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Faithful

ISBN: 
Faithful A Novel
  • Authors: Alice Hoffman
  • Publishing date: 2016-11
  • Google ID: YaFSDQAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1476799202
  • EAN: 9781476799209
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

    Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

    What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

    Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.

    Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.
				

To the Lighthouse

ISBN: 
To the Lighthouse
  • Authors: Virginia Woolf
  • Publishing date: 1989
  • Google ID: ng0Tg0FhRggC
  • ISBN: 0156907399
  • EAN: 9780156907392
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Description:

    "Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality."--Eudora Welty, from the Introduction

    The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

				

Flora and Ulysses

ISBN: 
Flora & Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
  • Authors: Kate DiCamillo
  • Publishing date: 2013
  • Google ID: GYwaAAAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 076366040X
  • EAN: 9780763660406
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Description: Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

    Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.


    It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic bookTerrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
				

Diabetes Head to Toe

ISBN: 
Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners The Fundamental Guide to Spotting Key Moves in the Middlegame
  • Authors: International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering|International Mast van de Oudeweetering
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-31
  • Google ID: NAl2uAEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 9056918036
  • EAN: 9789056918033
  • Publisher: Continental Sales, Incorporated
  • Description: Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. It helps you to quickly grasp the essence of a position on the board and find the most promising continuation. In his instant classics Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition (2014) and Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition (2016) International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering presented building blocks for experienced club players which often involved notable exceptions to a set of fundamental guidelines. To appreciate these books you had to know these basic principles. Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners provides this knowledge. It teaches the most important patterns you need to know in order to develop and mobilize your pieces, manoeuvre your pawns into positions of strength, put pressure on your opponent, attack the enemy king, or execute standard sacrifices to get the initiative. Ambitious beginners and postbeginners who study this book will soon experience a significant improvement in their results.
				

Delicate Touch

ISBN: 
A Delicate Touch
  • Authors: Stuart Woods
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-31
  • Google ID: cqOatgEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0735219257
  • EAN: 9780735219250
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Description: Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in the exhilarating new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.

    When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.

    With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.
				

Do No Harm

ISBN: 
Do No Harm A Dr. Katie Leclair Mystery
  • Authors: Dawn Eastman
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-11
  • Google ID: QQ5ntAEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1683317874
  • EAN: 9781683317876
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Description: Readers of J. T. Ellison and Tess Gerritsen will be enthralled by Do No Harm, by real-life small-town doctor and national bestselling author Dawn Eastman.

    Small-town doctor Katie LeClair is drawn back into an old murder investigation, a mysterious disappearance, and a dark undercurrent of violence.


    The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school--until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and balancing the responsibilities of a new house and the joys of a new romance, Katie is finally ready to start enjoying life. But danger arrives just as the town is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival--and once again, this doctor-turned-sleuth will have to unmask a killer in their midst.

    Trouble comes in threes this Halloween. Katie sees a new patient who has just been released from prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. Inexplicably, the patient suddenly goes missing. And matters take an even more sinister turn when a college student who had been investigating Katie's old murder case is found dead in the woods near Baxter.

    Could Katie's involvement with the case be responsible for the student's violent death? Is her new patient truly a cold-blooded murderer? Is this Halloween about to become a real-life horror show? Katie embarks on a desperate race to find the truth in Do No Harm, the second gripping Dr. Katie LeClair mystery.
				

Success Habits

ISBN: 
Success Habits Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness
  • Authors: Napoleon Hill
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-31
  • Google ID: F_l0DwAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1250308070
  • EAN: 9781250308078
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Description:

    Never-before-published wisdom from famed self-help author Napoleon Hill

    Napoleon Hill, the legendary author of the classic best seller Think and Grow Rich, has been immortalized for his contributions to the self-help genre. In this never-before-published work Hill shares his principles of success, key habits that provide the basis for life-changing success. Success Habits explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life. From the importance of having Definiteness of Purpose to the inexorable influence of the Cosmic Habit Force, Hill’s principles offer a new way of thinking about intention, self-discipline, and the way we lead our lives.

    Originally a series of radio talks delivered in Paris, Missouri, Success Habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories and is written in an approachable, conversational style. Hill’s insights apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to leverage his principles to achieve their own aspirations and create the successful lives they have always dreamed of.

