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The illuminatus! trilogy

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“The biggest sci-fi cult novel to come along since Dune.”–The Village Voice.

From the Publisher

Filled with sex and violence–in and out of time and space–the three books of The Illuminatus are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle all the coverups of our time–from who really shot the Kennedys to why there’s a pyramid on a one-dollar bill.

If I Stay

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeenyear- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she fi nds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck…

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all makeand the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **NATIONAL BESTSELLER****The three Great Premises of Idiot America:· Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units· Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough· Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it** With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an *American Idol* contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, *Idiot America* is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves.

I Suck at Girls

From the author of the massive #1 New York Times bestseller
$#*! MY DAD SAYS, Justin Halpern, comes a laugh-out-loud funny and touching series of stories about relationships with the opposite sex, from his first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between.
The day before Justin Halpern proposed to his wife, he told his father what he was about to do. In typical fashion, his dad was unimpressed by this life-changing decision. Their conversation about his plan is where the book begins.
“You’ve been dating her four years, it ain’t like you invented a parallel f-ing universe.”
But his dad could tell he was nervous and needed a push, so he gave Justin some advice: to take an entire day, go off somewhere on his own, think about all the things he’d learned about women, relationships, and himself over the years, and make an educated guess as to whether this was the right decision.
Justin followed his advice, and at the end of the day, decided that he wanted to go ahead with his decision to put that ring on Amanda’s finger, but also that the events and people he recalled during this daylong trip down memory lane would be a really funny subject for his next book.
Justin’s journey through his past, told chronologically so that the reader’s experience echoes his own, will include: his nine-year-old fear that on his wedding night not only would his wife see him naked but that he was also obligated to have sex with her; being the last of his friends to lose his virginity at age twenty, while being the dishwasher at Hooters; taking a trip to Europe in hopes that maybe women were easier to talk to overseas, only to find that the only people he could carry on a conversation with were an Asian man who wore all denim and a one-ankled eighty-year-old obsessed with John F. Kennedy; and finally, the conversation he had with his father as he drove him to the airport to get on a plane to fly to San Francisco to propose to Amanda.
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I shall wear midnight

When she was nine, Tiffany Aching took on the Queen of Fairyland, armed with only a frying pan.

At eleven, she defeated the ancient, bodiless hiver.

At thirteen, she saved the world from the threat of endless winter.

In Tiffany’s final adventure, the young witch faces an insidious new foe, one who whispers threats of violence and quietly unleashes havoc. Evil is abroad in the land. And along with her allies, the diminutive-yet-fierce Wee Free Men, Tiffany may know evil when she sees it, but where does evil start, and where—and how—does it end?

Multiple award winner and New York Times bestseller Terry Pratchett spins a tale—both wickedly funny and profoundly chilling—about the perils of ignorance and the cost of knowledge.
**Recensie(s)**

New York Times Book Review”Like Celtic mythology fused with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”Washington Post Book World”Exuberant and irresistible.”Chicago Tribune”Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations, and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting.”The Horn Book”Pratchett’s unique blend of comedy and articulate insight is at its very best.”
(source: Bol.com)

I know why the caged bird sings

Amazon.com Review

In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life, including a tragic occurrence while visiting her mother in St. Louis and her formative years spent in California–where an unwanted pregnancy changed her life forever. Marvelously told, with Angelou’s “gift for language and observation,” this “remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are shamefully ignorant.”

From School Library Journal

Grade 10 Up. Two slender volumes that present critical information about popular classic titles. Bloom’s introduction is followed by a short biographical sketch of each author and then a detailed thematic and structural analysis that summarizes the novel in question, chapter by chapter. Excerpts from critical essays constitute the major portion of each book. Some of the essays on The Sun center around character analysis, especially of the main female character, Brett Ashley. Other entries include comparisons to other works of literature including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and discussions of the symbolism, morality, and the work’s historical context. Hemingway’s own interpretation of the book and a letter from Fitzgerald to Hemingway about its flaws are excerpted. In the second book, the writings explore Angelou’s use of language, her narrative technique, unique qualities of Caged Bird, comparisons with other works, and opposition to it. Motherhood, racial pride and self-hatred, rape, and honesty are among the issues explored. While similar material may be found in many other places, these series titles will be useful resources.?Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, TX
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

I Am Ozzy

EDITORIAL REVIEW: “They’ve said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: ‘He bit the head off a bat.’ Yes. ‘He bit the head off a dove.’ Yes. But then you hear things like, ‘Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn’t perform until he’d killed fifteen puppies . . .’ Now *me*, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I’ve got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I’ve killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I’ve been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I’m still alive, and I don’t know what to say. When I was growing up, if you’d have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn’t have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain’t gonna be pretty. I’ve done some bad things in my time. I’ve always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain’t the *devil*. I’m just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.”

