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Lost at Sea

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The New York Times–bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor. Lost at Sea reveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even in the most mundane circumstances. Ronson investigates the strange things we’re willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with our loved ones’ personalities to indigo children to hypersuccessful spiritual healers to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo fans. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives, for instance a pop singer whose life’s greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, and the scientist designated to greet those aliens when they arrive. Ronson throws himself into the stories—in a tour de force piece, he splits himself into multiple Ronsons (Happy, Paul, and Titch, among others) to get to the bottom of credit card companies’ predatory tactics and the murky, fabulously wealthy companies behind those tactics. Amateur nuclear physicists, assisted-suicide practitioners, the town of North Pole, Alaska’s Christmas-induced high school mass-murder plot: Ronson explores all these tales with a sense of higher purpose and universality, and suddenly, mid-read, they are stories not about the fringe of society or about people far removed from our own experience, but about all of us. Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbing—Ronson writes about our modern world, the foibles of contemporary culture, and the chaos that lies at the edge of our daily lives.

Lessons in Chemistry

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Author: Bonnie Garmus
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A delight for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the 1960s and despite the fact that she is a scientist, her peers are very unscientific when it comes to equality. The only good thing to happen to her on the road to professional fulfillment is a run-in with her super-star colleague Calvin Evans (well, she stole his beakers). The only man who ever treated her—and her ideas—as equal, Calvin is already a legend and Nobel nominee. He's also awkward, kind and tenacious. Theirs is true chemistry. But as events are never as predictable as chemical reactions, three years later Elizabeth Zott is an unwed, single mother (did we mention it's the early 60s?) and the star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's singular approach to cooking ("take one pint of H2O and add a pinch of sodium chloride") and independent example are proving revolutionary. Because Elizabeth isn't just teaching women how to cook, she's teaching them how to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters (including the best canine character in years), Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

The Horror of It All

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Author: Adam Rockoff
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Pop culture history meets blood-soaked memoir as Adam Rockoff, “a passionate fan of the horror genre in all its forms,” (The New York Times) recalls a life spent watching blockbuster slasher films, cult classics, and everything in between. Horror films have simultaneously captivated and terrified audiences for generations, racking up millions of dollars at the box office and infusing our nightmares with chainsaws, goblins, and blood-spattered machetes. Today’s hottest television shows feature classic horror elements, from marauding zombies and sexy vampires to myriad incarnations of the devil himself. Yet the horror genre and its controversial offshoots continue to occupy a nebulous space in our critical dialogue. The Horror of It All is a memoir from the front lines of the horror industry that dissects (and occasionally defends) the massively popular phenomenon of scary movies. Author Adam Rockoff delivers “the sharpest pop culture criticism you’ll find in any medium today,” (Rue Morgue) as he traces the highs and lows of the genre through the lens of his own obsessive fandom, which began in the horror aisles of his childhood video store and continued with a steady diet of cable trash. From the convergence of horror and heavy metal, to Siskel and Ebert’s crusade against the slasher flick, to the legacy of the Scream franchise, and the behind-the-scenes work of horror directors and make-up artists, Rockoff mines the rich history of the genre, braiding critical analysis with his own firsthand experiences as a horror writer and producer. Filled with mordant wit and sharp insight, The Horror of It All “is an amiable and often amusing guide” (Kirkus Reviews) that explains why horror films not only endure, but continue to prosper. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

TV Socialism

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Author: Anikó Imre
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In TV Socialism, Anikó Imre provides an innovative history of television in socialist Europe during and after the Cold War. Rather than uniform propaganda programming, Imre finds rich evidence of hybrid aesthetic and economic practices, including frequent exchanges within the region and with Western media, a steady production of varied genre entertainment, elements of European public service broadcasting, and transcultural, multi-lingual reception practices. These televisual practices challenge conventional understandings of culture under socialism, divisions between East and West, and the divide between socialism and postsocialism. Taking a broad regional perspective encompassing Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, Imre foregrounds continuities between socialist television and the region’s shared imperial histories, including the programming trends, distribution patterns, and reception practices that extended into postsocialism. Television, she argues, is key to understanding European socialist cultures and to making sense of developments after the end of the Cold War and the enduring global legacy of socialism.

