64 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2008

64 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2008

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Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club

Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan's upper west side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their education and careers, and pursuing uncertain ...
Author(s): Kate Jacobs
ISBN 13: 9780425219096
Pages: 372
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Title: Plum Lucky

Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck ...and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen she's high-tailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home. But the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone. Lula's found a job modeling plus size lingerie, Connie's found a guy, Diesel's found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in way over her head...
Author(s): Janet Evanovich
ISBN 13: 9780141012575
Pages: 176
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Title: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2)

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book!

Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.

Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular.

Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg’s attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe. 

Author(s): Jeff Kinney
ISBN 13: 9780810994737
Pages: 224
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Title: Sea Monsters

Provides readers with answers to questions regarding the diverse creatures who live in the oceans, with a review of some of the myths regarding sea monsters and the like.
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne;Natalie Pope Boyce
ISBN 13: 9780375846632
Pages: 121
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Title: Remember Me?

Awakening in the hospital after a car crash believing that she is a single, twenty-five-year-old sales associate, Lexi discovers that she has lost three years in her life and she is married to a handsome millionaire, but her perfect new ...
Author(s): Sophie Kinsella
ISBN 13: 9780385338721
Pages: 389
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Title: Horton Hears a Who!

Join one of the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters in this timeless, moving, and comical classic. Thanks to the irrepressible rhymes and eye-catching illustrations of Dr. Seuss, young readers will learn the importance of kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance from the very determined—and very endearing—Horton the Elephant.

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.

Author(s): Dr. Seuss
ISBN 13: 9780394800783
Pages: 72
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Title: To Seduce a Bride

Seduction has never been more enticing than in this third novel of Nicole Jordan's enthralling trilogy, The Courtship Wars. Spirited beauty Lilian Loring believes that love is too risky a venture and that marriage is best avoided entirely–even if her unwanted suitor comes as deliciously packaged as Heath Griffin, the Marquess of Claybourne. The charismatic rogue has never met a woman who can discourage his advances, and after a show of resolve Lily too melts under Heath’s sensuous kisses. Perhaps that is why she decides to hide out in the last place a gentleman would look for a lady: a house of scandalous repute. In bold pursuit, Heath discovers his enchanting spitfire cheerfully instructing the demimonde in the art of deportment. Now the thrill of the chase is exceeded only by his powerful need to possess Lily as his bride. For Heath, victory in their game of passion means nothing less than winning Lily’s elusive heart.
Author(s): Nicole Jordan
ISBN 13: 9780739493298
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Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club

Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan's upper west side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their education and careers, and pursuing uncertain ...
Author(s): Kate Jacobs
ISBN 13: 9780425219096
Pages: 372
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Title: Hokus Pokus (Sisterhood Series #9)

There is no match for the Sisterhood – the seven friends who have taken vigilante justice to a new level – not even the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the women foiled former FBI director Mitch Riley’s plot to frame their friends Judge Nellie Easter and lawyer Lizzie Fox, now they must remain in exile or risk capture. They can’t complain about their opulent digs on a remote, luxurious mountaintop, but the ladies desperately miss home. Their wish to return might come true sooner than they expect when they receive a panicked call from Supreme Court Chief Justice Pearl Barnes, who faces blackmail for her own illegal brand of justice. Now the women must not only sneak back into the United States, but also remain undetected as they investigate. But how do you make seven women disappear? With a nosy reporter on the brink of exposing them, the clock is ticking as the Sisterhood tries to create a little magic – and save the day…
Author(s): Fern Michaels
ISBN 13: 9780758227133
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Title: The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.
Author(s): William Paul Young
ISBN 13: 9780964729230
Pages: 256
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Title: Watchmen

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.
Author(s): Alan Moore
ISBN 13: 9781401219260
Pages: 436
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Title: Change of Heart

Her life shattered by a devastating act of violence, June Nealson is forced to make a pivotal choice that involves her twelve-year-old daughter and a salvation-seeking criminal.
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN 13: 9780743496759
Pages: 447
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Title: Mistaken Identity

