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True Believer

SUMMARY: Jeremy Marsh is a born skeptic and a science journalist who specializes in debunking the supernatural. When he hears about ghostly apparitions in a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he leaves his beloved New York City for this small, rural town-and what his instincts tell him could make a great story. What he doesn’t plan on is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, who is sure of one thing: her future is here in Boone Creek, close to the people she loves. Now, if the young lovers are to be together, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows in New York, or do something he could never do before… take a giant leap of faith.

SUMMARY: Jeremy Marsh is a born skeptic and a science journalist who specializes in debunking the supernatural. When he hears about ghostly apparitions in a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he leaves his beloved New York City for this small, rural town-and what his instincts tell him could make a great story. What he doesn’t plan on is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, who is sure of one thing: her future is here in Boone Creek, close to the people she loves. Now, if the young lovers are to be together, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows in New York, or do something he could never do before… take a giant leap of faith.

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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History by Nicholas Wade
**Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story**

Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory.
Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in *A Troublesome Inheritance*, the consensus view cannot be right. And in fact, we know that populations have changed in the past few thousand years—to be lactose tolerant, for example, and to survive at high altitudes. Race is not a bright-line distinction; by definition it means that the more human populations are kept apart, the more they evolve their own distinct traits under the selective pressure known as Darwinian evolution. For many thousands of years, most human populations stayed where they were and grew distinct, not just in outward appearance but in deeper senses as well.
Wade, the longtime journalist covering genetic advances for *The New York Times*, draws widely on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution. The most provocative claims in this book involve the genetic basis of human social habits. What we might call middle-class social traits—thrift, docility, nonviolence—have been slowly but surely inculcated genetically within agrarian societies, Wade argues. These “values” obviously had a strong cultural component, but Wade points to evidence that agrarian societies evolved away from hunter-gatherer societies in some crucial respects. Also controversial are his findings regarding the genetic basis of traits we associate with intelligence, such as literacy and numeracy, in certain ethnic populations, including the Chinese and Ashkenazi Jews.
Wade believes deeply in the fundamental equality of all human peoples. He also believes that science is best served by pursuing the truth without fear, and if his mission to arrive at a coherent summa of what the new genetic science does and does not tell us about race and human history leads straight into a minefield, then so be it. This will not be the last word on the subject, but it will begin a powerful and overdue conversation.

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History by Nicholas Wade
**Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story**

Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory.
Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in *A Troublesome Inheritance*, the consensus view cannot be right. And in fact, we know that populations have changed in the past few thousand years—to be lactose tolerant, for example, and to survive at high altitudes. Race is not a bright-line distinction; by definition it means that the more human populations are kept apart, the more they evolve their own distinct traits under the selective pressure known as Darwinian evolution. For many thousands of years, most human populations stayed where they were and grew distinct, not just in outward appearance but in deeper senses as well.
Wade, the longtime journalist covering genetic advances for *The New York Times*, draws widely on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution. The most provocative claims in this book involve the genetic basis of human social habits. What we might call middle-class social traits—thrift, docility, nonviolence—have been slowly but surely inculcated genetically within agrarian societies, Wade argues. These “values” obviously had a strong cultural component, but Wade points to evidence that agrarian societies evolved away from hunter-gatherer societies in some crucial respects. Also controversial are his findings regarding the genetic basis of traits we associate with intelligence, such as literacy and numeracy, in certain ethnic populations, including the Chinese and Ashkenazi Jews.
Wade believes deeply in the fundamental equality of all human peoples. He also believes that science is best served by pursuing the truth without fear, and if his mission to arrive at a coherent summa of what the new genetic science does and does not tell us about race and human history leads straight into a minefield, then so be it. This will not be the last word on the subject, but it will begin a powerful and overdue conversation.

