Story of the friendship between a Hasidic Jew and an Americanized Jew in the 1940's, in Brooklyn.
Putting his failure to find everlasting life behind him, loveable serial killer Serge Storms and his stoned-out sidekick Coleman head west in order to put the Sunshine State back on Hollywood's radar.
The book [is] a discussion of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous ... [It] is meant to help [the reader] determine [his] own interpretation of the principles contained in [Narcotics Anonymous'] steps and traditions. [The authors] hope [the reader] will find personal growth, understanding, and empathy in the following pages ... [The book's] primary purpose [is] to carry the message to the still-suffering addict ... The reasons [the] program works, the how and why of recovery, are found in many places, in each other, in [one's] relationship with a Higher Power, in [everyone's] hearts and minds, and finally, in the collective wisdom of [the] members ... [The] principal endeavor in the development of this book has been to capture that collective wisdom in written form ... [The authors] pray that this book truly represents the therapeutic value of one addict helping another.-Introd.
"ISIS is on a campaign to destroy the Western world of "infidels." Who is ISIS? What do its leaders believe? And why exactly do they hate us? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer, author of The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran, takes on the Islamic State in The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS"-- Provided by publisher.
When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're really dealing with.
"For as long as we've gathered by campfires to tell ghost stories, humans have always loved a good scare. From the splatter flicks of the 70s, to Japan's obsession with drowned girls, to creepy modern experiences like the overnight ghost hunt at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the horror industry has thrived across time and cultures. Our obsession with getting scared is obvious to anyone who visits ScareHouse, a haunted house in Pittsburgh that is annually ranked among the scariest in the country, and has become a booming attraction with nearly 150 employees and lines wrapping around the block. It even has its own sociologist, who conducts surveys and observations to make its performances ever more terrifying. Her name is Margee Kerr. In this surprising, scary, entertaining book, Kerr puts her expertise to the test. Not merely content to observe others' fear, she confronts it in the form of things like skydiving, paranormal investigations, and a visit to Japan's infamous "suicide forest." In her willingness to explore the world's scariest attractions, Kerr shows why we seek out terror even when there is plenty to fear in everyday life. Whether she's dangling by a cable from a 116-story tower or experiencing New York City's "Extreme Haunt," BlackOut, in which participants are handcuffed, forced to crawl through dark tunnels, and given a gun and told to shoot someone, Kerr parses the elements of fear with humor and the precision of an expert. Along the way, she takes a personal journey that leads to valuable insights about what we fear--and what it says about who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
The last thing opera singer Maddie Worth, known worldwide as LaReina, needs on her desperate trip to the gold fields of Colorado is arrogant Captain Montgomery dogging her every step. She is used to freedom, a freedom she desires more than ever now that she's been blackmailed into carrying letters between abolitionist spies who hold her 12-year-old sister Laurel captive and are threatening to kill her.
Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.
The Titan is the second volume in what the author called his "trilogy of desire," featuring the character of Frank Cowperwood, a powerful, irresistibly compelling man driven by his own need for power, beautiful women, and social prestige. Having married his former mistress, Aileen Butler, and moved to Chicago, Cowperwood almost succeeds in his dream of establishing a monopoly of all public utilities. Dissatisfaction with Aileen leads him, however, to a series of affairs with other women. When the Chicago citizenry frustrates his financial schemes, he departs for Europe with Berenice Fleming, the lovely daughter of the madam of a Louisville brothel. At last, Cowperwood experiences "the pathos of the discovery that even giants are but pygmies, and that an ultimate balance must be struck."
A story about a young lady named Amanda, her sister Mathilda, and her daughter Ruth, and their lives and the people who interfere with them just after World War I in a small American town.
Inheriting shares in a cattle ranch in Tokopah County from her late husband, Ruby McGavin discovers that her late husband's family is very much alive and heads for California to find out the truth, encountering a host of secrets along the way.
Remembering the falling out that ended her friendship with fellow student Christine, stained glass artist Juno apprehensively attends her former friend's lecture and is horrified when the woman is subsequently murdered.
During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.
