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  • Mindfulness for Teen Worry

    By Jeffrey Bernstein
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    Jeffrey Bernstein
    Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over. Let's face it-being a teen isn't easy. And if you're like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying-the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn't helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space? Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You'll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You'll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you'll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful-like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress. If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world.
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    Moon Cuba (Seventh Edition)

    By Christopher P. Baker
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    Christopher P. Baker
    Visting Cuba makes for an intoxicating adventure. Moon Cuba is a comprehensive guide to discovering its compelling history, romantic architecture, and natural wonders. What You'll Discover in Moon Cuba:* Expert perspective from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades* Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Cuba, Best Beaches, Havana's Musical Feast, Scenic Drives, Birding at Its Best, Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets, Dive Into Cuba, and Eco-Adventures* Focused coverage of Havana, Artemisa and Pinar del Rio, Isla de Juventud Special Municipality, Mayabeque and Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey, Las Tunas and Holguín, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantànamo* Honest advice on air travel, finding the right accommodations, and getting around by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Go birdwatching or horseback riding or hike the revolutionary trails of the Sierra Maestra trod by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world's finest cigars fresh from the factory, or enjoy a night on the town with a few authentic mojitos and cuba libres* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and language* A handy, comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tipsWith Moon Cuba's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to dive deeper into Cuba's cosmopolitan culture? Try Moon Havana.
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    Moon Coastal Carolinas (Fourth Edition)

    By Jim Morekis
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    Jim Morekis
    Get to know this historic and beautiful stretch of American coastline, from the "wreckers" of the Outer Banks to the "snowbirds" of Hilton Head with Moon Coastal Carolinas.What you'll find in Moon Coastal Carolinas:* Expert coverage from local author and born-and-bred southerner Jim Morekis. From climbing lighthouses in the Outer Banks to eating shrimp and grits in Charleston, Jim brings you his favorite things to do in the Coastal Carolinas.* Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own* In-depth coverage of The Outer Banks, North Carolina Central Coast, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, Wilmington and Cape Fear, South Carolina Low Country* Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "The Best of the Coastal Carolinas", "Coastal Carolinas for Couples", and "African American Heritage"* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Sample seafood (fried, grilled, or boiled) from Elizabeth City to Port Royal, but don't forget about the barbecue! Relax on the beach or explore the hundreds of windswept waterways by boat or kayak. Go hang-gliding for a shot of adventure, or go bird-watching and enjoy nature's stillness. See the historic sights of Charleston, the site of humankind's first flight at Kittyhawk, or just breathe in that salty sea air* Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment* Tips for travelers on health and safety, recreation, transportation, and accommodationWith Moon Coastal Carolinas' practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Heading inland? Try Moon South Carolina or Moon North Carolina! Looking for an adventure on the open road? Check out Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip.
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  • The Marquis Takes a Bride

    By M.C. Beaton, Willow Nash
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    M.C. Beaton
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    Willow Nash
    Miss Jennie Bemyss was in a position that any intelligent young lady would envy.The wealthy, worldly Marquis of Charrington proposed a marriage of convenience that would leave him free to pursue his pleasures, and leave Jennie free of his undoubtedly depraved desires.At the same time, handsome charming Guy Chalmers, whom Jennie had loved since childhood, proposed to aid her in enjoying her freedom to the fullest.Jennie should have felt relief at being left alone at last by a man whom she should properly despise. She should have felt even happier to be courted by a man whom she had so long adored. Why, then, did she feel so confused??
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    Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip

    By Margaret Littman
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    Margaret Littman
    Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!Including Natchez Trace Parkway, Memphis, Tupelo, and the Mississippi Blues TrailSee the top destinations between Nashville and the Big Easy with this book as your guide. With easy-to-use maps that keep you oriented on and off the highway, our detailed driving routes provide everything you need - including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the best stops along the way to eat, sleep, and explore.Choose the road trip that's best for you:* The 14-Day Best of the Natchez Trace* One Week in Nashville* The Best of New OrleansWith focused coverage of Nashville, Tupelo, Jackson, Natchez and New Orleans (and everything in between!) Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip ensures you won't miss a thing.Making a cross country trip? Try Moon Road Trip USA Route 66. Looking for more classic Americana? Try Moon Road Trip USA Appalachian Trail.
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  • More to Love

