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Grave Memory

**The third book in the Alex Craft urban fantasy series** **about a Grave Witch who can talk to the dead****. Perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris and Cassandra Clare.**
***When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen . . .***
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead – an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all . . .
****BOOK FIVE IN THE ALEX CRAFT SERIES, *GRAVE RANSOM*, IS OUT NOW!****

Grasping for the Crowns (The Powers Book 2)

In 1916, war has swept the entire world, along with famine and riot tearing countries apart from within and without.
István Eszterházy, now the Head of Hungary’s House Sárkány, struggles to lead its men, women, and True-dragons alike through the shifting tides of fortune, even as the Habsburg Empire is staggered by England’s treachery. While hunger and defeat stalk the streets, the Powers beneath the land grow poisoned and maddened.
When the spirits of the land attack each other, and rebels plot to destroy his House, István must fight not just for his own survival, but for his entire family!

Graph Analysis and Visualization

Wring more out of the data with a scientific approach to analysis

Graph Analysis and Visualization brings graph theory out of the lab and into the real world. Using sophisticated methods and tools that span analysis functions, this guide shows you how to exploit graph and network analytic techniques to enable the discovery of new business insights and opportunities. Published in full color, the book describes the process of creating powerful visualizations using a rich and engaging set of examples from sports, finance, marketing, security, social media, and more. You will find practical guidance toward pattern identification and using various data sources, including Big Data, plus clear instruction on the use of software and programming. The companion website offers data sets, full code examples in Python, and links to all the tools covered in the book.

Science has already reaped the benefit of network and graph theory, which has powered breakthroughs in physics, economics, genetics, and more. This book brings those proven techniques into the world of business, finance, strategy, and design, helping extract more information from data and better communicate the results to decision-makers.

* Study graphical examples of networks using clear and insightful visualizations

* Analyze specifically-curated, easy-to-use data sets from various industries

* Learn the software tools and programming languages that extract insights from data

* Code examples using the popular Python programming language

There is a tremendous body of scientific work on network and graph theory, but very little of it directly applies to analyst functions outside of the core sciences – until now. Written for those seeking empirically based, systematic analysis methods and powerful tools that apply outside the lab, Graph Analysis and Visualization is a thorough, authoritative resource.

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The Grapes of Wrath

**The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized?and sometimes outraged?millions of readers.**

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads?driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

This Penguin Classicsedition contains an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Robert Demott.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
**Recensie(s)**

A novelist who is also a true poet * Sunday Times *
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The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cars and Some Things You Probably Didn’t

Did you know there are over 47,000 facts in the world?* And the good news is, many of them are in this book. That’s right, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the only reference guide you need for cars, driving and all related matters, especially if you’re not too fussed about those facts being accurate. In this lavishly tooled book you will find a rich and satisfying collection of motor-related informations from the origins of Porsche and the fate of Lada to the dark history of the Wankel engine and the correct name for those weird little hairs on new tyres. Throughout the book, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to share their knowledge and wisdom, and then we’ve made the pictures bigger to fill in the gaps around it. If you want to impress your friends, and then annoy your friends, and then cause your friends to think “Oh God, now they’re telling us about the slightly ironic way in which the founder of MG died” before hurriedly leaving your house, possibly forever, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the book for you. The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car – literally bursting with facts!** * Grand Tour estimate** Not literally

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The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich
From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author comes a revised, repackaged novel sure to please her many fans. She writes “high speed comic mayhem” (*Detroit Free Press*); she’s “a blast of fresh air” (*Washington Post*); “side-splitting funny” (*Publishers Weekly*) and “a winner” (*Glamour*). In other words, she’s Janet Evanovich.
Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn’t prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer’s pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?

Graduation Day

Emily saved Frieda’s life, mind and soul … but now Frieda stands accused of attempted murder – and worse. Frieda must now stand trial, with her life – and Emily’s future on the Nameless World – standing in the balance. Emily must find a way to outwit a kangaroo court …

… And save her friend from a fate worse than death.

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The Gordian Knot

The post of Head Girl of Whitehall looks fantastic on anyone’s resume. It places the lucky winner on equal terms to the staff, granting them authority, power and responsibility that no other student can even dream of possessing. A student lucky enough to win the coveted post is destined for greatness. Everyone will want to know their name.
Naturally, Emily doesn’t want it.
But when she returns to Whitehall for her sixth and final year, she discovers that the staff has elected her to the post – and refusal isn’t an option. Worse, the Grandmaster wants her to run his pet project – a formal dueling club – even though it’s the last thing she wants to do. Reluctantly, she starts to carry out her new duties, unaware that deadly enemies are waiting in the shadows, preparing themselves to strike at her when her back is turned. Someone is spreading rumors about her, someone is sabotaging her projects, someone is weakening the ties that bind her to Whitehall …
And, as matters start to spin out of control, as the life and soul of one of her closest friends is thrown into terrifying danger, Emily must decide between carrying out her duties or walking away, knowing that either choice will cost her dearly …
… And leave her alone at the center of a deadly storm.

