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Hachette Books

From Broken Glass

Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
Authors:
Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to become the City of Boston's Director of Education and created the New England Holocaust Memorial, a wise and intimate memoir about finding strength in the face of despair and an inspiring meditation on how we can unlock the morality within us to build a better world.On October 29, 1939 Szmulek Rosental's life changed forever. Nazis marched into his home of Lodz, Poland, destroyed the synagogues, urinated on the Torahs, and burned the beards of the rabbis. Two people were killed that first day in the pillaging of the Jewish enclave, but much worse was to come. Szmulek's family escaped that night, setting out in search of safe refuge they would never find. Soon, all of the family would perish, but Szmulek, only eight years old when he left his home, managed to against all odds to survive.Through his resourcefulness, his determination, and most importantly the help of his fellow prisoners, Szmulek lived through some of the most horrific Nazi death camps of the Holocaust, including Dachau, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and seven others. He endured acts of violence and hate all too common in the Holocaust, but never before talked about in its literature. He was repeatedly raped by Nazi guards and watched his family and friends die. But these experiences only hardened the resolve to survive the genocide and use the experience--and the insights into morality and human nature that it revealed--to inspire people to stand up to hate and fight for freedom and justice. On the day that he was scheduled to be executed he was liberated by American soldiers. He eventually traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, where, with all of his friends and family dead, he made a new life for himself, taking the name Steve Ross. Working at the gritty South Boston schools, he inspired children to define their values and use them to help those around them. He went on to become Boston's Director of Education and later conceived of and founded the New England Holocaust Memorial, one of Boston's most visited sites. Taking readers from the horrors of Nazi Germany to the streets of South Boston, From Broken Glass is the story of one child's stunning experiences, the piercing wisdom into humanity with which they endowed him, and the drive for social justice that has come to define his life.

Hachette Australia

The Secrets at Ocean's Edge

Kali Napier
Authors:
Kali Napier

Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier. 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass, and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where they begin to build a summer guesthouse. But forming new alliances with the locals isn't easy. Into the Hasses' new life wanders Lily's shell-shocked brother, Tommy, after three harrowing years on the road following his incarceration. Tommy is seeking answers that will cut to the heart of who Ernie, Lily and Girlie really are. Inspired by the author's own family history, The Secrets at Ocean's Edge is a haunting, memorable and moving tale of one family's search for belonging. Kali Napier breathes a fever-pitch intensity into the story of these emotionally fragile characters as their secrets are revealed with tragic consequences. If you loved The Light Between Oceans and The Woolgrower's Companion you will love this story. 'One of the best books I've read this year. I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. I am still thinking about it.' MELISSA ASHLEY, author of The Birdman's Wife'This beautifully written, intense tale of a family's heart-rending search for belonging is Kali Napier's debut novel, but there's a sophistication to her storytelling. The secrets of the title unfurl slowly with hints dripping through every page.' Australian Woman's Weekly'Napier has blended fact and fiction to great effect, writing with a raw emotional power that at times, is devastating.' Better Reading 'Kali Napier may be a debut author but she is certainly no novice. The Secrets at Ocean's Edge is an incredible novel, a story layered with all of the hallmarks that make for an Australian classic.' THERESA SMITH'If you enjoyed similar recent Australian novels such as Joy Rhoades' The Woolgrower's Companion, Lucy Treloar's Salt Creek, Lisa Bigelow's We That Are Left, and Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker, then this is definitely for you.' Historical Novel Society

Piatkus

Wilde in Love

Eloisa James
Authors:
Eloisa James

One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books of 2017!'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia QuinnThe first book in Eloisa James's dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and charm. Things are about to get Wilde . . . Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks.Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle.But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy . . . Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series:Wilde in LoveToo Wilde to WedBorn to Be Wilde (coming soon)Praise for Eloisa James:'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Constable

