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Bed of Scorpions

Bed of Scorpions
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New York Times Bestselling Author of The Invention of Murder

Summer in London--the sun is finally shining, the flowers are in bloom, and life is humming merrily along for book editor Samantha Clair, off to lunch with her old friend, art dealer Aidan Merriam.

Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Detective-Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan, who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants her help.

Armed with nothing more than her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism, and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, Sam races to find a killer who is determined to find her first in this fast-paced, uproarious novel.

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9781250112378
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February 7, 2017
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Big Meal (acting edition)

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March 12, 2015
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Blackmail and Bibingka - CLEARANCE

Blackmail and Bibingka - CLEARANCE
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When her long-lost cousin comes back to town just in time for the holidays, Lila Macapagal knows that big trouble can't be far behind in this new mystery by Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo.

It's Christmastime in Shady Palms, but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal. Sure, her new business, the Brew-ha Cafe, is looking to turn a profit in its first year. And yes, she's taken the first step in a new romance with her good friend Jae Park. But her cousin Ronnie is back in town after ghosting the family fifteen years ago, claiming that his recent purchase of a local winery shows that he's back on his feet and ready to contribute to the Shady Palms community. Tita Rosie is thrilled with the return of her prodigal son, but Lila knows that wherever Ronnie goes, trouble follows.

She's soon proven right when Ronnie is suspected of murder, and secrets surrounding her shady cousin and those involved with the winery start piling up. Now Lila has to put away years of resentment and distrust to prove her cousin's innocence. He may be a jerk, but he's still family. And there's no way her flesh and blood could actually be a murderer . . . right?

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9780593201718
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October 4, 2022
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BLACKOUT (P)

BLACKOUT (P)
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Riveting . . . An engrossing, street-level recounting and ambivalent ode to a great city.--Jamie Berger, San Francisco Chronicle

On July 13, 1977, there was a blackout in New York City. With the dark came excitement, adventure, and fright in subway tunnels, office towers, busy intersections, high-rise stairwells, hotel lobbies, elevators, and hospitals. There was revelry in bars and restaurants, music and dancing in the streets. On block after block, men and women proved themselves heroes by helping neighbors and strangers make it through the night.

Unfortunately, there was also widespread looting, vandalism, and arson. Even before police restored order, people began to ask and argue about why. Why did people do what they did when the lights went out? The argument raged for weeks but it was just like the night: lots of heat, little light-a shouting match between those who held fast to one explanation and those who held fast to another.

James Goodman cuts between accidents, encounters, conversations, exchanges, and arguments to re-create that night and its aftermath in a dizzying accumulation of detail. Rejecting simple dichotomies and one-dimensional explanations for why people act as they do in moments of conflict and crisis, Goodman illuminates attitudes, ideas, and experiences that have been lost in facile generalizations and analyses. Journalistic re-creation at its most exciting, Blackout provides a whirlwind tour of 1970s New York and a challenge to conventional thinking.

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9780865477155
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July 5, 2005
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Book of Growing

Book of Growing
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This book tells the story of a group of kindergartners and college students as they explore what it means to grow. Reading it, children will find out that growing includes learning about their bodies, where food comes from, and beautiful places in the world. The book is a culmination of "The Growing Project," a curriculum created by college students working in partnership with a kindergarten class. It is a celebration of children's voices and learners self-worth at every stage of development -- a narrative about and by young people who embark on a journey of discovery that connects their own health and future with that of the world. "I like it!" -AL, Thorne Kindergarten Student "It's awesome!" -JM, Thorne Kindergarten Student "How can we grow a better world? This questions turns a group of children into explorers - of their neighborhood and the neighborhoods of distant continents. They learn that sharing and caring for the world take root when they grow together. Delightful illustrations spark a story that will inspire kids and the grown-ups who care for them." -J.C Todd, grandmother and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Bryn Mawr College "Children will love this fanciful and informative book about what they do best: growing! All readers will find inspiration in how the book itself grew -- a vital collaboration among college students and kindergarten creating a curriculum, and a vision, to help the world." -Alice Lesnick, PH.D., Director/Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program To learn more about "The Growing Project," please visit: thejourneyofgrowing.wordpress.com All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit Titagya Schools in Northern Ghana, a pre-school and kindergarten enterprise that shares the book's vision and values. To find out more, please visit: http: //titagyaschools.org/wordpress
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9781499249156
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May 27, 2014

