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The Lost Throne

**The Lost Throne reigns supreme…**
A reclusive monastery is the scene of a brutal slaughter that sends Richard Byrd on a worldwide race to find a magnificent treasure. But there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for The Lost Throne One hell of a thrill ride. –New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn A gripping, fantastic read that guarantees chills, laughs, and pulse-pounding action! –New York Times bestselling author David Morrell A fast and furious thrill ride with the perfect amount of history and humor blended in. –New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury A lightning-paced tale that seamlessly stitches threads from the past into the fabric of the present. Genre giants Steve Berry, James Rollins, and Brad Thor may soon find themselves looking over their shoulders…A smoothly layered, serpentine and scintillating thriller. –National bestselling author Jon Land A well-plotted thriller that would do Indiana Jones proud. –Kirkus Reviews Kept me turning pages all night long. Kuzneski has written a superb thriller that you won’t be able to put down. –New York Times bestselling author James Swain Reads like an AK-47 on laughing-gas, as Kuzneski runs a gauntlet of mystery and mayhem, wisecracking all the way. –New York Times bestselling author John Case Reminiscent of Robert Ludlum…Recommend this religious thriller to everyone waiting breathlessly for the promised Da Vinci Code sequel and to Steve Barry’s large fan base. –Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

**The Lost Throne reigns supreme…**
A reclusive monastery is the scene of a brutal slaughter that sends Richard Byrd on a worldwide race to find a magnificent treasure. But there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for The Lost Throne One hell of a thrill ride. –New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn A gripping, fantastic read that guarantees chills, laughs, and pulse-pounding action! –New York Times bestselling author David Morrell A fast and furious thrill ride with the perfect amount of history and humor blended in. –New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury A lightning-paced tale that seamlessly stitches threads from the past into the fabric of the present. Genre giants Steve Berry, James Rollins, and Brad Thor may soon find themselves looking over their shoulders…A smoothly layered, serpentine and scintillating thriller. –National bestselling author Jon Land A well-plotted thriller that would do Indiana Jones proud. –Kirkus Reviews Kept me turning pages all night long. Kuzneski has written a superb thriller that you won’t be able to put down. –New York Times bestselling author James Swain Reads like an AK-47 on laughing-gas, as Kuzneski runs a gauntlet of mystery and mayhem, wisecracking all the way. –New York Times bestselling author John Case Reminiscent of Robert Ludlum…Recommend this religious thriller to everyone waiting breathlessly for the promised Da Vinci Code sequel and to Steve Barry’s large fan base. –Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

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Lord, Change My Attitude: Before Its Too Late

A bestseller since 2001, *Lord, Change My Attitude Before It’s Too Late* is classic James MacDonald: bold, practical, and communciated in a way designed to set readers free from the negativity that erodes happiness. This new revision now includes study application questions in each chapter to help readers identify the attitudes of the heart that need change in order for God’s abundance to flow. While patterns of thinking won’t always change overnight, Pastor MacDonald shows readers how to begin to recognize wrong attitudes and work on replacing them with the right ones.
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A bestseller since 2001, *Lord, Change My Attitude Before It’s Too Late* is classic James MacDonald: bold, practical, and communciated in a way designed to set readers free from the negativity that erodes happiness. This new revision now includes study application questions in each chapter to help readers identify the attitudes of the heart that need change in order for God’s abundance to flow. While patterns of thinking won’t always change overnight, Pastor MacDonald shows readers how to begin to recognize wrong attitudes and work on replacing them with the right ones.
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Let the right one in

EDITORIAL REVIEW: It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door—a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, director Tomas Alfredsson’s film of *Let the Right One In* has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!

EDITORIAL REVIEW: It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door—a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, director Tomas Alfredsson’s film of *Let the Right One In* has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!

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The Last Song

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*Alternate Cover Edition can be found [here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35050602-the-last-song)*
Seventeen-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father . . . until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts . . . and heal them.

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*Alternate Cover Edition can be found [here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35050602-the-last-song)*
Seventeen-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father . . . until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts . . . and heal them.