Heiress Behind the Headlines

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Author: Caitlin Crews
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Haunted by one scandal too many, tabloid-savaged and vulnerable, Larissa Whitney turns her back on her gilded fortune. Desperately hiding from the paparazzi's relentless cameras, Larissa escapes to a small, secluded island, seeking refuge. But she's not alone—instead, Larissa finds herself face-to-face with Manhattan tycoon Jack Endicott Sutton. Now she's trapped on an island with a man she had a wild affair with five years before.… A man she's still achingly attracted to. A man who knows the outrageous truth!

Simple Gifts

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Author: Eileen Dreyer,Kathleen Korbel
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
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"A rich, remarkable read." — RT Booklovers SHE HAS NO TIME FOR LOVE Dr. Gen Kendall has paid too high a price to let anything get in the way of her dream. In one month she'll be a full-fledged doctor. She just has to impress her chief of staff, Dr. Jack O'Neill. She impresses him, all right. With one swing of a softball bat she puts him in his own hospital and changes both of their lives forever. HE HAS NO TASTE FOR LOVE A widower with a 12-year-old daughter, Jack hopes this move to Chicago will signal a new life for them both. He doesn't plan on finding himself literally at the feet of one of the most compelling women he's ever known. He certainly doesn't expect her to turn his life upside down when she recognizes something in his daughter that could well break his heart. Is love enough to see them through, especially when it means that not just Jack but Gen must face the ghosts of their pasts to save his little girl

Vision Quest

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Author: A.F. Henley,Kelly Wyre
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When Arik Beltrán checks into a hotel on business, he expects the tedium of unfamiliar beds and boring meetings. He expects to meet a financial client and be home before the solitude of being a stranger in a mundane land becomes too much to bear. Instead Arik finds Blaze: a mysterious man with an inner fire that lives up to the name. Nothing in Arik's life, not his deranged father nor even his faint brushes with the magic only Arik can see in the woven web of life could have prepared Arik for the man in the hotel lobby who casually invites Arik to room 1109 for late night ... Well, anything at all. Blaze Zaituc, on the other hand, knows exactly who Arik is and what Arik needs: Blaze. He has crossed land and sea to find the man who has appeared in Blaze's Visions as the next target in the Quest that comprises Blaze's life. Arik is someone for whom the Universe has plans, and Blaze must make sure Arik complies. Or else. Unaware of the lives and risks hanging in the balance, Arik untangles himself from the sheets in the silent hours of the morning. He wonders if he will find the door to 1109 open and waiting. He's not a risk taker, but this one time, just this once, maybe he'll take a chance ... And seal both his and Blaze's destinies forever.

The Unintended Groom & The Bride Wore Spurs

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Author: Debra Ullrick,Janet Dean
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A perfect partnership The Unintended Groom by Debra Ullrick When Abby Bowen's dream of love is dashed, she pursues a new dream: opening a dinner theater in Hot Mineral Springs, Colorado. There's just one hitch: she needs a male business partner. The handsome father of twins who answers Abby's ad is perfect…perhaps too perfect. Working with someone like Harrison Kingsley—without losing her heart—will be harder than Abby anticipated! The Bride Wore Spurs by Janet Dean To keep the Texas ranch she loves, Hannah Parrish will wed a man she doesn't. Cowpokes won't take orders from a young, single female. But while her exasperating neighbor, Matt Walker, jokes about her being a mere debutante, Hannah is a rancher to the core. Now Matt must convince her the greatest strength comes in trusting your heart to another—and your future to God…

Keep Her Safe

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Author: K.A. Tucker
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Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY). Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that's been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family's life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret. Gracie Richards wasn't born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it's all she knows anymore. At least here people don't care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive...until a man who clearly doesn't belong shows up on her doorstep. Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department's dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined. Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker's reputation as one of today's most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism

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Author: Woodruff D. Smith
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This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-19th century through Hitler and the Third Reich. Although much has been written about the virulently racist and anti-communist ideologies of the Nazi party, this is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework. Smith contends that Nazi imperialism represented the last, ambitious attempt to integrate two century-old ideologies--the elite, pro-industrial Weltpolitik and the popular-based, pro-agrarian Lebensraum--into a single system. In fact, Smith argues that it was largely the way in which the Nazis attempted to reconcile these contradictory ideologies that explains Germany's disastrous policies during World War II. This wide-ranging study also contributes to the debates over several other aspects of German history, including German military aims in World War II, the continuity--or discontinuity--of German policy from Bismarck to Hitler, and the relation between ideology and social-political life.

