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Old Venus Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
This original anthology of all-new stories harkens back to the Golden Age of SF, when science fiction was filled with tales from our own solar system, at a time when no one knew what lay on the surface of our nearest galactic neighbours and speculation ran rampant.
Rapid French. Volumes 1-3
If you like music and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms MBT Rapid French is for you.
Rapid Italian. Volumes 1-3.
Earworms MBT is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning a new language. By repeatedly listening to melodies specially composed with rhythmic repetitions of Italian and English, you will pick up essential words and phrases that will not only be on the tip of your tongue but burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.
Splat the Cat and the hotshot.
When Splat meets the new cat scout, Scott, he's in awe of what Scott can do. Scott's the best at everything! Even though Splat can't build the biggest fire or tie the best knot, he's talented in his own way. Soon Splat learns to appreciate his own talents — and the power of teamwork!
Splat the Cat takes the cake.
Splat loves watching his favourite superhero, Super Cat, on the family TV, but when the set breaks, Splat has no way to watch his cherished cartoon. Splat asks himself, "What would Super Cat do?" and decides to save the day by winning a brand-new TV. The only problem is that winning the TV requires Splat to enter a cake-baking contest… which turns out to be a little trickier and stickier than expected.
No rest for the dead Jeff Abbott
A serial novel featuring contributions by twenty-six masters of suspense follows detective Jon Nunn as he re-opens a ten-year-old case to discover if the wrong person was convicted and put to death for the murder of art curator Christopher Thomas.
The consequences of love. Sulaiman S. M. Y. Addonia
Naser, an outsider in Saudi, finds it hard to adjust to a world that puts up so many barriers between men and women. A splash of colour arrives in Naser's world when, unexpectedly, he finds a love note, from a woman.
Elvis & Ginger Ginger Alden
She had no idea that she would play a part in an legacy as Elvis Presley's fiancée, and his last great love. In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all.
Fever 1793. Laurie Halse Anderson
In 1793 in Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
Dr. Mutter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine. Cristin O'Keefe. Aptowicz
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionised American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Mutter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anaesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time.
Cursed. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dying sucks — and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. When Hayden Cromwell shows up claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested.
Wicked. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Twenty-two-year-old Ivy Morgan knows that humans aren't the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she'd sworn to hunt. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. As Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes that she's not the only one who's carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them.
The bulletproof diet : lose up to a pound a day, reclaim your energy and focus, and upgrade your life. Dave Asprey
In his mid-twenties, Dave Asprey was a successful Silicon Valley multimillionaire. He also weighed 300 pounds, despite the fact that he was doing what doctors recommended. When his excess fat started causing brain fog and food cravings sapped his energy and willpower, Asprey turned to the same hacking techniques that made his fortune to "hack" his own biology. The result? The Bulletproof Diet, an anti-inflammatory program for hunger-free, rapid weight loss and peak performance.
Case histories. Kate Atkinson
Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Case Two: Theo delights in his daughter Laura's wit, beauty, and selfless love. But her first day as an associate in his law firm is also the day when Theo's world turns upside down. Case Three: Michelle looks around one day and finds herself trapped with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband — until a fit of rage creates a grisly escape… As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates all three cases, startling connections emerge.
One good turn. Kate Atkinson
It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident — an incident that changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander — until he becomes a suspect.
Started early, took my dog. Kate Atkinson
A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Kate Atkinson dovetails and counterpoints her plots with Dickensian brilliance in a tale peopled with unlikely heroes and villains.
When will there be good news? Kate Atkinson
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. but Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend — Jackson Brodie — himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him Mimi Baird, with Eve Claxton
A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own. Fifty years after being told her father would forever be "ill" and "away," Mimi Baird set off on a quest to piece together the memoir and the man.
Pieces and players. Blue Balliett
Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Manet is missing. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be … or who might have stolen them.
Womble stories. Elisabeth Beresford
Join Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Madame Cholet and all the other Wombles in these six wonderful stories by Elisabeth Beresford.
The Penderwicks in spring. Jeanne Birdsall
Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbour Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business.
Spinster : making a life of one's own. Kate Bolick
A single woman considers her life, the life of the bold single ladies who have gone before her, and the long arc of slowly changing attitudes towards women.
The woman I was born to be. Susan Boyle
From singing karaoke in local pubs to live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan's legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. Now, for the first time, Susan tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude and an unfailing sense of humour.
The Cavendon women. Barbara Taylor Bradford
Follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend.
The war that saved my life. Kimberly Brubaker. Bradley
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
The family. Kay Brellend
Jimmy Wild saunters around the streets of Campbell Road; the sight of him is enough to terrify the inhabitants of this villainous corner of London. Jimmy's beautiful step-daughter Faye and his downtrodden wife Edie eek out a meagre existence, having left behind their lives in Kent for this hovel in Campbell Road. One thing you can bet on, Jimmy Wild's not returned to start playing happy families …
The residence : inside the private world of the White House. Kate Andersen. Brower
Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heart-warming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the president and the first family.
Morgan and Archer. Grace Burrowes
Archer Portmaine is investigating a plot against the Crown when he meets Morgan James, a young lady who believes her hearing problems make her a poor candidate for marriage, although her disability provides the key to unravelling Archer's mystery — and to capturing his heart.
Academ's fury. Jim Butcher
In Alera Imperia, the capital of the realm, Tavi secretly trains to become one of the First Lord's spies while suffering through rigorous academic studies and fulfilling his duties as a page. But his heaviest burden is his inability to control the furies, which makes Tavi especially vulnerable at the worst possible moment.
Cursor's fury. Jim Butcher
The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a merciless rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Caught off guard by the sheer power of Kalare's attack, Gaius and the loyal forces of Alera must fight for the survival of the realm beside the unlikeliest of allies — the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine
Furies of Calderon. Jim Butcher
The struggles of the Alera community, who find themselves up in arms when their leader, Gaius Sextus, arranges to take an heir.
Ender's game. Orson Scott Card
With humanity under threat from an alien race, six-year-old Ender Wiggin leaves his family on Earth to journey to the Belt. There he enters Battle School and is strictly disciplined in mind games and mock battles. In instinct, compassion and genius he is unequalled, for his is a unique destiny.
The missing. Jane Casey
Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny's body, beaten and abandoned in the woods near her home. As she's drawn into the police investigation and the heart of a media storm, Sarah's presence arouses suspicion. But it not just the police who are watching her…
The queen. Kiera Cass
Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince… Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met — and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.
The schemer. Kimberley Chambers
It's 1983 and Stephanie Crouch's life is dull. She's desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at 14 years old she has nowhere to go. When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love.
The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China. Guangcheng Chen
An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom.
The awakening. Kate Chopin
Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.
Living with intent : my somewhat messy journey to purpose, peace, and joy. Mallika Chopra
Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra's search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in life. She hopes that by telling her story, she can inspire others with her own successes (and failures) as well as share some of the wisdom she has gathered from friends, experts, and family along the way. She also provides a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to outcome.
The case of the perfect carer. Agatha Christie
When the Cowley sisters employ a carer to look after the ailing Carmela, Morag appears to suit their needs perfectly. But after a spectacular jewel theft on the night of the Hunt Ball, it appears that the perfect carer might be implicated.
The dressmaker's doll. Agatha Christie
Octavia's triumphant new dress designs are the only thing on her mind — but is it safe to ignore the ominous dressmaker's doll which appears in her workshop? Today's cut-throat fashion industry provides this story's backdrop.
The gates of Baghdad. Agatha Christie
A group of adventurers set out from Damascus to visit the legendary "Gate of Baghdad", also known as the "Gate of Death". When one of the party is found dead, the others look to the seemingly unimpeachable Mr. Parker Pyne.
The gypsy. Agatha Christie
Dickie Carpenter has a phobia of gypsies stemming from a terrifying childhood encounter. When his fears come back to haunt him should he be frightened or could they prove to be his salvation?
The hound of death. Agatha Christie
The year is 1920, and an ambitious doctor meets a nun apparently traumatised by what she witnessed in the Great War. An attempt to restore the woman's sanity results in the uncovering of something very sinister indeed.
The last séance. Agatha Christie
Raoul Daubreuil insists his fiancée give up her activities as a talented and successful medium when they marry. However, he agrees to attend what is to be her last séance with Madame Exe. But even Raoul can't foresee the tragedy ahead.
The moving finger. Agatha Christie
Recuperating from a flying accident, Jerry Burton needs to take a break somewhere peaceful. He and his sister rent a house in the little village of Lymstock, where they know no-one and hope to be able to relax. Their quiet life is shattered, however, by the arrival of an obscene anonymous letter accusing them of impropriety. Jerry refuses to take it seriously and throws it on the fire.
The murder of Roger Ackroyd. Agatha Christie
Mrs. Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
The mysterious affair at Styles. Agatha Christie
Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.
The mystery of the Blue Train. Agatha Christie
A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and a priceless cache of rubies becomes destined for his beloved daughter Rachel. Two days later Rachel is dead - murdered on a train on her way to the Riviera to meet her scoundrel lover: a mysterious, dark man. The suspects line up… only master sleuth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth.
The secret adversary. Agatha Christie
"Young Adventurers Limited" is a brand new private detective agency, set up by the dashing Tommy Beresford and the resourceful Tuppence Cowley. Their first assignment is to track down some secret documents that disappeared after the sinking of the Lusitania. Soon they are on the trail of the mysterious Mr. Brown, the head of an international gang of crooks — and in more danger than they bargained for!
Three act tragedy. Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish cliff-top home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr. Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange…
Murder in hindsight. Anne Cleeland
Chief Inspector Acton and Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle know firsthand how the administration of justice can often follow a labyrinthine path. As they pursue a self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner, Acton's own questionable methods may prove his undoing.
Murder in retribution. Anne Cleeland
Detective Kathleen Doyle has her hands full. She has recently been paired with the newly promoted Detective Sergeant Williams to investigate a turf war — a series of retribution murders between the Russians and the Irish, both of whom are trying to control a lucrative underworld business. Kathleen also just learned that she's pregnant and must now deal with the repercussions of her hasty marriage in the form of Chief Inspector Acton's mother, the displeased dowager, who makes an unannounced visit.
Silent voices. Ann Cleeves
When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim's throat - death is never that simple… Doing what she does best, Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing staff and those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.
A spider in the cup. Barbara Cleverly
When the body of a young woman is found buried along the banks of the Thames in 1933, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands juggles the case with an increasingly dangerous assignment protecting an American senator.
Boundaries for leaders : why some people get results and others don't. Henry Cloud
In Boundaries for Leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire - in their organizations and in themselves.
How people grow : Henry Cloud, John Townsend. Henry Cloud
Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives and relationships that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts at spiritual growth. What does it take to experience increasing strength and depth in our spiritual walk, our marriages and family lives and friendships, our personal development — in everything life is about?
Rescue your love life : changing those dumb attitudes & behaviors that will sink your marriage Henry Cloud, John Townsend.
Beginning with self-examination and setting realistic expectations, the authors explore how couples can nurture and master healthy communication, build trust, and enhance the romance in their marriage
Secretly smitten Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt.
There's a secret in Grandma Rose's attic — a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten, Vermont. How did the dog tags end up in the attic? The mystery intrigues Rose's three granddaughters — Tess, Clare, and Zoe — and they decide to in. But as the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own.
The burning land. Bernard Cornwell
In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity. This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history, tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.
Death of kings. Bernard Cornwell
As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices. King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost lands and castle to the north. But he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.
The fort. Bernard Cornwell
Summer 1779, a British force of fewer than one thousand Scottish infantry were sent to build a garrison in the State of Maine. The State of Massachusetts was determined to expel the British, but when they sent a fleet of forty vessels to 'captivate, kill and destroy' they underestimated their enemies, calm in battle and ready for victory. Told from both sides of the battle, the main characters are all real figures from history.
The broken man. Josephine Cox
Sometimes a damaged child becomes a broken man. It's 1954 and Adam Carter is twelve years old, an only child with no friends nor any self confidence. Adam's only support comes in the shape of Jake Wallis, the school bus driver. One particular afternoon, when Adam is his last drop of the day, Jake decides to accompany him along the darkening wood land to his house, never suspecting that as they chat innocently, in the house at the end of the track a terrible tragedy is unfolding which will change Adam's life forever.
Divorced and deadly : finally free! Josephine Cox
"I'm 36 years of age; handsome and fit. I'm not as tall as I'd like to be, nor am I rippling with chest-muscles. But I reckon I'm a dead ringer for Hugh Grant." After years spent with 'the dreaded Laura' Ben is finally free! A new divorcee he can't wait to get back in the game and sets about writing a list of all the things he has to do. As Ben enters the world of singledom with his sidekick Dickie Manse (brains-in-his-pants), Ben finds himself on a whole new adventure and has plenty of fun along the way.
Off track. Clare Curzon
Research biologist, Piers Egerton, has been working on a top-secret project for a number of years and has finally realized it is something he wants no part of. But the people he works for think he knows too much and he realizes his life is in danger. Lee Barber is a competent train driver, whose career is seemingly ruined through one simple error.
Crescent dawn Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.
In A.D. 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. What ties them all together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as Roman artefacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire.
The jungle Clive Cussler with Jack du Brul.
Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.
The spy Clive Cussler, with Justin Scott.
It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges towards war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in an apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realises that the clues point not to suicide, but to murder.
The wrecker Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
Investigating a series of attacks on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express lines, Detective Bell learns of the existence of an elusive saboteur who recruits and murders his own accomplices while engineering schemes of maximum havoc.
Any duchess will do. Tessa Dare
When Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, tries to thwart his mother's attempts to get him to marry by paying Spindle Cove barmaid Pauline Simms to fail duchess training, the unexpected result is a burning desire in the duke's heart to truly make her his wife.
A lady by midnight. Tessa Dare
After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove - but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her betrothed. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smouldering passion in his kiss?
A week to be wicked. Tessa Dare
Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be… anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement, to convince family and friends they're "in love", to outrun armed robbers, to survive their worst nightmares, to travel four hundred miles without killing each other.
The ghost of Lily Painter. Caitlin Davies
The first time Annie Sweet sees 43 Stanley Road, the house is so perfect she almost feels as though it has chosen her. She longs to move in, but with her husband seeming more distant, and her daughter wrapped up in her friends and new school, Annie is left alone to mull over the past. Soon she becomes consumed by the house and everyone who has lived there before her, especially a young chorus girl called Lily Painter, a rising star of the music hall whose sparkling performances were the talk of the town.
Eve of chaos. Sylvia Day
When Evangeline Hollis spent a night of passion with the darkly seductive Alec Cain, she had no idea that she'd be punished for it years later. Branded with the Mark of Cain, Eve was thrust into a life of hunting demons as penance. But then Eve ran over Satan's hellhound during training. Now Satan, incensed at the loss of his pet, has put a bounty on Eve's head, and every demon in the country wants to be the one to deliver her.
Heat of the night Sylvia Day
He is a vision from every woman's erotic fantasies. Existing in the twilight beneath sleep and consciousness, Connor brings them decadent pleasures, fuelled by their sexual energy. But violence and strife now tear apart both worlds, and Connor must embark upon a quest into the mortal realm… and into the arms of one intoxicating enchantress.
Pleasures of the night. Sylvia Day
He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfil her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream - a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies - until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!
Captain Corelli's mandolin. Louis De Bernieres
The idyllic world of the Greek island of Cephallonia is forever changed by the inexorable changes of World War II, as the inhabitants struggle to cope with the Axis invasion and occupation.
The precious one. Marisa De los Santos
Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy's family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices — Taisy's strong, unsparing observations and Willow's naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings — The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession.
Post of honour. R. F. Delderfield
Nowhere in England avoids the loss of young men during the First World War and the village of Shallowford is no exception. Paul Craddock must rebuild the estate and the bonds broken between those who belong there. It is a time of huge social change and there are peacetime challenges as hard to surmount as those of war. And before they are met, Germany once again threatens the stability of Europe.
Day after night. Anita Diamant
Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.
Blade runner. Philip K. Dick
San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted apartment buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because so many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth. Like Rick Deckard - android killer for the police and owner of an electric sheep. This week he has to find, identify, and kill six androids which have escaped from Mars. They're machines, but they look and sound and think like humans - clever, dangerous humans.
The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Philip K. Dick
In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch.
The shore road mystery. Franklin W. Dixon
When the Hardy Boys eagerly agree to assist their friend Jack Dodd and his father in locating a family treasure, the two young detectives are unaware of the baffling complications that will arise.
Overclocked : stories of the future present. Cory Doctorow
In Cory Doctorow's new collection of stories, he offers up mind-bending science-fiction tales that explore the possibilities of information technology - and its various uses - run amok. "Anda's Game" is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of "cyber sweatshops". "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" tells of the heroic exploits of "sysadmins" - systems administrators - as they defend the cyber-world, and hence the world at large, from worms and bio-weapons.
The rapture of the nerds Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery meta-consciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a gruelling decision.
Dog crazy : a novel of love lost and found. Meg Donohue
As a pet bereavement counsellor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humour to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten her success.
Stella by starlight. Sharon M. Draper
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
Charlie plays ball. Ree Drummond
For Charlie, it's hard work being King of the Ranch. There's napping to do, food to taste, and car rides to take.
Love & respect in the family : the respect parents desire ; the love children need. Emerson Eggerichs
Children need love. Parents need respect. It is as simple and complex as that! Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic.
Nest. Esther Ehrlich
On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbour Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.
The problem with the Puddles. Kate Feiffer
The Puddle parents cannot seem to agree about anything, but when their dogs go missing the whole family embarks on an unlikely quest that eventually answers many unasked questions.
Joseph Andrews. Henry Fielding
In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence despite being coerced by nearly every woman he encounters. The episodic journey sees him travel home to London with his tutor, Parson Adams, as he heads to find his sweetheart, Fanny. Much mayhem ensues along the way as they become embroiled in a series of escapades and slapstick brawls.
A triumph of genius : Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak patent war. Ronald K. Fierstein
More than a simple biography, this fascinating book about Edwin Land, the creator of Polaroid's instant photography, was a man who Steve Jobs deemed "a national treasure".
What I thought was true. Huntley Fitzpatrick
17-year-old Gwen Castle is a working-class girl determined to escape her small island town, but when rich-kid Cass Somers, with whom she has a complicated romantic history, shows up, she's forced to reassess her feelings about her loving, complex family, her lifelong best friends, her wealthy employer, the place she lives, and the boy she can't admit she loves.
'Til the well runs dry. Lauren Francis-Sharma
An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild.
The war to end all wars : World War I. Russell Freedman
Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the "Great War," which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind.
Season of fear. Brian Freeman
Lake Wales, Central Florida. Ten years ago, a political fundraiser became a bloodbath when a hooded assassin carried out a savage public execution. A decade on, history is threatening to repeat itself. The widow of one victim, herself now running for governor, has received an anonymous threat a newspaper clipping from that fateful day, along with the chilling words 'I'm back.' Florida detective Cab Bolton agrees to investigate the threat against this candidate.
Dear fatty. Dawn French
With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the West Country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/air hostess/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.
The mathematics of love : patterns, proofs and the search for the ultimate equation. Hannah Fry
There is no topic that attracts more attention — more energy and time and devotion than love. Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns.
City of women. David R. Gillham
Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a model Nazi soldier's wife at the height of World War II, Sigrid Schroeder dreams of her former Jewish lover and risks everything to hide a mother and two young children who she believes might be her lover's family.
Finding the worm. Mark Goldblatt
In 1970 Queens, New York, Julian Twerski, now in seventh grade, struggles to write an essay as punishment for an act he did not commit, worries about Beverly, the girl he likes, prepares for his bar mitzvah, and tries to cope with the serious illness of one of his closest friends, Quentin.
The island of Dr. Libris. Chris Grabenstein
A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.
Only a mother knows. Annie Groves
In Article Row, in London's Holborn - four young women, Tilly, Sally, Dulcie and Agnes - have already been witnesses to the heartache and pain that Hitler's bombs have inflicted on ordinary Londoners. Tilly is desperate to wed her beau, Drew. Terrified that something will happen to prevent them from being together, her fears seem to be coming true when he is called back home to America.
When the lights go on again. Annie Groves
The tide is turning, but on the home front, the battle is far from over for the Campions! Autumn 1944, the allies are invading Italy. At home in Britain, along with everyone else, the Campion family are doing their bit — working tirelessly in the hope that the end of the war is now in sight.
The $100 startup : reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future. Chris Guillebeau
Learn how to be your own boss and spend more time living your life.
Mr. Cooper is super. Dan Gutman
A.J.'s third-grade teacher, Mr. Granite, is retiring after a million hundred years. It turns out the new teacher, Mr. Cooper, is even weirder than Mr. Granite! One day he's Rat Man and he teaches about rodents. The next day he's Lava Man and he teaches about volcanoes. But what happens when a real superhero is needed? Will Mr. Cooper protect the school from evil, or just embarrass it to death?
Red : a crayon's story. Michael Hall
Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
When in doubt, add butter. Elizabeth M. Harbison
Gemma Craig has spent her career as a private chef taking care of other people. Everyone relies on Gemma, even while she goes home alone each night and feasts on cereal and quick meals. But when life takes an unexpected turn on a road Gemma always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past and learn to move on in ways she never imagined.
Far from the madding crowd. Thomas Hardy
The theme of this novel is the contrast of a patient and generous love with unscrupulous passion. Bathsheba is courted by the brilliant Troy, the obsessive Boldwood and the faithful Gabriel Oak. The third is successful in his suit, but only after violence and murder have eliminated the other two.
Skinny habits : the 6 secrets of thin people. Bob Harper
Bob Harper lets us in on the secret behaviours of people who not only lose weight but keep the pounds off for good — and make it look easy.
The Queen's governess. Karen Harper
Kat Ashley agrees to become governess and confidante to the young Elizabeth Tudor. Together they suffer bitter exile, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, barely escaping with their reputations and their lives intact. But when Elizabeth is eventually crowned, Kat continues to serve her, faithfully guarding all of the queen's secrets, even the one that could bring down the monarchy…
Blueeyedboy. Joanne Harris
'Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child, timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer'. Told through posts on a web journal called badguysrock, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life on the internet.
The big seven : a Faux mystery. Jim Harrison
Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realises his new neighbours are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. Then Sunderson's cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson's advice on a crime novel he's writing which may not be fiction.
Joan of Arc : a life transfigured. Kathryn Harrison
Every era must retell and re-imagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time — a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and in the face of her death by burning. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.
Shadow scale. Rachel Hartman
Seraphina, half-dragon and half-human, searches for others like her who can make the difference in the war between dragons and humans in the kingdom of Goredd.
Starman Jones. Robert A. Heinlein
When his step-mother marries a no-count man, a country lad joins a hobo and together they fake their way into the Space Stewards, Cooks, and Purser's Clerks brotherhood to get an opportunity for space travel in an age when only the wealthy are privileged.
Time for the stars. Robert A. Heinlein
For a telepathic twin on an exploratory space voyage only a few years pass, yet, when he returns to Earth his brother is ready to celebrate his ninetieth birthday.
Out came the sun. Mariel Hemingway
In this deeply moving, searingly honest new memoir, actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide.
Rescue at Los Banos : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II. Bruce B. Henderson
The incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baos in the Philippines - a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers, Unbroken, and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc.
First Frost. James Henry
It's Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country's on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Superintendent Stanley Mullett is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks but DI Williams is nowhere to be seen, and DI Allen has failed to return from his walking holiday. So when a 12-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, Mullet has no option but to put DS Frost in charge of the investigation.
Splat the Cat makes Dad glad Alissa Heyman
When Dad's team loses a soccer game, Splat the Cat decides to cheer up his dad by entering them into a father-son three-legged race at the Cat School Game Day. When the race doesn't go the way Splat hopes, will he still succeed in making his dad glad again?
The canopy. Angela Elwell Hunt
Alexandra Pace and her team are searching the dangerous Peruvian rainforests for a cure for a deadly disease already begun ravaging Alexandra's mind and body. Best-selling author, Angela Hunt, combines the unique jungle setting, modern science, and a thrilling race for a cure.
Brave new world. Aldous Huxley
"Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley's classic prophetic novel describes the socialised horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom.
The leadership playbook : creating a coaching culture to build winning business teams. Nathan Jamail
There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organisations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams.
Trial by fire. Judith A. Jance
Taking a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, former television journalist Ali Reynolds investigates a subdivision fire and the identity of an injured amnesiac woman, a case that unleashes a remorseless killer.
Mennonite in a little black dress : a memoir of going home. Rhoda Janzen
A hilarious and moving memoir — in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron — about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.
Guinea dog collection. Books 1-3. Patrick Jennings
Rufus has been dreaming of getting a dog but his dad has a few objections. Rufus pays no attention when his mum offers her think-outside-the-box suggestion, because she can't be serious… until she actually comes home with a guinea pig. And if Rufus's dad thinks dogs are a problem, he won't know what hit him when he meets the Guinea Pig that Thinks She's a Dog.
The language of food : a linguist reads the menu. Dan Jurafsky
Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist. A surprising history of culinary exchange — a sharing of ideas and culture as much as ingredients and flavours — lies just beneath the surface of our daily snacks, soups, and suppers.
Somewhere safe with somebody good. Jan Karon
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he and his beloved friends and family face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives.
Tigana. Guy Gavriel Kay
Set in a beleaguered land caught in a web of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply moving story of a people struggling to be free. A people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the tyrant King Brandin that even the very name of their once beautiful land cannot be spoken or remembered. But not everyone has forgotten. A handful of men and women set in motion the dangerous quest for freedom.
The honey queen. Cathy Kelly
It's easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone — the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops and cafes are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. When Australian-raised Lillie finally makes it back home, she is drawn right into the heart of Redstone's thriving community. But what she thought would be an ending is actually just a beginning; all of Lillie's hard-earned wisdom will soon be called into play as she helps new friends navigate unchartered territory.
Unaccompanied minors. Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young — a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: funny business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
Puck of Pook's Hill. Rudyard Kipling
Una and Dan, reciting Shakespeare on a summer's evening in rural Sussex, unwittingly summon the elf Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow. To their wonderment, the fairy conjures up the past, taking them on ten magical adventures.
Tigers in red weather. Liza Klaussmann
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sun bleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives'. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena with their children, Daisy and Ed try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel.
Beggars in Spain. Nancy Kress
In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent, and one of a growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep. Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts, victims of shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society and from Earth itself.
Steal across the sky. Nancy Kress
The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet. At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't. This is the story of three volunteers who answered that ad, and what they found on Kular A and Kular B.
The Tempting of Thomas Carrick Stephanie Laurens
A lily of the field. John Lawton
A novel set before, during, and after World War II follows the loosely parallel lives of an Austrian cellist, Meret Voytek, whose orchestra becomes part of the Hitler Youth, and Hungarian physicist Karel Szabo, who is recruited by the Americans to help build the atomic bomb.
Second violin. John Lawton
March 1938. The Germans take Vienna without a shot being fired. Covering Austria for the English press is a young journalist named Rod Troy. Back home his younger brother joins the CID as a detective-constable. June 1940. Sergeant Troy is seconded to Special Branch to help in the round-up of 'enemy' aliens, among whom are Hummel and his brother Rod who are interned on the Isle of Man. Meanwhile a lunatic is killing rabbis in the East End of London. Troy asks for time off from Special Branch to return to his true calling - murder.
Changing Planes Ursula K. Le Guin
De Niro Shawn Levy
There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of the many De Niros — the characters and the man — seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent.
Scarlet ibis Gill Lewis
Scarlet's used to looking after her brother, Red. He's special - different. Every night she tells him his favourite story - about the day they'll fly far away to the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad, where thousands of birds fill the sky. But when Scarlet and Red are split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scarlet knows she's got to do whatever it takes to get her brother back …
Forgotten. Susan Lewis
When Lisa Martin and David Kirby were forced to part, they never dreamed they might one day have a second chance. Many years later, they meet again and it is clear that, despite everything that's happened to them, they are still the big love of each other's lives. But then they are faced with a shocking truth.
To the power of three. Laura Lippman
The three girls have been inseparable best friends since the third grade but their last day of high school becomes their final day together after one of them brings a gun to school to resolve a mysterious feud. For Homicide Sgt. Harold Lenhardt, this case is a mystery with more twists than these grief-stricken suburbanites are willing to acknowledge - and the sole lucid survivor, a girl with a teenager's uncanny knack for stonewalling, strikes him as being less than honest.
Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets. Eric Luper
When sixth-grader Jeremy Bender damages his father's prized boat and needs to come up with a lot of money to get it repaired, he and his best friend dress up as girls and infiltrate the Cupcake Cadet troop in an attempt to win the Windjammer Whirl model sailboat contest, and the prize money that comes with it.
The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley Jeremy Massey
Too bad to die. Francine Mathews
November, 1943. Weary of his desk job in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time daydreaming stories that are much more exciting than his life. When Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet to finalise the D-Day invasion, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the conference. As he works to find the assassin, Fleming must accept that betrayal can come from the most unexpected places, and that daydreams can be eerily close to real life.
The real doctor will see you shortly : a physician's first year. Matt McCarthy
This memoir about the author's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence.
Clean break : a Kate Brannigan mystery. Val McDermid
English kick-boxer and Rudyard Kipling fan Kate Brannigan chases down art thieves in Italy while unravelling a nasty case of product tampering in her homeland.
The torment of others. Val McDermid
A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of one Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word - except to say that 'the Voice' told him to do it. Top criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill is prepared to think the unthinkable - this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger.
Village SOS Val McDermid
DCI Marion Bettany, played by Helen Baxendale, continues her investigation into Colin Arnott's murder, but the residents of Shilwick are curiously reluctant to help. Colin's plans to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre had ruffled feathers throughout the village, and Bettany wants to know if that's a strong enough motive for murder.
The Handfasted Wife Carol McGrath
Diary of an accidental wallflower. Jennifer McQuiston
Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season's most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.
