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Fighting Addiction

Country hat act Markus Kane is pretty skeptical when one of his oldest industry friends calls and asks him to do a joint tour. He and Seb haven’t seen each other in years, not since Markus quit drinking. Maybe not since he and Sebastian Longchamps almost lost their careers to the fact that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
Sebastian is a country-fried Cajun rocker, and he’s been missing Markus ever since they broke up all those years ago. His label thinks he and Markus are a match made in ticket-sales heaven, but Seb knows better. He knows that it won’t take even the tiniest effort for Markus to break his heart all over again, and this time around he has way more to lose.
Time has changed both men, though, and while Markus and Seb try to fight their addictions, the big music industry machine has plans for them that don’t include the quiet life. Can Markus convince Sebastian that there are things more important in life than adrenaline and control? And can Sebastian make Markus understand that all he really wants is his music and his man?

Fighter Wing

Now, for the first time, an insider’s look at an Air Force combat wing — the planes, the technology, and the people . . . with Tom Clancy as your guide.Tom Clancy’s previous explorations of America’s armed forces, Submarine and Armored Cav, revealed exclusive, never-before-seen information an the people and technology that protect our nation. Now, the acclaimed author of Clear and Present Danger and Debt of Honor takes to the skies with the U. S. Air Force’s elite: the Fighter Wing. With his compelling style and unerring eye for detail, Clancy captures the thrill of takeoff, the drama of the dogfight, and the relentless dangers our fighter pilots face every day of their lives . . . showing readers what it really means to be the best of the best.Fighter Wing includes:Detailed analyses of the Air Force’s premier fighter planes, including the F-15 EagleExclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagramsAn insider’s look at the people behind the planes and weaponsCombat strategies and training techniques used by the U. S. Air Force

Fight Club: a novel

SUMMARY: With more than 300,000 copies sold, Chuck Palahniuk’s brilliant first novel and cult classic is being reissued with a new Introduction by the author An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, “Fight Club” is widely recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels of the last decade. Now the author adds his own voice to the critical debate he generated. In a new Introduction, he discusses the various interpretations in the popular media of “Fight Club” and the movie it inspired, as well as his personal reactions to the work’s reception and the influence that the “Fight Club “phenomenon has already had on our culture. Chuck Palahniuk’s darkly funny first novel tells the story of a disenfranchised young man frustrated with his bureacratic job and superficial relationships and disillusioned with the consumer culture’s prepackaged pleasures. Relief for him and his peers comes in the form of Tyler Durden, the intensely charismatic inventor of Fight Club. Waiters, clerks, and middlemen seek out the visceral satisfaction of secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars, thinking they have found a way to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler’s world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes.Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of “Diary,” “Lullaby,” and “Choke.” He lives and works in Portland, Oregon. In this darkly funny first novel that made Chuck Palahniuk’s reputation as his generation’s most visionary satirist, an estranged young man seeks relief from the emptiness of his work and life in the enigmatic figure of Tyler Durden. Flaunting his disregard for the stultifying conventions of a hollow consumer culture, Tyler devises a series of secret after-hours boxing matches held in the basements of bars. Fight Club offers way for Tyler and his friends to overcome the frustrations of their professional and personal lives, and his idea catches on quickly. But in Tyler’s world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes. An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, “Fight Club” is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in the last decade. In an insightful new introduction, the author discusses why the story will resonate with readers now more than ever. “”Fight Club” offers diabolically sharp and funny writing.”–“The Washington Post Book World” “An astonishing debut . . . “Fight Club” is a dark, unsettling and nerve-chafing satire.”–“The Seattle Times ” “A powerful, dark, original novel . . . a memorable debut by an important new writer.”–Robert Stone

Fight Club

Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it’s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.
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“Hypnotic, pitiless and told brilliantly” (Bret Easton Ellis)
“An outrageously suspenseful apocalyptic comedy of horrors…with acid clarity…*Fight Club *only achieves something only terrifying books do – it tells us: this is how we live now. Maybe our generation has finally found its Don DeLillo” (*Bret Easton Ellis*)
“Like a noxious Doug Coupland, Palahiuk charts new-felt and totally contemporary categories of despair” (Ali Smith *Guardian*)
“An immensely skillful writer” (*Daily Telegraph*)
“Short, sharp and savage, this haunting and strikingly original American urban nightmare is the most impressive US fiction début I can remember in years” (*Glasgow Herald*)
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A great début…Hypnotic, pitiless and told brilliantly’ Bret Easton Ellis

The Fifth Woman

The Fifth Woman (Kurt Wallander Series #6) by Henning Mankell
**From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the fifth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.**
In an African convent, four nuns and a unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered–the death of the unknown woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, and the body of a missing florist is discovered–strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallander’s strength and patience, because in order to discover the reason behind these murders, he will also need to uncover the elusive connection between these deaths and the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman.