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Elijah Wald
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Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits) and "a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin down. As Howlin' Wolf once described it, "When you ain't got no money and can't pay your house rent and can't buy you no food, you've damn sure got the blues." It has been defined by lyrical structure, or as a progression of chords, or as a set of practices reflecting West African "tonal and rhythmic approaches," using a five-note "blues scale." Wald sees blues less as a style than as a broad musical tradition within a constantly evolving pop culture. He traces its roots in work and praise songs, and shows how it was transformed by such professional performers as W. C. Handy, who first popularized the blues a century ago. He follows its evolution from Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith through Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix; identifies the impact of rural field recordings of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton and others; explores the role of blues in the development of both country music and jazz; and looks at the popular rhythm and blues trends of the 1940s and 1950s, from the uptown West Coast style of T-Bone Walker to the "down home" Chicago sound of Muddy Waters. Wald brings the story up to the present, touching on the effects of blues on American poetry, and its connection to modern styles such as rap. As with all of Oxford's Very Short Introductions, The Blues tells you--with insight, clarity, and wit--everything you need to know to understand this quintessentially American musical genre.

Hitchcock

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Author: Richard Allen,Sam Ishii-Gonzales
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This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock considers Hitchcock both in his time and as a continuing influence on filmmakers, films and film theory. The contributions, who include leading scholars such as Slavoj Zizek, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and James Naremore, discuss canonical films such as Notorious and The Birds alongside lesser-known works including Juno and the Paycock and Frenzy. Articles are grouped into four thematic sections: 'Authorship and Aesthetics' examines Hitchcock as auteur and investigates central topics in Hitchcockian aesthetics. 'French Hitchcock' looks at Hitchcock's influence on filmmakers such as Chabrol, Truffaut and Rohmer, and how film critics such as Bazin and Deleuze have engaged with Hitchcock's work. 'Poetics and Politics of Identity' explores the representation of personal and political in Hitchcock's work. The final section, 'Death and Transfiguration' addresses the manner in which the spectacle and figuration of death haunts the narrative universe of Hitchcock's films, in particular his subversive masterpiece Psycho.

Weekends with Daisy

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Author: Sharron Kahn Luttrell
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Currently in development with CBS Films, this is the emotional and uplifting memoir of a woman who became a volunteer trainer for Daisy, a sweet yellow Lab puppy, and her unique relationship with the inmate who is Daisy’s partner in the Prison PUP program. When Sharron Luttrell, a journalist still deeply mourning the loss of her family dog, found out about a weekend puppy raiser program for a service dog organization, she knew it was just she needed to help her move on. It seemed ideal; pick up a puppy on Friday, return it on Sunday night, get a new puppy each year. No strings attached. Well, it turns out that there were strings – and they tugged at her every Sunday evening when she had to return “her dog” to prison. This memoir chronicles Sharron’s year co-parenting Daisy, a sweet lab puppy, with Keith, a convicted felon serving a decades-long sentence. As Sharron and Keith develop a rapport based on their brief weekend handovers (an exchange she describes as "divorced parents handing over the kids"), she begins to speculate about what the quiet, gentle Keith could have done to wind up in medium-security prison. When, through an accident of fate, Sharron finally discovers the crime Keith actually committed, she is shaken to her foundation. How can she continue to work with him, knowing what she does? But can she dismiss her personal experience with him, which has been nothing but kind? Ultimately, she looks to Daisy to pull her through—she must “think like a dog” and react in the present, not the past. Mindful of how much Daisy has taught her in a short time, Sharron can also see how much this special dog has helped Keith learn empathy, remorse, and to face the consequences of his actions. As the two of them work tirelessly to ensure that Daisy passes her final test and fulfills her destiny by becoming a service dog, Sharron tests the limits of her own strength, compassion, and capacity for love.

