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Pakistan

DAILY TELEGRAPH and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2012 2011 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST In the wake of Pakistan’s development of nuclear weapons, unpoliceable border areas, shelter of the Afghan Taliban and Bin Laden, and the spread of terrorist attacks by groups based in Pakistan to London, Bombay and New York, there is a clear need to look further than the simple image of a failed state so often portrayed in the media, and to see instead a country of immense complexity and importance. Lieven’s profound and sophisticated analysis paves the way for clearer understanding of this remarkable and highly contradictory country.
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Superb … Few writers offer the insight and deep knowledge that Lieven has of a country critical for the West but one often caricatured by the media and rarely understood by Western policy makers … Timely and compelling — Maleeha Lodhi This is a wonderful book, full of learning, wisdom, humour and common sense — Peter Oborne Daily Telegraph One cannot give Lieven enough credit … The book seamlessly flows with historical analysis, anthropological investigation, and painstaking contextualisation … It is both grand in its scholastic description and in its journalistic flair — Ahmad Ali Khalid Dawn A finely researched blend of the nation’s 64-year history … Lieven’s feat lies in his remarkable, flesh-and-blood portrait of the nation … this nuanced analysis should be read, and learned from The Independent By far the most insightful survey of Pakistan I have read in recent years … a vital book … detailed and nuanced — Mohsin Hamid New York Review of Books Lieven captures the richness of the place wonderfully. His book has the virtues of both journalism and scholarship The Economist An important corrective to the monolithic view of Pakistan … fresh and deeply informed — Patrick French Mail on Sunday A brilliantly articulated and researched argument … Lieven is a wonderful writer. There are frequent moments of dark humour … and descriptions that a novelist might envy — Kamila Shamsie The Times Everybody nowadays seems to take a view on Pakistan. Very few know what they’re talking about. Anatol Lieven is that rare observer … Pakistan: A Hard Country … fills a large gap in our understanding Edward Luce, author of ‘In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India’ The publication of Pakistan: A Hard Country could not be more timely … illuminating as well as entertaining The Spectator With patience and determination, Lieven observes and records all aspects of the curiosity otherwise known as Pakistan … A sweeping and insightful narrative — Mohammed Hanif The New York Times
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Painted Cities

Lorna Brown is an artist specialising in watercolour architectural paintings thatr represent something other than just bricks and mortar. With a keenness for adventure, she likes to hunt for new places to paint; buildings with character and story that represent the people who have occupied these spaces in the past in the past, present and future.
Lorna has travelled around the world to produce this collection of illustrations of street art in urban landscapes. Visiting London, Helsinki, Berlin, Cairo, Bethlehem, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Christchurch, Melbourne, Painted Cities demonstrates thow the architecture shapes the unique street art in each city and tells the story of the painters and people who live there.

The Painted Art Journal

**Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity!**
*The Painted Art Journal* opens doors to your most personal and authentic art yet. Tell your story as only you can, through a series of guided projects that culminate in a beautiful, autobiographical art journal worthy of passing along to future generations. Along the way, you will hone your own unique style of artful storytelling, filled with the images, colors and symbols that resonate most powerfully with you.
Twenty-four inventive, step-by-step prompts help you to:
* Set the scene for making art–from establishing rituals that unlock creativity to curating a personal storyboard.
* Draw inspiration from photos, typography, sketches, childhood memories, quotes and more.
* Shape your story with timelines, gathered-word poetry and simple approaches to portraits.
* Express yourself through an exciting range of mixed-media techniques, using everything from pen and ink, markers and watercolor to image transfers, printmaking with linocuts, acrylic and collage.
A book unlike any other, *The Painted Art Journal* is all about digging deeper, honoring your life, and coming away with a truer understanding of yourself and your art. 
“Each of our stories is so different, lovely and broken in its own way.” –Jeanne Oliver
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The Pagan Stone

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ electrifying trilogy comes to an end, as three men and three women join forces–and hearts–to battle the ultimate evil. Years ago, after their blood brother ritual, Gage, Fox, and Caleb each emerged from the woods with a piece of bloodstone. Now, it will become their weapon in the final fight against the demon they awakened. Winner take all… Shared nightmares, visions of blood and fire, and random violence begin to plague the longtime friends and the women bound to them by fate. None of them can ignore the fact that, this year, the demon has grown stronger–feeding off of the terror it creates. But now, the three pieces of the bloodstone have been fused back together. If only they could figure out how to use it. A gambling man like Gage has no trouble betting on his crew to find a way. And though he and Cybil share the gift of seeing the future, that’s all they share. But Gage knows that a woman like Cybil–with her brains and strength and devastating beauty–can only bring him luck. Good or bad has yet to be determined–and could mean the difference between absolute destruction or an end to Hawkins Hollow’s nightmare… Don’t miss the other books in the Sign of Seven Trilogy Blood Brothers The Hollow
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America’s favorite writer. –The New Yorker Although the odds are against them, this band of friends and lovers has strengthened and grown over the course of this series…Terror, blood, fire and death ensure that this story ends with a world-class bang! –RT Book Reviews
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The Pact

