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Crossroads
  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 679
  • ISBN : 9780008308919
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ‘His best novel yet ... A Middlemarch-like triumph’ Telegraph

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    Shadow Gate
  • Author : Kate Elliott
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781429989145
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The captivating, bestselling Spirit Gate swept readers into the turbulent world of the Hundred, where the peace and order of life under the protection of the immortal Guardians has given way to chaos and violence. In the face of a vast horde of marauders led by a rogue Guardian, the bravery and resourcefulness of a lone eagle-reeve and others who risk their lives for the common good have prevented death and destruction from overwhelming the Hundred. Now in Shadow Gate, the enthralling sequel, the source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods. With all the color, excitement, and narrative power that have made Kate Elliott an enormously popular writer, Shadow Gate weaves a powerful spell of action, romance, and magic that will entrance legions of readers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Shifting Gears
  • Author : Riley Hart
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1523886242
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Divorced men
  • Rod Nelson is used to being someone's good time, and that's fine with him. Spending his days at his adult toy store, Rods-N-Ends he never knows who he'll meet. The second Landon Harrison walks in, he has Rod's full attention. It seems as if Landon wants him too, so why won't the man jump in the sack with him already? But flings between friends are never simple, and as they attempt to shift gears, diving into their first relationship, they're slammed with setbacks. If they want to truly move forward, before they hit the open road together, they're going to have to let go of a past that could make them crash and burn.

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    The Crossroad
  • Author : Beverly Lewis
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781441202963
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bestselling author Beverly Lewis's story of a journalist who must decide between joining the Amish life or leaving it forever.

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    Cross Roads
  • Author : William Paul Young
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1444745999
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer is trapped in a coma and finds himself in a surreal world that reflects the skewed priorities of the life he's lived on earth where he meets a stranger who turns out to be Jesus and a grandmother who is the Holy Spirit. Pleading for a second chance, he is sent back to earth to redeem himself. There he must fight to put right the mess he's created, experiencing events through others' eyes before deciding how to use the miraculous gift he's been given. Before his illness he had set events in motion that he now needs to undo - but will he have the courage to make the right choice? THE SHACK is an international phenomenon, surpassing 1 million copies sold before being picked up by a mainstream publisher: its combination of radical spirituality with a heart-wrenching story made it a word-of-mouth hit, and CROSS ROADS has all the ingredients to repeat its impact.

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    Call From The Crossroads
  • Author : S. K. Ehra
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9798985152203
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Logan Dalaguerre isn't crazy. But if he can't get the dead to quiet down, he will be. A month out of psychiatric care, all he wants is to avoid being committed again, but the unceasing whispers of the dead, haunting chills, and a disturbing presence stalking ever closer are making that far more complicated than he'd like. And the ghost of a young woman is desperate for his help-her killer is at large and ready to strike again. As Logan seeks to solve her death, ghostly hauntings, violent murderers, and slipping sanity are the least of his worries. Because while he hunts the killer, something far more sinister is hunting him.

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    Little Town at the Crossroads
  • Author : Maria D. Wilkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9780061148224
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An abridged version of the story of young Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to become Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, as she and her family have new adventures as the frontier outpost of Brookfield, Wisconsin, grows into a bustling town.

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    Eve
  • Author : Wm. Paul Young
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501101380
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the twenty-five-million-copy bestseller The Shack comes a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most talked-about books of the decade. Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional beliefs about who we are and how we’re made. Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained by cultural rules or limitations. When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers that her genetic code connects her to every known race. No one would guess what her survival will mean… No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter” and invites her to witness the truth about her own story—indeed, the truth about us all. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden. Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.

