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Full Circle

by Ayana Ellis

Carin Douglas is a fearless young girl, thrust into the role of a stickup kid alongside Brooklyn's most notorious thugs. She learns to fight, to survive, and ultimately to shine through a series of events that take her from a young girl on the verge to a designer-clad diva with a hot car, an even hotter man, and a million deadly skeletons in her closet. When Carin meets Monty, aka "Money Monty," he sweeps her off her feet with one romantic gesture after another. Monty is a sexy, powerful man with that legendary Brooklyn swagger and more money than most of his peers in the street. Their urban fairytale soon erupts into passionate sex, bold power moves, and eventually, devastating physical violence between them. When things get explosive, Carin is reminded of the love she knows Monty feels for her and the lavish lifestyle he's showered her with. But will that be enough to save them?Carin and Monty's love comes Full Circle in this epic story of love, loss, pain, and forgiveness. In Ayana Ellis' second novel, she raises the bar, exposes some ugly truths, and shines a spotlight on the painful reality of domestic abuse. All that glitters isn't gold in this new novel that is sure to have readers talking for years to come.

Full Circle: A Homecoming to Free Poland

by Radek Sikorski

Everyone dreams of restoring a country home. For an American, it might be a cottage by a lake; for a Frenchman, a stone house in Provence. But for Radek Sikorski, a Polish exile living in England, the dream seemed impossible - until 1989, and the fall of Communism, when he could at last return to his native land.

Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us

by Ferdinand Mount

So much about the society that is now emerging in the twenty-first century bears an astonishing resemblance to the most prominent features of what we call the classical world - its institutions, its priorities, its entertainment, its physics, its sexual morality, its food, its politics, even its religion. The ways in which we live our rich and varied lives correspond - almost eerily so - to the ways in which the Greeks and Romans lived theirs. Whether we are eating and drinking, bathing or exercising or making love, pondering, admiring or enquiring, our habits of thought and action, our diversions and concentrations recreate theirs. It is as though the 1500 years after the fall of Rome had been time out from traditional ways of being human. This eye-opening book makes us look afresh at who we are and how we got here. Full Circle is not only wonderfully witty and brilliantly astute, but also profound and often disquieting. Ferdinand Mount effortlessly peels back 2000 years of history to show how much we are like the ancients, how in ways both trivial and crucial we are them and they are us.

Full Court Fever

by Fred Bowen

The Falcons have a problem: they've lost the first two games of the season. Although they have skill, they lack height. When Michael Mancino comes across an old issue of Sports Illustrated and he discovers the similarly vertically challenged UCLA Bruins who won the 1964 NCAA Championship with an aggressive and hard-to-beat full-court zone press used to compensate for a short team. Will the Falcons be able to make a comeback and win the dreaded end-of-the-season game against the much bigger eighth-grade team?

Full-Court Pressure: A Year in Kentucky Basketball

by Dick Weiss Rick Pitino

A year in the life of the then-golden boy of college basketball, former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino.

The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #5)

by Alexander Mccall Smith

Here is the fifth novel in the internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency hit series. Once again we are transported to Gaborone, capital city of Botswana, and into the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT. Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni are still engaged, but with no immediate plans to get married. Mma Ramotswe wonders wh...

Full Dark House

by Christopher Fowler

A bomb rips through present-day London, tragically ending the crime-fighting partnership of Arthur Bryant and John May begun more than a half-century ago during another infamous bombing: the Blitz of World War II. Desperately searching for clues to the saboteur's identity, May finds the notes his old friend kept of their very first case and a past that may have returned...with murderous vengeance. It was an investigation that began with the grisly murder of a pretty young dancer. In a city shaken by war, a faceless killer stalked London's theater row, creating his own sinister drama. And it would take Bryant's unorthodox techniques and May's dogged police work to catch a fiend whose ability to escape detection seemed almost supernatural--a murderer who decades later may have returned to kill one of them...and won't stop until he kills the other.

