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by Jutta Amy Lane

Joel Martinez, ein praktisch denkender und gut organisierter Computerprogrammierer, ist der Mitbewohner von Ian Cooper, einem zertifizierten, IQ-in-der-Stratosphäre Mathegenie, das im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes in seinem alltäglichen Chaos seine Unterwäsche nicht finden kann. Als er über die Feiertage seine Mutter besucht, lässt er Ian mit einem unguten Gefühl zurück. Um sich abzulenken, erzählt er seiner Schwester Geschichten über den Alltag mit Ian und stellt fest, dass er weit mehr für Ian empfindet, als ihm bewusst war. Als Ian ihn verstört anruft, weil die einzige, die ihn liebt (eine halb verwilderte Katze namens Elender Bastard) eingeschläfert werden muss, eilt Joel nach Hause und hofft, dass sich Gegensätze tatsächlich anziehen.

The White Queen

by Philippa Gregory

The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the TowerThe first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills. *'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times * 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express * 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday

Whiteout

by Becky Citra

Robin can hardly wait for her cousin April and her Aunty Liz to come to the ranch for Christmas. When a devastating car accident sends Aunty Liz to the hospital for several months, Robin can't help but be overjoyed to learn that April will live with Robin and her family while her mother is recuperating. But April has changed, and Robin must deal with April's growing anger and resentment at being forced to leave her injured mother and her life in the city. Then Robin's little sister, Molly, disappears during a blizzard, and Robin and April's friendship faces the ultimate test.

Wicked Prey (Lucas Davenport #19)

by John Sandford

The Republicans are coming to St. Paul for their convention. Throwing a big party is supposed to be fun, but crashing the party are a few hard cases the police would rather stayed away. Chief among them is a crew of professional stickup men who've spotted several lucrative opportunities, ranging from political moneymen with briefcases full of cash to that armored-car warehouse with the weakness in its security system. All that's headache enough for Lucas Davenport-but what's about to hit him is even worse.<P> A while back, a stray bullet put a pimp and petty thief named Randy Whitcomb in a wheelchair, and, ever since, the man has been nursing his grudge into a full head of psychotic steam. He blames Davenport for the bullet, but it's no fun just shooting him. That wouldn't be painful enough. Not when Davenport has a pretty fourteen-year-old adopted daughter that Whitcomb can target instead....<P> And then there's the young man with the .50 caliber sniper rifle and the right- wing-crazy background, roaming through a city filled with the most powerful politicians on earth. . . .

William S. and the Great Escape

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Twelve-year-old William S. Baggett is one of eight Baggett children, and he is ready to escape his negligent family. Since his very first day of school in 1931, he has been saving up money to run away. That's exactly what he does--along with three of his younger siblings--after his older brothers flush a pet guinea pig down the toilet. The four children are headed to their aunt Fiona's house, but the trip doesn't go exactly as planned--especially when a lonely rich girl decides to "help" them. Will they ever make it to Aunt Fiona's? And if they do, will she let them stay?

The Women

by T. C. Boyle

From "America's most imaginative contemporary novelist" (Newsweek), a novel of Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life. Having brought to life eccentric cereal king John Harvey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in The Inner Circle, T. C. Boyle now turns his fictional sights on an even more colorful and outlandish character: Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyle's incomparable account of Wright's life is told through the experiences of the four women who loved him. There's the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff, the passionate Southern belle Maude Miriam Noel, the tragic Mamah Cheney, and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin. Blazing with his trademark wit and inventiveness, Boyle deftly captures these very different women and the creative life in all its complexity. .

Women Want More

by Kate Sayre John Butman Michael J. Silverstein

Haven't women gotten everything they want? Economic power? Social influence? Business clout? Yes, but it turns out that these fantastic gains have come at a heavy price, as consumer goods experts Michael J. Silverstein and Kate Sayre discovered in an unprecedented study of 12,000 women in forty countries. That relentless upward climb has left women feeling stressed out, time starved, and overburdened. As a result, they look to products and services that will help them claw back time, juggle multiple roles, and capture a few moments of enjoyment. Women want more--much more, in every category of goods and services. And no matter what their age or economic situation or where they live in the world, women will spend trillions of dollars over the next decade on the brands that truly deliver: Home-cleaning products that enable women to do in an hour what used to take a day Financial-services products that recognize that women control half the United States' wealth Food products that help keep the whole family happy and healthy Health care services designed for working-women's hectic schedules In the coming years, women's influence will be so enormous that it will not only help bring us out of the economic downturn but also create one of the most dramatic market opportunities of our lifetime--bigger than the rise of China and India; more sustainable than any bailout package. Through quantitative data, profiles of individual women, and stories of winning companies, Women Want More provides business leaders with the understanding and practices they need to capture their share of the rising "female economy."

Wylde

by Jan Irving

Noah Matthews brought his son Josh to the pristine woods of Washington State to make a fresh start. The first night in their new home, Noah meets Kell Farraday when the laconic police chief shows up on his doorstep searching for two people lost in the forest. It&apos;s the start of a sexy new friendship when Kell decides to pursue the shy but flirtatious Noah. But a new beginning won&apos;t be so easy. Noah&apos;s former boyfriend shows up to try to reclaim a place in his life, and worse, Josh is drawn to the growing mystery in the forest. People disappear and then one turns up dead. There&apos;s something haunting the forest. Something watching. And soft-spoken and confident Kell&apos;s reassurances can&apos;t ease Noah&apos;s fear when Josh goes into the woods alone.

Yeh-Shen; The Toad Bridegroom

by Pat Paris Tom Sperling Karen Phelps

Will poor, kindhearted Yeh-Shen get to the spring festival? Will Fisherman Soo's luck change if he helps a talking toad?

You're Teaching My Child What?

by Miriam Grossman

If you think sex education is still about the birds and the bees, you're wrong. And it's not about science either. If you're a parent with children in the public school system, you need to know what's really going on.In You're Teaching My Child What? Dr. Miriam Grossman rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth. Instead of teaching our children the facts of life, sex educators are lying to them, ignoring medical fact in favor of politicized, and dangerous, propaganda that could ruin your child's life forever.In You're Teaching My Child What? you'll learn what sex educators don't want you to know:* Why the discredited founder of "sexology"--dead for half a century--has more influence on sex education than today's most eminent neurobiologists* How information your child gets about common infections like herpes, warts, and Chlamydia is whitewashed* When "safe sex" isn't safe: why condoms won't protect your teens from some of the most serious sexually transmitted diseases* How sex educators try to normalize fringe behaviors--ignoring the health risks to your childrenThe sex education establishment would like to lull you into thinking that they know best--but the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in young people today is testimony to a system that's gone mad.Parents need to arm themselves and their children with the facts--the real facts of life. In You're Teaching My Child What? Dr. Miriam Grossman does just that, in an essential book to inform yourself and protect your children.

Quality Issues in Clinical Genetic Services

by Ulf Kristoffersson J. J. Cassiman Jörg Schmidtke

Initially genetic disorders were all considered as rare diseases. At present, in the mid of 2009, the OMIM catalogue contains information on more than 12 000 entries of which about 2500 are available for clinical testing based on the identification of the responsible gene defect. However, altogether it has been estimated that about 8 percent of a population in the economically developed countries will during their lifetime suffer from a disease mainly as the result of their genetic constitution. Adding to that, it is estimated that all diseases have a genetic component, which will determine who will be at a higher than average risk for a certain disorder. Further it is postulated that in the near future, this genetic profiling could become useful in selecting an appropriate therapy adapted to the genetic constitution of the person. Thus, genetic disorders are not rare. Measuring quality of health care related processes became an issue in the 1990s, mainly in laboratory medicine, but also for hospitals and other health care systems. In many countries national authorities started to implement recommendations, guidelines or legal procedures regulating quality of health care delivery. In laboratory medicine, in parallel, the use of accreditation as a method assuring high quality standards in testing came in use. With the increasing possibilities of performing molecular genetic testing, genetic laboratories needed to become involved in this process. As many genetic disorders are rare, most laboratories worldwide offered analysis for a specific set of disorders, and, therefore, very early on a transborder flow of samples occurred. While international quality criteria (ISO) have been in existence for a number of years, the regulation of quality issues still may differ between countries. Based on their personal experience in the varying fields of quality research and clinical implementation of quality criteria in genetic services the authors of this book share their experience and give examples of the implementation of quality issues in national quality systems worldwide. This book, which is the result of the effort of many persons, is destined to aid laboratory managers and counsellors, health care managers and other stakeholders in national or international health care service to improve the services to the benefit of patients with suspected genetic disorders.