Two families tell the story of their experience after the wrong daughter was identified as the survivor from a car crash that claimed multiple lives.
Author(s): Don Van Ryn;Susie Van Ryn;Newell Cerak;Colleen Cerak;Whitney Cerak
ISBN 13: 9781410408969
Pages: 363
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Title: The Appeal

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385342926
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Title: People of the Book

Offered a coveted job to analyze and conserve a priceless Sarajevo Haggadah, Australian rare-book expert Hanna Heath discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the volume's ancient binding that reveal its historically significant origins.
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN 13: 9780143115007
Pages: 381
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Title: Compulsion

What if the numbers never leave? Acclaimed author Heidi Ayarbe has created an honest and riveting portrait of a teen struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder in this breathtaking and courageous novel.
Author(s): Heidi Ayarbe
ISBN 13: 9780061993862
Pages: 304
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Title: The Final Warning (Maximum Ride Series #4)

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of "Flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true--except that they're still being hunted by new threats at every turn.

This time, the US government wants to keep the Flock under observation, offering a safe haven and schooling in return. But after their incredible adventures in books 1-3, Max and Flock have grown to love freedom- -after all, haven't grown-ups always found a way to ruin their lives? After escaping the control of the feds, they are surprised to find themselves allied with a group of environmental scientists who just might be trustworthy. Besides, what enemy could find them in one of the remotest locations on earth--Antarctica--on an expedition studying the effects of global warming up close?

There is one: The Uber-Director--literally, brains on a stick--an evil being who has developed mechanical soldiers far more frightening than Erasers. Their quest? To retrieve the Flock and sell them in a global auction for billions of dollars. Will the Uber-Director nab them before Max, Fang and the flock succumb to the dangers of the harsh Antarctic wilderness? Kids, parents and educators tuned into the issue of global warming will find this latest episode of the blockbuster Maximum Ride series not only a particularly riveting adventure beyond their wildest dreams, but also a motivating cautionary tale about a real-life peril that may affect theirown future.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780316002875
Pages: 304
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Title: Beautiful Boy

The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
Author(s): David Sheff
ISBN 13: 9780547203881
Pages: 340
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Title: Midnight Rising

In a world of shadows and dark, cosuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon... For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to draw her into his world of dark desire and endless night. Fueled by pain and rage over a shattering betrayal, the warrior Rio has pledged his life to the war against the Rogues. He will let nothing stand in his way—least of all a mortal woman with the power to expose the entire vampire race. For an ancient evil has been awakened, and a stunning darkness is on the rise. Suddenly Dylan is powerless to resist Rio’s touch, even as she uncovers a shocking link to her own past. And now she must choose: Leave Rio’s midnight realm, or risk it all for the man who has shown her true passion and the infinite pleasures of the heart. . . .
Author(s): Lara Adrian
ISBN 13: 9781849011105
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Title: The Clique #9: Bratfest at Tiffanys

An elite group of girls from the wealthy suburbs north of New York City, led by Massie Block, invites readers into a world of ferocious put-downs, fabulous gossip, and fantastic Frederic Fekkai haircuts. Original.
Author(s): Lisi Harrison
ISBN 13: 9780316006804
Pages: 227
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Title: Lost souls

Abandoned as an infant, Nothing reads his true name on the handwritten note that was pinned to his baby blanket eighteen years earlier, and discovers that he is the son of a vampire
Author(s): Poppy Z. Brite
ISBN 13: 9780385308755
Pages: 359
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Title: Duma Key

A supernatural thriller/ psychological horror story of Edgar Freemantle who suffered a loss of vision and the right arm, and moved from Minnesota to Duma key, Florida, where he discovered that he has a talent for painting.
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781444707908
Pages: 704
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Title: The Seduction of an Unknown Lady

