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Fantastical Cakes

By Gesine Bullock-Prado
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Gesine Bullock-Prado
Baking and decorating a cake can be a challenge, and when the end result doesn't taste as good as it looks, a big disappointment! Author and seasoned baker Gesine Bullock-Prado has perfected a method for creating eye-catching spectacular cakes that measure up. Her step-by-step instruction for baking, piping, and making decorations make each bit manageable, whether it's baking layers ahead of time and freezing, or taking the time to crank out a slew of gorgeous frosting flowers that hold beautifully in the freezer until you need them. Her aim is to present a 'system' for cake decorating that carries you through from baking to finishing, no step skipped or left unexplained. Just remember BaDASS: Bake ahead, Dam, Assemble, Smooth coat, and Spruce it up. The layers are as easy as box mixes, and the smoothing and decorating instructions work the first time (not a thousand passes later). From custom shapes to complement a party theme to ultra-gorgeous cakes for special occasions, it's all within reach.

Win from Within Study Guide

By John W. Gray
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John W. Gray
The study guide will help you identify and manage one of the most challenging, yet necessary battles we all face--our inner struggle to overcome the worst versions of ourselves.A powerful tool to use alongside the book, the guide provides biblical and practical self-help guidance to push you to victory over your personal and inner challenges. Every chapter in this study guide matches a chapter in WIN FROM WITHIN. Activities and journaling questions walk you through each chapter's content and help you apply Pastor Gray's teaching to your own life. And you are not alone! The study guide provides numerous opportunities to interact with others on the WIN FROM WITHIN journey via social media prompts. It all adds up to practical applications of the concepts learned in WIN FROM WITHIN. Content-specific prayers help you seal your efforts. Winning from within means becoming the person you have always wanted to be, the person you have dreamed about becoming, the person God created you to be. Let this interactive study guide set you on your own winning path.

Everyday Magic for Kids

By Justin Flom
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Justin Flom
Using every day objects, daring magician Justin Flom (434K Facebook followers and 153K subscribers on YouTube) will teach kids all they need to know to perform 30 amazing and how-did-you-do-that magic tricks at the turn of a hat. Featuring step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Everyday Magic for Kids will give budding magicians all the tips they need in order to wow their friends and family, whether at home, at school, or on the go. Tricks will vary from card tricks to tricks with coins and other small objects to tricks that can be done with friends/family members. The book also includes introductory material about how to act like a magician and the basics of performing magic in front of an audience (be it a friend or a room of people).

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

By N. K. Jemisin
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N. K. Jemisin
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsDreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed SunThe Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
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Rick Steves Barcelona (Fourth Edition)

By Rick Steves
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Rick Steves
Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaudi's architecture: with Rick Steves on your side, Barcelona can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring BarcelonaRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the mind-bending Sagrada Familia and the colorful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap How to connect with local culture: Explore the shops and hangouts of the medieval Old City, chat with fans about the latest fútbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapasBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of sangriaSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Las Ramblas, Barri Gòtic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuïc, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaqués, and SitgesMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona.
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Rick Steves Snapshot St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Tallinn (Third Edition)

By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
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Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essential spots of each city, including the Hermitage, the Church of the Spilled Blood, Linnanmäki (a classic amusement park), and Toompea Castle. Take a day trip to the Peterhof, stroll through Kaivopuisto Park, or visit the Kumu Art Museum. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
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Where You Go

By Charlotte Pence
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Charlotte Pence
Through stories intimately illustrating our vice president's character as a devoted family man, Christian, and public servant, Charlotte Pence both honors her father and shares how his wisdom has impacted her life.Charlotte offers the most important lessons she has learned by her father's example of love, loyalty, and faith, and through the challenges and triumphs she has shared with her family, some of which are fascinatingly specific to those in politics.She recounts the incredible moments of hope and adversity her family experienced during 100 days on the Trump-Pence campaign trail, the touching times she helped her dad prepare for debates, and why she always knew that their journey would be victorious.With thoughtful and vivid insights, Charlotte pays tribute to Mike Pence, the dreamer who encourages her to be the same, and gives a unique glimpse into their life, which will uplift and inspire.
  • Gone By Dawn

    By Tom Wood
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    Tom Wood
    An ebook-exclusive short story you won't one to miss - one terrifying night in the life of antihero hitman Victor, from thrilling bestseller Tom Wood.The hitman known as Victor is on the run in Bulgaria. Bloodied and broken, he knows retribution at the hands of his enemies is right behind him. Yet when a young woman shows him kindness he's not used to in a small town on the border, he delays his escape so he can return the favour. But this town is not all it seems, the night promising to dissolve into violence... and come what may, he must be gone by dawn.Taking place between the events of The Enemy and The Game, Gone By Dawn is a gripping short story ideal for readers new to the Victor series and an absolute must-read for fans.

    Batman: Chronicles of the Dark Knight

    By Matthew K. Manning
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    Matthew K. Manning
    The Batman Box Set includes four books:Bat-Signal: Lighting the Dark Knight's Sky Shades of Black: The Many Costumes of Batman The Batman Villains: The Worst Gotham City Has to Offer The Batmobile: Under the Hood of the Most Famous Car in ComicsEach book is hardcover, 48 pages, and fully illustrated with full-color artwork throughout, and they come packaged in a handsome slipcase.

    Shakespeare and the Resistance

    By Clare Asquith
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    Clare Asquith

    Talking Pictures

    By Ann Hornaday
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    Ann Hornaday
    Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie? In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie-from script and casting to final sound edit-and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do? In a new epilogue, Hornaday addresses important questions of representation in film and the industry and how this can, and should, effect a movie-watching experience. Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light-not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.
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    Faces at the Bottom of the Well

    By Derrick Bell
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    Derrick Bell
    In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. Bell calls on African Americans to face up to this unhappy truth and abandon a misplaced faith in inevitable progress. Only then will blacks, and those whites who join with them, be in a position to create viable strategies to alleviate the burdens of racism. "Freed of the stifling rigidity of relying unthinkingly on the slogan 'we shall overcome,'" he writes, "we are impelled both to live each day more fully and to examine critically the actual effectiveness of traditional civil rights remedies."With a new foreword by Michelle Alexander, Faces at the Bottom of the Well is urgent and essential reading on the problem of racism in America.
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    The Corner of Holly and Ivy

    By Debbie Mason
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    Debbie Mason
    Mackenzie Gray, owner of Harmony Harbor's Truly Scrumptious bakery, is absolutely positive that this is the year she'll get her long-awaited happily ever after. Her bakery's doing well, she's fulfilled her promise to her beloved grandmother and entered the mayoral race, and she knows without a doubt that her boyfriend of four years is going to pop the question on Christmas Eve. Her life is looking fairytale perfect until her high school sweetheart, Connor Gallagher, comes back to town. Up until three days ago, hotshot lawyer Connor Gallagher had it all. Then he lost his job, his hot-as-hell model girlfriend, and his bet with his brothers--a bet that landed him in hole in the wall Harmony Harbor. Now that he's here, he must fulfill his mother's "dying" Christmas wish to become mayor. Connor thinks it should be a piece of cake... until he learns he'll have to beat out the girl who once broke his heart. Game on.