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Cartridges of the World

by Richard A. Mann

The Essential Guide to Ammunition from Around the World!Every serious firearms enthusiast, cartridge collector and handloader will benefit from our completely revised and updated Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition, most widely read cartridge reference book of its kind on the subject. From the latest introductions in commercial cartridges and wildcats, to the fresh, authoritative articles on current ammunition trends, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.With 55 new cartridges spanning the gamut of industry leading factory loads to the wildcat developments on the cusp of being the next "big thing," Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition is the most comprehensive reference source of its kind, and a must-have for every firearms owner, novice to expert.Inside you'll find:The most exhaustive & authoritative cartridge reference in print55 all-new factory manufactured and wildcat cartridge listings, complete with technical drawingsUpdated resource information throughoutFully updated specifications and referencesEssays by three of the industries leading writers with crucial, "state of the union" information on SAAMI, wildcatting, and today's hottest trend, rounds for AR15 platformsGun Digest has been publishing the Cartridges of the World since 1965, and during that span we've seen a lot of cartridges come and go. This newest and most comprehensive 13th Edition, just like its predecessors, contains information on many rounds that are no longer in production.PLEASE NOTE: The CD is not included with the ebook version of this title

Cartridges of the World

by W. Todd Woodard

Gun Digest has been publishing Cartridges of the World since 1965. This newest, most comprehensive 14th Edition has been totally updated, with a newly expanded, full-color 64-page color section featuring essays from some of today's most prominent gun writers. Every firearms enthusiast, cartridge collector and hand loader will benefit from Cartridges of the World, 14th Edition.

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands

by Nellie Campobello

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands are autobiographical evocations of a childhood spent amidst the violence and turmoil of the Revolution in Mexico. They are noteworthy, too, as one of the few first-person accounts of the female experience in the early years of the Mexican Revolution and unique in their presentation of events from a child's perspective.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond.WINNER OF THE HOUSATONIC BOOK AWARD * Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more."A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . Reviewers of duBois's first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, called it brainy and beautiful, a verdict that fits this successor. . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"The power of Cartwheel resides in duBois' talent for understanding how the foreign world can illuminate the most deeply held secrets we keep from others, and ourselves."--Chicago TribuneFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

Written with the riveting storytelling and moral seriousness of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. Jennifer duBois's debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction and was honored by the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. Who is Lily Hayes? What happened to her roommate? No two readers will agree. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how much we really know about ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for A Partial History of Lost Causes "Astonishingly beautiful and brainy . . . [a] stunning novel."--O: The Oprah Magazine "A thrilling debut . . . duBois writes with haunting richness and fierce intelligence. . . . Full of bravado, insight, and clarity."--Elle "DuBois is precise and unsentimental. . . . She moves with a magician's control between points of view, continents, histories, and sympathies."--The New Yorker "I can't remember reading another novel--at least not recently--that's both incredibly intelligent and also emotionally engaging."--Nancy Pearl, NPR "A real page-turner . . . a psychological thriller of great nuance and complexity."--The Dallas Morning News "Hilarious and heartbreaking and a triumph of the imagination."--Gary ShteyngartFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for Cartwheel"A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "Jennifer duBois is destined for great things."--Cosmopolitan"A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"Provocative, meaningful and suspenseful."--Chicago Tribune"[Jennifer duBois is] heir to some of the great novelists of the past, writers who caught the inner lives of their characters and rendered them on the page in beautiful, studied prose."--Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult

by Jayanti Tamm

In this colorful, eye-opening memoir, Tamm shares the trauma and triumphs of growing up in a cult. The author offers a look inside the cult's lifestyle, her own rebellions, and her hard-won decision to finally leave.

Carved in Bone

by Jefferson Bass

There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences.Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)

by Jefferson Bass

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary. With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Carver

by Ruth Yaffe Radin

For eight of his ten years, ever since the accident that killed his father, Jon has been blind. It wasn't a problem in Washington, where he went to special schools, but now Jon and his mother are back in Kellam's Landing, his birthplace, and Jon has to prove he can get along as well as any kid-in public school. Already Jon has one strike against him: His teacher resents having a blind boy in her class. At least Jon has a new friend, Matt, and Matt has promised to help Jon fulfill his lifelong dream of carving wood, something his father did. Together the boys will find a way for Jon to meet the best local sculptor. But Carver is an angry man, a recluse. And because of the painful memories of his father that sculpting would revive, Jon's mother would never allow her son to try it. Can Jon get Carver to teach him? Can he keep it a secret until he has something good to show his mother? And can a blind boy carve? Beautifully crafted by Ruth Yaffe Radin, Carver was inspired by the accomplished Curtis Merritt, one of whose many skills was carving. Blinded at age three by cancer and killed by it at twenty-five, Curtis Merritt once said: "Probably the only real handicap a blind person has is the people who think he can't do anything at all." RUTH YAFFE RADIN is the author of two other books for middle-grade readers, Tac's Island and Tac's Turn, as well as two picture books, High in the Mountains, illustrated by Ed Young, and A Winter Place, illustrated by Mattie Lou O'Kelley. She and her husband have three children and live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. KARL SWANSON has produced artwork for advertising and has illustrated numerous paperback and hardcover book jackets. This is his first illustrated book. Trained at the Art Students' League in New York City, he now lives with his wife in North Carolina.

