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Kaleidoscope

SUMMARY: When a beautiful young Frenchwoman and a brilliant American  actor meet in wartime Paris, their love begins like a fairy tale but  ends in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three  children are cruelly separated. Megan, the baby,  adopted by a family of comfortable means, becomes a  doctor in the rural Appalachia. Alexandra, raised in lavish  wealth, marries a powerful man whose pride is in  his pedigree and who assumes that Alexandra is her parents’  natural offspring. Neither of them has the remotest suspicion  that she is adopted, or what turbulent tragedy lurks in her past.   And Hilary, oldest of the Walker  children, remembers them all, and the grief that tore them   apart and cast them into separate lives. Feeling the loss  throughout her life, and unable to find her sisters, she builds an extraordinary  career and has no personal life.  When John Chapman, lawyer and prestigious private  investigator, is asked to find these three women, he wonders why.  Their parents’ only friend, he did nothing to keep them together  as children and has been haunted by remorse all his life.  The investigator follows a trail that leads from  chic New York to Boston slums, from elegant  Parisian salons to the Appalachian hills, to the place where  the three sisters face each other and one more final, devastating  truth before they can move on.

Jumper: Griffin’s Story

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Griffin has a secret. It’s a secret that he’s sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been.  The first time was when he was five, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret. The most important time was when he was nine. That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents. Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him.   Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a Jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.   *Jumper*, based on Steven Gould’s earlier novel of the same name, will be a  major motion picture scheduled for release by 20th Century Fox starring Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Doug Limon.  *Jumper: Griffin’s Story* features the character played by Jamie Bell in the film.

Judge & Jury

SUMMARY: From #1 bestselling author James Patterson comes the ultimate legal thriller where the judge and jury are terrified. The verdict: run for your life. Failing to escape jury duty, aspiring actress Andie DeGrasse ends up as Juror #11 in a landmark case. In this new Trial of the Century, a Mafia don known as the Electrician is linked to hundreds of gruesome crimes. Tracking this ruthless killer for years, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante fears that the defendant’s power reaches far beyond the courtroom, even if the FBI’s evidence is ironclad. Just as the jury finishes deliberations, the Electrician makes a devastating move that shocks the entire nation – and shatters Andie’s world. Now she and Pellisante must hunt for the Electrician before he executes his most horrifying endgame.

The Italian Billionaire’s Ruthless Revenge

Celibate Sara is enjoying her yacht vacation—at least until she runs into the last man on Earth she wanted to see! Guido is a businessman with a godlike body, and also happened to be Sara’s husband, if briefly. Ten years ago, their young marriage fell apart because of his family’s cruel treatment of her. Now that they’ve met again, Guido pressures her to be his mistress! While Sara is unhappy with the proposal, she resolves to let him have her body in order to protect her friends, who could end up in deep debt at Guido’s whim. Oh, but she’ll play the part of an experienced woman to the bitter end…
(source: Bol.com)

Into the wild

SUMMARY: Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people – a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

The Intention Experiment: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

What if thought had a physical effect on the world that could focus our lives, heal our bodies…and even transform the planet? Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of ‘The Field’, takes us on a mind-blowing journey with remarkable evidence that the universe is connected with a power that can be harnessed to change our lives – and the world.
For the last 40 years renegade scientists, experimenting with the limits of quantum physics, have made seemingly impossible discoveries. 1966: a lie-detector expert accidentally discovers that plants can read thoughts. 1982: meditating Buddhist monks in the Himalayas turn their bodies into a human furnace. 1994: a psychologist’s experiments reveal a stream of light flowing from healers during healing.
These events form part of an extraordinary scientific detective story about a revolutionary discovery – that thought is a thing that affects other things.
In The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, author of the international bestseller The Field, takes you on a mind-blowing journey to the farthest reaches of consciousness. Building on the discoveries of The Field, which documented evidence of a quantum energy field connecting the universe, McTaggart joins forces with a team of international, renowned scientists to test the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets – animal, plant and human.
The Intention Experiment is a truly revolutionary book. It shows how human thought and intention has the power to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities and improve the planet. It also offers you a practical programme to harness that power to make changes in your own life. And it invites you, the reader, to take part in the greatest ongoing intention experiment in history, the results of which have begun to yield remarkable evidence about the power of thought.
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Innovate Like Edison

Read Sarah Miller Caldicott’s posts on the Penguin Blog.

Michael J. Gelb, author of the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, a descendant of Thomas Edison, introduce a revolutionary new system for successful innovation.

Bestselling author Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Alva Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation by his focus on practical accomplishment. Now Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of this American genius to contemporary business situations to help today’s leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to revitalize their own ingenuity and thrive in today’s culture of innovation.

(source: Bol.com)

Inca Gold

SUMMARY: When a tsunami hit a Spanish treasure galleon, all trace of a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh’s vanished into history. Until NUMA agent DIRK PITT® dives into an ancient sacrificial pool far into the Andean jungle in order to rescue two archaeologists, and plunges into a vortex of corruption, betrayal, and death. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure — worth almost a billion dollars — from the Andes to the banks of a hidden underground river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Nothing will stop their ruthless and murderous drive to recover the gold. Nothing, that is, until Pitt and his team place themselves square in the path of danger….

