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Blood Too Bright
Blood Too Bright By Jerri Dell

One hundred years ago, Bohemian author and editor of the radical Masses magazine, Floyd Dell, began a passionate affair with a newcomer to Greenwich Village - the yet to be discovered "girl poet," Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed, both Dell and Millay became symbols of early 20th century feminism, rebellion and literary freedom. A century later, while poring over her grandfather Floyd's papers at Chicago's Newberry Library, Jerri Dell discovered hundreds of handwritten letters and an unpublished memoir about his love affair with Millay. Finding him as outlandish, entertaining and insightful as he was when she knew him fifty years before, she chose to bring him and his poet lover back to life within the pages of this book.Admirers of Edna Millay - as well as literary and political history buffs, Bohemian Village enthusiasts, and readers interested in writers who famously influenced social norms - are sure to enjoy this eye-witness account of a fascinating woman and exceptional poet.
Coincidentally
Coincidentally By George W. Rutler

From the DaVinci Code and Roswell to E Pluribus Unum and the pyramid on the back of every dollar bill, we all are fascinated by secrets, codes, and coincidences. George Rutler—EWTN speaker, Crisis magazine columnist, and reigning Catholic wit—offers his reflections on the coincidental links that connect the most far-flung parts of our worlds. Topics cover the gamut of human life, from Louis Farrakhan and Edgar Allen Poe to Benjamin Franklin and the propensity of Scottish physicians to dominate the Nobel Prizes for Medicine. Each 4-page reflection is accompanied by line art to give this volume the perfect feel of antiquarian delight—perfect for the language lover and curmudgeon in all of us.
Out Damned Spot!
Out Damned Spot! By FJ McQueen

A comedy crime thriller for Shakespeare fans. A serial killer is leaving a rather horrible trail of messy murders across London and William Shakespeare, crime scene cleaner, is on his tail, armed with a mop, determination and an inquiring mind. After cleaning the room in which his half-brother, Kit Marlow, had been knifed to death, Shakespeare starts up his own crime scene cleaning business, Incarnadine, picking up know-how from the net and on the job. Following a series of clues gleaned from other crime scenes, Shakespeare is soon piecing together suspect profiles and likely modus operandi. Out Damned Spot! has our hero cleaning up after every crime committed in the works of William Shakespeare, but given contemporary settings. The masterminds behind the actual crimes are based on the writers whose stories Shakespeare "stole."
Iniciación al mindfulness
Iniciación al mindfulness By Daniel Goleman

Is it possible to calm the mind and create a space of serenity, far away from the demands of email and social media? Is it possible to dedicate time to what's truly important and avoid falling into distraction? Iniciación al mindfulness is an original and accessible response to these concerns, combining principles of meditation with the latest scientific advances in neuropsychology, emotional intelligence, and learning.
Graduation Day
Graduation Day By Piotr Parda

Through illustrations, the book shows a day in a life of a girl who takes the actions of others and grows something beautiful. The story delivers a simple but powerful message that sometimes great things can sprout from the most unlikely circumstances.
Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe By Nicholas Foulkes

The definitive history of the world-renowned watchmakers, Patek Philippe. Founded in Geneva in 1839, and to this day a family-owned company, Patek Philippe makes what are widely regarded as the world's finest mechanical watches. Among them, the most valuable watch ever made: the famous 1933 pocket watch known as the "Graves" supercomplication, which sold at auction in 2014 for $23,934,00. A cult among collectors, Patek Philippe and its timepieces have been treasured by kings and princes, rock stars, and sportsmen. Notable customers of the storied Swiss watchmaker include Queen Victoria, and her great-great-granddaughter HM Queen Elizabeth II.  Drawing exclusively on interviews with the company's owners and with staff and watchmakers past and present, as well as on hitherto unseen documents from the company's archives, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography, celebrates the history of a unique company. Nicholas Foulkes traces the Patek Philippe history from founder Antoine Norbert de Patek's early life in Poland as a young cavalry officer fighting in a doomed uprising. He recounts Patek's exile, his life in Geneva, his meeting with gifted watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe, and the 1932 purchase of the company by the Stern family who, over four generations, have turned it into the legend that it is today.
The Lonely Boats
The Lonely Boats By Anna Nadler, By Michael-james Russo