Full Disclosure

by William Safire

What would happen if the 41st President, while meeting with Russian leaders in the mid-1980s, were blinded in an assassination attempt?

Full Dress Gray

by Lucian K. Truscott

A female cadet has collapsed and died while parading past the reviewing stand on a hot September morning. The autopsy establishes that she'd had sex with three different men the night before. Some claim that it's evidence of a major military scandal. Superintendent Ry Slaight fears it may be evidence of a shocking crime. His daughter-a cadet herself-is endangering her life in a quest for the truth. And among those who know that truth, the watchword is Don't ask, don't tell. . . .

Full Engagement!

by Brian Tracy

In these tough economic times, everyone is expected to produce more with less. And yet, studies have shown that on average, employees are working at only a fraction of their potential. What are managers to do? How can they inspire their people to perform at their absolute best? Whatever the situation, a good manager can quickly organize a group of average performers into a high-functioning team capable of achieving tremendous results for the company. The secret is knowing how - and anyone can learn. In Full Engagement!, business success expert Brian Tracy shows managers how they can supercharge their employees' efforts. Packed with powerful, practical ideas and strategies, this eye-opening guide explains how to: Unlock the potential of each person * Motivate and inspire employees to peak performance * Trigger the "X Factor" that maximizes productivity * Drive out the fears that hold people back * Create a high-trust work environment * Set clear goals and objectives * Recognize, reward, and reinforce in a way that energizes every employee A manager's role is to achieve the highest possible return on the physical, emotional, and mental effort that his or her people put forth. It's not a return on investment. . . it's a return on energy. And when managers fail at that, they fail at their own job. With this essential guide, all managers can now hold the keys to unlocking superstar performance from their teams

Full Figured

by La Jill Hunt Brenda Hampton

Hampton and Hunt give readers what they've been asking for--passionate, empowering stories about big, beautiful women.

Full Figured 4: Carl Weber Presents

by Anna J. Natalie Weber

Carl Weber has the touch when it comes to matching up today's best urban romance writers for his compulsively readable anthologies. Full Figured 4--Plus Size Divas is one of the best!?Bestselling author (and full-figured model) Anna J contributes the sassy sizzler "Somebody Else's Guy. " Wealthy, powerful hair salon owner Valencia McKoy is not quite so self-assured when it comes to her stunning full figure. When her marriage to star stockbroker Sean falls apart, so does she. . . which leads her to the couch of Dr. Alexander Thornton III, a renowned psychiatrist. Can he help Valencia learn to love her bod--without crossing the professional line? He can't help but notice her alluring curves, and the way Valencia sees it, he may just be Dr. Right!?Natalie Weber (Bi-Curious) rounds out the volume with the riveting "Three the Hard Way. " Amber Couture has a curvaceous, bountiful body and an ego just as big. Juggling three adoring men is all in a day's play, but now she's got her hands full with Trevor (the heat between the sheets), Stephen (the cash to keep Amber in bling) and Robert (the nice guy who's determined not to finish last). Amber's playing with fire--and she just might get burned!

Full Figured 5: Plus Size Divas

by Rose Hampton Brenda Jackson-Beavers

With his Full Figured series, Carl Weber brings together some of Urban Books' hottest authors to entertain readers with their stories about the lives and loves of beautiful full-figured women. When Desa Rae Jenkins ended her tumultuous relationship with Roc, it seemed like the appropriate thing to do; but now she's second-guessing her decision. Roc moved away to Kansas City, leaving street life back in St. Louis up to the brothas who can handle it. He continues to live his life on the edge, though, and when he returns to St. Louis, Desa Rae shows up at his doorstep to reconcile. Roc is reluctant to go there with the one woman who ripped his heart from his chest. He's determined not to let Desa Rae wiggle her way back in, but this full-sized diva is a heavy-hitter who won't give up without putting up a good fight. Win or lose, she refuses to back down, but with Roc's baby mama still in the way, there can be only one winner. When Malika Williamson hired Travis Ingram, she never imagined that he'd be doing a lot more than just maintaining the company's computer system. Not only has he ignited a fire in Malika's heart, but his mere presence causes backstabbing, confusion, and sexual tension at the office. Malika finds herself transformed from upstanding and happily married to an oversexed, overheated adulteress. Will this full-figured beauty be able to control the passion that threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to achieve?