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The Trouble With Tony

**Sex in Seattle: Book One**
As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
(source: Bol.com)

**Sex in Seattle: Book One**
As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
(source: Bol.com)

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Trojan Odyssey

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A daring rescue sends Dirk Pitt on an adventure that will determine the future of the planet …When a hurricane unexpectedly blows up off the coast of Nicaragua, a giant floating hotel lies in its path. With no escape for the helpless passengers and crew, it’s left to Dirk Pitt and NUMA to launch a rescue and save the day. But in the storm’s wake, Pitt and his team discover clues that point to an ancient mystery with shocking implications for today. As Pitt investigates further, he uncovers a plot by a mysterious billionaire called Specter to dramatically alter the Earth’s climate, leaving him in control of the only solution. With foes attempting to stop him on every side, Pitt is in a race against time to prevent global catastrophe…

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A daring rescue sends Dirk Pitt on an adventure that will determine the future of the planet …When a hurricane unexpectedly blows up off the coast of Nicaragua, a giant floating hotel lies in its path. With no escape for the helpless passengers and crew, it’s left to Dirk Pitt and NUMA to launch a rescue and save the day. But in the storm’s wake, Pitt and his team discover clues that point to an ancient mystery with shocking implications for today. As Pitt investigates further, he uncovers a plot by a mysterious billionaire called Specter to dramatically alter the Earth’s climate, leaving him in control of the only solution. With foes attempting to stop him on every side, Pitt is in a race against time to prevent global catastrophe…

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Tribal Ways

Tribal Ways (Rogue Angel Series #25) by Alex Archer
A frigid spring morning at a Native American archaeological dig erupts into sudden and brutal violence, leaving five people dead and one man gravely wounded. And in a hospital, with archaeologist Annja Creed at his side, the last survivor utters his final words to name his killer—a *skinwalker*.
The skinwalker is feared among the Navajo and Apache. It is witchcraft of a most terrible nature that allows a man to take the shape of a wolf—and kill. But as Annja delves into the mystery of the skinwalker, she finds herself pulled into an underworld of violence and vicious radicals, threaded with legend…and sociopathic intent.
In this world, Annja is unwelcome. And in this world, she could be the creature’s next victim….

Tribal Ways (Rogue Angel Series #25) by Alex Archer
A frigid spring morning at a Native American archaeological dig erupts into sudden and brutal violence, leaving five people dead and one man gravely wounded. And in a hospital, with archaeologist Annja Creed at his side, the last survivor utters his final words to name his killer—a *skinwalker*.
The skinwalker is feared among the Navajo and Apache. It is witchcraft of a most terrible nature that allows a man to take the shape of a wolf—and kill. But as Annja delves into the mystery of the skinwalker, she finds herself pulled into an underworld of violence and vicious radicals, threaded with legend…and sociopathic intent.
In this world, Annja is unwelcome. And in this world, she could be the creature’s next victim….

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Trees in Black & White

Tony Howell loves trees—and on days when the weather report looks promising, he’s often up before dawn, exploring the South West of England in search of ideal subjects for his evocative images. Drawing on inspiration from legendary black & white photographers like Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, Howell’s monotone images strip down his subjects to their essence, elegantly revealing the peace and beauty of nature. These are scenes of trees, both majestic and humble, that make you feel the cool breeze on your neck and listen for the rustling of wind through leaves. In this book, Howell shares his favorite images as well as his reflections on the scenes and some of the stories behind their creation. From evocative abstracts to starkly realistic landscapes, Howell’s images will deepen your appreciation for nature and for the beauty of our planet.

(source: Bol.com)

Tony Howell loves trees—and on days when the weather report looks promising, he’s often up before dawn, exploring the South West of England in search of ideal subjects for his evocative images. Drawing on inspiration from legendary black & white photographers like Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, Howell’s monotone images strip down his subjects to their essence, elegantly revealing the peace and beauty of nature. These are scenes of trees, both majestic and humble, that make you feel the cool breeze on your neck and listen for the rustling of wind through leaves. In this book, Howell shares his favorite images as well as his reflections on the scenes and some of the stories behind their creation. From evocative abstracts to starkly realistic landscapes, Howell’s images will deepen your appreciation for nature and for the beauty of our planet.

