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Tomato Rhapsody: A Fable of Love, Lust and Forbidden Fruit

SUMMARY: A village in Tuscany is the setting for this joyous debut–a novel that defies all our expectations as it puts a fresh, clever, captivating spin on the age-old tale of forbidden love. Rich in literary delights, filled with spectacular wordplay, and rife with the bawdy humor of Shakespeare’s comedies, Tomato Rhapsody is the almost-true tale of how the tomato came to Italy–at once a brilliantly inventive fable of love, lust, and longing, and a dazzling feast for the imagination. This is a story born from love–a forbidden love–between Davido, an “Ebreo” tomato farmer, and Mari, a beautiful Catholic girl….But it’s not only Davido and Mari who have secrets of the heart. Everyone around them yearns for something–from Davido’s grandfather, who tenderly cultivates the tomato plant he stole on his voyages with Columbus, to Mari’s villainous stepfather, whose eye is trained on his stepdaughter’s virginity and his neighbor’s land. Caught in the midst of these passions and machinations is a village full of eccentrics who speak in rhyme, celebrate the Feast of the Drunken Saint, and live a life untouched by the passage of time. The schemes and dreams of these men and women are about to change as what is forbidden becomes too delicious to resist. Tradition, religion, and good taste collide unforgettably in a story about the courage to pursue love and tomato sauce at all costs.

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

SUMMARY: From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. At nineteen, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquility. What he got was a life of crime . . . crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious “Yomiuri Shinbun.” For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan, where extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption are as familiar as ramen noodles and sake. But when his final scoop brought him face to face with Japan’s most infamous “yakuza” boss–and the threat of death for him and his family–Adelstein decided to step down . . . momentarily. Then, he fought back. In “Tokyo Vice,” Adelstein tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter–who made rookie mistakes like getting into a martial-arts battle with a senior editor–to a daring, investigative journalist with a price on his head. With its vivid, visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day “yakuza” that even few Japanese ever see, “Tokyo Vice” is a fascination, and an education, from first to last. “From the Hardcover edition.”

To the End of the Land

SUMMARY: A major, internationally bestselling novel of extraordinary power about the costs of war from one of Israel’s greatest writers. Set in Israel in recent times, this epic yet intimate novel places side by side the trials of war and the challenges of everyday life. Through a series of powerful, overlapping circles backward in time, it tells the story of Ora’s relationship with her husband, from whom she is now separated, as well as the tragedy of their best friend Avram, a former soldier – and her son’s biological father. When her son Ofer rejoins the army for a major offensive, Ora is devastated and decides to hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the “notifiers” who might deliver the worst news a parent can hear. She phones Avram, whom she has not seen in 21 years, and convinces him to go with her. As they journey together, Ora unfurls the story of her family, and gives Avram the gift of his son – a telling that keeps the boy alive for both his mother and the reader. Never have we seen so vividly the surreality of daily life in Israel, the consequences of living in a society where the burden of war falls on each generation anew. David Grossman’s rich imagining of a family in love and crisis makes for one of the great anti-war novels of our time.

To the Death

EDITORIAL REVIEW: From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patrick Robinson comes his most provocative international thriller and the much much-anticipated conclusion of his renowned series starring Admiral Arnold Morgan and his terrorist nemesis, General Ravi Rashood. The hunt begins when a bomb explodes in Boston’s Logan Airport, and Admiral Arnold Morgan, the most trusted advisor to President Bedford, must move quickly to break the terrorist cell responsible for the bloodshed. As Morgan ships the Islamic fanatics to Guantanamo Bay for containment, the Hamas high command hatches a vicious plan to assassinate him once he exits the United States. Leading this attack is chief Hamas assassin General Ravi Rashood. Meanwhile, President Bedford, in a desperate attempt to protect the Admiral at all costs, summons the most advanced and dangerous Navy SEAL team the United States has to offer. And so begins the exhilarating chase that goes beyond the borders of the United States, taking the reader on a terrifying journey through southern Ireland, London, and Scotland. This near-future masterwork is a story of mayhem, intrigue, and wanton murder. *To the Death* is Robinson at his best, always tightening the tension and writing with supreme realism as he works up to a gripping climax to his series—an ending in which someone, ultimately, must die.

