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The Coming Global Superstorm By Whitley Strieber & Art Bell

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The Coming Global Superstorm By Whitley Strieber & Art Bell
Over several months a potent succession of cold fronts will sweep across the world. Ever increasing in intensity and duration, damaging storms will batter the West Coast and spawn flooding, mudslides and severe, deadly tornadoes across the USA. Similar Powerful storms will pummel Europe, sending millions streaming south in panic. Then meteoroligists will issue their most severe warning yet: a storm that appears to be larger and more terrible than modern man has seen before. It will form a virtually nonstop hurricane of snow and ice that will begin to bury the Northern Hemisphere under an inpenetrable sheet of frost. As weeks go by, the skies will remain turbulent and dark, and mankind will be thrust into its greatest peril - the global superstorm. .

Five Roundabouts to Heaven By John Bingham

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Five Roundabouts to Heaven By John Bingham
FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY JOHN LE CARRÉ "This novel comprises some of the best work of an extremely gifted and perhaps under-regarded British crime novelist....What gave John Bingham his magic was something we look for in every writer, too often in vain: an absolute command of the internal landscape of his characters, acutely observed by a humane but wonderfully corrosive eye." Nineteen years is a long time. But when Peter Harding and Philip Bartels meet up aGain in the French countryside of their youth, the history and the dark secrets it holds are still there, tempered only slightly by time. The two men share more than a past friendship. Decades earlier, trapped in a disenchanted marriage with his wife, Beatrice, Philip meets and falls in love with the graceful, charming Lorna Dickson. Overcome by the prospect of a humiliating divorce, Philip makes the decision to poison Beatrice. But when he invites his best friend, Peter, to mee…

Exes and Ohs By Beth Kendrick

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Exes and Ohs By Beth Kendrick
exit the groom... Child psychologist Gwen Traynor has learned the hard way that "perfect" men aren't always what they seem. After being dumped the night before her wedding, she's understandably wary of diving back into the dating pool. But when she meets Alex Coughlin, she's convinced her luck is changing. He's smart, handsome, funny -- an ideal rebound guy. She doesn't intend to fall in love with him, but scintillating dates and mind-blowing physical chemistry have a way of winning a girl over. enter the ex... Just as things are heating up with Alex, Gwen meets her newest patient -- a precocious preschooler whose chaotic soap opera-actress of a mother, Harmony, sounds an awful lot like one of Alex's crazy ex-girlfriends. Mostly because she is one of Alex's crazy ex-girlfriends. Unfortunately for Gwen, Harmony has a secret that plunges them all into a real-life daytime drama, complete with sex, lies, and Vegas elopem…

Pale Horse Coming By Stephen Hunter

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Pale Horse Coming By Stephen Hunter
Pale Horse Coming, featuring Stephen Hunter?s beloved sniper heroes Earl and Bob Lee Swagger, the first of eleven Swagger thrillers from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.The time is 1951. A smooth-talking Chicago lawyer comes to chat with Sam Vincent, the former prosecutor of Polk County, Arkansas, about a dangerous subject?a big prison for violent black convicts near Thebes, Mississippi, up the Yaxahatchee River from Pasagoula. Thebes seems to have dropped out of the Union?letters and phone calls go unansweRed, and the lawyer has questions that need answers. Would Sam?an ex-lawman, a white man and a Southerner?agree to go up there and find out what he can?The ex-prosecutor takes on the job, but first he goes to see his old friend Earl Swagger, and tells him that if he isn?t back in a week, Earl is to come looking for him. When Sam vanishes into the mists and swamps around Thebes, Mississippi, Earl packs his gun, explains to a distraught Junie that …

uncharted terriTORI By Tori Spelling

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uncharted terriTORI By Tori Spelling
Welcome to Los Angeles, birthplace and residence of Tori Spelling. It?s not every Hollywood starlet whose name greets you on a Virgin Airways flight into la-la land. But Tori Spelling has come to accept that her life is a spectacle. Her name is her brand, and business is booming. Too bad when your job is to be yourself, you can?t exactly take a break. Tori finally has everything she thought she wanted?a loving family and a successful career?but trying to live a normal life in Hollywood is a little weird. With the irresistible wit, attitude, and humor that fans have come to love, the New York Times bestselling author of sTORI telling and Mommywood is back with more hilarious, heartwarming, and candid stories of juggling work, marriage, motherhood, And reality television cameras. Tori comes clean about doing her time on jury duty, stalking herself on Twitter, discovering her former 90210 castmates? "I Hate Tori" club, contracting swine flu, …

