A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway, until the bodies start piling up.
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Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight.
President Carter : the White House years / Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword written by Madeleine Albright.
Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. In this biography, he draws on more than 7500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time, to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president, and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works.
A dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase at the King's Ransom Inn in rural England for Aunt Dimity, Lori Shepherd, and Lori's new friend, Bishop Smallwood.
Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, The Optimistic Decade takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters, and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and son Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb, having run out of options after Exxon came and went and left them bankrupt. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion. But situated on a plateau in the heart of the Rockies, Llamalo proves that it might outlast anyone's heady plans for it, from the earliest Native American settlers to the latest lovers of the land.
Coroner's deputy Clay Edison gets a call in the middle of the night. A body that can't be accounted for is discovered, and the journey to bring her justice leads Clay into a bizarre and seductive world.
When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.
Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, Get dressed, your baby is in trouble. This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood - alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled like sliced apples and salted pretzels but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations.
Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If someone looks carefully, they might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show anyone. Into her hiding place, the bookstore where she works, come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top science fiction spectacle from bestselling author Catherynne Valente. Galaxies compete for glory in a universe-wide musical contest, where the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth.
The miracle of mindfulness : an introduction to the practice of meditation / Thich Nhat Hanh ; translated by Mobi Ho.
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness?being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
Sheriff Joanna Brady's best intentions to stay on maternity leave take a hit when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County, dragging her into a far-reaching investigation to bring down a relentless killer.
Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to stay low and become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill a woman I couldn't. Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her.
In Clanton, Mississippi, two men rape a ten-year-old girl. It's horrible, and the town reacts with proper respect for the facts. Until the girl's father takes justice into his own hands with a newly acquired assault rifle. That turns Clanton inside out, and for ten days the city is a nightmare, caught in the glare of burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire. Through it all, Jake Brigance, attorney for the defense, struggles to save his client's life, and then his own!
Never stop learning [sound recording] : stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and thrive / Bradley R. Staats.
We now live in a learning economy, says Brad Staats, and while learning has always been important, the returns on lifetime learning are greater than ever. Our primary focus must be on our ability to learn. We must strive to develop new skills to create more value--or be left behind. As Jeff Immelt, Chairman and former CEO of GE, has noted, "You never hire somebody, no matter what the job you're hiring for, for what they know. You're hiring them for how fast you think they can learn." In Never Stop Learning, Staats outlines the framework that will help you become more effective as a lifelong learner. The steps include: --Valuing failure --Focusing on process, not outcome, and on questions, not answers --Making time for reflection --Learning to be true to yourself by playing to your strengths --Pairing specialization with variety --Treating others as learning partners. Replete with the most recent research from behavioral science about how we learn as well as engaging stories that show how real learning happens, Never Stop Learning will become the operating manual for your brain in this new environment.
The new global road map [sound recording] : enduring strategies for turbulent times / Pankaj Ghemawat.
Executives can no longer predicate international growth strategies on the assumption that globalization will continue to advance. But how should they respond to the growing pressures against globalization? Should they reshape their global strategies or stay the course? What can businesses do to control their destinies in this time of uncertainty? The New Global Road Map explains the key trends affecting global business today and--separating fact from fiction--gives readers an informed understanding of how globalization levels around the world are changing and where they are likely to go in the future. With the most up-to-date data and analysis, Ghemawat dispels dangerous myths and provides a clear view of what is and isn't changing in the global business environment. Building on this analysis, with fresh examples from a diverse set of companies across industries and geographies, Ghemawat provides frameworks and tools to help executives revise their strategies, restructure their global footprints, realign their organizations, and rethink how they work with local governments and institutions. In an era of rising nationalism and increased skepticism about the benefits of globalization, The New Global Road Map is the definitive guide for how to compete, where to compete, and how to organize on a changing global stage.
Hire smart from the start [sound recording] : the entrepreneur's guide to finding, catching, and keeping the best talent for your company / Dave Carvajal.