Full Figured 6: Carl Weber Presents

by Eric Pete Electa Rome Parks

Featuring the novels "Black Widow" by Rome Parks and "Oops! I Did It Again" by "New York Times"-bestselling author Pete, this collection is sure to entertain readers with passionate, empowering stories about the love lives of two beautiful full-figured women.

Full Figured 7: Carl Weber Presents

by Genovese Nikki Rashan Ni'Chelle

Sassy, sophisticated and sensual are the three adjectives Sugar uses to define her personality, her style, and her shapely curves. Fiercely confident about her luxurious, full-figured body, Sugar sashays through Chicago's nightlife, belting high notes as a well-known singing sensation. Idolized by many, only few know her secret: she and her long-time manager Ace share more than a common passion for Sugar's career. They're lovers. At Ace's insistence, Sugar has always agreed to secrecy for the sake of her career, but now she's tired of hiding just to maintain her spotlight. Sugar is ready to reveal her true love for Ace. Too bad Ace would rather keep Sugar right in her place--as a sweet scoop of sugar on the side. Alicia considers herself nothing less than a survivor after escaping years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her high school love. Now she does whatever is necessary in order to maintain the picture perfect image she thinks she needs to present as a female working for the Virginia Beach Police Department. Tia is Alicia's polar opposite. She's an enticing con-woman who's broken every law, deliberately searching for cracks and loopholes in the system. Tia's main goal is to live the lavish lifestyle she adores without having to work an honest nine to five to achieve it. When their worlds collide, it's everything but ordinary. Alicia finds herself drawn into a world she swore to defend against. They say opposites attract, but Alicia starts to wonder if her fascination with Tia is because they are actually birds of the same feather. In Full Figured 7, Carl Weber brings together two literary divas to give readers what they've been asking for: empowering and entertaining stories about big, beautiful women.

Full Figured: Plus Size Divas 2

by Nicole Russell Alexis Trista

Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken. Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Books divas to give readers what they've been asking for: passionate, empowering stories about the lives and loves of big, beautiful women. Newly divorced, 40-year-old Desa Rae finds herself alone now that her son has gone away to college. She's taken to her bed, watching life pass her by--until Roc, a 24-year-old with a jaw-dropping body comes along. Desa Rae can't keep her eyes open or legs closed to a man who excites her like no other man has. But can she really be serious about a man who is almost the same age as her son?Avery Belmont is a diva in her own right. Smart, sassy, and successful, she has always had it going on; so much so that not only did the full-figured beauty catch the eye of Duke, the sexiest dude on the block, but she encouraged him to leave the dope game and become legit. Now, seven years later, Avery is working hard and trying to move ahead, but it seems that Duke isn't feeling the same way. Working with Kurt, her attractive coworker, isn't helping her situation. Is the love between Avery and Duke strong enough to keep them together, or will the strength of that love make them realize it's time to let go?

