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The paleo foodie cookbook - 120 food lover's recipes for healthy, gluten-free, grain-free & delicious meals by Vartanian, Arsy, author.

The paleo foodie cookbook - 120 food lover's recipes for healthy, gluten-free, grain-free & delicious meals

Collects gluten-free, gourmet paleo recipes with modern twists on traditional dishes and a wide range of ethnic influences, including chocolate chicken mole, braised goat shoulder, tabbouleh salad, and thai coconut curried mussels.

Jul 17, 2014
The other side - a memoir by Johnson, Lacy M., 1978-

The other side - a memoir

"Lacy Johnson was held prisoner in a soundproofed room in a basement apartment that her ex-boyfriend rented and outfitted for the sole purpose of raping and killing her. She escaped, but not unscathed. The Other Side is the haunting account of a first passionate and then abusive relationship, the events leading to Johnson's kidnapping and imprisonment, her dramatic escape, and her hard-fought struggle to recover. At once thrilling, terrifying, harrowing, and hopeful, The Other Side offers more t

Jul 23, 2014
The opportunity equation - how citizen teachers are combating the achievement gap in America's schools by Schwarz, Eric, 1960-

The opportunity equation - how citizen teachers are combating the achievement gap in America's schools

"Citizen Schools is a fresh and personal look at education and the increasingly unequal access to opportunity in America. The book gets beyond the tired debate about charter schools and unions and tests to look at what is really driving the growing opportunity gap - what Schwarz calls a chasm - between upper and lower income children. Schwarz charts the supports and experiences that marked his own childhood and that of his children and shares the story of Citizen Schools, the organization he bui

Jul 17, 2014
The Norm chronicles - stories and numbers about danger and death by Blastland, Michael.

The Norm chronicles - stories and numbers about danger and death

"Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra link of breakfast sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do those numbers actually mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter answer these questions--and far more--in a commonsense (and wildly entertaining) guide to personal risk. Through the adventures of the perfectly average Norm, his

Jul 23, 2014
The narcissist next door - understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed-in your world by Kluger, Jeffrey.

The narcissist next door - understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed-in your world

" From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist-probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate-the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politi

Jul 23, 2014
The myeloma survival guide - essential advice for patients and their loved ones by Tamkin, James A., author.

The myeloma survival guide - essential advice for patients and their loved ones

Jul 23, 2014
The mockingbird next door - life with Harper Lee by Mills, Marja, author.

The mockingbird next door - life with Harper Lee

"One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the extraordinary access they gave her to share the story of their lives. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known by her friends as Nelle, has lived

Jul 21, 2014
The Mincing Mockingbird guide to troubled birds - an authoritative illustrated compendium to be consulted in the event of an infant or small child being torn apart by a murder of crows by Adrian, Matt.

The Mincing Mockingbird guide to troubled birds - an authoritative illustrated compendium to be consulted in the event of an infant or small child being torn apart by a murder of crows

"Humorous gift book featuring the dark musings of troubled birds, fully illustrated in 4-color throughout"--

Jul 21, 2014
The microbiome diet - the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss by Kellman, Raphael, 1960-

The microbiome diet - the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss

"What is the microbiome? These trillions of tiny microbes living within our intestines help us extract the nutrients from our food in addition to exerting enormous influence over our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even our genes. Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental function. Specialist in integrative medicine and intestinal health Dr. Raphael Kel

Jul 17, 2014
The microbiome diet - the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss by Kellman, Raphael, 1960-

The microbiome diet - the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss

"What is the microbiome? These trillions of tiny microbes living within our intestines help us extract the nutrients from our food in addition to exerting enormous influence over our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even our genes. Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental function. Specialist in integrative medicine and intestinal health Dr. Raphael Kell

Jul 23, 2014
The marshmallow test - mastering self-control by Mischel, Walter.

The marshmallow test - mastering self-control

"A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be

Jul 23, 2014
The Mafia court - corruption in Chicago by Hughes, John R., 1928- author.

The Mafia court - corruption in Chicago

"With the passing of the Volstead Act in 1920, the U.S. Congress opened the floodgates on a tidal wave of organized crime and corruption unprecedented in the long history of law-breaking. Through intimidation and outright mahyem, the Mob operated with near-total impunity throughout the 1920s and early '30s. Countless murders and other crimes were never prosecuted or were thrown out of court through the corruption and pay-offs endemic in Chicago and its notorious suburb of Cicero. After the repea

Jul 17, 2014
The lost books of the Bible - being all the Gospels, Epistles, and other pieces now extant attributed in the first four centuries to Jesus Christ, His Apostles and their companions, not included by its compilers, in the Authorized New Testament, and the r

The lost books of the Bible - being all the Gospels, Epistles, and other pieces now extant attributed in the first four centuries to Jesus Christ, His Apostles and their companions, not included by its compilers, in the Authorized New Testament, and the r

Suppressed by the early church fathers who compiled the Bible, these apocryphal books have been shrouded in silence for centuries. Here are the Apostles' Creed, the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, the childhood of Jesus-told in all their warmth, intimacy and humanity. Translated from the Original Tongues, with 32 illustrations from Ancient Paintings and Missals.

Jul 21, 2014
The learning habit - a groundbreaking approach to homework and parenting that helps our children succeed in school and life by Donaldson-Pressman, Stephanie.

The learning habit - a groundbreaking approach to homework and parenting that helps our children succeed in school and life

"A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works - and what doesn't Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of "screen time," it's hard for kids - and parents - to know what's most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed - not just do well "on the test" -- but develop the learning habits they'll need to thriv

Jul 23, 2014
The lagoon - how Aristotle invented science by Leroi, Armand Marie.

The lagoon - how Aristotle invented science

Jul 23, 2014
The knowledgeable knitter / Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and Make Every Project a Success by Radcliffe, Margaret (Margaret K. K.)

The knowledgeable knitter / Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and Make Every Project a Success

Jul 23, 2014
The Jefferson lies - exposing the myths you've always believed about Thomas Jefferson by Barton, David, 1954-

The Jefferson lies - exposing the myths you've always believed about Thomas Jefferson

"Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have

Jul 21, 2014
The invisible soldiers - how America outsourced our security by Hagedorn, Ann.

The invisible soldiers - how America outsourced our security

"The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"--

Jul 17, 2014
The Intel trinity - how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove built the world's most important company by Malone, Michael S. (Michael Shawn), 1954-

The Intel trinity - how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove built the world's most important company

Jul 23, 2014
The insanity of God - a true story of faith resurrected by Ripken, Nik.

The insanity of God - a true story of faith resurrected

Presents stories of persecuted Christians whose faith in Christ was not diminished by adverse circumstances, and the lessons that the author took from those stories and applied to his own beliefs about the sufficiency of God.

Jul 23, 2014