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The Obsession

by Nora Roberts

The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. "She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her." Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up--especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.From the Hardcover edition.

Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism

by Randall B. Woods

President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact. Over the course of his time in office, Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed to address an extraordinary array of social issues. Poverty and racial injustice were foremost among them, but the Great Society included legislation on issues ranging from health care to immigration to education and environmental protection. But while the Great Society was undeniably ambitious, it was by no means perfect. In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall B. Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits.Soon after becoming president, Johnson achieved major legislative victories with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But he wasn't prepared for the substantial backlash that ensued. Community Action Programs were painted as dangerously subversive, at worst a forum for minority criminals and at best a conduit through which the federal government and the inner city poor could bypass the existing power structure. Affirmative action was rife with controversy, and the War on Poverty was denounced by conservatives as the cause of civil disorder and disregard for the law. As opposition, first from white conservatives, but then also some liberals and African Americans, mounted, Johnson was forced to make a number of devastating concessions in order to secure the future of the Great Society. Even as many Americans benefited, millions were left disappointed, from suburban whites to the new anti-war left to African Americans. The Johnson administration's efforts to draw on aspects of the Great Society to build a viable society in South Vietnam ultimately failed, and as the war in Vietnam descended into quagmire, the president's credibility plummeted even further.A cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of even well-intentioned policy, Prisoners of Hope offers a nuanced portrait of America's most ambitious--and controversial--domestic policy agenda since the New Deal.

The Underpants

by Steve Martin

Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce, Die Hose. His hilarious new version was staged by Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, and opened in March '02 on Off-Broadway to critical acclaim.

Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy

by Micah Zenko

An international security expert shows how competitive organizations can get--and stay--ahead by thinking like their adversaries

Knights of the Ruby Wand (The Secrets of Droon #36)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 10 million DROON books in print. Oh no! The secret of Droon is a secret no longer. Eric's mother knows about the rainbow staircase . . . and what's worse, so does Gethwing. The Moon Dragon has sent his minions to the Upper World to search for a magical object that could give him power over all of Droon. Now no place is safe from Gethwing's dark magic. . . .

Cards for Brianna

by Heather Mcmanamy William Croyle

Though the end of your life may be near, it doesn't mean you have to stop livingAfter being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her "normal" vanished--and was replaced with multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that could briefly extend her life, but would not prevent her inevitable death. With an effervescent spirit and a new perspective, Heather started to live each day as if it were her last. She learned to soak in the moment, appreciate the beauty around her, and celebrate her blessings. She also pondered her daughter's future journey without her mother--and gracefully prepared for it.Heather began to write greeting cards to Brianna. Cards for her first day of school, her sixteenth birthday, her wedding day. Cards for when things were going right and when they were going wrong. Cards for when Brianna would need her mother--whether in five years or in fifty years-and Heather wouldn't be able to be there for her. Cards for Brianna is the story of one mother's powerful love for her young daughter and Heather's unmatched experiences, laced with laughter and charm, are a reminder to never take a single day for granted.

PETA'S Vegan College Cookbook

by Peta

You can have the simplest, tastiest vegan recipes on a budget -- and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. Including more than 250 recipes, we've got all the best insider info: - Vegan alternatives to meat, eggs, and milk- How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge- How to make meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups, and sauces- Fun meal recipes, such as Fettuccine Alessandro, Walking Tacos, and Pancake in a Mug- The best drinks, dips, and dressings- Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes- Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen- And much, much more!With new tips and treats to suit even the pickiest palate, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget. Remember: You have the power to save animals-every time you eat. We can show you how!

Payback

by James Heneghan

Thirteen-year-old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes in his life. His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer. Now he is desperately trying to fit in--in a new school, a new city, a new country--while holding a part-time job and keeping an eye on his little sister, Annie. Charley's red hair and Irish accent at first make him a target of the class bullies, but he is tough enough--just--to keep them at bay. So it is almost a relief to him when the bullies find a new target, Benny Mason. As the bullying intensifies, Charley keeps hoping that Benny will defend himself, but he fails to intervene. When the situation turns tragic, Charley must face some difficult questions about his own part in events. His search for atonement leads to an unusual friendship, and an unexpected opportunity to pay back. This gripping and thought-provoking novel is told with wit and empathy, by a masterful storyteller.

