By Anne Keenan Higgins
Fictionally Fabulous is a full-color illustrated guide to dozens of beloved characters from film and TV who changed the face of fashion: from the flapper era embodied by Louise Brooks to polka dot-studded housewife Lucy Ricardo, Holly Golightly's immortal little black dress, working-girl chic Mary Richards, tartan-skirted Cher Horowitz in Clueless, to the Scandalous Olivia Pope, and all our favorite style stars in between. Each fashion hero is showcased in gorgeously whimsical style by author and illustrator Anne Keenan Higgins, who offers stunning views of their aha moments, inspiration boards, and profiles describing each character's signature style and trend-setting influence
Feels Like the First Time
By Marina Adair
After Aliana Marshal watched the man she loved walk down the aisle and vow eternity--to her sister--she set out to create her own happily ever after. Putting her heart and soul into her steel-art, Ali opened Steele & Magnolias, a premiere garden art shop, and all of her hard work is about to finally pay off. Only her sister's idea of eternity ended when Hawk's hockey career went down in flames. Now Hawk is single, back home, and he owns the bar right next door. Even worse, Ali's feelings for him are far from just friendly.Former NHL superstar, Bradley Hawk spends his nights in The Penalty Box serving the best hard cider in Washington--and his after hours serving the beautiful ladies of Destiny Bay. His days, well, those he spends thinking up new ways to infuriate his ex-sister-in-law. Between her "rules of business conduct" and "neighborly advice" the woman needs to learn how to enjoy life a little. And he's just the guy to help. So when he hears she needs a date for a party, his hero complex kicks in and he volunteers. Only, it isn't just any party--it's an engagement party for his ex-wife. And the only way to get through the night is to convince Bridget he's over her. Flirting with Ali feels too good to stop, and when they fall into bed together they take the faux right out of their fauxmance. But just as things start to get real, Bridget calls off the wedding and Hawk is stuck between the woman he'd dreamed of winning back ... and the one he can't imagine letting go.
By Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng, Peter Cappelli
When Peter Drucker wrote Concept of the Corporation in 1946, he revealed what made the large American corporation tick. Similarly, The Art of Japanese Management by Richard Pascale in 1981 explained the unique practices developed by the Japanese to bring that country's economy out of the ashes. The emerging Chinese juggernauts-the Alibabas, Lenovos, and Haiers-need similar revelation since they are a different breed in their own right. Little is understood about them, how they work, and what makes them such potentially imposing competitors.Now, based on unprecedented access to the people who have created and grown the great private companies of China-the "General Electrics and Sonys" of that country, Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Peter Cappelli and Neng Liang bring to life the distinctive practices of Chinese business leaders as they invent their own way forward to create world-class companies, and provide a comprehensive look at the leaders and businesses that are the future of the Chinese economy-and major competition to Western companies.Chinese companies are emerging on the global stage as never before, and their leadership lessons are invaluable in understanding and coping with their growing commercial presence worldwide. Company managers everywhere will want to understand China's distinct way of doing business if they are to compete against the companies that already dominate the domestic Chinese market and are coming to the fore in foreign markets, including the U.S.
Bliss is within (your fingers') reach! Step your tired fingers into a pair of teeny yoga pants, roll out your desktop mat, and give those tired digits a stretch (or a workout) with Finger Yoga! The kit includes mini yoga pants to wear on the pointer and middle fingers, a desktop yoga mat, two mini yoga blocks, and a 32-page illustrated mini book with instructions for finger yoga poses and desktop meditation.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 12
By Natsuki Takaya
Finally, the curse is broken for all of the members of the Zodiac and they're granted their freedom. Kyo and Tohru confirm their feelings for each other and take the first step towards their new future. The drama of a family cursed by the Zodiac comes to a moving conclusion!!This collector's edition also includes a long interview with Natsuki Takaya-sensei, character introductions, a history of the serialized publication, and much more!!!
