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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.

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.

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


$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.

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.

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!

Planet of Twilight


Planet of Twilight


$12.22


New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the Empire takes a shocking new twist. Nam Chorios is a barren backwater world-once a dreaded prison colony, now home to a fanatic religious cult. It is here that Princess Leia has been taken captive by a ruthless and charismatic warlord bent on destroying the New Republic. Meanwhile, Luke lands on a mysterious planet in search of his lost love, Callista, only to discover the Force is his own worst enemy. But worst of all, as Han, Chewie, and Lando leave Coruscant on a desperate rescue mission, a strange life-form, unlike any the galaxy has ever seen, awakens.a life-form so malevolent it will destroy everything-both Empire and New Republic-on its path to domination.

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 Beautiful Bureaucrat


The Beautiful Bureaucrat


$4.99


A young wife’s new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in this dazzling first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as “funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it.”In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she’s not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office’s scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine’s work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.

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


$4.99


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 Fear Institute


The Fear Institute


$3.74


Howard’s characters, relentless imagination, twisting plotlines, and use of language make the Johannes Cabal series a real pleasure to read, andThe Fear Institute is the best Cabal yet.” -Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim seriesBeyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands. For countless millennia, they have been explored only by those philosophers, mystics, and poets with a certain detachment from mundane reality. Well, those halcyon days are over, beatniks. Johannes Cabal is coming. Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is employed by the mysterious Fear Institute to lead an expedition into the Dreamlands to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the very source of all the world’s fear. Along the way, they will encounter witches, vile abominations, and far too many zebras. And, when they finally come close to their goal, Cabal will have to face his own nightmares. But for a man who communes easily with devils and the dead, surely there is nothing left to fear. .

The Scottish Prisoner


The Scottish Prisoner


$16.3


Includes a preview of the new novel in the Outlander series. This could be the worthy Lord John Grey?s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser. . The strong chemistry between these two stalwart, yet supremely dissimilar, protagonists crackles. BooklistA captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood. London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he?s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie?s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves?again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. Call it what you will?historical adventure, conspiracy thriller?it?s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations. The Globe and Mail?A spirited return to the world first created in Outlander. This novel is, ultimately, an authentically fashioned historical mystery that allows the author to do what she does best: chronicle the lives of her characters with impeccable detail. . Gabaldon fans, you?ll find much to delight in here. Library Journal

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart


The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart


$11.15


I’m coming for you. The whispers haunt her dreams and fill her waking hours with dread. Something odd is happening. Something. unnatural. Possession of the living. Resurrection of the dead. And Natalie Stewart is caught right in the middle. Jonathon, the one person she thought she could trust, has become a double agent for the dark side. But he plays the part so well, Natalie has to wonder just how much he’s really acting. She can’t even see what it is she’s fighting. But the cost of losing her heart, her sanity. her soul. Praise for Darker Still, an Indie Next Selection: Original, haunting, and romantic. YA Bound This chilling tale will draw you in and keep you guessing until the very last page. Seventeen.com

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