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Three James Herriot Classics: All Creatures Great and Small, All ...
by James Herriot

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English

Pages

499

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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<DIV><B>The beloved <I>New York Times</I> bestsellers that inspired the popular BBC series—from a Yorkshire veterinarian and a “wise and wonderful writer” (<I>The Boston Globe</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the natural world. Collected here are three of his masterpieces—<I>All Creatures Great and Small</I>, <I>All Things Bright and Beautiful</I>, and <I>All Things Wise and Wonderful—</I>which have been winning over animal lovers everywhere for almost fifty years. From his night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals—and their owners—that pass through his office, Herriot vividly evokes the daily challenges and joys that come with being a veterinarian.<BR />  <BR /> Witty and heartwarming, this collection of whimsical, dramatic, and touching anecdotes reveals the ties that bind us to the animals in our lives. This edition features a new introduction from the author’s son and bonus archival photos.</DIV>
Murder On Magazine: An Action-Packed New Orleans Police Procedura...
by Julie Smith

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 16, 2018

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<h2>SHE NEEDS A KID TO CATCH A KILLER…BUT HOW TO CATCH THE KID?</h2> <b>"Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.”</b><i> -Val McDermid, best-selling author of the Tony Hill series</i><br /><br />The TENTH installment of the Skip Langdon series is <b>a New Orleans feast for the senses, a canine love story, an action-packed police procedural made-to-order for readers who like their female sleuths bold, smart, and refreshingly human.</b> A serial killer is using Airbnb units to stage his murders, but a teenage runaway has escaped his grasp and now she's in the wind, believing she's killed him. Meanwhile the real killer stalks the city – and her.<br /><br />Cody, the pink-haired sixteen-year-old, should be in school or at the mall texting her friends, not hanging out at the intersection of serial murder and human trafficking. <b>When the options are: (1) Return to a life of slavery (2) Go to jail for murder (3) Be killed by a serial killer, Option 4 makes perfect sense – RUN!</b> As mean as the streets of The City That Care Forgot can be, this child attracts angels (often unlikely ones) – and entire packs of dogs – who come to her aid.<br /><br /> She also finds a friend in NOPD’s newest Sergeant – big (six-foot!), beautiful, tough, and tender-hearted Skip Langdon. Skip knows her best hope of finding the killer is to find Cody – plus she feels for the girl, in whom she recognizes a younger version of her plucky, resourceful, whip-smart self. <b>The city’s hard-boiled; the detective has a heart the size of the Superdome.</b><br /><br /><b> Longtime Skip Langdon fans who’ve thirsted for #10 will be delighted to hear the music of New Orleans in Smith’s prose. Fans of female-sleuth authors like Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, and Linda Barnes, will love Skip Langdon’s pluck and charm. And those who particularly favor female cop stories, especially those by Nevada Barr, Lisa Gardner, Tana French, J.D. Robb, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, and Anne Hillerman will find a new fave here. </b><br /><br />“If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so… Move over, Sara Paretsky.”<i> --KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)</i><br /><br />“If it’s gritty realism you’re craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the perfect New Orleans tour guide… <i>--The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)</i><br /><br />“BRILLIANT.”<i> --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle</i>
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>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in t...
by Kerri L. Richardson

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>With a practical, warm, and welcoming approach, intuitive life and business coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.</p><p>Actionable clutter-clearing activities provide the foundation of this achievable plan to maximize your house, home, and heart’s potential.</p>
Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes: 12 Mysteries for the Dog Days of S...
by , Anne R. Tan

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English

Pages

1292

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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Help Us Help Pets!<br /><br />Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!<br /><br />'Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci - Gawd Almighty & the Corn<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell - Murder at Pawprint Creek<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney - Dog Gone and Dead<br /><br />** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant - Summer Teeth<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme - A Midsummer Night's Murder<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris - The Murder of Bandera Bandito<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke - A Body on Fitzgerald's Bluff<br /><br />** Ava Mallory - A Dream Stray-Cation<br /><br />** Sandi Scott - Croquembouche Murder<br /><br />** Susan Boles - Death on the Beach<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever - Toxic Tech<br /><br />** Anne R. Tan - Just Lost and Found<br /><br />Bonus recipes from the authors are included!
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i> comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.<BR><BR>Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House.<BR> <BR>Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.<BR> <BR>The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. <i>The Last Castle </i>is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
by Kelly Williams Brown

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<strong>THE<em> NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD</strong><br /><br />If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.<br />Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:<br /> <ul> <li>What to check for when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. </li><li>When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.)</li><li>How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--iImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. </li><li>The secret to finding a mechanic you love--or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind.</li></ul><div><br /></div>From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.<br /><br />
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><strong>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</strong></p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
Endal: How one extraordinary dog brought a family back from the b...
by , Sandra Parton

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 27, 2009

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<p>The remarkable story of Endal, voted ‘Dog of the Millennium’, and how, through his remarkable skills, companionship and unstinting devotion, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again.</p><p>Allen Parton was seriously injured while serving in the Gulf War. He lost the use of both of his legs, plus all memories of his children and much of his marriage. He was left unable to walk, talk or write - isolated in his own world. After five years of intensive therapy and rehab, he was still angry, bitter and unable to talk. Until a chance encounter with a Labrador puppy - Endal - who had failed his training as an assistance dog on health grounds. They 'adopted' each other, and Endal became Allen's reason to communicate with the outside world, to come to terms with his injuries, and to want to live again. Not content with learning over 200 commands to help Allen complete everyday tasks like getting dressed and going out to the shops in his wheelchair, Endal gave Allen the ability to start living again, and to become a husband and father again in his own special way. This is the incredible story of Allen, his wife Sandra, and his family. And, of course, Endal.</p>
White House Pets
by Margaret Truman

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English

Pages

127

Publication Date

January 26, 2016

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Millions of words have been written about America's first families. But what has been said about our "first families' families" - the colossal collection of animals, exotic and familiar, stubborn and playful, large and tiny, who have been welcome, and often celebrated, residents of the White House and its grounds since the days of George Washington?<br /><br />Over the years, the White House has been home to a unique assortment of pets. As a guest of John Quincy Adams, General Lafayette kept a live alligator in the East Room. Calvin Coolidge's Enoch, a huge white goose, gift from actress Marie Dressler, was said to be worth $100,000. Young Tad Lincoln surveyed his home grounds in a cart drawn by two pet goats. Warren Harding's Laddie Boy, a talented Airedale, was interviewed by reporters on national affairs.<br /><br />There were Franklin Roosevelt's famous Fala, Caroline Kennedy's Macaroni, Lyndon Johnson's beagles Him and Her. And Teddy Roosevelt's whole menagerie, which included a lion, snakes, roosters, a zebra, and five bears.<br /><br />The list of presidential pets is endless, and the stories about them and their owners are bizarre, hilarious, touching, and filled with incidents that point out many a first-family soft spot, peculiarity and, in every case, unabashed love of animals. Margaret Truman, a former White House resident herself, charts this special heritage with warmth and imagination.

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