Create 25 unique Star Trek–inspired crafts with The Star Trek Craft Book!
Whether you’re a “Trekker in Training” or a seasoned craft whiz, you’ll find a
project in these pages to pique your interest.These fun, quirky, and even
practical crafts range from accessories to décor to toys. Boldly experiment with
a variety of crafting projects, including crochet, sewing, embroidery, felting,
and much more. Each project is ranked according to complexity and skill
level—from Ensign to Admiral—and accompanied by easy to follow instructions and
photos. Full of Star Trek facts and imagery, crafty tips, and fun, The Star Trek
Craft Book is perfect for Star Trek fans and enterprising crafters alike.
Jack of Diamonds
spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption, and love set in 1930s Toronto During the Great Depression there is little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto. But Jack Spayd is offered a ticket out in the form of a Hohner harmonica, won by his brutal, drunken father in a late-night card game. Jack makes music as a way to escape his surroundings, and his talent leads him to a jazz club and, eventually, to the jazz piano. Jack is a virtuoso and hits the road, enchanting audiences in Canada, wartime Europe, and Las Vegas, where he’s caught up in the world of elite poker and falls under the spell of his boss, the enigmatic Bridgett Fuller. Vegas is a hard town ruled by the Mafia, but Jack prospers until his luck turns bad and he falls afoul of the Mob. Forced to run for his life from Vegas, he must also leave the woman he adores. His adventures then take him to the far reaches of Africa, to a rare and valuable bird that may seal his fate—and to the love of a very different woman. Bryce Courtenay writes in a moving Epilogue that Jack of Diamonds will be his last novel.
However Long the Nig
In However Long the Night, Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and
inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an
exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four
decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa.
biography details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows
her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and
one of humanity's strongest voices for the rights of girls and
Inspirational and beautifully written, However Long the Night:
Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls
Triumph is a passionate entreaty for all global citizens. This book is
published in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, dedicated to accelerating
innovations from organizations like Tostan that address the world's most
For all Theroux travel writing fans and particularly the legions of lovers of Dark Star Safariand Eastern Star.
Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux resumes the African trip recounted in his brilliant Dark Star Safari, from Cairo to Capetown down the right-hand of Africa. For ten years he longed to return Capetown, and travel up the the left-hand side to Congo. After 50 years of travel and past retirement age, this is the last trip of this kind the author will take, and this is the story his fans have been waiting for.
John Le Carre
2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to
be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER.
The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran
with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes
and ears on the ground. His “red telephone.” Toby Bell, a rising Foreign Office star and the
minister’s personal private secretary, has been kept out of the loop. Why? There are whispers of
private armies, bounty, dicey intelligence, corporate wars.2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier
who took part in Wildlife delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn
collide. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, at what
point do these two good men become guilty bystanders?
Dead Ever After
THE FINAL SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVEL
There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart....
Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.
Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…
Final Sookie Stackhouse Novel :(
They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, our
When government agents kick
down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just
how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on
a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero.
Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the
menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to
destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs.
But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will
emerge...and the battle for humanity will begin.
A Constellation of
A novel of unflinching honesty, gutting humanity, haunting detail, and beautiful, raw hope dangling like a bare bright light in a basement. A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope. Eight-year-old Havaa, Akhmed, the neighbour who rescues her after her father's disappearance, and Sonia, the doctor who shelters her over 5 dramatic days in December 2004, must all reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal and forgiveness which unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate. In his bold debut, Anthony Marra proves that sometimes fiction can tell us the truth of the world far better, and far more powerfully, than any news story. You will not forget the world he creates--A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and its characters will haunt you long after you turn the final page.
Scatter, Adapt, and
Two hundred and fifty million years ago, 95 percent of the species on Earth
perished. Sixty-five million years ago, a meteor strike destroyed the dinosaurs
and pretty much every other organism bigger than about fifteen pounds. Now
another mass extinction is coming. This book is about how our species can
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember makes a
powerful argument about humans’ ability to survive at a time when many
scientists and media commentators are hell-bent on preaching the opposite.
Environmental cynicism rules public policy, and apocalyptic stories about zombie
death plagues rule the world of fiction. It’s a time of tremendous uncertainty,
and Scatter, Adapt, and Remember offers a note of pragmatic,
scientifically grounded, and humorous optimism to the current public
conversation about our collective future. Readers will be
equipped—scientifically, intellectually, and even emotionally—to face challenges
that promise to be far greater than contemporary humans have yet encountered.
The Robert Langdon mystery by Dan Brown has been announed.
Inferno will be released on May 14, 2013.
More information is on its way.
Robert Langdon mystery
This book explodes with wonder and delight. Making use of remarkable scientific discoveries that transform our understanding of how natural systems work, George Monbiot explores a new, positive environmentalism that shows how damaged ecosystems on land and at sea can be restored, and how this restoration can revitalize and enrich our lives.Challenging what he calls his “ecological boredom,” Monbiot weaves together a beautiful and riveting tale of wild places, wildlife, and wild people. Roaming the hills of Britain and the forests of Europe, kayaking off the coast of Wales with dolphins and seabirds, he seeks out the places that still possess something of the untamed spirit he would like to resurrect. He meets people trying to restore lost forests and bring back missing species—such as wolves, lynx, wolverines, wild boar, and gray whales—and explores astonishing evidence that certain species, not just humans, have the power to shape the physical landscape. This process of rewilding, Monbiot argues, offers an alternative to a silent spring: the chance of a raucous summer in which ecological processes resume and humans draw closer to the natural world.
