Thinning the Herd

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Rush of Wings and The Maker’s Song series, a humorous, action-packed urban fantasy about a werewolf pack and an animal control officer in way over his head! Someone is picking off fortune tellers and hippies in Oregon, snatching them out of their Birkenstocks mid-stride. And when the legend himself, Hal Rupert, Animal Control Officer, gets a whiff of the mystery, he knows he’s the man to solve it. In between proudly wrangling out-of-control cats and dogs, he’s noticed a peculiar uptick in another sort of animal… werewolves. Hal infiltrates the country fair to investigate the disappearance of the flower children. But his real priority is protecting the love of his life, Desdemona Cohen, whose long…

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What Would Jesus Craft?: 30 Simple Projects for Making a Blessed Home

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What Would Jesus Craft? is a hilarious take on a Sunday school’s craft book, featuring 30 simple projects that are all made from commonly found items like popsicle sticks, glitter, yarn, and pipe cleaners. Projects include items for your home, pets, and family and author ROSS MACDONALD provides clear step-by-step photographs. Now you can finally complete your wardrobe with a “Fedora of Thorns” and “Jesus Jean Jacket” with Christ Almighty emblazoned on your back; your pets will be blessed and protected when they sport a “Be Not Afraid St. Francis Pet Collar” dripping with St. Francis charms and a crucifix; and the light of the Lord will bless every inch of your home with “Let There Be Light Switches,” an “Eye-See-You-in-Hell…

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The Murdstone Trilogy

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How hard can it be to write a fantasy trilogy? From Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet comes an outrageously funny black comedy about an impoverished literary writer who makes a pact with the devil. Award-winning YA author Philip Murdstone is in trouble. His star has waned. The world is leaving him behind. His agent, the ruthless Minerva Cinch, convinces him that his only hope is to write a sword-and-sorcery blockbuster. Unfortunately, Philip—allergic to the faintest trace of Tolkien—is utterly unsuited to the task. In a dark hour, a dwarfish stranger comes to his rescue. But the deal he makes with Pocket Wellfair turns out to have Faustian consequences. The Murdstone Trilogy is a richly dark comedy described by one U.K. reviewer as “totally…

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Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

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DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses, however, Luke begins to relate to the neglect and abuse his students suffer, and is faced with a haunting decision: continue to let his dark past destroy him, or rise above the struggle to realize his potential as an artist and a real human…

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Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties

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Former SNL writer and The New Yorker staffer Patty Marx employs the weapon she wields best–notthat weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Instead, she uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind’s decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law’s name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to look for her phone, Marx confesses to her failures, and not only to make you feel better about yourself. In LET’S BE LESS STUPID Patty addresses troubling conundrums, such as: If there are more neural connections in your brain than stars in the Milky Way, why did you put the butter dish in your nightstand drawer? Patty’s quest to get smarter includes just about everything: learning Cherokee, popping pills…

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Why Am I Scared of Everything?: A Diary of Our Greatest Worries and Inspirational Quotes to Remember

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Meet Regina Sharpe. She has full-blown anxiety, but she’s not alone. More than forty million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, and women are twice as likely as men to be riddled with unfettered anxiety. Author and illustrator Bethany Straker has had personal experience dealing with anxiety, and wanted to adopt a humorous approach at addressing our common fears. A selection of anxiety-inducing fears highlighted in the book include: Being a failure Aging Changing jobs Having children Flying Becoming a bag lady And many more! With witty illustrations and inspirational quotes on each spread to help any anxiety sufferer get through the tough times, Why Am I Scared of Everything? promises to make the reader laugh at his or…

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The Rosie Effect

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The book Gates and his wife, Melinda, have apparently been giving away like so many copies of Windows Vista is about a “geneticist who may or may not have Asperger’s syndrome decides to put together a double-sided, 16-page questionnaire as the obvious first step to finding a wife,” as Gates explains in his blog… To read more and enter to win a copy Click HERE

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