99¢ BOOK PACK #1 – {08-30-2014}

Phoenix Holt by Gabriella Lepore

Phoenix Holtby Gabriella Lepore

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When Sophie Ballester and her twin brothers Sam and Todd are uprooted from their home and sent to a remote boarding school run by their Great Aunt Ness, they stumble upon a hidden room that holds a secret–a secret that will change everything.

The people of Phoenix Holt are not what they seem.

In fact, nothing is.

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Unintentional Virgin by A.J. Bennett

Unintentional Virginby A.J. Bennett

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*Mature teens due to sexual content and language.

Nineteen-year-old Karma points is cursed. Cursed with a ridiculous name, self-esteem issues and the inability to lose her virginity.

That is until Jax, the tattooed bouncer, comes into the picture. He’s far from the clean-cut type she normally falls for, which makes her think she might finally cash in her ‘V-Card.’

As always, her dreams crash down around her. Jax cannot believe she is willing to give away her virginity to a stranger she met at a club. As the only son with five sisters and a widowed mom, he can’t morally go through with it, even though he’s never been more tempted in his life. Unwilling to let her walk away, he strikes a deal.

Karma has to spend three weeks dating him before deciding if she wants to have sex or walk away. But can he follow through with his own deal?

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Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Where We Belongby Catherine Ryan Hyde

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“Hyde is a remarkable, insightful storyteller, creating full-bodied characters whose dialogue rings true, with not a word to spare.”

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Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness… again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder, and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long.

Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge black Great Dane who changes everything. Sophie falls in love immediately, and begins to imitate the “inside of the dog,” which, fortunately, is a calm place. The shrieking stops. Everybody begins to breathe again. Until Paul Inverness, the dog’s grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves to the mountains, and it all begins again.

Much to Angie’s humiliation, when they’re thrown out of Aunt Vi’s house, Angie’s mom moves the family to the mountains after Paul and his dog. There, despite a fifty-year difference in their ages, Angie and Paul form a deep friendship, the only close friendship either has known. Angie is able to talk to him about growing up gay, and Paul trusts Angie with his greatest secret, his one dream. When…

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Revelation by Jeff Kirvin

Revelationby Jeff Kirvin

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An Impossible Sight…

Paramedic Daniel Cho sees something that can’t be real: a man with a steering column impaled through his chest walking away from the wreck.

An Ancient Conspiracy…

Joining forces with blogger Susan Richardson, Daniel learns a startling truth: real flesh and blood immortals calling themselves angels and demons have lived among us since prehistory.

A Deadly Chase…

Aided by a paranormal-obsessed Vietnam vet and hounded by the FBI, can Daniel and Susan bring the truth to light before the demons silence them permanently?

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Music City by Leona Bryant

Music Cityby Leona Bryant

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A #1 Best Seller in Women’s Detective Fiction!

Homeless, mistreated and tired of making up the difference for her alcoholic mother, a fifteen year old girl from the foothills of North Carolina leaves home with no destination in mind–she just wants to get away from the crushing burden of abuse and unwanted responsibility.

Thanks to the kindness of a stranger, she finds herself in Nashville, Tennessee with a place to live and a job at a local café. She develops a sense of belonging at the café, and her co-workers and customers become her family. One of the regulars at the café is fascinated by this young girl, never suspecting that one day she will change his life completely–both as a music mogul and as a man.

Twenty-five years later, two detectives arrive in Nashville for much the same reason– to escape a repressive past, and begin a new future. When they open their doors for business, to their surprise one of their first customers is the reigning “Queen of Nashville” one of Nashville’s long standing mega stars who places her past in their hands,…

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On the Niemen by Eliza Orzeszkowa

On the Niemenby Eliza Orzeszkowa

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A 19th-century classic–1st time in translation.

In the early 1900s, Eliza Orzeszkowa was repeatedly a top contender, with Leo Tolstoy, for the Nobel Prize in literature. Neither won. Nevertheless, her novels have remained classics of Polish literature, and her most famous, On the Niemen, is not only an unusual love story, but is strikingly relevant today.

