My First Coach
By Gary Myers
From the New York Times bestselling author of Brady vs. Manning and dean of football writers - a book that explores the many interesting facets to NFL quarterbacks and their relationships with their fathers.Tom Brady's father is an estate planner. Jim Harbaugh's father had a long career as a college coach. Archie Manning played fourteen years in the NFL and never made the playoffs, but his sons Peyton and Eli won a combined four Super Bowls. Joe Montana is considered by many to be the greatest quarterback of all time, but his two sons bounced around college football with limited success. Jameis Winston's father supported his family working overnight highway construction in Alabama. Derek Carr's father moved the family to Houston after Derek's older brother, David, was drafted by the Texans.MY FIRST COACH goes behind the scenes to explore the unique relationship between these and other quarterbacks and their fathers, as well as investigate various approaches to parenting through their stories. Can young athletes overcome helicopter parents? How did the kids with NFL aspirations deal with their fathers who'd already made it? What kind of pressure did they have to overcome? What kind of pressure did the father who succeeded put on his son to be an athlete? Would the expectations be lower and the results greater if the father was an attorney or doctor? Was it better for the fathers to be overbearing, or borderline disinterested?MY FIRST COACH tells the compelling, real-life stories of some of the country's most famous quarterbacks and how they took advantage of or overcame their relationships with their fathers.
By Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice
An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Lara Adrian and Christopher Rice.In this extraordinary tale of paranormal suspense, Rice's Desire Exchange character Lillianne will encounter vampires for the first time when Adrian's character Lucan Thorne takes her under his wing. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!
The Martian Girl: A London Mystery
By Andrew Martin
'Ingeniously constructed . . . Andrew Martin's wry, amused tone is a constant joy . . . An altogether superior performance, The Martian Girl is a violent, funny, deadly serious entertainment' Irish TimesLondon, present day. Jean, a failing journalist in her late thirties, finds herself entertaining a married man - a handsome, arrogant ex-barrister, universally known by his surname: Coates. Unsure of the relationship and wanting to develop her career, she begins to write a one-woman show about a mind-reader she comes across in her research - a woman who performed in the 19th Century under the name The Martian Girl, before disappearing without a trace. *London, 1898.Kate French, a striking young woman with a love for the stage, is honing her craft in the music halls of East London at the turn of the century. As the Martian Girl, she performs each night with her mind-reading partner, the cynical and money-grubbing Joseph Draper.As Jean makes progress on her show, Kate - long since dead - begins to consume her thoughts. Jean starts to suspect that Draper fully believed in Kate's ability to read minds and that he found the idea deeply disturbing. What really happened between the two of them all those years ago? And why does Jean feel such an intense bond with The Martian Girl? As the line between Jean and Kate begins to blur, the fates of the two women are destined to transcend time, and finally to intersect.Brilliantly conceived, The Martian Girl is a dazzling thriller that will get inside your mind.
By Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus is tracking down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages - however, when the Light Council decide they need his help in negotiating with the perpetrators, Alex must use all his cunning and magic to strike a deal.The ninth novel in the urban fantasy series which began with Fated - the Alex Verus novels are magic-filled fan favourites, perfect for readers of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch.
My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other
By Don Diamont
Don Diamont's MY SEVEN SONS AND HOW WE RAISED EACH OTHER is a fatherhood book for today's modern, blended family; a dude book that doesn't shy away from an emotional body slam and a giftable Dad book that also functions as a love song to a magnificent Mom.With humor and compassion, Don takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride from the depths and sorrow of the passing of his own father and brother, to the heights of Hollywood and global glam, to becoming a father himself and the unlikely assemblage of his blended brood. Only two of his seven sons are his biological children. Looking back on the men who raised, coached and mentored him, Diamont speaks candidly about the powerful lessons he's learned. Looking forward, as his seven boys become men, he reflects on the manly art of fatherhood and leaves us with a winning portrait of an American family in a world where the concept of family is being redefined.