The story : a reporter's journey. Judith Miller
Star reporter for the New York Times, the world's most powerful newspaper; foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous fields; Pulitzer winner; longest jailed correspondent for protecting her sources, Judith Miller is highly respected and controversial. In this memoir, she turns her reporting skills on herself with the intensity of her professional vocation.
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee. Marja Mills
One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the extraordinary access they gave her to share the story of their lives.
The summer wind. Mary Alice. Monroe
It's summer once again on idyllic Sullivan's Island, but Eudora, or Dora as she's affectionately called by her family, is feeling anything but perfect. With a perpetually withdrawn son and an impending divorce, the pressure is just too much to handle, and Dora cracks, suffering what the doctors are calling 'Broken Heart' syndrome. Mamaw, Lucille, Harper, and Carson all rally around Dora to support her and nurse her back to health however, it seems Dora isn't the only one falling apart this summer.
17 carnations : the Windsors, the Nazis and the cover-up. Andrew Morton
The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcee, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has until now remained untold. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and personal correspondence, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on a dark chapter of history.
Fish in a Tree Lynda Mullaly Hunt
How not to make a short film : secrets from a Sundance programmer. Roberta Marie. Munroe
Roberta Munroe screened short-film submissions at Sundance for five years and is an award-winning short-film maker in her own right. So she knows a thing or two about how not to make a short film. From the first draft of your script to casting, production, editing, and distribution, this is your one-stop primer for breaking into the business.
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy. David Nasaw
Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.
Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche
Building Harlequin's moon Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper.
The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home.
The burning city Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens. Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighbourhoods, Whandall alone dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!
Burning Tower Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Burning Tower, the daughter of Wandhall Feathersnake, and her young lover, Younglord Sandry, embark on a perilous quest to uncover the source of the giant, ferocious birds terrorizing Tep's Town.
Escape From hell Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
In the long-awaited sequel to Hugo and Nebula-nominated Inferno, dead science fiction writer Allen Carpentier returns to the nine circles of Dante's Hell on a quest. After witnessing infamous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (Carpenter's Virgil-like guide in Inferno) escape from the confines of Hell, Carpenter vows to make the nightmarish journey again and liberate as many tortured souls as possible. Poet Sylvia Plath, recently freed from the Wood of Suicides, accompanies Carpenter, as do a diverse cast of notorious historic figures, including Pontius Pilate, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Anna Nicole Smith
Inferno Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.
After being thrown out of the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of Hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the nine circles of Hell, led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures.
Black dahlia & white rose. Joyce Carol Oates
A collection of 11 previously uncollected stories, including a title piece that tracks the friendship between Elizabeth Short, famously known as the Black Dahlia, the victim of a markedly brutal murder in 1940s Los Angeles that remains unsolved, and her roommate, Norma Jeane Baker who became Marilyn Monroe. In each of these stories the author explores the menace that lurks at the edge of and intrudes upon even the seemingly safest of lives and maps the transformational cost of such intrusions.
Peanut butter and jellyfish. Jane O'Connor
While on a field trip to the aquarium, Nancy discovers that she loves all the different sea life except for jellyfish, but with the help of Ms. Glass and her friends, Nancy is able to overcome her fear of jellyfish, and she makes her teacher a special project to say thank you.
Spring fashion fling. Jane O'Connor
What better way to celebrate spring than with a fashion show! Fancy Nancy and Bree create magnificent costumes for their dolls Marabelle and Chiffon to wear at the "Spring Fling" fashion show. Join Nancy and Bree as they celebrate the season in this special storybook adventure!
Paddle your own canoe : one man's fundamentals for delicious living. Nick Offerman
The actor known for roles in such productions as Parks and Recreation shares whimsical musings on a range of topics from love and manliness to grooming and eating meat, offering additional discussions of his life before fame and his courtship of his wife, Megan Mullally.
A Wicked Snow Gregg Olsen
Eat more better : how to make every bite more delicious. Dan Pashman
What if you could make everything you eat more delicious? As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humour into a definitive guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn't for foodies. It's for eaters.
Acid. Emma Pass
The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID — the most brutal controlling police force in history — rule supreme. No throwaway comment or whispered dissent goes unnoticed — or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a horrendous crime she struggles to remember. But Jenna's violent prison time has taught her how to survive by any means necessary…
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak ; a new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky with an introduction by Richard Pevear.
Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, "Doctor Zhivago" is the epic story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the tender and beautiful nurse Lara. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have restored the rhythms, tone, precision, and poetry of Pasternak's original, bringing this classic of world literature gloriously to life for a new generation of readers.
Big Nate lives it up. Lincoln Peirce
When Nate's asked to befriend a new student, he's all for it - until he actually MEETS the kid. Is Nate stuck with a fun sponge? Or will his new buddy be the life of the party?
Big Nate strikes again. Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate will surpass all others! But it won't be easy. He's stuck with Gina, his all time enemy, who just might ruin everything! Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention… again?
Dark rooms. Lili Peloquin
Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly — a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession — but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed and she becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.
Peter Rabbit and friends. Beatrix Potter
Enter the magical world of four little rabbits: Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Join their mischief and adventures in the vegetable garden of old Mr. McGregor.
The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Beatrix Potter
Jemima Puddle-duck was annoyed because the farmer's wife would not let her hatch her own eggs. This foolish duck is tricked by a "foxy-whiskered gentleman," but manages to be rescued by three dogs.
The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond. The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage. But Mr. Jeremy liked getting his feet wet; nobody ever scolded him, and he never caught a cold!
The tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a wood-mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. She lived in a bank under a hedge. Such a funny house! There were yards and yards of sandy passages, leading to storerooms and nut-cellars and seed-cellars, all amongst the roots of the hedge.
The tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Beatrix Potter
This is a tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins: they lived in a wood at the edge of a lake.
The tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Beatrix Potter
The six Flopsy Bunnies have a narrow escape from Mr. McGregor's garden.
The tale of Tom Kitten. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there were three little kittens, and their names were Mittens, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. They tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust. But one day their mother - Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit - expected friends to tea; so she fetched the kittens indoors, to wash and dress them, before the fine company arrived. Tom and his two sisters indulge in rowdy behaviour when they are sent upstairs as punishment.
The tale of two bad mice. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a very beautiful doll's-house. It was red brick with white windows, and it had real muslin curtains and a front door and a chimney. One morning Lucinda and Jane had gone out for a ride in the doll's pram. There was no one in the nursery, and it was very quiet. Presently there was a little scuffling, scratching noise in a corner near the fire-place, where there was a hole under the skirting-board.
Nation. Terry Pratchett
Finding himself alone on a desert island when everything and everyone he knows and loved has been washed away in a huge storm, Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He's also completely alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. This novel encompasses the themes of death and nationhood.
Snuff. Terry Pratchett
According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile.
I shall wear midnight. Terry Pratchett
For Tiffany Aching being a good witch mostly means tending to the locals, minor aches, pains, and kerfuffles, which she does with as much aplomb as anyone could be expected to muster, but to become a great witch, she'll have to contend with the malevolent ghost of an ancient witch-burner. Yet even that might not be as terrifying as trying to keep the peace between the humans and the wee Nac Mac Feegles (whose primary skills are drinking, brawling, having Scottish brogues, brawling a bit more, and stealing every scene they're in) and, shudder, getting wrapped up in the wedding of her childhood friend, who is suddenly a very myopic baron.
Unseen academicals. Terry Pratchett
Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gong when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.
The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls. Elise Primavera
Ivy's aunt Viola has died, leaving Ivy and her mother a house on Gumm Street, but it's not much of a house, and Ivy's neighbours - bookish Pru, stuck-up Cat, and wannabe adventurer Franny - are worse than unfriendly. But then a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers turn up, and the four girls are swept away… not to Oz, but to the jaw-droppingly strange lands of SPOZ, and SPUDZ, and OOZE, pursued by the fashionably mad Cha-Cha Staccato, who bears a frightening resemblance to a certain wicked witch…
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The lion and the rose. Kate Quinn
As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realises that the danger she faces is far from over — and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander's thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. As the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask.
The serpent and the pearl. Kate Quinn
Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous — or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
Going off script : how I survived a crazy childhood, cancer, and Clooney's 32 on-screen rejections. Giuliana Rancic
A witty, warm, and inspiring memoir from the E News! host, Fashion Police panellist, red-carpet correspondent, author, and reality show star Giuliana Rancic.
Know your beholder. Adam Rapp
As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: his mother's death, his beloved wife's desertion, and his once-ascendant rock band's irreconcilable break-up. Other than the agoraphobia that continues to hold him hostage, all he has left is his childhood home, whose remaining rooms he rents to a cast of eccentric tenants, including a pair of former circus performers whose daughter has gone missing. The tight-knit community has already survived a blizzard, but there is more danger in store for the citizens of Pollard before summer arrives.
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206 bones. Kathy Reichs
Chicago forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case of a missing heiress from Montreal — an investigation that becomes more complicated when two more bodies of elderly women are found.
Bones to ashes. Kathy Reichs
The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old - and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check. Coroner Jean Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn't quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something. Detective Andrew Ryan is working a series of parallel cases, and requires Tempe's forensic expertise. Three missing persons, three unidentified bodies - all female, all early- to mid-teens. Could there be a serial killer at work?
Devil bones. Kathy Reichs
A call to examine a skull found in a hidden floor space plunges forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan into a case that may involve ritual murder.
Mortal remains. Kathy Reichs
When Tempe is called to the scene of an autoerotic death, she has little idea of the tangled chain of events that will follow. Because the man whose body she is examining apparently died in a helicopter crash in Vietnam 40 years before. So who is buried in the soldier's grave? Tempe's investigations take her to Honolulu where she is caught up not only in the mystery of the unidentified body in the soldier's grave, but also dragged into investigating who, or what, killed the young men whose body parts have floated up onto a popular Hawaiian beach.
End in tears. Ruth Rendell
A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while… It is impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered. But Wexford, with his old friend and partner, Mike Burden, along with two new recruits to the Kingsmarkham team, pursue their inquiries with diligence and humanity.
When I was the greatest. Jason Reynolds
Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighbourhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbours, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.
The Wild Oats project. Robin Rinaldi
The project was simple: an attractive, successful magazine journalist, Robin Rinaldi, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. What followed — a year of sex, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation — is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.
The social contract. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. In The Social Contract, Rousseau explores the concept of freedom and the political structures that may enable people to acquire it. He argues that the sovereign power of a state lies not in any one ruler, but in the will of the general population. The thoughts contained in the work were instrumental to the advent of the American Revolution and became sacred to those leading the French Revolution.
Blood song. Anthony Ryan
We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground, and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna's life changes for ever the day his father abandons him at the gates of the Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith. War is coming. Vaelin becomes the Sixth Order's deadliest weapon and the Realm's only hope.
Tower Lord. Anthony Ryan
Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. The blood-song is powerful, rich in warning and guidance in times of trouble, but is only a fraction of the power available to others who understand more of its mysteries. Something moves against the Realm, something that commands mighty forces, and Vaelin will find to his great regret that when faced with annihilation, even the most reluctant hand must eventually draw a sword.
When it's right. Jennifer Ryan
Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country — one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she's never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven she seeks. A sexy, overbearing cowboy who shines a light on her well-hidden dreams is not at all part of her plans.
The dreamer. Pam Munoz Ryan
A fictionalised biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world. Includes author's note about the poet.
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe. Benjamin Alire. Saenz
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
Frank Einstein and the electro-finger. Jon Scieszka
Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with intelligent robots Klink and Klank once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival — this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy.
Every fifteen minutes. Lisa Scottoline
Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. When he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Eric a high risk patient. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found and Eric goes looking for him, putting himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest". Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life?
Splat the Cat. Rob Scotton
It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox.
The art forger. Barbara A. Shapiro
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
Invisible Ellen. Shari Shattuck
For many of us, there comes a moment when we wish we were invisible. Ellen Homes spends her days quietly observing but unobserved, watching and recording in her notebooks the lives of her neighbours, co-workers, and total strangers. Overweight, socially stunted, and utterly alone, one night Ellen saves a blind young woman from being mugged and everything changes.
There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me. Brooke Shields
The award-winning actress and best-selling author of Down Came the Rain explores her relationship with her tough single mom, detailing her role in shaping Shields' career, her fierce protectiveness and her struggles with alcohol.
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Become your own matchmaker : 8 easy steps for attracting your perfect mate. Patti Stanger
As a third-generation matchmaker and the president of one of the world's most elite dating services I know what the good guys want in a wife, and what sends them screaming into the night. Now I'm sharing their secrets with you. I've compiled my best tried-and-true advice and I'm going to tell you the things that even your best friend doesn't have the courage to break to you.
All the old knives. Olen Steinhauer
Nine years ago, terrorists hijacked a plane in Vienna, a rescue attempt staged from the inside went terribly wrong and everyone on board was killed. Members of the CIA were witness to this terrible tragedy, assimilating facts from the ground with a series of texts coming from one of their agents inside the plane. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how? Two of those agents, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and in fact that was the last night they spent together.
Cryptonomicon. Neal Stephenson
An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. Bouncing between World War II and the World Wide Web, Cryptonomicon follows the exploits of Lawrence Waterhouse, a young mathematical genius assigned to a highly secretive outfit that has cracked the fabled Nazi enigma code.
Headstrong : 52 women who changed science--and the world. Rachel Swaby
In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children." It wasn't until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary — and consequent outcry — prompted were, Who are the role models for today's female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response.
Chasing gold : the incredible story of how the Nazis stole Europe's bullion. George M. Taber
For the entire history of human civilisation, gold has enraptured people around the globe. Chasing Gold is the story of how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance history s bloodiest war. It is filled with high drama and close escapes, laying bare the palate of human emotions.
What comes next and how to like it : a memoir. Abigail Thomas
What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail's husband, a process both sudden and slow? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter's diagnosed illness? Or the death of her beloved dog? What Comes Next and How to Like It is an extraordinarily moving memoir about many things, but at the centre is a steadfast friendship between Abigail Thomas and a man she met thirty-five years ago.
After Anna Todd
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute but he's also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her?
After we fell. Anna Todd
Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same.
Spy dance. Allan Topol
Ex-CIA agent Greg Nielsen thought he had escaped his shadowy past. He was wrong. Someone has found him and is blackmailing him to enter the dangerous game of international espionage once again. But there's one very deadly difference: this time, the target is his own country.
The last flight of Poxl West. Daniel Torday
All his life, Elijah Goldstein has idolized his charismatic Uncle Poxl. Intensely magnetic, cultured and brilliant, Poxl takes Elijah under his wing, introducing him to opera and art and literature. But when Poxl publishes a memoir of how he was forced to leave his home north of Prague at the start of WWII and then avenged the deaths of his parents by flying RAF bombers over Germany during the war, Elijah watches as the carefully constructed world his uncle has created begins to unravel.
Music & silence. Rose Tremain
It is 1629, and a young English lute-player arrives at the court of Danish King Christian IV to play in the Royal Orchestra. From the moment he learns that the musicians must perform in a freezing cellar, he understands that he's come to a place where Good and Evil are waging a war to the death.
The choir. Joanna Trollope
In the gentle precinct of Aldminster Cathedral, crisis loomed. The urbane and worldly Dean wanted nothing so much as to restore and beautify his beloved Cathedral - even if it meant sacrificing the Choir School to pay for it. Alexander Troy, Headmaster of the school, a conscientious man, somewhat out of his depth with his elusive and poetical wife was determined that nothing and no-one - certainly not the overbearing Dean - should destroy the Choir. As the rift widened into Machiavellian dimensions, many others found themselves caught in the schism.
Daughters-in-law. Joanna Trollope
Rachel is the undisputed matriarch of her large family. She has devoted herself to her three sons all their lives. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel realises that her control is slipping away. Then a power struggle develops that can only end in misery as her three daughters-in-law want to do things their own way, and so, to her grief, do her sons.
The other family. Joanna Trollope
Chrissie knew that Richie had loved her for all the twenty-three years they'd been together. Richie gave her everything, except the one thing that would have made her life perfect. She even had a sparkling ring - but it was not a wedding ring. That belonged to Margaret, back in Newcastle where Richie had started off as a musician. And then, suddenly and shockingly, Richie was no longer there, and the presence of the other family became, all at once, impossible to ignore - not least because they were involved in Richie's will.
Becoming Rain. K. A. (Kathleen A.) Tucker
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it. It's not exactly legal, but it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain. Clara Bertelli is one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington, DC, major crime unit, and she's going deep undercover as Rain Martines in order to expose one of the West coast's most notorious car theft rings. As the lines between right and wrong start to blur, will she be able to leave it all behind?
The Aeneid. Virgil.
The Aeneid tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead — all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods — and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfil his destiny: to found the Roman people.
Mission Titanic Jude Watson
March to the sea David Weber, John Ringo.
Prince Roger MacClintock, Tertiary Heir to the Throne of Man, was a spoiled rotten, arrogant, whiny, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before an assassination attempt marooned the Royal Brat and his bodyguards on the planet Marduk, and before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through 120-degree heat and five-hour rainstorms in jungles full of damnbeasts, capetoads, killerpillars, and atul-grak, not to mention hostile peoples, to make their way back to port.
March to the stars David Weber, John Ringo.
This third instalment in the Prince Roger series takes the Bronze Barbarians across the Eastern Ocean of Marduk, facing giant sea monsters, pirates, and the barbarian nations that dwell on the other side. Their destination is a spaceport held by humans of questionable loyalties. As Roger comes nearer to making his way home, he learns that his attempted assassination was part of a larger plot.
March upcountry David Weber, John Ringo.
The Royal Brat was in trouble Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock didn't understand. He was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man … so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him? Why wouldn't even his own mother, the Empress, explain why they didn't trust him? Or why the very mention of his father's name was forbidden at Court? Or why his mother had decided to pack him off to a backwater planet aboard what was little more than a tramp freighter to represent her at a local political event better suited to a third assistant undersecretary of state?
We few David Weber, John Ringo.
Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang McClintock hasn't done anything the easy way. The spoiled playboy prince grew up the hard way on the planet Marduk. Watching ninety percent of your bodyguards die to keep you alive will do that. And it tends to make you dangerous… perhaps in too many ways. Now Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. A new heir has been conceived, and once the child is born his mother will no longer be necessary to the traitors' plans. And, just to make things perfect, the Empire has been told that the real traitor is Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang McClintock.
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If Jack's in love. Stephen Wetta
During the summer in the 1960s that he turns thirteen, a brilliant boy from a poor family develops an unlikely friendship with the Jewish jeweller in town; has his first romance; begins to think, as do most people in their Southern town, that his older brother murdered a popular boy from down the street; and distances himself from his father.
The whispering trees. J. A. White
Deep within the dangerous Thickety, Kara and her brother Taff must figure out who and what to trust in order to escape and stop the evil Sordyr.
Effie : Victorian scandal - from Ruskin's wife to Millais's muse. Merryn Williams
Victorian scandals don't come much more intimate and revealing than a wife seeking an annulment from her famous husband because their marriage has not been consummated. When Effie Ruskin sought escape from her desperately unhappy life with art critic John Ruskin, she shattered the Victorian illusion of the perfect marriage. Effie was regarded as mentally ill, immoral and certainly tainted - Queen Victoria initially refused to receive her - while Ruskin was seen either as noble and virtuous or deranged and impotent. From the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood comes a story as fascinating today as it was shocking in the 1850s.
Victoria : a life. A. N. Wilson
Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of a momentous epoch in Britain's history and the world's.
California Fire and Life Don Winslow
Bad ideas? : an arresting history of our inventions. Robert M. L. Winston
We are born with the instinct to create and invent. The moment man first converted a stone to a useful tool set him on a relentless path towards greater power over his environment. But have our creative ideas always produced desirable results in line with their original good intention? Have they always served us well? We learn about the history of science and engineering, following the unexpected twists and turns of progress. We meet some key individuals along the way and share quirky anecdotes about their lives and brainwaves.
My Man Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
The Mysterious Howling Maryrose Wood
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder.
Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet — a ridiculous notion! The City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, and Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But somehow her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem.
Waging heavy peace : a hippie dream. Neil Young
An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir: 'I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going'. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.

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Summer gets even hotter with this trio of sexy stories. In "Luscious," Bethany Churchill is tempted to find out if her hunky new landlord, SWAT officer Lucius Ryder, aka "Luscious," lives up to his nickname; in "It's about time," Trish Jones gets involved with a guy who's not her usual type; and in "Wish you were here," Amy Garvey meets a hunky carpenter when she starts a renovation project.
Be your own boss : start a business! : how to hit the ground running.
If you are looking for a job or are underemployed with a part-time job, maybe it's time to become your own boss and run your own business. Find out if you have what it takes to start your own business, because it's not always an easy ride.
Because of Shoe : and other dog stories edited by Ann M. Martin.
An illustrated anthology of stories about dogs and their relationships with humans, for readers of varying levels.
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The book lovers' companion : what to read next
With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion — an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible — is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide.
Carniepunk : a collection of riveting stories Rachel Caine and others.
The travelling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.
Crowdfunding for beginners : how to raise money for start-ups, early stage enterprises, charities and non-profits.
Crowd-funding platforms raised $2.7 billion in 2012 and funded over a million campaigns with predictions of an 81% increase in future crowd-funding volumes. This book will lead you through some of the preparations you will need to make before approaching the equity crowd-funding market and then lead you through some of the issues which you are likely to encounter.
The Delaney Christmas carol Kay Hooper, Iris Johansen, Fayrene Preston.
This Christmas, celebrate the joys of the season with a trio of exquisitely crafted, richly romantic tales by three of the brightest stars in contemporary fiction. Filled with passion, drama, and a touch of magic, this festive gathering of classic stories — available for the first time in ten years — tells about the lives and loves of one unforgettable family and t
Dragonwriter : a tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern edited by Todd McCaffrey, with Leah Wilson.
Science fiction Grand Master Anne McCaffrey and her work, particularly her Dragonriders of Pern series, are beloved by generations of readers. Edited by her son Todd, Dragonwriter collects McCaffrey's friends, fans, and professional admirers to remember and pay tribute to the pioneering science fiction author, from the way her love of music and horses influenced her work to her redefinition of the SF genre.
Eat the sky, drink the ocean edited by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy.
Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles — and more, much more.
Frozen : the cinestory.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell.
Good Housekeeping slowly does it : yummy scrummy slow-cook to make right now.
Find yourself short of time or energy? Slowly Does It… has all you need to serve up a hearty meal with little fuss.
Heaven bound : creating a funeral or memorial service for your pet.
This gentle, instructional book will help anyone create a funeral or memorial service for their beloved pet, and create opportunities to share memories, to laugh, to cry, and to record these feelings in the pages of this book.
Hero, come back Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd, Elizabeth Boyle.
Two superstar New York Times bestsellers join forces with rising star Elizabeth Boyle to create this sexy anthology with an exciting new theme. In an innovative new twist for anthologies, each author is reintroducing a secondary character from a previous book to star in his own story!
Love bites.
Five of today's hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don't miss these never-before-published 'tails' of couples whose pets give them a new leash on love!
Night of the senses : anthology.
An anthology of sensory delights, packed full of BDSM stories — one story for each of the senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, and (of course!) extra-sensory.
Poems that make grown men cry : 100 men on the words that move them edited by Anthony and Ben Holden.
Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves.
Queens of crime : 3-book thriller collection Kimberley Chambers, Jessie Keane and Jacqui Rose.
Three thrilling novels from the queens of East End Crime.
Roadmap
Scottish brides Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, Karen Ranney.
A land of legend and wild beauty — of clans, lairds, honour, and passion — Scotland forever stirs the soul of romance. Now, in one incomparable volume, four of Avon Romance's bestselling authors present stirring tales of hearts won and weddings to be, featuring a quartet of unforgettable heroines about to discover the rapture of love in a world as untamed as the men they will one day marry.
SI 53 : Society of Illustrators 54th annual of American illustration
This latest volume of the Society of Illustrators' annual is a collection of the year's best illustrations derived from books, advertising, comics, and un-commissioned works of artistic expression. In this compilation, each artist discusses their art, making this annual a riveting read into the creative process of today's top working illustrators.
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Three weddings and a kiss.
Nothing lifts our hearts like the joyous peal of wedding bells. Or the sight of a happy couple being showered with confetti and good wishes. Now the most exciting new names in romantic fiction and the bestselling author who started it all — escort you down the aisle to a place of honour at four glorious celebrations of everlasting love.
World's best brunches : where to find them & how to make them.
100 authentic recipes with simple, clear instructions for perfect preparation; Glossary of exotic ingredients with easy-to-find alternatives; with a foreword and recipe by top Australian chef Bill Granger.
Getting lost with boys. Hailey Abbott
When Jacob Stein offers to be her travel companion on a road trip from San Diego to her sister's place in northern California, Cordelia Packer never realized how much fun she could have getting lost with a boy.
The secrets of boys. Hailey Abbott
A California girl like Cassidy Jones should be out on the beach, not stuck in summer school! But her life heats up when she meets the worldly and romantic Zach — she can't stop thinking about him, even though she already has a boyfriend. Cassidy wishes her pal Joe were around to help her figure out the secrets of boys, but he's hundreds of miles away.
Rose water and orange blossoms : fresh & classic recipes from my Lebanese kitchen. Maureen Abood
Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These were the lush ingredients of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Northern Michigan. As an adult, Maureen was able to use her culinary expertise to revisit the recipes she was reared on. She now shares more than 100 of her innovative and classic Lebanese recipes in this cookbook of the same name.
Minaret. Leila Aboulela
With her Muslim hijab, with her down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to the rich Arab families whose houses she cleans in London. Twenty years earlier, Najwa, then an aristocratic Westernized Sudanese, could have never imagined this new life. When a political coup forces Najwa's family into exile in London, she soon finds herself orphaned and completely alone. For the first time in her life, Najwa turns to the solace and companionship among the women at the mosque, and when she adopts the hijab, she begins to see the world anew.
The blue between sky and water. Susan Abulhawa
There was a time when they lived in the village of Beit Daras, and the sun was hot and the earth was rich. There were ruins dating back to the Crusades; now their homes, too, are ruins, and they are refugees in the small strip of Gaza. And yet, when young Khaled dies, and moves on to the afterlife, it is back in Beit Daras that he finds himself. And from here he may slip through history, watching the continuing the story of his matriarchal family. The Blue Between Sky and Water is very much a novel of survival, and of the vivid, powerful women whose world they manage, with each day, to enlarge and to enliven.
Tropical heat. Cherry Adair
When Dr. Elizabeth Goodall is kidnapped and held captive in the African jungle, her only hope for rescue is counterterrorist operative Sam Pelton. But to escape from a brutal warlord, they must confront a powerful attraction that could prove more treacherous than the wilds of the jungle.
The spinster and the earl. Beverly Adam
She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father's estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do. But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbour, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down.
Eat, Leo! Eat! Caroline Adderson
Every Sunday, Leo and his family gather at Nonna's house for lunch. Everyone is hungry for Nonna's delicious homemade pasta… except Leo, who'd rather play. But when Nonna passes around the bowls of soup with stellini — small, star-shaped noodles — she also serves the start of a story. Leo eats his lunch as he listens to the tale, which cleverly features that week's noodle shape, and over the next few weeks Leo and the whole family grow hungrier for more pasta… and more of the story!
Jasper John Dooley, you're in trouble Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Ben Clanton.
After soccer practice, Jasper accidentally chooses the wrong drink from the vending machine. It's fizzy and syrupy and tastes so so good, but Jasper knows it's so so Bad. He sneaks some sips on the way home, then hides it in the fridge. The next morning, he feels awful, but for the rest of the week, Jasper can't stop himself from sneaking sips of the Bad drink and doing more and more Bad things. Will Jasper's secret drink be discovered? Will he be Bad for the rest of his life?
Jasper John Dooley, NOT in love Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Ben Clanton.
Isabel loves Jasper, and it's making life complicated. He just wants to play knights and dragons with Ori and Leon, but Isabel makes him play babies and tries to set up their wedding. The only good thing about Isabel is the trampoline at her house. But will the highs of their trampoline play-dates be enough to cure Jasper's girl-itis?
The consequences of love. Sulaiman S. M. Y. Addonia
Naser, an outsider in Saudi, finds it hard to adjust to a world that puts up so many barriers between men and women. A splash of colour arrives in Naser's world when, unexpectedly, he finds a love note, from a woman. Relationships between unmarried men and women are illegal — and it's not long before their love must face the hardest test of all.
BBQ bistro : simple, sophisticated french recipes for your grill Karen Adler & Judith Fertig.
BBQ Bistro will take your barbecue from yum to ooh-la-la, bringing the charm and flavour of the French bistro to your own backyard.
Barefoot in the head. Brian W. Aldiss
Barefoot in the Head is a tale of a future world recovering from a holocaust of hallucinogenic chemical weapons. For the victims, reality is a fluid mixture of the real, the imaginary and the nightmarish, the past, present and future. Colin Charteris, the hero and anti-hero on this continually disintegrating stage, has not himself survived the cataclysm unscathed, and his gradual descent into fantastic and paranoid visions will have drastic consequences for civilization.
Cryptozoic! Brian W. Aldiss
The time traveller Bush's adventure takes him through 1930, 1851, the Jurassic and 2093, on the way exploring a modern crisis that remains our own. In Brian Aldiss's tale of time travel, the fiction is once again as psychologically imaginative as it is scientific, an idiosyncrasy of Aldiss's future visions that, over time, have proven remarkably prescient.
Harm. Brian W. Aldiss
The time is today or tomorrow — or perhaps the day after tomorrow. Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali, a young British citizen of Muslim descent, has written a satirical novel in which two characters joke about the assassination of the prime minister. Arrested by agents of HARM — the Hostile Activities Research Ministry-Paul is thrown into a nameless Abu Ghraib-like prison, possibly located in Syria, where he is held incommunicado and brutally interrogated by jailers to whom his Muslim heritage is itself a crime meriting the harshest punishment. Under this sadistic regime, Paul's personality begins to show signs of radical fragmentation… .