    By Alison Bliss
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    Alison Bliss
    Max Hager has been eating lunch at the same Granite, Texas, diner for the past ten years. Not only is he a loyal customer, but he's also good friends with the owner, "Pops." For years, Pops has gone out of his way to make Max any special lunch he wants. So when Pops confides that the diner is in danger of closing because of the new food truck across the street, Max concocts the perfect plan. He'll pretend to be the town's new health inspector and get the food truck shut down.Jessa Gibson may be new in town, but her gourmet food truck business is booming and it's only a matter of time before she has enough money saved to open the restaurant of her dreams. So when the health inspector appears, Jessa is more than ready to correct the violations he's insisting she's breached...if only they made any sense. Smiling her best fake smile at the cocky--and annoyingly handsome-- inspector, Jessa gets to work. When Max appears the next day he's shocked to see sweet, gullible Jessa actually followed the ridiculous guidelines he made up on the spot. Suddenly, the voluptuous redhead is feeding him an insanely delicious meal. The next thing he knows, Max has Jessa in his bed, and she's quickly making her way into his heart. But, how can he reveal his secret without losing her for good?
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    Man on the Run

    By Carl Weber
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    Carl Weber
    New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known.It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.
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    Mismatch

    By Ronald Giphart, Mark van Vugt
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    Ronald Giphart, Mark van Vugt
    Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight or flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch.Mismatch is about the clash between our biology and our culture. It is about the dramatic contrast between the first few million years of human history - when humans lived as hunters and gatherers in small-scale societies - and the past twelve thousand years following the agricultural revolution which have led us to comfortable lives in a very different social structure. Has this rapid transition been good for us? How do we, using our primitive minds, try to survive in a modern information society that radically changes every ten years or so?Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt show that humans have changed their environment so drastically that the chances for mismatch have significantly increased, and these conflicts can have profound consequences.Reviewed through mismatch glasses, social, societal, and technological trends can be better understood, ranging from the popularity of Facebook and internet porn, to the desire for cosmetic surgery, to our attitudes towards refugees.Mismatches can also affect our physical and psychological well-being, in terms of our attitudes to happiness, physical exercise, choosing good leaders, or finding ways to feel better at home or work.Finally, Mismatch gives us an insight into politics and policy which could enable governments, institutions and businesses to create an environment better suited to human nature, its potential and its constraints.This book is about converting mismatches into matches. The better your life is matched to how your mind operates, the greater your chances of leading a happy, healthy and productive life.
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    The Middle Class

    By Lawrence James
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    Lawrence James
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    Mothers

    By Cath Weeks
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    Cath Weeks
    For fans of Liane Moriarty and the award-winning TV series Big Little Lies, this is an emotional, gripping and suspenseful family drama of secrets, betrayal and intrigue...Would you let your daughter go? Steffie has always been proud of the decisions she's made as a mother - even when she battled with her husband's infidelity and resolved to raise their ten-year-old daughter, Jemima, alone. But when Jemima has the chance to leave home and train as a professional ballerina, Steffie finds herself faced with that most unbearable of parental decisions: should she keep her child safe, or give them the wings to fly?She knows what's right. And so does her husband. But when tragedy strikes, can Steffie ever forgive herself? Especially given the devastating secret she's kept hidden for so many years...Praise for Cath Weeks:'It'll make you weep' Elle'[The writing] gnaws away at you, forcing you to question your own morals' Evening Standard'Beautifully written and refreshingly unique' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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    Midsummer Night's Disgrace

    By Eloisa James
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    Eloisa James
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  • The Mechanical Devil

    By Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
    'One of the finest murder mystery series out there'When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find.Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when two people with no apparent connection to each other are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field, seemingly victims of an execution-style double murder.DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the two murders aren't his only problem. The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it's revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims. And Wesley's own life is thrown into turmoil when a woman he helped on a previous investigation finds herself subjected to a campaign of terror . . .Is there a link between the double murder and the accidental death of a young history student in Manor Field twenty years ago? And just what is the true identity of the Mechanical Devil?
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  • The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel

    By David Casarett
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    David Casarett
    As a nurse ethnicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death." But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that death is in their future, and not the good kind, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel...Meet Ladarat Patalung - the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
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    Molly Keane

    By Sally Phipps
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    Sally Phipps
    Molly Keane (1904 - 96) was an Irish novelist and playwright (born in County Kildare) most famous for Good Behaviour which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Hailed as the Irish Nancy Mitford in her day; as well as writing books she was the leading playwright of the '30s, her work directed by John Gielgud. Between 1928 and 1956, she wrote eleven novels, and some of her earlier plays, under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell. In 1981, aged seventy, she published Good Behaviour under her own name. The manuscript, which had languished in a drawer for many years, was lent to a visitor, the actress Peggy Ashcroft, who encouraged Keane to publish it.Molly Keane's novels reflect the world she inhabited; she was from a 'rather serious hunting and fishing, church-going family'. She was educated, as was the custom in Anglo-Irish households, by a series of governesses and then at boarding school. Distant and awkward relationships between children and their parents would prove to be a recurring theme for Keane. Maggie O'Farrell wrote that 'she writes better than anyone else about the mother-daughter relationship, in all its thorny, fraught, inescapable complexity.'Here, for the first time, is her biography and, written by one of her two daughters, it provides an honest portrait of a fascinating, complicated woman who was a brilliant writer and a portrait of the Anglo-Irish world of the first half of the twentieth century.
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    MOTO

