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    • Please be with me : a song for my father, Duane Allman
      Please be with me : a song for my father, Duane Allman
      Galadrielle Allman.
      A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother's arms. Playing was her father--Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential and sought-after musicians of his time. Just a few short years into his remarkable career, he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. His daughter was two years old. Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of his loss and his fame. Her mother sought solace in a bohemian life. Friends and family found it too painful to talk about Duane. Galadrielle listened intently to his music, read articles about him, steeped herself in the mythic stories, and yet the spotlight rendered him too simple and too perfect to know. She felt a strange kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she needed to know more. It took her many years to accept that his life and his legacy were hers, and when she did, she began to ask for stories--from family, fellow musicians, friends--and they began to flow.
    • Science...for her!
      Science...for her!
      Megan Amram.
      Megan Amram, one of Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment," Rolling Stone's "25 Funniest People on Twitter," and a writer for NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about.
    • Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence
      Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence
      Karen Armstrong.
      From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after September 11, 2001-that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness, something bad for society...
    • Maeve's times : in her own words
      Maeve's times : in her own words
      Maeve Binchy
      Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans. Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives...
    • Secrets she left behind
      Secrets she left behind
      Diane Chamberlain.
      <p>In the follow-up to Before the Storm, Maggie returns home from prison to find her half-brother Keith's rage targeted at her-and only her.
    • Most talkative [electronic resource] : stories from the front lines of pop culture
      Most talkative [electronic resource] : stories from the front lines of pop culture
      Andy Cohen.
      Bravo Network's executive vice president of Development and Talent and the man behind the "Real Housewives" writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show.
    • The Winter King Warlord Chronicles Series, Book 1
      The Winter King Warlord Chronicles Series, Book 1
      Bernard Cornwell.
      It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.
    • The do-it-yourself bailout [electronic resource] : how I eliminated $222,000 of credit card debt in eighteen months and saved nearly $150,000
      The do-it-yourself bailout [electronic resource] : how I eliminated $222,000 of credit card debt in eighteen months and saved nearly $150,000
      Kenny Golde.
      In The Do-It-Yourself Bailout, author Kenny Golde explains how he completely and legally eliminated $222,000 in credit card debt, without filing for bankruptcy or destroying his credit score. Golde provides a step-by-step handbook on all facets of how to initiate settlement negotiations with banks, how to handle collection agencies, how to separate your emotions from your debt, and much, much more.
    • Buddhist boot camp [electronic resource]
      Buddhist boot camp [electronic resource]
      Timber Hawkeye.
      Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't need to be a Buddhist to find the Buddha's teachings motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.
    • The beating of his wings left hand of god trilogy, book 3
      The beating of his wings left hand of god trilogy, book 3
      by Paul Hoffman.
      <b>Following the bestselling novels <i>The Left Hand of God </i>and <i>The Last Four Things </i>comes the final installment of Paul Hoffman's stark, epic trilogy.</b> <br><i>Thomas Cale has been running from the truth......
    • Mr. Hockey : my story
      Mr. Hockey : my story
      Gordie Howe
      The definitive autobiography from hockey's greatest living legend--"Mr. Hockey" himself, Gordie Howe. Big, skilled, tough on the ice, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated both the sport and the record books like no one has before or since. Over an incredible six decades, the Hall of Famer had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. He also achieved the remarkable feat of playing for six years with his own two sons, Mark and Marty. But Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players simply by rewriting the record books. When people talk about him, it's the man they revere even more than the player. Despite his ferocity on the ice, Howe's name has long been a byword for decency and generosity. A family man, a man of his word, a lifelong ambassador for the game, he is a true icon, and now he takes us through it all, from his Depression-era childhood and early obstacles through the ups and downs of his spectacular career, to his enduring marriage and close relationship with his children, to his thoughts on the game of hockey today. There has never been a comprehensive account of Howe's life from the man himself. Now is the time.
    • The lottery, and other stories
      The lottery, and other stories
      Shirley Jackson.
