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The Navajo and the Animal People

by Steve Pavlik Will Tsosie

This text examines the traditional Navajo relationship to the natural world. Specifically, how the tribe once related to a category of animals they collectively referred to as the "ones who hunt." These animals, like Native Americans, were once viewed as impediments to progress requiring extermination.Steve Pavlik teaches Native American studies and Native environmental science at Northwest Indian College. He is the author or editor of four books including Destroying Dogma.

The Dogs and I

by Kenny Salwey

Join Kenny and the dogs who have been his companions for over fifty years. Readers will delight in dog days along the Mississippi with Rover the mutt, Pepper the rat terrier, and many more. Humorous, warm, and adventure-filled, these stories are a must for dog and outdoor lovers everywhere.

Colorado's Legendary Lovers

by Rosemary Fetter

A collection of 28 vignettes of famous lovebirds from Colorado's past.

Too Hot to Handle

by Katie Rose

Katie Rose's Boys of Summer series returns for a delicious double-header--with the story of total opposites who are drawn to each other like moths to a flame. Nikki Case is no fan of baseball. Her ex gambled away a fortune on the sport, and now her PR firm has tasked her with cleaning up the league's most notorious bad boys. The New Jersey Sonics are known for wild womanizing and booze-fueled brawls, so Nikki expects the worst. Her first stop in the battle to win hearts and minds is star hitter Jake Baldwin--a legendary ladies man so smokin' he threatens to melt her tough-girl armor. Although his teammates prank her without mercy, Jake admires the way Nikki gives as good as she gets. She may be the queen of frost, but there's kindling beneath those sultry curves--and he's just the man to ignite it. But when a PR nightmare lands the Sonics in headlines across the country, Nikki is ready to walk. Only then does Jake realize how important she is to the Sonics' success--and that winning the love of a good woman is no game.Praise for Too Hot to Handle "Rose knocks this one out of the park. This enjoyable sequel (after Bring on the Heat) will be a quick, fun read for all romance lovers."--Library Journal"Too Hot to Handle will keep readers in the mood until the first pitch is thrown on Opening Day."--Heroes and Heartbreakers"Katie Rose scores a home run with a hero who's Too Hot to Handle!"--New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips "I loved it! With a buttoned-up heroine and a too-hot-for-his-own-good hero, Katie Rose creates a charming love story that's equal parts sweet and sexy."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne"Too Hot to Handle makes for a sizzling escape."--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly"A thoroughly enjoyable read . . . If you're after some fun and surprises, this is a definite for you."--Turner's Antics "I adore this series and I can't wait to see which of the boys gets the next book in the series. For her contemporary romance debut, Katie has a surefire winner on her hands."--Crystal Blogs Books "I am loving this series so far. I love it when I can fangirl a series from the beginning. That so rarely happens. I loved this book. The angsty bits were just so well done."--Books Like Breathing "Rose does an amazing job in creating a story that will leave you wanting more. . . . The characters are witty, sexy and charming, the storyline is brilliant and the romance will sweep you away. . . . I can't wait for the next one out of this series!"--Underneath the Covers "I knew this story would be fun, but it was so much more than I expected!"--Fic Central "Too Hot to Handle is a fun and entertaining read with a little bit of romance, heartbreak and heat."--The Reading Cafe"A whirlwind love story that leaves you wanting more of both Jake and Nikki. Together. Great light read with just the right touch of heat to it."--Love Words and Books "A nice, sweet contemporary read."--Living to Read Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Bring on the Heat

by Katie Rose

In Katie Rose's irresistible battle of wits, a case of mistaken identity lands a female fan in bed with a sexy superstar--and in major-league trouble. House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn't shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team--especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there's a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan. Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn't expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry façade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn't know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.Praise for Katie Rose and Bring on the Heat "The plot is believable, and, by the way, this story sizzles! Lots of hot yumminess to brighten any summer night."--Library Journal"Charming, sexy, and smart, Katie Rose's Boys of Summer series will make you wish it went into extra innings!"--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne"Chase is my kind of sports hero: dedicated, determined, and dangerously desirable!"--Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of Secrets of a Shy Socialite "What can I say about this book . . . It is amazing! I loved it."--Libby's Fun Books"Bring on the Heat was a fun, quick read that has just enough baseball to keep it in the genre, but not so much that you lose readers who don't live and breathe sports!"--Two Moms Reading "Bring on the Heat is one of those stories that I enjoyed very much: a heroine who is mistaken for her high-profile employer, a major-league pitcher on the brink of superstardom, and too much publicity for them both, leading to all kinds of interesting issues."--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "Bring on the Heat was, quite possibly, the cutest end-of-summer book. It was a super quick, light read with adorable characters. And, I might add, it has baseball players. Hello!"--Crystal Blogs Books "Humor is an essential part of the book. . . . Even if you aren't a baseball fan, it's a fun read."--Tangled Hearts and Boxer Briefs "A cotton candy summer sports-themed romance, great for a beach read."--The Naughty Librarians Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Crushed