I Am Number Four

John Smith is not your average teenager.
He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.
But you can’t run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about – and who care about him. Never in John’s short life has there been space for friendship, or even love.
But it’s just a matter of time before John’s secret is revealed.
He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed.
John is Number Four. He knows that he is next..
**Recensie(s)**

Terrifically propulsive. –Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

**A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
****As seen on Netflix with David Letterman**
“I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.”
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
*I AM MALALA *is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
*I AM MALALA *will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
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Hush: A Novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *New York Times* bestselling author and *Cosmopolitan*’s editor-in-chief returns with a sizzling, page-turning thriller in which an ordinary woman flees the scene of a murder—and realizes it’s not just the law that’s hunting her. When Lake Warren learns that her husband, Jack, is suing for full custody of their two kids four months after their separation, she’s pretty certain that things can’t get any worse. The upside is that she’s working with the Advanced Fertility Center as a marketing consultant, alongside the attractive, flirtatious Dr. Keaton. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake finds Keaton with his throat slashed and discovers that things can indeed become worse—they can become deadly. So as not to jeopardize her case for custody, Lake is forced to lie to the police. Having just been intimate with a man who has been murdered, and wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own search for the truth. Meanwhile, the police start looking at her closely, people at the clinic start treating her with hostility, and strange clues begin dropping—quite literally—on her doorstep, and Lake realizes that she is dangerously close to dark secrets, both about Keaton and the clinic. But can Lake stop what she’s started before it’s too late?

Hunting Memories

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The co-author of the bestselling Noble Dead novels continues her “exhilarating”(*SF Revu*) new vampire series.** Eleisha Clevon has begun a correspondence with fellow vampire Rose de Spenser. Both reluctant predators, they venture outside only when the hunger becomes unbearable, trying not to draw attention to themselves-and feel guilty when ending human lives. But Eleisha has learned a way to draw blood from her victims without killing them. She wants to share this knowledge with like-minded vampires and create a haven where they can exist together-and forge a united front against Julian Ashton, a vampire who has been hunting down and destroying his own kind…

Hunter’s Moon: A Novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: After a long absence, novelist CJ Baxter returns to his hometown of Adelia in upstate New York for his grandfather’s funeral. Facing a messy divorce and doubting his talent as a writer, CJ is forced to confront secrets that have tormented him since childhood. To complicate matters, his brother Graham is running for a Senate seat, and the family is intent on keeping the most damaging secret–surrounding a murder and its cover-up–in the family, for fear the truth would ruin Graham’s chances at winning. But with CJ airing their dirty laundry in his books, the family is forced to deal with him. CJ must find a way to remain safe while coming to terms with the newfound faith that compelled him to return to Adelia in the first place.

Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Hungry Girl* mania is sweeping the nation! *The New York Times* bestselling phenomenon delivers even more yum-tastic recipes in an easy-to-use cookbook containing 200 Hungry Girl recipes all under 200 calories. Recipes include: * H-O-T Hot Boneless Buffalo Wings * Sassy Southwestern Roll-Ups * Cheesy-Good Cornbread Muffins * Holy Moly Guacamole * HG s So Low Mein w/Chicken * Cheeseburger Lettuce Cups ; * Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisp Puddin Shake * Swirls Gone Wild Cheesecake Brownies * Personal Pretzel-Bottomed Ice Cream Pie, and many more.Told with Lisa’s signature wit and sassy style, these recipes are as fun to read as they are to make!

Human

SUMMARY: One of the world’s leading neuroscientists explores how best to understand the human condition by examining the biological, psychological, and highly social nature of our species within the social context of our lives. What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? In his widely accessible style, Michael Gazzaniga looks to a broad range of studies to pinpoint the change that made us thinking, sentient humans, different from our predecessors. Neuroscience has been fixated on the life of the psychological self for the past fifty years, focusing on the brain systems underlying language, memory, emotion, and perception. What it has not done is consider the stark reality that most of the time we humans are thinking about social processes, comparing ourselves to and estimating the intentions of others. In “Human,” Gazzaniga explores a number of related issues, including what makes human brains unique, the importance of language and art in defining the human condition, the nature of human consciousness, and even artificial intelligence.

Hull Zero Three

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A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination-unknown. Its purpose-a mystery.
Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home-a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms-he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.
All he has are questions– Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03?
All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.
**HULL ZERO THREE** is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride through the darkest reaches of space.
(source: Bol.com)

Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family–and a Whole Town–about Hope and Happy Endings

SUMMARY: Huck is a page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family’s devotion to each other. Michael was four when his relentless campaign for a dog began. At seven he made a PowerPoint presentation, “My Dog,” with headings like “A Childhood Without a Dog is a Sad Thing.” His parents, Janet and Rich, were steadfast; bringing a dog into their fast-paced New York City lives was utterly impractical. However, on a trip to Italy, a chance happening leads Janet to reconsider, a decision then hastened by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Janet decides the excitement of a new puppy would be the perfect antidote to the strain on the family of months of arduous treatments for her illness. The prospect of a new puppy would be an affirmation of life, a powerful talisman for them all. On Thanksgiving weekend, soon after the grueling months of treatments are over, Huck, a sweet, mischievous, red-haired, toy poodle joins the family and wins everyone’s heart. A few months later the family ventures to baseball’s spring training, leaving Huck with Janet’s sister in Ramsey, New Jersey. Barely twenty-four hours into the trip, Janet receives the dreaded phone call: Huck has slipped through the backyard fence and run away. Broken-hearted and frantic, the family catches the first plane to New Jersey to begin a search for their lost puppy. It is a race against time, for little Huck is now lost in an area entirely unfamiliar to him, facing the threat of bears and coyotes, swamps and freezing temperatures, rain and fast cars. Moved by the family’s plight, strangers – from school children to townspeople to the police lieutenant – join the search, one that proves to be an unyielding test of determination and faith. Touching and warm-hearted, Huck is a spirit-lifting story about resilience, the generosity of strangers, and hope.