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This Isn t What It Looks Like

Author : Pseudonymous Bosch
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WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What It Looks Like. The utterly gripping fourth fantastic book in the "Secret" series in which Cass's mind has been transported back to medieval England after she dared to taste the Midnight Sun's deadly chocolate. She must seek out her ancient ancestor and founder of the Terces Society, the jester, and help him escape the evil clutches of Lord Pharaoh, founder of the Midnight Sun. To Cass's horror, when she wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything. But a school trip to a medieval fair stirs her memories and she is confronted with a menacing blast from her time-travelling past... "The crazy, upside-down, inside-out, mysterious, madcap and fun, fun, fun Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another extraordinary, out-of-this-world chapter in his seriously addictive children's ‘Secret Series'. Bursting out all over with comic characters and intriguing adventures, this is... top-class entertainment for kids aged 10 and over, combining comical capers with old-fashioned mystery, sparkling adventure and lashings of Bosch's zany humour." - Lancashire Evening Post

What It Looks Like

Author : Matthew J. Metzger
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Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former guest of Her Majesty's Prison Service, he'd rather hit Eli's parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli -- and his family -- without a second thought. But this isn't what it looks like. Rob's not in control here -- and Eli's the one to blame.

This Isn t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You

Author : Jon McGregor
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A man builds a tree house by a river, in anticipation of the coming flood. A sugar-beet crashes through a young woman's windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war. These aren't the sort of things you imagine happening to someone like you. But sometimes they do. Set in the flat and threatened fenland landscape, where the sky is dominant and the sea lurks just beyond the horizon, these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell of things buried and unearthed, of familiar places made strange, and of lives where much is hidden, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won.

What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

Author : Naomi Stadlen
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Instead of preaching what mothers ought to do, psychotherapist Naomi Stadlen explains what mothers already do in the course of any exhausting day's work. Drawing from countless conversations with hundreds of mothers spanning more than a decade, What Mothers Do provides lucid insight into the true experience of motherhood and answers the perennial question common to mothers everywhere: What have I done all day? Stadlen's wise reflections, threaded throughout with the voices of real mothers, explore unsentimental reactions to motherhood-resentment, guilt, splintered identity, crippling inefficiency, and deadening fatigue. Yet the overriding sentiment is one of empowerment and wonder, as Stadlen illustrates how seemingly insignificant skills such as responding to a baby's colicky cry, being instantly interruptible, or soothing an overstimulated child to sleep profoundly contribute to an individual's socialization, self-worth, and curiosity. Remarkably perceptive and heartening, What Mothers Do will resonate with mothers everywhere in search of understanding and wisdom.

East of Elko

Author : Andy Mingo
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Fiction. EAST OF ELKO...a future where a morphed and sprawling Basque resistance to the new economy and the logical extension of Orwellian thought control play out across the desert of the real. "Unnervingly timely and a pure plain neuro-pleasure to read, EAST OF ELKO is a powerful science fiction metaphorization of our present that explores if resistance to the mediaization and commodification of consciousness and selfhood is still possible"-Lance Olsen.

This Is Not The Story You Think It Is

Author : Laura Munson
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When Laura Munson's essay was first published, the New York Times was so flooded with responses that they had to close down the comment feature on their website. Readers sent it to their friends and therapists gave it to their clients. What did Munson write that caused such a fervour? Laura detailed what happened when her husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. In this poignant and funny memoir, Laura recounts the time her faith in her marriage was put to the test. Shaken to the core after the death of her beloved father, not finding the professional success that she had hoped for, and after much therapy, Laura, aged forty, realised she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit to an 'End of Suffering'.

Looking for Trouble

Author : Trice Hickman
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"Trice Hickman is an amazing writer and storyteller!" --Kimberla Lawson Roby Some dreams will test your head and your heart. . . John Small may be a successful Wall Street banker, but at heart he's a country boy from the sleepy town of Nedine, South Carolina. John wants to open Nedine's first black-owned bank. But big dreams can bring big problems—and John's snooty New York City girlfriend is just the beginning. John is about to learn some hard truths about money, power, love, and loyalty. And when his future, and his family's legacy, is in danger, help will come from where he least expects it. . . Alexandria Thornton is a hard-working corporate attorney by day, but she's passionately pursuing her dream as a spoken word artist by night. Frustrated with her career and her lackluster love life, Alexandria's ready to throw in the towel on both—that is, until a man from her past reenters her life and changes everything. But her newfound happiness is short-lived when old lovers, lingering secrets, and hidden desires threaten to end it all. . . Praise for Trice Hickman "Hickman hits all the high notes in this charming modern romance where love and loyalty trump race." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Unexpected Interruptions "Unforgettable characters and a page-turning storyline." –Lutishia Lovely on Playing the Hand You're Dealt

