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After spending his younger years wandering and womanizing, Fletch has settled down in rural Tennessee with his new Southern belle, Carrie. But unfortunately, chaos always comes knocking for the semiretired reporter.One stormy evening on his sizable but modest farm, a wet and dirty escaped convict named Jack arrives on his front doorstep, claiming to be his long-lost son. Baffled by the statement but intrigued by the young, intelligent man, Fletch decides to play along with the kid's game and help him and his cohorts abscond to Alabama.As questions begin to arise about Jack's peculiar motives, Fletch and Carrie are reluctantly drawn further into a racially charged plot that's quickly turning violent.
Offering up brisk, tightly written plots and a stellar cast of characters both new and old, Confess, Fletch finds our incorrigible protagonist back in deep waters once again.Fletch, now newly engaged and happily living out his days in Italy, finds himself embroiled in yet another scandal. His soon-to-be father-in-law has been kidnapped and is now presumed dead, and the priceless collection of rare art that belongs to his fiancee's family has been stolen.Ever the investigative reporter, he receives a tip about the missing art that lands him in Boston, where he walks right into a murder scene in his apartment. What clearly looks like a setup to the unfazed Fletch looks quite different to the detective assigned to the case, Mr. Francis Xavier Flynn. But even if the case is seemingly cut-and-dry, Flynn is reluctant to arrest the only suspect that stands before him.Now under the detective's watchful eye, Fletch must try to clear his name and search for the missing paintings, all while his gorgeous future mother-in-law works to persuade him for help the best way she knows how-seduction.
Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion.Reluctantly agreeing to the scheme, he catches a red-eye flight back to the States. But just as rubber hits tarmac in Virginia, news breaks on a murder at the convention. The victim-a newspaper tycoon and former employer of I. M. Fletch-was no stranger to enemies. And at a hotel full of reporters who'd all had their dealings with the tyrannical leader, everyone's a suspect.
A powerful new memoir by Atz Kilcher about growing up with a hard father in a hard landAtz Kilcher learned many vital skills while helping his parents carve a homestead out of the Alaskan wilderness: how to work hard, think on his feet, make do, invent, and use what was on hand to accomplish whatever task was in front of him. He also learned how to lie in order to please his often volatile father.Much later in life, as Atz began to reflect on his upbringing, he discovered that the work of pioneering the frontier of the soul is an infinitely more difficult task than any of the back-breaking chores he performed on his family's homestead. Learning to use new tools-honesty, vulnerability, forgiveness, acceptance-and building upon the good helped him heal and learn to embrace the value of resilience. This revised perspective has enabled him to do the most rewarding work of his life: mapping his own inner wilderness while drawing closer to his adult children."e;Personal, honest, charming, and often funny. It's the rare cowboy who can rope, yodel and write. Atz is one of those."e; -Tom Bodett, humorist, author, and panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"e;Years of brave reflection-and, as he's quick to add, professional therapy-turn this pensive homestead confessional into a small triumph of redemption."e; -Tom Kizzia, New York Times bestselling author of Pilgrim's Wilderness"e;With incredible courage and honesty, Atz invites the world into the deepest recesses of his soul. Pain, fear, redemption, forgiveness-it's all in there."e; -Bonnie Rose Ward, award-winning author of Winds of Skilak"e;Very seldom do we get windows into our parents' private lives with such honesty...This book...proves anyone can find forgiveness, love, and even change at any age."e; -Jewel, singer and daughter of Atz Kilcher"e;As a son, I cried tears of forgiveness; as a father, tears of regret and pain; and as a warrior of everyday life, tears of love, fear, and victory! A must-read!"e; -Atz Lee Kilcher, son of Atz Kilcher and star of Alaska: The Last Frontier
A world at once familiar and unimaginably strange exists all around usand within us. It is the world of consciousness, a protean mental landscape that each of us knows intimately and yet understands scarcely at all. Despite the attempts of scientists and mystics, poets and dreamers, crackpots and geniuses, to map its contours and explain its secret workings, the mind remains mysteriouseven more so the more we learn about it.Yet, as gonzo science journalist Jeff Warren demonstrates in this provocative and entertaining synthesis of cutting-edge research and personal experience, just how much we do now know is little short of astonishing. And when Warren fits the pieces together, the implications of that knowledge are, well, mind blowing.Beginning with the insight that consciousness is not a simple on-off proposition, with rigid demarcations separating waking awareness from sleep, Jeff Warren explores twelve distinct, natural states we can experience in a twenty-four-hour day, each offering its own kind of insight and adventure. He then sets out to experience for himself the seemingly miraculous, all-but-untapped potential of the human mind.From the full-immersion virtual realities of lucid dreaming to the esoteric Eastern meditative practices that have reached outposts of consciousness far beyond the grasp of Western science, from techniques of hypnosis and neurofeedback to such exotic states of awareness as the Watch and the Pure Conscious Event, Warren takes us on an incredible journey through our own heads, conducted with a spirit of adventure and humor, curiosity and wonder.
