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"Augusta and Owen are living a quiet country life of companionship and artistic creation--she a painter, he a writer--until Alison, a beautiful British woman, moves in to the previously unoccupied cottage next door. As Gus and Owen's life becomes intertwined with Alison's, past betrayals, losses, and new desires come to a head. A remarkably insightful, gorgeously written, unforgettable portrait of a marriage, of mature love, of desire, of regret, and forgiveness, this is a "a magnificent literary achievement" (Karen Russell) by a writer working at the top of her form" -- Provided by publisher.

"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong; scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"-- Provided by publisher.

When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her in exchange for a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.

"The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death"--Provided by publisher

Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission.

Learn about the different kinds of trucks.

"Imagine yourself exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans-riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the largest and most dangerous sea creatures on Earth. Join award-winning author Seymour Simon as he introduces you to the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean! These mind-bending facts and stunning photographs invite you on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, underwater expedition"--Provided by publisher.

Be an eyewitness to life during World War II. From doodlebugs to D-Day, discover all about the historic and world-changing events of the Second World War. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about WWII

Learn the rainbow with red snakes, orange fish, and yellow birds. Learn to count as two scorpions fight, four penguins waddle, and nine ants work. Andrew Zuckerman's vivid pictures of fascinating animals from around the world will enthrall young readers and teach basic colors and numbers in a celebration of nature in two books that bring the wildly successful photographer's work to a whole new audience. The up-close and personal photos of everyone's favorite animals make these board books perfect educational tools for any child, and stunning works of art for animal lovers of all ages.

Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world.

Turning the pages of the little book inside the big book results in the baby animals being matched to their parents.

Uses photographs to offer a detailed look at different types of rocks and minerals, exploring how they are created and their many uses. Includes a CD-ROM with clip art.

The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.

Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

Demonstrates how the asphalt drum compactor, paver, motor grader, and other Caterpillar machines work together to build and repair roads.

Turn the pages of the little book nestled inside the bigger one to match the baby animals to their parents, and learn some early concepts along the way.

Garden Friends takes a look at the creatures living in your own backyard, including butterflies and other insects.

With a lively rhyming text and vibrant paper collage illustrations, author-artist Barner shakes the dust off the bones found in museums to bring dinosaurs back to life. Full-color illustrations.

Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.

Use the pages of the little book inside the larger one to match the baby animals in the ocean to their parents.

A nonsense rhyme introduces children to familiar bugs. Includes a fun facts sections.

Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.

Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

Butterflies are as light as a feather and as old as the dinosaurs. Wherever dinosaurs roamed, butterflies were not far behind. Long after the dinosaurs disappeared, butterflies are still bringing joy and beauty to our world.

Explores the extreme parts of the planet, from the driest desert and the snowiest mountains to the deepest depths of the ocean and the highest waterfalls.

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