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Songbird Season: a novel (Book 5)
by Melanie Lageschulte

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>When you get everything you wanted, where do you go from there?</b><br /><br />The first blush of spring finds Melinda filled with great expectations and high-flying goals. She's officially taking the reins of her charming farm, the lambs and rescue kittens are thriving, and new life is popping up in unexpected places. <br /><br />But as the songbirds return and the garden’s soil is turned, not everything’s coming up roses: A no-nonsense housing inspector claims Melinda’s sweet deal with Horace could come at a high cost, and a plan to help the cats in her rural community draws skepticism from some of the locals. <br /><br />When Uncle Frank makes a shocking discovery in the town’s archives, the fallout threatens to dim Prosper Hardware’s bright future. As friendships are tested and family ties begin to fray, can Melinda restore the harmony in her life?<br />
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
by Chronicle Books LLC

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<h3><strong>Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club</strong></h3><p><strong>Book lovers rejoice!</strong> In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.</p><p><strong>Readers of Jane Mount's <em>Bibliophile</em> will delight in:</strong></p><ul><li>Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores</li><li>Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes</li><li>Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books</li><li>Sampling the most famous fictional meals</li><li>Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors</li></ul><p><strong>A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations:</strong> <em>Bibliophile</em> is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.</p><p><strong>If you have read or own:</strong> <em>I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization;</em> or <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines;</em> then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's <em>Bibliophile.</em></p>
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
by Sy Montgomery

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English

Pages

219

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br /> National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.</b><br /><br /> Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.<br /><br /> This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an...
by Tom Ryan

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

September 20, 2011

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<p>After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.</p><p><em>Following Atticus</em> is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.</p>
The Darkest Thread (The Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries Boo...
by Jen Blood

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 20, 2016

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<b><i>For fans of John Connolly, Nevada Barr, and dogs of all shape and size, the first novel in the new Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries, from the author of the USA Today-bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries.</i></b><br /><br />Meet Jamie Flint -- a no-nonsense veteran K-9 trainer and handler with a 'gift' she'd be happy to return: like her dogs, Jamie can sense things the rest of the world is blind to.<br /><br />When teenage sisters go missing in the mysterious 'Bennington Triangle' of Vermont, an area renowned for its disappearances, and strange occurrences over the past hundred years, FBI agent Jack Juarez brings Jamie and her dog Phantom in to assist with the search. When Jack learns that the case shares haunting similarities with the murders of the missing girls' aunts ten years before, he realizes they're dealing with much more than two girls who simply wandered off the beaten path. And when a young girl appears in the shadows, visible to Jamie alone, it becomes clear that something is desperately wrong here. <br /><br /><b>AUTHOR Q&A</b><br /><br />Q. In what ways is Jamie Flint different fromthe main character in your other series, Erin Solomon? <br />A. Jamie and Erin arevery different beasts, to be sure. Where Erin is impulsive and oftenself-centered, Jamie is...well, a mom. Of necessity, I think the fact that shehad her son Bear at such a young age forced Jamie to grow up quickly, and tothink a little more cogently about the possible long-term impact of heractions. She's level headed most of the time (though that gets muddied a bit inTHE DARKEST THREAD, when Bear's life is in danger), more private than Erin, andcertainly a more spiritual woman. <br /><br />Q. Will this series contain cliffhanger endings and a serialized mystery like the Erin Solomon novels? <br />A. No. While I think there's a definite place for serialized novels, and I actually have a 3-book serial in mind for Diggs and Solomon down the road, the Jamie Flint novels will all be standalone mysteries. <br /><br />Q. Do I have to read the Erin Solomon Mysteries to know what's happening in THE DARKEST THREAD?<br />A. Not at all. There are references to happenings in the Erin Solomon mysteries because Erin Solomon and Jamie Flint live in the same world, but you'll get the information you need to know about Jamie and Jack Juarez in this book. At the end, of course, if you would like to know more about these two characters, you can always go back and check out that series. <br /><br />Q. In which Erin Solomon books does Jamie Flint appear?<br />A. Jamie first arrives on the scene in book two, SINS OF THE FATHER. She returns in books four and five, BEFORE THE AFTER and THE BOOK OF J. 
Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness - How To Live Cozi...
by Olivia Telford