A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hell-bent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwideOur brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholeshaving meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimesespecially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in.With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the nonemergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).
Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). Moana retells the whole exciting story and is perfect for listeners ages 8 to 12.
Anyone who involves himself with Roberta Wickham is asking for trouble, so naturally Bertie Wooster finds himself in just that situation when he goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court. So much is obvious. Why celebrated loony-doctor, Sir Roderick Glossop, should be there too, masquerading as a butler, is less clear. As for Bertie's former headmaster, the ghastly Aubrey Upjohn, and the dreadful novelist, Mrs. Homer Cream, with her eccentric son, Wilbert-their presence is entirely perplexing.And now someone has stolen Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer-again. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster's problems.It is only by a stroke of rare-very rare-genius that Bertie Wooster finds a solution. He calls on Jeeves, his incomparable manservant from his annual holiday at Herne Bay, to sort out everybody and everything in his usual inimitable style.
Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations on the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape. On Revolution is her classic exploration of a phenomenon that has reshaped the globe.From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth century, Arendt traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future. Illuminating and prescient, this timeless work will fascinate anyone who seeks to decipher the forces that shape our tumultuous age.
This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important works of twentieth century fiction. Siddhartha's search for enlightenment leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from many teachers: the ascetic Samanas, the all-knowing Gotama, the Buddha, Kamala the lovely courtesan, and Vasudeva the simple ferryman. Unwilling to accept the wisdom of others, Siddhartha comes to an understanding of himself and his place in the universe, finally achieving the enlightened state of mind in which he can say to his lifelong friend, "e;The world, Govinda, is perfect at every moment."e;
Twice before, Thomas Covenant had been summoned to The Land, the strange otherworldly realm where magic worked and his leprosy vanished. Twice before, he'd been dragged reluctantly into conflict against Lord Foul's minions, with disastrous consequences for everyone around him. Now, Covenant is back.In a land blasted by war and drowning in despair, Covenant is the only hope against Foul's imminent triumph. Yet in order to win he must stand against his dearest friends and direst foes in combat. As Lord Mhoram leads the armies of the Land in helpless warfare, the wild magic of Thomas Covenant's white gold wedding ring is once again The Land's only salvation-and he still has no idea how to use it.
Thomas Covenant is a leper, a bitter and solitary pariah who is mystically transported to another Earth where time moves differently than ours, one in which magic takes many forms. The Land is threatened by many evils, the most immediate of which is a maddened Cavewight whose subterranean excavations have unearthed the ancient and puissant Staff of Law.More dangerous to the free people of the Land is the Gray Slayer, Lord Foul, the Despiser, who intends to destroy the actual foundations of the Earth that he might wage war against the universe's Creator. And Foul's intended weapon in this conflict? None other than Thomas Covenant himself.
A smart, sexy guide to embracing the repressed, tabooed, and often unwanted aspects of ourselves so we can discover our inner power and finally live the life we deserve."e;We always get exactly what we want; but often, though we may not be aware of it, what we most want is dark-very dark."e;Each of us has a dual nature: we are light (conscious) and dark (unconscious). The dark side of our personality-the "e;other,"e; the shadow side-is made up of what we think is our primitive, primal, negative impulses-our "e;existential kink."e; Our existential kink also drives the dark or negative repeating patterns in our life: always choosing the abusive partner or boss, settling for less, thinking that we're undeserving, not worthy. But it also is the source of our greatest power.In Existential Kink, Carolyn Elliot, PhD, offers a truth-telling guide for bringing our shadow into the light. Inviting us to make conscious the unconscious, Elliot asks us to own the subconscious pleasure we get from the stuck, painful patterns of our existence.Existential Kink provides practical advice and meditations so we truly see our shadow side's "e;guilty pleasures,"e; love and accept them, and integrate them into our whole being. By doing so, Elliot shows, we bring to life the raw, hot, glorious power we all have to get what we really want in our lives.