It's Harder Than It
stories about teachers, students and parents, from CBC star of Mr. D, one
of Canada's hottest comedic talents.
Gerry Dee is a rising comic star
whose humour has been compared to Bill Cosby's. He spent ten years working as a
teacher and survived (barely) to tell his tales. Told from the honest
point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public school teacher--the kind
who teaches hungover (and lies about it), loses his students' exams (and lies
about it), and stages an impromptu baseball game in the middle of history class
just to kill some time, Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks is Mr. D at his
This book collects Gerry's funniest anecdotes about teaching,
about students and about their parents. As Gerry's ode to school life, it's sure
to bring back a memory or two, whether you were the teacher's pet or the class
clown. Throughout, he offers tongue-in-cheek "Teacher Tips and Tricks,"
uncomfortable notes to parents, awkward report cards and all manner of
memorabilia of school days.
He's extremely funny, on the page as well as
in person, and he's the kind of personality who will reach out beyond his own
core comedy audience to a broad demographic of educators, parents and students
who relate to his humour and experiences.
Canadian Author, Comedian
Confessions of a
As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow
sociopaths, we are your neighbors, co-workers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers,
family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and
charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even
brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless
self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, non-criminal sociopaths and we comprise
4% of the American population (that’s 1 in 25 people!).
Confessions of a Sociopath takes readers
on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes the tick and what that means for the
rest of humanity. Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, it unveils
these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight” for the very first time.
Confessions of a
Sociopath is part confessional memoir, part primer for the wary. Drawn from Thomas’ own
experiences; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and current and historical scientific literature,
it reveals just how different – and yet often very similar - sociopaths are from the rest of the
world. The book confirms suspicions and debunks myths about sociopathy and is both the memoir of a
high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap – right from the source - for
dealing with the sociopath in your life, be it a boss, sibling, parent, spouse, child, neighbor,
colleague or friend.
As Thomas argues, while sociopaths aren't like everyone else, and it’s true some of them are
incredibly dangerous, they are not inherently evil. In fact, they’re potentially more productive and
useful to society than neurotypicals or “empaths,” as they fondly like to call “normal”
people. Confessions of a Sociopath demystifyies sociopathic behavior and provide
readers with greater insight on how to respond or react to protect themselves, live among sociopaths
without becoming victims, and even beat sociopaths at their own game, through a bit of empathetic
cunning and manipulation.
by M.E. Thomas
A searing new novel,
at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story
of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be
together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart.
self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She
seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a
wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a
nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the
first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race.
kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America
wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a
fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and
later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of
successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different
version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared
passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their
Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters
across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in
today's globalized world.
And Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving story about how we love, how we take care of one another and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
With profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion – and moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos – Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.
Philipp Meyer is the author of the critically lauded novel
American Rust, winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was an
Economist Book of the Year, a Washington Post top ten book of the year, and a
New York Times Notable Book. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MFA from the
University of Texas at Austin, where he was a James A. Michener Fellow. A native of Baltimore, he
now lives mostly in Texas.
Shadow of Night
Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire
geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript
known as Ashmole 782.
Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night,
picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and
Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and are plunged into a world of spies,
magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the
search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana searches for a witch to tutor
her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on
a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
Now in Paperback! Book 2 in series
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Genre: Stephen King
Astronauts Wives Clu
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.
Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde bombshell Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
The Ocean At The
End Of The Lane
Neil Gaiman was awarded the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book. His other books for younger readers include Coraline (which was made into an Academy Award-nominated film) and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (which wasn't). Born in England, he has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Big Girl Panties
Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she’s alone at age thirty-two. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief. Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly to most intense and steamy workouts. But can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple now that she’s met her goals—and other men are noticing?
Summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue collar dockside
community where the East River opens into the bay. The nice streets are the
streets that have trees. The bar called the Dockyard is not trying to be ironic.
June and Val, two fifteen-year-old girls, head out onto the bay one night on a
hot pink inflatable raft, beckoned by the skyline of Manhattan. Only Val makes
it back to land, washed ashore semi-conscious in the weeds.
happened to June that night has reverberations for everyone in Red Hook: Fadi,
the Lebanese bodega owner; Cree, a teenager whose father was murdered; and
Jonathan, an alcoholic music teacher drawn to Val. As in the work of Richard
Price and Zadie Smith, the physical and emotional landscape of the setting is
indelible. Ivy Pochoda has a gift for conveying those arresting details that
beautifully capture a neighbourhood, a night or a city with a few bold strokes.
And then she draws us into a compelling story, a page-turner in the best sense:
not only do we need to know what happens to the girls, but we need to know these
characters better, where they come from and where they’re heading. A novel about
seizing the chance to escape—even at great risk—Visitation Street is a
gripping and absorbing read.
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