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The Knot By Mark Watson

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The Knot By Mark Watson
The breathtaking new novel from acclaimed author and comedian Mark Watson: his most powerful and affecting yet. Dominic Kitchen is a wedding photographer. Every Saturday since his career began in the sixties he has photographed a bride and groom on the happiest day of their lives, captured the moment they tied the knot forever, and then faded away inTo the background. But throughout his life, Dominic has felt a knot inside him tighten, threatening his own chance of a happy ever after. And as the years go by, it becomes more difficult to ignore, until the ties that bind threaten to tear him apart? PRAISE FOR THE KNOT: 'A pitch-perfect tragicomedy of ordinary - and not so ordinary - family life' Jonathan Coe'A beautifully observed, touching and funny book of considerable power' AL Kennedy, author of Day, Costa Book of the Year 'This book is just AMAZING. It deserves to be read by everyone and would be a fantastic choice for book groups. Beautif…

Don't Stop By Maureen Holohan

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Don't Stop By Maureen Holohan
Be strong, Angel. Be strong. I sprinted from soccer to cross-country practice, quietly reminding myself what I had to do to make it through the season. Staying in motion was the only way to keep the pain in my feet under control. If my friends or coaches found out how badly my feet hurt, they'd prevent me from playing both sports, from doing the only things that could take my mind off my other big secret: the problems my parents were having. -- Angel

Angels in Harmony By Christa J. Kinde

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Angels in Harmony By Christa J. Kinde
An illustrated companion to the Threshold Series by Christa Kinde. Angels have alwaysserved in pairs, but Baird is sure there must be some mistake when KEster shows up on his doorstep. The vividly energetic redhead couldn?t have been more different from his genteel new apprentice. Yet their rocky beginnings give way to a unique balance, proving that friendship can flourish in the unlikeliest of places, given time, trust, and the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Among the Free By Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Among the Free By Margaret Peterson Haddix
"Enough games," the man said, raising the gun yet again. "And enough of the Population Police, I say." This time he cocked the gun and aimed carefully. This is real, Luke thought. This is really going to happen. "No, don't!" he screamed. Luke Garner is a third-born in a restrictive society that allows only two children per family. Risking his life, he came out of hiding to fight against the Population Police laws. Now, in the final volume of Margaret Peterson Haddix's suspenseful Shadow Children series, Luke inadvertently sets off a rebellion that results in the overthrow of the government. The people are finally free. But who is in charge now? And will this new freedom be everything they had hoped? With all of the plot twists and excitement Haddix's fans have come to expect, Among the Free brings the Shadow Children sequence to a chilling conclusion.

Making the Corps By Thomas E. Ricks

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Making the Corps By Thomas E. Ricks
The bestselling, compelling insider?s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086?their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them.The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of AmericaN myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America. Included in this edition is an all-new after…

The Road to Global Prosperity By Michael Mandelbaum

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The Road to Global Prosperity By Michael Mandelbaum
IN That Used to Be Us, the bestseller Michael Mandelbaum wrote with Thomas L. Friedman, the authors analyzed the challenges America faces, including globalization, and described a path to recovering America?s greatness.In The Road to Global Prosperity, Mandelbaum, one of America?s leading authorities on international affairs, looks at recent developments that call into question our optimism about the world?s economic future: the financial meltdown of 2008, Europe?s troubled currency, the reduced growth of China, India, and other emerging nations. He shows that while the global economy will face major challenges in the years ahead, there are powerful reasons to believe that globalization will continue to make the world richer.Mandelbaum examines the politics of the global economy and explains why globalization is both irreversible and a positive force for the United States and the world. As technology and free markets expand and nation…

