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Read Paul Dobransky's posts on the Penguin Blog. A scientifically proven 9-step program for understanding the dating brain and finding the love of your life Psychiatrist Paul Dobransky presents a patented, clinically proven, easy-to-follow nine-step program that can lead to lasting love. Successful romantic relationships have three phases: 1. Attraction 2. Bonding in friendship 3. Commitment Dr. Dobransky demonstrates how each of these stages is dealt with by a particular part of the brain. By appealing to each of these three "brains" in order, we can build a relationship that will last for a lifetime. Drawing on real-life case studies and accessible scientific theory, Dr. Dobransky explains how and why we make the romantic choices we make and shows how we can identify the right person for us and enjoy true love that stands the test of time.
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costsby Daniel Coyle Tyler Hamilton
The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling--and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong--by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle. Over the course of two years, Coyle conducted more than two hundred hours of interviews with Hamilton and spoke candidly with numerous teammates, rivals, and friends. The result is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything--and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral--to gain the edge they need to win. Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world's best-liked and top-ranked cyclists--a fierce competitor renowned among his peers for his uncanny endurance and epic tolerance for pain. In the 2003 Tour de France, he finished fourth despite breaking his collarbone in the early stages--and grinding eleven of his teeth down to the nerves along the way. He started his career with the U.S. Postal Service team in the 1990s and quickly rose to become Lance Armstrong's most trusted lieutenant, and a member of his inner circle. For the first three of Armstrong's record seven Tour de France victories, Hamilton was by Armstrong's side, clearing his way. But just weeks after Hamilton reached his own personal pinnacle--winning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics--his career came to a sudden, ignominious end: He was found guilty of doping and exiled from the sport. From the exhilaration of his early, naïve days in the peloton, Hamilton chronicles his ascent to the uppermost reaches of this unforgiving sport. In the mid-1990s, the advent of a powerful new blood-boosting drug called EPO reshaped the world of cycling, and a relentless, win-at-any-cost ethos took root. Its psychological toll would drive many of the sport's top performers to substance abuse, depression, even suicide. For the first time ever, Hamilton recounts his own battle with clinical depression, speaks frankly about the agonizing choices that go along with the decision to compete at a world-class level, and tells the story of his complicated relationship with Lance Armstrong. A journey into the heart of a never-before-seen world, The Secret Race is a riveting, courageous act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.
When does truth become gossip? Maggie's parents have just split up, and she's moved from New Jersey to New York City with her mom. Desperate to make new friends and to distract herself from troubles at home, she falls in with a group of social butterflies at the ritzy private school she now attends. These girls keep a top-secret record of their classmates' most intimate details on a wall in one of their apartments. Maggie's friends insist they are collecting the truth not gossip about the lives of today's teenagers. But she soon learns that certain information in the wrong hands can do irreparable damage.
In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. The Secret River is the tale of William and Sal's deep love for their small, exotic corner of the new world, and William's gradual realization that if he wants to make a home for his family, he must forcibly take the land from the people who came before him. Acclaimed around the world, The Secret River is a magnificent, transporting work of historical fiction.
Now that Kaz can finally pass through walls without feeling all "skizzy," he can go explore Beckett's secret room at the back of the library. What he finds there is a mystery he never expected!
A castle filled with intrigue, a plotting duchess and a mysterious death in Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms. At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - pleaded with him to come out, but he refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? For the first time, in The Secret Rooms, Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front. At its core is a secret so dark that it consumed the life of the man who fought to his death to keep it hidden. This extraordinary mystery from the author of Black Diamonds, perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey, Brideshead Revisited and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Praise for The Secret Rooms:'Reads like the best kind of mystery story. It is a tale of mistresses and heirlooms, cowardice and connivance, and a deeply dysfunctional family. . . gripping' Sunday Times'Astonishing. . . jaw-dropping. . . It would spoil the book if I revealed the whole works, suffice it to say. . . what a family' Sunday Telegraph'An extraordinary detective operation' John Julius NorwichCatherine Bailey is the author of Black Diamonds. She read history at Oxford University and is a successful, award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth century history. She lives in West London.
At Wilder Times, Nancy is working on a story about a frat prank, but it's reporter Jake Collins who's giving Nancy plenty to think about. The problem is, she can't be sure if the guy is good news or bad news-- or just a passing feature.
This beginning of a brand-new trilogy follows Nancy's adventures at a creepy carnival. Nancy needs to find out who is writing the gossipy Burn Book Blog and, later, passing along threatening notes to popular girl Lexi Claremont. To do so, she must go undercover as one of the in-crowd, working the fro-yo stand at the town carnival. True to her sleuthing abilities, Nancy manages to solve this first mystery--but uncovers more trouble while she's at it. Read on in book #43 to find out what happens next!
Word of Honor meets A Few Good Men in this gripping thriller that pits the Green Berets, the CIA and the U.S. government against a top Army lawyer conducting an investigation everyone wants quashed.
THE HAVEN WITHIN. . . With his darkly handsome looks and edgy attitude, Officer Cullen Ryan could spark a woman's deepest fantasies. He'd never looked at brainy, virginal Dr. Elizabeth Douglas that way. But when the former town outcast strode into the room where Elizabeth had found a body, her heart beat fast. And when they formed a wary partnership to investigate the murder, Elizabeth discovered something else--a dangerous passion that threatened her safe, sheltered world. Then Elizabeth became the target of the ruthless killer and Cullen vowed to do anything to protect her. But could he save himself from the haunting pull of desire in the sanctuary of Elizabeth's eyes?
