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Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802779144
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Published: Walker & Company - September 13th, 2011

A must-read for anyone traveling to or interested in China and its fascinating culture.

When Deborah Fallows moved to Shanghai, she discovered that her struggles and triumphs in learning the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering the behavior and habits of its people and their seemingly impenetrable culture. As her skill with Mandarin increased, bits of the language—a word, a phrase, an oddity of grammar—became windows into understanding romance, humor, protocol, relationships, and the overflowing humanity of modern China.


Salvage the Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608195220
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 30th, 2011

A stunning new voice from the Gulf Coast delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.

Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull’s new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child’s play and short on parenting.

As the twelve days that make up the novel’s framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family—motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce—pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.


The Marriage Plot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374203054
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 11th, 2011

Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot: purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. Madeleine was the girl who dressed a little too nicely for the taste of her more Bohemian friends, the perfect girlfriend whose college love life, despite her good looks, hadn't lived up to expectations.

But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course "to see what all the fuss is about," and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same. Not after she falls in love with Leonard Morton—charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Oregon boy—who is possessed of seemingly inexhaustible energy and introduces her to the ecstasies of immediate experience. And certainly not after Mitchell Grammaticus—devotee of Patti Smith and Thomas Merton—resurfaces in her life, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate.

The triangle in this amazing and delicious novel about a generation beginning to grow up is
age-old, and completely fresh and surprising. With devastating wit, irony, and an abiding understanding of and love for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides resuscitates the original energies of the novel while creating a story so contemporary that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

The author of two beloved novels, Middlesex (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, with more than 3 million copies sold) and the now classic The Virgin Suicides (made into a haunting film by Sofia Coppola), is back—with a brilliant, funny, and heartbreaking novel about the glories and vicissitudes of young love.


The Lost Gate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765365385
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Published: Tor Books - November 29th, 2011

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.


Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605294070
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Published: Rodale Books - October 25th, 2011

From veteran food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone comes a fascinating exploration of the cultural, social, and scientific dimensions of the ubiquitous—yet often misunderstood—mushroom.

An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly
cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the
planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties-medicinal, ecological, even recreational-and has
spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.
Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.


Dangerous to Know Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312383817
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 27th, 2011

Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, this new novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness

Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.

Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling château in the country, Emily begins to worry about her own sanity: she hears the cries of a little girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child's wake. As Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage, keen instincts and formidable will to win can help her escape becoming his next victim.


Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312667580
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Published: Griffin - October 11th, 2011

Author and creator Francine Pascal’s iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are now grown-up, dealing with today’s complicated world of love, careers, sisterhood and betrayal, in a striking, new contemporary adult novel.

Ten years after graduating from Sweet Valley High, the Wakefield twins have had a falling out of epic proportions. When Jessica commits a complete and utter betrayal, Elizabeth flees to New York to escape the pain and immerse herself in her lifelong dream of becoming a reporter.

Jessica remains in California, dealing with the fallout of her heart-wrenching choices. She has a career she loves and friends she knows, but she misses her sister, her oldest best friend. With Elizabeth as her enemy, Sweet Valley is no longer the idyllic town of their youth.

Jessica longs for forgiveness, but Elizabeth can’t forget her twin’s duplicity. She decides the only way to heal her broken heart is to get revenge. Always the “good” twin, Elizabeth is now about to turn the tables…

Author Francine Pascal finally unfolds the continuing story of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield—and the whole gang from Sweet Valley—in this exciting, new contemporary novel, sure to be a sensation and surprise for the millions of old and new fans of this beloved series.


The Thirteen Hallows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765328526
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Published: Tor Books - December 6th, 2011

A sensational new series from a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright

They are the Hallows of Britain.

They are thirteen ancient treasures: mysterious, magical, infinitely powerful, with the potential for great good...or absolute evil. The legends of some of the Hallows are well known—Arthur’s sword, the Grail Chalice, the Stone of Scone—but most of the others have been lost in the mists of antiquity. However, the thirteen Hallows survive, protected by hereditary Guardians who can trace their lineage back to the age of Arthur and beyond.

The Hallows have been used time and again in the battle with the Demonkind who once ruled this earth. The last time the thirteen Hallows were gathered together was in the time of Arthur, when they were used to drive the Demonkind from this world and seal the entrance between this and the Otherworld. The battle cost Arthur his life, and with his death the age of the knights passed and the Hallows were dispersed into the safekeeping of the Guardians, the direct lineal descendants of those who carried the first Hallows. The sacred objects have remained with those families for more than two millennia.

Now someone is gathering them together.


And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805086935
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 8th, 2011

The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature

In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. The first response was no ("A most respectful demurring by me for the excellent writer Charles J. Shields, who offered to be my biographer"). Unwilling to take no for an answer, propelled by a passion for his subject, and already deep into his research, Shields wrote again and this time, to his delight, the answer came back: "O.K." For the next year—a year that ended up being Vonnegut's last—Shields had access to Vonnegut and his letters.

And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut resonates with readers of all generations from the baby boomers who grew up with him to high-school and college students who are discovering his work for the first time. Vonnegut's concise collection of personal essays, Man Without a Country, published in 2006, spent fifteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than 300,000 copies to date. The twenty-first century has seen interest in and scholarship about Vonnegut's works grow even stronger, and this is the first book to examine in full the life of one of the most influential iconoclasts of his time.


Coral Reefs Cover Image
By Jason Chin, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596435636
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Published: Flash Point - October 25th, 2011

Venture to the depths of the coral reefs in an exploration of the true and truly wild in this follow-up to the stellar Redwoods.

During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.

Jason Chin's follow-up to his critically acclaimed book, Redwoods, is a bold and beautiful picture storybook filled to the brim with fascinating facts about the coral reefs.


College Handbook 2012 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780874479676
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Published: College Board - June 21st, 2011

The only guide with all the accredited colleges in the United States—more than 3,800—including four-year, two-year, and technical schools!

This is the only guide available that contains objective information on every accredited college in the United States-2,150 four-year colleges and universities, and 1,650 two-year community colleges and technical schools. With its clearly laid-out entries and more than 40 indexes, the College Handbook 2012 is the fastest, easiest way for students to narrow a college search and compare the schools that they're interested in. • targeted information for homeschooled students and students considering community college as an option • useful features for black and Hispanic students • tables of early-decision and wait-list outcomes show information that can't be found in any other guide • comprehensive listings of student services, majors, athletics, oncampusactivities, and campus computing • planning calendar and worksheets help students organize their applications and stay on track • purchasers qualify for a $10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course™, the only course offered by the test maker • updated annually by a team of editors who verify information with each college-making the College Handbook 2012 the best college reference guide


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A Stolen Life: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451629187
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 12th, 2011

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I
had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the
day my life was stolen.

For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone
to use and abuse.

For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I
became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I
survived an impossible situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee
Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way,
exactly as I remember it.

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The pine cone is a symbol that represents the seed of a new
beginning for me. To help facilitate new beginnings, with the support
of animal-assisted therapy, the J A Y C Foundation provides support
and services for the timely treatment of families recovering from
abduction and the aftermath of traumatic experiences—families like
my own who need to learn how to heal. In addition, the J A Y C
Foundation hopes to facilitate awareness in schools about the
important need to care for one another.

Our motto is “Just Ask Yourself to . . . Care!”

A portion of my proceeds from this memoir will be donated to The J
A Y C Foundation Inc.


