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The Lovers

By Rod Nordland
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Rod Nordland
A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner-an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world."She is his Juliet and he is her Romeo, and her family has threatened to kill them both..."This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing Islamic sects, who defying their society's norms have left behind everything they know and are quite literally risking their lives for their love.She is a Sunni, he is a Shia, but as friends from childhood Zakia and Mohammad Ali could never have predicted that their love would anger their families so much that they would be forced to leave their homes finding refuge in the harsh terrain of the Afghani mountains. Without money or passports they rely on the kindness of strangers to house them for a couple of days at a time as they remain on the run, never deterred.New York Times journalist, Rod Nordland, has chronicled the plight of the young lovers telling their extraordinary story of courage, perseverance and love in one of the world's most troubled countries. This moving love story is told against the bigger backdrop of the horrific but widespread practices that women are subjected to in Afghanistan.
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Logic: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Siu-Fan Lee
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Siu-Fan Lee
Understand Logic is a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating though sometimes challenging subject. As well as looking at logic in theoretical terms the book considers its everyday uses and demonstrates how it has genuine practical applications. It will take you step by step through the most difficult concepts and is packed with exercises to help you consolidate your learning at every stage. Covering everything from syllogistic logic to logical paradoxes and even looking at logic in Alice in Wonderland, this is the only guide you will ever need.
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Lie With Me

By Sabine Durrant
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Sabine Durrant
THE UNPUTDOWNABLE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail 'A killer twist' Woman & Home 'I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh'A perfect thriller: clever, classy and shocking. I read it in one day' Erin KellyA few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?Wrong.Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he's going to make it happen. If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done. But when he charms his way on to a family holiday...And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn't understand...By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it's the lies that cause the real damage...Well, by then, it might just be too late.
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Living the 80/20 Way

By Richard Koch
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Richard Koch
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Leap Year

By Helen Russell
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Helen Russell
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY - How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good. Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. She thinks. Maybe. Or maybe that's a terrible idea?Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change. So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become a lean, mean decision-making machine. From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships, to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last - and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use thrive when change is afoot - and inject some freshness and magic if it's not.
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  • The Last Dragonslayer

    By Jasper Fforde
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    Jasper Fforde
    In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.Then the magic started fading away.Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic . . .
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    The Lesson of her Death

    By Jeffery Deaver
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    Jeffery Deaver
    DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. When Detective Bill Corde looks at the beautiful face of the murdered girl in the mud, he does not know his own life is about to turn into a terrifyingly real nightmare. For the girl's killer is now on the trail of Corde and his unsuspecting family: his wife, teenage son, and imaginative but vulnerable daughter, Sarah. Sarah, who alone knows the identity of the killer...The lesson Bill Corde is about to learn - the lesson of her death - is an education that no one will ever forget.'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times
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    Love & Friendship

    By Whit Stillman
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    Whit Stillman
    *THE NOVEL OF THE HIT INDIE FILM*With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works. Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike.'IF, LIKE ME, YOU LIKE YOUR AUSTEN SUBVERSIVE, CRUEL, FUNNY AND OUTRAGEOUS, THEN YOU WILL LOVE STILLMAN'S LOVE & FRIENDSHIP' The Times'LADY SUSAN IS FINALLY GETTING SOME LONG OVERDUE RESPECT' New York Times'LADY SUSAN REMAINS DELICIOUSLY WICKED' VoguePRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP - THE FILM'A RACY DELIGHT' Guardian *****'FIND ME A FUNNIER SCREEN STAB AT AUSTEN, AND I'M TEMPTED TO OFFER YOUR MONEY BACK PERSONALLY' Telegraph *****'TREMENDOUSLY WITTY' Independent *****'MAY JUST BE THE BEST JANE AUSTEN FILM EVER MADE' London Evening Standard *****JANE AUSTEN'S FUNNIEST NOVEL IS ALSO HER LEAST KNOWN - UNTIL NOW.Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands - and fast. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England', Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate. Here she intends to take refuge - in no less than luxury, of course - from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to 'I do'. Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue. A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN'S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR.
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    Love, Henri

