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Adult Onset


Adult Onset


$26.53


Mary Rose MacKinnon is a successful author of YA fiction doing a tour of duty as stay-at-home mom while her partner, Hilary, takes a turn focusing on her career. She tries valiantly to balance the (mostly) solo parenting of two young children with the relentless needs of her aging parents. But amid the hilarities of full-on domesticity arises a sense of dread. Do other people notice the dents in the expensive refrigerator? How long will it take Mary Rose to realize that the car alarm that has been going off all morning is hers, and how on earth did the sharpest pair of scissors in the house wind up in her toddler?s hands? As frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms of a childhood illness that compel her to rethink her own upbringing, her own family history. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary week, Mary Rose?s world threatens to unravel, and the specter of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children. With humor and unerring emotional accuracy, Adult Onset explores the pleasures and pressures of family bonds, powerful and yet so easily twisted and broken. Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story.

Any Other Name


Any Other Name


$16.74


Thought-provoking, wonderfully inventive, and filled with treachery and mystery, the soaring second book in the Split Worlds Series pulls Cathy, Will, Max, and Sam deeper into the twisted world of Fae-touched society. Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds?Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman?s wondrous Split Worlds series. Emma Newman has built a modern fantasy world with such? lan and authority her ideas of why and how the seemingly irrational world of Fairy works should be stolen by every other writer in the field. Bill Willingham, Eisner Award-winning creator of FABLES?With a feather-light touch, Emma Newman has crafted a very English fantasy, one brilliantly realised and quite delightful, weaving magic, mystery and parallel worlds together with ease. Adam Christopher, author of MADE TO KILL

Ashes of a Black Frost


Ashes of a Black Frost


$27.32


Bones jutted from the sand at angles?not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense?and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing. Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood. Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed. But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves?both living and dead?that another, far more important battle now looms before them. The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch. In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans?s Iron Elves saga, Konowa?s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger. A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve. The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find. And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness. For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make. with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on

Dark Nature (Blu-ray)


Dark Nature (Blu-ray)


$12.68


Hoping to enjoy a nice holiday in the country McKenzie and her rebellious daughter Chloe travel to a remote Scottish community but their weekend getaway turns into a nightmare as an escalating series of disturbances force them into desperate fight for their lives. DARK NATURE offers bloody thrills and the blackest of comedy as these women struggle against a brutal attacker who is hiding a secret that threatens to tear them to shreds. In the spirit of psychological horror classics THE SHINING and LONG WEEKEND this smart thriller has a twisting turning narrative that creates a sense of dread from the first shot and never lets up until the final seconds. Deleted scenes. Commentary with director Marc de Launay. Interviews. Slideshow. Actors: Niall Greig Fulton Imogen Toner James Bryce. Directors: Marc de Launay. Format: Anamorphic Color NTSC Surround Sound Widescreen. Language: English. Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats). Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1. Number of discs: 1. Rated: Unrated.

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

Falling Ill


Falling Ill


$7.49


A capstone to an unforgettable careerOver the past half century, the great shape-shifting poet C.K. Williams took upon himself the poet?s task: to record with candor and ardor? the burden of being alive. In Falling Ill, his final volume of poems, he brings this task to its conclusion, bearing witness to a restless mind?s encounter with the brute fact of the body?s decay, the spirit?s erasure. Written with unsparing lyricism and relentless discursive logic, these brave poems face unflinchingly? the dreadful edge of a precipice? where a futureless future stares back. Urgent, unpunctuated, headlong, vertiginous, they race against time to trace the sinuous, startling twists and turns of consciousness. All is coming apart, taken away, except the brilliant art to describe it as the end is coming. All along is the reassurance of love?s close presence. Here are no easy resolutions, false consolations. Like unanswered prayers, they are poems of deep interrogation?a dialogue between the agonized? I? in its harrowing here-and-nowness and the elusive? you? of the beloved who flickers achingly just out of reach. Williams?s Falling Ill takes its place among the enduring works of literature about death and departure.

