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Threat Warning

by John Gilstrap

"Jonathan Grave, my favorite freelance peacemaker, problem-solver, and tough-guy hero, is back--and in particularly fine form." --Jeffery DeaverIn his most terrifying thriller yet, New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap exposes the darkest threat to America's freedom, a secret society of merciless killers, watching and waiting to strike. . .The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins. Caught in the crossfire of one of the attacks, rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away--with a mother and her young son as hostages. To free them, Grave and his team must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy. But their search goes beyond the frenzied schemes of a madman's deadly ambitions. This time, it reaches all the way to the highest levels of power. . .Praise for John Gilstrap's Thrillers"A GREAT HERO. A PULSE-POUNDING STORY." --Joseph Finder"TAUT, ACTION-PACKED, AND IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN." --Tess Gerritsen "ADDICTIVELY READABLE. . .RIVETING AND FLAWLESSLY CRAFTED." --Publishers Weekly"SURPRISING AND SATISFYING." --The Denver Post

Git Essentials

by Ferdinando Santacroce

If you are a software developer with little or no experience of versioning systems, or are familiar with other centralized versioning systems, then this book is for you. If you have some experience working with command lines or using Linux admin or just using Unix and want to know more about Git, then this book is ideal for you.

Arduino by Example

by Adith Jagadish Boloor

Design and build fantastic projects and devices using the Arduino platform About This Book * Explore the different sensors that can be used to improve the functionality of the Arduino projects * Program networking modules in conjunction with Arduino to make smarter and more communicable devices * A practical guide that shows you how to utilize Arduino to create practical, useful projects Who This Book Is For This book is an ideal choice for hobbyists or professionals who want to create quick and easy projects with Arduino. As a prerequisite, readers must have a working Arduino system and some programming background, ideally in C/C++. Basic knowledge of Arduino is helpful but not required to follow along with this book. What You Will Learn * Understand and utilize the capabilities of the Arduino * Integrate sensors to gather environmental data and display this information in meaningful ways * Add modules such as Bluetooth and Wi-fithat allow the Arduino to communicate and send data between devices * Create simple servers to allow communication to occur * Build automated projects including robots while learning complex algorithms to mimic biological locomotion * Implement error handling to make programs easier to debug and look more professional * Integrate powerful programming tools and software such as Python and Processing to broaden the scope of what the Arduino can achieve * Practice and learn basic programming etiquette In Detail Arduino an opensource physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. The opensource Arduino software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other opensource software. With the growing interest in home-made, weekend projects among students and hobbyists alike, Arduino offers an innovative and feasible platform to create projects that promote creativity and technological tinkering. Arduino by Example is a project-oriented guide to help you fully utilize the power of one of the world's most powerful open source platforms, Arduino. This book demonstrates three projects ranging from a home automation project involving your lighting system to a simple robotic project to a touch sensor project. You will first learn the basic concepts such as how to get started with the Arduino, and as you start building the project, you will develop the practical skills needed to successfully build Arduino powered projects that have real-life implications. The complexity of the book slowly increases as you complete a project and move on to the next. By the end of this book, you will be able to create basic projects and utilize the elements used in the examples to construct your own devices. Style and approach This book follows a project-oriented approach, with multiple images and plenty of code to help you build your projects easily. The book uses a tutorial-based methodology where the concepts are first explained and then implemented to help you develop the projects.

