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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.

The Outlaw Demon Wails

When you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line . . .

In the Hollows, where the natural and the supernatural co-exist—not always peacefully—desperate times often call for unorthodox measures. But bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan did the absolutely unthinkable to save the lives of her friends: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins have come home to haunt her.

As Rachel hunts for the truth behind a terrifying murder, the discovery of a shocking family secret is about to throw her entire life into question. And the long-lost ancient knowledge she seeks resides in the demonic ever-after.

But there are some lines that should never be crossed—like the one Rachel Morgan’s stepping over . . . again!
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Outlaw Bear

All Jet Taylor wanted was to settle down, find his mate, and raise some cubs.
How hard could it be? For the former con-man turned honest bartender, it seems nothing can be done the easy way. Especially when it comes to meeting a nice girl.
Oh sure, Kailee Britten is a tall, full-figured, gorgeous, smart and successful woman that sets his bear into a frenzy any time he looks at her. Everything about her screams mate to him, and he can tell part of her feels the same. However, she just moved to Bear Bluff’s after a nasty divorce and is intent on rebuilding her life with a new direction.
But when he overhears a phone-call between her and her father, he realizes that the two of them have more in common than he could ever have imagined.
For Jet, this is one **blast** from his past that he would have preferred to stay dormant, but he’ll do whatever he has to for the woman he believes to be his mate.
**This is a 38,000 word STANDALONE novella with NO CLIFFHANGER. It is book 2 in the *Bluff Bears* world, but can be read on its own.**

Outlast

Where there’s a wand, there’s a way.  My secret is out, yet I’m still welcome at the academy, training for a future as a warden for the Agency of Magical Forces. For the first time in my life, I feel like I belong. Until one of my roommates goes missing and it’s all my fault.   I lead the charge to find her, testing the limits of my magical abilities in the process and resisting the allure of the sexy vampire Gray. The clock is ticking as we race to one of the most dangerous underworlds in an effort to rescue my roommate before it’s too late. Can I use my powerful magic to save her without losing myself…or my life?   Outlast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, the third audiobook of the Warden of the West series, is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fang-tastic hero.

Outlander

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The year is 1945 and Claire Beauchamp Randall, a former British combat nurse, is on holiday in Scotland with her husband, looking forward to becoming reacquainted after the war’s long separation. Like most practical women, Claire hardly expects her curiosity to get the better of her. But an ancient stone circle near her lodgings holds an eerie fascination, and when she innocently touches one of the giant boulders, she’s hurtled backward in time more than two hundred years, to 1743. Alone where no lady should be alone, and far from the familiar comforts of her other life, Claire’s usual resourcefulness is tested to the limit. The merciless garrison captain so feared by others bears an uncanny resemblance to the husband she has just left behind. Her own odd circumstances expose her to accusations of witchcraft. And the strands of a political intrigue she doesn’t understand threaten to ensnare her at every turn. But of all the perils her new life holds, none is more disquieting than her growing feelings for James Fraser, the gallant young Scot she is forced to marry for her own protection. Sworn by his wedding vows to keep her from harm, Jamie’s passion for Claire goes beyond duty. As she struggles with the memories of another lifetime, she is forced to make an agonizing and fateful choice, and learns ultimately that a man’s instinct to protect the woman he loves is as old as time.

Outfox

**No good deed goes unpunished…**
For years, my family was in possession of the top half of an ancient sword. Now this dangerous artifact has been stolen and it’s up to me to recover it. With the help of my friends, I must follow the trail of clues to find both halves of the sword before they can be reforged. When my investigation leads me to an Elvis-impersonating vampire, a magic carpet lizard, and a homicidal banshee with no regard for the Fountains of Bellagio, I know I’m in for a rough ride.
My magic is the only thing that stands between absolute power and preservation. Can I prevent history from recurring or are we doomed to repeat it?
** *Outfox* ***: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Sentry of the South (Book 2) is an urban fantasy mystery with humor, action and adventure, a powerful heroine, and a charming yet unlikely hero. ** *
*Books in the Spellslingers world include:*
Bryn’s trilogy—
Outcast, Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed, Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast, Warden of the West, Book 3
Outlier, Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox, Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak, Sentry of the South, Book 3

Outclassed

**The ace in a pack of lies.**
I’m doing my best to settle into life at the academy, and keep my secret under wraps. After all, I’m training for a future as a warden for the Agency of Magical Forces. Can’t have a mass-murdering evil father as part of my pedigree. I still can’t tell a rune from a rock, but life is good.
Until I discover a dead body in the river.
Before I know it, I’m thrust into an investigation to find the killer, which means using magic outside of my comfort zone. The more magic I use, the more I worry about succumbing to the dark side like my father. With the help of my new friends and the sexy vampire, Gray, I just might manage to live through it…if I’m lucky.
***Outclassed****: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Warden of the West (Book 2) is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fangtastic hero. ***
Books in the Spellslingers series include:
Outcast: Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed: Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast: Warden of the West, Book 3
Outlier: Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox: Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak: Sentry of the South, Book 3
Outwit: Enforcer of the East, Book 1
Outlaw: Enforcer of the East, Book 2

