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New Arrivals - Literature
State secrets: Secret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president's cousin but now he wonders is it her secrets that fascinate him ... or Holly herself?
"Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"-- Provided by publisher.
Eighty-one short stories of criminal adventures by as many authors.
Dancers in the dark: Layla Rue Le May is no ordinary dancer--her partner, Sean McClendon, is a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. When Layla Rue acquires a stalker, she's forced to face the music ... and wonder if this will finally be her last dance.
In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth, and new romance brings sparkling joy.
"Though we think of angels as good and demons as evil, angels do fall and demons have been known to seek redemption. In this collection of 27 fantasy tales, sure to delight and provoke, imaginative and talented authors like Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, and George R.R. Martin explore the distinctions between good and evil, heaven and hell, and the gray netherword between."--back cover.
The Carniepunk Midway promises you every thrill and chill a traveling carnival can provide. But fear not! Urban fantasy's biggest stars are here to guide you through this strange and dangerous world.
"... a compilation of short stories by twenty-five up-and-coming writers of erotica plus Zane, who dishes out a tale about a town that once visited will leave memories that last forever. Busy Bodies is filled with erotic escapes and sexy scenarios. From the student in a faraway place who encounters a mysterious man with a supernatural attraction, to a boyfriend who gives his girlfriend a birthday surprise she never saw coming, this diverse collection of stories is an express train to all points of passion and pleasure"--P. of cover.
A collection of Thoreau's essays traces his trajectory as a writer and presenter, in a chronologically organized work that follows the transcendentalist's ideas as they developed over time.
A collection of essays, letters, and stories on various topics from NFL player Chris Kluwe.
A lighthearted usage guide shares a latest treasury of language pet peeves and common grammatical mistakes.
In "Darkest Angel," Lysander meets Bianka, who is determined to lead him into temptation; and in "Shadow Hunter," vampire hunter Damon Brock and Tiffany Solow, another hunter, are forced to unite against the local covens.
Con las Odas elementales Neruda logro una de las realizaciones mas ambiciosas de toda su obra y de la poesía universal. La visión cósmica y las energias de la naturaleza se pacifican y se hacen armoniosas. El objeto individual y cotidiano se incorpora a la plenitud de las magnas realidades: el océano, la tierra, el amor.
A collection of tales set in the Honor Harrington universe includes contributions by such best-selling authors as Timothy Zahn, Charles E. Gannon and Joelle Presby and is complemented by a new novella by David Weber featuring a young Manticoran Royal Navy commander.
Collects stories and poems nominated for the Nebula Award, selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, as well as the winners of the Andre Norton, Dwarf Star, Rhysling, and Solstice awards.
A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost." Explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.