Mastering Spring MVC 4

by Geoffroy Warin

Gain expertise in designing real-world web applications using the Spring MVC framework About This Book * Design your own Spring web applications using tools such as Spring Boot and Spring Tool Suite * Secure your developments with easy-to-write, reliable unit and end-to-end tests * Deploy your application on the cloud for free and invite the whole world to see Who This Book Is For This book is perfect for developers who are familiar with the fundamentals of Spring programming and are eager to deepen their web development skills. Prior knowledge of the Spring MVC framework is recommended. What You Will Learn * Set up your own web application using Spring Boot and Spring Tool Suite * Discover the MVC architecture and the different tools along with navigating between views * Design complex advanced-level forms and validate the model * Craft a RESTful application with a meaningful API and error messages * Create maintainable unit and acceptance tests * Secure your application while allowing it to scale * Optimize your requests with caching, ETags, and asynchronous responses * Deploy the web application to the cloud in a snap In Detail Spring MVC is the ideal tool to build modern web applications on the server side. With the arrival of Spring Boot, developers can really focus on the code and deliver great value, leveraging the rich Spring ecosystem with minimal configuration. Spring makes it simple to create RESTful applications, interact with social services, communicate with modern databases, secure your system, and make your code modular and easy to test. It is also easy to deploy the result on different cloud providers. Mastering Spring MVC will take you on a journey from developing your own web application to uploading it on the cloud. You begin by generating your own Spring project using Spring Tool suite and Spring Boot. As you develop an advanced-level interactive application that can handle file uploads as well as complex URLs, you will dive into the inner workings of Spring MVC and the principles of modern web architectures. You will then test, secure, and optimize your Spring web application and design RESTful services that will be consumed on the frontend. Finally, when everything is ready, you will release your application on a cloud provider and invite everyone to see. Style and approach An iterative hands-on approach in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each chapter will improve on the work done in the previous one until the application is ready to be released.

Mastering Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

by Ricardo Zea

Become a master in RWD with this practical, engaging guide About This Book * Build responsive designs with solid yet simple HTML5 and CSS3 best practices * Use CSS preprocessors (Sass) to speed up the creation of CSS * Each chapter covers a different feature of RWD with carefully chosen, interesting examples, including the latest developments in responsive design Who This Book Is For If you already know some HTML and CSS and understand the principles of responsive web design, this book is for you. There's something here for you to learn regardless of if you're a web designer or web developer, or whether you're a seasoned expert web professional. What You Will Learn * Install and use Sass with SCSS syntax to create your CSS * Use HTML5 tags the right way for the right type of content * Enhance the experience of users with assistive technology with ARIA roles * Design with desktop-first approach but implement with mobile-first methodology * For your layouts, either create and use your own scalable CSS grid, or use Flexbox * Create three types of navigation for small screen devices * Find the best way to serve the best type of image and how to make videos responsive * Build custom responsive emails to ensure the message gets across regardless of the device In Detail Responsive web design is getting more complex day by day and without the necessary design and development skill sets, it's a matter of time before we're left behind. Building meaningful and accessible websites and apps using HTML5 and CSS3 is a must if we want to create memorable experiences for the users. In the ever-changing world of web designers and developers, being proficient in responsive web design is no longer an option, it is mandatory. Whether you're a web designer or web developer, or a seasoned expert web professional, this book will bolster your HTML and CSS skills to a master level. The book is designed in a way that each chapter will take you one step closer to becoming an expert in RWD. The book begins with introducing you to the power of CSS preprocessors, Sass in this case, to increase the speed of writing repetitive CSS tasks, then use simple but meaningful HTML examples; and add ARIA roles to increase accessibility. You will also understand why a mobile-first approach is ideal. Next, you will learn how to use an easily scalable CSS grid or if you prefer, use Flexbox instead. Create navigations for small screen devices using the "drawer navigation," "off-canvas" or "toggle" navigation patterns, and also implement images and media in both responsive and responsible ways. Finally, you will build a solid and meaningful typographic scale and make sure your messages and communications display correctly with responsive emails. Style and approach Designing and developing for the web should be fun, and that's the tone used in the book. This book is written in a step-by-step format with clean-cut examples. You will also find tips and notes all over the book to help clarify those small and simple details most books and tutorials assume you already know.

