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Francis: Pope of Good Promise

By Jimmy Burns
Authors:
Jimmy Burns
From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's Basilica for the first time, a global audience sensed that not only the Catholic Church but the world at large could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. In the days following Pope Francis' election, there would be further early signs of the simplicity worthy of the first apostles and the leader that inspired them. Not since John XIII appeared on the scene half a century earlier had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church in such a way as to let in some much needed fresh air. Nevertheless, for the excitement generated by the first Latin American Pope and a man who claimed to want to put the poor back at the centre of the Church's social teaching, people could still only guess where it might be all be leading.Francis: Pope of Good Promise is neither an instant media job, nor a hagiography based on authorised interviews, but the product of diligent investigation across a wide range of official and independent sources - a measured, objective portrait of a man who, in circumstances that he neither sought nor foresaw, found himself handed the highest office at a time of crisis not just for the Church but for long established institutions worldwide from banks to political parties.
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The Flower Chef

By Carly Cylinder
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Carly Cylinder
THE FLOWER CHEF caters to all readers, from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces to professionals who want to update their techniques. This book teaches readers everything they need to know about flower arranging, including tips on how to buy and care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam, vases, and various other decorative elements in their arrangements
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  • The Fairy Swarm

    By Suzanne Selfors, Dan Santat
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    Suzanne Selfors
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Santat
    When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele?
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    The Food Babe Way

    By Vani Hari
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    Vani Hari
    Did you know that a juicy peach sprayed with pesticides could be triggering your body to store fat? Much of what we're putting into our bodies is either tainted with chemicals or processed to make us gain weight, feel sick, and age before our time.Luckily, Vani Hari--aka the Food Babe--has made it her mission to educate the world about how to live an organic, healthy lifestyle, and how to look and feel fabulous while doing it. Her book presents an easy-to-follow plan to rid your body of toxins, lose weight without counting calories, and restore your natural glow in just 21 days. Including shopping lists, meal plans, and mouthwatering recipes, THE FOOD BABE WAY will empower you to change your food, change your body, and change the world.
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    The Forbidden Universe

    By Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
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    Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
    Were the first scientists hermetic philosophers? What do these occult origins of modern science tell us about the universe today? The Forbidden Universe reveals the secret brotherhood that defined the world, and perhaps discovered the mind of God.All the pioneers of science, from Copernicus to Newton via Galileo, were inspired by Hermeticism. Men such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Bacon, Kepler, Tycho Brahe - even Shakespeare - owed much of their achievements to basically occult beliefs - the hermetica. In this fascinating study, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince go in search of the Hermetic origins of modern science and prove that not everything is as it seems and that over the past 400 years there has been a secret agenda behind our search for truth. From the age of Leonardo da Vinci, the influence of hermetic thinking upon the greatest minds in history has been hidden, a secret held by a forbidden brotherhood in search of the mind of God. Yet this search does not end in history but can be found in the present day - in the contemporary debates of leading evolutionists and thinkers. The significance of this hidden school can hardly be over-emphasised. Not only did it provide a spiritual and philosophical background to the rise of modern science, but its worldview is also relevant to those hungry for all sorts of knowledge even in the twenty-first century. And it may even show the way to reconciling the apparently irreconcilable divide between the scientific and the spiritual. Picknett and Prince go in search of this true foundation of modern rational thought and reveal a story that overturns 400 years of received wisdom.
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    Forbes Book of Quotations

    By Edited by Ted Goodman
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    Edited by Ted Goodman
    Forbes is one of the world's most trusted, recognizable, and growing brands in business news and information both in print and online. This comprehensive collection of business quotations gathers more than 10,000 apt, astute, and motivational remarks on scores of topics, organized alphabetically, from "Ability" to "Excellence" to "Salesmanship." Originally published by Black Dog & Leventhal in 1997, this new edition is updated with hundreds of new quotations, from the likes of Steve Jobs Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah Winfrey that pertain to modern business culture. Forbes Book of Quotations is the perfect gift or reference tool for students, budding entrepreneurs, and seasoned professionals alike, or anyone looking for a sharp-witted way to make a lasting impression.Forbes® documents and promotes innovation, leadership, politics, entertainment, technologies, culture, business, and style. Since 1917, Forbes magazine and Forbes.com have provided the world's business leaders with strategic insight and information.
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    Food And Loathing

    By Betsy Lerner
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    Betsy Lerner
    In FOOD AND LOATHING a bright, chubby girl believes that thinness is next to godliness and so attends one of the first meetings of Overeaters Anonymous in 1975. Her twenties are marked by yo-yo dieting, depressive episodes and a sadistic shrink. Then, just as her dream of being a writer is within reach, entering Columbia's prestigious MFA program, she spirals into a suicidal depression and lands for a six-month stay at New York State Psychiatric Institute. There a young resident helps her take her first steps towards selfhood, unravelling the self-loathing of an eating disorder coupled with a paralysing mood disorder. He also helps her confront a tragic family secret whose silence had enveloped an otherwise average Jewish middle-class family. FOOD AND LOATHING is a book about how people use food to narcotise, to love and to escape. It's about therapy - the good, the bad, and the down right destructive - and about every woman who spends too much of her life thinking about her weight and how she can forgive herself for living - and even learn to love.
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    Forbes Thought of The Day

    By Forbes Magazine
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    Forbes Magazine
    Talk about a five-year plan! Forbes Thought of the Day: Five-Year Journal for Business and Life is an essential tool for recording your achievements and developing your career goals, from the most trusted name in business news and information. Every page in this unique journal is designed to allow you to record and track events on the same calendar date over the course of five years. Each day begins with a motivational quote. Use this quote to inspire an entry, or simply write about something new you learned on that day, something you achieved, or a goal you hope to reach by that same day one year later. As the years pass the 5-year journal is the most efficient and manageable way to revisit past entries, evaluate how far you've come, and plan for the year ahead.
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  • Fire Bound

    By Christine Feehan
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    Christine Feehan
    Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa's real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit - something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.Praise for Christine Feehan:'The queen of paranormal romance! The one who started it all! I love everything she does' J.R. Ward'After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon (who created the venerated Buffy the Vampire series), Feehan is the person most credited with popularising the neck gripper' Time'Suspenseful, engaging - fraught with magic, action and romance . . . I HAVE to read the next one in the series' Smexy Books
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    First Love Monster, Vol. 4

    By Akira Hiyoshimaru
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    Akira Hiyoshimaru
    Though Kaho and Kanade break up due to Kanade's own immaturity, the fifth grader soon realizes just how precious Kaho is to him. Which leads to the completely mature actions of chasing her home, serenading her with piano-accompanied love songs, and even making an emergency marriage proposal?! Surely the age gap between the two means marriage is impossible--but Kaho and Kanade tentatively exchange vows! Meanwhile, it seems like a new threat is waiting to test the young couple's relationship--and that busty high school girl and devilish college student are at the center of it!
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    Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story, Vol. 4

    By Tetsuya Nomura, Takatoshi Shiozawa
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    Tetsuya Nomura, Takatoshi Shiozawa
    Hope or despair waits on the road that lies ahead...The betrayal of Kurasame's pride, beliefs, and friendships mercilessly robs him of something important...In a world beginning to move, the wounded young reaper must press forward!The story continues in the penultimate volume of Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story: The Ice Reaper!
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  • The Fall of the Dagger

    By Glenda Larke
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    Glenda Larke
    Excommunicated cleric Saker returns from exile in the Spice Islands to find his homeland in chaos.A dark sorcerer controls the ear of the King, turning him against his own son and heir, while a corrupted army gathers in the shadows.With the illusionist Sorrel and islander Ardhi, armed with magic from Ardhi's homeland, Saker now must stand between his city and the corruption that threatens to cripple it before it is too late . . . The third and final novel in an epic fantasy trilogy from Glenda Larke, author of the Stormlord series - full of scheming, spying, action and adventure.
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    Foreign Soil

    By Maxine Beneba Clarke
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    Maxine Beneba Clarke
    In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving . . .'Maxine Beneba Clarke is the real deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come.' Dave Eggers
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  • Forest of Ruin

    By Kelley Armstrong
    Authors:
    Kelley Armstrong
    The empire is on the brink of war. With the world in chaos, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn have been torn apart, forced on their own secret missions. Moria - strong-willed and brave - must confront sorcerer Alvar Kitsune, father of her once-friend Gavril. Moria has magic of her own, but Kitsune is as cunning as he is powerful. Meanwhile soulful, compassionate Ashyn faces an even more terrifying task. She must bring to life a dragon.The sisters have been forced down separate paths. But the time is coming when they must face the greatest battle of their lives: together. The third volume in the Age of Legends trilogy, Forest of Ruin brings this epic tale of romance, magic and power to its thrilling conclusion.
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    Fifty-Two Ways to Love Your Body

