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Zero Hour

When the beautiful 20-year-old daughter of a Moldovan businessman goes missing from her university, British Intelligence will do anything in its power to track her down. Only one man is skilled and ruthless enough for the job – but for the first time in his life Nick Stone doesn’t want to play ball…
FACT: On 5 September 2007, Israeli jets bombed a suspected nuclear installation in northeastern Syria. Syrian radar – supposedly state-of-the-art – had failed to warn of the incoming assault.
FACT: Unknown to anyone but the Israelis and the radar’s manufacturers, the commercial, off-the-shelf microprocessors within it contained a remotely accessible kill switch.
But what is the raid’s mysterious connection with the missing student? What is the secret to Britain’s security to which she unwittingly holds the key? And when ex-SAS deniable operator Nick Stone is tasked to find and abduct her, why is he not on ‘receive’?
I stared at the tiny shadow on the scan. It was hard to believe that this little f****r was going to kill me. I’d always imagined it would be something bigger, the diameter of a fist, a rifle butt or a 7.62. Dying like this? It felt so… pedestrian. I tried to smile. ‘I always wondered what a death warrant looked like. Does it have a ‘use by’ date?’
As Nick walks from the Harley Street clinic, he’s become a man with nothing to lose. And he wants to go down fighting…
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McNab’s Nick Stone is the toughest of the tough, operating in a world of violent political espionage and most blood-letting, explosive of special ops…A rampaging book with a pace and scope that will keep you glued to the end City AM Andy McNab is on pulsating form with his 13th Nick Stone thriller. Daily Express McNab’s Army experience shines through this high-octane adventure. Daily Express
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Zeitoun

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **National Bestseller **A *New York Times *Notable Book An *O, The Oprah Magazine *Terrific Read of the YearA *Huffington Post *Best Book of the Year A *New Yorker *Favorite Book of the Year A *Chicago Tribune *Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A *Kansas City Star* Best Book of the Year A *San Francisco Chronicle* Best Book of the Year An *Entertainment Weekly* Best Book of the Decade The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, **Zeitoun** is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

**#1 *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (*Los Angeles Times*) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of *Believer***

Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God.

Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity.

*Zealot* yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission.

**Praise for *Zealot***

“Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”**—*The New Yorker***
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“Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”**—*The Seattle Times***

“[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of *Zealot* as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”**—*Salon***
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“This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”**—*San Francisco Chronicle***

“A special and revealing work, one that believer and skeptic alike will find surprising, engaging, and original.”**—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of *Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power***

“Compulsively readable . . . This superb work is highly recommended.”**—*Publishers Weekly* (starred review)**
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Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth

Your Sad Eyes And Unforgettable Mouth by Edeet Ravel
From Edeet Ravel, internationally acclaimed author of the Tel Aviv Trilogy, comes a deeply personal novel about an unexpected friendship. Maya and Rosie meet one day at the local dry cleaner’s and their instant friendship blossoms into an inseparable bond. Both are children of holocaust survivors, but where Maya refuses to become entangled in the past, Rosie is inexorably drawn into her parents’ haunted world. *Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth* is a deeply resonant novel about the strength and nature of friendship, the weight of the secrets we keep, and whether or not we are ever able to truly live beyond the past.

Your Best Life Now for Moms

Your Best Life Now for Moms by Joel Osteen, Ken Abraham
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joel Osteen revisits his seven core principles from YOUR BEST LIFE NOW to offer a guide to successful living for moms. YOUR BEST LIFE NOW FOR MOMS will help women through the vast parenting responsibilities and teach them how God can pour out “His far and beyond favor” on them and their children.

Young Bloods

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The first in an ambitious and highly commercial quartet of novels focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon Europe in the late eighteenth century was a tumultuous place, with war and rebellions breaking out on many fronts. Young Arthur Wesley (later Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte grow up worlds apart yet immersed from youth in a culture where a military career is a natural choice for men of ambition. While Wellington is blooded in Ireland and Flanders, Napoleon is caught up in the dramas of the French Revolution and war with Prussia, Britain and Holland. None of this is enough to distract Wellington from his pursuit of Kitty Pakenham or Napoleon from his future bride, Josephine, for these men throw themselves into all aspects of life as enthusiastically as they rush to battle. A wonderful, multi-layered introduction to an epic series.
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You’re the One That I Don’t Want

How do you know he’s The One? Are you getting butterflies just thinking about him? Have you dreamt of marrying him? Do you just know? When Lucy meets Nate in Venice, she knows instantly he’s The One. And, caught up in the whirlwind of first love, they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. Which – according to legend – will tie them together forever. But ten years later, they’ve completely lost contact. That is, until Lucy moves to New York and the legend brings them back together. Again. And again. And again. But what if Nate isn’t The One? How is she going to get rid of him? Because forever could be a very long time… A funny, magical romantic comedy about how finding The One doesn’t always have to mean happily ever after.
**Recensie(s)**

