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Mother, Please

Three meddling mothers do some behind-the-scenes matchmaking to help their daughters find love and romance, from a widowed mother who asks her handsome new tenant to keep an eye on her overprotective daughter, to a mother who sends a very special patient to her daughter’s veterinary clinic. Original.
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Mother Of The Believers

Deep in the heart of seventh-century Arabia, a new prophet named Muhammad has arisen. As his message of enlightenment sweeps through Arabia and unifies the warring tribes, his young wife Aisha recounts Muhammad’s astonishing transformation from prophet to warrior to statesman. But just after the moment of her husband’s greatest triumph — the conquest of the holy city of Mecca — Muhammad falls ill and dies in Aisha’s arms. A young widow, Aisha finds herself at the center of the new Muslim empire and becomes by turns a teacher, political leader, and warrior.

Written in beautiful prose and meticulously researched, Mother of the Believer is the story of an extraordinary woman who was destined to help usher Islam into the world.

**Recensie(s)**

Both epic and intimate, a glorious story. — Amy Tan With incredible scholarship and sensitivity, Kamran Pasha has crafted a remarkable tale and one that is long overdue. From the early days of persecution and enmity to the triumph of what will be one of the world’s great religions, Aisha describes the struggle of a small band of believers to survive and ultimately to flourish in an environment that is by turns unforgiving and breathtakingly beautiful. This is a book of inspired and heartfelt imagination to be savored and enjoyed and an achievement of the first order. — Frederick J. Chiaventone, author of Moon of Bitter Cold With insight and sensitivity, and in a beautiful balance of research and imagination, Kamran Pasha sheds light not only on the seminal figure of Aisha but on the origins of Islam. Mother of the Believers is both timely and timeless. — Karen Essex, author of Leonardo’s Swans Superbly written, brilliantly realized. — Steven Pressfield
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Mother night

SUMMARY: Kurt 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.”Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.*The New York Times“A great artist.”—Cincinnati Enquirer“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer…a zany but moral mad scientist.”—Time

Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Storms

Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Storms by Marion Roberts
**Sunny Hathaway—introvert, entrepreneur, inventor, poet, dog lover, and lateral thinker—has a lot on her plate. She’s moving to a new house, dealing with step-siblings, and starting a dog entertainment business too.**

Sunny and her expertly blended, thoroughly modern family are moving into her grandmother’s old mansion, Windermere. Sunny wins the turret bedroom from her step-siblings (using her powers of reverse psychology), but is soon tangled up in mischief involving bored dogs, a cranky old gardener, an angel sighting, a match-making mission, and a boy who knits. To make matters worse, over at her dad’s house, Sunny’s baby half-sister Flora has turned the world upside-down, and Steph can’t seem to find a way to turn it right-side-up again. Even with a sunny disposition, storm clouds can gather on the horizon, and this winter Sunny must find ways to offer warmth and shelter to those she cares for most.

Moscow Rules

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the “gold standard” (*The Dallas Morning News*) of thriller writers**. Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world’s finest writers of international intrigue and espionage— “a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré” (*Chicago Sun-Times*)—and Gabriel Allon as “one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series” (*The Philadelphia Inquirer*). Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He’s playing by Moscow rules now. This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealer—and he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to al- Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11—and the clock is ticking fast. Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, *Moscow Rules* is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East—and Silva’s finest novel yet.

Mosaic Of Shadows

Byzantium, 1096. A mysterious assassin releases an arrow aimed at the emperor—but he has more than just a man in his sights. A keystone of a crumbling empire, the emperor is the solitary figure holding all the enemies in check. And if he falls, the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart.
Demetrios Askiates, unveiler of mysteries, is hired to catch the would-be-killer. But he is entering an unknown world; a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps, and eunuchs. Not all enemies are within the city walls, however, and with the Turks running rampant across Asia, the emperor has sent to the west for mercenaries to reinforce his position. When a great army, tens of thousands strong, appears before the city gates—the emperor gets more than he bargained for. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the city palace; from the sands of the hippodrome to the soaring domes of Ayia Sophia; Demetrios must edge his way through a glittering maze of treachery and deceit before time runs out.
Intent on making their fortunes in war, and with no allegiance to this empire, the first crusaders have arrived with eyes full of jealousy and suspicion. As the armies of the east and west confront each other, and with the assassin creeping ever closer to his prey, Demetrios must untangle this golden web of intrigue that surrounds the emperor—before the city, and the empire, are drowned in blood.

