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Shadows on the Shore

by Jessica Stirling

Jessica Stirling is as accomplished at setting a scene as anyone writing today. From the opening chapter of this beautifully crafted sequel to Lantern for the Dark, Stirling seizes our attention while enveloping us in the sights, smells, and sounds of eighteenth-century Scotland. Shadows on the Shore is a novel of stunning detail, a rare work of historical fiction that succeeds in creating a genuine dramatic tension between the social and political upheaval of the eighteenth-century and the personal, psychological, and sexual plottings of its complex and devious characters. Thirteen years have passed since Frederick Striker abandoned Clare Kelso, leaving her to face, alone, the trial for their son's murder. Now a much stronger Clare must contend once again with that scheming rake, while attempting to fit together the puzzle of Frederick's relationship with the two other strangers who put ashore on the rocky coast of Ladybrook that stormy night--an Irish lass of striking beauty and an eccentric French scientist who has apparently allied himself with Striker. Shadows on the Shore is a masterful and thoroughly absorbing novel of near Dickensian scope. You will find a wealth of additional trilogies and stand alone novels by Jessica Stirling who describes the life of the rich and poor in the countrysides and cities of Scotland, Ireland, England and France in informative, stunning detail. Among her characters are the indolent and driven, innocent and world-weary, young and old, selfless and selfish, and all described lavishly. Look for: The Isle of Mull Trilogy including The Island Wife, The Wind From The Hills, and The Strawberry Season. The Stalker Trilogy including: The Spoiled Earth, The Hiring Fair and The Dark Pasture. The Beckman Saga including: The Deep Well at Noon, The Blue Evening Gone The Gates of Midnight. Others are: Treasures on Earth, Creature Comforts, Hearts of Gold, The Good Provider, The Asking Price, The Wise Child, The Welcome Light, A Lantern for the Dark, The Penny Wedding, The Marrying Kind, The Workhouse Girl, and The Drums of Time

I Met A Monk

by Rose Elliot

Pioneering vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot hones her characteristically warm and engaging narrative style to share her fascinating introduction to Buddhism. Having never truly been convinced on the idea of single, specific, spiritual practice - despite an unusual childhood growing up in a commune and as a granddaughter of a Medium - Rose discovered Buddhism much later on in her life and now she shares her positive experience and how it may benefit you, too. Part autobiography, part self-help book, I Met a Monk forms a series of workshops, structured into eight chapters that cover the weekly discussions held between a Buddhist monk, Rose, and a group of men and women, including a student, a hairdresser, a doctor and a grandmother, where they talk about the Buddhist way to finding happiness, freedom and peace. Beginning with an introduction to mindfulness meditation and the simple core tenants of the Buddhist philosophy, the book introduces the Four Noble Truths that Buddhist teaching is based on, and how they appeal to life in the 21st century and hold within them everything we need for a happy and fulfilled life. Each chapter ends with a concise summary of the important points and recommended exercises to build a working knowledge of how to put Buddhism into practice.

You Can Master Meditation: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

by David Fontana

As rates of depression and anxiety continue to rise in the modern world, one proposed remedy garnering growing attention is meditation, and mindfulness meditation in particular. This practical and accessible guide shows you how this practice can relieve stress and anxiety, encourage deep mental and physical relaxation, enhance creativity, and release our true spiritual and emotional selves. Meditation master, the late Professor David Fontana, presents more than 20 practical meditations in the form of affirmations, exercises and visualizations, expertly leading the reader step by step to greater mental and physical well-being. Drawing upon the world's great meditative traditions - especially Zen and Tibetan Buddhism - Fontana presents an eclectic and practical programme toward self-fulfilment. Brimming with innovative exercises and written with refreshing clarity, this simple yet concise introduction to meditation is the key to a calmer, happier, healthier you.

Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town

by Susan Hand Shetterly

Whether we live in cities, suburbs, or villages, we are encroaching on nature, and it in one way or another perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land-observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. She tells tales of the locals (humans, yes, but also snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon, ravens, hummingbirds, cormorants, sandpipers, and spring peepers). She expertly shows us how they all make their way in an ever-changing habitat. In writing about a displaced garter snake, witnessing the paving of a beloved dirt road, trapping a cricket with her young son, rescuing a fledgling raven, or the town's joy at the return of the alewife migration, Shetterly issues warnings even as she pays tribute to the resilience that abounds. Like the works of Annie Dillard and Aldo Leopold, Settled in the Wild takes a magnifying glass to the wildness that surrounds us. With keen perception and wit, Shetterly offers us an education in nature, one that should inspire us to preserve it.

Bound By Flames (Night Prince #3)

by Jeaniene Frost

The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other--and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince's reign...<P><P> Play with fire, pay the price<P> Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...<P> Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does... for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him--and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away--Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both...

The Bracelet

by Dorothy Love

"There are no secrets that time does not reveal." Savannah, Georgia - 1858Celia Browning dreams of the day when her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay comes home to Savannah after two years in Jamaica managing his family's shipping interests. Sutton has all but proposed, and their marriage will unite two of the city's most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, a newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to pry into twin tragedies that took place at the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child.While the journalist pursues his story, someone is trying to frighten Celia. When she receives a series of anonymous notes, and a bracelet imbued with a chilling message, Celia realizes that her family's past has the power to destroy her future.As the clouds of war gather over Savannah, and her beloved father's health worsens, Celia determines to uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Inspired by actual events in one of Savannah's most prominent 19th-century families, The Bracelet is the story of a young southern woman whose dreams fracture under the weight of her family's tragic past."Historical romancewith a sprinkle of secrets for readers to solve, Dorothy Love's latest puts anew spin on an old idea." --Romantic Times, 4-star review

When Mockingbirds Sing

by Billy Coffey

What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child? Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice. Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on--there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man. Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does. While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah's paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man's heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone's lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice: Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen? "Billy Coffey is a minstrel who writes with intense depth of feeling and vibrant rich description." --Robert Whitlow, best-selling author of The Choice

Storm Siren

by Mary Weber

"There are few things more exciting to discover than adebut novel packed with powerful storytelling and beautiful language. StormSiren is one of those rarities. I'll read anything Mary Weber writes. More,please!" --JAY ASHER, New YorkTimes bestselling author of ThirteenReasons Why"StormSiren is a rivetingtale from start to finish. Between the simmering romance, the rich andinventive fantasy world, and one seriously jaw-dropping finale, readers willclamor for the next book--and I'll be at the front of the line!" --MARISSA MEYER, NewYork Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles"I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes.Look. You don't want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you."As a slave in the war-wearykingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn't merely devoid of rights, herElemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth--meaning, she shouldn'teven exist.Standing on the auction blockbeneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when herhood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatchedup by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needsto win the war or be killed.Choosing the former, Nym isunleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil moresinister than she's being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the trainerwhose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strikeshe summons.But what if she doesn't want tobe the weapon they've all been waiting for?Set in a beautifully eclecticworld of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that powerwill win."Readers who enjoyed MarissaMeyer's Cinder series will enjoy this fast-paced fantasy which combines anintriguing story line with as many twists and turns as a chapter of Game ofThrones!" --Dodie Owens, Editor, School Library Journal Teen"Weber builds a fascinating andbelievable fantasy world. Inventive and entertaining." --Kirkus Reviews"[F]antasy readers will feel athome in Weber's first novel . . . a detailed backdrop and large cast bringvividness to the story." --Publishers Weekly"Readers will easily find themselves captivated. Thebreathtaking surprise ending is nothing short of horrific, promising even moredark and bizarre adventures to come in the Storm Siren trilogy." --RTBook Reviews, 4 stars

Different Seasons

by Stephen King

From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas..."Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption."Apt Pupil"Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American sixteen-year-old--until he becomes obsessed about the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures."The Body"Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face-to-face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand By Me is based on this novella."The Breathing Method"A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.