Based on a true story with a powerful message of acceptance of diversity. In The Lonely Boats, a young boy named Michael recalls happy summers visiting his Grandma Rose in Hattie's Harbor with his family. One particular summer, he sees two boats in the inlet and asks his dad if they are lonely. Michael's dad explains to him that the boats are not lonely but simply waiting to go to the sea. He tells the story of a boat-builder named Garth who built two boats from felled oak trees and named them Kitty and Lou. Kitty and Lou were good friends who liked to talk and share stories. When a hurricane threatens the villagers, Kitty and Lou spring into action carrying the villagers to safety. When they lose track of each other while rescuing the town, Garth helps Lou find Kitty. The boats are reunited and the townspeople praise the two boats for saving everyone. The Lonely Boats teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork and loyalty and is published under RainbowKidz, an imprint created to promote self-esteem in children that are gay or part of an LGBTQ family.
Next Time You See a Cloud
Next Time You See a Cloud By Emily Morgan

Eighth in Emily Morgan's award-winning Next Time You See series. Next Time You See a Cloud's engaging text and eye-catching photography will inspire elementary-aged children to experience the wonder of an everyday phenomenon in the natural world—clouds.
Edward I
Edward I By Andy King

How could someone who established so many key elements in England's unique legal and parliamentary system also have been such a harsh, militarily brutal warrior? Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the chaotic failure of his father, Henry III's reign. He reshaped England's legal system and came close to bringing the whole island of Great Britain under his rule. He promoted the idea of himself as the new King Arthur, his Round Table still hanging in Winchester Castle to this day. His greatest monuments are the extraordinary castles built to ensure his rule of Wales and some of the largest of all medieval buildings. Andy King's brilliant short biography brings to life a strange, complex man whose triumphs raise all kinds of questions about the nature of kingship.
I'm Just a Little Cow
I'm Just a Little Cow By Kate Thompson, Illustrated by Barry Green

A funny new series to entertain and delight little ones. Big, friendly eyes will delight children as they read the amusing story about a little cow! In addition to fun googley-eyes, the rhyming text and bright, friendly illustrations will ensure that this adorable book becomes a bedtime favorite.
Summoner Rising
Summoner Rising By Melanie McFarlane

Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures she lets through from the netherworld. Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. But at least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother's untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros or soulmate, and it's about all Dacie can handle in her new life. As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there's Law Two...
The Axeman of New Orleans
The Axeman of New Orleans By Miriam Davis

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper–style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders, sympathetic victims, accused innocents, public panic, the New Orleans Mafia, and a mysterious killer has never been written. Until now. The Axeman repeatedly broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. Iorlando Jordano, an innocent Italian grocer, and his teenaged son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the eventual exoneration of the innocent Jordanos. She proves that the person mostly widely suspected of being the Axeman was not the killer. She also shows what few have suspected—that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919.Only thirty years after Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of Whitechapel, the Axeman of New Orleans held an American city hostage. This book tells that story.
Accessory Designer
Accessory Designer By Nancy Lambert, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

Design your own exclusive line of accessories! This creative activity book will have kids designing their own collection of supermodel accessories  in no time. Included are start-to-finish fashion projects inspired by the world-famous runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris. Accessories Designer includes 35 ace accessories to design and color, 9 designer fashion projects to complete, and includes 92 swatches to customize those fabulous designs.
Blue Hand Mojo
Blue Hand Mojo By John Jennings

1931. Bronzeville. Chicago. The mage, Frank "Half Dead" Johnson, is a marked man. Literally. A drunken decision fueled by tragedy has left him with half a soul, sorcerous powers, and two centuries to work off his debt to Scratch (aka The Devil) himself. This graphic novel chronicles three adventures with this tragic conjure man. Watch as "Half Dead" attempts to save his own soul, pay his debt, and help as many people as he can along the way. It's a hard-hitting Hoodoo Noir highball with just a splash of Southern Gothic. Smack-dab in the dark heart of the Windy City. Hold on tight! It's going to be a bumpy ride down Hard Times Road.
Ancient Egyptians Sticker Book
Ancient Egyptians Sticker Book By Joshua George, Illustrated by Ed Myer