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Knockemstiff

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents.****Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise **Knockemstiff*** *feature a cast of recurring characters who are woebegone, baffled and depraved—but irresistibly, undeniably real. Rendered in the American vernacular with vivid imagery and a wry, dark sense of humor, these thwarted and sometimes violent lives jump off the page at the reader with inexorable force. A father pumps his son full of steroids so he can vicariously relive his days as a perpetual runner-up body builder. A psychotic rural recluse comes upon two siblings committing incest and feels compelled to take action. Donald Ray Pollock presents his characters and the sordid goings-on with a stern intelligence, a bracing absence of value judgments, and a refreshingly dark sense of bottom-dog humor.With an artistic instinct honed on the works of Flannery O’Connor and Harry Crews, Pollock offers a powerful work of fiction in the classic American vein. **Knockemstiff** is a genuine entry into the literature of place.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents.****Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise **Knockemstiff*** *feature a cast of recurring characters who are woebegone, baffled and depraved—but irresistibly, undeniably real. Rendered in the American vernacular with vivid imagery and a wry, dark sense of humor, these thwarted and sometimes violent lives jump off the page at the reader with inexorable force. A father pumps his son full of steroids so he can vicariously relive his days as a perpetual runner-up body builder. A psychotic rural recluse comes upon two siblings committing incest and feels compelled to take action. Donald Ray Pollock presents his characters and the sordid goings-on with a stern intelligence, a bracing absence of value judgments, and a refreshingly dark sense of bottom-dog humor.With an artistic instinct honed on the works of Flannery O’Connor and Harry Crews, Pollock offers a powerful work of fiction in the classic American vein. **Knockemstiff** is a genuine entry into the literature of place.

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Knife Music

Knife Music by David Carnoy
Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high-school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident.
Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago-but now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?
That’s just it, the cops said. She hadn’t told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble.
Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a forty-three-year- old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it’s not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate.
Madden grapples with his long- suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.

Knife Music by David Carnoy
Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high-school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident.
Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago-but now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?
That’s just it, the cops said. She hadn’t told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble.
Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a forty-three-year- old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it’s not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate.
Madden grapples with his long- suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.

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King of the Godfathers: “Big Joey” Massino and the Fall of the Bonanno Crime Family

EDITORIAL REVIEW: For more than twenty years, Joseph “Big Joey” Massino ran what was called the largest criminal network in the U.S., employing over two hundred and fifty made men and untold numbers of associates. The Bonanno family was responsible for over thirty murders, even killing a dozen of its own members to enforce discipline and settle scores. He would be brought down by Salvatore “Good Looking Sal” Vitale, the underboss who was not only Massino’s closest and most trusted friend, but also his brother-in-law. In the end, facing the death penalty and the prospect of leaving his family penniless, Massino started talking to the FBI – the first Mafia Godfather to break the sacred code of omerta, and the end of a centuries-old tradition.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: For more than twenty years, Joseph “Big Joey” Massino ran what was called the largest criminal network in the U.S., employing over two hundred and fifty made men and untold numbers of associates. The Bonanno family was responsible for over thirty murders, even killing a dozen of its own members to enforce discipline and settle scores. He would be brought down by Salvatore “Good Looking Sal” Vitale, the underboss who was not only Massino’s closest and most trusted friend, but also his brother-in-law. In the end, facing the death penalty and the prospect of leaving his family penniless, Massino started talking to the FBI – the first Mafia Godfather to break the sacred code of omerta, and the end of a centuries-old tradition.

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Kennedy’s Brain

SUMMARY: From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent’s worst nightmare.When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight year old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this, and with nothing more than few suspicions and a mother’s intuition, she and her ex-husband set out to find what happened. What they discover is a dark underworld of people exploiting the victims of the AIDS epidemic: corrupt businessmen dealing infected blood, suspicious researchers carrying out dangerous tests, and lecherous drug dealers peddling black market medicine. Their investigation takes them across three continents, and leads them into some mighty financial institutions and highest corridors of power, where suddenly their own lives are at stake.

SUMMARY: From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent’s worst nightmare.When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight year old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this, and with nothing more than few suspicions and a mother’s intuition, she and her ex-husband set out to find what happened. What they discover is a dark underworld of people exploiting the victims of the AIDS epidemic: corrupt businessmen dealing infected blood, suspicious researchers carrying out dangerous tests, and lecherous drug dealers peddling black market medicine. Their investigation takes them across three continents, and leads them into some mighty financial institutions and highest corridors of power, where suddenly their own lives are at stake.

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Kalooki Nights

SUMMARY: Max Glickman, a Jewish cartoonist whose seminal work is a comic history titled Five Thousand Years of Bitterness, recalls his childhood in a British suburb in the 1950s. Growing up, Max is surrounded by Jews, each with an entirely different and outspoken view on what it means to be Jewish. His mother, incessantly preoccupied with a card game called Kalooki, only begrudgingly puts the deck away on the High Holy Days. Max’s father, a failed boxer prone to spontaneous nosebleeds, is a self-proclaimed atheist and communist, unable to accept the God who has betrayed him so unequivocally in recent years.But it is through his friend and neighbor Manny Washinsky that Max begins to understand the indelible effects of the Holocaust and to explore the intrinsic and paradoxical questions of a postwar Jewish identity. Manny, obsessed with the Holocaust and haunted by the allure of its legacy, commits a crime of nightmare proportion against his family and his faith. Years later, after his friend’s release from prison, Max is inexorably drawn to uncover the motive behind the catastrophic act — the discovery of which leads to a startling revelation and a profound truth about religion and faith that exists where the sacred meets the profane.Spanning the decades between World War II and the present day, acclaimed author Howard Jacobson seamlessly weaves together a breath-takingly complex narrative of love, tragedy, redemption, and above all, remarkable humor. Deeply empathetic and audaciously funny, Kalooki Nights is a luminous story torn violently between the hope of restoring and rebuilding Jewish life, and the painful burden of memory and loss.

SUMMARY: Max Glickman, a Jewish cartoonist whose seminal work is a comic history titled Five Thousand Years of Bitterness, recalls his childhood in a British suburb in the 1950s. Growing up, Max is surrounded by Jews, each with an entirely different and outspoken view on what it means to be Jewish. His mother, incessantly preoccupied with a card game called Kalooki, only begrudgingly puts the deck away on the High Holy Days. Max’s father, a failed boxer prone to spontaneous nosebleeds, is a self-proclaimed atheist and communist, unable to accept the God who has betrayed him so unequivocally in recent years.But it is through his friend and neighbor Manny Washinsky that Max begins to understand the indelible effects of the Holocaust and to explore the intrinsic and paradoxical questions of a postwar Jewish identity. Manny, obsessed with the Holocaust and haunted by the allure of its legacy, commits a crime of nightmare proportion against his family and his faith. Years later, after his friend’s release from prison, Max is inexorably drawn to uncover the motive behind the catastrophic act — the discovery of which leads to a startling revelation and a profound truth about religion and faith that exists where the sacred meets the profane.Spanning the decades between World War II and the present day, acclaimed author Howard Jacobson seamlessly weaves together a breath-takingly complex narrative of love, tragedy, redemption, and above all, remarkable humor. Deeply empathetic and audaciously funny, Kalooki Nights is a luminous story torn violently between the hope of restoring and rebuilding Jewish life, and the painful burden of memory and loss.

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Just Another Judgement Day

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Just Another Judgement Day (Nightside Series #9) by Simon R. Green
I’m John Taylor. I work as a PI out of the Nightside, that secret centre of London where clocks always read three A.M., where terrible things happen with predictable regularity, and where the always-dark streets are full of people partying like Judgement Day will never come.
Now it may have arrived. God’s own enforcer, the righteous engine of destruction known as the Walking Man, has come to the Nightside. He’s a being whose sole purpose is the elimination of the wicked and the guilty—and given the nature of the Nightside, there’s a good chance that once he gets started, he’ll just keep on until there’s no-one left.