Booked to Die

Booked to Die
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First published in 1992, this book was an instant sensation and an instant classic of the mystery genre.  Booked to Die is, like its protagonist, energetic, ornery, passionate and a true original.  Full of insider detail about the world of antiquarian bookselling, the novel builds to an elegant and satisfying solution.  We have a limited number of remainder copies at a bargain price.  Don't miss out!

- Jim Huang, BMC Bookshop Director


 

Booked to Die, the first book in John Dunning's bestselling, award-winning Cliff Janeway series, is "a joy to read for its wealth of inside knowledge about the antiquarian book business and its eccentric traders" (The New York Times Book Review).

Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions. Bobby Westfall is a local bookscout, a gentle and quiet man who has sold enough valuable books to keep himself and his cats fed and housed. When Bobby is murdered, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop--all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. When prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

"One of the most enjoyable books I've read" (The Denver Post), Booked to Die is the first in the Cliff Janeway series. It is "a standout piece of crime fiction...Compelling page-turning stuff" (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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9781501147258
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February 7, 2017
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Brass Knuckles

Brass Knuckles
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The poems in this powerful first book have grown from the American urban experience of the last half of this century, a time of decay and diminishing possibilities; they vary from realistic vignettes of working-class Chicago neighborhoods to prose poems elegant and spare in their surrealism. At the middle of this book and at the thematic center of the collection is Dybek's remarkable reworking of the myth of Persephone, in which the American goddess learns to prefer the underworld and has fallen in love with Death.
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9780887484155
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January 1, 2004

Bride of the Sea

Bride of the Sea
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During a snowy Cleveland February, newlywed university students Muneer and Saeedah are expecting their first child, and he is harboring a secret: the word divorce is whispering in his ear. Soon, their marriage will end, and Muneer will return to Saudi Arabia, while Saeedah remains in Cleveland with their daughter, Hanadi. Consumed by a growing fear of losing her daughter, Saeedah disappears with the little girl, leaving Muneer to desperately search for his daughter for years. The repercussions of the abduction ripple outward, not only changing the lives of Hanadi and her parents, but also their interwoven family and friends--those who must choose sides and hide their own deeply guarded secrets.

And when Hanadi comes of age, she finds herself at the center of this conflict, torn between the world she grew up in and a family across the ocean. How can she exist between parents, between countries?

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a spellbinding debut of colliding cultures, immigration, religion, and family; an intimate portrait of loss and healing; and, ultimately, a testament to the ways we find ourselves inside love, distance, and heartbreak.

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January 26, 2021
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Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
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In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species--births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away--until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story--from 100,000 years ago to the present.
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9781615194940
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September 4, 2018
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BURIED CHILD (REV) (P)

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Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than forty-five plays. He was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for his story collection "Great Dream of Heaven," " "and he has also written the story collection "Cruising Paradise," " "two collections of prose pieces, "Motel Chronicles "and "Hawk Moon," " "and "Rolling Thunder Logbook," " "a diary of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Review tour. As an actor he has appeared in more than thirty films, including "Days of Heaven," " Crimes of the Heart," " Steel Magnolias," " The Pelican Brief," " Snow Falling on Cedars," " All the Pretty Horses," " Black Hawk Down," " "and "The Notebook."" "He received an Oscar nomination in 1984 for his performance in "The Right Stuff." His screenplay for "Paris, Texas" won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, and he wrote and directed the film "Far North "in 1988 and co-wrote and starred in Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking "in 2005. Shepard's plays, eleven of which have won Obie Awards, include "The God of Hell," " The Late Henry Moss," "Simpatico," "Curse of the Starving Class," " True West," " Fool for Love," and "A Lie of the Mind," " "which won a New York Drama Desk Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy in 1992, and in 1994 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He lives in New York.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

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9780822215110
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December 1, 1997
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