SUMMARY: Jodi Picoult’s extraordinary tale of love, friendship and family dares to explore the terrifying secrets that lurk in the hearts of the people we think we know inside and out. Emily Gold and Chris Harte are soul mates. They have lived next door since they were born, sharing everything from chicken pox to Chinese food, and in high school their friendship blossoms into something more. Then a midnight call from the hospital changes everything: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There’s a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father’s cabinet – a bullet Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a detective has doubts about the suicide pact theory and slowly Chris’s and Emily’s closely guarded secrets are revealed as the real truth about the lead up to that night unfolds. The Pact is a compelling story of friendship and family, betrayal and anguish, and the unforeseen consequences of love.

Packed: The Enforcer

Tek Harlow and Mari Buchanan had been on again off again lovers for years, even though her family forbade it. When Mari came back to town – again – and decided she wanted to become more involved in her extended, intricate family’s life, that came with the restriction that she and Tek not see each other at all.
But the werewolf pack’s second in command and the sister of the current pack leader found it nearly impossible to keep their hands off each other, until her brother discovered they’d been ignoring his rule all along. His ultimatum was harsh and succinct: either stay away from each other and be a part of the pack, or continue as they were and be shunned forever.
Although they made the unenviable choice of deciding to remain within the fold, a near tragedy may prove to pave the way for them to come together permanently, with everyone’s blessing.
Disclaimer: Packed, The Enforcer is the love story of Tek, a werewolf enforcer and Mari, sister of the Alpha. Tek and Mari are a combustible duo, and their romance contains graphic sexual and spanking scenes.

Pack Justice

Sean’s guardian angel is a feline, but his spirit cheetah prefers rival attorney, Andrea Morgan, over him. Trapped in a failing, dangerous marriage and stalked by an accomplice of one of the most dangerous criminals he’s ever prosecuted, Sean’s troubles are just beginning.
A vacation should have offered him a chance to save his relationship with his wife, Idette. Instead, Sean learns he isn’t the only one with a secret, and his discovery of his wife’s true nature should have killed him.
To ensure Sean’s survival, his cheetah strikes a bargain with a wolf. Faced with life-long enslavement to his wife, becoming an instrument of pack justice seems like the far better alternative.
Unfortunately, pack justice is as brutal as it is swift, and should Sean fail to put an end to Idette’s machinations, everything he values will be targeted and destroyed, including his chance to be with the one woman who might be able to help him salvage the ruins of his life.

A Pack for Christmas

Happy Holidays…or not!For Rafir Caras, his dream of a pack for Christmas may be snuffed out before the holiday season begins. Torn between his lovers, the addition of uninvited guests, and the pressure of forming a new pack may spell the end of all his hopes and dreams.A Pack for Christmas, Book 7 in the bestselling Kansas City Vampires series from USA Today bestselling GLBT romance author Renee George, writing as G.R. George will keep you turning the pages from beginning to end.Rafir Caras, a very sexy werewolf, is struggling to make his new pack work—especially around the holiday. Alex Gibbs, his vampire lover and the newest pack member, wants a real family Christmas, tree trimming and all. Rafir’s other lover and longtime pack member Julia Deihl wants nothing to do with the winter holiday, and Rafir is afraid she doesn’t want anything to do with Alex either. The distance growing between them all has become nearly insurmountable.To make matters worse, a rival alpha shows up to challenge Rafir, Alex is surprised by an old boyfriend, and Julia’s estranged parents arrive for a holiday visit that could end with her leaving Kansas City forever.The three of them are heading down a path of no return. If they can’t maneuver their pasts and survive the challenge of their present, they might not have a future to salvage.This contemporary gay romance contains vampires, shapeshifters, gay and bisexual explicit erotic content and is not intended for readers under 18.Previously Published: (2006) Changeling Press | (2016) G.R. George

