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The techniques developed by New York Times bestselling author and expert in cognitive behavior therapy Dr. Judith Beck and her daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, have helped hundreds of thousands of dieters lose weight. The Diet Trap Solution is the first book of its kind to isolate the most common ways we fail on our diets and offer concrete and practical solutions to avoid these pitfalls for good, even when it seems impossible. No equipment, membership fees, special meals, or specific diet plan required. Instead, dieters need only use that most powerful of all resources--their minds. This accessible and highly practical guide enables us to stay on the healthy diet of our choice and not only lose weight, but keep it off once and for all.Diet programs all profess to have the magic formula for weight loss: simply eat a certain way and drop ten pounds in a week. But what do you do when your plans fall apart? Your mother-in-law bakes you a surprise birthday cake. Stress at work leads to binge-eating peanut butter and chocolate. A painful breakup causes your diet to go out the window. The truth is, losing and keeping weight off can be extremely difficult, especially when unexpected challenges arise. But learning how to solve these very problems is the surprising solution to lasting weight loss. By identifying the most common traps--stress and emotional eating; friends and family pressure; holidays and travel; and feeling deprived, unmotivated, or discouraged--and then developing actionable escape plans that address each potential diet disaster, anyone can lose weight and keep it off.
This book presents a detailed and contemporary account of the classical theory of convergence of semigroups and its more recent development treating the case where the limit semigroup, in contrast to the approximating semigroups, acts merely on a subspace of the original Banach space (this is the case, for example, with singular perturbations). The author demonstrates the far-reaching applications of this theory using real examples from various branches of pure and applied mathematics, with a particular emphasis on mathematical biology. The book may serve as a useful reference, containing a significant number of new results ranging from the analysis of fish populations to signaling pathways in living cells. It comprises many short chapters, which allows readers to pick and choose those topics most relevant to them, and it contains 160 end-of-chapter exercises so that readers can test their understanding of the material as they go along.
One perfect recipe from each year of the celebrated Cook's Illustrated Magazine, 1993-2015 This is a capsule collection of the best of the best from Cook's Illustrated Magazine--one essential recipe from each year of publication that, in one affordable package, delivers foolproof recipes for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.
A piercing denunciation of Islamophobia in France, in the tradition of Emile ZolaAt the beginning of the twenty-first century, leading intellectuals are claiming "There is a problem with Islam in France," thus legitimising the discourse of the racist National Front. Such claims have been strengthened by the backlash since the terrorist attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, coming to represent a new 'common sense' in the political landscape, and we have seen a similar logic play out in the United States and Europe.Edwy Plenel, former editorial director of Le Monde, essayist and founder of the investigative journalism website Mediapart tackles these claims head-on, taking the side of his compatriots of Muslim origin, culture or belief, against those who make them into scapegoats. He demonstrates how a form of "Republican and secularist fundamentalism" has become a mask to hide a new form of virulent Islamophobia. At stake for Plenel is not just solidarity but fidelity to the memory and heritage of emancipatory struggles and he writes in defence of the Muslims, just as Zola wrote in defence of the Jews and Sartre wrote in defence of the blacks. For if we are to be for the oppressed then we must be for the Muslims.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A prim young lady needs a favor: help her father beat a bum drug rap. But when Dad's boat detonates outside Miami Harbor, Matt discovers that young Amy isn't as innocent as she looks. Lured to the Bahamas, he will discover an unlikely pack of fanatics hatching an explosive plan, and that daddy's little girl is surprisingly deadly.
