The Infatuations

Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960730
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013 Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Disney Tsum Tsum Super Cute Activities

Author: Parragon Books Ltd
Publisher: Parragon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781474853804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get ready for some super-cool Disney Tsum Tsum fun! With stacks of awesome activities and over 40 cute stickers, this book will keep you entertained for hours. Help Andy find his toys, design your own Disney Tsum Tsum characters, plus so much more!

The Disney Dreams Collection Original Art by Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book

Author: Thomas Kinkade
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449483180
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Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.

Warlight

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525521208
Format: PDF
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Portfolio

Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618931214
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Portfolio, SI presents the ultimate model yearbook. This large-format, beautifully illustrated volume give readers an all-access pass to the breathtaking destinations featured in the 2014 edition. Swimsuit Portfolio showcases the world's most exquisite bodies in five diverse landscapes--Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, Cook Islands and the Jersey Shore. With a plethora of never-before-seen outtakes from the Swimsuit Issue, featuring 19 models including Kate Upton, Nina Agdal, Irina Shayk, Chrissy Teigen and Anne V, this book is in word: unforgettable.

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

You are an Amazing Girl

Author: Ashley Rice
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
ISBN: 9781598420661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides encouragement and advice for facing life's challenges, just for girls, with blank spaces to fill in goals and accomplishments.

Teaching Information Literacy

Author: Christy Gavin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810852020
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Directed to librarians and others teaching information literacy, offers various approaches to teaching such concepts as selecting a topic and thesis, finding the best search strategy, and evaluating the credibility of a source.

Everything Beautiful Began After

Author: Simon van Booy
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780743793
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Simon Van Booy, winner of the prestigious Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, brings his gift for poetic dialogue and sumptuous imagery to thisdebut novel of longing and discovery amidst the ruins of Ancient Greece. Rebecca is young, lost and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens – trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear. George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spends his days hunched over books or in a drunken stupor. And then there is Henry, an accomplished young Welsh archaeologist who spends his days devotedly uncovering the city’s past as a way to escape his own – a past that holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about. As these three lost and lonely souls wander the city, a series of chance encounters sets off events that will forever define them, in this powerful portrait of friendship and young love.