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One Day

‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’ He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’ 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: An ingenious killer disposes of a strangled corpse on a battlefield. Brother Cadfael discovers the body, and must then piece together disparate clues–including a girl in boy’s clothing, a missing treasure and a single flower–to expose a murderer’s black heart.

Once Upon a Witch

The Winchester witches have a knack for finding trouble. It doesn’t always come in the form of mysteries, though.Enjoy Hemlock Cove’s favorite band of merry witches as they embark on a trio of fabulous fantasies that take them to several different worlds that stretch the limits of their imaginations and magical abilities.This multi-book set includes the first three books in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest fantasy series.Witchy Tales: Aunt Tillie is on a rampage, and when Landon threatens to confiscate the wine she intends on selling at an area festival, she curses everyone into a fairy tale book she wrote when her great-nieces were small children. To make it back home, Bay, Clove and Thistle – along with the men they love – have to make their way through a treacherous fantasy land that doesn’t follow any standard rules. They’re old fairy tales with a modern and witchy twist, and to survive the night the witches have to overcome Aunt Tillie’s twisted mind.A Witch in Time: When Aunt Tillie is injured during a freak storm, Landon and Bay sit vigil by her hospital bedside and are drawn into her memories. It’s fun and games at first as Landon gets a glimpse at the formation of the family he loves, but things turn dire toward the end when Aunt Tillie wants to stay in the past. The three of them need to work together to return to their time … but they’re going to need a little help from Winchester family members past to make their ultimate escape.Make a Witch: Things are going well in Hemlock Cove and the Thanksgiving holiday is looming large. Before that happens, though, things go wrong (of course). It seems the new wishing well donated to Hemlock Cove by a local shop owner is granting wishes, which makes everyone happy – until those wishes go bad, of course. Between Hollywood stars being locked in basements, flying marijuana fiends and a young teenager trying to make Bay his girlfriend, the witches have their hands full as they force people to reverse wishes and find a way to turn off the magic that empowered the witching well.
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Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck
“Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the *Chicago Tribune *of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the *New York Herald Tribune *in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.

Once More Into the Abyss

Original Fiction, Novelette, Science Fiction ||
Once More Into The Abyss by Dennis Danvers is the last of three novelettes about Stan, whose parents claimed to be aliens and either perished or went home via an abyss in the middle of New Mexico. Stan is drawn back to the Abyss when his wife is offered a job there studying alien artifacts. So Stan and his family (wife, son, brother and three dogs) take a road trip.
Edited by Ellen Datlow
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On The Road

SUMMARY: Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be ‘beat’ and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that ‘set them free.’ Based on Kerouac’s adventures with Neal Cassady, ‘On the Road’ tells the story of two friends whose four cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience.

On the Beach

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.
After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, *On the Beach *is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.
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On Stranger Tides

“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.”
—Washington Post

“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.”
—William Gibson

The remarkable Tim Powers—who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare—brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth…and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never.

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On Love

A companion to *On Writing* and *On Cats*: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us.
Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a “passionate madman.” In *On Love*, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications and exaltations of love, lust, and desire. Alternating between tough and gentle, sensitive and gritty, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love—its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power.
Bukowski is brilliant on love—often amusing, sometimes playful, and fleetingly sweet. *On Love* offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. “My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough,” he writes, “as the same cat crouches.”
Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, *On Love* reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
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On Liberty and Other Essays

Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today – issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. In his Introduction John Gray describes these essays as applications of Mill’s doctrine of the Art of Life, as set out in A System of Logic. Using the resources of recent revisionist scholarship, he shows Mill’s work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow.
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On Her Majesty’s secret service

EDITORIAL REVIEW: High in the Swiss Alps, a man hunts respectability with all the cunning that made him Europe’s most ruthless criminal. Nothing is to stand in Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s way, certainly not 007.

On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject

On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject by A. Zee
**A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein’s general theory of relativity**
Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In *On Gravity*, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Inspired by Einstein’s audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy.
Concise and precise, and infused with Zee’s signature warmth and freshness of style, *On Gravity *opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.

The omnivore’s dilemma: a natural history of four meals

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us— whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed—he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

Ominous Parallels

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial ”truth,” the public good, doing one’s duty—these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’ –Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book. –Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. –Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. –Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff -Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’—Ayn Rand -Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book.—Alan Greenspan -A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic.—Chicago Tribune -A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader.—Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’ –Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book. –Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. –Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. –Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal and as sparkling As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged It s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine! Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive frightening insights Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today s world should read this book. Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. Detroit Free Press
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The Omcri Matrix

From the national bestselling author.
“Masterful.” —EXTRAPOLATIONS
In the Planet Patrol, Costa was the best. The smartest, toughest, most ambitious officer in the ranks. Until the day the Omcri—a deadly alien force of faceless assassins—kidnapped the Kublai of Drugh, killing Costa’s patrol but leaving her alive.
The brass think Costa has sold out. And now she’s on the run, desperately trying to clear her name. Her search for the truth will lead her from the back alleys of her own planet to the savage dangers of unknown worlds—and finally, into the dark heart of the Omcri Matrix.
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Old Man’s War

At seventy-five years old, John Perry is after a fresh start – so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth’s military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands …

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