Out of Bounds
By Val McDermid
The latest spine-chilling thriller from the queen of crime, Val McDermid.'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them . . .'When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself.Meanwhile Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kinds of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for . . .Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her most atmospheric, gripping novel to date.'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail'Incredibly suspenseful' Sunday Mirror
Overlord, Vol. 3 (Novel)
By Kugane Maruyama, so-bin
Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered - by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home - Ainz Ooal Gown.
On the Wilder Shores of Love
By Lesley Blanch, Georgia de Chamberet
Overcoming Traumatic Stress, 2nd Edition
By Claudia Herbert, Ann Wetmore
Those who go through a catastrophic life experience often feel permanently changed by the impact of what has happened. They become numb and shut off from those around them and grief or guilt may constantly weigh them down. Memories of horrifying scenes may intrude unexpectedly during waking hours while sleep may be disturbed by vivid, unpleasant dreams. Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD), are psychological conditions that result from a person's coping resources having been completely overwhelmed by a terrible experience. These 'flashbacks' can be so severe that sufferers may feel that they are losing their sanity and subsequently become isolated in their distress. This book demonstrates, with practical advice and tested exercises, how to find new, effective ways of coping with, and finally overcoming, traumatic stress.Overcoming self-help guides use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thought. CBT is internationally favoured as a practical means of overcoming long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the UK Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.
By Ben Westhoff
In the late 80s, a group of high school dropouts, drug dealers, and ex-cons spoke out against racial injustice and police brutality. They did it through hip-hop. Their explosive popularity put their Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton on the map. They gave a voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.Music journalist Ben Westhoff shows how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually an all-out war between East Coast and West Coast rappers. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls--would be murdered, and the surviving superstars would have to make peace before their music collapsed in its own violence.Exhaustively reported and masterfully written, ORIGINAL GANGSTAS is a monumental work of music history that will offer news-making stories about a legendary group of artists, some living, some dead.
Overlord, Vol. 3 (Manga)
By Kugane Maruyama, Satoshi Oshio, Hugin Miyama, so-bin
Posing as an adventurer in order to gather information about the world he's found himself in, Ainz ventures forth into the city, posing as an adventurer in order to gather information about the world he's found himself in. Finding work was easy enough, but when it leads to a plot that will devastate the city, he''s forced to take action--and will his powers be enough against the terrifying warrior Clementine?
Of the Red, The Light and the Ayakashi, Vol. 5
By HaccaWorks, Nanao
After learning that Yoshiki, the person who saved Tsubaki's life, is inside him, Yue is shocked by the fact that he "ate" Yoshiki. While the shrine takes steps to keep Yue confined in preparation for the Meal, Kurogitsune plays his cards close to his chest, resolving to take action... Meanwhile, Sagano incites Akiyoshi to put out the light at the entrance to the shrine. Once there, Akiyoshi, with Tsubaki at his side, makes a decision--! The motives of ayakashi and the humans intersect, but where will that leave Yue and his friends...?
One Minute Till Bedtime
By Kenn Nesbitt, Christoph Niemann
Time for bed? Time for poetry! Former Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of brief, original gems by the most beloved writers and poets of our time. Illuminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by New York Times illustrator and award-winning artist Christoph Niemann, here is a new bedtime classic. Containing more than 140 original contributions, including all-new poems from Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Dennis Lee, Sharon Creech, Nancy Willard, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Judith Viorst, Lemony Snicket, Lee Bennet Hopkins, Naomi Shihab Nye, X. J. Kennedy, Jane Yolen, and many more, bedtime just got easier. When it's time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you, fill it with something that will feed the imagination and fuel a love of reading. Share a one-minute poem!
Once Upon a Christmas Eve: A Maiden Lane Novella
By Elizabeth Hoyt
An all-new novella in the New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt!
By Denise Grover Swank
Retired Marine Kevin Vandemeer is back in his hometown, working construction and avoiding his mother's matchmaking attempts. While he figures out what to do next, he moves into a fixer-upper, planning to renovate and flip it. But when he meets his new next-door neighbor, he starts rethinking his bachelor ways.Time and distance have done little to reduce Holly Greenwood's crush on Kevin Vandemeer, and that's unlikely to change now that he lives next door. She has too much going on to let herself be distracted by a man who doesn't want a relationship. But the more time they spend together, the more Holly's teenage crush is turning into grown-up feelings. Feelings he doesn't reciprocate. But what if he does?
By Kim Harrison
I wouldn't miss a Kim Harrison book for anything' Charlaine Harris'Fascinating and unique' Jim ButcherOn-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in the second installment of New York Times bestselling Kim Harrison's new trilogy . . . Peri Reed's job destroys her memories, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who'd use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left. Yet if she chooses strength, whoever holds her next fix will hold her loyalty . . .