Full-Filled

by Samantha Rose Rene Stephens

Through her Inside Out Weight Loss program and seminars, along with podcasts downloaded more than 3 million times, Renée Stephens has helped countless people free themselves from emotional eating to achieve the body and life they've always desired. Now, in her first book, she shares the breakthrough lessons of her popular work and develops them into a complete, step-by-step program: Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight- Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food--and Your Life--from the Inside Out. With Full-Filled, you will gain freedom from dieting as you use some of the world's most advanced mind and behavior-changing techniques. An intuitive and easy weight-loss program, Full-Filled will open the door to bigger transformations in your life. Not only will you drop excess physical pounds with Renée's expert guidance, you will get to the root of why you eat and you will lose your spiritual weight--by identifying why you eat the way you do and finding better ways to satisfy your true hunger without food. A former food addict, Stephens is a leading weight-loss coach who works with women and men who have spent years trying to free themselves from their weight struggle and to regain control of their lives. Women, Food and God led millions to spiritual insights; Full- Filled turns those insights into practical steps in an easy-to-follow program that will permanently change how you think about and behave around food. The Full-Filled program will identify and heal your underlying food issues and provide you with the specific tools to create new habits that will make you slim and healthy for a lifetime. This isn't about what foods you should and shouldn't eat (although Renée does share some of her favorite recipes to make weight loss happen faster and easier). Filled with personal success stories and a whole bag of transformative tips and tricks, Full- Filled will set you up for significant weight loss and provide the no-fail techniques for keeping the pounds off permanently.

Full Gallop (Pine Hollow #17)

by Bonnie Bryant

From endings to new beginnings. Carole Hanson's work with a problem horse is really paying off, and with Pine Hollow expanding, her future's set -- isn't it? Stevie Lake is stretching herself to the limit, but so far she's making it all work -- isn't she? Callie Forester has confronted her fears; problem solved -- right? Lisa Atwood's falling for a gorgeous guy who feels the same -- doesn't he? One night changes all the questions -- but the new answers aren't any easier to find.

A Full House

by Nadia Nichols

Dr. Annie Crawford is hoping for a peaceful summer on an isolated farm in northern Maine. She's happy to escape her hectic New York life and to spend time getting to know her troubled teenage child. But the two are not alone for long.First comes Nelly-the puppy Annie's ex promised their daughter. Then comes Lily, the elderly owner of the farm, whose son wants her to stay in a nursing home. Lily wants nothing more than to return home. And finally Lieutenant Jake Macpherson-the cop who arrested Annie's daughter- shows up with his own little girl.Now Annie's got a full house...and a brand-new family.

Full House Sisters: Two on the Town

by Devra Newberger Speregen

Stephanie can't wait to see her first Broadway show. Michelle is dying to check out the Central Park Zoo. Their dad told them to stick together. Michelle is at Empire State Building and Stephanie's at the Zoo. Can two lost sisters find each other?

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin

by Stephen Jay Gould

Few would question the truism that humankind is the crowning achievement of evolution; that the defining thrust of life's history yields progress over time from the primitive and simple to the more advanced and complex; that the disappearance of .400 hitting in baseball is a fact to be bemoaned; or that identifying an existing trend can be helpful in making important life decisions. Few, that is, except Stephen Jay Gould who, in his new book Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, proves that all of these intuitive truths are, in fact, wrong. "All of these mistaken beliefs arise out of the same analytical flaw in our reasoning, our Platonic tendency to reduce a broad spectrum to a single, pinpointed essence," says Gould. "This way of thinking allows us to confirm our most ingrained biases that humans are the supreme being on this planet; that all things are inherently driven to become more complex; and that almost any subject can be expressed and understood in terms of an average." In Full House, Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world (and the history of life) is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation rather than as an isolated "thing" and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this "full house" of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing. When approached in such a way, the disappearance of .400 hitting becomes a cause for celebration, signaling not a decline in greatness but instead an improvement in the overall level of play in baseball; trends become subject to suspicion, and too often, only a tool of those seeking to advance a particular agenda; and the "Age of Man" (a claim rooted in hubris, not in fact) more accurately becomes the "Age of Bacteria." "The traditional mode of thinking has led us to draw many conclusions that don't make satisfying sense," says Gould. "It tells us that .400 hitting has disappeared because batters have gotten worse, but how can that be true when record performances have improved in almost any athletic activity?" In a personal eureka!, Gould realized that we were looking at the picture backward, and that a simple conceptual inversion would resolve a number of the paradoxes of the conventional view. While Full House deftly reveals the shortcomings of the popular reasoning we apply to everyday life situations, Gould also explores his beloved realm of natural history as well. Whether debunking the myth of the successful evolution of the horse (he grants that the story still deserves distinction, but as the icon of evolutionary failure); presenting evidence that the vaunted "progress of life" is really random motion away from simple beginnings, not directed impetus toward complexity; or relegating the kingdoms of Animalai and Plantae to their proper positions on the genealogical chart for all of life (as mere twigs on one of the three bushes), Full House asks nothing less than that we reconceptualize our view of life in a fundamental way.

