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Take Me There
  • Author : Carolee Dean
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 143915743X
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Seventeen-year-old Dylan Dawson is trying to pull his life together after his release from juvenile hall. But going straight isn’t easy, and Dylan just can’t seem to keep out of trouble. His problems escalate fast, and soon he has no choice but to hit the road, even though it means leaving behind the girl of his dreams. He heads south for Texas, on the run and in search of his father. (Dylan has no idea how his life became such a mess, but he knows that his dad is at the root of it.) When Dylan finds him, he certainly gets answers—but they’re answers to questions he wishes he’d never asked.

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    Take Me There
  • Author : Susane Colasanti
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0142414352
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Three New York high school students try to sort out their emotions as they deal with relationships, crushes, their families, and planning for the future.

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    Take Me There
  • Author : Tristan Taormino
  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9781573447201
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the founding editor of Cleis Press' bestselling Best Lesbian Erotica series (also available from Turnaround) comes a daring new project - a collection of erotica by and for transfolk, FTMs, MTFs, genderqueers, gender outlaws and two-spirited, intersex and gender-variant people. Many of the characters populating the pages of this sizzling collection consciously reinvent, re-imagine and play with gender during sex. The names they give themselves or each other during sex can taunt and tease - but they always signify the presence of gender.

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    What Got You Here Won't Get You There
  • Author : Marshall Goldsmith
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781847651310
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits. Perhaps one small flaw - a behaviour you barely even recognise - is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be. It may be that the very characteristic that you believe got you where you are - like the drive to win at all costs - is what's holding you back. As this book explains, people often do well in spite of certain habits rather than because of them - and need a "to stop" list rather than one listing what "to do". Marshall Goldsmith's expertise is in helping global leaders overcome their unconscious annoying habits and become more successful. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag - but in this book you get his great advice for much less. Recently named as one of the world's five most-respected executive coaches by Forbes, he has worked with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams at the world's top businesses. His clients include corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Glaxo SmithKline, Johnson and Johnson and GE.

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    That Month in Tuscany
  • Author : Inglath Cooper
  • Publisher : Fence Free Entertainment, LLC
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780997341522
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He’s a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She’s a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren’s lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed by a life they had each chosen. Exploring the streets of Florence and the hills of Tuscany together - two people with seemingly nothing in common - changes them both forever. And what they find in each other is something that might just heal them both.

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    Take Me There
  • Author : Julie Cannon
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781626399181
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • What would you do if the woman sitting across from you at the negotiating table is the same woman you shared a bed with twelve years earlier? That’s exactly the situation when Adrienne Phillips enters the offices of Foster McKenzie. Sloan Merchant, the opposing attorney, is a rising star in the world of corporate law with one of the premier companies in the world. Adrienne has never forgotten the thrill of desire in Sloan’s eyes, the sound of her name whispered in the dark, the rising crescendo of the pleasure of her touch, and the heartbreaking loss when it was over. Sloan has the world at her feet and any woman at her fingertips so why does she dream of her college fling? And what in the hell is she going to do now with her sitting across the negotiating table in one of the biggest deals of her life?

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    Take Me There
  • Author : Susane Colasanti
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101162811
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Romance and revenge from the atuthor of the City Love trilogy. Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicole's ex is still pining for her, but she can't help having a new crush. And then there is James, hopelessly in love with Rhiannon, who can't see that their friendship can be so much more. Just when things couldn't get more complicated, the school's resident mean girl decides she is intent on ruining everyone's life. James, Nicole, and Rhiannon are not going to let this slide, but will their desire to take down the mean girl bring these three friends exactly what they want?

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    Take Me There
  • Author : J.H. Croix
  • Publisher : J.H. Croix
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A swoon-worthy, small town romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! I’m not planning to fall for the hot, broody military hero, thank you very much. Skylar’s all but wearing a Stay Away sign. She might be tempting, but I can take a hint. Until a single moment leads to one kiss and then another. Before I know it, I’m in deep. After tragically losing my first love, I never planned to fall in love again. But Skylar gets to me. She doesn’t even believe in love. I want her to believe. I want to slay her dragons. All of them. I can handle it. My heart won’t get involved. Until Skylar walks away. Tucker & Skylar’s story is perfect for readers who love: broody military heroes, friends to lovers, slow burn, small town gossip, emotional romance with a dash of angst, tons of swoon, and one smokin’ hot protective hero. *A full-length, standalone romance.

