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Danica: Crossing the Line By Laura Morton

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Danica: Crossing the Line By Laura Morton
Sharing secrets and stories, tales from the track, and insights into her personal life, Danica reflects on her extraordinary rise from a ten-year-old go-kart champion to the most successful woman in the history of American racing.Danica Patrick's life moves at 220 mph. She drives every race and lives every day like she has something to prove?and she does. As a 5-foot 2-inch, 100-pound woman, she had to qualify a little quicker and race a little faster than the boys?just to earn the respect she would otherwise be given if she weren't the "girl on the track, driving the princess mobile." But you don't get to be an IndyCar driver without talent and determination. Danica is living proof that if you work hard and aim high, you can do whatever you set your mind to, that you can rise to any challenge, and that what makes you different is what makes you great.An inspiration to all, Crossing the Line offers Danica's unique pers…

The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: The New Girl in Town By Stan & Jan Berenstain

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The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: The New Girl in Town By Stan & Jan Berenstain
After Brother Bear meets the new girl in town, he can't help but feel like he's waLking on sunshine. The only problem is, the new girl is from a rival clan. Can Brother Bear and his crush end the feud and be together? Or is a clash in the cards?

Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist By James Bishop

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Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist By James Bishop
Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with Friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this controversial figure.

Enemy Within By Robert K. Tanenbaum

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Enemy Within By Robert K. Tanenbaum
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum ratchets up the suspense with an authentic and morally complex mystery set deep inside the New York City police department. When a black man is shot multiple times in the back on the streets of New York by an NYPD golden boy, chaos erupts throughout the city. And in an election year -- a year of secret handshakes and politically motivated favors -- no one feels the pressure more than the men and women who vow to protect and to serve. For Butch Karp, chief assistant district aTtorney for New York County, bullet holes aren't the only holes in this volatile case, nor in a second shocking puzzle... A slow-witted young man faces the death penalty for murdering a Jewish diamond merchant. Karp is quickly learning that politics mean a lot more than justice when it becomes apparent certain higher-ups would rather whitewash the truth than lose the Jewish vote. Add a serial killer who is murd…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny Book Two By Jeffrey Lang

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny Book Two By Jeffrey Lang
"The true test of a warrior is not without...it is within." Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire. But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the IKS Rotarran go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.

Taking Heat By Ari Fleischer

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Taking Heat By Ari Fleischer
The early years of the twenty-first century were a tumultuous time in America. The country faced a hotly contested presidential election, the largest terrorist attack in the nation's history, and the early stages of war. Through it all, President George W. Bush surrounded himself with a handful of close advisers. During this time the man beside the President was Ari Fleischer, his press secretary and one of his most trusted confidants. In this role, Fleisher was present for every decision and became an eyewitness to history.In this riveting account, Fleischer goes behind the scenes as he recalls his experiences in the West Wing. Through the ups and downs of this time, he took the heat, fielded the questions, and brought the President's message into living rooms around the world.In TakiNg Heat, Fleischer, for the first time, gives his perspective on:The 2000 election, from the recounts to the transition to powerSeptember 11, 2001, its aftermath, and …

Mark Twain By Miriam E. Mason

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Mark Twain By Miriam E. Mason
Samuel Langhorne Clemens is perhaps best known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was a writer of such classic American novels as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, served as an apprentice printer, and wrote newspaper articles. Later he was a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to work as a miner. Eventually he settled on writing as a career. Mark Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it", too. He died the day following the comet's return. Now readers can explore how his childhood influenced his life.

The Exile of Gigi Lane By Adrienne Maria Vrettos

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The Exile of Gigi Lane By Adrienne Maria Vrettos
As incoming Head Hottie of the exclusive clique called Hot Spot, Gigi Lane knows it is her right to see that the ducklings at Swan?s Lake CounTry Day school fall into line. But when one classmate exposes her as a ?mean girl,? Gigi slowly and wretchedly falls to the bottom of the high school social ravine. Gigi?s first-person account of her plummet from popularity is insightful yet naïve, set in a humorous, satiric world.

High Tea By Sandra Harper

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High Tea By Sandra Harper
Magpie's Tearoom is a cozy haven in bustling L.A. -- a place for luncheons, baby showers, or simply hanging out. Its owner, British expat Margaret Moore, relishes tradition...but between a frustrated chef preoccupied with her neglectful producer girlfriend and the tearoom's waitstaff -- a talented but desperate TV star who hasn't acted since Detective Buck Love went off the air, and a twenty-something ingénue who'll do anythinG to get the part -- her grandmother's scones begin to feel irrelevant. When the critic from Tea Talk announces she is crossing the pond to visit, Margaret attempts to marshal her staff. But, being of the thespian variety, they all want to be doing something else. Yet despite the high personal drama at hand, the customers still demand their perfectly steeped tea and cucumber sandwiches.... As Margaret battles pilot season and produce-coordinator malfunctions, she begins to lose her will to live...in L.A. But can her…

The Angel Esmeralda By Don DeLillo

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The Angel Esmeralda By Don DeLillo
From one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling?and foretelling?three decades of American life Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo?s iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In ?Creation,? a coupLe at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can?t get off the island?flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In ?Human Moments in World War III,? two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood?s mira…

Cosmopolis By Don DeLillo

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Cosmopolis By Don DeLillo
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism?when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments? are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol?s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors?experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners?as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future. Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.