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English

Pages

102

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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<h2><b>Do you sometimes feel like your life is a <u>mad rush</u> without ending or meaning?</b></h2><br /><h2><b>Would you like to find something that offers relaxation, happiness and contentment, all rolled into one?</b></h2><br />In today’s world, we <u>all</u> experience some hectic days in our careers, family, and social lives. But if you are always stressed, then you need to closely examine how your busyness is affecting your quality of life. <br /><br />The solution is to adopt the <b><u>Hygge lifestyle</u></b> that encompasses the positivity and enjoyment that one can get from simple everyday things. By incorporating Hygge into your life, you’ll discover how to put down the phone, pick up that mixing bowl, paint brush, or other dream you’ve been putting off and immerse yourself in the present with <i>warmth and connection</i>.<br /><br /><h2>DOWNLOAD:: Hygge -- Discovering the Danish Art of Happiness</h2><br />The goal of this book is simple: We will teach you a new perspective on life and how to embrace the idea of slowing down, appreciating the small things and seeing the beauty in everyday moments.<br /><br /><b>You will discover:</b><br /><ul><b><li>Hygge’s origins and why it matters in today’s world.</li></b><br /><li>How to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and fully embrace minimalism.</li><br /><b><li>How to incorporate Hygge into all aspects of your life - even if you’re on a budget.</li></b><br /><li>How Hygge is more than just a concept</li></ul><br /> <b>Millions of people around the world are turning to Hygge as a great way to live their lives.</b><br />You can now be a part of this amazing revolution, build a simpler life, and be happier, more content, and in control of your life.<br /><br /><h2>Would You Like To Know More?</h2><br />Download now to stop worrying, reduce your stress and discover the secrets of the happiest country.<br /><br /><h2>Scroll to the Top of the Page and Select the "<u>Buy now with 1-Click</u>" Button to Get Your Book Instantly.</h2>
The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

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English

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Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Discover your unique Organizing Personality Type and Strategies for a more productive and clutter-free life.</strong></h3><p><strong>A new book by the author of <em>Real Life Organizing</em> and <em>Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook</em> </strong></p><p><strong>Fans of <em>The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up</em> and <em>Spark Joy</em> by Marie Kondo and <em>The Four Tendencies</em> by Gretchen Rubin will love <em>The Clutter Connection</em> by organization expert Cassandra Aarssen.</strong></p><p><strong>An organization book for diverse habits:</strong> “You’re not messy, you just organize differently”. <em>The Clutter Connection</em> examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organization and clutter. Cassandra Aarssen smashes the stereo–type that some people are “naturally messy” and offers readers insight and real-life solutions based on their unique personal organizing style. <em>The Clutter Connection</em> will help you get organized, be more productive and finally understand the <em>why</em> behind your clutter.</p><p><strong>Individualized real life organizing:</strong> Organizing isn’t one size fits all. Let go of the preconceived and conventional notions of what organization looks like and finally discover what Clutterbug you are. With self-awareness comes happiness, personal growth and lasting change.</p><p><em>The Clutter Connection</em> examines:</p><ul><li>The four different organizing styles and how they relate to each other</li><li>How motivation and happiness can be directly affected by our space</li><li>The “3P’s” - Productivity, procrastination and perfectionism and how they are connected to your unique organizing style</li><li>How you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better</li></ul><p><strong>Know your habits and declutter your space</strong></p>​
Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, S...
by Jeff Davidson

Language

English

Pages

457

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,500 ways that you can simplify your life.<br /><br /> Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and in your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning for you and your family. This book is the guide you’ve been looking for to lead the peaceful, productive life you’ve always wanted.
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<b>“One of the distinguished gardening books of our time,”</b><b> from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i> (<i>USA Today</i>).</b><br />  <br /><i>Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening</i><br />  <br /> After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau’s example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic did not, of course, work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Michael Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life.<br />  <br /> The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book in the finest tradition of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, <i>Second Nature</i>, from the renowned author of <i>The Botany of Desire</i>, <i>In Defense of Food</i>, and other bestsellers, is “as delicious a meditation on one man’s relationship with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br />  <br /> “Usually when Americans have wanted to explore their relationship to nature they’ve gone to the wilderness, or the woods. Michael Pollan went to the garden instead . . . and he’s returned with a quirky and pleasing book.” —Annie Dillard<br />  <br /> “A joy to read.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i>

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