Something Red By Jennifer Gilmore

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Something Red By Jennifer Gilmore
When Jennifer Gilmore?s first novel, Golden Country, was published, The New York Times Book Review called it "an ingeniously plotted family yarn" and praised her as an author who "enlivens the myth of the American Dream." Gilmore?s particular gift for distilling history into a hugely satisfying, multigenerational family story is taken to new levels in her second novel. In Washington, D.C., life inside the Goldstein home is as tumultuous as the sHifting landscape of the times. It is 1979, and Benjamin is heading off to college and sixteen-year-old Vanessa is in the throes of a rocky adolescence. Sharon, a caterer for the Washington elite, ventures into a cultlike organization. And Dennis, whose government job often takes him to Moscow, tries to live up to his father?s legacy as a union organizer and community leader. The rise of communism and the execution of the Rosenbergs is history. The Cold War is waning, the soldiers who fought …

The God Impulse By Kevin Nelson

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The God Impulse By Kevin Nelson
Why do people have near-death experiences? Are there physical explanations for those out-of-body sensations and tunnels of light? And what about moments of spiritual ecstasy? If Buddha had been in an MRI machine and not under the Bodhi tree when he attained enlightenment, what would we have seen on the monitor? In THE GOD IMPULSE, Kevin Nelson, a neurologist with three decades' experience examining the biology behind human spirituality, deconstructs the spiritual self, uncovering its origin in the most primitive areas of our brain. Through his revolutionary studies on near-death experience, Nelson has discovered that spiritual experience is an incidental product of several different neurological processes acting independently. When we feel close to God or sense the presence of departed relatives, we may believe that we are standing at the border of this world and the next as individual, autonomous, rational creatures-touching God. The reality is far …

The God of Yes By David Edwards

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The God of Yes By David Edwards
Your journey toward a life of yes begins as you open the pages of this powerful book.How we view God affects our whole world?including our view of ourselves. Many see God as The Great Restrictor, saying no to our every move. But the God of the Bible is a God of yes, empowering us With confidence, hope, and expectancy. Speaking with boldness and clarity to the post-modern generation, David Edward reveals the God of yes as he explores subjects like the four agreements God has made with humankind: God's agreement with Adam?to remove sin; God's agreement with Abraham?to release blessings; God's agreement with David?to reign with authority; God's agreement with Jeremiah?to redeem nations. Are you ready to look past the static religiosity of our day and peer deeply into the God of yes to find a life that truly works? The choice is yours.

The Christmas Box By Richard Paul Evans

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The Christmas Box By Richard Paul Evans
Since it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's.When Richard Paul Evans wrote The Christmas Box, he intended it as a private expression of love for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson. Though he often told them that he loved them, he didn't feel that they coulD ever really understand the depth of his feelings until they had experienced the joy of rearing their own children, and by that time their relationship would have changed forever. In writing The Christmas Box, he hoped that at some time in the future they would read the book and know of their father's love.As Evans began to write, he was amazed at the inspiration that flowed into his mind and heart. He completed the moving story of a widow and the young family who comes to live with her in less than six weeks, and bound t…

Hamlet II: Ophelia's Revenge By David Bergantino

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Hamlet II: Ophelia's Revenge By David Bergantino
Bard's Blood #1 The classic tales of William Shakespeare are often as packed with gore and corpses as the scariest slasher flick -- and can spawn equally gruesome sequels.... Football star Cameron Dean is genuine campus royalty at Globe University, but his life is more of a nightmare tHan a dream. Not only was his dad murdered under mysterious circumstances, but Cameron suspects that his mom and aunt may have had something to do with it! When he unexpectedly inherits a creepy old castle in Denmark, Cameron tries to put his worries behind him, inviting his girlfriend and college buddies along on an overseas trip to check out the gloomy fortress. The plan is to get some serious partying done. Too bad nobody counted on the ghost of a drowned girl rising from her watery grave with vengeance on her mind! Now the only question is: to die or not to die? .

