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A Tale of Two Besties


A Tale of Two Besties


$2.99


Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond: Harper: I love you so much that I am going to sneak out of detention to pay that guy from Craigslist $100 to cut off all your hair for my secret collection. Lily: I love you so much I?m going destroy everyone in your life that matters and force you to depend and love only me. Harper: That sounds beautiful. I love you. Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the? dreaded Pathways,” a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class. But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there?s nothing more uncool than being cool, it?s the naturally charismatic Harper-with her blond hair and perfect bone structure-who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel?d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it?s the perpetually? gawkward? Lily-who accessories every ensemble with a pair of tattered fairy wings-who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?Inspired by the HelloGiggles community of likeminded best friends, founded by IRL besties Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi, and set in a hilarious insider?s version of Los Angeles, A Tale of Two Besties will make you giggle and cry?and then tell you how cute you look with runny mascara. It’s like my twins stepped out of the eighties and dropped down into today. Deliciously funny with heart. Francine Pascal, bestselling author and creator of the Sweet Valley High series

An Iron Fist, Two Harbors


An Iron Fist, Two Harbors


$16.72


Deidre experiences what all parents dread: the disappearance of one of her children. A number of suspects emerge, including a convicted sex offender, an out-of-place vagabond, a rapist, and even a wife abuser. One by one, the usual suspects are crossed off the list of those who might be responsible, until Deidre receives a call from the Minneapolis police. Her child is in custody, being held for her own safety, and will be released into Deidre’s custody as soon as arrangements are made. The girl in custody possesses her daughter’s purse, ID, and debit card. However, she has changed almost to the point of being unrecognizable. Deidre’s family is rocked by what is happening, and struggle with coping so they can go on with life.

Appleblossom the Possum


Appleblossom the Possum


$6.49


Fans of E.B. White and Dick King-Smith will adore this heartwarming and funny animal adventure by the award-winning author ofCounting by 7s Mama has trained up her baby possums in the ways of their breed, and now it?s time for all of them?even little Appleblossom?to make their way in the world. Appleblossom knows the rules: she must never be seen during the day, and she must avoid cars, humans, and the dreaded hairies (sometimes known as dogs). Even so, Appleblossom decides to spy on a human family?and accidentally falls down their chimney! The curious Appleblossom, her faithful brothers?who launch a hilarious rescue mission?and even the little girl in the house have no idea how fascinating the big world can be. But they’re about to find out! With dynamic illustrations, a tight-knit family, and a glimpse at the world from a charming little marsupial’s point of view, this cozy animal story is a perfect read-aloud and a classic in the making.

Appleblossom the Possum


Appleblossom the Possum


$11.15


Fans of E.B. White and Dick King-Smith will adore this heartwarming and funny animal adventure by the award-winning author ofCounting by 7s Mama has trained up her baby possums in the ways of their breed, and now it?s time for all of them?even little Appleblossom?to make their way in the world. Appleblossom knows the rules: she must never be seen during the day, and she must avoid cars, humans, and the dreaded hairies (sometimes known as dogs). Even so, Appleblossom decides to spy on a human family?and accidentally falls down their chimney! The curious Appleblossom, her faithful brothers?who launch a hilarious rescue mission?and even the little girl in the house have no idea how fascinating the big world can be. But they’re about to find out! With dynamic illustrations, a tight-knit family, and a glimpse at the world from a charming little marsupial’s point of view, this cozy animal story is a perfect read-aloud and a classic in the making.

Appleblossom the Possum


Appleblossom the Possum


$6.49


Fans of E.B. White and Dick King-Smith will adore this heartwarming and funny animal adventure by the award-winning author ofCounting by 7s Mama has trained up her baby possums in the ways of their breed, and now it?s time for all of them?even little Appleblossom?to make their way in the world. Appleblossom knows the rules: she must never be seen during the day, and she must avoid cars, humans, and the dreaded hairies (sometimes known as dogs). Even so, Appleblossom decides to spy on a human family?and accidentally falls down their chimney! The curious Appleblossom, her faithful brothers?who launch a hilarious rescue mission?and even the little girl in the house have no idea how fascinating the big world can be. But they’re about to find out! With dynamic illustrations, a tight-knit family, and a glimpse at the world from a charming little marsupial’s point of view, this cozy animal story is a perfect read-aloud and a classic in the making.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


