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The Secret History of Twin Peaks

From the co-creator of the landmark television series TWIN PEAKS comes a novel that deepens the mysteries of that iconic town in ways that will not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming new episodes.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.
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The Secret Garden

In this beloved story, readers travel with Mary Lennox, a spoiled and sullen orphan, from colonial India to Misselthwaite Manor, a forbidding estate on the Yorkshire moors. There, in the unlikeliest of places, Mary discovers and helps restore an abandoned garden and, in the process, blossoms herself into a creature of loving kindness. Mary’s transformation begins when she meets a no-nonsense housekeeper, a brusque gardener, and a sprightly robin that leads her to the hidden garden. With the help of Dickon, a boy with an almost supernatural affinity for animals and plants, and Colin, her frail cousin, Mary works in secret to bring new life to the old garden. The three friends find their efforts rewarded not only with all the pleasure that blooming flowers bring, but also the blessings of good health and high spirits.
Since its initial appearance in 1911, this cherished classic of children’s literature by the author of A Little Princess has enchanted readers. Now available in this unabridged, modestly priced edition, The Secret Garden will continue to charm modern readers of all ages.

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The Secret Agent

*The Secret Agent* is Joseph Conrad’s dark satire on English society, edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Newton in Penguin Classics.
In the only novel Conrad set in London, *The Secret Agent* communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verloc must deal with the repercussions of his actions. While rooted in the Edwardian period, Conrad’s tale remains strikingly contemporary, with its depiction of Londoners gripped by fear of the terrorists living in their midst.
This edition of *The Secret Agent* contains a chronology, further reading, notes and maps of London and Greenwich. In his introduction, Michael Newton discusses London’s real-life world of political anarchy, and Conrad’s portrayal of the Verlocs’ marriage.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in the Ukraine and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. After spending years in the French, and later the British Merchant Navy, Conrad left the sea to devote himself to writing. In 1896 he settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as *Youth*, *Heart of Darkness*, *Lord* *Jim*, *Typhoon*, *Nostromo*, *The Secret Agent* and *Under Western Eyes*.
If you enjoyed *The Secret Agent*, you might like Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s *Demons*, also available in Penguin Classics.
‘A brilliant book, one of the greatest works of modern irony’
Malcolm Bradbury
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The Secret Agent – a Simple Tale

This is Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel, “The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale”. Set in London in 1886, it concerns Mr. Adolf Verloc, a spy who works for an unknown country. The novel is significant as it was one of Conrad’s later political novels, representing a divergence from his earlier stories of seafaring. “The Secret Agent” deals with ideas of anarchism, terrorism, espionage, and exploitation. Modern Library ranked it the 46th most significant novel of the 20th century and, due to its themes, was one of the most referenced novels in American media subsequent to the 9/11 attacks. Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) was a Polish-British writer considered to be amongst the greatest novelists in the English language. Other notable works by this author include: “Heart of Darkness” (1899), “Nostromo” (1904), and “Under Western Eyes” (1911). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Secret Agent

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-century novels and films which explore the confused motives that lie
at the heart of political terrorism. In its use of powerful psychological insight to intensify narrative suspense, it set the terms by which subsequent
works in its genre were created. Conrad was the first novelist to discover the strange in-between territory of the political exile, and his genius was
such that we still have no truer map of that region’s moral terrain than his story of a terrorist plot and its tragic consequences for the guilty and
innocent alike.

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Second Variety

Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick’s works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.This collection includes all of the writer’s earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include Second Variety, Foster, You’re Dead and The Father-Thing, and many others.
“A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection.” — Kirkus
“The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring.” — The Washington Post
“More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people’s minds.” — Wall Street Journal

The Second Generation

Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them.
But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword—or the staff—to the children of the Lance.
They are the Second Generation.
An all-new audiobook edition of a classic Dragonlance novel.
This audiobook of five novellas bridges the gap between the Chronicles and Legends trilogies and*Dragons of Summer Flame*. While detailing their adventures, *The Second Generation* also sets up key events and characters in future Dragonlance novels.
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Second Foundation

So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule’s mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl, seemed to have the answer– or did she?