Vanguard from Alpha. Brian W. Aldiss
The spy team from Earth knew they were looking for trouble when they secretly landed in Luna Area 101 — the dangerous Rosk territory. But the fearless trio got more than they bargained for at the hands of these hostile guests of Earth. Tyne and Murray escaped with their lives. The third man was dead, and Tyne suspected that Murray had murdered him in cold blood. Ready to confront him with his charge, Tyne discovered that Murray had disappeared somewhere in the banned area. But when he followed him, he discovered something vastly more dangerous than Murray's guilt or innocence — the Rosks threatened imminent invasion of Earth and only Tyne now held the secret that could deflect their hordes of death. Yet he dared trust no one with it — not even himself!
The counterfeit heiress. Tasha Alexander
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveller Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily and Colin's investigation of this double mystery takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cecile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.
The shocking secret of a guest at the wedding. Victoria Alexander
The bride and groom cordially request your presence for a wedding at Millworth Manor… Guests will include Jackson Quincy Graham Channing, New York City banker, and Lady Theodosia "Teddy" Winslow, wedding planner to the finest families in England. Introductions shall be followed by light conversation, dancing, flirtation, arguing, reconciliation, and an impulsive kiss that both parties are quite certain they will never repeat. Until they do. A mutually beneficial fake engagement will be accompanied by all manner of very real complications, scandalous revelations, nefarious schemes, and one inescapable conclusion: That true love — unlike the perfect wedding — is impossible to plan.
The water-wise home : how to conserve, capture, and reuse water in your home and landscape. Laura Allen
Are you looking for ways to save water — or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs.
The ballad of Gregoire Darcy : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continues. Marsha Altman
This riveting sequel to Pride and Prejudice perfectly captures Jane Austen's style and wit. When Fitzwilliam Darcy discovers he has a long-lost illegitimate brother, he feels compelled to help his new sibling find a place in the world. Meanwhile, Elizabeth finds herself pulled into a web of commitments and conflicts when her sister Mary Bennet finally falls in love.
The Darcys & the Bingleys : Pride and prejudice continues : a tale of two gentlemen's marriages to two most devoted sisters. Marsha Altman
Three days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advice of a most delicate nature. Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of The Kama Sutra — but it does tell him everything he needs to know. Eventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley library.
Mr. Darcy's great escape : a tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys. Marsha Altman
Darcy and Dr. Maddox go in search of Darcy's missing half-brother and land in a medieval prison cell. When Elizabeth Darcy receives a coded letter detailing this predicament, she rushes off to save her husband. Much to his dismay, Charles Bingley is left to hold the fort at Pemberley, and in the meantime, Lady Catherine de Bourgh kicks up a truly shocking scandal.
The plight of the Darcy brothers : a tale of siblings and surprises. Marsha Altman
With Jane and Elizabeth away, Darcy and Bingley take on the daunting task of managing their two-year-old children. Mary Bennet returns from the Continent pregnant by an Italian student promised to the church; Darcy and Elizabeth travel to find the father, and discover previously unknown and shocking Darcy relations. By the time Darcy discovers that there's more than one sibling of questionable birth in the family, the ever-dastardly Wickham arrives on the scene to try to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all.
A vision of fire Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin
Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mum trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lacklustre love life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United Nations, starts having violent visions. Maanik's parents are sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father — a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels — but when children start having similar outbursts around the world, Caitlin begins to think that there's a stranger force at work.
Just to be with you. Bella Andre
Ian Sullivan, the powerful and wealthy CEO of Sullivan Investments, has never failed at anything in his life… apart from love and marriage. Certain that he'll never take the plunge again, the last thing he expects is for a beautiful actress to turn his perfectly organized world completely upside down.
Bayou moon. Ilona Andrews
When her parents vanish, Cerise Mar becomes trapped in a war between two nations of the Weird and finds an unexpected ally in a changeling soldier who has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation's spymaster.
Fate's edge. Ilona Andrews
Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades. Kaldar Mar — a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy — expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realises that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help…
On the edge. Ilona Andrews
In The Broken, people shop at Walmart, and magic only lives in fairy tales; in The Weird, aristocrats still rule and the strength of your magic controls your fate; and The Edge is the borderland where anything can happen… Rose Drayton and her two young brothers live in the Edge and are among the most gifted of the people there. In Rose's case, her abilities are so powerful that men from the Edge and the Weird want to marry her. So When Declan Camarine — a blueblood noble from one of the Weird's most powerful families — shows up, she tells him what she's told all the others: Go away! But Declan offers Rose a challenge — give him three tasks, and if he completes them, she will belong to him; if he fails, he'll leave and never return.
Steel's edge. Ilona Andrews
Charlotte de Ney, a blueblood from the Weird with magical healing abilities, finds her new life in the Edge disrupted when Richard Mar, a swordsman seeking to wipe out slavers trafficking humans, is brought to her for treatment.
Her unexpected hero. Melody Anne
Alyssa's modelling career came to an abrupt end when her manager boyfriend emptied her bank account and ruined her professional reputation. Now she's heading to a new town in Montana to rebuild her life — if she can even get there (stupid delayed planes!). But things are looking up when she's upgraded to first class and a mysterious stranger sits down next to her.
The Eddie Dickens trilogy Philip Ardagh, illustrated by David Roberts.
Awful end: When both of Eddie Dickens's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly round the edges and smell of hot water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud, and it doesn't look as if the three of them are ever going to reach their destination.
Song of dragons. Daniel Arenson
Song of Dragons, an epic fantasy trilogy, tells the story of Requiem: A fallen, ancient land whose children could become dragons… and whose last survivors dream of flying again.
Fall with me. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. She's been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She's sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Forever with you. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training centre and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted — until tragedy rips it away.
Infandous. Elana K. Arnold
Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her unbelievably beautiful mother. Even though they scrape by in the seedier part of Venice Beach, she's always felt lucky. But now, at sixteen, the fairy tale is less Disney and more Grimm. Then she meets Felix, and the fairy tale takes a turn she never imagined.
Happy birthday, moon. Frank Asch
When Bear decides to give the moon a birthday present, he climbs a mountain to get close enough to ask what day is the moon's birthday.
Moonbear's skyfire. Frank Asch
When he sees a rainbow for the first time, Bear thinks that the sky is on fire and he is determined to put out the skyfire.
Moonbear's sunrise. Frank Asch
When Bear tries to see the sunrise but always oversleeps, Little Bird makes a suggestion.
Mooncake. Frank Asch
One fine summer evening, a hungry bear decides that he would like to taste a piece of the moon and builds a rocketship to get there.
Maps for lost lovers. Nadeem Aslam
In an unnamed town Jugnu and his lover Chanda have disappeared. Rumours abound in the close-knit Pakistani community, and then on a snow-covered January morning Chanda's brothers are arrested for murder. Telling the story of the next twelve months, Maps for Lost Lovers opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion, and expresses their pain in a language that is arrestingly poetic.
Robert B Parker's cheap shot. Ace Atkins
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players — a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client.
Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front. Diane Atkinson
When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty year-old motorcycling divorcee dressed in bottle-green Dunhill leathers, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic, living at home borrowing tools from her brother. Little did they know, theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the First World War. In 1914, they roared off to London 'to do their bit', and within a month they were in the thick of things in Belgium driving ambulances to distant military hospitals.
Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue. Kathryn J. Atwood
Organised by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to perform extremely dangerous acts against the Nazis during World War II. The profiles are written using dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy.
Oh no, Little Dragon! Jim Averbeck
When rambunctious Little Dragon's flame goes out, only his mother can fix it.
Ayoade on Ayoade : a cinematic odyssey. Richard Ayoade
Over ten insightful and often erotic interviews, the author examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.
Chase me. Tessa Bailey
College drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally the Second isn't prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door.
He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him Mimi Baird, with Eve Claxton.
A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own. The result of his extraordinary record and her journey to bring his name to light is He Wanted the Moon, an unforgettable testament to the reaches of the mind and the redeeming power of a determined heart.
Princess in disguise E. D. Baker
With the help of family and friends, Annie and Liam's wedding day looks as if it's going to be perfect until everything starts to go wrong. Queen Karolina decides that they need the help of her fairy godmother, Moonbeam, but only Annie and Liam can get past the magical fog to find Moonbeam. Even after they find her, it's up to them to discover who cast the spells that ruined the wedding, and why the unknown king wants to conquer Treecrest.
Travelling sprinkler. Nicholson Baker
Paul Chowder is a poet, but he's fallen out of love with writing poems. He hasn't fallen out of love with his ex-girlfriend Roz, though. In fact he misses her desperately. As he struggles to come to terms with Roz's new relationship with a doctor, Paul turns to his acoustic guitar for comfort and inspiration, and fills his days writing protest songs, going to Quaker meetings, struggling through Planet Fitness workouts, wondering if he could become a techno DJ, and experimenting with becoming a cigar smoker.
The way the world works. Nicholson Baker
Baker's second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. In a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, Baker describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism; in another, he charts the rise of e-readers; in a third he chronicles his Freedom of Information lawsuit against the San Francisco Public Library.
Sea bones. Bob Barner
Author and illustrator Bob Barner makes waves with his signature rhyming text and colourful illustrations in this lush picture book about the sea. Filled with incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, plus an underwater informational chart, Sea Bones will make young readers want to dive right in.
Within the hollow crown : a reluctant king, a desperate nation, and the most misunderstood reign in history. Margaret Campbell Barnes
Richard II never really wanted to be king, but the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age eleven, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warfare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.
The secret scripture. Sebastian Barry
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates.
Drawing ideas : a hand-drawn approach for better design Mark Baskinger & William Bardel.
A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand — as opposed to on the computer — in order to foster collaboration and win clients.
Before, during, after. Richard Bausch
When Natasha, a talented young artist working as a congressional aide, meets Michael Faulk, an Episcopalian priest struggling with his faith, the stars seem to align. Although he is nearly two decades older, they discover in each other the happy yearning and exhilaration of lovers, and within months they are engaged. Shortly before their wedding the terrorist attacks of September 11 shatter the tranquillity of the nation's summer. Alone in a state of abject terror, cut off from America and convinced that Faulk is dead, Natasha makes an error in judgment that leads to a private trauma of her own on the Caribbean shore.
Karen Memory. Elizabeth Bear
Steampunk novel set in Seattle in the late 19th century an era when the town was called Rapid City, when the parts we now call Seattle Underground were the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes bringing would-be miners heading up to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront.
Huckleberry summer. Jennifer Beckstrand
Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards. She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden — even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be…
Weddings : an inspirational guide to styling the perfect vintage wedding. Annabel Beeforth
The fifth book in the successful 'Style Me Vintage' series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding.
The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 laboratory : build, program, and experiment with five wicked cool robots! Daniele Benedettelli
In The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory, author Daniele Benedettelli, robotics expert and member of the elite LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, shows you how to use gears, beams, motors, sensors, and programming blocks to create sophisticated robots that can avoid obstacles, walk on two legs, and even demonstrate autonomous behavior.
How to build a fence : plan and build basic fences and gates. Jeff Beneke
Whether you need a fence to protect your garden, keep animals or children safe, or add privacy, the author explains exactly what you need to know to build it yourself — even if you've never built anything before.
Heart of the comet Gregory Benford and David Brin.
Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells — that might once have brought life to Earth — begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future — and that of Earth — only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.
A blind goddess. James R. Benn
Returning to 1944 Italy to tackle two cases, including the murder of an accountant who may or may not have had military connections, U.S. Army Lieutenant Billy Boyle begins to suspect that his superiors do not want him to solve the murder.
Blood alone. James R. Benn
Billy awakens in a field hospital in Sicily with amnesia. Despite this and numerous attempts on his life, he manages to carry out his mission to enlist the cooperation of the head of the Sicilian Mafia on behalf of the Allies. He also foils a plot by Vito Genovese to counterfeit army scrip.
Death's Door. James R. Benn
Lieutenant Billy Boyle could have used a rest after his last case, but when his girlfriend, Diana Seaton, a British spy, goes missing in the Vatican, where she was working undercover, he insists on being assigned to a murder investigation there so he can try to help her.
A Mortal Terror James R. Benn
In his time investigating crimes for both the Boston cops and General Ike's European forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle hasn't encountered a serial killer. But now it looks like he may — a serial killer with a particularly frightening agenda.
Rag and bone. James R. Benn
In December 1943, Billy's leave with his British girlfriend in Italy is cut short. Orders send him to London to look into a Soviet officer's shooting murder, which may be retaliation for the execution of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest that's been blamed on the Germans but probably was committed by Russians. Since the Soviets are allies, the investigation requires the utmost sensitivity.
The rest Is silence. James R. Benn
When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr 'Kaz' Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate. The Devonshire beach is the home to Operation Tiger, the top-secret rehearsal for the approaching D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the area is restricted; no one seems to know where the corpse could have come from.
Binding the shadows. Jenn Bennett
Demons sure know how to kill a girl's buzz. Renegade mage and bartender Arcadia Bell has had a rough year, but now the door to her already unstable world is becoming completely unhinged. When a citywide crime wave erupts, Cady's demon-friendly tiki bar is robbed by Earthbounds wielding surreal demonic abilities that just flat-out shouldn't exist. With the help of her devilishly delicious boyfriend, Lon Butler, Cady sets out to find the people who wronged her.
The best place to read Debbie Bertram & Susan Bloom ; illustrated by Michael Garland.
A determined boy tries to find the perfect place to curl up with his new book in this hilarious and heartwarming story. From bedroom to den, from kitchen to backyard, our eager reader dodges his baby sister's messes, a lawn full of spraying sprinklers, and more — all in a quest for the best place to read.
The best time to read Debbie Bertram & Susan Bloom ; illustrated by Michael Garland.
The little boy from The Best Place to Read can now read by himself, and he's looking for an audience. But everyone — his parents, siblings, grandparents, even his dog! — is too busy to hear a story in this fun and lively tale.
The Penderwicks in spring. Jeanne Birdsall
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbour Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.
What Color Is Your Parachute 2015 Richard N. Bolles
3 men and a body. Stephanie Bond
Carlotta Wren has always dreamed of taking a vacation from her life as daughter to fugitive parents and mother to her younger brother, Wesley. So when she is temporarily suspended from her job at Neiman Marcus, the invitation from hunky body mover Cooper Craft to ride to Florida for some fun in the sun and a VIP body pickup seems like a good idea. It isn't long before they realise someone is determined that the stressed-out trio won't make it back to Atlanta with their famous cargo intact!
4 bodies and a funeral. Stephanie Bond
Ever had one of those days? A surprise visit from her father — who's on the run from the law — has given Carlotta Wren a lot to think about. Should she join her former fiancé, Peter, in proving her father is innocent? If she does, are her body-moving days over? Now the bodies are piling up — and Carlotta's father is the number one suspect!
The Pirate Who's Afraid of Everything Annabeth Bondor-Stone
The seven basic plots : why we tell stories. Christopher Booker
This volume provides an analysis of stories' plot structures and their psychological meanings, attempting to distil all of storytelling down to a few archetypes. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., the author leads readers through the changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose.
Winterkill. Kate A. Boorman
The Council's rules are strict, but they're for the good of the settlement in which Emmeline lives. Everyone knows there is nothing but danger the other side of the Wall, and the community must prepare for the freezing winterkill that comes every year. Then Emmeline begins to hear the call of the trees beyond the Wall.
New Caledonia. Thomas Booth
New Caledonia consists of a large island, Grande Terre, and a group of small islands called dependencies. Grande Terre is as big in land mass as the whole state of Hawaii. Its capital Noumea, with 70,000 people, looks big, too. This is the most detailed guide to these islands, by an author who has spent a great deal of time here over the years.
Cricket as I see it. Allan Border
In the twenty years since Allan Border retired as Australian cricket captain he's been one of the game's closest and most astute observers. His views on cricket — based on his experiences as a player, a captain, a selector and a commentator — are fascinating, forthright and informed by more than three decades of involvement at the game's highest level.
Custom painting : cars, trucks, motorcycles. JoAnn Bortles
Advice, and a background in airbrush, pinstripping, flame-painting, this book is suitable for those aspiring to paint their car, truck, hot-rod, bike, plane, and rig.
Mars Ben Bova
Orion Ben Bova
Return to Mars Ben Bova
Blonde date. Sarina Bowen
A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could possibly go wrong? As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman. Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don't finish first. He's had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie's date, he'd be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet.
The understatement of the year. Sarina Bowen
With Bridger off the team, coach brings in an unfamiliar replacement. When the new guy reveals the reason for his transfer to Harkness, some of his team mates aren't happy to have him in the locker room.
The year we fell down. Sarina Bowen
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league. Also, he's taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall.
The year we hid away. Sarina Bowen
She's hiding something big. He's hiding someone small. Scarlet Crowley's life was torn apart the day father was arrested for unspeakable crimes. Now the shock has worn off, but not the horror. But college will be Scarlet's fresh start. Clutching a shiny new student ID — with a newly minted name on it — she leaves it all behind. Even if it means lying to the boy she's falling for. Bridger McCaulley is a varsity hockey star known for being a player both on and off the ice. But a sobering family crisis takes that all away. Protecting his sister means a precarious living arrangement and constant deception. The only bright spot in his week is the few stolen hours he spends with Scarlet.
Endangered. C. J. Box
Joe Pickett's foster daughter is discovered in a ditch, barely alive. Joe knows who's responsible but there's no proof and his investigation will bring him face-to-face with some truly terrifying opposition.
Business Stripped Bare Richard Branson
The curse. Jennifer Brassel
Seth Almose has spent countless lives trying to break the curse that robs him of his soul mate. Each time the cycle begins anew, he meets it with hope, and each time he is left with heartbreak. But as the cycle dawns again, with yet another incarnation, Seth can't help himself. She is extraordinary; is she the one?
The cemetery boys. Heather Brewer
When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Stephen's summer starts looking up when he meets punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. Only, as the summer presses on, and harmless nights hanging out in the cemetery take a darker turn, Stephen starts to suspect that Devon is less a friend than a leader. And he might be leading them to a very sinister end…
Clifford goes to dog school. Norman Bridwell
Auntie, who is a dog trainer, thinks Clifford needs to learn obedience, but to Emily Elizabeth the big red dog is perfect already.
English children's costume, 1775-1920. Iris Brooke
Illustrated handbook of Western European costume. Iris Brooke
This valuable survey uses theatrical costumes as contemporary clues to the wearing apparel that was in vogue in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Flanders from 1260 to 1840. Enhanced with the author's charming, accurately rendered illustrations, the study meticulously describes more than 200 costumes.
The Rise and Fall of Communism Archie Brown
The cowboy's Christmas baby. Carolyn Brown
After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet. Lucas is unfazed. But wait… is that a baby in her arms?
The cowboy's mail order bride. Carolyn Brown
Emily Cooper gets more than she bargained for when she promises her dying grandfather that she'll hand-deliver a long-lost letter to a woman he once planned to marry. Little does adventurous Emily know that this simple task will propel her to places she never could have imagined… with a cowboy who's straight out of her dreams…
How to marry a cowboy. Carolyn Brown
Mason Harper's daughters want a new mama in the worst way, and when a beautiful woman in a tattered wedding gown appears on their doorstep, the two little girls adopt her — no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Mason isn't sure about taking in a complete stranger, but Lord knows he needs a nanny, and Annie Rose Boudreau stirs his heart in long-forgotten ways… But will Mason feel the same way once her nightmare past catches up with her?
No place to fall. Jaye Robin. Brown
Sixteen-year-old Amber Vaughn dreams of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts to gain confidence in using her amazing singing voice, but her family is falling apart and she is torn between two boys.
The Healing Power of the Breath Richard Brown
The prince. Vito Bruschini
In this remarkable bestselling novel based on a true story, Vito Bruschini brilliantly narrates the spellbinding life of Prince Ferdinando Licata, the fictional founding father of the Sicilian Mafia. Spanning more than two decades, The Prince travels from Sicily to the Bronx and back as the notorious Mafioso builds his power behind a veneer of honesty and elegance.
Impossible odds : the kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco.
In 2006, 27-year-old Jessica Buchanan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009, she had met and married a Swede named Erik Landemalm and they moved to Somalia with hopes of starting a family. Then on October 25, 2011, Jessica and a colleague were kidnapped and held for ransom by a band of Somali pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters, held in filthy conditions, and kept on a starvation diet. After 93 days of fruitless negotiations, and with Jessica's medical state becoming a life-or-death issue, President Barack Obama ordered Navy SEAL Team Six to attempt a rescue. In riveting detail, this book chronicles Jessica and Erik's mutual journey during those torturous months.
The looting machine : warlords, tycoons, smugglers, and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth. Tom Burgis
An investigative journey into the ways the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, 'The Looting Machine' sheds light on the shadowy networks that connect Goldman Sachs, BP, the Hong Kong underworld and the murderous cabals that rule some oil states. The result is a blistering investigation that throws a completely fresh light on the workings of the global economy and will make you think twice about what goes into the mobile phone in your pocket and the tank of your car.
Dead connection. Alafair Burke
When two young women are murdered on the streets of Manhattan — exactly one year apart, both after dates arranged through an online dating website — Detective Ellie Hatcher is moved to a special assignment on the elite homicide task force.
If you were here. Alafair Burke
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks when she discovers that the woman in the subway's video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.
Barbarians at the gate : the fall of RJN Nabisco Bryan Burrough & John Helyar
The definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's gripping record of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November of 1988 is the story of deal makers and publicity flaks, of strategy meetings and society dinners, of boardrooms and bedrooms, giving us not only an unprecedentedly detailed look at how financial operations at the highest levels are conducted, but also a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era.
The duke's disaster. Grace Burrowes
Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, proposes to prim Lady Thea Collins because he's loath to waste time on courtship nonsense and Lady Thea should make a biddable duchess. Noah prides himself on his practicality, so he's dismayed when his engagement to Lady Thea embroils him in nothing but trouble. Is he courting a duchess of convenience or a ducal disaster?
Lady Eve's Indiscretion Grace Burrowes
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal Grace Burrowes
The midnight fox Betsy Byars ; illustrated by Gareth Floyd
Tom, a town boy, is horrified when his parents tell him he has to stay on Aunt Millie's farm while they are away. He finds country life every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he feared. But soon, he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes, living with her cubs in the forest. Suddenly, the summer is full of excitement. That is, until Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox — will Tom save her and her family in time?
Princes at war : the Britain's royal family's private battle in the Second World War. Deborah Cadbury
King George V predicted that his eldest son, Edward VIII, would destroy himself within a year of succeeding to the throne. In December 1936 he was proved right. A life spent in the shadow of his charismatic elder brother left the new king, George VI, magnificently unprepared for the demands of ruling the kingdom and empire; this would be a baptism of fire. As Great Britain braced herself for war, the faltering new king struggled to manage internal divisions within the royal family and feared betrayal as intelligence mounted of the Duke and Duchess of Windsors' suspected treachery during the worst days of the war. Drawing on personal accounts from the royal archives and other new sources, Deborah Cadbury goes behind palace doors to uncover the very private conflict between George VI and his too charming older brother; a conflict so bitter it was unresolvable while they were both alive.
It's all about him. Colette Caddle
Following the premature death of her parents, 19-year-old Dee Hewson puts her college plans on hold to go travelling with her boyfriend, Neil. All goes well until they reach Las Vegas, where Neil develops a dangerous addiction to gambling. After two years of their rootless, nomadic existence, Dee awakes to find Neil gone, along with her credit cards, the diamond ring he'd bought her in San Francisco and her father's watch. Devastated, Dee returns to the family home in Dublin to pick up the pieces of her old life. Still in shock at what happened, the discovery that she's also pregnant is the icing on the cake. But baby Sam turns out to be the one positive thing to come out of Dee's relationship with Neil. After trying and failing at a number of part-time jobs, Dee discovers a talent for cooking and eventually sets up her own catering business, finally daring to find love again with the steadfast Conor Fitzgerald. But the publicity generated by her success has an unwelcome side-effect: the return of the feckless Neil. Amazed and delighted to discover he's a father, Neil wants to be a part of Sam's life. Dee feels she has no choice but to agree. Surely having his dad in his life can only be a good thing for Sam. Or can it?
One kick. Chelsea Cain
Kick Lannigan, abducted at age six, goes into a tailspin when a second Amber Alert in a month signals the disappearance of a child in the Portland area. That's when the enigmatic Bishop approaches her with a proposition. He made a fortune as a weapons dealer and now wants to make good by using his resources to rescue abducted children. And he is convinced Kick's experiences and expertise can be mined to help rescue the abductees. Little does Kick know the case will lead directly into her terrifying past.
The Fifth Gospel Ian Caldwell
Flunked. Jen Calonita
Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly… but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself). Until she gets caught. Gilly's sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School. Harsh. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its heroic mission. There's a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder: can a villain really change?
A sparrow in Terezin. Kristy Cambron
Present Day. With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairytale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels she's stumbled into a charmed life until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly planned future before it even begins.
1942. Kaja Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939, and was forced to leave her half-Jewish family behind. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, Kaja has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.
Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times.
Courageous. Jack Campbell
Badly damaged and low on supplies, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials — and Captain "Black Jack" Geary hopes they can continue to remain one step ahead of their enemies. But the Syndics are the least of Geary's worries when he learns of the existence of aliens with the power to annihilate the human race.
Dreadnaught. Jack Campbell
Awakened from a cryogenic sleep to win the century-long conflict between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary discovers that his loyalty is being questioned and suspects that he is being deliberately sent on a suicide mission.
Guardian. Jack Campbell
Admiral Geary's First Fleet of the Alliance survives the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally.
Invincible. Jack Campbell
Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds but his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet — and himself — in harm's way. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems — only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada.
Tarnished knight. Jack Campbell
CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of loyal soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System — assisted by an ally he's unsure he can trust.
Relentless Jack Campbell
Valiant Jack Campbell
Victorious Jack Campbell
Empire Rising Rick Campbell
The devil to pay. Liz Carlyle
By day, Sidonie Saint-Godard is a quietly elegant young widow who teaches deportment to the unpolished daughters of London's nouveau riche. By night, she is someone altogether different… The notorious Black Angel — so called for her lusciously located angel tattoo — ruthlessly takes from powerful men who exploit, and gives to those who suffer at their hands. The Marquess of Devellyn, one of the least noble noblemen in town, uses and discards women as he pleases. But when the Black Angel entices him into her bed, ties him up, and pilfers his most valued possession, she may have gone too far.
The devil you know. Liz Carlyle
Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss. But if Freddie can't have a husband, she's hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion.
No true gentleman. Liz Carlyle
Lady Catherine Wodeway knows that no true gentleman would presume to kiss a lady senseless without a proper introduction — not even to save her life. Yet somehow, Maximilian de Rohan's dark good looks, brooding manner, and mysterious past make it all too easy for Catherine to forget that she's a lady.
Broken dolls. James Carol
Four victims, all young women, all tortured and then lobotomised. None of them able to tell the police the name of their attacker. None of them able to live normal lives again. Just broken dolls, played with then discarded.
Informed risk. Robyn Carr
Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn't usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Only somehow, Chris and her family ended up giving Mike's life new meaning, and he was happier than he'd been in years. But Chris was smart and resourceful. She'd get back on her own two feet — sooner rather than later. And when she no longer needed Mike's support, would she still want his love?
The Diabolical Miss Hyde Viola Carr
Bathing the lion. Jonathan Carroll
Five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time "mechanics," a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind.
Captive. Aimee Carter
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever. As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in — but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?
The goddess inheritance. Aimee Carter
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her, until Cronus offers a deal. In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council.
Goddess interrupted. Aimee Carter
Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. Despite her growing love for Henry, Ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus.
The goddess test. Aimee Carter
When Henry, a mysterious boy who claims to be Hades, god of the underworld, makes a deal with Kate to help save her mother's life, Kate must pass seven tests. If she succeeds she will become a goddess and Henry's immortal lover. If she fails she will die.
Pawn. Aimee Carter
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked — surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed… and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose — and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.
Neptune crossing. Jeffrey A. Carver
Space pilot John Bandicut, part of a mining expedition on Triton, doesn't know just what made him drive his rover past the invisible stop line, but something seemed to be calling him. Landing in a cavern, he is confronted by a quarx — a member of an alien race that can predict the future. It seems that Earth is about to collide with a comet, and it is up to Bandicut to save the planet.
Blood and roses : the Paston family in the fifteenth century. Helen Castor
The Wars of the Roses tore England asunder. Over the course of thirty years, four kings lost their thrones, countless men lost their lives on the battlefield or their heads on the block, and others found themselves suddenly flush with gold. Blood and Roses is a gripping, intimate story of one determined family conducting everyday business against the backdrop of a disintegrating society and savage civil war.
Joan of Arc Helen Castor
The story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world, as you have never read it before. In Joan of Arc: a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war.
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth. Helen Castor
When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, England would have a reigning queen, but the question was which one: Katherine of Aragon's daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth; or one of their cousins, Lady Jane Grey or Mary, Queen of Scots? But female rule in England also had a past. Four hundred years before Edward's death, Matilda, daughter of Henry I and granddaughter of William the Conqueror, came tantalizingly close to securing the crown for herself. And between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries three more exceptional women — Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou — discovered how much was possible if presumptions of male rule were not confronted so explicitly, and just how quickly they might be vilified as "she-wolves" for their pains.
Happiness for beginners. Katherine Center
A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster.
The wronged. Kimberley Chambers
Vinny Butler has used his time in prison well: to plan the downfall of all who've wronged him. As always with the Butlers, family comes first.
Perfectly messy. Lizzy Charles
Popularity isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Justin Marshall knows this better than most. But Justin can handle anything as long as he has Lucy, the girl who fell for the man he's trying to be. But for Justin and Lucy, finding time together proves challenging. Stolen kisses and whispered promises just aren't enough. That is, until scandalous photos of the couple are leaked to a press intent on creating a juicy scandal during Justin's dad's gubernatorial campaign.
Pow! M. Schulz. Charles
Stella Mia Rosanna Chiofalo
The murder at the vicarage. Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's first ever Miss Marple mystery. 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe', declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, 'would be doing the world at large a service!' It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later.
