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Niubi!: The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School

**How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! **
You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume’s foreign language slang series, *Niubi!* will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including flirting and dating, wheeling and dealing, and even specific Internet slang?not to mention plenty of Chinese words that are . . . well, best not to mention.
Accessible and useful to complete novices (*Niubi!* newbies), intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and illustrations, mini cultural lessons, and contextual explanations. So whether you?re planning a trip to Beijing, flirting with an online acquaintance from Shanghai, or just want to start a fight in Chinatown?*Niubi!* will ensure that nothing you say is lost in translation.

Ninth Daughter

Ninth Daughter (Abigail Adams Series #1) by Barbara Hamilton
** In the Massachusetts Colony, political upheaval turns murderous-a new series featuring First Lady Abigail Adams.**
1773: The Massachusetts colony is torn between patriots who want independence from British rule and loyalists who support the King. At the center is the educated and beautiful Abigail Adams-wife of John Adams, the leader of the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization opposing the Crown.
When a murder occurs in the home of their friend and fellow patriot, Rebecca Malvern, John is accused of the gruesome crime, which was seemingly perpetrated to obtain a secret Sons of Liberty document. With both her husband’s good name and the fate of the Sons of Liberty at stake, Abby must uncover a conspiracy that could cost them all their freedom-and their lives.

Nineteen Minutes

SUMMARY: Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens–until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened before her very own eyes–or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show–destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

Nine Tomorrows

Contents:
· I Just Make Them Up, See!
· Rejection Slips
· Profession
· The Feeling of Power
· The Dying Night
· I’m in Marsport Without Hilda
· The Gentle Vultures
· All the Troubles of the World
· Spell My Name with an S
· The Last Question
· The Ugly Little Boy [“Lastborn”]

Nine Dragons

SUMMARY: The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man’s death was no ordinary holdup. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail – a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry’s life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.

Nightshade: Night smoke

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The moment her eyes locked on Colt Nightshade, she knew he was trouble. But Lieutenant Althea Grayson prided herself on being in control, and she wouldn’t let her new partner ruin that. The man was a renegade, no respect for rules—and the worst part was he got to her. The way he challenged Althea’s thinking, stared right into her eyes…and held her in his arms. What defense could her heart have when *Nightshade* didn’t play fair? Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki was a man who got the job done no matter what the obstacle…or how beautiful she was. Ambitious executive Natalie Fletcher’s new business was going up in smoke, literally, and she needed Ryan’s help to catch the arsonist. But if he wasn’t careful, the sparks flying between him and this hothouse rose would erupt into a five-alarm blaze—and they’d both be engulfed by the *Night Smoke.*

Nights in Rodanthe

SUMMARY: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes a tender story of hope and joy, of sacrifice and forgiveness-a moving reminder that love is possible at any age, at any time, and often comes when we least expect it. At forty-five, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne’s perfect getaway will be ruined-until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At fifty-four, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort-and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King
**Includes the story “It Grows on You”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine**
The classic short story collection from #1 *New York Times *bestselling author Stephen King.
A wrong turn on a lonely road lands a wayward couple in Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon, where there’s no escaping the free nightly concert….A novelty toy becomes an unexpected and terrifying instrument of self-defense….An ex-con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars—but at what price?…A private investigator in Depression-era Los Angeles is finding his life unraveling as he discovers the shocking truth of who he really is….A third-grade teacher is willing to dig deep in order to exact revenge for his murdered wife…. These are just some of the haunting scenarios to be found in this classic collection—spellbinding tales from the darkest places and the unparalleled imagination of fiction’s master storyteller.
Stories include:
-Dolan’s Cadillac
-The End of the Whole Mess
-Suffer the Little Children
-The Night Flier
-Popsy
-It Grows on You
-Chattery Teeth
-Dedication
-The Moving Finger
-Sneakers
-You Know They Got a Hell of a Band
-Home Delivery
-Rainy Season
-My Pretty Pony
-Sorry, Right Number
-The Ten O’Clock People
-Crouch End
-The House on Maple Street
-The Fifth Quarter
-The Doctor’s Case
-Umney’s Last Case
-Head Down
-Brooklyn August

The Nightingale

Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war. Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.

