Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.
Leonard brings back U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, hero of the FX series Justified. Dark and droll, "Raylan" is pure Elmore Leonard--a page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.
Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like "Lizzy" and "Beth." This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful." (Kirkus Reviews)
Soft, warm, comfy, and durable, fleece has taken the crafting world by storm--and the hottest new trend is animal hats. Whether you're already a fleece junkie or a first-time fleece sewer, this fun collection will have you making oh-so-cute hats in no time.
Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning
Nov 12, 2012 - Nov 15, 2012
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill. "Jimi Hendrix meets Oliver Sacks in this great new science book." (Very Short List)
From stockings, ornaments, and picture frames to creative gift wrappings, Christmas cards, and homemade candles, the simple and elegant projects in this book are easy enough to appeal to beginners. Lundberg has put a modern twist on some Old World traditions.
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of a charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that he's been chosen more for his blood than his investigative skills.
Set on the homefront in Georgia during World War II. Charlie Carr and her best friend, Annie, are determined to prove that a beloved, longtime teacher would never skip town. "For all readers who wonder what life on the home front was like during World War II, Ballard’s series launch offers plenty of wonderful nostalgia and the heartbreak that only war can bring. Fans of Southern small-town cozies and World War II historicals will enjoy this." (Library Journal)
This is an intimate, personal first novel that looks at the interplay of religion and modern life. Akhtar was raised in the Midwest, and through his characters, he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America.
The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten: The Tweets of Steve Martin
Nov 7, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012
Steve Martin has an uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit. This collection brings his funniest, most memorable messages together for avid followers and offline fans alike.
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.