His mother calls him a worthless halfwit while his fellow drunks at the local bar ensure he's the butt of all their jokes. He spends his days whittling wood, counting pigeons and adding his own name to the list on the town war memorial. So how could Germain possibly anticipate what a casual encounter on a park bench with eighty-five-year old Margueritte might mean?In this touchingly comic tale of an unusual friendship, that first conversation opens a door into a world Germain has never imagined--the world of books and ideas--and gives both him and Margueritte the chance of a happiness they thought had passed them by.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and genuine sustainability, drawing upon Shiva's thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field. Instead of relying on genetic modification and large-scale monocropping to solve the world's food crisis, she proposes that we look to agroecology--the knowledge of the interconnectedness that creates food--as a truly life-giving alternative to the industrial paradigm. Shiva succinctly and eloquently lays out the networks of people and processes that feed the world, exploring issues of diversity, the needs of small famers, the importance of seed saving, the movement toward localization, and the role of women in producing the world's food.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This richly-illustrated, full-color guide to the geology of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park, makes the spectacular scenery and rich geological history accessible to outdoor explorers, geology enthusiasts, and armchair travelers alike. The Guide grounds readers in basic geologic concepts before chronicling the unique history of the area from 550 million years ago to the present. Including information-packed self-guided trips with stops at 31 points of interest, this book is lavishly illustrated with 100 full color photos, maps, and illustrations that enhance appreciation of this national treasure.Duane and Ruth Braun relate the fascinating story of the region's formation, explaining how a slice of South America with Mount Desert Island bordering its southern side landed on the edge of North America to form Maine. Another piece of South America collided with this landing, causing Mount Desert Island to erupt violently in a ten mile wide volcanic caldera. The Island then underwent a long period of stream erosion culminating in a period of glacial erosion to form the present landscape. The exceptional scenery that resulted has attracted visitors from around the world. This book unlocks the many secrets of the formations, offering a deeper understanding of the land and its origins.
Andrea, Samantha, and Josie have one thing in common: an ex they want to forget. Although they've tried to keep it together, there comes a time when you have to move on. However, moving on only seems to make matters worse as they strive to make new lives for themselves. There is always something that keeps luring them back into the drama they're desperately trying to escape. Will these women finally find the path to happiness, or will the side effects of their exes keep them stuck in an unhappy rut?
Life is complicated for a group of five friends living in the inner city. Tammy is starting to feel the pressure of being a single mother of two girls. Chris, her kids' father has been incarcerated for the past five months, not making Tammy's situation any better. Lamar and Falisha have crossed the lines of their friendship after having sex for the first time, and Kim is in her own world lately. She is so focused on her job that she really doesn't have time for any kind of relationship at the moment. Lisa has bitten off more than she can chew when Dre, her prior boyfriend, comes home from prison demanding that they be together again.When it comes to love, hate, trust, honesty, lying, cheating, deceit, betrayal, drama, money, power, respect--and back-breaking, limitless, raw and uncut sex--these five childhood friends experience it all. There will be no holding back, no biting of the tongue, and best believe the gloves are coming off when the single ladies take you through the everyday life of living as a female in the hood. Expect everything . . . but boredom!
When he is released on parole, Stackz wants nothing more than to mind his own business and rebuild his empire. However, when he is forced to kill again, he links up with Ava, an eyewitness to the scene unfolding before the slaughter of her sister's boyfriend. Having one major thing in common--murder--the pair becomes inseparable, hoping love can conquer all. Their belief that they can live a happily-ever-after existence is soon shattered when his victim's crew wants the ultimate revenge: They want Stackz's life, and they'll take Ava's as well if she gets in the way. Ms. Michel Moore and newcomer Marlon P.S. White deliver a fast-paced street love story that will have readers rooting for Stackz and Ava.
Life is definitely not meant to be this hard. His mother tragically dies of cancer, his once perfect world is turned upside down, and the coldhearted streets of Detroit couldn't care less. Now Lonnie McKay, homeless and alone, is caught up in the system at the mercy of others. Faced with women who could possibly help him but refuse to do so, he soon develops a vindictive dislike for every female he comes in contact with. Under the influence of anything he can take to get high, a delusional Lonnie sets no limits to what he'll do to make these women pay--including murder.
