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Instinct of Survival
Novice pilot Joe Bussil flies into an ice storm and crashes on the snow-covered Yukon Mountains. Everything Joe needs to survive is lost in the crash. Joe faces many ordeals in his new world--avalanches, a nemesis polar bear, a continuous search for food and shelter... and the Yukon itself, which Joe perceives as a living entity bent on destroying him. Two air traffic controllers who hear bits and pieces of Joe's distress call find themselves obsessed with finding him. Instinct of Survival is th... more info>>
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Soon: The Beginning of the End
Best-selling author, Jerry Jenkins, brings readers the story of Paul Stepola, an agent assigned to enforce the world government's prohibition on religion, until his life turns upside down.
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Mobile Communications Engineering: Theory and Applications
From one of the field's foremost educators, here is the classic guide to mobile communication--fully revised for the 1990s and beyond. It is unique because it shows readers how to understand the differences in applying technologies between wireline communications and wireless communications. The new second edition extensively updates the basics. It also coves traffic and capacity analysis on mobile communications networks and addresses rapidly expanding new technologies, such as digital cellular... more info>>
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Waterfront Fists and Others: The Collected Fight Stories of Robert E. Howard
It is impossible to ignore the sheer number of boxing stories that Robert E. Howard wrote. Serious or funny, spooky or adventurous, these stories represent a fierce creative outburst that would pave the way later for his western hero, Breckenridge Elkins. In these stories we see Howard's craft pushed from mere construction to passionate involvement. He took all of his interests and peppered them through the various boxing stories. He wrote them faster than the magazine could print them. Clearly,... more info>>
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The Blue Mosaic Vase
Through the sympathetic eyes of an impoverished orphan boy named Mohammad, and in the tradition of Like Water for Chocolate and The Joy Luck Club, The Blue Mosaic Vase explores the role of women bound by thousands of years of tradition in a land where sons are prized. Left with only the beautiful blue mosaic vase, a gift he once gave his mother, Mohammad begins his quest for identity, love and belonging. And just as the fragile and intricate pieces of the vase fit together, so Mohammad's "coming... more info>>
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And One to Grow On
Megan Malone is seven years old. Her mother, a labor and delivery nurse, thinks of her as Little Miss Song and Dance. Her father, a high school teacher, thinks of her, secretly, as his rare treasure. Her brother Sam, who's ten, doesn't think about her much at all. Then Megan is diagnosed with leukemia. Drawn into the world of hospitals, doctors, chemotherapy and conflicting medical opinions, the Malones are not always certain who has their child's best interests at heart. Their marriage suffers,... more info>>
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Just One
Based on the lives of the author's grandmother, mother, and herself: From a village in Poland to the streets of America.... From the ashes of a family destroyed to the resurgence of life.... After a life filled with both great heights of happiness and bitter depths of tragedy, Estera Wolinsky perishes in a gas chamber at Treblinka. Of her many loved ones, only one daughter survives. Estera's soul cries out in pain and loss. But then her spirit, summoned back to Earth by her granddaughter's longi... more info>>
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Christian on Top [sequel to The Image of Christian]
Sex and spies, limousines and luxury hotels--Christian is on top of world. He feels more like it's on top of him. The media says he's been blessed by the gods but the media is comprised of liars and fools; Christian is under a curse, and knows it. He doesn't know why, or how to escape. In a freestanding novel that ends the story begun in 2003 EPPIE finalist, The Image of Christian, Christian tries to take apart what the gods have wrought. Can he succeed and find love in a world of illusions? His... more info>>
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Life Between Wars
There is no question who killed the tourist scuba diver caught poaching from local lobster traps at dawn off Penscot Island. Robby Cochran letting the guy go unpunished would have been the surprise. But aftermath brings down flutters of doubt that are near miraculous in a thug like Robby, and he's only the first to find the rules and customs he's living by overturned by his act. Life Between Wars examines the ripples being caused by one violent incident as they disperse and build to a virtual ti... more info>>
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Cabin Fever
There is a certain malady of the mind induced by too much of one thing. Just as the body fed too long upon meat becomes a prey to that horrid disease called scurvy, so the mind fed too long upon monotony succumbs to the insidious mental ailment which the West calls “cabin fever.” True, it parades under different names, according to circumstances and caste. You may be afflicted in a palace and call it ennui, and it may drive you to commit peccadillos and indiscretions of various sorts. ... more info>>
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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Ruth is, by her own admission, an unlucky woman. Ungainly, unattractive, unassertive, she trudges through life bowed under the weight of a loveless marriage to a brazen, cheating, indifferent man named Bobbo. Although she has patiently suffered through the small and not-so-small indignities occasioned by sharing a life with the uncaring Bobbo, as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil opens, Ruth's patience is wearing thin, and the pain and resentment she has been swallowing all these years are final... more info>>
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Bang The Drum Slowly
The second of four novels that chronicle the career of baseball player Henry W. Wiggen--a set of books many consider the finest novels ever written about baseball--Mark Harris' Bang the Drum Slowly, published in 1956, is a simple and moving testament to the immutable power of friendship. The title page announces that it is "by Henry W. Wiggen / Certain of His Enthusiasms Restrained by Mark Harris," a charming touch that lets the reader know that a genial, conversational first-person voice will t... more info>>
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The Water is Wide
Readers know Pat Conroy as a novelist of great reputation and success, but his first notable achievement as a writer was an autobiographical book called The Water is Wide, published in 1972--the story of a year in his life as a teacher of poor African-American children on a coastal island in South Carolina. The New York Times called The Water is Wide "a hell of a good story," and that observation points to one of Conroy's supreme gifts as a writer of fiction--the ability to craft an irresistible... more info>>
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The Pit of the Serpent
The Pit and the Serpent is the first in the Steve Costigan series (about whom Robert Howard wrote more stories than any other character, including Conan). Able-bodied Seaman Costigan is in port in Manila, and while on shore leave, he gets into a fight over a beautiful girl ... and that's just the start of his trouble! Features a new introduction by Mark Finn and notes from editor Paul Herman about the story and Howard's classic boxing fiction.