Unhappy after being abandoned by her fiancé, Justyna, an impoverished young woman who lives in a manor house belonging to relatives, desires a life of greater usefulness. While being pursued by a wealthy aristocrat and by her former love – now married – she meets Jan, a man of lower social standing, who introduces her to a different world: one of closeness to nature, manual labor, and communal enjoyments. To leave the manor for a farmstead would be a very peculiar proceeding, however, and furthermore, the farming community is feuding with Justyna’s uncle.

Set in the 1880s among the Polish population in a part of what was once the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the story involves the consequences of the January Uprising, twenty years before, against Russian rule. The characters are drawn from a cross section of society and the novel’s topics include love, social justice, egotism and materialism, the psychological effects of war, the emancipation of women, marriage as partnership, drug addiction, dignity, obligations to one’s fellow humans, what it means to be civilized – and joy.

The use of On the Niemen for school literature has unfairly turned generations of Poles against this beautiful story. However, it should be mentioned that readers who dislike detailed descriptions of rural landscapes and late 19th-century interiors will probably not appreciate it.

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Lust-Have Recipes, A Cookbook: IN-Gredients for Stimulation by C. Nzingha Smith

Lust-Have Recipes, A Cookbook: IN-Gredients for Stimulationby C. Nzingha Smith

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Stirring up the appetite for both food and sex seamlessly, “Lust-Have Recipes: IN-Gredients for Stimulation”, couples aphrodisiac recipes with erotic poetry and imagery. The cookbook takes the reader from the evening leading up to a couple’s physical conversation through to the morning after. Six chapters explore the sexual experience from start to finish, beginning with “Deep Throat: Nightcaps” through to “The Morning After: Breakfast in Bed”. Recipe selections include; cocktails, appetizers, finger foods, entrees, desserts and breakfast all great for entertaining or for an intimate night with your special someone. Sex tips and benefits are included with each recipe. Background information for each aphrodisiac ingredient used throughout the book is provided giving the reader a better understanding on how to use the ingredients to help boost sexual desire and libido. Food and sex have a long history; “Lust-Have Recipes” reunites the two and adds sensuality and romance to the mix, arousing all of the senses for a total experience.

Lust-Have Recipes is the perfect tool for single men and women who need to get in touch with their culinary side, the book’s recipes are simple enough to follow, but versatile enough to impress. In addition to delicious recipes, Lust-Have…

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Secrets of the Voice: Read People & Influence Others Using the Voice by Ehud Segev

Secrets of the Voice: Read People & Influence Others Using the Voiceby Ehud Segev

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Would you like to have the ability to "peer" inside people’s minds and "read" their thoughts based on the sound of their voice?

Do you want audiences to “hang on” to your every word with interest and attention?

You can!

The voice is a powerful communication tool – if you know how to analyze it and use it effectively yourself.

Secrets of the Voice is a compelling guide to five essential elements that, once mastered, will help you analyze the mindset of people around you, and use your own vocal skills to influence others.

Written by a world-renowned mentalist and bestselling author Ehud Segev, the book provides “insider” tips to discover people’s true personalities through their speech patterns, as well as develop a strong and persuasive voice that will grab, engage, and inspire your listeners every time you speak.

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Adé: A Love Story by Rebecca Walker

Adé: A Love Storyby Rebecca Walker

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In this stunning debut novella, Rebecca Walker turns her attention to the power of love and the limitations of the human heart. When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together–free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers’ solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.

Haunting, exquisite, and certain to become a classic, Adé will stay with you long after you put it down. This is a timeless love story set perfectly, heartbreakingly, in our time.

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Girl in the Wild by Beth Orsoff

Girl in the Wildby Beth Orsoff

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When Los Angeles publicist Sydney Green convinces her boss to let her produce a documentary for the Save the Walrus Foundation, the only thing she is really interested in saving is herself. Sydney sees the walrus as merely a means to improving her career and her love life–and not necessarily in that order. For any other client Sydney would’ve killed the project the second she learned she’d be the one having to spend a month in rural Alaska, but for rising star, and sometimes boyfriend Blake McKinley, no sacrifice is ever too great.

