Baseball's Best 1000 (Fourth Revised Edition)
By Derek Gentile, Timothy Cebula, Jack Passetto, Brian Sullivan
Using various (and completely subjective) criteria including lifetime statistics, personal and professional contributions to the game at large, sportsmanship, character, popularity with the fans, and more, sports writer Derek Gentile ranks the best players of all time from 1 to 1,000. The selection spans the generations from Edward "Cocky" Collins (1906-1930) to Miguel Cabrera (2003-present). Dozens of Negro league players are also included, as well as sidebars on the greatest Japanese players, women players, and "pre-historic" players from the time before stats and other information was formally recorded. Each entry includes the player's name, positions played, teams played for, and years played, as well as lifetime stats and a biography of the player including his great (and not-so-great) moments and little-known facts. Baseball's Best 1,000 is sure to spark controversy and debate among fans.
The Book Lover's Cup of Tea (Miniature Edition)
The perfect gift for any bookworm in your life, The Book Lover's Cup of Tea includes an innovative book-shaped tea infuser (titled A Tale of Two Ci-Teas) that offers two ways to brew: Dunk the entire book into your cup, or let the cover rest on the rim of your tea cup and hang the tea-filled pages into your hot water to steep. The kit also includes a 32-page book with tips for making the perfect cup of tea; suggestions for tea and book pairings (fancy a cup of Dorian Earl Gray?); and scrumptious recipes for tea sandwiches, cakes, and cookies, perfect for a book club gathering or a long, lazy day of reading.
The Blue Songbird
By Vern Kousky
It's springtime and a young songbird hears the joyous songs of her siblings and desperately wants to sing along-only she doesn't yet know what special tune she can add to their chorus. Encouraged by her mother to leave the nest, the songbird flies off on a quest to find the song that only she can sing. With courage and tenacity, she travels far beyond her golden island home, seeking advice from a crane, an owl, and a mean-looking crow until she finally discovers her own unique voice. Told in gentle, lyrical prose and with bright, beautiful watercolor illustrations that are rich in detail, The Blue Songbird is sure to become a perennial favorite-a story that teaches children to go on adventures and to discover what makes them truly unique. An empowering story for kids of all shapes, sizes, and singing ability.
Black Bullet, Vol. 6 (Novel)
By Shiden Kanzaki, Saki Ukai
Rentaro is still a fugitive, running from the law for a murder he didn't commit. Negotiating the advancing police perimeter with Hotaru, he devotes all of his waking hours to tracking down the shadowy foe who sprung this trap upon him.He is relentlessly pursued by Police Superintendent Hitsuma, even as Inspector Tadashima begins to have misgivings about his boss's behavior. Hitsuma's impending marriage to Kisara, meanwhile, advances closer and closer, as Hotaru finds herself starting to have feelings for Rentaro. A seemingly boundless web of emotions intertwines with itself--but what does it spell for Rentaro's future...?You won't want to miss a single word of this thrilling, non-stop adventure, one with enough drama to keep your spine tingling from start to finish.
Baccano!, Vol. 4
By Ryohgo Narita, Katsumi Enami
The alchemist Begg believed the drugs he created would guide people to the highest plane of existence. The junkie Roy was torn, trying to break free of his drug addiction. The Runorata Family executive Gustavo was irritated by a series of business failures. The Gandor Family executive Luck had a premonition of a conflict on the verge of flaring up. The girl Eve harbored a secret resolution to get revenge on the people who'd killed her older brother.When their lives intersected, fate linked them together like falling dominos, and then...
