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Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits

**Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world’s most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. **
Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world’s financial giants, where they’re taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money– as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers.** ** **
YOUNG MONEY is the inside story of this well-guarded world. Kevin Roose, *New York* magazine business writer and author of the critically acclaimed *The Unlikely Disciple*, spent more than three years shadowing eight entry-level workers at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and other leading investment firms. Roose chronicled their triumphs and disappointments, their million-dollar trades and runaway Excel spreadsheets, and got an unprecedented (and unauthorized) glimpse of the financial world’s initiation process.
Roose’s young bankers are exposed to the exhausting workloads, huge bonuses, and recreational drugs that have always characterized Wall Street life. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work.
YOUNG MONEY is more than an exposé of excess; it’s the story of how the financial crisis changed a generation-and remade Wall Street from the bottom up.

You Suck: A Love Story

SUMMARY: Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfrind, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he is one, too.

You Have Been Judged

### **Rivka Anoa has a gift and a galactic mandate. **
****She’s a lawyer accused of a murder she did commit. She stands ready to accept her fate, even though her victim was a murderer. A second chance appears. ***Become more than a lawyer. Be one who judges and punishes the guilty.***
Could she look herself in the mirror after meting out justice? She’s about to find out. Rivka heads to space to be the Judge, Jury, & Executioner. Criminals have nowhere to go.
**You Have Been Judged…**
*Get it now.*
*Judge, Jury, & Executioner is a stand-alone series in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. No previous books need to be read. Just lock in your seat-belt, grab your favorite drink and be ready for your socks to be blown off.*
***** This book contains cursing. Perhaps**** *****humorous *****cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, perhaps this book isn’t for you.**

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

The Instant New York Times BestsellerShortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionA searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie’s bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It’s these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship. One of the most anticipated books of 2017–Entertainment Weekly and Bustle

You Die When You Die

***The start of a brand new trilogy***
***Epic fantasy from a David Gemmell Award shortlisted author***
***Watson has 1000s of Goodreads and Amazon ratings***


You can’t change your fate – so throw yourself into battle, because you’ll either end the day a hero or drinking mead in the halls of the gods. That’s what Finn’s people believe.

But Finn wants to live. When his settlement is massacred by a hostile nation, Finn plus several friends and rivals must make their escape across a brutal, unfamiliar landscape, and to survive, Finn will fight harder than he’s ever fought before.

The author of Age of Iron returns with You Die When You Die – an epic fantasy adventure in which a mismatched group of refugees battle animals and monsters, determined assassins, an unforgiving land and each other as they cross a continent to fulfil a prophecy.

‘I loved every second of it . . . More please, as soon as is humanly possible!’ The Eloquent Page

‘Hugely entertaining’ SFX

‘A rip-roaring, swiftly paced adventure set in a sprawling and beautifully detailed world . . . sure to win the devotion of plenty of fans’ RT Book Reviews

‘The first book in Watson’s new fantasy trilogy is raw, violent, and gritty . . . You Die When You Die blurs the lines between hero and villain into who lives and who dies. He who survives another day wins for the moment; tomorrow might be another story’ Booklist

For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out:

West of West Trilogy
You Die When You Die
The Land you Never Leave
Where Gods Fear to Go

The Iron Age Trilogy
Age of Iron
Clash of Iron
Reign of Iron


A fun and addictive read — FANTASY FACTION on AGE OF IRON Watson’s tale is gore-soaked and profanity-laden – full of visceral combat and earthy humour, and laced with subtle magic — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on AGE OF IRON Would I read the next one? Yes, absolutely. Bring me my hammer, bring my beer, bring it on! — SF CROWSNEST on AGE OF IRON Unflinchingly bloodthirsty and outrageously entertaining — Christopher Brookmyre on AGE OF IRON A story that commands your full attention from the very first page, whisking readers away on a journey set in an imaginative world full of riveting characters and gritty adventure. Watson has written another winner! — BIBLIOSANCTUM I loved every second of it . . . More please, as soon as is humanly possible! — The Eloquent Page A rip-roaring, swiftly paced adventure set in a sprawling and beautifully detailed world . . . visceral, action-packed, full of humour and vivid details — RT BOOK REVIEWS Hugely entertaining — SFX Raw, violent, and gritty — BOOKLIST
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You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