Teaching and Digital Technologies

by Michael Henderson Geoff Romeo

Teaching and Digital Technologies: Big Issues and Critical Questions helps both pre-service and in-service teachers to critically question and evaluate the reasons for using digital technology in the classroom. Unlike other resources that show how to use specific technologies - and quickly become outdated, this text empowers the reader to understand why they should (or should not) use digital technologies, when it is appropriate (or not), and the implications arising from these decisions. The text directly engages with policy, the Australian Curriculum, pedagogy, learning and wider issues of equity, access, generational stereotypes and professional learning. The contributors to the book are notable figures from across a broad range of Australian universities, giving the text a unique relevance to Australian education while retaining its universal appeal. Teaching and Digital Technologies is an essential contemporary resource for early childhood, primary and secondary pre-service and in-service teachers in both local and international education environments.

When The Dolls Woke

by Marjorie Filley Stover

[From the back cover] "Keep faith and seek thy fortune here!' All her life, Gail has heard about the beautiful dollhouse that once belonged to her mother. Now the dollhouse is hers, and she discovers that the old house hides a secret treasure. But how will Gail find it? Sir Gregory and his doll family want to help Gail more than anything. But they cannot make Gail hear their messages. Will the treasure be buried forever? Or will the dolls talk to Gail in time?" Great Great Aunt Abby is old and all of her family money is gone. It would break her heart to sell the dollhouse which has brought such joy to generations of little girls in her family to raise the money. Even now the dollhouse is helping her lonely, young niece, Gail, to make friends. You wouldn't think dolls could return the love of the little girl who lavished them with so much attention nearly a century ago, but the determination of these dolls works magic when she needs it most.

Statistical Mechanics and Applications in Condensed Matter

by Carlo Di Castro Roberto Raimondi

This innovative and modular textbook combines classical topics in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and many-body theory with the latest developments in condensed matter physics research. Written by internationally renowned experts and logically structured to cater for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers, it covers the underlying theoretical principles and includes numerous problems and worked examples to put this knowledge into practice. Three main streams provide a framework for the book; beginning with thermodynamics and classical statistical mechanics, including mean field approximation, fluctuations and the renormalization group approach to critical phenomena. The authors then examine quantum statistical mechanics, covering key topics such as normal Fermi and Luttinger liquids, superfluidity and superconductivity. Finally, they explore classical and quantum kinetics, Anderson localization and quantum interference, and disordered Fermi liquids. Unique in providing a bridge between thermodynamics and advanced topics in condensed matter, this textbook is an invaluable resource to all students of physics.

Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty

by Peter Collier

Contemporary portraits of 144 recipients of the Medal of Honor by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. The Medal of Honor recipients in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branch of the armed services. All were interviewed specifically for this book. First published on Veterans Day 2003, this New York Times bestseller has now been updated and augmented to include new essays plus: Letters from all living presidents; a foreword by Brian Williams; and profiles of Sergeant Giunta and Sergeant Petry, who were awarded the Medal of Honor after the publication of the first edition. There are also essays by Tom Brokaw, Senator John McCain, and Victor Davis Hanson. The Medal of Honor recipients in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branch of the armed services. All images described. Second edition.

Places of Invention

by Arthur P. Molella Anna Karvellas

The companion book to an upcoming museum exhibition of the same name, Places of Invention seeks to answer timely questions about the nature of invention and innovation: What is it about some places that sparks invention and innovation? Is it simply being at the right place at the right time, or is it more than that? How does "place"--whether physical, social, or cultural--support, constrain, and shape innovation? Why does invention flourish in one spot but struggle in another, even very similar location? In short: Why there? Why then? Places of Invention frames current and historic conversation on the relationship between place and creativity, citing extensive scholarship in the area and two decades of investigation and study from the National Museum of American History's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The book is built around six place case studies: Hartford, CT, late 1800s; Hollywood, CA, 1930s; Medical Alley, MN, 1950s; Bronx, NY,1970s; Silicon Valley, CA, 1970s-1980s; and Fort Collins, CO, 2010s. Interspersed with these case studies are dispatches from three "learning labs" detailing Smithsonian Affiliate museums' work using Places of Invention as a model for documenting local invention and innovation. Written by exhibition curators, each part of the book focuses on the central thesis that invention is everywhere and fueled by unique combinations of creative people, ready resources, and inspiring surroundings. Like the locations it explores, Places of Invention shows how the history of invention can be a transformative lens for understanding local history and cultivating creativity on scales of place ranging from the personal to the national and beyond.