By Zara Cox
From the bestselling author of the Indigo Lounge books, a smoking hot brand new series featuring the hottest billionaire in town . . .PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS I, PORN STAR.People call me many things: CEO, billionaire, bastard. Q.I love women. I love sex. I love money. I love hot, wild nights with no promise of a future, because a future is one thing I don't have. I'm twenty-eight years old. I won't live to see thirty, and I don't care. Or I didn't, until her.Nobody plans for a life like this. Some of us just end up here. They call me Lucky, though luck has never been on my side. Before I met Q, my life was a big, twisted mess. Never enough money, never anyone to trust. No way out. With Q, the shame and fear disappear. Instead I feel pure pleasure, and that's something I've never had before. But if what I've just learned is true, we'd better enjoy every second together while we can . . . before our time runs out.Praise for Beautiful Liar:'An exotically filthy, devastatingly beautiful story, that will captivate and tease you long after the book is finished.' Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author'Zara Cox is known for scorching reads and she delivers again with Beautiful Liar. Add in a twisty plot and the pages fly by on this read!' Jana Aston, New York Times bestselling author'Wow! This book is so well written, it blows me away! Hot, sexy, intense Quinn/Q Blackwood is one hell of a hero, and Lucky, the brave, hunted heroine is his perfect match. Do whatever you have to do before you start reading, because you won't be able to put the book down once you start it, and prepare yourself for a fabulous, smoking hot read which will wring out your emotions and leave you totally satisfied!' Tabitha A Lane, bestselling author of Trade
By Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus can see the future. But he never thought he'd see this day.Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he's agreed to work for his old master once more.Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches again. And this time, he won't let go so easily.
Blue Smoke and Montana Sky
By Nora Roberts
An omnibus edition of MONTANA SKY and BLUE SMOKE. MONTANA SKYWhen Jack Mercy dies, he leaves behind a ranch worth twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters - each born of a different mother - have gathered to hear the reading of the will. But Jack has one last surprise for them. Before anyone can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. They are sisters, and strangers. But when a brutal enemy threatens to destroy them all they must face the impossible challenge: to put their differences aside and live like a family. BLUE SMOKEReena Hale has always loved her job as an arson investigator, but the danger and the crazy hours have left her unlucky in love. When she meets handsome carpenter Bo Goodnight, things look promising - until a series of suspicious fires threatens everything. As trouble ignites all around her, Reena must rely on hard-won experience and gut instinct to catch a man determined to burn down everything - and everyone - she loves.
By Ally Hilfiger
Ally was seven years old when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease, but she didn't know it for eleven years. For the next decade, she suffered from constant joint and muscle pain, chronic fatigue, brain fog, recurrent strep throat and headaches. Eventually worn out from the mysterious maladies plaguing her body, tired of her own forms of self medication--pot, alcohol--and drained from the notoriety she gained by producing and starring on her own reality show, Rich Girls, Ally ended up in a psych ward where she began her journey to diagnosis and recovery.BITE ME is Ally's story, but its themes will be familiar to the 300,000 Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, many of whom, like Ally, wondered for years what was wrong with them. Ally also offers readers hope and ideas for how they can transition from victim to survivor.
By Misty Copeland
In her first health and fitness book, celebrated ballerina Misty Copeland shows you how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to refine the body you were born with to be lean, strong and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines and words of inspiration.Misty offers her own time-tested, ballet-inspired movements that are perfect for women who want to lengthen and strengthen, but don't want to run a marathon or lift weights. She also demonstrates the floor exercises that helped maintain her own ballerina body while recovering from an injury.Misty's eating plan focuses on vegetables, fruits, plant fats, animal proteins and beneficial oils - all of which keep her energetic and in top shape. With simple and delicious recipes for Granola, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, Quick Salsa Chili, and even a Ballerina Smoothie, you'll be satisfied and happy while getting leaner.To keep you motivated, Misty gives tips and words of encouragement on persevering even when you may want to give up, including a peek into her personal journal, to inspire you and help you stay on the road to your own ballerina body.
By Christine Feehan
The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels' past re-enters her life. Don't miss the final Sea Haven novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling "queen of paranormal romance" (J. R. Ward).For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world's most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club's exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there's only one cure: to see the wife he left behind...Blythe Daniels thought she'd never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist...becoming strong enough for others to lean on. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he'll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil-and the dark desires of the heart . . . Praise for Christine Feehan:'The queen of paranormal romance! The one who started it all! I love everything she does' J.R. Ward'After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon (who created the venerated Buffy the Vampire series), Feehan is the person most credited with popularising the neck gripper' Time'Suspenseful, engaging - fraught with magic, action and romance . . . I HAVE to read the next one in the series' Smexy Books
Barakamon, Vol. 13
By Satsuki Yoshino
Ya can't see the sunset from here.Tagging along on Handa-sensei's visit home, Naru finally arrives in Tokyo! Trains, tall buildings, the zoo-the big city's full of amazing first experiences! But what will Handa decide when his dad asks him to come back to Tokyo? Volume 13 promises growth, courage, and farewells!