Erving Goffman effectively extends his argument in favor of a diagnosis of deviant behavior which takes account of the whole social situation.
Fans of Richard Wagamese's writing will be heartened by the news that the bestselling author left behind a manuscript he'd been working on until shortly before his death in 2017.In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, "e;I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist. I am merely one who has trudged the same path many of this human family has-the path of the seeker, called forward by a yearning I have not always understood."e;One Drum draws from the foundational teachings of Ojibway tradition, the Grandfather Teachings. Focusing specifically on the lessons of humility, respect, and courage, the volume contains simple ceremonies that anyone anywhere can do, alone or in a group, to foster harmony and connection. Wagamese believed that there is a shaman in each of us, that we are all teachers, and in the world of the spirit, there is no right way or wrong way.Writing of neglect, abuse, and loss of identity, Wagamese recalled living on the street, going to jail, drinking too much, feeling rootless and afraid, and then the feeling of hope he gained from connecting with the spiritual ways of his people. He expressed the belief that ceremony has the power to unify and to heal for people of all backgrounds. "e;When that happens,"e; he wrote, "e;we truly become one song and one drum beating together in a common purpose-and we are on the path to being healed."e;One Drum welcomes listeners to unite in ceremony to heal themselves, and bring harmony to their lives and communities.
The moment Other Kevin returns to his world trouble begins. Thankfully, he finds friends and allies-some expected, some unexpected-and soon discovers he, like his sister, can wield Old Magick. But without a mentor to help him, will Kevin be tempted to embrace Darkness?Back in our Tulsa, things have settled down since Zoey and the gang closed the tear between worlds. A new school year has begun, and Zoey's exchange student program with public schools is really taking off. All is well.But if all is well, why is Zoey increasingly withdrawn and moody?Stark thinks he knows what's wrong-and he is determined not to lose Zoey to the Other World and Heath, who is there and very much alive.Stevie Rae thinks she knows what's wrong-Z just needs a break. Maybe a little vacay?And the rest of the Nerd Herd thinks their Z will be fine-just give her some time to stop missing (and worrying about) Other Kevin.But Zoey knows the truth. In the Other World her brother is using Old Magick, unaware of the dangers it holds. Without guidance, what will stop him from giving in to the potent pull of Old Magick? Without her guidance, Other Kevin could lose more than the war against Neferet-he could lose his soul. And Z knows she must help him-after all, he is her little brother ...In Lost, we follow Zoey, Stevie Rae, and Rephaim to an alternative version of the House of Night, where dangers take the form of friends, and allies are found in the strangest places.
The Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages six to ten-the Never Girls! This collection features the first six books in the Never Girls series.Never Girls #1: In a BlinkKate craves adventure and excitement. Mia loves dresses, roses, and anything beautiful. Lainey dreams of talking to animals. Gabby believes in fairies more than anyone. In a blink of an eye, these four best friends all get their biggest wish-they're whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning! But how will the Never Girls ever get home again?Never Girls #2: The Space BetweenIt's time for the Never Girls to go home. Lainey thinks it's goodbye forever, but ... is that a Never mouse in her mother's kitchen? And why can't Mia find Bingo? Could there be a splinter between the worlds?Never Girls #3: A Dandelion WishKate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby know how to travel to Never Land through a broken slat in a backyard fence. But what happens when the fence is repaired ... with one of the girls stuck on the Never Land side?Never Girls #4: From the MistKate is craving an adventure. She gets her wish when mysterious mist horses arrive in Pixie Hollow and one takes her on a journey through the magical island.Never Girls #5: Wedding WingsGabby is going to be a flower girl in a wedding! But a Never Land fairy hidden in her basket causes big trouble on her big day.Never Girls #6: The Woods BeyondLainey's day is turned upside down when she's captured by the Lost Boys while visiting Never Land!