Seduction is something Fionna Hawkes knows nothing about. So when she encounters a sexy stranger on a moonlit street, her first instinct is to defend herself against her darkly handsome suitor. But letting go of suspicion and allowing herself to fall for Lord Aidan McBride brings even greater danger. In his eyes, she glimpses a powerful passion she longs to fulfill. In his arms, she aches with the secret she longs to unburden. A secret that could cost her her livelihood—and her life. Aidan could never resist a mystery, especially one as mesmerizing as the lovely Miss Hawkes! Drawing her into the shelter of his embrace, he won't rest until he convinces her to reveal everything. Braving the danger that stalks Fionna at every turn, Aidan is determined to defend her—and just as determined to claim her as his own.
Author(s): Samantha James
ISBN 13: 9780739494790
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Title: To Wed a Wicked Prince

Livia Lacey came to the house she inherited in London's Cavendish Square with her two friends, Lady Cornelia Dagenham and Lady Aurelia Farnham, to experience the excitement of city life. With Cornelia now happily married, Livia and Aurelia are on their own. But dashing Prince Alex Prokov, a newcomer to London, seems enchanted by Liv the moment they meet. Disarmed by the prince's determined pursuit of her, his exuberant joy of living, and the desires he awakens in her, Liv agrees to marry him. But while night is a time for passionate embraces, Liv discovers that her irresistible husband can be as autocratic as he is extravagantly generous. While Alex balks at Liv's independent ways, he refuses to explain his own comings and goings. When Liv learns one of Alex's secrets she only loves him more. But when she learns the other secret, will she feel wickedly betrayed?
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN 13: 9781410405388
Pages: 595
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Title: 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club Series #7)

California's "Boy with a Broken Heart," the teenage son of a recent governor, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Michael Campion, born with an incurable heart defect, has grown up under the watchful eye of an adoring public. The pressure on Detective Lindsay Boxer to learn what happened to Michael is overwhelming. When she finally does get a lead, it's devastating - and for Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano it leads to the biggest trial of her life.
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446199254
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Title: The Battle for Skandia

After Ranger's apprentice Will battles Temujai warriors to rescue Evanlyn, Will's kingdom of Skandia joins forces with rival kingdom Araluen to defeat a common enemy.
Author(s): John Flanagan
ISBN 13: 9780142413401
Pages: 294
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Title: Obsession

Haunted by her aunt's deathbed confession of murder, Tanya enlists the assistance of Dr. Alex Delaware and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis to unravel the truth about a secret from the past that could have deadly repercussions in the present.
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN 13: 9780345452641
Pages: 458
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Title: Naruto

Naruto returns! It's been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he's still not the most accomplished of his former teammates.
Author(s): Masashi Kishimoto
ISBN 13: 9781421518640
Pages: 200
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Title: Hollywood Crows

These are the guys dealing with domestic disputes, busting stalkers, bouncing paparazzi and calming chronic complainers, wannabe cops and loons of all varieties.
Author(s): Joseph Wambaugh
ISBN 13: 9781847245922
Pages: 440
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Title: Stop Whining, Start Living

Building on the principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, and addressing the chronic struggles of so many of her listeners and readers, Dr. Laura encourages "whiners" to reject negative ...
Author(s): Laura Schlessinger
ISBN 13: 9780060838331
Pages: 197
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Title: 8 Sandpiper Way

m pretty shocked by something I've just heard. Emily Flemming is afraid that her husband, Dave, might be having an affair. She apparently found an earring in his pocket—and it wasn't hers. And she says he's been coming home late and acting secretive. Not only that, some jewelry was recently stolen from an old woman, and Dave (in his capacity as pastor) used to visit her a lot….
Author(s): Debbie Macomber
ISBN 13: 9780739499856
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Title: A Prisoner of Birth

And when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe his side of the story.
Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
ISBN 13: 9781447221852
Pages: 624
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Title: The last lecture

The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Author(s): Randy Pausch;Jeffrey Zaslow
ISBN 13: 9781401323257
Pages: 206
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Title: Nights in Rodanthe