Carver: A Life In Poems

by Marilyn Nelson

George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, where he spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. Carver's achievements as a botanist and inventor were balanced by his gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher. This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book by Marilyn Nelson provides a compelling and revealing portrait of Carver's complex, richly interior, profoundly devout life.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member

by John Carver Carver Governance Design Inc. Miriam Carver

The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's "owners," whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job.The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member sets out a clear vision for excellence in board leadership. It gives board members an understanding of the concepts and principles that are at the very heart of John Carver's innovative Policy Governance model. This guide details members' main tasks and presents the guidelines needed to transform a board into an effective group that consistently leads powerfully.The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

by Rex Alan Smith

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore.The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith--a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore--recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Cary Grant

by Geoffrey Wansell

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood's greatest stars. As his friend and co-star Deborah Kerr wrote, he was "one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema."

Cary Grant: A Biography

by Marc Eliot

"Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." --Cary Grant. He is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty of silent-screen legend Rudolph Valentino with the masculine irresistibility of Clark Gable, Grant emerged as Hollywood's quintessential leading man. Today, "the man from dream city," as critic Pauline Kael once described him, remains forever young, an icon of quick wit, romantic charm, and urbane sophistication, the epitome of male physical perfection. Yet beneath this idealized movie image was a conflicted man struggling to balance fame with a desire for an intensely private life separate from the "Cary Grant" persona celebrated by directors and movie studios. Exploring Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant's professional and private life, and the first to reveal the man behind the movie star. Working with the most talented directors of his time, Grant starred in an astonishing seventy-two films, ranging from his groundbreaking comedic roles in such classics as Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks) and The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor) to the darker, unforgettable characters of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Notorious, culminating in the consummate sophisticates of An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey), North by Northwest (Hitchcock), and Charade (Stanley Donen). The camera loved Grant, and his magnetism helped illuminate his leading ladies, some of the most glamorous women ever to grace the silver screen: Mae West, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, among others. Yet, because of his pioneering role as an independent player, Grant was repeatedly denied the Oscar he coveted--a snub from the Academy that would last until 1970, when he graciously accepted a special lifetime achievement award. Grant's sparkling image on-screen hid a tumultuous personal life that he tried desperately to keep out of the public eye, including his controversial eleven-year relationship with Randolph Scott, five marriages, and numerous affairs. Rigorously researched and elegantly written,Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest Hollywood star in cinema history.

Cary Grant: A Celebration

by Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel's text, combining critical analysis and a re-interpretation of all the available biographical information, masterfully maps the intersections where a great star's personal history and his screen personality met in a style as elegant, graceful and witty as the actor himself.

Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo

by Laban Carrick Hill

Frida Kahlo's work comes to life in this magical realist novel, the latest addition to Watson-Guptill's acclaimed Art Encounters series. The story alternates between Kahlo's home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, and the journey of a teenage girl and her young brother, lost in the city. At the mystical Casa Azul, everything with a face talks--including Kahlo's pet monkey, her cat, portraits on the wall. Over the course of the book, the cover painting,Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, transforms from a nightmarish vision of death into a life-affirming masterpiece. This dramatic story offers a vivid reimagining of the life and work of a woman as well known for her amazing life as for her amazing art. *Laban Hill is a National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the Parents Choice Gold Award. * Frida Kahlo is one of the most popular artists among young people today-her art and her blazingly flamboyant style make her eternally up-to-date. * Ties in to school curriculum in art and social studies.

Casa Grande (Stagecoach Station, # 18)

by Hank Mitchum

Framed! That's what someone was doing to Cooper Dundee. At stake were his life, the lives of his wife Regan and their soon-to-be-born child, and the Dundee Transport Company he had sweated and struggled for years to operate across the Arizona territory. With one brutally savage act of sabotage and two cold, calculating murders, a mysterious businessman had masterminded the trap that threw Cooper into a seemingly hopeless battle for everything he held dear. The deadly plan worked with cunning skill until the businessman underestimated him. Because backed to the wall, and with the brave support of Regan, there never was a fiercer fighter than Cooper Dundee. And he was packing all his power and outrage as he headed into the final fight on the road to Casa Grande.