by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne's latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn't always what you need. Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael's new half brother, Devon. Kristin's mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for--she wants the one who stood by her side. After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he's damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?Praise for Crushed "I couldn't stop smiling. I hated that the book had to end! Lauren Layne is a force to be reckoned with, and I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next!"--#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken"I read Crushed in one sitting because I was utterly unable to put it down. Lauren Layne's characters are so witty and real. This story warmed my heart and left me feeling good all day. Go Team Curvy Girls!"--New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole"Filled with humor and heart, Crushed draws you in with an unlikely friendship turned steamy romance as Chloe and Michael turn imperfections into flawless love."--Renita Pizzitola, author of Just a Little Flirt"Prepare to fall in love. Lauren Layne takes your hand, brings you into her world, and introduces you to a loud, vivacious, very hilarious, and often inappropriate heroine--and the broken hero who never saw her coming."--Cecy Robson, author of the Shattered Past series"From beginning to end, I was totally engaged in this fantastic read. I enjoyed it so much that I plan to read more of Ms. Layne's titles ASAP."--The Romance Reviews"Honestly, I'm not sure if Layne could write a book I wouldn't absolutely love. The only bad part about reading Crushed was finishing it and not wanting to read anything else . . . except maybe another Lauren Layne book. Now to try be patient until her next one comes out."--Amanda's Daily Grind "I would recommend this author to anyone looking for a funny and romantic, yet emotional read."--EscapeNBooks "Crushed is filled with priceless banter, humor and sexual tension! This is one of those books that you can and will devour in one night. It is a great friends-to-lovers read that will have you rooting for this couple to let go and move forward!"--Rude Girl Book Blog "I loved this book so much that I reread it immediately."--Will Read for Feels "I'll keep my eyes on any other book by Layne. I really recommend this book to you guys. It's so good and very fast to read."--Fairen Reads "This story was sweet and funny and something I would suggest for people who love friends (enemies) to lover stories."--Fiction Fangirls

Broken

by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne's heart-wrenching novel tells the story of a girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both . . . or destroy them. When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she's being the kind do-gooder she's always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn't about charity--it's about penance. Only, Olivia's client isn't the grateful elderly man she's expecting. Instead, he's a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia's path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing. Paul Langdon doesn't need a mirror to show him he's no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he's ugly--inside and out. He'll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father's ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn't count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible. Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?Praise for Broken "A solid tale and a quick read, with plenty of steamy romance and sex."--Library Journal"Broken is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. It's a story about two people saving each other from themselves."--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "Five stars! I pretty much loved everything about this book . . . the characters, the storyline, the pace, the writing, the love, the chemistry . . . everything!"--The Book Hookup "A solid retelling of a tried-and-true fairy tale with a lot of window-fogging heat and one of the steamiest sex scenes I've ever read."--Adventures in Writing "Another fabulous read by Lauren Layne! She does New Adult right!"--Royal Social Media "Engrossing . . . a unique read . . . The chemistry is hot."--Reading on the Farm "Lauren Layne writes awesome romances. I am such a huge fan and Broken is a perfect example of why. If you love those romances that hook you in, break your heart, make you feel so much and then slowly put you back together, rooting for the broken soul in the process, then this is the book for you! Five stars!"--The Romance Room "Lauren Layne once again impresses with Broken. Paul and Olivia's romance was filled with passion and heart, and was a pure pleasure to experience!"--The Reader's Den "Lauren Layne seriously knows how to balance the sexy with the heart-wrenching plots."--Lazy Book Lovers

Debris

by Kevin Hardcastle

Reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollock's Knockemstiff and Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone, Kevin Hardcastle's debut Debris introduces a powerful new voice into the country-noir tradition: these are stories about rural, working-class characters at the fringes of society. <P><P>Brimming with violence, this collection explores the struggle against poverty, loneliness, mental illness, and marginalization. Written in a lean, muscular style, Hardcastle's debut collection unveils the blood and guts and beauty of life in our flyover regions.