    By Henri J. M. Nouwen
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    Henri J. M. Nouwen
    'This invaluable collection of over 200 letters by the late Nouwen (The Wounded Healer), a beloved author, pastor, and priest, provides insight into his personal struggles, insecurities, and faith and offers the heartfelt guidance Nouwen shared so generously with individuals to a wide audience ... The courage and kindness with which Nouwen shares his vulnerabilities and honest feelings, combined with his willingness to provide direction, advice, companionship, and affection, ensure that Nouwen's legacy as inspired spiritual guide will continue, enhanced by this testimony to his sincere desire to live with gratitude, faith, and love.'- Publishers Weekly 'When I write I think deeply about my friends, I pray for them, I tell them my emotions and feelings. I reflect on our relationship and I dwell with them in a very personal way.' - Henri NouwenOver the course of his life, priest, professor and writer Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students and readers of his work all around the world. He held a deep conviction about the value of reaching out to others through letters, believing that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. As a result, many people looked to Nouwen as a long-distance spiritual advisor. This collection of previously unpublished letters stretches from the earliest years of Henri's career through to his last ten years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights as well as touching details of Henri's daily life, the letters are organised around themes that emerge not just in his correspondence but in his writing, too: vocation and calling; solitude and prayer; suffering and perseverence; belovedness; and community. Across all these letters, what emerges most clearly is Henri's belief in the rich value of human relationships.As relevant today as they were forty years ago, and full of insight and encouragement, these letters offer a deeply personal look into the mind of a spiritual giant of the twentieth century, and are an ideal introduction to his life and thought.
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  • Long Dark Dusk

    By James P. Smythe
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    James P. Smythe
    ***SEQUEL TO THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD SHORTLISTED NOVEL WAY DOWN DARK***The moment she learned the horrible truth about her life on Australia, the derelict ship overrun with violent gangs, Chan Aitch made it her mission to save everyone she could from their fate worse than death. But her efforts were in vain. Now, everyone she cares about is dead or in prison, and Chan is more alone than ever before.As the only person to have escaped Australia's terrible crash-landing back to Earth, Chan is now living in poverty on the fringes of a huge city. She believes Mae, the little girl she once rescued on the Australia, is still alive - but she has no idea where Mae is, or how to find her. Everything on Earth is strange and new, and Chan has never felt more lost.But she'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself. She's broken out of prison before. How hard could it be to do it again?
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    LANGUAGE HACKING GERMAN (Learn How to Speak German - Right Away)

    By Benny Lewis
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    Benny Lewis
    Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!'Ten years ago, Lewis spoke only English. But constant travel, along with a buoyant attitude, has unmasked the polyglot within.'-National Geographic#LanguageHacking is a state of mind. It's about ditching excuses, using shortcuts and taking risks. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and most importantly speaking from day one!How's it different?Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, #LanguageHacking German focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study.Key features- 10 'mission-based' units that build up to an easy-to-achieve speaking goal- 10 simple and effective 'language hacks' to exponentially boost fluency- 28 model conversations and hundreds of the most frequent and useful 'power phrases' - Clever strategies that show how even a limited vocabulary can be put to good use- Free downloadable audio and extra hacker resourcesFree access to the #LanguageHacking community, custom created by italki, a ground-breaking website that makes it possible to learn a new language without going abroad.
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    LANGUAGE HACKING FRENCH (Learn How to Speak French - Right Away)

    By Benny Lewis
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    Benny Lewis
    Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!'Ten years ago, Lewis spoke only English. But constant travel, along with a buoyant attitude, has unmasked the polyglot within.'-National Geographic#LanguageHacking is a state of mind. It's about ditching excuses, using shortcuts and taking risks. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and most importantly speaking from day one!How's it different?Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, #LanguageHacking French focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study.Key features- 10 'mission-based' units that build up to an easy-to-achieve speaking goal- 10 simple and effective 'language hacks' to exponentially boost fluency- 28 model conversations and hundreds of the most frequent and useful 'power phrases' - Clever strategies that show how even a limited vocabulary can be put to good use- Free downloadable audio and extra hacker resourcesFree access to the #LanguageHacking community, custom created by italki, a ground-breaking website that makes it possible to learn a new language without going abroad.
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    LANGUAGE HACKING SPANISH (Learn How to Speak Spanish - Right Away)

    By Benny Lewis
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    Benny Lewis
    Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!'Ten years ago, Lewis spoke only English. But constant travel, along with a buoyant attitude, has unmasked the polyglot within.'-National Geographic#LanguageHacking is a state of mind. It's about ditching excuses, using shortcuts and taking risks. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and most importantly speaking from day one!How's it different?Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, #LanguageHacking Spanish focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study.Key features- 10 'mission-based' units that build up to an easy-to-achieve speaking goal- 10 simple and effective 'language hacks' to exponentially boost fluency- 28 model conversations and hundreds of the most frequent and useful 'power phrases' - Clever strategies that show how even a limited vocabulary can be put to good use- Free downloadable audio and extra hacker resourcesFree access to the #LanguageHacking community, custom created by italki, a ground-breaking website that makes it possible to learn a new language without going abroad.
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    LANGUAGE HACKING ITALIAN (Learn How to Speak Italian - Right Away)