**If you’re both overcome and angered by the atrocities of our time, this will inspire a “new generation of activists and ordinary people who search for hope in the darkness” (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor).
*Is change possible? Where will it come from? Can we actually make a difference? How do we remain hopeful?***
Howard Zinn—activist, historian, and author of *A People’s History of the United States*—was a participant in and chronicler of some of the landmark struggles for racial and economic justice in US history. In his memoir, *You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train*, Zinn reflects on more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from his teenage years as a laborer in Brooklyn to teaching at Spelman College, where he emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. A former bombardier in World War II, he later became an outspoken antiwar activist, spirited protestor, and champion of civil disobedience. Throughout his life, Zinn was unwavering in his belief that “small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” With a foreword from activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, this revised edition will inspire a new generation of readers to believe that change is possible.

You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty

**A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author of Insane City.**

In his New York Times**-**bestselling I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.
In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating-February 24, 2040-I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”).
Let’s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!

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Yon Ill Wind

**An All-New Xanth Adventure**
**First Paperback Edition!**
A fickle flux in the fabric of space has allowed a horrendous hurricane to blast into Xanth, stirring up mischief and madness wherever she goes. Trapped in a preposterous form by a cosmic wager, the Demon X(A/N)th must join forces with a vexatious vixen named Chlorine to save Xanth from this terrifying and tempestuous threat.
Their companions on this haphazard quest are a hapless human family – Jim and Karen Baldwin and their two teenaged sons, David and Sean – gusted into Xanth from the mundane world beyond. Together they encounters a host of turbulent misadventures as they struggle to keep Xanth from being blown off the map forever.
A brisk and breezy adventure in the grand Xanth tradition,* Yon Ill Wind* is sure to bring gales of laughter and excitement to Piers Anthony’s legion of loyal readers.

Yoga Your Home Practice Companion

Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga.

Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed illustrations, programmes, mindfulness techniques, diet advice, and recipes, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities.

Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier more yogic way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious plant-based recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedana Centres, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion has everything you need in one complete package.

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The Year-Round Harvest

Do you . . .
. . . love harvesting juicy heirloom tomatoes–but are at a loss for how to extend their shelf life?
. . . dig up buckets full of robust potatoes–but don’t know how to store them to resist rot?
. . . dream about growing vibrant, crisp greens into the colder months–but can’t come up with a system that works?
If so, this book is for you. Inside, you’ll find all you need to grow and store an abundance of fresh food that will leave you wanting more! Complete with variables to consider given your own growing situation, this one-stop guide features illustrations and trusted advice for getting your hands dirty and planting with preservation in mind.
In addition, you get 150 recipes–from Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Dried Tomato Risotto to Lavender Blueberry Jam and Fresh Mint Chutney–that help you make your just-picked, homegrown harvest work for you in the most delicious and satisfying way.
With this valuable resource, you can forget limp grocery store offerings and instead enjoy your very own bright, flavorful–and nutritious–produce that’s in season every season!
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The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
**Now a TV series *Living Biblically* airing on CBS!**
**From the *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Know-It-All* comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.**
Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers.
The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal and will make you see history’s most influential book with new eyes.
Jacobs’s quest transforms his life even more radically than the year spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica for *The Know-It-All*. His beard grows so unruly that he is regularly mistaken for a member of ZZ Top. He immerses himself in prayer, tends sheep in the Israeli desert, battles idolatry, and tells the absolute truth in all situations—much to his wife’s chagrin.
Throughout the book, Jacobs also embeds himself in a cross-section of communities that take the Bible literally. He tours a Kentucky-based creationist museum and sings hymns with Pennsylvania Amish. He dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and does Scripture study with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He discovers ancient biblical wisdom of startling relevance. And he wrestles with seemingly archaic rules that baffle the twenty-first-century brain.
Jacobs’s extraordinary undertaking yields unexpected epiphanies and challenges. A book that will charm readers both secular and religious, *The Year of Living Biblically* is part Cliff Notes to the *Bible*, part memoir, and part look into worlds unimaginable. Thou shalt not be able to put it down.

