The Taking of Jake Livingston - by Ryan Douglass (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: People & PlacesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Ryan DouglassAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: African American, United StatesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Get Out meets Danielle Vega in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee. Sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston sees dead people everywhere. But he can't decide what's worse: being a medium forced to watch the dead play out their last moments on a loop or being at the mercy of racist teachers as one of the few Black students at St. Clair Prep. Both are a living nightmare he wishes he could wake up from. But things at St. Clair start looking up with the arrival of another Black student--the handsome Allister--and for the first time, romance is on the horizon for Jake.Unfortunately, life as a medium is getting worse. Though most ghosts are harmless and Jake is always happy to help them move on to the next place, Sawyer Doon wants much more from Jake. In life, Sawyer was a troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school before taking his own life. Now he's a powerful, vengeful ghost and he has plans for Jake. Suddenly, everything Jake knows about dead world goes out the window as Sawyer begins to haunt him. High school soon becomes a different kind of survival game--one Jake is not sure he can win. About The Author Ryan Douglass was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently resides, cooking pasta and playing records. He enjoys wooden-wick candles, falling asleep on airplanes, and advocating for stronger media representation for queer Black people.
House of Leaves - 2nd Edition by Mark Z Danielewski (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 736Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HorrorFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pantheon BooksAuthor: Mark Z DanielewskiAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A blind old man, a young apprentice working in a tattoo shop, and a mad woman haunting an Ohio institute narrate this story of a family that encounters an endlessly shifting series of hallways in their new home, eventually coming face to face with the awful darkness lying at its heart. Book Synopsis Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams. Review Quotes "Any hope or fear that the experimental novel was an aberration of the twentieth century is dashed by the appearance of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, the first major experimental novel of the new millennium. And it's a monster. Dazzling."--The Washington Post Book World "An intricate, erudite, and deeply frightening book." --The Wall Street Journal "A great novel. A phenomenal debut. Thrillingly alive, sublimely creepy, distressingly scary, breathtakingly intelligent--it renders most other fiction meaningless. One can imagine Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, Stephen King, and David Foster Wallace bowing at Danielewski's feet, choking with astonishment, surprise, laughter, awe."--Bret Easton Ellis "[Its] chills spark vertigo, its erudition brings on dislocating giddiness . . . House of Leaves is dizzying in every respect." --Entertainment Weekly "Stunning . . . What could have been a perfectly entertaining bit of literary horror is instead an assault on the nature of story."--Spin "This demonically brilliant book is impossible to ignore, put down, or persuasively conclude reading. In fact, when you purchase your copy you may reach a certain page and find me there, reduced in size like Vincent Price in The Fly, still trapped in the web of its malicious, beautiful pages."--Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn "[A] tour de force first novel. [It] can keep you up at nights and make you never look at a closet in quite the same way again . . . Staggeringly good fun."--Chicago Sun-Times "A novelistic mosaic that simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious."--The New York Times "If you can imagine that Peter Pan's enemy is not Captain Hook but Neverland itself, or that the whale that swallows Jonah is Moby-Dick, you'll begin to appreciate what this book is about. Anticipate it with dread, seize, and understand. A riveting reading experience."--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West "Grabs hold and won't let go . . . The reader races through the pages exactly as her mind races to find out what happens next." --The Village Voice "Like Melville's Moby-Dick, Joyce's Ulysses, and Nabokov's Pale Fire, Danielewski's House of Leaves is a grandly ambitious multi-layered work that simply knocks your socks off with its vast scope, erudition, formal inventiveness, and sheer storytelling skills." --San Diego Union-Tribune About the Author Mark Z. Danielewski was born in 1966. House of Leaves is his first novel.
Honeysuckle Summer - (Sweet Magnolias Novel) by Sherryl Woods (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: Sweet Magnolias NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Sherryl WoodsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix Original Series!From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl WoodsThe sweet scent of honeysuckle makes a perfect Carolina summer.After Raylene Hammond found the courage to leave her abusive husband, the Sweet Magnolias took her in--providing her with the safety she needed to heal. But now, a year later, the trauma she endured has left her unable to leave the house. When a terrible accident nearly occurs, due in part to her condition, she decides it's time to seek help.With her friends' support and encouragement, Raylene starts her journey to recovery. Along the way, she meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins, who understands why she feels trapped inside and wants to see her succeed. He's even taken to bringing the outside world to her when she doesn't feel ready to confront it.As Raylene and Carter's relationship begins to bloom, she must decide if she's ready to start anew or if they'll never have more than this one sweet summer.A Sweet Magnolias NovelBook 1: Stealing HomeBook 2: A Slice of HeavenBook 3: Feels Like FamilyBook 4: Welcome to SerenityBook 5: Home in CarolinaBook 6: Sweet Tea at SunriseBook 7: Honeysuckle SummerBook 8: Midnight PromisesBook 9: Catching FirefliesBook 10: Where Azaleas BloomBook 11: Swan PointBonus: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook
Dawn of the Dead - by George A Romero (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HorrorFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Gallery BooksAuthor: George A RomeroAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A handful of survivors find refuge at a local mall. They realize that a mall is the perfect place to sit out the end of the world and even begin to enjoy themselves. But before long, the zombies start to find their way in. Book Synopsis The novel of the classic horror film, with an introduction by Simon Pegg! WHEN THERE IS NO MORE ROOM IN HELL, THE DEAD WILL WALK THE EARTH George A. Romero terrified a generation with his iconic horror film and with this cult-classic novel. Immerse yourself in this unparalleled vision from the revered master of the zombie apocalypse...and be terrified all over again. Zombies have overpowered the living and ravaged the world. Society has collapsed as humans race to save themselves. No one knows how far the creatures have spread, or how to stop them. In downtown Philadelphia, four people escape the chaos and find shelter in a vacated shopping mall. But as their greed spirals and the undead close in, their haven for waiting out the end of the world becomes the last battleground for survival. And there is nowhere left to hide... "Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror movies ever made." --Roger Ebert About the Author George A. Romero, nicknamed the "Grandfather of the Zombie," is a living film legend. He is the director of more than a dozen films, including the original zombie classic, "Night of""the Living Dead, " and its sequel, "Dawn of the Dead."
Kill All Your Darlings - by David Bell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAuthor: David BellAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English About the Book "When a professor's student disappears and is presumed dead, he passes off her manuscript as his own-only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request. After years of struggling to write after the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman. There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him. Connor's problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma-admit he didn't write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. As the murders pile up, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student's manuscript. This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia-and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up"-- Book Synopsis When a student disappears and is presumed dead, her professor passes off her manuscript as his own--only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request. After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman. There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him. Connor's problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma--admit he didn't write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student's manuscript. This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia--and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up. Review Quotes Praise for KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS Grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Kill All Your Darlings will keep you reading late into the night with a twist you'll never see coming."--Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish Sounds like Wonder Boys times Patricia Highsmith. Yes please!--Crime Reads "A dark, twisty journey through the labyrinth of academia. This book has everything--a missing girl, a murder, a book-within-a-book and so much more! One of David Bell's most unique and engrossing novels." --Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife An exceptionally gripping, lightning paced, deviously plotted thriller. David Bell is a mad genius. I could not put this book down." --Michele Campbell, internationally bestselling author of It's Always the Husband Only the diabolical mind of the talented storyteller David Bell could concoct this mind-bendingly twisty thriller! He manages to brilliantly weaponize college, students, teachers, tenure--and even the writing of novels. Smart, audacious and completely original. --Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie This compelling thriller about a professor, a student, and a stolen manuscript that closely mirrors a real-life murder will keep readers guessing until the very last page. Kill All Your Darlings is storytelling at its very best!--Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten"Compulsively readable and jam-packed with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS is first-rate literary entertainment. Suspenseful and surprising, I didn't want it to end."--Richard Chizmar, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Boogeyman Praise for the Novels of David Bell David Bell is a top-notch storyteller....I flew through this twisting, riveting psychological thriller.--Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end.--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark [A] suspenseful page-turning thriller.--Hello Giggles "A whirlwind story about secrets, regrets, and sacrifice....a deliciously infectious thriller."--Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller...[a] smart and unrelenting page-turner!--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter A tautly told, heart-pounding read...a page-turning whodunit where every character's a suspect and no one can be trusted. --Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl [A] taut gem...a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.--Providence Journal About The Author David Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He's currently a professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program.
When He Was Wicked - (Bridgertons) by Julia Quinn (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 448Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: BridgertonsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avon BooksAuthor: Julia QuinnAge Range: AdultBook theme: Historical, GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis A New York Times BestsellerFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.FRANCESCA'S STORYIn every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer--the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . . Review Quotes "If you've never read romance novels, start here." --Washington Post"Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen."--Jill Barnett"Quinn is . . . a romance master. [She] has created a family so likable and attractive, a community so vibrant and engaging, that we want to crawl into the pages and know them." --NPR Books"Quinn is a consummate storyteller. Her prose is spry and assured, and she excels at creating indelible characters." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Simply delightful, filled with charm, humor, and wit." --Kirkus Reviews
Biscuit's Big Word Book in English and Spanish - by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x .4 Inches (W) x 8.6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ReadersSeries Title: BiscuitFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollins EspanolAuthor: Alyssa Satin CapucilliAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: BeginnerLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn to read simple words in both Spanish and English with Biscuit, everyone's favorite little yellow puppy, in this bilingual word book for new readers. Perfect for celebrating the 25th anniversary of Biscuit.Learn over 100 first words in English and Spanish with Biscuit, everyone's favorite little yellow puppy! This bilingual word book introduces early learners to life on the farm and city, family, friends, seasons, numbers, colors, bedtime, and much more.Along with full-color illustrations, each featured word is accompanied by a visual and contextual clue to help children decipher its meaning.With simple images and clear text, this appealing bilingual book is perfect for building everyday vocabulary in English and Spanish, whether at home or in the classroom.
Faithless in Death - (In Death) by J D Robb (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 480Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: In DeathFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: J D RobbAge Range: AdultBook theme: Police ProceduralLanguage: English Book Synopsis In Faithless in Death, the new Eve Dallas police thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, what looked like a lover's quarrel turned fatal has bigger--and more terrifying--motives behind it... The scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wineglasses by the bed, music playing, and a body with a bashed-in head. But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don't add up. Gwen Huffman is wealthy, elegant, tearful over the trauma of finding the body--but why did it take an hour to report it? And why is she lying about little things? As Eve and her team look into it, they find that the lies go well beyond murder--and soon they're getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy... About The Author J. D. ROBB is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
Live on Purpose - by Sadie Robertson Huff (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: ReligiousFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Sadie Robertson HuffAge Range: TeenBook theme: Devotional & Prayer, ChristianLanguage: English About the Book Live on Purpose, Sadie Robertson's confidence-inspiring devotional based on her bestselling books Live Fearless and Live, offers intention in your everyday time with God and helps you make the most of your amazing, one-of-a-kind life. Book Synopsis Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson's devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults will reach new depths of faith as they discover how to live life to the fullest with Sadie's 100 meaningful devotions.Live on Purpose takes the life-changing themes from Sadie's bestselling books Live Fearless and Live and helps you apply those truths through Scripture, prayer, and her passionate message to live well.In each entry, Sadie shares her personal journey with God and gives you practical tools for . . .Overcoming fear and living with confidenceLiving without limitations by setting aside fear, anxiety, and comparisonAuthentically celebrating every moment in lifeReplacing temporary highs with the promises of GodDreaming big and living like it's on purpose!Live on Purpose is a valuable message for anyone eager to make a difference in the world and is a perfect gift for a graduation, a birthday celebration, the holidays, or a faith anniversary. This book will help you discover that when you follow your God-given passions, nothing can stop you from living your most enthusiastic, purposeful life.With a social media audience of more than 6 million, Sadie is a wholesome role model and enthusiastic voice for her generation. Sadie's fanbase follows her hit podcast, WHOA That's Good; watched her become runner-up on season 19 of Dancing with the Stars; or read her bestselling books including Live, Live Fearless, Live Original, and Life Just Got Real.