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A Dangerous Silence
When Dr. Marah Morgan returns to Cowley County, Kansas, she is surprised to find herself agreeing to run the family farm for her injured and difficult father. When government agents arrive and begin searching the farm for an Indian burial ground, Marah grows suspicious. A mysterious stranger appears, looking for work. Then Marah discovers alarming details about her mother's death more than twenty-five years earlier, making her wonder if reconciliation with her father is possible, or if bitternes... more info>>
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Wake of the Whale: A Tale of the Pacific Coast
The narcotics underworld of the 70s was a deadly place, even for a man named Lucky. Beneath the shallow surface of glitz and glamour lay the dark depths of life against the law. In limbo somewhere between the hippie age and the selfish 80's, a band of castaways tries to keep alive a dream of freedom and friendship. As they sail the west coast, smuggling drugs aboard an old schooner, they begin to share powerful night-time visions. As Lucky describes it, "It felt to me as if each night after we a... more info>>
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The Prince of Tides
To tell his story, Tom Wingo, the scarred but proud hero of Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides, must go on a journey--a literal, geographical journey to New York from his home on the South Carolina coast that leads to a psychological journey from the present to the past, to a virtual prison of memory. What he finds there is both terrible and liberating, for him and for his whole broken but remarkable family. Ambitious and intoxicating, The Prince of Tides is Conroy's biggest and most popular novel... more info>>
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Little Caesar
W.R. Burnett knew, first-hand, of the world he describes in his terse, vivid 1929 novel with a brutally ironic title--Little Caesar. Burnett worked as reporter in Chicago in the 1920s, and he observed the nobodies willing to cheat and kill their way to being somebodies. The novel's hero, Cesare Bandello, known as Rico, is a "gutter Macbeth," a bad guy who claws his way up through the Chicago gang, circa 1928. Though the very idea of Rico is inseparable from Edward G. Robinson's star-making perfo... more info>>
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The Graduate
Charles Webb's The Graduate, published in 1963, was a success for the young American writer, a sly and provocative first novel that is often forgotten in the shadow of Mike Nichols' sensational 1967 film and, more recently, an attention-grabbing stage adaptation in London with Kathleen Turner, then Jerry Hall as Mrs. Robinson. Among other things, Webb's novel is a book of its time, written when young Americans were beginning to question, for the first time, the materialistic values that the post... more info>>
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The Great Santini
The Great Santini is an affecting coming-of-age story that does not blink in its depiction of a tight and loving family on the edge of disaster. Set in the rich, sleepy atmosphere of coastal South Carolina in the early 1960s, the novel echoes the timeless tension that emerges between vigorous fathers and their maturing sons, the inevitable clash of personal pride and selfless love, the jealous frustration that comes with maturity. Bull Meecham, known to all as "The Great Santini," can't push his... more info>>
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Compulsion
The 20th century was not very old when Chicago played host to what was freely billed "the crime of the century." It happened in 1924, when two rich young men kidnapped and murdered a boy simply to exercise what they believed to be their superior intellectual skills. Both Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were sons of wealthy Jewish families in Chicago, arrogant in their sense of entitlement, sure they were above the law. Their vicious kidnapping and killing of Bobby Franks horrified the world, and... more info>>
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The Last Angry Man
The seismic shifts in American life in the years following World War II have inspired several generations of novelists, but few have described the fallout of those changes as poignantly and with as much understanding as Gerald Green did in The Last Angry Man, published in 1956. At a time when the world had begun to focus on angry young men, Green created a magnificently angry old one as his hero. Based on his father, the title character is a doctor and a man of principle whose life's work is abo... more info>>
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Killing Everybody
This is a novel about something we all know, something we carry within us: our inward rage, our lives of fantasy. Not all of us accommodate rage or fantasy in the same way. Most of us--bless us--go about our peaceful business, though our confidential fury may produce fantasies we'd rather not confess. Sometimes some of us translate fantasies to outer life. Most of us do not. Brown, in Killing Everybody (he has no other name we know), carries in his heart a burden of anger so terrible we think th... more info>>
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Beyond Stone And Steel: A Memorial to the September 11, 2001 Victims
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 left us each trying to fill a uniquely unfamiliar void in our spirit with something that will make us whole again. Somehow we need to feel the experience in a way that following the news coverage just doesn't accomplish. Brian W. Vaszily found a way, and shares it with us in this brilliant anthology of thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams that were cut short on that terrible Tuesday. Through imagined characters he does what no news story or survivor's account ... more info>>
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The Image of Christian
The gods of Olympus walked the Earth, as themselves and in disguise. Humans knew better than to trust these gods or believe strangers were who they seemed. That wisdom is largely lost in the world of The Image of Christian. After answering a help wanted ad on the Internet, Christian is hired by Grace X Machina as her "stand in." But Grace's long-time rival and former employee, Lucille Firman, wants to take him from Grace. Unlimited expense accounts and beautiful women enter Christian's life in a... more info>>
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