$6.99


Cozy mystery lovers? favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventureIt?s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something?or someone?is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals?Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate?a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law?s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law?but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori suspects that a local real estate agent is illicitly lining her pockets at Finch?s expense, but before she can prove it, she?s sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles?and Finch?s. Lori snaps out of her happy trance when a series of unsettling discoveries shakes her faith in Arthur Hargreaves. She stumbles across a detailed map of Finch in Hillfont Abbey. An ancient feud between Finch and the Hargreaves family comes to light. Arthur appears to be making secret deals with the shady realtor. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?With Aunt Dimity?s otherworldly help?and her new baby girl in her arms?Lori mounts a crusade to save her village from the Summer King?s scorching greed.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


$4.49


Cozy mystery lovers? favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure in theNew York Times?bestselling series It?s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something?or someone?is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals? Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate?a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law?s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law?but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori sets her sights on the local real estate agent, but finds herself sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. With him, Lori forgets her troubles, until she makes a series of unsettling discoveries. An ancient feud between his family and the town comes to light. And then there?s Arthur?s connection to the local real estate firm. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?With Aunt Dimity?s otherworldly help?and her new baby girl in her arms?Lori fights to save her village from the Summer King?s scorching greed.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


$16.04


Cozy mystery lovers? favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure in theNew York Times?bestselling series It?s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something?or someone?is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals? Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate?a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law?s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law?but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori sets her sights on the local real estate agent, but finds herself sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. With him, Lori forgets her troubles, until she makes a series of unsettling discoveries. An ancient feud between his family and the town comes to light. And then there?s Arthur?s connection to the local real estate firm. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?With Aunt Dimity?s otherworldly help?and her new baby girl in her arms?Lori fights to save her village from the Summer King?s scorching greed.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


$4.49


Cozy mystery lovers? favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure in theNew York Times?bestselling series It?s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something?or someone?is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals? Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate?a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law?s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law?but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori sets her sights on the local real estate agent, but finds herself sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. With him, Lori forgets her troubles, until she makes a series of unsettling discoveries. An ancient feud between his family and the town comes to light. And then there?s Arthur?s connection to the local real estate firm. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?With Aunt Dimity?s otherworldly help?and her new baby girl in her arms?Lori fights to save her village from the Summer King?s scorching greed.

Be Afraid


Be Afraid


$10.97


The Fear Is TerrifyingWhen police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she’s been held captive for days, they tell her she’s a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it’s true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later. But The TruthOn leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna’s expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories-and a nagging dread that Jenna’s ordeal hasn’t ended. Is Even WorseNow other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna’s past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors.

Believe


Believe


$13.61


Believe is an inspirational story of a young homeless girls struggle to find a glimmer of hope in her dreadful existence. Along her soul-searching journey, she encounters many people who each in their own way make an impact on her life. Although I felt violated and weak I had never felt as strong inside as I did at that moment. I guess you never know how much strength you really have until you feel completely helpless. Sometimes when a person is at their lowest, they find the strength to persevere to their highest expectations. That is the inner strength this young, abandoned, homeless girl never thought existed within her soul. Each time the world tried to break her, she found herself growing stronger with every blow. She never expected that hidden in her darkest hours, is where she would find her brightest light. *Author: Dembkoski, Kacey Hajjar *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 64 *Publication Date: 2004/02/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.15 inches

Best Friends


Best Friends


$3.74


In this M!X original, Izzy is used to being queen bee?but will she ditch her mean girl status for a chance at true friendship?Isabella Caravella is dreading summer. She doesn?t want to spend a month at a lakeside resort with her parents and the families of her dad?s coworkers, especially when she discovers that two of the kids go to her school. She thinks Bailey and Ava are beyond weird?and they?re not exactly thrilled to see Izzy, either. Izzy has been their tormentor, the leader of the pack of girls who made their first year of middle school so unpleasant. Once Izzy discovers that the other kids have been spending their summers together for years and she?s the outsider, she realizes she?s going to have to change her bossy, stubborn ways if she wants to fit in. Bailey and Ava turn out to be kind and welcoming, and Izzy actually wishes she were more like them. Back home, Izzy knows that things are probably going to be different. Ava and Bailey were great summer friends?but are they really forever friends? Can Izzy prove that she really does have the potential to be a true friend? Or is she stuck playing the mean girl forever?