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    That Birthday in Barbados
  • Author : Inglath Cooper
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0578505959
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • What is it about turning forty that makes a woman take a look at where she's been and where she's going? For Flex Wear CEO Catherine Camilleri, it is a crossroads that has her wondering where she went off course. Divorced without children, life isn't what she had pictured for herself twenty years ago. Not up to admitting any of this in front of friends and family, she bails on the surprise party being thrown for her and books a last-minute trip to Barbados for a stay at the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel, the same place where she'd spent her honeymoon ten years before. Is she going back to mourn the marriage she'd thought would last forever? Or in an attempt to chase out of her heart for good a betrayal that forever changed her? Anders Walker might be just the ticket for that. After a brief career on Wall Street and a life experience that turned his world upside down, Anders took off the golden handcuffs and walked away for good. When he spots Catherine checking in on arrival at the Sandy Lane Hotel, he challenges her to try his spin class at the hotel's spa. He sees a woman who no longer considers herself someone a guy like him would be attracted to. Except that she's wrong. In Catherine, he recognizes a woman who defines herself by rejection. He sees, too, that she has made work her life. But he's learned that there is so much more to living. Simple things like swimming with sea turtles. And watching the sun sink on a Caribbean horizon. He's got two weeks to prove it to her, to make sure she will always remember that birthday in Barbados.

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    When It Happens
  • Author : Susane Colasanti
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781407131238
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An off-the-wall love story told in two voices. Straight-laced Sara dreams of two things: getting into her first-choice university and finding true love. Rock-loving slacker Tobey also dreams of two things: winning Battle of the Bands - and winning Sara. He is determined to make her fall in love with him. Tobey's quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. But can a scruffy rock-star wannabe ever win the heart of a girl who's both beautiful and brainy? Sara and Tobey's intense connection will have you rooting for them from the very minute they meet!

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    Take Me Out
  • Author : Richard Greenberg
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9780822219934
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Drama
  • THE STORY: Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he's gay, he assumes the news will be readily a

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    Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Author : United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 822
  • ISBN : MINN:319510028165522
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Occupations
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    Take Me There
  • Author : Paul Mathur
  • Publisher : Overlook Books
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 0879518537
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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    Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781416971719
  • Reader Reviews : 178
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

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    Take Me Home Tonight
  • Author : Morgan Matson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781481498982
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Stevie and Kat, two high school seniors heavily involved in theater, leave Connecticut for a night of fun in New York City, but soon they find themselves without their phones or each other.

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    That Weekend in Paris
  • Author : Inglath Cooper
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1734573708
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Woman scorned? Maybe.When award-winning songwriter Dillon Blake heads to Paris to see country music star Klein Matthews perform in concert, she has a bit of an ax to grind with her soon-to-be ex-husband Josh Cummings. She's considering starting her own Nashville publishing company, and her first goal is to sign Klein away from Josh. After all, Dillon is the one who brought Klein to his attention seven years ago after hearing him play at the Bluebird Cafe in a writers' round. She's not proud of her motivation, but then Josh robbed her of any desire to play fair when he'd had an affair with a Vanderbilt co-ed.What Dillon hasn't taken into consideration, though, is the fact that seeing Klein again reminds her of the intense attraction she'd felt for him the first night they'd met. She'd been married to Josh then and spent a number of counseling sessions addressing her guilt for the thoughts she'd had about him, but had finally agreed with her therapist that it was okay to be attracted to someone as long as you didn't act on it.But so much has changed since then. Dillon's failed marriage has made her question everything she thought to be true about vows and commitment. And she's in the city of love, staying in the same luxury hotel as Klein. The attraction is still there, despite the therapy sessions. Turns out, he's attracted to her, too. The question is, do they act on it? Or not?