The Wounded

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Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
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The Summer of Letting Go

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Author: Gae Polisner
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Summer has begun, the beach is calling . . . . . . but Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned when she should have been watching. Now she is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend is moving on—with the boy Francesca secretly wants—and her father may be having an affair. Then Francesca begins babysitting Frankie Sky, a four-year-old who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon. She even wonders if Frankie could be Simon’s reincarnation. Their surprising friendship helps Francesca think she might begin to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky. “Resonates with real feeling.” —The New York Times Book Review “Haunting, heart-lifting, and impossible to put down.” —A. S. King, author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz “A beautiful story of heartbreak and hope.” —Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds

Moonstruck (Crossbreed Series: Book 7)

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Author: Dannika Dark
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Evil forces are at play in this spellbinding continuation of the USA Today bestselling Crossbreed series. Transporting goods is part of the job, but when Keystone accepts the daunting task of moving precious cargo, the team splits up. Raven has orders to follow, but Christian's seductive ways draw out her violent soul. Their journey is dangerous, their enemies ruthless, and one misstep could prove fatal. When one team member mysteriously vanishes, the rest must choose between cutting their losses in the face of chaos or seeing it through to the bitter end. Will Keystone have the fortitude to complete the mission, or will they fall like dominoes? United they stand, divided they fall. Begin the series with KEYSTONE. Keywords: vampires, mages, paranormal, supernatural, shifters, wolves, romance, paranormal romance, secrets, mystery, magic, modern magic, alpha male, sexy, brotherhood, strong woman, ghosts, psychic, sensors, tracker, bounty hunter, villains, sleuth, series, demons, devils, swords, sorcery, daggers, spell, adventure, journey, action, hybrids, werewolves, werewolf, curse, enchantment, castle, mercenary, rogues, assassins, kidnap, transformed, steamy, slow love story, tattoo, hunters, dark, fantasy, raven, special powers, snarky, banter, chemistry, humor, sidekicks, series, urban fantasy, tattoo, bikers, father, train, misfits, protectors

Context Counts

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Author: Robin Tolmach Lakoff
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Context Counts assembles, for the first time, the work of pre-eminent linguist Robin Tolmach Lakoff. A career that spans some forty years, Lakoff remains one of the most influential linguists of the 20th-century. The early papers show the genesis of Lakoff's inquiry into the relationship of language and social power, ideas later codified in the groundbreaking Language and Woman's Place and Talking Power. The late papers reflect her continued exposition of power dynamics beyond gender that are established and represented in language. This volume offers a retrospective analysis of Lakoff's work, with each paper preceded by an introduction from a prominent linguist in the field, including both contemporaries and students of Lakoff's work, and further, Lakoff's own conversation with these responses. This engaging and, at times, moving reevaluation pays homage to Lakoff's far-reaching influence upon linguistics, while also serving as an unusual form of autobiography revealing the decades' long evolution of a scholarly career.

The Great Pretenders

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Author: Laura Kalpakian
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The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Roxanne Granville is used to getting what she wants—even if she has to break the rules. But after a falling-out with her grandfather, a powerful movie mogul, she has to face life on her own for the first time.… Roxanne forges a career unique for women in the 1950s, becoming an agent for hungry young screenwriters. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men who rule Hollywood and who often assume that sexual favors are just a part of doing business. When she sells a script by a blacklisted writer under the name of a willing front man, more exiled writers seek her help. Roxanne wades into a world murky with duplicity and deception, and she can’t afford any more risks. Then she meets Terrence Dexter, a compelling African American journalist unlike anyone she’s ever known. Roxanne again breaks the rules, and is quickly swept up in a passionate relationship with very real dangers that could destroy everything she’s carefully built. Roxanne Granville is a woman who bravely defies convention. She won’t let men make all the rules, and won’t let skin color determine whom she can love. The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today’s world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.

Irvin S. Cobb

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Author: William E. Ellis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn." -- Irvin S. Cobb Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, humorist Irvin S. Cobb (1876--1944) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the early twentieth century's most celebrated writers. As a staff reporter for the New York World and Saturday Evening Post, he became one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. He also wrote short stories for noted magazines, published books, and penned scripts for the stage and screen. In Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of a Southern Humorist, historian William E. Ellis examines the life of this significant writer. Though a consummate wordsmith and a talented observer of the comical in everyday life, Cobb was a product of the Reconstruction era and the Jim Crow South. As a party to the endemic racism of his time, he often bemoaned the North's harsh treatment of the South and stereotyped African Americans in his writings. Marred by racist undertones, Cobb's work has largely slipped into obscurity. Nevertheless, Ellis argues that Cobb's life and works are worthy of more detailed study, citing his wide-ranging contributions to media culture and his coverage of some of the biggest stories of his day, including on-the-ground reporting during World War I. A valuable resource for students of journalism, American humor, and popular culture, this illuminating biography explores Cobb's life and his influence on early twentieth-century letters.

