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Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings

by Kevin Muramatsu

Parts identification for more than 1,000 guns! Revised and expanded to include the newest, most popular guns on the market, this book is the must-have reference for gunsmiths, gun shops, collectors, shooters, and do-it-yourselfers. This collection is the perfect aid for anyone looking to identify and order replacement parts, or disassemble a gun for cleaning and simple repair. Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings 3rd Edition is the definitive, one-volume resource, with more than 1,000 detailed, easy-to-understand isometric drawings with parts identification for modern and vintage handguns, rifles and shotguns. Featuring a bonus excerpt from Gun Digest Guide to Maintaining and Accessorizing Firearms!

Understanding Ballistics

by Philip P. Massaro

There have never been more bullet choices for today's shooters and hunters, and in this indispensable guide to modern bullets, ballistician Philip P. Massaro expertly breaks down every facet of proper bullet selection for hunting, competition, target shooting, and self-defense.Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection gives you:Detailed overviews of almost all available bullets in factory-loaded and component form.More caliber/bullet combinations than any other book on the subject.Best bullet choices for rimfire and centerfire rifles and handguns.

Glock Reference Guide

by Robb Manning

YOUR GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF GLOCK Gaston Glock's revolutionary pistol is recognized as one of the most important and innovative firearms designs of the last 50 years. Since its introduction in 1983, the Glock has become the preferred autoloading pistol for countless law enforcementand government agencies, military units, competitive and recreational shooters, and private citizens. Gun Digest's Glock Reference Guide is the definitive resource for this amazing pistol. This first-of-its-kind book provides comprehensive, hands-on coverage and testing of all Glock pistols, including law enforcement/military-only variants and models never offered in the USA. It's all here: every model, every caliber, every variant, and every generation, from the first prototype to the very latest models. Author Robb Manning explains how they're made, how they work, how to disassemble, clean, and troubleshoot them, and what accessories are available. Whether you already own a Glock or plan to, Glock Reference Guide is an essential resource for the purchase, use, and maintenance of your Glock.

Greatest Cartridges of All Time

by Tom Turpin

From the Introduction:I'll ask the question for you esteemed reader, what divine proclamation anointed your humble scribe the guru of all the cartridges that exists? The answer is simple, there is no such anointment. Well, perhaps my publisher indicated such, but that certainly isn't divine providence.I have, however, had a long and varied shooting and hunting career. I received my first firearm, a Winchester youth rifle (a Model 68 I believe it was), single-shot .22 RF, at the ripe old age of six years. If I make it to Mid-August this year, I'll turn seventy-six. Math has never been my strong suite, but I think that gives me seventy years of shooting experience . . .

Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Hunting in the Rut

by Deer & Deer Hunting Editors

Bag your biggest buck during the rut! The whitetail rut is only a short window of time each fall hunting season. Yet its heart-pounding, sometimes chaotic action is some of the most anticipated and talked about all year round. Big bucks are moving and more visible than any other time of the year, and archery and firearms seasons are open all over the country. Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Hunting the Rut brings more than 40 years of experience from North America's foremost white-tailed deer hunting authority to show you how to tag your biggest buck ever. Get the advantage this year with proven tips and tactics from some of the most knowledgeable biologists and hunters in the country. Packed with strategies and advice for gun hunters and archery hunters alike--of all experience levels--this book covers everything you need to know about the patterns of the pre-rut, intensity of the rut, the last-chance breeding behavior of the post-rut and much more to provide the information you need to maximize your deer hunting time in the field. Inside you'll learn about: Research on scrapes and licking branches Understanding deer breeding behavior How and when to rattle and call in mature bucks Tactics for finding and hunting core areas on public and private land

Picker's Pocket Guide to Bottles

by Michael Polak

Buried Treasures When a brilliant and rare flask sold at auction for a record $176,670 a few years ago, a secret was unearthed - bottles are true buried treasures. Discover for yourself what veteran bottle hunters have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking bottles. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in this easy-to-follow and indispensable pocket guide. You'll Uncover: The most popular bottles, including flask, whiskey, poison, and inkThe hot spots for picking bottles, from flea markets to thrift stores Where and how to dig for bottlesHow to price and evaluate bottles Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.

How to Reload Ammo

by Phil Massaro

Excerpt from Chapter 1:As a reloader, the first and foremost piece of gear you'll need is a reloading press. They come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, and your style of reloading should dictate which one will best serve your needs. Are you a high volume reloader? Do you primarily reload for pistols or rifles? Or maybe both? Let's take a look at the different options and get you set up properly.