A Dictionary of Japanese Food: Ingredients & Culture

by Richard Hosking

Nominated for the Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year Award, this timeless volume is the first and only book of its kind on the subject.<P><P>A Dictionary of Japanese Food helps food lovers around the world decipher the intricacies and nuances of Japanese cooking and its ingredients. Definitions in ordinary cookbooks and standard dictionaries--such as akebia for akebi, sea cucumber for namako, plum for ume--can be inadequate, misleading, or just plain wrong. Richard Hoskings eliminates the mystery by ensuring that each entry in the Japanese-English section includes the Japanese term in Roman script; the term in kana or kanji or both; a Latin name where appropriate; an English definition; and, for most entries, a short annotation.The English-Japanese section defines important English food terms in Japanese and annotates those needing explanation. One hundred small line drawings make it easy for readers to identify everything from mitsuba to the okoze fish, and seventeen appendices address the most critical elements of Japanese cuisine, from the making of miso and the structure of the Japanese meal to the tea ceremony.

Duke City Hit

by Max Austin

For fans of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Max Austin takes readers back to Albuquerque for another action-packed thrill ride in the short novel Duke City Hit, as an elite assassin takes aim at--well, everyone. According to Vic Walters, the secret to happiness is low overhead and few demands. Living rent-free in a modest bachelor pad behind his boss's house, he has no debts, no entanglements, and no expensive relationships. He works just a few days a month, but his bank accounts keep growing. Vic is a high-priced hitman with a legendary record of success. That is, until someone starts eliminating his marks before he can get to them . . . until his manager puts him in the middle of a vicious drug-cartel feud . . . and until a young man walks into his life with a big .45 and a startling revelation. For Vic Walters, it's time to step out of the shadows. Which means it's killing time in Duke City.Praise for Duke City Hit "An action-packed, adrenaline ride."--Book Nerd "Duke City Hit is the kind of book you want to settle in with when there's just too much going on around you."--No More Grumpy Bookseller "Just plain fun."--Tales of a Book Addict "He strikes a great balance between brevity and description and I definitely stayed up late to finish the book."--Reading to Distraction

The Drama of Fiji: A Contemporary History

by John Wesley Coulter

This history of Fiji focuses on the period of Imperial British control and offers a fascinating glimpse at a unique and volatile situation.<P><P>The drama unfolds with a look into the backgrounds of the native Fijians--subsistence farmers most of whom are hardly affected by modern progress. Complications arise with the introduction of the Indian migrants who were recruited to serve periods of indenture on sugar cane plantations. Nearly all of them were Hindus. They yearned for land--the most valuable property in India. The plot further thickens with the "dual government" set-up where a governor, appointed by the Queen, works side by side with the Fijian Administration which has jurisdiction over all Fijians in the Colony.The Drama of Fiji is based on three periods of fieldwork in those islands at intervals over a period of 23 years, visit to northern India, and relevant literature. The last visit to Fiji, in 1960, was part of a large project in the South Pacific, made possible by a combined grant-in-aid of research, given by the Association of American Geographers and the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati, the latter of which awarded a subvention to the author for this book.

Officer Elvis

by Gary Gusick

In the vein of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, Gary Gusick takes readers on an explosive ride-along with Mississippi detective Darla Cavannah, a Yankee transplant making her name in the Deep South. After performing at a local old-folks home, off-duty police officer and part-time Elvis impersonator Tommy Reylander smoothes out his pompadour, climbs into his pink Caddy, and gets all shook up--fatally so, when a bomb explodes. Whether he was killed for his police work or bad singing is a mystery that detective Darla Cavannah is determined to solve. Though it's been several years since Darla (reluctantly) partnered up with Tommy, she convinces her boss to let her lead the murder investigation. As the new regional director of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Shelby Mitchell can think of better uses for his star detective's time, but not even the most hardened good ole boy can resist Darla's smart, savvy persuasions. She soon embarks on a roller coaster ride through the world of Elvis tribute artists while tracking down one of the most bizarre serial killers in the history of the Magnolia State. Aiding her pursuit of the killer is recently reprimanded officer Rita Gibbons, fresh from the trailer park and described by Shelby as "half a licorice stick short in the manners department." But Rita's plenty smart, even when this case takes their suspicious minds in an entirely unexpected direction.Praise for Officer Elvis "With its comical Down South style and its wide variety of sequined, pompadoured characters, Officer Elvis is an intriguing mystery with more than its share of quirks. Even if you're not a fan of the King, you're sure to get plenty of laughs out of this rockin' and rollin' whodunit."--Kristin Dreyer Kramer, NPR's Shelf Discovery "An absolute hoot from beginning to end . . . Be prepared to be all shook up by the ending."--Reading Reality "If you are a fan of Elvis, murder mysteries and could use a few good laughs at the same time, pick up this book and give it a read. You won't be sorry."--Open Book Society "The region and societal habits are so present, the setting is like an additional character to the story. I stayed up an hour past my self-imposed bedtime to read more."--Lilac Reviews

