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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Deshi accidentally kills his older brother, Wei, by shoving him in front of a moving jeep, and his furious mother, calling on the ancient tradition of ghost marriage, demands that he find the unmarried Wei a corpse bride, a recently deceased single woman who will accompany him in the afterlife. Guilt-ridden Deshi seeks the help of a matchmaker, a grave robber, and a hospital attendant before he runs into stubborn, spirited Lily, who would make a perfect bride if she weren't so alive. Is Deshi prepared to commit murder to fulfill his mother's request? Or will he find a way to give his parents some peace while preserving his own happiness?

"Answers to your quilting questions now updated with 40% more information! Expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques, and more"--Page [4] of cover.

"An intimate look at the journeys of two men--a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist--as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography"--From publisher description.

"Matriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out in this insightful book about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work. Fans of Duck Dynasty already know that the women behind the men with the beards know their own minds and know how and when to speak out to their men. But this insightful book will give readers a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men"-- Provided by publisher.

The first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills's design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. In this striking, meditative volume, the follow-up to his best-selling book Dwellings, Sills presents sixteen breathtaking homes, gorgeously photographed by the legendary François Halard, in locations as varied as a penthouse on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a modern Aspen retreat, an estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and his own country house in Bedford, New York (dubbed the "chicest house in America" by Karl Lagerfeld). Common to them all is a sense of atmosphere, point of view, and soul--the sense of a master craftsman at work.

Wormholes in your kitchen. Gravity failures at school. Quantum tornadoes tearing through the midwest. As with all natural disasters, people do what they always do: they adapt and survive. And if things get really bad, the Federal Bureau of Physics (FBP)is only a call away. This is the story of Adam Hardy. Young, brash and smart, he's a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a "BubbleVerse," Adam is sent on a rescue mission and finds his skills and abilities pushed to their limits when he discovers his partner has a different agenda..

A comprehensive, quick-reference guide for both new and advanced crocheters. Presents easy-to-follow advice on tools and materials, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your stitches keep twisting? What happens if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you substitute yarns, and what do you do if your border doesn't lie flat? Organized by the stages in a project with cross-references between sections.

"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality"-- Provided by publisher.

"Two teenaged punk-rock girls hitchhike their way across Italy without a penny in their pockets. Set in 1984, an intimate, detailed, funny, touching, and dramatic chronicle of several eventful months in the life of the author as she and her new best friend Edi make their way from Vienna, Austria, to Sicily. There is sex. There are drugs. There is rock 'n' roll. And there are stints in jail, inclement weather, panhandling, life lessons, new friendships, acts of kindness and acts of betrayal. And, this being Sicily, some uncomfortably close brushes with the Organization Whose Name You Mustn't Mention"--From publisher description.

Includes patterns for 24 wild animals with brief accounts of the characteristics of the various species and tips and advice on sewing up the animals.

A user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, and displaying art.

The 27 visual artists whose portfolios comprise this exciting collection each work with printed books as their medium. They carve, paint, and repurpose pulp to striking effect, building startling secondary evocations from their material's primary narratives. Amid the rush toward e-books, this volume amounts to a wild celebration of the printed, illustrated, and bound form.

"Find step-by-step instructions for more than 350 stitches, from easy to advanced, including shells, fans, clusters, bobbles, and more. See a swatch for each stitch in a full-color, close-up photograph. Locate quickly and conveniently any stitch you like; stitches are grouped by style for easy reference, and an alphabetical index is also included "-- Provided by publisher.

"... features twenty-two classic Southern California houses of the early twentieth century, each under 2,000 square feet, and showcases how creative people live in them today"--From publisher description.

"The event that the New 52 has been building towards since the beginning! #1 New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Batman: Earth One) brings together almost two years of plot threads here in Justice League: Trinity War. When the three Justice Leagues go to war with one another, who's side will everyone be on? Allies will be born, friends will become enemies, and the DC Universe will never be the same! This hardcover graphic novel collects Free Comic Book Day 2012, Trinity of Sin:Pandora #1-3, Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #11, Justice League #22-23, Justice League Dark #22-23, Justice League of America #6-7, and Constantine #5"-- Provided by publisher.

"On loving women is a collection of stories about first love and sexual identity. Diane Obomsawin shares her friends' and lovers' personal accounts of coming into their queerness or first finding love with another woman"--From publisher description.

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