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Celebrate the Season: Home for the Holidays

By Taylor Garland
Authors:
Taylor Garland
Celebrate home, sweet home in this cheerful middle grade book series that captures the magic of the holidays.Christmas is coming, but this year feels different for Alyssa Sing. Not only is she in Florida instead of the snowy Northeast, but Alyssa misses having good friends like she did in her knitting club at her old school. Things seem to look up at the Palm Meadows Holiday Festival when Alyssa meets Rachel, Elle, and Becca, who all show an interest in Alyssa's homemade scarves. But trouble arises when Alyssa finds out her new friends used to be friends with each other...but aren't anymore. While Alyssa is glad to have Dasher, a mysterious cat that appears in her backyard, to confide in as she navigates her new school, she can't help but wonder: Will Florida ever feel like home?

Celebrate the Season: Let It Snow!

By Taylor Garland
Authors:
Taylor Garland
Celebrate the gift of family in this cheerful middle grade book series that captures the magic of the holidays.When Chloe's dad announces that they'll be spending the weekend leading up to Christmas in a snowy lodge with his new girlfriend and her daughter, Sandy, Chloe could not be more excited! She's determined to be best friends with her could-be sister, even though her dad keeps warning her that Sandy might not be happy about their trip. As Chloe's dog and Sandy's cat begin to fight, it's clear that this won't be the happiest holiday for anyone. And with an incoming blizzard threatening to snow them in, the girls, their parents, and their pets will need to find a way to get along in time to save Christmas!

Chasing the Gator

By Isaac Toups, Jennifer V. Cole
Authors:
Isaac Toups, Jennifer V. Cole
Cajun country is the last bastion of true American regional cooking, and no one knows it better than Isaac Toups. Now the chef of the acclaimed Toups' Meatery and Toups South in New Orleans, he grew up deep in the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, where his ancestors settled 300 years ago. There, hunting and fishing trips provide the ingredients for communal celebrations, and these shrimp and crawfish boils, boucheries (hog killings), fish frys, and backyard barbecues--form the backbone of this book.Toups shows what it's like to butcher a hog and engineer an on-the-fly barbecue pit--as well as make a 15-minute roux for a quick gumbo (normally a time-intensive process). He guides readers through his home country with detours for salty anecdotes, in-depth tutorials, and rich photography. Divided into sections that embody a wide range of Cajun experiences, the book features 100 recipes that translate old-school techniques for the modern table. This is a book full of attitude and flavor for fans of Action Bronson, Anthony Bourdain, and Paul Prudhomme. Chasing the Gator shows how--and what it means--to cook Cajun food today.

Christmas Camp

By Karen Schaler
Authors:
Karen Schaler
From Karen Schaler, the award-winning writer of the Netflix viral hit A Christmas Prince, comes a Christmas story chock full of festive spirit! Haley 'the Grinch' Hanson's idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping into work and avoiding all the traditional distractions. Over the years, she's sacrificed her personal life to climb the ladder at a prestigious advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to Christmas Camp - a mountainside retreat promising to revitalise even the most determined Scrooge's festive spirit.Arriving reluctantly at the snowy inn, Haley meets the owner's handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark. Yet despite the attraction, she's determined to 'graduate' camp as fast as possible so she can get back to work.But it's impossible to resist the charm of the season and soon even Haley starts to live in the moment, growing ever closer to Jeff. Although when he discovers she's been conspiring with his dad to defeat Jeff's plans for the future, it will take all the magic of Christmas to bring these two hearts together . . .'This is the perfect grab-some-hot-chocolate, snuggle-with-a-blanket, feel good holiday story. It is positively dripping with Christmas and I love everything about it' Goodreads reviewer'Heartwarming and full of Christmas spirit!' Goodreads reviewer'The story is adorable. Also I really want to go to Christmas Camp' Goodreaders reviewer
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set

By Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz
The classic holiday special about Charlie Brown's search for the real meaning of Christmas is now available in a new innovative mini kit format. It includes a collectible 10-piece wooden set of the Peanuts gang gathered around television's most recognizable Christmas tree--a delightful decoration for any setting!Kit includes:* 10-piece illustrated, wooden collectible set of an iconic scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas--the Peanuts gang gathered around the Christmas tree* 32-page mini book with quotes and illustrations
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The Compendium of Magical Beasts

By Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater, Lily Seika Jones, Melissa Brinks
Authors:
Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater, Lily Seika Jones, Melissa Brinks
The Compendium of Magical Beasts is a definitive field guide that explores the anatomy of mythology's most elusive creatures, compiling the findings of controversial early twentieth century cryptozoologist, feminist, and explorer Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater. Approaching the fantastic with a scientific eye, Dr. Veronica explains the history, habits, and biology of each creature's existence with equal attention to detail. Her research is accompanied by stunning scientific illustrations of each specimen's anatomy, providing a comprehensive view of creatures most often dismissed as pure fantasy.Combining biological fact with folklore, cultural studies, and history, this volume is crucial to science both fringe and mainstream. Locked in a dusty attic for almost a century, Dr. Wigberht-Blackwater's trailblazing work was recently discovered by writer Melissa Brinks, who spent months transcribing the journals she found. Brinks joined forces with artist Lily Seika Jones to digitize the doctor's amazingly detailed anatomical diagrams in order to share these revolutionary findings with the world for the first time.The Bestiary: Mermaid, Unicorn, Wild Man, Gnome, Werewolf, Troll, Fairy, Jackalope, Winged Horse, Centaur, Minotaur, Vampire, Dragon, Sea Monsters/Loch Ness/Kraken, Goblin, Sphinx, Phoenix, Harpy, Cyclops, Banshee, Incubus/Succubus, Nymph, Ghoul, Selkie, Kelpie

City of Death

By Ephraim Mattos, Scott McEwen
Authors:
Ephraim Mattos, Scott McEwen
After leaving the US Navy SEAL Teams in Spring of 2017, Ephraim Mattos, age 24, flew to Iraq to join a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers, who were working on the frontlines of the war on ISIS. Until being shot by ISIS on a suicidal rescue mission, Mattos witnessed unexplainable acts of courage and sacrifice by the Free Burma Rangers who, while under heavy machine gun and mortar fire, assaulted across ISIS minefields, used themselves as human shields, and sprinted down ISIS infested streets-all to retrieve wounded civilians.In City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors In the Battle of Mosul, Mattos recounts in vivid detail what he saw and felt while he and the other Free Burma Rangers evacuated the wounded, conducted rescue missions, and at times fought shoulder-to-shoulder with the Iraqi Army against ISIS. Filled with raw and emotional detail of what it's like to come face-to-face with death, this is the harrowing and uplifting true story of a small group of men who laid down their lives to save the lives of the Iraqi people and who chose to live or die by the words, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."As the co-Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling American Sniper, Scott McEwen has teamed up with Mattos to help create an unforgettable true story of an American warrior turned humanitarian forced to fight his way into and out of a Hell on Earth created by ISIS

A Child's Introduction to Norse Mythology

By Heather Alexander, Meredith Hamilton
Authors:
Heather Alexander
Illustrated by:
Meredith Hamilton
The newest book in the best-selling, award-winning A Child's Introduction series explores the popular and captivating world of Norse mythology. Organized into two parts, part one introduces characters like Odin, the leader of the Norse gods; Thor and his mighty hammer Mjollner; Frigg, weaver of the destinies of humans and gods; frost and fire giants; cunning dwarves like Brokk and Eitri; and many more. Part two tells the stories of the suspenseful myths themselves including The Creation of the Cosmos, The Aesir-Vanir War, Loki Bound, Thor's Hammer and many more. Full of charming and witty illustrations from Meredith Hamilton, a Norse name pronunciation guide, and a removable Norse Family Tree poster, A Child's Introduction to Norse Mythology is the perfect way for kids to learn the historic stories behind today's popular mythical characters.

Crimson

By Niviaq Korneliussen
Authors:
Niviaq Korneliussen
Named by the Guardian as one of the top ten modern Nordic fiction books'An edgy and unputdownable work of modern literature' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'Ferocious, inventive and unlike anything I've read in a long time' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure'A brave novel reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting' Laline Paull, author of The Bees'A fizzing read about sex and identity set in Greenland' The Economist'A work of a strikingly modern sensibility' New Yorker'Transports us to a cold homeland where the blood runs hot' Guardian 'Tells stories as old as time, of who loves who and why, but the way of telling is as new as fresh snow, or daybreak after an all-night party' Stylist___________________________________________________________The island has run out of oxygen. The island is swollen. The island is rotten. The island has taken my beloved from me. The island is a Greenlander. It's the fault of the Greenlander.In Nuuk, Greenland . . .Fia breaks up with her long-term boyfriend and falls for Sara.Sara is in love with Ivik who holds a deep secret and is about to break promises. Ivik struggles with gender dysphoria as their friends become addicted to social media, listen to American pop music and get blind drunk in downtown bars and uptown house parties. Then there is Inuk, who also has something to hide - it will take him beyond his limits to madness, and question what it means to be a Greenlander, while Arnaq, the party queen, pulls the strings of manipulation, bringing a web of relationships to a shocking crescendo. Crimson weaves through restlessness, depression, love and queer experiences to tell the story of Greenlanders through a unique and challenging form. The original text was written and published in the Greenlandic language.
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  • Christmas with the East End Angels

