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"Beautifully written and refreshingly different, Until You Find Me gripped my heart from the very first line."--New York Times bestselling author Cora CarmackIn this steamy, electrifying novel, Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits as a young woman travels halfway across the globe--and discovers the place where her heart belongs. Raven has no idea what to expect when she travels to Africa in search of answers about her family's past. A twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, she's never seen anything like the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon. But nothing takes her breath away like Jospin. As soon as Raven meets the charismatic and intense young hunter, she's instantly hooked. Clever, rugged, and fearless, Jospin makes his living from the perils of the jungle. But falling in love with Raven could be the most dangerous thing he's ever done. The heir to a powerful poaching empire, he holds the key to unlocking the secrets of Raven's legacy. If she asks the wrong questions, his answers could get them both killed. And yet each and every moment spent holding Raven in his arms is worth the risk. Raven's getting closer to the truth. Jospin's at the point of no return. Their chemistry is out of control, and when they forge a bond that goes beyond blood, desire will take them into uncharted territory.Praise for Until You Find Me "Fabulous . . . Until You Find Me [is] a meaty, stick-to-your ribs stew of a story where opposites attract is not an easy, toss-away cliché. . . . Hart writes with full commitment to stirring our senses, thoughts and imagination. And there is nothing to disappoint the expectation, except waiting for the next book."--USA Today "Beautifully and dynamically written, this series opener from Hart is sure to be a hit. The language and complexity are rich and wonderfully demanding. And the suspenseful ending will leave readers desperate, oh, so desperate, for more!"--Library Journal (starred review)"If you think the jungle is hot and dangerous, wait until you meet Jospin. He and Raven turn up the heat to scorching and burn the jungle down!"--Lisa Desrochers, USA Today bestselling author of A Little Too Far "A beautiful, unconventional story that takes you to the jungles of Africa to fall in love, Until You Find Me contains the perfect balance of angst, thrills, and page-turning appeal."--K. A. Tucker, USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths "Wonderfully unique and utterly unputdownable, Until You Find Me is a breath of fresh air. Each page is sexier than the one before."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
Perfect for fans of Mary Balogh, Sharon Cullen's captivating novel tells the deeply emotional tale of two devoted lovers facing the ravages of war. For months now, Lady Grace Ashworth has mourned the death of her beloved husband--until the day a very-much-alive Michael arrives at her front door. It's nothing less than a miracle. However, Grace soon realizes that this Michael isn't the same man who left for the Crimean War. She's stunned to learn that he has suffered a devastating head injury. Putting all her own desires aside, Grace resolves to devote herself to Michael's recovery and to love him no matter what troubles may come. Convinced that his wife is wasting her time on a broken man, Michael attempts to shield Grace from a life of inconvenience by driving her away. But Grace will have none of that. Despite every obstacle Michael throws in her path, she stubbornly soldiers on, fighting not only for their marriage but for the love they once shared. In the end, will her determination alone be enough to save Michael from the darkness that threatens to consume him?Praise for His Saving Grace "Cullen writes an emotional and unique story about a couple's journey to salvation. . . . Recommended for historical romance readers who appreciate feel-good, emotionally substantial, 'love conquers all' tales."--Library Journal "Cullen has marked herself as an author to watch."--Publishers Weekly "Heart-wrenching and full of real emotion, proving that love is always the answer, His Saving Grace is the best book I've read this year!"--USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans"Few writers can spark a lonely heart to life like Sharon Cullen in His Saving Grace."--Violetta Rand, author of Surrender"I heartfully applaud Ms. Cullen for writing this book, considering the sensitive nature of the subject matter. Historical romance novels rarely tackle such a serious subject, but Ms. Cullen does it with sensitivity and honesty. I highly recommend this book, whether you have read the others in the series or not, and I'm giving it five stars."--Buried Under Romance "If you enjoy a well-written historical romance with great character development then I have no hesitation in recommending His Saving Grace."--Romantic Historical Reviews "Michael and Grace's story [made] me sit with crossed fingers hoping everything turned out like it should. Everything did, of course, but that ending wouldn't have been as perfect if not for the journey that got these two wonderful characters there."--Written Love "This was a very moving and powerful story by Cullen. I can't wait for the next book."--Historical Romance Lover "A beautiful story that was well written."--What I'm Reading "This was a wonderful novel. . . . Every once in a while, I want to read a book that makes me think."--Laura Tague "With secondary characters that fill in the story nicely, [His Saving Grace] is a wonderful installment to the series."--I Am, Indeed Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