This is the type of fun fiction we can’t resist * Stylist * The perfect reading romcom * Daily Mail * Always perceptive, often funny, never dull * Heat * A touching, funny love-story * Company * Feel-good fiction full of unexpected twists and turns * OK! * Sharply written, pacey and funny…pure self-indulgence’ * The Times * Fantastically funny * Elle * PRAISE FOR ALEXANDRA POTTER * : *
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You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, codependence, and pinot noir. After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found “We’re just not that into us.” Instead of giving up, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, by using parenting as a competitive sport, and by dropping out of couples therapy. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeff’s unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state). Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, *You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up *is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being “in love” can only get you so far.** ****On Cohabitation****He says: **“Within days of Annabelle’s arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal.”**She says: **“The guy had some sort of nudity radar. When I would take my clothes off for even a second, Jeff would be in front of me cheering as if he’d scored box seats at Fenway Park.”** ****On Sex****He says: **“I want to have sex every day, but Annabelle only wants to do it once a week. So we compromise: we have sex once a week.”**She says: **“Jeff says talking about money before you have sex is a turnoff, but it’s only a *turnoff *if you’re talking about not having money. Talking about money before you have sex when you have money is actually a *turn-on*.” **On Pregnancy****He says: **“For God’s sake, all I wanted to do was have sex without a condom for a little while; now we were moments from bringing a new life into the world!”**She says: **“My ass was expanding so fast it was like a Starbucks franchise. On every corner of my ass there was a new branch of ass opening up.”

You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age

**The legendary actor and bestselling author of *Pieces of My Heart *offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood’s golden age**
For millions of movie lovers, no era in the history of Hollywood is more beloved than the period from the 1930s through the 1950s, the golden age of the studio system. Not only did it produce many of the greatest films of the American cinema, but it was then that Hollywood itself became firmly established as the nation’s ultimate symbol of glamour and style, its stars almost godlike figures whose dazzling lives were chronicled in countless features in magzazines like *Photoplay *and *Modern Screen*.
While these features were a standard part of the work of studio publicity departments, they told eager readers little about what life was really like for these celebrities once they stepped out of the public eye. No one is better qualified to tell that story than Robert Wagner, whose own career has spanned more than five decades and whose *New York Times* bestseller, *Pieces of My Heart*, was one of the most successful Hollywood memoirs in recent years. *You Must Remember This* is Wagner’s intimate ode to a bygone time, one of magnificent homes, luxurious hotels, opulent night-clubs and restaurants, and unforgettable parties that were all part of the Hollywood social scene at its peak.
From a dinner party at Clifton Webb’s at which Judy Garland sang Gershwin at the piano to golf games with Fred Astaire, from Jimmy Cagney’s humble farmhouse in Coldwater Canyon to the magnificent beach mansion built by William Randolph Hearst for Marion Davies, from famous restaurants like the Brown Derby and Romanoff’s to nightspots like the Trocadero and the Mocambo, Wagner shares his affectionate memories and anec¬dotes about the places and personalities that have all become part of Hollywood legend.
As poignant as it is revealing, *You Must Remember This* is Wagner’s account of Hollywood as he saw it, far from the lights and cameras and gossip columns?and a tender farewell to the people of a mythical place long since transformed, and to a golden age long since passed.
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You Lost Me There

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A dazzling debut that is at once a lightly erudite novel of ideas and a darkly charming love story set on an island off the coast of Maine-the perfect sophisticated summer read. ** By turns funny, charming, and tragic, Rosecrans Baldwin’s debut novel takes us inside the heart and mind of Dr. Victor Aaron, a leading Alzheimer’s researcher at the Soborg Institute on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Victor spends his days alternating between long hours in the sterile lab and running through memories of his late wife, Sara. He has preserved their marriage as a sort of perfect, if tumultuous, duet between two opposite but precisely compatible souls. But one day, in the midst of organizing his already hyperorganized life, Victor discovers a series of index cards covered in Sara’s handwriting. They chronicle the major “changes in direction” of their marriage, written as part of a brief fling with couples counseling. Sara’s version of their great love story is markedly different from his own, which, for the eminent memory specialist, is a startling revelation. Victor is forced to reevaluate and relive each moment of their marriage, never knowing is the revisions will hurt or hearten. Meanwhile, as Victor’s faith in memory itself unravels, so too does his precisely balanced support network, a group of strong women-from his lab assistant to Aunt Betsy, doddering doyenne of the island-that had, so far, allowed him to avoid grieving. Rosecrans Baldwin shows himself here to be a young writer bursting with talent and imagination who deftly handles this aching love story with sensitivity and unexpected maturity. *You Lost Me There* is a treasure of a book filled with beautiful, intelligent prose, a book that wears its smarts lightly and probes its emotions deeply.

You Can’t Stop Me

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Small-town sheriff J.C. Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would-be presidential assassin – only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered. This tragic twist of fate launched his career as the host of reality TV’s smash-hit, “Crime Seen”! But while media star Harrow tracks down dangerous criminals coast to coast – with the help of viewers’ tips – a killer with a twisted agenda is making his own bloody path to fame.