Joey, Evan, and Cee hail from Charlotte's infamous west side. Best friends since childhood, they have experienced highs, lows, and everything in between together.Evan is one of the country's most sought-after wedding and event planners. Cee is an A-list celebrity hairstylist. Joey is the East Coast's most popular female club promoter. Combining their talents, they form The Luxe Group Conglomerate. At the height of The Conglomerate's success, a series of mysterious fatal events occur. It is soon discovered that the secret past of one of the girls has come back to haunt them.In this tale of luxury, betrayal, and lies, the girls' friendship is put to the ultimate test. Lives are forever changed as the future of their lucrative conglomerate hangs in the balance.
Freddie Holmes could've written the book on how to be a player. With his good looks, gift of gab, his Jersey swag, and his ability to put it down in the bedroom, his only source of income is the women he manipulates. After meeting Simone, however, he is ready to hang up his womanizing gloves, or so he says.Slug is a stick-up kid/hustler from the Dirty South. After losing his drug connect, he uses his trip to New Jersey for a funeral as an opportunity to link up with his cousin Freddie, in hopes of finding a new supplier. Freddie wants to show his cousin a good time, Jersey style, while he's visiting, only he chooses the wrong place and the wrong time to do so. At the end of the night, two people are left in their own blood. One is the younger brother of a known drug dealer; the other is a cop.Freddie is forced to make some quick decisions. To evade his situation, he takes his cousin up on his offer, relocates to North Carolina, and changes his profession, but not without his soon-to-be-wife Simone. She gives up everything to go on the run with her man, all in the name of love, and soon gets a dose of reality. She has no idea what she had signed up for until she takes a good look at her life with Freddie.See how Freddie Holmes learns the hard way that you can run, but you can't hide forever.
Candice Hardaway is the daughter of rising New York drug kingpin Eric "Easy" Hardaway, who has plenty of money and just as many enemies. When Candy arrives home from school and finds that her entire family has been murdered, she runs to the only person she can trust--her uncle Rock. Joseph "Rock" Barton is a reclusive first-class "cleaner" who performed hits for Easy and ultimately became part of the Hardaway family. When he takes Candice in, it's not long before she asks him to teach her the skills necessary to take revenge on the drug dealers responsible for killing her family. Candice, now known simply as Candy, uses her beauty and skills to get close to her father's enemies, and one by one, Candy attempts to exact her own dose of revenge. In the process, she uncovers some long-buried secrets that she was never meant to find out. Those secrets will destroy the only family member she has left. With Uncle Rock dead, Candy sets out to learn more about her father's buried past; but this time Candy quickly goes from being the hunter to the hunted, and more than one bounty is put on her head. Who will fulfill their need for revenge first--the people who really destroyed her family, or the hustlers that Candy wrongfully targeted? Will Candy be able to use her skills as a "cleaner" this time to stay alive, or will she ultimately need someone to save her from her enemies?
