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"Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. Whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"--From publisher's description.

Telepathic Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.

When Laurel Herbert witnessed her husband, James, Lord Kirkland, commit an act of shocking violence, she abandoned him, but a passionate encounter ten years later causes her to rethink their estrangement.

"In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children--children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays--only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown--where friendships are tested and authority challenged"--From publisher description.

Rise of ISIS gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures.

October 1962. In Cuba, Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore - is swept up in a 'bizarre concatenation of circumstances' that will make of her the 'back channel' liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy.

"Choose from over 150 reflections on themes ranging from relationships, change, self-awareness, and health, to problem solving, mindfulness, family, forgiveness, and more"--From publisher description.

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

"Kenan Khoury's wife went out grocery shopping and never came home. Alive, anyway. But because Kenan Khoury buys and sells drugs for a living he can't go to the police for help. He goes to Matthew Scudder instead--an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed private eye who will stop at nothing to bring the brutal killers to justice before another innocent woman falls beneath their knives"--Page [4] of cover.

American novelist Joan Didion's first volume of nonfiction essays, first published in 1968, consisting of twenty works that reflect the atmosphere in America during the 1960s, especially in the center of its counterculture, California.

"More than 150 recipes show you how to make the most of herbs, with plenty of imaginative, contemporary ideas, as well as classic dishes. Infuse herbs in teas, drinks, cordials, sugar and salt; use them to add interest to butter, stocks, sauces, chutneys and marinades; or use them decoratively as garnishes"--From publisher description.

"While on an expedition to Peru, archaeologist Dr. Henry Conklin makes several startling discoveries. High amid the snowcapped Andes a mysterious mummy is found hidden in a cave. And deep in the sweltering jungle below, the remains of an ancient Incan city are unearthed. Nestled between two soaring peaks, this mysterious ancient territory called the Cloud Ruins has remained undisturbed for centuries, protected by ingenious traps that only the most clever and courageous dare to maneuver. But where the perilous journey inward ends-- in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis-- something else is waiting for Conklin, his nephew Sam, and their exploratory party. A thing created by man, yet not human. Something powerful, something astonishing, something terrifying. And now their amazing adventure of discovery has been transformed into the ultimate challenge: survival"--From publisher description.

From the host of the History channel?s Brad Meltzer?s Decoded: the laws of the universe like you?ve never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise on science, but a personal tour of physics from a quirky friend. Anyone who?s ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts?just an inspiring and comical romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.

When a girl on her daughters' swim team is found murdered at a nearby highway rest stop, Annie, while falling in love with her friend's husband, discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost as a series of startling events unfold.

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction--an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

Four years after Justin Campbell's disappearance left his family in a state of perpetual denial and sent them to their own personal dream worlds to cope with the loss, Justin's return to the small town of Southport, Texas and the aftermath of the horrors he endured shake him and his family to their very core as they struggle to find the happy ending they all thought Justin's return might give them.

Presents seventy parenting tips based on scientific research, discussing the best ways to help infants sleep well, boosting a child's success in school, handling temper tantrums, and managing consequences and punishments.

It is midsummer's eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elobrate masque. But unknown to them they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterward, one of Kurt Wallender's colleagues is found murdered.

Armed with a cast-iron skillet and the best ingredients he can find, meat-loving chef Rahm Fama serves up a fresh take on chuck wagon cuisine for flavorful meals you can enjoy no matter where you are. Inspired by his early years on a Southwest cattle ranch, he followed his carnivorous curiosity across the country, seeking the choicest cuts and best ways to cook them.

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