My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

by Doug Henwood

"I REPRESENTED WALL STREET, AS A SENATOR FROM NEW YORK." --Hillary Clinton, October 2015, during the first Democratic TV debate HILLARY CLINTON is running for the presidency with a message of hope and change. But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in this concise, devastating indictment, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record, Henwood shows how Clinton's positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency, though generally around an axis of moralism and hawkishness. Without a meaningful program other than a broad fealty to the status quo, Henwood suggests, "the case for Hillary boils down to little more than her alleged inevitability." DOUG HENWOOD is a journalist and financial analyst, who publishes two newsletters, Left Business Observer and (together with Philipa Dunne) The Liscio Report. He is a contributing editor at The Nation and the author of three previous books: The State of the USA Atlas, Wall Street and After the New Economy.

Storms

by Kevin L. Nielsen

The Seven Sisters. The mystics, blood mages, large aevians who will allow people to ride them. People's Iterations and changing abilities. Different types of "people." Wars. This fantasy novel has it all.

In at the Kill

by S. K. Mcclafferty

ONCE YOU'RE IN... THERE'S NO TURNING BACK. Los Angeles attorney Lily Martin is a woman running from dangerous memories, secrets too deep and dark to reveal. But a call in the night changes everything, sending Lily back to her roots in the bayous of Louisiana, and to the three men who changed her life--one of whom is now dead.... Michel Dugas, parish priest, beloved community leader, and Lily's closest friend, has been brutally murdered by a killer with a grim message. On a desperate search for answers, Lily is forced to confront a past that includes her ex-husband, town sheriff Hugh Lothair--and dangerously sexy Cajun Gitan Boudreaux, the fearless bad boy who'd done hard time for a crime he didn't commit. Now, the demons and desires Gitan and Lily have run from for so long are demanding their due--and one way or another, someone will have to pay....

The Big Rig

by Steve Viscelli

Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn't always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. The Big Rig explains how this massive degradation in the quality of work has occurred, and how companies achieve a compliant and dedicated workforce despite it. Drawing on more than 100 in-depth interviews and years of extensive observation, including six months training and working as a long-haul trucker, Viscelli explains in detail how labor is recruited, trained, and used in the industry. He then shows how inexperienced workers are convinced to lease a truck and to work as independent contractors. He explains how deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking's labor markets--once dominated by the largest and most powerful union in US history--into an important example of the costs of contemporary labor markets for workers and the general public.

AARP Special Edition: Eat This, Not That! for a Longer, Leaner, Healthier Life!: The fast, effective weight-loss plan to save you 10, 20, 30 pounds--or more!

by David Zinczenko Eat This

Lose 10, 20, 30 pounds or more, and put yourself back in control of your weight, your health, and your life! Don't diet, don't sacrifice, and don't waste money or time on expensive weight-loss foods. In fact, you can start dropping pounds today while eating all your favorite foods--from pizza and pasta to burgers, and even dessert. From the editors of the bestselling series Eat This, Not That! comes a unique diet program that strips away added sugars and melts fat--from your belly first. The trick: a series of simple swaps that will ensure you're eating the very best options from your favorite restaurants and grocery store brands. Discover how easy it is to indulge your way to a flat belly while protecting your brain and striking a blow against heart disease, diabetes, and more. Eat This, Not That! for a Longer, Leaner, Healthier Life is based on four easy-to-remember nutrition rules: * Use our simple guide to ensure you're always making the smartest, healthiest, leanest choice in any restaurant or grocery store. * Enjoy rich, creamy, healthy fats, so you never feel hungry or deprived, even while your metabolism is revving on high. * Reduce added sugars--without sacrificing flavor--with a series of simple tips that will help you enjoy your favorite desserts, without gaining an ounce! * Power up your day with 10 essential LONGER LIFE Superfoods for maximum health and rapid weight loss. Get ready to drop that extra weight faster than you've ever imagined--and enjoy every bite!