Big Girls Drama


Big Girls Drama


$14.98


Whether it’s being told you have to purchase two seats on an airplane or getting dirty looks when you’re with a handsome man, being a big girl in a superficial world can come with more issues than any woman should have to deal with. Add to that some over-the-top family and marriage issues, and you have the perfect recipe for some Big Girls Drama. When Vivian married Sheldon, she thought she would be spending life with her best friend, but now she is facing a dreadful problem: a sexless marriage. Whenever she tries to reach for him in the night, Sheldon attacks her. Is he no longer attracted to her? Is he having an affair? Vivian is sinking into depression, and she becomes determined to figure out what secret her husband is hiding. Monica’s husband Devin has been very clear about why he’s not interested in her anymore. She tries to make things work with him, but when he calls out another woman’s name one night, it’s the final straw. Monica summons her inner strength and goes from dutiful wife to a sista out for revenge. Kelly has also found out that her husband is having an affair?with a man. Now he wants to move the man in and introduce him to neighbors as Kelly’s cousin. She’s not going for it, and things soon go from bad to worse when she learns some even more devastating information about her husband. Sonya is single, so she doesn’t have the marital woes that her friends do, but raising a teenage daughter alone comes with its own set of problems. When she discovers that her daughter is pregnant, she’s heartbroken, but when she finds out who the father might be, pandemonium ensues. Tresser Henderson delivers another hilarious, fast-paced novel that will keep readers entertained to the very last page.

Carnival of Sound


Carnival of Sound


$16.2


It’s difficult to know how to assess this album. On the one hand, it’s enjoyable listening, and it’s an essential archival release – if not as well-known as Brian Wilson’s Smile, Carnival of Sound is just as tantalizing a lost artifact of the psychedelic ’60s, buried these 40-plus years. And those factors alone make owning it a no-brainer for fans of Jan & Dean, surf music, or psychedelic music (and it embraces both). But unlike SMiLE, which was well within Brian Wilson’s grasp, at least when he started it, it’s clear that Carnival of Sound was pushing the envelope of what Jan Berry was capable of doing in 1967-1968; listening to it is akin to watching someone run a marathon with a partly injured foot – they might succeed and possibly even do it well, but there’s also the dread of doing untold harm to themselves in the process. Some of the material here actually pre-dates Berry’s April 12, 1966 car crash; in March of that year, he had recorded a small group of covers, including Stay and Yakety Yak, for a planned new album that was to carry the duo’s work into wholly new territory. Then came the car wreck, and months and years of recovery. What is here is mostly fun, and beautifully accomplished, with superb playing and excellent singing; and the production is, at times, stunning, and also far more self-consciously ambitious than prior Jan & Dean releases – Jan & Dean had always managed to quietly impress listeners by slipping these beautifully produced jewels past them as pop music, but on Carnival of Sound, they were very obviously calling more attention to the layers of sound swirling and shifting below the surface of material such as Girl, You’re Blowing My Mind, Fan Tan, Hawaii, and even Tijuana (a marijuana-laced re-casting of Little Old Lady from Pasadena). Listening is a little more work than on their earlier records, but the effort is worth it – the sitars work for them, and the Laurel & Hardy vignette is goofy fun; but whether the public

Child Convicts


Child Convicts


$16.63


A stark and intriguing portrayal of life for the youngest convicts who populated the Australian colonies more than two hundred years ago. At the age of seven, children in eighteenth-century Britain were tried in court like adults. For crimes such as picking pockets or stealing clothes, they could be sentenced to death by hanging or transported to the then-perilous and isolated colonies of Australia. Life in the colonies was often as difficult and dangerous as the poverty from which many of the convicts came, but the dreaded sentence of transportation could also present opportunities. In a fascinating volume filled with historical photos and drawings, today?s young readers can consider anecdotes of youthful prisoners from long ago, whose new lives on the shores of Australia ran the gamut from the boy who became the first person hanged on its soil to the girl whose photo is now on the twenty-dollar note. Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, index, and web resources.

