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For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr

by Duncan Hamilton

The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWIIMany people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris.Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp.Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires.In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken, For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of athletic heroism and a gripping story of faith in the darkest circumstances.From the Hardcover edition.

The Innocents

by Ace Atkins

From New York Times-bestselling Southern crime master Ace Atkins comes a gritty, darkly comic tale of greed, violence, and unexpected redemption. Quinn Colson didn't owe his home town of Jericho, Mississippi, a damn thing. After serving for more than a decade as a U.S. Army Ranger, he'd returned, been elected sheriff, and tried to make the town and surrounding Tibbehah county a better place. He was rewarded with being voted out of office, and went back to the war zone he'd left. Now, back in Jericho, trying to fix things with his still-married high school girlfriend and retired Hollywood stuntman father, he's drawn to becoming a lawman again. This time, he accepts a badge from acting Sheriff Lillie Virgil, a foul-mouthed law woman with shades of Calamity Jane. But what they must confront together is something brand-new. When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a back road completely engulfed in flames, the entire state focuses on the rural county, wanting answers. The light soon shines on several people: the girl's father, a worthless drunk named Wash Jones; a pair of teenage thugs with grand ambitions to control north Mississippi; and a red-headed truck stop madam named Fannie Hathcock, who has her own problems - the Syndicate from down on the Gulf Coast has big plans for her neck of the woods. As Quinn and Lillie uncover old secrets and new lies, the entire town turns against them, and they learn the most dangerous enemies may be the ones you trust most. Ace Atkins "sets a new standard for Southern crime fiction," writes The New York Times Book Review- and, with The Innocents, he sets it again.From the Hardcover edition.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell#2 (Operation Barracuda)

by David Michaels

As part of a top-secret initiative called Third Echelon, National Security Agency special operative Sam Fisher has been given license to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect America. And he does...

Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport #10)

by John Sandford

Lucas Davenport confronts an entirely new kind of adversary in this harrowing new "Prey" novel. Her name is Clara Rinker, an attractive, pleasant Southern woman--the best hitwoman in the business. But when she's hired for a job in Minnesota and a witness survives, that's when Davenport gets on her case--with no idea of the toll that it will take on him.

Silken Prey (Lucas Davenport #23)

by John Sandford

Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.It's the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can't believe it--the senator's way too smart for that, even if he is from the other party. Something's not right.As Davenport investigates, the trail leads to a political fixer who has disappeared, then--troublingly--to the Minneapolis police department itself, and most unsettling of all, to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons in manipulation. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work--along with the money, ruthlessness, and cold-blooded will to make it happen.bout the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen. No matter who gets in the way. Filled with John Sandford's trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Silken Prey is further evidence for why the Cleveland Plain Dealer called the Davenport novels "a perfect series," and Suspense Magazine wrote, "If you haven't read any of the Prey series, you need to jump on board right this second."

Love and Other Foreign Words

by Erin Mccahan

Perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell, Love and Other Foreign Words is equal parts comedy and coming of age--a whip-smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud love story about sisters, friends, and what it means to love at all. Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own? Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue--the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word--at least not in a language Josie understands.

Titanic

by Diane Hoh

Two teenagers discover true love aboard the doomed ocean linerElizabeth Farr never wanted to return to America. During her family's vacation abroad, she has fallen in love with England, and is despondent when her father refuses to let her stay. Returning to New York means having her debut into society, and that means a swiftly arranged marriage. Elizabeth will never go to college, never learn to be a reporter--as she sees it, her life is over as soon as the Titanic reaches port. Of course, if she's unlucky, her life will be over far sooner than that. As Elizabeth and her family settle into their first-class cabins, Katie Hanrahan, a young Irish girl with dreams of finding fortune in America, makes her way to a steerage berth. Both girls have plans for the future, but love and death are about to intervene. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Gravedigger (Dave Braqndstetter #6)

by Joseph Hansen

A runaway girl leads Dave Brandstetter to confront a California sex cult<P> Serenity ran away from home when her father was convicted of bribery. For two years, she drifted around the American Southwest, finally finding refuge in the arms of Azrael, a charismatic cult leader whose religion was founded upon blood. Long after Serenity's disappearance, the police find a mass grave containing six dead girls on Azrael's property. Thinking his daughter has been murdered, Serenity's father claims her life insurance, and promptly disappears. Now it's Dave Brandstetter's problem. An insurance investigator with a keen eye and a skeptical mind, Dave is no stranger to savagery. But his trip to the high-priced suburbs of Los Angeles will teach him something new about the depths of human cruelty--and Azrael's mass grave is only the beginning. <P> Gravedigger is book six in the Dave Brandstetter Mystery series, which also includes Troublemaker and The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of.

