By Alan Kaufman
' "Matches" is the IDF code term for a soldier. Among the troops, it has come to mean someone who strikes, burns and dies.' Nathan Falk is an American Jew who leaves the relative comforts of New York City to serve in the Israel Defence Force. But unlike most Jewish Americans who serve in Israel, Falk fights in the Gaza Strip, where soldiers would rather commit suicide that fall into the clutches of their enemies. Patrolling the streets of Gaza in the dead of night, playing a high-stakes off-duty game of Risk with his fellow soldiers, making passionate love to the wife of his best friend, Nathan Falk lives each moment with an increasing awareness of the arbitrary boundary between life and death. Poet Alan Kaufman writes as only a former soldier could about life in the dark heart of one of the most controversial and unremitting conflicts in the world. In this short, brilliant novel he offers an intensely revealing portrait of the damage war does to the soul of a man.
Marabel and the Book of Fate
By Tracy Barrett
Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother--and their kingdom--in this charming, action-packed, and magical story perfect for fans of Ella Enchanted and Dealing with Dragons.In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate's ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and given every opportunity, Marabel is overlooked and has to practice her sword fighting in secret.But on the night of their thirteenth birthday, Marco is kidnapped by an evil queen, and Marabel runs to his rescue. Outside the castle walls for the first time, accompanied by her best friend and a very smug unicorn, Marabel embarks on a daring mission that brings her face-to-face with fairies, trolls, giants--and the possibility that all is not as it seems in Magikos.
By Running Press
An iconic brand for more than 50 years, TWISTER is a classic game loved by fans of all ages. This officially-licensed kit offers a new mini twist on the game that ties you up in knots--now you can play with your fingers!Perfectly portable, this nostalgic kit can be played anywhere and includes a mini Twister mat, spinner, mini tube socks for your fingers, and a mini book with history, trivia, and the rules of MINI TWISTER.Kit includes:* Mini Twister mat* Mini Spinner* Mini tube socks for your fingers* Mini book with history, trivia, and rules of the game
By Nick Mann, Theodore Gray
In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world.Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world.Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal.Big, gorgeous photographs, as well as diagrams of the compounds and their chemical bonds, rendered with never before seen beauty, fill the pages and capture molecules in their various states.As he did in The Elements, Gray shows us molecules as we've never seen them before. It's the perfect book for his loyal fans who've been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.
The Mitford Murders
By Jessica Fellowes
'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit' THE TIMES***You can now preorder Bright Young Dead, the thrilling second book in The Mitford Murders series***Lose yourself in the sumptuous first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters.It's 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle.Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories.But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, Nancy and amateur sleuth Louisa find that in postwar England, everyone has something to hide . . . Written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one-bestselling Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of Daisy Goodwin, Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie - and is based on a real unsolved crime.'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery'DAISY GOODWIN'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'ANTHONY HOROWITZ'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'SUSAN HILL'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book'THE POOL'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read'EVENING STANDARD'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy'HEAT'The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured'FINANCIAL TIMES'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page'VIV GROSKOP'Full of period pleasure'WOMAN & HOME'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking'ALEX GRAY'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it'JULIAN FELLOWES'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot'METRO'What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat'AMANDA CRAIG'This is a chocolate soufflé of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end'JULIET NICOLSON
Murder in the Dark
By Kerry Greenwood
It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor house and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew them in Paris, where they caused a sensation. Phryne is in two minds about going when she starts receiving anonymous threats warning her against attending. She promptly decides to accept the invitation - after all, no one tells Phryne what to do. At the Manor, she is accommodated in the Iris room, and at the party meets two polo-playing women, a Goat lady (and goat), a large number of glamorous young men and a very rude child called Tarquin. The acolytes of the golden twins are smoking hashish and dreaming, and Phryne finds that the jazz is as hot as the drinks are cold and indulges in flirtations, dancing, and mint juleps. Heaven.It all seems like good clean fun until three people are kidnapped, one of them the abominable child, and Phryne must puzzle her way through the cryptic clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from disaster.
My Dear Hamilton
By Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
A novel of Eliza Schuyler HamiltonA general's daughter...Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington's penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she's captivated by the young officer's charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton's bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.A founding father's wife...But the union they create - in their marriage and the new nation - is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all - including the political treachery of America's first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.The last surviving light of the Revolution...When a duel destroys Eliza's hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband's enemies to preserve Alexander's legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she's left with one last battle - to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her...
Moon Coastal Oregon (Seventh Edition)
By Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!Discover incredible hiking, camping, seafood, and wildlife along this picturesque coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon.Inside you'll find:* Flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: "Coastal Road Trip," "Coastal Camping," "Trails and Tidepools," "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Cozy Seaside Inns," "Foraging the Coast," "Surf Oregon," "Top 10 Photo Ops," and "Undiscovered Beaches"* Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from quaint coastal B&Bs to camping in the redwoods* Full color photos and detailed maps throughout* Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae* The best spots for outdoor adventure:surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, whale-watching, and more* Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hop in the car and take the 101 for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark's expedition landmarks. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, forage for your own dinner of fish, crabs, clams, and mussels, and discover the best spots to catch that perfect Pacific sunset* Detailed coverage of small towns along the coast, as well as the larger hubs including Astoria, Newport, and Lincoln City* Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Coastal Oregon's expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Exploring more of the Beaver State? Try Moon Oregon or Moon Portland.
Moon Amsterdam, First Edition
By Audrey Sykes
Join Amsterdam local Audrey Sykes on an unforgettable adventure. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Amsterdam has everything you need to know to explore like a local.Moon Amsterdam shows travelers the best way to experience all Amsterdam has to offer-from the true stereotypes of tulips blossoming between the ancient cobblestones and a frosty beer around every corner, to the secret attractions that are just a bike or boat ride away. Sykes includes unique trip ideas, including The Best of Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels, Amsterdam by Bicycle, and Beer for Connoisseurs. Complete with details on finding the best-secluded beaches and the most stunning archeological sights, Moon Amsterdam gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Amsterdam includes areas such as:* The Center* Red Light District and Nieuwmarkt* Canal Belt* Museumplein and Vondelpark* De Pijp* Jordaan* Plantage* Along the Ij River* Greater Amsterdam* Brussels* Bruges
Million Love Songs
By Carole Matthews
What are readers saying about Carole Matthews?'Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun' Milly Johnson'Gorgeous' Katie Fforde'I laughed and cried and marvelled' Cathy Bramley MILLION LOVE SONGS is the brand new Sunday Times bestselling sensation from the queen of laugh-out-loud, feel-good fiction. **********************Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he's charming, smooth and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun. Joe on the other hand is kind and attractive, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children. Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, but is it what she needs to be truly happy? It's about to get emotional in Million Love Songs. Praise for Million Love Songs 'Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun' Sunday Mirror'One of our favourite authors, Carole Matthews always delivers a delicious read, and Million Love Songs is another delightful read. Full of humour and emotional dilemmas, this latest book is perfect to curl up with on the sofa in this unpredictable weather. Highly Recommended!' Hot Brands Cool Places
By Tim Harford
'Ranging expertly across business, politics and the arts, Tim Harford makes a compelling case for the creative benefits of disorganization, improvisation and confusion. His liberating message: you'll be more successful if you stop struggling so hard to plan or control your success. Messy is a deeply researched, endlessly eye-opening adventure in the life-changing magic of not tidying up' Oliver BurkemanThe urge to tidiness seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check. It's even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites. Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then . . . messiness.The trouble with tidiness is that, in excess, it becomes rigid, fragile and sterile. In Messy, Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever - responsiveness, resilience and creativity - simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them. This, then, is a book about the benefits of being messy: messy in our private lives; messy in the office, with piles of paper on the desk and unread spreadsheets; messy in the recording studio, the laboratory or in preparing for an important presentation; and messy in our approach to business, politics and economics, leaving things vague, diverse and uncomfortably made-up-on-the-spot. It's time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess.
The Million Dollar Blog
By Natasha Courtenay-Smith
In a world where everyone wants to blog and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? How do you blog your way from nobody to somebody?How do you make money blogging, how do you start your own blogging business, and how do you, as a business owner, use content to build your brand and drive your success? What do the world's most successful bloggers know that you don't know (yet)? No matter who are you - a mum at home, a budding fashion blogger, a lifestyle blogger, a food blogger, a big business owner or a small business owner - The Million Dollar Blog is about blogging the smart way. It is the ultimate guide to:*Starting a successful blog*Blog writing*How to monetise your blog*How to develop a personal brand that grows your blog*How to blog for business*How to write*How take your existing blog to the next levelThrough a combination of practical advice and interviews with some of the world's most famous and successful bloggers, vloggers and content strategists, including Seth Godin, Lily Pebbles, Grant Cardone and Madeleine Shaw and dozens more, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay Smith shows you how to build a blog that will increase your profile, create new opportunities, earn money and change your life.
Moon Georgia (Eighth Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Admire classic antebellum architecture, treat yourself to the best barbeque in the country, and bask in the laid-back charm of the Peach State with Savannah native Jim Morekis in Moon Georgia.What You'll Find in Moon Georgia:* Firsthand perspective from Georgia native Jim Morekis on his home state* Over 30 detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Georgia, Civil War Sites, Mountains and Marshes, Georgia's Musical Legacy, and Red Clay Writers* Focused coverage of Atlanta, North Georgia, Piedmont, Middle Georgia, Savannah, South Georgia, and The Golden Isles* Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and getting around by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: meander the bustling streets of Atlanta, or go whitewater rafting on the Chatooga River. Explore the unique ecosystem of The Golden Isles, or tour the landmarks of Georgia's American history. Catch a show at the celebrated Fox Theatre, and immerse yourself in the best of Georgia's music, food, and vibrant nightlife* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacularWith Moon Georgia'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 do a southern city hop? Try Moon Charleston & Savannah or Moon Nashville.