The City: London and the Global Power of Finance

by Tony Norfield

Radical insider's account of how the city of London really worksThe City, as London's financial centre is known, is the world's biggest international banking and foreign exchange market, shaping the development of global capital. It is also, as this groundbreaking book reveals, a crucial part of the mechanism of power in the world economy. Based on the author's twenty years' experience of City dealing rooms, The City is an in-depth look at world markets and revenues that exposes how this mechanism works. All big international companies--not just the banks--utilise this system, and The City shows how the operations of the City of London are critical both for British capitalism and for world finance. Tony Norfield details, with shocking and insightful research, the role of the US dollar in global trading, the network of Britishlinked tax havens, the flows of finance around the world and the system of power built upon financial securities. Why do just fifty companies now have control of a large share of world economic production? The City explains how this situation came about, examining the history of the world economy from the postwar period to the present day. If you imagine you don't like "finance" but have no problem with the capitalist market system, think again: it turns out the two cannot be separated.

The Age of Treachery

by Gavin Scott

It is the winter of 1946, and after years of war, ex-Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester is back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. But his peace is shattered when a much-disliked Fellow is found dead in the quad, stabbed and pushed from an upper window. A don is suspected and arrested for the murder, but Forrester is not convinced of his friend's guilt. On the hunt for the true killer, he finds himself plunged into a mystery involving lost Viking sagas, Satanic rituals and wartime espionage.

Sherlock Holmes - The Patchwork Devil

by Cavan Scott

It is 1919, and while the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a grisly discovery. A severed hand has been found on the bank of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. But the hand is fresh, and shows signs that it was recently amputated. So how has it ended up back in London two years after its owner was killed in France? Warned by Sherlock's brother Mycroft to cease their investigation, and only barely surviving an attack by a superhuman creature, Holmes and Watson begin to suspect a conspiracy at the very heart of the British government. . .

Masks and Shadows

by Stephanie Burgis

The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus's mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband's death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace's golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress--a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.

To Win Her Heart

by Mackenzie Crowne

In order to protect her, they'll both have to let their guards down...Country music's It Girl Jessi Tucker is fed up with her family's stifling security measures. The threat of a dangerous stalker has gotten the men in her life--including her football star cousin, Tuck Tucker--monitoring her every move. To get the freedom she yearns for, Jessi hatches a plan to recruit Max Grayson, Tuck's sexy brawler best friend, to play the role of her new boyfriend. But if her scheme works, will she be forced to hide her true romantic feelings for the sake of her independence? Or will she finally steal the heart of her dream man?...Max has been pining for Jessi for years and would do anything to protect her, but a professional cage fighter with too many skeletons in his closet has no business being with one of America's sweethearts. Yet while Max does his best to keep Jessi at arm's length, the Tucker family persuades him to accept her offer. Max believes he can keep Jessi safe from danger, but can he shelter her from his own dark secrets, the media's unforgiving spotlight--and a mutual desire that's harder to resist each day...

Love, Lattes and Angel

by Sandra Cox

Some teens go to the Caribbean on spring break. Piper goes to save the world. Piper Dunn isn't who you would call a normal teenager. For one thing, she doesn't want anyone to know she was born with a blowhole. Even stranger, she has two love interests. Joel, a fellow dolphin-human hybrid, and Tyler, a human. It's hard to choose when a mad scientist is hot on Piper's trail. Worse, she's trapped in the Bermuda Triangle. And . . . wait for it . . . Angel, her test-tube daughter, is apparently a real-deal reincarnation. It all adds up to an impossible situation, with happy endings all but lost at sea. Unless, of course, a voodoo high priestess casts a spell or two . . .

Dreaming August

by Terri-Lynne Defino

Welcome to Bitterly Connecticut, hometown of one wistful widow with a very big secret.... She should have been off-limits. After all, Benedetta "Benny" Grady is his best friend's widow. But in the space of a whirlwind week, Daniel Greene went from strong shoulder to lean on to Benny's ardent lover. Now Dan is determined to make Benny his bride. He hasn't waited this long for love to let it get away so easily. But first, Benny has a few ghosts to contend with... When Benny finds herself pregnant with Dan's child, telling him should be easy. After all, she's fallen hard for the wise-cracking bachelor. But how can she love another while remaining true to her late husband's memory? Could the past hold the key to their future happiness?