(source: Bol.com)

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Treecat Wars

*New York Times* and *Publishers Weekly* Best Selling Young Adult Series. Book Three by international writing phenomenon David Weber. Two young settlers on a pioneer planet seeks to stop a war and to save the intelligent alien treecats from exploitation by unscrupulous humans.
The fires are out, but the trouble’s just beginning for the treecats
On pioneer planet Sphinx, ruined lands and the approach of winter force the now Landless Clan to seek new territory. They have one big problem – there’s nowhere to go. Worse, their efforts to find a new home awaken the enmity of the closest treecat clan – a stronger group who’s not giving up a single branch without a fight
Stephanie Harrington, the treecats’ greatest advocate, is off to Manticore for extensive training – and up to her ears in challenges there. That leaves only Stephanie’s best friends, Jessica and Anders, to save the treecats from themselves. And now a group of xenoanthropologists is once again after the great secret of the treecats – that they are intelligent, empathic telepaths – and their agenda will lead to nothing less that treecat exploitation.
Finally, Jessica and Anders face problems of their own, including their growing attraction to one another. It is an attraction that seems a betrayal of Stephanie Harrington, the best friend either of them have ever had.
**About *Treecat Wars* prequel, *Fire Season:
***”I loved it. A thrilling, edge-of-the-seat read – I couldn’t put it down!” **Tamora Pierce**, author of *New York Times* best-selling Beka Cooper series
**About series debut novel, *A Beautiful Friendship:***
“[A] stellar introduction to a new YA science-fiction series set in the Honorverse of Weber’s popular adult novels. It’s rare to find teen science fiction that strays beyond popular dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, action, and inventive technology will make this series starter an easy hit with teen sf readers.” – *Booklist*
**About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:**
“. . . Everything you could want in a heroine… plenty of action.” – *Science Fiction Age
***The Star Kingdom Series**
*A Beautiful Friendship
Fire Season
Treecat Wars*
**

*New York Times* and *Publishers Weekly* Best Selling Young Adult Series. Book Three by international writing phenomenon David Weber. Two young settlers on a pioneer planet seeks to stop a war and to save the intelligent alien treecats from exploitation by unscrupulous humans.
The fires are out, but the trouble’s just beginning for the treecats
On pioneer planet Sphinx, ruined lands and the approach of winter force the now Landless Clan to seek new territory. They have one big problem – there’s nowhere to go. Worse, their efforts to find a new home awaken the enmity of the closest treecat clan – a stronger group who’s not giving up a single branch without a fight
Stephanie Harrington, the treecats’ greatest advocate, is off to Manticore for extensive training – and up to her ears in challenges there. That leaves only Stephanie’s best friends, Jessica and Anders, to save the treecats from themselves. And now a group of xenoanthropologists is once again after the great secret of the treecats – that they are intelligent, empathic telepaths – and their agenda will lead to nothing less that treecat exploitation.
Finally, Jessica and Anders face problems of their own, including their growing attraction to one another. It is an attraction that seems a betrayal of Stephanie Harrington, the best friend either of them have ever had.
**About *Treecat Wars* prequel, *Fire Season:
***”I loved it. A thrilling, edge-of-the-seat read – I couldn’t put it down!” **Tamora Pierce**, author of *New York Times* best-selling Beka Cooper series
**About series debut novel, *A Beautiful Friendship:***
“[A] stellar introduction to a new YA science-fiction series set in the Honorverse of Weber’s popular adult novels. It’s rare to find teen science fiction that strays beyond popular dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, action, and inventive technology will make this series starter an easy hit with teen sf readers.” – *Booklist*
**About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:**
“. . . Everything you could want in a heroine… plenty of action.” – *Science Fiction Age
***The Star Kingdom Series**
*A Beautiful Friendship
Fire Season
Treecat Wars*
**

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)

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**A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick**
**The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century. **
From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn*, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.
**
### Recensione
“Betty Smith was a born storyteller.” (*USA Today*)
“One of the books of the century.” (New York Public Library)
“A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* you will deny yourself a rich experience.” (*New York Times*)
“*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* deserves to be thought of as one of the greatest American novels.” (***The New Yorker***)
“One of the most cherished of American novels….It is the Dickensian novel of New York that we didn’t think we had.” (***New York Times***)
### Descrizione del libro
Poignant, moving, triumphant – in the bestselling tradition of *Angela’s Ashes*

