By James Neff
From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the 1957 Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general. RFK put together a "Get Hoffa" squad within the Justice Department, devoted to destroying one man. But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over. Drawing upon a treasure trove of previously secret and undisclosed documents, James Neff has crafted a brilliant, heart-pounding epic of crime and punishment.
Valley Of The Dolls
By Jacqueline Susann
Before Jackie Collins, Candace Bushnell and Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Susann held the world rapt with her tales of the private passions of Hollywood starlets, high-powered industrialists and the jet-set.Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published, fifty years ago. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time.Dolls - red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down - to the Valley of the Dolls.
By Sara Shepard
High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have been through a lot since their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis, disappeared five summers ago. A stalker named 'A' has harassed them for their past mistakes and revealed their darkest secrets to the world. They've been on TV, hounded by the press, kicked out of school, arrested, and even put in jail. With time running out, and their lives on the line, one of the Liars does something so terrifying and shocking, fans will be left breathless.Sara Shepard's fan base continues to grow as the hit Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the 1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, this long-awaited finale to this much-loved series will not disappoint.
The Vatican Art Deck
By Anja Grebe
The Vatican is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with more than 5 million visitors each year. It is also home to some of the world's greatest and most exquisite works of art. Its museums, palaces, and grounds house Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pietà, the Raphael frescoes, and the works of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, and Caravaggio, as well as the world's finest statues, manuscripts, architecture, and gardens, and its most precious religious relics.The Vatican Art Deck includes 100 6 3/8" x 6 3/8" cards highlighting the most iconic and significant works of art in the Vatican. The front side of each card shows a full-size photograph of the art while the back side provides a 200-word discussion by art historian Anja Grebe on the key attributes of the work; what to look for when viewing it; the artist's inspirations, techniques, and biographical information; the artist's impact on art history; and more. The work is also fully described with its title and the artist's name, the date of completion, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the art (where applicable), the catalog number, and the museum in which the work of art can be found.Perfect for art lovers, students, and armchair travelers, The Vatican Art Deck is a guided tour through one of the most exquisite collections in the world.
The Virgin Diet Cookbook
By JJ Virgin
THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK brings The Virgin Diet's groundbreaking health and weight loss program into your kitchen. With more than 100 delicious and practical recipes, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is designed to show you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory, healing foods into your diet to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. These tasty, easy-to-make recipes are free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar and artificial sweeteners. With mouthwatering suggestions for every meal and snacks, you'll lose weight fast while enjoying what you eat! THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK will also help you to stock your kitchen, provide delicious substitutes for common ingredients, and offer easy swaps for eating out and on-the-go.
Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale
By Alice Kuipers, Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Violet is determined to write the most fabulous fairy tale that has ever been imagined! Her twin, Victor, is not in the mood for make-believe."I was born in a castle!" Violet says."You were born in a hospital," Victor replies.But when an evil witch arrives in Violet's story, will Victor help write an ending that saves the day? Join the twins on an adventure through Fairy Tale Kingdom as they celebrate the joy of storytelling and reading!
V Is For Vegetables
By Michael Anthony
Gramercy Tavern's Executive Chef Michael Anthony believes a cook's job is to create delicious flavors and healthy meals. Written for the home cook, V IS FOR VEGETABLES celebrates the act of cooking vegetables he loves. Anthony shows how unlocking the secrets of vegetables can be as simple as roasting a beet, de-knobbing a Jerusalem artichoke, peeling a gnarly celery root, slicing a bright radish, washing a handful of just-picked greens.V IS FOR VEGETABLES is personal, accessible, and beautiful. Its charming A to Z format celebrates vegetables in richly detailed illustrations, glorious food photographs, and lots of helpful how to do it techniques. Recipes include crispy composed salads, fresh herb sauces, satisfying warm gratins, vibrant stews, simple sautéed greens over a bowl of grains, and veggies with meat and fish, too.V IS FOR VEGETABLES delivers the tools to transform and conquer the vegetables in a CSA basket, from the farmers market, and even the grocery store. It is an eye-opening book for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
The Very Fairy Princess: Valentines From The Heart
By Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
Gerry makes beautiful cards for her friends at school, showcasing their special qualities. But when she forgets her folder at home, she needs to think of a new way to celebrate their inner sparkle! This celebration of friendship and creativity by the bestselling mother-daughter team is the perfect gift for any special Valentine.
A Vicky Hill Mystery: Accused!
By Hannah Dennison
Murder is in the air when hedge-jumping champ Dave Randall accuses his arch enemy, Jack Webster, of sabotaging his dream to compete at the upcoming European Games. Vicky is used to Dave's histrionics and she turns a blind eye. After all, she has bigger fish to fry-namely solving the mysterious death of worm charming diva Ruth Reeves, whose sudden inheritance has made her very unpopular with old friends and neighbours alike. But when Jack Webster ends up dead, too, there seems to be a strange connection between the pair and Dave becomes the prime suspect. The perfect classic English village mystery but with the addition of charm, wit and a thoroughly modern touch. (Rhys Bowen)Downton Abbey was yesterday. Murder at Honeychurch Hall lifts the lid on today's grand country estate in all its tarnished, scheming, inbred, deranged glory. (Catriona McPherson)A fun read (Carola Dunn)Sparkles like a glass of Devon cider on a summer afternoon. (Elizabeth Duncan)
By Evelyn Waugh, Robert Hardy
Satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930. Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.