The Song Is You By Megan Abbott

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The Song Is You By Megan Abbott
By the author of Dare Me and The End of EverythingOn October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter good-bye and left for a night shoot at a Hollywood studio. "Wish me luck," she said as she crossed her fingers, winked, and walked away. She was never seen again. The only clues left behind: a purse with a broken strap found in a nearby park, a cryptic note, and rumors about mobster boyfriends and ill-fated romances with movie stars.Drawing on this true-life missing person case, Megan Abbott?s The Song Is You tells the story of Gil "Hop" HopkinS, a smooth-talking Hollywood publicist whose career, despite his complicated personal life, is on the rise. It is 1951, two years after Jean Spangler?s disappearance, and Hop finds himself unwillingly drawn into the still unsolved mystery by a friend of Jean who blames Hop for concealing details about Jean?s whereabouts the night she vanished. Driven by guilt…

The Captive Maiden By Melanie Dickerson

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The Captive Maiden By Melanie Dickerson
In this new fairy tale reimagining from YA author Melanie Dickerson, Gisela?s life consists of cooking and cleaning for her stepmother anD stepsisters, with little time for daydreams. When she discovers the duke?s son, Valten, is in search of a wife, she is determined to get an invitation to his upcoming ball. But once she meets her Prince Charming, other forces are determined to halt her happily ever after.

The Shape Shifter By Tony Hillerman

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The Shape Shifter By Tony Hillerman
Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still-unsolved case are returning to haunt him, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed In a suspicious fire many years earlier. The rug, commemorating one of the darkest and most terrible chapters in American history, was always said to be cursed, and now the friend who brought it to Leaphorn's attention has mysteriously gone missing.With newly wedded officers Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito just back from their honeymoon, the legendary ex-lawman is on his own to pick up the threads of a crime he'd once thought impossible to untangle. And they're leading him back into a world of lethal greed, shifting truths, and changing faces, where a cold-blooded killer still resides.

The Wisdom of My Grandmothers By Adriana Trigiani

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The Wisdom of My Grandmothers By Adriana Trigiani
Adriana Trigiani's two remarkable grandmothers, Lucia and Viola, lived through the 20th century from beginning to end as working women who juggled careers and motherhood. From the factory line to the family table, the two of them - the veRy definition of modern women - cut a path for their granddaughter by demonstrating courage and skill in their fearless approach to life, love and overcoming obstacles. Trigiani visits the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today: how we hold on to the values that make life rich and beautiful, how we can take risks and reap the rewards, how to stand resilient in the face of tragedy. 'Be bold; 'be direct'; 'be different'!

Blood Loss By Alex Barclay

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Blood Loss By Alex Barclay

Hollywood Car Wash By LoriCulwell

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Hollywood Car Wash By LoriCulwell
College drama student Amy Spencer dreams of starring in independent films. When her roommate signs her up for a mysterious "television project" audition, she blows away the competition with her girl-next-door looks and impressive acting chops, inadvertently getting a starring role on a major TV show and going from Michigan teen to Hollywood starlet overnight. To keep the part she didn't even know She wanted, Amy finds herself taking a spin through the "Hollywood Car Wash" to make her more marketable. First, she'll have to lose twenty pounds (don't ask how). Then it's new clothes, new teeth, blonder hair, new friends, and a megastar, high-profile boyfriend (though hers comes with a big secret). Bombarded by jealous, two-faced colleagues, overeager plastic surgeons, and manipulative network executives, Amy slowly learns that the only way to survive in Hollywood is to lose her identity. Will Amy get too caught up by th…

A Thousand Times More Fair By Kenji Yoshino

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A Thousand Times More Fair By Kenji Yoshino
A provocative exploration of justice in our time through fresh readings of Shakespeare's greatest playsCelebrated legal scholar Kenji Yoshino's first book, Covering, was acclaimed?from the New York Times Book Review to O, The Oprah Magazine to the American Lawyer?for its elegant prose, its good humor, and its brilliant insights into civil rights and discrimination law. Now, in A Thousand Times More Fair, Yoshino turns his attention to the broad question of what makes a fair and just society, and he delves deep into a surprising source to answer it: Shakespeare's greatest plays.An enormously creative and provocative book, A Thousand Times More FaIr addresses fundamental questions we ask about our world today: Why is the rule of law better than revenge? How much mercy should we show a wrongdoer? What does it mean to "prove" guilt or innocence? As Yoshino argues, a searching examination of Shakespeare's plays?and the ma…

Gift of Peace: The Jimmy Carter Story By Elizabeth Raum

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Gift of Peace: The Jimmy Carter Story By Elizabeth Raum
Learn the extraordinary story of Jimmy Carter, the president who transformed a nation .

