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Read It and Weep

Read It and Weep

  • Author: Jenn McKinlay
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101626607
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4661
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William Shakespeare is credited with inventing how many words?* Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings… Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey’s youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard’s dream turns into a nightmare—when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call… *Over 17,000

Read It and Weep!

Read It and Weep!

  • Author: P.J. Night
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442459883
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.

Read 'Em and Weep

Read 'Em and Weep

A Bedside Poker Companion

  • Author: John Stravinsky
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780060559595
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 256
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Poker is much more than just a popular game. It is a world unto itself, populated with a multitude of colorful characters: professionals and amateurs, hustlers and dreamers. This royal flush of a collection brings together short stories, essays, poems, and excerpts from novels by a host of renowned writers -- from the Wild West to present day -- who have mined their personal experience of the game. Entertaining and enlightening, you'll want to ante up for Read 'Em and Weep. With pieces by ... Nelson Algren Andy Bellin Anthony Holden Katy Lederer James Thurber Barbara Tuchman Billy Collins Pete Dexter Martin Amis David Mamet Herbert O. Yardley A. Alvarez ...And More

Sex and the Single Cowpoke & Lovestruck

Sex and the Single Cowpoke & Lovestruck

  • Author: Liz Ireland,Susan Macland
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459250575
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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SEX AND THE SINGLE COWPOKE "Lonesome Swallow Ranch, here I come!" A sexy, Stetson-wearing cowboy is as out of place in the urban wilds of New York as Assistant D.A. Margo Haskell is in Hicksville, Texas. But when her life is threatened because of her job, Armadillo Bend—and the strong arms of Wyatt E. Lamar—are just the place to hide. She learns Wyatt is one cowboy who can sweet-talk and kiss a girl until she forgets all about her "very important" career. Then she realizes that small-town life can be as hazardous as the Big Apple—especially to her heart! LOVESTRUCK All's fair in love and work… Reporters Dru Logan and Pierce Montcastle are passionate competitors—and one night they'd been even more…until Pierce stole away with Dru's story. Now the two rivals are once again after the same scoop: an eccentric scientist has discovered a love potion. And once again, Dru and Pierce end up in the same bed! Pierce swears he's changed, that he wants Dru in his life forever. But can she believe him? Or is he simply loving under the influence?

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

  • Author: Jenn McKinlay
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101637609
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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The New York Times bestselling Library Lover's mysteries continue with a hot new case... Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all. Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water… INCLUDES READING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS From the Paperback edition.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

  • Author: Jonathan Mahler
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429931035
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city's mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts—one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city—was the subtext of race. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. Meanwhile, Koch and Cuomo ran bitterly negative campaigns that played upon urbanites' fears of soaring crime and falling municipal budgets. These braided stories tell the history of a year that saw the opening of Studio 54, the evolution of punk rock, and the dawning of modern SoHo. As the pragmatist Koch defeated the visionary Cuomo and as Reggie Jackson finally rescued a team racked with dissension,1977 became a year of survival but also of hope. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the basis of the 2007 ESPN miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.

Sergio

Sergio

One Man's Fight to Save the World

  • Author: Samantha Power
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101195797
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 640
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In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age.

Crowe’S Feat

Crowe’S Feat

Sometimes the “Everyman” Is the Only Man for the Job

  • Author: E.W. Nickerson
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466915145
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Ed Crowe, an English-born travel agent living on Oakville, Ontario, Canada, maintains his involvement as a special consultant with the British Secret Intelligence ServiceMI6taking advantage of his Canadian passport. His prior involvement and success in negotiating with the Kurdish terrorist organization in Turkey, the PKK, has identified him as the man for a new and more dangerous role. Traveling to Libya, he searches to bring back to Britain the killer of a British police officer from the uprising of the Libyan Embassy in London, in April 1984. While not resulting in complete success, the resulting actions take him to Sofia, Bulgaria, and Paris, France, during which he tries to maintain and grow the love with Carolyn Andrews, the daughter of Lord Stonebridgethe head of MI6.

Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

The Indiana Critical Edition

  • Author: Dante (Alighieri),Dante Alighieri
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253209306
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 409
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Presents a verse translation of Dante's "Inferno" along with ten essays that analyze the different interpretations of the first canticle of the "Divine Comedy."

Character Assassins

Character Assassins

Carr, Dershowitz, Mudd:Who’Ll Live Ininfamy?

  • Author: William M. Connolly
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477126422
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 126
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CHARACTER ASSASSINS is a brief history of the consequences of bearing false witness. It tells how toxic talk has led to shunning, witch hunts, persecuti ons, false prosecuti ons, executi ons, pogroms, famines, wars and genocides. From small acorns great oaks grow, and from small lies come poisonous fruits: ruined reputati ons, divided neighborhoods, class hatreds, clan violence, ethnic cleansings and blood libels, preludes to the twenti eth centurys worst horrors. The book criti cally examines various contemporary events. It details intellectual rot and corrupti on in Massachusett s federal and state courts, prosecutors offi ces and law schools. It pinpoints deep seated biases, spin and false reporti ng in Bostons newspapers and radio talks shows. It proves Howie Carrs books are litt ered with falsehoods. It singles out Carr and Dershowitz as examples of chronic character assassins. Lies, ruin, disease, Into wounds like these, Let the truth sti ng! David Gray