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**A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick**
**The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century. **
From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn*, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.
**
### Recensione
“Betty Smith was a born storyteller.” (*USA Today*)
“One of the books of the century.” (New York Public Library)
“A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss *A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* you will deny yourself a rich experience.” (*New York Times*)
“*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* deserves to be thought of as one of the greatest American novels.” (***The New Yorker***)
“One of the most cherished of American novels….It is the Dickensian novel of New York that we didn’t think we had.” (***New York Times***)
### Descrizione del libro
Poignant, moving, triumphant – in the bestselling tradition of *Angela’s Ashes*

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Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a map that leads them to a pirate’s treasure
The quintessential adventure story that first established pirates in the popular imagination, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is edited with an introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics.
When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man’s possessions. But Jim soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map’s existence, and his bravery and cunning are tested to the full when, with his friends Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, he sets sail in the Hispaniola to track down the treasure. With its swift-moving plot and memorably drawn characters – Blind Pew and Black Dog, the castaway Ben Gunn and the charming but dangerous Long John Silver – Stevenson’s tale of pirates, treachery and heroism was an immediate success when it was first published in 1883 and has retained its place as one of the greatest of all adventure stories.
In his introduction John Seelye examines Stevenson’s life and influences and the novel’s place within adventure fiction. This edition also includes Stevenson’s essay on the composition of Treasure Island.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburgh, the son of a prosperous civil engineer. Although he began his career as an essayist and travel writer, the success of Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) established his reputation as a writer of tales of action and adventure. Stevenson’s Calvinist upbringing lent him a preoccupation with predestination and a fascination with the presence of evil, themes he explored in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), and The Master of Ballantrae (1893).
**Recensie(s)**

Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing.
(source: Bol.com)

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a map that leads them to a pirate’s treasure
The quintessential adventure story that first established pirates in the popular imagination, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is edited with an introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics.
When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man’s possessions. But Jim soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map’s existence, and his bravery and cunning are tested to the full when, with his friends Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, he sets sail in the Hispaniola to track down the treasure. With its swift-moving plot and memorably drawn characters – Blind Pew and Black Dog, the castaway Ben Gunn and the charming but dangerous Long John Silver – Stevenson’s tale of pirates, treachery and heroism was an immediate success when it was first published in 1883 and has retained its place as one of the greatest of all adventure stories.
In his introduction John Seelye examines Stevenson’s life and influences and the novel’s place within adventure fiction. This edition also includes Stevenson’s essay on the composition of Treasure Island.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburgh, the son of a prosperous civil engineer. Although he began his career as an essayist and travel writer, the success of Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) established his reputation as a writer of tales of action and adventure. Stevenson’s Calvinist upbringing lent him a preoccupation with predestination and a fascination with the presence of evil, themes he explored in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), and The Master of Ballantrae (1893).
**Recensie(s)**

Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing.
(source: Bol.com)

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Treasure

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Charts of lost gold…breathtaking art and rare volumes…maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world’s balance of power. Now DIRK PITT discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria — a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And DIRK PITT, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler’s smash bestsellers Sahara and Inca Gold, is up against the most feared assassin known to man. An international band of terrorists is making its play for world power on the high seas — and Pitt is the only man alive who can stop them!

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Charts of lost gold…breathtaking art and rare volumes…maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world’s balance of power. Now DIRK PITT discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria — a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And DIRK PITT, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler’s smash bestsellers Sahara and Inca Gold, is up against the most feared assassin known to man. An international band of terrorists is making its play for world power on the high seas — and Pitt is the only man alive who can stop them!

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Trapped

* If hatred was water, all land would drown in mine.*
When my King allows me to go to land to retrieve our stolen treasure, I think I’m as ready as it gets. I know enough about humans. I know enough about land. I hate both with a passion.
But nothing could have prepared me for what the outside world has in store for me, and I’m not even talking about having those weird, abnormal body parts called legs. Humans are not the same creatures I learned about all my life. Land isn’t anything like I thought it would be. Even my dreams are no longer my own.
We call ourselves Mere but you might know us as mermaids. Our one sacred rule is pretty simple: never reveal our existence to the human world. Not that hard a rule to follow, but someone must have thought so because our secret, as it turns out, is no secret among humans. Something big is brewing, and I somehow find myself in the middle of it all.
And the worst part? I am not half the Mere I always thought I was.

