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1 Dead in Attic

by Chris Rose

Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way that only he could find in a devastated wasteland. They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators. Dead in Attic freeze-frames New Orleans, caught between an old era and a new, during its most desperate time, as it struggles out of the floodwaters and wills itself back to life.

100 Days of Happiness

by Fausto Brizzi

"Funny, moving. . . I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes."--Graeme Simsion, bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectWhat would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For Lucio Battistini, it's a chance to spend the rest of his life the way he always should have--by making every moment count.Imperfect, unfaithful but loveable Lucio has been thrown out of the house by his wife and is sleeping at his father-in-law's bombolini bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer. So begins the last hundred days of Lucio's life, as he attempts to right his wrongs, win back his wife (the love of his life and afterlife), and spend the next three months enjoying every moment with a zest he hasn't felt in years. In 100 epigrammatic chapters--one for each of Lucio's remaining days on earth--100 Days of Happiness is as delicious as a hot doughnut and a morning cappuccino. Wistful, touching, and often hilarious, 100 Days of Happiness reminds us all to remember the preciousness of life and what matters most.From the Hardcover edition.

100 Great Breads

by Paul Hollywood

TV's Paul Hollywood conveys his love of bread-making in this collection of fantastic recipes. He reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple food and shows you that baking bread is far easier than you could possibly have imagined. 100 Great Breads features a wide range of recipes, from a basic brown and white loaf to savoury and sweet, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient breads.

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness

by Marlena Hunter Barton Goldsmith

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances. Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights on how to deal with shyness for those with social anxiety or those who are on the Autism spectrum. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion. 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will show you how to: Feel more comfortable at parties, meetings, and group gatheringsNavigate your way through awkward situationsDeal positively with the fear of rejectionCommunicate more effectively at work and in your daily lifeHandle arguments and other emotional situationsDeal effectively with difficult people If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living fully, 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.

101 More Ways to Make Training Active

by Elaine Biech

Liven up training with new, dynamic strategies for active participation 101 More Ways to Make Training Active brings together a rich, comprehensive collection of training strategies and activities into one easy source. Designed for quick navigation, this useful guide is packed with classroom-ready ideas and twenty "how-to" lists to enliven any learning situation, helping you better engage their trainees and encourage active participation. These techniques are applicable to almost any topic and learning objective, and provide guidance on every aspect of Active Training design and delivery. Each strategy includes recommendations for length of time, number of participants, and other conditional factors, plus a case study that illustrates the strategy in action. Coverage includes topics like communication, change management, coaching, feedback, conflict, diversity, customer service, and more, providing a complete reference for facilitating active training sessions. Active Training requires the participants to do most of the work. They use their brains, and apply what they've learned. The environment is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging, and encourages participants to figure things out for themselves. This book contains specific, practical strategies for bringing this environment to any training session. Learn new strategies for stimulating active discussion Inspire creativity, innovation, and collaboration Teach better decision making, leadership, and self-management Make lectures active to encourage more participation Active training makes training sessions more enjoyable, and as participants invest themselves more heavily into the material, outcomes begin to improve dramatically. This dynamic atmosphere doesn't happen by accident; the activities and the course itself must be designed and delivered in a way that encourages active participation. In 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, you get a toolkit of creative, challenging, and fun ways to make it happen.

13 Stolen Girls

by Gil Reavill

Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly or Nevada Barr, Gil Reavill's gripping new Layla Remington thriller plunges readers beneath the glittering façade of Hollywood and into a terrifying underworld where beautiful women can just . . . disappear. Malibu is crumbling. A monster earthquake has just ripped apart some of the priciest real estate on the planet. In a bizarre twist, it has also unearthed a grim secret buried for years beneath one particularly unstable hilltop: a steel barrel containing the mummified remains of Tarin Mistry, the beautiful starlet who went missing more than a decade ago. When Detective Investigator Layla Remington looks into that wretched metal coffin, she realizes she's just landed the case of a lifetime. But before Layla even strips off her latex gloves, a pair of hotshot LAPD detectives arrive on the scene and remove her from the investigation. Undeterred, she pursues her own line of inquiry. Risking her badge and her life, Layla's determination to track down Tarin's murderer takes her from the rarified air of exclusive canyon communities to seedy downtown sex clubs and the secluded lair of one of Hollywood's most powerful men. But while Tarin's case may be cold, her killer is poised to strike again--and in Layla, this depraved sociopath may have just found fresh prey.

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2312

by Kim Stanley Robinson

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.

A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul. Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you. Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included.

