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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "IDENTITY CRISIS" Maryland lawyer, Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae, is strapped for cash, when an old college friend asks her to help a citizens group fight a controversial development. Though loathe to take a zoning case, Sam is persuaded by the unusually high retainer, but the matter become personal when Sam finds Linda murdered. Finding the citizens g... read more
2015 Edgar Award Nominee Justin Chase is the perfect barkeep, tending bar as he lives his life, in a state of Zen serenity. At least until Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession.Six years ago Justin’s life was ripped apart when he discovered his mother’s bludgeoned corpse in the foyer of the fami... read more
Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. At a low point in his lowly career, Victor finds himself skulking through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a bag full of money for an ambitious politician. It is a rotten job on the wrong side of anyone’s line, but with bag in hand Victor is suddenly hobnobbing with the city’s elite, filling his bank account, and having sex with the politician’s go... read more
Fiction. Richard Logan begins his summer day as any fourteen-year-old might: working a farm job bringing in hay, avoiding his hard-headed father, and hanging out with his friends. When he stumbles onto an unconscious woman in the woods, he has no idea that the process of helping her will lead him into the darkness of the deeply held deceits of his rural Appalachian town. Both brutal and beauti... read more
In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession w... read more
Taking several ageless questionsWhere do we come from? Where are we going? What shall we do?”as his point of departure, award-winning author Christopher Merrill explores the related issues of terror, modernity, tradition, and epochal transformation. In three extended essays, Merrill observes the performance of a banned ritual in the Malaysian province of Kelatan; traces Saint-John Perse’s e... read more
Garden photographer Ilona brings a fresh, artful approach to capturing flowers on film with an up-close perspective that transforms even the most common blooms into stunning beauties. Vibrant photographs show off 150 different flowers, organized to reveal the complete circle of nature's palette — white to pink to red to orange to yellow — all the way around to deeply vivid hues of blue. An app... read more
All tools and instructions you need to make your own tasty and appetizing Sushi at home or on the road/picnic
Death Valley is a place of record-breaking heat and unexplained natural oddities, a place where salt beds descend a thousand feet below the surface; where inch-long fish swim in a 112-degree creek; where huge boulders slide mysteriously across a dry lakebed. There are gas stations, convenience stores, a visitor’s center, and a five-star hotel. And despite the modern conveniences, it’s still qu... read more
From the world-famous Eastman House comes a lavish, expansive guide to nearly 200 years of photographic invention and innovation. Richly visual and wonderfully informative, it showcases 500 groundbreaking cameras from the museum's collection that forever changed our perception of the world, and of ourselves. Todd Gustavson, curator of technology at the George Eastman House, organizes the camer... read more
After Andrea Dworkin, the famous feminist philosopher and activist passed away, her chief critic, Susie Bright, who many perceived as Dworkin's opposite, published a stirring obituary and series of essays in which she described the ways that Dworkin was a catalyst for the sex-positive movement in contemporary feminism. Essays include: The Baffling Case of Andrea DworkinSpankfulStory of O Birth... read more
Soup nights are a stress-free way to bring friends together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, while the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name and people of all ages can connect and socialize. This practical guide encourages you to start your own soup group, with scores of recipes for soups and sides... read more
Scarecrow is to video stores as The Elliott Bay Book Co. is to bookstores: independent, iconoclastic, and obsessed. With more than 60,000 titles in a single outlet, it's a paradise frequented by serious movie lovers and staffed by movie freaks. Loaded with a deep appreciation and understanding of movies, these fanatics have assembled one of the most eclectic movie lists to date. This is a uniq... read more
CHOSEN FOR: NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2014--Smart, edgy and profane, a rollicking caper you constantly think you've got figured out until you don't. This book is fun. Loads of fun. Clever, well-paced plot and terrifically real characters... A sharp insider's look at the urban art scene, and an especially addictive narrative voice... There's one thing more to point out while recommending the hell out... read more
In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the po... read more
Max Hallford’s trademark blend of dark humor and subtle creepiness are on full display in this collection of three weird tales. In “Moments Like These,” a man is sentenced to house arrest—in the house he grew up in. In “Carma,” a man who slashes the tires of those who have wronged him discovers his own tires have been slashed. And in “The Words,” two small-time thieves break into an apartment ... read more
Did you know that:More than 80% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that these ingredients have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; sickness, sterility, and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals?If you don't count French fries, ketchup or pizza as vegetables,... read more
"Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax." So begins this extraordinary first novel about one wild year in the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister Kate move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960's Massachusetts town. Mrs. Flax is a woman w... read more
The 2007 pet food recalls followed a multitude of pets getting sick and dying from contaminated food; now pet owners must take charge of what they feed their dogs and cats. With The Ultimate Pet Food Guide, veteran dog trainer, behaviorist, and author Liz Palika focuses on nutritional needs and covers every type of feeding, including controversial raw diets, homemade cooked food, and commercia... read more
Here are three of the filthiest-and yet, in their own way, sweetest—screenplays ever written: Pink Flamingos, Desperate Living, and Flamingos Forever. Intermixed with the scripts are dozens of classic stills from the films.In Pink Flamingos, Waters's muse and leading lady, Divine, a 300-pound cross-dresser who could turn your stomach in one scene and break your heart in the next, competes with... read more
Internationally known vegan and bestselling author John Robbins has continued his observations and investigations into food politics and food-related issues of the day in his popular HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org. No Happy Cows collects these recent observations along with never before published material for the first time in book form. Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontl... read more
"Rachel Zucker may be Generation X's likeliest heir to the confessional legacy of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Sharon Olds."—The BelieverRending the terrorizing forces of modern existence from abstraction and placing them directly in our laps, Museum of Accidents is a brutally honest epic of domestic proportions.Rachel Zucker is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of Wom... read more
Continuing the pate-turning suspense of THE NANNY MURDERS, this sequel weaves another taut, fast-paced tale. Zoe Hayes, a divorced art therapist with a six-year-old adopted daughter, Molly, returns with another gripping mystery set in Philadelphia, this time taking place along historic Boathouse Row.On summer vacation from her job, Zoe takes a sculling class for fun with her best friend, Susan... read more
A brand new bathroom reader collection, from the beloved trivia voice of public radio. SO…DID YOU KNOW THAT: 53% of American workers feel they work "with a bunch of monkeys." (What the monkeys think, we don't know.) During shaky economic times, lipstick sales go up. The longest conflict in American history was fought over a pig. Washington state has the best-dressed State Troopers. AREN'T YOU ... read more
Quiz: Are You “A Little Bit Married”? We’ve been dating for more than a year. I talk on the phone with his parents. We go on vacations with each other’s families. We’re planning to live together (or already do). I often wonder, “Where is this going?” Do I just wait around? How can I be sure this person is really “The One”? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It’s the dawning of an age ... read more
Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's w... read more
The 10th Year anniversary of The Best American Erotica, the literary fiction erotic anthology which defined contemporary erotic fiction. IN addition to stories, editor Susie Bright takes a revealing Readers' Poll and interviews the authors like you’ve not seen them before. Featuring Martha Miller, Chuck Palaniuk, Greta Christina, Myriam Gurba, Dorothy Allison, Zane, Jill Soloway, Tsuarah Litzk... read more
They have always been among us.An ancient, enigmatic race, the Nahan have protected their secret world by cultivating the myths of fanged, bloodsucking monsters that haunt legends. Yet they walk through our world as our coworkers and our neighbors, hiding in plain sight and coexisting in peace. They survive…and they prosper. A shy young dreamer, Tomas wanders through his life with help from hi... read more
About Grant Street Grant Street is a gritty, powerful, fast paced novel about the Ross Gordon family as they struggle through the great depression, gain a foothold on middle class respectability during the Second World War, and slip back into poverty after the war ends. It’s a poverty that grinds down the parents’ souls leaving them with no sense of self worth even as the children seek brighte... read more
Fiction. California Interest. Set in the new American West, the stories in REPAIRABLE MEN look at the small towns and rural farms where families stay for generations, newcomers never quite feel at home, and expectation and judgment are country neighbors. Trapped by dead-end work, hostile relatives, and the troubling legacies of their forebears, John Carr Walker's characters are caught in the t... read more
Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father's realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate the centuries-old webs... read more
Forty years’ accumulation of art, antiques, and family photographs are more than just objects for Stanley Peke—they are proof of a life fully lived. A life he could have easily lost long ago.When a con man steals his houseful of possessions in a sophisticated moving-day scam, Peke wanders helplessly through his empty New England home, inevitably reminded of another helpless time: decades in Pe... read more
When Reece Johnston was a boy, a fire destroyed his home, killing his mother and brothers while leaving him scarred for life. It also kindled something dark inside him: an irresistible attraction to flames in all their terrifying, tantalizing power. But after two failed arson attempts—and two trips to the mental ward—he was finally able to put down the matches and pick up the pieces.With a car... read more
