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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Drama, United States, Genre Fiction, Coming of Age
W INNER in the Kindle Book Review’s 2012 “Best Indie Books” contest for literary fiction.
For Nelson Gody, the summer of 1969, the summer he would turn sixteen, began as all his past summers had. Life on his family’s small farm outside Bells Ferry, Mississippi, was safe and routine: chores, taking care of his little sister, working at a local gas station, swimming in the Wolf River with his best friend–his world was familiar and predictable. All that would change as young Nelson experiences his first love, wrestles with the secret his best friend has been hiding, and meets a mysterious stranger who appears one day on an exotic motorcycle called the Black Shadow. Capped by the devastating effects of hurricane Camille, the events of that summer ensured that life as Nelson knew it would never be the same again.
In his first full-length novel since since the critically acclaimed Return to Innocence (1st ed. 1999), G. M. Frazier takes us back to a simpler and more carefree time in American life with an uncompromising coming of age story that deals with hard-hitting issues that are tackled head-on with courage, not only by the writer, but by the characters he has created. For readers who spent their tween on teen years in the late 60s, A Death on the Wolf will take you back to a familiar time and introduce you to unforgettable characters. For younger readers, the story will give you a glimpse of teenage life that is no more, and yet shows how courage, morality, and friendship are timeless concepts in the face of life’s trials and tribulations.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Literary, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction
I n a rundown restaurant on the Upper East Side four people find themselves in a ceaseless battle for survival in a seemingly unforgiving city. Evelyn, an immigrant from Romania, tries to establish control in the chaos of the place that has, since the start of the recession, fallen apart, and in her efforts to enforce her own rules, she further alienates herself from the rest of the staff. Ivana is another waitress at Marcellino, one of the few who aggressively resists Evelyn’s control and the new found power she has found following her employment. Frankie the bartender is different, as he evades Evelyn, having grown up in poverty in the South Bronx, experiencing all kinds of hardship. Then there’s Germano, the owner, who cunningly finds a way to trap his employees as they try to establish more promising lives for themselves. In the end the habits these four individuals have formed as a way to satiate their lust for money or power inevitably brings about their less than desirable fate.
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Genre(s): Business & Investing, Management & Leadership, Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Education & Reference, Health Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Cognitive Science
M ajor New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist‘s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Steet Journal‘s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation–each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives–and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic & Wizards, Science Fiction, Adventure, Arthurian
I t’s a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble.
Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.
Off to Be the Wizard is a light, comedic novel about computers, time travel, and human stupidity, written by Scott Meyer, the creator of the internationally known comic strip Basic Instructions.
Magic will be made! Legends will be created! Stew will be eaten!
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Literary, Short Stories, Single Author, United States, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction
I n this astonishingly assured, exquisitely crafted debut collection, Anthony Doerr takes readers from the African coast to the suburbs of Ohio, from sideshow pageantry to harsh wilderness survival, charting a vast and varied emotional landscape. Like the best storytellers, Doerr explores the human condition in all its manifestations: metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts. Most dazzling is Doerr’s gift for conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all arc united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of their respective landscapes. In “The Hunter’s Wife,” a hunter’s profession is challenged when he learns that his wife can communicate with animal spirits. “For a Long Time This Was Griselda’s Story” features two sisters in Idaho struggling to come to terms with the very different paths they have chosen, one traveling the globe with a sideshow and one remaining with her mother in their hometown. In “July 4th,” a group of wealthy Americans enters a bet with a gang of British sportsmen: the first side to land the largest freshwater fish on each of the continents wins. The title story describes a blind marine biologist who isolates himself in a thatch-roofed kibanda in Kenya, only to be thrust into the spotlight when he accidentally discovers the cure for a fatal disease. Like all of Doerr’s stories, it shimmers with beautiful language and transports readers to a perfectly realized, magical world of his own creation. The Shell Collector is an enchanting and imaginative debut by a young writer embarking on an important literary career.
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Price may change without notice! Due to international copyrights, not all titles will be available or similarly priced outside of the United States. – Holly
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure
A deeper, darker E.T. A tear jerker featuring the love of an alien creature and the lives he touches.
The series “Species Intervention #6609″ spans two hundred years, encompassing tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and violence of unspeakable order. It is an unfortunate tale of Armageddon and the despairing hope of redemption.
In Baby, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic creature she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty’s body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.
When a handsome Italian stranger comes into Netty’s life, complications ensue as she falls in love while trying to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her farm and her body. Netty, Baby and Wil strive to conquer obstacles thrown in their path by life, succeeding wildly until the heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story.
