A novel spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the WWII years.
A sequel to One Crazy Summer finds the Gaither sisters returning to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam.
Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her, in a story that features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.
Mahelt Marshal, the spirited daughter of England's greatest knight, is married to Hugh Bigod, son of the Earl of Norfolk, but her peaceful life is shattered when tyrannical King John takes her paternal family hostage.
Documents the heroic true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.
Follows the journey of a poor, rural boy as he becomes a wealthy business tycoon and the twists of his on-again, off-again romance with an equally successful girl, in this new novel from the best-selling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Born in Nome, Alaska - J. Holger Christensen, joins that exclusive fraternity of master mariners – skilled seamen who are licensed to operate a vessel on any of the world's oceans regardless of tonnage. Raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington, he sails to distant lands as mariner and ship captain in World War II. Holger always returns to the North Pacific where he challenges the unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. In this memoir, he tells remarkable, genuine sea stories in gripping detail. Above all else he loves the sea -- a passion acquired from his father, who left Denmark at age thirteen aboard one of the world's last full-rigged sailing ships.
An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the 1930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways.
Gossiping and sharing their personal secrets on e-mail in spite of their company's online monitoring practices, Beth and Jennifer unwittingly amuse Internet security officer Lincoln, who unexpectedly falls for Beth while reading their correspondence.
After missing for twenty years, Tara Martin appears on her parents doorstep barely a day older than when she vanished.
The CEO of the successful online shoe retailer Zappos explains how he used the science of happiness to deliver contentment to his employees, customers, investors and vendors; how this led to stellar sales; and how his principles can be applied to other companies and entrepreneurs.
A dramatic introduction to the international competition to create the first atomic bomb recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry.
Colorful illustrations are paired with the popular song's lyrics.
Although saddened at having to leave the family he loves, the immigrant is certain that moving to the new land is the right thing to do and so ventures off to a strange land to begin a life that will hopefully reap the rewards he seeks through his sacrifice, hard work, and determination.
Serena Hopkins, a beautiful young medical examiner, joins forces with Dominic Allen, an FBI agent and her old high school crush, to stop a serial killer--before she becomes his next victim.
A leading psychologist demonstrates the power of human intuition to make predictions based on small amounts of information, explaining how intuition is typically surprisingly accurate while offering recommendations on how to tap intuitive skills to increase predictive capacities and advance professional and personal relationships.
As major news events exploded around the world including the Japanese tsunami and WikiLeaks, the editor of The Guardian set out to learn, in the course of a year, Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G minor, and sought advice from legendary pianists, historians and others to reach his goal.