For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Sherlock Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate. "Horowitz gets everything right-the familiar narrative voice, brilliant deductions, a very active role for Watson, and a perplexing and disturbing series of puzzles to unravel-and the legion of fans of the originals will surely be begging for Horowitz to again dip into Watson's trove of untold tales." (Publishers Weekly)
The events of a single night shatter a Manhattan family's sense of security and identity--and, ultimately, their happiness--in this gripping, provocative novel. "Schulman's topical, unsettling new novel [is] set in Manhattan's world of private-school privilege but chillingly relatable for parents anywhere.... Raising tough questions about child rearing, morality and the way the Internet both frees and imprisons, Schulman's story resonates. (People)
One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
Patricia Hoskins; Rebecca Yaker
Nov 4, 2012 - Nov 8, 2012
From the novice sewing enthusiast to the lifelong seamstress, readers will find a delightful array of simple, stylish projects that can be made with just a single yard of fabric. For each of the 101 projects, the book provides a full-color photograph, easy, step-by-step instructions, and simple illustrations.
Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy
Nov 4, 2012 - Nov 8, 2012
Everyone has a favorite comfort food--those delicious, soothing dishes we grew up loving. Ellie krieger is no different; she craves those soul-satisfying meals just like everyone else. With Ellie's help, you can use natural ingredients and a few simple techniques to put a healthy twist on your favorite comfort food dishes. From meatloaf and mashed potatoes to cheesy nachos and pumpkin pie, you can enjoy the flavors you love without all the calories and unhealthy fat that usually come with them.
Virtuoso wordplay, irresistible rhythm, and laugh-out-loud humor abound in the first picture book by the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic. This unbridled celebration of creativity and possibility invites readers of all ages to consider afresh what they want to be when they grow up.
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Bear Snores On" comes a clever, zany story sure to engage parents and kids alike. A farmer tries to change the behavior of his rowdy horses who play all night and sleep all day.
Vanessa "Michael" Munroe deals in information--expensive information--working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It's not her usual line of work, but she can't resist the challenge. ""The Informationist" pushes every one of my buttons: exotic locale, sassy and competent protagonist, crisp dialogue and nonstop action. A fine debut--can't wait for the sequel!" (Book Page, Bruce Tierne)
This new handbook is essential reading for anyone thinking about buying a dog. "Top Dog" offers an extensive catalog describing more than 420 dogs from around the world, including all the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Beautiful color photographs highlight the key identifying features of each breed and vividly capture the dog's character.
Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. "An engaging story of love, destiny, and sacrifice in the growing shadow of WWI, with the unexpected touch of fantasy."(Publishers Weekly)
Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband has failed to meet his obligations time and again. Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once admired Lynn from afar. While rushing to the rescue of Lynn and her children comes naturally, he's also wise enough to encourage Lynn to find her own way...hopefully straight into his arms.
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Oct 31, 2012 - Nov 2, 2012
Funny, wise, sometimes disgusting but always compulsively readable, Sullivan's book earns its unlikely place alongside the great classics of nature writing. "Skittering, scurrying, terrific natural history."
When distance, family hardships, and a forbidden desire threaten her secret courtship with outsider Eben Troyer, Joanna wonders if she will ever be more than a bridesmaid. Library Journal called Beverly Lewis the "reigning queen of Amish fiction".
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Oct 29, 2012 - Nov 1, 2012
In Galveston in August 1900, reassured by Isaac Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. Larson's research was based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force.
"Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson will enjoy discovering Crawford. Her murder method is original, and the recipes are good."(Library Journal). In this episode, caterers Bernie and Libby Simmons must uncover which of their snarky relatives meant to kill patriarch Monty Field and avoid being cut out of the will.