Trinity Rising

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Author: J.E. Taylor
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Mornings are a challenge with Damian being mortal, he instinctively dives for the floor when dawn's light illuminates the bed. The scald of whiskey, and the way Naomi feels, are the only constants which haven't changed. However, his mortal world begins to shine when fatherhood hits his horizon. Plans for a bright future disintegrate when Lucifer comes to claim their Trinity child, playing dirty by framing Damian for murder. Now, Damian and Naomi are on the run from both Lucifer and the law. They find an ally in a most unlikely source, ex-FBI agent Steve Williams and his family; a family with enough psychic energy to wage a war and realign the universe. With their new friends as part of the dynamic, Damian and Naomi are desperate for victory against the devil. One wrong step and they could trigger Armageddon, or worse, the hope for our future could fall into Lucifer's greedy grip.

Defenders of the Faith

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Author: Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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When Paul Blair's wife is killed by a young drunk driver, he decides to dedicate his life to keeping the youth of his church from bad influences. And if that means bringing down the wolves who tempt them, so be it. When Paul finds that one of his own "flock" has adopted and escalated his own murderous strategies, he joins forces with the boy in a bloody crusade of vengeance upon the unholy. But can he control this mindless, violent force he has unleashed, not only upon the guilty, but the innocent as well?

To Fetch a Thief

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Author: Spencer Quinn
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In the third installment in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets to this less-than-greatest show-on-earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this particular one-ring circus, has gone missing—along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace? At first there’s nothing Bernie and Chet can do—it’s a police matter and they have no standing in the case. But then they’re hired by Popo the Clown, who has his own reasons for wanting to find out what has become of the mysteriously missing duo. After Chet takes a few sniffs in Peanut’s trailer and picks up her one-of-a-kind scent, he and Bernie are in hot pursuit, heading far away from the bright lights of the traveling show and into the dark desert night. Some very dangerous people would prefer that Chet and Bernie disappear for good and will go to any lengths to make that happen. Across the border in Mexico and separated from Bernie, Chet must use all his natural strength and doggy smarts to try to save himself—not to mention Bernie and a decidedly uncooperative Peanut, too. To Fetch a Thief shows why readers everywhere have fallen head-over-paws in love with the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Top-notch suspense, humor, and insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave make this the most entertaining and irresistible book in the series yet.

Remodelista: The Ultimate Shopping Directory

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Author: Julie Carlson
Publisher: Artisan Books
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Remodelista: The Ultimate Shopping Directory by Julie Carlson Book Resume:

Remodelista: The Ultimate Shopping Directory is an in-depth listing of recommended home design resources and stores, excerpted from Remodelista. Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; “The Remodelista 100,” a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.

Amazingly Avoidable Adventures of Hammerbang and Rice

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A freelance thief, who unwittingly has magical powers and can turn herself invisible, teams up with a wizard who offers to teach her more spells in exchange for the opportunity to observe how she manages her disappearing act, but when a particular incantation repeatedly has calamitous impact on their island they must work together to save its inhabitants and set things right. Thrill seekers of wizardry and mischief will be CONFOUNDED and STUPEFIED as Hammerbang and Rice square off against various extra-dimensional creatures including the FEARSOME Octo-skull and the HIDEOUS, indestructible imp! Readers will be SHOCKED when the land of Precarious becomes DOMINATED by vampires and THREATENED WITH ANNIHILATION by always hungry hydra of DOOM! Tuck in tight and be prepared for adventures that may well BLOW YOUR MIND OUT THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD!

Aaron and the Lake Animal

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Author: Bobbie Kaald
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Aaron and the Lake Animal by Bobbie Kaald Book Resume:

After the scare at the Olympic National Park, Percy needs to get his family outside again to help them get over their fears. They travel along the old hi-way 2 from Seattle to Lake Osoyoos and see many things perhaps unknown to you.