So the Authorities have hired me to stop him. Legend has it that he can’t be killed. I’m very much hoping that the legend isn’t true…

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Just Another Judgement Day (Nightside Series #9) by Simon R. Green
I’m John Taylor. I work as a PI out of the Nightside, that secret centre of London where clocks always read three A.M., where terrible things happen with predictable regularity, and where the always-dark streets are full of people partying like Judgement Day will never come.
Now it may have arrived. God’s own enforcer, the righteous engine of destruction known as the Walking Man, has come to the Nightside. He’s a being whose sole purpose is the elimination of the wicked and the guilty—and given the nature of the Nightside, there’s a good chance that once he gets started, he’ll just keep on until there’s no-one left.

So the Authorities have hired me to stop him. Legend has it that he can’t be killed. I’m very much hoping that the legend isn’t true…

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Invasion of the Boy Snatchers

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The holidays are over and Massies room is chock full of new things from Santa: jeans, sweater, and a new . . . roommate? Once Claire unpacks, Massies room feels more crowded than a Zac Posen sample sale. But whats worse, Claire isnt the only person moving into Massies territoryAlicias hot, Spanish cousin, Nina, shows up from Spain and starts edging in on all the Briarwood boys, including Massies crush! Will Nina, with her super-tight mall clothes, make every boy in Westchester fall in love with her? Or will Massie toss her out faster than last seasons Sevens jeans? The social minefields of Westchester Countys most privileged middle school girls drive the page-turning action of this addictive series, set in New York Citys most elite suburban county. The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The holidays are over and Massies room is chock full of new things from Santa: jeans, sweater, and a new . . . roommate? Once Claire unpacks, Massies room feels more crowded than a Zac Posen sample sale. But whats worse, Claire isnt the only person moving into Massies territoryAlicias hot, Spanish cousin, Nina, shows up from Spain and starts edging in on all the Briarwood boys, including Massies crush! Will Nina, with her super-tight mall clothes, make every boy in Westchester fall in love with her? Or will Massie toss her out faster than last seasons Sevens jeans? The social minefields of Westchester Countys most privileged middle school girls drive the page-turning action of this addictive series, set in New York Citys most elite suburban county. The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

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Introvert Power

”If you have introvert inclinations and are doubting yourself, this is a must read. Or if you know someone who exhibits introvert symptoms, read this book before calling the shrink.”
**- Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, author of One Night’s Shelter: An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk**
EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU
Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.
Helgoe shows that the exact opposite is true: Introverts can capitalize on this inner source of power. **INTROVERT POWER** is a groundbreaking call for an introvert renaissance, a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life. Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might.
Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:
* Claim private space
* Carve out time to think
* Bring a slower tempo into daily life
* Create breaks in conversation and relationships
* Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds

QUIET IS **MIGHT**. SOLITUDE IS **STRENGTH**. INTROVERSION IS **POWER**.
(source: Bol.com)

”If you have introvert inclinations and are doubting yourself, this is a must read. Or if you know someone who exhibits introvert symptoms, read this book before calling the shrink.”
**- Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, author of One Night’s Shelter: An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk**
EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU
Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.
Helgoe shows that the exact opposite is true: Introverts can capitalize on this inner source of power. **INTROVERT POWER** is a groundbreaking call for an introvert renaissance, a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life. Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might.
Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:
* Claim private space
* Carve out time to think
* Bring a slower tempo into daily life
* Create breaks in conversation and relationships
* Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds

QUIET IS **MIGHT**. SOLITUDE IS **STRENGTH**. INTROVERSION IS **POWER**.
(source: Bol.com)