By Rob Mundle
FLINDERS brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer - from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history. This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling BLIGH: MASTER MARINER.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 11
By Natsuki Takaya
The curse is crumbling, and Akito is doing anything to clutch at the broken threads that remain. Does the end of the curse mean catastrophe for the members of the zodiac, or will it bring the much needed healing they've all dreamed of? Tohru's bright love and generosity will become a beacon of hope in the dark...!
By Maxine Beneba Clarke
WINNER- Indie Book Awards 2015 (Best Debut Fiction Book)WINNER- The ABIA Award (Literary Fiction Book of the Year) 2015WINNER- Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists of 2015WINNER- Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013'Foreign Soil will stay with you with the force of elemental truth. Clarke is the real deal' Dave EggersIn this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest.In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving . . .'A woven tapestry of the shared experience of living in a country that is not your own' Stylist
By D. Nolan Clark
'Gripping writing, a brilliantly realised future culture and sympathetic characters . . . An entertaining and compelling read' SFXFEAR THE SILENCEAfter centuries of devastating interplanetary civil war, mankind has found a time of relative peace. That peace is shattered when an unknown armada emerges from the depths of space, targeting an isolated colony planet. As the colonists plead for help, the politicians and bureacrats look away. But battle-scarred Commander Aleister Lanoe will not abandon thousands of innocents to their fate. Forsaken skies is the explosive first novel from D. Nolan Clark, an epic tale of a fight against the odds - and the terror of realising that we're no longer alone in the cold vacuum of space.
By William McInnes
A chance encounter in an auction house is the jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection. His trademark humour and anecdotes litter this collection, making it a true delight.These are truly Aussie stories: about us, and about the things - and the people - in our lives.PRAISE FOR WILLIAM McINNES' WRITING'warm, nostalgic, funny and undeniably Australian' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD'a natural storyteller' SUN-HERALD'If there is a quintessence of Australianness at its best, William McInnes has distilled it.' THE AGE
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 10
By Natsuki Takaya
The much-loved series winds down to the homestretch. Tohru's feelings for Kyo come to the forefront as she desperately searches for a way to break the curse. If she can't find a cure in time, Kyo will be locked away by the Sohma for the rest of his life! Graduation is fast approaching, meaning major decisions that will affect not only Tohru and Kyo but all of the members of the Sohma Zodiac. After all of this heartbreak, is a happy ending even possible...?
From A Dark Place
By Tony Husband, Paul Husband
When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life.This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future.This inspiring and compelling story will appeal to anyone who has struggled with an addictive disorder, or any families or friends who have had to support someone through such a situation. Anyone who was touched by Tony's Take Care, Son - The Story of my Dad and His Dementia will be similarly moved and uplifted by From A Dark Place.
By Patricia Briggs
THE INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLING SERIESMercy Thompson is back, and she'll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it's the children who suffer . . . Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could avert an out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans and the fae, Mercy, Adam and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?I love these books! - Charlaine Harris
By Joel Osteen
In this one-of-a-kind guide, Joel Osteen provides practical insight and encouragement to help you stay connected to God so you can receive His strength and be empowered to accomplish all that He has for you. Here are eight keys to living your life in the fullness of God's blessings and favor, help in not allowing your past to be a barrier between you and the pathway of new beginnings with God, and a treasure of insight into living by the power of God's word and His promises for your every need. In FRESH START, readers learn how to experience God's goodness and make Him a part of their everyday life.
First Love Monster, Vol. 6
By Akira Hiyoshimaru
Kaho tells Kanade about her kiss with Atsushi. Any normal boyfriend would get mad, but Kanade only smiles back! Amid these complicated feelings, she ends up alone with Atsushi. Is this the start of a love triangle?
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 9
By Natsuki Takaya
Secrets of the curse revealed! Dive deep into the twisted relationship between Akito and Kureno, the most elusive member of the Sohma zodiac. Tohru tries to help, but finds herself in even deeper trouble. Good thing she has steadfast friends who will save the day!Meanwhile, something is going on with Machi. When Yuki and Kakeru pay a visit to her house, will the secrets of her past be revealed? And trouble is on the horizon when Hatsuharu finally learns what Akito did to Rin. Will anything be able to stop his wrath, or will he do something he can't take back?!