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    The Odyssey
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005641316
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  • Genre : Cities and towns
  • From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker's Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay. The hardcover publication of the Odyssey received glowing reviews: The New York Times praised Mitchell's fresh, elegant diction and the care he lavishes on meter, which] brought me closer to the transfigurative experience Keats describes on reading Chapman's Homer; Booklist, in a starred review, said that Mitchell retells the first, still greatest adventure story in Western literature with clarity, sweep, and force; and John Banville, author of The Sea, called this translation a masterpiece. The Odyssey is the original hero's journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart's desire--to return to his home and family after ten years of war--the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years. In words of great poetic power, this translation brings Odysseus and his adventures to life as never before. Stephen Mitchell's language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms recreate the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. Just as Mitchell re-energised the Iliad for a new generation (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature.

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    Take Me in Bali
  • Author : K. D. Elizabeth
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 195604504X
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Startup Squad
  • Author : Brian Weisfeld,Nicole C. Kear
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9781250180391
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Girls mean business in a brand-new series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!” All the great leaders had to start somewhere. And Teresa (“Resa” for short) is starting with the lemonade stand competition her teacher assigned to the class—but making it a success is going to be a lot harder than Resa thinks. The prize: line-skipping tickets to Adventure Central. The competition: Val, Resa's middle school nemesis. And the biggest obstacle to success: Resa's own teammates. Harriet is the class clown, Amelia is the new girl who thinks she knows best, and Didi is Resa's steadfast friend—who doesn't know the first thing about making or selling lemonade. The four of them quickly realize that the recipe for success is tough to perfect—but listening to each other is the first step. And making new friends might be the most important one... The back of each book in this middle-grade series features tips from the Startup Squad and an inspirational profile of a girl entrepreneur! An Imprint Book "An inspiring story about entrepreneurial girls. I loved this story of girls finding their way in the world of entrepreneurship." —Ann M. Martin, author of the Baby-Sitters Club series and Newbery Honor winner A Corner of the Universe “The Startup Squad encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and rely on each other to make good things happen. It teaches them how to succeed—and reminds all of us that girls mean business!”—Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org “A great read that is fast-paced, fun, and empowering. The Startup Squad comes complete with a treasure trove of tips for starting a business.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan This title has common core connections.

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    Call Me American
  • Author : Abdi Nor Iftin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780525433026
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. Eventually, though, Abdi was forced to flee to Kenya. In an amazing stroke of luck, Abdi won entrance to the U.S. in the annual visa lottery, though his route to America did not come easily. Parts of his story were first heard on the BBC World Service and This American Life. Now a proud resident of Maine, on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why America still beckons to those looking to make a better life.

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    Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes
  • Author : Kolbie Blume
  • Publisher : Page Street Publishing
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781645670971
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Art
  • Practice the Art of Watercolor with this Beginner’s Guide to Picturesque Mountains, Lakes, Sunrises and More From a striking Desert Sunset Silhouette to a majestic Icelandic Waterfall to an eye-catching Magical Snowy Forest, watercolor artist Kolbie Blume’s wilderness scenes are the perfect introduction to watercolor painting. Kolbie’s step-by-step instructions make it easy to paint stunning landscapes featuring all of the key elements of wilderness painting and teach you beginner-friendly techniques for colorful skies, mountains, trees, wildflowers, oceans, lakes, and more. Each chapter teaches progressively more advanced elements, allowing you to build upon your skills as you work through the projects. And the final chapter combines all of the elements in breathtaking scenes—like a Glassy Milky Way and an Aurora Glacier Lagoon—that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a friend or family member. With all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to master the basics of watercolor painting and instructions on how to paint every element of nature, this collection of wilderness landscapes is the go-to guide for both beginner painters and more experienced artists looking for new subjects to paint.

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307744067
  • Reader Reviews : 100
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalist This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Also a major motion picture directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

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    Timeless
  • Author : Alexandra Monir
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780375894107
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

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    Fable
  • Author : Adrienne Young
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9781250254375
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology. Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men. As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father. But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn't who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they're going to stay alive. Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.