Coffin Road


Coffin Road


$23.05


In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, award-winning author Peter May spins a tale about three disparate cases may or may not be linked. On the remote Isle of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, a man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and completely disoriented. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing a desolate, ancient path called the Coffin Road. With a sense of dread and no clear idea what lies at the other end, he knows he must follow the trail if he has any hope of discovering his identity. Meanwhile, homicide detective George Gunn makes the rough ocean crossing to a remote, sea-battered lighthouse on a rock in the northern Atlantic, twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides, to investigate a brutal murder. Despite its isolation, the tiny island has seen its share of tragedy: more than a century earlier, three lighthouse keepers disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. And now there is a new tragedy, and DS Gunn must figure out what happened.A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father’s death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist’s suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that her father would willingly abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that suicide had nothing to do with it.

Drop Your Leotards!


Drop Your Leotards!


$10.59


Boy-Girl Band: Jayn Pettingill (saxophone); Emily Takahashi (piano); Doug Anderson (bass guitar); Art Lande. Personnel: Doug Anderson (accordion); Art Lande (piano, drums). Audio Mixer: Greg Heimbecker. Recording information: UNC Recording Studio, Greelay, CO (03/29/2003). In some cases, an artist’s name lets you know exactly what type of music to expect. If a group’s name contains terms like i-tal, Jah Rastafarai, or natty dread, it’s safe to assume that reggae is involved – and if a group has a name like La Charanga Sabrosa, expect something Afro-Cuban. Someone who calls himself MC Thug Dog is likely to be a gangsta rapper, and if a band has a twisted name like Satanic Cadaver, there’s probably some death metal involved. But some names can be misleading, or at least very ironic. Boy-Girl Band is the sort of name one would expect from alternative pop/rock, Europop, or teen pop – perhaps something with college rock or indie rock appeal, or perhaps a group that could be described as Britney Spears and Hilary Duff by way of *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. But Drop Your Leotards! isn’t pop in any way, shape, or form; Boy-Girl Band’s focus is avant-garde jazz – specifically, avant-garde jazz of the AACM variety. This quartet calls itself Boy-Girl Band because there are two males (bassist Doug Anderson and drummer Art Lande) and two females (saxophonist Jayn Pettingill and pianist Emily Takahashi), and they get a lot of their inspiration from Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and other AACM artists. Drop Your Leotards! isn’t the sort of dense, harsh, blistering free jazz one associates with Charles Gayle or post-1965 John Coltrane; Boy-Girl Band’s outside playing is reflective rather than in your face, and while Cecil Taylor has influenced Takahashi, she isn’t nearly as confrontational. Although mostly instrumental, this 2003 session includes some detours into spoken word. Much of the spoken word in avant-garde jazz is very spiritual, but Boy-Girl Band

Eleanor and Hick


Eleanor and Hick


$35.5


A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok?a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women’s lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life?now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor?s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn’t have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation?s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation?s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column My Day, and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. W

Eleanor and Hick


Eleanor and Hick


$25.17


A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok?a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women’s lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life?now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor?s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn’t have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation?s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation?s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column “My Day,” and to befriend the female journalists wh

Fortune Island


Fortune Island


$20.46


Fortune Island spans the last year in the life of Jessie Judas, a famed marine biologist and author, who has suffered most of her life from a haunting sense of something dreadful in her past. As a young girl growing up practically orphaned, with little or no education, on a nearly deserted Outer Banks island, Jessie has the good luck to meet a visiting writer, a folklorist. The writer becomes Jessies protector, mentor and, eventually, mother. Unknown to Jessie, her father, who has been serving time in prison since she was an infant, returns to the island, incognito. His only desire is to observe his daughter and make sure that shes safe. He has no intention of interfering in her life, if hes satisfied. He finds twelve-year-old Jessie living with her step-father, an eccentric travelling evangelist, who might well be psychopathic; but since Jessie is also under the protection of her friend, the folklorist, he hesitates to reveal himself and intrude in her life. His hesitation to do so inadvertently triggers the event which creates in her the sense of tragedy that ever after shadows her otherwise successful life. Fortune Island is a story of passionate love, adventures on land and sea, an isolated, nearly-forgotten Carolina island, great wealth, great poverty, nobility, and, possibly, murder. *Author: Schorb, E.M. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 276 *Publication Date: 2009/05/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.62 inches

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