Same Place, More Space

by Arthur Mount Karen Kelly Karl Champley

Master carpenter and DIY Network host Karl Champley offers 50 home improvement projects to maximize space in any dwelling, no matter how big or small. Keeping an eye on style and economy, Champley outlines tools, materials, and techniques for searching out and using hidden-away space to achieve incredible results. Readers will learn how to carve out shelving niches between studs in the wall, tuck more into kitchen cupboards, build hidey-holes beneath floor boards, and much more. The projects range from easy organization solutions to weekend construction projects and more ambitious undertakings. With easy-to-follow instructions for making more out of less, detailed illustrations, and no-nonsense advice on clutter control, Same Place, More Space makes it simple to create a more functional, expansive, and beautiful home without moving or remodeling.

Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

by Matteson Perry

From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl--and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a "nice guy" survived dating in the twenty-first century.Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays, politely averts his eyes on the subway, and enjoys backgammon. A serial monogamist, he's never asked a stranger out. But when the girl he thought might be The One dumps him, he decides to turn his life around. He comes up with The Plan: 1. Be single for a year. 2. Date a lot of women. 3. Hurt no one's feelings. He's not out to get revenge, or to become a pickup artist; he just wants to disrupt his pattern, have some fun, and discover who he is. A quick-witted Everyman, Perry throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover that even the best-laid plans won't necessarily get you laid. Over the course of a year he dated almost thirty different women, including a Swedish tourist, a former high school crush, a born-again virgin, a groupie, an actress, a lesbian, and a biter. In Available, award-winning storyteller Matteson Perry brings us into the inner sanctum of failed pick-up lines, uncomfortable courtships, awkward texts, and self-discovery, charting the highs and lows of single life and the lessons he learned along the way. Candid, empathetic, and devastatingly funny, Available is the ultimate real-life rom-com about learning to date, finding love, and becoming better at life.

Thanks for Nothing

by Laura Dower

Madison can't reverse her parents' divorce, but helping animals in need is a great distractionHolidays can be extra hard when your parents are divorced, and Madison is facing her first Thanksgiving since the "big D." She's used to having a full house, but when her relatives from Chicago can't make it, she feels like there's nothing to be thankful for this year. "Trying to be fair and square is impossible when you feel like part of a triangle," she points out. There has to be a way to get in the holiday spirit, and a volunteer job at the local animal shelter is just the distraction Madison needs!

Three's a Crowd

by Laura Dower

Being stuck at home with the flu is bad, but being heartsick is worse!Ugh! Maddie and her BFFs Fiona and Aimee all have the flu and need to stay home from school. Maddie is so sick that Gramma Helen has to fly in from Chicago to take care of her while her mom works. Trapped in bed, Maddie's only interaction with the outside world is through her computer and her bedroom window. When she spies a cute boy next door, she wonders how she never noticed him before. The boy is Josh Turner--a ninth grader--and Maddie certainly notices him now. Josh seems to be flirting with her, and Maddie is falling hard. It seems her long-held crush on Hart has faded. Is it possible that Maddie has had a change of heart?

Queenie

by Hortense Calisher

A cheeky portrait of an old-fashioned young woman's assimilation into the modern worldSet in 1960s New York, this piquant coming-of-age story concerns a teenage girl, Queenie, raised to become a "kept woman" in an exceedingly comfortable and well-adjusted--yet insular and retrograde--household. After enrolling in college, Queenie confronts new understandings, both personal and political, and gradually becomes cognizant of the dated values imparted upon her. Bringing her trademark stylishness and a remarkable exuberance to Queenie, Hortense Calisher simultaneously pays homage to and updates the Victorian storytelling approach in capturing the intellectual and sexual breakthroughs of a contemporary young woman.