An Outcast of the Islands

**I have been called a writer of the sea, of the tropics, a descriptive writer – and also a realist. But as a matter of fact all my concern has been with the ‘ideal’ value of things, events and people. That and nothing else** – Joseph Conrad
When Willems stepped off the straight and narrow path of his own peculiar honesty he thought it would be *a short episode – a sentence in brackets, so to speak – in the flowing tale of his life*. But Willems was wrong, for he was about to embark on a voyage of discovery and self-discovery that would change, if not destroy, the reset of his life. Marooned by his own people on the shore of a Malayan island, Willems is caught in the grip of his own vulnerability and corruption.
**An Outcast of the Islands** was only Conrad’s second novel, but in its theme, in its impressionistic use of scenery, and, and over all, in the enormous richness and power of the writing, it predicts Conrad’s position as a literary figure of the highest rank.
The cover shows a detail from *Old Boathouse and Riverside Vegetation, Sarawak* by Marianne North.

Outcast

I live by one simple rule: no magic. Not too hard in the human world, plus it keeps me hidden from my evil sorcerer father. Safe.
When I’m forced into using magic to save an innocent family, the jig is up. Or so I believe. Instead, I’m whisked off to an academy of magic in a place I never knew existed. The problem is – my power is completely raw, which means I don’t know my butt from a broomstick. At first, it’s all wands, witches, and a new wardrobe…until I get caught in a restricted area with a dead body. Now, it’s going to take more than magic to clear my name.
Thanks to new friends and a magically delicious vampire called Gray, I don’t have to fly solo anymore. I’m out of my depth and out of options. Can I catch a killer before it’s too late, or am I doomed to live a life on the run?
*Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic*, the first audiobook of the Warden of the West series, is a fantasy mystery with humor, action, a powerful heroine, and a fang-tastic hero.

Out-Of-Style

”This is one of the most valued ‘go to’ books in my library with talking points new, even to me.” — Alyja Kalinich, Disneyland Costume Designer

Winner of 5 Best Book Awards:
• 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Awards: History
• 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater
• 2014 USA Best Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater
• 2014 Family Tree Magazine UK: ”Our Top Choice”
• 2013 Kirkus Reviews: Best Books

This volume of style clues for fashion detectives weaves fascinating elements of social history into tales of how, why, and when fashions evolved. Hundreds of sequential illustrations highlight the style flourishes that identify garments for men, women, and children as products of their individual periods. The images are accompanied by highly readable — and often humorous — comments and explanations by author and illustrator Betty Kreisel Shubert. A noted fashion historian, Ms. Shubert is a columnist for Ancestry Magazine and has designed clothes and costumes for stage and screen as well as hotels, restaurants, and casinos all over the world.
Ranging decade by decade from the nineteenth through twentieth centuries, this book offers a simple way to date photographs and clothing. It also provides background that makes less-accessible histories of costume easier to understand. This second edition, enhanced with a selection of new photographs, offers a valuable resource for costumers, vintage fashion enthusiasts, social historians, genealogists, and collectors of nostalgia items. The easy-to-follow format makes it a great browsing book even for those who are unversed in fashion design and history.

”A great reference book. I can’t wait to put it to use!” — Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

”Fascinating! I couldn’t put it down. The author shows how social development influenced how we dress. I would certainly include this book in my theater classes for its value to future costumers, directors, and actors.” — Allen M. Zeltzer, Professor of Theater, Emeritus, Cal-State University at Fullerton

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Out of the Silent Planet

SUMMARY: The first book in C. S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force.

Out of the Everywhere

A collection of 17 essays that cover topics ranging from human evolution to the formation of the solar system. With penetrating insight and solid scientific knowledge, Asimov tackles the problems of over-population, need for alternative fuels, fear of radiation, what makes humans different from other two-legged creatures, and more.

Out of the Blue: Confessions of an Unlikely Porn Star

*Out of the Blue* is a hilarious autobiographical romp that details the life of porn star turned director/producer Blue Blake and his adventures in the skin trade. Blue has worked with every major star in the industry and won many major awards and honors, including induction into the Gay Porn Legend Hall of Fame.
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Our mutual friend

SUMMARY: A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights “Noddy” Boffin, a low-born but kindly clerk who becomes “the Golden Dustman.” Charles Dickens’s last complete novel, Our Mutual Friend encompasses the great themes of his earlier works: the pretensions of the nouveaux riches, the ingenuousness of the aspiring poor, and the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt all who crave it. With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots, Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens’s most complex—and satisfying—novels.

Otherbound

Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.
She *can’t* be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.
Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.
All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.