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Into the Wildewood

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Don’t miss the first book in the Faire Folk Trilogy, The Tree Shepherd’s Daughter: “One of those remarkable tales in which the reader becomes completely immersed . . . [It] will have readers eagerly anticipating books two and three in this promising trilogy.”—KLIATT After squelching an evil plot by a rotten fairy, Keelie Heartwood is ready for fun at the upcoming Wildewood Renaissance Faire. Getting to know her elf dad has been great, but camping out in his homemade RV while acting out the 16th century isn’t so fab. Keelie prefers hot showers and wearing a watch, thankyouverymuch. And a cool new cell phone would be nice, too. But with fairies turning up in the oddest places, an unfortunate misunderstanding about a credit card bill, and that nasty, stuck-up elf-girl, Elia, Keelie’s plans to have a good time are all but ruined. So far, life as an elf isn’t all that enchanting. And then the unicorn shows up.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Don’t miss the first book in the Faire Folk Trilogy, The Tree Shepherd’s Daughter: “One of those remarkable tales in which the reader becomes completely immersed . . . [It] will have readers eagerly anticipating books two and three in this promising trilogy.”—KLIATT After squelching an evil plot by a rotten fairy, Keelie Heartwood is ready for fun at the upcoming Wildewood Renaissance Faire. Getting to know her elf dad has been great, but camping out in his homemade RV while acting out the 16th century isn’t so fab. Keelie prefers hot showers and wearing a watch, thankyouverymuch. And a cool new cell phone would be nice, too. But with fairies turning up in the oddest places, an unfortunate misunderstanding about a credit card bill, and that nasty, stuck-up elf-girl, Elia, Keelie’s plans to have a good time are all but ruined. So far, life as an elf isn’t all that enchanting. And then the unicorn shows up.

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Inside Steve’s Brain

SUMMARY: Steve Jobs has turned his personality traits into a business philosophy. Here’s how he does it. It’s hard to believe that one man revolutionized computers in the 1970s and ’80s (with the Apple II and the Mac), animated movies in the 1990s (with Pixar), and digital music in the 2000s (with the iPod and iTunes). No wonder some people worship him like a god. On the other hand, stories of his epic tantrums and general bad behavior are legendary. Inside Steve’s Brain cuts through the cult of personality that surrounds Jobs to unearth the secrets to his unbelievable results. It reveals the real Steve Jobs-not his heart or his famous temper, but his mind. So what’s really inside Steve’s brain? According to Leander Kahney, who has covered Jobs since the early 1990s, it’s a fascinating bundle of contradictions. Jobs is an elitist who thinks most people are bozos-but he makes gadgets so easy to use, a bozo can master them. He’s a mercurial obsessive with a filthy temper-but he forges deep partnerships with creative geniuses like Steve Wozniak, Jonathan Ive, and John Lasseter. He’s a Buddhist and anti-materialist-but he produces mass-market products in Asian factories, and he promotes them with absolute mastery of the crassest medium, advertising. In short, Jobs has embraced the traits that some consider flaws-narcissism, perfectionism, the desire for total control-to lead Apple and Pixar to triumph against steep odds. And in the process, he has become a self-made billionaire. In Inside Steve’s Brain, Kahney distills the principles that guide Jobs as he launches killer products, attracts fanatically loyal customers, and manages some of the world’s most powerful brands. The result is this unique book about Steve Jobs that is part biography and part leadership guide, and impossible to put down. It gives you a peek inside Steve’s brain, and might even teach you something about how to build your own culture of innovation.