      A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual stories...
    • The secret history of Wonder Woman
      The secret history of Wonder Woman
      Jill Lepore.
      A riveting work that reveals the origin of one of American popular culture's most iconic figures--a story that hides within it not only a fascinating family saga but a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. From the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. In the more than seven decades since she first appeared, her comic books have never been out of print. In years of interviews and archival research, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Lepore has discovered that, from Marston's days as a Harvard undergraduate, he was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with the British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife brought into their home, as Marston's mistress, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. The Marston family story--a house of one man, three women, and four children--is a story of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Sanger's niece together wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they pursued a life of extraordinary nonconformity. No less fascinating is Marston's role as the inventor of the lie detector. Internationally known as an expert on truth, he lived a life of secrets--only to spill them on the pages of the Wonder Woman comics he began writing in 1941.
    • Necronomicon
      Necronomicon
      H.P. Lovecraft.
      The only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate! Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s, H. P. Lovecrafts astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecrafts harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecrafts fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.
    • Woman with a Gun A Novel
      Woman with a Gun A Novel
      Phillip Margolin.
      Visiting an art museum exhibiting a retrospective of the work of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the picture at the center of the showp0b4sthe famous Woman with a Gun, which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the artist's career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black-and-white image depicts a woman in a wedding dress standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. In her hands, clasped behind her back, she holds a six-shooter.The image captures Stacey's imagination, and raises a host of compelling questions. Obsessed with finding answers, she soon discovers the identity of the woman, who is a suspect in a ten-year-old murder investigation. Convinced that proof of the woman's guilt, or innocence, is somehow connected to the photograph, Stacey embarks on a relentless investigation. But Kathy Moran isn't talking. Stacey must find a way to get to the reclusive photographer, and get her to talk, or the truth about what happened that day will stay forever hidden in the shadows.Performed by Hillary Huber.
    • Echo alex benedict series, book 5
      Echo alex benedict series, book 5
      by Jack McDevitt.
      <p>Jack McDevitt, the national bestselling author of Time Travelers Never Die, presents a new novel of the fantastic unknown-and the fifth featuring the daring Alex Benedict.
    • Visions of heat psy-changelings series, book 2
      Visions of heat psy-changelings series, book 2
      by Nalini Singh.
      <p>In the second entry in Nalini Singh's New York Times bestselling Psy/Changeling series, a gifted woman sees passion in her future-a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind.
    • The lost book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri
      The lost book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri
      Avi Steinberg.
      Is The Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Ishmael's ship embarked on its search for Moby Dick, before Huck Finn set out on his adventures along the Mississippi, a farm hand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State, a discovery that radically transformed his life and that marked the ambitious start of the American literary project. Using his prophetic gift, Joseph translated the mysterious book--which told of an epic hidden history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to the New World--and published it under the title The Book of Mormon. The book caused an immediate sensation, sparking anger and violence, boycotts and jealousy, curiosity and wonder, and launched Joseph on a wild, decades-long adventure across the American West. Today, the Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy--which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells.
    • Love, Nina : a nanny writes home
      Love, Nina : a nanny writes home
      Nina Stibbe.
      In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs: there's a cat nobody likes, suppertime visits from a famous local playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk bill, and repeated misadventures parking the family car. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who's who of literary London). A charming, hilarious, sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food and good company, Love, Nina makes a young woman's adventures in a new world come alive.
    • Amazing love [electronic resource] : true stories of the power of forgiveness
      Amazing love [electronic resource] : true stories of the power of forgiveness
      Corrie Ten Boom.
      Describes the author's experiences as she traveled around the world to witness for Christ after being released from a concentration camp.
    • The Blinding Knife : Lightbringer Series, Book 2
      The Blinding Knife : Lightbringer Series, Book 2
      Brent Weeks.
      From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Black Prism...Gavin Guile is dying.He'd thought he had five years leftp0b4snow he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiance who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.