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The Third Kingdom

The story that began as a simple Retriever case has become the tale of the fight against a thousand years of evil.
The wolf shifters have Niceros to take down. The Vampire Twins have to deal with Cassius. The Second Kingdom is in disarray and Simeon, Asher and Phin are desperate to calm the unrest.
An alpha needs to accept his role, a blood demon has to become the King he was meant to be, and the Vampire twins have to end the war.
Against all this, Reuben and Ethan, lovers separated for a millennium, are thrown back in to a war to end the poison that is Ludvik Peitrol.
In a battle on the barren fields of Arberfan is where this story will end.
(source: Bol.com)

The story that began as a simple Retriever case has become the tale of the fight against a thousand years of evil.
The wolf shifters have Niceros to take down. The Vampire Twins have to deal with Cassius. The Second Kingdom is in disarray and Simeon, Asher and Phin are desperate to calm the unrest.
An alpha needs to accept his role, a blood demon has to become the King he was meant to be, and the Vampire twins have to end the war.
Against all this, Reuben and Ethan, lovers separated for a millennium, are thrown back in to a war to end the poison that is Ludvik Peitrol.
In a battle on the barren fields of Arberfan is where this story will end.
(source: Bol.com)

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The Girl They Sold to the Moon

Eighteen-year-old Tilly Breedlove’s father has sold her into a form of modern day slavery on Luna—the Tranquility Harbor Mining Company, 240,000 miles from home. Family Trade and Loan, an unscrupulous company, is more than willing to take her on and exploit her talent. Forced to be an exotic dancer, she performs risqué shows for the filthy but filthy rich ore miners—a far cry from her classical and modern dance training. If she isn’t resisting obscene advances from bearded “Prairie Dogs”, she’s fending off jealous head-liner acts who view her as a threat to their status—and when those jealous showgirls say “break a leg”, they aim to cause it. The only reprieve she finds in this shop of horrors is a few close ward friends, a sympathetic dance coach, and Buddy Gunner Bell who just might become the love of her life. It’s just enough to stem her psychological meltdown.

Eighteen-year-old Tilly Breedlove’s father has sold her into a form of modern day slavery on Luna—the Tranquility Harbor Mining Company, 240,000 miles from home. Family Trade and Loan, an unscrupulous company, is more than willing to take her on and exploit her talent. Forced to be an exotic dancer, she performs risqué shows for the filthy but filthy rich ore miners—a far cry from her classical and modern dance training. If she isn’t resisting obscene advances from bearded “Prairie Dogs”, she’s fending off jealous head-liner acts who view her as a threat to their status—and when those jealous showgirls say “break a leg”, they aim to cause it. The only reprieve she finds in this shop of horrors is a few close ward friends, a sympathetic dance coach, and Buddy Gunner Bell who just might become the love of her life. It’s just enough to stem her psychological meltdown.

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The Future of the Mind

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.

The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world–all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. One day we might have a “smart pill” that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and…

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.

The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world–all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. One day we might have a “smart pill” that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and…

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

This beautiful new edition of Thornton Wilder’s classic novel features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks.
“On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below.” With this celebrated sentence, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel read throughout the world, begins.
By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Brother Juniper, moved by the tragedy, embarks on a quest to prove a higher order is at work in the deaths of those who perished. His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.
**Recensie(s)**

A glorious thing — David Mitchell
(source: Bol.com)

This beautiful new edition of Thornton Wilder’s classic novel features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks.
“On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below.” With this celebrated sentence, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel read throughout the world, begins.
By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Brother Juniper, moved by the tragedy, embarks on a quest to prove a higher order is at work in the deaths of those who perished. His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.
**Recensie(s)**

A glorious thing — David Mitchell
(source: Bol.com)

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Texas Gunslingers (Images of America: Texas)

Images of America: Texas Gunslingers presents the concept of Texas as the Gunfighter Capital of the West. Indeed, after the cowboy—a Texas creation—the most colorful and romanticized frontier figure is the gunfighter. Nothing is more dramatic than life and death conflict, and the image of men in big hats and boots brandishing six-shooters and Winchesters has been portrayed in countless Western novels, movies, and television shows. Texas made an enormous contribution to gunfighter lore. Texas Rangers were responsible for the evolution of Sam Colt’s revolving pistol, key weapon of gunfighters. More shoot-outs occurred in Texas than in any other state or territory. More gunfighters were from Texas, including kill-crazy Wes Hardin and Killin’ Jim Miller, the West’s premier assassin. There were more blood feuds in Texas than in any other state. Frequently, gunplay erupted in towns such as Tascosa, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Lampasas, where four lawmen were killed in an 1873 saloon battle.

