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The Needs of the Many

With the battalion awakened, the galaxy’s future hangs in the balance. Hoping to build upon the scant information she’s gathered so far, Ellie travels to T’al Eidyn, seeking the advice of temple scholars. But the ancient academy holds no answers and worse, evidence of tampering in the archive leads to more questions and distrust.
Frustrated with dead ends, her only hope lies in finding the missing records, rumored to contain the forbidden truth of the Kyroibi’s creation and purpose. But to do so, she’ll have to travel to Helsyn, a planet still controlled by the Empire, risking the progress her people have made towards a system-wide truce.
Ellie is willing to take that risk, but is she prepared for what she may find? Was the creation of the Kyroibi ultimately worth the price of peace? And if not, does she have the courage to make the sacrifice needed to save the galaxy?

The Necromancer

**San Francisco:**
Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they’re both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they’ll need to protect themselves, they’ve lost Scatty, and they’re still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?
**Alcatraz:**
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel’s power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn’t the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison’s bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters, and now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them on San Francisco.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.
**London:**
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw.
But the Magician has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he’ll have to train a necromancer.

The Nazi Officer’s Wife

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith’s protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.

In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.

Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

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Hahn Beer tells her story with a remarkable lack of rancour … her evocation of atmosphere and detail is worthy of John le Carre. The book is most moving as a record of individual courage but it also constitutes valuable evidence on the vexed subject of how far ordinary Germans were aware of the evil in their midst THE TIMES All memoirs of this period are worthwhile, but, in this case, doubly so. MORNING STAR
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Nausea

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s first published novel, Nausea is both an extended essay on existentialist ideals, and a profound fictional exploration of a man struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated from the French by Robert Baldick with an introduction by James Wood.Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times – existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, Nausea evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live.Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was an iconoclastic French philosopher, novelist, playwright and, widely regarded as the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. Sartre famously refused the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964 on the grounds that ‘a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution’. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include The Age of Reason, Nausea and Iron in the Soul.If you enjoyed Nausea, you might like Albert Camus’ The Outsider, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.’One of the very few successful members of the genre Philosophical Novel … a young man’s tour de force’Iris Murdoch
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Naughty, Naughty Housewife (Erotic Short-Story)

She plays a game with him, a teasing and taunting game in which she details and re-enacts her fantasy romps with a young stud. Is she telling the truth though, are the sordid details she reveals whilst laid back on the bed pleasuring herself for real? He can’t tell, he is tied naked to a chair watching and can only fume as he story become more and more incredible to him. Is it really just fantasy though or, could the bitch be telling the truth. He can only watch his wanton wife, his normally prim and proper spouse change into a sex-mad slut that talks and acts dirty, revoltingly so to him and jealously rages within him. Then she comes clean, it was all in fantasy – but is she lying or, just being perfectly honest?

Naughty Neighbor

Trouble in His Eyes and in His Wicked Grin…
He was a handsome hell-raiser, a reckless crusader in low-slung jeans – and he was driving Louisa Brannigan crazy! Pete Streeter made terrible coffee, snatched her newspaper, and listened through her walls, but it wasn’t until she got fired from her government job that she was persuaded to join his undercover investigation – and became hopelessly entangled with the sexiest man she’d ever met!
Love on the Lam
Sneaking around in the shadows was more fun than Louisa ever imagined… especially when the getaway car was a Porsche. Pete never figured on finding a partner in crime who tasted like dessert, but louisa was all he wanted in a woman – and more. Once he’d taught Louisa to enjoy living on the edge, would she finally feel safe in his love?
** Above copy taken from the original printing of Naughty Neighbor, 1992 **
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Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats

2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer’s Association (CWA)
When it comes to your dog’s or your cat’s health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?
Inside you’ll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
·An A-Z guide to common health conditions
·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
·Proven complementary therapies for your pet
·And much, much more!
Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You’ll both be glad you did.
Inside, natural treatments for:
·Allergies
·Obesity
·Cancer
·Kidney Disease
·Arthritis
·Heart Disease
·Feline Leukemia
·Dental Disease
·Ear Infections
·And many more common conditions
”Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike.” —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals
”A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment.” —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
”This bible is a ‘new testament’ that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets.” —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a fighter for women’s rights. She was born a slave in New York. Her powerful story is told here in her own words. Sojourner was a slave, her husband ran away and was beaten, and later she was able to reclaimed her son from a southern owner. Through her struggles her spirituality kept her strong. At age 46 she was a powerful orator, abolitionist, and a member of the Northampton Utopian Community. Her compelling story illustrates the ability of a powerful woman to hold on to her convictions even in the roughest circumstances.
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Narcissus in Chains

In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

**Recensie(s)**

Laurell K. Hamilton’s sexiest book, and that’s saying something… The relationships between the characters take center stage. –St Louis Post-Dispatch The definitive book in the series…Laurel K. Hamilton has written the best book of her career because she gives the audience the answers they have been waiting for. This action-supernatural thriller is a keeper and with the passage of time will be considered a classic. –BookBrowser In [this novel] tough, sarcastic Anita Blake…torn between her inner vamp and wolf makes a final mating choice that no fan will expect…Better pounce! –Kirkus Reviews Interesting…compelling. –Locus Amorous. –Publishers Weekly [Hamilton’s] sexy, edgy, wickedly ironic style sweeps the reader into her unique world and delivers red-hot entertainment. –Jayne Ann Krentz Hamilton just get better and better… Narcissus in Chains hits the ground running and never stops. –St Louis Post-Dispatch Steamy… engaging reading for vampire cultists. –Booklist
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Napalm & Silly Putty

A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Brain Droppings*.
Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. *Brain Droppings* spent a total of 40 weeks on the *New York Times* bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life’s annoying universal truths.
In *Napalm & Silly Putty*, Carlin doesn’t steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask:
* How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it’s a spy satellite?
* Why do they bother saying “raw sewage”? Do some people cook that stuff?
* In the expression “topsy-turvy,” what exactly is meant by “turvy”?
And he makes some startling observations, including:
* Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
* Guys don’t seem to be called “Lefty” anymore.
* Most people don’t know what they’re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including:
* KIDS–They’re not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don’t smell too good either.
* DEATH ROW–If you’re condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like?
Add to the mix “The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time,” “The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard,” and “People I Can Do Without,” and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection–and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.
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The Nanny

Phil and Julie are a young, urban couple with a young infant who clearly need help. Into their lives comes Luci, a nanny with glowing references. But when Phil checks these references, no one will talk, and he soon finds himself pitted against Luci–and the most ancient and evil of forces within her.

The Name of the Wind

‘I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me’
So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
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The Naked Sun

Isaac Asimov’s ROBOT series – from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. On the planet of Solaria, Spacers live in almost complete isolation, tended by robot servants and disgusted by the thought of human contact. And yet, one of their number has been beaten to death. Incapable of solving the crime, the authorities of the Outer Worlds seek help from Earth – from renowned detective Elijah Baley. Partnered once again with the robot Daneel Olivaw, Baley travels to this strange new world and uncovers a plot that could change the relationship between humans and robots for ever.
**Recensie(s)**

One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since… The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote’ The Guardian Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age…It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov’ Carl Sagan Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction’ Daily Telegraph Asimov’s career was one of the most formidable in science fiction’ The Times
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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

**“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—*San Francisco Chronicle***
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in *Naked Statistics*, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show *Let’s Make a Deal*—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned *Naked Economics* into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
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Two phrases you don’t often see together: ‘statistics primer’ and ‘rollicking good time.’ Until Charlie Wheelan got to it, that is. This book explains the way statistical ideas can help you understand much of everyday life. –Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Charles Wheelan, a professor at Dartmouth College (and a former Chicago correspondent for The Economist), does something unique here: he makes statistics interesting and fun. His book strips the subject of its complexity to expose the sexy stuff underneath. –The Economist
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**“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—*San Francisco Chronicle***
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in *Naked Statistics*, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show *Let’s Make a Deal*—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned *Naked Economics* into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.