Noelle, a hopeless romantic, just knows that her gifts have to be from her senior crush, Charlie, don't they? And geeky Froggy thinks the game is the perfect way to get super-popular Celia to fall for him except she thinks his gifts are from Jake, the school's resident bad boy, and starts to crush on him! Meanwhile, queen bee Shawna is furious that someone is giving her boyfriend romantic gifts, and enlists Amber-dork David to help her find out who it is. But David wants something in return for his help: a date with Shawna! Romantic mishaps abound, but all is revealed the night of the Winter Dance, where there's more than one surprise waiting under the mistletoe! This funny, sweet novel is perfect for the holidays and the ideal stocking stuffer.
Christmas is the time for miracles, mayhem, and holiday romance in these wonderful stories from four of today's most beloved authors. . ."Mister Christmas" by Fern MichaelsA week before Christmas, attorney Claire O'Brien is summoned to Ireland to change her wealthy client's will--only to encounter resistance from his handsome nephew. Will Claire be forced to spend the holidays up close and personal with her irresistible Irish nemesis? "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" by Marie BostwickThough Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumor has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: is it ever too late to find love? "Nightmare on Elf Street" by Laura LevineAside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he's found murdered on the job--and Jaine is a suspect. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer. . . "Room at the Inn" by Cindy MyersWhen a Rocky Mountain blizzard forces Barb and her husband to spend Christmas in a remote Colorado cabin with their fellow travelers, Barb struggles to cope--especially when her husband reveals troubling news. But sometimes a holiday shake-up is all a woman needs to discover what she's truly made of. . ..
AVI, the popular author of historical fiction for middle-school and older children, takes readers back to the time when strong arms had to crank cars to get their motors to start. The place is a farming area where less than a dozen children from first to eighth grade learn together in a one room school. It's a time when it's a sacrifice for parents to allow their children to learn at school instead of helping at home with the farm work. When the teacher has to resign to care for her mother, the head of the school board decides to save money by closing the school even if it means the students will have to repeat their grades the next year and the two oldest won't be able to take their exams to qualify for high school. Ida has always wanted to be a teacher. The students agree to call her Miss Bidson and pretend everything is going on as usual. How will Ida keep up with her many chores, teach school and study for her exams? How will she manage the big boy who won't study or listen to her? Once she's been in charge of them, will the children still want to be Ida's friends when the school year is over? What will happen when her secret is discovered? Ida and her friends are interesting characters and you'll be fascinated by how much schools have changed in the past 100 years.
Catty has always wanted to find out who her birth mother was, and oddly enough, she has the power to allow her to do just that. When Catty goes back in time, she not only manages to meet her mother, but she also finds out some very disturbing truths about her identity and her fate.
In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. For instance, why does her mother weep in the night, and why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong with his wife and with his marriage? Then, in one startling moment, Grace's mother unexpectedly leaves the family in search of something that will deliver her mother from the deep grief that she feels. With her mother's desertion, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time boyfriend. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. Similarly, the other members of the family attempt to deal with their sense of abandonment and their feelings of betrayal. Finally, the larger community also tries to make sense of this irreproachable action. At the same time, Heather Nelson, an non-Amish, graduate student is plagued by a doctor's diagnosis of terminal cancer. In her denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County hoping to find the peace and rest that she desires. Lancaster is the last place she and her now deceased mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? In this first book of the Season of Grace series, the lives of the wounded characters begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt. They each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles and glimpse the gracious hand of a loving God who moves the characters toward spiritual wholeness. At the end of the novel, many questions are left unanswered leaving the reader ready to read the next novel in the series to finish his or her own patchwork quilt. Through this novel, the reader becomes acquainted with the community, culture, and personal dimensions of Amish life. The non-Amish reader becomes enthralled in the story as he or she travels to a different realm of existence. The reader learns to appreciate this often misunderstood culture.
The violent death of a journalist leads secret agent Gabriel Allon to Russia. But this is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and in thrall to a new generation of rich Stalinists plotting to challenge an old enemy: the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel whose global empire is built on a lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he's about to sell Russia's most dangerous weapon to al-Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of delivery, the world will suffer its deadliest terror attack since 9/11. The countdown to Armageddon has begun . . .
Sequel to The Messenger. Gabriel Allon is on a routine assignment when he finds a terrorist plot in Amsterdam, set to explode in London.
When a priceless pearl necklace goes missing, the Secret Seven are first off the mark to catch the thief! Why? Because they saw him making his escape! Now all they have to do is find the necklace...
When their own club dog becomes one of many missing from the neighborhood, the Secret Seven begin a search for the dog thief.
When seven young friends attempt to help a family whose house burned down, they discover the family's plight is worse than they expected.
The secret seven have found an exciting new hiding place, but someone else is using it at night. Jack's little sister, Susie eventually helps the gang catch the intruder.
Seven children and a dog find a stolen race horse after some late night adventures with thieves.
The Secret Seven have built a new meeting place - a tree house! - and they can't wait to start using it! But they soon realise that they're not the only ones using the tree house - somebody else is using it, too.
In search of an activity for their secret society, the Secret Seven begin "shadowing" people and uncover a ring of dognappers.
A girl has mysteriously run away from home and her parents are frantic with worry. Can the Secret Seven follow the clues and catch up with the girl, or will Susie, Jack's troublesome little sister, get in the way?
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