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix By James D. Watson

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The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix By James D. Watson
Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick?s discovery of the structure of DNA, aN annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution

Last Breath By George Shuman

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Last Breath By George Shuman
Last Breathis a psychological thriller with multiple twists and turns, that takes place in rural Pennsylvania and Maryland (Waterdrum and Cumberland Gap, respectively), Sherry Moore, a blind woman who can see the last 18 seconds of someone's life if given the chAnce to hold their hand, is called upon by both the police and FBI when bodies of victims are found hanging in a meat freezer in Cumberland, MD (They were abducted from a tree-lined parking lot of an office in Hagerstown, MD). When Sherry describes their killer as sexually violent, and seen through a mask, the police realize they were wrong to assume it had been two juveniles who later died in a car explosion while trying to abduct a fourth victim: the killer is still on the loose..

It's Raining Men By Milly Johnson

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It's Raining Men By Milly Johnson
A getaway to remember. But is a holiday romance on the cards?? This Christmas escape with Milly Johnson, bestselling author of The Teashop on the Corner. Best friends from work May, Lara and Clare are desperate for some time away. They have each had a rough time of it lately and need some serious R & R. So they set off to a luxurious spa for ten glorious days, but when they arrive at their destination, it seems it is nOt the place they thought it was. In fact, they appear to have come to entirely the wrong village? Here in Ren Dullem nothing is quite what it seems; the lovely cobbled streets and picturesque cottages hide a secret that the villagers have been keeping hidden for years. Why is everyone so unfriendly and suspicious? Why does the landlord of their holiday rental seem so rude? And why are there so few women in the village? Despite the strange atmosphere, the three friends are determined to make the best of it and have a holiday to re…

The Viagra Diaries By Barbara Rose Brooker

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The Viagra Diaries By Barbara Rose Brooker
THE NOVEL THAT PROVES THERE?S PLENTY OF LIFE? AND HOT SEX?AFTER SIXTY! Just because Anny Applebaum qualifies for a senior discount doesn?t mean she?s ready for retirement. But if she wants to keep her job at the San Francisco Times, she?ll have to find a way to spice up her lifestyle column. Even if it means posting her profile as an eligible single on JDate .com. Sure, Anny?s a little out of practice. She hasn?t been with a man since she fouNd Viagra in her ex-husband?s suit pocket, and he wasn?t taking it for her. But she?s got her friends to help her fumble her way through the strange and intriguing world of online dating. After hearing cautionary tales from the trenches?about ?boomer oldies? who drag around pictures of their dead wives and fixed-income misers who wine and dine their dates at chain restaurants?Anny is relieved to meet Marv Rothstein, a charming . . . 75-year-old diamond dealer. Unfortunately, he?s also a Digital Age Don Jua…

The Five People You Meet in Hell By Rich Pablum

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The Five People You Meet in Hell By Rich Pablum
Heaven can wait. In the meantime...why not go to Hell? Every once in a while a little book comes along that sheds light on our desire for intimacy, our determination to grow spiritually, and our collective yearning to define the boundaries of the soul. The Five People You Meet in Hell is not that little book. A sensitive everyman, Edgy works a meaning-less job at a seaside tourist trap. When a freak accident Sends him to "the other side," he encounters a series of strangers compelled to explain the meaning of life. Running the gamut from annoying and incoherent to irritating and hard to follow, these individuals all share a basic desire with virtually every other soul in the universe: to make quick money from a made-for-television movie. The Five People You Meet in Hell is as illuminating as a short-circuited night light and contains all the insight of a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie (with none of the fat). If you've ev…

One and Only By Lauren Sandler

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One and Only By Lauren Sandler
A funny, tough-minded case for being and having an only child, debunking the myths about only children and taking glory in the pleasures of singletons: ?A swift and absorbing read?may change your mind and the national conversation? (Psychology Today).Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one. After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself?and a lot about our culture?s assumptions. In this heartfelt work, Sandler legitimizes a discussion about the larger societal costs of havinG more than one, which Jessica Grose in her review in The New Republic calls, ?the vital part of the conversation that?s not being discussed in the chatter? surrounding parenting. Between the recession, the stresses of modern life, and the ecological dangers ahead, there are increasing pressures on parents to think seriously about sin…

Lincoln By David Herbert Donald

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Lincoln By David Herbert Donald
A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize?winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln?s life and presidency.Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln?s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circleS in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln?s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union?in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.