    By Rosie Hendry
    Authors:
    Rosie Hendry
    It's the most wonderful time of the year - and the East End Angels are working hard to keep Londoners safe. Frankie is trying hard to keep everything together. She can count on the support of the East End Angels, even in the face of family trouble. Winnie's beloved husband, Mac, is putting himself at risk every day in the bomb disposal unit and she's finding it hard while he's away. Bella is growing in confidence and happiness. Her friendship with Winnie's brother, James, is getting closer all the time. Christmas on the Home Front is a hard time with loved ones far away - but the women of the Auxiliary Ambulance service are making do and mending. A gorgeously uplifting saga for fans of Ellie Dean and Donna Douglas
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    Complicity

    By Iain Banks
    Authors:
    Iain Banks
    The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a modern classic: 'ingenious, daring and brilliant' - GuardianCOMPLICITYn. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal actA few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper.The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago - only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he'd care to admit ...Involvement; connection; liability - Complicity is a stunting exploration of the morality of greed, corruption and violence, venturing fearlessly into the darker recesses of human purpose.
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    Cats on Catnip: A Grow-Your-Own Catnip Kit

    By Andrew Marttila
    Authors:
    Andrew Marttila
    This kit includes:Ceramic pot Package of catnip seeds Peat pellet that expands in water 3 magnets 32-page book with growing instructions and photos of funny and adorable cats playing with catnip
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    Cook with Amber

    By Amber Kelley
    Authors:
    Amber Kelley
    In her debut cookbook, teenage culinary mastermind Amber Kelley aims to empower teens to get in the kitchen with recipes for nourishing breakfasts to start the day right to the best homemade facial scrubs to fight teenage acne woes. A "culinary wizard" recognized by former First Lady Michelle Obama and part of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's "Food Tube" family, Amber candidly shares her methods for getting the best out of your teen years by making delicious and healthy meals for any time of day or occasion.Cook with Amber features 80 of Amber's most popular and delicious recipes accompanied by beautiful, full-color photographs throughout. With an emphasis on healthy, fresh foods, Cook with Amber will inspire young chefs to venture into the kitchen, to take charge of their health, and to have fun while doing it!

    The Constitution Today

    By Akhil Reed Amar
    Authors:
    Akhil Reed Amar
    "I don't think there is anyone in the academy these days capable of more patient and attentive reading of the constitutional text than Akhil Amar."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of BooksIn The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades and provides a passionate handbook for thinking constitutionally about today's headlines. Amar shows how the Constitution's text, history, and structure are crucial repositories of collective wisdom, providing specific rules and grand themes relevant to every organ of the American body politic.Prioritizing sound constitutional reasoning over partisan preferences, Amar makes the case for diversity-based affirmative action and a right to have a gun in one's home for self-defense, and the case against spending caps on independent political advertising and bans on same-sex marriage. He explains what's wrong with presidential dynasties, advocates a "nuclear option" to restore majority rule in the Senate, and suggests ways to reform the Supreme Court. And he revisits three dramatic constitutional conflicts--the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the contested election of George W. Bush, and the fight over Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.Leading readers through the questions at stake in each episode while outlining his abiding views regarding the Constitution's letter, its spirit, and the direction constitutional law must go, Amar offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today.
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    The Complete Milk Street TV Show Cookbook (2017-2019) (Revised)

    By Christopher Kimball
    Authors:
    Christopher Kimball
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street airs to 1.5 million viewers weekly on public television stations across America, and this book is the complete, up-to-date compendium of recipes for the show's fans.This cookbook containing more than 200 recipes, 75 of which are brand new, that show you how to cook the Milk Street way: with bolder flavors, healthier ingredients, and simpler techniques. And because they're from Christopher Kimball, one of Epicurious' "100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time," you can trust them to just work. At Milk Street, there are no long lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, Japanese fried chicken, rum-soaked chocolate cake, Thai-style coleslaw, and Mexican chicken soup all deliver big flavors and textures without your having to learn a new culinary language.Every recipe is paired with a photograph and insights into why the dish works. With chapters arranged by type of dish: from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts, this new edition promises to elevate the quality of your cooking far beyond anything you thought possible.

    Crash, Splash, or Moo!

    By Bob Shea
    Authors:
    Bob Shea
    Calling all daredevils! It's time to play CRASH, SPLASH, OR MOO! in this boisterous picture book with all the excitement of a game show.Mr. McMonkey is your host, and your contestants are America's favorite stunt clam, Action Clam...and a cow! These unlikely daredevils face off in a zany sequence of challenges--and readers get to guess the outcome of all the wacky stunts. Winner gets a Golden Banana!Readers will be laughing, cheering, and giving themselves a round of applause as they play the game over and over again. Bob Shea, creator of many favorite funny books, including Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great and the Ballet Cat series, provides endless storytime fun with high-energy audience participation.