Compliments of a Friend

by Susan Isaacs

Compromising Positions's Judith Singer is back in a story that delivers plenty of Susan Isaacs's renowned wit and sharp-eyed observations of the contemporary scene--along with a riveting mystery!Chic Vanessa Giddings, founder and CEO of Panache, the largest employment agency on Long Island, falls into a coma in the designer shoe department of Bloomingdale's . . . and dies. It's not long before Judith Singer, former housewife, current widow, and local history professor, decides to investigate. She cannot believe the official ruling: that her wildly successful, confident, and iron-willed neighbor committed suicide with a drug overdose. Vanessa was buying shoes, and Judith knows accessorizing is a life-affirming act. So was it foul play?Tracking the gossip about the late Vanessa and trusting her own acute instincts about human nature, Judith encounters more than a few surprises (including a big romantic one) as she investigates the death--and the life--of the misjudged mogul who turned out to have been more vulnerable than anyone guessed.This ebook features an afterword by Susan Isaacs, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images from her personal collection.

Don't Call Me Christina Kringle

by Chris Grabenstein

This December, a girl who hates Christmas is in for the surprise of her lifeTen-year-old Christina Lucci absolutely despises everything about Christmas. The carols, the eggnog, the decorations--and most of all, Santa Claus. And for good reason: It all reminds her of her firefighter father, who loved the holiday season but died on the job last Christmas. For Christina, no Christmas will ever be merry again. To make things worse, this year, her grandfather's shoe repair shop is failing. Bills keep piling up and the bank is ready to seize the shop. What Christina needs is a Christmas miracle.With the holidays fast approaching, Christina's miracle comes in the form of magical brownies, spunky little creatures who just happen to be great at repairing shoes. These tiny helpers have the power to turn Christina's whole life around--and maybe even get her back in the Christmas spirit.

Guardian Angel

by Linda Winstead Jones

Defying her father's wishes that she find a suitor and marry, Melanie Barnett is well equipped to sharp shoot anyone who gets in her way in Paradise, Texas. She is not out to play the love game, but when a masked gunman rescues her from an attempted kidnapping, a stolen kiss overcomes her bristly facade. He is her Guardian Angel, but since no one on the ranch welcomes his alter ego, he is prepared to remain disguised as long as it takes to protect Mel. But the more things heat up between the two, the more difficult it becomes for Gabriel Maxwell to continue on simply watching over her.

Big Bad Wolf

by Linda Winstead Jones

As redhead Molly Kincaid traveled blithely through the forest on her way to her grandmother's house, she came upon a Wolf . . . His name was Wolf Trevelayan--his enormous stature and dark, penetrating gaze made him an intimidating, almost frightening presence in these deep, dense Maine woods. And what she knew of his tangled past frightened her too. The strange death of his first wife, his sinister habits, his secretive demeanor--they all pointed to trouble. But for Molly, no rumors could trump the deep attraction she felt--a lust for Wolf that consumed her body and soul. She would willingly bow to his wild ways, even if it meant leaving everything she loved and allowing him to guide her into the unknown . . .

Heart of the Ronin

by Travis Heermann

Fantasy writer Travis Heermann (The Ivory Star) brings thirteenth-century Japan to life in Heart of the Ronin, the first installment of a trilogy.Ken'ishi is just seventeen years old at the time of his parents' mysterious death. He dreams of someday training with a master who will help him become a samurai.Traveling with Silver Crane, a sword that belonged to his father, and a dog named Akao, Ken'ishi begins his adventure after he defeats a policeman in a duel and must flee. Just when he thinks he has escaped trouble, he saves Kazuko, the daughter of an influential lord, from a group of bandits. On their journey home, they fall in love, only to discover upon their return that she has been promised to a powerful samurai lord.Forced to flee once again, he goes on a hunt to discover his past while fighting off warriors and demons, never forgetting that there is a bounty on his head. Will he find out if his father really was a samurai--and why the sword he wields seems to be infused with magic?Written while the author lived in Japan, Heart of the Ronin combines historical fiction with fantasy to keep readers guessing what Ken'ishi will encounter next in Heerman's mystical universe. Publishers Weekly says it best: "Numerous tantalizingly unresolved plot threads will have readers anxiously awaiting the second installment in this gripping tale of ill-fated love, betrayal and destiny."

C.O.P. Out

by Nancy Herndon

Elena Jarvis, a police officer from Los Santos, Texas, has succeeded against all odds. Now she confronts possibly the biggest, most politically charged mystery ever. When a volunteer with the Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) program, last seen patrolling with a rookie officer, is found murdered, Elena must work fast to find the true murderer or take the heat with the rest of her department. Elena is not comforted by the fact that the victim was the wife of one of the mayoral candidates--who is of course using his wife's death to turn the polls around. Only the sharp-witted Elena Jarvis can succeed at such a complex case--and if she does not, she is the next suspect.

