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A Place Called Hope

When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It’s not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they’re two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it’s time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony?

A Place Called Freedom

In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh – a slave by birth – is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord’s son and heir to an exploitative business empire. Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new . . . Set in an era of turbulent social changes, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent novel from the undisputed master of suspense and drama, Ken Follett. ‘A compulsive, sweeping adventure’ Today ‘Gripping historical narrative’ San Francisco Chronicle
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Pizza Camp: Recipes From Pizzeria Beddia

*Pizza Camp* is the ultimate guide to achieving pizza nirvana at home, from the chef who is making what *Bon Appetit *magazine calls “the best pizza in America.”

Joe Beddia’s pizza is old school—it’s all about the dough, the sauce, and the cheese. And after perfecting his pie-making craft at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, he’s offering his methods and recipes in a cookbook that’s anything but old school. Beginning with D’OH, SAUCE, CHEESE, and BAKING basics, Beddia takes you through the pizza-making process, teaching the foundation for making perfectly crisp, satisfyingly chewy, dangerously addictive pies at home.

With more than fifty iconic and new recipes, *Pizza Camp* delivers everything you’ll need to make unforgettable and inventive pizza, stromboli, hoagies, and more, with plenty of vegetarian options (because even the most die-hard pizza lovers can’t eat pizza every day). In this book you will find pizza combinations that have gained his pizzeria a cult following, alongside brand new recipes like:

–Bintje Potato with Cream and Rosemary
–Collard Greens with Bacon and Cream
–Roasted Corn with Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Basil
–Breakfast Pizza with Cream, Spinach, Bacon, and Eggs

Designed by Walter Green, art director of *Lucky Peach*, and packed with drawings, neighborhood photos, and lots of humor, *Pizza Camp* is a novel approach to homemade pizza.

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### Review
“I will never forgive my parents for not sending me to Pizza Camp.”

(*Jimmy Kimmel, comedian / pizza eater*)
“Joe Beddia is plowing a wonderfully irreverent path in food, a path illogically anchored in a reverence for quality and technique, but matched with a completely punk DIY ethos. This book is a map of his mind, a mind you should read into. *Pizza Camp *is ahead of its time.”

(*Hugh Acheson, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
“Never have I encountered an individual so singularly focused on his craft. Joe Beddia is hilarious, intelligent, and lovingly produces the best pizza in the f*cking universe.”

(*Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
“Not all pizzas go to heaven, but there is definitely a puffy cloud waiting for St. Joe Beddia’s work.”

(*Chris Bianco, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
### About the Author
**Joe Beddia** is the chef-owner of Pizzeria Beddia, named the best pizza in America by *Bon Appétit.* He lives in Philadelphia.

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

**Gold Medal Winner–Tops Sales World’s Best Sales and Marketing Book**
“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”
** —JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics**
“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. *Pitch Anything* reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”
**—JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media**
“What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. *Pitch Anything* makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.”
**—RALPH CRAM, Investor**
“*Pitch Anything* offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.”
**—JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle**
“If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read *Pitch Anything* and put its principles to work.”
**—STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital**
“*Pitch Anything* opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.”
** —LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group**
“I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.”
** —TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap**
“A counter-intuitive method that works.”
**—JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti**
**About the Book:**
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, *Pitch Anything *will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
*Pitch Anything* introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
**S**etting the Frame
**T**elling the Story
**R**evealing the Intrigue
**O**ffering the Prize
**N**ailing the Hookpoint
**G**etting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in *Pitch Anything* to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
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### Sinossi
**Gold Medal Winner–Tops Sales World’s Best Sales and Marketing Book**
“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”
** —JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics**
“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. *Pitch Anything* reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”
**—JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media**
“What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. *Pitch Anything* makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.”
**—RALPH CRAM, Investor**
“*Pitch Anything* offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.”
**—JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle**
“If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read *Pitch Anything* and put its principles to work.”
**—STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital**
“*Pitch Anything* opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.”
** —LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group**
“I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.”
** —TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap**
“A counter-intuitive method that works.”
**—JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti**
**About the Book:**
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, *Pitch Anything *will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
*Pitch Anything* introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
**S**etting the Frame
**T**elling the Story
**R**evealing the Intrigue
**O**ffering the Prize
**N**ailing the Hookpoint
**G**etting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in *Pitch Anything* to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
### Dalla seconda/terza di copertina
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million-and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art-it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.