Night's Illusion - (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Children of the NightFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ZebraAuthor: Amanda AshleyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Paranormal, VampiresLanguage: English Book Synopsis From one of the most acclaimed voices in paranormal romance comes an electrifying new novel of immortal desire. Giovanni Lanzoni may just be the world's oldest male virgin. Or at least, the oldest male virgin vampire. Giovanni has clung to the vows he made a thousand years ago as a mortal priest--yet he is no longer either of those things. Others of his kind have settled down since claiming immortality, finding love, even raising children. Sensing his loneliness, Mara, Queen of the Vampires, eagerly sets out to find Giovanni the perfect mate. But only one woman, met by chance on a dark night, truly tempts him... Cassie Douglas has never met a man she trusts as much as Giovanni. Yet the shocking truth he reveals makes her question their deep connection. There are other urgent obstacles too. Giovanni's sire, an ancient, dangerously powerful vampire, is awakening after centuries of slumber, with vengeance on his mind. And in the battle unfolding around them, everything is at risk--their lives, their loved ones, and a passionate eternity together... About the Author Amanda Ashley is one of those rare birds--a California native. She's lived in Southern California her whole life and, except for the earthquakes, she loves it. She shares a home with her husband, as well as an adorable Pomeranian named Lady and a tortoise who remains nameless. Amanda and her alter ego, Madeline, have written over 70 books and short stories. Not bad for someone who started writing just for the fun of it. Her books have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. You can get a sneak peek at her next book on her Website: AmandaAshley.com.
The Lying Life of Adults - by Elena Ferrante (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 328Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Europa EditionsAuthor: Elena FerranteAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post - O, The Oprah Magazine - TIME Magazine - NPR - Financial Times - New York Post - Kirkus Reviews - Harper's Bazaar AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER In this powerful novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, fourteen-year-old Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which wears a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity, where her guide is the unforgettable Aunt Vittoria. With this new novel about the passage from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante gives her readers another gripping, highly addictive, Neapolitan story. "Another spellbinding coming-of-age tale from a master."--People Magazine Review Quotes "What a relief it is when an author who has written a masterpiece returns to prove the gift intact."--The New York Times Book Review "Reads like a distillation of adolescence itself."--Vogue "Suspenseful and propulsive...Explores some of the writer's touchiest preoccupations."--The New York Times "Ferrante once again, with undiminished skill and audacity, creates an emotional force field that has at its heart a young girl on the brink of womanhood."--Wall Street Journal "Giovanna's fate, containing elements both expected and unexpected, makes her one of this year's most memorable heroines."--The Boston Globe "Will leave the reader as shaken and invigorated as it does its young protagonist."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "This is classic Ferrante, better than ever [...] Great stuff."--The Toronto Star "The Lying Life of Adults affirms that Ferrante is an oracle among authors, writing literary epics as illuminating as origin myths, explaining us to ourselves."--O, The Oprah Magazine "A marvelously disconcerting novel of disillusionment."--The Atlantic "A glorious story about the liminal space between childhood and adulthood...A study of the meaning of refinement, beauty and what truth even means."--Good Housekeeping "This transportive new book is a must read."--Condé Nast Traveler "A bracing reminder of the complexity of class and of the variegated ways in which human beings process what they lack and decide to fill that void."--The Nation "At times hilarious and gut-wrenching, Ferrante's novel breaks down society's impossible ideals of beauty and behavior."--Today.com "A clear-eyed, evocative reminder that the terrain of adulthood is as fraught as the darkest corners of Naples."--Seattle Book Review "As slinky and scowling as a Neapolitan cat."--Annalisa Quinn, NPR "Ferrante returns to the splendid squalor of Naples in this cutting and cunning bildungsroman."--O, The Oprah Magazine "[Ferrante's]characters have wide-spanned souls and so does Naples, exuding the smells of the sea and gasoline and baking crust."--Los Angeles Times
Christmas Company - by Alys Murray (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 298Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Two Rivers DistributionAuthor: Alys MurrayAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "The small town of Miller's Point is known across the country for [its] annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the celebration is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions, and her favorite holiday. But along the way, she realises that the man she's trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own"--Back cover. Book Synopsis She's out to save her town from a real-life Scrooge... The small town of Miller's Point is known across the country for their annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the celebration is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions, and her favorite holiday. But, along the way, she realizes that the man she's trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own. With a lot of heart and a little Christmas magic, Kate is convinced she can teach Clark to love her favorite holiday. But can such different people learn to open up and love each other? This heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham.
Fear Street the Beginning - by R L Stine (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 560Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Thrillers & SuspenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon PulseAuthor: R L StineAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book "Welcome to Fear Street--Where strange things happen, people go missing, and nightmares come true. This is where it all began. When Fear Street became legend, forever linked with danger, and curses, and things that go bump in the night. Go back to how it all started--to the moment when Corey Brooks falls for perfect, incredible Anna, only to learn that she's gone missing...on Fear Street. Venture into the terrifying Fear Street woods where Meg Dalton's best friend Evan died under mysterious circumstances, and discover why only Meg can uncover the truth behind his death. Follow Della to Fear Island and learn about the terrifying threats that force Della to confront her past--and the incident that occurred on the island between her and a dangerous stranger. Return to Fear Street with Mark and Cara Burroughs who come home to find that their parents have disappeared, plunging them into a nightmare of chaos that neither of them could have ever predicted. The only thing they know for sure is that though Fear Street may be a mystery, not everyone escapes such an evil place alive. Only danger awaits those brave enough to travel down Fear Street. You're not afraid--are you?"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis The classic and heart-pounding Fear Street Series from beloved author R.L. Stine is back with the first four books now in one thrilling package! Welcome to Fear Street... Where strange things happen, people go missing, and nightmares come true. This is where it all began. When Fear Street became legend, forever linked with danger, and curses, and things that go bump in the night. Go back to how it all started--to the moment when Corey Brooks falls for perfect, incredible Anna, only to learn that she's gone missing...on Fear Street. Venture into the terrifying Fear Street woods where Meg Dalton's best friend Evan died under mysterious circumstances, and discover why only Meg can uncover the truth behind his death. Follow Della to Fear Island and learn about the terrifying threats that force Della to confront her past--and the incident that occurred on the island between her and a dangerous stranger. Return to Fear Street with Mark and Cara Burroughs who come home to find that their parents have disappeared, plunging them into a nightmare of chaos that neither of them could have ever predicted. The only thing they know for sure is that though Fear Street may be a mystery, not everyone escapes such an evil place alive. Only danger awaits those brave enough to travel down Fear Street. You're not afraid...are you?
Virgin River - (Virgin River Novel) by Robyn Carr (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 432Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Virgin River NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Robyn CarrAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English Book Synopsis "The Virgin River books are so compelling--I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Welcome back to Virgin River with the book that inspired the hit Netflix series... Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included. When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving--the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby abandoned on a front porch changes her plans...and former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place. A Virgin River Novel Book 1: Virgin RiverBook 2: Shelter MountainBook 3: Whispering RockBook 4: A Virgin River ChristmasBook 5: Second Chance PassBook 6: Temptation RidgeBook 7: Paradise ValleyBook 8: Forbidden FallsBook 9: Angel's PeakBook 10: Moonlight RoadBook 11: Promise CanyonBook 12: Wild Man CreekBook 13: Harvest MoonBook 14: Bring Me Home for ChristmasBook 15: Hidden SummitBook 16: Redwood BendBook 17: Sunrise PointBook 18: My Kind of ChristmasBook 19: Return to Virgin River Review Quotes "Carr is a master of charming small-town ambience." --Publishers Weekly on Return to Virgin River "The Virgin River books are so compelling-I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber "Carr has hit her stride with this captivating series."--Library Journal on the Virgin River series "Good people saving a child, a feisty boy overcoming his disabilities, and friendship between people who have survived tragedy are some of the feel-good elements readers expect from Carr, and make for warm and fuzzy feelings." --Booklist on The Country Guesthouse "A heart-grabber that won't let readers go until the very end.... A rewarding (happy) story that will appeal across the board and might require a hanky or two."--Library Journal, starred review, on What We Find "The small town camaraderie, the colorful mountain locale, and straightforward prose highlight the down-to-earth players making this a fun and delightful tale." --New York Journal of Books on The Best of Us
While We Were Dating - by Jasmine Guillory (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAuthor: Jasmine GuilloryAge Range: AdultBook theme: Multicultural & InterracialLanguage: English Book Synopsis Two people realize that it's no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he's trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it's hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she's also down to earth and considerate, and he can't help flirting a little... Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she's booked her next movie. However, she didn't expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation? But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they've barely shared with those closest to them. When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna's life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending? About The Author Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday, and Party of Two. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Shondaland.com, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California.
Cemetery Boys - by Aiden Thomas (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 1.2 Inches (W) x 5.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: LGBTFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Swoon ReadsAuthor: Aiden ThomasAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as groundbreaking. Book Synopsis A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as groundbreaking. Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave. Praise for Cemetery Boys: Longlisted for the National Book Award The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments. --TeenVogue.com This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don't miss this book. --Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift Review Quotes Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature A YALSA 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten pick This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don't miss this book. --Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift Aiden Thomas' debut novel can't help but charm and captivate readers of all ages, though teen readers will invariably identify with and appreciate the high jinks and emotional vulnerability that make each character and scenario deliciously enchanting. -- Booklist, starred review 'Scooby-Doo' meets 'Love, Simon' in this inclusive supernatural romance steeped in East Los Angeles Latinx culture.... Thomas injects the queer paranormal romance genre with a fresh shot of lavishly detailed Latinx culture, blending in Mayan, Mexican, Central American and South American traditions while commenting on cultural appropriation, deportation and class. Windows into the intersecting Latinx and L.G.B.T.Q. experience are plentiful here, and the opportunities for discovery and discussion are endless. -- New York Times Book Review This book is magical, tender, loving, and so so so important. I love it with all my heart. --Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All The Best The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments. --TeenVogue.com Cemetery Boys is a celebration of culture and identity that will captivate readers with its richly detailed world, earnest romance, and thrilling supernatural mystery. This delightful debut is a must-read for all paranormal romance fans. --Isabel Sterling, author of These Witches Don't Burn Thomas marries concept and execution in a romantic mystery as poignant as it is spellbinding, weaved in a mosaic of culture, acceptance, and identity, where intricately crafted characters are the pieces and love--platonic, romantic, familial, and communal--is the glue. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Cemetery Boys is nothing short of an astonishing work of art. Aiden Thomas masterfully weaves a tale of family, friendships, and love in a heartwarming adventure full of affirmation and being your best self. -- C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick A gay, transgender brujo with burgeoning powers seeks answers about his cousin's death... Both the romance and mystery burn slow and hot until the climax... Their romance provides joyful, ground-breaking representation for gay, transgender boys. Heart-pounding. --Kirkus A story much bigger than the paper that binds it, Cemetery Boys is the tender intricacy we have all been waiting for. --Kayla Ancrum, author of The Wicker King Speaking from experience, this is the kind of book that you read and then immediately go force all your friends to read so they can share the pleasure. --Buzzfeed A wildly memorable novel. --Paste Magical, swoonworthy, and utterly charming. --Bitch Media This one is just what your heart needs right now. --TOR.com Thomas sensitively navigates Yadriel's struggles as a trans teen, from the insecurity of not wearing his binder at night around Julian, to deadnaming by family members, to the emotional burden of constantly forgiving people who misgender him. In spite of some heavy themes, this is a pleasing ghost-story-turned-romcom ... Readers wary of tragic endings can relax--there's a well-deserved happy ending in store for this ghost boy and brujo. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Packed with eerie adventure, tingly romance, and family drama, the novel lays bare the tension between upholding tradition and reaching full self-acceptance. Cheeky, relatable characters bring humor and lightness into Thomas's debut, which also takes on themes of death, loss, abandonment, and rejection. -- Horn Book About the Author Aiden Thomas, author of Cemetery Boys, received their MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Born in Oakland, California, Aiden often haunted Mountain View Cemetery like a second home during their misspent youth. As a queer, trans Latinx, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden is notorious among their friends for always being surprised by twist endings to books/movies and organizing their bookshelves by color. When not writing, Aiden enjoys exploring the outdoors with their dog, Ronan. Their cat, Figaro, prefers to support their indoor hobbies, like reading and drinking too much coffee
Dark Art - by François Gautier (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Coloring BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Plume BooksAuthor: François GautierAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Calling all coloring and horror fans! Step into the beautiful, macabre world of François Gautier in this intricate, detailed, and genuinely frightening coloring book. Color your way through the grim and gruesome world of Dark Art. Featuring elaborately detailed black line artwork of undead clowns, haunted skulls, bleeding hearts, and many other spine-tingling creations, this sinister and beautiful book is perfect for all horror fans with a taste for the macabre. Use color to bring life (or death) to the intricate and unique pieces throughout. They'll leave you dying for more.... About the Author François Gautier is a French artist who has a passion for creation in all forms. After studying in the Applied Arts, Product Design, and Architecture sectors, he set up a workshop to experiment in illustration, design, sculpture, and glasswork. He now focuses on black and white illustration, which he views as his favorite means of expression. Dark Art is his first coloring book.