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    Take Me Apart
  • Author : Sara Sligar
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780374719593
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A juicy thriller" (Entertainment Weekly) · "Absorbing" (USA Today) · "Dark and thoughtful" (Washington Post) · "Gratifying" (Wall Street Journal) · "Sun-soaked noir" (LA Review of Books) A spellbinding novel of psychological suspense that follows a young archivist’s obsession with her subject’s mysterious death as it threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity. When the famed photographer Miranda Brand died mysteriously at the height of her career, it sent shock waves through Callinas, California. Decades later, old wounds are reopened when her son Theo hires the ex-journalist Kate Aitken to archive his mother’s work and personal effects. As Kate sorts through the vast maze of material and contends with the vicious rumors and shocking details of Miranda's private life, she pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage. But Kate has secrets of her own, including a growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, and when she stumbles across Miranda's diary, her curiosity spirals into a dangerous obsession. A seductive, twisting tale of psychological suspense, Take Me Apart draws readers into the lives of two darkly magnetic young women pinned down by secrets and lies. Sara Sligar's electrifying debut is a chilling, thought-provoking take on art, illness, and power, from a spellbinding new voice in suspense.

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    Now and Forever
  • Author : Susane Colasanti
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780147511393
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Romance takes center stage in this rockin' love story from the author of the City Love trilogy Great for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen! Sterling is crazy in love with Ethan. Not only is he the sweetest boy she’s ever met, but he's an incredibly talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And since forever, he’s believed he has what it takes to be a star. When Ethan becomes an overnight sensation, he’s thrown head-first into the glam world of celebrity—and so is Sterling. Before she knows it, she’s attending red-carpet premieres, getting free designer clothes, and flying around the country to attend Ethan’s monumental sold-out concerts. It’s a dream come true…but whose dream is Sterling living? And what do you do when “forever” comes to an end?

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    I'll Take You There
  • Author : Greg Kot
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781451647877
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “A biography that will send readers back to the music of Mavis and the Staple Singers with deepened appreciation and a renewed spirit of discovery” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—from the acclaimed music journalist and author featured prominently in the new HBO documentary Mavis! This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, Mavis and her talented family fused gospel, soul, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a soundtrack to the civil rights movement—inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. himself. Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot cuts to the heart of Mavis Staples’s music, revealing the intimate stories of her sixty-year career. From her love affair with Bob Dylan, to her creative collaborations with Prince, to her recent revival alongside Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, this definitive account shows Mavis as you’ve never seen her before. I’ll Take You There was written with the complete cooperation of Mavis and her family. Readers will also hear from Prince, Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne, and many others whose lives have been influenced by Mavis’s talent. Filled with never-before-told stories, this fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer and group during a historic period of change in America. “Ultimately, Kot depicts the endurance of Mavis Staples and her family’s music as an inspiration, a saga that takes us, like the song that inspired this book’s name, to a place where ain’t nobody crying” (The Washington Post).

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    Dare to Lead
  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780399592522
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Don’t miss the five-part HBO Max docuseries Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

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    The Leader in Me
  • Author : Stephen R. Covey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781471104466
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Children in today's world are inundated with information about who to be, what to do and how to live. But what if there was a way to teach children how to manage priorities, focus on goals and be a positive influence on the world around them? The Leader in Meis that programme. It's based on a hugely successful initiative carried out at the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina. To hear the parents of A. B Combs talk about the school is to be amazed. In 1999, the school debuted a programme that taught The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleto a pilot group of students. The parents reported an incredible change in their children, who blossomed under the programme. By the end of the following year the average end-of-grade scores had leapt from 84 to 94. This book will launch the message onto a much larger platform. Stephen R. Covey takes the 7 Habits, that have already changed the lives of millions of people, and shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits -- be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw -- are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

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    A Man Called Ove
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781476738024
  • Reader Reviews : 3317
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a new, chatty, young couple and their two daughters move in next door, Ove's well-ordered, solitary world turns upside down.

