As she recovers from the trauma of the past couple of months, National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon visits an old friend in New Orleans. She's not in town long when she crosses paths with a creepy guy who apparently attempts to put a curse on her, and she begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans.
100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History
Joe Garner; Bob Costas; Joe Montana (Foreword by)
Feb 3, 2013 - Feb 4, 2013
Relive the greatest moments in the NFL. From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relives the most unforgettable moments in the game's history.
Headstrong, exuberant, and independent, Lucy Bondurant is a devastating beauty who will never become the demure Southern lady her mother and society demand. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's older cousin, is too shy and bookish to become the classically suave and gregarious Southern gentleman his family expects. Growing up together in a sprawling home on Atlanta's Peachtree Road, these two will be united by fierce love and hate, and by rebellion against the narrow aristocratic society into which they were born
Thick with the authentic--and hallucinogenic--atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is a one-of-a-kind thriller.
The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. The Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Feb 1, 2013 - Feb 5, 2013
In this 2012 Coretta Scott King winner, Nelson highlights African American history from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama. This handsome volume is told in the fictionalized, informal voice of an African American senior looking back on her life and is illustrated with 44 magnificent paintings.
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air, feeling safest with one plane ticket in her hand and another in her underwear drawer. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan. With the help of a squad of loyal, funny, wise friends and massage therapists, she learns to sort truth from self-deception, self-involvement from self-possession.
In Paris for a weekend visit, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. "Lunch in Paris" is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau and the other with French cuisine.
"Gawande writes riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). "Better is a masterpiece, a series of stories set inside the four walls of a hospital that end up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside." (Malcolm Gladwell)
At seventeen, Rosalind "Lin" Townsend finds herself pregnant and alone. Her father, deeply religious yet cruel, throws her out of the house. Nick Pemberton, the baby's father who she naively hoped might propose, rejects her. At the lowest point in her life, Lin vows to succeed on her own and give her son, Will, all the love and happiness she's been denied. Nineteen years later, after making good on those promises, Lin crosses paths with Nick.
Clare's fifth Mortal Instruments title was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Young Adult Books of 2012. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters.
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail--it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises. "Never have pencils, brushes and even a pencil sharpener beckoned so temptingly, from opening endpapers to closing (make sure to check both)." (Kirkus)
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy.. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out,