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Christmas Cake

“The perfect recipe for friendship, *Christmas Cake* is a delightful read for the holidays. This is a book to be shared, a story to be treasured.”
—Joan Medlicott, author of *The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love*
In a long-awaited sequel to her beloved national bestseller *Friendship Cake, *author Lynne Hinton returns to the town of Hope Springs with *Christmas Cake, *a heartwarming story that celebrates the close and lifelong bonds among women. Set in a small fictional Southern community as unforgettable as Jan Karon’s   Mitford, *Christmas Cake *movingly addresses issues of life and death, faith and love—and good cooking!


Evil is alive in Libertyville. It inhabits a custom painted Red and White 1958 Plymouth Fury and the teenage boy, Arnold Cunningham, who buys it from the strange Roland LeBay. Helped by Arnold’s girlfriend Leigh Cabot, Dennis Guilder embarks to find out the real truth behind Christine and finds more than he bargained for: From murder, to suicide, and a strange feeling that surrounds Christine – she gets even with anyone that crosses her! Can Dennis save Arnold from the evil that is Christine?

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity’s essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

The Chosen

The Chosen (Rogue Angel Series #4) by Alex Archer
Archaeologist Annja Creed believes there’s more to the apparitions of *Santo Niño*—the Holy Child—luring thousands of pilgrims to Santa Fe. Other sightings of strange and anomalous creatures in the area indicate a mystery more profane than sacred—with links, perhaps, to Annja’s own fate. But she is not alone in her quest to separate reliquaries from unholy minds who dare to harness sinister power. A dangerous yet enigmatic Jesuit, sworn to protect the Vatican at any cost, a brilliant young artist whose genius portrays a truth too potent for words and a famed monster hunter with a terrifying agenda are the keys to the secrets that lie in the heart of Los Alamos—and unlocking the door to the very fabric of time itself….


Vampire Bast and his lover Trick are still alive, or not, and kicking in this sequel to Need!
Still very human Trick is dealing with the difficulty of having a lover who can’t go out in the sun, Bast is trying to accept the changes the world throws at him, and they’re both working on understanding the bond between them.
Trick has asked Bast to feed on him alone, and while that’s easy enough for Bast because of his deep love for Trick, it causes all sorts of complications. Their friends don’t really understand what happens when Bast feeds on Trick, worried that Bast will somehow do his lover harm. Trick figures they’re just jealous because he has Bast and they don’t, but it could cause serious problems for the pair when their old crowd starts threatening to take Trick away.
To make matters worse, Trick knows he’s not getting any younger, and he’s starting to worry that he won’t be able to keep Bast happy, or fed, for the rest of his life.
Can Trick and Bast settle the problems that seem to follow them? Or will they fold under the pressure of being a vampire and his Chosen? Find out in this Sean Michael Classic.
This is a reprint – the publisher has changed.

Choosing Names

*In a new story, Larry Niven tells of the earliest days of the first Man-Kzin War.*
The Kzin had learned of the existance of human-occupied space, a find that promised new technolgies for the race, and new wealth for the fierce Kzin Warriors in the form of land, slaves…and food. Kzin had sent ships to probe the Solar System, expecting no danger from mere weed-eating apes. But the Warrior Race had underestimated monkey ingenuity, and the ships were destroyed by “peaceful” technology that the humans had hurriedly changed into weaponry.
The surviving Kzin have been caged and are being studied. “For you, the war is over,” the monkey-boys have told the Kzin. Incomprehensible to the Kzin, for whom no war is *ever* over. The humans are sure that the huge warcats cannot escape their prison. But there is something the humans do not realize. One of the Kzin is a Telepath…
Cover Illustration: Stephen Hickman

The Chomsky – Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

Two of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers debate a perennial question.
In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War and at a time of great political and social instability, two of the world’s leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by Dutch philosopher Fons Edlers to debate an age-old question: is there such a thing as “innate” human nature independent of our experiences and external influences?
The resulting dialogue is one of the most original, provocative, and spontaneous exchanges to have occurred between contemporary philosophers, and above all serves as a concise introduction to their basic theories. What begins as a philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviorism to creativity, freedom, and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics.
In addition to the debate itself, this volume features a newly written introduction by noted Foucault scholar John Rajchman and includes additional text by Noam Chomsky.