Beware of God By Shalom Auslander

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Beware of God By Shalom Auslander
Violent rabbis, lovelorn wives, a busy Grim Reaper, shame-filled simians, and one seriously angry deity populate this humorous and disquieting collection. Shalom Auslander's stories in Beware of God have the mysterious punch of a dream. They are wide ranging and inventive: A young Jewish man's inexplicable transformation into a very large, blond, tattooed goy ends with a Talmudic argument over whether or not his father can beat his unclean son with a copy of the Talmud. A pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and he's forced to reconsider his life -- and his diet. At God's insistence, Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency preparedness training for the future. Auslander draws upon his upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community in New York State to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God, and dea…

Rush for Berlin - Review-Cheats-Walkthrough By Daniel Kershaw

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Rush for Berlin - Review-Cheats-Walkthrough By Daniel Kershaw
Rush for Berlin ReviewYou earn a check that only gets you by enough to pay your bills. Maybe you struggle to make a car payment. You really want to play Rush for Berlin, but your budget does not allow you to buy both. What should you get? Will this be my next big purchase?Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Writing about Rush for Berlin is our passion. Extensive game review and analysis for Rush for Berlin. Rush for Berlin - Review helps you decide to buy or download Rush for Berlin. Get all the reviews for all the latest consoles here. Now you can easily discover if your new upcoming game will be exactly what you were looking for.Rush foR Berlin CheatsRush for Berlin cheats, tips and codes book will give you the move comprehensive guide and tricks to bypass all your Rush for Berlin obstacles. Be sure to check out our availab…

You & Me By Padgett Powell

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You & Me By Padgett Powell
The cult hit The Interrogative Mood?a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon.com, GQ, The Believer, Time OutNew York, and elsewhere?reminded readers that Padgett Powell is one of the enduring stars of American fiction, an electric novelist with a pitch-perfect ear for the way Americans talk and the strange things we say and belIeve. Now he returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot, and we enter the world of the sublime and trivial as only Powell can envision it. Two loquacious men sit talking on a porch. Funny and profound, daft and cogent, they argue about love and sex, how best to live and die, the merits of Miles Davis and Cadillacs and Hollywood starlets of yore, underused clichés, falsetruisms, and the meaning of nihilism. Together, they shoot the shit?and then they go on shooting it long after it's dead.Ribald and roaring, You & Me is an exuberant and very funny novel from a master of Amer…

Amen, Amen, Amen By Abby Sher

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Amen, Amen, Amen By Abby Sher
Until the age of ten, Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. But when her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father's picture over and over each night, washing her hands, counting her steps, and collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians. Then she begins to pray. At first she repeats the few phrases she remem-bers from synagogue, but by the time she is in high school, Abby is spending hours locked in her closet, urgently reciting a series of incantations and pleas. If she doesn't, she is sure someone else will die, too. The patterns from which she cannot deviate become her shelter and her obsession. In college Abby is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and while she accepts this as an explanation for the counting and kissing and collecting, she resists labeling her fiercest obsession, certain that her prayers and her relationsh…

Susanna Loves London By Mary Hogan

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Susanna Loves London By Mary Hogan
Needless to say, Susanna's plans don't always go as, well, planned. But nothing is going to stop this reporter from getting a great story for the London edition of Teen Scene- not Francesca, her snooty arch-nemesis, not her crush on the boy in the local chip shop, and definitely not the fact that the bright lights of the city seem very far away from the small Kent village where she's staying? Hilarious, heart-warming, and totally fabulous, dahling, Susanna is in London and loving it!

Star Trek: The Original Series: Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows By David R. George III

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Star Trek: The Original Series: Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows By David R. George III
David R. George's Crucible Trilogy explores the legacy of one pivotal, crucial moment in the lives of the men at the heart of Star Trek -- what led them to it, and to each other, and how their destinies were intertwined. For Doctor Leonard McCoy, life takes two paradoxically divergent paths. In one, Displaced in time, he saves a woman from dying in a traffice accident, and in doing so alters Earth's history. Stranded in the past, he struggles to find a way back to his own century. But living an existence he was not meant to, he will eventually have to move on, and ultimately face the shadows born of his lost life. In the other, he is prevented from saving the woman's life, allowing Earth's history to remain unchanged. Returning to the present, he is nonetheless haunted by the echoes of an existence he never lived, and by fears which will bring him full circle to the shadows h…