The Fifth Servant

The Fifth Servant by Kenneth J Wishnia
“Whatever you are currently reading, I promise you it is not nearly as intelligent, witty, compelling, or entertaining as *The Fifth Servant*….Wishnia makes history come alive.” — David Liss, author of *The Devil’s Company*
A brilliantly imagined, beautifully written combination of scrupulously researched historical novel and riveting suspense thriller, Kenneth Wishnia’s *The Fifth Servant *carries readers back to 16th century Prague in the shadow of the Papal Inquisition—and introduces a uniquely unforgettable protagonist, a young Talmudic scholar who has three days to solve a heinous murder before official reprisals decimate the city’s Jewish community. A richly atmospheric tale of religion, mystery, and intrigue, *The Fifth Servant *recreates life in the era when Emperor Rudolph II occupied the throne—a time of uncertainty and fear viewed through the eyes of an intrepid rabbinical student on a quest for truth and justice.

The Fifth Elephant

SUMMARY: Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren’t there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?…When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn’t want to. He’s been “invited” to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It’s up to the dauntless Vimes — bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) — to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of *Breakfast at Tiffany’s*, *Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.* reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings; Hepburn herself felt very conflicted about balancing the roles of mother and movie star. With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, “Moon River” composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good. Indeed, cultural touchstones like *Sex and the City* owe a debt of gratitude to *Breakfast at Tiffany’s*. In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting *Breakfast at Tiffany’s* as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, *Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.* shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star.

The Fiery Cross

1771: the Colony of North Carolina stands in an uneasy balance, with the rich, colonial aristocracy on one side and the struggling pioneers of the backcountry on the other.

Between them stands Jamie Fraser, a man of honour, a man of worth. Exiled from his beloved Scotland, he is at last possessed of the land he has longed for. By his side his extraordinary wife, Claire, a woman out of time and out of place, blessed with the uneasy gift of the knowledge of what is to come. In the past, that knowledge has brought both danger and deliverance to Jamie and Claire. Now it could be a flickering torch that will light their way through the perilous years ahead – or might ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.

The Fiery Cross is by turns poignant, page-turning, meticulous in its historical detail and searingly passionate.

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A story that is both moving and magical Northern Echo
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Field Guide to Knitting

At last, a field guide to identifying and working more than 200 knitting stitches, from stockinette to Orenburg lace!

There are so many intriguing ways to knit yarn that it’s often tough to pick the right stitch. Help is on the way with Field Guide to Knitting, the stitch dictionary that belongs in every knitting bag.

This handy go-to reference book takes a comprehensive look at knit and purl stitches as well as cables, laces, ribs, and edge treatments. Learn to tell k2togs from ssks and to differentiate between ribbed basketweave and basket cable. Each entry reveals the history of the stitch, the best stitch gauge for achieving pattern definition, the garments most suited to the pattern, and more. Complete patterns for executing the stitch (and its variations) are also included. More than 200 full-color photographs make it easy to compare how stitches will look before committing yarn to needles.

Whether you just need to know if moss stitch is the same as seed stitch or you’re planning a complicated Aran sweater, *Field Guide to Knitting *has all the answers.

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A Few Little Lies

Sue Welfare’s first novel of modern manners, now available as an ebook. There are two ways to make sex pay. One is illegal and the other can land you in a whole lot of trouble. When writer Dora Hall’s erotic novels become successful, her agent decides to cash in with a promotional tour. Unfortunately Dora’s career is her best-kept secret, and so she is delighted when he hires a glamorous stand-in. Predatory blonde Lillian Bliss fulfils everyone’s criteria; she’s a walking sexual adventure, lapping up media attention and making it all look wonderfully simple – until she starts to deviate from Dora’s carefully written script. Chaos descends upon the small Norfolk town, local celebrities and politicians scrabble frantically to hide their seedy pasts and Dora’s cover is completely blown. What began with a few little lies turns into a spectacular slice of mayhem in this wickedly witty and warm debut from a tremendously talented writer.

