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New Arrivals - Literature
Once upon a time .... in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You'll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they'll exist in realms beyond our imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly.
Collects over thirty of the best entries in the Akashic noir series, including stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and T. Jefferson Parker.
Using the premise of a machine that predicts how, but not where or when, a person will die, the editors cull together the best of the thousands of submissions they received, many of which have unexpected endings.
"... the first gathering of Sartre's essays in English to draw on all ten volumes of Situations, the title under which Sartre collected his essays during his life, while also featuring previously uncollected work"--From publisher description.
"All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities--including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R.R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others"-- Provided by publisher.
"Possessed: Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren's spirit-and sharing her body. Raef's the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save...and why. Haunted: Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she's witnessed a crime-a murder so brutal she's repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbor, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim-and the killer. Levi's dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him-not in this life...and not in death."--P.  of cover.
In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation--the stouthearted Hobbits. Drawing on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other tales of Middle-earth, Smith shows how a snug hobbit-hole is actually just a state of mind and how even the smallest person can have the valor of a Rider of Rohan. He explores subjects dear to a halfling's heart, such as beer, food, and friendship, as well as more serious concerns, such as courage, living in harmony with nature, and good versus evil.
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, and military strategists.
Presents a volume of more than fifty new poems accompanied by a generous gathering from the author's collections of the past decade, lending insight into his overall poetic achievements and his use of playful, ironic, and melodic language.
How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers-- the people you communicate with at work-- are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pile and get the job done? Business writing for dummies covers a wide range of business communications-- from reports, proposals and press releases, to emails, web copy and tweets.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts Anthology includes:This Time Next Year by Alison Kent. A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton. It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey Stories also available for purchase separately.
"Twelve cosmic days of Christmas tales ranging from vampires to robots, from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station, all celebrating the holiday in off-beat ways.Twelve new stories of Christmas in very unusual circumstances, ranging from vampires to robots, from the hills of Appalachia to a high orbit space station, all celebrating the holiday in their own, off-beat ways."-- Provided by publisher.
A story of the author's childhood in New York City in the 1950s.
Provides a humorous look at the new breed of swashbuckling post-millennial Midases dedicated to self-indulgent fun, no matter the cost in money, ecological mayhem, environmental devastation, and other nuisances.
Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments?to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband?creating a resonant portrait of her life.
A latest compilation in an annual series features top-selected stories by such leading genre masters as Paul McAuley, Elizabeth Bear, and Pat Cadigan.
"Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably the sun and moon of modernist literature, some would say of modernity itself. In [this book], Kevin Jackson puts the titanic achievements of Joyce and Eliot in the context of the world in which their works first appeared"--Dust jacket flap.
A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the south. Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn realized the truth -- and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle.