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  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Lewis
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (2014, Mar 31st).
    Pages:   288

    Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever. more

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  • The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Matt Taibbi
    Publisher:   Spiegel & Grau (2014, Mar 11th).

    A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.   In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime—but it’s impossible to see until you look at these two alarming trends side by side. more

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  • The Collector

    The Collector

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nora Roberts
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2014, Apr 15th).

    From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . . When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .             Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. more

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  • The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook

    The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Editors at America's Test Kitchen
    Publisher:   Cook's Illustrated (2014, Mar 1st).

    Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where our test kitchen team can help. We tried thousands of recipes (most were pretty awful) before we figured out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, we tell what works (and why) so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And we have reinvented the rules of baking to produce amazing cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits and more. more

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  • Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, 2014 Edition

    Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, 2014 Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Princeton Review
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Princeton Review; Revised edition (2014, Feb 4th).
    Pages:   400

    THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the revised AP Chemistry Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher.The AP Chemistry course and test are undergoing major changes, with a new version of the exam debuting in May 2014. Inside Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, you'll find:• 2 full-length practice tests (with detailed explanations) that include the new multiple choice and constructed response question types• Expert subject reviews for all test topics that reflect the changes to the 2014 AP Chemistry exam, including newly-incorporated test topics and "Big Ideas" organization• Practice drills at the end of each chapter• Step-by-step strategies & techniques for every section of the exam• A comprehensive list of key chemistry equations and constants . more

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alan Menken
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Walt Disney Records (2010, Sep 14th).

    All Music Guide - Tavia Hobart This music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman are positively delightful. While not as good as the Little Mermaid score, this album has its moments, such as "Be Our Guest" (in an "A Chorus Line" style). Including both orchestral and vocal selections, it features the talents of Robby Benson, Paige O'Hara, and Angela Lansbury, among others. The album also includes "Beauty and the Beast" as a duet between Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. [The soundtrack was also released with bonus tracks.] Read More Show Less ... See more details below Eligible for more

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  • Afterburn & Aftershock

    Afterburn & Aftershock

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   's Sylvia Day
    Publisher:   Harlequin; Original edition (2013, Nov 12th).

    The New York Times BestsellerNever mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with... and how addictive his touch could be. The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer. more

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  • Justice League Vol. 4: The Grid

    Justice League Vol. 4: The Grid

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Geoff Johns
    Publisher:   DC Comics (2014, Apr 8th).

    The event that the New 52 has been building towards since the beginning! #1 New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN: EARTH ONE) brings together almost two years of plot threads for an epic tale that will forever change the shape of the DC Universe. When the three Justice Leagues go to war with one another, who's side will everyone be on? Allies will be born, friends will become enemies and the DC Universe will never be the same.This volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #18-23. more

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  • Can't and Won't: Stories

    Can't and Won't: Stories

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lydia Davis
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2014, Apr 8th).

    A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called “the best prose stylist in America”Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of “Bloomington” reads, “Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before.” Or they may be lengthier investigations of the havoc wreaked by the most mundane disruptions to routine: in “A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates,” a professor receives a gift of thirty-two small chocolates and is paralyzed by the multitude of options she imagines for their consumption. The stories may appear in the form of letters of complaint; they may be extracted from Flaubert’s correspondence; or they may be inspired by the author’s own dreams, or the dreams of friends. more

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  • Last Bride, The

    Last Bride, The

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Beverly Lewis
    Publisher:   Bethany House Publishers (2014, Apr 1st).

    Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together."Much of the credit [for the growth of Amish fiction] goes to Beverly Lewis, a Colorado author who gave birth to the genre in 1997 with The Shunning..." --Associated PressOf her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's father opposes the match.Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People. more

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