Witch Lights

by Michael M. Hughes

The heir to H. P. Lovecraft by way of Dean Koontz, Michael M. Hughes returns with a new tale of paranormal horror--the hair-raising follow-up to Blackwater Lights. Thrown together in the fight against a deadly supernatural conspiracy, Ray Simon, Ellen Davis, and Ellen's young son, William, are hiding out in Guatemala--one step ahead of Lily, a beautiful, wealthy sociopath who has become a conduit for bloodthirsty inhuman entities that seek to infiltrate our world. Aiding this unholy plot is Ellen's own husband, an ex-Special Forces operative hell-bent on reclaiming his family and taking his revenge on Ray. Long months on the run have taken their toll on Ray and Ellen, whose relationship is starting to fray, and William has lost all hope for a normal childhood. But when they let down their guard for an instant, things turn from bad to worse as Ray is separated from the woman and child he's sworn to protect. With nowhere else to turn, Ray calls upon the secretive occult Brotherhood, who have been desperate to recruit him. Help arrives in his old friend Mantu, an ex-comedian turned commando who claims to be on the side of the angels. But this situation is no joke. Ellen and William have been captured by a powerful drug lord--a violent sadist who offers to protect them for a price: Ellen's body . . . and perhaps her very soul.Praise for Witch Lights "I was enthralled by this story. . . . You will be clamoring to read book three."--The Thugbrarian Review "[Witch Lights] is a rollicking, wild adventure. For fans of James Rollins."--Cayocosta72 Book Reviews Praise for Blackwater Lights "Michael M. Hughes's highly intelligent debut novel, Blackwater Lights, weaves a stunning tale of intrigue, ritual, and dark magic. It's brilliantly paced and beautifully written, and once the journey has begun, it's impossible to put down. Luckily for those of us hooked on Hughes, Blackwater Lights is but the first work in his forthcoming trilogy."--Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Gentling Box "Disturbing, surreal, and spooky as hell, Blackwater Lights is a brilliantly written debut, marking Michael M. Hughes as a talent to watch."--Tim Lebbon, author of Coldbrook and the Toxic City trilogy "Blackwater Lights is a paranoid thrill-ride that deftly combines mystery, sci-fi, and horror elements into a modern-day conspiracy tale. An impressive debut that builds to a satisfying, action-filled conclusion."--Cemetery Dance magazine "Blackwater Lights has action, adventure, sex, love, designer drugs, and violent death, all woven into a globe-spanning paranormal conspiracy. I mean, really, what's not to like? Consider this my official request for a sequel."--F. Paul Wilson, author of the Repairman Jack novels and The Adversary Cycle "A harrowing and riveting thrill ride. Hughes is a welcome addition to the dark-fiction ranks."--Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church

Shredder

by Niall Leonard

In the gut-wrenching third and final novel in Niall Leonard's Crusher series, Finn Maguire is lured back into the warring factions of the underworld by way of blackmail. Finn "Crusher" Maguire has one simple task: to set up a meeting. But when that meeting is between the Guvnor and the Turk, two psychotic criminals vying for control of London's underworld, Finn's task proves to be anything but simple. As the city cracks under a blistering heatwave and the UK is rocked by a series of terrorist outrages, Crusher finds himself caught up in a gang war full of carnage, corruption and treachery. To save himself and the girl he loves from being shredded to a bloody pulp between opposing factions, Finn faces horrifying risks and impossible choices.From the Hardcover edition.

Blackwood: A Hexed Story

by Michelle Krys

An exclusive ebook original short story by Michelle Krys set in the world of HEXED, a new series about Indigo Blackwood, a snarky sixteen-year-old cheerleader who's forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers only to uncover the first of many dark truths about her life.This digital story includes an excerpt of HEXED, a book Victoria Scott, author of Fire & Flood, raves is "Fast-paced with sizzling tension!" and Booklist calls "[a] mash-up of Mean Girls and The Craft."

