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.
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)