10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

by Benjamin Wiker

Following up his 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, author Benjamin Wiker brings you 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor. Offering a guide to some of the most important literary works of our time, Wiker turns his discerning eye from the great texts that have done so much damage to Western Civilization to the great texts that could help rebuild it. 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read features a range of works from classics such as Democracy in America and The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, to more "pop" classics like Sense and Sensibility and The Tempest. Through these works, Wiker reveals some of the most important lessons for our time as well as the true meaning of conservatism. Written with an educational purpose and witty tone, this is a must-read for conservatives, Republicans, and booklovers everywhere!

The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy 2011

by Peter Sander John Slatter

Sure, the Dow Jones Average has swung from below 6,500 to more than 10,000. It's true that most investors are clinging on for dear life. But using the authoritative, thoroughly researched information in this guide, you'll find the current chaos in the market can provide the best opportunity to reap high earnings. Now in its fourteenth year, this classic book offers advice and methods for picking stocks that promise a better return than the market average. This new edition contains an updated introduction, new stock picks, and the most current information on investment.Using value investing--the same investment strategy practiced by tycoons such as Warren Buffett--this book gives you solid and dependable advice you can take to the bank.

101 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol: Easy Tips that Allow You to Take Control, Reduce Risk, and Live Longer

by Shirley S Archer David Edelberg

Today, more than ever, people are thinking about their cholesterol levels. But the resources they've had to help them be healthy were intimidating and expensive--until now.This guide is the non-intimidating, easy-to-follow, one-stop resource for managing and maintaining healthy HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.From recognizing the risks of high cholesterol and artery blockage to creating a sound diet and exercise plan, this is a comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide. In bite-sized tips, it provides the keys to lowering the risk of heart disease--the leading killer of men and women in the United States.Helping you take the steps you need to live a healthier lifestyle, this tip-based book is the ultimate collection of life-saving suggestions for anyone affected by bad cholesterol.

20 Respuestas para cáncer de mama

by Dr Gerardo Castorena

Es muy probable que tú o alguna persona querida se encuentre ante el difícil reto de vencer el cáncer de mama. El objetivo de 20 respuestas para cáncer de mama es ayudar a comprender mejor la enfermedad y poder participar en la toma de decisiones respecto al tratamiento, con el fin de que las pacientes logren sus metas y sueños; que al pasar los años recuerden ese evento como uno más de su vida. Si eres una persona allegada a la paciente, el libro te dará los elementos necesarios para comprender el cáncer. En esta obra se da respuesta -con un lenguaje accesible para todo público- a los temas más relevantes, entre ellos: Autoexploración, Mastografía, Biopsia, Tipos de cáncer, Quimioterapia, Radioterapia, Aspectos psicológicos, Entorno familiar.

The 4-Hour Body

by Timothy Ferriss

Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read? Is it possible to: Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it's all here, and it all works. YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each): How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails. * How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) * How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice * How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time * How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested * How to produce 15-minute female orgasms * How to triple testosterone and double sperm count* How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks * How to reverse "permanent" injuries * How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months * How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That's exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.From the Hardcover edition.

A Punta de Cuchillo

by Alex Van Tol

Jill took a job which sounded perfect for the summer, guiding tourists on trail rides in the beautiful mountains. She didn't realize that the money was terrible, the hours long and the coworkers insufferable. After a blow-up with her boss, she takes a single man into the mountains for a ride, only to finds that he is a dangerous killer. When Jill fights back and manages to escape, she is in a desperate race to survive and make it to safety.

The Acid Test

by Elmer Mendoza

When the mutilated body of Mayra Cabral de Melo, a well-known stripper, is found by the side of a dusty road, detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta has personal reasons for bringing the culprit to justice. Mayra had no shortage of ardent, deluded, and downright dangerous admirers, and Lefty himself is haunted by one steamy night he spent in her generous company. So begins an investigation that will bring him ever closer to the murderous world of the narcos, who are waging a war of bloody attrition against the Mexican state. The country is a powder keg, waiting for a spark, and Mendieta is about to enter the darkest days of his life. Corrupt politicians, failed boxers, and unscrupulous arms dealers all lie in wait along the path to justice. But none of this can prepare him for his run-in with the FBI, when the father of the president of the United States is attacked while on vacation in Mexico. For all these perils it is the weight of his own murky past that Lefty finds hardest to bear. And as he scratches around for clues, faced with a gallery of suspects who all have a motive and none of whom is a stranger to the dark arts of murder, the reappearance of Samantha Valdés, now the boss of the Cartel del Pacífico, adds one more jagged piece to an already unsolvable puzzle.

Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun

by Marilyn Helmer Mike Deas

Bad weather, bugs and boredom -- DJ and the boys in Camp Lots-o-Fun's cabin six are starting to call it Camp Not-so-Fun. To make matters worse, one of the boys has it in for DJ. But DJ isn't about to let that bother him. His lively imagination and wit ensure there's never a dull moment. A bear in the woods, monsters in the lake and a hermit's ghost make for a week at summer camp that none of the boys in cabin six will soon forget.

The Adventures of Caterwaul the Cat: Feline Pie

by Damon Plumides Arthur Mark Boerie

Caterwaul the cat jumps from the frying pan into the fire when he escapes the clutches of the Witch of Red Moon Forest and moves in with the aging Queen Druciah, thinking he has finally found a home. Things seem pretty good until he discovers that there is one small catch: Caterwaul must find the queen a pure white female cat and use his magic to help her learn the long-forgotten recipe for Feline Pie. Because he yearns for a home of his own, Caterwaul takes on the challenge that throws him into messes with militant frogs, feline mobsters, wicked hunters, corrupt police constables, and giant snapping turtles. Does Caterwaul succeed. . .and does he turn over a pure white female cat to Druciah for her wicked plans?

After Ever After

by Jordan Sonnenblick

An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.

After the Fire

by Becky Citra

Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change. Melissa has difficulty making friends at school, they never have enough money and her little brother Cody is a brat. When Sharlene announces that they will be spending the month of August at a remote cabin on a wilderness lake, Melissa is less than thrilled. But there is more to do at the lake than she expected, and she is surprised to learn that her mother knows how to paddle a canoe, fish and make bannock and s'mores. On an island in the middle of the lake, Melissa meets Alice, a strange girl who is writing a fantasy novel. Alice shares her tree fort on the island with Melissa, and while at first Melissa is attracted to Alice's strong personality and her stories of her "perfect family," she becomes increasingly uneasy around Alice. As Melissa's relationship with her mother improves and her confidence increases, she is able to hold her own with Alice and start to appreciate her own imperfect family.

After the Party

by Lisa Jewell

From the internationally bestselling author of Ralph's Party comes a delightful new novel about the power of starting over.Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell deeply in love. They thought it would be forever, that they'd found their happy ending. As everyone agreed, they were the perfect couple. Then two became four, and an apartment became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn't quite so simple anymore. But through it all, Jem and Ralph still loved each other. Of course they did.Now Jem is back at work part-time as a talent agent. Ralph, a successful painter, is struggling to come up with new, hopefully groundbreaking, work for his upcoming show. But the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart And in the chaos of family life, Jem feels like she's losing herself, while Ralph, stuck on the sidelines, feels like he's lost his muse altogether. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become momentarily distracted--but maybe it's not too late to recapture happily ever after...

Al límite

by Eric Walters

Philip lives for skateboarding. School is merely the break between trying to land a difficult jump and outrunning the security guards. When he and his best friend Wally meet a professional skateboarder who videotapes himself for his website, Philip thinks they can do it too -- and make money at the same time. When they start getting hits on their website -- and making money -- they start to feel the pressure to do more and more dangerous stunts.

All for One

by Nicki Bennett Ariel Tachna

Aristide, Léandre, and Perrin pledge only three loyalties in life: their King, their captain, and their passion for each other. So when the musketeers discover a plan to accuse M. de Tréville of treason, the initial impulse to kill the messenger, Benoît, is tempered by their need to unmask the plotter. But their first two suspects, the English ambassador and Cardinal Richelieu, prove to be innocent, forcing the musketeers to delve deeper into the inner machinations of the French court. Meanwhile, Aristide finds himself falling in love with the ill-fated messenger, a blacksmith without a home who rouses all of his protective, possessive instincts. Benoît, however, has no interest in any man. Torn between desire and duty, Aristide must find a way to protect the King and clear his captain's name--all while heeding the demands of his heart.

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