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Naomi Novik "s stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars. Convicted of treason and stripped of rank and standing, Temeraire and Lawrence are transported to the prison colony at New South Wales. With them travel three dragon eggs destined to be handed over to second-rate officers willing to accept so remote an assignment " including one former acquaintance, Captain Rankin, whose cruelty once cost a dragon its life. They arrive at a young Australian colony in turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, William Bligh " formerly Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. Eager to escape the political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire accept a mission to pioneer a route through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when one of the dragon eggs is stolen, the surveying expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it before the dragonet hatches " a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and France.
A photographic journey through the landscape immortalized in bestselling author Tony Hillerman' s beloved mystery series featuring the legendary Navajo police officers Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee Step into the world of Tony Hillerman's Chee and Leaphorn novels with this stunning collection of original photography of the landscape integral to his writing. Alongside these breathtaking photos are brief synopses of Hillerman's novels, descriptive text from his works, his own comments about the land, and information about the sites pictured. Compiled with remembrances by his eldest daughter, Anne Hillerman, and original photos by Don Strel, here is a timely showcase of a hauntingly beautiful region that captured one man's imagination for a lifetime. In Tony Hillerman's Landscape, Anne Hillerman pays loving tribute to her father and his work. For seasoned Hillerman fans, and those discovering his work for the first time, this book offers an intimate and unique look at this beloved author and his world.
From the best-selling author ofA Vast ConspiracyandThe Run of His LifecomesToo Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller,Too Close to Calltakes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elián González, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history,Too Close to Callis endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive.
Samantha Cash has a skill Connor Wolfe needs: catching killers through computers. When she poses as a target, her virtual world becomes real and deadly.
Forced proximity, natural attraction Moving in with her brother isn't what free-spirited Grace McKnight imagined doing at age thirty. But under the circumstances, it's for the best. The complicating factor? Kyle Clark, her brother's business partner-aka the most infuriatingly buttoned-up person Grace has ever met. Living with Kyle causes as much friction as Grace expected. And plenty she didn't. She and Kyle have more in common than she thought. Now, instead of pressing his buttons, she'd rather undo them. Only, getting closer to Kyle means discovering his darkest secrets, and convincing him-and herself-those secrets won't tear them apart.
Lane Cisco loves, loves, loves her life at Rio Chama Middle School--until her offbeat cousin comes for an extended visit and turns everything upside down. With her individual sense of style and nonconformist attitude, Angelina "Mint" Taraval is everything Lane isn't. And instead of branding her a loser the way Lane and her friends expect, people actually want to hang out with her. Including the boys Lane and her best friend, Ava, like. When Ava comes up with a plan to ruin Mint, Lane feels stuck. She doesn't want to be mean . . . but she doesn't really want to stick up for her weird cousin either. Why can't things go back to the way they were before Mint arrived? Kristen Tracy has written a terrific novel about friendship, family, fitting in, and finding out who you are when no one's looking. And don't miss Kristen's other cool books:CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUSTHE REINVENTION OF BESSICA LEFTERBESSICA LEFTER BITES BACK"Believable and drily funny . . . an empathetic and entertaining read."--Publishers Weekly "High drama so compelling middle school readers won't realize they're being exposed to a lesson in ethics."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, who pleaded guilty to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, he is still shrouded in mystery. Why (and when) did he turn his legitimate business into a massive fraud? How did he fool so many smart investors for so long? And who among his family and employees knew the truth? The best person to answer these questions--and tell the full story of Madoff's rise and fall--is Erin Arvedlund. In early 2001, she was suspicious of the amazing returns of Madoff's hedge fund, which no one could explain. Her article in "Barron's," based on more than one hundred interviews, could have prevented a lot of misery had the SEC followed up. But almost no one was willing to believe anything bad about "Uncle Bernie"--so nice, so humble, so generous to charities. As Arvedlund shows, Madoff was no ordinary liar but a master of the type of lies people really wanted to believe. He kept his clients at a distance and allowed handsomely paid friends to solicit new ones for him; playing hard to get created an irresistible mystique. Now, Arvedlund tackles the tough questions that are still unanswered in the wake of Madoff's collapse: --Did he start off as a legitimate money manager or was he a fraud from the beginning? Were there indications of larceny at the very start of his career? --Why did Madoff's biggest supporters within the industry, such as Walter Noel of Fairfield Greenwich and Ezra Merkin of Gabriel Capital, ignore the warning signs that were so apparent? Did they choose to remain ignorant as long as their commissions rolled in? --Why did SEC investigations fail to catch Madoff's Ponzi scheme even though several people had voiced concerns about his operation? --Who else helped Madoff carry out his scam? His family and close associates have denied any involvement, but was it possible for one man to engineer a heist of such scope? With her keen investigative eye, Arvedlund presents a sweeping narrative of Madoff's career--from his youth in Queens, New York, to his early days working for his father-in-law, to his time as chairman of the NASDAQ exchange, and finally to infamy as the world's most notorious swindler. She offers a riveting glimpse of Madoff the man--an indifferent student with little ambition who transformed himself into a star with a talent for trading, a reputation for innovation, and an unmistakably erratic nature. Listeners will be fascinated by Arvedlund's portrayal of Madoff, his empire, and all those who never considered that he might be too good to be true.
is it worth trying to work through the problems, or would it be best to part? in Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum draws on years of research and clinical experience to resolve this age-old conundrum. She shows how to diagnose your situation with a careful line of questions and self-analysis that will illuminate every part of your relationship. She offers sensible, sane and reliable guidelines - while drawing on actual case studies - which will provide the key to making your decision.