Pack Balance

*She must learn to balance her human nature with his wolf. *
Julie Sullivan made a horrible mistake. She left the man she loved when she learned about his shifter abilities. Now she’s back in Clear Creek and she is determined to win him back.
Cooper Grainger is working hard trying to find the people responsible for the illegal drug that is killing the shifters of his city. He’s closing in on his suspect when he runs into the one woman who can bring him to his knees.
But just when Julie and Cooper finally come together to try to get back the time they lost, Cooper’s enemies strike. Cooper must trust his friends and family to keep the woman he loves safe. Julie must accept Cooper as his true self—half man and half wolf. Will they succeed or will evil prevail?
*Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.*
General Release Date: 15th September 2015

The Pacific

The Pacific is een miniserie van de Amerikaanse tv-zender hbo, geproduceerd door Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg en Gary Goetzman, het producerende team achter de miniserie Band of Brothers uit 2001, die met een Emmy Award en een Golden Globe is bekroond. Deze nieuwe tiendelige miniserie volgt de met elkaar verweven avonturen van drie Amerikaanse mariniers — Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) en John Basilone (Jon Seda) — tegen de achtergrond van de strijd in de Pacific tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. In The Pacific worden deze mannen en hun collega-mariniers gevolgd vanaf hun eerste slag tegen de Japanners op Guadalcanal, van de tropische regenwouden van Cape Gloucester en de bolwerken op Peleliu tot de bloedige strijd op de stranden van Iwo Jima en de gruwelen van Okinawa. Uiteindelijk, na de overwinning op de Japanners, volgt hun triomfantelijke maar ongemakkelijke terugkeer naar huis.
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Na het enorme succes van de tv-serie ‘Band of Brothers*, waarin de historische belevenissen worden getoond van de landing van de Amerikanen in Normandië in 1944 tot de val van Berlijn in 1945, besloten producenten Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg en Gary Goetzman dat een vervolg niet kon uitblijven. Ditmaal een tiendelige serie over de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de Stille Oceaan. Het verhaal wordt opgebouwd rond de oorlogservaringen van vijf mariniers en een gevechtspiloot tegen de achtergrond van de ‘island hopping campaign’ van het Amerikaanse Korps Mariniers en de Amerikaanse Marine. In dit boek, dat n.a.v. de televisieserie is gemaakt, het ware levensverhaal van de hoofdpersonen uit de serie: Austin C. ‘Shifty’ Shofner, Vernon ‘Mike’ Micheel, Sidney C. Phillips, ‘Manila John’ Basilone, Eugene B. Sledge en Robert ‘Lucky’ Leckie. Historicus Hugh Ambrose, consulent bij de tv-serie ‘The Pacific’**, plaatst in dit boek de persoonlijke belevenissen van de hoofdpersonen in de bredere context van de Amerikaanse oorlogsinspanningen tegen Japan en de verbeten gevechtsacties op eilanden als Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Okinawa en Iwo Jima. Het boek is voorzien van eenvoudige overzichtskaarten en originele zwart-wit foto’s uit het leven van de hoofdpersonen. Een indrukwekkend document. Kleine druk.E. Westerhuis
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Pacific Vortex!

SUMMARY: Dirk Pitt’s first, most terrific adventure! Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex — a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America’s deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt’s job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt’s mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex!

Overture to Death

Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn Series #8) by Ngaio Marsh
Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others’ lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman — and may soon stage a repeat performance.

Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue

Restore Adrenal Balance and Regain Your Energy, Vitality, and Health

Your adrenal glands play a key role in helping you control stress and maintain energy throughout the day. When these small but important glands malfunction, you may start to notice the telltale signs of adrenal fatigue. Decreased energy, weight gain, mood changes, inability to handle stress, and a weakened immune system are just a few of the symptoms of adrenal imbalance. It can slow you down, interfere with your overall sense of wellness, and even make you feel depressed.

If you suspect that adrenal imbalance is causing symptoms for you, this book will help you figure out what’s going wrong and partner with your health care provider to find solutions. In Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, you’ll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices. This complete guide to optimizing adrenal health will give you the tools you’ll need to get your symptoms under control and regain the energy to enjoy your active lifestyle.

