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Notorious Nineteen

**#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” ( *Houston Chronicle* ), “stunning” ( *Booklist* ), “outrageous” ( *Publishers Weekly* ), “brilliantly evocative” ( *The Denver Post* ), and “making trouble and winning hearts” ( *USA Today* ).**
**New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.**
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich’s *Takedown Twenty.*

Not for Tourists Guide to London 2020

**With details on everything from Big Ben to Brick Lane, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs.**
Whether you’ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there’s information in the *Not For Tourists**Guide to London* that you need to know. This map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with more than 150 maps and thousands of listings for restaurants, shops, theaters, and under-the-radar spots, you won’t find a better guide to London.
Want to score tickets to a big Arsenal or Chelsea football match? NFT has you covered. How about royal sightseeing at Buckingham Palace? We’ve got that, too. The best Indian restaurant, theater experience, bookstore, or cultural site—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features:
* An invaluable street index
* A foldout map of the London Underground and bus system
* Profiles of more than one hundred neighborhoods
* Listings for museums, landmarks, the best shopping, and more

You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mysteries of London; NFT has all the answers!

Normal People

**OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD** **THE NUMBER ONE *SUNDAY TIMES* AND TOP FIVE *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
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**A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION**
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**WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018**
**WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR**
**WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS**
***** *WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019** **Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins.** ***Normal People ** ** *is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 **
** SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019 **
** LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 ****
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**Advance praise for *Normal People* :**
“I couldn’t put *Normal People* down—I didn’t think I could love it as much as *Conversations with Friends* , but I did. Sally Rooney is a treasure. I can’t wait to see what she does next.”
**—Elif Batuman, author of* The Idiot* and *The Possessed
***“This is one the best novels I have read in years. Sally Rooney understands the complexities of love, its radical intimacy, and how power is always shifting between people, and she tells her story in a way that feels new and old at the same time. It is intelligent, spare and mesmerizing, and it sent me back to an earlier point in my life in such a vivid and real way, reanimating for me with that period of time (first love), which I had thought was lost to me forever, but which felt born again in the form of this book.”*** **— ** ** *Sheila Heti, author of** * ** *Motherhood ** *** *and** * ***How Should a Person Be***
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“Rooney homes in on what she’s best at – describing people, with all their conceits and self-delusions, weaknesses and virtues. She does this with unsparing acuity and extraordinary sensitivity… There’s arch humor in her insights too.”* *—* The Times* (UK)**
“Beautifully observed and profoundly moving, I could scale new heights of hyperbole trying to describe how good this book is, but really, you just need to read it.” **— *The Bookseller (UK)** *
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Praise for *Conversations with Friends* :**
“A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style… [O]ne wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge… But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”
**– *The New Yorker** *
“Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes…a novel of delicious frictions.”
**–** * **New York Magazine**
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“I love debuts where you just can’t believe that it was a debut…* Conversations with Friends*  paints a nuanced, page-turning portrait of a whip-smart university student in the throes of an affair with an older married man.”
**– Zadie Smith,** * **Elle**
* “The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”
**– Curtis Sittenfeld,** * **The Week**
* “Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”
**– Celeste Ng, “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast”** *

*“This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”*
* **– Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)** *
*“The self-deceptions of a new generation are at the core of Sally Rooney’s debut, Conversations With Friends (Hogarth), which captures something wonderfully odd-cornered and real in the story of an Irish millennial…”
**– Megan O’Grady, *Vogue* ‘s 10 Best Books of 2017** *
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“[A] bracing, miraculous debut.”
**– *The Millions***
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**OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD** **THE NUMBER ONE *SUNDAY TIMES* AND TOP FIVE *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
* * *
**A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION**
* * *
**WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018**
**WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR**
**WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS**
***** *WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019** **Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins.** ***Normal People ** ** *is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 **
** SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019 **
** LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019**