The Shroud of A'Ranka By Thomas E. Sniegoski

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The Shroud of A'Ranka By Thomas E. Sniegoski
Bram Stone and the other young teens he has recruited to join the BRIMSTONE NETWORK are still learning about their powers. When the telekinetic Dez gets angry, there's little that can stop the damage. Emily can barely control the wolf inside, and after her parents finaLly discover her secret, she isn't sure she wants to. Bram himself knows he still needs to master his specter half. But the group is going to have to learn fast. Terrifying SUPERNATURAL beings continue to make their presence known on earth, including one the new network can't even imagine how to stop: Vladek, a VAMPIRE who can't be killed. As Vladek gains power, Bram and rest of his new network race to learn how to stop the vampire prince before he can fulfill his devastating agenda and plunge humanity into total darkness forever.

The Prime-Time Crime By Franklin W. Dixon

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The Prime-Time Crime By Franklin W. Dixon
As part of a school project, the Hardy boys are in Manhattan to observe a criminal trial. What they see is a major case of law?and disorder. Accused of attempted murder, defendant Nick Rodriguez appears to have a one-way ticket to prison. But Frank and Joe think he's being railroaded, and they're out to prove him innocent.

Back to Blackbrick By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

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Back to Blackbrick By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Cosmo must journey to the past to understand his future in this humorous, heartbreaking, and brilliantly original debut novel.Cosmo?s granddad used to be the cleverest person he ever knew. That is, until his granddad?s mind began to fail. In a rare moment of clarity, his granddad gives Cosmo a key and pleads with Cosmo to go to the SoUth Gates of Blackbrick Abbey, where his granddad promises an ?answer to everything.? In the dead of night, Cosmo does just that.When Cosmo unlocks the rusty old gates, he is whisked back to Blackbrick of years past, along with his granddad?now just sixteen-years old and sharp as a tack?beautiful Maggie, and the absolutely dreadful Corporamore family. But much more than time travel adventure awaits Cosmo on the old, sprawling estate: he?ll also discover revealing truths about his granddad, his family, and himself.Abounding with humor and heart, this extraordinary novel is an original, unforgettable story about l…

Better Man By Howard Weinstein

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Better Man By Howard Weinstein
When the planet Empyrea, a colony of genetically perfected human beings, demands that the Federation remove a science station which has been in place for nearly twenty years, the Starship Enterprise? is assigned to transport to the planet the Federation ambassador wHo negotiated with the Empyreans long ago -- an ambassador who was once Dr. McCoy's closest friend, but is now a bitter rival. On Empyrea, McCoy discovers Anna, a daughter he never knew he had. McCoy soon realizes that the isolationist Empyreans must not learn her father is an off-worlder, and that her genes are less than ""perfect."" As relations with the Empyreans collapse around him, McCoy must find a way to save his newfound daughter from the harshest penalty her planet can impose!

Lion Man By Ian McGeechan

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Lion Man By Ian McGeechan
In an era when even the finest rugby coaches have a drastically short shelf-life, Ian McGeechan's longevity and adaptability is staggering. In his 20 years at the highest level of the game he has been at the centre of almost every major story in UK rugby and has worked alongside some of the greatest rugby figures of the era. McGeechan began his career as a player -- winning more than thirty caps for ScotlaNd and twice touring with the Lions. As coach to the Scottish national team, he led his country to a famous Grand Slam victory in the 1990 Five Nations tournament. Continued success in management earned him an appointment as head coach to the Lions on four separate occasions, more than any other, and he will again take charge on their 2009 tour to South Africa. Most recently, as coach of Wasps, McGeechan has guided the team to complete dominance in the club game. Now, in this frank and engaging memoir, Ian McGeechan shares his unrivalled insight into the …

Chimera By David Wellington

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Chimera By David Wellington
Afghanistan veteran Jim Chapel has been enlisted in a new war.This time it's in his own backyard . . . and even more deadly.A small band of fugitives escapes from a secret upstate New York military facility, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Each fugitive has a target?an innocent civilian?and will not stop until that target has been eliminated.Wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel has been stuck behind a desk rather than out in the field, but medical technology has finally caught up with his ambitions. Coupled with his unstoppable determination, it will take him back to where he thrives: the thick of the action.Drafted into a new war, this time in our homeland, Chapel is tasked with hunting a group of escapees from a top secret military compound?all extremely deadly, genetically modified killers?and unraveling the mystery behind their existence. Aided by an enigmatic woman named Angel and a courageous, beautiful veterinarian, Chapel begins a cro…