				

Diabetes Head to Toe

ISBN: 
Diabetes Head to Toe Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes
  • Authors: Rita R. Kalyani|Mark D. Corriere|Thomas W. Donner|Michael W. Quartuccio
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-18
  • Google ID: Xa5mswEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 142142648X
  • EAN: 9781421426488
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Description:

    Diabetes Head to Toe is an invaluable resource for anyone living with diabetes. It includes everything you should know about the disease—straight from the experts. The authors, all doctors who specialize in diabetes care, offer simple explanations and essential advice on all things diabetes.

    Accessible and concise, Diabetes Head to Toe presents information at a glance, with conversational prose and easy-to-digest bullet points. Each chapter begins with a short introduction and includes helpful sections on "What You Need to Know" and "What Does It All Mean?" Other notable features include "Tips," "Myths and Facts," and frequently asked questions. In addition to defining medical concepts in everyday language while tackling core topics, such as patient dietary needs and lifestyle changes, this book contains unique coverage of

    • how to prevent and diagnose diabetes • the many complications—head to toe—that people with diabetes can develop • diabetes in diverse populations, including children and adults• new treatments for diabetes and how they work• common interactions between diabetes medications and other drugs • medical conditions that occur more frequently in people with diabetes, including eye disease, heart disease, kidney problems, depression, nerve damage, and sexual problems • cutting-edge diabetes technologies and the costs, benefits, and limitations of various devices• legal considerations that everyone with diabetes should keep in mind

    More than 50 illustrations illuminate key points, while a two-color format allows readers to quickly identify the information they are seeking. Aimed at people with diabetes, family members, teachers, physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, specialists, and anyone else who cares about the health of diabetes patients, this up-to-date book will help readers recognize the early warning signs before diabetes-related difficulties arise, ensuring a long, healthy life.

				

Half of What You Hear

ISBN: 
Half of What You Hear A Novel
  • Authors: Kristyn Kusek Lewis
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-31
  • Google ID: eczDtQEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0062673351
  • EAN: 9780062673350
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Description:

    From well-loved women’s fiction writer Kristyn Kusek Lewis comes a breakout novel about a woman moving to a small community and uncovering the many secrets that hide behind closed doors—perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand.

    Greyhill, Virginia—refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn’t—just got a few new residents. When Bess Warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect. Sure, moving to Cole’s small hometown means she’ll have to live across the street from her mother-in-law, and yes, there’s going to be a lot to learn as they take over Cole’s family’s inn-keeping business, but Bess believes it will be the perfect escape from Washington. She needs it to be. After losing her White House job under a cloud of scandal, she hardly knows who she is anymore.

    But Bess quickly discovers that fitting in is easier said than done. Instead of the simpler life she’d banked on, she finds herself preoccupied by barbed questions from gossipy locals and her own worries over how her twins are acclimating at the town’s elite private school. When the opportunity to write an article for the Washington Post’s lifestyle supplement falls into Bess’s lap, she thinks it might finally be her opportunity to find her footing here…even if the subject of the piece is Greyhill’s most notorious resident.

    Susannah “Cricket” Lane, fruit of the town’s deepest-rooted family tree, is a special sort of outsider, having just returned to Greyhill from New York after a decades-long hiatus. The long absence has always been the subject of suspicion, not that the eccentric Susannah cares what anyone thinks; as a matter of fact, she seems bent on antagonizing as many people as possible. But is Susannah being sincere with Bess—or is she using their strangely intense interview sessions for her to further an agenda that includes peeling back the layers of Greyhill’s darkest secrets?

    As Bess discovers unsettling truths about Susannah and Greyhill at large, ones that bring her into the secrets of prior generations, she begins to learn how difficult it is to start over in a town that runs on talk, and that sometimes, the best way to find yourself is to uncover what everyone around you is hiding....

     

				

Hello Lighthouse

ISBN: 
Hello Lighthouse
  • Authors: Sophie Blackall
  • Publishing date: 2018-04-10
  • Google ID: iGLuAQAACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0316362387
  • EAN: 9780316362382
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Description: A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
    Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook.
    Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.