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The One-Week Job Project

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The One-Week Job Project: One Man, One Year, 52 Jobs by Sean Aiken
THE REMARKABLE AND INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF ONE GUY WHO TRANSFORMED HIS UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE FUTURE INTO ACTION

A year and a half after he graduated from college, Sean Aiken found himself struggling to answer the question “What should I do with my life?” His mother suggested teaching. His older sister told him to apply for an entry-level corporate position. His father said, “It doesn’t matter what you do, just make sure it’s something you’re passionate about.” Taking his father’s advice to heart, Sean created the One-Week Job Project and launched himself on an epic journey to find his passion. His goal: to work fifty-two jobs in fifty-two weeks.
After the launch of his website, oneweekjob.com, the offers began pouring in. Sean’s first gig was—literally—jumping off a bridge, as a bungee operator in British Columbia. From there he traveled across Canada and the United States, reinventing himself as a firefighter, an aquarium host, a radio DJ, a martial arts instructor, an NHL mascot, and a snowshoe guide. During the course of his seven-day stints, from a Florida stock-trading floor to a cattle ranch in the wilds of Wyoming to a real estate office in Beverly Hills, Sean found time to make new friends and even fall in love. Whether choosing a spring fashion line, brewing beer, or milking a cow, Sean continued to ask himself and others about what success really means and how we find happiness—all while having the adventure of his life.

Inventive and empowering, witty and wise, The One-Week Job Project* *is a book that will give you the courage to follow your passion. Or, as Mark Twain said, “Explore. Dream. Discover*.”*

One Velvet Glove

The Tales of the King’s Blades continues….

So what happens next? Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s greatest swordsmen―are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys’s father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself in the same predicament. Spender knows of a fabulous treasure that was lost more than thirty years ago and thinks he knows where it may be. Why shouldn’t the four of them go and look for it?

But King Ambrose also remembers that treasure and believes it belongs to him. Why shouldn’t he try to stop them?
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One two buckle my shoes

A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice… The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now – in the words of the rhyme – can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?
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The Empress of the crime novel Daily Express ‘A swift course of unflagging suspense leads to complete surprise.’ New York Times
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One Night With the Billionaire

Linden Jacobson has lusted after her billionaire boss since she started working for him. The only problem is Luca Harlow doesn’t even know she exists—that is until she works late one night and comes face-to-face with the powerful CEO.

What Luca propositions is one night of uninhibited, no strings attached sex. It seems easy enough, but will Linden be able to keep her emotions in check once she is naked and under her very dominating, very controlling boss?

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex

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One Man’s Art

SUMMARY: bA New York Times Bestselling Author /b PHer car had stalled on an isolated road in Maine, and Genevieve Grandeau found herself pounding on the door of an old lighthouse. But the man who answered wasn’t the old seafaring gent she’d expected. . . . Grant Campbell was a loner – rude, surly and impossible. But Gennie was no pushover, and she found that combination irresistible. Of course, Grant was also intelligent, sarcastic, tender, secretive . . . and extremely good-looking.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

SUMMARY: One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women — brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul — this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

One for the Money

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Series #1) by Janet Evanovich
**Discover where it all began—*#1 New York Times *bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (*USA TODAY*) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (*The Washington Post*). **
Meet Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.
She’s a product of the “burg,” a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six.
Out of work and out of money, Stephanie blackmails her bail-bondsman cousin Vinnie into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, el-primo bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook. Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli’s the inamorato who charmed Stephanie out of her virginity at age sixteen. There’s still powerful chemistry between them, so the chase should be interesting…and could also be extremely dangerous.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

SUMMARY: A visually arresting deluxe edition of Ken Kesey’s counterculture classic Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned.

One Door Away from Heaven

SUMMARY: Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance. Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art. One Door Away From Heaven In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows or thinks she knows forever. Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani’s effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani’s mother is little more than a child herself. And the girl’s stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani’s tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani’s conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky’s discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now “gone to the stars.” Leilani’s tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself. She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. One Door Away From Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz’s reputation as one of the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his very best and it doesn’t get any better than that. From the Hardcover edition.

One Day

‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’ He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’ 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: An ingenious killer disposes of a strangled corpse on a battlefield. Brother Cadfael discovers the body, and must then piece together disparate clues–including a girl in boy’s clothing, a missing treasure and a single flower–to expose a murderer’s black heart.

Once Upon a Witch

The Winchester witches have a knack for finding trouble. It doesn’t always come in the form of mysteries, though.Enjoy Hemlock Cove’s favorite band of merry witches as they embark on a trio of fabulous fantasies that take them to several different worlds that stretch the limits of their imaginations and magical abilities.This multi-book set includes the first three books in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest fantasy series.Witchy Tales: Aunt Tillie is on a rampage, and when Landon threatens to confiscate the wine she intends on selling at an area festival, she curses everyone into a fairy tale book she wrote when her great-nieces were small children. To make it back home, Bay, Clove and Thistle – along with the men they love – have to make their way through a treacherous fantasy land that doesn’t follow any standard rules. They’re old fairy tales with a modern and witchy twist, and to survive the night the witches have to overcome Aunt Tillie’s twisted mind.A Witch in Time: When Aunt Tillie is injured during a freak storm, Landon and Bay sit vigil by her hospital bedside and are drawn into her memories. It’s fun and games at first as Landon gets a glimpse at the formation of the family he loves, but things turn dire toward the end when Aunt Tillie wants to stay in the past. The three of them need to work together to return to their time … but they’re going to need a little help from Winchester family members past to make their ultimate escape.Make a Witch: Things are going well in Hemlock Cove and the Thanksgiving holiday is looming large. Before that happens, though, things go wrong (of course). It seems the new wishing well donated to Hemlock Cove by a local shop owner is granting wishes, which makes everyone happy – until those wishes go bad, of course. Between Hollywood stars being locked in basements, flying marijuana fiends and a young teenager trying to make Bay his girlfriend, the witches have their hands full as they force people to reverse wishes and find a way to turn off the magic that empowered the witching well.
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Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck
“Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the *Chicago Tribune *of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the *New York Herald Tribune *in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.

Once More Into the Abyss

Original Fiction, Novelette, Science Fiction ||
Once More Into The Abyss by Dennis Danvers is the last of three novelettes about Stan, whose parents claimed to be aliens and either perished or went home via an abyss in the middle of New Mexico. Stan is drawn back to the Abyss when his wife is offered a job there studying alien artifacts. So Stan and his family (wife, son, brother and three dogs) take a road trip.
Edited by Ellen Datlow
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On The Road

SUMMARY: Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be ‘beat’ and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that ‘set them free.’ Based on Kerouac’s adventures with Neal Cassady, ‘On the Road’ tells the story of two friends whose four cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience.

On the Beach

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.
After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, *On the Beach *is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.
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