In Laura Marie Altom's blazing-hot romance, the first novel in the Shamed series, a broken woman discovers release and redemption in the arms of a self-made billionaire--who gives her a tantalizing ultimatum. Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different--and will be moving on soon, making Ella reckless enough to break her rules. With a kiss, the stranger opens the door to desires Ella believed she would never know. Then he makes a shocking proposition. A dot-com billionaire from humble beginnings, Liam Stone is a man whose past has made him compassionate yet guarded--much like the beautiful, secretive woman he stumbles upon in a remote Southern town. Though he expects nothing more than a fling, when the time comes to return home to San Francisco, Liam cannot stand the thought of ending things so soon. But when he tries to tempt her into joining him, he finds the tables turning dizzingly fast. Suddenly a little seduction becomes a huge battle for one thing: control.Ella and Liam's story continues in Possess, coming December 2014!Praise for Control "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna "Fabulous . . . I cried all they way through. . . . The story is amazing, the writing smooth and the characters are whole."--Brit Nanny Reads "This story takes you on emotional roller coaster because both characters find it hard to handle what they feel for each other and protect themselves because of the past scars."--Books Movies Fandoms "Loved it! . . . OMG, I laughed so hard with this book."--Jamie Frederickson"I really like the connection between Liam and Ella as well as the struggle that they go through, because life is messy and sometimes you have to have the pain to get to the solution, just like the book describes. This is a book about hope and love."--Sportochick's Musings"Wow, do sparks fly! . . . [Control] is very well written [with] a great storyline. . . . I really love how Ella explains her feelings for Liam."--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
In New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, the glorious era when Britain reigned supreme has found its most brilliant modern interpreter. Perry's gripping new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel invites us back to Victorian London, where greed and ambition never sleep, and passion sometimes runs riot. As the nineteenth century draws to a close, most of Europe is in political turmoil, and terrorist threats loom large across the continent. Adding to this unrest is the controversial Sofia Delacruz, who has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous. Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, is charged with protecting Sofia--and shielding Her Majesty's government from any embarrassment that this woman, as beautiful as she is charismatic, might cause. When Sofia suddenly vanishes and two of her female disciples are gruesomely murdered, Pitt is challenged as never before. Is Sofia's cousin, wealthy banker Barton Hall, somehow involved? And why has handsome cricket star Dalton Teague insinuated himself into Pitt's investigation? Fearful that this sensational crime may trigger an international incident, Pitt welcomes the help of three allies: his clever wife, Charlotte; her great-aunt, Lady Vespasia; and Victor Narraway, Pitt's friend and former commander at Special Branch. From the narrow streets of Toledo and a lonely monastery high in the hills of Spain, to the halls and wharves of London, Pitt and his friends race against time in their desperate bid to catch a murderer. Anne Perry is the acknowledged mistress of Victorian intrigue. No one else can match her period flavor, her all-too-human characters, or her haunting truths, which speak so clearly to our own time. The Angel Court Affair may be the best of all the beloved Thomas Pitt novels. Praise for Anne Perry's most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels Death on Blackheath "Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining . . . The period detail is beautifully done, and realistic characters and tense action are woven seamlessly together."--Historical Novels Review "A complex and rewarding plot and outstanding characterization . . . a book that fans of Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo trilogy will find interesting."--Huntington News Midnight at Marble Arch "Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch."--The New York Times Book Review "Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age."--Booklist (starred review) Dorchester Terrace "The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction."--Bookreporter Treason at Lisson Grove "Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time."--The Washington TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
Published in rapid succession, Jason M. Hough's first three novels, The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge, earned mountains of praise and comparisons to such authors as James S. A. Corey and John Scalzi. Now Hough returns with a riveting near-future spy thriller that combines the adrenaline of a high-octane James Bond adventure with mind-blowing sci-fi speculations worthy of Christopher Nolan's Inception. Technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell has been dispatched on a top-secret assignment unlike any he's ever faced. A spaceship that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew--save one. Peter's mission is to find the missing crew member, who fled through what appears to be a tear in the fabric of space. Beyond this mysterious doorway lies an even more confounding reality: a world that seems to be Earth's twin. Peter discovers that this mirrored world is indeed different from his home, and far more dangerous. Cut off from all support, and with only days to complete his operation, Peter must track his quarry alone on an alien world. But he's unprepared for what awaits on the planet's surface, where his skills will be put to the ultimate test--and everything he knows about the universe will be challenged in ways he never could have imagined.Includes the complete bonus novella The Dire Earth, a prequel to the bestselling sci-fi adventure The Darwin Elevator. Advance praise for Zero World "[A] science fiction [novel that] smashes The Bourne Identity together with The End of Eternity to create a thrilling action rampage that confirms [Jason] Hough as an important new voice in genre fiction."