Learning Material Design

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Master Material Design and create beautiful, animated interfaces for mobile and web applications About This Book Master the highly acclaimed Material Design paradigm and give your apps and pages the look that everyone is talking about Get a mix of key theoretical concepts combined with enough practical examples to put each theory into practice so you can create elegant material interfaces with Android Studio and Polymer Written by Kyle Mew, successful author with over a decade of mobile and web development experience, this book has both the touch of a developer as well as an experienced writer Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for web developers and designers who are interested in implementing Material Design in their mobile and web apps. No prior knowledge or experience of Material Design is required, but some familiarity with procedural languages such as Java and markup languages such as HTML will provide an advantage. What You Will Learn Implement Material Design on both mobile and web platforms that work on older handsets and browsers Design stylish layouts with the Material Theme Create and manage cards, lists, and grids Design and implement sliding drawers for seamless navigation Coordinate components to work together Animate widgets and create transitions and animation program flow Use Polymer to bring Material Design to your web pages In Detail Google's Material Design language has taken the web development and design worlds by storm. Now available on many more platforms than Android, Material Design uses color, light, and movements to not only generate beautiful interfaces, but to provide intuitive navigation for the user. Learning Material Design will teach you the fundamental theories of Material Design using code samples to put these theories into practice. Focusing primarily on Android Studio, you'll create mobile interfaces using the most widely used and powerful material components, such as sliding drawers and floating action buttons. Each section will introduce the relevant Java classes and APIs required to implement these components. With the rules regarding structure, layout, iconography, and typography covered, we then move into animation and transition, possibly Material Design's most powerful concept, allowing complex hierarchies to be displayed simply and stylishly. With all the basic technologies and concepts mastered, the book concludes by showing you how these skills can be applied to other platforms, in particular web apps, using the powerful Polymer library. Style and approach Learning Material Design combines the theories behind material design with practical examples of how these can be implemented and further reinforcing the guidelines covering style, layout and structure.

In Absentia

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Author: Melissa F. Miller
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When a five-foot-nothing lawyer's client goes missing, nothing will get in the way of her efforts to find him—not even a violent terrorist cell, a trained assassin, and an opioid-trafficking ring. You guessed it. Sasha McCandless-Connelly is back. When Sasha's client is a no-show for his federal sentencing hearing in a bulk money smuggling case, the presiding judge is not amused. He gives her the weekend to locate the guy or face the consequences. She tracks down her client in a remote West Virginia town, but it's not the end of her problems—it's just the beginning. He's being held hostage by violent men who are convinced he's the key to eight million dollars that have gone missing from a terrorist organization's coffers. After a day passes with no word from Sasha, an increasingly worried Leo leaves the kids with a friend and heads to West Virginia in search of his wife. He arrives only to end up in the middle of a massive drug-trafficking investigation. Cut off from one another and from any means of communication and surrounded by players who aren't who they seem to be, Sasha and Leo each figure out half of the story. Now, they're running out of time to put it all together. But anyone who knows Sasha and Leo knows better than to bet against them.

Ashes of Victory

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Author: Caitlin Demaris McKenna
Publisher: Scoria Press, LLC
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Betrayed. Abandoned. And sent to a city at war. Shomoro paid the price for defying the High Council. With her status revoked, the surarchy she once served has summoned her to explain her fifteen-year absence. Now she must find exonerating evidence, or face the surarchy empty handed. It won’t be easy. Her best lead is in Diego Two, a city afire with civil unrest after the Djandjer-Pralsh’s failed revolution. But the greatest threat is still to come: embittered by the deaths of his comrades, Gau has enlisted the warlike Urd in his scheme for revenge. And what he brings to Diego Two will be a disaster no one can prepare for… ASHES OF VICTORY is a thrilling science fiction adventure where the fires of defeat loom over every triumph. Get ASHES OF VICTORY today!

The Gypsy Lord

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When Desmond Amador's sister married the king of Cardenas, the son of a Gypsy dancer and a sailor became a titled lord with more wealth, land, and power than he could have ever hoped to possess. But, before long he discovered the true nature of both his adulterous wife and the gilded world of the royal court. Bitter and jaded after a public divorce, Desmond cultivates a reputation for himself as a conscienceless rake, one he wears as a badge of honor. After the death of her father, Lady Anastasia Harden flees the only home she's ever known to escape the clutches of her despicable cousin, who plans to force her into marrying him. When her escape goes awry, she finds herself penniless and without a friend in the world. Taking shelter within The Red Rose, a brothel catering to a wealthy and titled clientele, Anastasia faces a choice between working her fingers to the bone as a maid or earning wealth and comfort as the lover a dark lord. Upon finding the enigmatic Ana working as a maid at The Red Rose, Desmond is determined to have her, and no price is too great. With an arrangement agreed upon, he thinks to indulge in a meaningless affair, but finds himself rapidly falling under Ana's spell. As feelings of passion begin to develop into something more, he will be forced to acknowledge his growing love for her. Anastasia does not want to keep the truth of her past from Desmond, but the revelation would tear them apart. Yet, when that truth becomes a danger to them both, she is left with no choice but to reveal it all. Faced with the possibility of losing everything, Anastasia will learn that Desmond's wild heart is not so easily captured, or tamed.