Choke: a novel

SUMMARY: Victor Mancini, obsédé sexuel nt fils modèle, est ruiné par l’hospitalisation de sa mère, atteinte de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Pour faire face à ses dépenses, il met au point un stratagème extravagant : faire mine de s’asphyxier avec la nourriture en dînant dans des restaurants chic et gagner la compassion d’une clientèle de luxe. Entre deux crises d’étouffement au caviar, Victor travaille comme figurant dans un parc à thème historique et participe à des séances de thérapie collective pour drogués du sexe incurables. Mais c’est au chevet de sa mère qu’il retrouve intacte la folie galopante qui a ravagé son enfance. Derrière le délire sénile de cette vieille dame indigne, parviendra-t-il à percer à jour l’hallucinant secret de ses origines ? Une Amérique schizophrène est la toile de fond de cette tragi-comédie brillante et féroce, où Palahniuk s’affirme au croisement de John Kennedy Toole et de Bret Easton Ellis.

Choke Hold

Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past — not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past just won’t stay buried.
When a former co-staris gunned down, it’s up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the unforgiving Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the seductive neon mirage of Las Vegas…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #1) by Joanne Fluke
Discover the delicious mystery that started it all!
No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke’s dessert-baking, red-haired heroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes one delicious clue at a time has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this limited edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds.
Hannah Swenson already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother’s attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden, Minnesota’s most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah’s famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can’t get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer.
Who would have the sheer audacity and the motive to kill the most punctual delivery man Hannah ever had? Topping the list is the high school football coach. What exactly was his wife doing, making the rounds with the milkman? Could Max Turner, owner of Cozy Cow Dairy, have had a secret he didn’t want to share with his top employee? The more Hannah snoops, the more suspects turn up. Why has Lake Eden’s most prominent prodigal son, Benton Woodley, just resurfaced? And what about the mysterious Mr. Harris who seemed interested in buying the property next to the dairy, but then disappeared? This is one murder that’s starting to leave a very bad taste in Hannah’s mouth. And if she doesn’t watch her back, Hannah’s sweet life may get burned to a crisp.
Filled with a healthy sprinkling of humor and a delightful assortment of nuts, *CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER* serves up a great new mystery series and introduces a delicious, down-home sleuth that mystery readers will surely savor for years to come.

China Sketchbook

This book is a little gem from an era long past which has huge value both as a window into that era and for the quality of the verses and accompanying illustrations. They illustrate in a unique way China and Shanghai in the late 1940s, and the mindset of the Americans who were here to help with the transition from Japanese occupation back towards normalcy. This collection of poems was written by A.L. Crouch, a lieutenant with the US Army stationed in Shanghai, and published by the US Army newspaper Stars and Stripes. It went into at least a second edition, indicating that resonated with many of the GIs stuck so far from home in a willow pattern world they hardly understood. The poems are poignant and insightful, and the drawings are effective in conveying the moment. Such portraits, both text and drawings, of ordinary people and things in old China have huge value in terms of transmitting a sense of the times. Here is the book, published first in 1946, given another run in the sun.
(source: Bol.com)


Coren Lanra is the head of security for Dynan Manuel Industries. A former Special Service sgent he’s never cared for bureaucracy, piracy or deception. And he hates mysteries. Lanra’s troubles begin with the death of Nyron Looms, daughter of Dynan president Rega Looms, during an ill-fated mission to smuggle illegal immigrants from Earth to the colony Nova Levis- all were apparently murdered, but why? The only clue might be contained within the positronic brain of a robot that had accompanied the victims, but it has been deactivated and Lanra is denied access to its memories. To make matters even worse, he is soon confronted with a puzzling complication: a possible connection between the murders and twenty babies who were snatched from an orphanage over two decades ago. With the help of roboticist Derec Avery and Auroran ambassador Ariel Burgess- whom the security chief had aided in exposing an anti-robot conspiracy on Earth a year before- Lanra searches for an answers to a twenty-five year-old mystery…and for the identity of a killer, before more lives are lost.

