The Final Hour
By Tom Wood
AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEAD'Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive'Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan XFrom bestselling author Tom Wood comes a unique and gasp-inducing Victor thriller that turns all your expectations on their head . . . Agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a dangerous murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides. The Agency deflected him away from his search, but he didn't give up, piecing together clues and hearsay. Now a promotion has allowed him to pursue this man with a hand-picked team and bring him to justice. Only problem is, the murderer has vanished. Thousands of miles away, the assassin known as Victor has stopped working - recently he began to care; he made mistakes. Now he has a choice: whether to give up the life or return to being a cold-hearted weapon. But there's another killer who needs his help - and she might be harder to refuse . . . All while the good guys are closing in on him.Enter a world of betrayal, tension and twists perfect for fans of Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, The Nowhere Man), James Swallow (Nomad, Exile) and Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim, Day of the Locust).
The Fatal Gate
By Ian Irvine
The cruel Merdrun, the greatest warriors in the void, have invaded Santhenar but their portal failed, leaving them stranded. They're desperately trying to regain contact with the summon stone so they can reopen the portal and begin the slaughter of humanity. Llian, hurled through another portal, sees the summon stone wake and knows the allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun - though it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories.
By Melissa Scholes Young
Nothing could hold back the Mississippi that summer. Jackson Island, which jutted up out of the river as an overgrown sand bar, was completely submerged. The island, immortalized by Mark Twain, wasn't very big to begin with, though Huckleberry Finn and Jim found it to be plenty. Water was what people talked about, worried over, and watched. Upstream and downstream, levees busted by force and sabotage. The river's to blame. When you grow up on the banks in Hannibal, Missouri, you need an escape route. You never know when the water is going to rise and you have to run.Laura Brooks has come home to Hannibal: a place that ten years ago she couldn't wait to leave. Growing up she felt stifled in this town ruled by its past, its hokey devotion to everything Twain, the small-mindedness of its inhabitants, and the rich/poor divide that runs as deep as the Mississippi River. What really drove her away, though, was the complicated demise of her love affair with Sammy, that fateful 4th of July when the levees broke. Laura hasn't kept much in touch with Hannibal since she fled, and her family - her lottery-playing, chicken-keeping Mama, her sweet deadbeat brother Trey, and no-nonsense Aunt Betty, hairdresser and cookie-baker extraordinaire - don't know what to make of it when Laura turns up all but unannounced. Things haven't been going so well for Laura in her grown-up life in Florida, and while she claims she's just home for a brief trip to take in Hannibal's high school reunion, she's carrying way too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. As Laura gets embroiled in small-town goings-on once more - such as her godson's campaign to be crowned this year's Tom Sawyer- Laura starts to heal from recent wounds. But when Sammy reappears on the scene, a deeper wound threatens to reopen. Now, with the Mississippi rising, her high school reunion looming, and a second chance at love, Laura wonders if running away again might be the only answer.
The First Day
By Phil Harrison
Outside an east Belfast mission hall, pastor and family man Samuel Orr meets Anna, a young Beckett scholar. They embark on an intense love affair, their connection fuelled by their respective passions. When Anna falls pregnant, the affair is revealed. The repercussions are slow to emerge but inescapable, and the fallout is shocking, cruel and violent.More than thirty years later Sam, their son, is in New York, living a steady, guarded life, his childhood and family safely abandoned.But the sins of the fathers are not to be so easily buried; the past crashes inevitably into the present, and Sam is forced to confront the fears he has kept close for decades.
By Susan Scott
While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can. In this revised edition of Fierce Conversations - the bestselling classic guide to getting your message across and getting what you want - master teacher and leader Susan Scott gives you the tools to transform the conversations central to your success, and teaches you how to fiercely and honestly cut through the noise and clutter. You'll learn how to:*OVERCOME BARRIERS TO MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS*EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE*ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO REVEAL THEIR TRUE OPINIONS*CONFRONT TOUGH ISSUES WITH CONFIDENCE AND SENSITIVITY*HANDLE STRONG EMOTIONS-ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE *INCREASE CLARITY AND IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING*INSPIRE CREATIVITY, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND PASSION*BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILYPacked with case studies, exercises and questionnaires, Fierce Conversations shows you how to bring about real change in the workplace and at home. It's time to change the conversation.