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One hell of an entertaining read. Hough continues to deliver white-knuckle books anchored by unusual and fascinating characters. Zero World is a giant cup of pure badassery that secures his place among the finest sci-fi action writers today."--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles "A high-octane blend of science fiction and mystery, Zero World is a thrill ride that shoots you out of a cannon and doesn't let up until the very last page."--Wesley Chu, author of the Tao Series "Warning: Do not pick up this book if there is anything else you need to do. There is no safe place to rest inside these pages, no lag in the full-throttle action, no moment when you will think, 'Okay, this is a good spot to take a break.' Once you realize how much you don't know--about this world, these characters, this inexplicable mission--the only way out is forward."--Brian Staveley, author of the Emperor's Blades series "I just finished Zero World and there's only one thing I need to know: How long must I wait for the sequel!?"--Raymond Benson, former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto series "A brilliant combination of spy thriller, cold-case mystery, and hard sci-fi tale, Zero World is a smart, action-packed thrill ride of a book. Jason Hough is redefining storytelling with his new novel."--Ted Kosmatka, author of The Flicker Men "Zero World deftly blends the best elements of sci-fi and spy thriller with blistering action and a depth that unfolds itself in surprising ways. Hough is a master."--Jay Posey, author of the Duskwalker seriesFrom the Hardcover edition.
She's a survivor of the front lines of politics. He's a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love? Nobody plays the role of perfect politician's daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won't be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor's "Support Our Troops" pen-pal initiative--and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes. When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots--and he can tell that she's hiding something, too. But Shane knows he's gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he's injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke's reputation turns to ashes. Even though he's totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke's doorstep, determined to set things right--and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share. Praise for Loving You Is Easy "A fresh story, memorable characters, and breathtaking romance . . . You must read this book!"--New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst"Wendy S. Marcus writes believable characters and tons of emotion."--USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan "Loving You Is Easy is a pleasing blend of sexiness and emotionally charged conflict that kept me turning the pages. Wendy S. Marcus doesn't shy away from tough subject matter; she embraces it in a real, visceral way that tugs on the reader's emotions and has you rooting for the characters not just to succeed but to heal, physically and emotionally. The story is unique, the characters flawed but wonderful. Fantastic!"--New York Times bestselling author Donna Alward"A unique story with emotional twists and turns on the road to happily ever after."--New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips"Loving You Is Easy is a super sexy yet incredibly tender love story that'll leave you wishing for just a few more pages . . . and then a few more after that."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna "Loving You Is Easy drew me in on the first page and held me until the last. A great read."--Claudia Connor, author of Worth the Fall"This is a fabulous read I know I will reread in the future. Wendy S. Marcus is a total treat!"--Rakes of Romance "I highly recommend this read for all fans of romance. . . . [Loving You Is Easy has] drama, passion, intrigue and one of the most beautifully written endings I have read in a long time."--Contemporary Romance Reviews "Incredible . . . Loving You Is Easy is a truly unique story with complex characters, unexpected emotional twists, and a burst of realism that convincingly illustrates just how completely opposites can attract and grow together."--Fic Central "With a bit of grouch and a whole lot of classy, Wendy's newest release gives a good read!"--Maldivian Book Reviewer's Realm of Romance Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Fans who can't get enough of USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy will love this wicked, wild spinoff, a short novel that explores how sexy life can be outside Club Sin. Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master's touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom--until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny. Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she's the woman he's been waiting for--a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary's lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive, he desires only to give her everything she craves. Freed is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Freed "The connection between Mary and Elliott is intense, both emotionally and sexually. . . . Readers with a taste for light BDSM will not be disappointed."--Library Journal"Freed is fabulous! Stacey Kennedy's a master at creating steamy and heartwarming romance, where the BDSM lifestyle is inextricably bound with compelling emotion and unforgettable characters!"--Virna DePaul, New York Times bestselling author of Turned and Awakened"Freed is a heartwarming tale of sensual surrender and starting over. I loved it!"--Cherise Sinclair, USA Today bestselling author of Club Shadowlands"This book was orchestrated beautifully. Stacey Kennedy is a master in her genre."--Bookends"Another great book in this series."--My Book Filled Life "Readers will find a 'real life' scenario between the characters that pulls at your heart strings. As always, the escapades of the BDSM lifestyle portrayed in Kennedy's books are steamy with just the right touch of erotica. Mary and Elliott's journey is touching and left me with a smile on my face. I can't wait for my next peek at life in Club Sin!"--Little Read Riding Hood "I faithfully follow [Club Sin] because the plot is as as solid as the play."--Talk Supe "Stacey is an author that I enjoy and always look forward to what is coming up next for Club Sin. She's an author that knows what her readers want and has no trouble giving it to them."--All Things Romance "This story touched me on so many levels. . . . It was honest, sexy and one of my favorite books of [the year]."--Delighted Reader "Kennedy did it again! . . . Definitely another book that I did not want to put down."--Under the Covers "Freed is amazing! The chemistry between Elliott and Mary is just as hot as [it is] between any of the younger Club Sin couples."--Bea's Book Nook
Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy's latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality. Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want--too well. He hasn't had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he's been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control. After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It's one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler's every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler's command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves? Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.Advance praise for Desired "Sexy, sensual, and totally seductive . . . Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon."--New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff"Characters you care about in a fast-paced story . . . one heck of a sexy read!"--New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black"Wow! What a scorcher! Having read, and five-star loved, the first two Club Sin books, I was incredibly impressed to find that not only has Stacey Kennedy delivered yet another five-star read in Desired, but she somehow has managed to create an even steamier and more swoon-worthy Dom hero!"--The Romance ReviewsPraise for the Club Sin series "Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart."--J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of Release Me "Deliciously sexy, Claimed will captivate you at once, leading you on an erotic journey that you won't want to end. A fabulous talent, Kennedy shines in this fast-paced and exciting novel."--New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray "Tender, emotional--and smoking hot!"--Savanna Fox, author of the Dirty Girls Book Club series, on Claimed "Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin."--Eliza Gayle, New York Times bestselling author of Submissive Beauty "Bared is a hot blend of raw sensuality, and Stacey Kennedy is an author to watch!"--Eden Bradley, author of The Dark Garden and Dangerously Bound Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
One of Newsweek's Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement. A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Alter's The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture. A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love. In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters--people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on--careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
A dazzling intellectual history of the West served up with verve and insight by two brilliant young historians. Here is an intellectual entertainment, a sweeping history of the key institutions that have organized knowledge in the West from the classical period onward. With elegance and wit, this exhilarating history alights at the pivotal points of cultural transformation. The motivating question throughout: How does history help us understand the vast changes we are now experiencing in the landscape of knowledge?Beginning in Alexandria and its great center of Hellenistic learning and imperial power, we then see the monastery in the wilderness of a collapsed civilization, the rambunctious universities of the late medieval cities, and the thick social networks of the Enlightenment republic of letters. The development of science and the laboratory as a dominant knowledge institution brings us to the present, seeking patterns in the new digital networks of knowledge.Full of memorable characters, this fresh history succeeds in restoring the strangeness and the significance of the past.