Adrienne Willis is forty-five and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of a respite, she’s gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina’s outer banks to tend the local inn for the weekend. <br> With a major storm brewing, the time away doesn’t look promising…until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives.<br> <br> At fifty-four, Paul is a successful surgeon but in the previous six months his life has unraveled into something he doesn’t recognize. Estranged from his son and recently divorced, he’s sold his practice and his home and has journeyed to this isolated coastal town in hopes of closing a painful chapter in his past, completely unaware that his life is about to change forever.<br> <br> Adrienne and Paul come together as the storm gathers strength over Rodanthe, but what begins between them over the weekend will resonate throughout the rest of their lives, intertwining past and future, love and loss.
Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9780446612708
Pages: 240
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Title: The Edge of Desire LP

When Christian Allardyce, 6th Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life. He never forgot the feel of her lips against his, but never expects to see her again. Yet now she seeks his help, and Christian knows he will not resist her plea. Letitia believes that Christian abandoned her when she needed him most, and she hates to call on his aid. But to clear her brother's name, she has sworn to use every weapon at her command, even if it means seducing her ex-lover. Yet all the while, Christian is waging a war of his own—a campaign of pure pleasure and sweet revenge that will take them both beyond the edge of desire.
Author(s): Stephanie Laurens
Pages: 656
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Title: Compulsion

What if the numbers never leave? Acclaimed author Heidi Ayarbe has created an honest and riveting portrait of a teen struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder in this breathtaking and courageous novel.
Author(s): Heidi Ayarbe
ISBN 13: 9780061993862
Pages: 304
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Title: Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan Series #11)

An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house with sagging trim and peeling paint. In the dark cellar, a ritualistic display is revealed. A human skull rests on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Beads and antlers dangle overhead. Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan. Bony architecture suggests that the skull is that of a young, black female. But how did she die? And when? Then, just as Tempe is working to determine post-mortem interval, another body is discovered: a headless corpse carved with Satanic symbols. As citizen vigilantes, blaming Devil-worshippers, begin a witch-hunt, intent on revenge, Tempe struggles to keep her emotions in check.
Author(s): Kathy Reichs
ISBN 13: 9780743294386
Pages: 310
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Title: The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara Series #3)

Terry Brooks won instant acclaim with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Sword of Shannara. Its sequels earned Brooks legendary status. Then his darkly enthralling The Word and the Void trilogy revealed new depths and vistas to his mastery of epic fantasy. Armageddon’s Children and The Elves of Cintra took Brooks’s remarkable mythos to a breathtaking new level by delving deep into the history of Shannara. And now, The Gypsy Morph rounds out–with an adventure of unforgettably imaginative scope–the first phase of a new chapter in this classic series.
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN 13: 9780345484147
Pages: 416
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Title: The Host

Author(s): Stephenie Meyer
ISBN 13: 9780316068048
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Title: The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series)

From J. K. Rowling, a new addition to the bookshelves of every Harry Potter fan: THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD

THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

Author(s): J. K. Rowling
ISBN 13: 9780545128285
Pages: 128
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Title: Forgotten

WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DEAD WHEN THEY SCREAM BLOODY MURDER? Sheldon Woods kidnapped and killed an untold number of boys, then escaped the death penalty by making a plea bargain for multiple life sentences in exchange for revealing the whereabouts of some of his victims. More than a decade later, the full extent of his crimes is still unknown, and many of the dead have never been accounted for. But Lisa Walsh is certain her brother Christopher was one of them, and to honor her mother's dying wish, she's on a mission to learn the truth and recover the little boy's remains. FBI agent Portia Cahill, tasked with confronting the caged killer, is obliged to play his mind games to get what she's after, but she ends up with more than she bargained for when the remains of another boy's body are discovered. Determined to ID the mystery child, Portia reluctantly teams with James Cannon, the attorney who once defended Woods. But chasing a killer's grisly legacy, and the bones of the forgotten dead, will lead them into the lethal orbit of a monster who's seeding the graves of the past with a fresh wave of innocent victims.
Author(s): Mariah Stewart
ISBN 13: 9780739499504
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Title: STORI Telling