"A fresh and original new series!" --Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . . It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . . Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . . "Cheryl Hollon clearly knows her glass craft, but better still, she also knows how to craft a good mystery." --Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author
"There's something mesmerizing about Hiebert's storytelling voice." --The New York Times Book ReviewA case from the past sparks a nightmare for Detective Leah Teal in Michael Hiebert's masterful new novel of suspense. Fifteen years ago, a serial killer tagged by the media as the Stickman spread terror throughout Alabama and became Alvin detective Joe Fowler's obsession. After fifteen months and nine victims, Harry Stork was identified as the Stickman and Fowler shot him dead. The killings stopped. For a while. Now, more bodies are turning up, each staked through the chest with a stick-figure drawing in the killer's signature style. Detective Leah Teal--Joe Fowler's daughter and Alvin's sole detective--receives a letter before each victim is found, just like her late father did. The only people who knew about the letters were the cops on the taskforce back then--and the killer himself. Did Joe shoot the wrong man, or was one of the detectives he handpicked involved all along? As a single mother, Leah tries to balance an increasingly disturbing case and a new relationship with caring for her children--bright, perceptive Abe, and teenaged Caroline, who's in the first flush of young love. But with each menacing communication, each gruesome discovery, Leah realizes just how personal, and how devastating, the truth may be. Weaving lyrical prose and emotional richness into a taut, gripping mystery, Michael Hiebert creates a fascinating novel of life, love, and death in a small Southern town. Praise for the novels of Michael HiebertDream with Little Angels"Hiebert's first novel courts comparison to the classic To Kill a Mockingbird, but the book manages to soar as a moving achievement in its own right. In Hiebert's hands, psychological insight and restrained lyricism combine to create a coming-of-age tale as devastating as it is indelible. --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Readers who enjoy literary fiction depicting small-town life in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird may want to try Hiebert's debut." --Library Journal"Michael Hiebert's debut delivers . . . a breathless, will-they-get-there-in-time affair, with a heartbreaking resolution." --Mystery SceneClose to the Broken Hearted "Hiebert does a masterful job of building suspense." --Publishers Weekly"A very good, sometimes emotional, mystery that will stay with you long after it's over." --Suspense MagazineA Thorn Among the Lilies"Engaging. . .Readers will keep guessing whodunit to the end." --Publishers Weekly
Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she's basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who's actually murdered . . .Ellie's sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination wedding at a posh private resort on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands, but it won't be a vacation for Ellie. Summer has asked her to assist with the last-minute details, which includes keeping the peace between the groom's mother and stepmother. The ladies are a handful, but the real problems are the ones Ellie and Summer haven't anticipated--like mysterious pranks directed toward the bride. When the best man shows up with the groom's gorgeous if unstable ex-girlfriend, she seems like an obvious suspect for the practical jokes. But when a suspicious death occurs, Ellie realizes there's more going on than mean-spirited pranks. Is Summer the killer's real target? And what could possibly be driving someone to murder? Ellie vows to get to the truth so the blushing bride can walk down the aisle without fearing she'll never reach the altar . . .
The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem's At the Heart of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of the one-child-per-family policy. Inspired by the author's experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and father with her birth mother high on a mountaintop.Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a Chinese woman abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a busy market, and then shifting to Changsha ten years later as the daughter returns with her adopted American parents, the story moves across southern China until, high atop Emei San, one of China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the four are brought together in the wilderness--a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and suffering and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.From the Hardcover edition.
Trust is the most precious commodity of all.In the cutthroat world of Sweden's financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He's out to hijack the ultimate prize, Investum. After years of planning, all the players are in place; he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side--Natalia De la Grip. Elegant, brilliant, driven to succeed in a man's world, Natalia is curious about David's unexpected invitation to lunch. Everyone knows that he is rich, dangerous, unethical; she soon discovers he is also deeply scarred. The attraction between these two is impossible, but the long Swedish nights unfold an affair that will bring to light shocking secrets, forever alter a family, and force both Natalia and David to confront their innermost fears and desires. "Fast-paced, sexy and smart!" --New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster"A compelling story that has heat and heart."--New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown"I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless."--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren"All In is sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish. I loved this book, and I can't wait to go whatever Simona Ahrnstedt takes her readers next." -New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare "Everything a reader could want!" --New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