    By Homaro Cantu
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    Homaro Cantu
    MOTO : THE COOKBOOK is Homaro Cantu's magnum opus. The definitive cookbook from a culinary genius. The world renowned Michelin Star restaurant Moto is home to the ultimate meeting of art and science with dishes that hold the world's imagination. From edible paper menus that richly taste of the foot picture to carbonated fruit to small table-top boxes that cook fish before the guests eyes, the restaurant reimagines what food is.Homaro's unexpected death in April 2015 shocked the culinary world and brought light to Homaro's unique story. He grew up homeless and later became a drug addict. Through hard work in the kitchen of the legendary Charlie Palmer, Homaro found his calling. MOTO: THE COOKBOOK represents the decade he ran the restaurant - 2004 until 2014 - with ten inventive dishes from each year. The book includes hundreds of incredible photographs and stop motion video of every recipe, animated with sophistication and allure.
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    Mayday

    By Karen Harrington
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    Karen Harrington
    Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say.Filled with Karen Harrington's signature heart and humor, Mayday tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.
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    Moon Iceland (Second Edition)

    By Jenna Gottlieb
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    Jenna Gottlieb
    Explore Your World Your Way with Moon Iceland! In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. Explore it all with Moon Iceland. * Strategic Itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "Winter Wonders," "Get Yourself in Hot Water," "4-Day Iceland Road Trip," and "The Best of Reykjavk"* Curated advice from local Jenna Gottlieb, who provides her American-expat perspective on her adopted home* Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Walk across a glacier, visit volcanoes, and relax in a hot spring. Drive the Ring Road through stark and beautiful tundra. Explore Reykjavík's booming restaurant scene and incredible museums. Go whale watching and wildlife-spotting, and bask in the shimmering glow of the northern lights.* Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment* In-depth coverage of Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South, Snfellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland and the Eastfjords, and the Highlands* Essential insight on traveling during the challenging but rewarding winter season, on recreation, transportation, accommodations, and a handy Icelandic phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-onWith Moon Iceland's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Country-hopping in Scandanavia? Check out Moon Norway. Heading on to Europe? Try Moon Ireland or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
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    Moon Oregon (Twelfth Edition)

    By Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
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    Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
    Discover Oregon with Moon Travel Guides!Moon Oregon reveals the originality, authenticity, and respect for the great outdoors that define the beautiful Beaver State.Inside you'll find:* Strategic itineraries that can adapted for your schedule, whether you're passing through Portland or taking two weeks to see the whole state, including: "Best Bike Rides," "Day Trips from Portland," "The Wine Route," "Touring the Taps," "Oregon for the Birds," "Top Tents and Trails," "Bend and the High Desert," "The Oregon Outback," and "River Running"* Full color, detailed photos and maps throughout* Expert insight from Oregon localsJudy Jewell and Bill McRae* Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around* Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Catch a performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, shop for organic produce at a local farmers market, or sip your way through Oregon's best wineries. Find the top spots for skiing, hiking, and paddle-boarding (even kite-boarding!), soak in a hidden hot spring, and glimpse some of Oregon's wildlife. Stroll through beautiful public parks or an eclectic art show, and discover Portland's laid-back, flannel-clad cool factor over a pint of handcrafted local ale* Focused coverage of Portland, Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, the Willamette Valley, the North Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast, Ashland and Southern Oregon, Bend and Central Oregon, and Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon* Detailed, thorough informationincluding background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture* Recommendations for traveling with kids, international travelers, LGBTQ+ travelers, and visitors with disabilitiesWith Moon Oregon's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Spending more time in the Beaver State? Try Moon Portland or Moon Coastal Oregon. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip.
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  • Madrid

    By Hugh Thomas
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    Hugh Thomas
    The charm of Madrid is elusive, but for those who know how to find it, Madrid has magic. Its magic can be found in the shadow cast over the present by the past. In this Traveller's Reader, a city that was once the seat of power for perhaps the most ambitious political enterprise the western world had seen since the fall of Rome, the Spanish Empire, is brought to life in vivid diaries, letters, memoirs and histories.The Earl of Clarendon describes seventeenth-century bullfights; Salvador Dali plays a surrealist joke on a snooty barman at the Ritz; Rubens visits the Alcázar; Manet is at the Prado; generals and anarchists meet in the Puerta del Sol. The many stories included here evoke for today's tourist the dramas and personalities of a city's past, by drawing on the eyewitness accounts and commentaries of visitors and residents of earlier centuries. Hugh Thomas has chosen these and other vivid snapshots of Madrid's history from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels across five centuries to delight and fascinate the armchair and prospective traveller alike.
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    Moral Combat

    By R. Marie Griffith
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    R. Marie Griffith
    From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture warsGay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.
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