To Tempt a Saint

No romance lover can resist the novels of Kate Moore… First in the Sons of Sin trilogy Introducing the three sons of an infamous London courtesan-and the strong-willed women who love them… Despite being knighted for saving the Prince Regent’s life, Sir Alexander Jones will never truly be accepted by the nobility. But if he’s to find his long lost brother, Xander must win the first willing heiress he can find. Only by marrying can Cleo Spencer access her funds. Making a bargain with Xander is her chance to provide for her younger brother. But when her uncle accuses them of fraud, they discover that love is the best part of their bargain.
**Recensie(s)**

Cleo Spencer desperately needs to marry in order to gain control of her inheritance and avoid her lecherous uncle’s evil plots. Sir Alexander Jones needs money to light up the crime-ridden streets of the St. Giles rookery and find his missing brother. When chance throws them together, they agree to wed, never imagining they are putting their lives-and their hearts-in danger. Meticulously researched, this intriguing romance combines simmering sexual tension and subtle humor with a growing puzzle and offers a stark contrast between the world of the elite and the fetid stews of the underclass. VERDICT Moore gives readers a grim glimpse of some of the realities of the period often ignored by the genre. Focusing on the three sons of a legendary London courtesan, -Sons of Sin,- with its ongoing mystery, promises to be a stunning trilogy. Moore (Sexy Lexy) lives in Mill Valley, CA. -Library Journal
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To Catch a Thief

LOVELY LADY ON THE LAM!
On the run from her troubles, Gina Petrillo sought out the support of her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes. Until trouble followed her home to Winding River, Wyoming. City-slicker lawyer Rafe O’Donnell was in hot pursuit of Gina, and he didn’t intend to let his sexy suspect out of his sight. But shadowing Gina could prove a challenge, because despite his distrust, Gina’s mouthwatering kisses were irresistible. And while Rafe was out to catch a thief — she just might steal his heart!
THE CALAMITY JANES: Five women. Five dreams. A lifetime of friendship.

Titan

It begins with humankind’s exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling—because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers, transforming all who enter.

Tip It!: The World According to Maggie

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Dear Readers, There are at least five good reasons to Tip It! right now. My daughter Kathy put out * her* memoir last year, which was real nice except for the controversial parts. And it got to be a #1 * New York Times* bestseller. Congratulations, Kathleen! But now it’s my turn. I’ve written my own book. I have things to say, too, without having to be all controversial like you were. Tip it! People recognize me on the street a lot now and come over, nicely, and say “Maggie, you remind me of my own mother.” And they say “Maggie, I love your show”–referring to *Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List *as * my *show. Sometimes I correct them, I say, “Oh, it’s not my show.” But sometimes . . . I don’t correct them. It’s kind of fun being a star, isn’t it? Tip it! If you want to know a few things about my daughter Kathleen that only a mother could know (How the heck did she get this way? Did she always swear so much, for Chrissake?), you have come to the right book. Tip it! You know how a box of wine is never empty just because the spigot seems to have run dry? (There’s always a little more if you just tip it!) This book is like that. There’s so much in it–never-before-published Griffin family photos!, a love story (me and my dear departed husband Johnny), a whole guide to good living (including how to survive on what’s in your purse), and a lot of funny business in this book from Kathleen (she made comments in this book; readers, I was not able to stop her!). So take this book and Tip It! And be sure to get the last drop out of living. Isn’t it nice that “Tip It” acts as a toast? I’m 90 years old, and I think “Tip It!” even works pretty well as a motto for living to the fullest. So, Tip It! today. Yours, Maggie Griffin A funny thing happened on the way to Kathy Griffin’s skyrocketing stardom. The more she told stories about her mother, Maggie, in her stand-up act and on her Emmy-winning television show, * Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,* the more popular her mother became. (At the mere mention of Maggie, a stadium full of fans will cheer, “Tip It! Tip It!”) Shocked by Kathy, exasperated by Kathy, grudgingly amused by Kathy, and at the end of the day, always a loving mother to Kathy, Maggie Griffin has become the darling Gracie to Kathy’s George Burns, the wry Cher to Kathy’s Sonny Bono, the spry, sweet Roadrunner to Kathy’s Wile E. Coyote. Maggie Griffin grew up in Chicago, the youngest of sixteen children born to Irish immigrant parents. She met Johnny, the love of her life, in Chicago, started dating him after high school (while working at the Form Fit Bra factory in the returns department), and they fell in love and married during the War. Together they raised five children, the youngest a cutie named Kathleen, who never gave them a moment’s trouble throughout her childhood–though it’s been payback time ever since. As Kathy’s comedy career took off, more and more stories of Maggie magically worked their way into Kathy’s routines. And as a regular on *Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,* Maggie takes more guff from her daughter than any other mom on national television. Well, after having her life put on comic display by the loudmouthed redhead she fed, clothed, and cared for well into the comedian’s adulthood, Maggie finally has the floor, and she has some business to share with you. So get out your Franzia, stir up some Hamburger Helper, and dive into the world according to Maggie.

Timeshares

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Sixteen original stories about taking your dream vacation-in any era you desire. ** Take a vacation through time with the help of a Time Travel Agency offering excursions into the past and future. Readers will find themselves in exotic, adventurous locales-and in all manner of trouble and mysteries. And figures from the past will be able to squeak by the other way. Picture Cleopatra in modern-day New York City, or Hannibal searching for elephants at Wisconsin’s Circus World. And that’s just the beginning of the thrills and danger…

Time Out of Joint

SUMMARY: Time Out of Joint is Philip K. Dick’s classic depiction of the disorienting disparity between the world as we think it is and the world as it actually is. The year is 1998, although Ragle Gumm doesn’t know that. He thinks it’s 1959. He also thinks that he served in World War II, that he lives in a quiet little community, and that he really is the world’s long-standing champion of newspaper puzzle contests. It is only after a series of troubling hallucinations that he begins to suspect otherwise. And once he pursues his suspicions, he begins to see how he is the center of a universe gone terribly awry.

Time Management for System Administrators

Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli
Time is a precious commodity, especially if you’re a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you constantly with requests, preventing you from getting anything done. Your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixes that prevent you from ever getting to those long-term projects. But the pressure is on you to produce and it only increases with time. What do you do?
The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory–you want *Time Management for System Administrators*, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management skills you need to flourish as a system administrator.
*Time Management for System Administrators* understands that an Sys Admin often has competing goals: the concurrent responsibilities of working on large projects and taking care of a user’s needs. That’s why it focuses on strategies that help you work through daily tasks, yet still allow you to handle critical situations that inevitably arise.
Among other skills, you’ll learn how to:
* Manage interruptions
* Eliminate timewasters
* Keep an effective calendar
* Develop routines for things that occur regularly
* Use your brain only for what you’re currently working on
* Prioritize based on customer expectations
* Document and automate processes for faster execution
What’s more, the book doesn’t confine itself to just the work environment, either. It also offers tips on how to apply these time management tools to your social life. It’s the first step to a more productive, happier you.

Timaeus

**Plato’s *Timaeus* is a dialogue by the acclaimed Greek philosopher, wherein Timaeus is engaged by Socrates on a variety of topics.**
Commonly overlooked by scholars until the late Victorian era, this dialog nevertheless represents important developments in Plato’s thought regarding human nature and the physical nature of the world and reality. Today it remains highly considered by scholars in Ancient Greek philosophy, despite the majority of the text being essentially a monologue.
In this dialogue portions, Socrates and Timaeus discuss the nature of the physical world and of reality. The monologue portions are delivered by the titular Timaeus, who expostulates about the nature of the universe and of human existence to a receptive and thoughtful Socrates.
Notably among the chapters is a discussion of the Four Elements which were an important aspect in Greek thinking about the universe. Timaeus puts forward the idea that each element has a specific shape in manifestation – For Fire, a tetrahedron, for Air an Octahedron, for Water an Icosahedron, and for Earth a cube. The significance of the shapes becomes clear: Plato, as Timaeus, proposes they interact with the universe by means of their shape and ratio.
This quality edition was translated by the renowned Oxford scholar of Ancient Greece, Benjamin Jowett.
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A ticket to the circus: a memoir

SUMMARY: A great American love story, this warm, funny, revealing memoir introduces the world to Norman Mailer’s greatest inspiration, his wife of more than thirty years. Like Zelda Fitzgerald before her, Norris Church Mailer has led a life as large and as colorful as her husband’s—and every bit as engaging.Growing up a strict Free Will Baptist in the South of the 1950s, Norris Church, christened Barbara Jean Davis, was crowned “Little Miss Little Rock” at the age of three and always knew that life had more to offer her than the comforts of small-town Arkansas. But she could never have guessed that in her early twenties she would date future president Bill Clinton (and predict his national victory even after he lost his first run for Congress), or that the following year she would meet Norman Mailer, who was passing through town giving a lecture at the local college. They fell in love in one night—and their marriage lasted thirty-three years.Despite her enduring love for the man, Norris found life with the writer full of challenges—from carving out her own niche in the wake of five ex-wives and numerous former girlfriends, to easing her way into the hearts of her seven stepchildren, to negotiating the ferocious world of Mailer’s fame, friends, and literary life. The couple’s New York parties were legendary, and their social circle included such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Jacqueline Kennedy, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Imelda Marcos. Their decades-long obsession with each other, as seen in the intimate letters that Norris reveals here for the first time, was not without tests and infidelities; theirs was a marriage full of friendship, betrayal, doubts, understanding, and deep, complicated, lifelong passion.With southern charm and wit, Norris Church Mailer depicts the full evolution of her life, from her childhood all the way through her intense marriage with Norman and his heartbreaking death. This unforgettable memoir will enchant readers with its honesty and insight into how we grow up and how we love.

Through the Grinder

SUMMARY: Business is booming at Clare Cosi’s Village Blend, until her female customers start to die. Lieutenant Quinn is convinced that someone has an axe to grind, and, unfortunately, his prime suspect is the new man in Clare’s life. Now Clare will risk her heart – and her life – to follow the killer’s trail to the bitter end.

Through Stone and Sea

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ** The new national bestselling Noble Dead story arc is “another must read series” (*Book Spot Central*). ** Wynn journeys to the mountain stronghold of the dwarves in search of the “Stonewalkers,” an unknown sect supposedly in possession of important ancient texts. But in her obsession to understand these writings, she will find more puzzles and questions buried in secrets old and new-along with an enemy she thought destroyed…