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  • A Small-Town Bride

    By Hope Ramsay
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    Hope Ramsay
    Cut off by her father, Amy Lyndon will do anything for a job. That's how she finds herself working for her cousin's best friend, Dusty McNeil, on the landscaping upgrade at Eagle Hill Manor. Dusty is unlike anyone Amy's ever met. He's taciturn and demanding, but he's also kind and knowledgeable and sexy. Surprisingly sexy.For Dusty McNeil, falling for Amy Lyndon is completely out of the question. She's the daughter of the most powerful man in the county, and she's just slumming it for the summer. But the more he gets to know Amy, the less he wants to make her life miserable and the more he wants to teach her about the things he loves.Dusty knows that whatever is between them can't last, not since he's locked in a legal battle with Amy's father over a valuable piece of land. But Amy is used to getting what she wants, and this time, she wants Dusty.
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    Scraps, Wilt & Weeds

    By Mads Refslund, Tama Matsuoka Wong
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    Mads Refslund, Tama Matsuoka Wong
    SCRAPS, WILT & WEEDS features 100 recipes by Mads Refslund, one of the initial partners at Noma, the world-renowned Danish restaurant, using local ingredients in a sustainable, no-waste fashion. Using scraps from vegetables, fruits and animal proteins--food that would normally go to waste--Refslund creates beautiful and accessible recipes for the home cook without sacrificing anything to flavor. He uses 100% of the ingredient or as close as possible, like potato peels, cauliflower stems, or fish skins, but also ingredients that are passed over as too young, like green strawberries, or too old, like stale bread, wrinkly potatoes or bolted herbs. Refslund shares easy-to-follow recipes like: Carrot Tops Pesto, Roasted Cauliflower Stalks with Mushrooms and Brie, Pork Ribs Glazed with Overripe Pear Sauce, Crispy Salmon Skin Puffs with Horseradish-Buttermilk Dip, and Beer and Bread porridge with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. In addition to delicious ingredient-focused recipes, the book contains informational sidebars and stories, insight into the parts of food we often waste, and a section on how to use leftovers, plus 100 beautiful photographs that express Refslund' passion and respect for ingredients, nature and the land.
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    The Stress-Proof Brain

    By Melanie Greenberg
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    Melanie Greenberg
    Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life-especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don't have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think- it's all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you.The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress-such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you'll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain's response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you'll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.
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    The Stranger

    By Saskia Sarginson
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    Saskia Sarginson
    From Richard and Judy bestselling author Saskia Sarginson, The Stranger is a devastating love story full of intrigue and dark secrets. 'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she's chosen as her home begins to topple. Everyone is suspicious of this stranger, except for Eleanor. But her trust in him will put her life in danger, because nothing is as it seems; not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, or the inscrutable outsider to whom she's opened her home and her heart. Praise for Saskia Sarginson:'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins 'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror on Without You 'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly
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  • Still Dark

    By Alex Gray
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    Alex Gray
    'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily MailNew Year's Eve should be a time for celebrating. But for Detective Superintendent William Lorimer, this is one night he will never forget...Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage Lorimer finds there leaves him traumatised and questioning his future with Police Scotland.Meanwhile, the body count is rising on Glasgow's streets. A number of known addicts are dying from accidental overdoses, but something's not adding up. Where would the city's poorest residents get hold of high-quality morphine?As Lorimer struggles to return to duty, he spots a link between the deaths and a previous case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients. It seems the man responsible has resurfaced - and this time he's got the backing of a dangerous criminal from Glasgow's underworld.Can Lorimer and his team get the killer off the streets for good before more innocent people die?
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    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 5 (Manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura
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    Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura
    It's time for the "real" SAO--the third floor! Kirito and Asuna are hardly out the door when they stumble upon the start of the Elf War quest. When they decide to side with the elite dark elf Kizmel, they're set on a path that will push them harder than ever before. But together, nothing can stop them...right?
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    Strike The Blood, Vol. 6 (Manga)

