Just Tell Me I Can't
By Jamie Moyer, Larry Platt
Long-time fans of the National Pastime have known Moyer's name for more than 25 years. That's because he's been pitching in the bigs for all those years. With his trademark three pitches - slow, slower, and slowest - the left-handed Moyer is a pinpoint specialist whose won-lost record actually got better as he got older - from his 20s to his 30s and into 40s. He's only a few wins shy of 300 for his amazing career.But this is where the book takes an unusual turn. Moyer was just about finished as a big leaguer in his mid-20s until he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, highly confrontational sports psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. Listening to the 'in-your-face' insights of Dorfman, Moyer began to re-invent himself and reconstruct his approach to his game. Moyer went on to become an All-Star and also a World Series champion.Yogi Berra once observed that 'Half of this game is 90% mental.' And Moyer's memoir proves it.
Just Here, Doctor
By Robert Clifford
Just Here, Doctor is the true story of a young country doctor and his patients - a richly entertaining and humorous chronicle of the life of a small West Country community as seen through the eyes of its G.P. Dr Clifford has some marvellous stories to tell: about the home delivery of a cricket fan's baby - in between overs of a televised Test Match; of the time he rode off on a gigantic horse to attend a hunting casualty - and rode back in an ambulance as the casualty; and the amazing saga of his student rugby tour of France - the craziest, most drunken ever undertaken. Here too, on the more serious side, are moving accounts of the courage of ordinary people in the face of serious, even fatal illness. Teeming with colourful and curious places and characters, Just Here, Doctor is packed with comedy, drama and tragedy, every bit as warm and enthralling as James Herriot's famous stories of a vet's life.
By Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an ex-cop who should be dead, but instead fights for the secret government law-enforcement organisation CURE. Smith had been his boss there from the start, but suddenly everything is changing.CURE finds itself with a new director: Blake Corbish, an up-and-coming VP at International Data Corp who just appears one day. Where's Smith? Corbish tells Remo that Smith had to be eliminated after having a breakdown and endangering national security. But for Remo, things aren't adding up, and he has a lot of questions.He will find the answers spelled out in blood, pain and violent death... Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Judge, Vol. 4
By Yoshiki Tonogai
'You are not the only ones playing this game' Clues discovered in a new room only lead down a new path of despair, and the time comes for the brutal sentencing of the third Judgment. The line between perpetrator and victim begins to blur. Until all is revealed, time is on no one's side...
Jane of Lantern Hill
By L. M. Montgomery
Jane and her mother live in a gloomy old mansion, where their lives are ruled by her ovebearing grandmother. For most of her life Jane has believed that her father is dead. Then, one dull April morning, a letter comes. Not only is her father alive and well, but he wants Jane to spend the summer with him on Prince Edward Island. For a blissful summer she lives at her father's cottage on Lantern Hill, making friends, having adventures and discovering that life can be wonderful after all. And she dares to dream that there could be such a house where she, Mother and Father could live together without Grandmother's disapproval - a house that could be called home.
By Ian Irvine
THE FINAL BATTLE - THE ULTIMATE PRICE The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis. Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way - but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall for ever.
Julius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy
By Peter Carlson
Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and pro-Union bushwhackers. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history, packed with drama, courage, horrors and heroics, plus moments of antic comedy.On their long, strange adventure, Junius and Albert encountered an astonishing variety of American characters,Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, Rebel con men and Union spies, a Confederate pirate-turned-playwright, a sadistic hangman nicknamed the Anti-Christ," a secret society called the Heroes of America, a Union guerrilla convinced that God protected him from Confederate bullets, and a mysterious teenage girl who rode to their rescue at just the right moment.Peter Carlson, author of the critically acclaimed K Blows Top , has, in Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy , written a gripping story about the lifesaving power of friendship and a surreal voyage through the bloody battlefields, dark prisons, and cold mountains of the Civil War.
Jack Frost, Vol 10
By JinHo Ko
Noh-A's awakening as the mirror image has granted her a more complete understanding of the events that led to her birth and what has happened since. The origins of Amityville are revealed to her, as is the threat of Solomon. The immense surge of power that accompanied Noh-A's transformation has aided Solomon's release from his prison, and the Witch King is headed to the North for a long-awaited-and long-dreaded-reunion with Helmina and Jack...!!