The mystery of the Blue Train. Agatha Christie
The daughter of an American millionaire dies on a train en route for Nice. When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again — for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.
The thirteen problems. Agatha Christie
The Tuesday Night Club is a venue where locals challenge Miss Marple to solve recent crimes. The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read 'heap of fish'; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that 'Blue Geranium' meant death.
The unexpected guest. Agatha Christie
In the middle of the night in rural Scotland, Michael Starkwedder has run his car into a ditch and must go to the nearest house to seek help. But downstairs in this house, he discovers a murdered man in a wheelchair and a woman holding a recently fired gun. What seems obvious isn't, and the story that unfolds is classic Christie — a tangled web of lies and coverups, where nothing can be taken at face value, and the murderer, and motive, is the greatest mystery of all.
52 best day trips from Vancouver. Jack Christie
The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids — they're all here in an updated edition of the Lower Mainland's favourite guidebook for day-trippers, described in the clear, upbeat, observant prose that is Jack's trademark.
World gone water. Jaime Clarke
Set in Phoenix, seven years before the events of Vernon Downs, Charlie finds himself released from a voluntary stay at a behavioural clinic in the Sonoran desert, the result of an incident with a woman he met while tending bar in Florida. But Charlie's homecoming launches him into a chain of events with a cast of characters that assault his fragile state and further undermine his general impressions about life and how to live.
From Eden to Exile Eric H. Cline
The last Viking. Berwick Coates
With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.
The pesky polar bear. Amelia Cobb
Zoe's planning a surprise party for her mum's birthday. But Snowy the Polar Bear is being just a little too bossy.
Dead of winter. Kresley Cole
In order to protect Jack from two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers, and the vast army they command, Evie leaves the comfort offered by Death and joins her allies in a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland, but for her battle plan to succeed, she must persuade Death and Jack to work together.
Endless knight. Kresley Cole
In the aftermath of killing Arthur, the tarot Alchemist, Evie realises that a war is brewing between the other teens that, following the apocalypse, have been given powers and it's kill or be killed. Things get even more complicated when Evie meets Death, the mysterious, sexy Endless Knight. Determined to discover why she's been granted these powers, Evie struggles to accept her place in a prophecy that will either save the world, or completely destroy it.
Yes You Can Jack Collis
Some Other Town Elizabeth Collison
Cooking class : 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!) Deanna F. Cook
In addition to teaching basic cooking techniques, the book includes recipes for making kid-friendly favourites. The recipes incorporate fresh, healthy ingredients and feature imaginative presentations that kids will love to prepare, such as egg mice and fruit flowers for breakfast and mini-meatballs, mashed potato clouds, and carrot coins for dinner.
Engraved. Karina Cooper
I will not wither without laudanum. Sober and determined, I have chosen another way — alchemy, and the pursuit of wellness it embodies. My name is Cherry St. Croix, and though freedom is finally at my fingertips, I return to the blackened streets intent on righting the wrongs I'd left behind. All is not well in London low. Caught in a war between gangs, men are torn limb from limb, and I am called on to ascertain how.
The mysterious case of Mr. Strangeway : a St. Croix chronicles novella. Karina Cooper
Although I have only been part of Society for two years, I am already desperate to escape its confines and eager for adventure. The world my deceased parents have left me is nothing more than a gilded prison, and I will do anything to escape the boredom, even become a collector of bounties. My name is Cherry St. Croix, and I may be young, but I am old enough to know when I am in over my head.
Transmuted. Karina Cooper
All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie's ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organisation is not content to fade away. Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands retribution. The hunt for the mastermind behind these misdeeds sends me back to Society — and into the unforgiving embrace of the world I'd left behind.
Matilda's freedom. Tea Cooper
An unconventional woman clashes with colonial society in this spicy and sweet Australian-set historical romance. His carefree bachelor days over, Christopher Matcham returns to Sydney to take responsibility for his mother, two stepsisters, and the family property. Fortune smiles on him when he is introduced to Matilda Sweet, a woman in need of work. By the time they arrive at Christopher's family home, the two are fast friends. But Matilda's unorthodox ways and her convict heritage make her a second class citizen to the family.
My heart stood still. Lori Copeland
The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, Anne-Marie, the middle sister, is saved by Creed Walker, a Crow warrior. Will they learn to put aside their differences and trust each other — and God?
Green glowing skull. Gavin Corbett
After fleeing his dying parents and the drudgery of work in Dublin for the Manhattan of his imagination Rickard Velily hopes to be reborn as an Irish tenor, and to one day be reunited with the love of his life. At the very peculiar Cha Bum Kun Club, a masonic-style refuge for immigrants who can't quite cut it in New York City, he meets Denny Kennedy-Logan and Clive Sullis, and a plan is enacted: to revive the art songs and ballads of another time for a hip young city in thrall to technology and money.
The fort. Bernard Cornwell
Summer 1779, a British force of fewer than one thousand Scottish infantry were sent to build a garrison in the State of Maine. The war of Independence was in its third year and no other British troops stood between Canada and New York. The State of Massachusetts was determined to expel the British, but when they sent a fleet of forty vessels to 'captivate, kill and destroy' they underestimated their enemies, calm in battle and ready for victory. Told from both sides of the battle, the main characters are all real figures from history.
Gun control. Peter Corris
Is Sydney gun city? It certainly seems so when Cliff Hardy is hired by entrepreneur and one-time pistol-shooting champion Timothy Greenhall to investigate the violent death of his troubled son. Soon Hardy is pitched into a world of crooked cops — former members of the Gun Control Unit — outlaw bikies and honest police trying to quietly clean the stables.
Mr. King's Castle Genevieve Cote
The Memory of Trees F.G. Cottam
The memory of your kiss. Wilma Counts
When her father falls gravely ill, eighteen-year-old Sydney Isabella Waverly dutifully agrees to marry the earl whose estate borders her family's modest country home. But on a trip to Bath before she weds, Sydney meets the enigmatic, heroic Captain Zachary Quintin, with whom she feels an unmistakable mutual attraction. Still, they have no choice but to part ways, regretting what might have been.
The Iceberg Marion Coutts
Juliet Dove, queen of love. Bruce Coville
Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet — a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she's got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off.
The monsters of Morley Manor. Bruce Coville
What do you get when you mix together werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, wizards, aliens, alternate dimensions, tiny people, Transylvania, ancient curses, giant frogs, evil clones, ghosts, lawyers, shape-changers, fallen angels, journeys through hell, zombie warriors, body snatchers, and two clever kids in whose hands rests the fate of Earth?
The monster's ring. Bruce Coville
Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway — and becomes a monster.
Blood brothers. Josephine Cox
The Arnold family have worked the farmland for as far back as they can remember. Well-respected and comfortable in their small, close community, it seems nothing could upset their quiet everyday routine. Then Ellie enters their lives! When eldest son Frank begins to show an interest in the new arrival, she believes that at long last he has found a woman to share his life with. But tensions begin to rise between Frank and his brother, and whilst Nancy puts it down to sibling rivalry, her husband senses a more dangerous undercurrent.
Born bad. Josephine Cox
Harry always knew he would go back one day! Eighteen years ago when he was a boy, he had made a decision that drove him from the place he knew and loved. Yet through every waking moment during those long aching years, he was haunted by what happened when he was a boy. He had never forgotten that warm, carefree girl with the laughing eyes. Then he recalled the sadness, the bad timings and even now, he could not forgive himself.
Divorced and deadly : finally free! Josephine Cox
After years spent with 'the dreaded Laura' Ben is finally free! A new divorcee he can't wait to get back in the game and sets about writing a list of all the things he has to do. As Ben enters the world of singledom with his sidekick Dickie Manse (brains-in-his-pants), Ben finds himself on a whole new adventure and has plenty of fun along the way.
The loner. Josephine Cox
Home is where the heart is — but it's also where the pain lurks! After a tragic accident involving his mother, and the disappearance of his father, young Davie flees his hometown of Blackburn, unsure of what the future holds. Devastated, he must escape the haunting memories of the worst night in his young life. Back home, those Davie has left behind wait anxiously; will they ever see Davie again? And if he comes back, what then? Eventually, after months of searching and with danger lurking at every turn, Davie finds a friend and a place to stay. Perhaps now his heart and mind will find peace. But his hopes are short-lived when Fate urges him to decide whether to keep running or go back and face his demons.
Midnight. Josephine Cox
Molly and Jack are deeply in love but their relationship is being torn apart by Jack's nightmares. Trapped in a place where he is taunted by eyes in the gloom, it is becoming harder for Molly to pull him free, and when daylight comes the haunting visions remain. Realising that Jack is being driven close to the edge, Molly urges him to seek help, and with their relationship faltering, Jack decides to hunt for answers. But Jack could never have imagined the true horrors of what he is about to uncover!
Songbird. Josephine Cox
In 1996, in the riverside town of Bedford, four students are living next door a reclusive old woman. They have no way of knowing that the woman next door holds a dark and dangerous secret, one that she has carried with her for over twenty years! We are transported back to 1978, where the woman is young and vibrant, but as she grows older, experiencing both great love and terrible pain, she finds herself in isolation, having deserted everything she cares for. Yet just when she thinks her life is truly over, the kindness of one young girl brings her back from the brink of total devastation..
Ralf : how a Giant Schnauzer brought hope, happiness and healing to sick children. Anne Crawford
Ralf the Giant Schnauzer was once a small puppy with a big barking problem. He was facing an uncertain future until Caroline Lovick and her loving family rescued Ralf from Tasmania and welcomed him into their family home. One day Caroline and her family took Ralf to compete at the Royal Melbourne Show. It was here that his potential as a therapy dog was first spotted. It is a true tale of how the love of a human owner can change a dog's life and how the love of a dog can bring hope to those who need it most.
Click, Clack, Peep Doreen Cronin
Giggle, Giggle, Quack Doreen Cronin
Thump, Quack, Moo Doreen Cronin
The Windvale sprites. Mackenzie Crook
When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognisable — trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere. But amongst the debris in his back garden Asa makes an astounding discovery — the body of a small winged creature. A creature that looks very much like a fairy.
Asa Jay Crownover
Better When He's Bold Jay Crownover
Better When He's Brave Jay Crownover
Saving Agnes. Rachel Cusk
Agnes Day — sub-editor, suburbanite, failure extraordinaire — is unwell. Terminally middle-class, incurably romantic and chronically confused by life's most basic interactions, Agnes discovers disconcerting gaps in her general understanding of the world, making recovery unlikely. Life and love go on without her, but with a little facade, she can pass herself off as a success. Beneath the fiction, however, the burden of truth becomes harder to bear.
Zero to Five Tracy Cutchlow
Ignite the soul : the art of figure drawing. Han Dai-Yu
Ignite the Soul: The Art of Figure Drawing contains everything you need to learn to master the challenge of drawing the human figure. Uniting concepts from Chinese calligraphy and Western traditional art, Han Dai-Yu maps out a step-by-step approach suitable for both established artists looking to transcend their current approach and novices looking for a way to begin.
Consume Melissa Darnell
Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape. As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat — a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share.
Covet. Melissa Darnell
Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart that. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future.
Crave. Melissa Darnell
Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy, Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah. Then she disappears from school for a week and comes back different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her, no matter the consequences.
The Financial Crisis Howard Davies
Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love Cheryl Day
Paradise City Elizabeth Day
The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook Griffith Day
Mad Men and Bad Men Sam Delaney
I'll Meet You There Heather Demetrios
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard. Kiran Desai
Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure later, that unfortunately does not appear to be the case.
The Boston girl. Anita Diamant
A story about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighbourhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.
My fair temptress. Christina Dodd
Miss Caroline Ritter, accomplished flirt, acknowledged beauty, and ruined gentlewoman, offers lessons to any rich, noble lord too inept to attract a wife. Send your request to the Distinguished Academy of Governesses. Please, absolutely no devastatingly attractive men with hidden agendas, such as secret missions or vengeful plots against evil villains.
Rules of attraction. Christina Dodd
After nine years, Hannah Setterington has decided to sell the Distinguished Academy of Governesses and explore the secrets of her past. To that end she has agreed to be a companion to the elderly aunt of Lord Raeburn, a man enshrouded by dark mystery and haunted by the rumour that he murdered his wife.
Rules of engagement. Christina Dodd
Devon Mathewes, earl of Kerrich, has a plan that is sure to restore him to the Queen's favour. First, he must hire a sensible, unattractive governess. Next, he will see to adopting a properly grateful orphan, which will surely lend him a patina of respectability. As a condition of accepting the governess position, Miss Pamela Lockhart of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses has a few rules of her own. But of course, all rules are made to be broken …
Rules of surrender. Christina Dodd
Lady Charlotte Dalrumple is known as England's most proper governess, a woman who has never taken a misstep socially — or romantically. So, on the surface, she seems perfectly suited to accept the challenge of reforming English-born Lord Wynter Ruskin, sadly uncivilised by his travels abroad. But the ruggedly handsome man has no desire to be taught manners. He has glimpsed an uninhibited beauty hiding beneath her prim exterior, and he'd much rather spend his days — and nights — instructing her in the ways of love.
Where the Stars Still Shine Trish Doller
Culture Clash Jean Donaldson
The Death's Head Chess Club John Donoghue
Apple tree yard. Louise Doughty
Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.
Fires in the dark. Louise Doughty
From the rural Gypsy traditions of the inter-war era, through the Nazi invasion and culminating in the drama of the Prague Uprising of May 1945, this is a novel of grand scope, based on the history of the Romany people and Louise Doughty's own family ancestry.
Stone cradle. Louise Doughty
As the Romany people struggle to survive the changes of the twentieth century, the author charts one family's path through persecution and tragedy, asking, can the Romany spirit survive in a century that no longer has space for them?
Whatever you love. Louise Doughty
Two police officers knock on Laura's door and her life changes forever. They tell her that her nine-year old daughter Betty has been hit by a car and killed. When justice is slow to arrive, Laura decides to take her own revenge and begins to track down the man responsible.
Semper fidelis : a novel of the Roman Empire. Ruth Downie
Resuming his medical duties in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Gaius Petreius Ruso investigates an outbreak of mysterious injuries and deaths and discovers possible links to the revered Centurion Geminus and the long-awaited Emperor Hadrian.
The Chapel Michael Downing
The Commitments. Roddy Doyle
Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from paris hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
Battlestations David Drake
The end of vandalism. Tom Drury
Welcome to Grouse County — a fictional Midwest that is at once familiar and amusingly eccentric. An unforgettable love triangle is set off by a crime: Sheriff Dan Norman arrests Tiny Darling for vandalizing an anti-vandalism dance and then marries the culprit's ex-wife Louise. So Tiny loses Louise, Louise loses her sense of self, and the three find themselves on an epic journey.
Treason. Althea Claire. Duffy
In the port city of Auragos, seven merchant Houses vie for control of the trade that has made the city wealthy. Raised as a spy for House Corellis, Elunet has played so many roles that she's sometimes unsure of who she really is. Sent to uncover proof of possible treason by their greatest rival, House Mellas, Elunet will be more than happy to see such a despicable family brought down. But then she meets Tavia — heir to House Mellas, student mage, and nothing that Elunet expected. And the treason she hoped to unmask instead proves to be an entirely different, but equally dangerous secret.
Sophie and the Sibyl Patricia Duncker
Me, Too! Annika Dunklee
Ho-ho-homicide : a Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery. Kaitlyn Dunnett
Business is booming at the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin couldn't be happier — or busier. A romantic getaway at a rustic Christmas tree farm is just what she needs. But the property's mysterious past has her feeling less than merry… Rumours pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, and as Liss starts un-wrapping the truth, she discovers something even more scandalous than murder hiding beneath the town's humdrum facade.
The diamond throne. David Eddings
After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen's champion, returns to his native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue — and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.
The ruby knight. David Eddings
Ehlana, queen of Elenia, clings to life by a thread, preserved within a diamond-like block of crystal conjured by a sorceress with the aid of a dozen Pandion knights. For a year, their lives will save hers. However there is a lost jewel which will save her life, if it can be found.
The sapphire rose. David Eddings
Aided by the goddess Aphrael, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk and his band of companions have recovered the magical jewel Bhelliom — the sapphire rose — from the cave of Ghwerig. Now they have the power to cure Ehlana, the young queen of Elenia.
Splitting : protecting yourself while divorcing someone with borderline or narcissistic personality disorder Bill Eddy, Randi Kreger
When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better — many of these "persuasive blamers" leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse.
Few and Far Between Charlie Elder
The book of Shane. 2. Nick Eliopulos
Shane intends to end the conflict that's devastating Erdas… and to achieve that, he's just done something very bad. While returning home from a fateful victory, the young Conqueror discovers he's being pursued, and must seek cover in a war-torn jungle. But the forest holds dangers of its own, and before long Shane is fighting for his life. If he's going to win this war, Shane will need to outmanoeuvre a deadly pursuer — and his own guilty conscience.
Printmaking and Mixed Media Dorit Elisha
The dreamsnatcher. Abi Elphinstone
Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare — the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. The Dreamsnatcher is waiting. He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life. Because Moll is more important than she knows. Suddenly everything is at stake, and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure.
Murder in the queen's wardrobe. Kathy Lynn Emerson
London, 1582: Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well-educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen. With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral to the spymaster as an intelligence gatherer, being able to get close to Lady Mary just at the time when she is being courted by Russia's Ivan the Terrible. In her quest to protect her ward Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril.
London's perfect scoundrel. Suzanne Enoch
The ton gossips call him "Saint" — But the Marquis of St. Aubyn has well earned his reputation as London's perfect scoundrel. Evelyn Ruddick knows she should avoid him at all costs — but the strikingly beautiful lady wants to aid the children of the Heart of Hope Orphanage, and he heads the board of trustees.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid Suzanne Enoch
A matter of scandal. Suzanne Enoch
Miss Emma Grenville has had her fill of pig-headed noblemen who believe women exist solely to satisfy men. And her arrogant new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot. The too-attractive cad wants to triple the rent on Emma's finishing school for young ladies to help get his newly inherited estate out of debt. Well, he clearly needs educating — about women. And Emma is just the one to enlighten him.
The rake. Suzanne Enoch
A Regency romp about a young lady who vows revenge on the rakish lord who loved and left her, only to find herself unexpectedly caught in Cupid's net along with the handsome viscount when her plan to love and leave him backfires.
The food of Taiwan : recipes from the Beautiful Island. Cathy Erway
Acclaimed author Cathy Erway offers an insider's look at Taiwanese cooking from home-style dishes to authentic street-food.
Going home. Harriet Evans
Lizzy Walter is making the familiar journey back home to spend Christmas with her big-hearted but chaotic family. But behind the mistletoe and the mince pies, family secrets lurk. And when David, the man who broke her heart, makes an unexpected reappearance, it ranks as a Christmas she would definitely rather forget. By the time the Walters gather at the house for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higher — for Lizzy, for her family and for love.
Happily ever after. Harriet Evans
At twenty-two, Eleanor Bee is sure about three things: she wants to move to London and become a literary superstar, she wants to be able to afford to buy a coffee and croissant every morning, and she doesn't believe in happy endings. And then, out of the blue, she falls in love and realizes just how much growing up she has to do. Ten years later, Elle's life has changed in ways she could never have predicted, from moving to New York to becoming a highly successful editor. Because no matter where you go and how much you try to run away, the past has a funny way of catching up with you, and happy endings come in all shapes and sizes.
Under the skin. Michel Faber
This remarkable book defies categorisation. Under the Skin introduces Isserley, a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers — so long as they're well-muscled and alone. But why? As the novel unfolds and the reason becomes clear, the reader is drawn inexorably into a completely unexpected and increasingly terrifying world.
Carrier of the mark. Leigh Fallon
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. She makes close friends with the girls in her class, her relationship with her dad is better than ever, and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to gorgeous, mysterious Adam DeRis. When Megan finally breaks down the icy barrier between them, she is amazed by the intensity of their connection. Then Adam reveals a secret about the magical destiny that will shape both of their lives but also threatens to tear them apart?
Shadow of the mark. Leigh Fallon
Megan knew she was destined to be with Adam from the first moment she saw him and now they are determined to be together. But Megan and Adam are Marked Ones, and a romance between two Marked Ones is strictly forbidden…and could cause worldwide devastation.
Tea & cake with Lisa Faulkner. Lisa Faulkner
Lisa really, really loves a cup of tea. As we all know, whether it's a broken heart, a crisis at work or just 'one of those days', reaching for the kettle is halfway to making everything better. And so that's what this book is all about: delicious things to dunk, slice and eat on your tea break so that you can have the perfect cup of tea moment too.
The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten Maureen Fergus
The perfect egg : a fresh take on recipes for morning, noon, and night Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park.
Features a dazzling, delicious variety of globally influenced dishes. From Blackberry Stuffed Croissant French Toast to Hot and Sour Soup, and from Poached Yolk-Stuffed Ravioli to Creamy Lemon Curd Tart, the more than seventy recipes in The Perfect Egg offer a fresh, unique, and modern take on the most humble of foods.
The exit. Helen FitzGerald
Some people love goodbyes… 23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down — and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets.
Bloody Women Helen FitzGerald
The Cry Helen FitzGerald
My Last Confession Helen FitzGerald
Wanting. Richard Flanagan
Set in Tasmania and dealing with the parallel lives of governor and polar explorer John Franklin, Charles Dickens and an Aborigine girl.
1812 : the rivers of war. Eric Flint
In a tale of alternate history set on America's western frontier, the Cherokee are united against mutual enemies, forming an Indian Nation that will play an important role in such conflicts as the Battle of New Orleans.
1824 : the Arkansas war. Eric Flint
Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, Arkansas has become a country of its own: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, Native American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists. For a country whose lifeblood is infected with the slave trade, the war of 1824 will be a bloody crisis of conscience, politics, economics, and military manoeuvring that will draw in players from as far away as England.
A film by Spencer Ludwig D. L. Flusfeder
A hilarious and heartbreaking father-son road movie of a novel. Spencer Ludwig, idealist and filmmaker, is making one of his regular duty visits from London to New York City to tend to his declining but still fearsome father. Driving back from one of their doctors' appointments, Spencer decides not to take the turn to his father's apartment: instead, they hit the road.
The pagan house. D. L. Flusfeder
Edgar Pagan, nearly thirteen, detests his English mother's new boyfriend, so when she takes her son away from him across the Atlantic to spend time with his American father, it is a relief and a new adventure for him. He is an unlikely detective, Edgar, but that is what he becomes at the Pagan house, home to his grandmother Fay, and again some years later when he sets down on paper the Pagan past, in particular the peculiar circumstances of his father's ancestors in the nineteenth century, 'the story of how I came to be me.'
Barefoot at the lake : a memoir of summer people and water creatures. Bruce Fogle
Every year, from the end of June to the end of August, Bruce and his family go to their cedar-clad cottage on the blue, wide lake on the edge of the wilderness. At first, the summer of 1954 seems like any other. But just when he realises life is perfect, everything starts to change. By the time the weather turns he will be a different child, and will have chosen his own path to understanding the world.
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex. Sophie Fontanel
The novelist and fashion writer with French Elle magazine has penned an autobiographical tale of her renunciation of sex and the death of the desire that typically precedes the physical act. Repulsed by the "banality" of sex and having forgotten how to say "no," Fontanel found freedom, if not pleasure, in forsaking love-making altogether.
Back to Buckhorn Lori Foster
For odd-girl-out Zoey Hodge, the best thing about Buckhorn, Kentucky, was leaving it behind. And now she's back — at least until she can nurse her mother back to health and hightail it out of there anew. But there's one person she doesn't mind seeing again. Garrett Hudson was one of the few who was always kind to her. Now he's a firefighter — still one of the good guys, but with a sexy alpha charm that's tempting her inner bad girl.
Never too much. Lori Foster
Sierra doesn't need a man in her life, not even one as sinfully tempting as Ben. But the more she keeps her distance, the more Ben wants her. And the more Ben wants her, the harder it is for Sierra to steer clear of his teasing touches and enticing eyes. To get him out of her system, Sierra makes him a proposition: she'll sleep with him, but for one night only.
No limits. Lori Foster
Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiselled jawline, shredded body — the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters.
A perfect storm. Lori Foster
When Arizona Storm, a former sex slave, agrees to act as bait to catch some human traffickers, she is unprepared for the explosive chemistry between her and her partner, bounty hunter Spencer Lake.
Say no to Joe. Lori Foster
Irresistible to most women, notorious bad boy Joe Winston is determined to win the heart of Luna Clark, an obstinate woman who has just inherited two troubled children and who is seemingly immune to his legendary sex appeal.
Truth or dare. Lori Foster
Three best friends find this is one game you might never outgrow …
Unexpected. Lori Foster
This was not what Eli Conners had expected. With a name like Ray Vereker, the mercenary he'd hired to rescue his irresponsible brother should have been a tank of a guy with forty tattoos and a prison record. But the gorgeous, delicate creature demonstrating her considerable karate skills — on an unfortunate bar troll who just grabbed her below the black belt — is all woman and all business.
Up in flames. Lori Foster
The last person Melanie Tucker wants to find herself trapped with on a party boat is her nemesis, Adam Stone. But when they both fall overboard, and wind up stranded together, Melanie just can't resist all the delicious body heat smouldering between them.
Bad Boys to Go Lori Foster
On the Naughty List Lori Foster
Savor The Danger Lori Foster
What Chris Wants Lori Foster
When You Dare Lori Foster
Isle of Palms. Dorothea Benton Frank
Anna Lutz Abbot thinks she has her independence, and therefore her happiness, intact. She is a capable woman, a sensible woman, not someone given to risky living. This all seems to be true enough until her lovely daughter returns from college for the summer a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband arrives, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with Anna's father, turning a hot summer into a steaming one — only to be cranked up another ten degrees by Anna's own fling with newcomer Arthur.
Return to Sullivan's Island. Dorothea Benton Frank
Meet Huey Valentine, the owner of Gallery Valentine, catering to interior decorators and, heaven save us, tourists. And meet Huey's great friend Abigail Thurmond, retired attorney from Columbia, who has laid claim to her family's home on Pawleys Island. Huey and Abigail are complacent in their fat and sassy lives until the stormy advent of the artist Rebecca Simms.
Shem Creek. Dorothea Benton Frank
Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares.
Cropped to death. Christina Freeburn
Former US Army JAG specialist, Faith Hunter, returns to her West Virginia home to work in her grandmothers' scrapbooking store determined to lead an unassuming life after her adventure abroad turned into a disaster. But her quiet life unravels with her friend is charged with murder. With a sexy prosecutor, a determined homicide detective, a handful of sticky suspects and a crop contest gone bad, Faith quickly realises if she's not careful, she'll be the next one cropped.
Designed to death. Christina Freeburn
Faith Hunter planned the perfect event at her grandmother's shop, Scrap This, featuring local scrapbooker and Life Artist Diva, Belinda Watson. But the extravaganza goes up in a cloud of glitter when Belinda and her cousin, Darlene, brawl over scraplifted designs. Faith attempts to break it up, but only makes things worse. Then Belinda turns up store.
Aliens Love Underpants Claire Freedman
Dinosaurs Love Underpants Claire Freedman
The beautiful ashes Jeaniene Frost
When her sister is trapped in a parallel realm, Ivy turns to Adrian, the only person who believes her, and together they search for a powerful relic that can save her sister and stop a war that could doom the world but little does Ivy know that Adrian is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Margaret Fulton's Baking Classics Margaret Fulton
A Paris Apartment Michelle Gable
Eleni Nicholas Gage
The sleeper and the spindle Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Chris Riddell.
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
Sweet justice : selected short stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd annuals Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, Dan Abnett, Alan Grant, Mark Millar and more.
Featuring stories by New York Times best sellers Neil Gaiman and Dan Abnett, along with hit comics authors Mark Millar, Peter Milligan, Alan Grant and more, this amazing collection brings together nine thrilling and unusual short prose stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Annuals and Specials.
An opportunity seized. Donna Gallagher
Antoinette 'Toni' Grimaldi prefers to keep out of the spotlight. Being a mining magnate's daughter is a difficult persona for her to uphold: she just doesn't fit in with high society standards, always managing to say something inappropriate or trip over her own feet at the worst possible moment. Meeting a handsome stranger who comes to her rescue and asks her out on a date is so much more than Toni could have ever hoped for on her dream holiday until she discovers he has been hired by her family to keep her safe.
A fruitful intimacy. Donna Gallagher
There has been no physical contact in their marriage for so long that when Ben first hatches his plan to take Beth away for the weekend, it really is all about the sex and providing an environment where there are no distractions and no excuse for her to refuse his advances again. But while Ben is making all the arrangements, it suddenly becomes clear to him that there's something more important at stake.
The confabulist Steven Galloway
What is real and what is an illusion? Martin Strauss's fate seems forever tied to that of magician Harry Houdini. Strauss recounts Houdini's life — but the retelling is through the damaged memory of the fan who killed him with a punch to the stomach in 1926. Can we trust what we hear?
Impulse Vanessa Garden
Between Two Worlds Malcolm Gaskill
A memory of violets Hazel Gaynor
1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.
1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn. Hidden between the pages she finds the heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie — but the search will not be easy.
Crooked River Valerie Geary
The honest truth. Dan Gemeinhart
A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau. But with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.
The lost treasures of R&B : a D Hunter mystery. Nelson George
Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event.
The G-Man Super Journal Chris Giarrusso
Rethinking the Future Rowan Gibson
Burning chrome. William Gibson
These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realised worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome."
Count Zero. William Gibson
In the Matrix of cyberspace, angels and voodoo zaibatsus fight it out for world domination and computer cowboys like Turner and Count Zero risk their minds for fat crumbs. Turner woke up in a new body with a beautiful woman beside him. They let him recuperate for a while in Mexico, then Hosaka reactivated his memory for a mission more dangerous than the one that nearly killed him. Count Zero is human. Indeed, he's just a kid from Barrytown, and totally unprepared for the heavy duty data coming his way when he's caught up in the cyberspace war triggered by a defection. With voodoo on the Net and angels in the software, he can only hope that the megacorps and the superrich have their virtual hands full already.