Nordic Welfare States in the European Context

This important sequel to Nordic Social Policy (Routledge 1999) compares welfare state development over the last twenty years in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with that of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries. Topics covered include: * income distribution, health inequalities and gender equality * gender policies, health and social care services and policy reaction to family changes * social security and employment policies * financing of welfare states. In the context of globalisation, ageing populations, changing employment patterns and rising inequalities, Nordic Welfare States in the European Context offers an empirical analysis of welfare adaptations and a lively discussion of the historical development of European social policy. It finds a greater ambiguity regarding variation and trends than is commonly suggested. Contrary to expectation, there is little evidence of the Europeanisation of Nordic welfare states, rather the reverse. The comparable and empirical data used in this study make it a unique contribution to understanding current trends in European social policy.

No Price Too High

(Warning: Contains violence, strong language and adult content)
The battle for humanity’s survival continues.
Peter Fromm: After barely surviving the Battle of Kirosha, Captain Fromm and the rest of the 101st Marine Expeditionary Unit are sent forth to defend a vital star system. While the US Navy battles a vast alien armada in the skies above Parthenon, the Devil Dogs must fight a formidable, well-equipped army on the ground. Retreat is not an option.
Lisbeth Zhang: The former naval officer, once a rising star, faces the end of her career. She reluctantly accepts a new, secret posting, one that will turn her into an experimental subject in a covert weapons project that may save humanity – or spell its doom.
Heather McClintock: Being a CIA operative in a hostile galaxy is never easy. Out in the cold, with no support but her wits and skills, can she make a difference in the battles to come or just become another casualty?
The sequel to Decisively Engaged, No Price Too High is a tale of heroism and desperate combat in a hostile universe.
Errata: I accidentally called the secret US program that produced the War Eagle after the USS Lexington instead of the actual first vessel of its kind, the Langley. I have corrected the error in the manuscript and hopefully previous purchasers will have their ebooks updated. My apologies.
\- C.J. Carella **
### About the Author
C.J. Carella grew up in South America and bounced around assorted parts of the US. He’s been making up stuff and writing it down for fun and profit since before the end of the Cold War. After writing over twenty roleplaying books for such companies as Palladium Books, Steve Jackson Games and Eden Studios, he turned his hand to fiction in assorted genres, from superhero/alternate history to horror and science fiction. When not writing, C.J. enjoys gaming (computer and tabletop), reading and fighting crime (mostly by yelling at kids to get off the lawn). He does not enjoy long walks by the beach, unless said beach has a partially buried Statue of Liberty. News, sample chapters and other free stuff are available at CJ’s website: www.cjcarella.com

No Life of Their Own

**Twelve classic tales of the unknown from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of *Way Station*.**
Clifford D. Simak had a sublime ability to evoke a lost way of life. He spent his youth in rural Wisconsin, a landscape filled with mysterious hollows, cliffs, dark forests, and the Wisconsin River flowing in its deep-cut valley. As Simak wandered the countryside and the ridges, he peopled them with imaginary characters who later came to life in his stories. One such individual is Johnny, the orphaned farm boy of “The Contraption,” who stumbles upon a wrecked starship and receives a priceless gift from its owners. Another is the old prospector Eli, whose surprising discoveries on Mercury get him killed in “Spaceship in a Flask.” In “Huddling Place,” a man with paralyzing agoraphobia is the only one who can save the life of a dear friend on Mars—if he can bear to make the trip. And in the title story, aliens slowly take over Earth while humans leave it behind and head for the Homestead Planets.
Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.

Nine Princes in Amber

One of the most revered names in science fiction and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizes—including six Hugo and three Nebula Awards—over the course of his legendary career. Among his more than fifty books, arguably Zelazny’s most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels. Now officially licensed by the Zelazny estate, the first book in this legendary series is now finally available electronically. Carl Corey wakes up in a secluded New York hospital with amnesia. He escapes and investigates, discovering the truth, piece by piece: he is really Prince Corwin, of Amber, the one true world of which our Earth is just a shadow. He is one of nine men who might rule Amber, if he can fight his way past the armies of his older brother Eric.

