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Divine misfortune
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Martinez, A. Lee

Divine misfortune / A. Lee Martinez

New York : Orbit, 2010

Abstract: Teri and Phil, a couple living in a world where mortals and gods coexist, have never felt the need for a personal god, but a series of misfortunes leads them to Pantheon.com where they find Luka, the raccoon god of prosperity, who takes his good luck with him when he learns Teri and Phil do not want him to move in with them.

HBRʼs 10 must reads on managing yourself
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HBRʼs 10 must reads on managing yourself

Boston : Harvard Business Review, 2010

The reversal
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Connelly, Michael

The reversal / by Michael Connelly

New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010

Abstract: After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

Homer & Langley
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Doctorow, E. L.

Homer & Langley : a novel / E. L. Doctorow

New York : Random House, 2010

Little  bird  of  heaven
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Oates, Joyce Carol

Little bird of heaven / Joyce Carol Oates

New York : Ecco, 2010

Abstract: A searing exploration of the mysterious conjunction of erotic romance and tragic violence in late-twentieth-century America, Little Bird of Heaven returns to the emotional and geographical terrain of acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates's previous bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and The Gravedigger's Daughter. When young wife and mother Zoe Kruller is found brutally murdered, the police target two suspects: her estranged husband, Delray Kruller, and her longtime lover, Eddy Diehl. In turn, the Krullers' son, Aaron, and Diehl's daughter, Krista, become obsessed with each other, each believing the other's father guilty. By novel's end, the fated lovers are at last ready to exorcise the ghosts of the past and come to terms with their legacy of guilt, misplaced love, and redemptive yearning. Told in halves in the very different voices of Krista and Aaron, Little Bird of Heaven is classic Oates—where the lyricism of intense sexual love is intertwined with the anguish of loss, and tenderness is barely distinguishable from cruelty.

Dear husband,
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Oates, Joyce Carol

Dear husband, / Joyce Carol Oates

New York : Ecco, 2010

Abstract: Replete with the emotional intensity and pathos for which Joyce Carol Oates is lauded, these fourteen stories explore the intimate lives of contemporary American families: the tangled relationship between generations, the desperation of loving more than one is loved in return.

The white queen
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Gregory, Philippa

The white queen / Philippa Gregory

New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2010

Abstract: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery

Cartographies of time
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Rosenberg, Daniel - Grafton, Anthony

Cartographies of time / Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton

New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

Abstract: What does history look like? How do you draw time? Cartographies of Time is the first history of the timeline, written engagingly and with incredible visuals. The authors, both accomplished writers and historians, sketch the shifting field of graphic representations of history from the beginning of the print age through the present. They shed light on western views of history and on the complex relationship between general ideas about the course of events and the technical efforts to record and connect dates and names in the past. In addition to telling a rich, forgotten story, this book serves as a kind of grammar of historical representation, uncovering the ways in which time has been structured in thought and in images, in the Western tradition. Written for both the academically curious and the general reader, Cartographies of Time provides a set of tools for understanding the evolution and the significance of graphic representations of time both in history and in contemporary culture.

Simply wood
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Ganief, Roshaan

Simply wood : 40 stylish and easy-to-make projects for the modern woodworker / Roshaan Ganief

East Petersburg : Fox Chapel, 2010

Abstract: This title includes 40 projects for home and office accessories that are simply put, cool. Themes include cubic, botanical, Celtic and Eastern designs and reflect the taste of today's homeowners. Step-by-step instructions and colour sequence photos guide readers from start to finish. For those who consider the scroll saw a tool limited to cutting your average Christmas ornament or puzzle, think again. This sometimes overlooked tool can produce amazing artwork, as the projects from designer-turned-woodworker Roshaan Ganief prove. "Simply Wood" includes 40 projects for lighting accessories, wall plaques, jewellery and office accessories that are simply put, cool. The designs are contemporary and reflect the taste of today's homeowners. Themes include cubic, botanical, Celtic and Eastern designs. For readers new to woodworking, Ganief provides a Getting Started chapter in which she discusses the materials readers will need and how to safely achieve desired results. Step-by-step instructions and colour sequence photos guide readers from start to finish. Anyone who loves decor with a chic, modern flair will absolutely want to add these gorgeous pieces to their homes.

Assassin's Creed. Renaissance
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Bowden, Oliver

Assassin's Creed. Renaissance / Oliver Bowden

New York : Ace Books, 2010

Abstract: Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio vows to exact his revenge and restore his family's honor by using the skills he has learned from such great minds as Da Vinci and Macchiavelli to become a righteous assassin.

South of broad
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Conroy, Pat

South of broad : a novel / Pat Conroy

[New York] : Dial Press trade paperbacks, 2010

Fast & festive
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Fast & festive : 50 Christmas designs : from the design works crafts, inc. collection

Little Rock : Leisure arts, 2010

Doodle stitching
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Ray, Aimee

Doodle stitching : the motif collection : 400+ easy embroidery designs / Aimee Ray

New York : Lark Crafts, 2010

Abstract: This follow-up to the best-selling Doodle Stitching offers fans expanded and updated basics, 400+ easy embroidery motifs on the page and on a CD sealed in the back of the book, 17 projects, and lots of added inspiration. More than a dozen categories include Alphabet, Asian Chic, Baby, Celebrations, Embellishments, Fruits & Veggies, Space, Trees, Flowers, Winged Wonders, and Woodland Creatures-and each section includes one motif stitched by the author.

The moment of Caravaggio
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Fried, Michael

The moment of Caravaggio / Michael Fried

Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2010

Abstract: This is an examination of one of the most important artists in the Western tradition by one of the leading art historians and critics of the past half-century. In his first extended consideration of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Michael Fried offers a transformative account of the artist's revolutionary achievement. Based on the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this book displays Fried's unique combination of interpretive brilliance, historical seriousness, and theoretical sophistication, providing sustained and unexpected readings of a wide range of major works. The result is an electrifying new perspective on a crucial episode in the history of European painting

Spider bones
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Reichs, Kathy

Spider bones / Kathy Reichs

New York [etc.] : Scribner, 2010

Committed
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Gilbert, Elizabeth

Committed : a sceptic makes peace with marriage / Elizabeth Gilbert

London [etc.] : Bloomsbury, 2010

The lion
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DeMille, Nelson

The lion : a novel / Nelson DeMille

New York : Grand central publishing, 2010

Abstract: In this eagerly awaited follow-up to The Lion's Game, John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back. And, unfortunately for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as "The Lion." Last we heard from him, Khali had claimed to be defecting to the US only to unleash the most horrific reign of terrorism ever to occur on American soil. While Corey and his partner, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, chased him across the country, Khalil methodically eliminated his victims one by one and then disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, Khalil has returned to America to make good on his threats and take care of unfinished business. "The Lion" is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge, and John Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal -- to find and kill Khahil.

Finger lickin' fifteen
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Evanovich, Janet

Finger lickin' fifteen / Janet Evanovich

New York : St. Martin's paperbacks, 2010

Abstract: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton in a barbecue cookoff and loses his head -- literally. Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli. Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help find he killer and collect the moolah. Stephanie is already working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep Grandma Mazur out of the sauce, and solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones?

Heart of darkness & Tales of unrest
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Conrad, Joseph

Heart of darkness & Tales of unrest / Joseph Conrad

Mankato : Arcturus, 2010

Remarkable creatures
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Chevalier, Tracy

Remarkable creatures / Tracy Chevalier

New York : Plume, 2010