The Second Draeken War BIG Boxed Set

This BIG boxed set contains ten books across three series, The Master Thief, The Second Draeken War, and the Warsworn. Compiled for the first time into one set, this omnibus edition includes character crossovers and legacies, where one event impacts the fate of a different series. The thief, the warrior, and the hero, all have a hand in the war.
The Master Thief Description:
The Thieves Guild is renowned for their ability to steal anything. Its elite members have robbed nobles of wealth, reputation, and even their honor. The Guildmaster rules them with brutality and fear, yet his name and past are a mystery. From the depths of the Evermist swamp he seeks a master thief, one who can help him reclaim his lost power.
Young and brash, Jack Myst has drawn the Guildmaster’s attention. His feats mark his potential, but his audacity and cunning make him dangerous. After years of preparation an invitation from the guild is exactly what he desires. When he gets it his hunt begins, and there is nothing he cannot steal.
Even the Guildmaster’s secret.
The Second Draeken War Description:
The assassination of heroes was once a warning—for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished, leaving terrified survivors . . . and rumors. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and the ultimate army has already been unleashed.
The only hope lies in destroying the source—before all life is extinguished. Fate has chosen Elseerian for the impossible feat, but as he embarks on the harrowing journey the invasion must be delayed. With time as their only weapon against extinction, the elves issue a desperate call . . . for every race to ally. Facing annihilation, many will realize that survival lies in unity, courage sleeps in ordinary citizens, and average people can turn the tide of war.
The Warsworn Description:
Forged for combat, the rock trolls have no equal. They train from birth, endure brutal conditioning, and mark their skin with every kill. They have become the very flesh of war, but their history of honor has been forgotten. Now a bounty has been issued, one which calls for the extermination of their race. To survive they must awaken to what they have lost, before their enemies begin to gather.
Born in the midst of a bloody conflict, Tryton bears a heart of peace. His talent will command respect, but his nature is the true weapon. To wield it he must rise to lead them all—without sacrificing his soul. The fate of his people lies with him, but the seeds of destruction have already been sown.
And the harvest has come.

The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach: Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire

The necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach – reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope and modest personifications of evil – have a lot to answer for And answer they will. But first they must lie, murder and cheat their way through three more escapades in some of the more deprived fringes and impoverished communities of the Malazan Empire. Much to the shame of their long-suffering general factotum, Emancipoor Reese . . .Here then – for readers’ delectation and entertainment – are those escapades, namely the novellas The Crack’d Pot Trail, The Wurms of Blearmouth and The Fiends of Nightmaria . . .

Season of Storms

**Geralt the Witcher-revered and ****hated-holds the line against ****the monsters plaguing humanity ****in this NYT bestselling series ****that inspired the blockbuster ****Witcher videogames. Soon to ****be a major Netflix series.**
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher – two swords, steel and silver.
But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.
The season of storms is coming…
**Witcher collections**The Last WishSword of Destiny
**Witcher novels**Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by David French
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The Search

**A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 *New York Times *bestseller from Nora Roberts.
**To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.
As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands…
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A thrilling read that leaves you wanting more (***** THE SUN*)
American writer Nora Roberts is the most-borrowed adult fiction author in Irish libraries, and her latest, The Search, sucks you in right from the off with a page-turning mix of romance and impending tragedy’ IRISH INDEPENDENT (*’Roberts blends romance, crime, sex, drama and escapism in this page-turner IMAGE MAGAZINE*)
Drama and romance mingle with beautiful scenery and Robert s’ easy, relaxing style is perfect escapism. Like the best of guilty pleasures, warm a cup of hot chocolate, rug up and enjoy this all afternoon and into the evening’ WEST AUSTRALIAN (*’A genuinely gripping ride’ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY*)
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* A compelling new women’s drama from the internationally bestselling author
* Nora Roberts – fall into her grip and she’ll never let you go

Sealing the Deal

Toby Garland understands contracts. As the best contract negotiator in the city, he’s built his life and his livelihood around his ability to push through any contract and seal any deal. All that amounts to nothing when Hudson Scott, the man he’s been fantasising about for the last three months, offers him a BDSM slave contract in the middle of an office party.
Faced with the most important negotiation he will ever undertake, all Toby has to do is think clearly and treat it like any other contract he’s worked on. But it’s not that simple. This isn’t just any contract. Hudson isn’t just any dominant. And thinking clearly through a sea of arousal and submission has never been Toby’s strongest point.

Sea swept

SUMMARY: In the first volume in a trilogy about the Quinns, three brothers from the Maryland shore, Cameron, a champion boat racer, returns home at the behest of his dying father to care for Seth, a troubled young boy. Reissue.

Sea of Rust

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic “robot western” from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.
It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world.
One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories—and nearly unbearable guilt.
*Sea of Rust* is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

The Sea of Monsters

SUMMARY: You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. You mortals can’t even see the monsters we have to fight all the time. So when a game of dodgeball turned into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, I couldn’t exactly ask my gym teacher for help. And that was just for starters. This is the one where Camp Half Blood is undernbsp;attack, and unless I get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones. Can Percy survive the treacherous Sea of Monstersnbsp;and restore order to Half-Blood Hill?