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Books

New Arrivals

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.

Describes the features of the Python programming language, covering such topics as types and operations, statements and syntax, functions, modules, classes and OOP, and exceptions and tools. - Publisher

"Whether your focus is your abdominals or your legs, you can strengthen key parts of your body with Exercise in Action: Strength Training. This book is organized into clearly illustrated instructional guides that help you easily follow each exercise. Begin with a complete warm-up and stretching exercises, then choose your target areas through the easy-to-follow format. From chest and abdominals to arms and shoulders, each category consists of a variety of strength exercises allowing your body to always be challenged. The innovative, visual guide illustrates each movement clearly, assuring that you do the exercises correctly. With over 150 pages of step-by-step exercises, Exercise in Action: Strength Training is the next best thing to having a personal trainer right in the room with you. "-- Provided by publisher.

Provides the forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs--without an attorney.

After a disastrous relationship with an "investment counselor" leaves BeBe Loudermilk without all her worldly possessions, she moves in as manager of a ramshackle motel on Tybee Island. Once the motel is spiffed up and attracting guests, she sets out for Fort Lauderdale to get back her fortune and put the con man in jail.

"Consisting of the muscle groups around the belly and lower back, the core is essential to the body's physical function, and a weak core can put one at higher risk for injury. It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete, or even if you have a gym membership. Developing a strong core is the key to maintaining good health and balance, and it can be done within the comfort of the home. In this essential guide, fitness expert Hollis Liebman demonstrates how to build a strong core and prevent injury. It can be difficult to know which exercises to do without the expertise of a professional trainer. Exercise in Action: Core gives readers a whole new perspective on how to increase the body's performance and shows them how to get a full-body workout without even leaving home"-- Provided by publisher.

This plain-English guide to decide if Chapter 13 is right for you and to learn how to keep valuable property and discharge your unsecured debts. Chapter 13 legal concepts, procedures, and monetary calculations can be tricky. Nolo's "Chapter 13 bankruptcy" breaks down the Chapter 13 process and provides clear explanations of the law. This newest edition includes new information on hiring and working with a lawyer, recent U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court decisions interpreting bankruptcy law, the latest bankruptcy exemption laws in your state, and recent IRS standard expense amounts (which play a role in plan payments). This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. See Nolo's "How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.".

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.

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.

"Adler's iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to an deadly territorial battle. Jonathan and Barbara Rose are at first glance the perfect couple. Jonathan has a stable law career; Barbara is an aspiring gourmet entrepreneur with a promising pâté recipe. Their large home holds the rich antique collection that originally brought them together, as well as the loving familial bond that intertwines them with their children Eve and Josh. When Jonathan finds himself suddenly gripped by what is presumably a heart attack and Barbara confronts the loveless spell lingering between them, the sun-soaked sky that was once the Rose family union drifts into a torrential downpour. Their mutual hatred becomes ammunition in a domestic warfare that escalates in the most unpredictable ways while they helplessly eye their dwindling nuptial flame. In the chaos that unfolds Adler allows a moment of much needed contemplation on the shape of today's matrimonial bonds"--From publisher description.

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.

Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a Pueblo Indian caught between the ritual ways of his tribe and the alien 20th-century world of the white man. After returning home from a boarding school for Indian children, he finds himself living in two worlds, struggling with the conflict between Indian and white culture.

"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.

"This is a story of reconciliation and hope between father and son. The father is an American, an aspiring politician living in Philadelphia. The son is a Korean orphan conceived while the father was a soldier stationed in Korea. The sudden knowledge of a son puts the father in shock and in an ethical dilemma. The situation is further complicated by his childless marriage and his infidelity"--P. [4] of cover.

Told during the tumultuous era of the Burma campaign, relates how a Chinese family is divided over "the promise" that the white man will be their people's salvation and chronicles a band of Chinese soldiers who are sent to rescue a British-American platoon, pinned down in Burma, while the Japanese army attacks Burma Road during World War II.

The spirit of Korea is embodied in the lives of the influential Kim family, from the splendid era of Queen Min to the climactic days of World War.

"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.

"Godzilla: Awakening is the official graphic novel based on the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, and reveals an explosive, larger-than-life adventure set decades before the movie."--page 4 of cover.

The Cat Encyclopedia is a lavish celebration of all things feline, combining history, breeds, health, care, and behavior in one beautiful volume. Features all 130 internationally recognized cat breeds, with superb, specially commitioned photographs, precise summaries, and the history of each bread. Includes fascinating insights into the evolution and domestication of the cat, followed by expert advice on health, care, and interpreting cat behavior. Explores our close relationship with cats, which have been celebrated in religion, art, and literature.

Collects interviews with Marines, soldiers, and sailors who have served in twenty-first-century wars and explores their motivations, dreams, and emotions felt during times of extreme danger.

Draws on personal experiences, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit.

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