Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, this debut mystery introduces Dublin detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox. A twelve year old has been found dead in the woods and the case eerily echoes an incident from Rob's childhood.
The women of Jacobsville are enamored with handsome and aloof FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. Luckily, Jon has the best gatekeeper: his efficient and reliable assistant, Joceline Perry. But the more he comes to rely on her, the more he notices how invaluable she really is to him.
A multiple award winning biography about the last queen of Egypt. A dazzling and readable portrait by a master storyteller boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue Cleopatra from misconceptions and legend.
Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail. Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exotic and inhospitable places on earth, including the Australian outback, Antarctica, and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau.
A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Mar 14, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012
A stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is the fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare in remote outposts in Ceylon, India, and China.
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma; Jim Brozina (Foreword by)
Mar 14, 2012 - Mar 16, 2012
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. But on the hundredth night, they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. A heartwarming memoir about a father/daughter relationship and the life lessons learned from books.
A classic of nature writing details Mowat's adventures among arctic wolves. This affectionate and humorous account provides an intimate understanding of wolf behaviour, proving that the wolf bears little resemblance to the gluttonous villain of children's fairy tales.
Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on a fascinating 19th-century icon and inspiration whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. In this historical fiction title, learn how thirty two inch Lavinia Warren conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams.
In this sequel to The Magicians, Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts.