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This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential.

Take a journey with author, Shane Svorec, as she invites readers to see the world through the backseat of a VW bus. Like going on a road trip with a good friend and a great playlist, this book weaves true stories into life lessons while entertaining and encouraging readers.

From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight comes a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America’s long slide from innocence to orthodoxy.

Donald Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump, examines America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies.

Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

This book carefully examines the trends and actual hard data from the economic, geopolitical, financial, and demographic spheres and comes to an inescapable conclusion: America’s future has never been brighter.

The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.  

O’Keane reframes our understanding of the extraordinary puzzle that is the human brain and how it changes during its growth from birth to adolescence and old age.

The true story of what took place in Donald Trump’s White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail.

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Musician Peter Bailey is the son of a cattle rancher living in Orion, Nebraska who leaves to follow his dreams. He reluctantly returns with his new wife by his side to help run the ranch, and they both find themselves sifting through broken pieces of the past.

An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.

Nicola Harrison’s The Show Girl gives a glimpse of the glamorous world of the Ziegfeld Follies, through the eyes of a young midwestern woman who comes to New York City to find her destiny as a Ziegfeld Follies star.

Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen and her pet sleuths uncover a scam to dupe consumers when they discover that substandard produce is being passed off for organic, upmarket groceries. 

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes: When a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly turns into an Agatha Christie case.

To what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband?  Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the “second shift” is equally shared-and what it may take to get there.

Jesus’ Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America.

On her annual backpacking trip with her best friend, Emily enters their hotel suite to a horrific scene that Kristen claims was self-defense. The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again–can lightning really strike twice?

 

After four years of renovations, the luxurious Hotel Louis XVI in Paris reopens. The new manager  quickly realizes that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock.

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Only two people know Lamont Cranston’s secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane — and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple and Lamont awakens 150 years in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar.

Army veteran Cassie Gale decides to take a few days of solitude in the Alaska wilderness. When her dog is discovered injured at her wrecked campsite, her father knows that this is much more than a camping trip gone awry. 

Six friends travel to Portugal for a destination wedding weekend.  As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them hold begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel. Soon, jumping to conclusions becomes the difference between life and death.

In December 1866, Captain William J. Fetterman, anxious and arrogant, claimed that he could take offense and rid the area of Native American people with only a small army of 80 men. And he would–unless Crazy Horse could find a way to lure the army to their doom.

From the Trojan women and the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. 

Summer’s looking forward to the annual family get-together at her in-laws’ sprawling estate. When a family member is found dead. Summer fears that her soon to be sister-in-law Hannah is involved. How far will Summer go to expose the truth?

When Kate Campbell returns to Sea Point, the small town full beautiful beaches where she grew up, white lies, and long-buried secrets prove as corrosive as the salt air, threatening to forever erode not only the bonds between friends but also the landscape of the beachside community they call home.

Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day Nina Riva, the famous girl with the rich family everyone wants to be, will host her annual end-of-summer party. It is one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.

On the shore of Lake Superior, a Russian man is found shot dead. Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there – shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

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When a member of a female secret society known as The Maidens is found murdered, group psychologist Mariana is convinced that, despite his alibi, Greek tragedy professor Edward Fosca is guilty.

Luca feels invisible in New York and finds himself drawn to a wealthy white couple, a prominent artist and her filmmaker husband. Only after he learns of a spectacular tragedy does he begin to realize the moral consequences of his allegiances.

Taryn Moore is young, beautiful and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story

Two young Confederate soldiers recently returned from the war hold secret trysts in the woods. When their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes repercussions on the entire community.

A medical waste container with two decomposed bodies, a human flesh-eating contagion, and someone willing to do anything to protect a dark secret all challenge Tempe to make the connection before it’s too late

 Three graves. But only two skeletons… For Nikki, the discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next crime book. Rumors are widespread that the burial site is the resting place of the Duval sisters, but there is more to the sisters’ disappearance than anyone ever guessed.

January, a romance writer who no longer believes in love, and August, a literary writer stuck in a rut, engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever after.

 Hatch sets out to honor her code and quickly finds that things are not what they seem in the small town of Breakneck, Alaska. Hatch finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.

After divorce shatters her family, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning–but is the past truly behind her?

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Drawing on their unrivaled sources, the authors take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the Facebook company.

This book argues that the proper starting point for the American story is 1620, with the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard ship before the Pilgrims set foot in the Massachusetts wilderness.

In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, John Lewis dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come.

In American Marxism, Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture.

Dr. Schwartz shares insights and practices to help you recognize your own “inner family” of parts and encompass every facet of your diverse consciousness.

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Subpar Parks celebrates the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors.

Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyro-maniacal chemists to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in American history.