* If hatred was water, all land would drown in mine.*
When my King allows me to go to land to retrieve our stolen treasure, I think I’m as ready as it gets. I know enough about humans. I know enough about land. I hate both with a passion.
But nothing could have prepared me for what the outside world has in store for me, and I’m not even talking about having those weird, abnormal body parts called legs. Humans are not the same creatures I learned about all my life. Land isn’t anything like I thought it would be. Even my dreams are no longer my own.
We call ourselves Mere but you might know us as mermaids. Our one sacred rule is pretty simple: never reveal our existence to the human world. Not that hard a rule to follow, but someone must have thought so because our secret, as it turns out, is no secret among humans. Something big is brewing, and I somehow find myself in the middle of it all.
And the worst part? I am not half the Mere I always thought I was.

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Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema

Sexuality within mainstream Hollywood cinema features primarily in comedy or rom-com genres, where lightness of tone permits audience engagement with what would otherwise be difficult affective terrain. Focusing on marginal productions in Anglo-American contexts, this collection explores the gendered dynamics of sex and the body, particularly embodied deviations from normative cultural scripts. It explores transgressions acted through and written on the body, and the ways in which corporeality inscribes gender discourse and reflects cultural and institutional power. Films analyzed include Mysterious Skin (2004), Shame (2011), Nymphomaniac (2013), and Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Navigating queer politics, taboo fantasy, body modification, fetishism, sex addiction, and underage sex, essays problematize understandings of adult agency, childhood innocence, and healthy desire, locating sex and gender as sites of oppression, liberation, and resistance. Ultimately, this collection advocates a discussion of culturally rejected forms of love, desire and sex.
(source: Bol.com)

Sexuality within mainstream Hollywood cinema features primarily in comedy or rom-com genres, where lightness of tone permits audience engagement with what would otherwise be difficult affective terrain. Focusing on marginal productions in Anglo-American contexts, this collection explores the gendered dynamics of sex and the body, particularly embodied deviations from normative cultural scripts. It explores transgressions acted through and written on the body, and the ways in which corporeality inscribes gender discourse and reflects cultural and institutional power. Films analyzed include Mysterious Skin (2004), Shame (2011), Nymphomaniac (2013), and Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Navigating queer politics, taboo fantasy, body modification, fetishism, sex addiction, and underage sex, essays problematize understandings of adult agency, childhood innocence, and healthy desire, locating sex and gender as sites of oppression, liberation, and resistance. Ultimately, this collection advocates a discussion of culturally rejected forms of love, desire and sex.
(source: Bol.com)

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The Transfer: A Divergent Story

More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.
DIVERGENT – a major motion picture series.
This short story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.
See how it all began for Four…
**
### Sinossi
More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.
DIVERGENT – a major motion picture series.
This short story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.
See how it all began for Four…

More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.
DIVERGENT – a major motion picture series.
This short story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.
See how it all began for Four…
**
### Sinossi
More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.
DIVERGENT – a major motion picture series.
This short story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.
See how it all began for Four…

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Transfer of Power

Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp Series #1) by Vince Flynn
**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture**
**What if America’s most powerful leader was also its prime target?**
Vince Flynn’s shattering thriller, *Term Limits,* soared onto national bestseller lists and marked the emergence of a new master of political fiction in the same league as Tom Clancy. In *USA Today,* Larry King called *Term Limits* “a page-turning read,” while critics and readers nationwide praised its riveting premise of Washington under siege — a scenario made chillingly real by this superb storyteller.
Now, Flynn infiltrates America’s power structure at its very core, in a new novel that places the president of the United States in the direct line of terrorist fire.
On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.
While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought. Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, stepping terrifyingly close to the enemy, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker. In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail.
With the crackling tension and explosive action that made *Term Limits* “a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller” *(Minneapolis Star-Tribune),* Vince Flynn delivers *Transfer of Power* — a blockbuster novel that carries us just beyond today’s headlines.

Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp Series #1) by Vince Flynn
**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture**
**What if America’s most powerful leader was also its prime target?**
Vince Flynn’s shattering thriller, *Term Limits,* soared onto national bestseller lists and marked the emergence of a new master of political fiction in the same league as Tom Clancy. In *USA Today,* Larry King called *Term Limits* “a page-turning read,” while critics and readers nationwide praised its riveting premise of Washington under siege — a scenario made chillingly real by this superb storyteller.
Now, Flynn infiltrates America’s power structure at its very core, in a new novel that places the president of the United States in the direct line of terrorist fire.
On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.
While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought. Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, stepping terrifyingly close to the enemy, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker. In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail.
With the crackling tension and explosive action that made *Term Limits* “a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller” *(Minneapolis Star-Tribune),* Vince Flynn delivers *Transfer of Power* — a blockbuster novel that carries us just beyond today’s headlines.

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TransAtlantic

***NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY *KIRKUS REVIEWS***
In the National Book Award–winning *Let the Great World Spin,* Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that *The New York Times Book Review* called“an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.

Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War.

Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave.

New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.

These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.

The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, *TransAtlantic* is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.
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“A dazzlingly talented author’s latest high-wire act . . . Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, *TransAtlantic* is Colum McCann’s most penetrating novel yet.”**—*O: The Oprah Magazine***
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“One of the greatest pleasures of *TransAtlantic* is how provisional it makes history feel, how intimate, and intensely real. . . . Here is the uncanny thing McCann finds again and again about the miraculous: that it is inseparable from the everyday.”**—*The Boston Globe***

“Ingenious . . . The intricate connections [McCann] has crafted between the stories of his women and our men [seem] written in air, in water, and—given that his subject is the confluence of Irish and American history—in blood.”**—*Esquire***

“Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy.”**—*The Seattle Times***

“Entrancing . . . McCann folds his epic meticulously into this relatively slim volume like an accordion; each pleat holds music—elation and sorrow.”**—*The Denver Post***

***NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY *KIRKUS REVIEWS***
In the National Book Award–winning *Let the Great World Spin,* Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that *The New York Times Book Review* called“an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.

Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War.

Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave.

New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.

These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.

The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, *TransAtlantic* is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.
**Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.**

“A dazzlingly talented author’s latest high-wire act . . . Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, *TransAtlantic* is Colum McCann’s most penetrating novel yet.”**—*O: The Oprah Magazine***
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“One of the greatest pleasures of *TransAtlantic* is how provisional it makes history feel, how intimate, and intensely real. . . . Here is the uncanny thing McCann finds again and again about the miraculous: that it is inseparable from the everyday.”**—*The Boston Globe***

“Ingenious . . . The intricate connections [McCann] has crafted between the stories of his women and our men [seem] written in air, in water, and—given that his subject is the confluence of Irish and American history—in blood.”**—*Esquire***

“Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy.”**—*The Seattle Times***

“Entrancing . . . McCann folds his epic meticulously into this relatively slim volume like an accordion; each pleat holds music—elation and sorrow.”**—*The Denver Post***

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Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant

Jake is the first belter ever to study at the TGI Orbital station to be a merchant officer. He’s quiet, hard-working, conscientious, and a good student. In other words, boring. He’s so poor he can’t afford to buy beer, but that doesn’t matter – his scholarship pays for everything and he just has to keep his head down study hard, and graduate. But life is full of surprises. Suddenly he’s expelled and accused of murder. The planetary militia is searching for him and there is a bounty on his head. He’s just a student– how will he survive when it seems like the whole ring system is out to get him?

Jake is the first belter ever to study at the TGI Orbital station to be a merchant officer. He’s quiet, hard-working, conscientious, and a good student. In other words, boring. He’s so poor he can’t afford to buy beer, but that doesn’t matter – his scholarship pays for everything and he just has to keep his head down study hard, and graduate. But life is full of surprises. Suddenly he’s expelled and accused of murder. The planetary militia is searching for him and there is a bounty on his head. He’s just a student– how will he survive when it seems like the whole ring system is out to get him?

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