    By Benny Lewis
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    Benny Lewis
    Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!'Ten years ago, Lewis spoke only English. But constant travel, along with a buoyant attitude, has unmasked the polyglot within.'-National Geographic#LanguageHacking is a state of mind. It's about ditching excuses, using shortcuts and taking risks. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and most importantly speaking from day one!How's it different?Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, #LanguageHacking Italian focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study.Key features- 10 'mission-based' units that build up to an easy-to-achieve speaking goal- 10 simple and effective 'language hacks' to exponentially boost fluency- 28 model conversations and hundreds of the most frequent and useful 'power phrases' - Clever strategies that show how even a limited vocabulary can be put to good use- Free downloadable audio and extra hacker resourcesFree access to the #LanguageHacking community, custom created by italki, a ground-breaking website that makes it possible to learn a new language without going abroad.
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    Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club)

    By Glennon Doyle Melton
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    Glennon Doyle Melton
    THE NEWEST OPRAH BOOKCLUB 2016 SELECTION | A #1 NYT BESTSELLER'IT'S AS IF SHE REACHED INTO HER HEART, CAPTURED THE RAW EMOTIONS THERE, AND TRANSLATED THEM INTO WORDS THAT ANYONE WHO'S EVER KNOWN PAIN OR SHAME CAN RELATE TO' OPRAH WINFREY'THE VITAL, LONG-OVERDUE, MUCH-NEEDED SISTER MEMOIR TO EAT PRAY LOVE' ELIZABETH GILBERT | 'BLEW ME AWAY' BRENÉ BROWNJust when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out - three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list - her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, rock bottom was a familiar place to Glennon. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how internalizing our culture's standards of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for men and women to ever really know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they've been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love.Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring tale of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
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    The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence

    By Andy Cope, Amy Bradley
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    Andy Cope, Amy Bradley
    A SELF HELP MANUAL FOR HUMAN BEINGSThe Little Book of Emotional Intelligence is an immediate, outcome-focused primer on the important topic of EQ, which provides practical, no-nonsense life advice and takes a sideways look at a world which is complicated and overwhelming at times. Do you seem to spend half your life counting down the days 'til your next holiday? Does it sometimes feel like your life is being lived on fast forward, with little time for reflection or idle amusement? It's time to stop kicking happiness into the long grass and get on with really living.Funny, colourful and profound, this book is a gripping manual for the human mind, enabling you to understand and control your emotions, communicate better, unpick limiting beliefs and finally get around to living a happier, more balanced life.
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    Life of the Beloved and Our Greatest Gift

    By Henri J. M. Nouwen
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    Henri J. M. Nouwen
    The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me.The late Henri Nouwen was one of the twentieth century's greatest spiritual writers, and this book brings together two of his most inspirational pastoral works. Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a completely secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the human self as a human being beloved of God.Our Greatest Gift is a meditation on dying. Dying and death can often bring fear, but the experience of dying and caring for the dying can become the deepest experience of love. Nouwen encourages us to ask, 'How can my death become fruitful in the lives of others?' Ultimately, it is the greatest gift we have to offer.
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  • Lord Peter Views the Body

    By Dorothy L Sayers
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    Dorothy L Sayers
    The fourth book in Dorothy L Sayers' classic Lord Peter Wimsey series, introduced by thriller writer Christopher Fowler - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries. Lord Peter Wimsey - expert on subjects as diverse as crosswords and cats - displays his detective genius in some of the cleverest mysteries ever devised.One solution requires expertise in fine wines; another calls on his knowledge of fine art. Lord Peter has the knack of being on the spot at just the right time to spot a thief or blackmail a blackmailer. Or even prevent a murder... Whatever the occasion, the aristocratic detective uses his razor-sharp mind and unerring instincts to unmask the guilty and go to the aid of their victims. 'She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.' P. D. James
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    Life of the Beloved

    By Henri J. M. Nouwen
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    Henri J. M. Nouwen
    The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me.Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a Western secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the self as a human being loved by God.
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  • The Long Walk

    By Stephen King, Richard Bachman, Kirby Heyborne
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    Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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    Kirby Heyborne
    In the near future, where America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. The game is simple - maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you're out - permanently.(P)2009 Penguin Audio
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