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The Host: A Novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Now in the trade paperback edition: New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer’s Annotated Playlist for the book.Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOSTis a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human. (2008)

Horses

Take an inspiring look at horses through the lens of equine photographer Shelley Paulson.

As you turn the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, you will experience the light and love that surrounds the special relationships we have with these majestic animals. You will also admire images that document the strength and unparalleled beauty of the horse throughout the four seasons, in action and at rest, with their humans, and on the ranch.

Paulson also provides a stunning collection of portraits that show horses still living wild and free, untouched by human hands. As you view Paulson’s storytelling, evocative photographs, you will read numerous stories that provide insight into the horses’ histories, characteristics, and unique personalities. Combining superb images, equestrian facts, and personal stories, this book provides readers young and old with a memorable and intimate look at a cherished part of American—and indeed, worldwide—culture

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The Horror Stories Of Robert E. Howard

Here are Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.
The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn on the Headland,”Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre.
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Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War – II

The question is as searing as it is fundamental to the continuing debate over Japanese culpability in World War II and the period leading up to it: “How could Japanese soldiers have committed such acts of violence against Allied prisoners of war and Chinese civilians?” During the First World War, the Japanese fought on the side of the Allies and treated German POWs with respect and civility. In the years that followed, under Emperor Hirohito, conformity was the norm and the Japanese psyche became one of selfless devotion to country and emperor; soon Japanese soldiers were to engage in mass murder, rape, and even cannibalization of their enemies. Horror in the East examines how this drastic change came about. On the basis of never-before-published interviews with both the victimizers and the victimized, and drawing on never-before-revealed or long-ignored archival records, Rees discloses the full horror of the war in the Pacific, probing the supposed Japanese belief in their own racial superiority, analyzing a military that believed suicide to be more honorable than surrender, and providing what the Guardian calls “a powerful, harrowing account of appalling inhumanity…impeccably researched.”

The Horror at Camp Jellyjam

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Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children’s book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!
Camp Jellyjam is no ordinary sports camp. The counselors seem a little TOO happy. And why are they so obsessed with winning? It might have something to do with the hideous, slimy discovery lurking in the darkness….
It’s our ninth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine’s blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonus features including an author interview, bizarre sports trivia, and more!

Hornet Flight

Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
Ken Follett—the master of suspense—follows his bestsellers *Jackdaws* and *Code to Zero* with an extraordinary novel of the early days of World War II.
It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF’s flight paths, and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Hermia Mount, an intelligence analyst with MI6, wonders if the Germans could have perfected a radar system like the one the British themselves are struggling to achieve-but that notion itself is shot down, by her own bosses. Preposterous, she is told; stick with what she knows. But, still, she wonders.
Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut across the German-occupied Danish island of Fano on his homemade motorcycle, and comes across an astonishing sight. He doesn’t know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone.
In Copenhagen, police detective and collaborator Peter Flemming searches his list of known troublemakers. The Germans are determined to discover who is smuggling information, and an idea has just come to him. This could even mean a promotion….
In the weeks to come, their lives and the lives of those close to them will intertwine, and for Harald in particular, it will be a time of trial. For when he finally learns the truth, it will all fall upon him to deliver the word to England-except that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in the nave of a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it.
Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form-unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.
Author Biography: Ken Follett is the author of fifteen novels, including most recently the *New York Times* bestsellers *Jackdaws* and *Code to Zero*.

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

****The #1 *New York Times* Bestseller
****A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: “We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know:*******we survived, we are free, we love life*****.”**
Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape**
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On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.”
A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter—Jocelyn—by their captor.
Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment, and Pulitzer Prize–winning*Washington Post* reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro’s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines—including details never previously released on Castro’s life and motivations—*Hope* is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families.
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Honoured Enemy

The first of a major new Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Written with Bill Forstchen, acclaimed writer of great military fantasy novels in the US. FREEDOM AT ANY PRICE? Hartraft’s Marauders, a crack band of Kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines. They are currently heading for a frontier garrison, after a disastrous encounter with the Tsurani. Meanwhile, a Tsurani patrol is sent to support an assault on the same garrison. Both sides arrive at the same time and discover the garrison has been overrun by a migrating horde of moredhel (dark elves) and they are forced by circumstances to band together and fight as one unit to survive. The only problem is, who do they hate the most — their mutual enemy, or each other? As they make their way across the unknown Northlands to freedom, they have to struggle not only with the elements and their enemies, but also their conscience. For what is more important — one’s life or one’s honour?

