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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

“This collection of off-kilter short stories – the American debut of acclaimed Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui – portrays the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the mundane collide and throw the lives of ordinary men and women into disarray.” “In “The Dabba Dabba Tree,” Tsutsui describes the hilarious side effects of a small conical tree that. when placed at the foot of one’s bed, creates erotic dreams that metamorphose into communal farce. In “Commuter Army” – a sly commentary on the ludicrousness of war – a weapons supplier whose rifles cease functioning after just one shot becomes an unwilling conscript in a war zone. “The World Is Tilting” imagines a floating city that slowly begins to sink on one side, causing its citizens to reorient their daily lives to preserve a semblance of normality. In “Rumors About Me,” an ordinary office worker finds himself the subject of intense media scrutiny, his every action documented in the tabloids. And in the title story, we learn just how obscenely absurd the environment on Planet Porno can seem to a group of hapless research scientists.”–BOOK JACKET.

‘Salem’s Lot

Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

Salem Falls

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
When Jack St. Bride arrives by chance in the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls, he decides to reinvent himself. Tall, blond, and handsome, Jack was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls’ prep school—until a student’s crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his reputation. Now, working for minimum wage washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, Jack buries his past, content to become the mysterious stranger who has appeared out of the blue.
With ghosts of her own haunting her, Addie Peabody is as cautious around men ad Jack St. Bride is around women. But as this unassuming stranger steps smoothly into the diner’s daily routine, she finds him fitting just as comfortably inside her heart—and slowly, a gentle, healing love takes hold between them.
Yet planting roots in Salem Falls may prove fateful for Jack. Amid the white-painted centuries-old churches, a quartet of bored, privileged teeage girls have formed a coven that is crossing the line between amusment and malicious intent. Quick to notice the attractive new employee at Addie’s diner, the girls turn Jack’s world upside down with a shattering allegation that causes history to repeat itself—and forces Jack to proclaim his innocence once again. Suddenly nothing in Salem Falls is as it seems: a safe haven turns dangerous, an innocent girl meets evil face-to-face, a dishwasher with a Ph.D. is revealed to be an ex-con. As Jack’s hidden past catches up with him, the seams of this tiny town begin to tear, and the emerging truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray. Now Addie, desperate for answers, must look into her heart—and into Jack’s lies and shadowy secrets&3151;for evidence that will condemn or redeem the man she has come to love.

Saint Peter’s Fair

Saint Peter’s Fair by Ellis Peters
**In the twelfth century, merchants gather at a summertime fair—but when one of them is found dead in a river, a crime-solving monk must step in.** St. Peter’s Fair is a grand, festive event, attracting merchants from across England and beyond. There is a pause in the civil war racking the country in the summer of 1139, and the fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to the town of Shrewsbury—until the body of a wealthy merchant is found murdered in the river Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? And, if so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby?   Brother Cadfael, that shrewd but kindly monk, offers to help the merchant’s lovely niece Emma. But while he is searching for the killer, Thomas of Bristol’s wares are ransacked and two more men are murdered. Emma almost certainly knows more than she is telling—as others will soon realize. Cadfael desperately races to save the young girl, knowing that in a country at war with itself, betrayal can come from any direction, and even good intentions can kill.

Sailing: What You Need to Know Before Sailing Around the World

**Take the Sailing Adventure of a Lifetime!** With Sailing: What to Know before Sailing around the World, you’ll learn everything you need to know to have a memorable (and successful) journey. You’ll learn all about the adventure of sailing and how to set your destination. You’ll learning everything from course changes to the differences between drop and reef sails. This book explains how to heave to and run off, and provides a list of sailing terms you must know! **How can you get the experience and knowledge you need to take a long sailing trip?** When you download Sailing: What to Know before Sailing around the World, you’ll learn how to get onto a yacht and start learning essential sailing skills. You’ll find out how to prepare your logistics for a long voyage, and how to find the best destinations in the world! **You’ll even find out about yacht clubs and sailing races!** It’s time to start planning your big around-the-world sailing adventure. Purchase Sailing: What to Know before Sailing around the World right away! It gives you the essential sailing tips and strategies you need to have a wonderful trip1 **Purchase your copy of this inspirational book TODAY.**


EDITORIAL REVIEW: THE SIZZLING #1 BESTSELLER#1 New York Times #1 Chicago Tribune #1 Washington Post #1 Wall Street Journal #1 USA Today #1 Newsday America’s #1 bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson presents his most suspenseful, explosive tale ever. Only an hour out of port, the Dunne family’s summer getaway to paradise is already turning into the trip from hell. The three children are miserable-and not shy about showing it. Katherine Dunne had hoped this vacation would bring back the togetherness they’d lost when her husband died four years earlier. Maybe if her new husband had joined them it would all have been okay. Suddenly, a disaster hits-and it’s perfect. Faced with this real threat, the Dunnes rediscover the meaning of family. But this catastrophe is just a tiny taste of the true danger that lurks ahead-somewhere out there, someone wants to make sure that the Dunne family never leaves paradise alive.