In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir Cover Image
By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney (With)
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ISBN: 9781439176191
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Published: Threshold Editions - August 30th, 2011

In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as one of the most steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of our country.
The public perception of Dick Cheney has long been something of a contradiction. He has been viewed as one of the most powerful vice presidents—secretive, even mysterious, and at the same time opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. He has been both praised and attacked by his peers, the press, and the public. Through it all, courting only the ideals that define him, he has remained true to himself, his principles, his family, and his country. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.
Born into a family of New Deal Democrats in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney was the son of a father at war and a high-spirited and resilient mother. He came of age in Casper, Wyoming, playing baseball and football and, as senior class president, courting homecoming queen Lynne Vincent, whom he later married. This all-American story took an abrupt turn when he flunked out of Yale University, signed on to build power line in the West, and started living as hard as he worked. Cheney tells the story of how he got himself back on track and began an extraordinary ascent to the heights of American public life, where he would remain for nearly four decades:
* He was the youngest White House Chief of Staff, working for President Gerald Ford—the first of four chief executives he would come to know well.
* He became Congressman from Wyoming and was soon a member of the congressional leadership working closely with President Ronald Reagan.
* He became secretary of defense in the George H. W. Bush administration, overseeing America’s military during Operation Desert Storm and in the historic transition at the end of the Cold War.
* He was CEO of Halliburton, a Fortune 500 company with projects and personnel around the globe.
* He became the first vice president of the United States to serve out his term of office in the twenty-first century. Working with George W. Bush from the beginning of the global war on terror, he was—and remains—an outspoken defender of taking every step necessary to defend the nation.
Eyewitness to history at the highest levels, Cheney brings to life scenes from past and present. He describes driving through the White House gates on August 9, 1974, just hours after Richard Nixon resigned, to begin work on the Ford transition; and he portrays a time of national crisis a quarter century later when, on September 11, 2001, he was in the White House bunker and conveyed orders to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it would not divert.
With its unique perspective on a remarkable span of American history, In My Time will enlighten. As an intimate and personal chronicle, it will surprise, move, and inspire. Dick Cheney’s is an enduring political vision to be reckoned with and admired for its honesty, its wisdom, and its resonance. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it—with courage and without compromise.


Full Black: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416586616
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Published: Atria Books - July 26th, 2011

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor brings readers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet—a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal—brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.
Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don’t exist.
When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States.
With the CIA’s intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists’ network and prevent one of the biggest threats the United States has ever faced.
Simultaneously, a foreign wet work team has been sent to California. Their target: one of Hollywood’s most famous filmmakers.
While working on a secret documentary project, movie producer Larry Salomon has unknowingly exposed one of the world’s wealthiest and most politically connected powerbrokers—a man with a radical anti-American agenda poised to plunge the nation into deadly, irreversible chaos.
As the plots rocket to their pulse-pounding conclusion and the identities of the perpetrators are laid stunningly bare, Harvath will be left with only one means to save America. Unable to trust anyone, he will be forced to go Full Black.
Intense and frighteningly realistic, FULL BLACK is, hands down, Brad Thor’s most riveting thriller to date.


Flash and Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439102411
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Published: Scribner - August 23rd, 2011

Kathy Reichs—#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bones—returns with a riveting new novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Could the body be Cindi’s? Or Cale’s?
At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, only to terminate it weeks later. Was there a cover-up? As Tempe juggles multiple theories, the discovery of a strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body throws everything into question. Then an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Tempe can’t overlook the coincidence. Was this man using his lab chemicals for murder? Or is the explanation even more sinister? What other secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week?
A turbocharged story of secrets and murder unfolds in this, the fourteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review). With the smash hit Bones about to enter its seventh season and in full syndication—and her most recent novel, Spider Bones, an instant New York Times bestseller—Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game.


Feast Day of Fools Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442344266
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Published: Simon & Schuster Audio - September 27th, 2011

Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border.
Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale. It becomes clear that the desert contains a multitude of criminals, including serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins (whom The New York Times called “one of Burke’s most inspired villains”).
Holland’s investigation leads him to Anton Ling, a mysterious Chinese woman whose steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty compel Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds.
James Lee Burke is at his engrossing and atmospheric best in this, his thirtieth novel, as Hackberry plumbs the depths of man’s inhumanity to man—from killers-for-hire, to the U.S. government, to the misguided souls in search of a better life across the border.


Torn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416989806
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2011

Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: They’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest Passage—even though they are pretty sure that route doesn’t actually exist. Will this new version of history replace everything they’ve ever known? Is this the end of time as we know it? With more at stake than ever before, Jonah and Katherine struggle to unravel the mysteries of 1611 and the Hudson Passage...before everything they know is lost.


Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442426641
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.


Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students: 15 Simple Steps to Tackle the ACT While Keeping Your Life Together Cover Image
By Kaplan (Manufactured by)
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ISBN: 9781419550171
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Published: Kaplan Publishing - November 2nd, 2011

The ideal ACT study tool from Kaplan, the test prep experts, created specifically for the busy student who wants to get the highest score possible but is low on time.
Today’s high school students are busier than ever. Between school, work, extra-curricular activities, family, and friends it is often difficult to find time to study for the ACT. Just because you don’t have a lot of time to study for the ACT, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the high score you want. Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students is a comprehensive study tool that gives you the essentials of the ACT to help you streamline your test preparation.
Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students provides: 
Kaplan’s exclusive time-saving strategies
A full-length diagnostic practice test with complete answer explanations
Targeted review and realistic practice for every section of the exam
Preparation for the writing section
Proven time and stress management tips
A test-prep checklist
Also included in this updated edition is a customized study schedule based on the results of the diagnostic test, so it is geared specifically for you! Study with Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students and you will score higher—guaranteed.


Marvel Heroes: Built for Battle: Storybook with 3-D Models [With 3-D Models] Cover Image
By Michael Teitelbaum, Joe Ng (Illustrator), Espen Grundetjean (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780794421250
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Published: Reader's Digest Children's Books - March 22nd, 2011

When Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine suddenly become rampaging villains working for the Puppet Master, it’s up to Thor and Captain America to put an end to the plot and save their friends. Marvel fans can be part of the action, too, thanks to the deluxe, action models that come with this book. When readers open up the pocket in the book’s inside front cover, they will find a sheet containing die-cut foam pieces that Marvel fans can use to construct their own collectible models of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine.


Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! Box Set Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781421542416
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Published: Viz Media - October 25th, 2011

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for all ages.
Most kids spend their days at school, but not Hareta. Raised in the wild by PokÉmon, he can climb as high as an Aipom, swim as fast as a Magikarp, and even eat bark like a Bidoof!
Contains all 8 volumes of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! series and a collectible poster.


Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781421539041
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Published: Haikasoru - November 15th, 2011

Reads L to R (Western Style), for audiences A
Ten billion days--that is how long it will take the philosopher Plato to determine the true systems of the world. One hundred billion nights--that is how far into the future he and Christ and Siddhartha Gautama will travel into the future to witness the end of the world and also its fiery birth. Named the greatest Japanese science fiction novel of all time, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights is an epic eons in the making. Originally published in 1973, the novel was revised by the author in later years and republished in 2001.


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Blink of an Eye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599953137
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Published: Center Street - June 28th, 2011

Seth, a certified genius, and Miriam, a Saudi Princess, find
themselves thrown together as fugitives in a high-stakes chase across
Southern California. . . . but with no sleep and a massive manhunt
steadily closing in, their chances of surviving any future are razor
thin.

Seth Borders has one of the world's highest IQs. Now he's suddenly
struck by an incredible power, the ability to see multiple potential
futures. Then Seth stumbles upon Miriam, a beautiful Saudi Arabian
princess who has fled her veiled existence to escape a forced
marriage. Cultures collide as Seth and Miriam are thrown together and
forced to run from forces determined to kidnap or kill Miriam. An
intoxicating tale set amidst the shifting sands of the Middle East
and the back roads of America, Blink engages issues as ancient as the
earth itself . . . and as current as today's headlines.


Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace Cover Image
By Pam Cope, Aimee Molloy (With)
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ISBN: 9780446199704
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 4th, 2011

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.
Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.
Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.
Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.


Born of Shadows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446573252
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 26th, 2011

For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.
Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.
With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.


My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness Cover Image
By Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780446557313
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 13th, 2011

The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.
As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness.
Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.


Now You See Her Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown & Company - June 27th, 2011

The perfect life
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.
The perfect lie
Nina's secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity.
The perfect way to die
Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet--a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.


A Starlit Snowfall Cover Image
By Nancy Willard, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316183666
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2011

"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?
In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.


Hugs and Kisses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316130639
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Published: LB Kids - January 2nd, 2012

Bouncy babies and adorable animals kiss and cuddle in this sweet and delightful board book from beloved photographer Rachael Hale!
Whiskery friends
and lovable pooches,
warm cuddly hugs,
and big sloppy smooches! What's better than babies and fuzzy animals? Babies and fuzzy animals sharing tender hugs and loving kisses! With irresistible images of affection, paired with gentle read-aloud text, this delightful board book is a celebration of love
Acclaimed photographer Rachael Hale uses her lens, her love of animals, and a great deal of patience, to create this enchanting perspective.


Substitute Creacher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316089159
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2011

The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class arrive at school one day to discover a substitute creacher has come to put a stop to their monkey business! He regales them with mind-boggling stories about his former students who didn't follow the rules: Keith the glue-eater, Zach the daydreamer, and Hank the prankster, to name a few. But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales about the consequences of mischief-making can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own.
Chris Gall's vibrant artwork leaps off the page with a dynamic comic book aesthetic that will grab both parents and monster-loving kids!


The Pale King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316074230
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 1st, 2011

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.
The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.


20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger! Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 26th, 2011

It's time to turn back the clock! In 20 YEARS YOUNGER, Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. The cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps we can all take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy, and a positive outlook on life. The four cornerstones of the program are: an exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinkle-fighting skin care. Woven throughout the text is practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel-and look-20 years younger.


Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 24th, 2011

It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.


Sunshine Sketch, Volume 5 Cover Image
By Ume Aoki (Created by)
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ISBN: 9780316178020
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Published: Yen Press - June 28th, 2011

Accepted to a high school specializing in the arts, Yuno moves into a nearby apartment complex to make her commute easier. Just a few days into her new routine, she quickly discovers that creativity doesn't end with the art school bell! Her neighbors - Sae, Hiro, and Miya - are all fellow students, and each has her own hilarious quirks. And eccentricity clearly rules this school; Yuno's homeroom teach is a cosplay otakuand the principal is just...weird. Will the quiet Yuno be able to handle this creatively kooky cast of characters?


Help, It's Broken!: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair Impaired Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936297474
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Published: Filipacchi Publishing - April 1st, 2011

No matter where you live and whether you rent or own, one day you'll wake up in the morning and something will be broken. This book will come in handy to avoid panic and home repair disasters because a good reference guide is just what you need when there's a geyser in your living room. Count on this manual to tell you what to do or who to call to get the mess fixed.
This useful book includes chapters on:
Walls, Doors, Windows and Floors; Electricity; Appliances; Plumbing; Heat and Ventilation; Pests; Frugal Fixing and more.
Each section is illustrated and explains the basics of how things operate before detailing how to fix them in a few easy steps. It also teaches you not only how to fix things yourself but also how to get someone who knows what they're doing to fix things for you and what questions to ask.
This quick and informative guide can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of hassle. From unclogging drains to expelling rodents, from repairing stained carpet to fixing your dishwasher, you can depend on this book in any number of household catastrophes.
Even if you can barely tell a nut from a bolt, Help! It's Broken is your quick reference guide for all home-repair solutions. Consider it a toolbox essential.


200 Gluten Free Recipes: Hamlyn All Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780600622406
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Published: Hamlyn (UK) - July 18th, 2011

Having gluten intolerance doesn't have to mean missing out on your favorite foods. Hamlyn All Color Gluten Free provides over 200 nutritionally analyzed recipes and easy-to-make alternatives to problem foods such as pasta, bread, pastry, and cake. The book also contains expert advice on maintaining a balanced diet.


Real Simple Dinner Tonight: Done!: 189 Quick and Delicious Recipes Cover Image
By Allie Lewis Clapp (Editor), Lygeia Grace (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781603208758
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Published: Real Simple - April 5th, 2011

So, what's for dinner? You are probably familiar-painfully familiar-with this question. It's uttered by your husband from the living room (even though you can hardly hear him over the sports highlights), posed by your teenager as he barrels through the door after soccer, or running through your mind as you sit in traffic after a long day at work. And unlike the other headscratchers you encounter in life, this is one you confront every...single...day.
Fortunately, you now have an answer to this question-189 easy and delicious answers, as a matter of fact. From the editors of Real Simple magazine comes this beautiful, comprehensive book designed to help the busy modern cook. The recipes-many of which are ready in less than 30 minutes-feature accessible ingredients, streamlined techniques, and smart tips, tricks, and substitutions. Which means the only remaining question is: Who's on cleanup duty?


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Rafa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324513
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Published: Hachette Books - August 23rd, 2011

What makes a champion?
What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport?

Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest players in the
history of tennis, has the answers. In his memoir, written with
award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his
game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It
begins in Mallorca, a small island on the Mediterranean Sea, where
the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his
uncle Toni from the age of four, taught humility and respect by his
parents, cherished by his exceptionally close extended family, Nadal
has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global
celebrity while remaining an unfailingly gracious, relentlessly
hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.

Since he embarked on his tennis career ten years ago,
the twenty-five-year-old Nadal has had a meteoric rise, becoming the
youngest professional tennis player ever to win all four Grand Slam
titles. He collected his first one, the French Open, in 2005 at age
nineteen, and from there went on to win Wimbledon, the Australian
Open, and, most difficult of all, the U.S. Open in 2010. His memoir
takes us behind the scenes, sharing the highs and lows of his career,
from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final, described by John McEnroe as
"the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen, to the
family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous
injuries that have threatened his career.

With candor, heart, and intelligence, Rafael Nadal
takes readers on his life's dramatic and triumphant journey, never
losing sight along the way of the prize he values above all others:
the unity and love of his family.


Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786891382
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 13th, 2011

Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-decade artist and the rare instant celebrity whose appearance can become a cultural event. Callahan delivers the first biography of this ever-changing, always surprising, musical phenomenon.


Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310653
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Published: Hachette Books - September 6th, 2011

In her new book, the beloved actress and co-host of ABC's "The View" shares stories from her own life when she's been forced to deal with tough situations in family, marriage, friendship, and business. She relates how she navigated through them with healthy honesty, which has all but vanished in the era of the volatile pundit.


Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy [With 8 CD's] Cover Image
By Caroline Kennedy (Foreword by), Michael Beschloss (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781401324254
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 14th, 2011

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be heard and read in this deluxe, illustrated book and 8-CD set. Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sittinig down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes. The resulting eight and a half hours of material comprises a unique and compelling record of a tumultuous era, providing fresh insights on the many significant people and events that shaped JFK's presidency but also shedding new light on the man behind the momentous decisions. Here are JFK's unscripted opinions on a host of revealing subjects, including his thoughts and feelings about his brothers Robert and Ted, and his take on world leaders past and present, giving us perhaps the most informed, genuine, and immediate portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy we shall ever have. Mrs. Kennedy's urbane perspective, her candor, and her flashes of wit also give us our clearest glimpse into the active mind of a remarkable First Lady. In conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's Inauguration, Caroline Kennedy and the Kennedy family are now releasing these beautifully restored recordings on CDs with accompanying transcripts. Introduced and annotated by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, these interviews will add an exciting new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of President Kennedy and his time and make the past come alive through the words and voice of an eloquent eyewitness to history.


