By John Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.
The First Order
By Jeff Abbott
Six years ago, Sam Capra watched his brother, Danny, executed by extremists.It was the darkest day of his life.But what if Danny was still alive?When evidence surfaces that Danny might be leading a secret, hidden life while the world believes him to be dead, Sam uncovers a different side to the brother he thought he knew. Could Danny be plotting a murder that could change history - the assassination of the Russian president?Determined to stop his brother from committing a murder that may cause a terrible war, Sam goes undercover in a one-man mission to save the world, but how far will he go to save his brother?Packed full of action and twists, The First Order is an addictive, exhilarating thriller that shows international bestseller Jeff Abbott at the height of his powers.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 6
By Natsuki Takaya
Tohru should be having the time of her life during summer break at the Sohmas' vacation home...but ever since Akito appeared, Yuki and the others go off every day to meet with the zodiac leader. On top of that, Yuki is acting weird...! And when Tohru encounters the Horse of the zodiac, does that leave Akito as the Rooster?! Later, as the next school term begins, the new student council assembles at last!! While Yuki and those around him are occupied, Tohru secretly visits Kazuma. She wishes to free everyone in the Sohma family from their "curse" and looks to him for a clue...Unexpectedly, however, Rin is poised to hinder Tohru's efforts...!!
The Final Seven
By Erica Spindler
The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun . . .Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who's fresh out of an 'experimental' FBI training programme. And Micki's assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it.Micki soon realises that there's more to her partner than meets the eye - and there's more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there's a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she's ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they're facing might destroy them all . . .Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
By Mira Grant
'A whip-smart thriller overflowing with sharp ideas and social commentary' - KirkusFeedback is a full-length Newsflesh novel which overlaps the events of the New York Times bestselling novel Feed. It reveals for the first time what happened from the perspective of reporters covering the Democrats' campaign.There are two sides to every story...The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we unleashed something horrifying and unstoppable. The infection spread leaving those afflicted with a single uncontrollable impulse: FEED.Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the truth while competing against the superstar Masons, surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows.Previous Newsflesh Novels:FEEDDEADLINEBLACKOUT
By Nina Willner
In Forty Autumns, Nina Willner recounts the history of three generations of her family - mothers, sisters, daughters and cousins - separated by forty years of Soviet rule, and reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall.Shortly after the end of the Second World War, as the Soviets took control of the eastern part of Germany, Hanna, a schoolteacher's daughter, escaped with nothing more than a small suitcase and the clothes on her back. As Hanna built a new life in the West, her relatives (her mother, father and eight siblings) remained in the East. The construction of the Berlin Wall severed all hope of any future reunion. Hanna fell in love and moved to America. She made many attempts to establish contact with her family, but most were unsuccessful. Her father was under close observation; her mother, younger sister Heidi and the others struggled to adjust to life under a bizarre and brutal regime that kept its citizens cut off from the outside world. A few years later, Hanna had a daughter - Nina - who grew up to become the first female US Army intelligence officer to lead sensitive intelligence collection operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War. At the same time, Heidi's daughter, Cordula, was training to become a member of the East German Olympic cycling team. Though separated by only a few miles, Nina and her relatives led entirely different lives. Once the Berlin Wall came down, and the families were reunited, Nina Willner discovered an extraordinary story. In Forty Autumns she vividly brings to life many accounts of courage and survival, set against the backdrop of four decades that divided a nation and the world.
By C-SPAN, Susan Swain, Richard Norton Smith
A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historiansC-SPAN's yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image , featured interviews with more than fifty preeminent historians and biographers. In this informative book, these experts paint intimate portraits of all forty-five first ladies,their lives, ambitions, and unique partnerships with their presidential spouses. Susan Swain and the C-SPAN team elicit the details that made these women who they were: how Martha Washington intentionally set the standards followed by first ladies for the next century how Edith Wilson was complicit in the cover-up when President Wilson became incapacitated after a stroke and how Mamie Eisenhower used the new medium of television to reinforce her, and her husband's, positive public images.This book provides an up-close historical look at these fascinating women who survived the scrutiny of the White House, sometimes at great personal cost, while supporting their families and famous husbands,and sometimes changing history. Complete with illustrations and essential biographical details, it is an illuminating, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring read.