In Jane Haseldine's gripping and brilliantly crafted debut, a reporter searching for her kidnapped son must untangle the connection to her brother's long-ago disappearance.Julia Gooden remembers nothing about the worst night of her life. Thirty years ago, her nine-year-old brother Ben--the person who promised he would always protect her--was abducted from the room they shared. Try as she might to recall any clue or detail, there is a black hole where Julia's memories of that terrible event should be.Now a crime reporter at a Detroit newspaper, Julia tries to give others the closure she's never found. But guilt and grief over Ben's disappearance have left her fearful that whoever took her brother is going to come back. Nowhere seems safe--not the city, not the suburbs, not even the secluded lake town where she plans to raise her children. And then, on the anniversary of Ben's disappearance, Julia's worst fears are realized when her two-year-old son, Will, is snatched from his bed.Convinced that the crimes are related, Julia tries to piece together memories from her final day with Ben. Are the sudden reminders of her brother clues that will lead her to her son's abductor, or merely coincidence? Julia knows she has hours at best to find Will alive, but the deeper she digs, the more personal and terrifying the battle becomes, and an undying promise may be her only hope of saving herself and her son.Advance Praise for The Last Time She Saw Him"A sharp, breathless thriller. From the opening scene to the last, The Last Time She Saw Him, kept me flipping the pages. I loved it! Jane Haseldine is one to watch!" --Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author"So visually written and chilling, with such real, believable characters and twists that shocked. A gripping story that I read in one night--I could not put it down . . ." --Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You"Haseldine's first novel is a solid read that fans of Debbie Howells, Julia Dahl, and Laura Lippman will appreciate." --Library Journal"Terrific! Suspenseful, poignant, and completely surprising. Jane Haseldine's riveting story of love, danger, paranoia, and family is powerfully and emotionally authentic--and deserves a standing ovation." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author
Is it better to live with a lie, or risk everything for the truth?"Heartbreaking and heroic. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough!" --Romily Bernard, author of the Find Me trilogyIn Pintip Dunn's gripping and timely novel, a young woman whose life unravels in the wake of her mother's alleged suicide sets out to clear her name."The mother I knew would never do those things. But maybe I never knew her after all." Clothes, jokes, coded messages...Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe's been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she's volunteering at the school's crisis hotline--the same place her mother worked.As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe's lingering suspicions about her mom's death resurface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn't just a matter of restoring her mother's reputation, it's about saving lives--including CeCe's own..."A twisty, fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing to the end."--Shannon Grogan, author of From Where I Watch You"This one will tug your heart and leave you breathless!"--Natalie D. Richards, author of Six Months Later"A headlong rush into the shadows of secrets that should not be kept." -Michelle Zink, author of Prophecy of the Sisters
Funerals can be patchy affairs for Martha Rose and her close-knit circle of friends--especially in the case of a missing body. . .When Birdie Watson's husband Russell is killed during a bank robbery, Martha just wants to support her grieving friend. But en route to the burial plot in Oregon, Martha makes a harrowing discovery about the casket's contents--instead of Russell, she finds an unidentified man. Now Martha and her quilting klatch can't rest in peace until they unspool the truth behind the macabre mix up. . .Praise for Knot in My Backyard"A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan's reading list. Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler." --Library Journal
Suffragette and journalist Charlotte Brody is bracing herself for her first winter in the frontier town of Cordova in the Alaska Territory. But the chilling murder of a local store owner is what really makes her blood run cold. . .After three months in Cordova, Charlotte is getting accustomed to frontier life. She is filing articles for the local paper--including a provocative editorial against Prohibition--and enjoying a reunion with her brother Michael, the town doctor and coroner. Michael's services are soon called upon when a fire claims the life of hardware store owner Lyle Fiske. A frontier firebug is suspected of arson, but when Michael determines Fiske was stabbed before his store was set ablaze, the town of Cordova has another murder to solve. Her journalist's curiosity whetted, Charlotte begins to sort through the smoldering ruins of Lyle Fiske's life, only to discover any number of people who might have wanted him dead. As the days grow shorter, Charlotte's investigation turns increasingly complex. She may be distant from the trappings of civilization, but untangling the motives for murder will require plumbing the very depths of Charlotte's investigative acumen. . .
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Diving With Sharks!: And More True Stories of Extreme Adventures!by Margaret Gurevich
Fans of Shark Week, Sharknado, and all things shark-related will want to sink their teeth into this exciting shark-infested chapter book. Join real-life cave divers, extreme photographers, and researchers as they brave thrilling undersea adventures! Kids who are familiar with the popular National Geographic Kids Chapters line are sure to be on the edge of their seats over these new totally true tales of adventure and survival.From the Trade Paperback edition.