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    Let My Babies Go!
  • Author : Sarah Willson
  • Publisher : Simon Spotlight
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 068981979X
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Passover story told through the splendid imagination of Rug Rats' of Angelica, Tommy and Granpa Boris to create a family celebration of the holiday.

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    Flourish Financially
  • Author : Kathy Longo
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1599329328
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Flourishing Through Financial Planning Money is about much more than dollars and cents. It's about our family, it's about our first experiences with money, it's about our life values, and it's about the conversations we do or do not have with the people who influence our saving, investing, sharing, and spending. Unfortunately, most wealth management firms rarely take the time to get to know their clients in a way that truly allows them to develop the perfect, individualized solution for each client. In addition, many financial planners overlook the psychological elements that drive financial decisions. In FLOURISH FINANCIALLY, author Kathy Longo takes a personalized approach to finance, helping you analyze the nine core areas where you typically spend your time--finances, family, health, leisure, learning, inner growth, home, community, and work--so you can understand your own money story to develop a strong financial plan and future. You'll learn about different financial planning tools and practices--most importantly, how to communicate about money matters with those you care about--to help you get to the heart of your values and priorities, establish meaningful financial and life goals, and create an effective and inspiring decision-making framework.

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    Come and Get Me
  • Author : Julie Cannon
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781602822801
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What would you do if an irresistibly desirable but utterly untouchable woman whispered to you, If you want me, you'll have to come and get me? That's exactly the situation that Elliott Foster, CEO of Foster MacKenzie, finds herself in when she meets the alluring Lauren Collier, Chief Legal Counsel of a Fortune 500 company. Elliott never has a shortage of attractive women willing to share her bed, and she doesn't care if they are attracted to her or just her money. By her rules, if two women are attracted to each other there's no reason why they shouldn't spend the night together—or in some cases, the afternoon. Lauren, intriguing but decidedly oflimits, doesn't fit the mold and Elliot knows she should walk away. Instead she finds herself in the unusual position of pursuing another woman, and even more disconcertingly...on Lauren's terms. Come and Get Me is a passionate, rollercoaster romance that's anything but predictable.

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    Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780857861016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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    Please Take Me For a Walk
  • Author : Susan Gal
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780375985560
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Please Take Me for a Walk is a celebration of dogs and kids and community. The book stars a very persuasive pup pleading with his best friend—the reader!—to take him for a walk. He recounts all the fun things they can see and do: chase squirrels in the yard, greet neighbors on their block, visit the shopkeepers downtown, swing by the schoolyard, and then run and play in the park. The dog run at the park is filled with all kinds of amazing purebreds and mutts, and our puppy wants them all to see "my best friend and me." Susan Gal uses this story of a dog's best walk ever to catalog all the favorite places in a child's world. She starts in the house and the yard, then widens her scope to the block, the neighborhood, downtown, and the park. And she captures the magical way the people of a community can be brought together through their pets. The dog's enthusiastic voice and eagerness to go out walking will resonate with any dog owner. And Susan Gal's artwork is so enticing and adorable it will have even confirmed cat lovers heading for the pound! Happy walking, everyone!

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    Take Me There
  • Author : M. C. Decker
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1790315638
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Take Me There

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    Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780743247221
  • Reader Reviews : 1774
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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    The New Right Stuff
  • Author : Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1720273634
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • Loretta Whitesides takes you on a deeply personal journey to be the person you have always wanted to be. Whether your mission is to be the first person on Mars, or to be an awesome steward of Spaceship Earth, this book will help train you to be effective, present and connected in your personal and professional life. Filled with stories from across the space industry, exercises and assignments it will guide you as you take the next steps on your path to fulfillment, self-expression and joy.

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    Scott Foresman Reading
  • Author : Peter Afflerbach
  • Publisher : Scott Foresman & Company
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0673596400
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Comprehensive reading and phonics program textbook series for grades K-6. Library has a sample of the different parts for all grade levels.

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    Between the World and Me
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780679645986
  • Reader Reviews : 2711
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.