Take a Sticker History trip to Ancient Egypt. Kids will learn all about the pharaohs and pyramids in this sticker activity book, as well as discover how ancient Egyptian people lived in this world and the afterlife. Over 150 historic facts are included along with humorous illustrations and text that will appeal to boys and girls age seven and up.
Winged Escort
Winged Escort By Douglas Reeman

As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes, and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. At twenty-six, fighter pilot Tim Rowan, RNVR, is already a veteran of many campaigns. Now he joins the new, American-made escort (or "jeep") carrier HMS Growler, the flagship of a task force protecting Allied convoys sailing the Arctic route to supply Soviet Russia. The service in the Arctic is harrowing, and not all of Rowan's adversaries are German. In late 1944, Growler is transferred to the Indian Ocean and faces the Kamikaze, experiencing vicious onslaughts.
Sycorax's Daughters
Sycorax's Daughters Edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, PhD., Edited by Linda D. Addison, Edited by Susana Morris, PhD., Foreword by Walidah Imarisha

Thought-provoking, powerful, and revealing, this anthology is composed of 28 dark stories and 14 poems written by African-American women writers. The tales of what scares, threatens, and shocks them will enlighten and entertain readers. The works delve into demons and shape-shifters from "How to Speak to the Bogeyman" and "Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turns the World Round Midnight" to far future offerings such as "The Malady of Need".  These pieces cover vampires, ghosts, and mermaids, as well as the unexpected price paid by women struggling for freedom and validation in the past. Contributors include: Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste,  Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury,  Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson,  R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah Nicole Givens Kurtz,  Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell,  Dana T. McKnight , LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn , Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson,  Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, and Deana Zhollis.
2017 Minor League Baseball Analyst
2017 Minor League Baseball Analyst By Jeremy Deloney, By Rob Gordon, By Brent Hershey

The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2017 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
Super Freak
Super Freak By Peter Benjaminson

Few American superstar stories are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James's. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, produced his first album (which was then picked up by Motown) with money from shadowy sources, crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s, became one of the biggest pop star of the era, turned a young white woman named Teena Marie into an R&B superstar, displayed an outrageously sex and drug-filled lifestyle, was tried and found guilty of assaulting and imprisoning a young woman, went on to record new music that was compared to the Beatles' White Album, and ended his life as a punch line for Dave Chappelle. And along the way, he scored a large number of major hits, sold tens of millions of albums and became intimate with dozens of big-name celebrities. Rick James attempted to tell his own story—in two different books—but left out many incidents that showed what he was really like. Nobody has written the full truth about his life. Now, based on court records, newspaper archives, and extensive interviews with dozens of family members, band members, friends, and lovers, here is the definitive biography of Motown's most controversial superstar. 
Ben Hogan's Secret Fundamental
Ben Hogan's Secret Fundamental By Larry Miller

Ben Hogan is legendary, intriguing, and mysterious. It's a combination that has contributed to Hogan being the most interesting golfer of all time. Aside from his amazing competitive record, his secretive and solitary personality provoke wonder and devotion among thousands of golfers worldwide who attempt to unlock Hogan's secret code of how to swing a golf club and strike a golf ball. Hogan himself has fueled this intrigue, mainly because he openly declared that he had a "secret," one that he never publicly revealed. Many top professionals have speculated on what they thought Hogan's secret might be, but until now those speculations were not supported by any revelations from Hogan himself. Now, author Larry Miller, who was mentored by Tommy Bolt, who in turn was one of Hogan's protégés, shares Hogan's secret as he learned it. This secret fundamental, which Miller breaks down into two aspects and explains with the aid of full-color photography and illustrations, will help the average golfer implement Hogan's teachings to benefit his or her game.