The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 3 (Manga)
By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai
Kyuta has been spending more and more time back in the human world. He's about to take an exam that will let him go to college! But does this mean saying goodbye to his master and his life in Jutengai forever? Can he be a part of both worlds, or will he have to choose...?
Blood Lad, Vol. 8
By Yuuki Kodama
At long last, it's the final battle against Grimm, the very first king of Demon World Acropolis! Can Staz find Grimm's heart in time and defeat him, or will this be Staz's last stand?
Bungo Stray Dogs, Vol. 2
By Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa
Regaining consciousness after nearly losing his life to Akutagawa, Atsushi is paralyzed by the thought of bringing more death and destruction down on the heads of his companions at the Armed Detective Agency and vows to run away. But before he can make good on his resolution, the Mafia sends Ryuurou Hirotsu of the merciless Black Lizard squad to storm their offices! Between the bomb-tossing Motojirou Kajii and the demure, kimono-wearing Kyouka Izumi, will the Mafia's literary giants close the book on Atsushi and the Armed Detective Agency for good?!
By Chris Brookmyre
'A celtic Gone Girl... guaranteed to keep you guessing'Ian Rankin*****WINNER Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year**********WINNER Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Crime Novel of the Year*****Twists abound in the brilliant new psychological thriller from master author Chris Brookmyre - perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, I See You and Disclaimer.Did she do it? Did he deserve it?Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance.But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow...'Black Widow is a stand-out thriller'Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer
By T.F. Muir
When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance, or worse, her murder. The case becomes politically sensitive when Gilchrist learns that Andrea is the daughter of Dougal Davis, a former MSP who was forced to resign from Scottish Parliament after being accused of physically abusing his third wife. Now a powerful businessman, Davis demands Gilchrist's removal from the case when his investigation seems to be stalling. But then the case turns on its head when Gilchrist learns that a paedophile, recently released from prison, now lives in the same area as the missing child. The paedophile is interrogated but hours later his body is found on the beach with evidence of blunt force trauma to the head, and Gilchrist launches a murder investigation. As pressure relentlessly mounts on Gilchrist, he begins to unravel a dark family secret, a secret he believes will solve the fate of the missing child.Praise for T.F. Muir:'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map.' Daily Record'A truly gripping read, with all the makings of a classic series.' Mick Herron'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour.' Craig Robertson'Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable... if I were living in St Andrews I'd sleep with the lights on.' Anna Smith
The Bastard Billionaire
By Jessica Lemmon
Eli Crane is back from the war, missing a leg and ready to finally be left ALONE. So why is his family tampering in his life, sending him housekeepers to baby him? A man has a right to his solitude--especially after surviving the ravages of war. But when they stoop so low as to send beautiful Isabella Sawyer, they've gone too far. As if he'd be tempted to keep her around just because she has the body of a real life Jessica Rabbit...Isa is NOT going to let some cranky billionaire sully her housekeeping agency's good name by firing every single one of her girls. Nope, she'll take on this handful herself and teach him a thing or two. But Isa isn't blind and before too long, she can't deny the strong attraction she feels for this gorgeous and infuriating man.But Isa has a secret, one that Eli almost unearths when he discovers her with a handsome stranger. Can their attraction overcome her mysterious past and perhaps even turn to love?
Bane and Shadow
By Jon Skovron
In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two young people from different cultures find common purpose.Red is being trained as a cold-blooded assassin by the biomancers. As he becomes increasingly embroiled in palace politics, he learns that even life amongst the nobility can be deadly.While terrorizing imperial ships as the pirate Dire Bane, Hope stumbles onto a biomancer plot of such horrifying scope that it makes even the massacre of her childhood village seem small in comparison.With the biomancers tightening their grip of fear over the empire, Hope and Red struggle to fill their new roles and responsibilities, but the cost will be greater than any of them realize.
BTOOOM!, Vol. 16
By Junya Inoue
The equilibrium on the island has been greatly thrown off by Takanohashi's sudden announcement. There's only one day to go before the game is up, and only three people left who can beat it...leaving the players bewildered by this sudden rule change. But that bewilderment turns into anger and leads to suspicion, causing the bonds between players start to fray. And when Himiko is wandering around the island, looking for Ryouta, another stray catches sight of her...Will Himiko ever be reunited with Ryouta?! Meanwhile, Ryouta himself is assaulted by a tragedy born out of suspicion!!