Googled

Googled is candid, authoritative and based on extensive research, including in-house at Google HQ where Ken Auletta had unprecedented access. He conducted over 150 interviews at Google with the company’s founders and executives and also interviewed those in the media who are struggling to keep their heads above water. Crucially, Googled is not just a history or reportage: it’s forward-looking. Auletta reveals how the media industry is being disrupted and redefined and shows how and why the worlds of ‘new’ and ‘old’ media often communicate as if residents of different planets. Googled is already being hailed as the definitive work on Google and is a crucial roadmap to how media business may be done in the future.
**Recensie(s)**

At last, a book about Google that does not require readers to get in touch with their inner geek. The most important company of the internet era, and the most controversial new media company for a generation has deserved a more accessible account for the general reader. In the hands of Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker magazine, it gets one. Financial Times Ken Auletta, one of America’s best business journalists, has turned his attention on the firm, with particular reference to the challenges it faces … superbly reported — John Lanchester Observer This insightful book reinforces the need for old media … brilliant The Times Compelling The Economist The story he is telling, and its ramifications, is a narrative which is shaping the era in which we live, and at a frightening pace Telegraph
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Goodbye Dolly

While attending her first major doll show, Gretchen Birch, a doll restoration artist, is forced to investigate the murder of a sleazy reporter when the killer begins sending her boxes of Kewpie dolls with cryptic, threatening messages that contain the clues to cracking this case. Original.
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SUMMARY: While attending her first major doll show, Gretchen Birch, a doll restoration artist, is forced to investigate the murder of a sleazy reporter when the killer begins sending her boxes of Kewpie dolls with cryptic, threatening messages that contain the clues to cracking this case. Original.

The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex

This completely updated edition with new illustrations adds new tips and anecdotes that could only be told by two women with over fifteen years of experience working at America’s leading sex toy store. The book offers explicit, expert advice on sexual anatomy, oral sex, anal sex, S/M, masturbation, and sex and aging, and up-to-the-minute tips on exploring sex online, the buzz on the latest sex toys, and a guide to the best adult books, videos, and DVDs on the market. This third edition of the classic sex manual coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Good Vibrations stores.

The Good Soldier

Here, for the first time as an unabridged audiobook, this enigmatic modern classic details the adulterous entanglements of two couples on seemingly normal, friendly terms. The truth of these liaisons emerges, retrospectively and in fragments, from the viewpoint of the innocent and unsuspecting John Dowell. Dowell’s perpetual failure to grasp and understand the nature of the infidelities of the people around him makes this a compelling and intriguing first-person narrative. The gap between one person’s interpretation of events and the reality is deftly illustrated in what has been critically acclaimed as a near perfect novel and one of the greatest English classics of the twentieth century. Kerry Shale’s reading is superb, evoking all the suspense and the subtleties of this fine novel.
**Recensie(s)**

Whether you know Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier or not, don’t miss this reading by Kerry Shale, who varies his performance brilliantly as the story shifts from platitudes to a rollercoaster ride of intimate revelation. Written on the eve of the First World War and satirising the complacency and immorality of the age, the book is an experimental narrative, moving to and fro in time with explanations inserted as if recounted to a friend. ‘This is the saddest story I have ever heard’ is the opening line, but within seconds we are wondering how on earth it can be as we hear of the impeccable social credentials of the two couples at its core. Give it a few minutes, and you will be agog, uncertain whether to laugh at its first-person narrator’s gullibility or cry at the tragic outcome. Poetically resonant and painterly in its word pictures, the book was regarded by Ford as his best. Don’t be misled by the studiously ironic title: the only conflict in the story is that between the sexes. – Christina Hardyment, The Times
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

SUMMARY: The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.

Good Habits for Great Coding

Improve your coding skills and learn how to write readable code. Rather than teach basic programming, this book presumes that readers understand the fundamentals, and offers time-honed best practices for style, design, documenting, testing, refactoring, and more.

Taking an informal, conversational tone, author Michael Stueben offers programming stories, anecdotes, observations, advice, tricks, examples, and challenges based on his 38 years experience writing code and teaching programming classes. Trying to teach style to beginners is notoriously difficult and can easily appear pedantic. Instead, this book offers solutions and many examples to back up his ideas.

Good Habits for Great Coding distills Stueben’s three decades of analyzing his own mistakes, analyzing student mistakes, searching for problems that teach lessons, and searching for simple examples to illustrate complex ideas. Having found that most learn by trying out challenging problems, and reflecting on them, each chapter includes quizzes and problems. The final chapter introduces dynamic programming to reduce complex problems to subcases, and illustrates many concepts discussed in the book.

Code samples are provided in Python and designed to be understandable by readers familiar with any modern programming language. At the end of this book, you will have acquired a lifetime of good coding advice, the lessons the author wishes he had learned when he was a novice.

What You’ll Learn

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Create readable code through examples of good and bad style
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Write difficult algorithms by comparing your code to the author’s code
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Derive and code difficult algorithms using dynamic programming
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Understand the psychology of the coding process

Who This Book Is For

Students or novice programmers who have taken a beginning programming course and understand coding basics. Teachers will appreciate the author’s road-tested ideas that they may apply to their own teaching.

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Good Enough to Eat

*Librarian’s Note: An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found [here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36656339-good-enough-to-eat)*
Three tasty tales of Lesbian erotica all centering around food.

Gone with the Wind

SUMMARY: Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.