Make Him Look Good

Author : Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
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The "him" in Make Him Look Good is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. But it takes more than swiveling hips and dreamy eyes to get to the top of the charts. The women who orbit Ricky are: -- Milan, Ricky's new publicist, and her sister Geneva whose Club G promises to have Miami's hottest opening ever -- Jill Sanchez, a media-manic Latina star who has crossed over from CDs to perfume, clothes and movies -- Jasminka, Ricky's gorgeous Croatian model wife -- Irene, a firefighter whose high school romance with Ricky was the last love in her life, eking out an existence for herself and her daughter Sophia, who is beginning to suspect that she and Ricky Biscayne look a little too much alike With several satisfying romances set against Miami's music, club and modeling scenes, Make Him Look Goodis irresistible fiction from one of America's most original voices.

Dude looks like a Pilgrim

Author : Knud Hammerschmidt
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The Saint James Way for beginners. This book was created as a declaration of love to the Camino. It is novel as well as a guidebook that contains useful and entertaining information about El Camino: anything a first time pilgrim may need to know, from the equipment, other pilgrims, and bed bugs to the art of growing a pilgrim’s beard. It is a book for those who do not have enough time (or not yet the guts) for the whole route through Spain. So follow the path of a Camino freshman on his first way!

Talking New Politics

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In the run-up to the fourth World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India in January 2004, civil activists and students organised a major series of seminars in Delhi University to discuss the Forum and its politics. The Open Space seminar series, as it came to be called, picked up on the idea of the Forum as a relatively free space, where all kinds of ideas could meet and be discussed. These books explore the new ideas generated by the discussions. Can the World Social Forum, the authors ask, help us to conceptualise and actualise a new politics? Can this new politics be free from violence? Can the experience and knowledge of great movements such as the movement for the environment, and the women s movement, contribute to the creation of a new politics? How can such a politics be sustained? These volumes offer the reader different and complex ways of understanding the processes that have helped to shape the World Social Forum and the new politics thatseems to be emerging.

The Wise Men of Chelm

Author : Sandy Asher
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author : Laini Taylor
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LOSE YOURSELF IN A SENSATIONAL, MAGICAL NOVEL OVER 1,100 5* REVIEWS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'REMARKABLE and BEAUTIFULLY written' GUARDIAN 'TRUST US, IT'S BRILLIANT' HEAT Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always answered. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole. Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought. 'Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' GUARDIAN

Paw and Order

Author : Diane Kelly
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Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs... OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber," Megan and Brigit are practically celebrities. Which is why the police chief lassoed them into doing rodeo duty —mostly as a public relations stunt for the department. Megan's not a fan of calf roping, bull riding, or goat milking contests. But when a thief appears to be working the circuit, her trusty K-9 partner starts sniffing for clues... INTO THE FIRE HYDRANT The culprit is "Robin Hood," a young Texas golddigger who steals from the rich to give to the poor—namely, herself. With Brigit hot on the trail, Megan has to juggle her on-again off-again reputation in the FWPD with her on-again off-again relationship with sexy bomb-squader Seth Rutledge. This time, Megan is determined to rope in her suspect and her man...before chaos, and/or her trusted furry partner, is unleashed. "Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. Diane Kelly is first class." —Night Owl Romance

Mortals

Author : Norman Rush
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The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory. Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a private school, who is setting out on perhaps his most difficult assignment; his beautiful but slightly foolish and disaffected wife, Iris, with whom he is obsessively in love; and Davis Morel, an iconoclastic black holistic physician, who is on a personal mission to “lift the yoke of Christian belief from Africa.” The passions of these three entangle them with a local populist leader, Samuel Kerekang, whose purposes are grotesquely misconstrued by the CIA, fixated as the agency is on the astonishing collapse of world socialism and the simultaneous, paradoxical triumph of radical black nationalism in South Africa, Botswana’s neighbor. And when a small but violent insurrection erupts in the wild northern part of the country, inspired by Kerekang but stoked by the erotic and political intrigues of the American trio—the outcome is explosive and often explosively funny. Along the way, there are many pleasures. Letters from Ray’s brilliantly hostile brother and Iris’s woebegone sister provide a running commentary on contemporary life in America. Africa and Africans are powerfully evoked, and the expatriate scene is cheerfully skewered. Through lives lived ardently in an unforgiving land, Mortals examines with wit and insight the dilemmas of power, religion, rebellion, and contending versions of liberation and love. It is a study of a marriage over time, and a man’s struggle to find his way when his private and public worlds are shifting. It is Norman Rush’s most commanding work.