Four Letter Word
By J. Daniels
Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.Which four letter word will change their lives forever?Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words 'wrong number' in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate - until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .
The Final Reel
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Sultan Omay of Ebla is dying and he plans to take the Great Satan with him by hitting America right in its nerve centre: Hollywood.So he buys a failing movie studio and dispatches the Mideast's top lethal terrorist to hire Tinseltown's most clueless producers to create the greatest battle epic ever. Thing is, the army of extras are real, the guns are loaded and the California freeway is jammed with camels and tanks.On the other side of the world, Omay is poised to light the powder keg that will spell disaster.The Destroyer races to save Hollywood, not for the sake of the free world, but because Chiun has just penned his screenplay and nothing, especially not a madman, is about to keep him from the glory of an Oscar.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Finding Father Christmas & Engaging Father Christmas
By Robin Jones Gunn
In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for her father leads her to London where she's welcomed into his family as a stranger to them. She quickly grows to love them but wonders if revealing the truth about her father will threaten the bonds they've built. Certainly, this London Christmas will change the future for both herself and the family forever. In ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS Miranda Carson spends an English Christmas with her boyfriend, Ian, certain she'll find herself in an engagement and soon Carlton Heath will be her forever home. But Miranda's true identity soon threatens all of her relationships. And yet . . . maybe Father Christmas has a redeeming gift in store after all.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
A giant squid rescued in a bizarre oceanic maelstrom dies in a Chicago aquarium, but its eggs burst with megavolts of killer electricity that zap human flesh into bite-size pieces. When one of the squid's unlucky entrees turns into an evil, seemingly unstoppable foe, Remo and the Masters of Sinanju enter the fray. Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Father To Son
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
There's some nasty sibling rivalry in the family assassination business . . .For Remo, Sinanju's Holiest tradition is "cash up front"But as his long road to the rank of Reigning Master of the venerable house of assassins nears its end, the Time of Succession ritual begins. For the enforcement arm of CURE, this means making his way around the globe, killing the best assassins money can buy - and proving to kings and presidents alike that Sinanju is the primo strategic weapon around.For a reasonable fee, of course.But there is a storm cloud on the horizon of Chiun's retirement and Remo's promotion: a dark nemesis has been reborn from the fires of evil and has unleashed his plot for vengeance. He starts by looting Chiun's treasure-filled basement in Sinanju. But he won't stop until he has fulfilled a prophecy of doom that even Chiun may not be able to thwart - the death of the Destroyer.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Fade To Black
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Something smells at Cabbagehead Productions. Ticket sales for the indie company's slasher movies are skyrocketing thanks to the publicity of some real-life murders. Remo draws the short straw to dump whoever is behind these stunts on the cutting room floor. But now it's time for the feature presentation: a terrorist bomb in New York...the White House under siege...hours of nonstop action...edge-of-your-seat thrills from the summer's biggest blockbuster: Die Down IV. Remo's problem isn't the army of extras hired to commit murder, or the truck bombs rigged to blow a Hollywood studio sky-high. It's the Master Of Sinanju himself, Chiun, busy strutting like a tyrant and generally wreaking havoc on the set of his own top-secret movie...and smack in the middle of the greatest epic disaster of all time.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
The losers of World War II and their descendants have carved out their own little slice of heaven in the mountains of Argentina. In this staging area to the Fourth Reich, the promise of the dream reborn dawned as bright as a new German mark. But when the Destroyer's brain was downloaded onto disks, he took the whole matter very personally. That put an end to the whole affair - almost.Adolf Kluge, the head of the secret organization known as IV, has an eleventh-hour plan that may just refinance the whole sweet dream. He's come into some money: a centuries-old treasure belonging to the venerable house of Sinanju. But then, he isn't aware just how sensitive the Master of Sinanju is regarding this precious metal...Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Feast or Famine
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Invisible swarms of insects are on the rampage, heading toward America's heartland. Immune to pesticides, the creatures are consuming farms, levelling wheat and cornfields. On the frontlines, Remo and the Master of Sinanju face not only the insurgent insects, but the Iowa Disorganized Militia - convinced this pestilence is actually a government conspiracy.Is the insect kingdom mobilizing to reclaim the planet...or is something entirely different behind it all? Unless the Destroyer can combat this disaster, a whole nation may start dropping like flies.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
The Flavor Of My Faith
By Karen Valentin
Raised by her Puerto Rican family in America and in a Spanish-speaking evangelical church, issues of identity, faith, and family traditions were at the forefront of the author's upbringing. With humor and touching tributes, she recounts the clashing and blending of cultures, traditions embraced and rejected, and the unbreakable faith passed from generation to generation.Her narratives celebrate the Latino-American Protestant experience-distinct from Catholics. Her insights on faith, family bonds, struggles, love and joy strike a chord with readers from all cultures.
