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Four years after Justin Campbell's disappearance left his family in a state of perpetual denial and sent them to their own personal dream worlds to cope with the loss, Justin's return to the small town of Southport, Texas and the aftermath of the horrors he endured shake him and his family to their very core as they struggle to find the happy ending they all thought Justin's return might give them.

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction--an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

Presents seventy parenting tips based on scientific research, discussing the best ways to help infants sleep well, boosting a child's success in school, handling temper tantrums, and managing consequences and punishments.

It is midsummer's eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elobrate masque. But unknown to them they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterward, one of Kurt Wallender's colleagues is found murdered.

Armed with a cast-iron skillet and the best ingredients he can find, meat-loving chef Rahm Fama serves up a fresh take on chuck wagon cuisine for flavorful meals you can enjoy no matter where you are. Inspired by his early years on a Southwest cattle ranch, he followed his carnivorous curiosity across the country, seeking the choicest cuts and best ways to cook them.

"The Second World War has ended, leaving a bruised and fragile peace. But this tranquility is threatened when a shocking murder takes place in the Sussex countryside. Before long, police experts discover a link to another, earlier, killing hundreds of miles away ...While Scotland Yard detective Billy Styles struggles to find a link between these two murders, a strange twist of fate brings former Detective Inspector John Madden into the investigations. As the victim count rises it becomes clear that to catch this serial killer Madden, Styles and young policewoman Detective-Constable Lily Poole must act quickly. But Madden remains haunted by the mysteries at the heart of the case. Why was his name in a letter the second target had been penning, just before he died? Could the real clue to these perplexing murders lie within the victims' pasts? And within his own? With this stunning, atmospheric crime novel teeming with twists and moving between the 1950s, the First and Second World Wars, Rennie Airth, the author of River of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead of Winter presents his greatest and most compelling novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.

His long-awaited vacation interrupted by two deaths, Inspector Kurt Wallander begins trying to piece together how the brutal murder of a former minister of justice is related to the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman.

A guide to making juices at home explains the philosophy of juicing and detoxification, while also providing recipes for fruit and vegetable juices that promote weight loss.

After his reclusive, math-genius brother is murdered, Jack's search for the killer sends him to the Seven Wonders of the World, where he stumbles upon an ancient mystery.

A single-volume release of an acclaimed four-part Guardian Best Book of the Year follows the experiences of a man on the run from a conspiracy that takes him from the ashes of war-torn Iraq through multiple continents into Italy.

A resource for today's parents of infants and young children with succinct answers to the most common questions. Features over 100 easy-to-digest entries of covering a wide range of day-to-day issues.

"When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. 'Thinking differently' is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges..."-- Provided by publisher.

Fresh from Guadalcanal, First Lieutenant Cletus Frade, a Marine aviator, is asked to team up with demolition expert Anthony Pelosi and radio expert David Ettinger to stop the resupply of German ships and submarines

"Full of mother-wisdom, reassurance, and support, Sweet Sleep is the first book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It is a comprehensive how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research in pediatric care"--Provided by publisher.

Benny Binion was a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and the founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Doug J. Swanson tells the story of Binion's role in shaping modern Las Vegas.

After his arrival on Earth from his home on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith becomes the founder and pastor of a new religious cult.

Introducing a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants, this combination of biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom's oddest members is organized alphabetically and features more than 150 illustrations.

The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century, this is the story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed fishing boat with her crew of six that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension.

When a terminally ill woman is found brutally murdered in her home, Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef tracks a terrifying serial killer, who targets terminally ill victims whose bodies are found drained of blood with their mouths sculpted into strange shapes.

"Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children -- what they're like and how they should be raised -- have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic. . . among other unflattering adjectives. In The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs -- not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today -- let alone more common than in previous generations. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. The major threat to healthy child development, Kohn argues, is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent." -- Publisher's description.

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn't need a shrink; she needs a friend.

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