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    Crossroads
  • Author : Tal Ronnen,Scot Jones,Serafina Magnussen
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781579656782
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Cooking
  • More than 100 elegant, plant-based recipes from the acclaimed chef who’s trailblazing “a new kind of flavor-first vegan cooking . . . Stunning” (Food & Wine). At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, Tal Ronnen is reinventing plant-based eating. The menu may be vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. Ronnen and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare—think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, an IACP Cookbook Award finalist, Ronnen shares more than 100 accessible, unfussy recipes, all photographed in sumptuous detail. Here you will find vegan cuisine for the modern palate, with everything from weeknight dinners to snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more. “Best Food Books of 2015” —USA Today

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    Speak Through the Wind
  • Author : Allison K. Pittman
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307561916
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After a lifetime of mistakes…can Kassandra ever be forgiven? New York City, 1841 When Reverend Joseph plucks a gravely wounded child from the mean streets of Manhattan’s rough Five Points District, he intends to give her a real home. And though Kassandra flourishes in the preacher’s house, learning Bible verses at his knee and going to school, as a young teenager she makes the first of many devastating decisions, running away from the only haven she’s ever known. What follows is a waking nightmare: life in a tiny room above a brothel, the loss of a child, a lover’s rejection, and finally, life as a prostitute. As circumstances lead her further and further from the reverend’s secure home, an ashamed Kassandra is certain that neither God, nor Joseph, will ever forgive her. Feeling as though she has nothing left to lose and nowhere to go, Kassandra leaves behind her hopes of redemption and heads west to California, where she is transformed into the woman known as Sadie. Unfortunately, nothing in her life is pointing to a happy ending, and Sadie is forced to grapple with the question: Once you’ve passed the point of no return, can you ever go back?

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    Crossroads
  • Author : Riley Hart
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 1515196739
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Divorced men
  • After divorcing the woman he'd been with since he was seventeen, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams and he's determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. His new neighbor, Bryce Tanner, is all about a good time. He plans to help Nick meet a few women, and enjoy the gift of the single life. Soon they realize they'd rather be together than with anyone else. Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there's a connection between them from the start, and soon they're navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Will they follow the easy path they've always followed, or the one that;s determined to trip them up at every turn?

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    The Crossroads of Should and Must
  • Author : Elle Luna
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780761184201
  • Reader Reviews : 238
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer. The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one’s inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should—money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability—and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who’ve faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path. Presented in four chapters—The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return—inspired by the hero’s journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment—actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.

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    Demon Soul (Crossroads Witch Book 2)
  • Author : J S Malcom
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9798520912576
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • One chance. That's all I'll have. Along with a choice I can't possibly make. In just a few weeks, I've gone from living in a psychiatric hospital, to learning I have magic, to joining a secret society of witches. I've also had to come to terms with both what I am and where I came from. Half demon, half witch, born in the demon real-a magical mutation created for sacrificial purposes. It's so nice knowing that the woman who raised me only did so because she was planning to spill my blood on her sacrificial altar. So, yeah. No wonder I went crazy. Since joining the ranks of the Shadow Order, I've made friends and enemies. I also fell in love with a kind and sexy guy named Kai. Now, that love has been stolen from me by the same monsters that want to steal my magic. With the clock ticking down on what's left of Kai's life, I need to come up with a solution fast. So far, I've got nothing. Meanwhile, werewolves and vampires are turning up dead, seemingly at the hands of witches. Not surprisingly, those other tribes are calling out for blood. Like that's not enough, witches are being exposed and threatened by a new group calling themselves the Hunters. And what do they want, exactly? Just the eradication of our kind entirely. Then there's the deal I make with a Fae goddess, which at first looks like it might provide me with what I need to defeat my enemies. Instead, it leaves me facing an impossible choice. I'll have to either leave Kai to his fate or doom everyone else. Crossroads Witch is a fast-paced, unpredictable new urban fantasy series that readers are calling "amazing," "with strong female leads," and "full of excitement!" If you like snarky kickass heroines, fast-paced action, magic, witchcraft and romance, then grab it today!