EMT

by Pat Ivey

This book takes the reader to the front lines of medicine, from a serious automobile accident on a dark country road to a woman in cardiac arrest to a young man with near-fatal gunshot wounds. For these patients and countless others, treatment cannot wait until they are wheeled into a distant emergency room. If lives are to be salvaged, care must begin with the life-saving skills of Emergency Medical Technicians. "I could never work on a rescue squad," is a statement the author has heard over and over throughout her years of squad service and readily admits it once described her own feelings. "If I can do it, so can you," is her response to those whose fear and self-doubt hold them back. "Anything is possible."EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens is more than a personal account of Pat Ivey's rescue squad experiences. It is a story of courage and hope and letting go of past losses. It is a book for anyone who has ever struggled to go beyond who they are. Step aboard the ambulance. Witness the tender moments amidst tragedy. Experience the joy and the anguish, and share the tears and laughter of volunteer rescue squad personnel who respond around the clock to the cries of others. In this heartwarming and compelling book, Pat Ivey takes the reader beyond the lights and sirens on a journey they will never forget.

Tap Tap Paus

by Madhuri Shanbhag

This is a story of a small girl Anni. Anni is not happy with her family members she is angry and had decided not to talk to them forever. She sits on the stairs and much rain drops fall on her palm. They talk to each other. Describing the rainbow in the sky and how it is formed.

Thay Thay Pani

by Madhuri Shanbhag

This is a story of a small girl Anni. Today she has decided to water the plants with help of a plastic hose. The flowers and buds are very happy. They all enjoy the water. Anni is very happy and completely drenched with the water.

A Better Place: A Novel

by Barbara Hall

A Southern novel in the tradition of Anne Tyler and Anne Rivers Siddons, A Better Place marks the adult fiction debut of one of television’s most successful and creative writers In an attempt to discover why her life hasn’t worked out the way she had hoped it would, Valerie Caldwell returns to the Southern town she left twelve years earlier to visit her old haunts and two friends from her school days, Tess and Mary Grace—much to their alarm and chagrin.

How Many Miles to Babylon?: A Novel

by Jennifer Johnston

Whitbread Literary Award–winning novelist Jennifer Johnston’s story of two young Irish men, whose defiant friendship spans class and, later, rank at the onset of World War IBorn to an aristocratic family on an estate outside of Dublin, Alexander Moore feels the constraints of his position most acutely in his friendship with Jerry Crowe, a Catholic laborer in town. Jerry is one of the few bright spots in Alec’s otherwise troubled life. The boys bond over their love of swimming and horses, despite the admonitions of Alec’s cold and overbearing mother, who scolds her son for venturing outside of his class. When the Great War begins, he seizes the opportunity to escape his overbearing mother and taciturn father, and enlists in the British army. Jerry, too, enlists—not out of loyalty to Britain, but to prepare himself for the Republican cause. Stationed in Flanders, the young men are reunited and find that, while encamped in the trenches, their commonalities are what help them survive. Now a lieutenant and an officer, Alec and Jerry again find their friendship under assault, this time from the rigid Major Glendinning, whose unyielding adherence to rank leads the two men toward a harrowing impasse that will change their lives forever.

The Genuine Article

by A. B. Guthrie Jr.

Two murders shock a Rocky Mountain ranch town in this captivating suspense novel from one of Montana's greatest storytellers In the two years since his last adventure with Sheriff Chick Charleston, Jason Beard has been away at college, preparing to enter the "real world" when he graduates. When he returns to his hometown of Midbury, Montana, for the summer, he expects to see big changes--but finds instead the same old peculiar place, its eccentric citizens up to familiar tricks. One of those crusty characters is F. Y. Grimsley, a prominent rancher with a nasty mean streak. The day after Grimsley accuses the residents of a nearby Indian reservation of rustling his cattle, he turns up dead, struck on the head by an object that leaves distinctive marks. Sheriff Charleston deputizes Jase, and the two pay a visit to Eagle Charlie in search of answers. Soon after the interview, Eagle Charlie turns up murdered with what appears to be the same weapon that felled Grimsley. With a potential serial killer on the loose, the sheriff and Jase are anxious to find the culprit before another body is discovered. Their investigation uncovers many dark and unexpected secrets of Midbury, but the crucial clue just might be as plain as day--if they only knew where to look.

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