3 Quarters: A Novel

by Denis Hamill

Beginning his search for the truth at a shady security firm that employs able-bodied ex-cops, all of whom have mysteriously qualified for medical pensions--equal to a cool three-quarters of their salaries--he stumbles upon a startling discovery: the cremated remains that led to his conviction didn't really belong to Dorothea. <P><P> Bobby has a few allies: his policeman brother, his hacker daughter, his flamboyantly unprincipled lawyer, a cop or two who stood by him through the trial. But the same forces that landed him in jail more than a year before are putting a smothering squeeze on him now--and all roads lead to a powerful politician who will let nothing get between himself and the governor's mansion. As the struggle to find the truth--and Dorothea--intensifies, Bobby begins to suspect that those around him are not as loyal as they appear. His liberty and very life depend on whether or not he can discover how high--and how near--the conspiracy goes before the trap closes on him. At once lyrical and riveting, Three Quarters crackles in its electric setting, reverberating with a "relentless energy" (Lawrence Block) fueled by Hamill's intimate knowledge of and intense passion for New York City.

The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle Cookbook

by Bonnie House Ian Blake Newman Linda Brinegar Diana Fleming Linda Kennedy

The indispensable companion to The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle, featuring more than 200 recipes to help stop diabetes and reverse many of its effects.With more than 200 vegetarian and vegan dishes, and an emphasis on "good carbs," plus menus, helpful tips and advice, and full nutritional information, this cookbook will help people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes eat and live well. From breakfast dishes to desserts, every recipe has been created to be low glycemic, low fat (and trans-fat-free), low sodium, and cholesterol-free. Also included are: substitution charts to help readers make the transition to a plant-based diet, a glossary of cooking equipment, an appendix of cooking terms and techniques, and a list of uncommon ingredients with brand name recommendations.

30 Days

by Christine D'Abo

For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy? Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after--until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness--or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You'll know when the time is right, he'd said. Now it's two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now... From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards...and asks him to help her fulfill them. It's a favor he's more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life--and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she's opening herself up not just to sex...but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what's really in the cards? Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony--and the ecstasy--of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way...

A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen present another joyful collection of stories for your reading pleasure. Within the pages of A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith. Stories may be the most powerful teaching tool available to us, especially when the lessons being taught are love, necessary losses, respect and values. In this volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the authors share more collected wisdom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated

by Timothy Ferriss

More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: *How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week*How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want*How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs*How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist*How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent "mini-retirements"The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek includes:*More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point*Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal*How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times*The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being eitherFrom the Hardcover edition.

A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Meladee Mccarty Hanoch Mccarty

The authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, now team up with the Acts of Kindness authors to bring forth yet another collection of sentimental anecdotes. These stories are grouped into the categories of love, kindness, parents and parenting, teaching and learning, death and dying, gaining perspective and overcoming obstacles. Most are personal experiences illustrating moments of tenderness, justice, self-sacrifice, appreciation, pride or the bonding of people to one another. Some are parables, a few are genuine epiphanies and one or two, as welcome relief, are actually humorous. Following the stories is a section entitled "Eclectic Wisdom," which offers a few poems, and a list of "101 Gifts to Give All Year Long," such as "smile," "say something nice to someone," "be optimistic," and "use just one parking space. " Readers who loved the first three servings of this fare will not be disappointed in this latest effort.

5 Gears

by Jeremie Kubicek Steve Cockram

Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There's Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include: First gear--when you fully rest and recharge Second gear--when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work Third gear--when you are socializing Fourth gear--when you are working and multi-tasking Fifth gear--when you are fully focused and 'in the zone,' working without interruption Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world. All too often people go through life without truly connecting--and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you. Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive. Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships Improve your respect and influence--and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world. 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There's Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

5 Minutes with Jesus

by Sheila Walsh

Five Minutes with Jesus provides bursts of inspiration for every reader's relationship with Jesus. Brief but profound, these daily readings from Sheila Walsh will help busy people draw close to Him and walk with Him throughout the day. It will become clear that, even in the midst of a busy lifestyle, every minute we spend in the powerful presence of Jesus makes a difference in our lives! it is to be in the presence of Jesus, and how much He wants us to stay close to Him every minute of the day.Trim Size: 5.5 x 6.5

50 Plus!

by Robert L. Dilenschneider

"Wise advice and helpful, down-to-earth insights." --Steve ForbesWith a new foreword by Lou Dobbs"Practical... with an inspirational flair... [Dilenschneider] offers wise words. Valuable reading." --The New York TimesAge Is No Barrier to Success.The rules of the business world are being rewritten--again--and Americans over 50 need to refresh their skill sets to meet the challenge of competing in a changing job market. Renowned workplace communications expert Robert L. Dilenschneider has completely revised and updated this indispensable guide to getting ahead in today's volatile economy.50 Plus! offers essential guidance to help those at or near the mature stage of their careers. In these pages, you'll learn how to:Use new technology platforms effectively to find your next jobMaster emerging communications tools to position yourself for a winning interviewWhether you intend to find a new career direction, grow within the field you know, start your own business, or are finally ready to realize a long-held dream, this inspiring and fact-filled guide provides a game plan for