Ruthless cyberhackers seize a US nuclear submarine, training its most powerful weapon on a target so unusual, yet so vulnerable, that a successful strike could change the face of the earth for millions of years. With the world held hostage, former NSA operative Lana Elkins must join forces with a mysterious computer mastermind—who might be working with the enemy—to avert this unprecedented Arm... read more
Created more than forty years ago by secret executive order, Red Cell Seven is a highly classified intelligence agency tasked with protecting America from the most catastrophic of terrorist attacks. But in the aftermath of a string of deadly terrorist attacks across the nation, Red Cell Seven finds itself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to tear the organization apart.The president himse... read more
A disturbing and gruesome serial killer is on the loose with a distinct calling card: after every murder, he stages his victim’s body with meticulous attention to detail—perfectly dressed, perfectly made-up, and pinned with the disconcerting message “NOT HER.” This serial killer won’t settle for anything less than perfection.Forensics expert Ellen Harper is assigned to investigate the bizarre ... read more
Puddingstone goes to the heart of Boston’s “savage geography” in the last half of the Twentieth Century. Mark Jay Mirsky, whose Blue Hill Avenue was praised by The Boston Globe as “one of the 100 essential books about New England,” has concocted a hot pudding out of the simmering racial and ethnic animosities in the city. Centered in the districts around its historic Franklin Park, Jews, Irish... read more
Stan Culverson hasn’t wasted any time grieving over his wife Erica's disappearance. In fact, it’s almost like he doesn’t miss her at all. But when the last reminder of Erica—her pet dog Snowball—begins to demonstrate some positively creepy behaviors, Stan finds himself having to confront his shadowy past—even as his life begins to snowball out of control.
Capturing the seedy and sordid side of life isn’t anything new for photojournalist-turned-paparazzo Graham Wells. But when a shoot turns deadly—secretly causing the car crash that takes the lives of two beloved public figures—he knows the ensuing media spotlight could easily destroy him. Fortunately, no one else knows his shameful secret except for a mysterious CIA operative, and that clandest... read more
When homicide detective Jolie Burke awakens to intruders in the dark of night, she’s forced to flee. Jolie’s nobody’s victim, but she cannot fight this faceless enemy alone. She reaches out to Cyril Landry, the ex–Navy SEAL who is long on special-ops skills and short on patience. He suffers no fools—ever. But when Landry rolls into Branch, New Mexico, Jolie is gone, and there’s nothing waiting... read more
When Rachel Lindstrom fled from her rural hometown in western Illinois to join the State Department and see the world, she never expected to return with her life in tatters. But after the horrors of war and a painful divorce, the only place where she can rebuild is the town she once escaped.At home, however, there is little comfort. Her brother, still reeling from his wife’s suicide, struggles... read more
Ron Watson wakes up one day to find himself dead. Yes, after an unplanned and unfortunate meeting on a Colorado highway with a semi-trailer truck carrying disposable diapers for orphaned babies, Ron Watson is now an everyday, run-of-the-mill divorced American zombie, with exactly two thoughts in his head: “Brains!” and “Vegas!” Sin City, land of dreamers, where Ron Watson goes to dream of bein... read more
Many active duty, reserve, and guard service members are concerned about the war in Iraq and support the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Last year able seaman Jonathan Hutto banded together with a small group of fellow service men and women and build one of the first active duty antiwar groups since the Vietnam era. Antiwar Soldier offers military personnel and their families a practical toolkit to... read more
Fiction. Eddie Lanning has grown up with the run of his father's Ford dealership, but lack of ambition and an immature attitude leave him trapped as the "lot boy" who covers the most menial and unskilled tasks and errands. Eager to escape both snowy Buffalo and his family legacy, Eddie allows a habit of petty theft to escalate into warranty fraud as he is drawn by fellow employee Spanky into a... read more
Planking — grilling atop a slab of wood — adds a lush, smoky flavor to foods with none of the labor-intensive mess of traditional pits and smokers. Though sales of planks are skyrocketing, there are few resources available that enable backyard cooks to take full advantage of this easy, exciting technique. The Plank Grilling Cookbook answers this growing need with an extensive array of recipes ... read more
The 14 menus in this colorful cookbook capture the very essence of the statement, "Life is good." And how can it not be with fresh Kumamoto oysters from Puget Sound, or Copper River salmon from Alaska, or herbed and grilled leg of lamb? Each special menu consists of five to seven recipes that, served together, comprise a memorable culinary event. For example, Atkinson's menu for a romantic sum... read more
Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on that date.A year later and a thousand miles away, Anna tries to find solace in the fresh start of a new job in a new place. She takes comfort in her outspoken cousin Jeannie, the confidant and b... read more
Excitement ruined everything. The whole place - infested by creatures no more! - turned to rust and the ultimate unthinkable happened: only Boston survived.What could be worse? The author uses vivid imagery and brilliant descriptions to draw you into this surreal future earth and make you feel like part of it. From the very beginning this is a unique and captivating story that is impossible to... read more
A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more