Lover Unleashed

by J. R. Ward

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's thrilling new novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

Scandal and the Duchess

by Jennifer Ashley

A WOMAN'S REPUTATIONScandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault--honor bright--but newspapers love to write about the simple girl from Scotland and the much older duke, who died suddenly on their honeymoon. And now there is even more talk as the legitimacy of the marriage is being contested by the duke's son and heir.Steven McBride is a decorated soldier--and a notorious gambler and womanizer. The last thing he wants is marriage, but due to a series of unfortunate events, he and Rose's names are linked in the papers, threatening the lovely lady with ruin. To save the day, Steven suggests they claim to be engaged. But as desire boils between them, Rose and Steven soon learn the difficulties of maintaining their deception, which might not be a lie after all ...Includes a preview for RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESSPraise for the Mackenzie series"Skillfully nuanced characterization and an abundance of steamy sensuality." --Chicago Tribune"Heartrending, funny, honest, and true... I want to marry the hero!" --Eloisa James, New York Times Bestselling Author"A sexy, passion-filled romance that will keep you reading until dawn." --Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling AuthorJennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as Allyson James and Ashley Gardner. She's penned more than fifty-five novels and twenty novellas in historical romance, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. She now lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, spends most of her time in the wonderful world of her stories, and also enjoys hiking, music, and building dollhouses and dollhouse miniatures.

The Book of Water

by Marjorie B. Kellogg

The second novel in the tetralogy encompasses the years from 913 to 2013, when the shape-shifting dragon Water summons her ally Earth and his human guide, the girl Erde, on a mission to save the planet from environmental destruction.

Daimon: The Prequel To Half-blood

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This short novella is part of the Covenant series. 17-year-old Alexandra is living quietly with her pure-blood mother in the fully mortal world. As a half-blood, Alex has some special talents. Ghouls come, kill her mother, and Alex is on the run.

On Palestine

by Noam Chomsky Ilan Pappé Frank Barat

Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater. Ilan Pappé and Noam Chomsky, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the international community can pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine. On Palestine is the sequel to their acclaimed book Gaza in Crisis.Palestine is the sequel to their acclaimed book Gaza in Crisis (Haymarket Books).Noam Chomsky is institute professor in the department of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. A member of the American Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs.Ilan Pappé is the author of the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, A History of Modern Palestine, and The Israel/Palestine Question.Frank Barat is a human rights activist and is coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

Yearling

by Lo Kwa Mei-en

"Defiant and uncategorizable, Lo Kwa Mei-en's Yearling, with its teeming species, battles, and passions, read like an illuminated manuscript: mysterious, visceral, awe-full. Hers are some of the most enviable poems I have ever read, and herald Mei-en as the new standard bearer for innovative structure, terrifying acknowledgment, ecstatic statement, and, I daresay, beauty."--Kathy FaganLo Kwa Mei-en's Yearling explores adolescence through a deeply moving and poignantly raw lens. As the speaker ages, so too does the poetry, creating laments for the loss of friendship, the loss of species, and sometimes the loss of humanity itself. Harsh, forlorn and yet effervescent, Mei-en's lyricism perfectly captures the ethos of youth in an unsure world.From "Rara Avis Decoy":Wild diamond rocking on the floorof a predatory boat. Point & say sweet traitorto the wood & water for wanting to be madeof both. My name is I know not what I amas a country of mothers & fathers comes down.They call me sleeping beauty. I dream I amin flight, body unfolding, folding, a bulletwounding water again & again--the mysteriouslove of a father & mother a two-barreledgaze. The gun in my dream speaks my name& sees a beating vein. Takes aim--Lo Kwa Mei-en is from Singapore and Ohio. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, the Kenyon Review, West Branch, and other journals, and won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize and the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize.

O'Nights

by Cecily Parks

"In Cecily Parks' beautiful poems, the natural world teeters between being and seeming--the seeming a simulacrum projected onto the world by a mind's yearning, taxonomy and dread. Deeply metaphysical, and deeply attentive to our spiritual as well as physical uses and abuses of nature, O'Nights implicates language's --indeed, lyric poetry's--sad role in this endeavor."--Susan WheelerIn O'Nights, Cecily Parks constructs stunning manifestations of a modern Thoreauvian wilderness, investigating how the natural world gives shape to the self, body, and emotions. These lyrical, transcendental poems study the duality of nature's feminine and masculine identities, and in its simplicity, offers a space where humankind truly belongs.From "Bell":This progress, as in the wind-scalloped snowmeadowpretending to be moon. This love that sets us scramblingover the map's last ridge, our red hoods brightin shrunken sky. This metallic weather in which weare the ore. This alder. These crimson-tipped willowsreverberating next to a river of turquoise ice. Thisfollowing the deep tracks of one coyote steppingwhere another has stepped. This wildernessthat we trespass, burning like berries in the juniperand becoming the air in the belfry.Cecily Parks is the author of the chapbook Cold Work (Poetry Society of America, 2005) and the collection Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press, 2008), which was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award and the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Orion, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Sorrow Proper