Harrow County 2


Harrow County 2


$16.74


After uncovering Harrow County’s twisted history and her bizarre connection to the populace, Emmy forges a new and profound connection to the land and its monsters-but a familiar and sinister presence lurks just over the county lines. Collects issues #5 8 of Harrow County.”Harrow County is that landscape painting that hangs above your country kitchen table brought to life and infused with palpable evil by way of the devil himself. Bunn and Crook are co-conspirators in a genuinely frightening conspiracy of lies and nightmares that belies the inviting, alluvial visuals immediately apparent. Its a rare feat to be able to convey real dread and yes, horror in this medium, butHarrow Country absolutely relishes in causing you crypticunease as you find yourself unable to look away. Without a doubt, pick this up and prepare yourself to listen to the silence give way to the flutter of crows wings give way to the crackle of dried leaves underfoot give way to the unending whispers.” -All-Comic

Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant


Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant


$23.96


Jessica had always been haunted by the fear that the unthinkable had happened when she had been “made-up. She had no sense of Self. Just thinking of saying “I need or “I want left her feeling like an empty shell and that her mind was about to spin out of control. Terrified of who-or what-she was, she lived in constant dread over being found guilty of impersonating a human being. Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D, an experienced therapist with an unshakable belief in the intrinsic healing powers of the human psyche, and Jessica, his courageous client, blaze a trail into this unexplored territory. As if she has, in fact, become an infant again, Jessica remembers in extraordinary detail events from the earliest days of her life-events that had threatened to twist her embryonic humanness from its natural course of development. Her recollections as an adult are the equivalent of listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically dramatic moment of its life as it is happening. Jessica’s electrifying journey into her mystifying past brings her ever closer to a final confrontation with the traumatic events that had threatened to strip her of her basic humanness.

Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant


Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant


$33.46


Jessica had always been haunted by the fear that the unthinkable had happened when she had been made-up. She had no sense of Self. Just thinking of saying I need or I want left her feeling like an empty shell and that her mind was about to spin out of control. Terrified of who-or what-she was, she lived in constant dread over being found guilty of impersonating a human being. Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D, an experienced therapist with an unshakable belief in the intrinsic healing powers of the human psyche, and Jessica, his courageous client, blaze a trail into this unexplored territory. As if she has, in fact, become an infant again, Jessica remembers in extraordinary detail events from the earliest days of her life-events that had threatened to twist her embryonic humanness from its natural course of development. Her recollections as an adult are the equivalent of listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically dramatic moment of its life as it is happening. Jessica’s electrifying journey into her mystifying past brings her ever closer to a final confrontation with the traumatic events that had threatened to strip her of her basic humanness.

Lincoln's Final Hours


Lincoln’s Final Hours


$24.96


When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike. In a split second, the story of a nation was changed. During the hours that followed, America’s future would hinge on what happened in a cramped back bedroom at Petersen’s Boardinghouse, directly across the street from Ford’s Theatre. There, a twenty-three-year-old surgeon – fresh out of medical school – struggled to keep the president alive while Mary Todd Lincoln moaned at her husband’s bedside. In Lincoln’s Final Hours, author Kathryn Canavan takes a magnifying glass to the last moments of the president’s life and to the impact his assassination had on a country still reeling from a bloody civil war. With vivid, thoroughly researched prose and a reporter’s eye for detail, this fast-paced account not only furnishes a glimpse into John Wilkes Booth’s personal and political motivations but also illuminates the stories of ordinary people whose lives were changed forever by the assassination. While countless works on the Lincoln assassination exist, Lincoln’s Final Hours moves beyond the well-known traditional accounts, offering readers a front-row seat to the drama and horror of Lincoln’s death by putting them in the shoes of the audience in Ford’s Theatre that dreadful evening. Through her careful narration of the twists of fate that placed the president in harm’s way, of the plotting conversations Booth had with his accomplices, and of the immediate aftermath of the assassination, Canavan illustrates how the experiences of a single night changed the course of history.

Lincoln's Final Hours


Lincoln’s Final Hours


$24.96


When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike. In a split second, the story of a nation was changed. During the hours that followed, America’s future would hinge on what happened in a cramped back bedroom at Petersen’s Boardinghouse, directly across the street from Ford’s Theatre. There, a twenty-three-year-old surgeon – fresh out of medical school – struggled to keep the president alive while Mary Todd Lincoln moaned at her husband’s bedside. In Lincoln’s Final Hours, author Kathryn Canavan takes a magnifying glass to the last moments of the president’s life and to the impact his assassination had on a country still reeling from a bloody civil war. With vivid, thoroughly researched prose and a reporter’s eye for detail, this fast-paced account not only furnishes a glimpse into John Wilkes Booth’s personal and political motivations but also illuminates the stories of ordinary people whose lives were changed forever by the assassination. While countless works on the Lincoln assassination exist, Lincoln’s Final Hours moves beyond the well-known traditional accounts, offering readers a front-row seat to the drama and horror of Lincoln’s death by putting them in the shoes of the audience in Ford’s Theatre that dreadful evening. Through her careful narration of the twists of fate that placed the president in harm’s way, of the plotting conversations Booth had with his accomplices, and of the immediate aftermath of the assassination, Canavan illustrates how the experiences of a single night changed the course of history.

