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In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.

Reveals the truth behind over seventy gardening myths, including planting red flowers to attract hummingbirds, adding rusty nails to soil to make hydrangea blooms blue, and feeding groundhogs chewing gum for pest control.

Lt. Lucas Davenport, the heroic detective introduced in Rules of prey, faces his most terrifying case when a series of gruesome mutilation killings shocks Minneapolis. Davenport's case will either bring him back to life--or send him over the edge.

The author draws upon her own experiences to examine what it means to be a woman today, exploring such facets of womanhood as family, work, sex, love, and power and looking at women's spiritual and emotional life

Mac is stunned to discover that her sister's murder was far more than a random act of violence and resents the awakening of a mysterious ability to sense the Fae and their talismans, a talent that sends her on a quest to Ireland find a mystical book of dark power. Mac's every move is shadowed by Jericho, a mysterious man with no past.

Psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then his ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help locating the missing surrogate mother of her soon-to-be-born child, and Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years--with ramifications that are disturbingly current.

Presents a comprehensive guide to inspire and motivate positive thinking principles that can effect a change in an individual's life.

Birds Without Wings is the story of a small town in Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the men and women-Armenians, Christians, Muslims-whose lives are intertwined and rooted there: Iskander, the potter and local fount of wisdom; Philotei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted almost from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd, a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness; and many more. When jihad is declared against the Franks and the young men of the town are conscripted, we follow Iskander's son, Karatavuk, to Gallipoli, where the intimate brutality of battle robs him of all innocence-just as the town he left behind is robbed of its centuries-old peace by the twin scourges of fanatical religion and nationalism that the war unleashed.

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Terry Painter enjoys her quiet life in tranquil Delray, Florida, where the single, forty-year-old nurse lives alone in the house she inherited from her mother. When young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage on her property, the two women strike up a fast friendship -- and Terry is swept into a fantastic new life: dinners out, shopping, makeovers, even flirting with the handsome son of one of her elderly patients. But nothing about her newfound companion is as it appears, as Terry discovers when Alison's closely guarded past comes to light. Now Terry is locked into a race to reclaim her own life -- before she opens the door any further to the stranger she thought she knew.

Alan Gregory and his family are targeted by Michael McClelland, a murderer who has escaped from the Colorado State Mental Hospital, a situation that is complicated by McClelland's detailed knowledge of Gregory's innermost secrets.

Authentic, easy-to-prepare Texas beef and BBQ recipes from Baseball Hall of Famer and cattle rancher Nolan Ryan. Legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan grew up in Texas and early on developed a passion for cattle ranching that rivaled his interest in baseball. His first cookbook offers 75 recipes for sizzling T-bone and rib-eye steaks, mouthwatering burgers, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, and more. Working with chef Cristobal Vazquez, Nolan presents a fresh take on the Tex-Mex standards of his childhood. The book includes family recipes for Sunday roasts and brisket, savory side dishes, and a few favorite desserts as well, including Ruth Ryan's Special Occasion Carrot Cake. In the accompanying texts Nolan shares his love of the food of the Southwest and the lessons he's learned in a remarkable career in baseball and in cattle ranching.

Miss Julia goes to the extreme to get her best friend married.

"One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house. Confronting the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost college friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared many years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power. In The Light of What We Know takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope, from Kabul to London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, and Princeton--and explores the great questions of love, belonging, science and war. It is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to recognizing and combating external factors that both cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight, offering a three-step action plan to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become a positive influence on others.

"This is a true story of a young girl who began her career in a country schoolhouse on the Wyoming prarie in the 1940's." --back cover

"A year after the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in a dinghy. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a 14th century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. Now it seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town. Could there be a link between the two women? One missing, one brutally murdered? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister, faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker? ..."--from Amazon.com.

"Kseniya Melnik's Snow in May introduces a cast of characters bound by their relationship to the port town of Magadan in Russia's Far East, a former gateway for prisoners assigned to Stalin?s forced-labor camps. Comprised of a surprising mix of newly minted professionals, ex-prisoners, intellectuals, musicians, and faithful Party workers, the community is vibrant and resilient and life in Magadan thrives even under the cover of near-perpetual snow. By blending history and fable, each of Melnik's stories transports us somewhere completely new: a married Magadan woman considers a proposition from an Italian footballer in '70s Moscow; an ailing young girl visits a witch doctor's house where nothing is as it seems; a middle-aged dance teacher is entranced by a new student's raw talent; a former Soviet boss tells his granddaughter the story of a thorny friendship; and a woman in 1958 jumps into a marriage with an army officer far too soon. Weaving in and out of the last half of the twentieth century, Snow in May is an inventive, gorgeously rendered, and touching portrait of lives lived on the periphery where, despite their isolation?and perhaps because of it?the most seemingly insignificant moments can be beautiful, haunting, and effervescent"-- Amazon.com.

8 keys to end bullying synthesizes what we know into 8 simple, targeted keys that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue of bullying head-on. Social media bullying--and the recent tragedies stemming from it--has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.

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