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The last time Maureen O'Donnell saw Ann Harris, she was in the Glasgow Women's Shelter smelling of a long binge on cheap drink. A month later Ann's mutilated body, stitched into a mattress, is washed up on the banks of the Thames. No-one, except for Maureen and her best mate, Leslie, seems to care about what has happened to her, and Maureen is the only person who thinks Ann's husband is innocent. But solving Ann's murder comes as light relief. Maureen's father is back in Glasgow, Leslie is sloping about like a nervous spy, and then there's Angus, Maureen's old therapist, who's twice as bright as she is and making her play a dangerous game with the police. In the long tradition of Scots in trouble, Maureen runs away to London. Looking for answers to the mystery surrounding Ann's death, she becomes embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence. Alone in a strange city, Maureen starts to piece together Ann's final days. But time is not on her side, and Maureen needs just twelve hours, just twelve, to put things right, and she doesn't care what it costs ...

"Medical nutrition therapist Daniella Chace has a seasonal smoothie-a-day to help readers stay healthy, burn fat, and keep it off"-- Provided by publisher.

The remaining employees at an office affected by a business downturn spend their time enjoying secret romances, elaborate pranks, and frequent coffee breaks, while trying to make sense of their only remaining "work," a mysterious pro-bono ad campaign.

In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Hannah Coulter remembers. Her first husband, Virgil, was declared "missing in action" shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and after she married Nathan Coulter about all he could tell Hannah about the Battle of Okinawa was "Ignorant boys, killing each other." The community was stunned and diminished by the war, with some of its sons lost forever and others returning home determined to carry on. Now, in her late seventies, twice-widowed and alone, Hannah sorts through her memories: of her childhood, of young love and loss, of raising children and the changing seasons. She turns her plain gaze to a community facing its long deterioration, where, she says, "We feel the old fabric torn, pulling apart, and we know how much we have loved each other." Hannah offers her summation: her stories and her gratitude, for the membership in Port William, and for her whole life, a part of the great continuum of love and memory, grief and strength.

Follows the strange journey of Switters through four continents, in and out of love and danger, exploring, challenging, mocking, and celebrating virtually every major aspect of our mercurial era.

Wealthy widow Kelly is ready for a change after twenty years of 'pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupider and nicer than I really am.' When she mistakenly wanders into a ballroom, the 52-year-old discovers her new passion: dancing. While dancing, she bonds with Russian emigre dance teacher Nik and cancer-stricken, hospice-bound Carolina. Kelly's new interest also allows her to come to terms with a long-ago affair, precipitated by her distant relationship with her late husband.

Founded in 1976 with 12 farmers in a parking lot, New York's famed Greenmarket has now grown to become the largest and most diverse network of outdoor urban farmers' markets in the country, with 54 markets and more than 230 participating family farms, bakeries, and fishermen. Celebrated chefs have long touted the produce available at these markets, sourcing ingredients for some of their best dishes. Now,The New Greenmarket Cookbook brings to life the variety, flavor, and personal connections that have made the Greenmarket a culinary destination known the world over. Following the natural cycle of a year at the market, with chapters organized by season, the book offers easy, delicious restaurant recipes from the top chefs who frequent the stands for ingredients and inspiration.

Japanese submarines carrying biological weapons, headed for the West coast of the U.S. at the end of World War II, never make their target. But someone knows where they are, and it is up to the Pitts to stop them.

The author assembles invaluable insights and resources, especially mentoring resources that will assist in the transition of boys to men and eventually help propel them into a purpose-driven life.

The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

The story of three women and their struggle to make it in the entertainment industry. Upon making it to the top, the sad realization sets in that they have no place to go but down.

"The story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans"--From publisher description.

Local food traditions can blossom into regional cuisines and offer tastes and memories that last a lifetime. With some smart selections, these cuisines, made with fresh, local ingredients, can also improve your health and the health of your family. What most people don't know? Foods from your local market are an incredible bargain. Chef Charles Mattocks combines his flair for using fresh, locally grown foods with his engaging presentation to offer a budget-friendly taste of what your local farmer's market can bring to your table. Diagnosed recently with type 2 diabetes, Chef Mattocks offers tips on creating and maintaining the perfect pantry, finding fresh foods, and, most important of all, preparing and serving meals that won't break the bank. The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook is the perfect collection for those who want to improve their health, take advantage of local and sustainable foods, and save money at the same time.

The author recalls his seventy-six day ordeal adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in a five foot inflatable raft, after the sinking of his sailboat, recounting his problems surviving the weather, shark attacks, raft leaks, and food and water shortages.

Michael Lander, a disgruntled veteran with a fascination for explosives, pilots television blimps over packed sports stadiums each weekend. When a beautiful terrorist operative hands him the explosive firepower he needs, Lander sets in motion a plan that could turn Super Bowl Sunday into the darkest day in American history.

Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is, or when the Civil War was fought.

Featuring recipes from many of the world's finest and most popular vegan restaurants, The HappyCow Cookbook shares the history and evolution of each restaurant, provides Q&As with the owners, and teaches you how to make some of their mouthwatering dishes.

Presents a collection of recipes from a well-known, fifty-year-old New Mexican restaurant, with a history and archival images of the establishment and instructions for making some of its signature dishes.

Captain Alan Lewrie sails off to a region torn by war, graft,double-dealing and petty professional feuds; the ultra rich French colony of Saint Domingue.

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