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It Was All a Dream

By Reniqua Allen
Authors:
Reniqua Allen
In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. Now, in the post-Obama era, young black Americans face a critical turning point, as they try to realize dreams too long deferred.In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories--too often overlooked--of black millennials struggling, innovating, and flourishing. We meet a former college athlete burdened with mounting debt; a fashion entrepreneur who, like so many of her generation, has left New York for southern cities like Atlanta; a sex worker in Chicago; and an ambitious Republican college student who wrestles with being a black conservative on campus. Allen interweaves reflections on defining moments, from Hurricane Katrina to the murder of Michael Brown to the election of Donald Trump. Together, the lives and reflections in these pages offer a portrait of a generation on the brink, tracing their efforts to build their own futures and write their own history.

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club

By Sophie Green
Authors:
Sophie Green
This winter, you are warmly invited to join the Fairvale Ladies book club . . . The perfect novel to curl up with on a cosy night in' (Hello)'This gorgeous book completely carried me away' (Jenny Ashcroft, author of Island in the East)'An absolute gem of a novel' (Better Reading Australia)---------1978. Life in Australia's vast Northern Territory isn't always easy. Telephones are not yet common, and the treacherous seasons make even travelling to the next town a struggle. But Sybil Baxter is finding a way to connect . . . Bringing together her daughter-in-law Kate, who is finding it hard to adjust to married life, and her old friend Rita, often far away working hard for the Flying Doctors, Sybil starts a book club. Joined by Sallyanne, a mother of three with a trouble marriage, and Della, who moved to the country looking for adventure, they come together to bond over their favourite stories.But as life throws up challenges to each of its members, the club might just provide these five women with what they need more than anything: a friendship capable of overcoming any distance and weathering all seasons. Join other readers in discovering the joy of Fairvale . . . 'A warm hearted, generous book . . . it was a pleasure and a comfort to come back to the characters each night' Virginia McGregor, author of Before I Was Yours'A book showing more kindness between its pages than any I have read before' NetGalley Reviewer'I didn't want this story to end and would happily spend time in this world each day' Amazon Reviewer'The story is timeless, the characters realistic and descriptions of the landscape breathtaking' Amazon Reviewer'Heartwarming and fulfilling' Australian Women's Weekly'Wonderfully atmospheric' Sunday MirrorPerfect for readers of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Sunday Lunch Club and The Lido.
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In Search of the Canary Tree

By Lauren E. Oakes
Authors:
Lauren E. Oakes
Where mountains meet ocean in Alaska's Alexander Archipelago, white skeletons of dead yellow cedar trees stand prominently amidst a verdant landscape of old-growth forests. Researchers spent nearly three decades deciphering the cause of the majestic species' death and uncovering climate change as the culprit. Lauren E. Oakes, a young scientist at Stanford University, was one of them. But even as she set to record the demise of a species, she soon found herself immersed in an even bigger, and totally unexpected, story: how the people of Alaska were adapting to the tree's disappearance, and how the tree itself, seemingly doomed, was adapting to a changing world. In Search of the Canary Tree is the story of six years that Oakes and her team spent in the Alaskan wilds, studying thousands of trees and saplings along the archipelago of southeast Alaska. Far from losing faith in the survival of our woodlands, she discovered the resiliency of forgotten forests, flourishing again after years of destruction and decomposition. And, through deep encounters with loggers, naturalists, Native weavers, and enthusiasts of the yellow cedar, Oakes discovered how the people of Alaska were determined to develop new relationships with the emerging environment. Where many scientists and commentators have found in climate change an unmitigated disaster, Oakes found beacons of hope even in the disorienting death of a species. Above all else, Oakes shows us that, although we can respond to climate change with either fear or denial, we can also find in it a new world, and one that doesn't necessarily have to be for the worst. Eloquent, insightful, and deeply heartening, In Search of the Canary Tree shows how human and natural resilience can help preserve ourselves, even in our rapidly changing world.

