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This Is Your Brain On Sex

Previously published as Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships.

PHILOSOPHERS, THEOLOGIANS, ARTISTS, AND BOY BANDS HAVE WAXED poetic for centuries about the nature of love. But what does the brain have to say about the way we carry our hearts? In the wake of a divorce, science writer and single mother Kayt Sukel made herself a guinea pig in the labs of some unusual love experts to find out. This Is Your Brain on Sex is her lively and hilarious examination of the big questions about love and sex, previously published in hardcover as Dirty Minds.

Each chapter of this edgy romp through the romantic brain looks at a different aspect of love above the belt. What in your brain makes you love someone—or simply lust after them? Why do good girls like bad boys? Is monogamy practical? How thin is that line between love and hate? After reading this gimlet-eyed look at love, sex, and the brain, you’ll never look at romance the same way again.

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The Thirteenth Tale

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When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny.
*All children mythologize their birth*…So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter’s collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.
The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.
As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.
Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida’s storytelling but remains suspicious of the author’s sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.
*The Thirteenth Tale* is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.

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A fireside mystery with all the grisly trimmings — Catherine Shoard Evening Standard This surprise bestseller is an enjoyably windswept story of incest, unnatural love and northern nastiness — Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT highly accomplished…intriguing twists galore — Katie Owen Daily Telegraph a captivating read FIRST A firesdie mystery with all the grisly trimmings LONDON LITE An involving and engrossing tale full of twists and turns…hard to put down! My Weekly riveting from start to finish THE LADY The Thirteenth Tale has all the ingredients of a gripping thriller with twists, turns and false leads to keep you guessing…a beautifully written and absorbing mystery WOMAN & HOME
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Thirteen Forgotten Worlds

Fresh from his High School graduation, Pierce thought he was going to Harvard. His future was chosen, set, and finalized. A done deal. All that changes when a morning run brings him face-to-face with truths very few people know: thirteen worlds intersect with our own at a place called the Seams. Most people cannot remember them because their minds are incapable of comprehending the Seams or anything that comes from there. But a few people are different. They remember. Now, more than anything, Pierce wants to become a Seam Warden. They guard our world, enforcing laws and protecting those other-world citizens who live here peacefully. But as Pierce trains to become a Seam Warden, he uncovers a traitor selling advanced technology to those who can’t possibly understand it. When that technology endangers an old friend’s life, Pierce has to violate orders and risk his only chance at becoming a Seam Warden to find the traitor and save his friend before it’s too late.
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Third Twin

The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But Jeannie’s breakthrough project is threatened by the appearance of a sudden impossibility–identical twins born weeks apart to different mothers at separate locations. When Jeannie’s research assistant, Lisa, is raped, Steve Logan, a young law student who is one of Jeannie’s research subjects, is identified in a police lineup as Lisa’s attacker. Logan’s genetic tests reveal no violent behavior patterns. Then Jeannie stumbles upon the beginnings of a stunning revelation. Logan is unaware of the existence of a criminal twin brother in jail. Jeannie is convinced of Steve’s innocence, yet her judgment may be clouded by her growing emotional attachment to him. By now Jeannie’s problems are mounting. Berrington Jones, Jeannie’s arrogant and intimidating boss, is a world-renowned authority on biotechnical engineering. He and his partners are involved in devious but lucrative negotiations to sell Genetco, their biogenetic research company. Jeannie’s research poses a major threat to their impending millions. Jones arranges to have Jeannie fired.Stunned and feeling helpless, Jeannie doesn’t understand why this has happened to her. With Steve and his brother in jail, who is committing these sex crimes? While acting on a hunch that might solve the mystery surrounding Steve and his brother’s birth, Jeannie is violently attacked by yet another twin who looks exactly like Steve. Determined to protect her research program and convinced her former boss hassomething important to hide, a terrified Jeannie has no other choice but to find out why Jones and his partners will stop at nothing to discredit her work.

The Third Option (A Mitch Rapp Novel)

**#1 *New York Times *bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture
Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (*Booklist*) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.**
When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.
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Praise for Vince Flynn
THE THIRD OPTION
‘A sensational novel that will add more critical acclaim to a writer at his peak’ Publishing News
‘Page-Turner of the week’ People Magazine
‘Flynn’s high-energy prose sets a terrific pace, and he generates plenty of suspense’ Booklist
TRANSFER OF POWER
‘Right out of today’s headlines … A wonderful romp through the halls of power … The action is bloody good and the concluding chapters are complex, chilling and satisfying.’ The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
‘Flynn keeps the action moving’ Houston Chronicle
‘Moves at breakneck speed … you won’t be able to put it down’ Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)
TERM LIMITS
‘A page-turning read’ Larry King, USA Today
‘A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insider lowdown on D.C. politics’ Minneapolis Star Tribune
‘Ingenious … outpaces anything recently published, including Clancy’ The Florida Times-Union
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**#1 *New York Times *bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture
Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (*Booklist*) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.**
When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.