Mona Lisa overdrive. William Gibson
The AIs of Neuromancer have suffered a traumatised, cataclysmic coming to self-awareness and now haunt cyberspace as voodoo powers. Mona's pimp sells her to a plastic surgeon in New York and she's turned overnight into someone else. The pimp winds up dead. Mona weeps for him. Angie the famous Hollywood stim star has started remembering who she really is and why she doesn't need to jack into the Matrix in order to enter cyberspace. In the depths of the rustbelt Gentry obsessively seeks the darkest secrets of the Matrix. Seeking rapture. When an impossibly tall and powerful skyscraper of data appears suddenly in the landscape of the Matrix, Gentry is ready for it, Angie is part of it, and Mona is set for overdrive. Rapture is on the agenda for all three, but others greedy for money and power will fight them to the death.
Neuromancer. William Gibson
Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway — jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way — and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance — and a cure — for a price…
Pure pork awesomeness Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim
Pure Pork Awesomeness celebrates pork's delicious versatility with more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes. Organized like the pig itself, recipes use every cut of pork from shoulder and tenderloin to pork belly and ham.
The battle of Versailles : the night American fashion stumbled into the spotlight and made history. Robin Givhan
Conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, the world's elite gathered in Versailles' grand theatre to view a fashion extravaganza of the best that French and American designers had to offer, while being entertained by Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker. What they saw would forever alter the history of fashion. The in-fighting between ego-inflated designers, the unforeseen obstacles in staging the show on a shoestring, the triumphant win, the vastly different fates of the designers post-show — Robin Givhan's meticulous research brings the event alive and places it firmly in the history of fashion, offering an intimate examination of a single moment that teaches us how the culture of fashion as we now know it came to be.
Girl in Dior. Annie Goetzinger
In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior's debut fashion show. When Clara — a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house — is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same.
Finding the worm. Mark Goldblatt
In 1970 Queens, New York, Julian Twerski, now in seventh grade, struggles to write an essay as punishment for an act he did not commit, worries about Beverly, the girl he likes, prepares for his bar mitzvah, and tries to cope with the serious illness of one of his closest friends, Quentin.
Frommer's EasyGuide to Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call Fran Golden
Chernobyl strawberries. Vesna Goldsworthy
A captivating account of life as a notable member of the Serbian elite in the 1980s, and then as the wife of a British diplomat and currently a celebrated international scholar with a first novel due from Random House in 2015. A cancer diagnosis, and its unresolved consequences, results in a moving, hilarious, and profound memoir.
Severed souls. Terry Goodkind
Seeker of Truth Richard Rahl and his wife, Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnel, face an enemy from the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire as Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living.
The Bellini card. Jason Goodwin
Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, Yashim enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. This is an adventure in which a quest for a lost painting turns into dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy the Ottoman throne and overturn the balance of power in Europe.
An evil eye. Jason Goodwin
The fourth adventure of the famous investigator Yashim. When the admiral of the Ottoman fleet defects to the Egyptians, Yashim attempts to uncover the man's motives. But Fevzi Pasha is no stranger to Yashim: it was Pasha, in fact, who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He is the only man whom Yashim has ever truly feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan. What dark secret has led his former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire?
The janissary tree. Jason Goodwin
The year is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the sultan of the Ottoman Empire feels he has no choice but to follow suit. But just as he's poised to announce sweeping political change, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind the killings? Deep in the Abode of Felicity, the most forbidden district of Topkapi Palace, the sultan announces, "Send for Yashim." Leading us through the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, Yashim pieces together the clues.
The snake stone. Jason Goodwin
When a French archaeologist arrives in 1830s Istanbul determined to track down a lost Byzantine treasure, the local Greek communities are uncertain how to react. Yashim Togalu, who brilliantly solved the mysterious murders in "The Janissary Tree," is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself.
Collaboration strategy : how to get what you want from employees, suppliers and business partners Michael Goold, Felix Barber.
Collaboration Strategy argues that motivating people and companies is fundamental to business success. Felix Barber and Michael Goold have combined their considerable expertise to present a complete and original 'collaboration framework' based on their findings over a seven year period in which they interviewed over 200 businesses.
The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott
Wedding planning for brides to be. David A. Grande
Help the bride that wants to have full control of her situation and to ensure that she can keep a track of everything from venue to decor to food and have that perfect day.
Black ops bricks : how to build your own replica military and armored fighting vehicles. Nick Grant
Step-by-step, full-colour illustrations showing you how to create the best and most badass military and special operations vehicles ever made. These are fully usable models. All parts of the models are accessible and playable; there's never a cockpit you can't open.
Curse of the Forbidden Book Amy Lynn. Green
Escape From Riddler's Pass Amy Lynn. Green
Quest for the Scorpion's Jewel Amy Lynn. Green
Secret of the Giants' Staircase Amy Lynn. Green
American tanks and AFVs of World War II. Mike Green
The entry of the US into World War II provided the Allies with the manufacturing and engineering might that finally gave them the ability to take the war to the German and Japanese forces across the world. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Tanks and AFVs of World War II details the full range of vehicles used during the war.
Critique of criminal reason. Michael Gregorio
At the dawn of the Enlightenment, criminal justice was evolving into a science — in this compelling historical detective work, one of the great philosophers, Emmanual Kant, guides Hanno Stiffeniis, a young magistrate, as he investigates a spate of murders which has reduced the Prussian city of Konigsberg to a state of terror.
Days of atonement. Michael Gregorio
Three children are massacred in their beds. The crushed corpse of their mother is discovered in a dockside warehouse. Hanno Stiffenis, a Prussian magistrate, goes to investigate. In less than a week the entire Gottewald family has been wiped off the face of the earth. A tragic coincidence? A military conspiracy involving Prussian troops? Or are the French using the massacre to expand their power?
Unholy awakening. Michael Gregorio
A female corpse is found in the town of Lotingen. The girl's neck has been ripped open, all the blood drained from the body. Hanno Stiffeniis hastens to investigate a case more terrifying than murder. Would any human being kill in such a gruesome fashion?
A visible darkness. Michael Gregorio
Prussia has been overrun by Napoleon's forces, and the Emperor's troops have discovered a new source of funds there: enough amber to finance France's wars. But their plans stall when the girls who collect the stones begin to disappear, only to be found gruesomely disfigured by an unknown killer. The French call upon Prussian investigator Hanno Stiffeniis, who must seek out the culprit knowing that his own success may doom his country's future.
Afterparty. Daryl Gregory
It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide. Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.
Harrison squared. Daryl Gregory
Harrison Harrison is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school. On Harrison's first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. It will take all his resources, and an unusual host of allies, to defeat the danger and find his mother.
Pandemonium. Daryl Gregory
In the 1950s, ordinary people of varying ages and backgrounds are possessed by entities that seem to spring from the collective unconscious, that many would call demons. It is believed that the key to resolving this plague pivots around the possessed Del Pierce; for whom the cure may be worse than the disease.
Raising Stony Mayhall Daryl Gregory
In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda — and he begins to move. The family hides the child — whom they name Stony — rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret — until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.
We Are All Completely Fine Daryl Gregory
Harrison is the Monster Detective, a boyhood storybook hero. Now he's in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And for some reason, Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Unsurprisingly, no one believes their horrific tales until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these likely-insane outcasts join a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within and which are lurking in plain sight.
The Duke In My Bed Amelia Grey
Gentleman says and I do. Amelia Grey
Burgeoning author Catalina Crisp completes a parody involving twins Iverson and Matson Brentwood's scandalous arrival in London and publishes it under her father's name. When the writing hits the town it's not long before Lord Iverson Brentwood himself is at her door, looking for her father with blood in his eyes. Dallying with the dashing rogue seems like the perfect escape… and it should calm him down enough to leave her father alone. But Catalina does the exact opposite — she heats him up like no other woman ever has.
A little mischief. Amelia Grey
Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears. The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. Together they'll cook up more than a little mischief when a disappearing dead body and a lascivious scandal spins their reckless game entirely out of control.
Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders Kate Griffin
One mile under. Andrew Gross
Leading a tour down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Haller comes across the body of a close friend. Refusing to believe it was an accident, Dani uncovers evidence that backs up her suspicions and takes her case to Wade Dunn, local police chief and her ex-stepfather.
And then he kissed her. Laura Lee. Guhrke
An expert in etiquette, Emma takes her pristine reputation most seriously. But the devilish Lord Marlowe is determined to prove that some rules of proper behaviour are made to be broken …
Gunn's golden rules : life's little lessons for making it work Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun.
A television personality and fashion consultant offers a simple, accessible guidebook to help readers navigate all aspects of life.
Tim Gunn Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn's fashion bible : the fascinating history of everything in your closet Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun.
From a bestselling fashion guru — a fascinating, meticulously researched history of Western fashion covering every topic from the history of the high heel to the origin of blue jeans.
The Truth about Us Janet Gurtler
The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up. She's made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she's paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen. The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is. She pretends it's all fine. But it's not. And no one notices the lie until she meets Flynn.
Problems with people : stories. David Guterson
A collection of stories is set in the Pacific Northwest and explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others.
The devil's moon. Peter Guttridge
Something strange is in the Brighton air around newly-promoted Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist. Gilchrist's flatmate, Kate Simpson, discovers acts of sacrilege and grave robbing taking place in Brighton and the surrounding villages. And ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is puzzling over inscriptions in his late father's books occult books. Old Religion and New Age collide and the body count mounts as the Devil's Moon slowly rises.
The last king of Brighton. Peter Guttridge
A man impaled on the South Downs. Another skinned alive. A skeleton found beneath the West Pier, its feet encased in concrete. Brighton has been invaded. But this is no mere power struggle between rival mobsters, the motives for the killings stretch back through the decades, to an explosive forty-year-old secret Brighton's crime king John Hathaway would rather forget.
The thing itself. Peter Guttridge
Thriller writer Victor Tempest is dead and his son, the disgraced ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts, is discovering what really happened in the unsolved Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934. At the same time, DS Sarah Gilchrist has a lead that may establish the truth about the Milldean Massacre. If she can stay alive long enough to follow it.
Those who feel nothing. Peter Guttridge
Ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is hoping to ease gently into his new role as Brighton's first Police Commissioner but is hit with a shocking scandal involving the director of the Royal Pavilion. In the subsequent investigation, Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist and Detective Sergeant Bellamy Heap are bemused by the discovery of looted antiquities from Cambodia's Angkor Watt in the tunnels beneath the Pavilion, but the further discovery of a corpse gives their investigation a darker hue.
A Colorful Home Susan Hable
A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon
The fire sermon. Francesca Haig
Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilisation and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega burdened with deformity, small or large. Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world's sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: whenever one twin dies, so does the other.
Alibi in high heels. Gemma Halliday
When Europe's designer de jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie's sure she's died and gone to heaven. That is until Jean Luc's top model is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel. Sure someone is trying to frame her, Maddie enlists the help of her friends, including the sexy Detective Jack Ramirez, to uncover a daring jewel heist, a devious blackmailer, and even a few skeletons lurking in the closets of those closest to her.
Mayhem in high heels. Gemma Halliday
Maddie Springer is finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams. And she's got the perfect wedding planner to pull it all off in style. Well, perfect, that is, until the woman winds up dead — murdered in buttercream icing. Suddenly Maddie's hope of a dream wedding melts faster than an ice sculpture at an outdoor buffet. race to the altar turns into a race against time.
B and me. J. C. Hallman
Nearly twenty-five years ago, Nicholson Baker published U and I, the fretful and handwringing — but also groundbreaking — tale of his literary relationship with John Updike. B & Me is the story of J.C. Hallman discovering and reading Nicholson Baker, and discovering himself in the process.
Inventions that didn't change the world. Julie Halls
Offers a visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century such as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; and a tennis racket with ball-picker.
The girl in the red coat. Kate Hamer
Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is and who she might become.
We Are Pirates Daniel Handler
His Needs, Her Needs Willard F. Harley
Earth. Terra Harmony
After an elemental apocalypse, the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. The hunt for Micah in a world that has gone dim leads Kaitlyn straight to Shawn and One Less. While struggling to survive, she battles a side of her that is as dark as the rest of the planet.
The Rising Terra Harmony
Water. Terra Harmony
Elemental powers in the palm of her hand … and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organisation hell-bent on saving the Earth. Her newfound life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, but the organisation divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage.
Pieces of you. Ella Harper
Lucy was always sure of one thing — her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes. When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted. Then Stella arrives: a woman Lucy's never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever.
Finding mercy. Karen Harper
Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a stranger visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications.
Broken Bonds Karen Harper
The First Princess of Wales Karen Harper
Shattered Secrets Karen Harper
The observations. Jane Harris
Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley — a wide-eyed and feisty young Irish girl — takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella — the "missus." Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but it seems that the missus has a few secrets of her own, including her near-obsessive affection for Nora, a former maid who died in mysterious circumstances. Yet even when caught up in a tangle of madness, ghosts, sex, and lies, Bessy remains devoted to Arabella. But who is really responsible for what happened to Nora?
Cross of vengeance. Cora Harrison
September, 1517: when fire destroys the famous relic of the Holy Cross in Kilnaboy Church and then a pilgrim is found murdered, it is up to Mara, as Brehon of the Burren, and her law students, to find out who did such a thing and why.
The unwanted earl. Ruth J. Hartman
Amelia Talbot has been issued a death sentence. At least it feels that way. The thought of marrying a man old enough to be her grandfather sends her into a panic. So much so that she sets off on a desperate search to find another man to marry her — quickly. Conrad Croome, the Fifth Earl of Lofton, knows all too well that blackmail isn't the way to form a marriage. How ironic that one Amelia Talbot uses a Croome family secret he'd thought long buried to force him to marry her. Is Conrad doomed to a life of marriage based on an exposed secret, or could Amelia learn to love an unwanted earl?
Sisters of the Bruce, 1292-1314. J. M. Harvey
Set against the wild and perilous background of Scotland in the late 13th century, the adventurous lives of Robert the Bruce's five sisters come to life through their own words in a series of letters.
Outside the lines. Amy Hatvany
When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding out on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents' divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden's life. Now in her thirties, Eden decides to go look for her father, so she can forgive him at last, and finally move forward. When her search uncovers other painful truths, not only the secrets her mother has kept from her, but also the agonizing question of whether David, after all these years, even wants to be found, Eden is forced to decide just how far she'll go in the name of love.
Sixty years a nurse. Mary Hazard
When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse's training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later — one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.
Captured by love. Jody Hedlund
Michigan Territory, 1814. The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown. Fur trader Pierre Durant returns after being away for years to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders. Torn by guilt over neglecting his defenceless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British — and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman.
Manifestations. David M. Henley
The Weave is left reeling after an explosion devastates the city of Busan. Who is behind it? What does it mean for the psis? Pete Lazarus has been taken captive and Colonel Pinter is discovering the joys of rejuvenation, while the most powerful telepath ever born marches steadily towards world domination, collecting subservient Citizens in his wake.
The book of business etiquette. Nella Braddy Henney
A complete guide for a gentleman's conduct in all everyday situations including table manners, street etiquette, partying, evening functions, morning call, full directions for polite correspondence, dress, conversation, sports, and hints and tips for a successful dashing gentleman.
Zoology for kids : understanding and working with animals, with 21 activities Josh and Bethanie Hestermann.
An interactive introduction to working with animals. Zoology for Kids invites the next generation of zoologists to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes, lush colour photos, hands-on activities, and peer-reviewed research.
Kitchen Creamery Louella Hill
The Venetian venture. Suzette A. Hill
Rosy Gilchrist is sent to Venice to find a rare, signed translation of Horace's Odes by the late Dr Bodger. Finding herself in the midst of a cat-and-mouse chase, Rosy's rivals will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get their hands on the book.
Noisy bird sing-along. John Himmelman
Every kind of bird has their very own kind of sound! Cheerful sounds, mournful sounds, sweet sounds, weird sounds. You can tell who they are without even opening your eyes. And what fun to sing along.
Forget Me Not Stef Ann. Holm
Girls Night Stef Ann. Holm
Lucy Gets Her Life Back Stef Ann. Holm
Pink Moon Stef Ann. Holm
Portraits Stef Ann. Holm
Seasons of Gold Stef Ann. Holm
The abduction. Jonathan Holt
A teenage girl is kidnapped in Venice. The race to save her will uncover a conspiracy powerful men will kill to keep hidden.
The abomination. Jonathan Holt
On the steps of Santa Maria della Salute lies the body of a woman, wearing the robes of a Catholic priest. Captain Kat Tapo has matched the victim's tattoo to graffiti in an abandoned asylum. Now she's been ordered to close the case.
Lucia in wartime : based on the characters created by E.F. Benson. Tom Holt
It is 1939. War threatens Europe. But it has to be admitted that hostilities that occupy the attention of Lucia and Georgie are with Elizabeth Mapp-Flint. Faced with Elizabeth's elevation to the head of Tilling Red Cross and Major Benjy's leadership of the Home Guard, it seems that Lucia's domination of the little Sussex town is under a serious threat.
Lucia triumphant : based on the characters created by E.F. Benson. Tom Holt
Lucia, twice-elected Mayor of Tilling, with her dearest arch-enemy, Elizabeth Mapp-Flint, ousted from the council, is strangely wearied of her mortal span. She feels she has accomplished everything — what else is there for her to do?
The knitting circle. Ann Hood
Since the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter has been unable to read or write, unable to pursue the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. At her mother's suggestion, she joins a knitting circle in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island — not knowing that it will change her life.
Places to stay the night. Ann Hood
Libby Harper's husband dreams over his collection of road maps from across the country, but it is Libby who ultimately leaves town. Left behind in tiny, run-down Holly, Massachusetts, is her husband, Tom, their daughter, Dana, who has just shaved a peace sign on her scalp, and their son, Troy, searching for the ultimate tattoo. Into the void steps free-spirited Renata Handy, who, prompted by the diagnosis of her illegitimate daughter's tragic illness, has just exchanged her frenetic waitressing job and fifth-floor walk-up in New York City for the reassuring familiarity of Holly, her hometown.
Ruby. Ann Hood
After the sudden death of her husband of barely one year, Olivia must rebuild her life. Then she meets Ruby. Young, pregnant, and delinquent, Ruby teaches Olivia to trust and love again, and Olivia teaches Ruby, for the first time, what it is to be trusted and loved.
Captain's paradise. Kay Hooper
When Robin Stuart is pulled from the stormy seas, she can only cling desperately to the arms that surround her. Michael Siran is an expert at playing dangerous games. But from the moment the terrified beauty with the piercing gaze sets foot on his ship, he's touched by a true sense of purpose.
Gifts of love Kay Hooper, Lisa Kleypas
In this glorious season of light and joy, the phenomenal Kay Hooper and the incomparable Lisa Kleypas offer readers a pair of precious jewels — timeless love stories that sparkle like diamonds.
Hunting fear. Kay Hooper
He's no ordinary kidnapper. Not only does he strike again and again, but he collects the ransom, gets away safely, and leaves his helpless hostages dead. He's no ordinary cop. Lucas Jordan, a key agent and profiler in Noah Bishop's Special Crimes Unit, has an extraordinary skill: he locates missing people. But his uncanny ability comes with a price, and his methods rouse mistrust in the hard-nosed cops forced to call him into their investigations.
A week in Paris. Rachel Hore
1961: Born on the day that WW2 broke out, 21-year-old Fay Knox cannot remember her early childhood in London, before she moved to a Norfolk village with her mother, Kitty. Why then, on a visit to Paris on tour with her orchestra, does a strange series of events suggest that she spent the war there instead?
1937: Eugene Knox, a young American doctor, catches sight of 19-year-old Kitty Travers on the day she arrives in Paris, and cannot get her out of his mind. Eugene and Kitty will fall in love, marry and have a daughter. The actions of Eugene, Kitty and their friends will have devastating consequences that echo down the generations.
K2, the savage mountain Charles S. Houston
K2, The Savage Mountain tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S. Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing.
Angel Creek. Linda Howard
Ever since her father died, Dee Swann has held on to Angel Creek Valley, then Lucas Cochan returned, determined to acquire Angel Creek.
A game of chance. Linda Howard
Searching for a mysterious and elusive terrorist, undercover agent Chance Mackenzie sets out to use the man's daughter, Sunny Miller, as bait to discover her father's location, only to discover that the innocent beauty is running for her own life.
Inferno. Linda Howard
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. It will test their loyalties and relationships. And it will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.
A lady of the West. Linda Howard
Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honour and pride help her endure life as a wife in name only but nothing can quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper.
Night moves. Linda Howard
Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.
Open season. Linda Howard
Plain, small-town librarian Daisy Minor is tired of not having a life and sets out to transform herself, but her plans go awry when she witnesses a deadly crime and becomes the target of a killer who will do anything to stop her from revealing her secrets.
Son of the morning. Linda Howard
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar — long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power — Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force.
Strangers in the night. Linda Howard
With her exhilarating mix of "hot sex, emotional impact, and gripping tension" (Publishers Weekly), Linda Howard has crafted some of today's most exciting contemporary fiction. Feel the thrill of unexpected passion between strangers in the night… in a seductive story collection that showcases Linda Howard at her page-turning best.
The touch of fire. Linda Howard
Annie Parker came to Silver Mesa, Arizona, because it was the only place she'd found where folks thought a woman doctor was better than no doctor at all. Her lonely life became harder still on the winter night Rafe McCay broke into her office with a bullet in his side and a bounty hunter at his back.
Classic Japanese performance cars : the history & legacy. Ben Hsu
One of the hottest new trends is to drive a vintage Japanese performance car. Learn performance upgrades with this book. Whether it's a Datsun 510 or 240Z, an early '70s Mazda RX2, or an early Toyota Celica, these cars are gaining attention from enthusiasts and collectors alike!
The porcelain thief. Huan Hsu
In 1938, with the Japanese army approaching from Nanking, Huan Hsu's great-great grandfather, Liu, and his five granddaughters, were forced to flee their hometown on the banks of the Yangtze River. But before they left a hole was dug as deep as a man, and as wide as a bedroom, in which was stowed the family heirlooms. Three years ago, Huan Hsu moved back to China from the US. Armed with only the slightest threads of family memory, he set out to discover the truth.
Nessie the Mannerless Monster Ted Hughes
Esther: Royal Beauty Angela Hunt
To die for. Phillip Hunter
Massive, glowering, and ugly as death, former soldier and ex-boxer Joe has always invited violence. But now Hackney's most vicious gangs all want to kill him. Why? As he tries to unravel the knot of events that have made him a target, Joe is drawn back into his past, back to the memory of the only woman he ever loved.
To kill for. Phillip Hunter
Ex-boxer, ex-paratrooper, Joe once had meaning in his life. People who cared for him, people who needed him. Then he lost everything, and now he is a hitman for London's most vicious criminals. Brenda was the only woman who ever loved him. She died protecting others: now Joe wants revenge on her killers.
The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing Barry Hutchison
Mr. Brown's Fantastic Hat Ayano Imai
Not quite nice. Celia Imrie
Theresa is desperate for a change; she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of foreigners. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared.
Breaking the drought. Lisa Ireland
When Jenna McLean gets roped into attending a matchmaking ball in a small country town, she holds no illusions of meeting the man of her dreams. Sheep grazier Luke Tanner has met women like Jenna before, and knows not to waste his time. With the drought dragging on and bushfire season around the corner, the last thing he needs is a spoiled city girl like Jenna adding to his problems.
The buried giant. Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
The global war on Morris. Steve Israel
Meet Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman living and working in western Long Island who loves the Mets, loves his wife Rona, and loves things just the way they are. But one day Morris is seduced by a lonely, lovesick receptionist, and in a moment of weakness charges a non-business expense to his company credit card. But the government's top-secret surveillance program eventually threads together the largely disparate and tenuously connected strands of Morris's life and even his failed romantic endeavours and Morris becomes the US government's new public enemy number one.
The Underground Man Mick Jackson
The Widow's Tale Mick Jackson
Cherry Tree Lane. Anna Jacobs
It is 1910 and life in Wiltshire is far from pleasant for Mattie Willitt and her sisters. Mattie decides her only hope for happiness is to run away but soon finds herself lost on a country lane, and drenched by the ceaseless rain, she collapses. She is discovered and nurtured back to health by Jacob, a widower living with his two young children. With nowhere else to go, Mattie stays and the two of them grow close, finding consolation in each other's troubled marital histories.
Elm Tree Road. Anna Jacobs
After being driven from home by their brutal father, Mattie, Nell and Renie find themselves facing greater heartache in the wider world. Nell, fearing what reprisals might come from marrying for love against her father's wishes, has fled to Lancashire with her new husband Cliff and younger sister Renie to start a new life.
Mistress of Greyladies. Anna Jacobs
During WWI, Greyladies an ancient manor house in rural Wiltshire is requisitioned for a hospital. Its mistress, Harriet, Joseph and their sons are allowed to stay in the rear part of the house, but when tragedy strikes Joseph's brothers, his future at Greyladies is at risk. Latimer family legend says a new mistress will be found to look after the house, yet how does this happen?
Yew Tree Gardens. Anna Jacobs
Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie have all managed to escape their oppressive and bullying father, but now separated, the girls must draw upon their strength and courage to build new lives for themselves.
From the Imjin to the Hook James Jacobs
After the reunion. Rona Jaffe
The popular sequel to Class Reunion, Rona Jaffe's After the Reunion continues the heart-warming story of Daphne, Emily, Chris, and Annabel five years after their class reunion. The affluent quartet, now in their mid-forties, is each coping with romantic and domestic problems at home while trying to outgrow the social and moral codes that controlled them during their Harvard years.
An American love story. Rona Jaffe
Four smart women… and their foolish choice. In love with the same man. The wrong man. Clay Bowen had it all — charisma, good looks, and power in the glamorous world of television.
The fame game. Rona Jaffe
Sam Leo Libra is a fame-maker, living in his own glamorous world of hand-picked celebrities. His carefully selected "Dirty Dozen" are an elite clientele of fame-hungry clients whom he moves and manipulates as he sees fit, and his influence makes them millionaires.
The last chance. Rona Jaffe
The Last Chance is about four women friends in their late thirties trying to survive the dangerous and fast-paced world of New York City while also battling the subtle violence in their private lives.
Mr. Right is dead. Rona Jaffe
Often regarded as her finest and most literary work, Mr. Right Is Dead is Rona Jaffe's collection of short stories from 1965. Containing five stories and one novella, each story has the savvy and sharp tone that characterize the best of Rona Jaffe's writing.
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Ali Reynolds mysteries. Judith A. Jance
Fired from her dream job as a Los Angeles new anchor and still recovering from the truth about her cheating husband, Ali Reynolds is content to lick her wounds far away in Sedona, Arizona. But before she can leave the past behind, she must return to LA: her ex, Paul, is in a hurry for a divorce so he can marry his very young, very pregnant fiancée. But the day before the final proceedings, Paul's bound and broken body is found in the Palm Springs desert.
Mennonite in a little black dress : a memoir of going home. Rhoda Janzen
A hilarious and moving memoir — in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron — about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.
Meadowlands. Elizabeth Jeffrey
August, 1914. The silver wedding celebrations of Sir George Barsham, MP, and his wife, Lady Adelaide, are overshadowed by the declaration of war with Germany. Over the following months, as the male estate workers head for the Front and the maids disappear to work in the newly-opened munitions factory, the Barsham family's comfortable, aristocratic lifestyle is set to change forever.
Pool Lee Jihyeon
Chasing the ace. Nicholas J. Johnson
Friendship and fraud is a dangerous mix. Joel Fitch has watched every twist-happy movie there is about con-men, and he thinks he knows it all. Richard Mordecai is a real-life swindler. But unlike Joel, he knows the truth about con men. They form an uneasy partnership and Joel soon finds himself thrust into a world of bottom dealers, fraudsters and ace chasers that's unlike any movie he's ever seen.
The Freezer Timothy S. Johnston
The Furnace Timothy S. Johnston
The Void Timothy S. Johnston
The dead beat. Douglas Johnstone
It's the first day of Martha's new job as intern at Edinburgh's The Standard. But all's not well at ailing newspaper, and Martha is carrying some serious baggage of her own. Put straight onto the obituary page, she takes a call from a former employee who seems to commit suicide while on the phone, something which echoes with her own troubled past.
Gone again. Douglas Johnstone
As Mark Douglas photographs a pod of whales stranded in the waters off Edinburgh's Portobello Beach, he is called by his son's school: his wife, Lauren, hasn't turned up to collect their son. Calm at first, Mark collects Nathan and takes him home but as the hours slowly crawl by he increasingly starts to worry.
Hit and run. Douglas Johnstone
Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk and high on stolen pills, Billy Blackmore accidentally hits someone in the night. It turns out the dead man was Edinburgh's biggest crime lord and, as Billy struggles with what he's done, he is sucked into a nightmare of guilt, retribution and violence.
The complete book of funeral planning : readings & music : how to plan and organise the funeral your loved ones would most appreciate Rachel Johnstone-Burt, Alison Gibbs and Rev. John Wynburne
When death comes, we want to find readings and music that most accurately express our thoughts and feelings. Whether they are for a parent, child, partner or best friend, you will find them in this invaluable book.
The two of us. Andy Jones
Fisher and Ivy have been an item for a whole nineteen days and they just know they are meant to be together. Over the course of twelve months, in which their lives will change forever, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing, but staying there is an entirely different story. The Two of Us is a charming, honest and heart-breaking novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.
Mr Mojo Dylan Jones
The house at the bottom of the hill. Jennie Jones
The mysterious death of her mother has left Charlotte Simmons on edge and off-balance for too long. The only way to move forward is to get answers, and those answers can only be found in one place. So Charlotte buys a Bed & Breakfast establishment in Swallow's Falls, a small town in Australia's Snowy Mountains, as a ploy to get close to the man who might have the answers.
Four sisters, all queens. Sherry Jones
From the award-winning author of the controversial international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.
The first bad man. Miranda July
Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes.
It chooses you Miranda July with photographs by Brigitte Sire
In the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing a screenplay. During her increasingly long lunch breaks, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic classifieds booklet. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities, along the way shaping her film, and herself, in unexpected ways.
