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From Eternity to Here

by Sean Carroll

This 1996 book, based upon a vast range of documentary and secondary sources, shatters the disproven but persistent myth of the closed immobile village in the early modern period. It demonstrates that even in traditionalist Castile, pre-industrial village society was highly dynamic, with continuous inter-village, inter-regional, and rural-urban migration. The book is rich in human detail, with many vignettes of everyday life. Professor Vassberg examines such topics as fairs and markets, the transportation infrastructure, rural artisans and craftsmen, relations with the state, and life-cycle service. The approach is interdisciplinary, and pays special attention to how rural families dealt with economic and social problems. The rural Castile that emerges is a complex society that defies easy generalizations, but one which is unquestionably part of the general European reality.

How to Save Your Own Life

by Gill Michael Gates

Michael Gill's lemons-to-lemonade memoir chronicled his transformative years working at Starbucks after losing his high-powered job, his marriage, and his health (he developed a brain tumor). In response to overwhelming requests from readers who wanted to know how they, too, could weather downturns, he has distilled his lessons into fifteen meaningful lessons, including: ·Leap. . . With Faith: Sometimes it pays to leap without looking and say yes without thinking (Gill accepted the Starbucks job immediately, on a whim). ·Let Yourself. . . Be Helped: Pride is even more paralyzing than fear. ·Look. . . with Respect at Every Individual You See: Gill was raised to avoid eye contact with those who were different, cloistered in a privileged world. Now he realizes the potential in all who cross his daily path. ·Lose. . . Your Watch (and Cell Phone and PDA!): Our obsession with productivity produces madness, not gladness. Offering living proof that extraordinary happiness is found in ordinary moments, How to Save Your Own Life provides empowering words and hope for anyone facing a reversal of fortune. True fortune, Gill discovered, lies not in fate but in discovering the innate capacity we all possess to rescue ourselves. Watch a Video .

Fired Up

by Krentz Jayne Ann

The New York Times-bestselling author presents her latest Arcane Society novel and introduces the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy--the story of a curse that spans generations, and the love that can heal it. . . . More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts--just the beginning, he believes, of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp's dreamlight. Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and it doesn't take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force.

The Honor of Spies

by Griffin W. E. B.

August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, twenty-four-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he's in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility. Frade's job? To help Frogger escape. Frogger's parents are in Frade's custody in Argentina, because of their involvement in a secret German plan to establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in South America, and the younger Frogger has agreed to help find out what they know. Even more important, however, is the secret within the secret. Before he was captured in Africa, Frogger was part of a conspiracy; its goal: to assassinate Adolf Hitler. If the OSS can use his knowledge and connections to nudge that plot along, even just a little bit - they may be able to end this war right now. But Frade is not the only one who knows about the Froggers. Even as he stands there in Mississippi, a troop of Germans and Argentinians, led by a Colonel Juan Perón, is on its way to kill the parents and, after them, Frade himself. His career in the OSS may have been brief - but it may just be about to be over.

If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World

by Charlotte Kasl

The bestselling If the Buddha . . . series continues with some Zen wisdom for frantic parents In an age when so many kids seem to be glued to video games and eating fast food dinners on the way to a soccer game, author Charlotte Kasl urges parents to step back and examine what is important in their lives, and to take the time to truly get to know their children. Using spiritual guidelines as well as practical advice, Kasl encourages parents to raise their children to be peacemakers in a turbulent world. Like her previous Buddha titles, If the Buddha Had Kids includes exercises for readers to apply to their own lives, and is filled with wonderful quotes that will inspire readers and keep them coming back to this book for advice as their children grow older. .

