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Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death -- Provided by the publisher.
Reagan Summerside must prove that her friend Chantilly Parker would never kill for love after the man who broke Chantilly's heart is found dead with a cake knife sticking out of his back.
"Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons, and other never-before-dreamt creations, It all starts with a roll, a word, and your imagination.
The daughter of bounty hunter Duane Chapman recounts her difficult childhood and teen pregnancy and her faith journey to a rewarding, positive life with God.
"Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume --- human. Not to be put off by anything -- especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker -- Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble -- with Zoe right in the middle"-- Provided by publisher.
"Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man"--From publisher description.
In 1950s Cambridge, loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers, accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, investigates the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel ; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio; and a poisoning in the middle of a crucial game of cricket.
Journalist Jame's O'Keefe chronicles his undercover investigations of some of America's organizations and institutions.
A portrait of the Victorian-era writer and Anglo-Florentine colony doyenne includes coverage of her work for the London Times, achievements as an avid agriculturalist and relationships with such contemporaries as Mark Twain and Bernard Berenson.
A detailed examination of major policy decisions and planning actions in Washington and Tokyo through June 1951. A broad outline of combat operations is included to orient the reader.
"Grace Holm-D'Angelo is at her wit's end, trying to create a new life from broken pieces. Newly divorced, she is navigating suddenly becoming a single mother to her fourteen-year-old daughter. Emma, resentful about being uprooted from Chicago to LA and still reeling from the divorce, is generally giving her mother a hard time. Then Grace's best friend, Leeza, succumbs to breast cancer after a long battle, and Grace realizes that you don't get a second chance at life. She returns to her hometown of New London, Wisconsin, to try to reconcile with her own mother, Lorraine, with whom she's been estranged for longer than she cares to remember"--From publisher description.
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they?re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle--not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there--even if it means having to collaborate with one another. Now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
Examines the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy's presidency: the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office.
"Provides a comprehensive account of the alliances and tensions that triggered the Great War; details the horrors of trench warfare and the new weapons used in the conflict; provides an overview of the war's key offensives; and explains the legacy of the war. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"--Provided by publisher.
Idiopathy (dp?i): a disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown. "Idiopathy" a novel as unexpected as its title, in which Katherine, Daniel, and Nathan--three characters you won't forget in a hurry--unsuccessfully try to figure out how they feel about one another and how they might best live their lives in a world gone mad. Featuring a mysterious cattle epidemic, a humiliating stint in rehab, an unwanted pregnancy, a mom-turned-media personality ("Mother Courage"), and a workplace with a bio-dome housing a perfectly engineered cornfield, it is at once a scathing satire and a moving meditation on love and loneliness.
A sixteen-year-old misfit, denied everything by her fanatical mother and abused by her classmates, unleashes her terrifying telekinetic powers on an entire town.
The Millionaire Dropout is instead based on tried and tested methods of increasing personal skills, increasing your wealth, improving your life-style and releasing all the personal power that is locked up inside you.--from publisher's description.
Collects stories and poems nominated for the Nebula Award, selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, as well as the winners of the Andre Norton, Dwarf Star, Rhysling, and Solstice awards.