The Part-Time Vegetarian

by Nicola Graimes

The common link between vegetarians and part-time vegetarians (flexitarians) is that they like to base their meals on vegetables. Whether this is for health, economic or moral reasons (or a combination of all three), the fact is a flexitarian diet - one that is largely vegetarian but occasionally includes poultry, meat and seafood - is growing in popularity and is a long-term trend that cannot go ignored. Let's face it the flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet is the way to go: meat and fish are becoming prohibitively expensive; our current consumption cannot be sustained in years to come; and the health benefits of a vegetarian diet are well documented. But while the number of vegetarians is significant, a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that nearly two out of three vegetarians occasionally like to meat, chicken or fish. The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook shows just how delicious, adaptable and varied this way of eating can be. Rather than taking centre stage, meat or fish are not the main focus of the recipes, which value the often under-used and under-valued vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, eggs and dairy foods. The recipes are not about taking something away, however, but adding a new dimension and consequently widening and extending the homecook's repertoire of dishes. Organised by meal type, The Part-Time Vegetarian Cookbook features chapters on Breakfasts & Brunches, Small Bites (snacks, lunches and light meals), Weekday Suppers, Weekend Cooking, Food for Sharing (entertaining, special occasion, celebrations and al fresco) and Something Sweet. The recipes are all vegetarian, but can easily be adjusted to suit non-vegetarians.From the Hardcover edition.

Walter Benjamin's Archive

by Walter Benjamin Ursula Marx Gudrun Schwarz Erdmut Wizisla Michael Schwarz

An absorbing selection of Walter Benjamin's personal manuscripts, images, and documents The work of the great literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin is an audacious plotting of history, art, and thought; a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps, and fragments of everyday life, art, and dreams. Throughout his life, Benjamin gathered together all kinds of artifacts, assortments of images, texts, and signs, themselves representing experiences, ideas, and hopes, each of which was enthusiastically logged, systematized, and analyzed by their author. In this way, Benjamin laid the groundwork for the salvaging of his own legacy. Intricate and intimate, Walter Benjamin's Archive leads readers to the heart of his intellectual world, yielding a rich and detailed portrait of its author.From the Trade Paperback edition.gmatic Sibyls. Everything here is subtly interlinked with everything else.Intricate and intimate, Walter Benjamin's Archive leads right into the core of his work, yielding a rich and detailed portrait of its author.From the Hardcover edition.

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders

by Ross Mackenzie Shika Mackenzie Soji Shimada

Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must in one week solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years. Who murdered the artist Umezawa, raped and killed his daughter, and then chopped up the bodies of six others to create Azoth, the supreme woman? With maps, charts, and other illustrations, this story of magic and illusion, pieced together like a great stage tragedy, challenges the reader to unravel the mystery before the final curtain.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Disappearance of Signora Giulia

by Piero Chiara

When the sad, beautiful Signora Giulia goes missing without a trace from her Lake Como villa home, it is her husband who reports her disappearance to the detective Sciancalepre, and so the search begins - one that takes Sciancalepre beneath the tranquil surface of local bourgeois society, a world of snobbery and secrets, while mysterious shadows lurk in the grounds of the family villa . . . As his investigation gathers pace this atmospheric classic detective story becomes a thrilling game of legal cat and mouse.From the Trade Paperback edition.

