The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is a historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future.
When heartthrob Nick Moran is found dead of an apparent overdose, high-powered attorney Rachel Gold discovers that Nick's death was no accident and is linked to her current case against a powerful developer
Explores a closed-off, secretive community in Northern California that has existed for decades on money made from cultivating and selling marijuana and discusses the potential affect that legalization may have on the region's master growers and the current black market prices.
A haunting narrative about a mother's bond with her son; about life choices; about the military, war, and service to one's country. Sara's son Jason is missing from a Special Operations Forces mission undertaken on the same night as the Bin Laden raid. As Sara waits for news, in a series of flashbacks we learn about Jason's absentee father, while through letters home from his training and early missions, we get a picture of Jason as a strong, compassionate leader who is wise beyond his years and modest about his abilities. Those exceptional abilities give Jason the chance to participate in a wholly different level of assignment, the most important and dangerous of his career.-- provided by publisher.
Why are prominent doctors, quantum physicists, and researchers all over the world interested in the seemingly chance encounter that Dr. Eric Pearl had with one of his patients? What was it about that encounter that would not only radically accelerate the trajectory of his life, but ultimately affect the lives of millions . . . and will most likely profoundly affect your life as well? What is this phenomenon?. In his international bestseller, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself , Dr. Pearl taught readers how to access and tap into a comprehensive spectrum of energy, light, and informations!--from book jacket blurb.
"Private Investigator Theodore Wilder is on a mission to find Arabella Beckett. But this feisty suffragette may be more trouble than he bargained for!"--Provided by publisher.
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined.
In this guide for library managers, leaders, and administrators, Blake, outreach coordinator for the PEARL Project at the University of North Texas, outlines the entire community outreach process, from assessing community needs through developing action plans and assessing their effectiveness.
" ... gives you over 80 ideas for making soap for every skin type. You'll learn to add fragrances, herbs, and oils to match any personality or taste. Use simple techniques to make a variety of soaps including: marbled soaps, confetti soaps, layered soaps, embedded surprise soaps, cookie cutter soaps, molded soaps, loaf soaps, herbal soaps, soap on a rope"--P.  of cover.
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
The true story of Peter von Ziegesar's life of privilege mirrored by that of his half-brother of the same name, a homeless schizophrenic man and former violin prodigy.
Arizona Territory, 1885. Melanie Ross arrives in Ceder Ridge to claim the mercantile she inherited from a cousin only to learn that shopkeeper Caleb Nelson is positive the store was left to him. But they join forces when someone else threatens the business and a body shows up on their doorstep.
"It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways"--From publisher description.
"Prosecutor Dani Fox has handled some gruesome homicide cases, but her investigation into the brutal murder of a local Mafia capo's daughter goes from tricky to downright dangerous. Although the victim has ties to the New Jersey Mafia, she was also secretly engaged in an affair with someone from a rival New York crime family. As if squaring off against two powerful crime families weren't enough, Dani suspects that the murder is more than a simple crime of passion, and getting to the bottom of this grisly homicide puts Dani and her long-term boyfriend, Will, in harm's way"--Provided by publisher.
On a deceptively quiet Minneapolis evening, Detective Lucas Davenport is summoned to one of the most heinous homicide scenes he's ever encountered. Two elderly women have been brutally bludgeoned inside their home, with only a few valuable yet common stolen items indicating the killer's sinister motives. Introduces investigator Virgil Flowers as a supporting character.
A volunteer fireman and a single mother join forces to find the woman's son who has been lost in a storm. While searching for the boy, the two adults find themselves increasingly close.
The author, who began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors (two impossibly ditzy single women in their twenties) on Twitter, breaks out of the 140-character limit and imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of these girls to the test.
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.
Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants, until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...
The son of a fortune teller, who was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, befriends a grumpy old widower and proves his friendship by getting stopped at the border by customs with a large bag of marijuana and an urn full of ashes.
Best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept a ''Never List'', a list of things they would never do, for safety reasons. But one night, despite the list, they accept a cab ride from a seedy driver. A ride that would leave them trapped in a cellar by a sadist hell bent on torturing them. Ten years later, Sarah struggles to resume a normal life and to deal with the guilt of Jennifer dying in the cellar. And when Sarah's abductor comes up for parole, Sarah decides to confront her fears once and for all.
Presents thirty designs for beadwork jewelry incorporating soutache, or decorative fabric braids, and includes tips on stitching soutache, securing crystals on a work, and backing the beadwork.