What Is God?

by Jacob Needleman

In his most deeply personal work, religious scholar Needleman cuts a clear path through today's clamorous debates over the existence of God, illuminating an entirely new way of approaching the question of how to understand a higher power. I n this new book, philosopher Jacob Needleman- whose voice and ideas have done so much to open the West to esoteric and Eastern religious ideas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries-intimately considers humanity's most vital question: What is God? Needleman begins by taking us more than a half century into the past, to his own experience as a brilliant, promising, Ivyeducated student of philosophy-atheistic, existential, and unwilling to blindly accept childish religiosity. But an unsettling meeting with the venerated Zen teacher D. T. Suzuki, combined with the sudden need to accept a dreary position teaching the philosophy of religion, forced the young academician to look more closely at the religious ideas he had once thought dead. Within traditional religious texts the scholar discovered a core of esoteric and philosophical ideas, more mature and challenging than anything he had ever associated with Judaism, Christianity, and the religions of the East. At the same time, Needleman came to realize-as he shares with the reader-that ideas and words are not enough. Ideas and words, no matter how profound, cannot prevent hatred, arrogance, and ultimate despair, and cannot prevent our individual lives from descending into violence and illusion. And with this insight, Needleman begins to open the reader to a new kind of understanding: The inner realization that in order to lead the lives we were intended for, the very nature of human experience must change, including the very structure of our perception and indeed the very structure of our minds. In What Is God?, Needleman draws us closer to the meaning and nature of this needed change-and shows how our present confusion about the purpose of religion and the concept of God reflects a widespread psychological starvation for this specific quality of thought and experience. In rich and varied detail, the book describes this inner experience-and how almost all of us, atheists and "believers" alike, actually have been visited by it, but without understanding what it means and why the intentional cultivation of this quality of experience is necessary for the fullness of our existence.

Bamso

by Asanaro

A journey through the mysterious world of dreams. In this mystical memoir of his spiritual journey through the world of Dreams, teacher of pre-Buddist Tibetan martial arts and philosophy Asanaro describes his apprenticeship with his master, Alsam. As the young apprentice opens his vision to the Astral World, he learns that the art of mental projection allows him to jump through time and space . . . and what he discovers isn't at all what he had expected. Written in the form of a teaching story, Bamsouncovers for readers the fundamentals of astral projection and "doubling"- the art of lucid dreaming. Presented in an engaging yet instructive manner, this book will captivate fans of Carlos Castaneda and Paulo Coelho.

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

by Marietta Mccarty

Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life. This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of Little Big Minds reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Full of great discussion ideas and activities you can do with a group, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life is framed around ten "big ideas"-themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. They are: 1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck) 2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers) 3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft) 4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts) 5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr. ) 6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman) 7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning) 8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu) 9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir) 10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams) So join the greatest thinkers of all time to discover the ideas that will help you live a happier, healthier life! .

Vinyl Cafe Unplugged

by Stuart Mclean

More hilarious tales set in and around the Vinyl Cafe, from master-storyteller Stuart McLean. Dave and Morley would tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings and muddle. That's not to say there's anything particularly unusual about them. Like the rest of us, they're just doing their best to respond to the challenges of modern life. After all, who hasn't started a small DIY job that, and only hours later found half their house demolished. Who hasn't worried about their son becoming addicted to knitting. Who hasn't tried to toilet-train the cat? Lost an elderly relative on a day out? Or caused mayhem at a school concert? Luckily for Dave and Morley the chaotic melody of life is underscored by the harmonious sounds of family, friends and neighbours.

Spells of the City

by Jean Rabe Martin H. Greenberg

Venture into Spells of the City, where a troll may be your toll collector on the George Washington Bridge...Harry the Book will be happy to place your bets in a spellbinding alternative New York...a gargoyle finds himself left to a lonely rooftop existence when he's forced to live by his creator's rules...and leprechauns must become bank robbers to keep up with the demand for their gold.

Stones into Schools

by Greg Mortenson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Liberating Atlantis

by Harry Turtledove

Frederick Radcliff is a descendent of the family that founded Atlantis's first settlement. But he is also a slave. And when fate presents him with the opportunity to throw off his shackles once and for all, he becomes the leader of a revolutionary army of slaves determined to free all of his brethren across Atlantis. .

Hidden Fire

by Jo Davis

Justin Salvatore has earned his reputation as a ladies' man, but chasing women is also a way to outrun a terrible secret. Then he meets defense attorney Grace McKenna, a beautiful ice-queen more than willing to give Julian her body, even if he can't seem to melt her heart. . . But when a series of murders rocks Nashville, Julian is targeted by the killer. As he comes face to face with demons, he and Grace must race to uncover the terrible truth-or become the next victims. . .