Regency wickedness. Julia Justiss
The untamed heiress: Imprisoned as a child by her spiteful father, Helena Lambarth vowed upon his death to never again live under a man's rule. But to honour her mother's last wish, she journeys to London to enter society — and finds herself a reluctant houseguest of the dashing Lord Darnell.
Doctor Death Lene Kaaberbol
Untold : the history of the wives of Prophet Muhammad. Tamam Kahn
Untold demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Prophet Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them, Khadija, a successful merchant and his only wife for twenty-five years; Umm Salama, who helped forge an important peace treaty; Rayhana and Safiyya, two Jewish captives; and there are others.
The Forgotten Legion Ben Kane
The Road to Rome Ben Kane
The Silver Eagle Ben Kane
Leaving Berlin Joseph Kanon
Difficult daughters. Manju Kapur
Set around the time of Partition and written with absorbing intelligence and sympathy, "Difficult Daughters" is the story of a young woman torn between the desire for education and the lure of illicit love.
Home Manju Kapur
The Immigrant Manju Kapur
A Married Woman Manju Kapur
Before he finds her. Michael Kardos
On a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a bloc party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter and disappeared… But Ramsey's daughter got away. Meg, now known as Melanie, has lived in isolation, protected by her adopted aunt and uncle. Now she is nearly eighteen and determined to confront her father, but can she find him before he finds her?
The three day affair. Michael Kardos
Will, Jeffrey and Nolan have been friends since college. One night, in a moment of madness, Jeffrey robs a convenience store and drags the only witness into Will's car. They have three days to decide her fate. Three days to choose between right and wrong, prison and freedom.
97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You Carol Kaufmann
The Opposite of Loneliness Marina Keegan
Pilgrims. Garrison Keillor
Wobegon goes abroad in this rousing and moving story of a group trip to Rome in which the warm circle of kinship invites stories of astonishing frankness and self-revelation — and of course, humour.
At death's window. Jim Kelly
When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along the affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way?
Death's Door Jim Kelly
Get things done : what stops smart people achieving more and how you can change. Robert Kelsey
Many of us have the greatest of intentions but find ourselves procrastinating, which results in low attainment and frustrated ambitions. Grounded in solid psychological research Robert helps us examine why we might have these tendencies and how to overcome them in order to feel more together, in control and on-top of everything.
Australians, Volume 3 Thomas Keneally
Likeable Social Media, Revised and Expanded Dave Kerpen
The crowded shadows. Celine Kiernan
Alone for the first time in her life, Wynter Moorehawke travels unprotected in bandit-infested mountains, searching for missing Prince Alberon. But every tyrant and bully who ever threatened the kingdom is gathering to Alberon's table, and the forest is alive with spies and wolves. Wynter remains determined to find the Rebel Prince and heal the rift that has come between King and Heir.
The poison throne. Celine Kiernan
Wynter returns from a five-year exile in the bleak Northlands to find her beloved homeland in turmoil. King Jonathan's civilised, multicultural realm is no more; the gibbets and cages have returned. And as Wynter and her friends, Prince Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron, seek to restore stability to the fragile kingdom, risking death at every turn, Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice.
The rebel prince. Celine Kiernan
After joyful reunion, the Kingssons' differences soon come between them. Alberon is determined to protect the kingdom by strength rather than diplomacy. Razi fears his brother's plans will rot the kingdom's soul. Wynter sides with Alberon, but when his last envoys arrive at camp her loyalty is stretched to its limit. How can she stand by as Alberon negotiates with those who represent everything she despises?
Dreaming spies. Laurie R. King
It is a normal afternoon in Sussex when Russell and Holmes return home to find a peculiar addition to their garden: a beautiful stone that once occupied the Imperial gardens in Kyoto. The stone immediately recalls the spring of 1924, when, on their way back from India (The Game), Russell and Holmes agreed to perform a small but exceedingly dangerous job for the emperor of Japan. At the time, Russell encountered a young Japanese woman on board their ship who tutored the two foreigners about her country and guided them into a secret meeting with the Prince Regent himself. Now, when Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies, she comes face-to-face with that very same young Japanese woman — and quickly realises Miss Sato Haruki is not all that she seems.
Father of the rain. Lily King
Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who is beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. His daughter Daley has spent the first eleven years of her life carefully negotiating her parents conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiner's basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley feels herself stretched thin across it.
The Secret of Pembrooke Park Julie Klassen
Because you're mine. Lisa Kleypas
Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom. To avoid marrying an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott, for a torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society.
Only with your love. Lisa Kleypas
Celia Vallerand fears for her life as she stares into the deep, arresting eyes of the dashing man who purchased her from the brigands who had abducted her. But it soon becomes clear that it's her virtue, not her life, that's in danger.
Secrets of a summer night. Lisa Kleypas
Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle's most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage
Stranger in my arms. Lisa Kleypas
"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead …" With these words, Lara's life is turned upside down. Her unhappy, loveless marriage had ended when the Earl of Hawksworth was lost at sea. But now a man stands before her, virile and powerful, who says he is her missing husband, revealing secrets that only he would know.
When strangers marry. Lisa Kleypas
Lysette buried her face against Max's throat. "But he's going to take me away. Don't let him, don't — " "You're not going anywhere," Max interrupted. "Calm yourself, Lysette. It's not good for you to become excited." His possessiveness made her strangely giddy. As far as he was concerned, she was his, and no one was going to take her away from him. Max stared at Etienne. His voice was soft, but it contained a note that chilled Lysette's blood. "If you so much as disarrange a hair on her head, I'll tear you apart." Lysette couldn't believe it, but she didn't care about her ruined reputation. The only thing that mattered was that she wouldn't have to marry Etienne.
Awakened Emma Knight
Bitten Emma Knight
Chosen Emma Knight
Sworn Emma Knight
Taken Emma Knight
Read Between the Lines Jo Knowles
You Should Have Known Jean Hanff. Korelitz
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall Nancy Kress
The buddha of suburbia. Hanif Kureishi
Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award. The hero of Hanif Kureishi's first novel is Karim, a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving — albeit with some rude and raucous results.
Something to tell you. Hanif Kureishi
Jamal is a successful psychoanalyst haunted by his first love and a brutal act of violence from which he can never escape. Looking back to his coming of age in the 1970s forms a vivid backdrop to the drama that develops thirty years later, as he and his friends face an encroaching middle age with the traumas of their youth still unresolved.
The Black Album Hanif Kureishi
Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist. Stephen A. Kurkjian
In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to sleep. It took years before the Museum was hit. But when it finally happened, it quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history. The best and longest-tenured reporter on this case, and one of the most decorated investigative reporters in America, Kurkjian will reveal the identities of this who plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI refused to reveal.
Masters of Doom David Kushner
The Scent of Almonds Camilla Lackberg
Witchstruck. Victoria Lamb
Secretly practicing her magical gifts at the palace of banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, Meg Lytton struggles to rebuff a marriage suit by witch-finder Marcus Dent, who is conspiring against the queen along with Meg's own family.
Capital. John Lanchester
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour, featuring a cast of characters that you will be sad to leave behind.
Family romance. John Lanchester
Mr. Phillips. John Lanchester
Mr. Phillips wakes on a summer's Monday morning in his modest, nearly mortgage-free house, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of almost thirty years, ready to face another ordinary working day. Except that this day is not ordinary, for on the previous Friday, Mr. Phillips was summarily fired. Dressed for work with no work to do, he wanders the streets of London, seeing the world as if for the first time, and what he sees triggers memories.
Fragrant Harbour John Lanchester
Burnt Karly Lane
Jane Austen's Family Maggie Lane
Endless Heart Emma Lang
Matthew Emma Lang
Restless Heart Emma Lang
Ruthless Heart Emma Lang
Dark Wild Night Christina Lauren
Build It Now Michael Lebowitz
Endless Summer Cookbook Katie Lee
Across a Green Ocean Wendy Lee
Rightsize Right Now Regina Leeds
Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the tough streets of South Boston. Decades later in the mid-1970s, they met again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. Told by two former Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from the beginning, this is the chilling true story of what happened between them; a dark deal that spiralled out of control, leading to drug dealing, racketeering, and murder.
Truly Madly Pizza Suzanne Lenzer
The Confidence Myth Helene Lerner
Killer Joe. Tracy Letts
A definitively dysfunctional family gives in to its basest instincts and is forced to face hidden truths in this twisted modern-day fairy tale.
Superior donuts Tracy Letts
The play takes place in the north side neighbourhood of Uptown, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed and reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt.
Compulsion Meyer Levin
Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Obsessed with Nietzsche's idea of the superhuman, both boys decide to prove that they are above the laws of man by arbitrarily picking and murdering a Jewish boy in their neighbourhood. Compulsion forces us to ask what drives some further into darkness, and some to seek redemption.
Out of the silent planet. C. S. Lewis
Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and plan to offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there. Ransom discovers he has come from the 'silent planet' — Earth — whose tragic story is known throughout the universe?
Benedict Cumberbatch Justin Lewis
A Class Apart Susan Lewis
Out of the Shadows Susan Lewis
Still travelling : my life as a Leyland brother and beyond. Mal Leyland
Mike and Mal Leyland's first step towards becoming beloved Aussie icons came with the screening of their hazardous trip down the length of the Darling River in a five-metre aluminium dinghy. In this revealing memoir, Mal Leyland takes us through his eventful life, from his 'ten-pound-Pom' immigrant childhood, adventuring with Mike through outback Australia, the brothers' sometimes stormy relationship, their dramatic rise to success as filmmakers, their devastating financial losses, Mal's triumph over cancer to his ongoing travels with his beloved wife of 45 years, Laraine.
Awakened by Autism Andrea Libutti
The Opposite of Spoiled Ron Lieber
Exile Rebecca Lim
Fury Rebecca Lim
Mercy Rebecca Lim
Muse Rebecca Lim
Wildfire in His Arms Johanna Lindsey
After I'm gone. Laura Lippman
When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband or his money might be, she suspects one woman does: his mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years later everyone assumes she's joined her old lover until her remains are eventually found. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder.
And when she was good. Laura Lippman
Suburban madam Heloise, with no one left to trust, decides to get out of the game when another suburban madam is brutally murdered, forcing her to stay one step ahead of a killer and the father of her child who is just as lethal behind bars as he was on the outside.
Baltimore blues. Laura Lippman
Until her newspaper, The Baltimore Star, crashed, Tess Monaghan was a first-rate reporter who knew her home town intimately — from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at 29 she's willing to do any freelance job to pay the rent — including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy Darryl 'Rock' Paxton.
Butchers Hill Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her sign as a private investigator for hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Then in walks Luther Beale, a notorious vigilante who five years ago shot a boy for vandalising his car. He wants to make reparations to the kids who witnessed his crime, so he needs Tess to find them.
By a spider's thread. Laura Lippman
P.I. Tess Monaghan breaks her 'no domestic disputes' rule when she takes on the case of Natalie Rubin, a middle-class wife and mother of three, who has vanished without trace and taken her young children with her. Her husband, Mark, is devastated — he thought they were happy — but Tess is left uneasy by his evident desire to control his wife.
Charm city Laura Lippman
As a practised reporter P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon 'Wink' Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody's rooting for him — until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears and Wink's found in his garage with the car running. Tess is hired to find the hacker who planted the lethal story — but it doesn't take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets…
In a strange city. Laura Lippman
Three red roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac have been left on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe every 19th of January for the past fifty years. Baltimore P. I. Tess Monaghan takes on the strangest case of her career when a man approaches her asking her to find out who is behind the ritual.
In big trouble. Laura Lippman
What would you do if the man you'd loved and lost was suddenly on the front page of the newspaper under the heading: IN BIG TROUBLE? If you're Tess Monaghan, P. I., then you go searching for answers, even if they reopen painful wounds and could lead you into the path of a deadly killer.
The last place. Laura Lippman
Private Investigator Tess Monaghan never expected to be on the receiving end of a court sentence to attend six months' counselling for Anger Management. Tess starts the counselling — but then her attention turns to a series of unsolved homicides. They appear to be overlooked cases of domestic violence. But the more Tess investigates, the more she is convinced that there is just one culprit.
The sugar house Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan's life is back on course. She is beginning to make a name for herself as a P.I., she's even banking good money, and then her father asks her a favour: to investigate the death in prison of a friend's brother convicted of killing an unidentified girl, otherwise known as "Jane Doe".
The Accidental Detective and other stories Laura Lippman
Femme Fatale and other stories Laura Lippman
Life Sentences Laura Lippman
The Most Dangerous Thing Laura Lippman
Backlash Sarah Littman
When Christian, a boy she knows only through Facebook, posts a lot of nasty comments on her page, fifteen-year-old Lara tries to kill herself — but that is only the beginning of the backlash for her sister, Sydney; her former friend Bree; and her classmates.
The three-body problem. Cixin Liu
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.
The vendetta. A. J. Llewellyn
Devastated after his home is ransacked, Garrick Cross's heart breaks further when he finds his rare guitar on an online auction. When he's outbid, Garrick feels he's lost everything. After tracking down the man who beat him to it, Garrick asks if he'll consider selling the guitar at a higher price. Reclusive collector Micah Drake declines, but finding Garrick attractive, offers a different price: a weekend in his bed.
Vintage fashion accessories. Stacy LoAlbo
Looking for a great way to add character, class and individuality to your wardrobe, without breaking the bank on a whole new outfit? Look no further than vintage accessories to take the outfits from functional to historically fabulous!
Only the brave try ballet, Stefanie London
Australian football pro Grant Farley is nursing an injury and needs to get back into shape fast. Ballet wouldn't be his first or even his last choice, but needs must. Enter tantalisingly prim teacher Jasmine Bell — one disapproving arch of her eyebrow and Grant knows he'll enjoy getting her tutu in a flutter!
The Evertree Marie Lu
Family life : birth, death and the whole damn thing. Elisabeth Luard
For the Luards, growing up as their family travelled across Europe, life was a series of adventures. Yet no family is immune to tragedy, and in Francesca, the eldest of three daughters, we find a true heroine. Honest, perceptive and passionate, she tells her own story — until she can tell it no more.
My life as a wife : love, liquor and what to do abouth other womwn. Elisabeth Luard
Born in London during the Blitz, Elisabeth Luard — step-daughter of a British diplomat and reluctant debutante — was working as an office typist at Private Eye when she fell for the 'King of Satire' Nicholas Luard. Tracing the fascinating years they spent together in London to their years in Spain, France, the Hebrides and Wales with their four children, Luard's frank and bittersweet memoir takes us through the best and the worst of their marriage, and chronicles Nicholas's devastating descent into alcoholism.
A Gentle Thunder Max Lucado
Wigston in the First World War Duncan Lucas
The Day Watch Sergei Lukyanenko
The Genome Sergei Lukyanenko
The Last Watch Sergei Lukyanenko
The Night Watch Sergei Lukyanenko
The Twilight Watch Sergei Lukyanenko
After the Storm Jane Lythell
A court of thorns and roses. Sarah J. Maas
Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.
Halfhead. Stuart MacBride
Glasgow, not too far in the future. A new punishment has been devised for the perpetrators of serious crimes — the process is known as halfheading: the offender's lower jaw is removed and they are lobotomized. They are then put to work as cleaners in municipal areas like hospitals, where they serve as a warning to all that crime doesn't pay. But for one halfhead, it seems the lobotomy hasn't quite succeeded. As her mind slowly begins to return, she sets out on a quest for vengeance.
The missing and the dead. Stuart MacBride
When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a 'development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal. Then a little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt.
Sawbones. Stuart MacBride
They call him Sawbones: a serial killer touring American kidnapping young women. The FBI's investigating, but getting nowhere. The latest victim is Laura Jones. Laura's gangster Dad doesn't care about the law. What he wants is revenge. And he knows just the guys to get it.
A song for the dying. Stuart MacBride
Eight years ago, the Inside Man abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then he disappeared. Until now. Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation. Things haven't exactly gone well since: his family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison. But Dr Alice McDonald has other ideas. When a nurse turns up dead on waste ground behind Blackwall Hill a doll stitched into her innards Alice convinces one of the investigating teams to get Ash released and working the case. He's out for as long as he's useful. And if he's out, he can get revenge.
Twelve days of darkness. Stuart MacBride
A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters and even the odd good guy populate these twelve tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.
When It Rains Maggie Mackellar
Line Let Loose David Maclagan
Paper Politics Josh MacPhee
Tiptop Cat Roger Mader
February or forever. Juliet Madison
Yoga teacher and single mother, Chrissie Burns has a plan: move into the rundown beach house left to her by her deceased aunt, renovate it, sell it, and move on. But Tarrin's Bay, where the house stands, is lovely, the people friendly, and even Chrissie's young son finds friends and begins coming out of his shell. Employed at Serendipity Retreat as a yoga instructor, Chrissie is shocked to be given the role of private teacher to Drew Williams, Australia's top singer/songwriter for the month.
Miracle in March. Juliet Madison
Emma had going-far-away plans, but her family means everything to her, so when they needed help, she was there to deliver it. Running the family business of beachside cabins in Tarrin's Bay might not be the same as the French Riviera, but Emma finds a certain level of peace in the beautiful setting and small town community. But when she finds that her ex-boyfriend, a man she left behind without explanation, staying in one of the cabins, her peace is ruined.
A higher call : the incredible true story of heroism and chivalry during the Second World War Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.
The story of two fighter pilots, an American and a German, whose remarkable encounter during World War II became the stuff of legend.
The Girls of Mischief Bay Susan Mallery
Fairway to Heaven Lily Malone
Smart People Don't Diet Charlotte N. Markey
Astrologically Incorrect For Lovers Terry Marlowe
Bummer summer. Ann M. Martin
With a new stepmom, sister, and baby brother in the house, Kammy's summer can't get any worse — until she goes to camp. Twelve-year-old Kammy Whitlock had been fine living with just her dad since her mom died when she was only four. Although she gets along OK with her new stepmom, the addition of a troublesome toddler and a crying new baby has pushed her over the edge. Kammy goes to Camp Arrowhead with the understanding that if she's miserable, she can come home after two weeks.
Claudia and mean Janine Ann M. Martin
Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. But when something terrible happens to their grandmother, the two sisters discover they're more alike than they originally had thought.
Here today. Ann M. Martin
In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.
Inside out. Ann M. Martin
How do you love someone who makes you miserable? Eleven-year-old Jonathan just wants to have a normal life — for instance, a night when he isn't awakened by screams, or a day when he's not teased by other kids for having a disabled family member. But normal can't happen when your little brother James is severely autistic. Jonathan comes up with an idea to help out the family — but will his plan work, or only lead to more teasing?
Just a summer romance. Ann M. Martin
Fourteen-year-old Melanie can't forget the handsome, mysterious boy who was her "summer romance," and when she sees his face on the cover of "People" magazine, she is determined to learn the truth about him
Kristy's great idea. Ann M. Martin
Ma and Pa Dracula. Ann M. Martin
Nine-year-old Jonathan is convinced that sleeping during the day and waking at night is what every kid does, especially if your parents work at a blood bank all night. But when he breaks his parents' rules and sneaks outside during the daytime, he meets a girl who fills him in on the truth about telephones, TV, and school. He convinces his parents to let him go to school and make friends. But it isn't easy being the new kid, especially when your parents are vampires.
Mary Anne saves the day Ann M. Martin
When a fight breaks out among the members of the Baby-sitters Club, timid Mary Anne finds herself becoming more assertive as a baby sitter and in her relationships with her father and friends.
Me and Katie the pest. Ann M. Martin
Wendy's little sister Katie is good at everything, especially being annoying. When Wendy gets a chance to take horseback riding lessons, she plans to prove to her family that she is the best at something. But it's not long before Katie decides to steal Wendy's thunder by taking riding lessons herself.
Missing since Monday. Ann M. Martin
When sixteen-year-old Maggie's father and stepmother leave home for a long-overdue honeymoon, Maggie and her older brother, Mike, must take care of their four-year-old half sister, Courtenay. On Monday, Maggie puts her sister on the bus, but when Courtenay doesn't come home that day, Maggie discovers that she never made it to school. When the police question her, Maggie learns more about why she and her brother are not allowed to see their natural mother. Soon after, Maggie's mom reaches out to reunite with her kids. Is this a strange coincidence or is there a connection to Courtenay's disappearance?
Slam book. Ann M. Martin
About to start her freshman year of high school, Anna wants more than anything to be popular. At a family reunion, her cousin describes a secret "slam book" — a notebook kids use to write all kinds of comments about one another. Anna's friends quickly jump in on the nasty fun and before long, Anna has realized her dreams of popularity. Soon, Anna comes up with the ultimate prank, using lonely and insecure Cheryl as her means to pull it off. But Anna's vicious trick may lead to tragic consequences.
The truth about Stacey Ann M. Martin
Stacey's moved to a new town, she's still coming to terms with her diabetes, and she's facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends — Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC — and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way, even if it's a rival baby-sitting club.
With you and without you. Ann M. Martin
When Liza's dad finds out he has less than a year to live, he asks his family to help him make his remaining time as happy as possible. Liza tries hard to prepare herself for living without him but after he's gone, she finds that she is still not ready — and maybe she never will be. Liza's search for the courage to face her grief, anger, and guilt will resonate with readers of any age who have survived the loss of a loved one.
Yours Turly, Shirley. Ann M. Martin
Shirley, a fourth-grader with dyslexia, struggles with her feelings of inferiority as she compares herself to her intellectually gifted older brother and newly adopted Vietnamese sister.
Old Venus George R. R. Martin
Against the Sky Kat Martin
Against the Wild Kat Martin
A velvet scream. Priscilla Masters
On a snowy December morning, a young woman is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, fresh from a disciplinary action, investigates, she learns that Kayleigh Harrison has made unsubstantiated allegations before against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously.
What to Expect Before You're Expecting Sharon Mazel
What to Expect When You're Expecting Sharon Mazel
The accidental witch. Anne Mazer
Phoebe has wanted to be a witch since she was four years old, when witches transformed a barren, rundown park into a thriving and beautiful spot. But as a clumsy fifth grader, she doubts she ever could. One day, perched in her favourite tree, Phoebe tumbles into the midst of a circle of witches. But being an apprentice to a group of witches is harder than she imagined.
Ruth's journey. Donald McCaig
On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor: an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South.
Leap of faith. Fiona McCallum
Jessica Harrington is a promising horse-rider but the recent death of her father — her coach and mentor — has left her doubting her ability to continue in the sport. Unable to bear seeing her horses languishing in the paddock, she makes the snap decision to sell. Her husband Steve and best friend Tiffany, however, can see through her bravado. Jessica is dismayed when Steve brings home a horse from a clearing sale, a horse so skinny and forlorn he just couldn't leave it behind.
Meant To Be Fiona McCallum
Ace, king, knave. Maria McCann
Sophia has recently married Mr Zedland. But Zedland has secrets of his own. Betsy-Ann is a gambler and living with a grave robber, her life could not be more different to Sophia's but she too discovers that she has been lied to. As both women take steps to discover the truth, their lives come together through a dramatic series of events.
The wilding Maria McCann
In the village of Spadboro Jonathan Dymond, a 26-year old cider-maker who lives with his parents, has until now enjoyed a quiet, harmonious existence. As the novel opens, a letter arrives from his uncle with a desperate request to speak with his father. When his father returns from the visit the next day, all he can say is that Jonathan's uncle has died. Then Jonathan finds a fragment of the letter in the family orchard, with talk of inheritance and vengeance.
Food grown right, in your backyard : a beginner's guide to growing crops at home Colin McCrate & Brad Halm
Colin and Brad teach beginner growers from all walks of life the techniques of organic food production. In this full colour, beautifully photographed guide, they show readers how to build a garden from the ground up, explain general garden basics, discuss the best types of crops to try, and much more.
Dreamweaver CS5 David Sawyer. McFarland
Bang. Lisa McMann
Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people's lives and she's finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare's not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer's vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it.
Cryer's Cross. Lisa McMann
Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation.
Island of fire. Lisa McMann
The magical world of Artime is gone and the Unwanteds are looking to Alex Stowe for answers, but while his twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in Quill, a very dangerous common enemy is revealed.
Island of legends. Lisa McMann
Divided by their society into Wanted and Unwanted at thirteen, estranged twin brothers Aaron and Alex have both run into trouble as mage of Artime, Alex must defend the island from attack, while Aaron continues to scheme to take over the islands and get rid of the Unwanteds altogether.
Island of shipwrecks. Lisa McMann
Alex and his friends from Artime are stranded on a newly-discovered island, and they are not alone, while in Quill, his twin Aaron's power base grows as he joins with an unlikely ally in a risky plan to finally conquer Artime.
Island of silence. Lisa McMann
As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.
The Unwanteds. Lisa McMann
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
Worry magic. Dawn McNiff
Courtney is a worrier — she's worried about EVERYTHING, from her mum and dad's constant fights, to her Gran being ill. But then one day, during a particularly bad argument, Courtney begins to feel a bit funny… a bit woozy… a bit like a dream is coming on — and then when she wakes up everything is better! Courtney becomes sure that each time she feels woozy and has her dreams, she's magicking her problems and worries away. Her mum, dad and brother aren't so sure though.
Diary of an accidental wallflower. Jennifer McQuiston
Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season's most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.
The Stupid Footballer is Dead Paul McVeigh
Storm born. Richelle Mead
Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy — one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.
Thorn queen. Richelle Mead
Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she's also become queen of the Thorn Land. It's hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind.
Up in the garden and down in the dirt. Kate Messner
In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves … and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year!
The Tragic Age Stephen Metcalfe
Countdown. Fern Michaels
It takes a special kind of man to love and be loved by one of the Sisterhood. The women's escapades have brought them worldwide fame and created a bond among their menfolk too. But now, Jack, Ted, Harry, Joe, Bert and Abner have formed a secret group of their own and they've got a project in mind — taking down some of Washington, D.C.'s most ruthless slum landlords.
Take down. Fern Michaels
Victory is sweet, but for the Sisterhood and their allies, it's also short-lived. Now that they've convinced some coldblooded slum landlords to pay very dearly for their crimes, they're ready for another mission. While Jack Emery prepares a Christmas feast at his house, the gang gathers to provide one of their own with a yuletide miracle.
Upside down. Fern Michaels
Through public triumphs and private sorrows, the men in the Sisters' lives — husbands, friends, colleagues, and lovers — have offered invaluable aid and support. But after years of bit parts, the Sisterhood's significant others are itching to take centre stage. Their first case: toppling ruthless slum landlord Tyler Sandford — also lieutenant governor of Virginia.
Crown Jewel Fern Michaels
Family Blessings Fern Michaels
Late Bloomer Fern Michaels
The Marriage Game Fern Michaels
Pretty Woman Fern Michaels
The Real Deal Fern Michaels
To Taste The Wine Fern Michaels
Trading Places Fern Michaels
The Sweetheart Angelina Mirabella
A Concise History of Economists' Assumptions about Markets Robert Mitchell
Madness in Solidar Jr Modesitt
Heritage of Cyador L. E. Modesitt
Scarcely a year after the events of Cyador's Heirs, Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne. Five years later Lerial must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission both delicate and dangerous. Lerial's value in the effort to repelling Heldya is undeniable, but his troubled history against Afrit may reopen old wounds that will never truly heal.
Sleeping Dogs Thomas Mogford
My fight to the top. Michelle Mone
Michelle Mone is one of the most successful businesswomen of her generation. From overcoming near-poverty on the rough streets of Glasgow, to developing the Ultimo brand into the foremost accessory for women, gaining an OBE and bringing up three children whilst going through a tumultuous divorce, My Fight to the Top is a wonderful tale of how an enterprising spirit, pure ambition and savvy know-how combined to create the UK's most successful fashion brand.
Beach house memories. Mary Alice. Monroe
In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House.
The book club. Mary Alice. Monroe
Outwardly linked by their monthly book club meetings, five diverse women in suburban Chicago come to realise that they share more than just the books they read as they struggle with a number of life-changing issues and discover the true meaning and power of friendship…
The butterfly's daughter. Mary Alice. Monroe
Following the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico, Luz Avila arrives in San Antonio to find her aunt and meets her mother, who she had always believed dead. Now Luz must face her mother's reappearance in her life and get her grandmother's ashes to Mexico for the Day of the Dead.
Last light over Carolina. Mary Alice. Monroe
Every woman in the low country knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. As the action unfolds on this one terrifying, illuminating day, Carolina and Bud Morrison look back across thirty years of love and loss, joy and sorrow.
The long road home. Mary Alice. Monroe
Her husband's suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone, and his shady Wall Street dealings left the Manhattan socialite penniless. By a miracle she's held on to their mountainside farm — and she'll keep holding on, no matter what. The Vermont locals think she's a city girl on a nature kick, but she's not afraid to get her hands dirty.
Skyward. Mary Alice. Monroe
E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realises there is more sorrow in Marion's home than the little girl's illness can account for.
Time is a river. Mary Alice. Monroe
On the mend from breast cancer and a broken marriage, Mia retreats to a secluded river cabin in the North Carolina mountains. When she finds a journal belonging to the fly-fishing legend who used to live in the cabin, Mia reopens a decades-old scandal and discovers a voice that helps her to find strength in the face of her own ordeal.
Bark. Lorrie Moore
In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom.
A gate at the stairs. Lorrie Moore
As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer has come to a university town as a college student. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed.
Who will run the frog hospital? Lorrie Moore
The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend Sils had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York, where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help and then everything changes.
A time for silence. Thorne Moore
When Sarah, struggling to get over tragedy, stumbles across her grandparents' ruined farm, it feels as if the house has been waiting for her. She is drawn to their apparently idyllic way of life and starts to look into her family history only to learn that her grandfather, Jack, was murdered. Why has nobody told her?
Regency brides. Carole Mortimer
Brooding Hawk St Claire, Duke of Stourbridge, believes Jane Smith to be a mere servant girl — albeit a remarkably attractive one. Although Hawk is the first man to make Jane's pulse race, she knows she cannot risk falling for his devastating charm.