Yet, a funny thing happens on the way to the Arctic. A gregarious walrus pup, a cantankerous scientist, an Australian sex goddess, a Star Wars obsessed six-year-old, and friends and nemeses both past and present rock Sydney Green’s well-ordered world. Soon Sydney is forced to choose between doing what’s easy and doing what’s right.

Beth Orsoff’s Girl in the Wild is a bright, comical tale of ambition, romance…and walruses.

This title was previously published as How I Learned to Love the Walrus

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Clean It! A to Z Guide of How To Clean Your Home : 667 Ideas For Cleaning Everything,The Quick & Easy Way (Gleam Guru Book 3) by Colette Leigh

Clean It! A to Z Guide of How To Clean Your Home : 667 Ideas For Cleaning Everything,The Quick & Easy Way (Gleam Guru Book 3)by Colette Leigh

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Let’s face it: cleaning your home can be a major frustration. There are spills to clean up. Endless surfaces to dust. Rugs to vacuum. Add all this to the busy life you lead with work, family, and friends, and it’s no wonder you need quick and effective tips on housecleaning.

That’s exactly where “Clean It! A to Z Guide to Cleaning Everything” comes into play!

From tough stains to delicate surfaces, from cherished family heirlooms that need restoration to common, everyday objects that can be recycled and reused, there are 667 topics, organized alphabetically, for your convenience in this special housecleaning guide.

What’s more, the cheaper and eco-friendly methods you’ll find in this guide are generally preferred whenever possible. We did this to ensure you don’t throw good money down the drain on high-end commercial products, when the solution was right in front of you all the time.

So, what do you need in order to keep your home spotless and your family safe and healthy? Everybody should have a healthy stock of laundry detergent (at least one mild, for delicate garments, and a heavy-duty one), two types of dish detergent (a non-abrasive and…

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Laura's Wolf (Werewolf Marines) by Lia Silver

Laura’s Wolf (Werewolf Marines)by Lia Silver

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Roy Farrell is convinced that he has no future.

Roy never wanted to be anything but a Marine. But on his last tour of duty, he was bitten by a werewolf. Next thing he knew, he was locked up in a secret underground laboratory. Despite the agony caused by his newly enhanced senses, he managed to escape his captors. Unable to return to the Marines, his entire life shattered, he hid out in the woods of Yosemite.
Laura Kaplan is desperate to escape her past.

Curvy bank teller Laura was acclaimed as a hero for her courage during a bank robbery gone violently wrong. Overcome with guilt over the people she couldn’t save, she fled the city to seek solace in a lonely cabin in Yosemite. But she can’t run forever from the dark secrets of her past.

Can two broken people heal each other?

After Roy is badly wounded saving Laura from a mysterious enemy, they take refuge together in her snowed-in cabin. Forced to depend on each other for their very survival, they must come together…

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If Only I Could Talk: A Canine Adventure by Tony Lewis

If Only I Could Talk: A Canine Adventureby Tony Lewis

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Trapped in a house fire, Nelson is dying.

If only he could open the door …

Nelson whimpers his final goodbye to Rascal, his canine soulmate, their paws almost touching through the heavy glass that separates them. Succumbing to the smoke, his life drifts slowly before him …

Nelson was born deep in the French Alps, where his only worries were how snow could be both soft and hard and why it made the house sink. And whose turn it was to fetch the baguettes from the boulangerie.

So how could puppy love be so cruel? And how ever did he find himself lost and lonely in England?

His dogged wanderings eventually led him to David and his son Timothy, a young boy with autism. Life was once again full of joy.

Until now, trapped in the fire, Nelson’s luck has surely deserted him. But he can’t die yet! He has an amazing tale to tell – and an amazing tail to tell it with. And with Rascal there to help, Nelson has no choice but to survive.

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GITMO (Dixon Sweeney series Book 1) by Shawn Corridan

GITMO (Dixon Sweeney series Book 1)by Shawn Corridan

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“Retired” smuggler Dixon Sweeney is approached by a mysterious Cuban-American with an offer he cannot refuse. The pay? A cool half mil. The problem? The money’s hidden inside a house in Communist Cuba!

Strap on your life vest and prepare for the ride of your life, as unlikely hero Dixon Sweeney and his beat-up boat challenge the Gulf Stream, water spouts, man-eating sharks, the crazy Canseco twins, the Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the entire Cuban military and one gorgeous gal in this hilarious romp through the Florida Straits!