Homosexuality in Islam

Homosexuality is anathema to Islam ? or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur’an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations. This pioneering study argues that there is far more nuance to the matter than most believe. In its narrative of Lot, the Qur’an could be interpreted as condemning lust rather homosexuality. While some Hadith are fiercely critical of homosexuality, some are far more equivocal. One even appears to actively endorse love between men. This is the first book length treatment to offer a detailed analysis of how Islamic scripture, jurisprudence, and Hadith, can not only accommodate a sexually sensitive Islam, but actively endorse it. Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College.
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Homicide

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
**From the creator of HBO’s *The Wire*, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show**
The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city’s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.
David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year’s most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl.
Originally published fifteen years ago, *Homicide* became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

Homesmind

Anra is a solitary. She was born without the power to mindspeak, and unlike her fellows, she cannot communicate in unspoken thoughts. In the past, she would have been killed at birth, but the arrival of the Wanderer, the comet controlled by the cybernetic intelligence known as the Homesmind, has changed everything. The people of the comet, the skydwellers, now supply solitaries with implants that allow artificial mindspeaking. The solitaries are sequestered in a single village that is willing to care for such children.

Anra and her new brethren were thought to be the possible bridge between the people of Earth and the skydwellers, but the gap may be too great, since the people of Earth consider solitaries an abomination and the skydwellers as soulless. The solitaries are, instead, outcasts in two worlds, part of each but fully accepted in neither.

Another comet enters the system, refusing to communicate with Homesmind and speaking to the people of Earth with the voices of their own dead, seducing them into a submission of their individual wills and trying to lure them to oblivion. Anra and her fellow solitaries have the power to resist their call, but can they unite in time to save everyone else?

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Homegrown Sprouts

Sprouts are the ultimate in local food—harvested no further away than your kitchen counter, they are fresh, delicious, and versatile. Homegrown Sprouts is the complete guide to growing your own sprouts. Choose the right sprouter for you, be it a jar, a bag, or a tray, and learn the techniques to use it. Grow a wide variety of sprouts, including wheatgrass, leafy greens, mung beans, and alfalfa. Enjoy them on their own, or discover a variety of serving suggestions from salads to soups to juices. There’s even a chapter on sprouting for your pets.

Whatever the season, Homegrown Sprouts will take you on a germinating journey that you won’t soon forget. When you learn how easy it is to grow nutrition-packed sprouts in your own home, you’ll want to use them in every dish you make!

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Homefall

NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS Against all odds, the Legion has just restaked its claim on the volatile Cumbre star system–not an easy win. The isolated and highly outnumbered Legion had to fight this civil war guerrilla-style–and without any help from the human Confederation government. In fact, the Confederation has remained ominously silent all along…. With their enemies temporarily subdued, the Last Legion must now answer the question on everyone’s lips: What has happened to the Confederation, the power that holds together a thousand star systems, the government the Legion serves? Why has there been not a single word from them, especially during the Legion’s time of need? To answer these questions, the Legion must travel from one galaxy to another to gather information. But can they keep their mission a secret from enemy forces long enough to discover the truth?

Home Fires

Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person—while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return.

Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like Home Fires.

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Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me. He’s just turned eighty and is still writing deep, complex, brilliant fiction that slips between genres . He’s the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy–possibly the finest living American writer. Neil Gaiman With complications involving spies, murderers, cyborgs and pirates compelling work from one of the genre’s grandmasters. Kirkus Review (starred review) The purest SF novel from Wolfe in something like a decade . Amazingly, Wolfe’s approach to SF themes that we thought we knew all about is as innovative and elegant as ever. Locus [Readers] will be pleased by this latest display of all of the gifts of one of SF’s authentic all-time masters, including original and balanced characterization, masterly world-building, and an ethical sensibility of the highest degree. Booklist Wolfe still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and Home Fires is one of them The book is fast-paced and quite accessible, and shows that Gene Wolfe is as much at home writing adventure as he is writing epics. Analog The action is interspersed with Skip’s reflections…and it’s all rendered in a voice that might remind you of a more poignant Robert Heinlein from an alternate dimension. On one level, it’s an adventure story and a romance–but this is Gene Wolfe, so expect it to set off some subtle but serious perturbations in your brain and soul, too. i09.com
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Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266

**Build exciting home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266!**
Using clear, easy-to-follow projects, *Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* is a complete guide to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of an home automation system, and how to connect ESP8266 devices to this hub. For each project of the book, you will be able to download all the code for the project so you can use it as it is, or modify it so it suits your own requirements.
* Use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of your home automation system
* Connect ESP8266 devices to your Raspberry Pi hub
* Build temperature sensors, lamp controllers, and motion sensors, and control everything from your Raspberry Pi
*Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* will teach you everything you need to know so you can start building home automation projects. No matter your current skill level, you will enjoy building all the projects that you will find in this book!
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**Build exciting home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266!**
Using clear, easy-to-follow projects, *Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* is a complete guide to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of an home automation system, and how to connect ESP8266 devices to this hub. For each project of the book, you will be able to download all the code for the project so you can use it as it is, or modify it so it suits your own requirements.
* Use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of your home automation system
* Connect ESP8266 devices to your Raspberry Pi hub
* Build temperature sensors, lamp controllers, and motion sensors, and control everything from your Raspberry Pi
*Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* will teach you everything you need to know so you can start building home automation projects. No matter your current skill level, you will enjoy building all the projects that you will find in this book!