A Year in Provence

**The bestselling, much-loved classic account of an English couple enjoying the fruits of French rural living – an irresistible feast of humour and heart.**
Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Lubéron Valley and began a new life.
In a year that begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights, they also survive the unexpected and often hilarious curiosities of rural life. From mastering the local accent and enduring invasion by bumbling builders, to discovering the finer points of boules and goat-racing, all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life are conjured up in this enchanting portrait.
**’One of the most successful travel books of all time… Mayle created a new travel genre’ *Guardian***
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******Delightful’ *Washington Post*
‘Engaging, funny and richly appreciative’ *New York Times Book Review*
‘Stylish, witty, delightfully readable’* Sunday Times*
‘I really loved this book’ Julia Child

The Yankee Years

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years
When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series
Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans.
But it wasn’t easy.
Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the
clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre’s popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees’ dominance. The players who couldn’t resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre’s last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved.
Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players’ respect, and kept winning.
And, of course, *The Yankee Years* chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run.
Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.

Yahweh Dio Della Guerra

“Una lettura spassionata delle Bibbia rivela che Yahweh, i suoi atteggiamenti, le sue scelte, i suoi comportamenti schizofrenici, d ovrebbero essere oggetto di un’analisi attenta e approfondita condotta dalla psichiatria invece che dalla teologia” Mauro Biglinoautore di 5 best seller con oltre 100.000 copie venduteDio ordina il massacro di intere popolazioni. Arde per la brama di fama e potere. Sottomette con la forza Abramo e Mosè per conquistare nuove terre. Usa la terribile e potente Arca dell’Alleanza per uccidere 30.000 Israeliti in una sola battaglia.Favole d’altri tempi? Questo è ciò che riporta la Bibbia che hai in casa, il libro che, secondo la Chiesa, è ispirato dallo Spirito Santo ed è il veicolo unico tramite cui si può percorrere la via che porta alla salvezza eterna.Eppure ci sono 200 parti che rivelano chiaramente e inconfutabilmente che Yahweh, quindi Dio, non è un “vero” Dio ma un guerriero in cerca di un regno da sottomettere e desideroso di conquistare la terra di Canaan. La sua ferocia e la spietatezza gli sono valse l’appellativo di “Signore degli Eserciti”.”Uccideteli, uccideteli tutti!” gridava ai suoi, lanciandoli a compiere razzie e massacri.L’immagine rassicurante veicolata dalla tradizione canonica della divinità buona e compassionevole stride con il profilo del brutale assassino protagonista del racconto del Vecchio Testamento. Gli episodi terrificanti e reiterati, sebbene scuotano coscienze e animi, sono incontestabili, inconfutabili e descritti in modo chiaro e inoppugnabile.Anche se la verità dei fatti non piace, la soluzione non è negarla o chiudere gli occhi. Essa non svanisce o muta sostanza soltanto perché ignorata.Ecco alcuni argomenti che stai per approfondire:Mosè, Giosuè, Davide e Salomone erano generali assassini di Yahweh: l’ordine impartito era perentorio: “uccidete tutti!”Perché nel 1234, il Concilio di Tarragona ordinò di consegnare ai vescovi, entro 8 giorni, tutte le traduzioni della Bibbia in circolazione per poi bruciarle?Perchè la Chiesa ha emanato una direttiva secondo la quale il nome di Dio YHWH non deve essere né usato né pronunciato?Il legame inquietante fra la vita del Re babilonese Hammurabi e le vicende di Mosè (con 5 secoli di differenza temporale!)Davvero il Diluvio Universale è solo Biblico?Abramo non era ebreo, quindi chi era?Yahweh promette ad Abramo ricchezze, terre immense e agi a dismisura (ma non doveva essere dei poveri il regno dei cieli?)Dove si è svolta la vera storia delle Genesi? (Non in Palestina…)Se gli Angeli sono creature di puro spirito con le ali che non richiedono cibo e acqua perché nella Genesi si sporcano, sudano, cenano, si lavano e camminano come gli uomini?Le vicende complete di Yahweh, Abramo e Isacco che giocano a Risiko con il mondoPerché Giacobbe, sotto la guida da Yahweh, massacrò a più riprese i suoi consanguineiSe Dio-Yahweh è misericordioso perché i suoi nemici vengono decapitati, le loro teste sono conficcate in picche e mostrate come trofeo di battaglia? (La traduzione è indiscutibile)L’Arca dell’alleanza: l’arma in grado di uccidere 30.000 Israeliti in una sola battagliaLa bibbia conferma l’esistenza dei Giganti (di cui Dio aveva paura!): ecco le prove inconfutabili