SUMMARY: Steve Jobs has turned his personality traits into a business philosophy. Here’s how he does it. It’s hard to believe that one man revolutionized computers in the 1970s and ’80s (with the Apple II and the Mac), animated movies in the 1990s (with Pixar), and digital music in the 2000s (with the iPod and iTunes). No wonder some people worship him like a god. On the other hand, stories of his epic tantrums and general bad behavior are legendary. Inside Steve’s Brain cuts through the cult of personality that surrounds Jobs to unearth the secrets to his unbelievable results. It reveals the real Steve Jobs-not his heart or his famous temper, but his mind. So what’s really inside Steve’s brain? According to Leander Kahney, who has covered Jobs since the early 1990s, it’s a fascinating bundle of contradictions. Jobs is an elitist who thinks most people are bozos-but he makes gadgets so easy to use, a bozo can master them. He’s a mercurial obsessive with a filthy temper-but he forges deep partnerships with creative geniuses like Steve Wozniak, Jonathan Ive, and John Lasseter. He’s a Buddhist and anti-materialist-but he produces mass-market products in Asian factories, and he promotes them with absolute mastery of the crassest medium, advertising. In short, Jobs has embraced the traits that some consider flaws-narcissism, perfectionism, the desire for total control-to lead Apple and Pixar to triumph against steep odds. And in the process, he has become a self-made billionaire. In Inside Steve’s Brain, Kahney distills the principles that guide Jobs as he launches killer products, attracts fanatically loyal customers, and manages some of the world’s most powerful brands. The result is this unique book about Steve Jobs that is part biography and part leadership guide, and impossible to put down. It gives you a peek inside Steve’s brain, and might even teach you something about how to build your own culture of innovation.

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How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

Fleeing the violence, terror, and destruction of his native Bosnia with his family for safety in Germany, young Aleksandar Krsmanoviæ remains haunted by the past and his memories of his homeland, including those of Asija, the mysterious girl he had tried to save and whose fate he is desperate to discover.
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Fleeing the violence, terror, and destruction of his native Bosnia with his family for safety in Germany, young Aleksandar Krsmanoviæ remains haunted by the past and his memories of his homeland, including those of Asija, the mysterious girl he had tried to save and whose fate he is desperate to discover.
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House of Ghosts

House of Ghosts is a gripping mystery that takes readers through some of the most harrowing and most shrouded history of the twentieth century. From modern-day boulevards of suburban New Jersey to the streets of 1930s Brooklyn, through the halls of pre-war Princeton to the piers of Havana, this is a story you won’t be able to put down. On an August day in 1944, Allied air forces launched a top-secret aerial assault on the I.G. Farben synthetic oil and rubber plant, the flight plan taking bombers directly over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp five miles away. Considering the threat endured by the Jewish population at such a late stage of their persecution, why did Allies fly a mission that bypassed Hitler’s most notorious extermination camp without once trying to knock out the gas chambers or railways? In the sweltering summer of 2000, at the estate sale of the late Preston Swedge, an alcoholic recluse and World War II veteran, a diary including details of that 1944 aerial assault is found by retired detective Joe Henderson. He reads descriptions of a rogue attempt by a Jewish-American pilot, Paul Rothstein, to drop bombs on Auschwitz to prevent the imminent murder of another 300,000 Jews. What follows is Henderson’s determined search for the truth, where we meet up with such notables as Charles Lindbergh, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., General Fulgencio Batista, in a shocking revelation as to why the raid on Auschwitz never happened.
(source: Bol.com)

House of Ghosts is a gripping mystery that takes readers through some of the most harrowing and most shrouded history of the twentieth century. From modern-day boulevards of suburban New Jersey to the streets of 1930s Brooklyn, through the halls of pre-war Princeton to the piers of Havana, this is a story you won’t be able to put down. On an August day in 1944, Allied air forces launched a top-secret aerial assault on the I.G. Farben synthetic oil and rubber plant, the flight plan taking bombers directly over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp five miles away. Considering the threat endured by the Jewish population at such a late stage of their persecution, why did Allies fly a mission that bypassed Hitler’s most notorious extermination camp without once trying to knock out the gas chambers or railways? In the sweltering summer of 2000, at the estate sale of the late Preston Swedge, an alcoholic recluse and World War II veteran, a diary including details of that 1944 aerial assault is found by retired detective Joe Henderson. He reads descriptions of a rogue attempt by a Jewish-American pilot, Paul Rothstein, to drop bombs on Auschwitz to prevent the imminent murder of another 300,000 Jews. What follows is Henderson’s determined search for the truth, where we meet up with such notables as Charles Lindbergh, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., General Fulgencio Batista, in a shocking revelation as to why the raid on Auschwitz never happened.
(source: Bol.com)

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