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, 2nd Edition
By Melanie Fennell
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.'A thoroughly enjoyable read, and [I] would recommend trainee therapists read it also, as it will increase your understanding of the treatment of low self-esteem.' BABCP MagazineLow self-esteem can make life difficult in all sorts of ways. It can make you anxious and unhappy, tormented by doubts and self-critical thoughts. It can get in the way of feeling at ease with other people and stop you from leading the life you want to lead. It makes it hard to value and appreciate yourself in the same way you would another person you care about. Melanie Fennell's acclaimed and bestselling self-help guide will help you to understand your low self-esteem and break out of the vicious circle of distress, unhelpful behaviour and self-destructive thinking. Using practical techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), this book will help you learn the art of self-acceptance and so transform your sense of yourself for the better.Specifically, you will learn: How low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going How to question your negative thoughts and the attitudes that underlie them How to identify your strengths and good qualities for a more balanced, kindly view of yourselfOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.
Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts, 2nd Edition
By Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman, Philippa Garety
Learn how to overcome your feelings of paranoia'This is the definitive practical guide from the leaders in the field on a hugely important topic. Written in an engaging, easy-to-understand style, the book tells how new research on paranoia is revealing how best to overcome it. The first edition helped many thousands of sufferers and the second edition promises even more.' Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, co-author of Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic WorldDo you feel as if others are out to get you? Research shows that 20-30 percent of people in the UK frequently have paranoid or suspicious thoughts about other people. These feelings can make life a misery.In this fully revised and expanded new edition, the authors explain how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques can be used to treat this disorder by changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thought. 'The authors of this excellent and timely book have played a major role in developing our understanding of how suspicious thoughts arise and, crucially, how we can learn to cope with them.' Nicholas Tarier, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Manchester UniversityOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven CBT techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, 2nd Edition
By Gillian Butler
Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. Extreme social anxiety and shyness can be crippling but they are readily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr Gillian Butler provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety.Overcoming self-help guides use effective therapeutic techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the UK Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.
Overcoming Anger and Irritability, 2nd Edition
By William Davies
Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. This fully updated and revised edition of William Davies' bestselling title is for anyone struggling to control their rage and regretting inappropriate reactions.It explains clearly what provokes anger and what we can do to prevent it. Techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person.Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England. www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell
By Kelley Armstrong
In this thrilling and hugely entertaining collection of novellas and short stories, Kelley Armstrong returns one last time to her bestselling Otherworld series. Among other tales, the werewolf pack is on the hunt for an old and very dangerous enemy; two very different vampires attempt to settle an old feud; a supernatural date turns hot enough to burn down a building and - in a brand-new novella - Paige and Lucas have a huge decision to make about their future. Featuring much-loved characters, this final collection completes several important storylines, making it a must-have for Kelley Armstrong's many fans.
By Michael I. Days
Evidence indicates President Barack Obama has been tremendously successful and effective by objective measures. On economic indicators alone, he is credited with the longest streak of job growth in U.S. history, a two-thirds reduction in the federal budget deficit, and the rebounding of the stock market to record highs following the record lows of the recession under his predecessor. His victories have come against a backdrop of criticism and sometimes open defiance from conservatives, lack of cooperation in Congress, and racially tinged commentary in traditional and social media. Through it all, the President who campaigned on a slogan of 'Yes, We Can!' has persevered in his determination to make a difference and left an indelible mark on American politics and the world. LEGACY is a commemoration of his eight years in the White House.
The Orphan Mother
By Robert Hicks
In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically-minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including Robert Cannon, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Overlord, Vol. 2 (Manga)
By Kugane Maruyama, Satoshi Oshio, Hugin Miyama, so-bin
Ainz, the undead overlord, is in dire need of better information about the world he's found himself in, and to get it, he travels to the city of E-Rantel. Disguised as a mere adventurer, he accepts a mission to venture deep into an eerie forest, but the swirling shadow of intrigue hides the road ahead...
Of the Red, The Light and the Ayakashi, Vol. 4
By HaccaWorks, Nanao
Although Sagano requests his help in tracking down and taking out the ayakashi, Akiyoshi is more intent on finding a way the ayakashi and humans can talk. And following Yue's rescue of Tsubaki from the clutches of anakujiki, Tougo's father, startled by the sight of Yue, utters the name "Yoshiki." What exactly is the connection between this Yoshiki, to whom it seems Tougo owes his life, and Yue? And what about the relationship between Yoshiki and Tougo's mother?! The secret behind the Meal is at long last revealed...