Heat Rises Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324438
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 20th, 2011

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.
But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.
In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.


Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life Cover Image
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 20th, 2011

In his commanding new book, the 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 Lennon as a modernist hero in a sweeping epic, dramatizing rock history anew as Lennon himself might have experienced it.


American Pickers Guide to Picking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324483
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 13th, 2011

In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way.
Wolfe and Fritz do not deal in fine antiques. Their secondhand treasures are of the down-and-dirty and sometimes even bizarre variety, from old bicycles and vintage tools, to sun-bleached cars and handmade furniture, retired carnival games and unusual taxidermy. Assisted by Danielle Colby, who helps out at Antique Archaeology, Wolfe and Fritz buy on the cheap and then sell to dealers, art directors, interior designers, or anyone looking for a little bit of authentic Americana. The three now share their secrets to finding hidden gems, offering helpful hints that will show what average Americans can do to find the treasures that await them.


The Homesick Texan Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324261
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 13th, 2011

When Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan, moved to New York City, she missed the big sky, the bluebonnets in spring, Friday night football, and her family's farm. But most of all, she missed the foods she'd grown up with. After a fruitless search for tastes of Texas in New York City, Fain took matters into her own hands. She headed into the kitchen to cook for her friends the Tex-Mex, the chili, and the country comfort dishes that reminded her of home. From cheese enchiladas drowning in chili gravy to chicken-fried steak served with cream gravy on the side, from warm bowls of chile con queso to big pots of fiery chili made without beans, Fain re-created the wonderful tastes of Texas she'd always enjoyed at potlucks, church suppers, and backyard barbecues back home. In 2006, Fain started the blog Homesick Texan to share Texan food with fellow expatriates, and the site immediately connected with readers worldwide, Texan and non-Texan alike. Now, in her long-awaited first cookbook, Fain brings the comfort of Texan home cooking to you. Like Texas itself, the recipes in this book are varied and diverse, all filled with Fain's signature twists. There's Salpicón, a cool shredded beef salad found along the sunny border in El Paso; Soft Cheese Tacos, a creamy plate unique to Dallas; and Houston-Style Green Salsa, an avocado and tomatillo salsa that is smooth, refreshing, and bright. There are also nibbles, such as Chipotle Pimento Cheese and Tomatillo Jalapeño Jam; sweet endings, such as Coconut Tres Leches Cake and Mexican Chocolate Chewies; and fresh takes on Texan classics, such as Coffee-Chipotle Oven Brisket, Ancho Cream Corn, and Guajillo-Chile Fish Tacos. With more than 125 recipes, The Homesick Texan offers a true taste of the Lone Star State. So pull up a chair--everyone's welcome at the Texas table!


Jamie Oliver's Meals in Minutes: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast Cover Image
By Jamie Oliver, David Loftus (Photographer)
$38.50
ISBN: 9781401324421
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

Part cooking how-to, part guide to changing people's eating habits, "Jamie's Food Revolution" presents a revolutionary concept that asks readers to learn easy, healthy recipes and pass them on.


Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310646
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

Fictitiously attributed to Leslie Knope, a character on the NBC television show, Parks and recreation, that is set in the fictional Indiana town, Pawnee.


Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324452
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Published: Hachette Books - December 27th, 2011

Celebrity fitness trainer Powell, from ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," presents inspiration, guidance, exercises, nutrition tips, and basic recipes for the average person to lose that extra weight that they've always wanted to get rid of.


The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401324391
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

The Heirloom Life Gardener is a first of its kind book that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the growing movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living. Martha Stewart calls The Heirloom Life Gardener, “A book that is sure to inspire, educate, and inform new gardeners...”
Jere Gettle's passion for farming developed early, and by the age of seventeen he was in business, selling seeds from his bedroom in Mansfield, Missouri. He didn't set out to start an empire but to save heritage plant varietals from being lost to genetically modified mega plants—and to wave the banner for a way of life he saw rapidly disappearing. His seed company now has over 50 full-time employees and includes a store, vegan restaurant, and pioneer village in his hometown of Mansfield, Missouri, as well as two other retail operations in Petaluma, California, and Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Emilee Gettle was in the garden at two years of age, where a love of growing vegetables was passed on to her from and grandparents and parents. She enjoys preserving the bounty from her garden and working hand in hand with her husband on their heirloom farm.


The Occasional Vegetarian: 100 Delicious Dishes That Put Vegetables at the Center of the Plate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310363
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 11th, 2011

The Occasional Vegetarian is a collection of Elaine Louie's pieces from her New York
Times column "The Temporary Vegetarian," which features savory vegetarian dishes
from a wide variety of chefs. You don't have to be a full-time vegetarian in order to
enjoy meat-free dishes several times a week, and she provides delicious and easyto-
pull-together meals that work well for families.
The table of contents lists the dishes from A to Z; each dish is filed under its
principal vegetable ingredient, and there is also a section on Noodles, which
includes both Asian and Mediterranean dishes that use any kind of noodle, from
cellophane to pasta. Recipes include: Vignarola with Asparagus and Artichokes;
Cranberry Bean and Kale Soup; Hungarian Cabbage Strudel; Mushroom and Daikon
Soup; Chana Punjabi; Batata Harra (Spicy Potatoes); and Soybeans With Garlic and
Dill. Contributing chefs include Matteo Bergamini of SD26; Gabriel Kreuther of The
Modern; Andre Heimann of Andre’s Cafe; Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Spice
Market; Anita Lo of Annisa; and Phillippe G. Massoud of Ilili.
Louie proves that cooking meat-free is not only easy, but so satisfying that The
Occasional Vegetarian may turn part-time adopters into full-time vegetarians.


Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401323981
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

"This collection of brilliantly conceived, seasonally driven recipes has quickly become one of my favorites. Easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying, this is inventive comfort food at its best. A must for any passionate home cook."
--Gwyneth Paltrow, author of My Father's Daughter
"Fig Snacking Cake? Stupendous Hummus? Whatever Greens You've Got Salad? I want all of it! Melissa's smart, welcoming style and love of food infuse this wonderful cookbook. It's an extremely personal collection of recipes, each with its own subtle twists and original flavors, and on every page you hear Melissa's voice reassuringly guiding you around the kitchen."
--Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and co-founder of food52.com
Melissa Clark, New York Times Dining Section columnist, offers a calendar year's worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredients--replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding her own family and friends.
Many people want to eat well, organically and locally, but don't know where or even when to begin, since the offerings at their local farmers' market change with the season. In Cook This Now, Melissa Clark shares all her market savvy, including what she decides to cook after a chilly visit to the produce section in the dead of winter; what to bring to a potluck dinner that's guaranteed to be a hit; and how she feeds her marathon-running husband and finicky toddler. In addition, she regales us with personal stories about good times with family and friends, and cooking adventures such as her obsessive cherry pie experimentation and the day she threw out her husband's last preserved Meyer lemon.
In her welcoming, friendly voice, Melissa takes you inside her life while providing the dishes that will become your go-to meals for your own busy days. Recipes include Crisp Roasted Chicken with Chickpeas, Lemons, and Carrots with Parsley Gremolata; Baked Apples with Fig and Cardamom Crumble; Honey-Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula and Almonds; Quick-Braised Pork Chops with Spring Greens and Anchovies; Coconut Fudge Brownies--and much more.
Melissa delivers easy, delicious meals featuring organic, fresh ingredients that can be uniquely obtained during each particular month. It can be a real challenge to feed families these days, but Melissa's recipes and inviting writing encourage home cooks to venture outside of the familiar, yet please everyone at the table.