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    Beyond the Crossroads
  • Author : Adam Gussow
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9781469633671
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  • Genre : Music
  • The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

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    Crossroads of Cuisine
  • Author : Paul David Buell,Eugene N. Anderson,Montserrat de Pablo Moya,Moldir Oskenbay
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9789004432109
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  • Genre : History
  • Crossroads of Cuisine offers history of food and cultural exchanges in and around Central Asia. It discusses geographical base, and offers historical and cultural overview. A photo essay binds it all together. The book offers new views of the past.

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    Wonderful Tonight
  • Author : Pattie Boyd,Penny Junor
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307450227
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story “A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest.

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    Cross Roads
  • Author : Wm. Paul Young
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1455516023
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?

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    Genetic Crossroads
  • Author : Elise K. Burton
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781503614574
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  • Genre : History
  • The Middle East plays a major role in the history of genetic science. Early in the twentieth century, technological breakthroughs in human genetics coincided with the birth of modern Middle Eastern nation-states, who proclaimed that the region's ancient history—as a cradle of civilizations and crossroads of humankind—was preserved in the bones and blood of their citizens. Using letters and publications from the 1920s to the present, Elise K. Burton follows the field expeditions and hospital surveys that scrutinized the bodies of tribal nomads and religious minorities. These studies, geneticists claim, not only detect the living descendants of biblical civilizations but also reveal the deeper past of human evolution. Genetic Crossroads is an unprecedented history of human genetics in the Middle East, from its roots in colonial anthropology and medicine to recent genome sequencing projects. It illuminates how scientists from Turkey to Yemen, Egypt to Iran, transformed genetic data into territorial claims and national origin myths. Burton shows why such nationalist appropriations of genetics are not local or temporary aberrations, but rather the enduring foundations of international scientific interest in Middle Eastern populations to this day.

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    Crossroads at Clarksdale
  • Author : Françoise N. Hamlin
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780807835494
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Weaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, Francoise Hamlin chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hamlin paints a full picture of the town ov

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    The Corrections
  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0312421273
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Enid Lambert begins to worry about her husband when he starts to withdraw and lose himself in negativity and depression as he faces Parkinson's disease. Winner of the National Book Award. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.

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    The Crossroads
  • Author : Alexandra Diaz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781534414570
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Winner of the International Latino Book Award “An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews “Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist “Fans of The Only Road will appreciate...while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US.” —School Library Journal Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

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    Crossroads of Twilight
  • Author : Robert Jordan
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781429960748
  • Reader Reviews : 66
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry, Mat Cauthon learns that he can neither keep her nor let her go, not in safety for either of them, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit. Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul. At Tar Valon, Egwene al'Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible, for unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha'man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha'man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower. In Andor, Elayne Trakland fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One's taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared-even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan Warrior of the Altaii By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Gettysburg
  • Author : Tim Black
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781945447440
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • History teacher Nathan Greene’s plans for his students to hear Abraham Lincoln present his Gettysburg Address go awry when two ghostly historians secretly change the plans. Instead, the time-traveling classroom portable lands just before dawn on July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Greene and his students, Victor, Minerva and Bette, find themselves marooned in the tiny Pennsylvania town at the beginning of the pivotal battle of the Civil War. The intrepid group of time travelers must survive the battle and its aftermath until the classroom portable returns to rescue them. In the ensuing weeks, as they witness historic events, they also work as nurses, grave-diggers, and more—and find themselves in the midst of a war that doesn’t just divide the country, but also their team. Victor soon encounters legendary notables such as Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Confederate General George Pickett, while Bette and Minerva cross paths with Union General George Meade, Minerva meets noted Gettysburg diarist Sarah Broadhead, and Mr. Greene overhears a conversation between General Lee and General Longstreet regarding battle tactics. Can the teacher and his students make it through one of the most dangerous times in U.S. history to hear Lincoln’s famous speech? And, more importantly…can they make it safely home to their own time?