A memoir by the actress best known for her role on "Beverly Hills, 90210" challenges popular misconceptions about her privileged life while discussing such topics as her relationship with her late father, her marriages, and her parenting ...
Author(s): Tori Spelling;Hilary Liftin
ISBN 13: 9781416587002
Pages: 288
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Title: Left to Die

When Jillian Rivers opens her eyes, she's trapped in a mangled car. Then a stranger comes to her rescue... But something about him sets Jillian on edge. And if she knew what was lying out there in the Montana woods, she'd be truly terrified. Four people have already died, and detective Serena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are trying to make sense of a nightmare. With nothing to go on but a killer's cryptic notes and their unsettling conviction that there is worse to come, someone is waiting...watching...poised to strike and make Jillian the next victim.
Author(s): Lisa Jackson
ISBN 13: 9781602852754
Pages: 583
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Title: Cross Country

When the home of Alex Cross's longtime friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, he is devastated. The destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend Brianna Stone begin the hunt for the villain responsible for the killings, they quickly find themselves entangeled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C.. What they discover is shocking: a strongly organized gang of teenage thugs headed by a powerful, diabolical man-The Tiger. As the killing spree escalates, Alex and Brianna realize they are not dealing with any ordinary killer, but one who has brought his personal war of vengeance to America's capital. But just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Unable to let the killer get away with this narrow escape, Alex makes it his duty to bring the brutal butcher to justice. He knows that he must follow The Tiger. Alone. When Alex arrives in Nigeria, he discovers a world where justice is as foreign as he is. Unprotected and alone in a strange country, bombarded on all sides by the murderous threats of The Tiger, Alex must draw on his fiercest instincts just to survive in a lawless world. From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Cross Country is the most breathtaking, heart-stopping, electrifing Alex Cross thriller yet.
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780316024648
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Title: Outliers: The Story of Success

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell has the rare ability to connect with audiences of tremendously varied interests. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print.

Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, with newly added illustrations throughout each book, COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316017930
Pages: 336
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Title: The Appeal

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385342926
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Title: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
Author(s): Vicki Myron
ISBN 13: 9780446407427
Pages: 304
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Title: The Christmas Sweater

If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets, Sorrows and Mistakes...Would You?

#1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love.

We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor — we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together....

When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder — and money tighter — since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning.

What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.

Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family — and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell — to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.

Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives — while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.

Author(s): Glenn Beck
ISBN 13: 9781416594857
Pages: 304
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Title: The Purpose of Christmas

<p>Hailed by <i>The Economist</i> as the “the most influential pastor in America,” and by <i>Time</i> as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, the bestselling author of <i>The Purpose Driven Life</i> expounds on the profound origins of Christmas, describing it as an opportune time to welcome peace into our lives.</p> <p>In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren sounds the clarion call to “remember the reason for the season,” taking readers back in time to the most wonderful story of all—the birth of the baby Jesus. When he was just a small boy, young Rick asked his parents if they could celebrate Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus—and the tradition began that the Warrens have upheld for over fifty years. Now through stirring imagery and compelling personal insights, <i>The Purpose of Christmas</i> honors the significance and promise of this cherished holiday. Pastor Warren encourages readers to identify and confront what drains peace from their lives. Warren explains that the way to respond to these peace robbers is to learn how to surrender to God’s will and not feel defeated or discouraged when life does not go as planned. True peace of mind is found by having an unshakeable faith in God—knowing that His empowering Spirit will guide His children through life’s challenges.</p> <p>Beautifully written, <i>The Purpose of Christmas</i> will stir readers to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God’s gifts of love and peace in this world.</p>
Author(s): Rick Warren
ISBN 13: 9781416559009
Pages: 144
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Title: American Lion

Chronicles the life and career of Andrew Jackson, a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history.
Author(s): Jon Meacham
ISBN 13: 9780812973464
Pages: 483
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Title: Just After Sunset

Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day.
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780340977187
Pages: 526
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Title: Guinness World Records

From every corner of the globe—and beyond—Guinness World Records™ 2009 gathers the most amazing, inspirational, and even bizarre record breakers yet! From don’t-try-this-at-home human achievements to natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this latest edition introduces important new records and fascinating facts that will captivate every imagination. Did you know . . .