A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for loneliness and what to do about it. John T. Cacioppo's groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry. By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context--a factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndrome--chronic loneliness--brings it out of the shadow of its cousin depression, and shows how this subjective sense of social isolation uniquely disrupts our perceptions, behavior, and physiology, becoming a trap that not only reinforces isolation but can also lead to early death. He gives the lie to the Hobbesian view of human nature as a "war of all against all," and he shows how social cooperation is, in fact, humanity's defining characteristic. Most important, he shows how we can break the trap of isolation for our benefit both as individuals and as a society.
Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist. Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war and teetering on the brink of revolution: this novel tells the story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented--and provocative--Chinese artists of the twentieth century.Jennifer Cody Epstein's epic brings to life the woman behind the lush, Cezannesque nude self-portraits, capturing with lavish detail her life in the brothel and then as a concubine to a Republican official who would ultimately help her find her way as an artist. Moving with the tide of historical events, The Painter from Shanghai celebrates a singularly daring painting style--one that led to fame, notoriety, and, ultimately, a devastating choice: between Pan's art and the one great love of her life.
"Should be handed out . . . in the immigration line at Heathrow." --Malcolm Gladwell Sarah Lyall moved to London in the mid-1990s and soon became known for amusing and sharp dispatches on her adopted country. Confronted by the eccentricities of these island people (the English husband who never turned on the lights, the legislators who behaved like drunken frat boys, the hedgehog lovers), she set about trying to figure out the British. Part anthropological field study and part memoir, The Anglo Files has already received great acclaim and recognition for the astuteness, humor, and sensitivity with which the author wields her pen.
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
Filled with dramatic revelations, The Lost Spy may be the most important American spy story to come along in a generation. For half a century, the case of Isaiah Oggins, a 1920s New York intellectual brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin's orders, remained hidden in the secret files of the KGB and the FBI--a footnote buried in the rubble of the Cold War. Then, in 1992, it surfaced briefly, when Boris Yeltsin handed over a deeply censored dossier to the White House. The Lost Spy at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets.Based on six years of international sleuthing, The Lost Spy traces Oggins's rise in beguiling detail--a brilliant Columbia University graduate sent to run a safe house in Berlin and spy on the Romanovs in Paris and the Japanese in Manchuria--and his fall: death by poisoning in a KGB laboratory. As harrowing as Darkness at Noon and as tragic as Dr. Zhivago, The Lost Spy is one of the great nonfiction detective stories of our time.
From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series.The Kalamazoo City mayoral race is heating up, and Frank Pandini Jr. has been threatened by a mysterious assailant. He requests a special Platypus Police Squad protection detail: Detective Rick Zengo. This leaves O'Malley to be partnered up with Jo Cooper, the newest detective on the force. Can Zengo get to the bottom of the attacks--without O'Malley backing him up?
Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were.Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope's civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards' bearskin hats, which drive the children wild--not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's--and Penelope's--mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways. . . .
Joey Harker is a Leader.With InterWorld trapped by HEX and his only other companion--the mysterious Time Agent Acacia Jones--missing in action, Joey's the only one left. Though injured and alone, he refuses to give up. How can he, when all the worlds are depending on him? As the threat of FrostNight looms ever closer, Joey seeks out more of his fellow Walkers across the Altiverse, training them as fast as he can and trying to track down InterWorld Base Town along the way. But even a solid team of recruits--including Acacia's brother, Avery, who's not a recruit so much as a tenuous ally--can't prepare Joey for the ultimate showdown with InterWorld's enemies, old and new.Joey never wanted to be in charge. But he's the one everyone is looking to now, and he'll have to step up if he has any hope of saving InterWorld, the Multiverse, and everything in between. Eternity's Wheel is the heart-pounding conclusion to the InterWorld series, full of time and space travel, magic, science, and the bravery of a young boy who must now face his destiny as a young man.
Drawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist--and mother of two boys--Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice both for parents and teenagers.Driven by the assumption that brain growth was almost complete by the time a child reached puberty, scientists believed for many years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one--only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, neurology and neuroscience have revealed that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.Motivated by her experience of parenting two teenagers, renowned neurologist Frances E. Jensen, MD, gathers what we've discovered about adolescent brain functioning and wiring, and in this groundbreaking, accessible book, explains how these eye-opening findings not only dispel commonly held myths about teens but also yield practical suggestions for adults and teenagers negotiating the mysterious and magical world of adolescent biology.Interweaving clear summary and analysis of research data with anecdotes drawn from her years as a clinician, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development in the context of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision making. Examining data connecting substance use to lingering memory issues and, sometimes, a lower adult IQ, The Teenage Brain explains why teenagers are not as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought; reveals how multitasking impacts learning ability and concentration; and examines the consequences of stress on mental health during and beyond adolescence.Rigorous yet accessible, warm yet direct, The Teenage Brain sheds new light on the brains--and behaviors--of adolescents and young adults, and analyzes this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents, educators, and even the legal system can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood in our ever challenging world.
Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the fifth book of this thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series. The Dawn of the Clans arc takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.The spirit-cats have spoken: to survive, the cats from the mountains must grow and spread like the Blazing Star. Clear Sky believes the only way to grow is to band together again, but few cats are willing to ally with him. While Tall Shadow plans to establish a new camp in the pine forest, River Ripple is content by the water, and Wind Runner has made her own home on the moor. The time has now come for all cats to decide where they will live--and where their allegiances truly lie.Dawn of the Clans #5: A Forest Divided also includes an exclusive bonus scene!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep, a sensational new psychological thriller about a woman with a secret identity that threatens to destroy herShe loves.her husband.She's obsessed by a stranger.She's a.devoted mother.She's prepared to lose everything.She knows.what she's doing.She's out of control.She's innocent.She's guilty as sin.She's living.two lives. She may lose both.
A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of New York fashion--the iconic designer whose creations captured the modern feminist spiritIn 1969, when women's liberation and equal rights were on everyone's lips, twenty-two-year-old Diane von Furstenberg set out to have a career of her own. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Diane grew up a frizzy-haired, gap-toothed outsider in Brussels. Improbably, she became the wife of Austrian nobleman Egon von Furstenberg, moved to New York City, and quickly made herself a fixture of an outrageous fashion scene. Pregnant and lugging a suitcase of samples to department stores, Diane started a dress business with three styles--and in 1973, stormed onto the national stage with the invention of the wrap dress.Embraced for its flattering style by millions of American women of all ages, sizes, and shapes, the dress became a cult object, tied inexorably to the image Diane projected of youth, independence, and sex--"the DVF woman," a model of self-sufficiency, sensuality, and confidence. In this masterful biography, Gioia Diliberto delves beyond that woman to bring Diane's extraordinary life into focus, from her post-World War II childhood in Belgium, through her rise to the top of the fashion world during the decadent seventies and glamorous go-go eighties, to her humiliating failures both professional and personal, and her remarkable comeback in the nineties. Drawing on interviews with Diane's family, friends, lovers, employees, and the designer herself, Diliberto creates a captivating portrait of von Furstenberg through her relationships and role in the development of a uniquely American style. As befits the story of a clothing designer who became a stunning pop cultural icon, the book also explores fashion's evolution from rare luxury to marketing monster, and the larger world of the nation's elite--an exclusive club where fashion, culture, society, politics, and Hollywood collide. Lively and insightful, Diane von Furstenberg is a modern fable of self-invention, fame, wealth, failure, and success, pulled together with the style and assuredness of a DVF dress.
Eva has always wanted to write a modern classic--one that actually appeals to her generation. The only problem is that she has realized she can't "write what she knows" because she hasn't yet begun to live. So before heading off to college, Eva is determined to get a life worth writing about.Soon Eva's life encounters a few unexpected plot twists. She becomes a counselor at a nearby summer camp--a job she is completely unqualified for. She starts growing apart from her best friends before they've even left for school. And most surprising of all, she begins to fall for the last guy she would have ever imagined. But no matter the roadblocks, or writer's blocks, it is all up to Eva to figure out how she wants this chapter in her story to end.Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell, Don't Ever Change is a witty, snarky, and thought-provoking coming-of-age young adult novel about a teen who sets out to write better fiction and, ultimately, discovers the truth about herself.
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