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Includes – ‘A Sherlockiana Primer’ by Christopher Roden; ‘The Horror of the Many Faces’ by Tim Lebbon; ‘The Case of the Bloodless Sock’ by Anne Perry; ‘The Adventure of the Other Detective’ by Bradley H. Sinor; ‘A Scandal in Montreal’ by Edward D. Hoch; ‘The Adventure of the Field Theorems’ by Vonda N. McIntyre; ‘The Adventure of the Death-Fetch’ by Darrell Schweitzer; ‘The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland’ by Mary Robinette Kowal; ‘The Adventure of the Mummy’s Curse’ by H. Paul Jeffers; ‘The Things That Shall Come Upon Them’ by Barbara Roden; ‘Murder to Music’ by Anthony Burgesss; ‘The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor’ by Stephen Baxter; ‘Mrs; Hudson’s Case’ by Laurie R. King; ‘The Singular Habits of Wasps’ by Geoffrey A. Landis; ‘The Affair of the 46th Birthday’ by Amy Myers; ‘The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey’ by Peter Tremayne; ‘The Vale of the White Horse’ by Sharyn McCrumb; ‘The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger’ by Michael Moorcock; ‘The Adventure of the Lost World’ by Dominic Green; ‘The Adventure of the Antiquarian’s Niece’ by Barbara Hambly; ‘Dynamics of a Hanging’ by Tony Pi; ‘Merridew of Abominable Memory’ by Chris Roberson; ‘Commonplaces’ by Naomi Novik; ‘The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil’s Cape’ by Rob Rogers; ‘The Adventure of the Green Skull’ by Mark Valentine; ‘The Human Mystery’ by Tanith Lee; ‘A Study in Emerald’ by Neil Gaiman; ‘You See But You Do Not Observe’ by Robert J. Sawyer.

I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, the Big Lebowski, and What Have You

LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK
First released in 1998, the Coen brothers’ *The Big Lebowski* flopped at the box office. But over the past nine years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival of all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-haveyou. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it “kind of a ‘Star Trek’ convention, but without all the geeks.” The Wall Street Journal simply intoned: “One hell of a party!” Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for.
*I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski *is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and copiously illustrated, including stills from the film, as well as dozens of photos taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters in the movie. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever (example: in English you would say that a woman is “feminine, or ladylike”; an Achiever would call her “strongly vaginal”), tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights, and so much more.

Hilldiggers

During a war between two planets in the same solar system – each occupied by adapted humans – what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life. They are placed for safety in three ozark cylinders of a massively secure space station. There a female research scientist subsequently falls pregnant, and gives birth to quads. Then she commits suicide – but why?
By the end of the war one of the contesting planets has been devastated by the hilldiggers – giant space dreadnoughts employing weapons capable of creating mountain ranges. The quads have meanwhile grown up and are assuming positions of power in the post-war society. One of them will eventually gain control of the awesome hilldiggers . . .
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Hidden Desires

After a string of disastrous blind dates (courtesy of her two best friends) Cayden Riley has sworn off of women. A somewhat cranky woman to begin with, she really doesn’t much like people. But she does enjoy working at her pet accessory boutique The Fuzzy Belly Deli. Brooke Hewitt thought she was happy in her relationship with her stockbroker boyfriend, until the day she and her dog wander into the Fuzzy Belly Deli. There she meets Cayden – a woman that Brooke can’t stop thinking about. Brooke has never questioned her sexuality, but there is something about Cayden that she just can’t shake free. The encounter changes both Cayden and Brooke, disrupting both women’s lives – in some ways for the worse and yet, some certainly for the better…

Half the Blood of Brooklyn

SUMMARY: “One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century.”–Stephen King“Hard-boiled horror, pulp noir vampires, decaying urban souls– you’re gonna need a shower after this one. . . . [Huston] kicks down the door of horror.”–Fangoria, on Already DeadThere’s only so much room on the Island, only so much blood, and Manhattan’s Vampyre Clans aren’t interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York’s outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges and through the tunnels, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI and general hard case Joe Pitt. See, Joe used to be a Rogue, used to work off his own dime, picked his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him into the arms of the renegade Society Clan. Now he has all the cash and blood he needs, but at a steep price. The price tonight is crossing the bridge, rolling to Coney Island, finding the Freak Clan, and figuring out what’s driving that bunch of savages to scratch at the Society’s door. No need to look far. The answer lies around the corner in Gravesend. Convenient, all those graves.From uptown to the boardwalk, war drums are beating. Murderous family feuds and personal grudges are being drawn and brandished, along with the long knives. Blood will spill and, big surprise, Joe’s in the middle. But hey, why should this night be different from any other?Sunset to sunrise: put off a war, keep your head attached to your neck, and save your girl. Check. Joe’s on the case. Praise for Charlie Huston and his Joe Pitt novels“In conceiving his world (a New York City divided by vampire clans, each with different reasons to hate Pitt), Huston gives a fading genre a fresh afterlife. [Grade:] A.”–Entertainment Weekly “[Huston] creates a world that is at once supernatural and totally familiar, imaginative, and utterly convincing.”–The Philadelphia Inquirer

Hades

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Hades by Russell Andrews
Police Chief Justin Westwood is content to escape his big-city past in sleepy East End Harbor, but the brutal murder of a Wall Street shark is about to change all that—not least because Westwood was in bed with the victim’s wife at the time.National bestselling author Russell Andrews returns with an intricately layered novel of suspense, as Justin Westwood tries to clear himself of involvement in murder while a multinational financial conspiracy brings destruction in its wake. Westwood is willing to do whatever it takes to solve this crime, even if it means teaming up with an FBI agent who once broke his heart. A trail of dead bodies draws him back home to Providence, RI, where he must deal with his own personal demons as well as reconnect with troubling memories of the past. Here he will discover a complex corporate scam with unimaginably murky depths, and at the heart of it an evil, scheming intelligence and a deadly temptress whose greatest joy lies in human suffering and death. HADES is a dark and atmospheric tale of obscene wealth and sadistic violence, opposed by one flawed but honorable man.