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The Ivy Chronicles

By Karen Quinn, Lorelei King
Authors:
Karen Quinn
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Lorelei King
When she loses her high-powered job, her husband and her plush Park Avenue apartment in one afternoon, Ivy Ames emerges broken but unbowed. The newly single mother-of-two picks herself up, dusts herself down and reinvents herself as a private school admissions advisor.But Ivy has no idea what she's let herself in for. In a parent-eat-parent world where even four-year-olds have CVs, Ivy is driven to lengths she'd never dreamed of to satisfy those well-heeled clients who'll do literally anything to get their little darlings into the A-list schools.Fast paced, feel good and very, very funny, this deliciously over-the-top tale of mid-life reinvention and unexpected romance will appeal to anyone who has ever lost all they hold dear and had to start over again.
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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

By Ashley Herring Blake
Authors:
Ashley Herring Blake
In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.
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Itty Bitty Buddha

By Nicola Dixon, Nicola Dixon
Authors:
Nicola Dixon, Nicola Dixon
A small, meaningful way to explore the spiritual aspects of Buddhism, this beautifully designed kit includes a 32page guide, incense, incense holder, and a miniature statue with its own platform. It's a little bit of enlightenment for anyone curious about this ancient, calming practice.
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Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers

By Helen Garabedian
Authors:
Helen Garabedian
If you've been looking for a fun and loving way to help your children learn and improve their development, look no further than Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers . New studies show that young kids learn best through play and need at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity each day. There's no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your 18-month to five-year-old child have: Fewer tantrums Better and longer sleep Increased motor coordination Improved listening and ability to follow directions Better self-expression Higher self-esteem Easier relaxation A healthy and physically fit lifestyle Named the Baby Yoga Expert" by Newsweek , Helen Garabedian, a certified yoga instructor, created her program with 8-minute sequences easy to fit into a young child's day. Fully illustrated with beautiful photos, Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers features more than 50 simple poses and games kids love, offering creative ways to get active. Yoga can even help your child throughout the day-from taming tantrums to teaching cooperation-On the Go advice and Super Duper Poses show you how. Enjoy the fun of yoga with your child today!

Italian Desserts

By Doti
Authors:
Doti
This luscious collection of Italian desserts (dolci) is based on recipes brought to the United States in 1926 by the author's Italian immigrant family. Serving dolci is an important link to their heritage for Italian-American families working to preserve the rich traditions of the old country.Tired of the same old thing? From biscotti to gelati, cakes to custards, the recipes in this special collection will delight your guests and tantalize your taste buds.Try such rich, pleasing recipes as Apricot Marsala Biscotti, Nuns' Chatter Cookies, Sesame Brittle with Almonds, Lemon-Ricotta Filled Panettone, Chocolate-Espresso Cream Tarts, Lemon Ice, Date-Walnut Cassata and Zabaglione.Irene Doti's recipes and accounts of her family's cooking traditions make this book a treasure to enjoy and share with your own family and friends

The Italian Secretary

By Caleb Carr
Authors:
Caleb Carr
Mycroft Holmes, charged with ensuring the personal safety of Queen Victoria, calls on his brother for help when a number of attempts have been made on her life and when two unexplained deaths occur amongst the staff at her Scottish residencies. Accompanied by Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes goes north by train, examining the few facts Mycroft has been able to cryptically supply. To Watson's bafflement he is sure there is a link between these deaths and the murder in the old royal apartments at Holyrood of the secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots: a killing which left a bloodstain that daily refreshes itself and in a room where voices can be heard in the darkest hours of the night. Can Holmes's extraordinary deductive powers solve the historical crime as well as the contemporary one? An original, beautifully crafted mystery story which is also a respectful homage to the master of the whodunnit.
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The Italian Wife

By Kate Furnivall
Authors:
Kate Furnivall
*** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse'Superb storytelling' Dinah Jefferies Discover a brilliant story of intrigue, romance and betrayal in 1930s Italy, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal.*****Italy, 1932 -- Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost?One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a café in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees -- and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge.This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . .From the glittering marble piazzas to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, The Italian Wife will take you on an breathtaking journey. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley. Further praise for Kate Furnivall:'A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse'Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun'Truly captivating' Elle'Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire'An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman'A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph
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The Italian Lover

By Robert Hellenga
Authors:
Robert Hellenga
Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love aff air it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a film. Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course, their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for films, as Margot eventually comes to see. At the former convent in Florence where The Sixteen Pleasures - now called The Italian Lover - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.