Full House: Way to Go, Chipmunk Cheeks

by Bonnie Worth

Based on the TV show, DJ has 3 weeks to become skinny as a model. How else can she show up in a swimsuit at Kimmy's birthday pool party?

A Full House: You, Me and the Kids

by Nadia Nichols

Dr. Annie Crawford is hoping for a peaceful summer on an isolated farm in northern Maine. She's happy to escape her hectic New York life and to spend time getting to know her troubled teenage child. But the two are not alone for long. First comes Nelly-the puppy Annie's ex promised their daughter. Then comes Lily, the elderly owner of the farm, whose son wants her to stay in a nursing home. Lily wants nothing more than to return home. And finally Lieutenant Jake Macpherson-the cop who arrested Annie's daughter-shows up with his own little girl. Now Annie's got a full house...and a brand-new family.

The Full Matilda

by David Haynes

Matilda Housewright hails from a long line of venerable and well-respected African American retainers--her family has been in "service" for generations, serving Washington, D. C. , politicos and other upper-crust families. The daughter of the indispensable majordomo Jacob Housewright, Matilda grew up in the house of a powerful D. C. senator and learned how to be a hostess extraordinaire--and has perfected the art of service. But after her father dies and she starts a catering business with her brother, Matilda begins to question who she is and what, exactly, she's serving. Told in the voices of the men in her life, with connecting interludes from Matilda, the reader indeed getsThe Full Matilda,a glorious glimpse inside the intriguing life of a captivating woman in the midst of change as she maneuvers through a web of secrets, expectations, and worn-out social mores.

Full Metal Apache: Transactions Between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America

by Takayuki Tatsumi

Takayuki Tatsumi is one of Japan's leading cultural critics, renowned for his work on American literature and culture. With his encyclopedic knowledge and fan's love of both Japanese and American art and literature, he is perhaps uniquely well situated to offer this study of the dynamic crosscurrents between the avant-gardes and pop cultures of Japan and the United States. In Full Metal Apache, Tatsumi looks at the work of artists from both sides of the Pacific: fiction writers and poets, folklorists and filmmakers, anime artists, playwrights, musicians, manga creators, and performance artists. Tatsumi shows how, over the past twenty years or so, writers and artists have openly and exuberantly appropriated materials drawn from East and West, from sources both high and low, challenging and unraveling the stereotypical images Japan and America have of one another. Full Metal Apache introduces English-language readers to a vast array of Japanese writers and performers and considers their work in relation to the output of William Gibson, Thomas Pynchon, H. G. Wells, Jack London, J. G. Ballard, and other Westerners. Tatsumi moves from the poetics of metafiction to the complex career of Madame Butterfly stories and from the role of the Anglo-American Lafcadio Hearn in promoting Japanese folklore within Japan during the nineteenth century to the Japanese monster Godzilla as an embodiment of both Japanese and Western ideas about the Other. Along the way, Tatsumi develops original arguments about the self-fashioning of "Japanoids" in the globalist age, the philosophy of "creative masochism" inherent within postwar Japanese culture, and the psychology of "Mikadophilia" indispensable for the construction of a cyborg identity. Tatsumi's exploration of the interplay between Japanese and American cultural productions is as electric, ebullient, and provocative as the texts and performances he analyzes.

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