|The Swarm, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army, but China has been devastated by the Formics’ initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. Earth’s government has been reorganized for defense; it now comprises a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line, and a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But ambition and politics, greed and self-interest remain. It is up to Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity.
|The Underground Railroad: A Novel, Colson Whitehead
A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
|Always Dakota, Debbie Macomber
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. A few years ago, this was a dying town. Now it’s come back to life! People are feeling good about living here again–the way they used to. They’re feeling confident about the future. Stalled lives are moving forward. People like Margaret Clemens are taking risks on new ventures and on lifelong dreams. On happiness. Margaret is a local rancher who’s finally getting what she wants most. Marriage to cowboy Matt Eilers. Her friends don’t think Matt’s such a bargain; neither did her father. But Margaret is aware of Matt’s reputation and his flaws. She wants him anyway. And she wants his baby.
|Hand Drawn Lettering: Draw, Print, Paint, Max Marlborough
Unleash your creativity with this book that encourages readers to explore new ideas, nurture originality, and create unique forms of lettering.
|In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life, Mark H. Anshel
In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life aims to change the way our society defines and perceives what is commonly called “failure.” Mark H. Anshel provides a refreshing, new perspective on how we can embrace failure as part of the process of achieving and succeeding at the highest level. Anshel uses sports psychology in a grounded, easy-to-read manner to examine failure in sports settings, revealing that not only is failure inevitable in an imperfect world, it is essential. He addresses such issues as how to properly promote failure in sport and exercise settings, how errors lead to improvement, ways to constructively cope with failure, and how to help child athletes fail “safely.” In the process, Anshel shows that the highest-performing athletes have one characteristic in common—they learned and improved from apparent setbacks.
|Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls: Stylish Patterns to Mix, Match & Embellish, Erin Hentzel
Create fashion-forward outfits for today’s 18″ dolls! Whether you’re sewing for your own dolls or the little doll lover in your life, these mix-and-match styles offer unlimited possibilities! Sew tiny garments inspired by vintage styles, including a buttoned blouse, party dress, and scallop-hem skirt. Sewing enthusiasts who already know the basics can build a complete wardrobe from 9 basic patterns. Learn techniques for hemming sleeves, adding ruffles and trims, and modifying patterns for additional looks.
Books on CD
|Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka presents an essential guide to raising energetic children. Here, listeners will learn how to cope with their children’s tempers, understand where their children’s energy comes from, and discover how to create strategies for bedtime, holidays, and schooling.
|A Game for All the Family, Sophie Hannah
Pulled into a deadly game of deception, secrets, and lies, a woman must find the truth in order to defeat a mysterious opponent, protect her daughter, and save her own life in this dazzling standalone psychological thriller with an unforgettable ending from the New York Times bestselling author of Woman with a Secret and The Monogram Murders.
You thought you knew who you were. A stranger knows better.You’ve left the city–and the career that nearly destroyed you–for a fresh start on the coast. But trouble begins when your daughter withdraws, after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school.You beg the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn’t been expelled. Because there is, and was, no George.Who is lying? Who is real? Who is in danger? Who is in control? As you search for answers, the anonymous calls begin–a stranger, who insists that you and she share a traumatic past and a guilty secret. And then the caller threatens your life. . . .This is Justine’s story. This is Justine’s family. This is Justine’s game. It could be yours.
|Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation, Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.
The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times-bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success.