He sure would love to have someone to take care of. . . Dr. Mike Flynn's single mom taught him early how to cook and clean, and there's nothing like vacuuming or doing dishes to help a guy relax. Annabelle Ronaldi is an artist without a domestic bone in her body. Since her fiance's death, she can't paint, and life looks hopeless. Until the day after her sister's wedding, when she wakes up with Mike next to her in bed, and then she's really beside herself - because the handsome stranger is a dead ringer for her dead fiance. After their mind-blowing one night stand, Mike is sure this is the woman he wants to take care of forever, but she acts like she's seen a ghost. While Mike sets to work wooing Annabelle, she sets to work sniffing out the truth of the convoluted family secret that turns everybody's lives upside down. Praise for Romeo, Romeo:"Kaye's debut is a delightfully fun, witty romance, making her a writer to watch. " -Booklist"Kaye's portrayal of modern romance against the background of an old-fashioned, gossipy extended family rings true, and Nick's efforts to wow Rosalie with fabulous home cooking are endlessly entertaining. " -Publishers Weekly"Kaye's writing is a refreshing change from the typical contemporary romance. I could see all the characters as real people showing real feelings with an ending that is truly believable. . . " -I Just Finished Reviews</p
In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting or dangerous.We all know what it feels like to be irritated by loud music, accosted by lights that are too bright, or overwhelmed by a world that moves too quickly. But millions of people suffer from Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD), a common affliction in which people react to harmless stimuli not just as a distracting hindrance, but a potentially dangerous threat.Sharon Heller, Ph.D. is not only a trained psychologist, she is sensory defensive herself. Bringing both personal and professional perspectives, Dr. Heller is the ideal person to tell the world about this problem that will only increase as technology and processed environments take over our lives. In addition to heightening public awareness of this prevalent issue, Dr. Heller provides tools and therapies for alleviating and, in some cases, even eliminating defensiveness altogether.Until now, the treatment for sensory defensiveness has been successfully implemented in Learning Disabled children in whom defensiveness tends to be extreme. However, the disorder has generally been unidentified in adults who think they are either overstimulated, stressed, weird, or crazy. These sensory defensive sufferers live out their lives stressed and unhappy, never knowing why or what they can do about it. Now, with Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, they have a compassionate spokesperson and a solution-oriented book of advice.
Daphne Malone has 3 older brothers, all protective to a fault and convinced that their little sister can't take care of herself.
When a guest takes a fatal fall down the PennDutch Inn's quaintly steep stairs, Magdalena Yoder, the no-nonsense owner, is more worried about a lawsuit than foul play. But when a second guest is found dead on Magdalena's handsome quilt, she's sure there's a killer somewhere on the premises.
Accepting a new job helping to train two new ponies, Pam begins to fear that the job is interfering with her social life when her long hours and lack of availability are not understood by Lulu and Anna.
A little girl looks forward to keeping all of Milly's puppies, but when they begin to make big demands on her, she changes her mind about them.
Lori Foster offers "A Novel of Erotic Romance" that will have you burning for more! Grace Jenkins has had little experience with men, but she can't help dreaming about strong, sexy Noah Harper. There's a rough edge beneath his polish that hints of no mercy in the bedroom--exactly what the passionate woman inside her is hungry for. Burned by a cheating fiance, Noah wants no complications in his life. Yet Grace's sweetness and innocence are hard to resist. Though his conscience tells him she deserves more, his body #12; wins the decision, and he promises to take her to the limits of white-hot desire. Shy Grace brazenly accepts...and gets more than she bargained for.
Growing up in the suburbs of Boston and raised on secular Judaism, Cocoa Puffs, and Gilligan's Island, Peter Bebergal was barely in his teens when the ancient desire to finding higher spiritual meaning in the universe struck. Already schooled in mysticism by way of comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, and Carlos Castaneda, he turned to hallucinogens, convinced they would provide a path to illumination.Was this profound desire for God-a god he believed that could only be apprehended by an extreme state of altered consciousness-simply a side effect of the drugs? Or was it a deeper human longing that was manifesting itself, even on a country club golf course at the edge of a strip mall?Too Much to Dream places Bebergal's story within the cultural history of hallucinogens, American fascination with mysticism, and the complex relationship between drug addiction, popular culture, rock 'n' roll, occultism, and psychology. With a captivating foreword by Peter Coyote, and interviews with writers, artists, and psychologists such as Dennis McKenna, James Fadima, Arik Roper, Jim Woodring, and Mark Tulin, Bebergal offers a groundbreaking exploration of drugs, religion, and the craving for spirituality entrenched in America's youth.