Don't rely on instincts alone. Hiring. Is. King. The lesson seems so basic. Yet time after time, good companies stumble and lose their stride - just when they were poised for rapid growth. Why? Because their leaders treated hiring as a tedious chore. They posted an ad hoc ad. Took the first person with the right skills. Hired for immediate needs, rather than future flourishing. In Hire Smart from the Start, Dave Carvajal distills lessons gained from 20 years in the trenches, building out and staffing two enormously successful Internet startups and helping firms like Tumblr, Buddy Media, and Shutterstock land the talent they need to reach their greatest potential. Whether you're a high-tech entrepreneur taking a startup public, or a food truck vendor with a concept that's taking off, this book offers a proven formula to help you: - Find candidates whose values and working style fit your business - Spot the 5 types of applicants you should never, ever hire - Motivate "reach" candidates to leave their jobs and take a chance on your vision - Develop meaningful incentives that make people stay - And more Accelerate success: hire smart from the start. This book shows you how.
Creating great choices [sound recording] : a leader's guide to integrative thinking / Jennifer Riel, Roger L. Martin.
When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by Roger Martin, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Here, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it.
How to be single and happy [sound recording] : science-based strategies for keeping your sanity while looking for a soul mate / Jennifer L. Taitz.
It's easy to fall into a bad relationship with dating today, especially for single women. From living in fear of being "ghosted" to enduring endless well-meaning questions about why you haven't found Mr. Right yet, it's tough to be unattached without feeling you're somehow inadequate or doomed to spend life alone and depressed! According Dr. Jenny Taitz, acclaimed relationship psychologist and behavioral therapy specialist, it's time for a reality check: single women are not a "problem" to be "solved". In How to Be Single, Dr. Taitz draws on clinical research, hundreds of patient interviews, and positive psychology principles to bust the myths that relationships are cure-alls for unhappiness and being single is "bad". Instead, this clever, inspiring guide shows savvy single ladies how to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt about failed relationships and dates that disappeared, and identify and cultivate the values and connections that make them happiest. Dr. Taitz also shares proven strategies for building fulfilling lives around themselves first, helping single women better identify what they want and need in a partner and become more skillful daters in the process. The result is women living their best lives, with or without a partner.
Concscious capitalism field guide [sound recording] : tools for transforming your organization / Raj Sisodia, Timothy Henry, and Thomas Eckschmidt ; with Jessica Agneessens and Haley Rushing.
You subscribe to the basic idea that business can do more than make money, but you're not sure how to act on that conviction or how to share it with the rest of your organization. The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide--the authoritative follow-up to the bestselling book Conscious Capitalism, by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, and leadership expert Raj Sisodia--gives you the tools for sharing and implementing the principles of higher purpose and conscious business throughout your organization. This practical guide provides hands-on materials--the same tools used in companies such as Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines, Life is Good, The Container Store, Barry-Wehmiller, Zappos, and many others--that you can use on your own, with your team, or with others throughout your organization to build conscious leadership and practices into your business. Organized according to the four core principles (higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership, and conscious culture) of Conscious Capitalism, the book provides exercises, worksheets, checklists, and instructions--for use both individually and with teams--as well as advice, examples, and real-life stories to help you apply these ideas and make them come alive in your organization. You and your team will: write a purpose statement learn how to create win-win-win relationships with all your stakeholders create a "culture playbook" for your company develop a leadership checklist for your organization build a personal leadership development plan set priorities for the coming year and beyond.
In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -"these truths," Jefferson called them-political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching," writes Jill Lepore in a groundbreaking investigation into the American past that places truth itself at the center of the nation's history. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths, or belied them. "A nation born in contradiction, liberty in a land of slavery, sovereignty in a land of conquest, will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, finding meaning in those very contradictions as she weaves American history into a majestic tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. A spellbinding chronicle filled with arresting sketches of Americans from John Winthrop and Frederick Douglass to Pauli Murray and Phyllis Schlafly, These Truths offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation.
Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL--the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he's led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory new and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick's full life in football, from watching Naval Academy games as a kid with his player-scout father, to masterminding two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to the Patriots where he has made history. Veteran sports writer and award-winning author Ian O'Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have previously been unexplored. O'Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn't know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots, a team shrouded in victory and controversy. But there is so much more--from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to the surprising camaraderie he shares with the team. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.
After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers. Andor Katona's existence has been a harsh one, living for centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene, determined to save him. In one glimpse, in one breath, Andor recognizes Lorraine as his lifemate, but it will take more than their telepathic connection to convince her of their immortal bond. Lorraine is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars.