By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans. But the government banned androids from earth. When androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
Moses leavens each tale of her coming-of-age with a recipe from her lifetime of confectionary obsession. Surviving a difficult childhood, her story is a wise, loving tribute to life in all its sweetness as well as its bitterness. "Cooking memoirs are all the rage. What makes this one special is that this is a truly gifted writer who just happens to be as experimental and adventuresome in the kitchen as she is at the keyboard. A crazy, richly compelling tale of learning to sweeten her way through good times and bad." (Mary Pols)
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line" (Scott Westerfeld)
Ruben's accessible guide shows you how to balance big-picture curiosity with the academic nitty-gritties of homework assignments, organization, and electronic resources. Building on her proven "Six-Step Session" format, Ruben shares the secrets to tutoring children in any subject from kindergarten through high school--all with a warm, entertaining tone that will inspire "you" to inspire "them."
Seattle detective Joanne Walker has mastered her shamanic abilities (mostly), survived a cannibalistic serial killer (barely) and now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career--attending a dance concert with her sexy boss, Captain Michael Morrison. Murphy "keeps the action fast-paced, Walker and Morrison's repartee is fantastic . . and the magic is exciting.. . readers will be left eager to see what happens next, both with Walker's shamanic career and her ever-evolving relationship with Morrison. (Publishers Weekly)
Children are one of the most intriguing yet difficult subjects to photograph. Whether you are a proud parent who wants to capture the fleeting moments of childhood or a professional photographer working with paying clients, Stone will give you the know-how and the inspiration that you are looking for to create the perfect image.
Kate Appleton wants to turn her parents' summer house, the Nutshell, into a bed and breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and if Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But there are complications. Kate hates beer, no one likes her, and she's falling for her boss.
The Blood Red Indian Summer: A Berger and Mitry Mystery
Aug 22, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012
When a famously volatile and suspended NFL superstar linebacker Tyrone Grantham and his entourage decide to spend this season in exile in bucolic Dorset--much to the dismay of his early-to-bed, ultra-white neighbors--African American state trooper Des Mitry is put on the spot. And when Tyrone's 17-year-old sister-in-law washes up on Mitch Berger's (Des' boyfriend's) beach, bloodied and barely alive, Des is on the case.
It is the spring of 2002 and a perfect storm has hit Boston. Across the city's archdiocese, trusted priests have been accused of the sexual abuse of young boys. In "Faith," Jennifer Haigh explores the fallout for one devout family, the McGanns. "With an exquisite sense of drama and mystery, Haigh delivers a taut, well-crafted tale. . . . Indelibly rendered characters, suspenseful pacing, and fearless but sensitive handling of a controversial subject will make this a must-read for book discussion groups." (Booklist)
A lead science writer for "The New York Times"--and lifelong yoga practitioner--examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity.
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 22, 2012
Dohrman takes readers inside the machine that produces America's basketball stars. "Play Their Hearts Out" reveals a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. At the book's heart are the personal stories of two compelling figures: Joe Keller, an ambitious coach with a master plan to find and promote "the next LeBron," and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey kid who falls under Keller's sway and struggles to live up to unrealistic expectations.
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-- winning classic is one of the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. "If you read only one western novel in your life, read "Lonesome Dove"." (USA Today)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 21, 2012
A paradigm-shifting book that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts, and gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. "An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are." (Booklist)