    By Kimber Simpkins
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    Kimber Simpkins
    Do you look in the mirror and see all the things you dislike about your body? For many of us, the first step to loving our bodies is being able to look at our reflection and not criticize what we see. And in a culture that worships thin, beautiful celebrities, it's easy to feel like we just don't measure up. So, how can you get over your flaws and focus on your fabulous?52 Reasons to Love Your Body is packed with easy and fun practices-one for each week of the year-to help you toss perfectionism out the window, turn down the volume on that nagging inner critic who is always going on about what's wrong, stop the never-ending comparison game, and finally love your body. You'll also find encouraging, in-the-moment affirmations to keep negative self-talk at bay, and give you a much-needed pick me-up, any time, any place.If you're ready to start loving your body, this book gives you 52 reasons to get started now. So, what are you waiting for?
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  • The Father

    By Anton Svensson
    Authors:
    Anton Svensson
    'The emotional centre of the story is truly compelling... the sweep and scope are epic'The HeraldThe Father is an unforgettable, thrilling crime novel of how three brothers came to be Sweden's most wanted criminals, inspired by the unbelievable true story and written by the fourth brother.How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son?An epic crime novel reminiscent of The Godfather, Heat and Shantaram, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who held Sweden to ransom, committing ten audacious bank robberies over just two years.None had committed a crime before. All were under 22 years old. All of them would be changed forever.In this intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller, the fourth brother, who was not involved in the real robberies, tells of three boys who grew from innocent children to become public enemy number one - and of the man who made them that way.
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    Findings

    By Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
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    Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
    Did you know that prairie dogs kiss more often if humans are watching? That people who have just ridden an "up" escalator are twice as likely to donate to charity as those descending? Such perverse nuggets of scientific discovery are assembled in "Findings," the bizarre and beloved back-page column of Harper's Magazine. Now, these surreal shards of knowledge take on new life in delightful illustrations by Graham Roumieu (author of cult classic In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot). In the tradition of Schott's Miscellany and The New Yorker cartoon compendia, FINDINGS is funny, informative, and occasionally wondrous. FINDINGS is written by Harper's contributor Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, with prefatory remarks by Patton Oswalt.
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    The Face in the Mirror

    By Rhys Bowen
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    Rhys Bowen
    Molly Murphy-Molly Sullivan, now that she and Daniel are finally married-is bored. Having given up her detective agency when she married, she now finds that her life is much less exciting, her days an endless stretch of housekeeping and chores. But when Molly secretly attends a suffragist meeting with her friends Sid and Gus and meets a shy, distracted woman who claims to live in a haunted house, everything is about to change.Rhys Bowen's short story The Face in the Mirror offers just the taste of mystery and mayhem fans will need to tide them over until the next Molly Murphy novel.
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  • First Touch

    By Laurelin Paige
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    Laurelin Paige
    When Emily Wayborn receives an answerphone message from her former best friend Amber, she knows something is seriously wrong. Emily hasn't spoken to Amber in years, and when Amber uses a safe word in her message that Emily recognises -- a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild partying days -- she knows Amber needs her help. But when Emily tries to find her, she discovers that Amber is missing.Determined to track her down, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis. Renowned for his shady dealings and playboy reputation, Emily is convinced that Reeve knows something about Amber's disappearance. To try and discover the truth, Emily sets out to seduce him. But when she's forced to decide where her loyalty lies, how will Emily choose between saving Amber and saving her heart?If you devoured Fifty Shades and Sylvia Day's Bared To You series, you will love the latest intoxicating, passionate and addictive novel from New York Times bestseller Laurelin Paige.
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    The Forgotten Room

    By Lincoln Child
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    Lincoln Child
    Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an 'enigmalogist' - an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically - violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate - discreetly - what drove this erudite man to madness.His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as 'Project S.' Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger. One of his most thrilling novels to date, The Forgotten Room is replete with veiled, fascinating history, and all the exhilarating action and science that are the hallmarks of a Lincoln Child blockbuster.
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