by Lindsey Drager

The Sorrow Proper is a novel-length investigation of the anxiety that accompanies change. A group of aging librarians must decide whether to fight or flee from the end of print and the rise of electronic publications, while the parents of the young girl who died in front of the library struggle with their role in her loss. Anchored by the transposed stories of a photographer and his deaf mathematician lover each mourning the other's death, The Sorrow Proper attempts to illustrate how humans of all relations-lovers, parents, colleagues-cope with and challenge social "progress," a mechanism that requires we ignore, and ultimately forget, the residual in order to make room for the new, to tell a story that resists "The End."This debut novel explores the hypothetical end of the public library system and a young theory in the hard sciences called Many Worlds, a branch of quantum mechanics that strives to prove mathematically that our lives do not follow a singular, linear path.Lindsey Drager's prose has appeared most recently in Web Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, West Branch Wired, Black Warrior Review, Cream City Review, Quarterly West, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. A Michigan native, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver where she edits the Denver Quarterly.

Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology

by Terry W. Campbell

Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology, Fourth Edition updates the most comprehensive reference available on exotic animal hematology and cytology of all major species. Acts as both an atlas and a text, offering high-quality photographs and step-by-step descriptions of techniques associated with preparing and interpreting hematology and cytology samples Presents complete information on hematology and cytology in a wide range of exotic species, including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish Includes more than 700 high-quality color photographs, now with sizing bars Takes a new disease-based structure for improved ease of use Provides straightforward step-by-step descriptions of sample preparation and interpretation

Finance & Development

by International Monetary Fund

Whilst private finance sources (including foreign direct investment, bank lending and international bond issuance) make up most of the resource flows to middle income developing countries and transition economies, heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) rely largely on official development finance for investment. This report assesses developments in official financing to developing countries during the years 2000 to 2002, using current official data available up to December 2003. Issues discussed include export credits and debt restructuring with Paris Club and other bilateral creditors, trade finance in financial crises, the challenge of maintaining external debt sustainability in debtor countries, debt relief and new aid flows.

IMF Staff Discussion Note

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Staff Discussion Note

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Finance & Development

by International Monetary Fund

Whilst private finance sources (including foreign direct investment, bank lending and international bond issuance) make up most of the resource flows to middle income developing countries and transition economies, heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) rely largely on official development finance for investment. This report assesses developments in official financing to developing countries during the years 2000 to 2002, using current official data available up to December 2003. Issues discussed include export credits and debt restructuring with Paris Club and other bilateral creditors, trade finance in financial crises, the challenge of maintaining external debt sustainability in debtor countries, debt relief and new aid flows.

Faire du Sénégal un carrefour pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest

by Alexei Kireyev Ali Mansoor

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Dance With The Dragon (Kirk McGarvey Series #12)

by David Hagberg

The CIA is on edge. All signs indicate that something is coming at the United States. Perhaps another 9/11, maybe bigger. The body of CIA agent Louis Updegraf ends up on the steps of the US Embassy in Mexico. His last operation was to tap into the communications of the Chinese Embassy, but there is no record of why. He appeared to be freelancing and the Agency must scramble to get a clue as to what he was after. Kirk McGarvey, serving as a visiting professor at the University of Florida, is once again longing for the action of the field. So when his old friend Otto Rencke asks him to help figure out the connection between China and the murdered agent, it takes almost no effort to get McGarvey up and running. The only informant they can find is an enigmatic Iranian belly dancer--the dark and lovely Shahrzad Shadmand. But her story changes with the wind, and her knowledge of McGarvey's past is uncanny. Kirk McGarvey must unravel her shattered mind to get to something that might resemble the truth.

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