Mrs Jeffries Rocks The Boat

Emily Brightwell
Authors:
Emily Brightwell

Mirabelle Daws travelled all the way from Australia to Sheridan Square to visit her sister - only to die in the middle of a locked garden. All the residents of Sheridan Square have a key to the garden - but no-one seemed to know that Mirabelle was planning to arrive. So the question facing Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon is: who wanted to make sure that Mirabelle's visit was very, very short-lived?Praise for the Mrs Jeffries Mysteries:'It's murder most English all the way!' The Literary Times 'Fascinating murder mystery . . . wit and style . . . a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery' The Paperback Forum

Basic Books

What Love Is

Carrie Jenkins
Authors:
Carrie Jenkins

What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions. In What Love Is , philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety- inducing heart palpitations) we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Motivated by her own polyamorous relationships, she examines the ways in which our parameters of love have recently changed,to be more accepting of homosexual, interracial, and non-monogamous relationships,and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say I love you." Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Skinny Liver

Ibrahim Hanouneh, Kristin Kirkpatrick
Authors:
Ibrahim Hanouneh, Kristin Kirkpatrick
Robinson

The Mammoth Football Quiz Book

Nick Holt
Authors:
Nick Holt

A truly mammoth football quiz book covering over twenty years of the Premier League and the entire history of the beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) game. All the major international tournaments are covered, as well as the full history of the domestic game, both recent and historical - even grandad can show off!Nick Holt has compiled a satisfyingly hefty and wonderfully challenging collection of 3,000 questions, arranged in quizzes of varying difficulty and subject matter covering the games that mattered, the personalities, the controversies, the goals and the glory. SAMPLE QUESTIONSIt wasn't until 2007 that a South American player scored a Premier League hat-trick; who scored three in a 5-3 derby win over Wigan Athletic in December that year?There have been some noticeably bad-tempered Merseyside derbies in the Premier League era; which Everton player saw red at Goodison Park in December 2005, and again in October, 2007?Which two uncapped overseas players were the captains of Manchester City and Portsmouth respectively for the 2004-05 season?Germany 1, England 5: Who let in five goals for the only time in his international career?Italia 90: Who was the unlikely scorer of the game's only goal when England beat Egypt 1-0 in a group match of bewildering tedium?Italia 90: Defeat by which country in their opening match cost Scotland a chance of progressing past the group stage for the first time?

Moon Travel

Moon Living Abroad London (2nd ed)

Karen White
Authors:
Karen White

Writer and adoptive Londoner Karen White knows what it takes to make the move to London. In Moon Living Abroad London, she shares her seasoned advice on transplanting to this bustling English city. From obtaining visas and arranging your finances to finding employment and choosing schools for your kids, White uses her firsthand knowledge of London to ensure that you have all the tools you need to navigate the ins and outs of the relocation process.Packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, plus extensive colour and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad London will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.

Forever

To Desire a Highlander

Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Authors:
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Sphere

The Iron Snakes

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell

Ann Mayall, blacksmith of Anford, and her sister Glory have survived and prospered since the evil sect which nearly cost them their lives have been removed from the adjoining land. The forge is beginning to thrive and Ann's reputation is bringing her an enjoyable diversity of orders. She has formed a deep emotional attachment with Arno and views the future with contentment. Then her lover leaves her and in rudderless despair she agrees to a passionless marriage, and a disastrous partnership which she only belatedly realises puts her at risk of losing the forge.Faced with bankruptcy, still shell-shocked by Arno's departure, she begins to fight for her survival against odds which seem insurmountable...

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The Dark And Cloudy Skies

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell
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The Blacksmith

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell
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The Black Cat

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell

Gloriana Mayall was the prettiest of the two daughters. Her mother, despairing of ever making Ann in any way feminine, concentrated imparting her wide experience with men on Glory. As a child she was cossetted and spoilt, as a teenager she took her first steps towards her eventual career as a theatre designer, as an Art School student she learned how to supplement her income by dispensing perverted sex to perverted men.Somewhere along the way she revealed enough of herself to be blackmailed, but she always held on to her familial scruples even in the deepest depths of self-loathing. So when Ann, the blacksmith, is in danger it is her sister Glory who races to her aid and takes the violence intended for Ann - which Glory sees as just punishment and, if she lives up to her reputation as a lucky black cat, might also mean some form of redemption for her own crimes.

