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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jon Acuff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (2013, Apr 22nd).
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into predictable stages. But three things have changed the path to success: Boomers are realizing that a lot of the things they were promised aren’t going to materialize, and they have started second and third careers. Technology has given access to an unprecedented number of people who are building online empires and changing their lives in ways that would have been impossible years ago. The days of “success first, significance later,” have ended. While none of the stages can be skipped, they can be shortened and accelerated. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Weight Watchers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Anv edition (2013, Apr 30th).
We’re having a celebration of food for cooks who love to eat well—and eat smart!Weight Watchers cookbooks are trusted by anyone who is excited about cooking delicious, healthy food. And with the more than 280 recipes in Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook, healthy cooks (and anyone who aspires to be one!) everywhere now have the opportunity to sample a collection of many treasured favorites. These delicious dishes have been updated, featuring fresh ingredients, how-to tips, Weight Watchers lore, and nutritional info and PointsPlus® values for the newest program, Weight Watchers 360˚. Inside you’ll find…• Classics like Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese and Garden Vegetable Soup • Savory Italian fare such as Sausage Focaccia and Pizza Margherita• Healthy takes on hearty dishes such as Buffalo Chicken Wings and Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pot Pie• Bold-flavor favorites such as Asian Noodle Soup with Tofu and Shrimp; and Ham, Pepper and Onion Calzones• Hearty salads that make a meal, like Caesar, Chef, and Cobb• Retro faves such as Deviled Eggs and Fudgy Brownie Pudding CakeWeight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook is a great resource, whether you’re in search of a quick-fix dinner for tonight or planning a week’s worth of menus. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Lescroart
Publisher: Atria Books (2013, May 7th).
WHEN A BRUTAL RAPIST IS MURDERED, A LOVING FATHER STANDS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. DEFENSE ATTORNEY DISMAS HARDY MUST DEFEND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AND OLD FRIEND MOSES McGUIRE IN A THRILLING CASE THAT HITS FAR TOO CLOSE TO HOME. Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ace Atkins
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2013, May 7th).
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013, Apr 30th).
The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people...but where should he begin? Don't miss Hiccup's most dangerous adventure yet! moreMore Info | Check Availability
Publisher: Universal Studios (2000, Jan 1st).
Celebrate the outrageous seventh and final season of 30 Rock, the Primetime Emmyr, Golden Glober, and Peabody Award-winning series that rocked TV for seven hilarious years. Primetime Emmyr Award winner Tina Fey is back as the indomitable (and occasionally hormone-addled) TGS writer Liz Lemon, who, having found bliss with boyfriend Criss, hopes show success isn't far behind. But if scheming executive Jack Donaghy (Primetime Emmyr and Golden Glober Award winner Alec Baldwin) has his way, he'll either defeat KableTown's teen "successor" or sink the whole company trying. Meanwhile, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) is planning the ultimate surprise wedding, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) gets shocking medical news, and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) can't comprehend his (gasp!) new girlfriend. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: LucasBooks (2013, May 7th).
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy. Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (2013, May 7th).
Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in this action-packed tale by New York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Victoria Kann
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Apr 30th).
In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppy-sitting. She’s sure she’ll have all kinds of fun with Pinky, the visiting poodle. But Pinky is shy and doesn’t want to play. Pinkalicious gets creative and coaxes the poodle into having a fabulous time. It is the mission of the I Can Read program to create lifelong readers. Part of encouraging a love of reading in a child is finding engaging books at the right reading level. Pinkalicious: Puptastic! is a Level One I Can Read book. That means it has short sentences, perfect for kids who are eager to read on their own. Full-color illustrations up the humor of Pinkalicious’s adventures. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Victoria Thompson
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (2013, May 7th).
Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at Hope’s Daughters Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them. Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered. Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability