Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Sep 27, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis, and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times.
Binchy pens a tale of joy, heartbreak, and hope in a close-knit Dublin community. When Noel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she's born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, Noel can't do it alone. Luckily, he has an amazing network of family and friends who are ready to help.
When an explosion rips through the nearly empty cafeteria of Reesburgh (Pa.) Elementary School, lunch mother Rose McKenna leads two girls to safety before racing to rescue her own daughter, Melly. But Rose soon learns that she may face both civil and criminal charges for her heroics because one of the girls she saved was seriously injured in the resulting fire that killed three school staff members.
The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives
Sep 27, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? How did Mario Batali cook up his recipe for success? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business--distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders and visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves.
100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History
Joe Garner; Bob Costas; Joe Montana (Foreword by)
Sep 27, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
Relive the greatest moments in the NFL. The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron. From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses,Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs.
This is the ultimate compendium for the dancing queens and the hustle-happy who put on their boogie shoes, shook their groove thing, and felt the night fever! Morgan captures the dancing and style phenomenon with great storytelling, lavish photos and memorabilia from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.
Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money
Clark Howard; Mark Meltzer; Theo Thimou
Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 24, 2012
Clark's guide to saving money covers everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. In his candid and friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to reduce debt, buy smarter, and build a future.
Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Prue is drawn back into Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet: to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country. A winning fantasy adventure for children in grades 4-8.
Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity.
Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder case matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab?
Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses. A sweeping, powerful story based on history and rich in passion and legend, Gregory tells the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen.
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.