Happy Accidents Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401341763
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Published: Voice - September 13th, 2011

Lynch, known for her role as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Fox's Glee, reflects on her convoluted career path in this compelling memoir packed with personal revelations. She begins with her "pure Americana childhood in Dolton, Ill., where she "felt like an outsider and began drinking while a high school freshman. As an Illinois State theater major, she became "for-real gay, not just in-my-head gay, and then headed to Cornell for an M.F.A. and more drinking: "I became a real asshole. I started pushing away anyone who showed me kindness. Scenes opposite Harrison Ford in The Fugitive (1993) kicked off the synchronistic series of happy casting accidents that put her on the path to fame. Those expecting a humorous book from the up-tempo Lynch will be surprised to find she has instead excavated an introspective tunnel into the dark side of her "inner landscape, a shadowy world of depression, insecurities, anxieties, therapy, and AA meetings. Her honest insights make this a potent page-turner, but Glee fans will be disappointed to find the few pages devoted to the series can easily be read while standing in a bookstore aisle.


Wayward Saints Cover Image
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 17th, 2012

A charming, funny and wise debut novel from Suzzy Roche, a folk/rock star and band member of The Roches.   Mary Saint, formerly of the almost famous band “Sliced Ham,” has pretty much given up on music after the trauma of her band member and lover Garbagio’s death seven years earlier. Instead, with the help of her best friend Thaddeus, a striking, six foot black transvestite, she’s has found a new career making mochachinos at the Crumb Bunny in San Francisco. However, when she’s invited to her hometown of Swallow, New York, to give a concert at her high school, she seizes on the chance to perform again and see her mother Jean.  Jean is thrilled to have her daughter come home for the first time since she ran off at seventeen, though she’s definitely worried about what Father Benedict and her neighbors will think of songs such as “Sewer Flower” and “You’re a Pig.”  But when Jean’s arch nemesis Adele starts to take notice, Jean realizes this is going to be a big event. Sweet, charming, and full of funny insider pokes at the music business, this page-turning novel offers wise insight into mother/daughter bonds, friendship and the power of love – of various kinds.


The Ecstasy of Defeat: Sports Reporting at Its Finest by the Editors of the Onion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310721
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 11th, 2011

A hilarious collection of the best sports articles in the history of "The Onion," America's Finest News Source. The book features satirical looks at the egotistical athletes, embarrassing teams, ridiculous story lines, and head-scratching plays that make


Good Christian Bitches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310707
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 17th, 2012

Good Christian Bitches is the devilishly fun, yet strikingly honest, tale of Amanda Vaughn, a recently divorced mother of two. To get a fresh start, she moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up. In an Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Desperate Housewives on steroids style, her old friends are already out to destroy her reputation.
In the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud, Amanda turns to those who love her and the faith she’s always known. Will the Good Christian Bitches get the best of her, or will everyone see that these GCBs are as counterfeit as their travel jewelry?


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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

In Money Saving Meals and Round 2 Recipes, Sandra Lee helps readers save more money than ever before one meal at a time, as she does in her highly popular Food Network show.
These dishes are easy, quick-scratch style, and include dishes such as Slow Cooker Short Ribs, Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa, Chicken Tacos with Cucumber Salsa, Beanless Beef Chili, S'mores Pudding Parfait, and much more.
Each recipe combination offers money-saving pricing and total savings for delicious healthful, quick, easy meals so that readers see what they save with every dish. The savings, and your repertoire of tasty, effortless meals, quickly add up on cooking. In these budget-conscious times, Sandra's Money Saving Meals truly hits home, offering "the maximum joy with the minimum kitchen and grocery shopping stress."


Easy Entertaining at Home: Cocktails, Finger Foods, and Creative Ideas for Year-Round Celebrations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310806
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Published: Hyperion Books - November 15th, 2011

"In this new book, Sandra Lee shows you how to throw a party or informal gathering for friends for any and every occasion - all year round. This perfect party primer will be the ultimate resource and go to guide for modern, over-extended homemaker's and shoppers who entertain on an average of 6 times a year. Going from January to December, with fabulous, themed cocktails, delicious, easy to prepare canap's, and inventive decorations, this richly illustrated book will make home entertainment fast, fun and stress free"--


Warriors: Skyclan & the Stranger: The Rescue Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator)
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Published: HarperTorch - July 5th, 2011

Newleaf is coming, and Leafstar is proud to see SkyClan thriving under her leadership. The woods are brimming with prey, the warriors den is full, and Leafstar is expecting kits of her own. But a stranger is lurking near SkyClan’s territory, and Leafstar’s newborn kits—and the rest of the young Clan—could be in serious danger.


Harper Collins Disney Fall 2011

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By Bob Shea, Bob Shea (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423133384
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 27th, 2011

Dinosaur is going to one of his
favorite places: the library! On the way, he encounters a series of
animals--a cow, some baby chicks, a lonesome turtle, a sad owl--and
shares his roars with each. When he reaches his final destination, he
faces his biggest challenge yet: Storytime! Library wins! Well, okay,
they both win when Dinosaur settles down to listen with his
animals friends.


Clementine and the Family Meeting Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423123569
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 13th, 2011

Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food? Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's something entirely different. "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more?
 Readers will chuckle at Clementine's unique perspective on the age-old issue of sibling rivalry.


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Published: Hyperion Books - August 9th, 2011

Aidan and Sarah cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read—the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories.
Curious, Sarah and Aidan begin to decipher the mysterious document. At first it’s a game—unraveling the mystery piece by piece, each piece leading them to a new, deeper puzzle. But soon the game turns strange—and scary. Pursued by a being that can take any form and will stop at nothing to get what it wants from them, Aidan and Sarah embark on a desperate, thrilling quest for help—a quest that leads them to some unforgettable people in some unlikely places, including one that’s not supposed to exist at all.


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ISBN: 9781423118251
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 30th, 2011

Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana’Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he’s concerned, the princess’s family killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen.
Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might not be enough.
The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.


Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Massive Meatloaf Man Manhunt Cover Image
By Josh Lewis, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423115366
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 1st, 2011

First the Furious Fry, then an angry army of eggplants,  then a planet of pizzas in need--it seems that no villian is too tough, nor job too big for the best of the breaded: Super Chicken Nugget Boy. But what happens when the biggest, smelliest most horrifying thing ever to haunt the woods emerges to face our hero? It's the Nugget's most fearsome adversary yet. Bigger than sasqatch.  Smellier than the abominable snowman. It's Massive Meatloaf Man!  Will the Nugget and his faithful sidekick Arnie survive?  Or will the become the stuff of campfire legend?


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ISBN: 9781423134961
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 27th, 2011

High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.  Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben's past, is drawn into a puzzle he can't solve...and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing him or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games, who can be trusted? The stakes only get higher in Deadly Little Games, the thrilling third Touch novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz.


The Ring of Solomon Cover Image
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 24th, 2012

Bartimaeus, everyone’s favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He’ll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a “spot” of trouble with King Solomon’s magic ring….


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By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423143420
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

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 Happy Pig Day! Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year! But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities?  


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ISBN: 9781423120247
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 11th, 2011

As he’s settling down for bed, a young boy embarks on an adventure—to the stars, around his planet, across the country, down his street and right back to bed—all in his imagination, without ever leaving the comfort and security of his room.


Mustache! Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423116714
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 25th, 2011

King Duncan is terribly handsome, but a terrible king. His kingdom is in ruins, and when his subjects appeal for help, he only builds more tributes to his handsome face. But, his subjects are finally ready to stand up for themselves, and they have just the plan to get out of this hairy situation.
A mustache....because sometimes good looks alone just aren't enough.


