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  • Words of Radiance

    Words of Radiance

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Brandon Sanderson
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    Publisher:   Tor Books; 1 edition (2014, Mar 4th).
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    Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings. Now, the eagerly anticipated Words of Radiance continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi. Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. more

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  • Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Austin Kleon
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    Publisher:   Workman Publishing Company (2014, Mar 11th).
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    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. more

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  • Astonish Me: A novel

    Astonish Me: A novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Maggie Shipstead
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    Publisher:   Knopf; First Edition edition (2014, Apr 8th).
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    From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many. After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself. more

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  • Keep Quiet

    Keep Quiet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Scottoline
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    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2014, Apr 8th).
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    New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man’s split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater.  On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. more

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  • The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work

    The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kay Robertson
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    Publisher:   Howard Books (2014, Apr 1st).
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    An Inside Look at the Robertson Women In the pages of this book, you’ll find both fun and inspirational stories . . . Kay shares the honest story of her relationship with Phil—and his wild and philandering years—and the challenges of being a teenage mother. Even more amazing, she shares the forgiveness she offered Phil and how they have now celebrated forty-eight years of marriage. Korie tells of her first encounter with Phil when she was in just the fifth grade. At that first meeting Phil came right out and told her what good husbands his boys would make and that she should keep an eye on them. She also shares the reaction her parents had when she told them that she and Willie were getting married when she was only eighteen. more

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  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   J.R. Ward
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    Publisher:   NAL Hardcover (2014, Apr 1st).
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    J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne. Long live the King… After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them. more

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  • The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs

    The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ric Edelman
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    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster (2014, Apr 15th).
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    From the #1 independent financial advisor in America, ranked three times by Barron’s: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security.Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans—including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA—are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this book. Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating prose and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how to contribute even when you think you can’t afford to, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to convert your 401(k) into income so you can provide yourself with the lifestyle you want in retirement. more

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  • Carnal Curiosity

    Carnal Curiosity

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stuart Woods
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    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2014, Apr 8th).
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    Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.   Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come. more

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  • Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

    Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jane Goodall
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    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us.Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. more

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  • By its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    By its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Donna Leon
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    Publisher:   Atlantic Monthly Press (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Donna Leon’s critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon’s novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. more

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