Three Shrinking Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew

by Ruth Chew

For decades, Ruth Chew's classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. This e-collection turns tiny magic into big surprises! In Do-It-Yourself Magic, a special "Build Anything" kit makes imagined settings come to life. In Earthstar Magic, a slow summer turns upside down when a clumsy witch's spells go awry. And in Mostly Magic, enchanted objects lead two siblings and a mysterious cat into a series of miniature adventures. "Ruth Chew's classic books capture the joy of everyday magic." -- Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

by Richard A. Muller

"A must-read for future presidents." --?New Scientist? We live in complicated, dangerous times. Barack Obama and his successors will need to know if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and what is the real truth about global warming. This is "must-have" information for all presidents--and citizens--of the twenty-first century. Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction.

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

by Simon Singh Edzard Ernst

The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine. Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this guide lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments--acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom?In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.

Unmentionables: Poems

by Beth Ann Fennelly

A new collection by a poet declared "one of the most exciting poets of her generation" (Harvard Review). With elegant wordplay and her usual subversive wit, Beth Ann Fennelly explores the "unmentionable"--not only what is considered too bold but also what can't be said because words are insufficient. In sections of short narratives, she questions our everyday human foibles. Three longer sequences display her admirable reach and fierce intelligence: One, "The Kudzu Chronicles," is a rollicking piece about the transplanted weed. Another, "Bertha Morisot: Retrospective," conjures up a complex life portrait of the French impressionist painter. The third presents fifteen dream songs that virtually out-Berryman Berryman.

Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006

by Ellen Bryant Voigt

"Genius. Voigt is a poet of knowledge, and knowledge in the living, messy world."--Robert Pinsky, Washington Post Book World To witness the maturation of a poet over time is one of the great pleasures of reading. Here Ellen Bryant Voigt gives us that narrative distilled and amplified, arranging selections from six previous volumes to culminate in transcendent recent poems.

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

by David S. Landes

"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book."--Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance. Rich with anecdotal evidence, piercing analysis, and a truly astonishing range of erudition, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades. For the paperback edition, Landes has written a new epilogue, in which he takes account of Asian financial crisises and the international tension between overconfidence and reality.

The Dirty Side of the Storm: Poems

by Martha Serpas

"At once a love song and a dirge to a landscape being swallowed by the waters that define it."--St. Petersburg Times An evocative meditation on destruction and creation, the sacred and ephemeral, along Louisiana's coast. In poems that bear witness to the eroding bayou country and its Cajun culture, Martha Serpas venerates a vanishing landscape defined by water--sensuous, fecund, and destructive. As marsh turns into gulf, identity and consciousness are transformed as well. Serpas's verses invest paradox with her own defiantly spiritual meaning.

Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

by Barry J. Nalebuff Avinash K. Dixit

The international bestseller--don't compete without it! A major bestseller in Japan, Financial Times Top Ten book of the year, Book-of-the-Month Club bestseller, and required reading at the best business schools, Thinking Strategically is a crash course in outmaneuvering any rival. This entertaining guide builds on scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics, and gambling. It outlines the basics of good strategy making and then shows how you can apply them in any area of your life.

Seizure: A Novel

by Erica Wagner

"Seizure is terrific."--Philip Pullman Raised by her father, Janet is shocked when she learns that she has inherited a house from her mother, long thought dead. The key in hand, Janet travels north to an old stone cottage at the sea's edge.Tom hides away in an old stone cottage at the sea's edge, waiting. He was raised by his mother, traveling from one place to another, his only stability the stories she told him--stories of shape-shifters, danger, impossible love....When Janet arrives, she is surprised to find Tom and to find herself mysteriously drawn to him.In Erica Wagner's "haunting debut novel" (San Diego Union-Tribune), lives and stories become so interwoven that, in the end, all distinctions are lost. Reading group guide included.

Micromotives and Macrobehavior

by Thomas C. Schelling

Before Freakonomics and The Tipping Point there was this classic by the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics. "Schelling here offers an early analysis of 'tipping' in social situations involving a large number of individuals."--official citation for the 2005 Nobel Prize Micromotives and Macrobehavior was originally published over twenty-five years ago, yet the stories it tells feel just as fresh today. And the subject of these stories--how small and seemingly meaningless decisions and actions by individuals often lead to significant unintended consequences for a large group--is more important than ever. In one famous example, Thomas C. Schelling shows that a slight-but-not-malicious preference to have neighbors of the same race eventually leads to completely segregated populations. The updated edition of this landmark book contains a new preface and the author's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

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