The Very Fairy Princess: A Winter Wonderland Surprise
By Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier
When a snowstorm hits and the star singer can't make it to Gerry's Winter Wonderland Festival, the Very Fairy Princess knows just what to do to make sure the event still sparkles! With a great new trim size and bonus stickers, this holiday story by the best-selling mother-daughter team makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
Voices in the Night
By Steven Millhauser
Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small-town life, Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect. Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism, stories that pose unsettling what-ifs or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns, homes, and even our bodies. Here, too, are stories culled from religion and fables: from Samuel, who in the masterly "A Voice in the Night" hears the voice of God calling him in the night; to a young, pre-enlightenment Buddha; to Rapunzel and her Prince awakened only to everyday disappointment. Heightened by magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot through with sly humour, Voices in the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives, all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest modern storytellers.
By Ngaio Marsh, James Saxon
New Zealand theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The piece de résistance would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend gently into a nest of fern and coloured lights on the table, set up on stage after the performance.But something went horribly wrong. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn witnessed it himself. Was Meyer's death the product of Maori superstitions? Or something much more down to earth?
Very British Problems Abroad
By Rob Temple
Do you . . .Carry emergency teabags in your backpack?Quietly tut at badly formed 'queues'?Cleverly avoid blisters by wearing socks with your sandals?. . . then you may be suffering from (more) VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.In this sequel to the original and quite-funny-if-you-like-that-sort-of-thing Very British Problems book, Rob Temple is taking us out of our comfort zone. We're going to that worrying place where crisps don't taste quite the same - and where ordering chips gets you . . . well, crisps. We're going abroad. Whether you're in Magaluf or the Maldives, indulging in après ski or Aperol, no one is immune to the raging superbug that is Very British Problems.Previously published as Very British Problems Abroad.
By Bryan Grieg Fry
Welcome to the strange and dangerous world of the VENOM DOC.Imagine a three-week-long first date in Siberia catching venomous water shrews, and later a wedding attended by Eastern European prime ministers and their bodyguards wielding machine guns. Then a life spent living and working with snakes. Lots of very, very poisonous snakes and other venomous creatures ... everything from the Malaysian king cobra to deadly scorpions.Welcome to Bryan Grieg Fry's world.In this action-packed ride through Bryan's life you'll meet the man who's worked with the world's most venomous creatures in over 50 countries. He's been bitten by 26 poisonous snakes and stung by three stingrays - and survived a near-fatal scorpion sting while deep in the Amazon jungle. He's also broken 23 bones, including breaking his back in three places, and had to learn how to walk again. But when you only research the venom you've collected yourself - the adventures, and danger, will just keep coming ... Dividing his time between scientific research and teaching at the University of Queensland, and TV filming and collecting expeditions around the world, Bryan and danger are never far from one another.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook
By Ellen Ecker Ogden
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook captures both the essence of the iconic store and the soul of the Vermont way of life: a self-reliant, rich life in the slow lane. Through recipes, yarns, archival photos, and sumptuous visuals, it tells the story of five generations of Orton storekeepers, while featuring fresh-from-the-farm cooking that imbues the cuisine of the present with the best of the past. Approximately 120 updated and original family recipes evoke memories, conveying all the hominess of the catalogue, but also appeal to the modern tastes of contemporary cooks. The book also features sidebars of Vermont history and more than 200 photographs, both black-and-white archival and four-color photographs, the latter taken especially for the book.
By Kelley Armstrong
Olivia Jones is smart, capable, loyal... and the daughter of convicted serial killers. Taking refuge in the mysterious town of Cainsville, she is busy investigating her parent's case. But when the body of a missing girl is dumped in her car, she is forced to change tack. Trouble is, there's only one person who can help her - the charismatic, morally ambiguous lawyer Gabriel Walsh. The one man she has sworn never to trust again. Gabriel and Olivia are convinced that the killer is still at large in Cainsville. But secrets have a habit of staying buried in this eerily friendly town. And digging too deep has deadly consequences... A twisting and atmospheric standalone thriller, Visions is also book two in Kelley Armstrong's Cainsville series.
By Benedict Jacka
REBEL NO MOREAlex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn't see this day coming. He's agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark Mage Richard Drakh.Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are some Keepers who aren't keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed. Especially when Dark mages are making a play for a seat on the council, for the first time in history.Alex finally has the law on his side -- but trapped between Light and Dark politics, investigating a seedy underworld with ties to the highest of powers, will a badge be enough to save him?
The Very Fairy Princess: A Spooky, Sparkly Halloween
By Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Christine Davenier
Gerry is in search of the PERFECT costume - one that will look just right with her wings and crown. Her imagination runs wild, and she decides on a flowing angel outfit (complete with a sparkly halo, of course). Gerry and her friends are so excited for the big day... until an accidental spill threatens to ruin EVERYTHING! What is a fairy princess to do? Thankfully, Gerry knows just how to save Halloween, and also shows what it means to be a good friend. From the mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes another heartwarming story in the #1 New York Times bestselling Very Fairy Princess series.
Vegan with a Vengeance, 10th Anniversary Edition
By Isa Chandra Moskowitz
More Vegan. More Vengeance. More Fizzle.Ten years ago a young Brooklyn chef was making a name for herself by dishing up amazing vegan meals,no fuss, no b.s., just easy, cheap, delicious food. Several books later, the punk rock priestess of all things tasty and animal-free returns to her roots,and we're not just talking tubers. The book that started it all is back, with new recipes, ways to make those awesome favourites even awesomer, more in-the-kitchen tips with Fizzle,and full-colour photos of those amazing dishes throughout.