Lymeria


Lymeria


$13.12


When a young girl finds a mysterious silver bauble hiding beneath a cabinet in her grandmothers house, a spellbinding, epic tale unfolds. Wynne, a humble kitchen maid, and her friends, Princess Avariella, Prince Jared, and Aric, a stable hand, find adventure and wonder in the world of Lymeria. The four friends are pulled into a labyrinth of riddles and trickery in their desperate attempt to stop the evils of the dreaded wizard Cepheus. Kristina Coia, author of Falcons Prey, has written a captivating tale full of twists and turns, in which four friends work together to outwit the forces of evil while discovering the power of love and the bond of friendship. *Author: Coia, Kristina *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 120 *Publication Date: 2007/08/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.50 x 5.50 x 0.28 inches

Penny Dreadful


Penny Dreadful


$11.15


From the author of Any Which Wall, comes another story of magic and how it can change you. InPenny Dreadful the magic is small, but the transformation is big. Penelope Grey is a lonely, wealthy child in a nothern big city who, by a twist of fate, becomes Penny: a happy, poor child in the rural south. Rich with unusual and appealing characters, Penny Dreadful asks readers to think about who they really are and what they really want. For fans of Polly Horvath, Lemony Snicket, and Kate diCamillo!

Play Dead


Play Dead


$16.03


The life of a lonely middle-aged grandmother is disrupted by a series of murders surrounding her grandson?s play group in a gripping and remarkable mystery treasure from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter DickinsonPoppy Tasker never imagined this would be her life at age fifty: divorced, living alone, and stuck caring for a tiny grandson while his mother is busy seeking public office. Sad and resentful, Poppy feels completely detached from the nannies she?s now forced to associate with when she brings little Toby to the park to play. But her discomfort is replaced by a creeping dread when she notices a stranger watching her and the boy a bit too closely?and her fear turns to near panic when the man tries to follow them home. The following day, the stalker is found murdered in the park, his corpse decorated in an odd and troubling manner. Poppy?s terror grows as she realizes that she and her innocent grandson have become entangled in something twisted and very dangerous. Then the nanny of one of Toby?s playground friends meets an untimely end?and Poppy realizes that this may only be the beginning. One of the true greats of contemporary British crime fiction, Peter Dickinson is often compared to luminaries including Ruth Rendell, Peter Lovesey, P.D. James, and Reginald Hill. Play Dead is a shining example of his storytelling artistry.

Play Dead


Play Dead


$16.03


The life of a lonely middle-aged grandmother is disrupted by a series of murders surrounding her grandson?s play group in a gripping and remarkable mystery treasure from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter DickinsonPoppy Tasker never imagined this would be her life at age fifty: divorced, living alone, and stuck caring for a tiny grandson while his mother is busy seeking public office. Sad and resentful, Poppy feels completely detached from the nannies she?s now forced to associate with when she brings little Toby to the park to play. But her discomfort is replaced by a creeping dread when she notices a stranger watching her and the boy a bit too closely?and her fear turns to near panic when the man tries to follow them home. The following day, the stalker is found murdered in the park, his corpse decorated in an odd and troubling manner. Poppy?s terror grows as she realizes that she and her innocent grandson have become entangled in something twisted and very dangerous. Then the nanny of one of Toby?s playground friends meets an untimely end?and Poppy realizes that this may only be the beginning. One of the true greats of contemporary British crime fiction, Peter Dickinson is often compared to luminaries including Ruth Rendell, Peter Lovesey, P.D. James, and Reginald Hill. Play Dead is a shining example of his storytelling artistry.

Still Ghetto


Still Ghetto


$16.72


Mary L. Wilson returns with the highly anticipated sequel to Ghetto Luv. Join Mya and Libra once again as they battle against deception, destruction and death in the drama-filled streets of the Lou. Brazen and bold, the mistress of seduction is back and she is sexier than ever. With a major record deal, a handsome husband and a precious son, life couldn’t be any better. But after the dreadful murder of Reesie at the hands of her abusive babies’ father, Caelin, Libra is now faced with the challenging task of caring for Reesie’s twins. Meanwhile, Mya is struggling to overcome her fascination with the street life, despite the fact that her husband and daughter are craving her love and affection. Will these two vivacious women remain focused on their immediate responsibilities? Or will they allow surprising elements to ruin the alleged solitude of their family life? The twists and turns that occur in this tangled tale will leave readers begging for more.

Televenge


Televenge


$18.71


Andie Oliver is a faithful woman-to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970’s to be subservient and submissive in the tradition of the Bible-belt South, she becomes a prisoner of that tradition. As a reluctant member of Artury’s evangelical megachurch, the House of Praise in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Andie’s dream of children, home, and marriage falls apart when Joe is hired by the ministry team. Joe had been a gentle lover, a kind man, and a hard-working and faithful husband. Only lately had Andie felt him turn his attention more to church than her. The charismatic Reverend conducts faith-healing crusades, creating the largest religious television audience in the world, surpassing the income and followers of Oral Roberts and Billy Graham. Working limitless hours, Joe is sucked deeper into the ministry while Andie attempts to free him from the Reverend’s control and far-reaching influence. But it is Mavis Dumass, Andie’s best friend since birth, a sassy, gorgeous African-American woman and aspiring recording star, who holds the secrets to Reverend Artury’s carefully veiled debauchery. Mavis is fiercely protective of Andie (and just as fiercely disdainful of both Joe and Reverend Artury). What happens to Mavis leaves Andie near mental collapse and struggling for freedom from the cult’s grip. Andie is still unaware of the extreme danger their pastor wields until she witnesses the murder of a church member. Fearing for her life, she plummets from a dreadful existence into a horrific one as she uncovers Reverend Artury’s long-hidden truths, and loses everything, including her children. But she strikes back, threatening to expose the Reverend to the world. Raised by two psychopathic aunts, Reverend Artury reverts to the twisted cleansings of his childhood. As his mental stability declines, Andie quickly realizes she must go into hiding. Fighting for redemption for her famil

The 9 Week Miracle


The 9 Week Miracle


$18.86


Nick was a hardworking, well-liked guy in love with his wife of almost two years. But on one fateful July afternoon everything changed. When his boat exploded in a freak accident, Nick suffered burns covering 46% of his body and required 4 skin graft surgeries 4 days in a row. He literally had no skin left untouched. The medical team?s expectation was that Nick would be in the hospital for three months and not be able to return to work, the business he founded just two years prior, for eight long months. But he was released from the hospital in just three weeks. Defying the odds, he returned to work in just over two months! The Nine-Week Miracle is a memoir with a happy ending, demonstrating the inherent goodness that exists in people. Their willingness to help bridge the gap between suffering and healing was evident in the Amish garage-raising. It is a saga of faith, gritty determination and endurance. Written by his mother, she says? The nurses told us from the very beginning that the burn unit was like a roller coaster ride with the highs and the lows. And it was. There was dread as we crept up the hill, holding our breath as we crested, then the relief as we raced downward into the valley, the twists, the turns, the clench of the stomach as we approached each new rise. The ride seemed never-ending. From watching my son in his hospital bed day after day, this was a thrill ride I wanted to stop. The Nine-Week Miracle is a story of survival. The message of triumph over adversity hits loud and clear, relating to anyone?s quest to touch lives more fully and face their demons. The Nine Week Miracle makes us think about what is important.

The Classy Crooks Club


The Classy Crooks Club


$3.74


Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother?that is, until she?s recruited to join Grandma Jo?s heist club?in this hilarious and quirky twist on a summer vacation story. AJ does not, under any circumstances, want to spend an entire month living with her strict Grandma Jo. Not only does her grandmother tell her how to walk, what to eat, and which rooms she can enter, she fills all of AJ?s free time with boring sewing lessons! Grandma Jo wants nothing more than to transform her adventurous, fun-loving granddaughter into a prim and proper lady?and AJ hates it. But AJ?s dull summer takes an exciting turn when she discovers that her grandmother?s? bridge group? is actually a club of crooks! And when Grandma Jo offers to teach AJ lock picking instead of embroidery in exchange for help with a few capers, AJ is thrilled to join her grandmother?s madcap band of thieves who claim to steal only for ethical reasons. But even the most respectable ladies can hide some truly surprising secrets, and AJ must decide for herself what it truly means to be one of the good guys.

The Classy Crooks Club


The Classy Crooks Club


$3.74


Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother?that is, until she?s recruited to join Grandma Jo?s heist club?in this hilarious and quirky twist on a summer vacation story. AJ does not, under any circumstances, want to spend an entire month living with her strict Grandma Jo. Not only does her grandmother tell her how to walk, what to eat, and which rooms she can enter, she fills all of AJ?s free time with boring sewing lessons! Grandma Jo wants nothing more than to transform her adventurous, fun-loving granddaughter into a prim and proper lady?and AJ hates it. But AJ?s dull summer takes an exciting turn when she discovers that her grandmother?s? bridge group? is actually a club of crooks! And when Grandma Jo offers to teach AJ lock picking instead of embroidery in exchange for help with a few capers, AJ is thrilled to join her grandmother?s madcap band of thieves who claim to steal only for ethical reasons. But even the most respectable ladies can hide some truly surprising secrets, and AJ must decide for herself what it truly means to be one of the good guys.

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