    Christmas at Mistletoe Cove

    By Holly Martin
    Authors:
    Holly Martin
    'From that very first chapter you are hooked... you aren't able to put the book down it is that good... another beautifully written romantic book... A real contender for the best Christmas book 2017!' Jessica's Book Biz, 5 starsChristmas has arrived on gorgeous Hope Island, promising snowflakes, surprises and plenty of seasonal romance. So snuggle up and fall in love with a brand-new story from the bestselling author of Christmas at Lilac Cottage...Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden's greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea. When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can't escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true...This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she's always wished for?Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is like a warm hug on a cold winter's day. If you love Debbie Macomber and Miranda Dickinson, this story is the perfect treat for you this Christmas.Readers are falling in love with Christmas at Mistletoe Cove:'I didn't want to put it down!! ... the whole story is brilliant ... perfect for a warm and cosy winter evening.' Donna's Book Blog, 5 stars'Wow... This book is so Christmassy and beautiful - Holly Martin certainly knows how to write a Christmas romance novel. The story was terribly romantic and simply magical has fast become my favourite Christmas book... I loved everything about it.' The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars'Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is as cosy as laying under a blanket with a hot cuppa tea; it truly is a hug in a book. Prepare to fall in love...' The Writing Garnet, 5 stars'Holly really does write the best love stories ever!! You can always rely on Holly for a fantastic face hurting from smiling so much story...' Natasha Potter, 5 stars'My festive reading isn't complete without diving in to novel full of love, romance, snow and sparkle from Holly Martin. Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is Holly Martin at her best, full of romance, snow and magic.' Lozza's Book Corner, 5 stars'This is one of those books that makes you smile - and keep on smiling. SUCH a feel-good factor!The setting is gorgeous and the "Will they?" "Won't they?" kept me reading until the wee small hours.' Annie Cooper's Book Corner, 5 stars
  • Cold Breath

    By Quentin Bates
    Authors:
    Quentin Bates
    Gunnhildur reluctantly allows herself to be taken off police duties to act as bodyguard to a man with a price on his head . . . Hidden away in a secure house outside Reykjavík, Gunna and the high-profile stranger, a guest of the interiors minister, are thrown together - too close for comfort. They soon find they are neither as safe nor as carefully hidden as Gunna and her boss had thought. Conflicting glimpses of the man's past start to emerge as the press begin to sniff him out, as does another group with their own reasons for locating him. Gunna struggles to come to terms with protecting the life of a man who may have the lives of many on his conscience - or indeed may be the philanthropist he claims to be. Isolated together, the friction grows between Gunna and the foreign visitor, and she realises they are out of their depth as the trails lead from the house outside Reykjavík to Brussels, Russia and the Middle East.
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    Christmas on Mistletoe Lane

    By Annie Rains
    Authors:
    Annie Rains
    USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains invites you to the delightful North Carolina town of Sweetwater Springs in this all-new series . . . 'Tis the season for a fresh start . . . It's the start of the holiday season in the North Carolina mountains, and the air is fresh and crisp and filled with promise. After the devastating loss of her job in the big city, the small town of Sweetwater Springs feels like heaven to Kaitlyn Russo. She's inherited her grandparents' charming (if a little rundown) bed and breakfast, and it's just the new lease on life she needs. Only "heaven" comes with a catch-and a handsome and completely infuriating one at that. After what he hopes will be a quick trip, Mitch Hargrove wants nothing more than to put his hometown in the rearview mirror. But his plans get derailed when he learns he's now half-owner of the Sweetwater B&B. The fact that he's given only two months to make the inn a success is a huge problem, but it's his pretty-and incredibly headstrong-partner who's the real challenge. With the holiday fast approaching and a grand re-opening looming, will Mitch keep running from the ghosts of Christmas past . . . or will he realize the true gift he's been given?
  • Covert Game

    By Christine Feehan
    Authors:
    Christine Feehan
    Rescuing an industrial spy from the hands of a criminal mastermind is a suicide mission for the GhostWalkers. And there's no one more up to the task than Gino Mazza. He's the perfect killing machine--a man driven by demons so dark and destructive that his blighted soul has given up trying to find solace. But his laser-sharp focus on his target has transformed into something nearing desire.A treasonous senator dangled top secret GhostWalker data in front of a Chinese crime lord, and he bit. Zara Hightower, one of the world's leading experts on artificial intelligence, was sent in to psychically wipe the crime lord's computer network. She succeeded, but at a huge cost. Now she's the captive of a man who has descended into paranoid madness. Torture and death await her... But GhostWalkers never leave one of their own in enemy territory. And it's up to Gino to save Zara, or kill her if it turns out she's led them into a trap. Either way, heaven or hell won't stop him...
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