Images of America: Texas Gunslingers presents the concept of Texas as the Gunfighter Capital of the West. Indeed, after the cowboy—a Texas creation—the most colorful and romanticized frontier figure is the gunfighter. Nothing is more dramatic than life and death conflict, and the image of men in big hats and boots brandishing six-shooters and Winchesters has been portrayed in countless Western novels, movies, and television shows. Texas made an enormous contribution to gunfighter lore. Texas Rangers were responsible for the evolution of Sam Colt’s revolving pistol, key weapon of gunfighters. More shoot-outs occurred in Texas than in any other state or territory. More gunfighters were from Texas, including kill-crazy Wes Hardin and Killin’ Jim Miller, the West’s premier assassin. There were more blood feuds in Texas than in any other state. Frequently, gunplay erupted in towns such as Tascosa, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Lampasas, where four lawmen were killed in an 1873 saloon battle.

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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

*****New York Times *Bestseller
**
***Washington Post *Bestseller**
***Los Angeles Times *Bestseller
**
*Stress Test* is the story of Tim Geithner’s education in financial crises. **
** **
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makers—in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes—helped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. *Stress Test *is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one won’t be the last.
*Stress Test* reveals a side of Secretary Geithner the public has never seen, starting with his childhood as an American abroad. He recounts his early days as a young Treasury official helping to fight the international financial crises of the 1990s, then describes what he saw, what he did, and what he missed at the New York Fed before the Wall Street boom went bust. He takes readers inside the room as the crisis began, intensified, and burned out of control, discussing the most controversial episodes of his tenures at the New York Fed and the Treasury, including the rescue of Bear Stearns; the harrowing weekend when Lehman Brothers failed; the searing crucible of the AIG rescue as well as the furor over the firm’s lavish bonuses; the battles inside the Obama administration over his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan to end the crisis; and the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in more than seventy years. Secretary Geithner also describes the aftershocks of the crisis, including the administration’s efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe’s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.
Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics—the silliness, the nastiness, the toll it took on his family. But in the end, *Stress Test* is a hopeful story about public service. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.
**
### Review
“He’s written a really good book — we might as well get that out of the way, as so much else about Timothy F. Geithner remains unsettled… There’s hardly a moment in Geithner’s story when the reader feels he is being anything but straightforward — a near-superhuman feat for someone who spent so much time in public life defending himself from careless and dishonest personal attacks. The decisions he made are easier to criticize than they are to improve upon. I doubt many readers will put his book down and think the man did anything but his best. On his feet he might have stammered and wavered. That in itself was always a sign he was unusually brave.” **–Michael Lewis, *New York Times Book Review***
“An intimate take on the financial crisis… gripping… conveys in visceral terms just how precarious things were during the crisis, just how frightened many first responders were, and just what an achievement it was to avert a major depression… [Geithner] demonstrates that he can discuss economics in an accessible fashion, making the situation the country faced in 2008 and 2009 tactile, comprehensible—and harrowing—to the lay reader. Along the way, he also gives us a telling portrait of himself.” **–*New York Times***

“A how-to manual for anyone faced with a financial crisis… Mr Geithner was known for his brutal candor, and as an author, he does not disappoint.” —***The Economist***
“A fascinating memoir about life in the maelstrom of the financial crisis… Earlier books have described much of what happened that September, but Geithner was present for all the frantic meetings, the thousands of phone calls — and in the case of Lehman, the failure to find a buyer that could keep it alive. New problems cropped up almost weekly, if not daily. He explains each in easy-to-understand language and what the issues were that shaped the responses… There could be another crisis someday, of course, but what Geithner and his colleagues did has made one far less likely.” ***–USA Today***
“Sharply worded and candid memoir.” —***Financial Times***
“Geithner does an admirable job of explaining the origins and complexities of the crisis for the average person. But there’s enough detail and retrospective lessons-learned to make it valuable for students of financial history….fast-paced and colorful….*Stress Test *goes beyond other crisis books.” –***Los Angeles Times***
“An unsparing insider’s account of the financial crisis from the former Secretary of the Treasury, unpacking the hard decisions and terrible trade-offs that devastated the economy but staved off a deep, lasting depression.” —***TIME.com***
“The central irony of *Stress Test*, the new memoir by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is that a guy who was accused of being a lousy communicator while in office has penned a book that is such a good read…I’ve now read four or five of these first drafts of the history of the Great Recession, and I believe *Stress Test* represents the biggest contribution of the bunch.” —**Bill Gates
**
“Sensational . . . Tim’s book will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics and what must be done to stem them when they occur.” —**Warren Buffett**