The time traveller's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century. Ian Mortimer
Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? Should you go to a castle or a monastic guest house? And what are you going to eat? What sort of food are you going to be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? The most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance and fear.
Inside a silver box. Walter Mosley
Two people brought together by a horrific act are united in a common cause by the powers of the Silver Box. The two join to protect humanity from destruction by an alien race, the Laz, hell-bent on regaining control over the Silver Box, the most destructive and powerful tool in the universe. The Silver Box will stop at nothing to prevent its former master from returning to being, even if it means finishing the earth itself.
Angela's Airplane Robert Munsch
The Fire Station Robert Munsch
Mortimer Robert Munsch
Mud Puddle Robert Munsch
Stephanie's Ponytail Robert Munsch
Angel face : the true story of student killer Amanda Knox. Barbie Latza. Nadeau
Details the brutal murder of British college student Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, and discusses the role of her housemate, American honour student Amanda Knox, in the crime.
Heat and light. Ellen van Neerven
In 'Heat', we meet several generations of the Kresinger family and the legacy left by the mysterious Pearl. In 'Water', van Neerven offers a futuristic imagining of a people whose existence is under threat. While in 'Light', familial ties are challenged and characters are caught between a desire for freedom and a sense of belonging.
How to tell Toledo from the night sky. Lydia Netzer
Beyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. One of these is George Dermont, who's trying to prove the scientific existence of a Gateway to God. Its newest star is Irene Sparks, a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor. When her estranged alcoholic mother Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place George and Irene on a collision course with love, destiny, and fate.
An English Ghost Story Kim Newman
Bad Dreams Kim Newman
Dracula Cha Cha Cha Kim Newman
The lace balcony. Johanna Nicholls
Vianna Francis, known in the colony as 'The Sydney Venus', is a notorious young mistress in keeping to a former gentleman convict, who uses her to entice wealthy men to his gaming tables. The L'Estrange half-brothers were born only months apart. One brother is an idealistic dreamer, the other a volatile adventurer. And the rivals have two things in common — a fatal attraction to get-rich schemes that run afoul of the law and their obsession with Vianna.
Gods of gold. Chris Nickson
June 1890. Leeds is close to breaking point. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night. Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind. The beat constable claims eight-year-old Martha Parkinson has disappeared. Her father insists she's visiting an aunt in Halifax but Harper doesn't believe him. When Col Parkinson is found dead the following morning, the case takes on an increasing desperation.
Consult the oracle : a Victorian guide to folklore and fortune telling. Gabriel Nostradamus
Victorians were fascinated by the supernatural. Consult the Oracle is where they might have turned when they needed to identify a witch, interpret an omen or dream, find a natural cure or divine their future with a pack of cards. First published in 1899, it offered a layman's guide to 'matters magical and mysterious', and today is a quirky glimpse of a supernatural age now lost, by turns haunting and hilarious.
Otherhood : modern women finding a new kind of happiness. Melanie Notkin
Nearly half of North American women of childbearing age are childless — a dramatic rise from 35 percent in 1976 — yet childless women are still perceived as the exception, not the norm. In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the "new normal" will impact social structures in the decades to come.
Thailand's best street food. Chawadee Nualkhair
For many visitors, travelling to Thailand means one thing: enjoying the delicious street food. In Thailand's Best Street Food, freelance writer and food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair details everything that visitors need to know to track down the most delectable dishes — no matter where they are hidden.
Before I go. Colleen Oakley
Daisy never asks you to feel sorry for her. Daisy is 27-years-old and has only months to live. And, each day, she's finding her way through what needs to be done.
Black Girl/White Girl Joyce Carol. Oates
High Lonesome Joyce Carol. Oates
The fishermen. Chigozie John Obioma
When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, four brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they encounter a madman who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact both tragic and redemptive will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers.
King of the cracksmen. Dennis O'Flaherty
The year is 1877. Automatons and steam-powered dirigible gunships have transformed the nation in the aftermath of the Civil War. Liam McCool is a bad man, one of the best Irish cracksmen there is when it comes to robbery, cracking safes, and other sundry actives — until he was caught red-handed. Those in the South who don't fit into Stanton's plans for the Reconstruction, and Stanton realizes Liam McCool is more useful doing his dirty work than sitting in a jail cell.
The illuminations. Andrew O'Hagan
Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but she was a pioneer of British documentary photography. Her beloved grandson, Luke is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, part of a convoy taking equipment to the electricity plant at Kajaki. Only when Luke returns home to Scotland does Anne's secret story begin to emerge.
Where Trust Lies Janette Oke
Purge. Sofi Oksanen
Aliide Truu, an older woman guilty of crimes during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, takes in a young woman, Zara, who is trying to escape a sex-trafficking ring, and as they work through their suspicion, the two rediscover a tragic family history from the past.
Walk on the Wild Side Nicholas Oldland
A Wicked Snow Gregg Olsen
West of Sunset. Stewart O'Nan
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel.
The rake's handbook : including field guide. Sally Orr
The definitive guide to seduction … The Rake's Handbook was written on a dare, and soon took the ton by storm. Its author, Ross Thornbury flees London, painfully aware of the shortcomings of his own jaded heart. Spirited young widow Elinor Colton lives next to Ross's country estate. Elinor is sure her heart is immune to Ross's seductive ways. But he keeps coming around …
When a rake falls. Sally Orr
Having hired a balloon to get him to Paris in a daring race, Lord Boyce Parker is simultaneously exhilarated and unnerved by the wonders and dangers of flight, and most of all by the beautiful, stubborn, intelligent lady operating the balloon, Eve Mountfloy.
Origami aircraft Mary Packard
Not your everyday paper airplanes, the projects in this kit replicate ten famous planes including the De Havilland Sea Vixen, the Sopwith planes of World War I, and even Lindberg's 1927 Spirit of St. Louis.
Under a pig tree. Margie Palatini
Using sticky notes, an author tries to convince her publisher that her book is about figs, not pigs, but the wording, illustrations, and even recipes present pigs as growing on trees, and tasty with orange and ginger sauce.
The museum of innocence. Orhan Pamuk
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shop-girl and a distant relation. Thus begins an obsessive but tragic love affair.
My name is Red. Orhan Pamuk
A furore erupts in sixteenth-century Istanbul when the Sultan commissions the European-style illumination of a great book, and the situation worsens when one of the miniaturists vanishes mysteriously.
Hanok : the Korean house Nani Park and Robert J. Fouser.
In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing a surprising renaissance. Hanok: The Korean House showcases twelve very special Hanok that reflect today's Korea — a country that's putting a modern twist on traditional values.
Vanessa and Her Sister Priya Parmar
Return to Moondilla. Tony Parsons
Return to Moondilla tells the story of former journalist, Greg Baxter, who's recently returned to the Moondilla area he grew up in to finish writing what he hopes will be a bestselling novel. Far from being able to concentrate on his novel, though, Baxter is drawn into an investigation into a local drug dealing ring that puts his life in danger.
Tin Sky Ben Pastor
Ukraine, 1943. Having barely escaped the inferno of Stalingrad, Major Martin Bora is serving on the Russian front as a German counterintelligence officer. As the Wehrmacht prepare for the Kursk counter-offensive, a Russian general defects aboard a T-34, the most advanced tank of the war. Soon he and another general, this one previously captured, are found dead in their cells.
The accidental empress. Allison Pataki
The year is 1853, with his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth ("Sisi"), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court. Franz Joseph declares his intention to marry Sisi. Thrust on to the throne of Europe's most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world.
The Matiushin case. Oleg Pavlov
The story of Matiushin, a young man damaged by brutality at home and then in the army.
The expats. Chris Pavone
Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington D.C. to Luxembourg. Kate is also guarding a secret — one so momentous it could destroy her neat little expat life — and she suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; plus her husband is acting suspiciously. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of those around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit.
Big Nate : the crowd goes wild. Lincoln Peirce
Whether he's fast-talking his way out of trouble or unleashing the contents of his locker on unsuspecting classmates, Nate does it with gusto. And every time he swings into action, the crowd goes wild.
The complete Big Nate. Volume 1. Lincoln Peirce
The Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history.
The complete Big Nate. Volume 2. Lincoln Peirce
Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books.
Dark rooms. Lili Peloquin
Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.
The nautical chart. Arturo Perez-Reverte
At a maritime auction in Barcelona, Merchant Marine officer Manuel Coy sees an intense bidding war erupt over a seemingly innocuous 18th-century atlas. The auction winner is the beautiful Tanger Soto, who is obsessed with a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the 17th century. Joining forces, Tanger and Manuel hit the seas in search of Dei Gloria and its precious, yet unidentified, cargo.
The boyfriend. Thomas Perry
Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.
The idea of him Holly Peterson
Mary Crawford is a once aspiring screenwriter turned successful public relations executive, mother of two young children, and wife of a hotshot magazine editor. At 34, she finds her life has become an endless rotation of people pleasing. At least, that is, until she meets a head-turning, traffic-stopping beauty at the bar of the famed Four Seasons Grill Room — where many of the novel's players regularly convene — and shortly thereafter finds the same woman and her husband in an apparently compromising position in her own apartment.
Brilliant Britain : a celebration of its unique traditions and eccentricities. Jane Peyton
This book lifts the lid on a rich heritage of eccentricity and diversity, exploring all that makes Britain brilliant.
Dare to desire. Carly Phillips
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career and his choice of willing women until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort.
Dare to love. Carly Phillips
Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced.
Dare to submit. Carly Phillips
Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper if they drop their guard and let each other in.
Dare to surrender. Carly Phillips
After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she's been attracted to for far too long.
Dare to touch. Carly Phillips
Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director, Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football — their chemistry is explosive and their feelings for each other are intense. But Olivia is wary of any man getting too close.
Bloodhound. Tamora Pierce
Having been promoted from "Puppy" to "Dog," Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, and her former partner head to a neighbouring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins.
First test. Tamora Pierce
Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfil her dream of becoming a knight.
Lady knight. Tamora Pierce
When she became a knight, eighteen-year-old Kel hoped to be given a combat post, but instead she finds herself named commander of an outpost of refugees, where she must face the unnatural forces of the evil Balyce.
Mastiff. Tamora Pierce
Beka, having just lost her fiancé in a slaver's raid, is able to distract herself by going with her team on an important hunt at the queen's request, unaware that the throne of Tortall depends on their success.
Page. Tamora Pierce
Keladry of Mindelan continues her training to become a squire with the aid of a new maid, the support of her friends, interference from some other pages, and some serious, even dangerous opposition.
Squire. Tamora Pierce
After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan, must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight.
Terrier. Tamora Pierce
When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City.
Melting stones. Tamora Pierce
Four years have passed since Evvy left the streets of Chammur to begin her training as a stone mage. At fourteen, she's unhappy to be on a new journey with prickly green mage Rosethorn to the Battle Islands to determine why the plants and animals there are dying. With the help of Luvo, the living stone heart of a mountain, Evvy uncovers an important clue. Now it's up to Evvy to avert destruction.
Temptation's touch. Cheryl Pierson
When Kendi Morgan witnesses an attempted murder near her home one night, she makes the only choice possible: help the victim. But bringing the handsome stranger into her home traps her in the middle of a deadly drug war.
Destined. Aprilynne Pike
Laurel lived happily as an ordinary girl — until she discovered that she was a faerie. Since then her heart has been divided — Avalon or the human world? Safe, reliable David or wild, charismatic Tamani? But now an enemy unlike any before, threatens Avalon and unless the faerie world can win out, there may be no choices left.
Earthbound. Aprilynne Pike
Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. But why did she survive? Is it anything to do with the strange visions she's now having of a boy she's never met? Or is it connected to her sudden ability to create objects out of thin air? Tavia desperately searches for answers alongside Benson, her best friend and long-time crush. What they'll discover will have devastating consequences both for her burgeoning relationship with Benson and for the world.
Earthquake. Aprilynne Pike
Tavia is an Earthbound: a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth. A rival faction has created a virus that is literally wiping the planet out of existence. Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this, along with her eternal lover, Logan. They are rescued and taken to the Curatoria, an Earthbound faction that Tavia doesn't trust. There, she's told that she can save the Earth. But, as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her relationship with Logan.
One day more. Aprilynne Pike
Most teenagers would do anything to have Kimberlee Schaffer's life. But beneath the beauty, the wealth, and the popularity, Kimberlee has a terrible problem: an uncontrollable, insatiable need to steal. Over the years, she's learned to hide her secret from those closest to her, but now it's completely consuming her life — and Kimberlee is afraid that if she doesn't find a way to put an end to her compulsion, she may see her perfect world come crumbling down.
Sleep no more. Aprilynne Pike
Charlotte is a sixteen-year-old Oracle who is not supposed to interfere with her visions of the future, but when she foresees a classmate's murder, she realizes she must break the rules to stop the killer.
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the Jurassic jackrabbits from Jupiter Dav Pilkey ; pictures by Dan Santat
Annie is a foster kid who's had a hard knock life. She doesn't think she'll ever escape her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan, but everything's about to change. Wanting to improve his image ahead of the election campaign, New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes Annie in. Stacks soon discovers that Annie's sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook just might be the thing he needs in his life.
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars Dav Pilkey ; pictures by Dan Santat
A small mouse and his best friend, a giant flying robot, attempt to save the Earth when an evil Martian monkey and his mechanical creations attack.
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the stupid stickbugs from Saturn Dav Pilkey ; pictures by Dan Santat
Ricky's family is headed to Cousin Lucy's house for lunch — how boring. Ricky and his Robot are hoping to have a little fun with Lucy's pet Jurassic Jackrabbits, but when they get there, Lucy makes them play princess with her instead. What could be worse? An invasion of Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, that's what.
Bloodlines : race, cross, and the Christian. John Piper
Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible? Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism.
Becoming a Londoner David Plante
Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer Darwin Porter
Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel Darwin Porter
Katharine the Great Darwin Porter
The private affairs of Lady Jane Fielding. Viveka Portman
When Lord Jacob Fielding suffers a traumatic injury denying him more children, it devastates both his present and his future. He and his wife Jane have only daughters, and the brother in line to inherit is a disgusting reprobate. In desperation, Lord Fielding invites his distant cousin Matthew to come and share their home… and possibly more.
God's Bankers Gerald Posner
Cecily Parsley's nursery rhymes. Beatrix Potter
Eight short nursery rhymes about Cecily Parsley, Goosey Gander, the five pigs, Pussy-Cat, three blind mice, Tom Tinker's dog, a garden, and Ninny Nanny Netticoat.
The roly-poly pudding. Beatrix Potter
Listen to the story of how mischievous Tom Kitten got himself into trouble with two very large rats that wanted to turn him into a dumpling. They smeared him with butter, and then they rolled him in the dough.
The tale of Ginger and Pickles. Beatrix Potter
Ginger, a yellow tom-cat, and Pickles, a terrier, run a very popular general store but soon run into trouble because they give everyone unlimited credit.
The tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. Beatrix Potter
Johnny Town-mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was a little country mouse who went to town by mistake in a hamper. The gardener sent vegetables to town once a week by carrier; he packed them in a big hamper.
The tale of Mr. Tod. Beatrix Potter
Nobody could call Mr. Tod nice. The rabbits could not bear him; they could smell him half a mile off. He was of a wandering habit and he had foxey whiskers; they never knew where he would be next.
The tale of Samuel Whiskers. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was an old cat, called Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit, who was an anxious parent. She used to lose her kittens continually, and whenever they were lost they were always in mischief! On baking day she determined to shut them up in a cupboard. She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom.
The tale of the pie and the patty pan. Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a pussy cat called Ribby, who invited a little dog called Duchess, to tea.
Chicken. Annie Potts
No creature has been subject to such extremes of reverence and exploitation as the chicken. In Chicken, Annie Potts introduces us to the vivid and astonishing world of Gallus gallus.
The cruiser David Poyer
Enchantment Lake : a Northwoods mystery. Margi Preus
A disturbing call from her great aunts Astrid and Jeannette sends seventeen-year-old Francie far from her new home in New York into a tangle of mysteries. On the shores of Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota, something ominous is afoot, and as Francie begins to investigate, the mysteries multiply: a poisoned hot dish, a puzzling confession, eerie noises in the bog, and a legendary treasure that is said to be under enchantment — or is that under Enchantment, as in under the lake?
More than sympathy : essential advice on funerals, money, family, and grief after the death of a loved one. Steven D. Price
Preserves, pickles and cures : recipes for the modern kitchen larder. Thane Prince
A timely book for the new kitchen revolution, Preserves, Pickles and Cures is not only a celebration of lost skills such as curing, rendering and pickling and a collection of fantastic recipes, but also provides advice on stocking a cupboard or pantry and the best way to store cheese, cooked meats and vegetables.
A mother's story. Amanda Prowse
Jessica has just had the wedding of her dreams, and now she's setting up a new home with her lawyer husband Matthew. But Jessica's experience is far from joyous. Why isn't she transformed by maternal feelings? Where is the all-consuming love she's supposed to feel for her child? No-one told her that being a mum was so lonely and terrifying. No-one told her you don't always love your baby.
Laurinda. Alice Pung
Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates — and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.
Curiosity : an inside look at the Mars rover mission and the people who made it happen. Rod Pyle
The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity. Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity — the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet.
Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret Ella Quinn
Gabi, a girl in pieces. Isabel Quintero
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
Volcano Street. David Rain
"What would Germaine do?' Marlo puts her faith in her hero, Germaine Greer, and twelve-year-old Skip trusts her clever big sister to know the right thing to do. But when the sisters are forced to move to their Auntie Noreen and Uncle Doug's home in the backwater city of Crater Lakes even Marlo can't think of a solution. Against the backdrop of a broken home, the fight for equality and a far off war Volcano Street is a heartfelt tale of acceptance and belonging, and learning what family truly means.
In your wildest Scottish dreams. Karen Ranney
Seven years have passed since Glynis MacIain made the foolish mistake of declaring her love to Lennox Cameron, only to have him stare at her dumbfounded. Heartbroken, she accepted the proposal of a diplomat and moved to America, where she played the role of a dutiful wife among Washington's elite. Now a widow, Glynis is back in Scotland.
End in tears. Ruth Rendell
A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while… It is impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered. Wexford, with his old friend and partner, Mike Burden, along with two new recruits to the Kingsmarkham team, pursue their inquiries with diligence and humanity.
Murder being once done. Ruth Rendell
A young girl is murdered in a cemetery. And Wexford's doctor has prescribed no alcohol, no rich food and, above all, no police work. When a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local police, under the command of Wexford's nephew, are baffled, Wexford decides to brave his doctor's wrath and the condescension of the London police by doing a little investigating of his own.
No more dying then. Ruth Rendell
On a stormy February afternoon, little Stella Rivers disappeared — and was never seen again. There were no clues, no demands and no traces. And there was nowhere else for Wexford and his team to look. All that remained was the cold fear and awful dread that touched everyone in Kingsmarkham. Just months later, another child vanishes — five-year-old John Lawrence. Wexford and Inspector Burden are launched into another investigation and, all too quickly chilling similarities to the Stella Rivers case emerge.
Put on by cunning. Ruth Rendell
Sir Manuel Camargue, Kingsmarkham's very own celebrity flautist, dies tragically on a snowy night. His death is met with a ruling of misadventure and appears to be an open-and-shut-case. However Wexford, as the investigating officer, has a few niggling doubts. Nineteen years later, Camargue's entrancing daughter, Natalie, now a considerable heiress, suddenly reappears in Kingsmarkham. When her fiancé appeals to Wexford for help, believing that Natalie is using a false identity, the case of the Camargues is once more under investigation.
Shake hands for ever. Ruth Rendell
A Reg Wexford mystery. The Chief Inspector could discover no motive, no reason and no suspect for Mrs Hathall's daughter-in-law's murder — all he had were his own intuitive suspicions. Probably Angela Hathall really had picked up a stranger, and that stranger had killed her. But why the doubt?
A sleeping life. Ruth Rendell
On a sultry August evening, the bloody body of a middle-aged woman is discovered beneath a hedge by a small boy. There are only two things that surprise Wexford about the murder scene. One, that the only contents of the woman's handbag are some keys and a wallet containing nothing but some money. And two, how even in death, her deathly grey eyes possess a scornful glare.
Some lie and some die. Ruth Rendell
For a while the pop festival at Sundays went well. The sun shone, the groups played and everyone — except a few angry neighbours — seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed, and a young couple made a gruesome discovery.
Wolf to the slaughter. Ruth Rendell
Anita Margolis has vanished. Dark and exquisite, Anita's character is as mysterious as her disappearance. There was no body, no crime — nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and the intriguing name of Smith. With the letter providing them with only one questionable lead to follow, Wexford and his sidekick Inspector Burden are compelled to make enquiries
Curious George H. A. Rey
Curious George Goes to the Hospital H. A. Rey
Curious George Goes to the Zoo H. A. Rey
Curious George Good Night Book H. A. Rey
Curious George Learns the Alphabet H. A. Rey
The visual history of costume Aileen Ribiero and Valerie Cumming.
The core of the book consists of over 200 contemporary illustrations of dress, arranged in order of date for easy reference. A detailed introduction sets out the background to the evolution of clothing over the centuries, the broad changes themselves, and some guidance on how to look to contemporary sources for information on costume history.
The Doomsday Equation Matt Richtel
Matt Richtel Thriller Collection Matt Richtel
Night after night. Phil Rickman
Contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing… Leo Defford doesn't believe in ghosts but, as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. A house isolated by its rural situation and its dark reputation. Seven people, nationally known, but strangers to one another, locked inside. But this time, Big Brother may not be in control.
The silent girls. Eric Rickstad
Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace. Soon Rath's investigation brings him face-to-face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.
Silent night. Clifford Riley
The year is 1914 and war is raging in Europe. Eager to win glory for the Lucian branch, sixteen-year-old Rupert Davenport sneaks off to France to join the fighting. But the reality of battle is unlike anything Rupert imagined. Yet just when Rupert's about to lose hope, Christmas Eve arrives and Rupert witnesses something that changes everything he thought he knew about war … and his own family.
Spymasters. Clifford Riley
In 1814, redcoats burned the White House to the ground. In 1889, Harry Houdini discovered a trick that would save his life. In 1955, the U.S. launched the world's first nuclear submarine. And one family pulled the strings behind the scenes at each of these events: the Cahills the most powerful family the world has ever known. Now the Cahills have opened their vault and dangerous secrets are pouring out.
The Wild Oats project. Robin Rinaldi
What if for just one year you explored everything you'd wondered about sex but hadn't tried? The project was simple: An attractive, successful magazine journalist, Robin Rinaldi, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. What followed — a year of sex, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation — is the topic of this riveting memoir.
Housekeeping. Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.
What a Wallflower Wants Maya Rodale
Dinosaurs from Head to Tail Stacey Roderick
I Wish You More Amy Krouse. Rosenthal
Love fed : purely decadent, simply raw, plant-based desserts. Christina Ross
Desserts that are rich in flavour, and all things good for you. In Love Fed: Purely Decadent and Completely Simple Raw, Plant-Based Desserts, Christina Ross of PatisseRaw and Love-Fed.com serves up raw, vegan treats full of nourishing ingredients and intense flavour, but without a touch of gluten, dairy, or refined sweeteners.
The Shogun's daughter. Laura Joh Rowland
When the shogun is forced to claim an illegitimate son as his heir after the death of his only child, Sano Ichiro, believing the malevolent youth to be part of a plot to seize power, risks the safety and honour of his family to uncover the truth.
Marina Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Barcelona, 1980. Oscar Drai finds himself drawn to an old dilapidated mansion where he meets the captivating and elusive Marina. Oscar and Marina are swept on a journey into the city's dark underground of labyrinthine sewers, corrupt policemen, ageing aristocrats, forgotten societies and criminal depravity to a sinister tale of love, ambition and jealousy that will hold Oscar's heart forever.
Fatal friends, deadly neighbors : and other true cases. Ann Rule
In July 2011, billionaire Jonah Shacknai's Coronado, California, mansion was the setting for two horrifying deaths only days apart — his young son's plunge from a balcony and his girlfriend's ghastly hanging. Rule looks at these cases now through the eyes of a relentless crime reporter.
Lying in wait : and other true cases. Ann Rule
The author presents another collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories drawn from her real-life personal files.
Smoke, mirrors, and murder : and other true cases. Ann Rule
A compilation of real-life crime stories includes the tales of a counterfeit priest, a serial rapist, a victim burned beyond recognition, and a con artist whose activities lead to murder.
Without pity : Ann Rule's most dangerous killers. Ann Rule
True cases from Ann Rule's crime files vols. 1-8.
Sidney Chambers and the forgiveness of sins. James Runcie
The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960s Cambridge. Entertaining, suspenseful, thoughtful, moving and deeply humane, these six new stories are bound to delight the clerical detective's many fans.
Sidney Chambers and the problem of evil. James Runcie
It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. He soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an 'accidental' drowning may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby in the run-up to Christmas, 1963.
The Girl Savage Katherine Rundell
Rooftoppers Katherine Rundell
A thread of grace. Mary Doria Russell
In September 1943, Claudette Blum and her father flee across the Alps into Italy with other Jews seeking refuge, only to find an open battle ground among the Nazis, Allied forces, resistance fighters, and ordinary Italians struggling to survive.
At Wolf Ranch. Jennifer Ryan
After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.
When it's right. Jennifer Ryan
Wide open sky, rolling green hills … Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country — ?one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she's never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven she seeks. A sexy, overbearing cowboy who shines a light on her well-hidden dreams is not at all part of her plans.
Confessions of a Secret Admirer Jennifer Ryan
Her Lucky Cowboy Jennifer Ryan
The dreamer. Pam Munoz Ryan
A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.
Echo. Pam Munoz Ryan
Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.
Esperanza rising. Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labour camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Icebox Cakes Jean Sagendorph
The complete guide to writing effective resume cover letters. Kimberly Sarmiento
Your cover letter is what decides if a company looks at your resume, contacts you for an interview, or gets you placed in the rejection pile. However, many people are unable to effectively translate their thoughts into words when faced with the task. That is where The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters comes in.
Beginnings. Kim Vogel. Sawyer
Beth Quinn is struggling to find a place to belong in the Old Order Mennonite Community of Sommerfeld, Kansas. When she starts a business designing stained glass windows, two men — one a Mennonite, the other not — begin to vie for her attention.
Blessings. Kim Vogel. Sawyer
Trina Muller has always had a passion for healing abandoned and injured animals. Her parents encourage this tenderness towards God's creatures until Trina confesses her dream of going to veterinary college. Trina can never be happy if she is outside of God's will for her life but which life will she choose?
Bygones. Kim Vogel. Sawyer
Widow Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter Beth reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty-three years ago. Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community's suspicions against the "outsiders." Can Marie prove their innocence, or will she be forced to flee once more?
Adam. Ariel Schrag
When Adam Freedman, a skinny, immature, and lackluster high school student from Piedmont, California is sent by his parents to join his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change. It is the Summer of 2006 — the year of gay marriage demonstrations and the rise of transgender rights and Casey has thrust herself into New York's fringe lesbian, sexual, and political scene.
Red Dust Dreaming Eva Scott
Pinkoes and Traitors Jean Seaton
Real sweet : more than 80 crave-worthy treats made with natural sugars. Shauna Sever
From honey and pure maple syrup to smoky muscovado, exotic coconut sugar, and more, there's a world of white-sugar alternatives just waiting to add mind-blowing flavour to your home baking. Real Sweet is the first naturally sweet baking book that's chockablock with eighty-plus recipes ranging from family-friendly favourites to dinner-party showstoppers.
Aussie Rules Jill Shalvis
Bared Jill Shalvis
Flashpoint Jill Shalvis
Her Perfect Stranger Jill Shalvis
Instant Gratification Jill Shalvis
Time Out Jill Shalvis
The mime order. Samantha Shannon
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs meet, Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, and bitter fault lines run through the clairvoyant community.
Blood and Spirits Dennis Sharpe
Destroyer of Worlds Dennis Sharpe
The I hate kale cookbook. Tucker Shaw
There are a lot of reasons to hate kale. But here's the thing: If you can get past the hate, you'll figure out that kale is worth eating. Not just because it's good for you, but also because it tastes delicious, once you know what you're doing with it. And that's where this book comes in.
The I hate tofu cookbook. Tucker Shaw
People hate tofu. And it's hard to argue with tofu hatred, at least at first glance. It's ugly, it's spongy, and it doesn't really look like food — you might ask, "What's the point?" The point is that it's kind of a perfect food. And with these thirty-five delicious and satisfying recipes — from Sweet-and-Spicy Tofu Nuggets and Tofu Caesar Salad to Tofu Sloppy Joes, Grilled Tofu Kebabs, and Chocolate Pudding Pops — you will come to love it.
The designated mourner. Wallace Shawn
Woven out of three monologues Wallace Shawn's play is a masterful drama about the pursuit of aesthetic subtleties in brutal times. The characters include the eponymous designated mourner, Jack; his wife, Judy; and his erudite father-in-law, Howard. Although Judy is tied to her famous father by a passionate bond, she is nonetheless drawn toward Jack, whose taste in cultural forms follows a disturbing path. When Jack abandons both Judy and Howard, he continues his riveting societal free-fall into a world of gleeful savagery.
Church History in Plain Language Bruce L. Shelley
Betrayal. Gillian Shields
Prompted by her love for the seemingly-doomed Sebastian, sixteen-year-old Evie Johnson returns for another term at the strangely sinister Wyldcliffe Abbey School where she and two close friends try to develop and combine their newly-discovered powers to save Sebastian and themselves from the encroaching forces of evil.
Eternal. Gillian Shields
When Sarah, Evie, and Helen see that the horrors surrounding Wyldcliffe Abbey School are not over, Sarah tries to continue working in the background, being strong and good for the others, but finds herself thrust into prominence as evil surfaces again.
Immortal. Gillian Shields
Falling in love with Sebastian, the mysterious young man she meets by chance, Evie Johnson, a scholarship student at the Wyldcliffe Abbey School, is haunted by a sister-like figure that seems to be sending her a warning.