* Rebuild fatigued adrenals with balancing herbs and supplements

* Eat for all-day energy and improved concentration

* Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques to reduce stress

* Learn about medications that can help

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As a clinician who has worked with adrenally fatigued patients for more than fifteen years, this is the book I have been waiting for! This is a concise, practical guide for truly healing the adrenal glands. Not only does Kathryn Simpson provide an excellent in-depth section on the causes and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, she also clearly outlines the optimal diet, supplements, and herbs that can help reverse this condition. If you feel fatigued or burnt-out, follow the steps outlined in this guide and you will change your life! This is definitely a book I will recommend to my patients and to anyone suffering with this all-too-prevalent condition. –Robin Marzi, RD, nutritional consultant
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Outwit: Spellslingers Academy of Magic (Enforcer of the East Book 1)

**Some secrets are best left buried…**
I’m a Third Year now at Spellslingers Academy of Magic and my professors worry that I’m not meeting my full potential–that I’m holding back–so I know I’ve got to prove myself. I’ll do anything to keep my place as an Enforcer of the East. It’s important that I go as far away as possible, not that I can ever admit the reason why. When I stumble upon a dozen bodies during a weekend field trip, though, the world comes to a screeching halt. Thanks to bad timing, I end up stuck in the company of a frustrating yet sexy werewolf called Callan, a member of the League of Local Paranormals. Together, we need to endure each other’s company and bring a murderer to justice.
Can I stop a mass murderer before he strikes again or will my past be my unraveling?
***Outwit****: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Enforcer of the East (Book 1) is an urban fantasy mystery with humor, action and adventure, a powerful heroine, and a shiftastic hero. ** *
Keep an eye out for Outlaw, Book 2, coming soon!
*Other books in the Spellslingers world include:*
Bryn’s trilogy—
Outcast, Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed, Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast, Warden of the West, Book 3
Dani’s trilogy–
Outlier, Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox, Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak, Sentry of the South, Book 3
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**Some secrets are best left buried…**
I’m a Third Year now at Spellslingers Academy of Magic and my professors worry that I’m not meeting my full potential–that I’m holding back–so I know I’ve got to prove myself. I’ll do anything to keep my place as an Enforcer of the East. It’s important that I go as far away as possible, not that I can ever admit the reason why. When I stumble upon a dozen bodies during a weekend field trip, though, the world comes to a screeching halt. Thanks to bad timing, I end up stuck in the company of a frustrating yet sexy werewolf called Callan, a member of the League of Local Paranormals. Together, we need to endure each other’s company and bring a murderer to justice.
Can I stop a mass murderer before he strikes again or will my past be my unraveling?
***Outwit****: Spellslingers Academy of Magic, Enforcer of the East (Book 1) is an urban fantasy mystery with humor, action and adventure, a powerful heroine, and a shiftastic hero. ** *
Keep an eye out for Outlaw, Book 2, coming soon!
*Other books in the Spellslingers world include:*
Bryn’s trilogy—
Outcast, Warden of the West, Book 1
Outclassed, Warden of the West, Book 2
Outlast, Warden of the West, Book 3
Dani’s trilogy–
Outlier, Sentry of the South, Book 1
Outfox, Sentry of the South, Book 2
Outbreak, Sentry of the South, Book 3

The Outsiders

Winnie Monks has never forgotten, or forgiven, the death of a young agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian army major turned gangster. Now, years later, she hears the Major is travelling to a villa on the Costa del Sol. For the young British couple housesitting it is supposed to be a carefree break in the sun. But when the secret service team arrives in paradise, everything changes.

The Outsiders

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The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
*The Outsiders* is a book that delves deeply into the hearts, minds, and stories of a group that had no voice before S. E. Hinton gave them one. She began writing the book at age 15, spurred on by the disturbing trend she saw growing in her high school towards division between groups. “I was worried and angered by the social situation,” Hinton writes. “I saw two groups at the extreme ends of the social scale behaving in an idiotic fashion — one group was being condemned and one wasn’t…. When a friend of mine was beaten up for no other reason than that some people didn’t like the way he combed his hair, I took my anger out by writing about it.”
Thirty years after it was first published, *The Outsiders* still carries the same frightening and unifying messages for teens (and readers of all ages). The ruthlessly realistic and violent story of the Greasers and the Socs, rival gangs from very different sides of the railroad tracks, is narrated by Ponyboy Curtis, a smart, sensitive kid who has grown to become one of the most recognizable figures in the history of young adult literature. Any teen who has ever felt isolated or different can identify with Ponyboy, a kid forced to be tough on the outside, but who underneath is just as scared and needy as anyone. Hinton herself has said that she has never written a character as close to her own self as Ponyboy is. Young Adult fiction was shaped and defined by Susan Eloise Hinton, and the realism she attached to the genre became the norm, enabling later writers like Robert Cormier and Judy Blume to find characters and voices that actually spoke to adolescents. Since 1967, Ponyboy has become the hero for countless teenagers nationwide as *The Outsiders* stands to influence an entire new legion of adolescents who need Ponyboy as much as ever.