    By TATE, Gakuto Mikumo, Manyako
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    TATE, Gakuto Mikumo
    Illustrated by:
    Manyako
    Yukina and Koujou are reunited once more and ready to take on the army of Nalakuvera! Will the strength of his new beast vassal allow the Fourth Primogenitor to reign supreme, or will the Black Death Emperor Front succeed in destroying Itogami City?
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    School-Live!, Vol. 6

    By Norimitsu Kaihou, Sadoru Chiba
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    Norimitsu Kaihou, Sadoru Chiba
    The girls head out on a graduation trip together! There's a mysterious voice on the radio-does that mean someone else is still alive!? In high spirits, the School Living Club sets out to see if they'll be adding a new member.
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    Sensemaking

    By Christian Madsbjerg
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    Christian Madsbjerg
    We live in the age of algorithms and big data. But what happens when number crunching fails to solve a company's problems? Christian Madsbjerg argues that many of today's biggest success stories stem not from "quant" thinking, but rather from a company's deep, nuanced engagement with the culture, language, and history of its customers. Madsbjerg calls this technique "sensemaking," and through captivating stories, he illustrates how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use human science tools to innovate and find solutions to their thorniest problems. In a time when liberal arts graduates fear for their prospects in a data-obsessed economy, SENSEMAKING is a welcome, transformative vision for business and success in the twenty-first century.
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    The Skin Above My Knee

    By Marcia Butler
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    Marcia Butler
    Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life?A memoir of startling honesty and subtle, profound beauty, The Skin Above My Knee is the story of a woman finding strength in her creative gifts and artistic destiny. Filled with vivid portraits of 1970's New York City, and fascinating insights into the intensity and precision necessary for a career in professional music, this is more than a narrative of a brilliant musician struggling to make it big in the big city. It is the story of a survivor.
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  • Silence Fallen

    By Patricia Briggs
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    Patricia Briggs
    Coyote shapeshifter Mercy Thompson is attacked and abducted in her home territory. Fighting off a crazed werewolf, she manages to escape, only to find herself alone in the heart of Europe, without money, without clothing and on the run from the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world. Unable to contact her pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, but first she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy needs to be at her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves - and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise . . .
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  • Sins of Empire

    By Brian McClellan
    Authors:
    Brian McClellan
    Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collideThe nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together.Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.Sins of Empire is the bold new epic fantasy from Gemmell Award-winning author Brian McClellan.Praise for Brian McClellan'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson
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    Stranger Than Fanfiction

    By Chris Colfer
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    Chris Colfer
    From number one New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame.Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime - but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship. In this touching novel, number one New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.
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  • Summary Justice

    By John Fairfax
    Authors:
    John Fairfax
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    Stress Control

    By Jim White
    Authors:
    Jim White
    Stress is part and parcel of life. We all get it. Think of blood pressure. If you are alive, you have blood pressure. If you are alive, you have stress. If your blood pressure gets too high, you should do something about it. The same is true with stress and this book will help you to control it.Stress can be a mixture of anxiety, depression, panic feelings, poor sleep, low self-confidence, low self-esteem and a poor sense of wellbeing. It is one of the most common problems in the world today. But controlling your stress doesn't have to mean expensive therapy or a long waiting list for a referral to a service. This book will teach you to become your own therapist:· Learn about stress and how it affects you· Follow straight-forward steps to get an instant sense of control· Develop a set of linked skills for long-term stress management· Boost your wellbeing· Feel in control of your futureThis accessible, jargon-free book combines clinically proven methods from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology and mindfulness to give you the tools you need to improve your mind, your body and your life.
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    Stop the Clocks

    By Joan Bakewell
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    Joan Bakewell
    Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the government's Voice of Older People and chair of the theatre company Shared Experience. She has written four radio plays, two novels and an autobiography ­- The Centre of The Bed. Now in her 80s, she is still broadcasting. Though it may look as though she is now part of the establishment - a Dame, President of Birkbeck College, a Member of the House of Lords as Baroness Bakewell of Stockport - she's anything but and remains outspoken and courageous. In Stop the Clocks, she muses on all she has lived through, how the world has changed and considers the things and values she will be leaving behind.Stop the Clocks is a book of musings, a look back at what she was given by her family, at the times in which she grew up - ranging from the minutiae of life such as the knowledge of how to darn and how to make a bed properly with hospital corners, to the bigger lessons of politics, of lovers, of betrayal. She talks of the present, of her family, of friends and literature - and talks too of what she will leave behind. This is a thoughtful, moving and spirited book as only could be expected from this extraordinary woman.
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    Spice and Wolf Anniversary Collector's Edition