Not So Simple

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Author: Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
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The "Simple" stories, Langston Hughes's satirical pieces featuring Harlem's Jesse B. Semple, have been lauded as Hughes's greatest contribution to American fiction. In Not So Simple, Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper provides the first full historical analysis of the Simple stories. Harper races the evolution and development of Simple from his 1943 appearance in Hughes's weekly Chicago Defender column through his 1965 farewell in the New York Post. Drawing on correspondence and manuscripts of the stories, Harper explores the development of the Simple collections, from Simple Speaks His Mind (1950) to Simple's Uncle Sam (1965), providing fresh and provocative perspectives on both Hughes and the characters who populate his stories. Harper discusses the nature of Simple, Harlem's "everyman", and the way in which Hughes used his character both to teach fellow Harlem residents about their connection to world events and to give black literature a hero whose "day-after-day heroism" would exemplify greatness. She explores the psychological, sociological, and literary meanings behind the Simple stories, and suggests ways in which the stories illustrate lessons of American history and political science. She also examines the roles played by women in these humorously ironic fiction. Ultimately, Hughes's attitudes as an author are measured against the views of other prominent African American writers. Demonstrating the richness and complexity of this Langston Hughes character and the Harlem he inhabited. Not So Simple makes an important contribution to the study of American literature.

Sovereign

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Author: April Daniels
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The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought, featuring “the most exciting new superheroes in decades.” (Kirkus, starred review) Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse. When she crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there’s no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her. She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge. And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

Chipping Through Time

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Author: David C. Schultz
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Chipping Through Time By: David C. Schultz Spend a relaxing day on the golf course teeing off and chatting with some of the most interesting and influential people from history—from Beethoven and George Washington to Ben Hogan, one of the greatest players in the history of the game. A tale particularly relevant in today’s political climate, these celebrities might even offer some fresh perspective on certain contemporary topics!

The Colonel's Wife

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Author: J. Robert Kennedy
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What would you do if solving a murder meant the certain death of an innocent? ★★★★★ FROM AWARD WINNING USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ★★★★★ WHILE WAR RAGED IN NAZI GERMANY, ONE MAN WAS DETERMINED TO KEEP THE PEACE. Berlin. 1941. Nazi Germany controls most of Europe, and the war has barely touched the German capital. Life goes on, with most civilians optimistic about the future. Bakers baked. Fishermen fished. Cleaners cleaned. And murderers murdered. When a body is found after an air raid, it is treated as routine until an anonymous tip has the case assigned to Kriminalinspektor Wolfgang Vogel, who discovers the death was anything but a casualty of war. It was murder. A murder beyond the routine, with a motive so shocking, it will leave Vogel questioning his own morality, and whether his oath to uphold the law is absolute, no matter what the cost. The Colonel’s Wife, the first in a new series from award winning USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, will have you lost in the mysteriousness of World War Two Nazi Germany, where life went on much as it did in cosmopolitan America, where crime continued unabated, and where police struggled as they always have to maintain the peace. Get your copy of The Colonel’s Wife today, then decide what you would have done had you been thrust into the same situation as Kriminalinspektor Wolfgang Vogel…

Chaos in Kadoma Ward

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Author: S. J. Pajonas
Publisher: Onigiri Press
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Hot Single Daddy

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Author: Cassandra Dee
Publisher: Cassandra Dee Romance
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Bella: Marcus is the hot single dad every woman in our small town wants. Okay, so he’s actually my friend Faith’s father, but I’ve noticed when the handsome pilot walks around with his shirt off. I’ve seen those six pack abs, and appreciated the chiseled pecs, not to mention the muscled thighs and the … well, you can imagine the rest. But why would Marcus want a curvy, sassy girl like me? Marcus: Imagine my surprise when I come home late one night and hear panting noises coming from the guest bedroom. My daughter’s best friend is sleeping over, but could it really be the luscious Bella doing that? Of course it is, and suddenly, I have a massive urge to join in. But Bella’s ripe and fertile, and soon, we’re not just setting off fireworks … instead, I’ve put my baby in her belly, and the sweet girl will be mine. Hey Readers - It’s May December romance at its finest! This story is a follow-up to My Stepmom’s Boyfriend and The Baddest Bad Boy, but don’t worry – all my books are standalones and do not need to be read in any particular order. As always, I specialize in the hottest bad boys and the curviest, sauciest girls who get exactly what they want, need, and crave in the end. Put on your seat belt and enjoy the ride because there’s a huge load of STEAM coming your way! You’ll love the story, I promise! Xoxo, Cassie