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Published: Disney Press - September 27th, 2011

The young Blue Bloods of Manhattan descend upon Egypt in Lost in Time, the epic sixth book in Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times and USA Today best-selling Blue Bloods series. After their beautiful yet brief bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force are forced to separate. To fulfill the Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler travels to Alexandria to search for Catherine of Siena and the Gate of Promise. But Schuyler quickly discovers that everything she believed about the Gate to be wrong. Meanwhile, Jack makes the difficult decision to return to New York to face his twin and former bondmate, Mimi. But instead of a bitter reunion, he is faced with a choice for which there is no good option. Mimi, with a most unexpected travel companion in Oliver Hazard-Perry, jets off to Egypt, too, to search for Kingsley Martin, her long lost love. With all roads leading to Hell, Mimi learns that not all love stories have happy endings. But she'll have to put her own feelings aside if she's going to save her crumbling Coven. Packed with heartache, twists, and vampiric folklore, Lost in Time is sure to satisfy hungry fans' cravings for more Blue Bloods adventure.


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Fashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S.: (Ball of Yellow String) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423136545
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 4th, 2011

Back in a thrilling fourth book and a new format, Fashion Kitty faces a new nemesis: dastardly junior inventor Leon Lambaster III and his gang, the B.O.Y.S. Determined to expose Fashion Kitty, Leon and the B.O.Y.S. hatch a plan to capture the intrepid heroine. Will Fashion Kitty foil their plans? With an all new illustrated novel format, FASHION KITTY AND THE B.O.Y.S. will appeal to fans old and new.


The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two the Son of Neptune Cover Image
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 4th, 2011

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . . .


Fetching Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423138457
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Published: Hyperion Books - November 8th, 2011

Olivia has just about had it with the popular kids at school. She and her friends have done nothing to deserve humiliating pranks and mean name-calling, but that doesn’t stop queen bee Brynne from tormenting them. If only Olivia’s classmates were more like the dogs she helps her grandmother train—poorly behaved, but improvable. Then Olivia hatches a brilliant plan: she and her friends will modify their tormentors’ behavior with the same kind of training that works on dogs. Using cues and responses, distractions and rewards, gets better results than anyone could have guessed. Soon, Olivia and her friends have replaced Brynne as alpha-dogs. But will popularity get Olivia what she really wants?


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By Prudence Breitrose, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423124894
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Published: Hyperion Books - November 8th, 2011

Ten-year-old Megan helps her uncle invent the Thumbtop, the world’s smallest computer. And mice are overjoyed. For years, they’ve been looking for a computer that fits in the average mouse hole—and here it is, in the hands of a young human.
The order comes from the Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation: follow that girl, even though it means trailing her clear across the country. That’s because while Megan’s mom is off doing research on climate change, she’s been sent to live with a dad she hardly knows. And it’s not easy. Her step-mother thinks she’s uncivilized, the kids at school gang up on her, and even her step-cousin Joey wants nothing to do with her.
Then comes a mouse in the night to be her friend, and to tell her the biggest secret in the history of the world: that mice have evolved, and they need her help in getting a Thumbtop for all. In return, she will become the most powerful girl alive because with the Mouse Nation behind her there’s no limit to what she can do—for her family, and for the planet.
Brought to life with whimsical illustrations, this modern tale with a classic sensibility is full of wonder and charm.


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Published: Hyperion Books - December 6th, 2011

High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.
With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?


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ISBN: 9781423134152
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Published: Disney Press - December 27th, 2011

Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents' marriages hadn't  fallen apart.  But when the three girls collide in group counseling, they discover they have something else in common: they've each been triple-timed by the same nefarious charmer, Eric, aka Rico, aka Rick.  Talk about eye-opening therapy. Cheerful, diplomatic Zahra is devastated. Rico had been her rock and sole confidant. How could she have missed the signs? Folksy, flirtatious Kali feels almost as bad. She and Rick had only been on a few dates, but they'd felt so promising. Hardened vintage-vixen Syd is beyond tears. She and Eric had real history... or so she'd thought. Now all three girls have one mission: to show that cheater the folly of his ways. Project Payback is such a success, the girls soon have clients lining up for their consulting services. Is your boyfriend acting shady? Dying to know if your crush is into you? Need match-making expertise? Look no further than Love, Inc.


Sisters of Isis, Volume 1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423144021
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Published: Hyperion Books - December 13th, 2011

Based in Egyptian mythology and set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Sisters of Isis  follows the lives of Meri, Sudi, and Dalila, three fifteen-year-old girls who have just discovered they are descendants of very powerful ancestors—Egyptian pharaohs. From these ancestors they’ve inherited magical powers of transformation, the ability to cast spells from the Book of Thoth, and, as they will soon learn, the responsibility of protecting the world from the evil forces of Chaos.


Who Could It Be, Pooh? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423135944
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Published: Disney Press - September 6th, 2011

Take a peek at this adorable new Winnie the Pooh format—lift-the-flaps and an attached plush give this board book loads of play value!
In "Who Could It Be, Pooh?"  young readers can actually play peek-a-boo with the adorable soft Pooh Bear attached to the book. And there’s a giant lift-the-flap on each spread for even more interactive fun. Tiny magnets in the paws of the soft toy make it possible for children to actually play along with the story. The combination of the unique “peekaboo” soft toy with the lift-the-flaps will have kids wanting to peek at this story over and over again.


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ISBN: 9781423138600
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Published: Disney Editions - September 1st, 2011

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 2012 guide: If you haven't been to Disney California Adventure lately, you are in for a big surprise. It's been "reimagined" and has dozens of new opportunities for fun. Among them: The Little Mermaid—Ariel's Undersea Adventure (an attraction featuring the Little Mermaid) and World of Color (a dazzling nighttime water show). And that's not all! We'll offer details on future attractions, including those in Cars Land—a new area of the park featuring friends from Radiator Springs. Also, there's exciting news for Star Wars fans: Star Tours II is touching down in Disneyland Park's Tomorrowland. Birnbaum has the scoop on this high-flying 3-D thriller.
And for those who can't decide between a Disney Cruise and a Disneyland vacation, Disney Cruise Line now has a ship permanently based on the west coast! We'll explain how to pair a trip to Disneyland with a voyage aboard the Disney Wonder. Also included is information on the recent renovation of Disneyland's original resort--the Disneyland Hotel. Birnbaum has the lowdown on hotel enhancements such as redesigned rooms, a new pool theme, and a new restaurant!
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 year.


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ISBN: 9781423138617
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Published: Disney Editions - September 1st, 2011

Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World, the most respected and well-known name in travel guides, takes readers to the world’s most popular tourist attraction. Since ours is the only guidebook that’s official, this book includes the most accurate information on prices, changes, and new attractions for 2012. Highlights include complete coverage of Walt Disney World's newest resort-in-the-making: The Art of Animation; expanded information about the ever-popular Disney Vacation Club, including details on Aulani, a deluxe Disney resort and spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii; and an insider look at Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy—a luxury ocean liner based out of Barcelona, Spain. 
Fans of Fantasyland will be thrilled to hear that is it now the center of the greatest growth-spurt in Magic Kingdom history! We'll deliver all the info on this happy expansion—including a description of new attraction featuring The Little Mermaid. Also, come here for the scoop on Star Tours II--an immersive 3-D journey into the beloved Star Wars realm.
As always, Birnbaum will provide strategic sample itineraries; an insider's look at the newest attractions, stage shows, and restaurants; and tips for travelers of every age! And with more money-saving coupons than ever before, this guide is a must-have for every Disney World guest!