The Jane Plan Diet
By Jane Michell
Jane Plan, the UK's only truly bespoke diet delivery service, is known for its no-nonsense approach and delicious meals. This book distils the Jane Plan for all. Its aim is to help you reach your weight-loss goals. No gimmicks. No false promises. Just simple, down-to-earth, easy-to-stick-to advice, plus many of the recipes that have made Jane Plan so popular. This is no fad diet - we all know that a diet must work long-term and if it's hard to stick to then it isn't worth the effort. The Jane Plan Diet is different - it makes everything simple and convenient and it's packed full of recipes that your family will want to eat too. Simply follow Jane's advice and her delicious trademark recipes and, like her, you will lose those hard-to-shift pounds and stay slim - for good.
By Sean McMeekin
When an assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, no one could have imagined the shocking bloodshed that would soon follow. Indeed, as award-winning historian Sean McMeekin reveals in July 1914 , World War I might indeed have been avoided entirely had it not been for the actions of a small group of statesmen in the month after the assassination. Whether they plotted for war or rode the whirlwind nearly blind, these men sought to capitalize on the fallout from Ferdinand's murder, unwittingly leading Europe toward the greatest cataclysm it had ever seen. A deeply-researched account of the genesis of World War I, July 1914 tells the gripping story of the month that changed the course of the 20th century.
By Joelle Herr
Whether you need to get to know Ulysses in a hurry or are a long-time fan of James Joyce, this pocket-sized tome is the go-to reference, complete with comprehensive plot summaries and character profiles from his timeless works. Accompanied by illustrations throughout, the book also includes specially selected short stories and poems, reprinted in full.
Juicing, Fasting And Detoxing For Life
By Cherie Calbom, John Calbom
More than a simple collection of recipes, this book guides readers toward a lifestyle that promotes alkaline balance by juicing, eating well, and cleansing the body and soul. While most juicing books focus too much on fruit juice (which disrupts the body's pH balance with too much natural sugar), this book primarily focuses on juices, smoothies, and soups made from vegetables. Now, completely revised and upated, it also offers a guide to the food richest in nutrients from Vitamin A to zinc and includes over 20 new juice recipes as well as new versions of various cleanses to benefit the colon, liver, gall bladder, and kidney, lymphatics, and more. Beyond the body, the Calboms explain the heavy toll emotional, mental, and spiritual unrest can take on the body (and sometimes even encourage disease) and share unique, effective methods for cleansing the body of such toxicity.
Judge, Vol. 3
By Yoshiki Tonogai
In the abandoned courthouse, to trust is folly. Is that the only rule, the only strategy to staying alive in the twisted game underway within? When the time for the Second Judgment arrives, a ruthless decision is made, to shocking effect. The sinners must accept reality . . . for idealistic notions have no place among these halls of cruel and swift justice . . .
Jack Frost, Vol 9
By JinHo Ko
Cornered among the slabs of the Ancient Rock, Helmina comes face-to-face with Dust, head of the West District. With Jack Frost kept busy fighting the West's vicious pack of warriors elsewhere, Helmina is forced to test the strength of her powers against the mighty lycanthrope. Alliances will shift and new powers will rise in the battle for dominance and the mirror image!!
Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy
By Lucy-Anne Holmes
*Winner of the Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year RNA Award 2015*'My love story may not be the sort you read about in books or see in films . . . Love stories have glorious highs and ghastly lows. But when it comes to my own life, I'd have to say, you can keep your fabulous highs and I'll happily steer clear of the terrible lows.'After a rocky start in life, Jenny Taylor, 27, star receptionist at the local doctors surgery, has things all worked out thanks to a list of ten daily things she must do to keep the blues at bay. But her life is turned upside down when she meets aspiring musician Joe King. And reliable boyfriend Matt proposes. And then her mum leaves her dad and moves into Jenny's flat determined to 'bond'.Hilarious, honest and heartbreaking, Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy is an edgy modern love story that will make you look at your own love story in a whole new way. Lucy-Anne Holmes is the bestselling author of 50 Ways to Find a Lover.