Night Shift

**Now adapted for television in SyFy UK’s *Midnight, Texas* series – welcome to Charlaine Harris’s bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in . . .** From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels – ‘the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed’ – comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day . . . Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you’ll read this year. Welcome to Midnight, Texas. At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves-only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose – which just might happen – it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be . . . **

New Frontier: An Alicia Jones Novel 03

Alicia Jones has a life that just keeps getting more complicated and ever more dangerous.
Toward the Rim of the Orion arm lies the unknown. She’s tasked to start exploring it, and Earth’s leaders don’t want to wait a couple of years to build the fleets first.
Then there are the Seltan, a race that lives in the core, they could attack at any time.
Technology is another struggle, as she continually pushes herself for the next breakthrough in both new fields, and redesigns of the old. Especially as she starts to grasp the truth behind the design of those that seeded the galaxy with life.
It’s a good thing she flourishes under pressure, of course there is one more thing that might be more disturbing and dangerous than all the rest that she’ll need to deal with. Politics.
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New Folks’ Home: And Other Stories

**Ten stories of wonder and imagination by an author named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America**

In the collection’s title story, Frederick Gray is closing in on seventy and has outlived his usefulness as a professor of law. He has no family; his best friend, fellow faculty member Ben Lovell, has recently died. Before Gray moves into a retirement home, he takes a final canoe trip to a favorite fishing spot he and Lovell had visited many times, only to find that someone has built a house on the remote riverside. When an accident leaves Gray stranded and in pain, he returns to the shelter seeking aid and instead finds a new reason for living.

Nine additional tales showcase Clifford D. Simak’s talent for spinning stories that allow us to glimpse the possibilities of life beyond Earth as well as expand our wisdom of what it means to be human.

Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.

Neuroscience for Dummies

**Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience**
Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, *Neuroscience For Dummies,* 2nd Edition is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe: the brain. Covering the most recent scientific discoveries and complemented with helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes that help bring the information to life, this updated edition offers a compelling and plain-English look at how the brain and nervous system function.
Simply put, the human brain is an endlessly fascinating subject: it holds the secrets to your personality, use of language, memories, and the way your body operates. In just the past few years alone, exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge have transformed the field of neuroscience—and this friendly guide is here to serve as your roadmap to the latest findings and research. Packed with new content on genetics and epigenetics and increased coverage of hippocampus and depression, this new edition of *Neuroscience For Dummies* is an eye-opening and fascinating read for readers of all walks of life.
* Covers how gender affects brain function
* Illustrates why some people are more sensitive to pain than others
* Explains what constitutes intelligence and its different levels
* Offers guidance on improving your learning

What is the biological basis of consciousness? How are mental illnesses related to changes in brain function? Find the answers to these and countless other questions in *Neuroscience For Dummies,* 2nd Edition

Nemesis: Book Six

***All things come to an end…*** The world is at war. Morena and her alien species ravage the United States, destroying metropolis after metropolis. Yet, even as this happens, a manmade disease kills off Morena’s children, rapidly mutilating her dreams of a new planet for her people. Morena’s war started in Grayson. Now it ends there as well. Will chases one last chance to make amends by killing Morena. Kenneth Marks wants to ascend, to become one with the alien species. The teenagers who still live only want to remain alive. ***The war ends in this bone-chilling final chapter of the best selling science fiction series, Nemesis. Who will win?** ** *
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***All things come to an end…*** The world is at war. Morena and her alien species ravage the United States, destroying metropolis after metropolis. Yet, even as this happens, a manmade disease kills off Morena’s children, rapidly mutilating her dreams of a new planet for her people. Morena’s war started in Grayson. Now it ends there as well. Will chases one last chance to make amends by killing Morena. Kenneth Marks wants to ascend, to become one with the alien species. The teenagers who still live only want to remain alive. ***The war ends in this bone-chilling final chapter of the best selling science fiction series, Nemesis. Who will win?** *