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The vile witch Hradian sets events in motion to free her master, the wizard Orbane, trapped in the Castle of Shadows. Rising to challenge this threat, the heroes and heroines of Winterwood, Summerwood, Springwood, and Autumnwood rally humans and Fey alike to a cause that may be lost before it begins.
It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the vocally anti-Islam Somali-born Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that blasphemed Islam. After Bouyeri shot van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native country to try to make sense of it all and to see what larger meaning should and shouldn't be drawn from this story. The result is Buruma's masterpiece: a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a true-crime page-turner and the intellectual resonance we've come to expect from one of the most well-regarded journalists and thinkers of our time. Ian Buruma's entire life has led him to this narrative: In his hands, it is the exemplary tale of our age, the story of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West and tolerance finds its limits.
It seems Meriel-called Merry-looks exactly like the wife of Lord Giles, Earl of Warborough, whose legendary heroism has long sent a thrill down Merry's spine. Giles's cold, unfaithful wife is known to be a spy for the Dutch. Coerced by the British king's spymaster, Merry takes the traitor's place as a double-agent-with the aim of delivering false intelligence to the waiting Dutch. But Merry's dangerous mission only fans the flames of her smoldering desire for Giles-even as Giles is overtaken by passion for a "wife" who's suddenly become all he ever wanted.
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is on the trail of Texas Bob Krey, wanted for the murder of a judge's brother. But it turns out the judge isn't the most law-abiding man himself. . .
In I. J. Parker's newest mystery set in eleventh-century Japan, Akitada disguises himself as a prisoner to solve the, murder of a prince As her audience grows with each evocative historical thriller featuring Sugawara Akitada, I. J. Parker returns with a gripping tale of political intrigue and cold-blooded murder in ancient Japan. When the exiled Prince Okisada, the most illustrious prisoner of the penal colony on Sado Island, is poisoned, Akitada is called upon by the emperor's envoys to investigate incognito. Posing as a prisoner, he discovers a deadly conspiracy, only to fall into the hands of brutal guards and disappear. It falls to Tora, Akitada's devoted assistant, to begin his own dangerous search of the island for his lost friend and the truth.
A bold and strikingly original new work from one of America's greatest living poets Alice Notley is considered by many to be among the most outstanding of living American poets. Notley's work has always been highly narrative, and her new book mixes short lyrics with long, expansive lines of poetry that often take the form of prose sentences, in an effort "to change writing completely. " The title piece, a folksong-like lament, makes a unified tale out of many stories of many people; the middle section, "The Black Trailor," is a compilation of noir fictions and reflections; while the shorter poems of "Hemostatic" range from tough lyrics to sung dramas. Full of curative power, music, and the possibility of transformation, In the Pines is a genre- bending book from one of our most innovative writers. .
There are still a few things money can't buy. Love is one, cool is another. The good news is that cool is not inherent, it's a code, and the code can be cracked. This book is a savvy and accessible guide to helping anyone, male or female, keep up with a broad range of conversations at dinners, parties, dates and more.
Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce that the year¿s batch of Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived, and in a few weeks over 7 million bottles have been sold. This book transports you to a corner of France where the smallholder peasants who made Beaujolais wines on their farms battled against the contempt of the entrenched Burgundy and Bordeaux establishment. At the heart of this story is winegrower Georges Duboeuf, whose rise as the undisputed king of Beaujolais reads like a combination of suspenseful biography and armchair travel. ¿Paints a portrait of the inhabitants of a little-known corner of France, offering a witty, panoramic view of the history of French winemaking. ¿ Color photos.
The latest in the How to Say It(r) series demystifies the omplex college admissions process. How to Say It(r) to Get Into the College of Your Choice offers students-as well as their parents and school counselors-a variety of essential resources and information, including: - Worksheets for writing personal statements and resumes - Winning words and phrases for filling out a sample Common Application used by more than 200 of the top colleges - Finding the right words for the admissions essay-using advice from admissions directors at top schools - Pointers for the essay portion of the New SAT- plus a practice test - The fundamentals of obtaining winning recommendations - Statements to make interviews successful .