They Wish They Were Us - by Jessica Goodman (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x .8 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Thrillers & SuspenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: RazorbillAuthor: Jessica GoodmanAge Range: TeenLanguage: English Book Synopsis TV ADAPTATION THE PLAYERS' TABLE STARRING HALSEY AND EUPHORIA'S SYDNEY SWEENEY COMING TO HBO MAX"A pristine infusion of Gossip Girl and Netflix's Elite, this prep-school thriller has it all: plaid skirts, secret societies, and a gripping murder mystery, but paired with an adept critique of the powers and privileges that goeth before the fall." - Elle In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems. Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach, Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. Now, it's Jill's senior year and she's determined to make it her best yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player--a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill's year. She's sure of it. But when Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence, her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? Jill vows to find out, but digging deeper could mean putting her friendships, and her future, in jeopardy. Review Quotes An Instant Indiebound Bestseller "[A]n engrossing story of evil, upscale Long Island teens." - Variety "The chilling murder mystery is an irresistible hook, but it's the careful building of each character's fraught, internal conflicts that really digs in, elevating the work from a high society whodunit to a knowing mission to not just uncover one's own identity, but to build it." - Esquire, Best Books of 2020 "Gossip Girl but make it a juicy murder mystery." - E! Online "A pristine infusion of Gossip Girl and Netflix's Elite, this prep-school thriller has it all: plaid skirts, secret societies, and a gripping murder mystery, but paired with an adept critique of the powers and privileges that goeth before the fall." - Elle "Jessica Goodman's thrilling debut is a modern-day Gossip Girl--but darker." - Marie Claire, The Best Fiction by Women in 2020 "One of this summer's buzziest reads." - Entertainment Weekly "Jessica Goodman's debut mystery is a true page-turner, but it's her exploration of Gold Coast's high-achieving, socioeconomically stratified culture that sets They Wish They Were Us apart on the shelf." - BookPage, Most Anticipated YA Books of the Summer "Goodman deftly explores the complex nature of friendship, privilege, grief, and the often crushing expectations placed on teens, all of which dovetails neatly with a twisty murder mystery....A sophisticated and suspenseful debut." - Kirkus "This debut murder mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep its pages turning." - Booklist "Fast-paced and completely consuming--I was swept into this riveting mystery from beginning to end. They Wish They Were Us smartly explores the complexities of friendship, the secrets and lies buried under the picturesque façade, and the ultimate cost of perfection." --Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last Guest House A whip-smart mystery with a pitch-perfect voice. -- Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders, Little Monsters and The Darkest Corners A juicy, fast-paced, addictive tale that's more than a mystery--it's a timely exploration of ambition, loyalty, and how far we'll go to belong. I couldn't put it down. -- Andrea Bartz, author of The Lost Night "Seductive and slick, They Wish They Were Us is a searing novel about power, privilege, and the dangerous pursuit of perfection. You'll remember the girls of Gold Coast Prep Long after the last page."--Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of The Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister About The Author Jessica Goodman is a senior editor at Cosmopolitan. They Wish They Were Us is her debut novel.Follow Jessica on Twitter @jessgood and on Instagram @jessicagoodman.
The Wheels on the Bus - (Nick Jr Canticos Interactive Take-Along Nursery Sound Book) by Susie Jaramillo (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.3 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 6.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Foreign Language StudySeries Title: Nick Jr Canticos Interactive Take-Along Nursery Sound BookFormat: Board BookPublisher: Cottage Door PressAuthor: Susie JaramilloAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: SpanishLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the Emmy-nominated, award-winning bilingual preschool series Canticos, comes the familiar classic, The Wheels on the Bus, in both English and Spanish. Read and sing along with your favorite Canticos characters Sammy, Benji, Lili, Ricky, Kiki, and Nicky. Sing together with this bilingual songbook while matching the icons on the pages with the buttons that play the tune and fun sound effects. Learn a new language by singing and reading together! Canticos pairs classic nursery rhymes from all over the Spanish-speaking world with adorable animal characters to create educational music videos and children's books. Kids can learn simple vocabulary words, numbers, the days of the week, and more, in English and Spanish! Canticos brings families together through a shared love of languages, music and culture Listen to fun sound effects and the classic Wheels on the Bus tune Bright illustrations engage boys and girls with the story Sturdy board book pages are perfect for babies and toddlers to explore on their own or with their grownups Take-along handle for little hands to carry wherever they go Beloved by kids, parents, and educators, Canticos combines the power of nursery rhymes with the benefits of bilingualism to provide your child with an innovative learning experience. Review Quotes Canticos resonates with parents who want to raise multilingual children through quality, appealing content-- "NBC" Good books not only teach your child about different cultures and their traditions, they are also a great way to help your child pick up new vocabulary and information about different regions around the world. Canticos... is a great place to start"-- "Motherly"
10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V - (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 390Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: LSAT (Law School Admission Test)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Law School Admission CouncilAuthor: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "PrepTests 62-71, 10 previously administered LSATs with Comparative Reading questions"--Cover. Book Synopsis For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test, score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.
Nothing Compares 2 U - by Touré (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: MusicSub-Genre: Genres & StylesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Permuted PressAuthor: TouréAge Range: AdultBook theme: RockLanguage: English Book Synopsis The real Prince in the words of those who knew him best--from award-winning author Touré. Nothing Compares 2 U is an oral history built from years of interviews with dozens of people who were in Prince's inner circle--from childhood friends to band members to girlfriends to managers to engineers to photographers, and more--all providing unique insights into the man and the musician. This revelatory book is a deeply personal and candid discussion of who Prince really was emotionally, professionally, and romantically. It tackles subjects never-before-discussed, including Prince's multiple personalities, his romantic relationships, his traumatic childhood and how it propelled him into his music career, and how he found the inspiration for some of his most important songs, including "Purple Rain," "Starfish and Coffee," and the unheard "Wally." Nothing Compares 2 U paints the most complete picture yet written of the most important and most mysterious artist of his time. About the Author Touré is an author who has published six books, including I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon and Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now, a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. He was a TV host at MSNBC, MTV, and BET, and a correspondent at CNN. He hosts the podcast Touré Show. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Nation, Vogue, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Not the Kind of Earl You Marry - (The Unconventional Ladies of Mayfair) by Kate Pembrooke (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: The Unconventional Ladies of MayfairFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ForeverAuthor: Kate PembrookeAge Range: AdultBook theme: Regency, HistoricalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Fans of Netflix's Bridgerton series will adore this stunning historical romance debut, where a wary wallflower enters a fake engagement with one of London's most eligible bachelors. The one woman in London who doesn't want to marry him is now his fiancée. William Atherton, Earl of Norwood, is as shocked as the rest of London to discover his betrothal via an announcement in the morning paper. Furious at what appears to be a shrewd marriage trap, William tracks down his alleged fiancée before her plans can affect his campaign for a coveted political post. But then William realizes an engagement, however fake, may benefit them both . . . Miss Charlotte Hurst may be a wallflower, but she's no shrinking violet. She would never attempt such an underhanded scheme, especially not with a man as haughty or sought-after as Norwood. Yet his suggestion to play along with the betrothal has its merits . . . and the longer they pretend, the more undeniably real their feelings become. But when the true culprit behind their engagement is revealed, can their newfound happiness survive the scandal? Review Quotes "A terrific debut with one of my favorite tropes done brilliantly. Lovely, lively, and lots of fun!"--Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author "Romance fans will be charmed by this sweet Regency tale!"--Kate Bateman, author of The Princess and the Rogue About The Author Kate Pembrooke is a lifelong reader whose path to becoming an author of Regency romance was forged when she first read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Kate lives with her family in the Midwest. She loves puttering amongst her flowerbeds, taking beach vacations, and adding to her already extensive collection of cookbooks. You can learn more at: katepembrooke.com Twitter @KatePembrooke Facebook.com/Kate.Pembrooke Instagram.com/katepembrooke/
Anxious People - by Fredrik Backman (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Washington Square PressAuthor: Fredrik BackmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, the new novel from the author of A Man Called Ove is a "quirky, big-hearted novel....Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure" (People). Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them--the bank robber included--desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next. Proving once again that Backman is "a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives" (USA TODAY), Anxious People "captures the messy essence of being human....It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry" (The Washington Post). This "endlessly entertaining mood-booster" (Real Simple) is proof that the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope can save us--even in the most anxious of times. Review Quotes "I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know." --Buzzfeed "[A] tight-knit, surprise-filled narrative... the brisk, absorbing action prompts meditation on marriage, parenting, responsibility, and global economic pressures. Comedy, drama, mystery, and social study, this novel is undefinable except for the sheer reading pleasure it delivers. Highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review) "A deeply funny and warm examination of how individual experiences can bring a random group of people together. Backman reveals each character's many imperfections with tremendous empathy, reminding us that people are always more than the sum of their flaws." --BookPage "Backman again captures the messy essence of being human...It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry." --Washington Post "Backman is a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives...[He] writes so humorously and poignantly about life, marriage, parenthood, love and death, prepare to be taken hostage by a stand-up philosopher/novelist who reminds us we are all 'idiots' because being human is 'idiotically difficult.'" --USA Today "Backman's latest novel focuses on how a shared event can change the course of multiple people's lives even in times of deep and ongoing anxiousness. A story with both comedy and heartbreak sure to please Backman fans." --Kirkus Review "Funny, compassionate and wise...an absolute joy." --AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs. Bird "Wry, wise and often laugh-out-loud funny, it's a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure." --People About The Author Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.