    By Isuna Hasekura, Jyuu Ayakura
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    Isuna Hasekura, Jyuu Ayakura
    Spice and Wolf is ten years old! To commemorate this anniversary, Yen Press is producing a lavish tome collecting all seventeen original volumes of Spice and Wolf. Beautifully bound and impressively designed to give the impression of a medieval manuscript, the book will also include all of illustrator Jyuu Ayakura's original illustrations. This book will be the crown jewel in any collector's library!The light novel series' story centers around the travels of the merchant Kraft Lawrence, who strikes a deal with the wolf god Holo that sees him transporting the homesick goddess back to her remote northern homeland. Uniquely exploring medieval trade, commerce, and religion, Lawrence plies his trade with Holo (in both human and wolf form) often becoming a decisive factor in his endeavors, but in the end, it is the story of these two memorable characters and their relationship to one another.
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    Songs of a War Boy

    By Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
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    Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
    Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school , Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army. He began a harsh, relentless military training that saw this young boy trained to use an AK-47 and sent into battle. He lost the right to be a child. He lost the right to learn.The things Deng saw over those years will stay with him forever. He suffered from cholera, malaria and numerous other debilitating illnesses but still he had to fight. A child soldier is expected to kill or be killed and Deng almost died a number of times. He survived being shot in the back. The desperation and loneliness was overwhelming. He thought he was all alone.But Deng was rescued from war by his brother John. Hidden in the back of a truck, he was smuggled out of Sudan and into Kenya. Here he lived in refugee camps until he was befriended by an Australian couple. With their help and the support of the UN, Deng Adut came to Australia as a refugee.Despite physical injuries and mental trauma he grabbed the chance to make a new life. He worked in a local service station and learnt English watching The Wiggles. He taught himself to read and started studying at TAFE. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Law at Western Sydney University. He and his brother John were the first people in his family to graduate from university.This is an inspiring story of a man who has overcome deadly adversity to become a lawyer and committed worker for the disenfranchised, helping refugees in Western Sydney. It is an important reminder of the power of compassion and the benefit to us all when we open our doors and our hearts to fleeing war, persecution and trauma.
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    The Spaces In Between

    By Caroline Jones
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    Caroline Jones
    'Beautiful and heart-rending . . . I could smell Africa on every page' - A. A. GillCaroline Jones was born in Ethiopia and spent most of her childhood in East Africa. She read French and Spanish at Oxford University and went on to make documentaries for the BBC. Now aged 39, she is happily married with two children. Yet beneath this seemingly perfect public exterior, Caroline was in fact privately indulging in a pattern of destructive behaviour that left her exhausted, anxious, depressed and full of self-loathing - from the ages of 17 to 31, for 14 years, Caroline was suffering from an extremely widespread yet comparatively little-talked about mental illness - bulimia. Caroline is articulate, intelligent, insightful and frank about her experiences, interweaving the journey of her illness with memories of her African childhood, her time at Oxford, her work for the BBC, her family and other relationships, making for a warm and engaging memoir. Her perceptive, retrospective approach to her illness allows her to transcend the topic of bulimia and talk more generally about self-destructive behaviour - there are lessons here which will speak to a little part of everyone.
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    Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table

    By Chris Santos, Rick Rodgers
    Authors:
    Chris Santos, Rick Rodgers
    In SHARE, Santos serves up the unique communal dining he has made his signature in his Lower East Side restaurants. This cookbook offers over 100 extraordinary "big platter" recipes for his creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining. From Crab Cake Corn Dogs to Spicy Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki; from Grilled Cheese Dumplings and Tomato Soup to Korean Short Rib Tacos with Classic Kimchi, SHARE is comfort food at its highest level. These scrumptious dishes will have everyone at the table reaching for seconds!
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