When Lucy Jones answers the phone on a hot summer day in June, 1965, she doesn’t hesitate telling a doozy, even though it’s the sheriff’s office on the other end of the line. This is no trouble for Lucy, whose powers of faith are so deep and so unbending that the truth doesn’t even stand a chance. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her high school sweetheart, the one true love of her life,... read more
New South Britain is author Craig Dirgo’s epic alternative history novel. When a family of bankers who are bent on controlling the world realize that cotton has changed the balance of trade they set out to bring the United States under their control. Using an unscrupulous former gambler as their front man, the bankers flame the fuels of war with the ultimate goal to make the United States inde... read more
Violence and abuse place their mark on many children. Jessica Nicely is no different from the thousands and perhaps millions who share tragic childhoods.How did she survive and even go on to thrive? How, with a childhood experience nearly at the top of the abuse scale, did she become resilient? Part of the answer was due to her beloved zeros. In these pages, Jessica bravely tells her story. Sh... read more
Bound by a friendship forged during the Civil War, two friends are impelled by events to confront the limits of truth. Escaping a painful home life, fifteen-year-old Connie Hayes enlists in the Union Army, where he meets his lifelong friend, Patrick O’Hearn. Even before their regiment’s first battle, they find themselves embroiled in a violent encounter that will have a lasting and unique impa... read more
Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals. There's A Killing To Be Made. Sixty-eight-year-old Emma Rowen's first inkling of trouble was the swelling in her fingers. Three days later the intensive care nurse watched Emma breathe with the help of oxygen delivered through translucent green tubes. On the other side of town, electronic evidence specialist, Jeremy Cole is working on a new project for a small law ... read more
Dennis is glad to be back at work. His wife’s death left him devastated but he’ll do anything to lose himself into work at the Inspector General’s office of the CIA. A brilliant, if prickly investigator, he’s spent his career chasing down the Agency’s thieves and liars. When his boss forces him to take a low-level assignment to investigate a missing employee in Australia, he soon finds that ev... read more
“How did we get here?" is one of the essential questions right now in American politics. How did we go from a country that elected Barack Obama twice to one that, popular vote loss aside, elected Donald Trump? Two words: Rush Limbaugh. The Tribalization of Politics explores how the conservative radio host “tribalized” our politics through his racially divisive, falsehood-ridden portrayal of Pr... read more
From the NY Times bestselling author Debbi Mack: Can a lawyer defend two clients of murder before becoming the next victim?Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae's life as a Maryland lawyer takes a chaotic turn when two clients are accused of murder. A poor, black girl is accused of killing her mother. A young man suspected of embezzlement is accused of murdering his boss. The cases collide in a bizarre wa... read more
A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae's client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the... read more
Lawyer Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae's stay in Ocean City for the annual Maryland bar association convention turns into a busman's holiday when her best friend Jamila is arrested for a murder she didn't commit. All signs point to a frame, but Jamila's local counsel must plea bargain, placing a permanent stain on the ambitious attorney's spotless record, unless Sam and the private investigator on t... read more
Lust Tradition Love Faith Self FamilyElisha walks through Brooklyn with side curls tucked behind his ears and an oversized black hat on his head. He is a Chassidic Orthodox Jew and the son of a revered rabbi in whose footsteps he's expected to follow. When he leaves his insular world to take classes at a secular college, he vows to remain unchanged Praise for A Seat at the Table:"A p... read more
Designed for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders, this informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of oneself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another. Heartfelt, candid accounts by television host Leeza Gibbons and the members of her family—who cared for Leeza’s mother, Jean, for more than a decade after her ... read more
This is the age of the wild child. Everywhere you go, food store, playground, friend's home, you are confronted by demanding, disrespectful children and adolescents and their intimidated, helpless parents. These are not just children of one special age but children of all ages, from the tantruming toddler to the rude adolescent. Misbehavior among children and adolescents can be anticipated. Th... read more
Plants’ ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source―they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essen... read more
Are you confused by all the choices when you visit a nursery? Do you get sticker shock when you see how much that nice little shade tree costs? Let Jim Fox, a nursery professional with over twenty years of experience, show you how to become a savvy garden consumer and get the most for your hard-earned landscaping dollars.How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools, and Garden Supplies will arm you with... read more
With more than 150 recipes (including 65 new ones), profiles of farms and businesses, and anecdotes about the market, Pike Place Market Cookbook is a lively showcase for the ethnic diversity, seasonal Northwest produce, and fine dining of this food lover's mecca. This revised edition reflects the increasing popularity of the market and its wide range of eating possibilities.
