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Gene of Isis

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Mia Montrose is a 21st century woman with a doctorate in ancient languages, Ashlee Granville is a 19th century clairvoyant, entering into marriage. Lillet de Lac is a 13th century priestess of an ancient order. Despite time, distance and cultures these woman have several things in common.

Geektastic

SUMMARY: Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

Gauntlgrym

Gauntlgrym (Neverwinter Saga #1) by R. A. Salvatore
Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate.  In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter—a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it. Unfortunately, the more they uncover about the secret of Gauntlgrym, the more it looks like they can’t stop it on their own. They’ll need help, and from the last people they ever thought to fight alongside again: Drizzt and Bruenor.

The gates of November

SUMMARY: From the author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev comes an epic work of nonfiction chronicling the stormy lives of a Jewish father and son whose stories span the entire history of the Soviet Union. Solomon Slepak, an inflexible old-guard Bolshevik – military commander, diplomat, propagandist – not only miraculously survived the murderous purges of the thirties and late forties, despite his high visibility and his Jewish origins, but retained to the last his unwavering faith in the Communist Party. His son, Volodya, was raised as a true believer and easily entered the elite Moscow world of scientists and engineers – until, choosing the path of dissent, he became an internationally renowned “refusenik” hero. For eighteen years he and his wife, Masha, were the objects of government persecution for the “crime” of attempting to leave the Soviet Union – five of those years lost in Siberia as punishment for hanging a banner from the balcony of their Moscow apartment which read “Let us go to our son in Israel”. The circumstances that shaped Solomon and Volodya Slepak – their personal and public histories and the clash of their ideologies – form the substance of this remarkable account of a family and a nation. Chaim Potok, who first met the younger Slepaks when they were still under siege in Moscow, tells their story with deep understanding and empathy.

Garden Spells

In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.…
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**The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.
A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants—from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys—except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.
When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire’s quiet life is turned upside down—along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy—if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom—or with each other.
Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own….

From the Hardcover edition.
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mesmirising Choice magazine ‘An unusual but mesmirising read’ Choice A lovely tale of desire and gastronomy Irish Tatler ‘Definitely one to put in your suitcase this summer – a warm, sunny holiday read.’ newbooks magazine
(source: Bol.com)

The Game

The Game recounts the incredible adventures of an everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women.
But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love and is officially voted the World’s Number One Pickup Artist) he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.
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“Strauss is either a sex god or the anti-Christ, depending on your perspective.” (The Daily Express)
“The funniest book I have read all year.” (Tony Parsons)
“Neil Strauss has it all figured out. When it comes to the mating dance, Strauss knows how to lead.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“Strauss is a superstar…a stunningly explicit book.” (The Times (London))
“The book everyone’s talking about.” (GQ)
“Touching and witty, four stars.” (Time Out New York)
“Probably the most important self-help book you’ll ever read.” (Sunday Sport)
“The first time the alphabet of male seduction has been painstakingly translated and written down.” (The Observer)
“The single guy’s bible.” (The Daily Express)
“a fascinating window into a world that Strauss has brought up from the underground. It’s impossible to put down.” (Calgary Herald)
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The Game recounts the incredible adventures of an everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women.
But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love and is officially voted the World’s Number One Pickup Artist) he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

The Game-Players of Titan

SUMMARY: In this sardonically funny gem of speculative fiction, Philip K. Dick creates a novel that manages to be simultaneously unpredictable and perversely logical. Poor Pete Garden has just lost Berkeley. He’s also lost his wife, but he’ll get a new one as soon as he rolls a three. It’s all part of the rules of Bluff, the game that’s become a blinding obsession for the last inhabitants of the planet Earth. But the rules are about to change–drastically and terminally–because Pete Garden will be playing his next game against an opponent who isn’t even human, for stakes that are a lot higher than Berkeley. “From the Trade Paperback edition.”

Game over

IS IT TIME TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE GAME OF TRUE LOVE? Game Over is a brilliantly perceptive novel of the game of love and not looking for Mr Right from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. Steely-hearted TV producer Cas ruthlessly plays people on a daily basis. She messes with contestants’ love lives on the hot new reality show Sex with an Ex, making for explosive viewing. And she shamelessly manipulates hot men into bed – making for an explosive sex life. In work and in pleasure, Cas always gets what she wants. Until she meets Darren. His unbelievable good looks would make him a sensation on the show. But his moral integrity and belief in true love mean Cas will have to work a little bit harder to persuade him to give the show – and her – a shot. After a lifetime of playing games, might her winning streak be at an end? What readers are saying about Game Over: ‘Full of love, sex, relationships, unrequited love with the added humour and characters everyone can relate to’ ‘A cut above anything of its kind. This is a hilarious, brilliant book with a great plot – don’t miss out because you are bored with the same old boy meets girl scenario – this is something altogether grittier’
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Galápagos

SUMMARY: “Beautiful…provocative, arresting reading.”–USA TodayKURT VONNEGUT is a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist”* with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to a.d. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new, and totally different human race. Here, America’s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving. “Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain… Galápagos is a madcap genealogical adventure.”–The New York Times Book Review* The New York Times

Galactic Pot-healer

SUMMARY: Joe Fernwright works as a pot-healer, a repairer of ceramics, in a dull future where there isn’t much call for his skills. He’s broke and bored when the offer from the Glimmung comes along. It might just be the answer to both his financial and spiritual problems, even if it does mean working on a strange project on Plowman’s Planet with other assorted odd creatures. The only thing is that the Glimmung may just be divine and ask for more than Joe’s commitment to the job . . .