Presents a radical challenge to how we think about drugs and explores the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants.

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After a former NUMA colleague disappears while researching the icebergs of Antarctica, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala go up against a terrifying man-made weapon–a fast-growing ice that could usher in a new Ice Age.

Everyone imagines running away from their life at some point. But Birdy has actually done it. And the life she’s run into is her best friend Heather’s. The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Can she survive a summer pretending to be her best friend?

Vivian Howe is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she’s assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. 

Thatcher Hutton jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble and lands in more than he bargained for. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected in a girl’s disappearance. 

Seventeen-year-old Leo sees another, more popular boy strangle himself with the ropes of the swings. Then, in a panic, Leo drags him to the beach and buries him. Over the next 24 hours, Leo is haunted by guilt and fear, and distracted by his desire for a girl named Luce.

Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985 and became quick friends. Now approaching middle age, the women face new challenges and wonder who it is they see when they look in the mirror.

In  Nebraska in 1985, Alma’s intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal, has gone hunting. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing.  Alma and her husband are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal’s violent past in a new light.

 Hannah quickly realizes her missing husband isn’t who he said he was. And that his daughter, Bailey, just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth, together.

Colter Shaw has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.

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It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations, but the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms.

When a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, a girl falls inside. The search brings a shocking accusation that spins out of control, and suddenly, it is one mom’s word against another’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.

When a drive-by shooting on the Chicago’s west side turns political, Detective Hearney leads the way to a quick solve. His quest to expose the evil  takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past.

Justice Wynn has slipped into a coma, and Avery’s life turns upside down when she discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerous conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

Now, together for the first time in print, A Simple Murder features six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Kate Burkholder.

When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart’s desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. 

When heiress fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver vanishes on her way home from school, the subsequent trial taps straight into America’s most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous.

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone  his assignment or how to complete it.

It’s October 1814. London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the shocking Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. When the lead investigator is killed in the same brutal way, the city is paralyzed with terror.

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Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash in a spectacular battle for the ages.

FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. 

It is up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore her fractured land and unite its divided people.

Adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and her thirty-six-year-old chaperone have their lives changed on their visit to New York City in the summer of 1922.

Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies.

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

In March 2018, Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented emergency after a nerve agent attack. Not without tragedy, the city of Salisbury pulled together and persevered.

Following the closure of a gypsum mine in the rural Nevada town she calls home, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road where she meets other nomads who become mentors in her life.

Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, three stories follow a drug trafficker arranging a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation.

Everything changes for ex-Marine and hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson when he witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel and his mother fleeing from a band of assassins sent by a ruthless drug cartel.

Based on the inspiring true story of the unlikely relationship between an outrageous and wickedly smart Eleanor Riese, a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and her attorney, a workaholic patients’ rights lawyer, Colette Hughes.

On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, two young lovers forge a legacy that will create scandal for generations to come.

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In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet.

Sara Naumann shows you just how easy and quick resin jewellery is to make, using minimal equipment and readily available products, and provides over 50 fabulous projects for you to try.

Delves into previously unpublished correspondence to bring Vincent’s three sisters out from their brothers’ shadow, poignantly portraying their dreams, disappointments and grief.

George Packer diagnoses America’s descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and divides.

Explores the use of alcohol inks, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to creating beautiful projects.

Geometry doesn’t just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how.

Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence who brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees.

Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause–including how their lives can be even better for it.

Trish Eklund’s personal experiences and stories associated with decaying Nebraska locations accompany the author’s enchanting images.

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A new teacher at a prestigious boarding school quickly learns that behind the school’s veneer lies an impenetrable, starkly traditional culture, and secret circumstances surround the departure of her predecessor. 

Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey. Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself?

Investigating a murder, Daniel Pitt  finds his path blocked by officials at every turn, his investigation so unwelcome that even his father, Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, receives a chilling warning from a powerful source.

A heroic rescue of a U.S. Senator from assassination is just the start of a mystery for Bell, who suspects that the would-be assassins have a much larger and more dangerous agenda.

A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. With little to go on, the village police turn to Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge for help

When an actress is cast to play an aviatress who disappeared trying to circle the globe, the two women’s fates–and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times– collide.

When Jack Ryan Jr. hastens to help a woman and her young son, he finds himself the target of trained killers. Alone and outgunned in Israel, Jack will have to use all his skills to protect the life of the child.

When Peter Barrington and Ben Bacchetti come under threat while working at a film festival abroad, Teddy Fay is lured to the glittering city of Macau to resolve the problem.

A British writer in Venice meets a young fan eager to befriend her favorite author at all costs, resulting in a complicated web of desperate friendship, half-truths, and white lies that lead to a choice impossible to undo.