The Frangipani Tree Mystery
By Ovidia Yu
First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth SuLin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore.1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin's daughter dies suddenly - and in mysterious circumstances - mission school-educated local girl SuLin - an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage - is invited to take her place. But then another murder at the residence occurs and it seems very likely that a killer is stalking the corridors of Government House. It now takes all SuLin's traditional skills and intelligence to help British-born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders - and escape with her own life.'Simply glorious. Every nook and cranny of 1930s Singapore is brought richly to life, without ever getting in the way of a classic puzzle plot. But what's a setting without a jewel? Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I've met in a long while.' Catriona McPherson'Charming and fascinating with great authentic feel. Ovidia Yu's teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels.' Rhys Bowen
By Susan Sleeman
Each day could be her last...but not if he can help it.Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan--to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.Agent Cal Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months-to save lives by ending the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish, the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Cal puts his all into finding Tara, but once he locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. Now Cal's goal changes. Protect Tara at all costs and make no mistakes while hunting down the bomber, as one wrong move could be fatal.
By D. Nolan Clark
The battle is over. But the war has only just begun. Aleister Lanoe has won a stunning victory against the alien armada that threatened Niraya, but it's not enough to satisfy his desire for vengeance. He won't rest until he's located the armada's homeworld and reduced it to ashes. Yet his personal vendetta will have to wait. Lanoe now faces a desperate race against time, and the merciless Centrocor corporation, if he's to secure the Earth's future - and discover the truth he seeks.
The Fractured Republic (Revised Edition)
By Yuval Levin
Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish, political polarization is at an all-time high, our government seems paralyzed and our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that voters and politicians alike are nostalgic for a better time. The Left is attempting to recreate the middle of the twentieth century, when social movements and anti-poverty programs were at their height, while the Right pines for the Reagan Era, when taxes were low and Americans were optimistic. But America has changed over the past half century. The institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism, dynamism, and liberalization have come at the cost of dwindling solidarity, cohesion, and social order. This has left us with more choices in every realm of life but far less security, stability, and national unity. The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin calls for a modernizing politics that can answer the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life. By embracing individualism and diversity and rejecting extremism and nostalgia, we can revive the middle layers of society and enable an American revival
A Fast Ride Out of Here
By Pete Way, Paul Rees
'I don't think I was ever sober for long enough to get a hangover. I thought it was normal to inject drugs. I saw it as a lifestyle - my job. But it becomes pretty sad when you're in, say, Vienna and spending all your time trying to find a needle exchange.' - Pete WayThere are rock memoirs and then there is this one. A Fast Ride Out of Here tells a story that is so shocking, so outrageous, so packed with excess and leading to such uproar and tragic consequences as to be almost beyond compare. Put simply, in terms of jaw-dropping incident, self-destruction and all-round craziness, Pete Way's rock'n'roll life makes even Keith Richards's appear routine and Ozzy Osbourne seem positively mild-mannered in comparison. Not for nothing did Nikki Sixx, bassist with LA shock-rockers Motley Crue and who 'died' for eight minutes following a heroin overdose in 1988, consider that he was a disciple of and apprenticed to Way.During a forty-year career as founding member and bassist of the venerated British hard rock band UFO, and which has also included a stint in his hell-raising buddy Ozzy's band, Pete Way has both scaled giddy heights and plunged to unfathomable lows. A heroin addict for more than ten years, he blew millions on drugs and booze and left behind him a trail of chaos and carnage. The human cost of this runs to six marriages, four divorces, a pair of estranged daughters and two dead ex-wives. Latterly, Way has fought cancer, but has survived it all and is now ready to tell his extraordinary tale. By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, A Fast Ride Out of Here will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale and also to one man's sheer indestructability. 'They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I'm out of my league.' - Ozzy Osbourne
The Fallen Children
By David Owen
One cover. 360 different colours. Which one will you get?'A powerful and disturbing new take on an original classic' Tim Bowler, author of Carnegie Medal-winner River Boy'I loved this book . . . Pacy, gripping, intriguing [and] poignant' Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire and Radio SilenceYoung people on the Midwich Estate don't have much hope for their futures. Keisha has lived there her whole life, and has been working hard to escape it; others have just accepted their lot.But change is coming . . .One night, everyone inside Midwich Tower falls mysteriously unconscious in one inexplicable 'Nightout'. No one can explain what happened during those lost hours, but soon afterwards Keisha and three other girls find they're pregnant - and the babies are growing at an alarming rate.As the news spreads around the tower, its residents turns against them and the situation spirals toward violence. Keisha's life unravels as she realises that the pregnancy may not have just ruined her hopes for the future: she might be mother to the end of the world.The Fallen Children is a story of violation, of judgment and of young people who must fight to defy what is expected of them.The Fallen Children has one cover design but 360 different colourways. Each one is numbered from 1 to 360 on the spine. The colour you receive will be completely random.'THE FALLEN CHILDREN is ATTACK THE BLOCK meets VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and feels like the London I know. It's very cool' - Juno Dawson'An ingenious twist on a classic. Surprisingly tender and moving, completely convincing and gripping' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave'Read THE FALLEN CHILDREN if you'd like less middle-class kidlit, allegorical commentary on society and teens, and dead good books' - Non Pratt
The Forgotten Room
By Lincoln Child
The Forever Summer
By Jamie Brenner
Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But with one careless mistake, she's on the verge, suddenly, of losing everything. When a forbidden tryst with a high-powered partner at her firm is exposed, Marin finds herself unemployed and alone, all in a single day, and terrified to admit such messiness to her parents, whose thirty-year marriage is, in her eyes, the model romance.Before Marin can summon the courage to face her family, a young woman from LA, Rachel Moskowitz, shows up, claiming to be Marin's half-sister and urging Marin to accompany her on a soul-searching journey to Cape Cod. Needing to escape and looking for her own answers, Marin soon finds herself on a surreal road trip to Provincetown, where she and Rachel seek refuge with Amelia, Rachel's paternal grandmother and the longtime owner of a beloved beachside inn on the verge of shuttering. Just when it seems like things can't get any more complicated, Marin's mother appears at the inn, bringing with her shocking truths that will shake Marin's beliefs--in love, in her own identity, and in where she came from - even further. Full of delicious descriptions of coastal New England and richly imagined characters, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotional, hot-topic page-turner and a powerful exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.
Feels Like the First Time
By Marina Adair
After Aliana Marshal watched the man she loved walk down the aisle and vow eternity--to her sister--she set out to create her own happily ever after. Putting her heart and soul into her steel-art, Ali opened Steele & Magnolias, a premiere garden art shop, and all of her hard work is about to finally pay off. Only her sister's idea of eternity ended when Hawk's hockey career went down in flames. Now Hawk is single, back home, and he owns the bar right next door. Even worse, Ali's feelings for him are far from just friendly.Former NHL superstar, Bradley Hawk spends his nights in The Penalty Box serving the best hard cider in Washington--and his after hours serving the beautiful ladies of Destiny Bay. His days, well, those he spends thinking up new ways to infuriate his ex-sister-in-law. Between her "rules of business conduct" and "neighborly advice" the woman needs to learn how to enjoy life a little. And he's just the guy to help. So when he hears she needs a date for a party, his hero complex kicks in and he volunteers. Only, it isn't just any party--it's an engagement party for his ex-wife. And the only way to get through the night is to convince Bridget he's over her. Flirting with Ali feels too good to stop, and when they fall into bed together they take the faux right out of their fauxmance. But just as things start to get real, Bridget calls off the wedding and Hawk is stuck between the woman he'd dreamed of winning back ... and the one he can't imagine letting go.