She Who Was No More

by Geoffrey Sainsbury Thomas Narcejac Pierre Boileau

Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub, but in the morning, before the "accidental" death can be discovered, the corpse is gone--so begins the unraveling of Ferdinand's plot, and his sanity... This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone.From the Trade Paperback edition.


by Geoffrey Sainsbury Thomas Narcejac Pierre Boileau

The story could have happened to any of us, but it happened to a man named Flavieres. His days as a detective were over, and everyone knew he had his reasons. But when an old friend appeared out of nowhere with concerns about his withdrawn and mysterious wife, Flavieres didn't have the heart to refuse. And soon he would be scouring the streets of Paris in search of an answer - in search of a girl who belonged to no one, not even to herself. Soon intrigue would be replaced by obsession, and dreams replaced by nightmares. This is the story of a desperate man. A man who ended up compromising his own morality beyond all measure, while World War Two raged outside his front door. A man tormented - and destroyed - by a dark, terrible secret.This sinister, mindbending roman noir was turned into a 1958 Hollywood classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Man Tiger

by Benedict Anderson Labodalih Sembiring Eka Kurniawan

A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unraveled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.Lyrical and bawdy, experimental and political, this extraordinary novel announces the arrival of a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.From the Trade Paperback edition.o also happens to be half-man, half-supernatural female white tiger (in many parts of Indonesia, magical tigers protect good villages and families). At once elegant and bawdy, experimental and political, Man Tiger will help to establish Indonesia's new voice, underrepresented in world literature, while demonstrating the influence of world literature on Indonesian writers.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Standing on My Brother's Shoulders

by Tara Lal

Everything finds its place, just as the colour and the beauty do, so does the pain. Tara Lal's childhood was battered by her father's mental illness and by her mother's death when she was thirteen. Caught up in grief and despair, she developed a deep, caring bond with her charismatic and kind older brother Adam, though he struggled silently with growing anxiety and depression. Four years after their mother's death, Adam committed suicide. Grief and insecurity threatened to engulf Tara, but eventually she found, through a dialogue with the words her brother left behind in his diaries, her reason to live. The book includes an Afterword on the possibilities for recovery and growth following a tragedy, written by Miriam Akhtar, author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression.From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Lies Behind

by J. T. Ellison

Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author J. T. Ellison delivers another riveting novel featuring the incomparable Dr. Samantha Owens Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide-a crime of passion-is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play... As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with, they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. It's up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed, and her boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, may be in the line of fire. Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against very powerful people at every stage in the investigation. No one is who they appear to be and with every minute that passes, the danger escalates. It's Sam's most complex case yet and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.

Fools Rush In

by Kristan Higgins

Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life... Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable dog suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set. But perfection isn't as easy as it looks-especially when Sam Nickerson, a local policeman, is so distracting. He is definitely not part of her master plan. But maybe it's time for Millie to make a new plan....

Mindfulness in Motion

by Tamara Russell

Discover a life of ease and joy through movement-based mindfulness Mindfulness in Motion presents the Body in Mind Training programme: a truly groundbreaking new approach to mindfulness that is practised not by sitting still but by engaging with the moving body. Written by neuroscientist and mindfulness expert Dr Tamara Russell, this is the only book on mindfulness to explain exactly why moving meditation is the best way of 'rewiring' the brain, teaching it to focus on the present moment. Her simple exercises are designed to be accessible to everyone, including those who can't seem to find time for practice, and those who have struggled with traditional Zen-inspired mindfulness, with its emphasis on sitting meditation. This book will guide you step by step through Dr Tamara Russell's Body in Mind Training (BMT) programme, a unique approach to secular mindfulness that uses the moving body as the main meditation tool. The message is simple: getting out of your head and into your body is the key to a happier, healthier life. Chapter by chapter the book explores the five principles of movement-based mindfulness: PAUSE In order to hear your body you have to slow down and listen to its voice - this is the starting point for BMT mindfulness practice. INTENTION Setting your intention before you act can dramatically increase your ability to achieve what you want in life. ATTENTION You can detect the mind-wandering habits that hold you back and use your attention to create more space for the things that really matter. UNDERSTANDING ME It's possible to tame your unruly 'mental monkeys' and create new neural pathways in your brain to help you to realize your full potential. COMPASSION Facing and accepting your own difficult experiences can profoundly transform your relationship with life. With easy-to-follow exercises, step-by-step photographs, clear brain diagrams and a host of practical tips, this book offers all the tools you need to start living in your body. With a little focus, determination and practice, you too can experience the amazing benefits of mindfulness!From the Trade Paperback edition.


