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  • John Saul

    Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. And a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth... His sister is haunted by fearful visions... And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople. Only the strangers. Has a dark bargain been struck between the people of Clark's Harbor and some supernatural force? Or is it the sea itself calling out for human sacrifice? A howling, deadly...Cry for the...read more

  • Henry T. Blackaby

    Based on classic Experiencing God principles, Hearing God's Voice is for those who are ready to listen. Beloved author Henry Blackaby and his son Richard help those who are listening to discern the voice of God, to identify ways He speaks, and to respond to revelations of His will. God speaks to individuals in ways that are personal and unique to each person. God will never say anything that contravenes what He has said in the Bible. After you learn to listen to God, hearing from God will be as natural as communicating with a close...read more

  • Danielle Steel

    In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for-his wealth, his property, his livelihood as a star investment banker. And then it gets worse. The stock market crash not only plunges Peter into joblessness, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place to retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents, who left most of their modest estate to Peter's twin. With no other choice, the prodigal son goes home. A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others without regard to personal gain. Only Peter knows how Michael manipulated their...read more

  • Brian Cruver

    Brian Cruver first entered the 'Death Star,' Enron's office complex, in March 2001. He was twenty-nine years old, an eager MBA ready to cash in as a new hire with one of America's most highly valued companies. But, from his first day—when his new boss warned him, 'there was a mix-up in the hiring process,' but that it was 'no big deal...just think of it like you're adopted'—to his last, when he and his colleagues were given thirty minutes to leave the building, Cruver found himself enmeshed in a business cult that each day grew only more bizarre.With dark humor and page-turning momentum, Cruver lays out firsthand: the giddy group-think nurtured by Enron's leadership, whose...read more

  • Dörthe Binkert

    At the turn of the twentieth century, five thousand people a day arrived at New York’s Ellis Island, their journeys to America signifying a new beginning. But the ocean crossing also has a deeper symbolic meaning: there comes a time for us all when we find ourselves afloat, between phases of our lives, where we say goodbye to our past and move on to new horizons. For Valentina Meyer, harboring a deep secret of tremendous guilt and pain drives her to board a trans-Atlantic voyage as a stowaway, searching desperately for a new life on a distant shore. Accompanying her is a varied cast of eccentric and unique individuals, each in search of a new and better life. Finding...read more

  • Jeffrey Rothfeder

    For decades there have been two iconic Japanese auto companies. One has been endlessly studied and written about. The other has been generally underappreciated and misunderstood. Until now. Since its birth as a motorcycle company in 1949, Honda has steadily grown into the world’s fifth largest automaker and top engine manufacturer, as well as one of the most beloved, most profitable, and most consistently innovative multinational corporations. What drives the company that keeps creating and improving award-winning and bestselling models like the Civic, Accord, Odyssey, CR-V, and Pilot? According to Jeffrey Rothfeder, what truly distinguishes Honda from its competitors, especially...read more

  • Loren D. Estleman

    #24 in Amos Walker Series A hot new Amos Walker mystery by a master of the hard-boiled detective novel.“Loren Estleman is my hero.” —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestsellerIn You Know Who Killed Me, by multiple award-winning author Loren D. Estleman, Amos Walker is at low ebb. Just released from a rehab clinic, the Detroit private detective has to marshal his energies to help solve a murder in Iroquois Heights, his least favorite town.The area is flooded with billboards rented by the widow of Donald Gates, an ordinary suburbanite found shot to death in his basement on New Year’s Eve: “YOU KNOW WHO KILLED ME!” they read, above the number of the sheriff’s tip line....read more

  • Robert Waggoner

    Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer—the apparent Inner Self—within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, and the Internal...read more

  • Anthony Flint

    From the award-winning author of Wrestling with Moses comes a fascinating, accessible biography of the most important architect of the twentieth century. Modern Man is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier—a man who invented new ways of building and thinking. Modern Man is a penetrating psychological portrait of a true genius and constant self-inventor, as well as a sweeping tale filled with exotic locales, sex and celebrity (he was a lover of Josephine Baker), and high-stakes projects. In Flint’s telling, Corbusier isn’t just the grandfather of modern architecture but a man who sought to remake the world according to his vision, dispelling the Victorian style and...read more

  • Robert Waggoner

    Aimed at beginners, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple shows the reader how to enter and fully experience the lucid dreaming. Among the amazing things Waggoner and McCready teach readers are how to: • consciously decide what actions to perform; • explore dream space (or the contents of your subconscious); • interact with dream figures; • conduct personal and scientific experiments; • be free of waking state limitations (e.g., flying, walking through walls, and discovering creative solutions to waking issues) This book approaches lucid dreaming from a more cognitive psychology stance, and focuses more on how to lucid dream and how to use lucid dream techniques for...read more