The Christmas Owl - by Gideon Sterer & Ellen Kalish (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.5 Inches (H) x .3 Inches (W) x 8.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Gideon Sterer & Ellen KalishAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: BirdsLanguage: English About the Book "The story of a little owl who is found inside the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, her curiosity about what the holiday means, and her time spent healing with the woman who saved her life"-- Book Synopsis The story that captivated the country about a little owl who was found in the world's most famous Christmas tree. When Little Owl's home is cut down by people saying it will make a beautiful Christmas tree, she's not sure she wants anything to do with Christmas, whatever that means. But then she is saved by a woman named Ellen, whose house is merrily decorated for the holiday, and filled with birds who need someone to care for them. Surrounded by kindness and helpful new friends, Little Owl begins to wonder if Christmas might not be such a bad thing after all.... Co-written by Ellen Kalish, caretaker of the real owl found inside the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, The Christmas Owl is a charming story of friendship, compassion, and the true meaning of this special time of year. About The Author Ellen Kalish is the Executive Director of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, a rehabilitation and educational center that focuses on rescue and release for wild birds. She served on the board for the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and is the recipient of the William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award from the Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Appreciation Award from the Catskill Exotic Bird Club. She invites you to visit her online at ravensbeard.org. Gideon Sterer is the author of From Ed's to Ned's, Not Your Nest!, The Night Knights, and The Midnight Fair, among others. Gideon grew up in the woods of upstate New York where his parents owned a little zoo, in which he would run around after-hours and let the animals out. He now lives in the Hudson Valley and invites you to visit him online at gideonsterer.com and @gideonsterer. Ramona Kaulitzki is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First, as well as Wonderful You, Badger's Perfect Garden, and several others. She enjoys creating characters and breathing life into them while imagining the worlds in which they live, and her love of animals and nature is a major inspiration for her work. She invites you to visit her online at ramonakaulitzkiart.com and @ramonakaulitzki.
The Shadow - by James Patterson & Brian Sitts (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: SuperheroesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grand Central PublishingAuthor: James Patterson & Brian SittsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this explosive detective thriller, a 1930s vigilante finds himself in the late twenty-first-century where he teams up with a mysterious teenager, whose looming secrets may impact both of their futures. Only two people know that 1930s society man Lamont Cranston has a secret identity as the Shadow, a crusader for justice. One is his greatest love, Margo Lane, and the other is fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. When Khan ambushes the couple, they must risk everything for the slimmest chance of survival . . . in the future. A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes, a teenager with her own mysterious secrets, including a knowledge of the legend of the Shadow. Most disturbing, Khan's power continues to be felt over the city and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. And only the Shadow knows that he's the one person who might succeed before more innocent lives are lost. About The Author James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.
Wait for It - by Jenn McKinlay (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAuthor: Jenn McKinlayAge Range: AdultBook theme: Romantic ComedyLanguage: English Book Synopsis A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner--a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay. Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She's not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal... from her ex-husband. When she's offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over. When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he's her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there's no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home. Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love. Review Quotes "A playful breezy read that I couldn't put down!"--Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea "A delightful romance with characters I adored! Jenn McKinlay takes readers along on a fun and charming adventure in Paris Is Always a Good Idea."--Emily March, New York Times bestselling author of Teardrop Lane "Eat Pray Love meets Mamma Mia! I devoured this clever novel in one sitting!--Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea"Delivers a fun, feel-good, stand-alone novel that will delight readers. [They] will savor the feisty, adventurous journey of McKinlay's self-deprecating protagonist as she re-examines her past in order to chart her future. Navigating many complications and bumps in the road, Chelsea finds romance and enlightenment over the course of her travels, and discovers how living life can change people--altering destinies, dreams and priorities for the better."--Shelf Awareness, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea "Witty, warm and wonderful...an American Fleabag, told with heart, hope and joie de vivre."--Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea"McKinlay spins a funny yet poignant tale."--Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea "A funny and charming romp of self-discovery.... You'll feel like you've been on a European vacation even if you didn't make it out of your own back yard."--Kwana Jackson, USA Today bestselling author of Real Men Knit, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea Sparkles with wit yet is profoundly humane at its core. You will be rooting for Chelsea through all her travels.--Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Mermaid Inn, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea"Paris Is Always a Good Idea made me smile, cry, swoon, and cheer. It's a beautiful, funny, and relatable story about finding yourself."--Sarah Smith, author of Faker"This book ticked so many of my boxes: a perfectly imperfect protagonist on a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, relatable family tensions, vividly portrayed international settings, and an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers subplot that made me smile from ear to ear. A thoroughly satisfying read that tugged at my heart and made me happy-sigh when I reached the end!--Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea"Paris Is Always A Good Idea is the must-have summer read of the year."--Fresh Fiction "An entertaining romance along with a story with ever changing scenery makes this the perfect summer read."--Parkersburg News, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea "Readers will have no trouble investing in Chelsea and Jason's enemies-to-lovers romance. This flawless rom-com is sure to delight."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Paris Is Always a Good Idea "McKinlay proves she is also a master at romantic women's fiction with this dazzling novel that delivers everything McKinlay's fans expect--deliciously acerbic wit, delightfully relatable characters, and deeply funny dialogue--all deftly poured into a plot that also thoughtfully examines what true happiness really means."--Booklist, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea Praise for Jenn McKinlay's romance novels Jenn McKinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of Almost Just Friends Funny, charming, and heart-stoppingly romantic. Jenn McKinlay is a rising star.--Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Man Plan "McKinlay once again serves up her signature literary cocktail of sassy humor and sexy romance expertly spiked with a surfeit of small-town charm and holiday cheer."--Booklist (starred review) Witty dialogue and a charming small town filled with warm, loving characters will keep readers coming back to this tender series.--Publishers Weekly"As cozy as the hero's favorite Christmas sweater, with a warm, home-for-the-holidays feel."--Library Journal[Every Dog Has His Day is] superbly satisfying....A contemporary romance that is practically perfect is every way.--Booklist (starred review) [Every Dog Has His Day] enchants from the very first page....A sparkling gem of a book that is sure to lift your spirits!--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) McKinlay delivers heartwarming humor at its finest.--Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters Clever writing, laugh-out-loud humor, and a sizzling romance. This one is a keeper.--Delores Fossen, USA Today bestselling author of A Coldwater Christmas About the Author Jenn McKinlay is the award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. Her work has been translated into multiple languages in countries all over the world. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband's guitars.
Crooked Kingdom - (Six of Crows) by Leigh Bardugo (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 1.5 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 576Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Six of CrowsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Square FishAuthor: Leigh BardugoAge Range: TeenBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book The sequel to the thrilling #1 "New York Times"-bestselling "Six of Crows." Double-crossed and badly weakened by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. Book Synopsis See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Crooked Kingdom is the #1 New York Times-bestselling Book Two in the Six of Crows Duology. Now in paperback with a brand-new exclusive piece of art, an interview with Leigh Bardugo and a sneak peek of her next book. When you can't beat the odds, change the game. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. #1 New York Times bestseller, October 16, 2016 Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The King of Scars DuologyKing of Scars The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicThe Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic Praise for the Grishaverse "A master of fantasy." --The Huffington Post "Utterly, extremely bewitching." --The Guardian "The best magic universe since Harry Potter." --Bustle "This is what fantasy is for." --The New York Times Book Review "[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." --NPR "The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." --Entertainment Weekly "Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." --USA Today "There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." --Vanity Fair "Unlike anything I've ever read." --Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent "Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series Review Quotes Praise for Crooked Kingdom A delicious blend of masterfully executed elements... Bardugo outdoes herself in this exhilarating follow-up, and series fans will have their eyes glued to every page."--Booklist, starred review Un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end--Kirkus Reviews, starred review Bardugo's ingenious plotting that characterized Crows is again on full display, and the backstories, loyalties, flaws, and romantic alliances....are richly developed."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) starred review Praise for the Grishaverse"A master of fantasy." --The Huffington Post "Utterly, extremely bewitching." --The Guardian "The best magic universe since Harry Potter." --Bustle "This is what fantasy is for." --The New York Times Book Review "[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." --NPR "The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." --Entertainment Weekly "Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." --USA Today "There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." --Vanity Fair "Unlike anything I've ever read." --Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent "Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." --RT Book Reviews About the Author Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times-bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology, The Language of Thorns, and The Lives of Saints-- with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Leigh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Pj Masks 5-Minute Stories - by Various (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 7.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: SuperheroesSeries Title: Pj MasksFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon SpotlightAuthor: VariousAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book This treasury contains 12 of action-packed adventures with Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, each of which can be read aloud in about five minutes, ideal for busy little superheroes who are always on the go. Full color. Book Synopsis Twelve favorite PJ Masks action-packed adventures are now available in one SUPER edition! Do you want to go into the night to save the day? Then come along with the PJ Masks as they defeat Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl, all in a night's work. This treasury includes twelve favorite stories featuring Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko's most electrifying adventures, each of which can be read aloud in about five minutes. This action-packed collection is perfect for busy little superheroes who are always on the go! PJ Masks 5-Minute Stories features: Super Team PJ Masks Make Friends! PJ Masks and the Dinosaur! Into the Night to Save the Day! Owlette Gets a Pet Super Moon Adventure Catboy Does it Again Meet Catboy! Meet Owlette! Meet Gekko! Good Night, Heroes Meet the Heroes...and the Villains, too! PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
The Tucci Table - by Stanley Tucci & Felicity Blunt (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: MethodsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Gallery BooksAuthor: Stanley Tucci & Felicity BluntAge Range: AdultBook theme: Quick & EasyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Featuring family-friendly "simple to make and magnificently delicious" (Mario Batali) recipes and stunning photography, a practical cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci. Stanley Tucci's association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child's husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoying innovative homemade Italian meals throughout his childhood, when family and food were nearly inseparable and cooking was always a familial venture. Now, in this family-focused cookbook, Tucci captivates food lovers' imaginations with recipes from his traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt, tied together with a modern American ribbon. The time-tested recipes include pasta alla bottarga, mushroom-stuffed trout, pork chops with onions and mustard sauce, barbeque chicken wings, and much, much more! Nothing will make you happier to spend time with family than the aroma of a hearty Italian dish sizzling on the stovetop. Featuring 100 luscious, full-color photographs, The Tucci Table captures the true joys of family cooking. Buon appetito! About the Author Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has directed five films and appeared in over seventy films, countless television shows, and a dozen plays on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony, and a spoken word Grammy; is a winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmys; and has received numerous other critical and professional awards and accolades.
Lightning Strike, 18 - (Cork O'Connor Mystery) by William Kent Krueger (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Cork O'Connor MysteryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAuthor: William Kent KruegerAge Range: AdultBook theme: Private InvestigatorsLanguage: English Book Synopsis The author of the instant New York Times bestseller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O'Connor series--a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever. Aurora is a small town nestled in the ancient forest alongside the shores of Minnesota's Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O'Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon the body of a man he revered hanging from a tree in an abandoned logging camp, it is the first in a series of events that will cause him to question everything he took for granted about his hometown, his family, and himself. Cork's father, Liam O'Connor, is Aurora's sheriff and it is his job to confirm that the man's death was the result of suicide, as all the evidence suggests. In the shadow of his father's official investigation, Cork begins to look for answers on his own. Together, father and son face the ultimate test of choosing between what their heads tell them is true and what their hearts know is right. In this masterful story of a young man and a town on the cusp of change, beloved novelist William Kent Krueger shows that some mysteries can be solved even as others surpass our understanding. Review Quotes "William Kent Krueger is a master storyteller at the top of his game with Lightning Strike. A pitch perfect, richly imagined story that is both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an evocative, emotionally-charged coming of age tale that explores the complex bonds between fathers and sons and the long simmering animosities of the past. This is a beautifully written novel that packs a powerful punch. I loved it." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds and The Nightingale"A brilliant achievement, and one every crime reader and writer needs to celebrate." --Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Devils Are Here"Among thoughtful readers, William Kent Krueger holds a very special place in the pantheon. Kent showed the mystery reading world that a protagonist need not be a chain-smoking loner with lots of emotional baggage but he could be an honest and admirable family man doing his best for all the right reasons." -- C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative. . . . In Frank Drum's journey away from the shores of childhood--a journey from which he can never return--we recognize the heartbreaking price of adulthood and its 'wisdoms.' I loved this book."--Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night and The Given Day"There's a feel that you get from a master craftsman, a saddle that sits right, a fly rod that casts with its own agility, or a series of books written with a grace and precision so stunning that you'd swear the stories were your own." --Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire series About the Author William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O'Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
To Sir Phillip, with Love - (Bridgertons) by Julia Quinn (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: BridgertonsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avon BooksAuthor: Julia QuinnAge Range: AdultBook theme: Historical, GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis A New York Times BestsellerFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Eloise Bridgerton, in the fifth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.ELOISE'S STORYSir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her? Review Quotes "If you've never read romance novels, start here." --Washington Post "Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen."--Jill Barnett "Quinn is . . . a romance master. [She] has created a family so likable and attractive, a community so vibrant and engaging, that we want to crawl into the pages and know them." --NPR Books "Quinn is a consummate storyteller. Her prose is spry and assured, and she excels at creating indelible characters." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Simply delightful, filled with charm, humor, and wit." --Kirkus Reviews
You Betrayed Me - (Cahills) by Lisa Jackson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 484Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: CahillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ZebraAuthor: Lisa JacksonAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English Book Synopsis The constant twists will keep the readers hooked. This is a nonstop thrill ride. --Publishers Weekly The Cahills of San Francisco are famous for two things: their vast wealth, and the scandals that surround them. Murder, greed, deadly ambition...some people will do anything to get, and keep, the Cahills' kind of money. Not that James Cahill wants any of it. He's tried to make his own way, less interested in a future inheritance than in his construction company--and in enjoying the many women taken in by the easy charms of a handsome, soon-to-be-rich bad boy. Jackson juices things up with plenty of sexy suspense and a generous amount of high-octane thrills. -Booklist Perhaps there've been too many women. Waking up in a small hospital in Washington State, bandaged and bruised, James barely recognizes the gorgeous blonde who comes to visit. Through the haze of pain and medication, he recalls that she is Sophia, the woman he's been cheating with. Gradually memories return--his girlfriend, Megan, had found out about Sophia. Now Megan is missing, her sister is hounding him--and police and reporters are asking questions. James insists he has no idea what happened. Yet he can't escape a feeling of dread... A good mystery that keeps readers guessing until the very end. --The Parkersburg News & Sentinel Meanwhile, in a locked room, a woman waits, trapped, petrified, desperate. She thought she knew who to trust. But the betrayal you can't imagine--or can't remember--may be the most terrifying weapon of all... Review Quotes OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF LISA JACKSON PARANOID "Jackson gradually builds up the layers of this tangled psychological thriller, leading to a stunning finale. Jackson knows how to keep readers guessing and glued to the page."--Publishers Weekly LIAR, LIAR "The author's managing of the past and present separately is an effective method of clue dangling to keep readers in the dark until the huge OMG reveal. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Paula Hawkins, and J.T. Ellison will devour this one-sitting nail-biter."--Library Journal (starred review) "A twisty, suspenseful romantic thriller. . . . The many threads of this action-packed mystery are tied together by the mesmerizing, larger-than-life character of Didi Storm, who haunts the book to its final pages." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) YOU WILL PAY "This suspenseful thriller is packed with jaw-dropping twists."--InTouch Weekly AFTER SHE'S GONE "Jackson generates near-constant suspense, weaving together disparate plot turns, directing a large cast of characters, and playing up movie-star egos and show-biz gossip to give the novel a vintage Hollywood feel." --Booklist NEVER DIE ALONE "Jackson definitely knows how to keep readers riveted."--Mystery Scene TELL ME "Absolutely tension filled . . . Jackson is on top of her game."--Suspense Magazine About The Author Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels, including Liar, Liar, You Will Pay, After She's Gone, Deserves to Die, Running Scared, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of One Last Breath, Last Girl Standing and the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in print and her writing has been translated into twenty languages. She lives with her family and beloved dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her online at LisaJackson.com and find her on Facebook.
Sports Illustrated Kobe Bryant - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Sports Illustrated BooksAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis A profound remembrance of a life of greatness cut short In 20 seasons in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kobe Bryant ascended from teenaged rookie to 18-time all-star and five-time NBA champion. The superstar known as The Black Mamba left his mark on basketball and popular culture as a fierce competitor who inspired those around him and never settled for less than the best. These moments and memories are collected in Kobe Bryant: A Tribute to the Basketball Legend, a fully illustrated commemorative book celebrating Bryant's life and career. Featuring more than 100 photographs and written coverage from the pages of Sports Illustrated, this new volume provides readers a complete portrait of the international basketball superstar who transcended his sport to become a cultural icon. Relive every moment including the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1997, consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards in 2009 and 2010, the unforgettable 60-point farewell game, and the poignant tributes that followed Bryant's shocking death alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a 2020 helicopter crash. This commemorative book features Sports Illustrated's best written coverage of Kobe Bryant, including pieces by Phil Taylor, Jack McCallum, Lee Jenkins, and more. About the Author Sports Illustrated, the most respected voice in sports journalism, is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports.
American Portrait - by PBS (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Photoessays & DocumentariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperOneAuthor: PBSAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Based on the popular and revolutionary PBS multiplatform documentary project, an inspiring and striking photographic portrait that brilliantly captures the tumultuous, historic year that was 2020, offering an intimate look at the heart and soul of our national life and what it means to be an American today, revealed through the stories of ordinary people from sea to shining sea.Everyone has a story . . . In January 2020, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, PBS launched an ambitious national storytelling project, American Portrait, inviting people across the country to participate in a national conversation about what it means to be an American today. The multiplatform experience, including a television series that will air on PBS stations nationwide in January 2021, has created a communal voice through the individual stories of participants--each one a unique stitch in the beautiful, diverse quilt that is America. A vivid yet nuanced snapshot of who we are, this visually striking companion volume features more than 400 entries and photographs, all which began with an answer to a simple cue: My American story started when . . .You don't know what it's like to . . .My greatest challenge is . . . The tradition I carry on is . . . I was raised to believe . . . What keeps me up at night is . . .I took a risk when . . .When I step outside my door . . . Most days I feel . . . Told by people of all ages, orientations, and walks of life, these unique stories of joy, adversity, love, sacrifice, grief, sharing, triumph, and grace, centered on the themes of family, work, fun, faith, and community, illuminate the struggles, hopes, dreams, and convictions of Americans today. The more we share with our fellow citizens, the more we can see a real, complex, and fascinating representation of our country that is far richer and deeper than headlines and elections tell us. As intriguing, thoughtful, and distinct as the nation it embodies, American Portrait is a photographic manifestation of Walt Whitman's immortal words, "I am large. I contain multitudes"--and a vital and ultimately hopeful reminder that what we all share is much greater and enduring than what may divide us.
Zee Files: Girl/Friend (Volume #3) - by Tina Wells (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 168Genre: Juvenile FictionFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Tina WellsAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English Series! Fans of the bestselling Mackenzie Blue books will love this spin-off series that follows Zee's new adventures across the pond—in London!
Princeton Review LSAT Premium Prep, 28th Edition - (Graduate School Test Preparation) by The Princeton Review (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: LSAT (Law School Admission Test)Series Title: Graduate School Test PreparationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Princeton ReviewAuthor: The Princeton ReviewAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST LSAT SCORE--updated for the Digital LSAT. Get all the prep you need to ace the Law School Admission Test with this guidebook, including 3 Official LSAT PrepTests, cartneared strategies for each test section, and Premium Portal extras online. Everything You Need to Know to Achieve a High Score.- Instructional material and step-by-step examples that use real, previously-administered LSAT problems- Thorough coverage of all LSAT topics, including Arguments, Logic Games, Reading Comprehension, and Writing - Expert instruction and cartneared strategies for each LSAT section Practice Your Way to Excellence.- 3 full-length, recent Official LSAT PrepTests (licensed directly from the Law School Admissions Council)--all accessible online and accompanied by detailed answer explanations- Over 100 additional real LSAT questions in the book as practice drills Techniques That Actually Work--Plus Online Extras for a Competitive Edge- Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test- Complete breakdown of common LSAT mistakes- Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder - Multi-week study guides- Law school profiles, admission guides, and essay tips About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.
Devil in Disguise - by Lisa Kleypas (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avon BooksAuthor: Lisa KleypasAge Range: AdultBook theme: Victorian, HistoricalLanguage: English Book Synopsis New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas returns with an enthralling and steaming romance between a widowed lady and a Scot on the run. "The devil never tries to make people do the wrong thing by scaring them. He does it by tempting them." Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed young widow who's running her late husband's shipping company, knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. So far, she's been too smart to provide them with one. But then she meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and all her sensible plans vanish like smoke. They couldn't be more different, but their attraction is powerful, raw and irresistible. From the moment Keir MacRae arrives in London, he has two goals. One: don't fall in love with the dazzling Lady Merritt Sterling. Two: avoid being killed. So far, neither of those is going well. Keir doesn't know why someone wants him dead until fate reveals the secret of his mysterious past. His world is thrown into upheaval, and the only one he trusts is Merritt. Their passion blazes with an intensity Merritt has never known before, making her long for the one thing she can't have from Keir MacRae: forever. As danger draws closer, she'll do whatever it takes to save the man she loves . . . even knowing he might be the devil in disguise. Review Quotes "[A] delightfully smart and sensual historical romance." --NPR on Devil's Daughter "A love story to savor. Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Another breathtakingly romantic and exquisitely sensual love story that is deftly enhanced by the author's graceful prose and flair for nuanced characterization."--Booklist "Lisa Kleypas offers up what just might be the best of the bunch--a charming, amusing, heartfelt tale. Kleypas is a romance gem, a queen among a vast royal court of historical romance authors, and Chasing Cassandra is a welcome star in her brightly twinkling constellation of interstellar romantic achievements."--Entertainment Weekly "Long-time fans of RITA Award-winning Kleypas will relish the cameo appearances of so many of her beloved characters, while readers new and returning alike will revel in her stylish prose, sharp wit, and swoon-worthy sensuality as she successfully merges the worlds of her Wallflower and the Ravenels series in a splendid Victorian-set historical romance."--Booklist (starred review) on Devil's Daughter "Spectacular... The plot is well-balanced, the pace steady, the characters deliciously complex, and the chemistry electric. Kleypas fans and first timers alike will fall in love with this refreshing romance."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Chasing Cassandra "The rare author who can make you laugh and cry--on the same page."--Julia Quinn
Peace, Be Still - by Ink & Willow (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Coloring BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ink & WillowAuthor: Ink & WillowAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Reclaim peace and tranquility in a chaotic world with this coloring book featuring calming designs and quotes from writers, hymns, and Scripture--curated by the creators of the bestselling Whatever Is Lovely and Choose Joy. In a culture marked by anxiety and uncertainty, quiet moments of rest can often feel out of reach. But sometimes the truest sense of peace can only be found in the midst of the storm. With its beautifully calming illustrations and quotes meant to soothe even the most anxious souls, Peace, Be Still offers an essential resource to those longing for stability even when the world feels out of control. Each page features an inspiring quote and corresponding design from one of seven talented artists. Peace, Be Still includes: - Large format 9.75 x 9.75 (25x25cm) pages - 45 single-sided coloring pages - High-quality, bright white paper stock--heavy enough to use pencils, pens, or markers--and perforated for easy removal - Quotes from the Bible, hymns, and a variety of inspirational writers, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, C. S. Lewis, Mr. Rogers, Arielle Estoria, Mother Teresa, and more - A link to the Peace, Be Still playlist to help set the mood for worship, rest, creative expression, and a spirit of true peace - Illustrations by Jennifer Tucker, Ann-Margret Hovsepian, and Laura Marshall--all artists previously featured in Whatever Is Lovely and Everything Beautiful This coloring book will take you on a journey toward recovering and reclaiming true peace for your soul. Whether you are traveling this path by yourself or in a group, pick up your favorite art supplies and color your way to a new understanding of what it means to be truly and joyfully at peace. About the Author Ink & Willow products infuse contemplation and inspiration into the regular spiritual practice of creative-minded Christians, wherever they are in their faith journey. Each thoughtfully curated gift product is based in biblical truth and sparks a reminder of how God reveals beauty in the midst of our ordinary.