Sahara Trade Paper

SUMMARY: Clive Cussler’s breathtaking thriller, SAHARA will now be published in our popular premium format with an exciting new cover.

The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism

Over the last two decades, ‘neoliberalism’ has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies. 
*The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism *showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism: 
*Part 1: Perspectives
****Part 2: Sources
******Part 3: Variations and Diffusions
******Part 4: The State
******Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring
******Part 6: Cultural Dimensions
******Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond***
This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism. 
### Recensione
This is easily the most comprehensive survey of neoliberalism available, covering the contested meanings of the term, its political and intellectual origins, institutional shape, geographic diffusion, and implications across a wide range of domains. The editors have assembled a formidable set of contributors, including many who themselves played a central role in defining and debating how best to understand neoliberalism. Also welcome in this volume is a recognition of the limits to neoliberalism and the ways in which resistance to it has reshaped the terrain of contemporary capitalism.
(Chris Howell 2018-01-22)
Comprehensive in coverage and elegantly organized, this collection of thoughtful essays probes the history, varieties, political economy and socio-cultural logic of neoliberalism – the signature paradigm of our time. An indispensable resource for researchers and students interested in grasping the dynamics of crisis and change in contemporary capitalism.
(William K. Carroll 2018-01-22)
From the analyses of globalisation in the 1990s onwards, neoliberalism has become a widely studied phenomenon. And yet, its meaning has often been more assumed than closely defined and there has been little agreement on what it actually constitutes. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and critically engaging with neoliberalism in a range of varied contexts, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of, and engagement with, this concept. This is a welcome, state-of-the-art volume, which will become essential reading across the Social Sciences and Humanities for staff and students alike. 
(Andreas Bieler 2018-01-23)
Amidst the waves of socio-economic troubles roiling the world, neoliberalism has often been identified as an explanatory cause. Yet dissecting the neoliberal body – along the lines of its historical gestation, behaviour, convulsions, and adaptability – is a very difficult enquiry. Organised around a stellar cast of perceptive writers, this SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism is the go-to volume for understanding these problems. Not only does it shed fresh light on many established topics, but the book pushes the study of neoliberalism into new territory, in the process adding further complexity to the neoliberal condition.
(Matthew Eagleton-Pierce 2018-01-26)
### Sinossi
Over the last two decades, ‘neoliberalism’ has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies. 
*The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism *showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism: 
*Part 1: Perspectives
****Part 2: Sources
******Part 3: Variations and Diffusions
******Part 4: The State
******Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring
******Part 6: Cultural Dimensions
******Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond***
This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism.

Safe House

The arrival in America of a prominent Eastern European scientist’s son spells trouble for Net Force when they learn that the boy may be carrying the secret to a powerful new technology

Safe Harbour

On a wind-swept summer day in San Francisco, a solitary figure walks down the beach, a dog at her side. At eleven, Pip Mackenzie’s young life has already been touched by tragedy; nine months before, a terrible accident plunged her mother Ophelie into inconsolable grief. But on this chilly July afternoon, Pip meets artist Matt Bowles, who offers to teach the girl to draw–and can’t help but notice her beautiful, lonely mother.
Matt Bowles senses something magical about Pip, who reminds him of his own daughter at that age, before a bitter divorce tore his family apart and swept his children halfway across the world. At first, Ophelie is thrown off-balance by her daughter’s new companion–until she realizes how much joy he is bringing into their lives. As Matt confronts unfinished business from his past, and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal, out of the darkness that has shadowed them both comes an unexpected gift of hope.

Safe at Last

The third book in the beloved #1 bestselling author’s sexy, romantic suspense Slow Burn series…

They say young love doesn’t last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his ”Gracie”—was the one. Until one night forever alters the course of their future, when a devastated Gracie disappears without a trace, leaving Zack to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years pass, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing.

Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he finally tracks her down, he is shocked—and heart-broken—to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves. Her psychic gifts are gone, and worse, she believes he betrayed her all those years ago.

Zack has enemies, and once his weakness is discovered, Gracie becomes a target for revenge. He’ll have to save her before he can earn her trust and her love. And he vows they’ll never be torn apart again.