The Joe Sandilands Omnibus (Books 1-4)
By Barbara Cleverly
A compilation of the first four books in the suspenseful and atmospheric Joe Sandilands Series . . . The Last Kashmiri RoseIndia 1922. The wives of officers in the Bengal Greys have been dying violently, one every year and each in March. The only link between them is the bunch of small red roses that appear on their graves on the anniversary of their deaths. In order to help solve these mysterious deaths, the Governor of Bengal calls on the reluctant help of Joe Sandilands, Scotland Yard detective and war hero. Joe soon learns that the deaths are indeed connected and that the series has not yet run its course . . . But who will be the recipient of the next Kashmiri rose? Ragtime in SimlaSimla 1922. The summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the jazz age. Joe Sandilands is looking forward to spending a month in the cool of the Himalayan hills as the of the Governor of Bengal. But when Joe's travelling companion is shot dead in the back of the Governor's car, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. Confronted by the mystery of an identical unsolved killing a year before, Joe realizes that the Governor's hospitality comes at a price. Behind the sparkling façade of social life in Simla he finds a trail of murder, vice and blackmail. Someone in this close-knit community has a secret and the nearer Joe comes to uncovering it, the nearer he comes to his own death.The Damascened BladeThe North-West Frontier, 1922. On secondment from Scotland Yard, Joe is spending a fortnight with his old army friend, James Lindsay. An uneasy peace is in operation with the Afghans but into this already-delicate situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors to the fort. After a skirmish which results in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages, Joe and his companion James are given seven days in which to identify, arrest and execute the killer before the frontier erupts into war. Drawing on all his courage and detective skills Joe must find out who the murderer is before more bloody deaths occur, the legacy of a bitter feud with its roots hidden deep in the past.The Palace TigerIndia, 1922. Joe Sandilands arrives in the princely state of Ranipur at the request of the Maharajah, an old ally of the British. The Maharajah is dying, and the succession is unclear. The death of his first son, while panther-wrestling, is suspicious, but as Joe begins to investigate a second son dies dramatically right before his eyes. With only the youngest, aged 12, now left to succeed, can Joe ensure his survival? In the glittering and luxurious setting of the court with its array of powerful, scheming characters, Joe must find his way through the maze of intrigue to trap, at last, the palace tiger.
By Jeff Apter
Johnny O'Keefe was a human dynamo, a rock 'n' roll powerhouse whose influence still looms large on the Australia musical landscape. He was brilliantly talented, but possessed a self-destructive streak, and suffered as many breakdowns as he did breakthroughs. Yet he played a huge role in establishing the Australian entertainment industry as we know it today. O'Keefe may have been short in stature, but he was big on ego. 'You can boo me and you can make fun of me,' he once told a hostile audience, 'but you all paid your money to see me because you love me.' He was the ultimate performer, and thrived on being on stage, giving the music, and the fans, everything he had. O'Keefe died way too young, from a heart attack, at the age of 43, leaving behind a legacy of timeless hits, including 'She Wears My Ring', 'She's My Baby' and 'Shout'. He recorded 33 Top 40 hits during his lifetime. Written with the active cooperation of the O'Keefe family and the JO'K Trust, Jeff Apter tells the colourful and evocative story of the life and times of one of Australia's best ever performers.
Judge, Vol. 2
By Yoshiki Tonogai
The second in the series where a group of strangers are kidnapped and have to decide who among them will live or die......
Jack Frost: Vol 8
By JinHo Ko
Her father killed before her eyes, Noh-A flies into a rage, unleashing her true power as the mirror image. Can her father's words have meant what she suspects? Was Jack Frost responsible for her father's grisly demise in the human world? As Jack squares off against the vengeful mirror image, the truth of Noh-A's father's past and his relationship with the former mirror image is revealed...whether Noh-A is prepared to face it or not!
By Franklin Foer, Marc Tracy
If you were a Bar Mitzvah boy in the postwar years, you probably received a gift called Great Jews in Sports. Your goy friends enjoyed a good snicker when they saw it on the shelf above your desk, but you coveted the volume. It not only supplied a pantheon for you to worship; it served as a refutation of all those cheap stereotypes about effeminate, bookish Jews that followed you to Pop Warner try-outs, and that you were convinced resulted in a condescending ten-steps-forward outfield shift during your turn at-bat. So it is with a humble spirit of deference that editors Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy propose its successor: Jewish Jocks: An Unothodox Hall of Fame, a collection of biographical musings on the most influential Jews in sports. The sports figures profiled in Jewish Jocks go beyond athletes to include coaches, broadcasters, owners, trainers and even statisticians (in the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!) Contributors include some of today's most celebrated writers, such as New Yorker editor David Remnick; novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Booker-prize winner Howard Jacobson; sports writer Buzz Bissinger; economist Larry Summers; columnist David Brooks; journalists Jane Leavy, Steven Pinker and Dahlia Lithwick writing on figures such as Howad Cosell, Art Shamsky, Kerri Strug, Harold Solomon, Sandy Koufax, Shirley Povitch, and many, many more.