“Very few important subjects in American history have been the subject of as much disinformation and deliberate distortion as the events surrounding the financial crisis that broke in 2008. Tim Geithner’s candid, clear-headed, and refreshingly self-effacing account of his role in formulating the federal government’s response is a very welcome antidote. Geithner’s book is a triple threat: it is first-rate economic history, insightful political science, and, most important, a cogent exposition of the importance of adhering to the policies adopted in the aftermath of the crisis if we are to succeed in diminishing the likelihood of any recurrence.” —**Barney Frank**

“*Stress Test* is an absolutely compelling account of the financial crisis, written in a clear, graceful style with striking honesty at every step along the way. Timothy Geithner brings a complex story to life with telling anecdotes and personal reflections.” —**Doris Kearns Goodwin**

“This is a lucid, fascinating, and extremely important book. Every American should read it. Geithner does something unusual: he engages in substance. With both insight and humility, plus a good dose of wry humor, he explains what really happened during the financial crisis. No matter your political persuasion, you will find this book educational, enlightening, and interesting.” —**Walter Isaacson**

“The country owes Tim Geithner great appreciation for his role in overcoming the financial crisis of 2008.  He has now indebted it further with writing a thoughtful, very readable and informative account of the conduct of policy at the edge of disaster.” —**Henry A. Kissinger**

### About the Author
**TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER** was the seventy-fifth secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He wrote this book as a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

*****New York Times *Bestseller
**
***Washington Post *Bestseller**
***Los Angeles Times *Bestseller
**
*Stress Test* is the story of Tim Geithner’s education in financial crises. **
** **
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makers—in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes—helped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. *Stress Test *is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one won’t be the last.
*Stress Test* reveals a side of Secretary Geithner the public has never seen, starting with his childhood as an American abroad. He recounts his early days as a young Treasury official helping to fight the international financial crises of the 1990s, then describes what he saw, what he did, and what he missed at the New York Fed before the Wall Street boom went bust. He takes readers inside the room as the crisis began, intensified, and burned out of control, discussing the most controversial episodes of his tenures at the New York Fed and the Treasury, including the rescue of Bear Stearns; the harrowing weekend when Lehman Brothers failed; the searing crucible of the AIG rescue as well as the furor over the firm’s lavish bonuses; the battles inside the Obama administration over his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan to end the crisis; and the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in more than seventy years. Secretary Geithner also describes the aftershocks of the crisis, including the administration’s efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe’s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss.
Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics—the silliness, the nastiness, the toll it took on his family. But in the end, *Stress Test* is a hopeful story about public service. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.
**
### Review
“He’s written a really good book — we might as well get that out of the way, as so much else about Timothy F. Geithner remains unsettled… There’s hardly a moment in Geithner’s story when the reader feels he is being anything but straightforward — a near-superhuman feat for someone who spent so much time in public life defending himself from careless and dishonest personal attacks. The decisions he made are easier to criticize than they are to improve upon. I doubt many readers will put his book down and think the man did anything but his best. On his feet he might have stammered and wavered. That in itself was always a sign he was unusually brave.” **–Michael Lewis, *New York Times Book Review***
“An intimate take on the financial crisis… gripping… conveys in visceral terms just how precarious things were during the crisis, just how frightened many first responders were, and just what an achievement it was to avert a major depression… [Geithner] demonstrates that he can discuss economics in an accessible fashion, making the situation the country faced in 2008 and 2009 tactile, comprehensible—and harrowing—to the lay reader. Along the way, he also gives us a telling portrait of himself.” **–*New York Times***

“A how-to manual for anyone faced with a financial crisis… Mr Geithner was known for his brutal candor, and as an author, he does not disappoint.” —***The Economist***
“A fascinating memoir about life in the maelstrom of the financial crisis… Earlier books have described much of what happened that September, but Geithner was present for all the frantic meetings, the thousands of phone calls — and in the case of Lehman, the failure to find a buyer that could keep it alive. New problems cropped up almost weekly, if not daily. He explains each in easy-to-understand language and what the issues were that shaped the responses… There could be another crisis someday, of course, but what Geithner and his colleagues did has made one far less likely.” ***–USA Today***
“Sharply worded and candid memoir.” —***Financial Times***
“Geithner does an admirable job of explaining the origins and complexities of the crisis for the average person. But there’s enough detail and retrospective lessons-learned to make it valuable for students of financial history….fast-paced and colorful….*Stress Test *goes beyond other crisis books.” –***Los Angeles Times***
“An unsparing insider’s account of the financial crisis from the former Secretary of the Treasury, unpacking the hard decisions and terrible trade-offs that devastated the economy but staved off a deep, lasting depression.” —***TIME.com***
“The central irony of *Stress Test*, the new memoir by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is that a guy who was accused of being a lousy communicator while in office has penned a book that is such a good read…I’ve now read four or five of these first drafts of the history of the Great Recession, and I believe *Stress Test* represents the biggest contribution of the bunch.” —**Bill Gates
**
“Sensational . . . Tim’s book will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics and what must be done to stem them when they occur.” —**Warren Buffett**

“Very few important subjects in American history have been the subject of as much disinformation and deliberate distortion as the events surrounding the financial crisis that broke in 2008. Tim Geithner’s candid, clear-headed, and refreshingly self-effacing account of his role in formulating the federal government’s response is a very welcome antidote. Geithner’s book is a triple threat: it is first-rate economic history, insightful political science, and, most important, a cogent exposition of the importance of adhering to the policies adopted in the aftermath of the crisis if we are to succeed in diminishing the likelihood of any recurrence.” —**Barney Frank**

“*Stress Test* is an absolutely compelling account of the financial crisis, written in a clear, graceful style with striking honesty at every step along the way. Timothy Geithner brings a complex story to life with telling anecdotes and personal reflections.” —**Doris Kearns Goodwin**

“This is a lucid, fascinating, and extremely important book. Every American should read it. Geithner does something unusual: he engages in substance. With both insight and humility, plus a good dose of wry humor, he explains what really happened during the financial crisis. No matter your political persuasion, you will find this book educational, enlightening, and interesting.” —**Walter Isaacson**

“The country owes Tim Geithner great appreciation for his role in overcoming the financial crisis of 2008.  He has now indebted it further with writing a thoughtful, very readable and informative account of the conduct of policy at the edge of disaster.” —**Henry A. Kissinger**

### About the Author
**TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER** was the seventy-fifth secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He wrote this book as a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs: A Novel

**A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *Rise and Shine, Blessings,* and* A Short Guide to a Happy Life** *

*Still Life with Bread Crumbs *begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, *Still Life with Bread Crumbs* is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
****
**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
*  *
**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
*  *
“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
****
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
**
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
****
“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
### Review
“Quindlen has made a home at the top of the bestsellers lists with novels that capture the grace and frailty of everyday life, and her latest work is sure to take her there again. With spare, elegant prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”— *Library Journal
*
“Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”— *Publisher’s Weekly
*
“A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and star in the pantheon of domestic fiction ( *Every Last One* , 2010), Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”— *Booklist
*
“Profound … engaging”— *Kirkus*
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
****
**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
*  *
**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
*  *
“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
****
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
**
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
****
“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
### About the Author
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

**A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *Rise and Shine, Blessings,* and* A Short Guide to a Happy Life** *

*Still Life with Bread Crumbs *begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, *Still Life with Bread Crumbs* is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
****
**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
*  *
**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
*  *
“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
****
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
**
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
****
“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
### Review
“Quindlen has made a home at the top of the bestsellers lists with novels that capture the grace and frailty of everyday life, and her latest work is sure to take her there again. With spare, elegant prose, she crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”— *Library Journal
*
“Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”— *Publisher’s Weekly
*
“A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and star in the pantheon of domestic fiction ( *Every Last One* , 2010), Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”— *Booklist
*
“Profound … engaging”— *Kirkus*
**Praise for Anna Quindlen**
****
**About *Every Last One ** *

“Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”* *—* People***

“Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother’s love.” ** *—The Washington Post***
*  *
**About *Rise and Shine ** *

“A writerly achievement.”* *—* The New York Times***

“[A] classic story.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *

* *About* Blessings***

“A polished gem of a novel . . . lovingly crafted, beautifully written.” ** *—The Miami Herald***
*  *
“Richly imagined.” ** *—St. Louis Post-Dispatch***

** About *Black and Blue ** *
****
“Quindlen writes with . . . power and grace.”***—The Boston Globe ** *
**
“Beautifully paced . . . [keeps] the reader anxiously turning pages.”***—The New York Times Book Review ** *

* *About* One True Thing***
****
“A triumph.” ** *—San Francisco Chronicle***
### About the Author
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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Star Force: Veracious

When the terms of colonization are violated, Star Force’s credibility is put on the line as races within the ADZ question whether or not they can now enforce their edicts.
“Veracious” is the 48th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,000

When the terms of colonization are violated, Star Force’s credibility is put on the line as races within the ADZ question whether or not they can now enforce their edicts.
“Veracious” is the 48th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,000

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Star Force: Survivor

With the Skarron ‘Second Wave’ under way the ADZ is hit hard with the largest blow coming against the Dvapp. As they struggle to survive two Star Force systems on the border are also hit, with a large scale ground war breaking out as the naval engagement turns into a tenuous stalemate.
“Survivor” is the 52nd episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,100

With the Skarron ‘Second Wave’ under way the ADZ is hit hard with the largest blow coming against the Dvapp. As they struggle to survive two Star Force systems on the border are also hit, with a large scale ground war breaking out as the naval engagement turns into a tenuous stalemate.
“Survivor” is the 52nd episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,100

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Star Force: Shame

With the Skarron/lizard war continuing to escalate the ADZ has some room to breathe with the attention drawn elsewhere, but the rest of the surrounding galaxy does not as the lizards continue their small scale advances against primitive races unable to defend themselves.
“Shame” is the 59th episode in the series.
Word Count 30,300

With the Skarron/lizard war continuing to escalate the ADZ has some room to breathe with the attention drawn elsewhere, but the rest of the surrounding galaxy does not as the lizards continue their small scale advances against primitive races unable to defend themselves.
“Shame” is the 59th episode in the series.
Word Count 30,300

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Star Force: Sav

With Paul and Jason organizing an elite training team on Earth, the Archons push to unlock new psionics while bringing in as many trailblazers as they can away from the front, hoping to combine their skills and push their training to the next level.
“Sav” is the 51st episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

With Paul and Jason organizing an elite training team on Earth, the Archons push to unlock new psionics while bringing in as many trailblazers as they can away from the front, hoping to combine their skills and push their training to the next level.
“Sav” is the 51st episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

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Star Force: Retribution

With knowledge of the lizard core worlds sparking new battle plans, the Nexus decides to mount a decisive strike…with unexpected consequences.
“Retribution” is the 60th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,400

With knowledge of the lizard core worlds sparking new battle plans, the Nexus decides to mount a decisive strike…with unexpected consequences.
“Retribution” is the 60th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,400

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Star Force: Relocation

A major shift occurs in the Alliance as the lizard juggernaut continues rolling forward, resetting the power structure as races vie to save themselves by whatever means necessary.
“Relocation” is the 44th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

A major shift occurs in the Alliance as the lizard juggernaut continues rolling forward, resetting the power structure as races vie to save themselves by whatever means necessary.
“Relocation” is the 44th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

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Star Force: Penance

With the Scionate dropping the heavy end of the hammer on Admat, Star Force is faced to fight their ally in self-defense of their small world situated within the capitol system of the other’s empire.
“Penance” is the 49th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,000

With the Scionate dropping the heavy end of the hammer on Admat, Star Force is faced to fight their ally in self-defense of their small world situated within the capitol system of the other’s empire.
“Penance” is the 49th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,000

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Star Force: Nexus

The arrival of the H’kar brings many changes, with Star Force being opened up to new possibilities as the lizards continue to slowly surround the ADZ with conquered systems.
Nexus is the 57th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,100

The arrival of the H’kar brings many changes, with Star Force being opened up to new possibilities as the lizards continue to slowly surround the ADZ with conquered systems.
Nexus is the 57th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,100

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Star Force: Newbslayer

Jenna and her apprentice dive into the chaotic planet of Tieor as the invasion continues, looking for the answer to the Skarron walker mystery as the Marauders continue to fight for the world under contract.
“Newbslayer” is the 64th episode in the Origin Series.
Word Count: 31,200

Jenna and her apprentice dive into the chaotic planet of Tieor as the invasion continues, looking for the answer to the Skarron walker mystery as the Marauders continue to fight for the world under contract.
“Newbslayer” is the 64th episode in the Origin Series.
Word Count: 31,200

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