Journeying to the luxurious Bosco estate in upstate New York to work on a book based on the troubled events that took place there in the summer of 1893, novelist Ellis Brooks uncovers the dark secrets of the wealthy Latham family.
After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker for the Colorado Mustangs. His football playing is put on hold, however, when it becomes known that terrorists are attempting to strike in the United States. Riely returns to his life as a member of a special ops team to help stop the escalating attacks.
Literature professor Rose Asher can't shake the feeling: Robin Weiss, a talented and ambitious student at her New York City college, definitely reminds her of Bruno Brunelli, the man Rose came to love years ago during a semester in the Italian countryside. But soon Robin dies under mysterious circumstances and in a farewell letter directs his teacher to a library archive in Florence. Returning to the rustic Italian villa where she first met Bruno, Rose finds herself enmeshed in a web of secrets and scandal: a folio containing what some believe are lost sonnets by Shakespeare has mysteriously vanished. Uncertain whom she can trust and where she can turn, Rose races against time and her enemies in a desperate bid to retrieve a missing masterpiece, a work of art with the power to change lives and fortunes.
At the height of the 1810 battle of Bussaco, Captain Richard Sharpe finds himself separated from his company and lured into a trap from which he must escape in order to rejoin the conflict and stop French invaders at Lisbon.
Kiki, Twist, Marina, and Shout are four friends going to music school who always find a musical way to solve problems.
A woman ahead of her time, Temperance O'Neil is happily married to her work -- helping single mothers on the city streets -- which she funds with her inheritance. When her disapproving stepfather, Angus McCairn, cuts off her income, an infuriated Temperance has no choice but to do as he commands: live, as a proper unmarried lady, in the family's home in Edinburgh. She soon strikes up a bargain with the elder McCairn to win her passage home by agreeing to find a wife for his nephew, James -- a task that may cost her heart.
On the opening day of the hunting season in the Colorado Flat Tops wilderness, two men go missing. The first is a hunting guide. The second is an animal rights protestor who believes his creative suicide will galvanize the animal rights movement. Hunting guide Allison Coil hears a distant rifle shot and sees just enough through the swirling snow to believe somebody knows something, and isn't coming forward. Forced to follow her own instincts when the authorities fail to follow through, Allison follows the trail of wounds, blood and fear. She uncovers an underground network of wildlife exploitation, frees a newfound friend from the grips of a violent backwoods monster, and finds that even her closest allies have dark secrets to hide.
Her Mormon community shattered by the murders of her two younger sisters, Veronica Swan severs ties with her family in her inability to forgive their killer, a decision that causes her to discover profound truths about sin and compassion.
"Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her past. For George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. For both of them, it will be a collision course with political and personal events that will alter their paths and the town of Oaxaca forever. In tandem, the remarkable and arduous journey that a monarch butterfly endures on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico is woven into Ruins. This creates a parallel picture of the challenges of survival in our ever-changing world. Ruins explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present as encountered by an array of characters. The real and surreal intermingle to paint an unforgettable portrait of life south of the Rio Grande" -- provided by publisher.
"Hilda Johansson knows full well that she's a maid, an employee whose demeanor and habits are pretty well dictated by her position...But she's an independent woman, intelligent, caring, and unwilling to accept "because I say so" as a valid response to any question, even if that attitude means that everyone suddenly seems arrayed against her. And that's what has just happened: The Studebaker household is in turmoil; the news that President McKinley has been assassinated is more than anyone can bear. Worse still is the reaction of the coachman, John Bolton: His sympathies lie with the anarchists, and his reaction to the name of the president's murderer catches Hilda Johansson's eye...and her imagination"--Jacket.
"Nightmares come in many forms. Some rend the veil of sleep with heart-stopping madness. Others defy sanity to leave a helpless corner of your mind twitching for release. Sometimes, hours after waking, a nightmare drifts across your memory, tainting your day with wisps of discomfort. Nightmares Unhinged reveals horrors in all its mutable forms--abject to absurd--through twenty tales of terror"--Back cover.
In 1900 South Bend, Indiana, Swedish maid Hilda Johansson investigates the murder of a missionary woman just back from China. The victim was the sister of Hilda's employer. A new series.