Twas the Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore Genre: Children’s Fiction Price: $4.99 Publish Date: November 22, 2011 Publisher: Accord Seller: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC Everyone's favorite Christmas poem, Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is back and better than ever. It's all here, from dancing sugarplums to flying reindeer. Combining Moore's enduring verse with Jon Goodell's richly painted illustrations, this is a Christmas classic for the next generation.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy A Novel John le Carré Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $9.99 Publish Date: June 07, 2011 Publisher: Penguin Group US Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. “It's the oldest question of all, George. Who can spy on the spies?” The man he knew as “Control” is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement-especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley traces the breach back to Karla-his Moscow Centre nemesis-and sets a trap to catch the traitor. The first novel in John le Carré's celebrated Karla trilogy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue. With an Introduction by the Author.
The Devil In Pew Number Seven Rebecca Nichols Alonzo Genre: Christianity Price: $10.99 Publish Date: August 01, 2010 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Seller: Tyndale House Publishers 2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him—with one exception. Glaring at him from pew number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church. Determined to get rid of anyone who stood in his way, he unleashed a plan of terror that was more devastating and violent than the Nichols family could have ever imagined. Refusing to be driven away by acts of intimidation, Rebecca’s father stood his ground until one night when an armed man walked into the family’s kitchen . . . And Rebecca’s life was shattered. If anyone had a reason to harbor hatred and seek personal revenge, it would be Rebecca. Yet The Devil in Pew Number Seven tells a different story. It is the amazing true saga of relentless persecution, one family’s faith and courage in the face of it, and a daughter whose parents taught her the power of forgiveness.
The Mill River Recluse Darcie Chan Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $0.99 Publish Date: May 24, 2011 Publisher: Darcie Chan Seller: Smashwords Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below. Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River–a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher–are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps–one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever. The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.
Bag Of Bones A Novel Stephen King Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers Price: $7.99 Publish Date: April 06, 1999 Publisher: Scribner Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc. NOW AN A&E TELEVISION EVENT — STEPHEN KING'S POWERFUL TALE OF LOST LOVE'S ENDURING BONDS AND HAUNTING SECRETS FROM THE PAST. . . . Four years after the sudden death of his wife, bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving, unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at Sara Laughs, the Maine summerhouse that seems to be calling to him. Reluctantly returning to the lakeside getaway, Mike finds a small town in the soulless grip of a powerful millionaire, a single mother fighting to keep her three-year-old daughter, and a miasma of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors at his remote cabin. Drawn to Mattie's dilemma and falling in love with her and with young Kyra, Mike must still face the terrifying forces that have been unleashed at the lake's edge — what do they want with Mike Noonan?
Screw Business As Usual Richard Branson Genre: Business & Personal Finance Price: $12.99 Publish Date: December 08, 2011 Publisher: Penguin Group US Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. No Description Available
The Hedgewitch Queen Lilith Saintcrow Genre: Epic Price: $2.99 Publish Date: December 01, 2011 Publisher: Orbit Seller: Hachette Book Group Vianne di Rocancheil has been largely content to play the gawky provincial. As lady in waiting at the Court of Arquitaine, she studies her books, watches for intrigue, and shepherds her foolhardy Princesse safely through the glittering whirl. Court is a sometimes-unpleasant waltz, especially for the unwary, but Vianne treads its measured steps well. Unfortunately, the dance has changed. Treachery is afoot in gilded and velvet halls. A sorcerous conspiracy is unleashed, with blood, death, and warfare close behind. Her Princesse murdered and her own life in jeopardy, Vianne must flee, carrying the fate of her land with her–the Great Seal of Arquitaine, awake after its long sleep. Invasion threatens, civil war looms, and the conspiracy hunts for Vianne di Rocancheil, to kill or to use her against all she holds dear. A life of dances, intrigues, and fashion has not prepared her for this. Nor has it prepared her for Tristan d'Arcenne, Captain of the King's Guard and player in the most dangerous games conspiracy can devise. Yet to save her country and avenge her Princesse, Vianne will become what she must, say what she should, and do whatever is required. A Queen can do no less.
It Happened One Night Lisa Dale Genre: Contemporary Price: $1.99 Publish Date: November 01, 2009 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Seller: Hachette Book Group Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it. Lana Biel has always wanted to shake the dust of Vermont off her feet and see the world, one exotic country after another. But when a lighthearted spring fling changes her life forever, she turns to the one man whose strong shoulders can lighten any burden: her best friend, Eli Ward. Eli has always been there for Lana–after all, that's what best friends do. But Lana isn't the only one hiding something. Eli is keeping secrets of his own that threaten their relationship. Yet as summer turns to fall, new desires awaken between them, even as old fears tear them apart. Then, when another Vermont winter fills the valleys with snow, Eli and Lana are given the chance for an adventure greater than they ever dreamed possible…and a love that will last for all time.
Rules for Virgins Amy Tan Genre: Literary Price: $2.99 Publish Date: December 05, 2011 Publisher: Byliner Inc. Seller: Byliner Inc. In her startlingly sensual new story, Rules for Virgins —the first fiction she has published in six years—beloved bestselling author Amy Tan ( The Joy Luck Club , The Bonesetter’s Daughter ) takes us deep into the illicit world of 1912 Shanghai, where beautiful courtesans mercilessly compete for the patronage of wealthy gentlemen. For the women, the contest is deadly serious, a perilous game of economic survival that, if played well, can set them up for life as mistresses of the rich and prominent. There is no room for error, however: erotic power is hard to achieve and harder to maintain, especially in the loftiest social circles. Enter veteran seducer, Magic Gourd, formerly one of Shanghai’s “Top Ten Beauties” and now the advisor and attendant of Violet, an aspiring but inexperienced courtesan. Violet may have the youth and the allure, but Magic Gourd has the cunning and the knowledge without which the younger woman is sure to fail. These ancient tricks of the trade aren’t written down, though; to pass them on to her student, Magic Gourd must reach back into her own professional past, bringing her lessons alive with stories and anecdotes from a career spent charming and manipulating men who should have known better but rarely did. The world of sexual intrigue that Tan reveals in “Rules for Virgins” actually existed once, and she spares no detail in recreating it. But this story is more than intriguing (and sometimes shocking) historical literary fiction. Besides inviting us inside a life that few writers but Tan could conjure up, the intimate confessions of Magic Gourd add up to a kind of military manual for the War of the Sexes’ female combatants. The wisdom conveyed is ancient, specific, and timeless, exposing the workings of vanity and folly, calculation and desire that define the mysterious human heart. * * * Amy Tan is the author of the bestselling novels The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter , and Saving Fish from Drowning as well as The Opposite of Fate , a memoir. She is at work on a new novel, The Valley of Amazement , for Ecco.
Silent Partner Jonathan Kellerman Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers Price: $1.99 Publish Date: September 01, 1989 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Seller: Random House Digital, Inc. (Books) The bestselling author of When The Bough Breaks , Blood Test , and Over The Edge delivers the most stunning novel yet and featuring psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past–Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon's life–a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich, into the dark closets of a family's disturbing past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway. Also available on BDD Audio Cassette. From the Paperback edition.