Moon South Carolina (Seventh Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Warm, sultry air, incomparable seafood, and distinctive Southern hospitality: from the creative hub of Charleston to the mossy, laidback Lowcountry, see what sets the Palmetto State apart with Moon South Carolina.What You'll Find in Moon South Carolina:* Unique perspective from Jim Morekis on the state that has captivated him since childhood* Detailed, easy-to-use maps and handy reference photos for navigating independently* Essential information on accommodations, recreation, and transportation* Focused coverage of Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, Columbia and the Midlands, Greenville, and the Upstate* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of South Carolina, Paths of the Civil War, Child's Play, Fresh Catch, Fore!, Barbecue, Back to Nature, and African American Heritage* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Wander the charming narrow streets of Charleston, and find the best little watering hole to mingle with the locals. Visit historic Fort Sumter and hear the stories of Civil War battlefields. Take a thrilling whitewater rafting trip, tee off at one of countless golf courses, or explore the cypress swamps at Congaree National Park. Spend a day lounging on the beach and explore rolling sand dunes, then order up a plate of fresh fried catfish or authentic barbecue* Current background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government and politics, and cultureWith Moon South Carolina's myriad activities, practical advice, and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring more of the city? Try Moon Charleston. Sticking to the coastline? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas.
Moon Havana (Second Edition)
By Christopher P. Baker
Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!Discover what countless literary icons have: an amalgam of stunning architecture, compelling history, and world-class cuisine. Fall in love with Havana with Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker's Moon Havana.What You'll Discover in Moon Havana:* Expert, knowledgeable perspective from Christopher P. Baker on the capital of the country he has studied for decades* Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for getting around on your own* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Havana in 5 Days, Viva la Revolución!, Havana's Musical Feast, and Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets* Honest advice on finding the best accommodations and navigating the city by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Stroll the tree-lined Prado in Old Havana (Habana Viejo), or hang out in one of Hemingway's old haunts. Relax and people-watch in the sunshine in one of Havana's quintessential plazas, or take a self-guided walking tour of the city's key museums and galleries. Wind down with a classic mojito, and find the best spots in town for dining and dancing* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and language* The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the essentials: travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tipsWith Moon Havana's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon Cuba.
A Moonless, Starless Sky
By Alexis Okeowo
'Absolutely essential reading, period' Alexandra Fuller, bestselling author of Don't Lets Go to the Dogs TonightWINNER of the 2018 PEN Open Book AwardIn the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo - a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism.In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram. This debut book by one of America's most acclaimed young journalists illuminates the inner lives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary - lives that are too often hidden, underreported, or ignored by the rest of the world.
By Caitlin Macy
"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."--Entertainment WeeklyIn the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa's single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert. When Gwen's husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa's past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium. Macy has written a modern-day HOUSE OF MIRTH, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, MRS marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st Century.
By Jane Bailey
A heart-warming and passionate tale from the author of Tommy Glover's Sketch of HeavenAt the age of five I ran into a wood, and nearly two years later I walked out of it and into the nearest house.In 1927, Gracie returns to her house to find a young girl curled up on her armchair: a feral, rather grubby gift of fate. With no knowledge of the child's origins and no children of her own, Gracie adopts her and names her 'Joy'. Despite the endless speculation about Joy's unusual ways, Gracie is happy to remain ignorant about her past in case anyone should come forward to reclaim her as their own. Time passes and Joy grows into a young woman at the advent of World War II. But when she becomes romantically involved with a fighter pilot the mystery of her past slowly unravels . . .Praise for Jane Bailey'A vivid and involving novel that reaches a truly page-turning climax' Barbara Trepido'Absorbing, compelling and intensely moving' Lesley Glaister, author of As Far as You Can Go'A gentle, poignant, achingly funny tale of displaced children, first love and the tragic secrets hidden behind so many respectable facades' Serena Mackesy, author of The Temp
The Mark Of A Murderer
By Susanna Gregory
On St Scholastica's Day in February 1355, Oxford explodes in one of the most serious riots of its turbulent history. Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee the city, and some choose the University at Cambridge as their temporary refuge. However, they don't remain safe for long. Within hours of their arrival, the first of their number dies, followed quickly by a second.When Bartholomew and Brother Michael begin to investigate the deaths, they uncover evidence that the Oxford riot was not a case of random violence, but part of a carefully orchestrated plot. With the Archbishop of Canterbury about to honour Cambridge with a Visitation, and a close colleague accused of a series of murders Bartholomew is certain he didn't commit, the race is on to solve the riddles and bring a ruthless killer to justice.
Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip
By 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.