Caleb and Ramie’s intense connection and fiercely passionate romance will keep readers hooked along with suspense and intrigue. Banks’ first novel in her new Slow Burn series will leave readers wishing for the next one. — Romantic Times BOOKclub, 4 1/2 stars Maya Bank’s KEEP ME SAFE takes readers into the black depths of anguish, face-to-face with evil. Her characters are a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and to the power love has to heal even the deepest wounds. — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard
(source: Bol.com)

Sad Cypress

Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is the most popular mystery writer of all time. With over two billion copies of her books in print, her genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime… There’s a body in a trunk, a dead girl’s reflection caught in a mirror, one corpse back from the grave, and another envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What’s behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it’s going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes. In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest – Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne – and puts them each to the test in the most challenging cases of their careers.


Sacrifice (Rogue Angel Series #18) by Alex Archer
**Bearers of the sword**
On assignment in the Philippines, archaeologist Annja Creed meets with a contact to verify some information. Easy enough. But when the man doesn’t turn out to be whom he said he was, Annja finds herself handcuffed, blindfolded and kidnapped. And to make matters worse, she’s a prisoner of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf, a notorious terrorist group.
Desperate to escape, Annja is able to flee after slaying one of her captors. But she soon gets lost in the hostile jungle, which is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of Moro warriors who fought off conquistadors with their blades. As she tries to stay a step ahead of the terrorists and not-so-dead spirits with a taste for human flesh, Annja’s not sure she’ll leave the jungle alive….

Sacred sins

SUMMARY: Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion, Nora Roberts turns up the heat in this classic tale — the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer, a search that will plunge them headlong into danger…. In the lazy days of summer, a merciless heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death. A note left behind reads Her sins are forgiven her.Two more victims soon follow, and suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed “the Priest.” When the police ask top-notch psychiatrist Dr. Tess Court to help with their investigation, she comes up with a disturbing portrait of a twisted soul.Detective Ben Paris doesn’t give a damn about the killer’s psyche. What he can’t easily dismiss is Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a legendary reputation with women, but the coolly elegant Tess doesn’t react to him like other women he’s known — and he finds the challenge enticing.Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone also has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor … and Ben can only pray that if the madman strikes, he’ll be able to stop him before it’s too late….

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground (Rogue Angel Series #23) by Alex Archer
In a land of subzero temperatures and snow-covered vistas, survival is a challenge. But for the Araktak—an isolated and mysterious Inuit people—this harsh tundra is their heritage. Until now. A large mining company has purchased the land, and the sacred Araktak burial site with it. But more than diamond deposits await them under the dark, icy earth….
Contracted by the mining company, archaeologist Annja Creed is to oversee the proper relocation of the burial site. Her job is to ensure that each ancient relic and all human remains are carefully removed. But the sacred ground harbors a terrible secret. One that a powerful group of men intend to unleash on an unsuspecting world—unless Annja can find a way to stop them.

Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk

*Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk*, edited by Jeffrey A. Sartain, combines the efforts of an international list of writers to explore the depths of Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction. Scholars have paid attention Palahniuk’s premiere novel, *Fight Club*, for years. *Sacred and Immoral* is the first anthology dedicated to scholarship focused on Palahniuk’s work following *Fight Club*, which he has been producing at an average of a book a year for thirteen years. By collecting the work of an interdisciplinary group of scholars under a single cover, *Sacred and Immoral* extends the reach of Palahniuk scholarship beyond any previous publication. *Sacred and Immoral* provides the single most comprehensive and useful scholarly resource to date for anyone wishing to examine Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction in an academic context. Some of the anthology’s chapters situate Palahniuk’s work within existing generic conventions, while other chapters are concerned with the theoretical underpinnings of Palahniuk’s writing and the philosophical implications of his work. With eleven new critical analyses of Palahniuk’s later novels, *Sacred and Immoral* drastically expands the range and depth of academic inquiry into Palahniuk’s fiction commensurate with the prominent and exciting position Palahniuk’s work occupies in contemporary culture. “Sacred and Immoral” also includes a new interview with Chuck Palahniuk, conducted by literary scholar Matt Kavanagh. Finally, *Sacred and Immoral* boasts the most complete primary and secondary bibliographies of Palahniuk-related materials to date. *Sacred and Immoral* is not an attempt to have the last word on Chuck Palahniuk’s literature. Rather, this volume is a springboard for other projects that relate to Palahniuk’s writings. The anthology provides a critical framework for Palahniuk’s later literature that students, teachers, and researchers can use in their own classrooms and writing.******************