At 2 feet 5.37 inches, the shortest (mobile) living man is 19-year-old He Pingping of China, who was measured on March 22, 2008.

The world’s most expensive cocktail is offered at the Skyview Bar in Dubai, UAE. It costs $7,439 (27,321 dirham) and consists of 55-year-old Macallan whisky from Scotland, ice made from the water used at their distillery, a drop of exclusive dried fruit bitters, and passion-fruit-scented sugar.

Jeanne Stawiecki of the United States became the oldest female to climb the Seven Summits, including Mount Kosciuszko, when she completed her last climb (Mount Everest, Nepal) on May 22, 2007, at the age of 57 years, 36 days.

And that’s just a hint of what you’ll find inside this mind-blowing book, including striking photos, exclusive interviews, special sections on the year’s milestones—plus information on how you too can join the Guinness family of world-record breakers!

Author(s): Guinness World Records
ISBN 13: 9781904994374
Pages: 288
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.
Author(s): David Wroblewski
ISBN 13: 9780061374234
Pages: 608
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Title: The Host

Author(s): Stephenie Meyer
ISBN 13: 9780316068048
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Title: Brisingr, Or, The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

Presents the further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.
Author(s): Christopher Paolini
ISBN 13: 9780375826740
Pages: 763
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Title: The Lucky One

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph -- his lucky charm. Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother -- and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart -- destroying not only their love, but also their lives.
Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9781455508969
Pages: 368
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Title: Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: How to Get Great Flavors from Simple Ingredients

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is the essential Ina Garten cookbook, focusing on the techniques behind her elegant food and easy entertaining style, and offering nearly a hundred brand-new recipes that will become trusted favorites.

Ina Garten’s bestselling cookbooks have con-sistently provided accessible, subtly sophisticated recipes ranging from French classics made easy to delicious, simple home cooking. In Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina truly breaks down her ideas on flavor, examining the ingredients and techniques that are the foundation of her easy, refined style.

Here Ina covers the essentials, from ten ways to boost the flavors of your ingredients to ten things not to serve at a party, as well as professional tips that make successful baking, cooking, and entertaining a breeze. The recipes—crowd-pleasers like Lobster Corn Chowder, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Easy Sticky Buns—demonstrate Ina’s talent for transforming fresh, easy-to-find ingredients into elegant meals you can make without stress.

For longtime fans, Ina delivers new insights into her simple techniques; for newcomers she provides a thorough master class on the basics of Barefoot Contessa cooking plus a Q&A section with answers to the questions people ask her all the time. With full-color photographs and invaluable cooking tips, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is an essential addition to the cherished library of Barefoot Contessa cookbooks.

Author(s): Ina Garten
ISBN 13: 9781400054350
Pages: 272
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Title: Change of Heart

Her life shattered by a devastating act of violence, June Nealson is forced to make a pivotal choice that involves her twelve-year-old daughter and a salvation-seeking criminal.
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN 13: 9780743496759
Pages: 447
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Title: Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Series #20)

Unabridged CDs ? 14 CDs, 16 hours

Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the grand master of adventure.

Author(s): Clive Cussler
ISBN 13: 9780425231456
Pages: 608
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Title: Your Heart Belongs to Me

"At thirty-four, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket - until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he's diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it's his only hope, and it's dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all ... his health, his girlfriend Samantha, and his life." "One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Business is good and he hopes to renew his relationship with Samantha. Then the unmarked gifts begin to appear - a box of Valentine candy hearts, a heart pendant. Most disturbing of all, a graphic heart surgery video and the chilling message: Your heart belongs to me." In a heartbeat, the medical miracle that gave Ryan a second chance at life is about to become a curse worse than death. For Ryan is being stalked by a mysterious woman who feels entitled to everything he has. She's the spitting image of the twenty-six-year-old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan's own chest. And she's come to take it back.

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Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553591712
Pages: 364
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