First Love Monster, Vol. 5
By Akira Hiyoshimaru
Snooping into Kanade's diary has yielded more questions than answers for Kaho. She is no closer to learning the nature of her fifth-grade boyfriend's feelings for her, but she has discovered a rather passionate entry about another girl! Just who is "Sadako"?!! The uncertainty only adds to her anxiety, which has been steadily building since Taga's stolen kiss. As obstacles (and a crazy supporting cast) compound, will Kaho and Kanade be able to sustain their first love?
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 5
By Natsuki Takaya
Summer vacation is here at last!! Tohru spends her days in anxious anticipation, Yuki meets one of the new members of the student council on the way to school...and Uo-chan is in love!? Who is the object of her affections!? And once summer break is in full swing, Tohru and the others take a trip to the Sohma family cottage at Momiji's invitation. Even though they enjoy summer activities like swimming in the ocean and catching stag beetles, Yuki and Tohru have a premonition that something bad is going to happen! Meanwhile, Shigure pays a visit to the main house, where he makes a proposal to Akito--?!
The Future Tense of Joy
By Jessica Teich
No one was less likely to take her own life.' That's what her Oxford thesis advisor wrote. From the moment I stumbled across the obituary, late at night when I couldn't sleep, I was captivated, and it wasn't the terrible details of her death: That she leapt from the balcony of a high rise in Century City. That she was 27, and a newlywed." So begins Jessica Teich's quest to unravel a mystery: the suicide of someone she never met. Bright and accomplished, with a loving family, Jessica knows she should be happy. But a violent childhood has left its mark. Jessica fears she will never be free of her past,until she discovers the obituary of a young woman, whose life is a ghostly echo of her own. Can Jessica discover what drove this brilliant young woman to kill herself? And will discovering the truth save Jessica from the fissures tearing apart her own life? A deeply intimate psychological memoir, The Future Tense of Joy is the luminous account of one woman's efforts to free herself, and her family, from the demons of the past. Witty, brave and suspenseful, the book has been hailed by Meryl Streep as beautiful, compassionately imagined." Steve Martin called it a daring and intimate journey into the soul of motherhood."
Five Minutes of Amazing
By Chris Graham, Wendy Holden
This story poses a profound question - do we accept the hand that fate deals us, or do we battle to make the most of the life we have and help others in the process? Chris Graham, just 38 years old but already facing the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease, has emphatically chosen the latter.Having lived through a troubled childhood, Chris joined the British Army at a young age and found that the life of a soldier provided him with a much-needed sense of stability. However, his world was turned upside down when, at just 34 years of age, he was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia. This brutal disease had already claimed the life of his father at 42, along with several other members of his family, and tragically had already confined his brother to a nursing home at the age of 43. In his brother's life, Chris could see a terrifying window into his own near future.Chris, though, is an extraordinary human being. Having been handed nothing less than a death sentence, he decided overnight to stand up to this horrendous disease and do something to leave his mark before it was too late. And so it was that last year, Chris embarked on an awareness-raising 16,000-mile solo cycle around North America, armed only with his bike, a sense of humour, and some good old-fashioned British grit. Leaving his ever-supportive wife Vicky and baby son Dexter at home, he took on huge challenges - for instance, the fear that the ability to discern left from right might leave him at any point while navigating an entire continent - and made it home in time for Christmas, determined to spending however long he has left pouring his love and attention into his family life. Five Minutes of Amazing is both the story of Chris' epic journey and of his fight against the disease increasingly being recognised as the defining disease of our generation. Inspiring and heart-rending in equal measure, it's as important as it is moving, and it will touch everyone who reads it.