Principles of Inorganic Chemistry

by Brian W. Pfennig

Aimed at senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students, this book offers a principles-based approach to inorganic chemistry that, unlike other texts, uses chemical applications of group theory and molecular orbital theory throughout as an underlying framework. This highly physical approach allows students to derive the greatest benefit of topics such as molecular orbital acid-base theory, band theory of solids, and inorganic photochemistry, to name a few. Takes a principles-based, group and molecular orbital theory approach to inorganic chemistry The first inorganic chemistry textbook to provide a thorough treatment of group theory, a topic usually relegated to only one or two chapters of texts, giving it only a cursory overview Covers atomic and molecular term symbols, symmetry coordinates in vibrational spectroscopy using the projection operator method, polyatomic MO theory, band theory, and Tanabe-Sugano diagrams Includes a heavy dose of group theory in the primary inorganic textbook, most of the pedagogical benefits of integration and reinforcement of this material in the treatment of other topics, such as frontier MO acid--base theory, band theory of solids, inorganic photochemistry, the Jahn-Teller effect, and Wade's rules are fully realized Very physical in nature compare to other textbooks in the field, taking the time to go through mathematical derivations and to compare and contrast different theories of bonding in order to allow for a more rigorous treatment of their application to molecular structure, bonding, and spectroscopy Informal and engaging writing style; worked examples throughout the text; unanswered problems in every chapter; contains a generous use of informative, colorful illustrations

The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

by Katherine E. Kennon Sharon K. Harmon

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.(***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118990179).The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as:Interactive Forms and ChecklistsDownloadable BibliographyFlashcards by chapter for focused learningGet up to speed on the latest codes with the complete reference for interiors.The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Sixth Edition is the standards reference of choice for designers and architects, and the only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors. With jargon-free explanations of all standards and regulations of concern to designers and architects, the book takes readers step-by-step through the codes relevant to each stage in the design process. The updated sixth edition features the latest information on fire codes, performance codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and accessibility regulations, plus enhanced illustrations that clearly demonstrate how codes apply in real-life scenarios.Interior designers, architects, and facility managers need a basic understanding of the various codes involved with building interiors. These codes are updated on a continuous basis, and professionals must stay on top of new requirements and upcoming codes processes. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a complete reference, organized by stage for easy navigation, and comprehensive enough for use as a review for the NCIDQ and ARE exams. The sixth edition contains the most recent developments in interior codes and regulations, including:2012 ICC codes, including the IBC, and ICC International Green Construction CodeCoverage of changes to ADA standards and ICC/ASI accessibility requirementsNew standards, terminology, and federal regulationsUpdated information on sustainability as it relates to codes and regulations Having all applicable codes in a single resource saves hours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or new construction, small or large, codes apply to every project. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with the comprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.

International Neurology

by Roongroj Bhidayasiri William M. Carroll Robert P. Lisak Daniel D. Truong

This unique textbook deals with the variations in the causes, presentations and treatment of neurological disease throughout human populations. International Neurology is an indispensable guide to the full range of neurological conditions you will see in your ever-changing patient population. Comprehensive coverage of neurological diseases and disorders with a clinical approach to diagnosis, treatment and management Truly international authorship distils expert knowledge from around the world Succinct, bite-sized, templated chapters allow for rapid clinical referral Further reading recommendations for each chapter guide readers requiring more depth of information Endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology

Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies

by Gavin Breslin Stewart Cotterill Neil Weston

Sport and Exercise Psychology focuses on the most current issues in the field, integrating research and practice to develop a coherent understanding of current knowledge, future research directions and applied implications within the field. This is the first book to include theory-based case studies for sport performance, exercise and skill acquisition in one publication International authors dissect their case studies to highlight best practice/interventions in similar situations The theoretical basis behind each intervention is clearly explained, along with practical examples of how to work as a sport and exercise psychologist Provides content that is directly applicable to those students wishing to enter the profession via various national accreditation schemes, in addition to providing chartered psychologists with a text that can directly inform their reflections of their own practise The book is supported by an online learning environment that includes 'talking heads' videos for each chapter, further resources, questions and links to relevant external materials.

Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing

by James G. Speight

Presents an up-to-date description of current and new hydraulic fracturing processes Details Emerging Technologies such as Fracture Treatment Design, Open Hole Fracturing, Screenless Completions, Sand Control, Fracturing Completions and Productivity Covers Environmental Impact issues including Geological Disturbance; Chemicals used in Fracturing; General Chemicals; Toxic Chemicals; and Air, Water, Land, and Health impacts Provides many process diagrams as well as tables of feedstocks and their respective products

1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

by Rod Powers

Practice makes perfect--and helps your chances of scoring higher on the ASVAB by answering test questions1001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in ASVAB For Dummies, giving you 1,001 opportunities to practice answering questions on key concepts for all nine ASVAB subtests. Plus, an online component provides you with a collection of additional problems presented in multiple-choice format to further help you test your skills as you go.Gives you a chance to practice and reinforce your skillsPractice problems with answer explanations that detail every step of every problemWhether you're looking to enter the military or are interested in raising your score to attain a new job, position, or advance in rank, 1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies has you covered.Note to readers: 1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies, which only includes question to answer, is a great companion to ASVAB For Dummies, 3rd Edition or ASVAB For Dummies Premier PLUS which offers complete instruction on all topics tested on an ASVAB exam.

Forbidden

by Charlotte Stein

They say I need help. Another exorcism. This is not new. This is my life. Today, I expect to suffer at the hands of a man as warped by superstition and fear as my mother. A man who will torture me in order to save me from things that don't exist.But the man who actually comes to me is different.Killian is good and decent, and he sees what's good and decent in me. And I don't mean for it to happen, but every time he looks at me, his gaze sets me on fire. He brings me to the light, gives me back my life. For the first time, I see a future for myself.A future with him.I burn for Killian--a man who's intent on protecting me. On healing me.He doesn't get it. The only thing that can heal me is him. But Killian will soon be a priest. Untouchable. Forbidden.How can I ask a man to choose between me ... and God?

The Drowning God

by James Kendley

To uncover modern Japan's darkest, deadliest secret, one man must face a living nightmare from his childhoodFew villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to investigate a string of suspicious disappearances. Even the local police chief tries to shut him out from the case. For behind the conspiracy lurks a monstrous living relic of Japan's pagan history: the Kappa. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers--and now by coldly calculating corporate interests--the Kappa drains the valley's lifeblood, one villager at a time.As the body count rises, Takuda must try to end the Drowning God's centuries-long reign of terror, and failure means death...or worse.

Smash Cut

by Brad Gooch

Brad Gooch, the author of the acclaimed City Poet, returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City.Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the 1970s, eager for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut is his bold and intimate memoir of this exhilarating time and place, complete with its cast of wild bohemians, celebrities, and budding artists, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and Madonna. At its center is his love affair with film director Howard Brookner, recreated from fragments of memory and a crosshatch of conflicting emotions, from innocent romance to bleak despair.Gooch and Brookner's intense relationship is challenged by sex and drugs, and by a culture of extreme experimentation. As both men try to reconcile love and fidelity with the irresistible desire to sample the legendary abandon of the era, they live together and apart. Gooch works briefly as a model in Milan, then returns to the city and discovers his vocation as a writer.Brookner falls ill with a mysterious virus that soon has a terrifying name: AIDS. And the story, and life in the city, is suddenly overshadowed by this new plague that will ravage a generation and transform the creative world. Gooch charts the progress of Brookner through his illness, and writes unforgettably about endings: of a great talent, a passionate love affair, and an incandescent era.Beautifully written, full of rich detail and poignant reflection, recalling a city and particular period and group of friends with affection and clarity, Smash Cut is an extraordinary memoir and an exquisite unflinching account of an epoch.

The World's Largest Man

by Harrison Scott Key

Harrison Scott Key was born in Memphis, but he grew up in Mississippi, among pious Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father--a hunter, a fighter, a football coach, "a man better suited to living in a remote frontier wilderness of the nineteenth century than contemporary America, with all its progressive ideas and paved roads and lack of armed duels. He was a great man, and he taught me many things: how to fight and work and cheat and how to pray to Jesus about it, how to kill things with guns and knives and, if necessary, with hammers."Harrison, with his love of books and excessive interest in hugging, couldn't have been less like Pop, and when it became clear that he was not able to kill anything very well, or otherwise make his father happy, he resolved to become everything his father was not: an actor, a Presbyterian, and a doctor of philosophy. But when it was time to settle down and start a family of his own, Harrison began to view his father in a new light and realized--for better and for worse--how much like his old man he'd become.Sly, heartfelt, and tirelessly hilarious, The World's Largest Man is an unforgettable memoir--the story of a boy's struggle to reconcile himself with an impossibly outsize role model, and a grown man's reckoning with the father it took him a lifetime to understand.

