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Laura, rescued over and over again by a mysterious blond-haired stranger who seems to appear just when she most needs him, learns at the age of thirty that he is a time traveler who desperately needs her help when he appears at her door with a gunshot wound.

When Reid, his wife, and their three children moved from America to Japan, the family quickly became accustomed to the surface differences between the two countries. In Japan, streets don't have names, pizza comes with seaweed sprinkled on top, and businesswomen in designer suits and Ferragamo shoes go home to small concrete houses whose washing machines are outdoors because there's no room inside. But over time Reid came to appreciate the deep cultural differences, helped largely by his courtly white-haired neighbor Mr. Matsuda, who personified ancient Confucian values that are still dominant in Japan. Respect, responsibility, hard work - these and other principles are evident in Reid's witty, perfectly captured portraits.

Culpepper brings his experience as a pro runner and coach to reveal the principles used by the best runners to reach the highest level of performance.

Lindsay Snyder's best friend Maddy Washburn comes to join her in Buffalo Valley, hoping for the same new life and love that Lindsay has found.

Park ranger Anna Pigeon and her companions discover a slain firefighter in a Northern California park, sending them on a search for a murderer in the midst of a winter firestorm.

Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that she's best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage---and time---to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe it's about setting a seemingly impossible goal---going under two hours in the half-marathon---and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped---and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep. In Mother Runners, elite runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Run Like a Mother. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you. Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother.

"Though not born to the tradition of a waterman, Ethan Quinn has embraced the life. But now he must face his own dark past to accept not only who he is but what he hopes to become"--Page [4] of cover.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth Quinn is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher - and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. But a secret Seth's kept hidden for years threatens to explode, destroying his new life and his new love.

Offers a drug-free program that addresses both the symptoms and causes of such disorders as autism, ADHD, Asperger's, dyslexia, and OCD, involving a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain.

In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions.

When Gordon Cloade is killed in the London blitz a few weeks after getting married, his new bride is suddenly in sole possession of the family fortune. Other family members, though, have suspicions about his demise, especially when "spirits" claim the widow's first husband is still alive.

"During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience"--Provided by publisher.

When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent in to uncover the truth about the incident, as former Marine sniper Charlie Dean and ex-Delta Force trooper Lia DeFrancesca stumble upon a plot to assassinate the Russian president and overthrow the government.

"Lady Alethea Vaughn Channing is haunted by a vision of a man in danger, the same man who she has seen in dreams time and time again. She doesn't even know his name, and yet she feels the connection between them, knows she is the only one standing between him and disaster. But rakish Lord Hartley Greville is capable of protecting himself, as he has proven more than once in his perilous work as a spy for the crown. If he's to carry out his duty, he'll need to put aside the achingly beautiful woman with the strange gift. And yet, when Alethea's visions reveal a plot that could endanger children, Hartley will not be able to ignore the destiny that binds them together, or resist the passion burning between them..."--Page [4] of cover.

Having lost her beloved valedictorian son in a tragic car accident, Alice Peterson begins to experience encouraging visions of her son, which are also witnessed by the late boy's troubled nine-year-old brother.

The story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.

Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. and a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth. His sister is haunted by fearful visions. And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople.

While Paul Hood and his team are in Germany to buy technology for the Regional Op-Center, they uncover a shocking force behind Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams.

Forensic psychologist-turned-sleuth Alex Delaware searches for a cold-blooded psychotic responsible for the brutal murders of a painter, a ballet dancer, a blues musician, a punk rock singer, and a concert pianist.

Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country-house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel.

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Lady Holly Taylor, a beautiful and passionate young woman, risks her reputation when she decides to follow rake Zachary Bronson into a scandalous but satisfying partnership.

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