Jenoff, Pam, author.
For one woman in the aftermath of World War I, the city of light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons. Paris, 1919. Margot Rosenthal has arrived in France with her father, a German diplomat. She initially resents being trapped in the congested capital, where she is still considered the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all. Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free, Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, a naval officer who gives Margot a job--and a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. Against the backdrop of one of the most significant events of the century, a delicate web of lies obscures the line between the casualties of war and of the heart, making trust a luxury that no one can afford.
Gray, Kyle, 1988- author
"A handy reference guide to the Divine messages hidden in number sequences (such as 11:11) and how to interpret these messages from our angels"--Goodreads.com.
Abraham, (Spirit), author
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author
Having changed the course of human history after unwittingly wondering what could be worse than going to prison, George and Harold are shot through time back to kindergarten, where they are subjected to bullying and a clueless school principal.
Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author.
Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival. When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when she was still a child? In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka's journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit and the will we have to survive.
Pryor, Karen, 1932- author
Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog a bestselling classic with revolutionary insights into animal--and human--behavior. In her groundbreaking approach to improving behavior, behavioral biologist Karen Pryor says, "Whatever the task, whether keeping a four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy, coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how to use reinforcement." Now Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips--or shooting the dog. From the eight methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior to the ten laws of "shaping" behavior, Pryor helps you combat your own addictions and deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus, there's also incredibly helpful information on house training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more! "In the course of becoming a renowned dolphin trainer, Karen Pryor learned that positive reinforcement...is even more potent that prior scientific work had suggested...Don't Shoot the Dog looks like the very best on the subject--a full-scale mind-changer" (The Coevolution Quarterly). Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you, too.
Macy, Beth, author.
Sepetys, Ruta, author
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.
Theodore 'Theo' Decker was thirteen years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day, a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.
Greening, Rosie, author
Meet the underwater animals in this fun rhyme, perfect for adults and children to enjoy together. Have fun touching the bumpy sea creatures ... if you dare!
Kimmel, Jimmy, 1967- author, illustrator
A very serious goose will not be silly for any reason, including putting a chicken on her head, dressing her like a moose, or making a funny face.
Wiggs, Susan, author
St. James affair: Elaine St. James has a perfect life--thriving career, a devoted boyfriend whom her parents love, until, she doesn't. Christmas Eve Byron breaks up with her. Facing the prospect of spending the holidays alone is quite out of the question. From her past, like a knight in shining armor arrives a childhood friend, and possible new love interest.