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    World War Records
  • Author : United States. Army. 1st Division
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051411604
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  • Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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    British Road Book
  • Author : Cyclists' Touring Club
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : UOM:39015065191127
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  • Genre : Cycling
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    The Crossroads of Civilization
  • Author : Angus Robertson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781639361960
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  • Genre : History
  • A rich and illuminating history of the world capital that has transformed art, culture, and politics. Vienna is unique amongst world capitals in its consistent international importance over the centuries. From the ascent of the Habsburgs as Europe's leading dynasty to the Congress of Vienna, which reordered Europe in the wake of Napoleon's downfall, to bridge-building summits during the Cold War, Vienna has been the scene of key moments in world history. Scores of pivotal figures were influenced by their time in Vienna, including: Empress Maria Theresa, Count Metternich, Bertha von Suttner, Theodore Herzl, Gustav Mahler, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, John F. Kennedy, and many others. In a city of great composers, artists, and thinkers, it is here that both the most positive and destructive ideas of recent history have developed. From its time as the capital of an imperial superpower, through war, dissolution, dictatorship to democracy Vienna has reinvented itself and its relevance to the rest of the world.

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    Collisions at the Crossroads
  • Author : Genevieve Carpio
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780520298828
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  • Genre : History
  • There are few places where mobility has shaped identity as widely as the American West, but some locations and populations sit at its major crossroads, maintaining control over place and mobility, labor and race. In Collisions at the Crossroads, Genevieve Carpio argues that mobility, both permission to move freely and prohibitions on movement, helped shape racial formation in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By examining policies and forces as different as historical societies, Indian boarding schools, bicycle ordinances, immigration policy, incarceration, traffic checkpoints, and Route 66 heritage, she shows how local authorities constructed a racial hierarchy by allowing some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others. Highlighting the ways people of color have negotiated their place within these systems, Carpio reveals a compelling and perceptive analysis of spatial mobility through physical movement and residence.

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    Crossroads of the Natural World
  • Author : Tom Earnhardt
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781469607009
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  • Genre : Nature
  • In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.

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    Freedom
  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781429979436
  • Reader Reviews : 255
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter—environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man—she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz—outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival—still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become "a very different kind of neighbor," an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes? In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

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    Quantum Theory at the Crossroads
  • Author : Guido Bacciagaluppi,Antony Valentini
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781139643719
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  • Genre : Science
  • The 1927 Solvay conference was perhaps the most important in the history of quantum theory. Contrary to popular belief, questions of interpretation were not settled at this conference. Instead, a range of sharply conflicting views were extensively discussed, including de Broglie's pilot-wave theory (which de Broglie presented for a many-body system), Born and Heisenberg's 'quantum mechanics' (which apparently lacked wave function collapse or fundamental time evolution), and Schrödinger's wave mechanics. Today, there is no longer a dominant interpretation of quantum theory, so it is important to re-evaluate the historical sources and keep the debate open. This book contains a complete translation of the original proceedings, with essays on the three main interpretations presented, and a detailed analysis of the lectures and discussions in the light of current research. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics and in the history and philosophy of quantum theory.

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    Dental Education at the Crossroads
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Future of Dental Education
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0309176395
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Six dental schools have closed in the last decade and others are in jeopardy. Facing this uncertainty about the status of dental education and the continued tension between educators and practitioners, leaders in the profession have recognized the need for purpose and direction. This comprehensive volume--the first to cover the education, research, and patient care missions of dental schools--offers specific recommendations on oral health assessment, access to dental care, dental school curricula, financing for education, research priorities, examinations and licensing, workforce planning, and other key areas. Well organized and accessible, the book Recaps the evolution of dental practice and education. Reviews key indicators of oral health status, outlines oral health goals, and discusses implications for education. Addresses major curriculum concerns. Examines health services that dental schools provide to patients and communities. Looks at faculty and student involvement in research. Explores the relationship of dental education to the university, the dental profession, and society at large. Accreditation, the dental workforce, and other critical policy issues are highlighted as well. Of greatest interest to deans, faculty, administrators, and students at dental schools, as well as to academic health centers and universities, this book also will be informative for health policymakers, dental professionals, and dental researchers.

