As a professional home stager, Sandy Sullivan is an expert at transforming cluttered rooms into attractive houses ready for sale. If only reinventing her life were as easy. She's eager to put her family's suburban Boston home on the market, to downsize, and to simplify her own life. But she must first deal with her foot-dragging husband and her grown son, who has moved back home after college. Humorous and heartwarming a character driven novel sure to please.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Apr 20, 2012 - Apr 24, 2012
A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, Grann set out to solve what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his 1925 quest for the Lost City of Z, hidden in the jungles of Brazil.
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Apr 20, 2012 - Apr 23, 2012
The true story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan. The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war--a rare achievement for any Afghan woman--Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.
Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone
In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" vanished from the Louvre. As French detectives traced the thieves, a burgeoning international media hyped news of the heist. Scotti reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed.
Actress and human rights activist Judd has recorded her experiences both abroad and at home in journal entries, which she has woven into a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope, and human transformation. Judd describes her odyssey, from lost child to fiercely dedicated advocate, from anger and isolation to forgiveness and activism.
From failure to fusilli, a deliciously hilarious read tell the story of Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumsp, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.
When Wodney Wat, who cannot pronounce the letter R, gets a talking robot for his birthday, it turns out to be more than just a fun gift. With the second empowering tale about Wodney, Lester and Munsinger use their signature dose of humor to remind us that the little guy can finish first, and it's often brains--not brawn--that save the day.
SoulSpace: Creating a Home That Is Free of Clutter, Full of Beauty, and Inspired by You
Xorin Balbes; Marianne Williamson (Foreword by)
Apr 15, 2012 - Apr 17, 2012
Lauded designer and architectural conservator Balbes created the eight-stage SoulSpace transformation process. Through the stages--assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate--readers explore the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense.
The first Kurt Wallender mystery in more than a decade marks the much-anticipated return of the brilliant, brooding detective. Wallander's daughter's future father-in-law has gone missing and Wallender is interfering in what may be a Cold War incident between Sweden and the Soviet Union. " Mankell deftly interweaves the problems of Swedish society with the personal challenges of one man trying to understand what happened and why." (Publishers Weekly)
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them
Apr 15, 2012 - Apr 19, 2012
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.
The first novel in the beloved Fairacre series introduces the remarkable schoolmistress Miss Read in the tiny English village of Fairacre. The author Dora Saint (pen name Miss Read) recently died at the age of 98, having written about English country life with wry humor and charm for decades.
It begins with an early morning phone call to Myron Bolitar. His old flame Terese Collins is in Paris, and she needs his help. In her debt, Myron makes the trip, and learns of a decade-long secret: Terese once had a daughter who died in a car accident. Now it seems as though that daughter may be alive-and tied to a sinister plot with shocking global implications.
In Shaw's debut, she portrays a relatable, unforgettable character in Lacey Brennan, who, after a five-year quest for love and belonging, finds she must live in the moment in order to understand her past and face her future. Frustrated with her job, her unemployed husband and her twin brother (who has seemingly disappeared), Lacey charts a new course.