It's Your Time (Miniature Edition)

By Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen
In this powerful mini edition, Osteen encourages you to recognize that God has given you the tools to improve your life and to follow the steps to believe, favour, restore, trust, and stretch to achieve your divine destiny.

It's Your Ship

By D. Michael Abrashoff
Authors:
D. Michael Abrashoff
The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy-Benfold was a key player in our Persian Gulf fleet-Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including: ·See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. ·Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew would eventually call him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. ·Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's crew believed that what they were doing was important. Listen aggressively: After learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship-and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast. From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.
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It's Your Business

By J. J. Ramberg, Frank Silverstein, Lisa Everson
Authors:
J. J. Ramberg, Frank Silverstein, Lisa Everson
With advice from Ramberg and such notable entrepreneurs as Blake Mycoskie and Mike Michalowicz, this right-to-the-point book covers topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, and much, much more - all geared towards the small business owner.Knowing that entrepreneurs have no time to waste, Ramberg presents simple and effective guidance that can be put to use right away. This book will be indispensable for every small business owner, from a family-owned store to a venture capitalist-backed start up.
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It's What I Do

By Lynsey Addario
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Lynsey Addario
War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theatre of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, when she is asked to return and cover the American invasion, she makes a decision - not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself. Addario travels with purpose and bravery, photographing the Afghan people before and after the Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war.As a woman photojournalist Addario is determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers. She fights her way into a boys' club of a profession; and once there, rather than choose between her personal life and her career, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It's What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it bears witness to the human cost of war.
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It's up to the Women

By Eleanor Roosevelt
Authors:
Eleanor Roosevelt
Written at the height of the Great Depression, It's Up to the Women is Eleanor Roosevelt's advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. During a time of extreme hardship, she called on women particularly to do their part-cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking a personal responsibility to keep the economy going. She wrote, "Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world and with so many of them now holding important positions and receiving recognition and earning the respect of the men as well as the members of their own sex, it seems more than ever that in this crisis, 'It's Up to the Women!'"Roosevelt was among the earliest and most influential people of the time to compile such a wide-ranging treatment of the roles women should take in both private and public life. Her opinions about women's equality, civil rights, and a higher standard of education in the United States were ahead of her times. She argued for:* the need for equal pay for equal work* the sheer necessity of quality education* less indifference regarding the right to vote* the necessity of knowing one's neighbors for both urban and rural citizens.She also commented on the stark "condition" changes related to the Great Depression-homelessness, hunger, and alterations in the social order within communities and within families. Within this context, she calls upon the women to lead with this timely advice:Although Roosevelt was still within her first year as First Lady of the United States when she wrote this book, she had already rewritten the role with her active participation politics, speaking tours around the country, and her participation in press conferences. In this book, she showed a firm grasp of what was going on in the lives of the American women and of the role women could and should fulfill in the life of the nation.

It's Time!

By Bruce Buffer
Authors:
Bruce Buffer
If you're reading these words, chances are that you, like me, are a fan of the great sport we call MMA. And if you're a fan, then you probably recognize my face. Yeah, that's right-I'm that guy you see at every UFC match, spinning around and roaring into the microphone and getting up in fighters' grills. Okay, so I might not be the most subtle or refined announcer in the business. But I hope I communicate my passion for the sport in a way no other announcer does. I'll say it again: Passion. Because that's what this book is about. In these pages, I want to tell you about the passion that first led me to bet everything on this sport of ours, way back when MMA was outlawed in half the country and there wasn't a dime to be made on it. I want to tell you how that passion all started, with my larger-than-life father, a former Marine Drill Sergeant who, by the time I was ten, had taught me to play poker and blackjack, field-strip a Luger pistol blindfolded, and recite poetry. He was a man who thought nothing of confronting a group of thugs armed with nothing but his fists-and who expected the same strength and honor from his sons. I want to take you inside the incredible brotherhood that makes up the UFC as nobody ever has before, to tell you about the bond we all share and the crazy times I've had over the years with guys like Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, and Jon "Bones" Jones. I want to give you my Octagon-side insights on many of the big fights you remember, and just maybe, to tell you about a few memorable fights that took place outside of the octagon, too-from my own sparring match with a youngster named Royce Gracie back before the phrase "Mixed Martial Arts" even existed, to some other brawls you might've heard about. And I want to tell you about the remarkable, late-life meeting with the celebrity brother I never knew I had-a brother whose existence my parents had never once breathed a word about!-that helped inspire me to chase my own dreams of standing up in the Octagon. Surprising stuff from the guy in the fancy tux, right? And that's just the start. There's a lot you don't know about me yet. And now... IT'S TIME! I told you.
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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music

By Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz
Easter has arrived, and the Peanuts gang is ready to celebrate in this ultra-deluxe retelling of a classic children's tale featuring music, dialogue, and vivid illustrations from the most beloved group of children! In this interactive story based on the Emmy-nominated television special by creator Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts kids are all a-hopping to their favourite Easter traditions while Snoopy and Woodstock are up to their own hijinks as usual. Readers will delight in the timeless story as our favourite characters come to life with the help of sound prompts that allow readers to listen to the unforgettable dialogue and music we love.

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music

By Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz
This ultra-deluxe, interactive retelling of the spook-tacular story It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will charm fans of all ages! Amidst a scary pumpkin patch, the Peanuts gang learns that even an eerie night like Halloween can be full of laughter and love.As an added bonus, this endearing tale based on the Emmy-nominated television special by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz comes to life with amazing sound prompts that include dialogue and music from the cast of Peanuts characters that we've all come to adore and cherish. WINNER OF:The 4th China Print Awards(2013)Bronze medal -Children's Books2013 Premier Print Awards Certificate of Merit - Juvenile Books

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

By Julie Anne Peters
Authors:
Julie Anne Peters
When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn their school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. Soon, Azure manages to convince her best friends, Luke and Radhika, to join the prom committee as well. Facing heavy opposition and admittedly clueless about prom logistics, they are nonetheless determined to succeed - if Luke's and Azure's secret crushes on Radhika don't push the prom committee, and their friendships, to the breaking point first.Told in two voices and filled with comical missed connections, It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) reveals the ups and downs of planning an alternative prom -- while dealing with an unrequited crush on your best friend - with National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters's unmistakable resonance and wit.

It's One For The Money

By Clinton Heylin
Authors:
Clinton Heylin
Song publishing is the one constant in the carousel of recorded music now spanning the past century, and has been the way that song-credits and publishing revenue have caused ructions and recriminations, and inspired writers by making them poor and lawyers rich. Whether it be Procul Harum going to court to decide who really wrote 'Whiter Shade of Pale' or the Moody Blues wanting their fair share of 'Nights of White Satin', when the song-credits get divvied up, a parting of the ways citing 'musical differences' is almost inevitable. So here are some choice examples of poplore held up to the light,some familiar to music fans others not, designed to prove that Dylan knew of what he wrote when he suggested, 'Money doesn't talk, it swears'. Between them, they provide the unvarnished story of popular song from the days jukeboxes and radio replaced wax cylinders and piano rolls to the era of digital downloads, legal and illegal...
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It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)

By Nora McInerny Purmort
Authors:
Nora McInerny Purmort
'This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora's honesty, passion and hope to our lives' Lena DunhamThis isn't a cancer story. It's a love story. Twenty-something Nora bounced from boyfriend to dopey 'boyfriend' until she met Aaron - a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who made her laugh. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they had, spending their time on what really mattered to them: Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, each other and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The wildly creative obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care touched the hearts of many.With It's Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your own wild and precious life to the fullest? How can a marriage that contains more sickness than health be so joyful? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the gut?Deeply moving and funny, It's Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory.
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It's Okay To Make Mistakes

By Todd Parr
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Todd Parr
Todd Parr's bestselling books have reminded kids to embrace differences, to be thankful, to love one another, and to be themselves. It's Okay to Make Mistakes embraces life's happy accidents, the mistakes and mess-ups that can lead to self discovery. Todd Parr brings a timely theme to life with his signature bold, kid-friendly illustrations and a passion for making readers feel good about themselves, encouraging them to try new things, experiment, and dare to explore new paths. From coloring outside the lines and creating a unique piece of art to forgetting an umbrella but making a new friend, each page offers a kid-friendly take on the importance of taking chances, trying new things, and embracing life, mistakes and all.