Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, the author has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind the most baffling human behavior. This book distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon. At its core, this book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its stories unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient.
Discusses the history of the dissemination of false information by Communist countries throughout the Cold War and discusses the ways in which Western countries today remain vulnerable from such techniques which have been adopted by modern day terrorists.
A definitive look at Dungeons & Dragons traces its origins on the battlefields of ancient Europe through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides and to its apotheosis as father of the modern video game industry.
After Ellis Garrett turns her life around by dumping her critical boyfriend and opening a plus-size clothing store, she gets another chance at love when Detective Mike Edwards, her sister's ex-boyfriend, comes back into her life.
"The poses and exercises in this book stimulate blood flow to the reproductive organs, help you stay healthy and fit and enhance serenity and self-confidence--all key elements in aiding conception"--P.  of cover.
When a Russian hit team catches up with Roman Tobinskiy, political opponent of Moscow and former FSB colleague of Alexander Litvinenko (murdered by polonium poisoning in 2006), it's an easy kill; he's lying helpless in a hospital bed. They realize too late that in an adjacent room is Clare Jardine, ex-MI6 officer, recovering from wounds while saving Harry Tate's life. When Clare goes on the run, Harry is ordered to track her down before the Russians reach her. It's one of his toughest challenges yet. For not only is Clare as adept at covering her tracks as Harry is himself, but the Russians are not the only ones chasing her. Harry is about to come up against an old enemy from his past. And if he is to save Clare's life, as she saved his, he must seek help from a most unlikely source.
Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, the author grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at school, and longing for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, drab, naively joyous, melancholy and, finally, intolerable.
Explores how a personal relationship with money affects financial stability and presents advice on getting out of debt, setting up a savings plan, and devising a realistic budget which reflects personal values and long term goals.
Sadie Hoffmiller expects the weekend in St. George, Utah, to be uneventful, but when a local doctor disappears she becomes involved in a murder investigation.
When a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role to flush out priceless burial urn traffickers, he soon becomes a suspect in the death of a gallery employee.
Sharing her own adventures in entrepreneurship, the owner of Slice Perfect, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City, who has become an angel investor for other promising start-ups, offers advice to help aspiring entrepreneurs make their own dream a reality.
Nell?s future is on her mind, and it looks as though the pieces are coming together like a perfectly made quilt. Her relationship with police chief Jesse Dewalt is heating up, she?s thinking of starting her own business, and Grandma Eleanor, is about to get hitched. But just the future seems sewn up, Jesse?s former NYPD partner turns up?dead. Nell has to scramble to keep the wedding on track, her relationship from falling apart, and herself from being the target of a stranger with a secret. The Double Wedding Ring has romance, murder and a modern cozy feel? everything fans of the Someday Quilts series have come to love.
Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.
"For Tory Johnson, weight was always an issue; although she felt ashamed of how she looked, Tory could never find the will to change. When a network executive warned her that if she didn't lose weight her television career could be in jeopardy, Tory experienced something profound: A Shift. She knew she didn't just want to change, she needed to change. Tory creates a plan, makes a list of things she is willing to sacrifice, and teaches herself the realities of self-discipline. With disarming honesty, she shares her experience of overcoming the inevitable challenges along the way. In the process, she becomes not just healthier but happier--a shift that impacts every facet of her life. For anyone who has struggled to make a big life change, The Shift offers valuable lessons and inspiration for taking charge once and for all."--www.Amazon.com.
"In The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell share the deeply personal seasonal desserts that have been passed down to them through the years and that have become heartwarming mainstays of celebrations both large and small at their renowned home and farm in upstate New York"--P.  of cover.
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas?s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare?s greatest plays. ?Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.