“His portrayal of the Byzantine city and the intrigues that threaten its destruction is vivid and convincing.”
—*The Sunday Times* (UK)

“It’s a world that Harper brings exuberantly to life, clearly revelling in its teeming, tumultuous extravagance. But he also has a sharp eye for an intriguing mystery.”
—*Yorkshire Post* (UK)

“Tom Harper writes with strident clarity in this epic tale of murder and betrayal, bloodshed and romance. Gripping from the first page, the reader is swept up…. Well researched and cinematic in its imagery, this is a fast-paced and exciting debut.”
—INK (UK)

“A gripping tale…I look forward to Demetrios’s further adventures.”
—Elizabeth Hawksley, *Historical Novels Review*

“A lively adventure…. The imperial palace, with all its splendor and intrigue, is brought vividly to life.”
—*Good Book Review* (UK)

“An engaging romp—Byzantine not only in time and location but the ins and outs of the plot.”
—*The Advertiser* (Australia)

More Bitter Than Death: An Emma Fielding Mystery

SUMMARY: It’s a deadly winter for archaeologist Emma Fielding as she tracks a killer in an old New Hampshire hotel, in this fifth mystery from real-life archaeologist Dana Cameron. Archaeologist Emma Fielding should be on top of the world. Her teaching job secure and home life stable, she arrives at an archaeological conference at a famous old New Hampshire hotel, having outrun the winter storm that’s paralysing the East Coast. A rising star in the field, she’s in the midst of friends she’s known all her life, celebrating the work of Professor Garrison, a venerable legend in the field. When Garrison is found dead on the iced-over lake outside the snow-bound hotel, however, Emma realizes that everyone has something to hide, including herself. While the police determine whether Garrison’s death was an accident, suicide, or murder, Emma’s intimate knowledge of her colleagues hasn’t prepared her for what they’re concealing, even from themselves. Emma is also forced to face the fact that the dead man was no friend of hers (or her grandfather Oscar) and that everyone-colleagues, police, and herself included-wonders why her view of him is so very different. The presence of Emma’s old flame Duncan brings up bitter memories she’d rather were left buried deep in the past: Duncan wants something from her and Emma can’t tell whether it is an opportunity to rekindle their relationship or a way to ensure her silence permanently. Professional jealousies and infighting would be enough added to Garrison’s mysterious death, but a series of thefts and attacks in the isolated hotel make the stranded archaeologists ask whether a vengeful ghost has returned, practiced criminals are targeting the conference, or one of their own number has finally succumbed to an array of deadly temptations.

Moonshot: The Inside Story of Mankind’s Greatest Adventure

SUMMARY: On July 20, 1969 more than 500 million people across the globe watched as the first man in history stepped onto the face of another planet. The triumph of the Apollo 11 mission was a momentous pinacle that followed years of construction, planning, and training, all of which is conveyed in this captivating history that uses official accounts to tell the real, untold story. The background of the space race is retold in full detail, including the role of the Cold War and America’s desire to flex its international muscle. The fraught and often bitter relationships between the three men destined to make history—hot-headed Buzz Aldrin, easygoing Michael Collins, and the inscrutable Neil Armstrong—are also addressed, as is the nail-biting moment when, just minutes before Armstrong and Aldrin were about to reach the surface of the moon, their equipment failed. This is an engaging account of a mission that could easily have gone terribly wrong, but instead turned into an American triumph.

Moonfall

Amazon.com Review

Over the last few years, Jack McDevitt has quietly been producing an outstanding collection of science fiction novels. Earlier works such as Moonfall he takes off the gloves to create a splashy, near-future science fiction thriller with a big cast of characters and a do-or-die attitude. At the center of the story is Charlie Haskell, the U.S. vice president, who in 2024–an election year–has arrived at the American Moonbase to cut the ribbon and declare it operational. But there’s a problem, and it’s a doozy: a “sun-grazer” comet, with immense mass and speed, is on a collision course with the moon. Haskell, with an eye to his public image, puts himself at the bottom of the evacuation list. But time grows critically short, and soon more than his political future is in jeopardy–broken chunks of moon will begin exploding outwards. If they reach Earth, some of the chunks are big enough to cause an extinction event. McDevitt pays attention to his science while revving the action, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: Haskell’s choices will decide who lives and who dies–if anyone survives at all. –Blaise Selby

From Publishers Weekly

Racing neck and neck with doomsday, this breathless near-future thriller pits young, single and politically hopeful U.S. V.P. Charlie Haskell and a gigantic international cast of heroic helpers against an interstellar comet that blows the Moon to lethal smithereens and threatens to wipe out life on Earth. Just before the comet is spotted, cancer-riddled President Kolladner dispatches Charlie to the ceremonial opening of the U.S.-led commercial Moonbase, setting Charlie up for a spacewalk into destiny. Loaded with flaming action and fortified with characters from today’s headlines, the novel hurtles cinematically from one point of view to another so rapidly that the characters, except for Charlie, tend to blur into one another. After McDevitt explodes the Moon midway through the novel, fearsome tsunamis wreak havoc on both American coasts. With a murderous gang of rocket-hating backwoods militants thrown in for a whisker too much good measure, U.S. know-how and rough-riding true American grit save the day on the ground. In space, Charlie faces more perils than Pauline did?and loses some of his credibility as a result. Overall, though, McDevitt’s scrupulous research and ability to bring the arcane intricacies of space engineering within the grasp of the earthbound make this a fine-tuned disaster to remember.
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Moonburn