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GITMO

In Waid and Corridan’s debut novel, an ex-convict’s attempt to get back on his feet in his home base of Miami results in an unexpected and illegal expedition to Cuba.

Dixon Sweeney is not having a good week. He returns home from years of incarceration to discover that his house and wife are gone, the latter having left him for his best friend. To add insult to injury, a local gang leader threatens to kill Sweeney unless he repays the $65,000 he claims Sweeney owes him. So when an old Cuban associate of his deceased father approaches Sweeney and offers…

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Hand-Me-Down Love by Jennifer Ransom

Hand-Me-Down Loveby Jennifer Ransom

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The author of “Love Weaver” returns with a poignant story of love and loss in the picturesque town of Bay Point. Marla promises her dying sister that she’ll look after her husband and help him deal with her death. Months later, Marla begins to question what that means. How far should she go to heal the wounds of her late sister’s husband? How can she heal herself?

Set against the backdrop of a sparkling blue bay, Jennifer Ransom weaves a tale tinged with sorrow and true love.

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” Jennifer has done it again – Another Great Success! ”

” From the time I began reading ” Me Down Love” until the last word, I literally could not put it down for even a moment! ”

” The story moves along so nicely, with wonderful character development, to where you feel as if you actually know Marla and Sean and the Anderson’s ”

“It starts off strong and stays strong until you reach the end and are left wanting more. Can’t wait to read the next book from this author.”

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Coming To Jesus: One Man's Search for Truth and Life Purpose by Britt Gillette

Coming To Jesus: One Man’s Search for Truth and Life Purposeby Britt Gillette

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At age 14, Britt Gillette found himself alone in a hospital late at night struggling with the universal questions of life. Who am I? Why do I exist? What’s the purpose of life? What happens when I die? Is there a God? If there’s a God, who is He? Does He care about me?

You’ve probably asked yourself these same questions, and maybe you’ve found the answers. But for Britt, these were new questions, and he didn’t like it at all that he didn’t have the answers. So he set out on a personal quest to find the truth. Along the way, he examined the claims of every religion, philosopher, political leader, psychic, and mystic he could find, and what he discovered was nothing short of astounding. What he found changed his life forever, and maybe it can change yours too.

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Rooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne

Rooftop Soliloquyby Roman Payne

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Written entirely in Paris over a two year span during which its author lived every conceivable metropolitan passion and inspiration, Rooftop Soliloquy is a novel as vibrant and alive as the city where it was given seed and a place to grow. The first-person narrative follows the adventures and misadventures of a mysterious individual: an artist, flâneur, composer of operas, and incorrigible rake, who wanders the districts of Paris seducing girls, drinking wine, and looking for that new idea with which to complete his ‘hero’s tale.’ Rooftop Soliloquy is remarkable for the ease and pleasurable pace of the story. The reader is led on a joyful path that wanders from the urban picaresque tale, to the pastoral courtly or chivalric romance, to the Homeric-style epic.

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Balancer (The Final Deity Book 1) by Patrick Wong

Balancer (The Final Deity Book 1)by Patrick Wong

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Balancer is a Young-Adult, ComingOfAge, Paranormal/SciFi novel about a teenager who has the power to balance Life.

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When teenagers Nicole and Amy save a child from a freak wildfire, they unwittingly trigger a bizarre sequence of events. In the following days, Nicole finds herself caught up in more extraordinary happenings, until she is forced to confront the startling truth about herself: She has the power to give life or take life from every living thing around her. As Nicole tests the extent of her powers, her activities attract the attention of mysterious agents who believe the girls are part of a larger terrorist plot. Now on a trail into the unknown, Nicole and Amy will be forced to question just what is real — and who they can trust.

Balancer is the first book in The Final Deity Series.

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Heart of the Home by Gwen Kirkwood

Heart of the Homeby Gwen Kirkwood

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Avril Gray, the prodigal daughter, has returned home.

Having just finished her master’s degree in science, Avril finds herself back at Riverview, the family farmhouse that lies close to the Scottish border, with hopes to leave again very soon.