by Chris Mackey

Synchronicity: the uncanny and fortuitous timing of events that seems to go beyond pure chance. Synchronicity can act as a guide along our life path, helping us through challenging times and nudging us toward self-fulfillment.Psychologist Chris Mackey offers astounding case studies, alongside a lucid explanation of the brain science underlying synchronicity and many practical suggestions for working with it, from journaling and symbol analysis to dream interpretation and ideas for accessing flow. He is convinced that synchronicity has a crucial role to play in helping us "go within" and tap intoour intuitive and spiritual selves.This book is also a passionate call for a new, more optimistic "positive psychiatry" that embraces our transcendent experiences. A 21st-century take on Jung's legacy, this exciting new approach to synchronicity will appeal to anyone interested in the opportunities for personal development offered by altered states of consciousness."A profound introduction to deep concepts of mind, meaning and the challenges of creating a life well lived for everyone."--Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., author of The Psychobiology of Gene Expression and Creating ConsciousnessFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Sergeant's Cat

by Janwillem van de Wetering

A collection of 13 short stories spanning two decades in the lives of van de Wetering's Amsterdam Cops Amsterdam isn't exactly a hotbed of violent crime, but wrongdoing does occur, and the most bizarre cases tend to be passed to Grijpstra and de Gier. In one they investigate the death of a handsome oceanographer whose corpse is found amidst his tanks of shiny living mussels. In another they strong-arm a brutal crime lord whose henchman threatens the sergeant's cat. Yet another leads them to uncover a most unusual murder weapon: a chocolate Easter bunny. With the curious blend of wit and the macabre readers have come to expect from the pen of Janwillem van de Wetering, the Amsterdam Cops have a way of seeing to it that justice, ultimately, is done.From the Trade Paperback edition.


by Matt Bell

For fans of The Dog Stars and Station Eleven, Scrapper traces one man's desperate quest for redemption in a devastated Detroit."Has the feel of Cormac McCarthy's The Road set in present-day Motor City... powerful."--Publishers WeeklyDetroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as "the zone," an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy's unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas.The second novel from the acclaimed author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, Scrapper is a devastating reimagining of one of America's greatest cities, its beautiful architecture, its lost houses, shuttered factories, boxing gyms, and storefront churches. With precise, powerful prose, it asks: What do we owe for our crimes, even those we've committed to protect the people we love?From the Hardcover edition.

Waiting For Ethan

by Diane Barnes

When Gina Rossi was in junior high, her best friend's psychic grandmother got everything right--from predicting that Gina would break her arm and travel to Italy, all the way to leading police to a missing neighborhood child. The one time Gina didn't listen to her, she almost got herself killed. So when she says that Gina will marry a man named Ethan--but she will have to wait for him--Gina believes her, and waits... Now thirty-six, Gina's Mr. Right is nowhere in sight--until the day she's stranded in a snowstorm, and rescued by the last type of Ethan she expected. It's very romantic, yet surprisingly not. This Ethan is sexy, and clearly her hero. Still, instead of her "Aha" moment, Gina's confused. And when Ethan is happy to discover she's single, does Gina dare tell him, It's because I've been waiting for you. But the bigger question is, does she dare question destiny--by taking it into her own hands? And is she brave enough to handle what happens once it's time to stop waiting--and start living?

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