**Recensie(s)**

Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You’ll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob * Daily Mail * Unforgettable * Easy Living * A gripping, emotional read * SHE magazine * A story of sibling love, friendship and loss. I cried a lot * Look magazine * A gripping tale of family, love, grief and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah * Sunday Express * Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read * Books Monthly * Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet * Publishers Weekly * Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You’ll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob * Daily Mail * Unforgettable * Easy Living * A gripping, emotional read * SHE magazine * A story of sibling love, friendship and loss. I cried a lot * Look magazine * A gripping tale of family, love, grief and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah * Sunday Express * Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read * Books Monthly * Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet * Publishers Weekly * ‘Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion’ * Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants *
(source: Bol.com)

Nightfall Two

*Nightfall Two* is the second half of a collection of Isaac Asimov’s science fiction, short stories. Each story has been selected by the author himself, and each has an introduction specifically written for this collection by Dr. Asimov. Together the two volumes showcase Isaac Asimov’s story-telling talent.

Nightfall and Other Stories

A collection of early Asimov short stories, showcasing the development of the author’s oeuvre. The title comes from Asimov’s breakthrough short story.
CONTENTS:
Nightfall – Astounding, Sept 1941
Green Patches – Galaxy, Nov 1950
Hostess – Galaxy, May 1951
Breeds There a Man . . . ? – Astounding, June 1951
C-Chute – Galaxy, Oct 1951
In a Good Cause – “New Tales of Space & Time”, 1951
What If— – Fantastic, Summer 1952
Sally – Fantastic, June 1953
Flies – F&SF, June 1953
Nobody Here But— – Star SF #1, 1953
It’s Such a Beautiful Day – Star SF #3, 1954
Strikebreaker – Original SF Stories, Jan 1957
Insert Knob A in Hole B – F&SF, Dec 1957
The Up-to-Date Sorcerer – F&SF, July 1958
Unto the Fourth Generation – F&SF, April 1959
What is this Thing Called Love? – Amazing, March 1961
The Machine That Won the War – F&SF, Oct 1961
My Son, the Physicist – Scientific American, Feb 1962
Eyes Do More Than See – F&SF, April 1965
Segregationist – Abbottempo, Book 4, 1967

Nightfall

Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall.
Scientists on the planet Kalgash discover that an eclipse – an event that occurs only every 2049 years – is imminent, and that a society unfamiliar with Darkness will be plunged into madness and chaos. They realize that their civilization will end, for the people of Kalgash have a proven fear of Darkness, but they are unable to predict the insanity and destruction that will accompany the awesome splendor of Nightfall.

Night Watch

SUMMARY: One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he’s lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won’t leave well enough alone. This Discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and impending first child. Worse still, the murderer he’s pursuing has been transported back also. Worst of all, it’s the eve of a fabled street rebellion that needlessly destroyed more than a few good (and not so good) men. Sam Vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks — though it could cost him his own personal future. Plus there’s a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing, an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes.

Night Smoke

Ryan Piasecki: A man’s man. A woman’s fantasy. The kind of guy who got the job done, no matter what the obstacles…or how beautiful they were.Natalie Fletcher: Cool, calm, collected. Until someone started making trouble for her business…and he showed up.
Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki came from the street, and he wasn’t exactly the type to make nice with an upper-crust business executive like Natalie Fletcher. His business was fires – and his instincts told him the one at Fletcher Industries was no accident. They told him something else, too – that the sparks flying between him and this very classy lady had all the makings of a five-alarm blaze…

Night shift: Night shadow

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Her voice was like whiskey, smooth and potent, but it was her contradictions that fascinated Detective Boyd Fletcher—the vulnerability beneath her tough-as-nails facade. Late-night radio announcer Cilla O’Roarke was being threatened by a caller, and it was Boyd’s job to protect her no matter what. But the sultry deejay was getting under his skin, and the undeniable attraction that sizzled between them concerned the detective…because anything could happen on the *Night Shift.* They called him Nemesis. He walked the dark alleyways alone, a shadow among shadows—and that’s the way he liked it. Until the night he saved Deborah O’Roarke from an attacker and rediscovered the quiet ache of yearning lodged in his heart. It had been a long time since he had wanted to reach out to someone…. But Deborah was an idealistic prosecutor who played by the rules and abhorred the vigilantism of her mysterious defender. Could she come to love the phantom who lurked in the *Night Shadow*?