Hidden - (A Lost and Found Novel) by Fern Michaels (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: A Lost and Found NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ZebraAuthor: Fern MichaelsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis When a brother-and-sister team uncover dangerous information hidden in an antique, they have no one to turn to but themselves in the first installment in a suspenseful new series by legendary, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels... At first glance, few would guess that Luna and Cullan Bodman are siblings. Cullan, efficient and serious, is rarely out of a business suit. Luna reads palms and tarot cards, and loves flowing skirts and dangling jewelry that matches her unconventional spirit. Still, her artistic eye is an asset to the family's furniture restoration business. When Cullan stumbles across something unexpected in a piece he just acquired, and a client of Luna's reveals more than they should in a reading, the two put aside their differences to right a wrong. At stake is the future of a billion-dollar corporation, and as Luna and Cullan quickly discover, there are people who will stop at nothing to get what they believe they're owed. . . . About the Author Fern Michaels is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Lost and Found, Men of the Sisterhood, the Godmothers series, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over ninety-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her Website at FernMichaels.com.
The Mary Shelley Club - by Goldy Moldavsky (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 1.5 Inches (W) x 5.4 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 480Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Thrillers & SuspenseFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CompanyAuthor: Goldy MoldavskyAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book "A deliciously twisty YA thriller about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror"-- Book Synopsis New York Times-bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that's Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror. When it comes to horror movies, the rules are clear: x Avoid abandoned buildings, warehouses, and cabins at all times.x Stay together: don't split up, not even just to "check something out."x If there's a murderer on the loose, do not make out with anyone. If only surviving in real life were this easy... New girl Rachel Chavez turns to horror movies for comfort, preferring stabby serial killers and homicidal dolls to the bored rich kids of Manhattan Prep...and to certain memories she'd preferred to keep buried. Then Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club, a mysterious society of students who orchestrate Fear Tests, elaborate pranks inspired by urban legends and movie tropes. At first, Rachel embraces the power that comes with reckless pranking. But as the Fear Tests escalate, the competition turns deadly, and it's clear Rachel is playing a game she can't afford to lose. Review Quotes "A smart, serpentine, propulsive thriller with an ending that will make you gasp. Don't try to read this one right before bed if you want to sleep." --Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee "This club is SERIOUSLY. MESSED. UP. I loved everything about it." --Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of All of This Is True "A bright, smooth candy apple with a razor blade inside. Goldy Moldavsky continues her white-hot streak of unmatched brilliance in the world of contemporary YA." --Derek Milman, author of Scream All Night and Swipe Right for Murder This twisty tour de force from Moldavsky (No Good Deed) is at once a gripping teen melodrama, an incisive meditation on fear, and a love letter to horror and the genre's tropes. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review An atmospheric page-turner about loving scary movies, longing to belong, and uncovering the many masks people wear. --Kirkus Reviews Moldavsky manages to both pay homage to and poke fun at traditional horror tropes, dialing up the cheesiness at points to then replace it with true terror, and the final fear test is keenly chilling. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books About The Author Goldy Moldavsky was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band and No Good Deed. Some of her influences include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the esteemed works of John Irving, and the Mexican telenovelas she grew up watching with her mother.
The Christmas Pig - by J K Rowling (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1.1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: J K RowlingAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world's greatest storytellers. One boy and his toy are about to change everything... Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens -- DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And Jack's newest toy -- the Christmas Pig (DP's replacement) -- has a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known... About the Author J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three short series companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films. Harry's story as a grown-up was later continued in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with the fairy tale The Ickabog, which she initially published for free online for children in lockdown, later donating all her book royalties to help vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing, including for her detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith. She supports a wide number of humanitarian causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of the children's care reform charity Lumos. For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family. Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer, and animation director. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, from music videos and title sequences to advertising and books. His first picture book, Cats Ahoy!, won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. Since then he has illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Frog on a Log? and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit & Bear, middle-grade novels by David Baddiel, and his debut author-illustrator picture book Monsieur Roscoe On Vacation, a bilingual book that introduces first French words. He grew up in Farnborough, UK, worked in London, and now lives in Paris with his wife and young daughter.
Watering the Soul - by Courtney Peppernell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: PoetryFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Courtney PeppernellAge Range: AdultLanguage: EnglishThis features bonus poems From bestselling poet Courtney Peppernell comes a new book of poetry and prose, Watering the Soul. What began as a desire to spread positivity quickly became a project that focuses on themes of relaxation, forgiveness, togetherness, and equality. An expansion from Peppernell’s previous poetry, typically about romance and longing, this project seeks to enlighten readers about the love we spread to others and also the love we give ourselves.
American Marxism - by Mark Levin (Hardcover)
Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Mark LevinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Cozy White Cottage Seasons - by Liz Marie Galvan (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: House + HomeSub-Genre: Decorating & FurnishingsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Liz Marie GalvanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In Cozy White Cottage Seasons, popular blogger and cozy expert Liz Marie Galvan offers full-color photography, seasonally inspired decor, and doable DIY projects to help you enjoy your own cozy space in every season. Book Synopsis Whether you want to create a cozy winter wonderland in your living room, a blooming summertime welcome on your deck, or an autumn refuge by your fireplace, Liz Marie Galvan's Cozy White Cottage Seasons gives you the inspiring photos, DIY ideas, and fun recipes you need to feel at home on any budget and in every season. DIY interior designer and popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan helps you create space to snuggle up, stretch out, or kick back at home so you can focus on what matters most during the holidays and every day. Following the popularity of Cozy White Cottage, Cozy White Cottage Seasons is a beautiful, full-color photography holiday lifestyle book with easy-to-do, practical tips to make your home a cozy haven from New Year's to the following Christmas. Here you'll discover how to: Create cozy celebrations, traditions, and memories indoors and outRepurpose furniture and decor for every seasonCultivate your flare for vintage, modern, farmhouse, or a unique style all your ownDesign a hot cocoa bar--and make other seasonally cozy recipesUse lighting and color to create loving spacesStore and manage holiday clutterEnjoy seasonal plants in outdoor or kitchen sink gardensBe inspired by family-friendly bucket lists for every seasonCozy White Cottage Seasons is a great gift for birthdays, Mother's Day, the holidays, or as a useful housewarming gift.Liz's design tips and wisdom have been featured on the Today show, Better Homes and Gardens, and Country Living. With decorating tips, fun family traditions, and doable ways to make your home cozy in every season, Liz helps you create a beautiful living space and a grateful heart all year long.
Christmas Eve with Veranda Santa - (Bluey) (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x .4 Inches (W) x 9 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Holidays & CelebrationsSeries Title: BlueyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Penguin Young Readers LicensesAuthor: VariousAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Christmas & AdventLanguage: English Book Synopsis Celebrate Christmas with Bluey! It's Christmas Eve and Bluey's entire family has gathered at the Heeler house. They can't wait for Santa to come! But Bluey's dad reminds them: No peeking, no presents. So Bluey, Bingo, and Muffin decide to play a game called Veranda Santa to practice not peeking! What will Santa bring them?
If Dominican Were a Color - by Sili Recio (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11 Inches (H) x .5 Inches (W) x 8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: People & PlacesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Sili RecioAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Caribbean & Latin AmericaLanguage: English About the Book Illustrations and easy-to-read text portray the Dominican Republic in all of its hues, from the cinnamon in cocoa to the blue black seen only in dreams. Book Synopsis The colors of Hispaniola burst into life in this striking, evocative debut picture book that celebrates the joy of being Dominican. If Dominican were a color, it would be the sunset in the sky, blazing red and burning bright. If Dominican were a color, it'd be the roar of the ocean in the deep of the night, With the moon beaming down rays of sheer delight. The palette of the Dominican Republic is exuberant and unlimited. Maiz comes up amarillo, the blue-black of dreams washes over sandy shores, and people's skin can be the shade of cinnamon in cocoa or of mahogany. This exuberantly colorful, softly rhyming picture book is a gentle reminder that a nation's hues are as wide as nature itself. Review Quotes "McCarthy's stunning art interprets the text with texture and light, her illustrations portraying the diversity and beauty of the Dominican people. The lush foliage, the impossibly blue skies, and the otherworldly pinks and oranges spring off the page with joy and verve." - Kirkus Reviews "This book about self-love and the importance of accepting others is a delightful celebration of the differences contained within the vibrant, vivid world and cultures of the Dominican Republic...Also interspersed into the text are various words in Spanish, and as McCarthy utilizes an unrestrained palette to convey the natural as well as the traditional and cultural beauty of this island nation, young readers will be educated and encouraged to see the wonder in varied cultures and experiences." - Booklist About The Author Sili Recio has been calling herself a writer since she won a trophy in a poetry contest in the sixth grade. She is an Afro-Dominican storyteller, disruptor, and Mami. Sili earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rollins College. She entered the world of social media via her blog in 2010, and has never looked back. Sili lives in Florida with her daughter, the Frog Princess, and tries not to pass on her love of café con leche to her child. She is failing. You can visit her at SiliRecio.com. Brianna McCarthy is a mixed media visual communicator working and living in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a self-taught artist and aims to create a new discourse examining issues of beauty, stereotypes, and representation as well as the documenting the process--particularly poignant in an ever smaller digitally connected world. Her form takes shape through masking and performance art, fabric collage, traditional media, and installation pieces.
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series - by Dustin Brady (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 2.2 Inches (W) x 6.2 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsGenre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Science FictionSeries Title: Trapped in a Video GameFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAuthor: Dustin BradyAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Five books in one box! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter. Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you'd think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games-and the people making those games - can be. Book One: Trapped in a Video GameJesse hates video games - and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked into the new game Full Blast with his best friend, Eric, Jesse quickly discovers that he's being followed by a mysterious figure. If he doesn't figure out what's going on fast, he'll be trapped for good! Book Two: The Invisible InvasionJesse's rescue mission has led him into the world of Go Wild, a Pokemon Go-style mobile game full of hidden danger and invisible monsters. Can Jesse stay alive long enough to sneak into the shady video game company and uncover what they're hiding? Book Three: Robots RevoltThe robot villains from Super Bot World 3 have been released into the real world, and it's up to Jesse to get them back. This is Jesse's most dangerous mission yet, because this time, the video game is real. And in the real world, there are no extra lives. Book Four: Return to Doom IslandIn this retro adventure, Jesse will need to outsmart a superintelligent android, outlast a tireless drone, and outswim an eight-bit shark. If he can somehow pull all that off, Jesse will discover that he hasn't even gotten to the scary part yet. Book Five: The Final BossJesse and Eric have 10 minutes to save the world. In those 10 minutes, they're supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it's too late. Sound impossible? It's super impossible. The clock is ticking.
