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Destiny’s Star

Destiny’s Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
**View our feature on Elizabeth Vaughan’s *Destiny’s Star*.A return to the world of the Warlands… **
Bethral, a beautiful warrior, and Ezren, a quick-witted storyteller, are confronted with a civil war and a tribe or warriors with their own code of honor and their own rules of pleasure and partnership. To stay alive they must learn new customs, confront their enemies, and conceal Ezren’s fiery power.

Destined to Last

Lady Kate Cole was a young woman of exceptional beauty, extraordinary talent, and notable charm. She was also a woman so remarkably prone to accidents that it was generally considered wise to keep as much distance from her as possible. Yet Andrew Hunter simply couldn’t stay away. No other woman would do for his wife. He would give her adventure, fidelity, and a fortune so vast she’d need several lifetimes to go through half of it. What woman could ask for more? All Kate asked for was a true love match. And Mr. Hunter clearly had no room in his heart for such a silly emotion. But then how was it that no matter what adventure he dragged her on, no matter what mishap befell her, the look in his eyes told her they were destined to last?
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Desperation

Stephen King, the world’s bestselling author, that you do not want to visit…because it’s pure hell to live there! In the desolate mining town of Desperation, Nevada, there is something very wrong. The local lawman is besieged by delusions of murderous grandeur, dead animals decorate the landscape, and visitors are few and far between. But when an unlucky group of travelers is waylaid in the desert anti-oasis, the battle lines are drawn against an ancient and unholy evil, determined to be born again! Praise for “Desperation”: “[ “Desperation” is] astonishing…the terror is relentless”.– “Publishers Weekly” ” “Desperation” builds to a climax reminiscent of “The Stand”.”– “Washington Post Book World” “A double dose of ghostly horror. “Desperation” is pure King, a rollicking good tale skillfully told of repugnance and godliness doing high-screech battle”.– “San Francisco Chronicle”

Desperately Seeking

Kate never intended the get-over guy to fall in love with her …

No, Keith was just the lovely fella who was definitely not her type, but would help her feel good about herself while she got over one of the World’s Biggest Bastards. However, after the initial shock of hearing herself agree to marry him, Kate reckons that for once she is doing the right thing. A future with a wonderful man who is kind, generous, great in bed, sure to be a model husband and father and who – no mean feat this – can put up with her big mad family, is exactly what she wants.

But is it?

Because whatever her head might be doing, she can’t stop her heart pushing her towards the most surprising – and unsuitable – man she could possibly fall for …
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Desperate Cargo

Infiltrating a Dutch human trafficking organization turns deadly when two undercover agents are tortured and shot. Protected by a complex infrastructure and ruthless lawyers, the businessmen behind the crime are untouchable under international law. But Mack Bolan isn’t about to play by their rules.Entering Holland alone, Bolan heads to Rotterdam where he is prepared to seek out his target and destroy the corrupt organization piece by piece. The leaders of the group think they are invincible, but with the lives of women and children at stake, they are about to learn what it’s like to be hunted by the Executioner.

Desolate Angel

SUMMARY: First in a series that takes readers into a new dimension in detective stories.He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband, and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Faheys been a lost soul in limbo. Until he encounters a dead victim whose murder he thought he solved, a girl who points him to a fresh body. And Fahey realizes he imprisoned the wrong manand the true killer is still on the loose.

A Desirable Residence

***From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the *New York Times *bestsellers *The Wedding Girl *and *Sleeping Arrangements, *comes a wicked comedy of adultery, angst, and modern marriage ***
The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams….Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.
But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.
*A Desirable Residence *is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.

Desiderata

Desiderata: A Survival Guide for Life by Max Ehrmann
It?s telling that Desiderata has taken on a life of its own. Its simple universality and basic truths have been adopted by and attributed to, among others, the 60s flower children, singer Les Crane, who put the poetry to music in 1971, and even to mysterious entities from the 17th century. But it was Max Ehrmann, a poet, playwright, philosopher, and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who in 1927 started one of the world?s most popular poems with the line, ?Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. ??Now Desiderata (Latin for ?things to be desired?) comes to a new generation of readers and thinkers through the pages of Desiderata: A Survival Guide for Life. This inspiring book matches Ehrmann?s poetic prose with evocative black-and-white photography that?s as rich in texture and depth as the text it illustrates. The author?s formula for happiness?a gentle urging to be at peace with God and life?provides comfort and direction, solace and clarity, no matter what the reader?s personal perspective or circumstances. This rejuvenated work is truly inspiring.

Desert Places: a Novel of Terror

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady’s name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you’ll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I’ll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.**Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.*In one of the most chilling debuts of the year, Blake Crouch tells a tale that shatters the boundaries of fear. Caution: You’ve Been Warned–Read at Your Own Risk!*Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can’t get away.An edge-of-your-seat thriller, *Desert Places* introduces the American public to a new suspense writer who will be scaring us all for years to come.

Depths

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Henning Mankell will be published for the first time in Canada by Knopf Canada with **Depths**.October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-southeast. On board was Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, a naval engineer charged with making depth soundings to find a navigable channel for the Swedish navy. As a child Tobiasson-Svartman was fascinated by measurement; nothing is as magical as exact knowledge. His instinct for his profession is reflected in the comfortable domesticity he enjoys with his wife – herself meticulous in every detail.Close to the waters where soundings are taken Tobiasson-Svartman alights on a barren skerry, presumed uninhabited, and is surprised to discover there a young woman, Sara Fredrika. Despite her almost feral appearance, something about her strikes him to the core. The mission is a success and the Svea returns to Gothenburg. Tobiasson-Svartman, however, remains haunted by this chance encounter; his equilibrium has been disturbed, and he is now compelled to find any pretence to return to the remote islet.In **Depths** Mankell confirms his status as a writer deserving acclaim beyond the crime genre. By delving deep into the male psyche, he has produced a novel as tense and compelling in every way as the Wallander series, but also powerful, moving and ultimately tragic.*From the Hardcover edition.*

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **In this provocative and headline- making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.** In *Denialism, New Yorker* staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad-that it merely supplies information and that new information is always beneficial. Now, science is viewed as a political constituency that isn’t always in our best interest. We live in a world where the leaders of African nations prefer to let their citizens starve to death rather than import genetically modified grains. Childhood vaccines have proven to be the most effective public health measure in history, yet people march on Washington to protest their use. In the United States a growing series of studies show that dietary supplements and “natural” cures have almost no value, and often cause harm. We still spend billions of dollars on them. In hundreds of the best universities in the world, laboratories are anonymous, unmarked, and surrounded by platoons of security guards-such is the opposition to any research that includes experiments with animals. And pharmaceutical companies that just forty years ago were perhaps the most visible symbol of our remarkable advance against disease have increasingly been seen as callous corporations propelled solely by avarice and greed. As Michael Specter sees it, this amounts to a war against *progress*. The issues may be complex but the choices are not: Are we going to continue to embrace new technologies, along with acknowledging their limitations and threats, or are we ready to slink back into an era of magical thinking? In *Denialism*, Specter makes an argument for a new Enlightenment, the revival of an approach to the physical world that was stunningly effective for hundreds of years: What can be understood and reliably repeated by experiment is what nature regarded as true. Now, at the time of mankind’s greatest scientific advances-and our greatest need for them-that deal must be renewed.

Demon Bound

Demon Bound (Black London Series #2) by Caitlin Kittredge
Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life… and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack’s not going to Hell without a fight.
Pete doesn’t know about Jack’s bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack’s demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising—and Jack doesn’t stand a chance of stopping them without Pete’s help.

Demon Apocalypse

Product Description

One boy’s life ripped to shreds before his eyes…

One wrathful demon master hell-bent on revenge…

An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage…

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

The sixth novel in the chilling Demonata series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, will terrify readers long after the last page.

About the Author

“I was born in London in 1972 and moved to Ireland when I was 6 years old, where I’ve lived ever since. I always wanted to be a writer – I’ve loved telling stories since I was a child. I started out writing books for adults, and managed to get a couple published. One day, on a whim, I decided to try a book for children. The result was Cirque Du Freak. Much to my surprise, it took off, and I became a de facto children’s author! Since then I’ve used my ill-gotten gains to buy lots of comic-strip art and travel the world. When I’m not working or traveling, I like watching movies. I’ve even been known to read the odd book or two.”

Darren is working on his seventh novel in the bone-chilling Demonata series, coming in November 2008.

Demon

Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee
“One day . . . I realized that being angelic and fallen was very similar to being human and fallen—except for one major difference: the provision of a messiah. I immediately wondered what it must feel like to be unquestionably damned—and worse, to watch humans luxuriate in and take for granted the grace made available to them from a doting God. And I thought: Why wouldn’t a fallen angelic creation resent a human recipient of God’s grace? And why wouldn’t a demon want to prove that creature unworthy again and again as a result? Now I knew what it must feel like to be an angelic outsider looking in with jealous eyes and . . . through this new lens *Demon: A Memoir* was born.” —Tosca Lee
**Endorsements:
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“So few books rattle me to the core yet lift my hopes to the heavens in the same breath. Tosca Lee’s *Demon: A Memoir* is a rare find that must be read.”
**Ted Dekker**, *New York Times* best-selling author of the Circle Trilogy
“Wise, imaginative, funny and poetic, this is a book that lingers in memory after you’ve turned the last page.”
**Sophy Burnham**, *New York Times* best-selling author of *A Book of Angels
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“Fresh, yet older than time. Years from now, we may find other books being compared to this one.”
**Eric Wilson**, *New York Times* best-selling author of *Fireproof*

Delta Girls

SUMMARY: The disparate lives of two women—a single mother working hard to make ends meet and a young figure skater at the top of her game—entwine in an unforgettable novel of warmth, depth, and wisdom. Izzy and her daughter, Quinn, have been on the move for all of Quinn’s nine years. Izzy works the fields as a fruit picker, following the produce north and south through the growing season. When they reach a struggling pear orchard in the Sacramento River Delta, Izzy intends it to be just another way station in their nomadic lives. But the orchard and its kindly owners capture Quinn’s heart, and Izzy briefly forgets that she’s running from a past that still haunts her—until a strange incident brings national media attention to the Delta. Seemingly a world away, Karen is a rising young star in figure skating with an edgy, daring new partner. Nathan is everything her old teammate wasn’t: sexy, dangerous, and extremely headstrong. As Karen nears her eighteenth birthday, the partners find themselves on the world stage—and the simmering intensity between them finally erupts.As each woman struggles with a sudden thrust into the spotlight, their narratives become more intertwined—until Izzy’s past and Karen’s future finally collide.

Deliver Us From Evil

SUMMARY: David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVIL – Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On Waller’s trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw’s one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller’s depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence-Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate-and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man and unaware of each other’s mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci’s hallmarks, DELIVER US FROM EVIL will be one of the most gripping thrillers of the year. SUMMARY: David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVIL – Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On Waller’s trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw’s one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller’s depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence-Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate-and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man and unaware of each other’s mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci’s hallmarks, DELIVER US FROM EVIL will be one of the most gripping thrillers of the year. SUMMARY: David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVIL Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On Waller’s trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw’s one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller’s depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence-Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate-and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man and unaware of each other’s mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci’s hallmarks, DELIVER US FROM EVIL will be one of the most gripping thrillers of the year.