Introduction to Research Methods 5th Edition

By Catherine Dawson
Authors:
Catherine Dawson
Introduction to Research Methods contains everything from developing an initial idea into a proposal, through to analysing data and reporting results. Whether you have to undertake a project as part of your coursework, or as part of your employment, or simply because you are fascinated by something you have observed and want to find out more, this book offers you advice on how to turn your ideas into a workable project. Specifically it will show you how to: *Choose your research methods*Choose your participants*Prepare a research proposal*Construct questionnaires*Conduct interviews and focus groups*Analyse your data*Report your findings *Be an ethical researcher
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Invisible Girls (Revised)

By Caroline Pincus, Patti Feuereisen
Authors:
Caroline Pincus, Patti Feuereisen
The statistics are staggering. One in four girls will experience sexual abuse by the time she is sixteen, and 48 percent of all rapes involve a young woman under the age of eighteen. It's not surprising then, that in a society where sexual abuse of young women is rampant, many women never share their stories. They remain hidden and invisible.In her pioneering work with young survivors through the last thirty years, Dr. Patti Feuereisen has helped teen girls and young women to find their voices, begin healing, and become visible.In this revised third edition, Dr. Patti's gentle guidance and the girls' powerful stories continue to create an encouraging message: Remarkable healing is possible if girls learn to share their stories in their teens and early twenties. With a new introduction, new chapters, and updated resources, this new edition of Invisible Girls has even more to offer girls, young women, and those who care about them.
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The Invisible String

By Patrice Karst, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Authors:
Patrice Karst
Illustrated by:
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers--children and adults alike--and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time!Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author."This book is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment." --Tony Robbins

The Instant Pot Bible

By Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
Authors:
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
With more than 5 million Instant Pots sold, these multicookers are more than a consumer craze. They have fundamentally changed the way many families put food on the table--and more! Because of the incredible versatility of this kitchen tool (which combines a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt function, steamer, and more in one pot), Instant Pot devotees are on the hunt for a big selection of recipes they can rely on.Building off decades of experience creating recipes that help home cooks deliver on flavor without much time or hassle, bestselling authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough bring you the key to unlocking the full potential of your Instant Pot. This book is the first to feature fast-and-slow timings for recipes: use either the pressure cooking or slow cooking function! No need to worry about adjusting cook times or pressure to fit your particular Instant Pot--the recipes in this book will work for every size and model, including the Instant Pot Max. Better yet, most recipes require no complicated extra steps: once you open the lid, dinner's ready.With easy-to-follow instructions that produce delicious results every time and more than 350 time-saving recipes for ragus and chilis, pastas casseroles and pilafs, comfort-food braises and weeknight risottos, and even the best cheesecake you've had in a long while, you'll discover the true power of the Instant Pot--and feed your family in a flash every night of the week.

Impromptu in Moribundia

By Patrick Hamilton
Authors:
Patrick Hamilton
'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick HornbyImpromptu in Moribundia is a satirical fable about one (nameless) man's trespass (through a fantastical machine called the 'Asteradio') into a parallel universe on a far-off planet where the 'miserably dull affairs of England' are mirrored and transformed into an apparent idyll of bourgeois English imagination.Moribundia is the 'physical enactment of the stereotypes and myths of English middle-class culture and consciousness.' Yet the narrator comes to discover that he has stumbled among a people characterised by 'cupidity, ignorance, complacence, meanness, ugliness, short-sightedness, cowardice, credulity, hysteria and, when the occasion called for it . . . cruelty and blood-thirstiness.
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If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?

By Avery Neal
Authors:
Avery Neal
"The message Avery Neal conveys in this book couldn't be more timely." From the Foreword by Lois P. Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner OfficeAre you a victim of subtle abuse? Are you always the one apologising or constantly questioning and blaming yourself? Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. Nearly half of all women-and men-experience psychological abuse without realizing it. Manipulation, deception and disrespect leave no physical scars, but they can be just as traumatic as physical abuse.In this ground-breaking book, Avery Neal, founder of the Women's Therapy Clinic, helps you recognize the warning signs of subtle abuse. As you learn to identify patterns that have never made sense before, you will be better equipped to make changes. From letting go of fear to setting boundaries, whether you're gathering the courage to finally leave or learning how to guard against a chronically abusive pattern, If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? will help you enjoy a happy, healthy, fulfilling life, free of shame or blame."The new gold standard in abuse recovery, allowing readers to break free from old patterns and reclaim their lives." Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free
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If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't!

By Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley
If your dad says you're going to meet Santa, he means the bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures. He does not mean that guy. That's a pirate. If you make friends with a pirate anyway, your dad will tell you that pirates are on the Naughty List! Can Magnolia keep her salty new friend off the naughty list and save Santa before he has to walk the plank? Elise Parsley's boldly expressive illustrations will bring plenty of laughs in this book that has Magnolia in charge of what's right and what's a don't in this rousing fourth book in the bestselling MAGNOLIA SAYS DON'T series.

I Don't Really Love You

By Alex Beyer
Authors:
Alex Beyer
Bringing readers from aww to awful! in a matter of seconds, I Don't Really Love You seamlessly blends images of charming pets with hilarious, soul-crushing captions about the existential dread that seems to permeate daily life. Darkly humorous one-liners, from "Birthdays don't matter" to "Inadequacy haunts me endlessly," will peek out from behind the forms of calm cats and happy-go-lucky puppies, creating an unexpected contrast that takes readers on a journey from delightful to depressing (and back again!) Pet lovers and humor lovers will be captivated in equal measure, with more than 75 full-color photographs of cats and dogs in a range of breeds, alongside an off-beat, subversive voice. With the perfect attitude for our rapidly changing world, this quirky book will make readers laugh out loud (after sending them crawling under the covers to contemplate their existence).

It Happened at Christmas (Reissue)

By Debbie Mason
Authors:
Debbie Mason
A second chance is the best Christmas gift of all.Out of money and out of options, Skylar Davis returns to Christmas, Colorado, seeking the comfort of her best friends. With the small mountain town all decked out for the holidays, there's no place Skylar would rather be . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her biggest mistakes: the town's gorgeous mayor. Ethan O'Connor likes his life drama-free and predictable. Then Skye blows back into town, as impulsive and passionate as ever. He's never been able to forget their time together, but she's exactly the kind of distraction he can't afford right now. With snow in the air and the magic of the season all around them, will a Christmas miracle bring them back together at last?
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I Might Regret This

By Abbi Jacobson
Authors:
Abbi Jacobson
***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one . . . why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions - What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections - all told in the sharp, wildly funny and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike - readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.
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The Insomnia Workbook for Teens

By Michael A. Tompkins, Monique A Thompson, Judith S. Beck
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, Monique A Thompson, Judith S. Beck
Sleep is food for the brain-especially for teens. Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep, The Insomnia Workbook for Teens helps teens change their sleep habits so that they can feel more alert and ready to face life's challenges.If you're like many other teens, you probably aren't getting enough sleep. And is it any wonder? Between early school start times, social media, electronic devices, extracurricular activities, and late-night homework-teens are at the highest risk of any age group for sleep deprivation. And in the long run, insomnia can lead to a host of health and mental health issues-including diabetes and depression. So, how can you cultivate a healthy sleep routine, so you can be your best?The Insomnia Workbook for Teens offers proven-effective tips and strategies to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. You'll learn about the different reasons you may experience insomnia, target your own "sleep disrupters" like caffeine and sugar, and discover skills for managing these disrupters so you can stop feeling drowsy and grumpy every day.It's hard being a teen in today's fast-paced world. And it's even harder to reach your goals when you're feeling tired and run-down. Based on up-to-the-minute science, this workbook will give you real solutions for overcoming insomnia and getting those much-needed zzzs.

It Devours!

By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Authors:
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the #1 podcast of the same name, comes a powerful new novel about two young people finding their place in the world, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.
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I Will Find You

By Detective Lt. Joe Kenda
Authors:
Detective Lt. Joe Kenda
Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, star of the wildly successful crime documentary series Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, shares his deepest, darkest, and never before revealed case files from his 19 years as a homicide detective.TV viewers and readers alike are fascinated and horrified by abhorrent murders. They crave to know the gory details of these crimes, and seek comfort in the solving of the most gruesome. In I WILL FIND YOU, DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT JOE KENDA reminds us that cases like these are very real and can happen even in your backyard. Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, but the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to look away. Chapters include:* "Every City has an Underbelly" where beautiful cities experience deadly violence* "I Talk to Dead People" where Kenda reveals his approaches to crime scene investigation* "Honey I'm Home, Don't Mind the Blood" where detective work is brought home* "Crimes I Can't Talk about on TV" where Kenda shares the most gruesome, macabre or complex casesThe tales in this book will shockreaders like the best horror stories. This is true crime at its finest, divulging insights into the actions, motivations, and proclivities of nature's most dangerous species.
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  • It Takes One