The soup du jour at the Hopvine Pub could be Crab Bisque, Cold Strawberry, Moroccan Lentil, or Nigerian Yam. If it has warmed the hearts and touched the souls of the pub's trendy patrons, it's in this overflowing recipe book categorized by seasons. Chef Michael Congdon takes soup lovers from spring to winter with inspired combinations: Curried Avocado; Fuji Apple and Gorgonzola; and Cauliflowe... read more
Nothing about pruning is obvious; in fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive, says expert Cass Turnbull. This second edition of her definitive illustrated guide adds 40 percent new material, with more coverage of different kinds of trees, shrubs, and ground covers and how to prune them for health and aesthetics. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in North... read more
Game On! tells the heady story of women’s basketball in Seattle and beyond through the careers of three of its players who embody the sport’s past, present, and future. Written by the only reporter to follow the team since its inception, the book explores Lin Dunn’s daunting role as the Seattle Storm’s first coach; Lauren Jackson’s hard-won superstardom; and Betty Lennox’s amazing career m... read more
This lavish gift book captures shimmering Seattle in all its moods and moments, from Ballard to Belltown, from its renowned sailboat culture to the happy chaos of its multitiered waterfront. Memorable essays by NPR commentator Bill Radke complement the beautiful 160 color images from noted photographer Paul Souders whose work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, Newsweek, a... read more
Ichiro Suzuki, one of the New York Yankees' newest outfielders and hottest batters, talks about all things baseball in this candid book that reveals the inner mind of one of baseball's finest practitioners. Since Ichiro Suzuki joined the Seattle Mariners in 2001, he awed America, earned the respect of his teammates, and won the heart of baseball fans everywhere. But being notoriously private a... read more
Everyone loves an underdog - and now you can experience and share the greatest upsets in sports history with The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs! This book plus audio CD is all about "the little guy," the athlete or team that seemingly has no chance. Any yet somehow they emerge victorious. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Moments in Sports comes this ... read more
Discover the greatest baseball players of all time! Which guys playing right now will they still be talking about in 100 years? A-Rod? Pujols? How about Jeter? Why do the best pitchers receive the Cy Young Award? Was Honus Wagner anything but a face on a $2,800,000 baseball card? Who was this Babe Ruth guy, anyway? Sportscaster and New York Times bestselling author Len Berman had lots of quest... read more
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Get nose to nose with twenty of the fastest, strongest, stealthiest, and most poisonous reptiles you'd the planet Earth has to offer, with Creature Files: Reptiles. From the deadly gaboon viper—with the longest fangs in the world—to the venomous Gila monster that lurks underground, reptiles have an extraordinary assortment of survival skills. Fangs and venom aren’t these cold-blooded creatures... read more
Whether they were real or myth, Creature Files: Dragons shows you the folklore of twenty dragons from around the world and what the people believed about them. Do you believe dragons are nothing more than the scaly stuff of myths? Or do you think they really existed? Whatever side you're on, this collection of twenty fascinating creatures is sure to spark your imagination. In Creature Files: D... read more
The TV is on, and I’m on the couch, leaning as far back as I can. My heavy, indecisive brown eyes—their lenses blurred ever since my tumultuous, too-soon entrance into the world—flutter between open and shut. I am half-watching half-listening to a football game on a Sunday afternoon. Was that the doorbell?“Who is it?” I call out, expecting to hear my daughter, Megan’s, voice. These days, she i... read more
A Mother's Steps: A Meditation on Silence is the novelist Mark Jay Mirsky's attempt to understand the life of a mother who was reluctant to tell him any details about her family or herself. Concealing much of her strong affection for her son, she began to reveal it after learning that she was dangerously ill. The book tries to un-riddle the silence that Ruth S. Mirsky drew over her childhood, ... read more
How far will you go to be accepted?SOLO MEDALIST WINNER IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY OF THE 2015 NEW APPLE BOOK AWARDS!FINALIST IN THE 2016 IPNE BOOK AWARDSAs a military brat and albino, 13-year old Portia Maddox has bounced from school to school, the perennial outsider. So when Denise Laughton, the most popular girl in her class, asks for her help in exchange for an invite to Denise’s big birt... read more