XOXO by Lucy Felthouse
XOXO contains six kinky erotic stories set around February the 14th. Whether you’re relaxing at home or celebrating with someone special this Valentine’s day, these provocative stories will certainly set the mood.
Girls’ Day Out – Lucy Felthouse
Best friends Adriana and Sarah are not happy. Their husbands, Joey and Brent, are away at an overnight conference on Valentine’s Day, and have packed their wives off to a spa for the day to make up for it. The girls would have preferred to spend the day with their husbands, but are determined to make the most of the unexpected treat. But it soon becomes apparent that things aren’t quite what they seem.
So Oft Beguiled – Nicole Gestalt
Feeling left behind by the world Cupid gets dragged into the 21st Century and introduced to the world of online dating.
Be My Valentine – White Knightro
A spicy yet romantic tale about a man loving his wife and putting her pleasures first.
Porn Interrupted – Victoria Blisse
Pete’s Valentine’s night of surfing for porn is interrupted by an unexpectedly sexy phone call.
Valentine – Vanessa de Sade
Valentine runs away to join the circus but finds a fulfilment she didn’t expect….
The Spoon – Rigel Madsong
A chance meeting, lunch and the magic of a spoon lead the way to romance.

Xone of Contention

***New York Times* bestselling author of *Zombie Lover***
A wild and wonderful new magical adventure that leads from Xanth to Earth – and back again!
A cataclysmic cloud hangs over the enchanted land of land of Xanth. Three courageous couples must venture into the O-Xone, a cybernetic interface between Xanth and our own world, to rescue the enchanted realm from destruction.
A xany new fantasy xaga from the Master of Merriment, *Xone of Contention *is chock-filled with danger, excitement and xillions of laughs!
After a year filled with harrowing adventures, all Breanna of the Black Wave and her newfound love Justin Tree want is a little time to get to know each other better, and explore the wonders of the enchanted land of Xanth. But their incipient idyll is soon shattered by a stunning discovery. A climatic catastrophe is causing a massive meltdown that threatens to inundate the ancient forests of Xanth.
The only way to avert this dire disaster is to undertake a voyage into the distant mists of the past, to find the moment when this ghastly greenhouse effect began. And the only people who can safely make that journey are those unaffected by Xanth’s magic – normal, ordinary humans from our own world.
So Breanna and Justin turn for help to the Demon X(A/N)th (a.k.a. Nimby) and his lovely consort Chlorine. Together, they devise a daring plan. Making use of the O-Xone, a magical computer network that links the worlds of Xanth and Earth, Nimby and Chlorine make contact with Pia and Edsel, a young couple from Earth who are working on a Xanth game, and arrange to exchange bodies with them.
But an unexpected surprise awaits them on their arrival. The Demon Earth has challenged the Demon Xanth to a deadly duel for the highest possible stakes – dominion over both worlds. While Pia and Edsel range through the farthest reaches of time and space to save Xanth from destruction, Nimby must learn to live by the strange rules of our world, and defeat his ancient enemy without the benefit of his own awesome powers.
Brimming with magic, merriment, laughter and love, *Xone of Contention* is a rousing new fantasy saga in the grand Xanth tradition.