Food Freedom Forever
By Melissa Hartwig
The New York Times bestseller by the co-creator of the WHOLE30'If you want to stop turning to food to make you feel better, this is the book for you' Sun'Food Freedom Forever gives you everything you need for achieving dietary success, for today and for the rest of your healthy life' David Perlmutter, MD, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain BrainWhat does 'food freedom' mean to you? Maybe it's eating whatever you want without negative consequences to your health or waistline. (Good luck with that.) Maybe it's giving up your obsession with calorie counting, food restriction, and the scales. (Now we're getting somewhere.)Bestselling author and nutritionist Melissa Hartwig defines true food freedom as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you. It means indulging when you decide it's worth it, savouring the experience without guilt or shame, and the returning to your healthy habits. In Food Freedom Forever Melissa outlines a simple three-part plan that will help you to discover food freedom for yourself, no matter how out of control you feel. It will point you down a self-directed path that keeps you balanced, satisfied and healthy, without requiring that you obsess about food, count calories or starve yourself. By the last page, you'll have a detailed plan for creating the perfect diet for you, finding your own healthy balance, and maintaining the kind of control that brings you real food freedom every day.Welcome to food freedom.
Fit in 3: The Scandi Plan
By Faya Nilsson
Three is the magic number!Change your life for ever with Faya Nilsson's Scandi-inspired, three-week food, fitness and mindfulness plan. With 60 delicious, healthy recipes.'During my career as a personal trainer, I've helped hundreds of clients arm themselves with the knowledge to achieve a happy, healthy and balanced life - with minimum sacrifice. FIT IN 3 will empower you to do the same.'Inspired by her childhood in rural Sweden - where fresh ingredients, fresh air and freshly baked cakes were a fundamental part of everyday life - personal trainer and award-winning blogger Faya Nilsson has created FIT IN 3. In this essential guide, the three key elements of a healthy life - food, fitness and mindfulness - work in harmony in a way that will change how you think about your mind and body for ever.With 60 easy-to-make, healthy recipes that don't skimp on fun or flavour (including some Scandi favourites!), calming mindfulness and yoga routines to help ease even the most over-stressed minds and highly effective, time-efficient workouts that don't require a gym membership, FIT IN 3 provides you with a simple formula for an enjoyable, healthy life. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!To get you started on your journey, FIT IN 3 includes a three-week plan with daily menus, step-by-step HIIT and bodyweight-resistance workouts - suitable for beginners - and mindfulness exercises. It's everything you need to kick-start a new and sustainable way of life. 'You don't need to be fit already, you don't need to spend a fortune, you needn't be twenty-something years old and (crucially) you don't need to give up chocolate! Anyone can participate, and this book with provide you with the fundamental knowledge to understand how to do it forever. Let's get started!'Faya x
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 8
By Natsuki Takaya
Yuki's childhood was a long period of solitary darkness. Years later, he met Tohru, but what does he want from her? Yuki reveals to Kakeru what he can tell no one else. Meanwhile, Tohru's class is going to put on a play for the school festival, but miscasting makes it rough going for rehearsal. Will there be chaos on stage when the curtain finally rises?!Later, Kyo recalls meeting Tohru's mother as a child and talking to her about her experiences. Persevering through a rough adolescence, one that lacked any love from her parents, she one day encountered teacher-in-training Katsuya Honda... At long last, the moving story of Katsuya and Kyoko is revealed!! Then, it's business as usual for Tohru and the others, but something is eating at Kyo?!
By Kelly Elliott
If Grace Johnson knew one thing at all, it was that all men were dirt bags. All men . . . except Noah. When she saw him, it was love at first sight - but after he leaves she is bereft, and wonders if she'll ever see the only man she's ever truly cared for again.If Noah Bennet knew one thing at all, it was he needed Grace Johnson. Needed her . . . desperately. Even after leaving, she's the only thing he can think about - his chance of a happier life.Grace is willing to put everything on the line to help bring back the man she is hopelessly in love with, even if she has to risk everything for him. With so much in their way, will Noah and Grace be able to share their future together?Book Four in the Love Wanted in Texas series