Macmillan 5th Ave Summer 2011

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781596435971
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 7th, 2011

Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But
what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The
neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat.  But we all know that
it’s really a BABY! 

With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time
involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby
wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle
Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the
one that hits closest to home.


Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312569396
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Published: Griffin - July 19th, 2011

The moving story of the author’s adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever
Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog in a million. On the winter day that the ailing, tick-infested feral pup was rescued by Steve Duno, neither dog nor man had a clue as to what they were getting into, or where the relationship would lead.
Last Dog on the Hill tells the story of an indigent young Rottweiler mix who, after abandoning his pack and the hills of his birth, went on to change the lives of hundreds of people and dogs, including the author’s, whose career as a behaviorist and writer was made possible through Lou’s extraordinary intelligence and heart. Lou won the respect of gang members, foiled an armed robbery, caught a rapist, fought coyotes and kidnappers, comforted elderly war veterans and Alzheimer patients in their final days, taught ASL to kids, learned scores of unique behaviors and tricks, amassed a vocabulary of nearly 200 words, helped rehabilitate hundreds of aggressive dogs and saved them from euthanasia. He was also a clown, consummate performer and Steve’s best friend for sixteen years. His story will make readers laugh and cry in equal measures.


Carl and the Baby Duck Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312624859
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

Mama Duck has lost one of her ducklings. Where could Baby Duck be? Mama Duck asks Carl for help. Will Carl be able to find Baby Duck?
Alexandra Day's ever-popular dog, Carl, stars in this brand-new story created especially for beginning readers.


The Tushy Book Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312659134
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 24th, 2011

Baby tushies. Grown-up tushies. Animal tushies. Tushies are all around us! Even the word, TUSHY, is fun to say. C’mon, say it with us: TUSHY! TUSHY! TUSHY!
Here’s a celebration of this squeezably soft body part, with humor and warmth that readers of all ages will relate to.


Hachette Fall 2011 Little Brown

Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316204316
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 1st, 2011

When Osama bin Laden was assassinated,
the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the
seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the U.S. government for
over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and
justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the
US Navy's best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling
selection process that leads to Team 6, a group so classified it
technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on
Earth.

Don Mann knows what it takes to be a brother of this
ultra-selective fraternity. As a member of Seal Team Six for over
eight years and a SEAL for over 17 years, he worked in countless
covert operations, operating from land, sea, and air, and facing
shootings, decapitations, and stabbings. He was captured by the enemy
and lived to tell the tale, and he participated in highly classified
missions all over the globe, including Somalia, Panama, El Salvador,
Colombia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a current training coordinator
for several civilian SEAL training programs, and as a former Training
Officer of SEAL Team 6, he was directly responsible for shaping the
bodies and minds of SEALs who carried out the assassination of Osama
bin Laden.

But to become a SEAL, Mann had to overcome his own
troubled childhood and push his body to its breaking point-and
beyond. INSIDE SEAL TEAM 6 is a high octane narrative of physical and
mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings
of the training and secret missions of the world's most respected and
feared combat unit.


The Sugar Frosted Nutsack Cover Image
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 26th, 2012

High above the bustling streets of Dubai, in the world's tallest and most luxurious skyscraper, reside the gods and goddesses of the modern world. Since they emerged 14 billion years ago from a bus blaring a tune remarkably similar to the Mister Softee jingle, they've wreaked mischief and havoc on mankind. Unable to control their jealousies, the gods have splintered into several factions, led by the immortal enemies XOXO, Shanice, La Felina, Fast-Cooking Ali, and Mogul Magoo. Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher from New Jersey, is their current obsession.

Ritualistically recited by a cast of drug-addled bards, THE SUGAR FROSTED NUTSACK is Ike's epic story. A raucous tale of gods and men confronting lust, ambition, death, and the eternal verities, it is a wildly fun, wickedly fast gambol through the unmapped corridors of the imagination.


The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316196994
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Published: Mulholland Books - November 1st, 2011

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life. With access to the estate's archives and careful study of the original stories, Horowitz is sure to weave a tale that satisfies new fans as well as the most dedicated Baker Street Irregular.


American Dervish Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 1st, 2012

Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled.

Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

Mina's real magic may be that the Shah household, always contentious and sad, becomes a happy one. But when Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat's heart is enflamed by the community's anti-Semitism-and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most.


Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316182218
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In TOP SECRET AMERICA, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted "Top Secret" security clearance.

A landmark exposé of a new, secret "Fourth Branch" of American government, TOP SECRET AMERICA is a tour de force of investigative reporting-and a book sure to spark national and international alarm.


The Revisionists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316176729
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 1st, 2011

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.

Zed's mission will disrupt the lives of a disgraced former CIA agent; a young Washington lawyer grieving over the loss of her brother, a soldier in Iraq; the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes 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.


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Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.


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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - October 6th, 2011

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue-that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.


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Published: Back Bay Books - October 12th, 2011

In 2008, memoirist and journalist Peter Godwin secretly returned to his native Zimbabwe after its notoriously tyrannical leader, Robert Mugabe, lost an election. The decision was severely risky--foreign journalists had been banned to prevent the world from seeing a corrupt leader's refusal to cede power. Zimbabweans have named this period, simply, The Fear.

Godwin bears witness to the torture bases, the burning villages, the opposition leaders in hiding, the last white farmers, and the churchmen and diplomats putting their own lives on the line to stop the carnage. Told with a brilliant eye for detail, THE FEAR is a stunning personal account of a people laid waste by a despot and, armed with nothing but a desire to be free, their astonishing courage and resilience.


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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 8th, 2011

What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? Well, there is no such magic pill-but there is a new scientifically based approach called story editing that can accomplish all of this. It works by redirecting the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change. In Redirect, world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows how story-editing works and how you can use it in your everyday life.

The other surprising news is that many existing approaches-from the multi-billion dollar self-help industry to programs that discourage drug use and drinking-don't work at all. In fact, some even have the opposite effect. Most programs are not adequately tested, many do not work, and some even do harm. For example, there are programs that have inadvertently made people unhappy, raised the crime rate, increased teen pregnancy, and even hastened people's deaths-in part by failing to redirect people's stories in healthy ways.

In short, Wilson shows us what works, what doesn't, and why. Fascinating, groundbreaking, and practical, Redirect demonstrates the remarkable power small changes can have on the ways we see ourselves and the world around us, and how we can use this in our everyday lives. In the words of David G. Myers, "With wit and wisdom, Wilson shows us how to spare ourselves worthless (or worse) interventions, think smarter, and live well."


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 1st, 2011

He is one of basketball's towering figures: "Mr. Clutch," who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers' resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring "Showtime" to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day.

Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, WEST BY WEST is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.


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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 1st, 2011

The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes The Complaints must travel.

A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line.

In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and paranoia, and shows us something of our own lives reflected there.


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Georgia Bottoms may be Six Points, Alabama's finest feature - beautiful, worldly, a splendid cook and faithful churchgoer who cares for her aged mother and sells handmade quilts to her grateful neighbors.

Georgia also has a discreet side business, "entertaining" six local gentlemen at night. Judge Barnett on Sunday, Sheriff Allred on Friday, the doctor on Wednesday (Monday's are Georgia's own). Each gentleman gets a night tailored to his particular tastes, each has been trained to leave a "gift" to help Georgia get by, and each one thinks he is Georgia's only secret lover.

When Preacher Eugene Hendrix (Saturdays) decides he must confess their affair in front of his wife and the entire congregation, Georgia may be able to stop him in time. But one pin pulled out of her elaborately protected life may be all it takes to send the whole structure to hell in a hurry. Chin high, posture perfect, her Chanel handbag tucked firmly under her arm, Georgia sets out to save herself, her mama, and her particular notion of virtue from total ruin. Nothing in Six Points will ever be the same.