Genre(s): Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Public Speaking, Health Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Nonfiction, Applied Psychology, Reference, Words & Language
H ave you ever experienced a moment of peak performance? You feel in complete control of yourself. All of your thoughts and actions align in perfect flow to bring you what you want. You feel energy surge through you and clarity sweep through your mind. You feel powerful, like you are handling the task at hand with ease and nothing can stop you. In short, you feel like the best version of yourself.
Drawing on their experience as performance coaches, authors Josh and Dr. Nita Matthews-Morgan have created a guide to reaching this state of peak performance in any moment. Written to help performers in all fields–speakers, athletes, artists, musicians and salespeople–this brief but power-packed guide is like having access to your own personal coach. It was designed to bring you the greatest impact with the fewest words, so that simply reading each concise chapter will help you reach your best performance.
Whoever said big things don’t come in small packages? Read this book. Internalize the words. And watch as you Deliver like you’ve never done before.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Teens
W hen a freak lightning storm turns terrifying, seventeen-year-old Jaden Beckett leaps for her life only to be glitched into an alternate universe. The destiny police want her out. Jaden’s got other plans.
Ripped away from her quiet Connecticut life and dumped into a post-apocalyptic version of earth, Jaden lands smack in the middle of a kidnapping–her own!
Agent Ralston of the Inter-Universal Guidance Agency (IUGA) rescues her and helps her to assume a new identity. And what an amazing identity it is …
In this world, she’s Princess Jaden a member of the royal family of one of the three surviving nations. Plus, her mother’s alive here–a miracle she never dreamed possible. If that weren’t enough, she finds herself falling hard for Ryder Blackthorn, the half-Cherokee half-Irish outlaw who kidnapped her in the first place.
So, when IUGA finally gets its act together and is ready to send her home, Jaden’s not budging. She’s pretty sure Agent Ralston’s been lying to her, and this whole thing isn’t really a cosmic accident after all.
Can the powerful IUGA force her to leave? Or is Jaden what some in this strange land believe her to be–a Transcender with the ability to travel among alternate dimensions at will?
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure
L ast Chance – a small town set on the edge of the far frontier. It is a place of gentle manners and common civility. After all, it should be since more than three quarters of its residents are women. However times change when a Talent Master runs rampant, savages threaten war, and an illegal militia from an alternate universe plans invasion and empire. A hero is needed. A Savior. Meet Aaron Turner, the small unassuming man who runs the Last Chance General Store. He is this town’s–this world’s–only hope. Unfortunately for the town, Aaron also happens to be a soldier and Militia spy whose job is to prepare the ground for the Militia’s invasion. To help him with this task, he has a cellar filled with advanced weaponry and the unique ability to teleport between the two worlds. However after a year of living within Last Chance, Aaron is no longer sure in which direction his loyalties lie.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
T he phone rings in the California home of businessman Nate Michaels before the sun is up on October 24, 1962. An hour later he’s on an Air Force jet to Washington. Michaels hasn’t seen or spoken to President Kennedy since they met at Stanford in the fall of 1940, but now JFK needs his help opening a back channel to defuse the threat posed by Soviet missiles in Cuba. In both the Pentagon and the Kremlin, pro-war generals want a showdown, not a humiliating compromise. As the world races toward nuclear holocaust during a fine and dangerous autumn, Michaels finds himself spinning in a maelstrom of statecraft, espionage, love, and betrayal.
“A compelling story, written with a sure hand, that keeps you intrigued. But watch out for the gut punches. They come often and unexpectedly. Raffel definitely has his game on.” –Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair and The Jefferson Key
“A rare historical novel – exciting and utterly believable – with Jack Kennedy as you’ve never seen him. Raffel is a master storyteller. I loved A Fine and Dangerous Season.” –Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies
“It’s been half a century since the Cuban Missile Crisis brought us to the edge of the abyss. It’s about time we got a page-turning thriller this good about it. The stakes are incredibly high, the action swift and chilling, the writing sleek and smooth. And the historical characters, from JFK to General Curtis LeMay, leap off the page. It may be fiction, but you’ll believe every word of it.” –William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Harvard Yard and The Lincoln Letter
“Think you know JFK? Think again. Keith Raffel’s novel A Fine and Dangerous Season is a nail-biting, meticulously researched foray into the real-life thriller territory of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Don’t miss it!” –Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of City of Secrets
“Raffel takes the reader on a wild ride from Stanford University right before World War II to one of the most dangerous moments of the Cold War. Loved it!” –Rebecca Cantrell, award-winning author of A City of Broken Glass
“A clever and deftly crafted retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of JFK’s old Stanford buddy. Not to be missed.” –Robert Gregory Browne, bestselling author of Trial Junkies