Gabriel García Márquez: a life

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The first full and authorized biography of the 1982 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—the most popular international novelist of the last fifty years.Over the course of the nearly two decades Gerald Martin gave to the research and writing of this masterly biography, he not only spent many hours in conversation with Gabriel García Márquez himself but also interviewed more than three hundred others, including García Márquez’s wife and sons, mother and siblings, literary agent and translators; Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Alvaro Mutis, among other writers; Fidel Castro and Felipe González, among other political figures; his closest friends as well as those who consider themselves his detractors. The result is a revelation of both the writer and the man.García Márquez’s story is a remarkable one. Born in 1927, raised by grandparents and a clutch of aunts in a small backwater town in Colombia, the shy, intelligent boy matured into a reserved young man, first working as a provincial journalist and later as a foreign correspondent, whose years of obscurity came to an end when, at the age of forty, he published the novel entitled *Cien años de soledad*—*One Hundred Years of Solitude. *Within months, the book had garnered spectacular international acclaim, the author hailed as the standard-bearer of a new literature: magical realism. Eight years later, in 1975, he published *The Autumn of the Patriarch,* and, in 1981, *Chronicle of a Death Foretold, *each novel rapturously received by critics and readers alike. With his books read by millions around the world, he had become a man of wealth and influence. Yet, for all his fame, he never lost touch with his roots: though he had lived outside of Colombia since 1955—in Barcelona, Mexico City, Paris—his Nobel Prize was celebrated by Colombians from all walks of life who thought, and still think, of “Gabo” as their own. More books followed, both fiction *(Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in his Labyrinth, Memories of My Melancholy Whores)* and nonfiction *(The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, News of a Kidnapping, Living to Tell the Tale).* But García Márquez’s renown and passion have continued to combine, as well, in a fervent, unflagging, and often controversial political and social activism.While chronicling the particulars of the life, Martin also considers the overarching issues: the tension between García Márquez’s celebrity and his quest for literary quality, and between his politics and his writing; the seductions of power, solitude, and love. He explores the contrast between the exuberance of the writer’s Caribbean background and the authoritarianism of highland Bogotá, showing us how these differences are manifest in his writing and in the very shape his life has taken. He explores the melding of experience and imagination in García Márquez’s fiction, and he examines the writer’s reasons for—and the public’s reaction to—his turning away in the 1980s from the magical realism that had brought him international renown, toward the greater simplicity that would mark his work beginning with *Love in the Time of Cholera.*Gerald Martin has written a superb biography: richly illuminating, as gripping as any of Gabriel García Márquez’s powerful journalism, as enthralling as any of his acclaimed and beloved fiction.

Further Adventures

SUMMARY: To Whom It May Concern—I was The Green Ray. Now it can be told—the story which many tried to silence, many refused to believe, and many did not want to hear. In the depths of the Great Depression, the voice of a radio superhero known as The Green Ray entertained America. Forty years later, the man behind the character—two-bit voice actor Ray Green, known to his family as Reuven Agranovsky—is caught in an all-night blackout in the desert town of Mason, New Mexico, where a chain of events is set in motion that forces The Green Ray out of retirement. But at seventy-three, Ray faces a different—and far more terrifying—world. A wildly inventive, raucously funny novel of heroism, neurosis, and transcendence, Further Adventures was ahead of its time when it was first published fifteen years ago. Like Ray Green himself, it now reemerges in a newly revised “author’s cut” for a new generation of readers.

Funland

Product Description

The resort of Boleta Bay is not the carefree place it used to be. A series of unexplained disappearances, and holiday-makers threatened by an army of leering bums, casts a shadow over summer pleasures. But now Boleda Bay is fighting back and their campaign leads them to the abandoned Funhouse.

Full Scoop

SUMMARY: Dear Reader: Mercury’s in retrograde, and folks in Beaumont, South Carolina are dealing with gossip, scandal, misunderstandings, and more secrets than ever. ¬’ Local pediatrician Maggie¬’ Farnsworth has¬’ even bigger worries. Her wild-girl past has caught up with her in the form of her ex-boyfriend, a jailbird who just flew the coop–and is bent on tracking down Maggie and her daughter. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection. Unfortunately, his presence is turning up the heat on an attraction Maggie simply has no time for…or does she? But Maggie and Zack aren’t the only ones getting busy: Fleas, the hound dog, is up to his old tricks–this time with Butterbean, a very allluring…goat? Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt have babies on the brain. And resident psychic-slash-astrologer Destiny is fighting a crush of her own. Since the town’s ice cream parlor is¬’ a magnet for gossip, no one can keep a secret and the sticky situations are getting even stickier…¬’ It’s the wildest time yet in the town we love to write about, with the characters we can’t get enough of. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance. Janet and Charlotte

Full Dark, No Stars

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“I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . .” writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
In “Big Driver,” a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.
“Fair Extension,” the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
Like *Different Seasons *and *Four Past Midnight, *which generated such enduring films as *The Shawshank Redemption *and *Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars *proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
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Full circle

Product Description

Coming of age during the turbulent 1960s, Tana Roberts dreams of having a successful career and is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve her goal, only to discover that she can have a life that includes a career, love, and peace of mind. Reissue.

From the Publisher

The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. TanaRoberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that willlead her from New York to the South during the heat of racial unrest. Athoroughly modern young woman, she yearns for a career and is willing tosacrifice everything to get it. And it’s only much later that Tana discoversthat she can have it all. Career. Love. And peace of mind. As she comes ofage, at last, and comes full circle.