At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. A debut novel is " wise, warm-hearted, self-assured, and fiercely readable . . . Harbach's characters live and breathe, yearn, ache, and in the end, make you love them for their flaws. You won't want this book to end."(Jonathan Evison)
"Bumble-Ardy" has evolved from an animated segment for "Sesame Street" that aired in the early 1970s to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who has reached the age of nine without ever having had a birthday party.
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Mar 30, 2012 - Apr 3, 2012
Bradshaw explains the essentials of canine psychology that all dog lovers need to know. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
The story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. "One of those rare and wonderful memoirs in which people you've never met become your friends." (Nicholas Sparks)
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mar 29, 2012 - Apr 2, 2012
Zuckoff relates the extraordinary WWII rescue of three survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside--a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man--or woman.
Soria's book is simply overflowing with inspiration for all the front-yard spaces, including the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, fences and gates, and landscaping and lighting. As readers set out to refresh and enhance their front yards,
Suburban wife and mother Eliza Benedict's peaceful world falls off its axis when a letter arrives from Walter Bowman. In the summer of 1985, when Eliza was fifteen, she was kidnapped by this man and held hostage for almost six weeks. Now he's on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, and Eliza wants nothing to do with him. Walter, however, is unpredictable when ignored--as Eliza knows only too well--and to shelter her children from the nightmare of her past, she'll see him one last time.