Isn t That Just Like God

Author : Frances Briggs Pratt
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Are you spiritually hungry to know God better? To walk hand in hand, close to Him, and begin to comprehend His ways? Are you a blood-bought Christian who longs to see God manifest His victorious right arm today? What would you think if perhaps He wanted to do it through you? Maybe you're like me. Maybe someone told you years ago that "the days of miracles had passed." Would you like to find out for yourself that this wasn't true then-or now! If you want everything God has prepared for you-and you may not know it even exists!-perhaps you would enjoy this book! You might, like me, find that your Heavenly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are just waiting for you to launch out on His promises. You might even be involved in miracles you never thought could happen! So grab your hat! When God moves you out, He moves fast and exciting things happen! You can never predict what God will do next. No box can contain Him. He is sovereign, you know! So, cast your cares upon Jesus-and let's soar together in the Heavenlies (Ephesians 2:6) where miracles take place!

This Isn t Excel It s Magic

Author : Bob Umlas
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Become an Excel wizard Save time and effort with this expanded and enlarged guide. Each tip is written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style and is full of screen shots and visuals to help you on your way. This edition has been upgraded for Excel 2007 Just a few minutes with this book and you will save time and money.

What Looks Like Black

Author : K. Broussard
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Ann Girard is a black woman, born to black parents. But she has blue eyes, straight hair and fair skin. Because of her own questionable features, she has experienced a problematic existence. Her life has now become even more complicated with the news of her unexpected pregnancy. Ann wants to be elated about her impending arrival, but is plagued with the overwhelming concern about a future filled with cruelties afflicted upon her firstborn child because of his or her features. Her unfeigned worry is rooted in her own awkward experiences based on "blackness." As she prepares for motherhood, Ann chronicles her first memories as a child through her passage into adulthood, and describes how she was forced to adjust while being catapulted back and forth between black neighborhoods and predominately white environments, constantly antagonized and questioned about her true "blackness." As Ann records her daunting experiences of trying to belong, she undergoes a re-birth, thus redefining her philosophies of everything she ever knew. Readers are immediately pulled into this poignant tale based upon the complexities of intra-racial relations, as K. Broussard overlaps a heartfelt third person voice that details the experiences of an expectant mother, with an intimate forthright first person voice of Ann "speaking" to her unborn child about her own painful journey and discovery of what looks like black.

Games Diversions Perl Culture

Author : Jon Orwant
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The Perl Journal (TPJ) did something most print journals aspire to, but few succeed. Within a remarkable short time, TPJ acquired a cult-following and became the voice of the Perl community. Every serious Perl programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. Back issues were swapped like trading cards. No longer in print format, TPJ remains the quintessential spirit of Perl--a publication for and by Perl programmers who see fun and beauty in an admittedly quirky little language.Games, Diversions, and Perl Culture is the third volume of The Best of the Perl Journal, compiled and re-edited by the original editor and publisher of The Perl Journal, Jon Orwant. In this series, we've taken the very best (and still relevant) articles published in TPJ over its 5 years of publication and immortalized them into three volumes.The 47 articles included in this volume are simply some of the best Perl articles ever written on the subjects of games, diversions, and the unique culture of this close-knit community, by some of the best Perl authors and coders. Games, Diversions & Perl Culture focuses on entertaining topics that make Perl users such fanatics about the language. You'll find all of the playful features TPJ offered over the years, including the Obfuscated Perl Contests, Perl Quiz Shows, humor articles, and renowned one-line recipes. The book also contains a panoply of quirky applications of Perl, including genetic algorithms, home automation, music programming, and an entire section on natural language processing.This anthology is an unmatched compendium of Perl lore.

Motherhood Comes Naturally and Other Vicious Lies

Author : Jill Smokler
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy and the wildly popular blog ScaryMommy.com, a hilarious new essay collection that exposes the “vicious lies” that every parent is told. Newly pregnant and scared out of her mind, Jill Smokler lay on her gynecologist’s examination table and was told the biggest lie she’d ever heard in her life: “Motherhood is the most natural thing in the world.” Instead of quelling her nerves like that well intentioned nurse hoped to, Jill was instead set up for future of questioning exactly what DNA strand she was missing that made the whole motherhood experience feel less than natural to her. Wonderful? Yes. Miraculous? Of course. Worthwhile? Without a doubt. But natural? Not so much. Jill’s first memoir, the New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy, rocketed to national fame with its down and dirty details about life with her three precious bundles of joy. Now Jill returns with all-new essays debunking more than twenty pervasive myths about motherhood. She’s here to give you what few others will dare: The truth.

Psychological Assessment Psychiatric Diagnosis And Treatment Planning

Author : Steven W. Hurt
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