Moon Nashville (Third Edition)
By Margaret Littman
See the City with a Local!Move to the incomparable beat of Music City, and discover its unique culture, contagious energy, and delicious cuisine with Moon Nashville.Inside you'll find:* Flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, budget, and interests, including: "The Two-Day Best of Nashville," "Music City Without Moola," and "Foodie Weekend"* Expert, local insight from Nashvillian Margaret Littman* Full color, vibrant photos throughoutDetailed maps of each Nashville neighborhood* The top sights and unique activities: Visit the Grand Ole Opry, see the next big thing at Bluebird Café, and take a day trip to Graceland. Sample the absolute best authentic hot chicken, and explore Nashville's burgeoning farm-to-table scene. Head outside of the city for a day to visit historic landmarks or stroll the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. Discover the best local honky tonk, shop for vintage records or a well-worn pair of cowboy boots, and pull up a barstool for a flight of classic Tennessee whiskies* Suggestions for day trips from Nashville, including Land Between the Lakes, Lynchburg, and Bell Buckle* Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get aroundWith Moon Nashville's expert tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. If you're heading to more of the South's best cities, try Moon Memphis, Moon Atlanta, or Moon New Orleans.
By The Creators of Mush
'Funny and relatable . . . Buy it as a present for a pregnant friend and she'll probably make you godmother' Pandora Sykes'Making the transition to motherhood is a seminal moment in the life of a woman and this gutsy, informative - and very funny - guidebook is the ideal 'best friend' to navigate new terrain. I loved it.' Rosie Nixon, Editor-in-Chief, Hello!So, you're a mum. Now what? It's easy to spend so long thinking about the birth (and packing and re-packing that hospital bag) that you forget what happens next: becoming a fully-fledged actual parent.Introducing The Mumsition: basically your smartest, wittiest mum friend. It covers everything you'll go through in that crazy first year in a way that's useful and informative - but also funny, chatty and above all, real.Becoming a mum (i.e. your mumsition) is one of the biggest things that you'll ever go through. That's why the milestones in this book aren't just about your baby smiling or walking or sleeping through the night for the first time, but everything YOU'RE going through too: the first time you manage to leave the house, the first time you get on a bus with your little one and the first time you have sex again.The Mumsition is clued-up without being judgemental or patronising, funny without trying too hard and sympathetic and supportive without being saccharine. From the moment you go on maternity leave until your baby's first birthday, this book has got your back.
Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip (Second Edition)
By Jason Frye
The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the green valleys of Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains. Drive America's most scenic highway with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Inside you'll find:* Maps and Driving Tools: 29 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route* Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore:Listen to live bluegrass with a glass of local moonshine, drive past fields brimming with fireflies, and wander through American history. You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more* Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic itineraries like "Music of the Blue Ridge," including suggestions for spending time in in Washington DC, Front Royal, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Galax, Asheville, Cherokee, and Knoxville* Local Expert: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his love of the Great Smoky Mountains (and where to find the best barbecue!)* Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kidsWith Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local insight, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains or Moon North Carolina.
Moon British Columbia (Eleventh Edition)
By Andrew Hempstead
British Columbia is filled with shining rivers, vibrant cities, and temperate rainforests. Experience the best of this beautiful province with Moon British Columbia.* Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "The Best of British Columbia," "The Best of Vancouver & Victoria," "Okanagan Wine Tasting," "Top Ski Resorts," and "Family Fun"* Curated advice from local author Andrew Hempstead* Vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own* Activities and ideas for every traveler:Try to spot bears, moose, and elk on a hike through the verdant wilderness, or go whale-watching on the Pacific. Learn about the First Nations tribes' colorful totem poles and sample indigenous foods. Kayak through icy fjords, ski Whistler's world-class slopes, or admire the colonial architecture of British Columbia's great cities* Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment* Essential insight for travelers on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your daypack* In-depth coverage of Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver Island, The Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler, Gold Nugget Route, the Okanagan Valley, the Kootenays, the Canadian Rockies, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Cariboo Country, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Stewart-Cassar Highway, Alaska Highway, and The YukonWith Moon British Columbia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Craving more of Canada's incredible wilderness? Check out Moon Banff National Park.
By Scott Smith
Whether you're an adventure junkie, road-tripper, or card shark, Nevada has something for you. Make it the perfect trip with Moon Nevada.Inside you'll find:* The best road trips through Nevada, from 3 days on "the loneliest road in America," to a week covering Death Valley and the Extraterrestrial Highway, with detailed information on travel times, distances, and directions* Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout* The top sights and unique activities for all travel styles:Explore caves and glaciers at Great Basin National Park, or go fishing, swimming, or boating on Lake Tahoe or Lake Mead. Marvel at the engineering of the Hoover Dam, camp out at a secluded alpine lake, or find the best spots for a day hike. Schedule your visit during one of the major festivals that frequent Nevada (Burning Man, Art Town Reno, or the National Rodeo Finals), or shop for local turquoise trinkets. Try your hand at a slot machine, and get a taste of the world-renowned Las Vegas nightlife* Focused coverage of Reno, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Tahoe, Central Nevada, Elko, the Ruby Mountains, and more* Honest advice on where to stay, when to go, and how to get around* Expert tips from long-time Nevada local Scott Smith* Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Nevada's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Spending more time at the lake? Try Moon Tahoe. Headed to the parks? Try Moon Yosemite National Park or Moon Death Valley National Park.
Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance
By Myatt Murphy, Tommy John
Dr. Tommy John's invaluable guide to prevent and heal youth sports injuriesBeginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and on into their twenties, young athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Dr. Tommy John, son of lefty pitcher Tommy John and also a chiropractor, offers a practical guide to preventing and healing sports injuries. Dr. John explores the sudden rise of Tommy John surgeries being performed on young athletes today, as well as the many injuries--and the surgeries required to fix them-- increasing at an alarming rate in baseball and all youth sports. Dr. John's book outlines the three top causes behind this "injury epidemic": The American lifestyle, the business of youth sports (from coaches to corporations), and the mistakes we're making through lifestyle decisions. Maximize Your Kid's Sports Performance...and Minimize Injury shares the four key game-changers that will help prevent and heal injuries: Rethink, Replenish, Rebuild, and Recover. Each of these four sections includes a daily checklist that gauges how well young athletes are doing in each of the four areas. Though most of the book focuses on prevention, it also offers tips on how to tailor the advice for athletes coming back from an injury, with over 120 black and white photographs.
Moon Tucson (Second Edition)
By Tim Hull
See Tucson with a Local!Experience the laid-back atmosphere and vibrant culture of this artsy desert enclave with Tucson local Tim Hull.What you'll find in Moon Tucson:Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: "The Best of Old Pueblo in Three Days," "Sonoran Desert Adventures," "Midtown Biking," and "Southwest Style"Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, how to get there, and how to get aroundThe top sights and unique activities: Visit remnants of ancient cultures, or explore vestiges of the Old West's legendary conquistadores, cowboys, and outlaws. Browse galleries of Pueblo art, hit an eclectic fusion restaurant, and shop for one-of-a-kind Native American crafts. Find the best resorts for golfing or a spa day, taste phenomenal Mexican food, and discover the top spots to sample the local nightlifeDetailed coverage of restaurants, shops, and nightlifeExpert insight from Tucson local Tim HullSuggestions for excursions outside of the city, including Kartchner Caverns and the Huachuca Mountains, Bisbee and Tombstone, the Border Region, and Willcox and the Chiricahua Mountains Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Tucson's curated advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can experience the city your way.
Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area (Sixth Edition)
By Ann Marie Brown
Are you at home in the golden hills of Berkeley, or the lush redwood forests of Marin? Explore the paradise just outside your door with Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area.Inside you'll find:* A Hike for Everyone: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to daylong, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten the hikes. All hikes are rated for difficulty and marked for features such as dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible* Explore the Trails: Highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers are noted on each hike* Maps and Directions: Explore with easy-to-use maps and point-by-point navigation for each trail, and including driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when available* Top Hikes: Lists like "Best Redwood Forests," "Best Short Backpacking Trips," and "Best Bird-Watching" will help you choose where to hike in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay* Trusted Advice: Anne Marie Brown shares the experience and knowledge she's gained from hiking, biking, and camping in and around the Bay Area more than 150 days a year* Tips and Tools: Find essentials like health, safety, and trail etiquette, background information on the landscape and history of the trails, and volunteer opportunities so you can help keep the trails as beautiful as you found themWhether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure.Looking for trails beyond the Bay Area? Try Moon Northern California Hiking or Moon California Hiking. Ready for an overnight outdoor adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Camping or Moon California Camping.
