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  • Daisy Dowling

    An all-in-one guide for every working parent There are plenty of parenting books out there, but as a working parent there's never been a trusted guide that coaches you how to do well at work and be the loving and engaged mother or father you want to be. Enter Workparent. Whether you're planning a family, pushing for promotion during your kids' teenage years, or at any phase in between, Workparent provides all the advice and assurance you'll need to balance your family and career in your own, authentic way. Whatever your field of work or family structure, you'll learn how to: · Find a childcare arrangement you fully trust · Build a strong support team, at home and...read more

  • Beatriz Williams

    Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams.  June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva “Gin” Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York’s most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket—and Anson’s mortal enemy—turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back...read more

  • Beatriz Williams

    The dazzling narrator of The Wicked City brings her mesmerizing voice and indomitable spirit to another Jazz Age tale of rumrunners, double crosses, and true love, spanning the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Long Island to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1924. Ginger Kelly wakes up in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, having fled south to safety in the company of disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But paradise is short-lived. Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste and put to work patrolling for rumrunners on the high seas, from which he promptly disappears. Gin hurries north to rescue him, only to be trapped in...read more

  • Beatriz Williams

    New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams recreates the New York City of A Certain Age in this deliciously spicy adventure that mixes past and present and centers on a Jazz Age love triangle involving a rugged Prohibition agent, a saucy redheaded flapper, and a debonair Princetonian from a wealthy family. When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight—laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano—even though the space has...read more

  • Beatriz Williams

    The Jazz Age comes alive with a love story for the ages: a rugged Prohibition agent and a saucy flapper from one of Appalachia’s most notorious bootlegging families… Manhattan, present day Ella Hawthorne thinks she’s going crazy when she hears strange noises coming from the walls of her new apartment late at night. When she discovers that it used to be home to a speakeasy during the Jazz Age, she’s determined to discover the building’s secrets. Manhattan, 1924 Geneva ‘Gin’ Kelly, a smart-mouthed, red-haired flapper, reluctantly agrees to help rugged Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson catch her stepfather, a notorious bootlegger. But the...read more

  • B. Brett Finlay

    Learn the secret to total, lifelong health: the teeming world of microbes inside and all around us Modern-day science has allowed us to prolong and improve life in astonishing ways, often by fending off germs and other invisible foes. But there’s no “immunity” to the inevitable signs of aging . . . or is there? In The Whole-Body Microbiome, the father-daughter team of Dr. Brett Finlay (a microbiologist) and Dr. Jessica Finlay (a specialist on aging) offers a different—and truly revolutionary—solution to the quest for the fountain of youth. While much has been written about bacteria in the gut, exciting new research shows that there are millions of microbes...read more

  • Denise Lee Yohn

    What Great Brands Do shows how companies as diverse as IBM, REI, Starbucks, Lululemon, and more have all used their exceptional brand platforms as management tools to fuel, align, and guide every task they undertakeand have achieved higher-than-average profit margins as a result. What do these great brands have in common? What Great Brands Do shows how these firms rely on a brand-as-business management approach to grow and succeed in tough economic climates, regardless of the size of their marketing budgets. What Great Brands Do distills their approach into seven guiding principles and accompanying best practices to provide a thoughtful and practical methodology for putting a ...read more

  • Sacha Z. Scoblic

    The single glass of wine with dinner . . . the cold beer on a hot day . . . the champagne flute raised in a toast . . . what I'd drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with me . . . these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I've gone sober. When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world . . . and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand . ....read more

  • Harley Tate

    With no help in sight, could you make the hard choices? After risking everything, Grant and Leah Walton are finally reunited. But it's no happy ending. As the reality of the situation dawns on their neighbors, the Waltons find themselves the subject of more than idle curiosity. Not everyone can be trusted. People they counted as friends now look at them with suspicion and fear. Faced with neighbors determined to take all they have, Grant and Leah prepare to leave. But strangers have other plans. If someone threatens all that you hold dear, could you fight back? In a world without enforcement, rules mean nothing. When a band of thieves turn a neighborhood disagreement into an all-out...read more