Scarlett's new friend. Gillian Shields
The wicked Mantora sets another trap for the young mermaids by littering a beach where a seal family lives, and Scarlett's bossiness interferes with the clean-up effort, further delaying the mission to bring the magic crystals home.
When the world is ready for bed. Gillian Shields
A family of rabbits go through their end-of-day routine, from having their tea to brushing their teeth, sharing a story and being tucked up in bed, until they peek out of the window to see 'A star is shining bright, To guard you in the dreaming night.'
When the world was waiting for you. Gillian Shields
This celebration of new life will allow for tender bedtime cuddles everywhere as the book relishes the shared family pleasure of a new baby.
Lineup Liad Shoham
The new republic. Lionel Shriver
Sent to a Portuguese backwater where a home-grown terrorist movement has recently emerged, foreign correspondent Edgar Kellogg hopes to make a name for himself, but soon discovers that things are not what they seem.
Sitting in bars with cake : lessons and recipes from one year of trying to bake my way to a boyfriend. Audrey Shulman
After living in LA for several years as a single lady, Audrey Shulman turned to baking. But rather than eating her cakes solo over the sink, she brought them to bars, luring guys with a heady dose of butter and sugar. With 35 inventive recipes based on her interactions with guys from all walks of life, from a Sticky Maple Kiss Cake to a Bitter Chocolate Dump Cake, this charming book pairs each cake with a short essay and tongue-in-cheek lesson about picking up boys in bars.
Sniff Sniff Ryan Sias
King's oak. Anne Rivers Siddons
Leaving behind a disastrous marriage, Andy Calhoun moves to the small town of Pemberton, Georgia, "in search of banality." What she discovers, though, is not serenity, but Tom Dabney, a passionate and magical man. An exuberant poet who worships the wilderness surrounding Pemberton, Tom is everything Andy doesn't need in her life right now. But despite warnings from friends, Andy is soon deeply immersed in Tom's life and his world …
Low country. Anne Rivers Siddons
Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband — and a predictable routine. Her true solace is the Lowcountry island her beloved Granddaddy left her — an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a band of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose the business, she is devastated. Saving the island could cost Caroline more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance.
Islands. Anne Rivers. Siddons
Anny Butler never had a real family until she married Lewis Aiken. Having spent her life caring for others the love she finds with Lewis is everything she ever dreamed of. The family she meets through Lewis is a group of friends who have been inseparable since childhood. From first meeting them at the beach house they co-own, Anny finds a sense of security and love that fulfils a lifetime of yearning. As they grow closer, however, revealing confidences and forging emotional bonds, Anny begins to suspect everything is not as it seems.
Iron & rust. Harry Sidebottom
Spring AD235. Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and his mother ends the Severan dynasty and shatters four decades of Roman certainty. Military hero Maximinus Thrax is the first Caesar risen from the barracks. The Senators praise the new emperor with elaborate oratory, but will any of them accept a Caesar who was once a shepherd boy? In the north, as the merciless war against the barbarians consumes men and treasure, rebellion and personal tragedy drive Maximinus to desperate extremes, bloody revenge and the borders of sanity.
Ignite! Sal Silvester
You Are My Baby: Meadow Lorena Siminovich
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry's Underpants Francesca Simon
Rock hard. Nalini Singh
Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and what he wants is Charlotte Baird. Charlotte knows she's a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.
Anatolia : adventures in Turkish cooking Somer Sivrioglu & David Dale
Anatolia is a beautifully illustrated exploration of classic Turkish cuisine and culture, adapted for modern life. Turkish-born chef Somer Sivrioglu and co-author David Dale re-imagine the traditions of Turkish cooking, presenting recipes ranging from the grand banquets of the Ottoman empire to the spicy snacks of Istanbul's street stalls.
Incognito Street Barbara Sjoholm
Big City Otto Bill Slavin
Big Star Otto Bill Slavin
Big Top Otto Bill Slavin
Mystery Horse Jane Smiley
Nobody's Horse Jane Smiley
New braiding handbook : 60 modern twists on the classic hairstyle. Abby Smith
Whether you're running errands, going out on the town, or walking down the aisle, the fashionable braids in this book will give you the perfect look for every occasion.
A Tale of Two Families Dodie Smith
The story of land and sea. Katy Simpson Smith
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave characters who yearn for redemption amid a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.
See San Francisco. Victoria Smith
This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens.
What We've Lost Is Nothing Rachel Louise. Snyder
Living on a suburban cul-de-sac positioned between extremely wealthy and impoverished neighbours, high school student Mary Elizabeth McPherson witnesses acts of violence and compassion that reverberate throughout her community in the wake of a string of burglaries.
The last days of my mother. 1978- Solvi Bjorn Sigursson
Hermann, 37 years old and listless, has his life turned upside-down when his rapier-tongued, usually intoxicated mother is diagnosed with cancer. They embark on a picaresque journey to Amsterdam to get her a special treatment, and to bond over all the booze they can imbibe. Wickedly funny and profound, this is a mother-son novel for the twenty-first century.
A good ending : a compassionate guide to funerals, pastoral care and life celebrations. David Sparks
Wow, that was a good funeral. Comments like this are not an accident, but the result of care and planning, contends David Sparks in A Good Ending. This practical book gives advice and ideas for every step along the way.
The Millionaire Next Door Thomas J. Stanley
The Memory of Eva Ryker Donald A. Stanwood
An eccentric billionaire, a best-selling author, and a beautiful, self-destructive woman: three lives linked by the tragic sinking of the Titanic. It is Norman Hall's assignment, fifty years after the sinking of the Titanic, to cover for World Magazine William Ryker's multimillion-dollar salvage expedition to recover the lost riches of the Titanic. Norman Hall is determined to understand the reclusive billionaire's motives for the expedition, but as he delves deeper into the past, he finds himself in grave danger.
A sudden light. Garth Stein
In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House for the summer with a goal: he will join forces with his sister, Serena, to dispatch Grandpa Samuel to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into 'tract housing for millionaires,' divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own.
Violin dreams. Arnold Steinhardt
Arnold Steinhardt, for 40 years an international soloist and the first violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet, brings warmth, wit, and fascinating insider details to the story of his lifelong obsession with this most seductive and stunningly beautiful instrument.
On the Lisbon disaster. Olen Steinhauer
Before his assignment to the CIA's Cairo office, John worked in Lisbon, Portugal, where he took part in an extraordinary rendition — the apprehension of a wanted individual for interrogation. But from the beginning of the operation nothing goes as planned, and for John, it soon becomes much more than a career-defining moment; how he handles this crisis will define who he is as a person.
The tourist. Olen Steinhauer
Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist," an undercover agent with no home, no identity, who has since retired to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life behind. But when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, Milo goes back undercover to find out who's holding the strings once and for all.
Anathem. Neal Stephenson
Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe.
Reamde. Neal Stephenson
When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.
Some remarks. Neal Stephenson
One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels — works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. This collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction as well as new essays created specifically for this volume.
ISIS : the state of terror Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger
The first major book on ISIS to be published since the group exploded on the international stage in summer 2014. Drawing on their unusual access to intelligence sources and material, law enforcement, and groundbreaking research into open source intelligence, Stern and Berger outline the origins of ISIS as the formidable terrorist group it has quickly become.
Marriage R. Paul. Stevens
Big trouble in the Big Apple. Thea Stilton
Nicky has been training to run the Big Apple Marathon, and her friends are there to support her. While in the city, they all visit Pamela's family and have a delicious dinner at the family's pizzeria. But the mouselings discover that someone has been threatening to burn the restaurant down, and Pam's family might have to close it for good to stay safe.
Thea Stilton and the missing myth. Thea Stilton
While on vacation in Greece, the Thea Sisters make friends with a company of actors who are rehearsing for a play that's about to open. When an actress sprains her ankle, Colette ends up standing in for her. But suddenly, right before the performance, the lead actor goes missing. Can the mouselets find him in time for the show to go on?
Thea Stilton and the mystery on the Orient Express. Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters are boarding the famouse Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul. The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there's a rumour that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train.
The Birthday Party of No Return R. L. Stine
Claws! R. L. Stine
Don't Scream R. L. Stine
Escape from HorrorLand R. L. Stine
The Five Masks of Dr. Screem R. L. Stine
Heads, You Lose! R. L. Stine
The Horror at Chiller House R. L. Stine
Little Shop of Hamsters R. L. Stine
Monster Blood For Breakfast R. L. Stine
Slappy New Year R. L. Stine
Streets of Panic Park R. L. Stine
Weirdo Halloween R. L. Stine
When the Ghost Dog Howls R. L. Stine
The Wizard of Ooze R. L. Stine
The Future War S.M. Stirling
Infiltrator S.M. Stirling
Rising Storm S.M. Stirling
When My Heart Was Wicked Tricia Stirling
Is This Thing On Abby Stokes
Caught in the act. Sara Jane. Stone
For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty. Only problem? His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business.
Full exposure. Sara Jane. Stone
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure — and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend, now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her.
Hero by night. Sara Jane. Stone
Armed with a golden retriever and a concealed weapons permit, Lena Clark is fighting for normal. She served her country, but the experience left her emotionally numb and estranged from her career-military family. Staying in Independence Falls seems like the first step to reclaiming her life until the town playboy stumbles into her bed.
Silverwood Betsy Streeter
Kidnap in Crete : the true story of the abduction of a Nazi general. Rick Stroud
On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete. With unprecedented access to first-hand accounts of the Cretan guerrilla fighters themselves, as well as SOE files, Leigh Fermor's own account and other private papers and diaries, this astonishing true story of daring in the battle against Hitler is told in full for the first time.
The dead mountaineer's inn : one more last rite for the detective genre Arkadii Natanovich Strugatskii
When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. The other vacationers are an eccentric bunch including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. And then an avalanche blocks the mountain pass, and they're stuck. Which is just about when they find the corpse.
Lord Somerton's heir. Alison Stuart
Sebastian Alder's elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin's death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams — only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.
Black ice. Anne Stuart
Living pay cheque to pay cheque in Paris, book translator Chloe Underwood would give anything for some excitement and passion — even a little danger. So when she is offered a lucrative weekend's work translating at a business conference in a remote chateau, she jumps at the chance. Suddenly she knows far too much, and one of them is ordered to kill her.
Breathless. Anne Stuart
Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur — known to many as the Scorpion.
Cold as ice. Anne Stuart
The job was supposed to be dead easy — hand-deliver some legal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht. But Manhattan lawyer Genevieve Spenser soon realizes she's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a sick, vicious side. Genevieve must keep her wits if she intends to survive the night.
Fire and ice. Anne Stuart
In the wake of a failed love affair, brainy beauty Jilly Lovitz takes off for Tokyo. She's expecting to cry on her sister Summer's shoulder, then spend a couple months blowing off steam in Japan. Instead, she's snatched away on the back of a motorcycle, narrowly avoiding a grisly execution attempt meant for her sister and brother-in-law.
Ice blue. Anne Stuart
Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value until somebody tried to kill her for it. It's a desperate situation, and international operative Takashi O'Brien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody.
Ice storm. Anne Stuart
Seventeen years ago Isobel shot Serafin, and left him for dead. Has he tracked her down for revenge… or pleasure?
Nightfall. Anne Stuart
Reckless. Anne Stuart
Adrian Alistair Rohan lost his faith, and now, a dedicated member of the depraved Heavenly Host, he loses himself in his only pleasure: the seduction and debauchery of beautiful women. Beneath her drab exterior, Charlotte is as enchanting as she is brilliant. And, lured into Adrian's world, soon she becomes the seducer, and he the seduced.
Ruthless. Anne Stuart
Among a secret society, exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge in carnal desires. Few, however, can match the insatiable appetite of Viscount Rohan until he encounters Elinor Harriman, a woman who can't be swayed and must be protected above all else.
Shadow lover. Anne Stuart
Victim. Lover. Both? His dark game is seducing her — just as it was when they were young. How can he still have that power over her? Eighteen years ago, she saw him die. As she delves into the mysteries of both the past and present, Carolyn quickly realises that the resurrected Alex is a dangerous combination of seduction and power. Is this stranger after the McDowell fortune, or is he really, somehow, the Alex of old, come back to claim her?
Shameless. Anne Stuart
Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan is cool and cynical, and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites. Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover.
The secret diary of Lizzie Bennet Bernie Su and Kate Rorick.
There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie's life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting.
The Walls Around Us Nova Ren. Suma
Krakens and lies Tui T. Sutherland, Kari H. Sutherland.
Someone has been sabotaging the Menagerie, and Logan and Zoe are on the case. But their troubles only get worse when the basilisk escapes its enclosure and the merpeople go on strike — leaving the kraken to its own devices. The race is on to solve the mystery and save the Menagerie in this riveting, action-packed finale.
Winglets. #1, Prisoners. Tui Sutherland
Fierceteeth knows she could have been a dragonet of destiny. She's a much better NightWing than that weird brother of hers, Starflight. Her dreams of glory have been painfully scorched, though, and now she and Strongwings are captives in the SandWing prison, waiting to be put on trial. Fierceteeth just wants a chance to tell her side of the story — before it's too late.
24. Deadline. James Swallow
At the thrilling and devastating conclusion of 24 season 8, federal agent Jack Bauer is framed and declared a fugitive of the United States. Four years later, the ticking clock starts again as Jack Bauer resurfaces in London. Now, find out what happened after the clock wound down four years ago
The girl with a clock for a heart. Peter Swanson
George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida, so George was devastated when he heard that she had committed suicide. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece the one who had committed suicide was not his girlfriend.
The kind worth killing. Peter Swanson
Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.
Friendship Is : 500 reasons to appreciate friends. Lisa Swerling
Friendship is… A big welcome at the airport, wearing the same outfit by accident, letting you show off, coming to the rescue, and so much more!
Whatever Lola wants. George H. Szanto
Ted tells stories. High on a cloud above Mount Washington, he peers down at the earth, listening to the memories of the mortal folk he watches. Lola, once a famous Hollywood bombshell, now a god, listens to his stories. Ted's words capture her heart, just as she captured the hearts of her fans. Down on Earth, three families experience joy, tragedy, hope, and loss.
Cake My Day Karen Tack
Blue Goose Nancy Tafuri
Stew! Genevieve Taylor
Drama Raina Telgemeier
Sisters Raina Telgemeier
Smile Raina Telgemeier
A shilling for candles. Josephine Tey
When a famous film actress is found dead on a secluded beach, it appears to be an open and shut case … except that Inspector Alan Grant's intuition says otherwise. And when Grant's investigation reveals the starlet's hidden past, the murderer must hurry to cover his tracks.
How to paint classic cars. Martin Thaddeus
A really practical and heavily illustrated guide to the art of good preparation and achieving a paint finish to be proud of.
A Cold Creek reunion. RaeAnne Thayne
He was who you called when you needed rescuing. But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago, Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name — and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow.
Light The Stars RaeAnne Thayne
What comes next and how to like it : a memoir. Abigail Thomas
What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail's husband, a process both sudden and slow? What Comes Next and How to Like It is an extraordinarily moving memoir about many things, but at the centre is a steadfast friendship between Abigail Thomas and a man she met thirty-five years ago. Through marriages, child-raising, the vicissitudes and tragedies of life, it is this deep, rich bond that has sustained her.
Mr Kiss and Tell Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham.
The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town's ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms, then smuggled out and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove the woman's story.
The thousand dollar tan line Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham.
Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate.
Things to make and mend. Ruth Thomas
"Things to Make and Mend" tells the story of Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell, school friends whose lives were changed at the age of fifteen by a shocking event. Sally is an embroiderer — she wins an embroidery prize and is invited to a conference in Edinburgh to deliver an embroidery lecture and has to leave her teenage daughter Pearl alone and step into a new role — lecturer, prize-winner. Rowena Cresswell is in Edinburgh too, helping her son move out of his student accommodation.
Style me vintage : accessories : a guide to collectable hats, gloves, bags, shoes, costume jewellery & more Naomi Thompson & Liz Tregenza.
This essential addition to the hugely popular Style Me Vintage series will help you finish off your vintage look to perfection.
East of Innocence David Thorne
Nothing Sacred David Thorne
All my puny sorrows. Miriam Toews
Yolanda is conflicted. Her sister Elf has battled depression for her whole adult life, and is in a psychiatric ward under permanent observation after attempting suicide again. Yolanda has always looked up to Elf as her talented and beautiful older sister and wants to believe in the possibility of a future together, one in which Elf gets better. But it's looking unlikely and Yolanda has to decide; if the person you love is tired of living, is it kinder just to let them go?
Irma Voth. Miriam Toews
This novel follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption.
A Complicated Kindness Miriam Toews
The Flying Troutmans Miriam Toews
Restoration Rose Tremain
The Wednesday group. Sylvia True
Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone… As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands' addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on.
The Daughter of Highland Hall Carrie Turansky
Lincoln's Bodyguard T. J. Turner
The Beige Man Helene Tursten
The big switch : the war that came early. Harry Turtledove
A World War II alternate history explores the lives of historic leaders, soldiers, and civilians in a world where Chamberlain chooses not to appease Adolf Hitler in 1938.
Coup d'etat : the war that came early. Harry Turtledove
In the story of an alternate World War II that considers what might have happened if Chamberlain had chosen not to appease Hitler, the Germans fight with England and France to defeat Russia, while the United States struggles in a war against Japan.
Every inch a king. Harry Turtledove
Discovering that he has an exact double in Prince Halim Eddin, Otto of Schlepsig, tired of his career with a third-rate circus, sets out for Shqiperi to assume the throne of soon-to-be King Halim Eddin for himself, braving the perils of the ocean, monsters, pirates, and the suspicions of his new subjects along the way.
Last orders. Harry Turtledove
A conclusion to the landmark World War II series explores the lives of everyday soldiers and civilians as well as historic leaders to consider the fallout of Chamberlain's alternate-world decision not to appease Hitler.
The man with the iron heart. Harry Turtledove
What if V-E Day didn't end World War II in Europe? What if, instead, the Allies had to face a potent, even fanatical, post-war Nazi resistance led by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious Man with the Iron Heart? How might today's clash of troops versus terrorists have played out in 1945?
Two fronts. Harry Turtledove
1942. The civil war in Spain drags on, even after General Franco's death. The United States, still neutral in Europe, fights the Japanese in the Pacific. Russia and Germany go toe-to-toe in Eastern Europe, yet while Hitler stares east, not everything behind him is going as well as he would like.
In God's Hands Desmond Tutu
The dark river. John Twelve Hawks
Fear stalks our lives, in the press, on the television, over the airwaves, across the internet. Everywhere we go, someone somewhere is always watching. They are some who will fight to the death to protect our freedoms. They will not allow the forces of commerce and ideology to dictate their lives. Gabriel Corrigan is one such man. The system doesn't like it. It says that you cannot opt out, that you have to participate. And it will do whatever it takes to return Gabriel to the fold — alive or dead.
The golden city. John Twelve Hawks
Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveller father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
The traveller. John Twelve Hawks
America is a difficult place to live below the surface but Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are trying to do just that. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by the stories that their father has told them about the world in which they live. After his mysterious disappearance, they have been living 'off the grid'. But no-one is as invisible as they would like to believe. Nathan Boone, a mercenary, has been tasked to hunt down the brothers. The only person who stands between them and certain death is Maya, a tough young woman playing at leading a normal life.
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin Chieri Uegaki
Gorgeous for Good Sophie Uliano
Undeadly. Michele Vail
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper — and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world.
Dream Houses Genevieve Valentine
The Insects of Love Genevieve Valentine
Persona Genevieve Valentine
Aquarium David Vann
Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.
Mastering pasta : the art and practice of handmade pasta, gnocchi, and risotto Marc Vetri ; with David Joachim.
Vetri's personal stories of travel and culinary discovery in Italy appear alongside his easy-to-follow, detailed explanations of how to make and enjoy fresh handmade pasta.
Before I wake Rachel Vincent
Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls.
If I die. Rachel Vincent
The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr Beck. That is, everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee — she screams when someone dies. But the next scream might be for Kaylee. Yeah — it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine — her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr Beck before he discovers they aren't quite human, either. But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life. Anything.
My soul to keep. Rachel Vincent
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies and Kaylee is about to scream her head off… Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them. Until something does.
My soul to save. Rachel Vincent
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies. So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul. Starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld — a consequence they can't possibly understand.
My soul to steal. Rachel Vincent
Trying to work things out with her maybe boyfriend — is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears — and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get what she wants.
My soul to take. Rachel Vincent
Kaylee has become a "soul screamer" — she knows when someone is going to die and is compelled to scream, as if in warning. But her classmates keep dying!
With all my soul. Rachel Vincent
After spending the last year undead, Kaylee has had enough of the paranormal creatures who have plagued her ever since she came into her banshee powers. To protect her friends, Kaylee will need to find a way to turn the living incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another. Yet when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realises she can't save everyone she loves without making some powerful sacrifices.
The free. Willy Vlautin
Leroy is a young, wounded, Iraq veteran, waking to a rare moment of clarity, his senses flooded with the beauty of remembering who he is but the pain of realising it won't last. When his attempt to end his half-life fails, he is taken to the local hospital where he is looked after by a nurse called Pauline.
Lean on Pete. Willy Vlautin
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home; food on the table; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure to his life. He and his father arrive in Portland, Oregon and Charley takes a stables job, illegally, at the local race track. Once part of a vibrant racing network, Portland Meadows is now seemingly the last haven for washed up jockeys and knackered horses, but it's there that Charley meets Pete, an old horse who becomes his companion as he's forced to try to make his own way in the world.
The motel life. Willy Vlautin
Tells the story of two brothers, Frank and Jerry Lee, who take to the road in an attempt to escape the hit and run accident caused by Jerry Lee. Will the kid's death shock them out of their torpor or send them ever deeper into trouble? Can Annie James, a girl from their past, offer them any sort of redemption, however slim?
Northline. Willy Vlautin
Fleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, intent on making a new life for herself. But haunted by the mistakes of her past her only comfort seems to come from the imaginary conversations she has with her hero, Paul Newman. But, as life crawls on and she finds work slowly the chance of a new life begins to emerge.
The mindful teen : powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time. Dzung X. Vo
Being a teen is stressful. The Mindful Teen offers teens a unique mindfulness programme based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) designed especially for teens to help manage stress, navigate volatile emotions, and improve communication skills.
Your yin yang body type : the Korean tradition of sasang medicine. Gary Wagman
Optimise your health by learning the inherent strengths and weaknesses of your body type. Explains the 4 major body types of Korean Sasang medicine; the best foods, exercises, and herbs for each; and what to avoid. Addressing the body, mind, and spirit, discovering your Yin Yang body type provides the key to optimizing physical, emotional, and spiritual health
Sometimes the wolf. Urban Waite
Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life and maintain some financial stability until his wife passed away. He did okay for a while, then he was hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavoury men, and ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history. Twelve years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff in his father's old department.
Labrador retrievers for dummies Joel Walton and Eve Adamson
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You've always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever.
The iron necklace. Giles Waterfield
The magical wedding of Thomas, an idealistic German architect, and Irene, an English artist, brings together the Curtius and Benson families. But their peace is soon shattered by the outbreak of war in Europe. While Irene struggles to survive in a country where she is the enemy, her sister Sophia faces the war as a nurse on the Western Front.
DNA : the secret of life James D. Watson with Andrew Berry.
Along with Frances Crick, James Watson discovered the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. This book describes the 50 years of explosive scientific achievement that derived from their work, including Dolly the sheep, GM foods and designer babies.
Mission Titanic. Jude Watson
The Outcast recreates the conditions for the Titanic disaster and gives Dan and Amy Cahill just days to stop the shipwreck from taking place.
Second Life S. J. Watson
Two Eggs, Please Sarah Weeks
Empty kingdom. Elizabeth E. Wein
One-armed Telemakos, imprisoned on the upper levels of Abreha's, ruler of Himyar, twelve-story palace and lacking any way to communicate his predicament to his family in far-away Aksum, tries to find a subtle and effective way to regain his freedom.
Lion hunter. Elizabeth E. Wein
Still recovering from his ordeal as a government spy, twelve-year-old Telemakos, the half-Ethiopian grandson of King Artos of Britain, is sent with his sister to live with Abreha, the ruler of Himyar. His Aunt Goewin warns him that Abreha is a dangerous man, but just how dangerous remains to be seen.
Winter prince. Elizabeth E. Wein
Medraut, the bitter, illegitimate son of King Artos, is tempted into joining Morgause, the king's treacherous sister, in a plot against Lleu, the legitimate Prince of Britain.
The Real-Life MBA Jack Welch
The whispering trees. J. A. White
Deep within the dangerous Thickety, Kara and her brother Taff must figure out who and what to trust in order to escape and stop the evil Sordyr.
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook Kate White
Vintage British shotguns. Terry Wieland
This authoritative guide to British-made shotguns looks at individual makers, their products, and the selling points of particular guns. In some cases Wieland also notes negative points or product limitations.
Trashed Jasinda Wilder
Designing and planting a woodland garden : plants and combinations that thrive in the shade. Keith Wiley
Introduces gardeners to a broad range of woodland and shade-loving plants. The author offers a tempting array of must-have shade plants to inspire plant combinations and provides advice on how to choose the best woodland plants to suit a variety of climatic and soil conditions.
Blue Avenue. Michael Wiley
Summoned by his old friend, homicide detective Daniel Turner, to identify the trussed-up, naked body of a woman, found wrapped in cellophane amongst a pile of garbage on Blue Avenue, a down-at-heel area of Jacksonville, Florida, businessman William Byrd or 'BB' is in for a shock. He recognises the dead woman as the girl with whom he spent an intense and passionate summer twenty-five years before. What's more, as Daniel informs him, she's the third victim to have met such a hideously gruesome end.
Readymade CVs Lynn Williams
Allegiance. Wanda Wiltshire
Having returned home, Marla seems to quickly forget her Faery Prince, Leif, and strangely, she starts seeing her best friend Jack in a different way. Tensions mount within this doomed love triangle after Leif, unwilling to part with his betrothed, strikes a deal with his father, the fiery King Telophy, to travel to Earth to win Marla back.
Betrothed. Wanda Wiltshire
When Amy starts having strange dreams, she becomes trapped in a shroud of black — a void of silence but for a male voice calling for a girl named 'Marla'. One night Leif is revealed and Amy discovers that she is the girl he has been searching for. Breathtakingly gorgeous, he speaks with her telepathically… not to mention, he can fly… Desperate to find a way to be with her, Leif tells Amy of the terrifying threat to his Fae homeland and urges her to seek her true identity. But Amy isn't it all just a dream?
Firefly Island. Lisa Wingate
At thirty-four, congressional staffer Mallory Hale is about to embark on an adventure completely off the map. After a whirlwind romance, she is hopelessly in love with two men — fortunately, they're related. Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick, are a package deal, and Mallory suddenly can't imagine her future without them. Mallory begins a sweet, mishap-filled journey into ranch living, Moses Lake society, and a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories.
The Sea Glass Sisters Lisa Wingate
The Story Keeper Lisa Wingate
The Tidewater Sisters Lisa Wingate
Code Name Pauline Pearl Witherington Cornioley
Isobel on the way to the corner shop. Amy Witting
Isobel Callaghan is struggling to make a career as a writer in Sydney. Leaving her room in a boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on the way to the corner shop. Waking in hospital, Isobel learns that she will be confined to a sanatorium in the Blue Mountains. There, among the motley assortment of patients, and with the aid of great works of literature, she will confront the horrors of her past.
Calde of the Long Sun Gene Wolfe
Exodus From the Long Sun Gene Wolfe
Creating meaningful funeral experiences. Alan Wolfelt
Written in response to the current trend to de-ritualise death and funeral ceremonies, this book explores the ways in which caregivers and clergy can create heartfelt ceremonies that help the bereaved begin to heal.
Finding the words : how to talk with children and teens about death, suicide, funerals, homicide, cremation and other end-of-life matters. Alan Wolfelt
With this compassionate book by respected grief counsellor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, readers will find simplified and suitable methods for talking to children and teenagers about sensitive topics with an emphasis on the subject of death.
Summer Reading Wolitzer Hilma.
The Doctor's Daughter Hilma Wolitzer
Ending Hilma Wolitzer
In the Flesh Hilma Wolitzer
Walking the Nile. Levison Wood
In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk along the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past.
The Mysterious Howling Maryrose Wood
Nightshade Maryrose Wood
The Poison Diaries Maryrose Wood
Murder in the telephone exchange. June Wright
Murder in the Telephone Exchange stars feisty young operator Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues is murdered, her head bashed in with a "buttinsky," a piece of equipment used to listen in on phone calls — Maggie resolves to turn sleuth. Some of her co-workers are acting strangely, and Maggie is convinced she has a better chance of figuring out who is responsible for the killing than the rather stolid police team assigned to the case. But then one of her friends is murdered too, and it looks like Maggie might be next.
Simply Christian Tom Wright
Small Faith, Great God Tom Wright
What Dies in Summer Tom Wright
We love to sew : gifts : fun stuff for kids to stitch and share : 23 projects. Annabel Wrigley
Provides twenty-three projects for creating fabric-based gifts, including scarves, pillows, gift bags, and pet beds, and includes tips on using a sewing machine, hand sewing, and using a hot glue gun.
Capturing new markets : how smart companies create opportunities others don't. Stephen M. Wunker
New markets are your best shot at growth, but to win them you'll need the right toolkit. Drawing on dozens of industry interviews, in-the-trenches personal experience, and extensive research, this book lays out how companies can find, enter, and win in new markets — and organise themselves to tackle the mission successfully.
The Good Women of China Xinran.
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother Xinran.
A dragon's guide to the care and feeding of humans Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder ; illustrations by Mary GrandPre.
Crusty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents.
The Wisdom of Perversity Rafael Yglesias
Above us only sky. Michele Young-Stone
On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with a pair of wings moulded to her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed. At fifteen years old, confused and unmoored, Prudence meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a miraculous lineage beating and pulsing with past Lithuanian bird-women. Prudence sets forth on a quest to discover her ancestors, to grapple with wings that only one other person can see, and ultimately, to find out where she belongs.