The Power of Product Platforms By Alvin P. Lehnerd

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The Power of Product Platforms By Alvin P. Lehnerd
Most companies know that long-term success does not hinge on any single product but on a continuous stream of value-rich products that target growth markets. Yet many firms inexplicably develop one product at a time, and by doing so fail to embrace commonality, compatibility, standardization, or modularization among different products and product lines. At last, in this timely book, Marc H. Meyer and Alvin P. Lehnerd provide a formula for turning products into profits, enabling companies to design technologically superior products more easily. Their solution is, in two words, PRODUCT PLATFORMS. They argue that firms must focus their energies on developing families of products simultaneously which share common components and technology.The authors describe how the champions of product development separate themselves from less sophisticated companies by building entire families of strong products frOm a single "platform" of com…

Sins of the Assassin By Robert Ferrigno

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Sins of the Assassin By Robert Ferrigno
Colossal in concept, dazzlingly plotted, filled with vivid, jaw-dropping violence, Sins of the Assassin confirms Robert Ferrigno as the modern master of the futuristic thriller. In the second book of Ferrignos spectacular Assassin Trilogy, Rakkim Epps battles radical fundamentalist forces in a futuristic America, now a divided blood-soaked dystopia. Will he survive? Can America ever be unified again? The year is 2043. New York and Washington, D.C., have been leveled by nuclear bombs. New Orleans is submerged beneath fifty feet of water and treasure hunters scavenge its watery ruins. The United States no longer exists, and in its place two new nations maintain an uneasy coexistence. To the west stretches the Islamic Republic, seemingly governed by a moderate president but hollowed from within by the violent, repressive Black Robes, a shadowy fundamentalist group intent on crushing all those who do not follow Allahs path. In this frightening wor…

Can't Get There from Here By Todd Strasser

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Can't Get There from Here By Todd Strasser
Her street name is MaybeShe lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe her stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing Give a Boy a Gun, again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care. .

Throw Like A Girl By Jean Thompson

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Throw Like A Girl By Jean Thompson
A master of short fiction whose "best pieces are as good as it gets in contemporary cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her National Book Award finaliSt collection Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl. Here are twelve new stories that take dead aim at the secrets of womanhood, arcing from youth to experience. Each one of Thompson's indelible characters -- lovers, wives, friends, and mothers -- speaks her piece -- wry, angry, hopeful -- about the world and women's places in it. .

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows #5: A Weary Life By Robert Greenberger

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows #5: A Weary Life By Robert Greenberger
A new six-part epic covering the first year of service of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, leading up to the events of the hit movie Star Trek: First Contact. A WEARY LIFE BOOK V A team from the Enterprise -- Riker, La Forge, and Daniels -- is sent to deal with the latest threat from the Maquis. For La Forge and Daniels, it's just another mission, but Riker must face the specter of his transporter twin, Tom Riker, who left Starfleet to join the Maquis. When the Enterprise team is caught between the Maquis and the Cardassians, Riker finds himself with an important decision to make -- one that may affect his future in Starfleet....

Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto By Tony Danza

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Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto By Tony Danza
In the Danza family, the men did most of the cooking -- great Italian-American food that has remained the favorite cuisine in American households for more than a century. Now, actor, television personality, and exuberant cook Tony Danza and his son, Marc (and grandson, Nicholas!), invite you into the kitchen with their huge, at times hilarious, Italian-American clan for 50 top-secret family recipes (the sauce and the lasagna) and never-before-shared stories and photographs. You'll meet Tony's mom and dad, and Tony's mom's family, the Camisas. You'll meet Marc's family and of course his son, Nicholas. You'll meet the uncles, the aunts, and the cousins, all important people in Tony's and Marc's upbringing. You'll read stories about an Italian immigrant family that grew strong in America and really lived the American dream. The stories are, for the most part, wrapped around the recipes and the food…

De mi madre lo aprendí (Living by Los Dichos) By Cristina Pérez

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De mi madre lo aprendí (Living by Los Dichos) By Cristina Pérez
Well known Spanish-television "Judge" Cristina Perez opens a window into her Latino community as she celebrates life and interweaves traditional Latino dichos (sayings and proverbs) into her life experiences. It is impossible to read a dicho without learning something important. Cristina allows readers to peer into her life, as she offers reflections and guidance on many issues facing us today. Cristina celebrates her Latino community and culture, but most importantly, rejoices in the spirit of what she believes defines a woman in today's world. The book is written for everyone, regardless of gender or race, but geared especially for young women and men, who hold the key to unlock the secret of success for future generations - for their respective cultures. This book reminds readers that life should not be taken for granted but lived to the fullest extent.