  • David Quammen

    “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by...read more

  • Eric Rill

    Seventy-one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul finds himself slipping into what he describes as his slow dance with death. His ramblings, humor, emotions, lucid moments, and confusion are laid bare, as are the thoughts and feelings of his loved ones: his wife, Monique, conflicted and depressed...caring, yet angry; his daughter, Florence, compassionate, yet proper and reserved; his son, Joey, self-centered and narcissistic, seemingly indifferent to his family's challenges; and his doctor, an Alzheimer's specialist, who cares for Saul until his final days. From the beginning, Saul and his family know how it has to end, because no one has ever outsmarted Alzheimer's. But as...read more

  • Kim John Payne

    In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children's challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled. In short: What looks like misbehavior is actually your children's signal that they're feeling lost, that they are trying to find direction and looking to you to guide them back on course. Payne gives parents heartwarming help and encouragement by combining astute observations with sensitive and often funny stories from his long career as a parent...read more

  • Pedro Domingos

    Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us; manage our investments; and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and experiment. And in the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. Machine learning is the automation of discovery-the scientific method on steroids. It enables intelligent robots and computers to program themselves. No field of science...read more

  • Eric Harvey

    If you think you have a long to-do list, imagine what it’s like for Santa Claus! He has to keep up with the changing demands for new toys, run a cheerful workshop, juggle employees, equipment, facilities, resources, and production. That’s not to mention reading all those letters and making the BIG delivery…all in one night. This clever, easy-to-apply, and entertaining book will help you hone your leadership skills and become a better manager, teacher, or coach. The tools that Santa shares have already helped more than one million people become more effective in their own “workshops.” A quirky, easy way to remember the foundations of great management, you’ll create a...read more

  • Gus Lee

    In every age, a leader’s courage uplifts a generation, inspires a nation, and alters the world. For many, that leader was four-star General H. Norman Schwarzkopf; for Gus Lee, that leader was his mentor “The Bear.” With Schwarzkopf: Life Lessons of The Bear is Lee’s remembrance of a man whose unflinching character and wisdom forever changed Lee’s life. Here Lee passes along the leadership lessons he learned from Norman Schwarzkopf to readers, combining the general’s wisdom with personal anecdotes that are at once poignant and relatable. In 1966, Lee was a bright, athletic, and popular junior-year cadet at West Point who was on the verge of getting kicked out due to his...read more

  • Loren D. Estleman

    Amos Walker is hired by Heloise and Dante Gunnar, a bohemian Ann Arbor couple, to find Jerry Marcus, a film director who disappeared with their investment money. It's one of Walker's easiest jobs: a few hours later, Walker locates Marcus-his body shoved into a bedroom cupboard, a bullet through his head. An open and shut case...but Walker can't quite let it go. When Dante Gunnar is arrested for the murder, Walker finds himself again in Heloise's employ, this time trying to prove her husband's innocence. When Walker interviews Holly Zacharias, a college student who was the last person to see Marcus alive, things get interesting. Because if Dante's in jail for killing Marcus, then who...read more

  • Benjamin Shalva

    On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet and took a pilgrimage to a white-walled monastery in Rhode Island. He wrestled with demons, danced with temptresses, and sang with hundreds of voices under the stars. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, Shalva offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio, or even while sitting in traffic, working late at the office, or kneeling in your garden. In this honest, intimate-sometimes embarrassing and frequently funny-memoir with down-to-earth instruction and...read more

  • David Rollins

    As a special investigator for the U.S. Air Force, Vin Cooper thought he'd seen it all. But even he can't believe his eyes this time. Colonel Emmet Portman, U.S. air attaché to Turkey, wasn't simply murdered in his Istanbul residence. He was carefully dismembered, his body parts laid out like an exploded diagram - except for twelve missing bones, three of which show up later at another grisly murder scene. And when it turns out that the dead colonel happened to have the second victim's business card in his Rolodex, it looks as if there's a serial killer at large. But looks can be deceiving. As Vin and Special Agent Anna Masters investigate, inconsistencies crop up that cast doubt on...read more

  • Sydney Finkelstein

    Based on years of research, Sydney Finkelstein, professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and author of Why Smart Executives Fail, looks at how a select few visionaries develop the most successful talent in every industryAfter meeting chef Alice Waters at her legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse, Sydney Finkelstein got to thinking about the dozens of chefs who had come from her establishment to open their own restaurants and gain notoriety as some of the country's most creative culinary figures. Waters, he found, had spawned a family tree of geniuses. Could this pattern exist in other industries?After years of research, Finkelstein found that similarly powerful mentors did indeed...read more