  • Edward Gross

    Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon's Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who saved the world . . . a lot; as well as Angel, the tortured vampire with a soul who fought against the apocalyptic forces of evil. Now, go behind-the-scenes of these legendary series that ushered in the new Golden Age of Television, with the candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics, and cast members. Together they unveil the oftentimes shocking true story of how a failed motion picture became an acclaimed cult television series, how that show became a pawn between two...read more

  • Susan Rivers

    When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? Inspired by a true incident, this saga unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the...read more

  • Tim Halloran

    A couple camps overnight outside an Apple store to be the first to buy the new iPad. An insurance salesman tattoos a Harley Davidson logo on his ankle. A young woman claims her Diet Coke is like her boyfriend.  Are they crazy?   No, according to Tim Halloran. For years marketers assumed we make rational, economic decisions about the products and services we buy. But recent research and experience reveal that most of us make deep, emotional connections to brands much like we do with people, and those connections influence our actions and buying decisions. Just as we engage in relationships with people, we engage in relationships with brands. With some, we have wild, short-term...read more

  • Rumaan Alam

    This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren—beautiful, independent, and unpredictable—is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and...read more

  • Rumaan Alam

    As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren-beautiful, independent, and unpredictable-is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about the subject herself. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they’ve been apart. Can two women who rarely see each other, selectively share...read more

  • Donalyn Miller

    In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Miller continues the conversation that began in her bestselling book, The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealed the secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in the Wild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes how to truly instill lifelong 'wild' reading habits in our students. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as well as students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five key reading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Also included are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, and comprehensive lists of...read more

  • Bobbi Wegner

    In a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves. We must also teach boys not to do harm. As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscientious adults. But when you look closely at our society-especially at the statistics surrounding rape, domestic violence, and sexual assault-it's clear that something needs to change. It's time to teach our sons compassion and empathy. It's time to teach them that it's not okay to pick on the queer kids, the little kids, and the fat kids. It's time to teach boys that it's not okay to treat kids of color like second-class citizens....read more

  • Lisa Jackson

    In the space of minutes, Rory Abernathy's wedding to Liam Bastian turns into a bloodbath. Confronted by a masked intruder in her hotel room, Rory stabs her assailant and flees, just before a gunman opens fire on the waiting wedding party. Her stepbrother is killed. Every member of Liam's family is injured. Five years later Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks, or what their motive was. Convinced that she and her young daughter, Charlotte, may still be targets, she's made a new life under an assumed name, far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But even in the remote town of Point Roberts, Washington, Rory can't hide. When Liam tracks Rory down, he is stunned to...read more

  • Blaire Briody

    Williston, North Dakota, was a sleepy farm town for generations-until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn't seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience.But for every person chasing the American dream, there is a darker side-reports of violence and sexual assault skyrocketed, schools overflowed, and housing prices soared. Real estate is such a hot commodity that tent cities popped up, and many workers' only option was to live out of their cars. Farmers whose families had tended the land for...read more

  • Karen Randall

    NEVERTHELESS WE PERSISTED is a special audio-first anthology of poems, essays, and stories that explores themes of loss, love, and finding your own power. It's an astonishing collection filled with heart, tears, laughter, and ultimately hope. This collection was created from writers across the United States and also in Australia, England, India, and New Zealand. Each piece is performed by a talented narrator. Music by Jennie Knaggs and Nick Shillace of Lac La Belle. Writers include: Amy Oestreicher, Cat Gould, Charlotte McKinnon, Christa Lewis, Christina St Clair, Danielle Daney, Deepti Gupta, Echo Aspnes, Gina Dawe Weaver, Gracie Greenbaum, Jack Arkel, Jacqueline Pick, Janina...read more

  • Sally Goldenbaum

    While the Seaside Knitters get ready to showcase their new Danish-inspired event, locals can't stop talking about Tess Bean-a bright-eyed environmental activist with a way of charming both animals and humans alike. Birdie's granddaughter is mesmerized by ethereal Tess's passion for saving the earth and ocean, and even Izzy's old Irish setter becomes attached to the young woman's gentle touch... Except not everyone is a fan of Tess and her strong opinions, especially after she starts questioning the "clean" practices of small-business owners. So when a popular bar owner whom Tess publicly calls out for bad practices is found dead from a fall off his club's deck, it's not long before she tops...read more