Dispatches from the End of Ice

     Beth Peterson

Dispatches from the End of Ice

The future of the world's ice is at a critical juncture marked by international debate about climate change and almost daily reports about glaciers and ice shelves breaking, oceans rising, and temperatures spiking across the globe. These changing landscapes and the public discourse surrounding them are changing fast. It is science wrought with mystery, and for Beth Peterson it became personal.
A few months after Peterson moved to a tiny village on the edge of Europe's largest glacier, things began to disappear. The glacier was melting at breakneck pace, and people she knew vanished: her professor went missing while summiting a volcano in Japan, and a friend wandered off a mountain trail in Norway. Finally, Peterson took a harrowing forty-foot fall while ice climbing.
Peterson's effort to make sense of these losses led to travels across Scandinavia, Italy, England and back to the United States. She visited a cryonics institute, an ice core lab, a wunderkammer,...


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    Nothing But Net

     David Aro

Nothing But Net

Spring has arrived and the Alton Heights All-Stars are ready to practice at the basketball court in their local park. Unfortunately, the city is planning to turn the park into a parking lot. Can the All-Stars convince the city that their park is necessary? They plan a neighborhood basketball game to try to change the minds of local officials.


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    The Patterdale Plot

     Rebecca Tope

The Patterdale Plot

Simmy Brown had hoped that her autumn would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials, and some time looking for a new house in the Patterdale area of the Lake District. But it is not to be ... When one of the lodgers at her parents' Bed & Breakfast dies in her arms after seemingly being poisoned, she becomes embroiled in a complex investigation, headed up by her friend D I Moxon. It is clear the victim had some connection to a controversial new building project near Patterdale and Simmy's ideas of a quiet run up to Christmas are cruelly dashed.


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    The Lost Girls

     D. J. Taylor

The Lost Girls

The Booker Prize–nominated author of Derby Day delivers a sumptuous cultural history as seen through the lives of four enigmatic women.

Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton, and Janetta Parlade cut a swath through English literary and artistic life at the height of World War II.

Three of them had affairs with Lucian Freud. One of them married George Orwell. Another became the mistress of the King of Egypt.

They had very different—and sometimes explosive—personalities, but taken together they form a distinctive part of the wartime demographic: bright, beautiful, independent-minded women with tough upbringings who were determined to make the most of their lives in a chaotic time.

Ranging from Bloomsbury and Soho to Cairo and the couture studios of Schiaparelli and Hartnell,...


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    The General Zapped an Angel

     Howard Fast

The General Zapped an Angel

An imaginative, strange, and boldly inventive collection of stories from a singular mind, with a new introduction by Mark Harris

In The General Zapped an Angel, featuring nine supremely entertaining fantasy and science fiction tales, a Vietnam general shoots down what appears to be an angel; a man sells his soul to the devil for a copy of the next day's Wall Street Journal; and a group of alien beings bestow a mouse with human thought and emotion

Fast, one of the bestselling authors of the twentieth century whose career spanned decades and genres, skewers war hawks, oil speculators, and profit-at-all-costs capitalism with wit and empathy, making these stories as relevant today as when they were first published in 1970.


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    A Puppy's Tale

     Valerie Hansen

A Puppy's Tale

Fall in love with this fan-favorite novella of family, romance and dogs from author Valerie Hansen.
Single mom Krista Brody has no problem walking up to a neighbour's door while searching for her son's runaway puppy, Puddles. But the stranger who opens the door is very familiar...
Mark Vanbruger hasn't seen Krista in years, but now they're living in the same small town. They missed a chance at romance years ago—could a matchmaking puppy help them find happiness as a family now?
Originally published in 2003.

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    Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide

     Rashad Jennings

Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide

Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide is the second book in the humorous and imaginative Coin Slot Chronicles series by New York Times bestselling author, former NFL running back, and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings.

In Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide, Arcade, Zoe, and their new friend, Doug, travel from New York to Virginia to stay with cousins and best friends, Derek and Celeste. It's a chance for Arcade to feel "normal" again after all the thrilling adventures in Arcade and the Triple T Token, book one in The Coin Slot Chronicles series.

But nothing is normal as long as the Triple T Token is hanging around his neck. Plus, Derek claims he's stumbled upon some troubling information, and now a suspicious person is following him. Arcade wonders if the trouble is related to the token—after all, someone has already tried to take it from him once.

Where did this Triple T Token come from? And are...


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    Crucible of Time

     Jeffrey A. Carver

Crucible of Time

A galaxy in peril. The story begun in The Reefs of Time continues.

The time-tides caused by Karellia's defenses have brought the malicious Mindaru AI out of the deep past into the present, threatening Bandicut and Li-Jared, who have arrived at the backwater planet—Li-Jared's homeworld—to find it on the brink of interplanetary war. Somehow they must forge a peace between Karellia and its neighboring world if the Mindaru threat is to be broken. Back on Shipworld, Ik and Julie Stone risk their lives a second time to stop the Mindaru at their source: a planet near the galactic core, a billion years in the past. Can Antares, the beautiful humanoid who also loves Bandicut, help them? What of Bria the gokat? And Amaduse, the most influential librarian in Shipworld? And in the deep time of the galaxy's early history, by the light of a million suns, the Mindaru do hideous things to an innocent species. The Mindaru plan for the altered creatures bears momentous...


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    Spellbound

     Jean Copeland

Spellbound

Hazel Abbot spent her whole life unaware she was a witch. When a spell thrusts her great-aunt Sarah Hutchinson forward from the Salem witch trials of 1692 and lands her in Hazel's bookstore, everything Hazel thought she knew about herself changes. Complicating matters, Raven Dare, a supernatural hunter, informs her that they've all been summoned by the Queen Witch, Morgan le Fay.

Morgan compels Hazel, Sarah, and Raven to correct the shift in the realms of good and evil by ridding the world of the evil that followed Sarah into modern day. If they fail, the forces of white magic will be extinguished forever. But completing the perilous mission, convincing Sarah to return to Puritan life, and resisting their growing attraction for each other might prove more difficult than Hazel and Raven ever anticipated.


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    Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

     Alix Kates Shulman

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD
The cult classic that defined a generation
First UK publication in 47 years

'An extraordinary novel ... women will like it and men should read it for the good of their immortal souls' The New York Times

Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep her skin clear and her intelligence hidden under her
Prom Queen tiara. But when she drops out of college to marry, Sasha soon realises her life has become a fearful countdown to her thirtieth birthday - the year when her beauty will have faded, and life as she knows
it will end. As Sasha rebels against her fate, she finds herself experiencing an intellectual and sexual awakening that might be her only chance of outrunning the aging process.

First published in 1972, Alix Kates Shulman's landmark novel follows Sasha's coming of...


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