But what greets her is not the happy home that she left.

Her mother is gravely ill, and her step-father and brothers are struggling.

Avril can’t bear to leave her family when they need her most, so she settles back into the village and its way of life, with her close friends and family surrounding her, and with the love and guidance that she needs during this trying time.

It’s here that she reunites with Dean, the farmer boy next door whose ambitions are greater than his family will allow him.

Avril and Dean soon grow close, much to the chagrin of his mother.

She cares more about class than character, and is determined to find out the truth behind Avril’s upbringing and family.

Will Avril and Dean find a way to be together?

Or will she have to sacrifice all to save the Heart…

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The Lake (The Lake Trilogy, Book 1) by AnnaLisa Grant

The Lake (The Lake Trilogy, Book 1)by AnnaLisa Grant

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At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt.

The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one cared for and loved.

Life takes an unexpected turn when Layla meets Will Meyer. His breathtaking good looks are enough to catch her eye, but his sincerity and passion are everything she needs to find the strength and confidence she lost — and lead her into love.

When tragedy once again strikes Layla’s life, her hope is all but completely crushed. Through it all, Layla learns what it means to truly love and be loved.

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Waiter Rant (P.S.) by Steve Dublanica

Waiter Rant (P.S.)by Steve Dublanica

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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server’s unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he’s truly thrived.

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Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure by David Rosenfelt

Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventureby David Rosenfelt

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David Rosenfelt’s Dogtripping is moving and funny account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation

When mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything. They had mapped the route, brought three GPSs for backup, as well as refrigerators full of food, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook them. But traveling with twenty-five dogs turned out to be a bigger ordeal than he anticipated, despite the RVs, the extra kibble, volunteers (including a few readers), and camping equipment. Rosenfelt recounts the adventure of moving his animal companions across the United States with humor and warmth, and tells the tale of how he and his wife became passionate foster parents for rescue dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation and successfully placing several thousand dogs with loving families.

An NPR Best Book of 2013

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The Wolf in the Parlor: How the Dog Came to Share Your Brain by Jon Franklin

The Wolf in the Parlor: How the Dog Came to Share Your Brainby Jon Franklin

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A man and puppy exhumed from a 12,000-year-old grave sends a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer on a journey to the dogs

Of all the things hidden in plain sight, dogs are one of the most enigmatic. They are everywhere but how much do we really know about where they came from and what the implications are of their place in our world? Jon Franklin set out to find out and ended up spending a decade studying the origins and significance of the dog and its peculiar attachment to humans. As the intellectual pursuit of his subject began to take over Franklin’s life, he married a dog lover and was quickly introduced to the ancient and powerful law of nature, to wit: Love me, love my dog. Soon Franklin was sharing hearth and home with a soulful and clever poodle named Charlie.

And so began one man’s journey to the dogs, an odyssey that would take him from a 12,000-year-old grave to a conclusion so remarkable as to change our perception of ourselves. Building on evolutionary science, archaeology, behavioral science, and the firsthand experience of watching his own dog evolve from puppy to family member, Franklin posits that man and dog are…

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Gap Creek: A Novel by Robert Morgan

Gap Creek: A Novelby Robert Morgan

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A New York Times Bestseller & Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Young Julie Harmon works “hard as a man,” they say, so hard that at times she’s not sure she can stop. People depend on her to slaughter the hogs and nurse the dying. People are weak, and there is so much to do. At just seventeen she marries and moves down into the valley of Gap Creek, where perhaps life will be better.

But Julie and Hank’s new life in the valley, in the last years of the nineteenth century, is more complicated than the couple ever imagined. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what to fear most–the fires and floods or the flesh-and-blood grifters, drunks, and busybodies who insinuate themselves into their new life. To survive, they must find out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay. Their struggles with nature, with work, with the changing century, and with the disappointments and triumphs of their union make Gap Creek a timeless story of a marriage.

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Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

Coal Black Horseby Robert Olmstead

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When Robey Childs’s mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she sends her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home.

At fourteen, wearing the coat his mother sewed to ensure his safety—blue on one side, gray on the other— Robey thinks he’s off on a great adventure. But not far from home, his horse falters and he realizes the enormity of his task. It takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life: with boldness, bravery, and self-posession.

Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels—All Quiet on the Western Front, The Red Badge of Courage, The Naked and the Dead.

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Jane Austen and Food by Maggie Lane

Jane Austen and Foodby Maggie Lane

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What was the significance of the pyramid of fruit which confronted Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley? Or of the cold beef eaten by Willoughby on his journey of repentance to see Marianne?

Why is it so appropriate that the scene of Emma’s disgrace should be a picnic, and how do the different styles of housekeeping in Mansfield Park relate to the social issues of the day?

While Jane Austen does not luxuriate in cataloguing meals in the way of Victorian novelists, food in fact plays a vital part in her novels.

Her mainly domestic plots are deeply imbued with the rituals of giving and sharing meals. The attitudes of her characters to eating, to housekeeping and to hospitality are important indicators of their moral worth. This culminates in the artistic triumph of Emma, in which repeated references to food not only contribute to the portrait of her world, but provide an extended metaphor for the interdependence of a community.

In this original, lively and well-researched book, Maggie Lane not only offers a fresh perspective on the novels of Jane Austen, but illuminates a fascinating period of food history, as England stood on the brink…

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Romancing The Smoke: Reflections of a Nicotine Addict by John Aaron

Romancing The Smoke: Reflections of a Nicotine Addictby John Aaron

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This book was designed for optimal viewing as a full color eBook, and works best with the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone or any platform that supports the full color Kindle Reader. This darkly humorous memoir, both written and illustrated by John Aaron, shares his experience as he battled and overcame a 40 year nicotine addiction while surrounded by a family of smokers. John revisits the astonishing rise of tobacco, the insidious marketing, the personal pain-and what we can do now to change that. It also suggests alternative practices that support a smoke-free lifestyle. Everyone who wants a loved one to quit (including themselves) has been waiting for this book. Romancing The Smoke: Reflections of a Nicotine Addict brings the stories, humor, history and inspiration it takes to wrap one’s head around becoming smoke-free. Note to Smokers: Romancing The Smoke may be just what the doctor would have ordered had he not recommended his own milder brand of cigarette. This book will take you to smoke-free. What you do once you get there is up to you. Original illustrations from the book are available.

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Paint Me True by E.M. Tippetts

Paint Me Trueby E.M. Tippetts

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“[I]t was so hard to put down. I laughed with the character, and cried with the character. So many emotions lie in this one book. Get your hands on it as soon as you can!” Colleen Peterson, For the Love of Books

“In this touching novel characters are painted with true and realistic personalities that make them memorable, lovable, and endearing. I laughed out loud, felt the deep loneliness of the single life, and was strengthened by Eliza’s patient faith in the face incredible trial.” Emily Debenham, Gamila’s Book Review

Eliza Dunmar is about to turn thirty-one and fears her best days are behind her. Soon she’ll be too old to attend church in a singles ward, her career as a painter is no longer considered cool, and she feels too old to use the excuse that she’s “just starting out” to explain why she still can’t pay the bills. The only man interested in her is a scruffy, video game addicted nerd who is the first to admit that they are all wrong for each other.

When her beloved Aunt Nora calls from England and begs her to visit, Eliza leaps at the chance.

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Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worry by Perry Noble

Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worryby Perry Noble

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Stressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Good news—you’re not alone!

No one ever said life was going to be easy. Between financial struggles, marital issues, health scares, and the regular, run-of-the-mill problems of everyday life, it’s easy to feel weighed down and trapped by your circumstances. In times like these, it’s tempting to just throw in the towel and quit. Well, don’t do it!

Perry Noble has stood at the edge of the abyss himself, and in Overwhelmed, he shares the keys to unlocking the chains of anxiety and despair once and for all. Building on the premise that when we shift our focus from our circumstances to Christ, everything changes, Perry walks readers through a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to enjoy the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for.

God knows we’re frustrated. He knows we’re tired. He knows we’re struggling. But He also knows how things are going to turn out. He is greater than anything you are going through . . . so don’t give up on God. After all, He’s never given up on you.

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Tattler's Branch by Jan Watson

Tattler’s Branchby Jan Watson

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Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer.

Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order—until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she’s found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.

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