Written with hilarity, insight, and affection for the many failings of man-and womankind, Georgia Bottoms plumbs the irrepressible workings of the rebellious human heart.


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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 11th, 2012

"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 10th, 2012

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible.

Then they moved in.

In the Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, THE OBAMAS is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head.

In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 8th, 2011

SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS is Dr. Weil's paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness. In the book, he redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biochemical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional wellness and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, Dr. Weil's science-based integrative approach will help readers achieve their goals. With fascinating case studies and a comprehensive program, this guide breaks new ground in the field of happiness.


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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - September 26th, 2011

In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and his mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of the role he played in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves-in many forms-who hunt for blood. At once a love story and a tale of courage, The Traitor's Wife confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America's earliest days.


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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 28th, 2011

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.

DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court.

Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.

Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 8th, 2012

A dystopian novel about a society of haves, who escaped an apocalypse in a futuristic dome-covered city, and have-nots, who survived the nearly destroyed outside world. The have-nots are almost entirely marked or mutated in some manner.
PURE centers around the story of Pressia, a 16-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused into her left hand, and Partridge, an unmarked Pure who has escaped the Dome to find his mother, certain that she has survived the cataclysm.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 2011

Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The "Full Ozzy Genome" contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego-making headlines around the world. The procedure was in part sponsored by The Sunday Times of London, which had already caused an international fururoe by appointing Ozzy Osbourne its star health advice columnist. The newpaper argued that Ozzy's mutliple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypocondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, being quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it a global audience of millions. In TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY, Ozzy answers reader's questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell the memoir-style survival stories never published before-and offer guidance that no sane human being should follow. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY will include some of the best material from his published columns, answers to celebrities' medical questions, charts, sidebars, and more.


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Published: Business Plus - September 1st, 2011

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.

Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.

Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 4th, 2011

Rose Mae Lolley's mother disappeared when she was eight, leaving Rose with a heap of old novels and a taste for dangerous men. Now, as demure Mrs. Ro Grandee, she's living the very life her mother abandoned. She's all but forgotten the girl she used to be-teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol-until an airport gypsy warns Rose it's time to find her way back to that brave, tough girl . . . or else. Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from a man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did.

Starring a minor character from Jackson's bestselling gods in Alabama, BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with its stunning portrayal of the measures a mother will take to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will travel to satisfy the demands of forgivenes


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 25th, 2011

Isabel Gallegos, owner and CEO of Gallegos Wines is tired of always being responsible. Tending to everyone else's needs before her own has left her divorced, unhappy, and unfulfilled. The winery had been her parents dream, but never hers, though she devoted herself to making it a success. After much thought, Isabel decides to sell the winery, move to the beach, and finally take back her life.

But just as these changes are about to take place, Isabel's cousin and her husband are killed and she becomes the legal guardian to their three young children. Convinced this must be a mistake, Isabel returns to Argentina, intent on finding a more suitable home--and parent--for the kids. But as she spends time getting reacquainted with her family and her past, the decision to return to her own life grows complicated. Should she bring the children home with her, or find a way for them to stay in Argentina? Should she stay with them? Can she really give up her own dream, just as she's about to realize it?


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Published: Twelve - November 21st, 2011

In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin.

Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.

Or has it?

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold - using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories - who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 31st, 2011

David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 13th, 2012

Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.

Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 1st, 2011

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.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 4th, 2011

I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?


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In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April 2004, Marie's worst nightmare came true. In the days following his death, it was Pat's letter that kept her going and, more than that, it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2012

How far would you go to solve a crime against your family?
It is 1965. Leo Demidov, a former secret police agent, is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York. They are part of a "Peace Tour," meant to foster closer relations between the two Cold War enemies. On the tour, Leo's family is caught up in a conspiracy and betrayal that ends in tragedy. In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands one thing: that he be allowed to investigate and find the attacker that struck at the heart of his family on foreign soil. From the highest levels of the Soviet government, he is told No, that is impossible. Leo is haunted by the question: what happened in New York? In a surprising, epic story that spans decades and continents-from 1950s Moscow to 1960s America to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s-Leo's long pursuit of justice will force him to confront everything he ever thought he knew about his country, his family, and himself.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 18th, 2011

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 2011

In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.
Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers soon realize that everything they thought they knew-about themselves and the dreams they held dear-was not as it seemed. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 8th, 2012

Did you know muscles get bored, just like people do? And did you also know that there's a 9 out of 10 chance that you're working the wrong muscles when you exercise? With TRACY ANDERSON'S 30-DAY METHOD you don't have to worry-her unique workout and eating plan will help you drop the weight and shrink your body in no time.
Based on ten years of scientific research and experience getting clients red-carpet ready-A-listers or not-Anderson has developed a revolutionary program that defies genetics to tone, trim, and reshape the body. Most exercises incorrectly focus on bigger muscle groups, such as the biceps or hamstrings, when they should really be working the smaller accessory muscles. Anderson teaches you how to shift this focus, activating and challenging the smaller muscles to achieve a long, lean physique instead of a bulky look. The 30-Day Method will also prevent your muscles from getting bored; and the menus will help boost your metabolism.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 1st, 2012

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County returns with a magic-tinged tale of dreams, family secrets, and betrayals on a New England salt farm.

In the isolated Cape Cod village of Prospect, the Gilly sisters are as different as can be. Jo, a fierce and quiet loner, is devoted to the mysteries of her family's salt farm, while Claire is popular, pretty, and yearns to flee the salt at any cost. But the Gilly land hides a dark legacy that proves impossible to escape. Although the community half-suspects the Gilly sisters might be witches, it doesn't stop Whit Turner, the town's wealthiest bachelor, from forcing his way into their lives. It's Jo who first steals Whit's heart, but it is Claire--heartbroken over her high school sweetheart--who marries him.

Years later, estranged from her family, Claire finds herself thrust back onto the farm with the last person she would have chosen: her husband's pregnant mistress. Suddenly, alliances change, old loves return, and new battle lines are drawn. What the Gilly sisters learn about each other, the land around them, and the power of the salt, will not only change each of their lives forever, it will also alter Gilly history for good.


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 13th, 2011

"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a foreign language, or a salad."

Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation's unofficial provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forest Gump.
Breaking the autobiographical mode, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times . . . with a fictitious president" in place of the expected "I'd like to thank the Academy."
And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.
Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. No one will come away from this book without a sense of surprise about the Michael Moore most of us didn't know. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.


Macmillian Fall 2011 - Broadway

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ISBN: 9780312625085
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 8th, 2011

Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a
clandestine mission for the government.  When an officer is savagely
murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined
to capture another killer.

1873 is a perilous time in the relationship between
France and England.  When a string of English spies is found dead on
French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to
ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission.

Once he is on board the Lucy,
however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but
his old ones: the ship’s second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage’s
first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship’s captain begs the
temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal.  Lenox
finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where
nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against
the next crime—and also hope he won’t be the victim.

At once a
compulsive murder mystery, a spy story, and an intimate and joyful
journey with the Victorian navy, this book shows that no matter how far
Lenox strays from his old life, it will always come back to find him.


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ISBN: 9780312576462
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Published: Picador USA - September 27th, 2011

Now available in paperback! The #1 National and International Bestseller hailed as “a masterpiece“ (The New York Times Book Review) and “the novel of the year and the century” (The Guardian)

Patty and Walter Berglund were the pioneers of old St. Paul – the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. But now, in the new millennium, they have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter, once an environmental lawyer, taken a job working with Big Coal? Most startling of all, why has Patty, the perfect neighbor, turned into the local Fury?

In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Patty and Walter Berglund as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.


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