beloved brother to war) to his All-American success at West Virginia University, and his brilliant 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He speaks openly for the first time about his lifelong battle with depression, low self-esteem, and his complex relationships with NBA legends Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pat Riley, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant, with owners Jack Kent Cooke and Jerry Buss, coach Phil Jackson, and many more. Unsparing in its self-assessment, WEST BY WEST is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration, a book that generated much discussion when it was published last year and is sure to be talked about for years to come.

Time Man-Made Wonders: How They Did It: The Design Secrets of the World's Greatest Structures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618930187
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Published: Time Home Entertainment - December 18th, 2012

Exploring the art and science behind the world's greatest structures, from Greek temples and Roman aqueducts to iron bridges and skyscrapers of glass and steel, this title deals with history's greatest achievements in design, engineering and architecture. This book includes the history and fascinating backstories of humankind's most awe inspiring and impressive creations. Time Man-Made Wonders spans time from the early structures of the Romans and Greeks to the stunning modern architecture of the Burj Dubai.

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ISBN: 9781904994879
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Published: Guinness World Records - September 11th, 2012

Guinness World Records 2013 is crammed with new and updated records, and never-before-seen photography. Meet the new shortest living man and a slam-dunking parrot, and witness the fiercest predators in the ocean - you can see them in 3D with our new augmented reality app! This year's book has many new features and lots of new material, including codes for accessing "augmented reality" videos.

The Sunset Essential Western Cookbook: Best-Loved Classics and Fresh New Favorites Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780376027993
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Published: Oxmoor House - October 16th, 2012

Discover the foods that define the way we live in the West.
Cook your way through culinary treasures like San Francisco's Mission-style burrito and Southern California's fish taco, New Mexican chile verde and the Northwest's huckleberry cobbler - Western flavors that have a place on every table, anywhere.
In this book, you'll find:
More than 150 recipes, from cowboy cookery to California cuisine
Fresh, local ingredients combined with easy prep for boldly flavored dishes
Step-by-step instructions for techniques like rolling sushi and making dim sum
Stories about the origins of Western foods from avocados to oranges and Caesar salad to fortune cookies

Salt Sugar Smoke: How to Preserve Fruit, Vegetables, Meat and Fish Cover Image
ISBN: 9781845336752
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - October 10th, 2012

This comprehensive book takes a fresh look at preserving, offering all the basic information you need, but also featuring inspirational recipes from the store cupboards of the world. It covers everything from jams to cures, and shows you that you don't have to have lots of kit and produce to make delicious preserves - or wait forever before eating them.
There are sections filled with expert advice on choosing ingredients and cooking every type of preserve, from marmalades to jellies to relishes to foods preserved in oil. All the classic recipes are included and Diana often gives tips for how to make a version of a classic that suits your palette. For example, she includes a sweet and sticky strawberry jam, a more-fruity and less sweet version, and a Swedish 'nearly' strawberry jam (which is more like a conserve and keeps in the fridge for only a couple of weeks).
But this is also a treasure trove of recipes taken from the world's store cupboards. And most of them are luxuries that can be made from cheap ingredients - such as Thai spiced rhubarb relish, Alsace pear and Riesling jam and tea-smoked trout. Many recipes will also offer alternative ingredients - for example, make sloe gin with cranberries or plums.

Don't Break the Bank: A Student's Guide to Managing Money Cover Image
ISBN: 9780768936476
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Published: Peterson Nelnet Co - October 23rd, 2012

Middle school and high school students spend more money than ever these days, but most have very little (if any) knowledge when it comes to personal finances. The truth is that most schools don't have time to teach a Personal Finances 101 course. So what are today's students (and their parents) to do? Peterson's Don't Break the Bank comes to the rescue! It's a brand new, easy-to-comprehend guide to help students become financially savvy. Readers will find such financially relevant chapters as All About Money, Part-Time Jobs and Ways to Make Money; Analyzing Your Paycheck; Making Sense Out of Banking; Online Banking and Bill Paying; Saving for a Rainy Day; Understanding Debt and Credit; Charge It! (Paying with Plastic); Don't Spend It All in One Place: Creating-and Sticking to-a Budget; Money U: Managing Your Finances While in College; Investing; and How to Make Your Money Grow! Inside you'll find:
A student-friendly design, with short chapters, fun graphics, and insightful sidebars-easy for busy students to read in their on-the-go lives.
Expert guidance on ways to make extra money, saving vs. spending, ways to budget, the ins and outs of credit and credit cards, financial aid and scholarships, and more.
Valuable advice from finance experts and from students, who share their own stories of financial woes and triumphs
Glossary of important financial terms-to help teens succeed on their road to financial literacy
Helpful appendix of additional resources, including links to Web sites for further information

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ISBN: 9780316079914
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Published: Orbit - September 11th, 2012

The sequel to Brent Weeks' New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure, The Black Prism.

From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Black Prism...

Gavin Guile is dying.

He'd thought he had five years left--now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.


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