A pocket-sized companion providing smart interviewing principles for every job seeker. This guide offers the hands-on information, tools, and reallife scripts interviewees need to comfortably and effectively "pitch" themselves. With concrete examples of job-winning words and phrases, plus invaluable ideas on how to advertise skills, this resource includes: - Tactics to avoid self-consciousness and canned answers - Tips on how to anticipate questions - Strategies for framing responses with the organization's needs in mind - Techniques for responding assuredly to questions crafted to bring down your guard - A variety of solid, easy-to-implement tools to help ensure a winning job offer .
Tess Noncoir? is a bestselling fantasy writer. She's also become a demon fighter trained in martial arts by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors and partnered with a mischievous imp named Scrap. Together they must find a young Native American girl who has disappeared-before she falls victim to a ferocious hound. As the hunt grows more desperate, the forces of darkness close in on them. Will an old Native American myth prove the key to salvation or to the end of life on Earth? .
Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains Hanover County draws hikers and leaf-peepers every fall. But Michelle White came to die. For days her body has lain in a cabin her wheelchair toppled over her hand around her shotgun and her frantic yellow lad guarding her. Busy with a thriving kennel an annoying new neighbor and an estranged husband looking to reunite Raine makes time to pick up the poor murder scene dog whom she calls Hero. The cops seem to think it's a suicide but Raine has some questions of her own. Why were there no groceries luggage or dog food in the cabin? And if Michelle was paralyzed on her right side why was the gun in her right hand? Only Hero knows - and it's up to Raine to find out.
The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature-the first new English translation since the novel's original publication ninety years ago When it was first published in 1917, Growth of the Soil was immediately recognized as a masterpiece. Ninety years later it remains a transporting literary experience. In the story of Isak, who leaves his village to clear a homestead and raise a family amid the untilled tracts of the Norwegian back country, Knut Hamsun evokes the elemental bond between humans and the land. Newly translated by the acclaimed Hamsun scholar Sverre Lyngstad, Hamsun's novel is a work of preternatural calm, stern beauty, and biblical power-and the crowning achievement of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. .
The "fabulously fun"* fashionista/sleuth Lacey Smithsonian is back in the case of a food editor who may have given her holiday sweater-hating coworker her just desserts. . . .
'It isn't likely that this collection of journal entries will pass the censors. If it can't be published, I hope my friends will circulate it among themselves. I'll leave Vietnam tomorrow. . . ' Thus Thich Nhat Hanh begins his 11 May 1966 journal entry. Since that time, he has been unable to return to his homeland but, now based in France, he has become one of the world's most respected spiritual leaders. Fragrant Palm Leaves reveals a vulnerable and questioning young man reflecting on the many difficulties he and his fellow monks faced in Vietnam trying to make Buddhism relevant to the people's needs. We follow him, in 1964, as he helps establish the movement known as 'engaged Buddhism': starting self-help villages, a new university, a Buddhist order and many other efforts for peace. Fragrant Palm Leaves is regarded by many Vietnamese as Thich Nhat Hanh's most endearing and stimulating book. It offers readers a glimpse into the mind of a great thinker and activist and shows how to live fully, with awareness, during a time of challenge and upheaval.
Boot Stoner spent twelve years behind bars for stealing. Upon release, he added murder and kidnapping to his list-and U. S. Deputy Marshal John Ward is the only one who stands a chance of stopping Stoner's bloody rampage.
being a mother is never easy-especially when you're undead. Eva LeRoy, Broken Heart, Oklahoma's librarian, got "vampified" when everyone else did: during a rogue vampire's feeding frenzy. But books still make her undead heart beat-and, strangely enough, so does Lorcan the Loner, the vampire who killed her. . . .