PT 109

by William Doyle

The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedy's path to powerIn the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri barreled through thick fog and struck the U.S. Navy's motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft nearly in half and killing two American sailors instantly. The sea erupted in flames as the 109's skipper, John F. Kennedy, and the ten surviving crewmen under his command desperately clung to the sinking wreckage; 1,200 feet of ink-black, shark-infested water loomed beneath. "All hands lost," came the reports back to the Americans' base: no rescue was coming for the men of PT 109. Their desperate ordeal was just beginning--so too was one of the most remarkable tales of World War II, one whose astonishing afterlife would culminate two decades later in the White House.Drawing on original interviews with the last living links to the events, previously untapped Japanese wartime archives, and a wealth of archival documents from the Kennedy Library, including a lost first-hand account by JFK himself, bestselling author William Doyle has crafted a thrilling and definitive account of the sinking of PT 109 and its shipwrecked crew's heroics. Equally fascinating is the story's second act, in which Doyle explores in new detail how this extraordinary episode shaped Kennedy's character and fate, proving instrumental to achieving his presidential ambitions: "Without PT 109, there never would have been a President John F. Kennedy," declared JFK aide David Powers.Featuring castaways on a deserted island, a spy network of Solomon Island natives, an Australian coast watcher hidden on the side of a volcano, an S.O.S. note carved into a coconut, and a daring rescue attempt led by Kennedy's fellow American PT boats, PT 109 is an unforgettable American epic of war and destiny.

America

by Dinesh D'Souza

#1 New York Times BestsellerIs America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed-and the federal government can do the reforming.In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America will be the most talked about book of the year.

Sun Bear

by Matthew Zapruder

"Zapruder's poems don't merely attempt beauty; they attain it."-The Boston Review"Matthew Zapruder has a razor eye for the remnants and revenants of modern culture."-The New York Times"With dynamic, logically complex sentences, Zapruder posits a world that is both extraordinary and refreshingly ordinary."-BOMBMatthew Zapruder's poems begin in the faint inkling, in the bloom of thought, and then unfold into wide-reaching meditations on what it means to live in the contemporary moment, among plastic, statistics, and diet soda. Written in a direct, conversational style, the poems in Sun Bear display full-force why Zapruder is one of the most popular poets in America.From "I Drink Bronze Light":Great American summer lakesright now I am flying above youthrough a rare cloudless transparent skyback to the city where it is alwayscold even in summerthe round hole I press my face againstshows only a blue expansewith white sails belowspeckled exactly the waythe Aegean would have beenthree thousand years agoif one could have seen it from abovemaybe riding in the dark clawof a god who didn't care. . . .Matthew Zapruder is a poet, translator, and editor at Wave Books. He is the author of three collections of poetry, and his book The Pajamaist won the William Carlos Williams Award. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in many publications, including BOMB, Harvard Review, Paris Review, the New Yorker, McSweeney's, and the Believer. He lives in San Francisco, California.

No B.S. Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention

by Dan S. Kennedy Shaun Buck

FACT: NOTHING IS COSTLIER OR MORE DIFFICULT THAN GETTING A NEW CUSTOMER.Business owners agree. The referred customer is far superior to the one brought in by 'cold' advertising. Yet most business owners will invest more money to find new customers than getting referrals from current, happy customers.Millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy and customer retention expert Shaun Buck dare you to stop chasing new customers and keep an iron cage around the ones you already have. Kennedy and Buck present a systematic approach to help you keep, cultivate, and multiply customers so that your entire business grows more valuable and sustainable, and you replace income uncertainty with reliable income through retention and referrals.Learn how to: Apply the #1 best retention strategy (hint: it's exclusive) Catch customers before they leave you Grow each customer's value (and have more power in the marketplace) Implement the three-step customer retention formula Use other people's events to get more referrals Create your own Customer Multiplier System Calculate the math and cost behind customer retentionDiscover the referral-getting, sales-increasing, battle-tested tactics designed to help you build a thriving business for the long-term.