Casanova in Bohemia

by Andrei Codrescu

An erotic, comedic, and compulsively readable historical novel depicting the beguiling Giacomo Casanova as he looks back on a life of love and ribald adventure In Count Waldstein's far-flung Bohemian castle, an aging Casanova spends his days as a librarian cataloging the count's extensive collection of books. Or at least that's what he's supposed to be doing. Ever the storyteller, Casanova instead dedicates himself to his own writing, for which the young servant Laura Brock serves as an endlessly fascinated audience. He recounts to her his greatest escapades--from romances in a Venetian convent to the seduction of an entire harem to the triumphant amassing (and subsequent loss) of a fortune in Paris. Enlivened by the French Revolution and the liberating ideas of the Enlightenment, Casanova's latest exploits prove he still possesses an intellectual vigor and insatiable curiosity. Even old age can't keep this legendary libertine--who corresponded with Voltaire, discussed flight with Benjamin Franklin, and whose life and writings inspired artists as diverse as Mozart, Flaubert, Stendhal, and Hesse--from causing trouble. Rich with eighteenth-century European social, political, and religious history, Casanova in Bohemia is an energetic and erotic portrait of Western literature's most beloved lothario, whose hedonism was matched by his creativity and wit.

Cascade

by Lisa T. Bergren

Mom touched my underdress--a gown made six hundred years before--and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia's gown. "Where did you get these clothes?" In Cascade, the second book in the River of Time Series, Gabi knows she's left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence--while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead. But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she's willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.

Cascade Biocatalysis Integrating Stereoselective and Environmentally Friendly Reactions

by Sergio Riva Wolf-Dieter Fessner

This ready reference presents environmentally friendly and stereoselective methods of modern biocatalysis. The experienced and renowned team of editors have gathered top international authors for this book. They cover such emerging topics as chemoenzymatic methods and multistep enzymatic reactions, while showing how these novel methods and concepts can be used for practical applications. Multidisciplinary topics, including directed evolution, dynamic kinetic resolution, and continuous-flow methodology are also discussed. From the contents: * Directed Evolution of Ligninolytic Oxidoreductases: from Functional Expression to Stabilization and Beyond * New Trends in the In Situ Enzymatic Recycling of NAD(P)(H) Cofactors * Monooxygenase-Catalyzed Redox Cascade Biotransformations * Biocatalytic Redox Cascades Involving w-Transaminases * Multi-Enzyme Systems and Cascade Reactions Involving Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases * Chemo-Enzymatic Cascade Reactions for the Synthesis of Glycoconjugates * Synergies of Chemistry and Biochemistry for the Production of Beta-Amino Acids * Racemizable Acyl Donors for Enzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution * Stereoselective Hydrolase-Catalyzed Processes in Continuous-Flow Mode * Perspectives on Multienzyme Process Technology * Nitrile Converting Enzymes Involved in Natural and Synthetic Cascade Reactions * Mining Genomes for Nitrilases * Key-Study on the Kinetic Aspects of the In-Situ NHase/AMase Cascade System of M. imperiale Resting Cells for Nitrile Bioconversion * Enzymatic Stereoselective Synthesis of Beta-Amino Acids * New Applications of Transketolase: Cascade Reactions for Assay Development * Aldolases as Catalyst for the Synthesis of Carbohydrates and Analogs * Enzymatic Generation of Sialoconjugate Diversity * Methyltransferases in Biocatalysis * Chemoenzymatic Multistep One-Pot Processes

Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems

by Alice Fulton

Highlights from each of Alice Fulton's groundbreaking, prize-winning poetry books. Over the past twenty years, Alice Fulton has emerged as one of the most brilliant and honored poets of her generation. She is also among the most thrillingly inventive, compassionate, and necessary. Cascade Experiment charts the evolution of a poetics that revises the limits of language, emotion, and thought.

Cascade Falls

by Bruce Ferber

Cascade Falls explores the failed promise of the American Dream. Raised to believe that with hard work, anything is possible, a staggering number of Americans hate their jobs and see little chance of ever escaping the grind. In his tragicomic followup to the laugh-ridden Elevating Overman, Bruce Ferber asks the question: "How does giving up our dreams affect our relationships and our psyches?" Danny Johnson, a writer whose career never materialized, moves with his wife and children to Cascade Falls, a water-filled, golf community in the bone-dry desert outside of Phoenix. Grudgingly going to work for his father Ted, the Elmer Gantry of home development, Danny's quest for stability ultimately comes up short. His marriage begins to fray and the housing market goes bust, forcing him and those around him to examine their lives anew. Cascade Falls exposes the desperate price paid for sacrificing who we are for how and where we live.

Cascade Point: Hardfought/2 Books in 1

by Greg Bear Timothy Zahn

Cascade Point: Some say that the images of yourself that you see while going through a cascade point represent you in an infinite number of parallel universes. One ship is forced to put this theory to a test when it is thrown off course by a non-regulation piece of equipment brought aboard by one of the passengers. Hardfought: She knows only that her name is Prufrax, and she is a Glover--a fighter against the Senexi. But she asks questions that other glovers don't ask. His name is Aryz, and he is a branch ind of the Senexi tasked with communicating with the humans. They both may have unsettling things to learn about their enemies--and themselves.

Cascade (River of Time #2)

by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Mom touched my underdress--a gown made six hundred years before--and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia's gown. "Where did you get these clothes?" In Cascade, the second book in the River of Time Series, Gabi knows she's left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence--while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead. But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she's willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.

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