SUMMARY: Some instincts are too powerful to deny.In the past year, veterinarian Abra Barrow has gone through some major changes: She’s left Manhattan for the deceptively quiet small town of Northside, ditched her cheating husband, and discovered that he has infected her with the rare werewolf virus. Now Abra is finally beginning to feel as if she has her life under control–except when the moon is full.But then, all of a sudden, Abra starts losing her temper–and her inhibitions–even when the sun is shining. Her new man, shape-shifting wildlife expert Red Mallin, seems to know more about her condition than he’s letting on, but he’s a little preoccupied with strange creatures that have been crossing the dimensional border. With her hormones in overdrive, Abra finds herself releasing the beast in all the men around her. As life in Northside becomes increasingly more peculiar–and more perilous–she must decide whom she can trust . . . when she’s not even sure she can trust herself.

Moon’s Fury

Cara Salinas, the new Sheriff of Tedford County, Texas, has led her small pack of Mexican red wolves since she was thirteen. Adam Mueller, a beat cop from Minneapolis, violated the Sazi’s single greatest rule—he allowed humans to see their kind, and must now lead his exiled timber wolves to start a new life with Cara’s pack. Cara and Adam harbor secrets that could either make them fated mates or deadly enemies. Yet they must find a way to cooperate when a flock of vicious Sazi raptors begin feeding on humans. Can they embrace their future together to save the town, or will they begin a war that could destroy them all? Hailed as “premiere authors of paranormal romance” and “true genre luminaries” by Romantic Times BOOKreviews and winner of the 2005 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Werewolf Romance for Moon’s Web, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp are back with another tale of shapeshifters, passion and politics in Moon’s Fury.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, an influence so large that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, “modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean.” He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record that still stands. *The Moon is a Harsh Mistress* was the last of these Hugo-winning novels, and it is widely considered his finest work.
It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people–a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic–who become the rebel movement’s leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle, and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution’s ultimate success.
*The Moon is a Harsh Mistress* is one of the high points of modern science fiction, a novel bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.
*The Moon is a Harsh Mistress* is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Mooch

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Ten months after the death of his famous father, Dan Fante’s antihero, Bruno Dante is back. He has cleaned himself up, straightened out, is attending AA and back on the mooch, selling computer-printer supplies for a militaristic disciplinarian and straight guy in a company staffed by a motley crew of ex-addicts. Then he meets Mexican femme fatale, Jimmi Valiente, a mesmerizingly beautiful new employee at Orbit Computer Supplies. Valiente is a former gangbanger, lap-dancer, crackhead, and once again Dante’s world begins to go into free fall. The second novel in the Bruno Dante trilogy is a brutal satire of contemporary America by a writer of immense power and beauty “The Fantes, father and son, have been a major new discovery for me in these last few years.” — John Fowles “Dark and bleak, dirty and real … Dan Fante’s style is raw, insightful, and deftly realized.” — Time Out (New York)

Monster Republic

SUMMARY: An explosion in a nuclear power plant. Kids patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. A growing army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction. “No,” whispered Cameron to the monster in the glass. And he watched it shaking its hideous head. “That’s not me. You’re not me.” As commercial and compelling as a computer game, this is the first book in a major new series.

Money to Burn: A Novel of Suspense

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, *New York Times* bestselling author James Grippando, whom the *Wall Street Journal* calls “a writer to watch,” explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—perhaps even minutes. At thirty-one, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street’s premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Fast-forward four years. It’s the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money. Reveling in his good fortune, Michael logs in to his computer, enters his password, and pulls up his biggest investment account: *Zero balance*. He tries another, and another. All of them zero. Someone has wiped him out. His only clue is a new e-mail message: *Just as planned. xo xo.* With these three words Michael’s life as he knows it is liquidated, along with his investment portfolio. Saxton Silvers is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy, and he’s the leading suspect in its ruin. Michael is left alone, framed, and facing divorce, with undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a “JBU.” Embroiled in corporate espionage, he’s desperate to clear his name and realizes that several signs point to his first wife, Ivy, as a key player. But what if Ivy has come back from the dead, only to visit on Michael a fate worse than death? With echoes of *The Firm*, James Grippando’s newest thriller takes readers to the inner circle of Wall Street, illustrating the very real dangers of what Warren Buffett called “financial weapons of mass destruction.”

Mom Over Miami

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *What does it say about me that the thing that has finally made me “cool” among my foster son’s pals is my ability to portion corn chips out of a warehouse-club monster bag, then drown said corn chips in pasteurized melted cheese product? I’ll tell you what it says. It says welcome to Nacho Mama’s House . . . Soccer mom, budding journalist, dutiful doctor’s wife and mother of two — Hannah Bartlett feels she’s suddenly been handed a full plate from the buffet of life. A new baby alone could overwhelm, but add a nine-year-old foster son, meddling neighbors and Hannah’s nagging self-doubt, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. What else can a mom do . . . but go AWOL?