The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
John Campbell; David Freeman
Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 10, 2013
Margaret Thatcher's impact on 20th-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before.
Mariah Lyons risks her life to solve the brutal murder of her father, Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, who in a stroke of luck comes into the possession of an ancient and highly valuable parchment stolen from the Vatican in the 15th century.
"The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet--not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I've never read anything quite like it, and I'm grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds." (Michael Chabon)
Haunting and suspenseful, life-affirming and beautiful, de Rosnay offers a compelling portrait of occupied Paris and reveals the taboos and silence that surround a little-known episode in French history. "A haunting, riveting novel... This book grabs your heart in the opening chapter, and its scenes and characters stay with you long after you finish." (Publishers Weekly)
Jane Yolen (Compiled by); Polly Dunbar (Illustrator); Andrew Fusek Peters (Compiled by)
Apr 5, 2013 - Apr 8, 2013
More than 60 poems by such beloved writers as Margaret Wise Brown, Langston Hughes, and A.A. Milne are collected in this volume that captures a very young child's intense delight in the experiences and rituals of every new day.
"A gentle look back, Life Itself: A Memoir is as moving as it is amusing, fresh evidence that Roger Ebert is a writer who happens to love movies, not a movie lover who happens to write." ( Associated Press)
Angel Tungaraza--mother, cake baker, keeper of secrets--is a woman living on the edge of chaos, finding ways to transform lives, weave magic, and create hope amid the madness swirling all around her in Kigali, Rwanda.
Shadow is the Secret Service code name for First Daughter Nora Hartson. And when White House lawyer Michael Garrick begins dating the irresistible Nora, he's instantly spellbound. Then, late one night, the two witness something they were never meant to see. Now, in a world where everyone watches your every move, Michael is suddenly ensnared in someone's secret agenda. Trusting no one, not even Nora, he finds himself fighting for his innocence--and ultimately, his life.
The world has ended, but her journey has just begun. Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption.
Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He's unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently. "Extraordinary! Michael Sears has a knack for completely complicated, thoroughly likable characters caught up in a deadly web of lies, greed, and financial corruption. Never has Wall Street been so interesting and so dangerous." (Lisa Gardner)
Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad
Mar 29, 2013 - Apr 1, 2013
Mining her rich Persian heritage with dry wit and a bold spirit, Firoozeh Dumas puts her own unique mark on the themes of family, community, and tradition. Droll, moving, and relevant, "[Dumas is] like a blend of Anne Lamott and Erma Bombeck." (Bust magazine).
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Mar 27, 2013 - Mar 30, 2013
"A remarkable and original synthesis of social psychology, political analysis, and moral reasoning that reflects the best of sciences in these fields and adds evidence that we are innately capable of the decency and righteousness needed for societies to survive." (Edward O. Wilson)