New Harbinger

A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa
Authors:
Christiane Wolf, J. Greg Serpa

Mindfulness-once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries-is now a mainstream, evidence based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses.If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings.In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you're looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.

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Excalibur

Jack Whyte
Authors:
Jack Whyte

A hero is bornA sword will choose himA sorcerer will save himThe Roman Empire is in ruins. On a tiny boat in the Irish Sea float one man and a child, helpless after war has nearly destroyed their home, the colony called Camelot.That man is Merlyn Britannicus, cousin to the slain king Uther Pendragon. He would shed oceans of blood and sacrifice his life to defend the baby and royal heir: Arthur.With Camelot ripped apart by warring lords and assailed by violent tribes, Merlyn must use everything in his power to protect Arthur and return him to the land in which he'll become a hero.Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written

Basic Books

The Blood of Free Men

Michael Neiberg
Authors:
Michael Neiberg

As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August of 1944, the fate of Paris hung in the balance. Other jewels of Europe,sites like Warsaw, Antwerp, and Monte Cassino,were, or would soon be, reduced to rubble during attempts to liberate them. But Paris endured, thanks to a fractious cast of characters, from Resistance cells to Free French operatives to an unlikely assortment of diplomats, Allied generals, and governmental officials. Their efforts, and those of the German forces fighting to maintain control of the city, would shape the course of the battle for Europe and colour popular memory of the conflict for generations to come.In The Blood of Free Men , celebrated historian Michael Neiberg deftly tracks the forces vying for Paris, providing a revealing new look at the city's dramatic and triumphant resistance against the Nazis. The salvation of Paris was not a foregone conclusion, Neiberg shows, and the liberation was a chaotic operation that could have easily ended in the city's ruin. The Allies were intent on bypassing Paris so as to strike the heart of the Third Reich in Germany, and the French themselves were deeply divided feuding political cells fought for control of the Resistance within Paris, as did Charles de Gaulle and his Free French Forces outside the city. Although many of Paris's citizens initially chose a tenuous stability over outright resistance to the German occupation, they were forced to act when the approaching fighting pushed the city to the brink of starvation. In a desperate bid to save their city, ordinary Parisians took to the streets, and through a combination of valiant fighting, shrewd diplomacy, and last-minute aid from the Allies, managed to save the City of Lights. A ground-breaking, arresting narrative of the liberation, The Blood of Free Men tells the full story of one of the war's defining moments, when a tortured city and its inhabitants narrowly survived the deadliest conflict in human history.

C & R Crime

Death of a Sweep

M.C. Beaton
Authors:
M.C. Beaton
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Grey Lady

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell

Ben Jacardi was the first of his family to make his life on the canals - as a bargeman and also as the builder of the narrowboat, Grey Lady. His mentor was Josiah Armstrong who had taken him in as an apprentice and who came to regard him as the son he'd wanted his own to be, but who flitted with all his savings. Ben's awkward courtship and early years of marriage to Faith eventually settles into a strong partnership, further enhanced with the birth of James. And it is James who discovers his father's true ancestry and learns how he has unwittingly followed the footprints of his forebears.

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Bright Rooms

Jenny Maxwell
Authors:
Jenny Maxwell

Celia has never been the most diligent of aunts. Even when her brother died she didn't pay very much attention to her niece, Tamsin, and now it is too late. Tamsin is dead, found hanged in woodland near her home and leaving behind an enigma about her passing.Devastated by her death and ridden with guilt by her own neglect, Celia is determined to discover what would have caused her to take her own life. Then she learns that Tamsin was pregnant, but everything she is told by Tamsin's mother and her schoolfriends indicates that the teenager's reputation was the complete opposite to being promiscuous, yet the forensic evidence establishes that she was sexually 'mature'. Even more determined to get at the truth, Celia gradually reveals a side of Tamsin's life which no-one had known or guessed at, and she begins to believe that someone else was involved with her death. Engrossing, moving and chilling, this is a heart-rending novel of psychological suspense.

Rick Steves

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of a hardworking, well-traveled staff of 100 at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his partner Trish, son Andy, and daughter Jackie.