The novella debuts MIA 20-year-old Welsh émigrée Peddie Smout, famous as a rock star at the end of the last millennium.Among the post-9/11 rubble, her younger brother and soulmate Nate arrives in holiday-season Manhattan in search of his sister. By piecing together the ragged index cards of the makeshift diary she'd secreted in a Grand Central locker, Nate unfolds the story of previous New Yea... read more
"Great work—This might be what Mark Twain would sound like if he wrote crime."--Jeffrey Siger, New York Times acclaimed author of the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries Makro, the world's largest ride-hail service, has a human resources problem. A gunman is methodically murdering their drivers in Chicago.Det. Mark Bergman is dealing with core competency and personal fulfillment issues: H... read more
Ted Sweeney. Affable everyman in small town Montana. Ten minutes ago, his biggest worry had been how to pay for the engagement ring rattling around in his pocket. But that was before he came home to find a corpse tidily arranged in his favorite recliner. Is it a warning or a setup or what?Sweeney dumps the body into the Yellowstone River without attracting attention. But over the next few days... read more
A long-distance love affair is tough enough when a man and woman are separated by a couple of oceans and thirteen time zones. But when Australian Federated Police agent Judy White and CIA investigator Dennis Cunningham meet in London to decide whether their strained romance can continue, some very dark things happen. They discover that there is no force more ferocious and unforgiving than reve... read more
Set in a police station, JUST FINE tells the story of a college professor who has just lost her love to cancer. The treating physician has been murdered and Susan is a suspect. The play examines the psychological breakdown of a grief-stricken woman. Stay-at-home-mom Heather Fielding of THE CHILD'S BEST INTEREST is in a custody battle for her son and divorcing her husband Gordon, a powerful att... read more
The story of Noah's Ark is as old as the Bible.The story of Steve's Ark is as old as the book in your hand.What would happen if Noah were to return to earth today? Well, okay, maybe not Noah, because he’s still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from the last adventure, but Steve, an inept celestial underling with a thing for Elvis Presley and a regular misunderstanding of the English... read more
The story of Noah's Ark is as old as the Bible...the story of Steve's Ark is as old as the book in your hand.What would happen if Noah were to return to Earth today? Well, okay, maybe not Noah, because he's still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from the last adventure, but Steve, an inept celestial underling with a thing for Elvis Presley and a regular misunderstanding of the Engli... read more
WHEN GAELAN KELLY RETURNS FROM WAR, physically and emotionally scarred, he tries to piece a normal life back together. But the horrors of war couldn't prepare him for the terror he discovers, thrust into a world he never knew existed. Dealing with the trauma of combat and plagued by nightmares of a monster that shouldn't exist, Gaelan finds himself embroiled in a battle to protect humanity eve... read more
Dr Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes, The Small Guide to Small Things is the world's most entertaining microbiology book. Based on the periodic table of elements, the book describes 118 microorganisms in 300 words or less; each organism is keyed out by its microbial characteristics, and all the organisms are described in terms of popular culture and recent history. There are memorable connec... read more
Is the rising call for a general polygamy practice, in Muslim countries, grounded and just? Does it provide accurate information and valid argument?In Fourth Wife Free you find the missing parts which clarify what's real and what's not.Fourth Wife Free is easy to read, unbiased, and is full of inspirational energy for all women.Fourth Wife Free is Winner of:Independent Press Award (2019) and N... read more
Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes.Combing historical lore with a detailed investigation, Runelore focuses on the esoteric aspects of the runic tradition. In Part One, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what they mean, and how they evolved. In Part Two, Hidden Lore, he takes a more psychologic... read more
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Readers' Favorite Five-Star Award Winner (2017)"Why do you Muslims pray five times a day?""What happens to people who do not believe in God?""Why are so many Muslims quoting their holy book in the name of violence?""What are the authoritative sources of knowledge in Islam?""Why do your clerics condemn Judaism and Christian traditions?"These days, Islam is no stranger to controversy. There are ... read more
