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Have a Nice Conflict

How to successfully navigate and prevent conflict From the publishers of the popular Strength Deployment Inventory, Have a Nice Conflict follows one man’s fight to rescue his sinking career. Sales manager John Doyle would consider his career a success he’s his company’s top revenue driver, and his take-charge attitude gets the job done. However, when he is passed over for promotion again after losing two direct reports, who cite his abrasive style as their reason for leaving, John is forced to reassess how he approaches his relationships. With the help of Mac, an expert in the art of Relationship Awareness Theory, John learns the three stages of conflict, and how he reacts in each. Once John recognizes his own values and trigger points, as well those of other people, he becomes able to better navigate terse situations, express his points in a way that resonates for other people, and even avoid conflict altogether. Equipped with this new understanding of how other people interpret and react to conflict, John soon finds all the relationships in his life both at work and at home improving. * Reveals a practical understanding of how conflict really works * Shows how to recognize its initial stages of conflict, how to navigate it better to diffuse a situation, and how to understand the values of the other person to better frame your point for them * Provides guidance for moving beyond conflict to enhance relationships * Includes a five-step framework (anticipate, prevent, identify, manage, and resolve) and tools for locating conflict triggers in ourselves and others Anyone can profit from the tools in this book to understand and take control over conflict.
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The Haunting of Hill House

**Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro**

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s *Frankenstein* and Ray Russell’s short story ?Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be ?perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s *The Haunting of Hill House* and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

***The Haunting of Hill House***
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s *The Haunting of Hill House* has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a ?haunting;’ Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers?and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
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Praise for Penguin Horror Classics: -The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I’ve seen in a cover in quite some time.- – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing -Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography.- – Dan Solomon, Fast Company
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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

AMONGST THE DARK STREETS OF LONDON DWELLS UNIMAGINABLE TERROR… Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Together, he and Cathaline — his friend and mentor — track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London. It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray. Alaizabel is half-crazed, lovely, and possessed. Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a strange and unearthly magnet — attracting evil and drawing horrors from every dark corner. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause — and defend humanity at all costs. With vivid imagination and dark suspense, Chris Wooding has created a post-Goth masterpiece about a shattered society and all the evil that dwells within. “Read it if you dare!” writes the Glasgow Sunday Post, while the Times proclaims, “Wooding’s novel is shiveringly exciting . . . but it is not a bedtime book for those of a nervous disposition.”

Haunted: a novel of stories

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Haunted* by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,” and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of “real life” that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But “here” turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world—and where heat and power and, most important, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell—and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.*Haunted* is on one level a satire of reality television—*The Real World* meets *Alive*. It draws from a great literary tradition—*The Canterbury Tales*, *The Decameron*, the English storytellers in the Villa Diodati who produced, among other works, *Frankenstein*—to tell an utterly contemporary tale of people desperate that their story be told at any cost. Appallingly entertaining, *Haunted* is Chuck Palahniuk at his finest—which means his most extreme and his most provocative.

The Haunted High Series Book 5- Ashes of Night

Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 45 books. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book. Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

The Haunted High Series Book 3- City of Demons

When Professor Briggs vanishes with the piece of demon heart, Finn choses to go after him. But the coordinates lead to the feared mythic labs where even Finn’s friends are afraid to go. Searching for answers, Finn comes across the one thing he doesn’t expect, the scent of another werewolf. Jumping down a rabbit hole of gruesome experiments, a deadly demon bite, and humans straight from his nightmares, Finn risks losing everything to rescue the girl and unveil the secret she’s vowed to keep.
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The Haunted High Series Book 2- The Ghost Files

When Finn awakens to find a ghost staring at him from the foot of his bed, he realizes that if he can’t close the doorway his uncle opened, everyone in the Academy will be in danger. But the answer lies much closer to home. Finn has to face the heartache of his past and find out why his mother really left Haunted High. Fighting to survive ghosts, parent night, and possessed animals, Finn knows If he wants to end the threat to the Academy forever, he has to face his own demons as well as those who threaten the school.
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The Haunted High Series Book 1- The Wolf Within Me