Silent Scream By Lynda La Plante

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Silent Scream By Lynda La Plante
Hot young British film star Amanda Delany had the world at her feet. Never one for the quiet life, she'd had a string of affairs with famous actors, making perfect fodder for the tabloids... Then came a commission to write a tell-all memoir.When Amanda is found brutally murdered, the suspects are lining up - from jealous ex-flatmates to famous lovers to a corrupt agent. As DCI James Langton leads his team in an extensive enquiry, they discover the sad truth behind Amanda's successful façade. An autopsy reveals that she was addicted to drugs and starvation diets. Amanda's parents are a cold, unemotional couple who hushed up the fact that their daughter once almost died from a botched abortion. And it is revealed that her massive earnings were being swallowed up in a City fraud. Meanwhile, DI Anna Travis is up for promotion, but her boss DCI James Langton is blocking her, with an accusation of professional misconduct. This latest case, her tou…

Life Before Man By Margaret Atwood

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Life Before Man By Margaret Atwood
Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled senSuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover...and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably toward the same climax.

Living a Jewish Life, Updated and By Anita Diamant

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Living a Jewish Life, Updated and By Anita Diamant
Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been a favorite among Jewish educators and students for years. Enriched with additional resources, including online resources, this updated guide also references recent changes in the modern Jewish community, and has served as a resource and guide for non?Jews as well as Jews. AddrEssing the choices posed by the modern world, Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and beliefs of Judaism in the context of real life. It explores the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought, from Conservative to Reconstructionist to Reform, as well as unaffiliated, new age, and secular. Celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs, this guide provides information in ways that readers can choose how to incorporate Judaism into their lives. Readers will le…

Signs of Love: Stupid Cupid By Melody James

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Signs of Love: Stupid Cupid By Melody James
The path of true love never runs smoothly, and when Gemma is involved it can get exceedingly bumpy! For as long as thirteen-year-old Gemma Stone can remember she has dreamed of becoming an award-winning journalist. Unfortunately, as the younGest member of the editorial team on the Green Park High student web-zine, she is given the job of writing the horoscopes, under the pen name 'Jessica Jupiter'. Not knowing the first thing about astrology, Gemma decides to make the most of her unexpected situation by using her new position to play Cupid with her friends, writing fictional forecasts to help their romantic dreams come true. But is Gemma to busy with her friends love lives to notice signs of love closer to home? .

Pendragon: The Pilgrims of Rayne By D.J. MacHale

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Pendragon: The Pilgrims of Rayne By D.J. MacHale
When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. There is beauty all around and the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It's not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are also blissfully...oblivious. The leadeRs of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he needs to launch his final assault on Halla. While Bobby struggles to learn the truth in time to thwart Saint Dane, Courtney Chetwynde desperately searches for Mark Diamond. On the heels of a shocking tragedy, Mark has disappeared. Worse, he seems to be under Saint Dane's influence. It's up to Courtney to find Mark and stop him from making a grave mistake that could change the future of all existence.

The B.S. of A. By Brian Sack

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The B.S. of A. By Brian Sack
WE?RE KNEE DEEP? ARE YOU SHOVEL READY? Politicians who say anything and do nothing . . . People lamenting Constitutional rights they don?t have . . . Protesters equating everyone to Hitler . . . Teeth-gritting partisans! Tax-evading congressmen! Fact-evading Americans! If you?re incredibly disenchanted, if you feel that this great country of ours is suffering from chronic bullsh*t at the federal, state, and local levels, good news: Not only are you in good company, but here?s a book to make you feel a little bit better? THE B. S. OF A.! Whether you voted for ?hope? in 2008, or ?change? in 2010, odds are you?re feeling a tad despondent. Here at last is a straight-talking, partisan-busting look at politics from humorist Brian Sack, who mercilessly pokes fun at The B.S. of A. with a double helping of objectivity and wit, pulling no punches and giving partisans, politicians, and their politics a well-deserved shellacking. The B.S. of A. takes full advantage of …

Sweet Thing By Renee Carlino

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Sweet Thing By Renee Carlino
A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and self-discovery in the early post-college years.Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She?s an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her businesS degree to use and exploring music, her true love. When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father?s café, a treasured neighbor­hood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She?s denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitar­ist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does ev…

