Out of Sorts
Author: Aurelie Valognes
In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions. Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth. From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds camaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions. This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner and an Arctic survival tale in one. Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.
Will You Ever Change?
Author: Aurelie Valognes
Charming, quirky, and funny, this oh-so-relatable novel from the bestselling author of Out of Sorts shines a light on the always-complicated je ne sais quoi of every family’s relationship. As Martine and Jacques Le Guennec prepare for their annual family Christmas dinner, Martine reminds her husband to be on his best behavior. Their son Nicolas is bringing his girlfriend, Jeanne, to their home for the first time, and she doesn’t want Jacques to scare this one off. Jacques has always ruled his roost with patriarchal bravado, and he can’t help but verbally antagonize everyone—especially the wives of his sons. Jeanne, a strong-willed woman who grew up without a father, clashes with the curmudgeon, and she worries that her boyfriend might be too much like his father. It’s all starting to make Martine question everything about her relationship with her husband. And, though she makes that perfectly clear to him, the old dog is not anxious to learn new tricks. When Jeanne saves Jacques’s life, he begins to realize it may be time to change his ways if he wants to hold on to his wife and keep the family close. But is it too late?
Tennis For Dummies
Author: Patrick McEnroe, Peter Bodo
Publisher: For Dummies
Tennis is a sport for a lifetime. It really is a game that you can enjoy long-term, both as a player and a spectator. Played all over the world on surfaces ranging from concrete to clay the game of tennis is exciting to watch and even more fun to play. Whether you’re an adult looking for a new challenge or a parent starting your kids off, Tennis For Dummies provides a terrific introduction to the sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, if you who want to start playing the game of tennis, but don’t have the motivation or information to do so, this book can show you the way. If you’re already into the game, you’ll find out how to take your skills to the next level. This easy-to-understand guide will introduce you to the basics of the game and show you what it takes to improve each time you step on the court. Tennis For Dummies also covers the following topics and much more: Equipping yours elf with the right apparel, racket, and accessories Polishing your strokes—from your serve to lobs Finding out how the game is scored Shaping up with physical conditioning Dealing with common tennis injuries such as shin splints and tennis elbow Sharpening your mental game Exploring the finer points of tennis etiquette, both on the court and in the stands Discovering how to find the best tennis instructor for you Whether you’re interested in playing singles or doubles, on hard court or clay, Tennis For Dummies will inspire you get out on a court and play. Featuring detailed photos, illustrations, and court diagrams this book can help you discover how the game of tennis is played and show you how to get the most out of yourself each and every time you pick up a racquet.
The Shadow Of The Hound
Author: Claudio Ruggeri
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
The body of a young woman is found in the woods, from the first clues both motive and the name of the murderer seems clear to everyone, except to Vincent Germano, the commissioner decides to investigate further.
Speak No Evil
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!" - Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author "Dangerously addicting." -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author If you love a gripping Southern suspense, USA Today bestselling SPEAK NO EVIL is for you. Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline. New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future... After the death of her mother, a newspaper heiress, Caroline Aldridge steps into her mother’s shoes. But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs. Even as she mends the tattered bonds of sisterhood, a sinister force beyond their control may tear them apart forever… “Crosby easily paints an eerie setting that on the outside seems beautiful, but lurking beneath the shadows is something sinister. Reminiscent of an old Hitchcock film.” – a reader
The Color of Destiny
Author: Julianne MacLean
Publisher: Julianne MacLean
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful and emotionally gripping tale about destiny and love... Years ago, a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever, but she chose to follow her heart and embrace the future with the father of her baby--and her devoted first love. At the same time, in another part of the world, Ryan Hamilton made some far-reaching mistakes as a young man, but learned important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate's and Ryan's paths cross in a way they never could have dreamed, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Could it be that everything happens for a reason, and we end up exactly where we are meant to be? Includes Bonus Content: A Bookclub Discussion Guide While each novel in the series can be read as a standalone, there are many more books to love in this series. Book One: THE COLOR OF HEAVEN Book Two: THE COLOR OF DESTINY Book Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE Book Four: THE COLOR OF A DREAM Book Five: THE COLOR OF A MEMORY Book Six: THE COLOR OF LOVE Book Seven: THE COLOR OF THE SEASON Book Eight: THE COLOR OF JOY Book Nine: THE COLOR OF TIME
The Broken Frame
Author: Claudio Ruggeri
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
A man is found dead inside his art gallery. Vincent Germano will be expected to wade through thousands of possible hypotheses in order to solve the crime. In the course of his investigation, the Commissioner will have to deal with a case shadowed by melancholy.
Precursors of Nelson
Author: Peter Le Fevre
Publisher: Stackpole Books
A guide to some of the most picturesque sites in the Grand Canyon and northern Arizona with detailed instructions for finding the spot for a perfect picture. Includes products and services for the surrounding areas.
Author: Viveca Sten
On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore. Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident--until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren's cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before. As the island's residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders--while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.
Author: Anton Shammas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Arabesques is a classic of the exploration of identity. . . . A Palestinian master of Hebrew, living at the seam between Jews and Arabs, between the ancient and the modern, between loyalties and appetites, Shammas has written beautifully about his search for design. He transforms fact into fantasy without changing a thing."--Leon Wieseltier
Publisher: Inst for Evolutionary Research
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny-and true love-lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies. But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer. The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook-and a husband?
Who's That Girl?
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
'The perfect balance of romcom and drama!' GRAZIA She kissed the groom. She's not the bride... Edie thought she'd found The One...until he told her he was marrying someone else. And on the day of his wedding, when he kisses her, life really does go pear-shaped... Labelled as a home-wrecker and office outcast, when her boss offers her the chance to get out of town Edie jumps at it, even though moving back in with her eccentric father and prickly sister isn't exactly the escape she needs. When her work throws her into the path of rising star and heartthrob Elliot, Edie is expecting a highly strung diva. But as their unexpected friendship develops, Elliot isn't the only one in the spotlight... Who's that girl? Edie is ready to find out.