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Made Simple
By Gareth Holman, Jonathan Kanter, Mavis Tsai, Robert Kohlenberg
Functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) is a proven-effective treatment for mental health disorders, and has been shown to enhance the quality of interpersonal relationships. If you're a therapist, how you relate to your clients can have a profound impact on treatment outcomes. This book integrates the latest research on the importance of the therapist-client relationship with the new science of social connection into a user-friendly, contextual behavioral framework.In this book, you'll find an introduction of the promise and foundation of FAP with an emphasis on practice and reflection, and then dive deeper into each separate element of practice: assessment and case conceptualization, present-moment experience, emotions, self and values, exercises, mistakes in FAP, and getting "unstuck" in therapy. You'll also learn to help clients implement awareness, courage, and love as the basis of all social connection. Finally, you'll learn how this treatment model can be used to respond to some of the most challenging issues clinicians face, such as clients who aren't improving, clients with whom your relationship is very intense or volatile, clients who are hard to like, and clients with whom there is a lot of frustration or unspoken conflict.No matter your treatment background, this book will provide invaluable strategies for adopting functional analytic psychotherapy in your practice, enhancing relationships with your clients, and improving overall treatment outcomes.
Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris
By Peter Brooks
In 1869, Gustave Flaubert published what he considered to be his masterwork novel, A Sentimental Education, which told a deeply human and deeply pessimistic story of the 1848 revolutions. The book was a critical and commercial flop. Flaubert was devastated.
By Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng, Peter Cappelli
When Peter Drucker wrote Concept of the Corporation in 1946, he revealed what made the large American corporation tick. Similarly, The Art of Japanese Management by Richard Pascale in 1981 explained the unique practices developed by the Japanese to bring that country's economy out of the ashes. The emerging Chinese juggernauts-the Alibabas, Lenovos, and Haiers-need similar revelation since they are a different breed in their own right. Little is understood about them, how they work, and what makes them such potentially imposing competitors.Now, based on unprecedented access to the people who have created and grown the great private companies of China-the "General Electrics and Sonys" of that country, Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Peter Cappelli and Neng Liang bring to life the distinctive practices of Chinese business leaders as they invent their own way forward to create world-class companies, and provide a comprehensive look at the leaders and businesses that are the future of the Chinese economy-and major competition to Western companies.Chinese companies are emerging on the global stage as never before, and their leadership lessons are invaluable in understanding and coping with their growing commercial presence worldwide. Company managers everywhere will want to understand China's distinct way of doing business if they are to compete against the companies that already dominate the domestic Chinese market and are coming to the fore in foreign markets, including the U.S.
By Anne Keenan Higgins
Fictionally Fabulous is a full-color illustrated guide to dozens of beloved characters from film and TV who changed the face of fashion: from the flapper era embodied by Louise Brooks to polka dot-studded housewife Lucy Ricardo, Holly Golightly's immortal little black dress, working-girl chic Mary Richards, tartan-skirted Cher Horowitz in Clueless, to the Scandalous Olivia Pope, and all our favorite style stars in between. Each fashion hero is showcased in gorgeously whimsical style by author and illustrator Anne Keenan Higgins, who offers stunning views of their aha moments, inspiration boards, and profiles describing each character's signature style and trend-setting influence
Bliss is within (your fingers') reach! Step your tired fingers into a pair of teeny yoga pants, roll out your desktop mat, and give those tired digits a stretch (or a workout) with Finger Yoga! The kit includes mini yoga pants to wear on the pointer and middle fingers, a desktop yoga mat, two mini yoga blocks, and a 32-page illustrated mini book with instructions for finger yoga poses and desktop meditation.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 12
By Natsuki Takaya
Finally, the curse is broken for all of the members of the Zodiac and they're granted their freedom. Kyo and Tohru confirm their feelings for each other and take the first step towards their new future. The drama of a family cursed by the Zodiac comes to a moving conclusion!!This collector's edition also includes a long interview with Natsuki Takaya-sensei, character introductions, a history of the serialized publication, and much more!!!