The Splendor of Ordinary Days

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Author: Jeff High
Publisher: Penguin
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Readers of Jan Karon’s Mitford series and Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country series will fall in love with Jeff High’s funny, heartfelt Watervalley series. The pastoral charm of small-town Watervalley, Tennesse, can be deceptive, as young Dr. Luke Bradford discovers when he’s caught in the fallout of a decades-old conflict… After a rocky start as Watervalley’s only doctor, Luke Bradford has decided to stay in town, honoring the three-year commitment he made to pay off his medical school debts. But even as his friendships with the quirky townsfolk deepen, and he pursues a romance with lovely schoolteacher Christine Chambers, several military veterans’ emotional wounds trigger anger and unrest in Watervalley. At the center of the clash is the curmudgeonly publisher of the local newspaper, Luther Whitmore. Luther grew up in Watervalley, but he returned from combat in Vietnam a changed man. He fenced in beautiful Moon Lake, posting “Keep Out” notices at the beloved spot, and provokes the townspeople with his incendiary newspaper. As Luke struggles to understand Luther’s past, and restore harmony in Watervalley, an unforeseen crisis shatters a relationship he values dearly. Suddenly Luke must answer life’s toughest questions about service, courage, love, and sacrifice. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

The Bonemender

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Author: Holly Bennett
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Gabrielle DesChenes, gifted Healer and one of the royal family of Verdeau, finds herself falling in love with Feolan, an Elf who arrives at her castle seeking help for his wounded friend and who warns of imminent danger from invaders who threaten the freedom of all who live in the Krylian Basin.

Bright Starry Banner

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Author: Alden R. Carter
Publisher: Soho Press
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“This monumentally ambitious novel covers in exquisite and graphic detail one of the bloodiest two-day engagements of the Civil War” (Publishers Weekly). December 30, 1862: Outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the forty-three thousand men of Maj. General William Starke Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland faced the thirty-eight thousand Confederate soldiers of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee. It had been a dismal month for the Union. In the east, the Army of the Potomac suffered a terrible defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia; in the west, Grant failed yet again to breach the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Emancipation Proclamation was to go into effect on New Year’s Day, but after the disasters in December, Lincoln’s decree seemed less the assertion of a great moral imperative than a desperate attempt to shore up a crumbling cause. Rosecrans was to engage Bragg and win. That evening, the bands of both armies played, while the eighty thousand soldiers joined in singing Home Sweet Home. At dawn, they would set about killing each other. At the Battle of Stones River, thousands will fall in savage fighting across the fields and woods of middle Tennessee. The carnage will awaken the best in some men––courage, sacrifice, and honor; the worst in others––cruelty, cowardice, and depravity. In arenas dubbed “the Slaughter Pen” and “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Blue and Gray are about to collide.

My Resurrected Heart:

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Author: Diane Vernitsky Jellen
Publisher: WestBowPress
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My Resurrected Heart: by Diane Vernitsky Jellen Book Resume:

The story of one woman’s life with an alcoholic spouse will resonate with anyone dealing with a loved one’s addiction. After her husband moved out, author Diane Jellen sought professional counseling and learned that she had played a leading role in the family drama. In order to achieve spiritual and emotional recovery, she had to deal with her own issues including: • Denial • Stigma of addiction • Shame • Blame • Family secrets • Divorce • Financial loss • Inability to trust This forty-day devotional memoir details Jellen’s slow but progressive recovery from crippling codependent behavior to self-respect. Follow Diane on her healing journey and learn how you, too, can face your fears and overcome your shortcomings. Along the way, you will discover that it’s okay to love and respect the person God designed you to be.

Tracks

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Author: K.M. Tolan
Publisher: Champagne Books
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Ever look out of a train car’s window and think the world rushing by isn’t yours? Welcome to Hobohemia, where hobo kings vie with rail barons over the value of the human spirit, and steam engines still ply the living rails. Vincent arrives searching for his long lost sister, but quickly finds himself immersed in a battle to stop the Erie Railroad from unleashing a horror that will see the end of hobo jungles and craftsmen alike.