Pirate Utopia

Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of *Transmetropolitan* and *Gun Machine*
Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not *entirely* unsympathetic).
The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness.
Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish world domination?

The Piper on the Mountain

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India.
When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems the inevitable verdict. But Terrell’s young step-daughter Theodosia is not convinced. She’d been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than to persuade her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime?
Bewitched by Theodosia’s beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he’s certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia herself in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim…

Pinocchio

Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he is created. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio’s amazing journey as he learns – the hard way – what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human.With Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of these timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favourite.
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Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

Television host, razor sharp political pundit, and #1 bestselling author Bill O’Reilly focuses in on where we all stand in the Age of Obama in Pinheads and Patriots. In this brave, hard-hitting, provocative volume, the author of Culture Warrior and A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity guides Americans through the extensive transformations sweeping their country and explains exactly what these profound changes mean for every one of us.

Pimp (Hard Case Crime)

Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.
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### Recensione
“In Bruen and Starr s scattershot fourth Max Fisher noir (after 2008 s”The Max”), a new designer drug called PIMP (an acronym for”peyote,” “insulin,” “mescaline,” and”psychosis”) is poised to give the ne er-do-well New York City businessman (i.e., drug dealer) another shot at the big time. Since the first book in the series, 2006 s”Bust,” in which Max and his secretary, Angela Petrakos, plotted to kill his wife, Max has fallen on hard times, appearing after his plastic surgery like Philip Seymour Hoffman after the autopsy. Meanwhile, Angela has stumbled as well, making a living in porn. But she s caught a break, too. In a metafictional twist, a movie of”Bust”is in heated development, and she s determined to produce and star. The usual torrent of pop culture references (and relentless self-references) heap satire on filmmaking and crime writing as Bruen and Starr take a comic look back at their initial collaboration. Longtime fans may enjoy the 10th-anniversary antics, but new readers might want to start with”Bust”and work their way up.” – –Publishers Weekly
“I want to kill these guys except I can t stop laughing long enough.” –Lee Child
“Perfect for those who like to laugh while the blood flows.” –Booklist
### Sinossi
Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.

The Pillars of the World

**The first novel in *New York Times* bestselling author Anne Bishop’s Tir Alainn Trilogy.**
The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses that things are changing—changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer safe.

The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone.

Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.

And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World…

The Pillars of the Earth

#1 New York Times BestsellerOprah’s Book Club SelectionThe “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.  The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

The Pilgram of Hate

SUMMARY: This omnibus contains three stories featuring Brother Cadfael, the 12th century Welsh monk and herbalist of Shrewsbury Abbey, who uses his skills amd knowledge to solve murder mysteries..

Pigs of Paradise

**“The Bahamas are famous for sun, sand—and swimming pigs.” —*National Geographic***
In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. Appearing in magazines, videos, newspapers, commercials, TV shows, and countless selfies, the Swimming Pigs of Exuma, in the Bahamas, have become a bucket-list sensation and have been named one of the marvels of the universe.
But how did they reach this celebrity status? What made them so famous? And why, in February 2017, did so many of them die?
*Pigs of Paradise* is an unlikely story of humble beginnings and a swift rise to stardom. With interviews from historians, world-renowned ecologists, famous pig owners, and boat captains, it thoughtfully considers what this phenomenon says about not only these animals but also about us.
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Pieces of Eight

Six was always there, even when I didn’t want him.
But he couldn’t hold me together, and I couldn’t be his penance.
Loss is a phantom limb. No one can see it, but the ache torments you in the night, distracts you during the day, and leaves you fragmented. I’m half a heart, half a soul, and nothing could cure the pieces he’d left behind.
Losing him was safer than loving him. Because the love that kept us coming back again and again was nothing short of madness.
But then, isn’t mad love the most honest?

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics) by Oscar Wilde, I.N.J. Culbard, Ian Edginton
“Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world worth having but youth!”
*The Picture of Dorian Gray* is a graphic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic work, stunningly re-imagined by writer Ian Edginton and artist I.N.J. Culbard. This Gothic morality tale is the story of a man who, taken by his own beauty, pledges his soul in a desperate bid for eternal youth. But when his wish is granted, things go terribly wrong. A painting of Dorian begins to age in his place, while Dorian himself becomes a dangerous narcissist who destroys everyone standing in his way until the day he is forced to come face to face with the ugliness of his own conscience.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, *The Picture of Dorian Gray*; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, *An Ideal Husband*, which pokes fun at conventional morality, *The Importance of Being Earnest*, his finest comedy, and *Salomé*, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann.
Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.