The bestselling series has returned! Join P. C. and Kristin Cast in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the House of Night series by going on a thrilling new adventure with your beloved Nerd Herd.It's Zoey's eighteenth birthmas and the Nerd Herd has been scattered across the country busily adulting for almost a year when Stark calls them back to Tulsa to surprise Z. But all is not well in T-Town. Strange, dark signs are appearing-could it be possible Neferet is stirring? Not willing to chance disaster striking again, Zoey calls on her newly reunited friends to circle with her and add a layer of protection over Neferet's grotto jail. Easy-peasy, right?Wrong. Nothing at the House of Night is ever as it seems.With rabid red vampyres closing in, Zoey and the Nerd Herd must come together again and battle evil. But a year is a long time. Have these old friends grown too far apart?When the world fractures and allies become enemies, will darkness devour friendships or will light save those she's loved?"e;Twilight meets Harry Potter."e;-MTV.com, praise for the series"e;Both intense and thoroughly entertaining...this outing will not disappoint House of Night fans."e;-Kirkus Reviews on Destined
Frozen fun! Join all your favorite Frozen characters on one thrilling journey after another! Visit the snowgies with Olaf, participate in an ice-carving contest with Anna and Kristoff, celebrate Elsa's birthday, and more! This enchanting collection brings the magic of Arendelle to life! This expanded audio edition contains the Frozen Storybook Collection, featuring eighteen stories, plus an additional nine stories not included in the print version.
Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver's vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all.A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, Watership Down has become a beloved classic for all ages. Both an exciting adventure story and an involving allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature, it has delighted generations with its unique and charming world, winning many awards and being adapted to film, television, and theater.
Right Ho, Jeeves,perhaps one of the greatest comic novels in the English language, presents acomplex case for Bertie Wooster. First of all, Bertie's gentleman's gentleman,Jeeves, has passed a death sentence on Bertie's "e;tout ce qu'il est chic"e; whitemess jacket. Then Gussie Fink-Nottle falls in love with Madeline Bassett, and Bertie'scousin Angela falls out of love with her fiance, offering a passable imitationof a woman scorned. And let's not forget the resignation of Anatole, the geniuschef. Will Bertie prevail? Only with the help of Jeeves!
Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.The word ';narrative' is the key to this extraordinary book's incandescence and its truth. The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved in it. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research.This first volume in Shelby Foote's comprehensive history is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America's history.
From the international bestselling author of Ketotarian comes a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great.In Dr. Will Cole's game-changing new book The Inflammation Spectrum, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes and exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is constantly and dynamically being influenced by every meal. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. Because no one else is you, the foods that work well for someone else may not be right for your body. At heart, The Inflammation Spectrum is about learning to love your body enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods. Its insightful quizzes and empowering advice will put you on a path toward food freedom and overall healing.
The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every super achiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside you will hear strategies on:How to win-every time! Eradicating the bad habits that are derailing your progress.Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs.The real, lasting keys to gaining and sustaining motivation.Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum.The acceleration secrets of superachievers.Inside you will learn how to get the success you desire and the life you deserve.
Throughout the Villains series, the Odd Sisters have meddled in the lives of the Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel, changing the course of fate for the greatest villains ever known. Now, it's time for their reckoning.This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular Villains series goes deeper into the lives of the twisted, diabolical Odd Sisters, finally revealing the dark truth about who they are and where they're from. The Odd Sisters will appeal to fans who can't get enough of the mischievous sisters, as well as draw new readers to Serena Valentino's darkly fascinating take on the Disney Villains.
Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler, and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? In this classic Blandings novel, pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places, while young lovers are crossed and recrossed in every room in Blandings Castle.
Filled with faces old and new, this collection of storiesfrom the master of humor promises pure entertainment for audiobook loverseverywhere.P. G. Wodehouse's famed collection of ten stories marks thereappearance of many old friends-who find themselves in delightfully absurdsituations. In "e;How's That, Umpire?"e; a mutual hatred of cricket reunites twolovers. In "e;Birth of a Salesman,"e; Lord Emsworth has strayed from BlandingsCastle to become an encyclopedia salesman for a day. "e;Success Story"e; tells ofUkridge's finest swindle yet-after which he finally emerges triumphant in thestruggle against his fearsome aunt Julia. Other stories include "e;The ShadowPasses,"e; "e;Bramley Is So Bracing,"e; "e;Up from the Depths,"e; "e;Feet of Clay,"e; "e;Excelsior,"e;"e;Rodney Has a Relapse,"e; and "e;Tangled Hearts."e;