A Life-Changing Awakening
A life-threatening accident reveals to Finn that he is a werewolf; the next morning, he receives an invitation to a secluded high school.
˃˃˃ Can He Survive?
Finn quickly realizes that the school is in fact an academy for monsters that is far more perilous and full of adventure than he ever expected.
˃˃˃ The First Book in an Exciting New Paranormal Series
Haunted High has had a dangerous history with werewolves. Can Finn survive monster politics, life-threatening pranks, and teachers more likely to kill him than help him in time to answer the real question: Who is the girl haunting the cemetery and why does he sleepwalk to her grave each night?
˃˃˃ “The story is filled with great characters and paranormal creatures. The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the story and characters to life. I look forward to more in this series and from this author.”- Michelle Titherington VanDaley, Amazon Reviewer
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A hat full of sky

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The Heroine:** Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child’s play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while armed with a frying pan. **The Threat: **A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence drawn to powerful magic. highly dangerous, frequently lethal. Cannot be stopped with iron or fire. Its target: Tiffany Aching (see above). **The Nac Mac Feegle:** A.k.a. the Wee Free Men. Height: six inches. Color: blue. Famed for drinking, stealing, and fighting. Will attack anything larger than themselves. Members include: Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, and Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above). **The Book:** Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed *Wee Free Men.* **The Author:** Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire.

Harvest Home

In this spellbinding horror novel, a family trades their crime-ridden city for country life—and encounters an evil more sinister than they could have imagined After watching his asthmatic daughter suffer in the foul city air, Theodore Constantine decides to get back to the land. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Here they begin a new life: simple, pure, close to nature—and ultimately more terrifying than Manhattan’s darkest alley.   When the Constantines win the friendship of the town matriarch, the mysterious Widow Fortune, they are invited to join the ancient festival of Harvest Home, a ceremony whose quaintness disguises dark intentions. In this bucolic hamlet, where bootleggers work by moonlight and all of the villagers seem to share the same last name, the past is more present than outsiders can fathom—and something far more sinister than the annual harvest is about to rise out of the earth.   Credited as the inspiration for Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, Thomas Tryon’s chilling novel was ahead of its time when first published, and continues to provoke abject terror in readers.

The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Recently listed in the Top 100 List of the Century’s Best American Journalism Gathered in this important volume are seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers that John Steinbeck wrote for “The San Francisco News” in 1936, three years before _The Grapes of Wrath_. With the inquisitiveness of an investigative reporter and the emotional power of a novelist in his prime, Steinbeck toured the squatters’ camps and Hoovervilles of California. Here he found once strong, independent farmers—the backbone of rural America—so reduced in dignity, beaten in spirit, sick, sullen, and defeated that they had been “cast down to a kind of subhumanity.” He contrasts their misery with the hope offered by government resettlement camps, where self-help committees, child nurseries, quilting and sewing projects, and decent sanitation were restoring dignity and indeed saving lives. _The Harvest Gypsies_ gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, a major event in California history, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck’s masterpiece, _The Grapes of Wrath_. Included are twenty-two photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which accompanied Steinbeck’s original articles.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There’s also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon’s blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch’s broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley – a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry – and anyone who reads about him – will find unforgettable. For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves.. But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.
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Als de Collectebus door de duisternis raast en piepend voor zijn neus stopt, begint er voor Harry Potter weer een verre van normaal jaar op Zweinstein. Sirius Zwarts, ontsnapte massamoordenaar en aanhanger van Heer Voldemort, is op de vlucht – en ze zeggen dat hij achter Harry aan zit. Tijdens zijn allereerste Waarzeggerijles ziet Professor Zwamdrift een dodelijk voorteken in Harry’s theeblaadjes.. Maar misschien zijn het allerengst nog wel de Dementors, die het schoolterrein bewaken, met hun ziel-uitzuigende zoenen.
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I’ve yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn’t been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous * Independent * Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff * Mirror * Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes * Guardian * One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times * Sunday Telegraph * The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children’s books which are read and reread into adulthood * TLS *
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Series #5) by J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick, Mary GrandPré
**A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone*, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.** There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Potter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? It’s not just the upcoming O.W.L. exams; a new teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a venomous, disgruntled house-elf; or even the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Now Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone* features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.