The Third Kingdom

The story that began as a simple Retriever case has become the tale of the fight against a thousand years of evil.
The wolf shifters have Niceros to take down. The Vampire Twins have to deal with Cassius. The Second Kingdom is in disarray and Simeon, Asher and Phin are desperate to calm the unrest.
An alpha needs to accept his role, a blood demon has to become the King he was meant to be, and the Vampire twins have to end the war.
Against all this, Reuben and Ethan, lovers separated for a millennium, are thrown back in to a war to end the poison that is Ludvik Peitrol.
In a battle on the barren fields of Arberfan is where this story will end.
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Third girl

SUMMARY: A desperate woman seeks the aid of Hercule Poirot in a matter of life and death. A near-lethal dose of poison, a blood-stained knife, a revolver, and a family who aren’t what they seem all figure in an extraordinary case that takes the celebrated Belgian detective from a village estate to the bohemian streets of London.

Thinner

EDITORIAL REVIEW: After an old gypsy woman is killed by his car, lawyer Billy Halleck is stricken with a flesh-wasting malady and must undertake a nightmarish journey to confront the forces of death. Movie tie-in. Book available.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the highly anticipated *Thinking, Fast and Slow*, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. *Thinking, Fast and Slow* will transform the way you think about thinking.

Thinking Is Overrated: Empty Brain — Happy Brain

Find the happiness of emptiness. Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. We can reach this state through meditation, concentration, music, or even during sex. In fact, our brain loves emptiness — it makes us happy. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage of it. He explains how to overcome the evolutionary attentiveness of your brain and take a break from thinking — a skill that’s more important than ever in an increasingly frantic world.

Think!: Before It’s Too Late

SUMMARY: The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to Edward de Bono, current thinking cannot solve world problems because current thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a car using only one wheel. There’s nothing wrong with that one wheel–conventional thinking–but we could all get a lot further if we used all four. De Bono examines why we think the way we do from a historical perspective and uses some of his famous thinking techniques combined with new ideas to show us how to change the way we think. If we strengthen our ability and raise our thinking level, other areas of our life–both personal and business success–will improve. De Bono is the master of the original big “concept” book and his enticement to us to use our minds as constructively as possible should appeal to a whole new generation of fans.

Think Small: The Tiniest Art in the World

From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to all things infinitesimally small. Replete with more than 200 images of miniature masterpieces— including intricately carved pencil leads, fantastical dioramas floating in test tubes, ceramic vases smaller than a sixsided die, crystal cityscape shells designed for hermit crabs, and more—*Think Small* is sure to make a big impression.
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Thieves’ Dozen

Selected from hundreds of stories and spanning decades of work, this entertaining collection of suspenseful adventures featuring the irrepressible John Dortmunder includes “Ask a Silly Question,” “A Midsummer’s Daydream,” “Party Animal,” “Jumble Sale,” “Horse Laugh,” and “Fugue for Felons,” among others. Original.
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Thief of Time

Thief of Time (Discworld Series #26) by Terry Pratchett
Time itself is threatened— and it’s up to the History Monks to save it in Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld® series
Everybody wants more time. Which is why, on Discworld, only the experts can manage it—the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it’s wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish *really* need?) to places like cities, where busy denizens lament never having enough of it.
While everyone talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He’s going to stop. Well, stop time, that is, by building the world’s first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, time—as we know it—will end. And then the trouble will *really* begin . . .

Thief of Lives

EDITORIAL REVIEW: On the heels of DHAMPIR, Barb and J.C. Hendee’s acclaimed Fantasy debut, comes THIEF OF LIVES, the new novel featuring Magiere and Leesil, Slayers of the Undead…. Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska — now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil — she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern. But far away in the capital city of Bela, a prominent councilman’s daughter has been found dead on her own doorstep… and all signs point to a vampire. Knowing that the battered and burned village of Miiska could use an infusion of cash, Bela’s town council offers a generous bounty to the dhampir if she will slay their vampire. Magiere resists, wanting nothing more than to forget her past and ignore her half-vampire nature. Only Leesil can persuade Magiere to follow her destiny — before more innocent lives are claimed by darkness.

Thicker Than Blood

*If you are going through hell… keep going…*
Wounded, defeated, and flung across the wilderness, Jade Crow and her peeps faced their worst enemy and not all have escaped… or survived.
Separated from her friends, their fates unknown, and without her magic, Jade must discover her own heritage and unlock her true powers… or else her next fight with Samir will be her last.
For Jade, life has come down to two choices… 
Level up. Or die.