Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this classic fantasy title! J.R.R. Tolkien's wrote about his story: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler."
The first novel in The Century Trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
Sherri Duskey Rinker; Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
Sep 18, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep. "Lichtenheld s detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details." A great read aloud for bedtime.
Ondaatje's Booker prize winning novel lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the World War II. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip--each is haunted in different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient, a nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room.
Libby Callaway; Mike Wolfe; Frank Fritz; Danielle Colby
Sep 18, 2012 - Sep 22, 2012
In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way.
This riveting debut mystery features a gritty, razor-sharp new voice in fiction--Conway Sax, a recovering alcoholic and car mechanic who owes everything to the Alcoholics Anonymous group that saved him. When a member turns up dead, Conway must catch the killer.
Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon. "Patchett's portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn. [P]owerful and captivating." (Library Journal)
A remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir by Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller "The Last Lecture" while battling pancreatic cancer. Jai paints a vivid, honest portrait of a vital, challenging relationship between two strong people who faced a grim prognosis and the self-sacrificing decisions it often required. As she faced life without the husband she called her "magic man," Jai learned to make herself a priority to create a new life of hope and happiness.
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
Sep 14, 2012 - Sep 19, 2012
Brester takes us behind the paneled doors of the "Titanic"'s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The intimate atmosphere onboard history's most famous ship is recreated as never before.""Full of delicious details, from champagne flutes to the careless luxe of furs and satin, this is a spell-binding story, fresh, original and totally absorbing." (Marian Fowler)
Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past. "Madness! Mayhem! Laughter! Tears! Emotional rollercoasters, old lies and an unmarked grave propel the Slocumb women into action. Buckle up and enjoy!" (Adriana Trigiani)
His tranquility as the established vicar of a New Age village shattered by the murder of an unpopular woman, former MI5 agent Max Tudor struggles with past demons while trying to identify a killer in his peaceful community. "Filled with humor and insight, G.M. Malliet creates a fabulous setting in Nether Monkslip and a great series hero in Father Max Tudor. Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth. A wonderful read." (Louise Penny)
A romp through the history of fonts and the lives of the great typographers, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live. Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? "Deliriously clever and entertaining." (The Boston Globe)
The Yoga Body Diet: Slim and Sexy in 4 Weeks (Without the Stress)
Kristen Schultz Dollard; John Douillard
Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012
A self-test based on the ayurvedic tradition allows readers to discover their body type--kapha, pitta, or vata. Then, the 8-week plan provides eating guidelines, meal plans, and 75 recipes--adaptable to each type. In 4 short weeks, the authors show you how to de-stress your life, balance your system, and get the yoga body you've always wanted.
Moscow, 1936, and Stalin's Great Terror is just beginning. In a church, a woman is found dead, her body on display. Captain Alexei Korolev of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia is assigned, but the NKVD is watching and exile is a real possibility. Committed to the case, Korolev enters the realm of the Thieves, rulers of Moscow's underworld. But as more bodies are found, Korolev begins to question whom he can trust and who are the real criminals.
Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.