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    Crossroads
  • Author : Mary Ting
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1496133404
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Protecting her from the fallen was his duty. Falling in love was never part of his plan. Loving her was forbidden. Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity. Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.

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    Living at the Crossroads
  • Author : Michael W. Goheen,Craig G. Bartholomew
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1441201998
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Religion
  • How can Christians live faithfully at the crossroads of the story of Scripture and postmodern culture? In Living at the Crossroads, authors Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew explore this question as they provide a general introduction to Christian worldview. Ideal for both students and lay readers, Living at the Crossroads lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The book tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. The authors then provide an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories, exploring the important implications in key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church.

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    Public Roads
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000852978G
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  • Genre : Highway research
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    Russia and Eurasia at the Crossroads
  • Author : Egor S. Stroev,Leonid S. Bliakhman,Mikhail I. Krotov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9783642601491
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A team of high-ranking members from the CIS administration and economic experts analyses the market-oriented transformations as well as specific features of the market evolving in the 12 states. Using a wide range of statistical data, the authors deal with industry, agriculture, the military-industrial complex, the scientific and social sphere, finance and investment, market infrastructure, and international trade. They develop a centrist concept for sustainable development and economic integration that offers the possibility of overcoming the current problems. Provides Western readers with an insider view of the present situation and a wealth of valuable statistical data.

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    Precipice or Crossroads?
  • Author : Daniel Mark Fogel,Elizabeth Malson-Huddle
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9781438444949
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  • Genre : Education
  • Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

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    A Simple Faith
  • Author : Rosalind Lauer
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780345543271
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer’s uplifting Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Faith brings together disparate lives in a warm Amish setting. BLESSINGS BORN OF TRAGEDY A LOVE TO HEAL ALL FEARS Rushing to the scene of a tragic highway collision, nursing student Haley Donovan draws on her training to care for the passengers in the crumpled van. The experience wins her a place in Lancaster County’s tight-knit Amish society, and draws her to kindhearted psychologist Dylan Monroe. Working side by side with Dylan, who is bringing counseling services to the small town of Halfway, Haley feels an undeniable attraction between them, yet she senses that Dylan is holding back, scarred by the wounds of his past. Elsie Lapp, the manager of Halfway’s country store, is a voice of cheer and goodwill for her customers. But Elsie’s serene world spins out of control with the terrible crash, and the young woman finds herself grappling for the simple faith that has always sustained her. Her burden is eased by Ruben Zook, a neighbor known for his snide jokes. In the aftermath of the accident, Ruben reveals a tender heart that could easily sweep her away. However, Elsie carries secrets that keep her from surrendering her heart. Exploring the ways that faith, hope, and charity bring everyone together, A Simple Faith resonates with the sweetness, purity, and power of love. Praise for Rosalind Lauer and A Simple Faith “The lives of four people converge in the wake of a horrific accident in the small Pennsylvania town of Halfway. . . . As the four connect, faith, hope, and love begin to bloom. . . . Lauer’s new Amish series launch is sure to be a hit with fans of her ‘Seasons of Lancaster County’ series.”—Library Journal “A lovely story of two sweet couples, this story will warm your heart and spirit.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel “Sweet, touching . . . The Amish culture, religion and way of life feel accurately depicted.”—RT Book Reviews “[Lauer] definitely sets the bar high for Amish romance stories.”—Fresh Fiction, on A Simple Winter

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    Print Culture at the Crossroads
  • Author : Elizabeth Dillenburg,Howard Paul Louthan,Drew B. Thomas
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN : 9789004462342
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  • Genre : History
  • This book investigates the importance of printing in early-modern Central Europe, revealing a complicated web of connections linking printers and scholars, Jews and Christians, from the Baltic to the Adriatic.

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    American State Papers
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005952556
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  • Genre : Archives
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    The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary, ed. by W.D. Whitney
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 914
  • ISBN : UCAL:$C2112
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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