The Wife Who Knew Too Much - by Michele Campbell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Michele CampbellAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: EnglishFrom Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It's Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much. Meet the first Mrs. FordBeautiful. Accomplished.Wealthy beyond imagination.Married to a much younger man.And now, she's dead. Meet the second Mrs. Ford.Waitress. Small-town girl.Married to a man she never forgot, From a summer romance ten years before.And now, she's wealthy beyond imagination. Who is Connor Ford?Two women loved him. And knew him as only wives can know.Set amongst the glittering mansions of the Hamptons, The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a decadent summer thriller about the lives of those who will do anything for love and money. Who is the victim? Who is the villain? And who will be next to die?
Crush and Color: Dwayne the Rock Johnson - (Crush + Color) by Maurizio Campidelli (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 80Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Coloring BooksSeries Title: Crush + ColorFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Castle Point BooksAuthor: Maurizio CampidelliAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Crush-worthy art to color! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is here for you. On the pages of Crush and Color: The Rock, you will find smoldering fantasies and charming daydreams of Hollywood's dauntless sweetheart. Discover the charisma, power, and mana of The Rock in more than 35 completely unique, lifelike drawings. Smell what The Rock is cooking you for dinner, admire his relentless intensity and strength, and find true bliss as he lifts his weights and his eyebrows out of these coloring pages and into your heart. Get to know The Rock through pages of crushable knowledge about his life, interests, and career. Enter a pec-popping dream world where stunning masculinity is the game and The Rock is his name in Crush and Color: The Rock! - Enjoy a colorful realm where The Rock is your chivalrous gentleman- Find out what makes The Rock so compelling with biographical information about his life and work- Perforated pages make it easy to display the object of your romance or bromance- Call out his name as you immerse yourself in coloring 35 hand-drawn daydreams About the Author MAURIZIO CAMPIDELLI grew up reading comic books, and it was the amazing adventures, humor, and fantasy found in those pages that eventually inspired his illustration style. Maurizio now works as an illustrator in Rimini, Italy, and he can be found on the beach, running, or biking on the boardwalk in his free time. His coloring books include Crush and Color series titles Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, and Idris Elba.
Walk the Wire - (Memory Man) by David Baldacci (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 528Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Memory ManFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grand Central PublishingAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English Book Synopsis Amos Decker--the FBI consultant with a perfect memory--returns to solve a gruesome murder in a booming North Dakota oil town in the newest thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series. When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has also brought a slew of problems with it, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution--and now murder. Decker and Jamison are ordered to investigate the death of a young woman named Irene Cramer, whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open--which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case. As Decker and Jamison dig into Irene's life, they are shocked to discover that the woman who walked the streets by night as a prostitute was a teacher for a local religious sect by day--a sect operating on land once owned by a mysterious government facility that looms over the entire community. London is a town replete with ruthless business owners, shady government officials, and religious outsiders, all determined to keep their secrets from coming out. When other murders occur, Decker will need all of his extraordinary memory and detective skills, and the assistance of a surprising ally, to root out a killer and the forces behind Cramer's death . . . before the boom town explodes. Review Quotes Walk the Wire may be the finest entry in David Baldacci's Memory Man series. The quality of his writing is at an all-time peak, and, fortunately for his countless fans, he is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.--BookreporterWalk the Wire solidifies Baldacci's status as this generation's premier storyteller . . . The perfect thriller.--Providence Journal'Intrepid . . . Although it's the sixth in a series, the book stands perfectly well on its own, providing many hours of enjoyable reading.--Mystery Scene magazineA master storyteller.--PeopleBaldacci delivers, every time!--LisaScottoline, New York Timesbestselling authorDire and complex . . . wildly entertaining.--Winnipeg Free PressWith twists and turns and mysteries right up until the end, you will not want to put this book down.--Red Carpet Crash About the Author David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
AP Psychology Premium - (Barron's Test Prep) 9th Edition by Allyson J Weseley & Robert McEntarffer (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: Advanced PlacementSeries Title: Barron's Test PrepFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAuthor: Allyson J Weseley & Robert McEntarfferAge Range: TeenLanguage: English Book Synopsis Be prepared for exam day with Barron's. Trusted content from AP experts! Barron's AP Psychology Premium: 2020-2021 includes in-depth content review and online practice. It's the only book you'll need to be prepared for exam day. Written by Experienced Educators Learn from Barron's--all content is written and reviewed by AP expertsBuild your understanding with comprehensive review tailored to the most recent exam Get a leg up with tips, strategies, and study advice for exam day--it's like having a trusted tutor by your sideBe Confident on Exam DaySharpen your test-taking skills with 6 full-length practice tests--3 in the book, including a diagnostic test to cartnear your studying, and 3 more onlineStrengthen your knowledge with in-depth review covering all Units on the AP Psychology ExamReinforce your learning with practice questions at the end of each chapter Interactive Online PracticeContinue your practice with 3 full-length practice tests on Barron's Online Learning HubSimulate the exam experience with a timed test option Deepen your understanding with detailed answer explanations and expert adviceGain confidence with automated scoring to check your learning progress About the Author â About the Authors Rob McEntarffer taught AP Psychology at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, NE for over 13 years and Introductory Psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University for over 7 years. He earned a B.S. in teaching of psychology at the University of Nebraska, a master's degree in educational psychology, and a Ph.D. in education. He has extensive experience in scoring the Advanced Placement Psychology free-response questions, having served as a Reader, Table Leader, and as the high school Question Leader. He is past chair of the national organization Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, worked with the committee on the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology, and is involved in writing assessment materials for high school and college level introductory psychology textbooks. He works as an assessment specialist for his school district. Allyson Weseley has taught AP Psychology and run a Behavioral Science Research Program at Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, NY for over 20 years. Her students have enjoyed great success on the AP exam, with a 100% passing rate and well over 80% earning 5's. She earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Princeton University, a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate from Columbia University's Teachers College. Dr. Weseley has served as a Reader and Table Leader for the AP Psychology exam, published a number of psychology-related activities, led several psychology teacher workshops, and served on the Board of Teachers of Psychology in the Secondary Schools. About the Publisher In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides. 80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
The Real Santa - by Nancy Redd (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x .4 Inches (W) x 10 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Holidays & CelebrationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Nancy ReddAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Christmas & AdventLanguage: English Book Synopsis Join one Black family on their journey to discover what the real Santa looks like in this joyous tale celebrating identity, family and holiday cheer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bedtime Bonnet. It's not Christmas without Santa! But what does Santa truly look like? Does he match the figurines on the mantel, or the faces on our favoriteholiday sweaters? Does he look like you or like me? Find out in this joyous and cozy celebration of family, representation, and holiday spirit! Destined to be a new classic, and perfect for any child looking to see some of themself in Santa Claus. About The Author Nancy Redd is an award-winning on-air host, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a two-time Mom's Choice Award winner, an NAACP Image Award nominee for outstanding literary work, a New York Times columnist, and a GLAAD Media Award nominee for outstanding digital journalism. She is also the author Bedtime Bonnet. Called the perfect combination of style and substance by Essence magazine, Nancy holds an honors degree in women's studies from Harvard University. This book was inspired by Nancy's family's own beloved Christmas traditions. Find Nancy online at www.nancyredd.com. Growing up, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow was surrounded by art. Her passion for illustration grew after being introduced to the wonderful world of watercolor. She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts and her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Creating images and stories that speak to the hearts ofchildren and those that guide them is her greatest joy. Charnelle currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband. When she's not drawing, she is baking, sewing or reading with a cup of tea by her side. Find her online at www.callmechartreuse.com.
The Life of / La Vida de Dolores - by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.3 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 6.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 22Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Biography & AutobiographyFormat: Board BookPublisher: Lil' LibrosAuthor: Patty Rodriguez & Ariana SteinAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: Cultural, Ethnic & RegionalLanguage: English About the Book Introduce little ones to the life of legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, in both English and Spanish! "Si, Se Puede! Yes, it can be done!" is the famous rallying cry of Dolores Huerta, a leading voice in the rights of migrant farmworkers. Inspire your little ones to believe in themselves and become leaders, just like Dolores! Book Synopsis Introduce little ones to the life of legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, in both English and Spanish! "Si, Se Puede! Yes, it can be done!" is the famous rallying cry of Dolores Huerta, a leading voice in the rights of migrant farmworkers. Originally a teacher, and later a community leader, she believed in her cause so much that she co-founded the labor union United Farm Workers of America. Inspire your little ones to believe in themselves and become leaders, just like Dolores! About The Author Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine. You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Ariana Stein is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has co-authored a variety of first concept children's books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more. Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil' Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.
Razorblade Tears - by S a Cosby (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: S a CosbyAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeLanguage: English Book Synopsis A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a Black man with cops at the door knows to be afraid. The last thing he expects to hear is that his son Isiah has been murdered, along with Isiah's white husband, Derek. Ike had never fully accepted his son but is devastated by his loss. Derek's father Buddy Lee was almost as ashamed of Derek for being gay as Derek was ashamed his father was a criminal. Buddy Lee still has contacts in the underworld, though, and he wants to know who killed his boy. Ike and Buddy Lee, two ex-cons with little else in common other than a criminal past and a love for their dead sons, band together in their desperate desire for revenge. In their quest to do better for their sons in death than they did in life, hardened men Ike and Buddy Lee will confront their own prejudices about their sons and each other, as they rain down vengeance upon those who hurt their boys. Provocative and fast-paced, S. A. Cosby's Razorblade Tears is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change - and maybe even redemption. Review Quotes Praise for Blacktop Wasteland "A fast-paced, fresh take on noir that tears through the underbelly of Virginia." --New York TimesOne of the year's strongest novels. The noir story quickly accelerates and doesn't lose speed until it careens to its finale. It's a look at race, responsibility, parenthood and identity via pin-perfect characters with realistic motives. Cosby invests Blacktop Wasteland with emotion while delivering a solid thriller. --Sun Sentinel "I loved Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby. The epigram tells you all you need to know about this fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller: 'Drive it like you stole it.'"--Stephen King "Violence-tinged heists, muscle cars, and dead-end poverty in America generate the full-on action and evocative atmosphere in this beautifully wrought tale."--Boston Globe S.A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is the buzz book of the summer, and for good reason--this nailbiter of a thriller has everything, including road chases, fast cars, robberies gone south, carefully calibrated underworld shenanigans, standoff after standoff, and some deep family bonds. --CrimeReads "Cosby never misses a note in this high-energy read...A superb work of crime fiction, uncompromisingly noir but deeply human, too, much like Lou Berney's November Road (2018)."--Booklist, starred review"Blacktop Wasteland is an urgent, timely, pitch-perfect jolt of American noir. S. A. Cosby is a welcome, refreshing new voice in crime literature."--Dennis Lehane, bestselling author of Since We Fell and Mystic River "Diamonds and fast cars, trailer park dreams and late night illegal street racing, S. A. Cosby reinvents the American crime novel. Black and white with bills unpaid and no exit in sight, his characters feel the pull of family and swagger with the melancholy ache of wanting to be someone. Blacktop Wasteland thrums and races--it's an intoxicating thrill of a ride."--Walter Mosley, bestselling author of Trouble Is What I Do"Sensationally good--new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended."--Lee Child, bestselling author of Blue Moon "For fans of: Bullitt, The Fast and the Furious and gritty Elmore Leonard-style noir...[Cosby] never lets up on the gas. The result is a high-octane, white-knuckle thriller that will have readers whipping through the pages at breakneck speed...Cosby's tightfisted prose fuels this story with heart-pumping (and often brutal) action that begs to be adapted for the big screen but never loses its compassionate edge."--Bookpage "High-octane neo-noir thriller...The gritty, brutal narrative is complemented by the author's sublime use of sensory description and regional imagery. In addition, the epic, jaw-dropping chase sequences that figure prominently are reason alone to read this pedal-to-the-metal but profoundly sorrowful novel. Cosby is definitely a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly Beautifully wrought and worthy of envy...Call shotgun, and then buckle up. Blacktop Wasteland is a ride that will stick with you long after the engine has cooled.--Salon We're in Elmore Leonard land...Bug's got a conscience not typical of the thriller genre, but other than that, this novel recalls almost perfectly the classic heist thriller in the vein of Richard Stark's Parker novels. It'll go like hot cakes."--Library Journal, starred review "It's fitting Blacktop Wasteland opens with a drag race. This is the literary equivalent of a muscle car--sleek, a little dangerous, and when it kicks into gear, you hold on for dear life. Lucky for you, Cosby is an expert wheelman." --Rob Hart, bestselling author of The Warehouse "Every once in a while a writer comes along with an incredible voice. Think Elmore Leonard, or Chester Himes. With Blacktop Wasteland, add S. A. Cosby to that list."--Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen "Powerful, gritty, and lyrical, S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is the unflinching portrayal of a man who's deeply aware he needs to make a better life for himself and his family, but can't -- or won't. This story is an emotional gut punch, and you'll find yourself rooting for Beauregard while he's ripping your heart out. Cosby is a mesmerizing new voice in crime fiction you won't soon forget. This is literary noir at its finest." --Jennifer Hillier, award-winning author of Jar of Hearts and Little Secrets "With Blacktop Wasteland, Anthony award-winning author S. A. Cosby cements his position as one of the leading crime fiction voices of his generation. The story crackles with a dynamically flawed main character, vivid description, unexpected reveals and dialogue so real you'd swear you were eavesdropping. I couldn't wait to finish yet never wanted the book to end at the same time. There's no doubt that Cosby is an authentic and much needed voice in today's crime fiction." --Kellye Garrett, Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty award-winning author of The Detective by Day series "This book shook me in the best way possible. Cosby's gritty, powerhouse novel evokes some of the modern masters - Mosley, Pelecanos, and Lehane - with a tone and vibe that is wholly unique. Epic but also grounded and painfully relevant, Blacktop Wasteland is a crime novel for today, and S. A. Cosby is a writer we'll be hearing from for quite some time. I loved this book." --Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Blackout and Miami Midnight "Blacktop Wasteland is a guaranteed thriller-of-the-year with muscle and heart and characters who will linger long after the last page is read. S.A. Cosby writes with grit and grace. Do not miss this one."--Michael Koryta, bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead "There is a sweet spot in a vehicle, whether it's a car or a book, a perfect point of harmony between torque and horsepower or character and plot--Blacktop Wasteland is that sweet spot. S. A. Cosby's new novel reverberates with a throaty roar, pegging the needles with a welcomed strip of rubber laid down in a silk-scarf, lace-backed driving glove mystery world."--Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries "Buckle up. S. A. Cosby is about to take you on a high-speed spin through the rural black south. Muscle cars, backroads racing, double crossing deals and that elusive big score. Red Hill County is my kind of place!" --Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Revelators "Blacktop Wasteland will let the world at large in on what the crime fiction underworld already knows: S. A. Cosby is a major, original talent. Searing, twisted and jaggedly human, this Southern noir heist novel leaves scars."--Jordan Harper, Edgar Award winning author of She Rides Shotgun A roaring, full-throttle thriller, crackling with tension and charm...Cosby immediately displays a talent for well-tuned action, raising our heart rates and filling our nostrils with odors of gun smoke and burned rubber. But the real draw here is his evocative depiction of rural Virginia and its denizens. Cosby's voice is distinctive, and he plays a sharp-tongued Virgil as we descend into the Hades of bucolic poverty.--The New York Times Book Review A classic, character-driven heist tale that inhabits that world, but delivers heart-pounding entertainment.--Criminal Element About The Author S. A. Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from southeastern Virginia. His the bestselling author of Blacktop Wasteland, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist, as well as Brotherhood of the Blade and My Darkest Prayer. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.
Let's Cook Together! - (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.25 Inches (H) x 8 Inches (W) x .62 Inches (D)Weight: 1.62 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Cooking & FoodFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Publications International, Ltd.Author: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Gather up your family and have some fun cooking together! Recipes are easy-to-follow and understand, and appeal to kids of all ages. More than 90 recipes, each with full-color photos, perfect for prepping, cooking and sharing with the children in your family.Breakfast, appetizers, meals, desserts, and holiday favorites. Choose from recipes like Tasty Tortellini Salad, Bavarian Pretzel Sandwcihes, and Halloween Hedgehogs.Fun facts and useful tips are included as well.Great-tasting recipes, good times, and memories, too!192 pages
Eli's Promise - by Ronald H. Balson (Paperback)
Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Ronald H. BalsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: EnglishThis Target Book Club Pick is a Signed Edition!!!National Jewish Book Award winter Ron Balson returns triumphantly with Eli's Promise, a captivating saga of the Holocaust and its aftermath spanning decades and continents. Readers will not be able to put this book down, but will turn the pages compulsively with heart in throat, eager to learn the fate of the Rosen family. Balson's meticulous historical detail, vivid prose and unforgettable characters further solidify his place among the most esteemed writers of historical fiction today. --Pam Jenoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lost Girls of ParisA fixer in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later--by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award.Eli's Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras--Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war, the mixed blessings of survival, and the enduring strength of family bonds.1939: Eli Rosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli's company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski--an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin's subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy?1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her?1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband's quest for justice.
Stray Hearts - (Animal Magnetism Novel) by Jill Shalvis (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 512Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Animal Magnetism NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAuthor: Jill ShalvisAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English Book Synopsis From New York Times bestselling "master storyteller"* Jill Shalvis comes a collection of two stories of love on the wild side.... Animal Magnetism-When Lilah Young rear-ends the truck of pilot-for-hire Brady Miller, the kennel co-owner finds it hard to ignore the sexy, gorgeous stranger. Lilah has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life, and Brady is just passing through, but both of them are abandoning their instincts to surrender to primal desire. Animal Attraction-Jade Bennett has found refuge as a receptionist at Dell Connelly's veterinary clinic. Used to planning everything in her life, Jade is surprised when Dell's seductive, alluring ways spark an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade's strength and sass are the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist.... *Reader to Reader Reviews Review Quotes "Animals and hot heroes. How can you not love a romance like that?"--Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author "Animal Magnetism ramps up the pet-friendly book trend...[A] steamy, romantic, barn burner."--Library Journal "There's plenty of sizzle...An entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance."--Publishers Weekly "Definitely a good way to spend a few hours with some sexy characters."--USA Today "A delightful read full of cuddly animals, hot men, and confident women... A must-read."--Fresh Fiction "Funny and hot as hell...Moving, empowering, and engaging."--All About Romance Praise for the novels of Jill Shalvis "Clever, steamy, fun, Jill Shalvis will make you laugh and fall in love."--Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!--Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She's my go-to read for humor and heart. --Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author "A fun, hot, sexy story of the redemptive powers of love. Jill Shalvis sizzles!" --JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author "An overall perfect experience that is sexy...yet often laugh-out-loud funny."--Romance Junkies About The Author Jill Shalvis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several popular series including the Lucky Harbor Series (It Had to Be You; Always on My Mind; Forever and a Day); the Animal Magnetism series (Rumor Has It; Rescue My Heart; Animal Attraction; Animal Magnetism), the Wilders series (Instant Attraction; Instant Temptation; Instant Gratification), and the Sky High series (Strong and Sexy; Superb and Sexy; Smart and Sexy). Her baseball-themed romances include Slow Heat and Double Play, and she also appears in anthologies such as He's The One.
Pax, Journey Home - by Sara Pennypacker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5.6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Balzer & Bray/HarperteenAuthor: Sara PennypackerAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: FoxesLanguage: English Book Synopsis From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. It's been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax and his mate, Bristle, have welcomed a litter of kits they must protect in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter--newly orphaned after the war, wracked with guilt and loneliness--leaves his adopted home with Vola to join the Water Warriors, a group of people determined to heal the land from the scars of the war. When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing--and each other, once again.
The Inheritance Games - by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x .8 Inches (W) x 6.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective StoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Jennifer Lynn BarnesAge Range: TeenLanguage: English Book Synopsis Don't miss this New York Times bestselling impossible to put down (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets--perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out. Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why -- or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch -- and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive. Review Quotes Praise for The Inheritance Games: A thrilling blend of family secrets, illicit romance and high-stakes treasure hunt, set in the mysterious world of Texas billionaires. The nonstop twists kept me guessing until the very last page!--Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals * Part The Westing Game, part We Were Liars, completely entertaining.--Kirkus, starred review * This strong, Knives Out-esque series opener...provides ample enjoyment.--Publishers Weekly, starred review [A] well-characterized mystery that's packed to the brim with twists and tricks. Hand immediately to teen fans of Knives Out or readers who love Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious series.--Booklist Barnes's meticulously crafted novel is like the film Knives Out for the YA world, perfect for any reader seeking suspense, romance, and glamour. ...Barnes crafts high-stakes tension, a swoony love triangle, and a large but memorable cast of characters. Fun and fast-paced, fans of Karen M. McManus's One of Us is Lying and Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious will find a new home at Hawthorne House.--SLJ Impossible to put down.--Buzzfeed Prickly, witty, and stubborn as a mule, Avery is an eminently likable protagonist, and her savvy ability to manage the obnoxiously privileged people she suddenly finds herself surrounded by is admirable, helped plenty by her quippy one-liners that level even the snobbiest among them.--BCCB About The Author Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty acclaimed young adult novels, including Little White Lies, Deadly Little Scandals, The Lovely and the Lost, and The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood, and the e-novella, Twelve. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is currently a professor of psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes
Shelter Mountain - (Virgin River Novel) by Robyn Carr (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Virgin River NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Robyn CarrAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Carr is a master of charming small-town ambience." --Publishers Weekly on Return to Virgin River Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that inspired the hit Netflix series... John "Preacher" Middleton is closing Jack's Bar when a woman and her young son come in out of the wet night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one--the woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them and to punish whoever did this, but he knows immediately that this is more than just instinct. Paige Lassiter has stirred up emotions in this gentle giant of a man--emotions that he has never allowed himself to feel. Then Paige's ex-husband turns up in Virgin River. And if there's one thing the marines' motto of Semper Fidelis--always faithful--has taught Preacher, it's that some things are worth fighting for. A Virgin River Novel Book 1: Virgin RiverBook 2: Shelter MountainBook 3: Whispering RockBook 4: A Virgin River ChristmasBook 5: Second Chance PassBook 6: Temptation RidgeBook 7: Paradise ValleyBook 8: Forbidden FallsBook 9: Angel's PeakBook 10: Moonlight RoadBook 11: Promise CanyonBook 12: Wild Man CreekBook 13: Harvest MoonBook 14: Bring Me Home for ChristmasBook 15: Hidden SummitBook 16: Redwood BendBook 17: Sunrise PointBook 18: My Kind of ChristmasBook 19: Return to Virgin River Review Quotes "Carr is a master of charming small-town ambience." --Publishers Weekly on Return to Virgin River "The Virgin River books are so compelling-I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber "Carr has hit her stride with this captivating series."--Library Journal on the Virgin River series "Good people saving a child, a feisty boy overcoming his disabilities, and friendship between people who have survived tragedy are some of the feel-good elements readers expect from Carr, and make for warm and fuzzy feelings." --Booklist on The Country Guesthouse "A heart-grabber that won't let readers go until the very end.... A rewarding (happy) story that will appeal across the board and might require a hanky or two."--Library Journal, starred review, on What We Find "The small town camaraderie, the colorful mountain locale, and straightforward prose highlight the down-to-earth players making this a fun and delightful tale." --New York Journal of Books on The Best of Us