The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

by Max Blumenthal

On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, followed by a ground invasion. The ensuing fifty-one days of war left more than 2,200 people dead, the vast majority of whom were Palestinian civilians, including over 500 children. During the assault, at least 10,000 homes were destroyed and, according to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Palestinians were displaced. Max Blumenthal was in Gaza and throughout Israel-Palestine during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. In this explosive work of intimate reportage, Blumenthal reveals the harrowing conditions and cynical deceptions that led to the ruinous war--and tells the human stories. Blumenthal brings the battles in Gaza to life, detailing the ferocious clashes that took place when Israel's military invaded the besieged strip. He radically shifts the discussion around a number of highly contentious issues: the use of civilians as human shields by Israeli forces, the arbitrary targeting of Palestinian civilians, and the radicalization of Israeli public officials and top military personnel. Amid the rubble of Gaza's border regions, Blumenthal recorded the testimonies from scores of residents, documenting potential war crimes committed by the Israeli armed forces while carefully examining the military doctrine that led to them. More than a chronicle of war and devastation,The 51 Day War is an urgent warning that the aftermath of the conflict has made another military assault on Gaza almost inevitable. And while the people of Gaza will once again prove their resilience, the world can no longer just stand aside and watch.

A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Whether you are a devotee of the series or a first-time sampler, you will find this latest portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul both riveting and heartwarming. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have woven another tapestry of timeless tales and inspiring wisdom. This treasury is a tribute to life and humanity, with topics ranging the entire emotional and experiential gamut. The nature of the stories invites you to enjoy Chicken Soup in whatever way you find most comforting--by the spoonful, by the bowl, or the whole pot in one sitting.

A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Jack and Mark's latest batch of wisdom, love, and inspiration will warm the hearts and nourish the souls of all readers, whether they are "tasting" Chicken Soup for the first time, or have dipped their "spoons" many times before. In the tradition of all the books in the original Chicken Soup series, this volume focuses on love; parents and parenting; teaching and learning; death and dying; perspective; overcoming obstacles; and eclectic wisdom. Contributors to A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul include: Erma Bombeck, Edgar Guest, Jay Leno, Rachel Naomi Remen, Robert A. Schuller, Dr. James Dobson, Dolly Parton, and Cathy Rigby. A 6th Bowl is guaranteed to make anyone looking for inspiration and renewal an eternal "soup lover. " Readers will discover that there is only one "recipe" for compassion, wisdom, inspiration and love: Chicken Soup for the Soul.

The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse

by Kelly Choi Editors of Eat This Not That

Jump-start your metabolism, turn on your fat-burning hormones, and bring calm to your body and mind with the remarkable, scientifically proven powers of weight-loss teas. Join food journalist Kelly Choi and the New York Times bestselling authors of Eat This, Not That! as they unlock the science of tea, and discover how different forms of this healing plant can help change your life. From metabolism-boosting green tea to fat-blocking white tea to the multi-powered chai, you'll learn how to time your tea intake throughout the day, ensuring your body is burning fat and staying strong 24/7. All the while, you'll get to enjoy delicious tea-based smoothies and indulgent dinners (yes, you get to eat on this cleanse!). In just one week, you will * lose up to 10 pounds of stubborn abdominal weight * look and feel leaner and lighter, without grueling exercise * reset your metabolism to help make weight-loss long-lasting and automatic * sleep more soundly and feel more energized * dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease * beat stress and bring complete calm to your mind Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years--in just one week? Then you're ready for The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse.

9 Secrets of Successful Meditation

by B.K.S. Iyengar Samprasad Vinod

Only those who enjoy meditation will do it regularly and experience its many life-enhancing benefits, from an increased sense of inner calm to a feeling of deep joy in everyday life. In this book, experienced yoga and meditation teacher Dr Samprasad Vinod uses his "9 secrets" approach to guide both newcomers and existing meditation practitioners alike in how to really embrace and get the most from a steady practice. Coming from a rich spiritual heritage (Dr Vinod's father was a respected spiritual master who travelled internationally as a World Peace Ambassador), Dr Vinod has created in this book a work that blends traditional Indian wisdom with his modern scientific knowledge as a Doctor.This title is an important contribution to the field of meditation that removes many distortions and misconceptions about the realities of the practice. It helps readers to understand problems that they may encounter along the way and offers reassuring solutions for them to try. A wonderful blend of spiritual and practical wisdom.

The 900 Days

by Harrison Salisbury

The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died. For twenty-five years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury pieced together this remarkable narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had much to fear-from both Hitler and Stalin.

A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14

by Jim Laurier Gary Wetzel

The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts.Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favorite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold War relic onto the US Army and Marine Corps. But since then, the 'Warthog', with its formidable armament, ruggedness and flexibility, has continually proven itself in combat and evolved into the world's premiere close support aircraft. In 2002 the Thunderbolt was at the forefront of Operation Enduring Freedom, the US occupation of Afghanistan.

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