Children of the Mind

A sequel novel to the science fiction classic Ender’s Game.
A planet lies open to attack. There is still hope – but time is running out.
The Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy the planet Lusitania. Once again the human race has grown fearful.
Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the world’ three sentient races. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit.
But it takes all the processing power available to her. With Starways Congress shutting down the Net, world by world, soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender’s children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Haunting, compulsive, urgently readable…Story-telling genius INTERZONE Card’s prose is powerful PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Full of surprises…Intense is the word for Orson Scott Card’s ENDER’S GAME NEW YORK TIMES Orson Scott Card’s SF career began with Ender’s Game, a 1977 story expanded into an acclaimed 1985 novel. Unwittingly responsible for xenocide–destruction of an alien species–while still a boy, Ender expiates his guilt on another world in Speaker for t David Langford, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW
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Children of the Gates

Two powerful science fiction adventure novels, ***Here Abide Monsters***, and ***Yurth Burden***, in one volume from master storytelling legend, Andre Norton. Coming of age stories on fantastic and alien worlds.
*Here Abide Monsters*: On a world where parallel and alternate universes intersect, Celtic faery folk, modern humans, and inhabitants of a distant future share the planet’s surface. There are also aliens in flying saucer which are capturing and enslaving new arrivals who fall through the “gates.” One group of new arrivals meets a protector, a man who calls himself the Herald. He promises safety—but in exchange, he requires a piece of their souls in payment.
*Yurth Burden*: Two races share Zacar: the plains dwelling Raski and the mountain dwelling telepaths, the Yurth. The two are often in contention along their borders, and terrible war periodically breaks out between them. When a young Yurth woman goes on her coming-of-age vision quest, one young Raski warrior follows her—and together they discover a secret that will surely unbalance their world and may change Zacar forever.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
**About Andre Norton:**
“The Grand Dame of Science Fiction…”–*Time*
“One of the all-time masters.”–Peter Straub
“Andre Norton is a superb storyteller whose skill draws the reader completely into a fantastic other world…”–*Chicago Tribune*
“Norton’s renowned story-telling magic is present in abundance . . .”–*Future Retrospective*

The Children of Húrin

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and stand alone story, the epic tale of The Children of Húrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, eagles and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.
There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings, and the story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.
In that remote time Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, the Hells of Iron, in the North; and the tragedy of Túrin and his sister Nienor unfolded within the shadow of the fear of Angband and the war waged by Morgoth against the lands and secret cities of the Elves.
Their brief and passionate lives were dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bore them as the children of Húrin, the man who had dared to defy and to scorn him to his face. Against them he sent his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire. Into this story of brutal conquest and flight, of forest hiding-places and pursuit, of resistance with lessening hope, the Dark Lord and the Dragon enter in direly articulate form. Sardonic and mocking, Glaurung manipulated the fates of Túrin and Nienor by lies of diabolic cunning and guile, and the curse of Morgoth was fulfilled.
The earliest versions of this story by J.R.R. Tolkien go back to the end of the First World War and the years that followed; but long afterwards, when The Lord of the Rings was finished, he wrote it anew and greatly enlarged it in complexities of motive and character: it became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention.

Children of Dune

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The science fiction masterpiece continues in the “major event,”(* Los Angeles Times*) *Children of Dune*.** With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert’s Dune novels stand among the major achievements of the human imagination and one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, disappeared in the deserts of Arrakis. Like their father, they possess supernormal abilities—making them valuable to their aunt Alia, who rules the Empire. If Alia can obtain the secrets of the twins’ prophetic visions, her rule will be absolute. But the twins have their own plans for their destiny.