In a spellbinding thriller LaPlante tells the story of Jennifer White, recently widowed and a newly retired orthopedic surgeon, who is entering the beginning stages of dementia. Her best friend has recently been murdered and Dr. White is the primary suspect. Told in White's own voice, fractured and eloquent, a chilling question lingers: is White's shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her hide it?
Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
May 15, 2012 - May 18, 2012
One of the foremost researchers of animal-human relations offers a pathbreaking analysis of dog behavior, explaining 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.
Carmen Agra Deedy; Randall Wright; Barry Moser (Illustrator)
May 15, 2012 - May 18, 2012
A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance. Deedy and Wright have created a tongue in cheek animal fantasy that would make a charming read-aloud for the whole family.
With four children of their own, Atlanta journalist Greene and her husband, a criminal defense attorney, gradually adopted five more--one from Bulgaria and four from Ethiopia--to create a roiling, largehearted family unit. Greene has written a loving portrait of her unique family as it wobbles between disaster and joy.
Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College
May 13, 2012 - May 16, 2012
Ferguson presents a wildly entertaining memoir of his absurd experience trying to do all the right things to get his son into college. Ferguson passes on the tips he's learned but also portrays a family in which his son (who pretends not to be worried about college) has lots to teach his father--about what matters in life, about trusting your instincts, about finding your own way.
Twitter has become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you'll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence.
What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over? Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the life of Awesome Man who can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.
This gripping psychological thriller introduces a number of people holding secrets and looking for answers, including a psychic, a retired cop, a restless teenager and a young man looking to solve the cold case of his mother's disappearnce years earlier. "Good reading, canny characterizations." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended the separation of continents as well as their plant and animal life. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City the center of the world.
Unwillingly brought together to care for their ailing mother, three sisters discover that everything they have been avoiding may prove more worthwhile than expected. "See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much." Caroline Leavitt wrote, " Brown's knockout debut . . . (is) richly intelligent, heartbreakingly moving and gorgeously inventive . , ."
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy; Michael Beschloss
May 5, 2012 - May 9, 2012
After the Kennedy assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with JFK. Mrs. Kennedy gave an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy.This set contains both transcripts and restored audio cds.