Head for the Edge Keep Walking

Author: Kate Tough
Publisher: Cargo Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781908885586
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A debut novel about one woman's life shaken up, and the lessons she learns in putting back together the pieces Jill Beech's nine-year relationship is over. She swaps one so-so job for another. She gets tipsy with off-beat friends. She internet dates. Feeling stuck, life is suddenly flipped on its head by some shocking news—she has cervical cancer. A simple operation to remove part of her cervix becomes a two-week hospital stay with Jill refusing to speak, such is the depth of her shock. But how can Jill recover her life? A kitten called Cyril? A handsome man by the name of Roy? Nights out with weird and wonderful friends? Jill wonders—is she really better? What if Roy wants kids and she can't have them? And how can she truly be happy? She may have a happy-ever-after, she may not; but Jill has a lesson to teach us—once you master the art of falling, rolling with life's punches becomes so much easier.

Walk the Edge

Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373211627
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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire--and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them--a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness--he knows it's time to step outside the rules. And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him--one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

Head On

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765388928
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty—most of them in someone else's body." —USA Today John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports. Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth—and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

10 Happier

Author: Dan Harris
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006226544X
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir "An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation." —Elizabeth Gilbert Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

Dry Bones in the Valley A Novel The Henry Farrell Series

Author: Tom Bouman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243036
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Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller and Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is drawn into a murder investigation that might tear his sleepy community apart. Tom Bouman's chilling and evocative debut introduces one of the most memorable new characters in detective fiction and uncovers a haunting section of rural Pennsylvania, where gas drilling is bringing new wealth and eroding neighborly trust. Dry Bones in the Valley is the first book in the Henry Farrell series. Tom Bouman's Officer Farrell returns in Fateful Mornings.

The Edge of the Fall A Novel

Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681771829
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From New York Times bestselling author Kate Williams, the new novel in The Storms of War trilogy finds young Celia de Witt embracing the Roaring Twenties in postwar London. In the aftermath of the Great War, the De Witt family is struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives. Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep. Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away A Wyoming Rebels Novel

Author: Stephanie Rowe
Publisher: SBD Press
ISBN: 1940968305
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Nine brothers who stand by each other no matter what, even when all hell breaks loose…which it often does when the Stockton men are around. Country music superstar Travis Stockton used his music to escape the Wyoming town that betrayed him as a youth, but all his money and fame can't chase away the nightmares that still haunt him. When he returns to his hometown for one final concert, he discovers that coming home is a hell of a lot harder than he'd thought...until he meets a sassy but weary single mom who needs the one thing from him he can't give, the one thing that no one else has ever wanted…himself. Lissa McIntyre has worked hard to rebuild her life after being abandoned when she was seventeen and pregnant. After relocating to Rogue Valley, she finally feels like she belongs, for the first time in her life. She's got a great kid, and her Wildflower Café is a town favorite. The one thing she doesn't have is a man, and she intends to keep it that way. Who can afford to fall for a man who might walk away? Not her. She has no interest in men…until a dangerous, moody cowboy sits down at her deli counter and changes everything for her. Can two battered souls find happiness with each other, or will the trauma of their past keep them apart forever? Books in the Wyoming Rebels series: A Real Cowboy Never Says No A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away A Real Cowboy Loves Forever A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart (Coming Soon!)

Oil on Water A Novel

Author: Helon Habila
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393340150
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“The new generation of twenty-first-century African writers have now come of age. Without a doubt Habila is one of the best.”—Emmanuel Dongala In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists—a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq—are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences. As Rufus and Zaq navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, in search of “the white woman,” they must contend with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants. Assailed by irresolvable versions of the “truth” about the woman’s disappearance, dependent on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties, their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable, but other values might yet salvage their human dignity.

All In Her Head A Novel

Author: Sunny Mera
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 163152819X
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As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Sunny experiences the shame and stigma of scandal when her father is banned from their church for having an affair with the pastor’s best friend’s wife. As Sunny grows older, she begins to build the life she’s always wanted: she marries, buys a house, enrolls in graduate school, and soon has a baby on the way. But when she experiences the psychological phenomena of orgasmic labor, it triggers a chain of bizarre events, and she gradually descends into a world of delusion and paranoia. As Sunny struggles to separate the real from the unreal, she relies upon friends and family to ground her in truth and love—and keep her from going over the edge into madness.

The Edge of Chaos

Author: Pamela McCorduck
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390001
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An internationally renowned scientist who fears she’s taken one scientific risk too many; a distinguished archaeologist who’s haunted by taking too few; a world famous financier who’s lost everything except his money; an art gallery owner with a heartbreaking burden; a fugitive filmmaker; the head of a battered women’s shelter—these are some of the people who find themselves at the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail at the end of the 20th century. Chance has brought them from all over to beautiful, legendary Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they shape, illuminate, and even deform each other’s lives unexpectedly, as if on the very edge of chaos. This edge of chaos, a scientific term for that slender territory between frozen predictability and hopeless disorder, is a dangerously unstable place. Learning and change can only happen there, but always under threat of sliding back to frozen order—or over into the chaotic abyss. And Santa Fe’s sons and daughters, even now, keep a precarious foothold on “The Edge of Chaos,” bringing their own pasts and their city’s rich history into an uncertain but exhilarating future. PAMELA McCORDUCK has published eight other books, translated into most of the major European and Asian languages. She has written for magazines ranging from “Redbook” and “Cosmopolitan” to “Daedalus,” and was a contributing editor to “Wired.” She was a board member and officer of the American PEN Center in New York, the authors’ organization, and an officer of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has appeared on many television shows, including PBS’s News Hour and the CBS Evening News. CNN based a two-part documentary on her book, “The Futures of Women.”