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A FEW LITTLE LIES: Captures an authentic flavour of rural angst… an entertaining debut’Mail on Sunday JUST DESSERTS: The characterisation is sure… Delightful’Daily Telegraph A wonderful witty novel’Woman’s Weekly
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Fevre Dream

**A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN**
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Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of *Fevre Dream *does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.
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“Daniel Abraham does a first rate job of adapting Martin’s original novel, allowing the sumptuous artwork of Rafa Lopez to tell the tale instead of packing it with prose, with a decent pacing that keeps the story rolling along nicely. Highly recommended.” –Hers Advertiser
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Vampires and the deep south, from the author of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, now filmed as A GAME OF THRONES

Ferromancer: Iron Souls, Book One

Solutions aren’t always black and white—sometimes they come in shades of iron gray.

Captain Bridget “Briar” Rose wants for nothing. Each day is a new adventure, living the life she loves, running cargo on the Ohio & Erie Canal. That is, until her cousin decides to sell the family boat to finance a new business venture. He wants to build locomotives for the railroad—the very industry that could put the entire canal system out of business.

Not one to give up without a fight, Briar does a little snooping into her cousin’s new business partner. When she gets a sneak peek at the locomotive plans, she suspects that the man is either a genius, or a ferromancer—one of the dreaded metal mages of Europe’s industrial revolution.

Determined to reveal her suspicions, Briar takes the plans and heads for the newspaper office in Columbus, stealing the family boat in the process. Kidnapping her cousin’s handsome business partner wasn’t part of the plan, but when he shows up, demanding the return of his property, she can’t let him go. After all, if Briar can prove that the railroad is using ferromancy, she could save more than her boat. She could save her way of life.

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The Fermi Paradox

“The Fermi Paradox” is a standalone story set in the same universe as Brandon Overall’s first book, “Superhuman Nature”. The story takes place after events of the first book but follows the tale of a completely new cast of characters. Reading the first book is not necessary in order to fully enjoy this one!
Alan Turner is an experienced combat veteran of the Second Korean War. He wants only to spend his remaining days secluded in an Alaskan cabin, far away from reminders of his past. His peace and quiet come to an end when the planet is struck by an electromagnetic pulse and an alien spaceship is knocked out of the sky not far from his home.
Alan races to the crash site to investigate and stumbles across the first known alien lifeform, marking humanity’s first contact with alien life. However, he’s not the only one interested in this downed ship.
A covert government organization known only as the Administration also rushes to investigate the site of the crash. They have been tracking the activity of this alien race across thousands of years of human history. They are driven to understand the intentions of these uninvited visitors and, if necessary, eliminate the threat.
Alan quickly discovers that even though this stranded alien pilot has remarkable abilities, it can’t accomplish its mission without Alan’s help. Alan is forced to make an important decision: does he turn over this extraterrestrial lifeform to the Administration, or risk his own life to protect it?
As events unfold, the true nature of this alien race comes to light, and the truth that is revealed is more terrible than anyone could have imagined. A horrifying fate awaits the human race, and their only chance of survival hinges on whether or not they are willing to trust the words of this mysterious alien.

The Fenris Device

In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds like New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots that link the cosmos are the great heroes of the day, and Grainger has become a legend in his own lifetime. The atmosphere of Mormyr is so dense that the surface is unreachable, which made it the ideal place for the alien Gallacellans to hide an ancient spaceship. Now they want it back. Grainger refuses, but when the Hooded Swan answers a mayday call, Grainger and his crew are trapped by a madman, who forces them to pursue the salvage anyway. Success will mean Grainger’s freedom from Titus Charlot, owner of the Hooded Swan; failure will mean the death of the inhabitants of an entire planet. And then the Gallacellans appear Hooded Swan, Book Five.
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The Feminism Book

Exploring more than 100 of the most important ideas, organizations, and events to have defined the feminist movement, this is an essential introduction to feminism.
The latest entry in DK’s bestselling Big Ideas series, The Feminism Book is a complete study of feminism. Trace the subject from its origins, through the suffrage campaigns of the late 19th century, to recent developments such as the Everyday Sexism Project and the #MeToo movement. Examine the ideas that underpin feminist thought through crucial figures, from Simone de Beauvoir to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and discover the wider social, cultural, and historical context of their impact. Find out who campaigned for birth control, when the term “intersectionality” was coined, and what “postfeminism” really means in this comprehensive book.
Using the Big Ideas series’ trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, the most significant concepts and theories have never been easier to understand. Includes inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and clear flowcharts, The Feminism Book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the subject.