Year’s Best SF 15

Who knows what awaits us tomorrow?
Much of the most innovative and exhilarating work performed in the boundary-less arena of SF is being done in the short form. This year’s magnificent harvest–gathered, as always, by acclaimed award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer–offers glimpses of worlds and tomorrows that would have been inconceivable just a few years ago. Brilliant, bold, unusual, and soaring flights into the hitherto unforeseen yet increasingly possible future, *Year’s Best SF 15* offers truly breathtaking stories by some of speculative fiction’s brightest lights, including
Stephen Baxter
Nancy Kress
Alastair Reynolds
Geoff Ryman
Bruce Sterling
Peter Watts
Robert Charles Wilson
Gene Wolfe
and others.
**Contents**
xiii • Introduction (Year’s Best SF 15) • essay by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
1 • Infinities • (2008) • novelette by Vandana Singh
35 • This Peaceable Land; or, The Unbearable Vision of Harriet Beecher Stowe • (2009) • novelette by Robert Charles Wilson
65 • The Unstrung Zither • (2009) • novelette by Yoon Ha Lee
91 • Black Swan • (2009) • novelette by Bruce Sterling
119 • Exegesis • (2009) • shortstory by Nancy Kress
125 • Erosion • (2009) • shortstory by Ian Creasey
141 • Collision • (2009) • shortstory by Gwyneth Jones
155 • Donovan Sent Us • (2009) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe
173 • The Calculus Plague • (2009) • shortstory by Marissa Lingen [as by Marissa K. Lingen ]
181 • The Island • (2009) • novelette by Peter Watts
222 • One of Our Bastards Is Missing • (2009) • novelette by Paul Cornell
251 • Lady of the White-Spired City • (2009) • shortstory by Sarah L. Edwards
271 • The Highway Code • (2009) • novelette by Brian Stableford
292 • On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War-Machines of the Merfolk • (2009) • shortstory by Peter M. Ball
299 • The Fixation • (2009) • shortstory by Alastair Reynolds
318 • In Their Garden • (2009) • shortstory by Brenda Cooper
328 • Blocked • (2009) • shortstory by Geoff Ryman
349 • The Last Apostle • (2009) • shortstory by Michael Cassutt
373 • Another Life • (2009) • novelette by Charles Oberndorf
407 • The Consciousness Problem • (2009) • shortstory by Mary Robinette Kowal
427 • Tempest 43 • (2009) • novelette by Stephen Baxter
447 • Bespoke • (2009) • shortstory by Genevieve Valentine
457 • Attitude Adjustment • (2009) • shortstory by Eric James Stone
470 • Edison’s Frankenstein • (2009) • novelette by Chris Roberson

The Year That Follows

The story of a woman’s search for her brother’s lost son, orphaned in the wake of his sudden death, drives Scott Lasser’s riveting new novel—a work of stunning economy and momentum about a woman’s quest and a family’s longing for wholeness and completion.
Cat is a single mother living in Detroit when her brother is killed in New York, and she sets off in search of his child. Her search is still under way when she gets a call from her father. Sam is eighty and carrying the weight of a secret he has kept from her all her life. He asks Cat to visit him in California, intending to make his peace.
Cat’s journey—toward her father, and her brother’s infant son—and Sam’s journey toward his daughter, his lost son, and a new relationship to both his future and his past are woven into this superbly realized novel about families and the mysteries and ambiguities that inhere in our most primal relations. The result is a deeply stirring work that explores the complexities of home and heritage, and the bonds that even death is powerless to diminish.

Year of wonders: a novel of the plague

SUMMARY: This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the “Plague Village”, in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar’s maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village’s desperate fight to save itself. Exploring love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of science and religion to interpret the world at the cusp of the modern era, Year of Wonders is at once a story of unconventional love and a richly detailed evocation of a riveting moment in history. Like Arthur Golden’s Memories of a Geisha and A. S. Byatt’s Posession, Yea

Wuthering Heights

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Wuthering Heights is Emily Bronte’s only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (as an adjective, wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys both themselves and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights’ innovative structure, which has been likened to a series of Matryoshka dolls,[citation needed] met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared. Though Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre was originally considered the best of the Bronte sisters’ works, many subsequent critics of Wuthering Heights argued that its originality and achievement made it superior. Wuthering Heights has also given rise to many adaptations and inspired works, including films, radio, television dramatisations, a musical by Bernard J. Taylor and songs (notably the hit Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush), ballet and opera. *(Quote from wikipedia.org)* **About the Author** Emily Jane Bronte (July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Bronte sisters, being younger than Charlotte and older than Anne. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell. Emily was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Bronte and the fift

Worldwaker

Every victory is its own defeat. General Rommond’s efforts to amass technological superiority over the enemy has resulted in the creation of a weapon that could destroy everything, and a faction just mad enough to use it.
The Armageddon Brigade has awoken from its deep slumber, and it seeks to wake the world with it. Attracting the brightest, and most unstable, of minds, this splinter group of the Resistance has become the greatest thorn in Rommond’s side.
The Resistance and the Regime must unite to defeat a foe that answers to neither of them. Yet their deep divisions and long-held suspicions threaten to end the Great Iron War once and for all – by ending everything.