Silvermeadow (Brock and Kolla #5)

by Barry Maitland

Two Cases. One location. The first case, a girl gone missing, seems a decidedly local affair. The second, the return of a violent criminal who had fled the country, instantly attracts the interest of Scotland Yard and Detective Inspector David Brock.<P> When he learns that his longtime nemesis, the amphetamine-juiced killer and thief known as "Upper" North, may have surfaced, Brock assembles his team and summons Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla. Their manhunt centers on Silvermeadow, the supermall on the outskirts of London where North was spotted. Brock and Kolla camouflage their search for North by taking on the case of the missing girl--a mall employee. They lie in wait, hoping to catch North before he can strike with a new crime. Yet what should they make of rumors of other young girls disappearing from Silvermeadow? Is there a predator on the loose within the apparent safety of a carefully orchestrated aura of order and control? Very quickly, the mall itself--and its colorful cast of characters--becomes key to the dual investigations. This is Maitland at his cunning best.

After the Kiss

by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne kicks off her Sex, Love & Stiletto series with a delightful short novel! In After the Kiss, the star columnist of Stiletto magazine will do anything for a story. Anything . . . except fall in love. Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career--a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and "I do"--she'll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more. Normally, Mitchell Forbes would be exactly that man. A devastatingly hot workaholic who tends to stay in relationships for far too long, he should be the perfect subject for Julie's "research." But what Julie doesn't know is that Mitchell is looking to cut loose for once in his life. And the leggy journalist notorious for avoiding love is exactly the type of no-strings fling he's looking for. In other words, Mitchell is the polar opposite of what Julie needs right now. And, at the same time, he's exactly what she wants.Praise for After the Kiss "Packed with loads of sizzle and Snickerlicious fun, Lauren Layne's After the Kiss is a knock-your-stilettos-off, total page-turning treat that had me fan-girling up within the first chapter. I absolutely loved this read!"--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly"Funny, intelligent, and touching, Lauren Layne's After the Kiss is a delightful debut."--Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Flirting with Disaster "I loved After the Kiss! It was funny and exciting all the way through."--Fresh Fiction "If you're looking for a light, fun, sexy contemporary romance I'd definitely recommend this one. It's the most fun book I've read in quite a while."--Smexy Books"This delightfully funny little gem . . . kept me reading with its entertaining antics, light drama and sweet conclusion."--Craves the Angst "It's a delightful story that will have the reader rooting for the happily ever after, and one I highly recommend."--Janna Shay "I thought this book was great! It was an interesting story line and had great and believable characters."--Libby's Fun Books "I love this story so much that every reader should read it! It's a must read!"--Abigail Books Addiction "A great read."--The Season for Romance "I loved After the Kiss. It was an adorable, sexy sweet story."--Love to Read for FunIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Long Simmering Spring, and The Story Guy.

The Darkling Child

by Terry Brooks

From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes a thrilling stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series--the perfect place for new readers to begin.After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source--and ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow. Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannen--whose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance. The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city, the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federation's elite military guard--and use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon. Praise for Terry Brooks "The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy."--Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! "If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle."--Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear "I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood."--Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind "Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading."--Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy "The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks."--Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven seriesFrom the Hardcover edition.

Circling the Sun

by Paula Mclain

"Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing."--Ann Patchett, Country LivingPaula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman--Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly.Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.Praise for Circling the Sun "Paula McLain cements herself as the writer of historical fictional memoir with Circling the Sun, giving vivid voice to Beryl Markham, a singular, extraordinary woman. In McLain's confident hands, Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar."--Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time "The Paris Wife is good, but Circling the Sun is much better. . . . She was too much for her times, but in Circling the Sun Markham finally gets the treatment she deserves. That it also makes for bold, absorbing fiction is so much the better."--New York Daily News "Paula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life. I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham, a rebel in her own time, and a heroine for ours."--Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You "Reimagining historical women's lives is all the rage these days, and no one does it better than McLain. This time she takes on '20s aviator Beryl Markham--turbulent love life, unstoppable ambition and all."--People "McLain's eloquent evocation of Beryl's daring life reminds us that independent women have always been among us, moving at their own speed."--O: The Oprah Magazine "With a sharp eye for detail and style to spare, Paula McLain captures the nuances of complex relationships, the rigidity of social conventions, and the wide skies and breathtaking vistas of Africa."--Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan TrainFrom the Hardcover edition.

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