Sky Shamans of Mongolia

by Kevin Turner

Part travelogue, part experiential spiritual memoir, Kevin Turner takes us to visit with authentic shamans in the steppes and urban centers of modern-day Mongolia. Along the way, the author, a practicing shaman himself, tells of spontaneous medical diagnoses, all-night shamanic ceremonies, and miraculous healings, all welling from a rich culture in which divination, soul-retrieval, and spirit depossession are a part of everyday life. Shamanism, described in the 1950s by Mircea Eliade as "archaic techniques of ecstasy," is alive and well in Mongolia as a means of accessing "nonordinary realities" and the spirit world. After centuries of suppression by Buddhist and then Communist political powers, it is exploding in popularity in Mongolia. Turner gives compelling accounts of healings and rituals he witnesses among Darkhad, Buryat, and Khalkh shamans, and goes on to provide us with his insights into a universal shamanism, principles that lie at the heart of shamanic traditions worldwide. This astounding, inspiring book will appeal to shamans and shamanic therapists, students of Mongolian culture and comparative religion, and fans of off-grid travel memoirs.

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

by Seymour M. Hersh

Electrifying investigation of White House lies about the assassination of Osama bin LadenIn 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama's first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden.At the same time, the full story of the United States' involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey's involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria.This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the London Review of Books, has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama's time in office. Was it an era of "change we can believe in" or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush's misconceived War on Terror? How did he lose the confidence of the general in charge of America's forces who acted in direct contradiction to the White House? What else do we not know?

King Maybe

by Timothy Hallinan

Junior Bender finds himself caught in a Hollywood revenge plot epic enough for the silver screen. Los Angeles's most talented burglar, Junior Bender, is in the middle of stealing one of the world's rarest stamps from a professional killer when his luck suddenly turns sour. It takes an unexpected assist to get him out alive, but his escape sets off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime. By the time Junior is forced to commit his third burglary of the week--in the impregnable fortress that's home to the ruthless studio mogul called King Maybe--he's beginning to wish he'd just let the killer take a crack at him.

Pass Interference

by Desiree Holt

No Rules. No Limits. Party girl Tyler Gillette has just one rule: no football players. As the daughter of the owner of the San Antonio Hawks, she grew up in the shadow of the sport and her father's enormous wealth. She was even named Tyler because he wanted a boy. Life couldn't have drawn up a better play for turning her into a wild child--until that same life is threatened by someone from the past . . . Former Hawks running back Rafe Ortiz has a few rules of his own. First, no weaknesses. Second, no babysitting spoiled football princesses. But his new career as a bodyguard means he's responsible for protecting the beautiful Tyler Gillette from her mysterious stalker. But keeping his hands off her might be harder than keeping her safe . . .

Dilemma In Yellow Silk

by Lynne Connolly

Ever ready to do the right thing, The Emperors of London act bravely--and when it comes to matters of the heart, impetuously... Despite her cover as the daughter of the land steward for Lord Malton, Marcus Aurelius, spirited Viola Gates is tied by birth to the treacherous Jacobite legacy. Not that this keeps her from falling for the dashing Lord from afar. Despite his staid demeanor, Marcus is devastatingly handsome--and hopelessly beyond her reach. Then Viola's father is mortally wounded and her secret identity revealed, sending her straight into danger's path--and Marcus's arms... For years, he'd only known her as a wild child, the tempting--and forbidden--daughter of his trusted steward. But when Viola's life is threatened, Marcus must act as duty--and his barely contained passion--dictates. Ferrying the bold beauty on an eventful journey to safer quarters, he offers her the protection of his name. Their tempestuous union might succeed in vanquishing their enemies, but will the chivalrous lord and his unsuitable wife surrender to the power of love? "Lynne Connolly writes Georgian romances with a deft touch. Her characters amuse, entertain and reach into your heart."--Desiree Holt "Plots, deviousness and passion galore...a truly enjoyable read."--Fresh Fiction on Temptation Has Green Eyes

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