Dead and Kicking

by Wendy Roberts

Sadie Novak cleans up crime scenes for a living and is also blessed-or cursed- with the gift of second sight. This time she's digging out the home of a compulsive hoarder. She discovers unexpected things, including an angry ghost who wants her to go away. And there are even more secrets beneath the surface that someone will kill to keep buried. . .

The Blackfoot Trail

by West Charles G.

Mountain man Joe Fox reluctantly led a group of settlers through the Rockies-and into the clutches of Max Starbeau, who traveled with the party until he was able to commit theft and murder-and kidnap Joe's girl. Now, Joe Fox is forging a new trail. . . of vengeance!

The Satin Sash

by Red Garnier

Among three lovers, there are ties that bind? Business partners and best friends Grey Richards and Heath Solis are as different as night and day. Grey is calm, confident, and always in control. Heath is as passionate as his smoldering looks. No woman can resist them, and it?s always been easy to share. Until now? Grey is head over heels in love. He?ll do anything to see Antonia Kearny smile, to hear her breath catch, to make her scream his name. And when he realizes that Toni wants another man?and that it?s Heath? he?ll make the ultimate sacrifice? On a decadent weekend in Mexico, Toni will experience the hunger, the touch, the taste of two men. But will her desire bring them together, or tear them apart? .

Howl Deadly

by Linda O. Johnston

Kendra?s weekend getaway with gorgeous millionaire Dante DeFrancisco turns chilling when a mother she-wold goes missing from Dante?s pet sanctuary. Now Kendra must find her?along with a killer hiding right before her eyes.

Murder for Christ's Mass

by Maureen Ash

The town of Lincoln is covered in snow?concealing the mortal remains of a clerk who worked in the local mint. The only clue is a pristine coin stamped with the visage of King Stephen. But Templar Bascot de Marins soon discovers that the motive goes beyond money?and beyond mere murder.

If Looks Could Chill

by Nina Bruhns

Mysterious deaths stalk the bayou?and state trooper Tara Reeves enlists the aid of Marc Lafayette, Cajun heartbreaker, to guide her on her search for evidence. But the source is deadlier than she could ever imagine: terrorists.

Mistress by Mistake

by Susan Gee Heino

Lord Dashford has decided to ward off the marriage-minded by convincing the world he?s throwing away his fortune. No matter, since heiress Evaline Pinchley, dragged to the Dashford estate, has no inclination to marry him. Unfortunately, she fails to recognize her host when he begins to seduce her. An empty bottle later, Evaline wakes to find herself in Dashford?s bed. Now rumors and passions are sure to run wild?unless Dashford and Evaline realize that what happened by moonlight was no mistake.

Hunter's Need

by Shiloh Walker

Duke is bitter. A shapeshifter betrayed by the psychic powers of Analise Morell, he cannot forgive her for putting him in the clutches of a feral vampire, but he also can't shake his desire for her. And when she needs a Hunter, Duke must face his demons--and hers.

Sidewinder

by Jory Sherman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Ark of Fire

by C. M. Palov

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Endgame

by David Michaels

The National Security Agency's top-secret initiative to protect the United States from potential threats has been dubbed the Third Echelon. It deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms. His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell®Third Echlon. Operative Fisher knows that several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. What he doesn't know is that a stunning piece of evidence has been uncovered that points to the mole who sold out his government...

Flame Seeker

by Kay Danella

A sensuous new fantasy from the author of Dreamwalker. The eldest daughter of her clan, Alithia must secure her family?s livelihood by retrieving an ancient relic in the fabled mountain realm. But she cannot make the journey alone. Alithia must take two husbands as a shield pair. With many competitors vying for her hand, Alithia proposes a contest: those who can best pleasure her win. But on the quest, as emotions run high and ecstasy runs wild, Alithia and her two victors are bound together by the journey?s dangers, by a culture clash more intense than they ever imagined?and by a twist of fate that will change their lives forever.

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