Poetry. This collection, consisting almost entirely of prose poems, is a compilation of moments and scenery in rural Montana, teetering with the urgency and tension that define the natural order of things for cowboy and ranch life. Through Ling's observations and storytelling, you will become submersed into this existence, getting lost in these mountains and knowing these people.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, citizens in the remote mountain town of Betwixt fear that their little Shangri-La, with its "crown jewel," the brand-new Piggly Wiggly grocery store, may be next. When Messenger ("Mess") Harkness, a handyman who breaks more than he fixes, begins to compete with the sheriff for leadership, the town must choose whom it will follow—setting into motion a chain... read more
Legendary activist and sociologist Nancy Stoller has written her memoir. Stoller captures the essence of growing up in Virginia in a Jewish family during the early 1960s, a time of great transformation in the American civil rights movement. Her memories, at the dawn of SNCC, of women’s liberation, and the young people who “de-segregated” the US, each body on the line, every eye on the prize— i... read more
"Thoroughly intriguing! A real page-turner."— Zoë Sharp, author of the best-selling Charlie Fox seriesOn a dare, grad student Jessica Evans writes a thriller, creating a nightmare scenario based upon the theory that the speed of light is not a constant—one that has a dark application. Her protagonist (the fiancé of a scientist killed in a car crash) is pursued by those who want to use the theo... read more
“…Yocum’s third—and best yet—Dennis Cunningham thriller” – Kirkus ReviewsAn American woman vanishes in New Zealand. There is no body, no witness and no explanation. But what looks like a sad, unfortunate case of foul play, slowly turns into something darker.The missing tourist is a female psychologist under contract from the CIA to see employees in strictest confidence. Was her disappearance a... read more
Inspired by a rough-and-tumble journey across country and down river, David Gessner makes the case for a new environmentalism. In a frank, funny, and incisive call to arms that spans from the Cape Wind Project to the Monkey Wrench Gang, he considers why we do or do not fight to protect and restore wilderness, and reminds us why it’s time to join the fray.Though environmental awareness is on th... read more
Fiction. In MOSTLY REDNECK, Rusty Barnes expounds on his upbringing in disadvantaged rural northern Appalachia to deliver a mastery of country idiom and setting. In one minimalist story after another, he gives perspective and breadth to the widely misunderstood world of a people who still hunt for food, occasionally join their neighbors for church, and sometimes enjoy it when their city kin st... read more
Boris Berezovsky (1946-2013) was Russia's most powerful business oligarch in the 1990s. Educated as a mathematician, he rose to financial and political heights under the rule of President Boris Yeltsin by acquiring state assets, most notably the automotive firm AvtoVaz, the airline Aeroflot, the oil company Sibneft, and diversified media holdings. After falling out with President Vladimir Puti... read more
Insomnia has meant nights of frustration--until now. A new program, Restful Insomnia, helps insomniacs mimic the benefits of sleep so they can greet the mornings refreshed. If you are among the 70 million sleepdeprived Americans who do battle every night, take heart This book will show you how to use your waking night hours to quiet your mind, replenish your creativity, and relax deeply. You'l... read more
In this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader's group study guide. This groundbreaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption.So... read more
The Saving Power of the Plant-Based DietA revolution in food-politics. When John Robbins released an early version of this book in 1987, he took the first steps in launching the food revolution. His viewpoint and insight on the harms of America’s eating habits was a wake-up call for many. By bringing to our attention fundamental issues in our eating habits, such as our dependence on animal pro... read more
Is my child psychic? Do all psychic children see ghosts? Are stress and seeing ghosts related? How can we help them not be afraid?Kids Who Sees Ghosts takes an up close and personal look at kids who see ghosts, the parents who want to help them, the science of perception, and how kids are affected, to answer these questions and offer real tools and guidance. Many children and parents are afrai... read more
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