Moon Florida (Second Edition)
By Jason Ferguson
My Father's Business
By Cal Turner Jr., Rob Simbeck
The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.
Moon Reykjavik (Second Edition)
By Jenna Gottlieb
With world-class modern art and architecture, top-notch restaurants, and pulsing nightlife, little Reykjavík makes a big impression. Travel to the heart of Iceland with Moon Reykjavík.* Strategic itineraries including three days in Reykjavík and day trips to Mount Esja and the Blue Lagoon* Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Trek to lava caves, geothermal pools, and waterfalls on the Golden Circle tour. See incredible collections of Icelandic art (both ancient and modern), then snag a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the freshest catch. After dark, explore the best dance clubs, live music venues, and pubs in Reykjavík. Admire the city's incredible architecture and unique Icelandic design in local shops, or see if you can spot minke whales, orcas, humpbacks, or even blue whales on a whale watching tour* Curated advice from expat Jenna Gottlieb, who shares the parts of this chic city that inspired her to pack her bags and move to Iceland* Essential insight on the landscape, culture, and history, as well as resources like an Icelandic phrasebook, all packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your carry-onWith Moon Reykjavík's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon Iceland. Exploring Europe? Check out Moon Ireland orMoon Rome, Florence & Venice.
More Than Words
By Mia Sheridan
'Five star gold! Inspiring, uplifting, and raw in its intensity' RT Book Reviews 'No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan . . . her stories will make you weep , but you'll be smiling through your tears' Amazon reviewerFrom the moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her . . . and then disappeared from her life without a word.Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen's music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. Then he stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. Who still sets his blood on fire.But they don't belong in each other's worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need, the one that's beginning to feel dangerously like love . . .Praise for Mia Sheridan:'If you loved Archer's Voice, you will love Most of All You... The writing was truly beautiful and just sweeps you away into the story' Aestas Book Blog'Utterly mesmerizing. An exquisite, beautifully written romance' Samantha Young, New York Timesbestselling author'Mia Sheridan has outdone herself with this beautiful, uplifting story of two broken souls finding themselves and each other. I savored each word of Most of All You. This story will stay with me forever' Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author'Once again, Sheridan proves why she's an automatic purchase. With heart and finesse, she paints a romance in Most of All You that will captivate you, heal you, and make you believe that love can conquer all. An absolute five star must read' K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author'I love the men Mia writes. She's able to create sensitive real men with insane sex appeal' Renee Carlino, USA Today bestselling author'Exquisitely written and utterly unique, this is the touching tale of two broken people... and their journey of healing' Natasha is a Book Junkie'This is a story that will no doubt own you - a tale of love, determination, hope and healing brought to life by that intangible magic we've come to expect from Mia Sheridan' Vilma Iris'[A] magnificent story of two kindred, shattered spirits finding hope and partnership and eventually love' Washington Post'PHENOMENAL. This is Mia Sheridan at her very best - my favorite read of the year! A.L. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
By Peter FitzSimons
The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WW1. A largely Australian force commanded by the brilliant John Monash, fought what has described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together, as a coordinated force.Monash planned every detail meticulously - with nothing left to chance: integrated use of planes, wireless (and even carrier pigeons!)was the basis, and it went on from there, down to the details.Infantry, artillery, tanks and planes worked together of the battlefront, with relatively few losses. In the words of Monash: 'A perfect modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they perform are their respective musical phrases.'
Mrs Jeffries and the Feast of St Stephen
By Emily Brightwell
The case is an unexpected bother for Inspector Witherspoon's household, already abuzz with plans for the holidays, but Scotland Yard wants this crime solved before Christmas. Now the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector - especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding . . .Praise for the Mrs Jeffries Mysteries:'It's murder most English all the way!' The Literary Times'Fascinating murder mystery . . . wit and style . . . a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery' The Paperback Forum
Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans
By Emily Brightwell
Home and hearth is never safe when you have this many enemies.A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help - since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met.Praise for the Mrs Jeffries Mysteries:'It's murder most English all the way!' The Literary Times'Fascinating murder mystery . . . wit and style . . . a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery' The Paperback Forum