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RV retirement in the 21st century- how to live and travel in a recreational vehicle by Kenny, Jane

RV retirement in the 21st century- how to live and travel in a recreational vehicle

Dec 18, 2014
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals - closing the case on the Smuttynose ax murders of 1873 by Robinson, J. Dennis.

Mystery on the Isles of Shoals - closing the case on the Smuttynose ax murders of 1873

"For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873. The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle. But he never confesse

Dec 18, 2014
Men Explain Things to Me by Solnit, Rebecca, author.

Men Explain Things to Me

In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note-- because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, "

Dec 18, 2014
Massacre - the life and death of the Paris Commune by Merriman, John M., author.

Massacre - the life and death of the Paris Commune

Dec 18, 2014
The make-ahead cook - 8 smart strategies for dinner tonight by

The make-ahead cook - 8 smart strategies for dinner tonight

"More than 150 kitchen-tested recipes you can prepare on your schedule"--Cover.

Dec 18, 2014
Leonard Cohen - everybody knows by Kubernik, Harvey, 1951-

Leonard Cohen - everybody knows

A biography of the musician and poet blends photographs, memorabilia, and quotes to provide a narrative of his illustrious career and life.

Dec 18, 2014
Learn, work, lead - things your mentor won't tell you by Clark, Terri Tierney.

Learn, work, lead - things your mentor won't tell you

This book is intended to help women professionals learn how to analyze career decisions and make the best choices. It enables the reader to evaluate all of the information available from mentors and others to determine the right path, and to plan for the optimal career and succeed, even when faced with problems that no one could predict.

Dec 18, 2014
Love me, feed me - sharing with your dog the everyday good food you cook and enjoy by Jones, Judith, 1924-

Love me, feed me - sharing with your dog the everyday good food you cook and enjoy

"Doesn't man's best friend deserve a little more than cardboard-dry kibble day in and day out? Judith Jones thinks so, and in this ... new cookbook she offers up more than fifty home-cooked recipes, both time efficient and finance friendly--among them salmon cakes, wild mushroom risotto, and shepherd's pie--that she's loved and shared with her own canines"--

Dec 18, 2014
Liquid intelligence - the art and science of the perfect cocktail by Arnold, Dave, 1971- author.

Liquid intelligence - the art and science of the perfect cocktail

Dec 18, 2014
Letting go into perfect love - discovering the extraordinary after abuse by Plano, Gwendolyn M.

Letting go into perfect love - discovering the extraordinary after abuse

Plano recounts her experiences in a twenty-five-year abusive marriage, and as a survivor who came out of that relationship determined to start over, artfully depicting the challenges and triumphs of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family's healing process. Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, this is a story of triumph over adversity--one woman's inspiring account of learning how to forgive the unforgivable, recover her sense of self, open her heart, and honor the

Dec 18, 2014
Out of Africa by Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962.

Out of Africa

In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives; of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom; of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her; of primitive festivals; of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to liv

Dec 18, 2014
The overworked person's guide to better nutrition - simple steps you can take to eat well, reduce stress, and improve your health by Weisenberger, Jill, author.

The overworked person's guide to better nutrition - simple steps you can take to eat well, reduce stress, and improve your health

Dec 18, 2014
A people's tragedy - the Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 by Figes, Orlando.

A people's tragedy - the Russian Revolution, 1891-1924

It is history on an epic yet human scale. Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century. Distinguished scholar Orlando Figes presents a panorama of Russian society on the eve of that revolution, and then narrates the story of how these social forces were

Dec 18, 2014
The philosopher's plant - an intellectual herbarium by Marder, Michael, 1980- author.

The philosopher's plant - an intellectual herbarium

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the elaborat

Dec 18, 2014
Quilting the new classics - 20 inspired quilt projects- traditional to modern designs by Muska, Michele.

Quilting the new classics - 20 inspired quilt projects- traditional to modern designs

"All quilters draw inspiration from the past. But how do today's artisans put their personal stamp on classic patterns? Twenty influential quilters from across the stylistic spectrum--including Jacquie Gering, Darlene Zimmerman, Allison Aller, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe--present their unique creative vision of timeless designs. Each pattern, from bear paw to flying geese to log cabin, comes with step-by-step instructions for two adaptations, one traditional, the other modern"--

Dec 18, 2014
Rainbow in the cloud - the wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou. by Angelou, Maya, author.

Rainbow in the cloud - the wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou.

"Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers. A National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee, she lent her signature voice to countless works of literature, her words indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions. Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers more than 200 of Dr. Angelou's most pivotal quotes, organized in themed sections (inclu

Dec 18, 2014
Rethinking positive thinking - inside the new science of motivation by Oettingen, Gabriele.

Rethinking positive thinking - inside the new science of motivation

While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, combining our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way, allowing us to make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action.

Dec 18, 2014
The roll model - a step-by-step guide to erase pain, improve mobility, and live better in your body by Miller, Jill, author.

The roll model - a step-by-step guide to erase pain, improve mobility, and live better in your body

Introduces the roll model method as a way of bringing about pain relief, sharing step-by-step rolling techniques and explanations of how this system works based on the body's physiology.

Dec 18, 2014
Rosslyn Chapel revealed by Tumbull, Michael T.R.B.

Rosslyn Chapel revealed

Dec 18, 2014
Robert Maynard Hutchins- a memoir by Mayer, Milton

Robert Maynard Hutchins- a memoir

Dec 18, 2014