Unwilling to taint any woman with the terrible secret hidden in his heart, Sebastian, Viscount Ravenswood, has sworn never to marry. Luckily, whimsical Henrietta Ashby was never much of a temptation for the devilishly handsome rogue-until now. Suddenly, Henrietta has learned to seduce him with a bewitching charm . . . and clandestine midnight kisses. Henrietta would go to any lengths to catch the eye of the man she's long loved from afar-even seeking the help of the most notorious courtesan in England! But as Sebastian's secret follows them from the ballroom to the boudoir, and his diabolical enemy plots revenge, will Henrietta risk her life to offer him a passionate redemption . . . or will he prove to be too scandalous to wed?
In 1976 twenty-six California children were kidnapped from their school bus and buried alive for motives never explained. All the children survived. This bizarre event signaled the beginning of Lenore Terr's landmark study on the effect of trauma on children. In this book Terr shows how trauma has affected not only the children she's treated but all of us.
Marriage Makers"Cathie Linz's fun and lively romances are guaranteed to win readers' hearts!"-Susan Elizabeth PhillipsAnastasia Knight knew better than to fall for a straight-arrow like David Sullivan. Why, he'd even believed she was trying to swindle his sweet grandmother! He was the one at fault-he didn't spend enough time with the dear woman. And Anastasia was about to fix that! Just as she was going to teach Mr. David Sullivan, workaholic, how to loosen up and have fun.Problem was that she was the one having too much fun. She and David together? Like marriage? Nah. Surely, they were both too smart for that...maybe.Marriage Makers-Three bumbling matchmakers mess with matrimony!
When she is diagnosed with leukemia, 13-year-old Jill Marino does not want to hear the truth. Her doctor and parents urge her to co-operate, but she finds ways to resist her treatment - secretly hiding some of her pills, and slipping away when it is time to go back to the hospital. Jill's resistance heightens the tension in the family. Finally her little sister Crysti, ignored in all the turmoil, decides to run away.
When researching her latest story puts her life in danger, freelance journalist Jenna Calvert decides she needs to get out of town. And the opportunity presents itself in the form of sexy Travis Roth. In exchange for two weeks in Carmel, she simply has to pretend to be someone else-not a problem for this spontaneous wild child.But a seriously tense Jenna makes the agreement conditional-she'll spend the weekend with Travis rehearsing her role, if he'll help her unwind by indulging in a little sensual stress relief! After all, the gorgeous but uptight businessman looks as if he could do with a little sexual healing himself. And Jenna's not foolish enough to think that one wild weekend will blossom into a real love affair-until it does!
Tool-Being offers a new assessment of Martin Heidegger's famous tool-analysis, and with it, an audacious reappraisal of Heidegger's legacy to twenty-first-century philosophy.Every reader of Being and Time is familiar with the opposition between readiness-to-hand (Zuhandenheit) and presence-at-hand (Vorhandenheit), but commentators usually follow Heidegger's wishes in giving this distinction a limited scope, as if it applied only to tools in a narrow sense. Graham Harman contests Heidegger's own interpretation of tool-being, arguing that the opposition between tool and broken tool is not merely a provisional stage in his philosophy, but rather its living core. The extended concept of tool-being developed here leads us not to a theory of human practical activity but to an ontology of objects themselves.Tool-Being urges a fresh and concrete research into the secret contours of objects. Written in a lively and colorful style, it will be of great interest to anyone intrigued by Heidegger and anyone open to new trends in present-day philosophy.
The last decade has witnessed remarkable discoveries and advances in our understanding of the tool using behaviour of animals. Wild populations of capuchin monkeys have been observed to crack open nuts with stone tools, similar to the skills of chimpanzees and humans. Corvids have been observed to use and make tools that rival in complexity the behaviours exhibited by the great apes. Excavations of the nut cracking sites of chimpanzees have been dated to around 4-5 thousand years ago. Tool Use in Animals collates these and many more contributions by leading scholars in psychology, biology and anthropology, along with supplementary online materials, into a comprehensive assessment of the cognitive abilities and environmental forces shaping these behaviours in taxa as distantly related as primates and corvids.
A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change--as seen on The Dr. Oz Show The Tools offers a solution to the biggest complaint patients have about therapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Phil Stutz and Barry Michels employ an arsenal of techniques--"the tools"--that allow patients to use their problems as levers that access the power of the unconscious and propel them into action. Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles become opportunities--to find courage, embrace discipline, develop self-expression, deepen creativity. For years, Stutz and Michels taught these techniques to an exclusive patient base, but with The Tools, their revolutionary, empowering practice becomes available to every reader interested in realizing the full range of their potential. The authors' goal is nothing less than for your life to become exceptional--exceptional in its resiliency, in its experience of real happiness, and in its understanding of the human spirit."An 'open secret' in Hollywood . . . [Stutz and Michels] have developed a program designed to access the creative power of the unconscious."--The New YorkerFrom the Hardcover edition.
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