Home is where the heart is-and this Partonville homecoming will warm the hearts of all Dearest Dorothy fans this fall The colorful characters of Partonville, Illinois, are back once again to delight Charlene Ann Baumbich's ever-growing legion of fans. Dorothy is thrilled that her attorney son Jacob is moving back to their hometown and wonders if he might help Katie Durbin with more than legal matters. Meanwhile, Partonville's mayoral elections have just heated up. Incumbent Gladys McKern is being challenged by Sam Vitner, owner of Swappin' Sam's, whose campaign slogan is "McKern's had her turn! Time to SWAP! VITNER for Mayor!" And the contest to name Katie's new mini-mall incites competition and a mad dash of entries. Through it all, Dorothy's spirit and the Partonvillers' antics will keep readers wanting to circle the town square again and again. .
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, is having a hard time getting over a gunshot wound from her last case-especially because she didn't see the shots coming. Out of work and second-guessing her abilities, she tries to get back in the saddle by helping her boyfriend Dutch with some of his FBI cases. And soon enough, her intuition returns-with a vengeance. .
Written by one of its own graduates, Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class is a gripping insider's look at the first post-9/11 CIA training class - the most elite and secretive espionage training program in the country. Like all Americans, T. J. Waters was stunned, angry, and grief stricken by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More than that, he wanted to take action to help prevent such an event from ever happening again. Waters was not alone. In the weeks following the attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 resumes from people wanting to serve their nation as spies. More than one hundred students were admitted to the CIA's Clandestine Service to become Class 11, the first post-9/11 CIA training class. It was the largest and most diverse class in the agency's history. Joining Waters were a World Trade Center victim's fiancee, an NFL alumnus, a New York City comedian, a college athletics coach, a hostage negotiator, and a single mother. Class 11 is the real story of how this band of everyday Americans joined together to endure the challenge of a lifetime and serve their country. Against the backdrop of Osama bin Laden's videotaped taunts; the Washington, D. C. sniper attacks; and the loss of a CIA field officer in Afghanistan, Waters takes readers behind the scenes, where the trainees learned methods of subterfuge, mastering disguises, withstanding interrogations, and crossing into hostile territory without being detected.
A beautiful new collection from an acclaimed poet The poems in Joanna Klink's passionate new collection Circadian take as their guiding vision circadian clocks. Moved by the presence and withdrawal of light, these internal clocks influence rhythms of sleeping and waking: the opening and closing of flowers, the speed at which the heart pumps blood, the migratory cycles of birds. With love poems and wintry prayers, Joanna Klink offers us patterns of glowing alertness and shared life, patterns that speak to the flickering circuit between inner and outer landscapes, that bind each beating heart to the pull of the tides.
The dramatic story of global warming, politics, and the scientist Al Gore calls ?the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet?s environment. ? Censoring Science is the gripping story of the world?s preeminent climatologist, Dr. James Hansen, the ?pivotal character in the greatest and most politically charged science story of our time? (New Scientist). NASA?s leading climate expert, Dr. Hansen, first broke the international news on global warming at a Senate hearing in 1988. Little did he expect the rising storm of politically motivated resistance, denial, and obstruction. Revealing the extent of the Bush administration?s censorship of Dr. Hansen?s findings, Censoring Science sets the record straight with solid scientific facts such as: the eight hottest years on record have occurred in the last decade, and ice is melting at record rates all around the planet. Dr. Hansen shows how we can still prevent environmental disaster if the country and the government are willing to face the truth about global warming. .
Tuberous begonias are sensational flowers#151;their abundant blooms capture everyone's heart and eye. This authoritative guide introduces the best varieties and celebrates the great range of colors grown. Written by Jack Larter, who has devoted many years of love and toil to the plants, it covers everything that both novice and veteran need to know to grow blooms for the home, garden, and show bench.
Based on new research in exercise physiology, author and running expert Matt Fitzgerald introduces a first-of-its-kind training strategy that he's named "Brain Training. " Runners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels can learn to maximize their performance by supplying the brain with the right feedback. Based on Fitzgerald's eight-point brain training system, this book will help runners: - Resist running fatigue - Use cross-training as brain training - Master the art of pacing - Learn to run "in the zone" - Outsmart injuries - Fuel the brain for maximum performance - And more Packed with cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and the wisdom of the world's top distance runners, Brain Training for Runners offers easily applied advice and delivers practical results for a better overall running experience. .
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