    By Kate Kessler
    Authors:
    Kate Kessler
    They say there are no secrets in a small town...Criminal psychologist Audrey Harte is returning home after seven years. She'll have to face the whispers and the rumors that have haunted her family since she left. Because when Audrey was thirteen, she and her best friend Maggie killed Maggie's abusive father. Her first night back in town ends in a fight with a drunken Maggie, with her old crush Jake to witness it all. Audrey can't believe it can get worse. Then Maggie turns up dead. Now, Audrey has to find out who the murderer is - before everyone decides that she is to blame. And before the murderer can set their sights on her.
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    I Know You Know

    By Gilly Macmillan
    Authors:
    Gilly Macmillan
    For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer comes this clever, twisty and innovative new thriller by New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan.'Vivid, smart, propulsive. A thoroughly immersive thriller' Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Page and Scott Ashby were murdered, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime but, decades later, questions still linger.For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood friends. Hoping to uncover new evidence, Cody starts a podcast to record his findings. But there are many people who don't want the case reopened, especially Charlie's mother, Jess, who decides to take matters into her own hands.When another body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his dusty files and decide if the two murders are linked. With his career in jeopardy, the clock is ticking and lives are in jeopardy...Praise for Gilly Macmillan: 'Amazing, gripping, beautifully written' Liane Moriarty'Deserves to stay on the bestseller list' Daily Mail'Electrifyingly good. An absolute firecracker of a thriller' Sunday Mirror'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins'Literary suspense at its finest' Mary Kubica'Deceptively clever' Rosamund Lupton'Utterly gripping' Tim Weaver
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    Inspired to Soar!

    By T. D. Jakes
    Authors:
    T. D. Jakes
    In his bestselling book SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build your uniquely personal vision into a special contribution to the world. Now, in INSPIRED TO SOAR! Jakes has written 101 daily readings that will motivate you to launch your entrepreneurial drive. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful CEO with the dynamic voice of a life coach and pastor, TD Jakes will challenge you to embrace your God-given purpose. Each reading is designed to fit into the schedule of a busy professional, while providing Biblical wisdom, reflections, and inspiration. Buckle your seat belt-you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely SOAR!

    The Incendiaries

    By R. O. Kwon
    Authors:
    R. O. Kwon
    'R. O. Kwon is the real deal' LAUREN GROFF'Absolutely electric . . . Everyone should read this book' GARTH GREENWELL'Every explosive requires a fuse. That's R. O. Kwon's novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse' VIET THANH NGUYEN'In dazzlingly acrobatic prose, R. O. Kwon explores the lines between faith and fanaticism, passion and violence, the rational and the unknowable' CELESTE NG'A sharp, little novel as hard to ignore as a splinter in your eye' WASHINGTON POST'Raw and finely wrought' NEW YORK TIMES'The Incendiaries packs a disruptive charge, and introduces R. O. Kwon as a major talent' FINANCIAL TIMES___________________________________________________________A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe. Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is increasingly drawn into a religious group--a secretive extremist cult--founded by a charismatic former student, John Leal. He has an enigmatic past that involves North Korea and Phoebe's Korean American family. Meanwhile, Will struggles to confront the fundamentalism he's tried to escape, and the obsession consuming the one he loves. When the group bombs several buildings in the name of faith, killing five people, Phoebe disappears. Will devotes himself to finding her, tilting into obsession himself, seeking answers to what happened to Phoebe and if she could have been responsible for this violent act.The Incendiaries is a fractured love story and a brilliant examination of the minds of extremist terrorists, and of what can happen to people who lose what they love most.____________________________________________________________'A stunning debut . . . discomforting yet thoroughly engrossing' MARIE CLARE'A combustive tale about the human compulsion to latch onto something bigger than ourselves, no matter the cost' VOGUE 'Religion, politics and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tart's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner' PEOPLE
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