The Everyday Visionary By Jesse Duplantis

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The Everyday Visionary By Jesse Duplantis
One of the world's most humorous and dynamic ministers inspires readers to realize their potential and fulfill their dreams using the power of "determined" thoughts. Life is about dreaming, doing, and enjoying yourself in the process. Sometimes it might seem as if your dreams are just too wildly improbable, or there are too many obstacles standing in your way, or you've missed your window of opportunity. But if those dreams are divinely inspired, hope is far from lost. You just need to know how to visualize the path to your dream to make it a reality. Born a poor Cajun boy in south Louisiana, Jesse Duplantis was a rock musician in his early years and, after a life-changing experience with God, became one Of the most candid, and popular, ministers of the Gospel today. For thirty years Jesse Duplantis has demonstrated what life can be when you focus on finding your personal path and nurturing a closer relationship with God and…

The Words that Inspired the Dreams By Caron Chandler Loveless

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The Words that Inspired the Dreams By Caron Chandler Loveless
A collection of inspirational stories of people who were inspired to new dreams and heights by a few influential words that allowed them to help reach for their dreamsIt's amazing what a few choice words can do... What difference can a few choice words make to a life? Open the pages of this delightful book and take an adventure into the amazing lives of people who were inspired to new dreams and new heights by a few influential words. And with each page, you'll gain new visions of what your words can mean to others, and you'll come back to the heroes and heroines of this book again and again. This is a book you'll want to read and give to anyone who aspires to inspiring dreams.

Sight By Adrienne Maria Vrettos

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Sight By Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Fifteen-year-old Dylan has horrific visions of the last moments of a child's life -- a child who has been abducted, kidnapped, or worse. Dylan gives the police valuable clues that help them to find children's bodies, but she keeps the most personal information about these young victims to herself. Dylan has become used to withholding her sight abilities -- eveN from her best friend, Pilar -- but the weight of that secret is becoming almost more than she can bear. Then Cate moves into Dylan's mountain town. Enthusiastic and friendly, Cate seems genuinely interested in Dylan, who begins to reveal a bit about herself. But is Cate all that she seems to be? It's not entirely clear...and it takes the disappearance of Pilar's little sister to finally open Dylan's eyes. In a race against time to save a life, and desperate to focus her abilities so that she herself can survive, Dylan is forced to see more clearly than she ever has before.…

Chaos By Chuck Klosterman

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Chaos By Chuck Klosterman
Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both aS a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television, this essay is about television advertising. .

Seal the Deal By Patti Stanger

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Seal the Deal By Patti Stanger
This eBook original features advice from Become Your Own Matchmaker by ?Millionaire Matchmaker? Patti Stanger on how to make your relationship last.In Seal the Deal, Patti offers tips on ensuring that you live happily ever after with three steps from her book Become Your Own Matchmaker. In Step One: First Days of Infatuation, Patti teaches you how to maintain perspective during the high of the first ninety days. In Step Two: Relationship Reality Check, she explains how to determine whether he?s the one, and in Step Three: Negotiating the Ring, Patti offers advice on how to get him down the aisle.?Patti lets you in on all her hard-earned matchmaking secrets.? ?Liz Tuccillo, bestselling coauthor of He?s Just Not That Into You .

An Atlas of Impossible Longing By Anuradha Roy

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An Atlas of Impossible Longing By Anuradha Roy
?This is why we read fiction at all? raves the Washington Post: Family life meets historical romance in this critically acclaimed, ?gorgeous, sweeping novel? (Ms Magazine) about two people who find each other when abandoned by everyone else, marking the signal American debut of an award-winning writer who richly deserves her international acclaim.On the Outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. Confined in a room at the top of the house, a matriarch goes slowly mad; her husband searches for its cause as he shapes and reshapes his garden. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, their intense closeness matures into something else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta. He prospers in the turbulent years after Parti…

No More Tomorrows By Rodney Lofton

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No More Tomorrows By Rodney Lofton
After awaking from a restless sleep that has plagued him for weeks, Mark Jones awakes to the realization it is his last physical day on earth. Mark begins to reflect on his life of livIng with HIV and his love for his HIV negative partner Kevin Williams, who despite his initial reservations has embraced and loved Mark knowing that "death would come knocking soon." This love story traces the relationship between Mark and Kevin from the very first date, the very first kiss, the first time they made love and the last time they would say good-bye.