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Return to James Lee Burke's "timeless, parallel universe" with detective Dave Robicheaux, as he investigates the murders of two women, tries to prove one man's innocence, and faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."
"Sorry I was wrong"
Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.
"A good who-done-it?"
Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.
"Very eye opening"
Depression can be draining, sapping your energy and making you feel empty inside. To beat it you need courage and stamina, but they're hard to come by when you're feeling down. You have to pick yourself up, think positive, look to the future, and brighten up your life from the inside out. And you can do all of this in just a few hours - with help from hypnosis. Lift Your Spirits and Get Rid of the Gloom.
Katrina. Haiti. BP. Fukushima. The Great Recession. Those are just a few of the catastrophic disruptions the world has endured in recent years. As we try to respond to such crises, key questions arise: What causes one system to break under great stress and another to rebound? How much change can a complex system absorb while still retaining its purpose and function? What characteristics make it adaptive to change? Provocative and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on the nature of change.
"Totally Misleading Title"
Boo Malone lost everything when he was sent to St. Gabriel's Home for Boys. There, he picked up a few key survival skills; a wee bit of an anger management problem; and his best friend for life, Junior. Now adults, Boo and Junior have a combined weight of 470 pounds (mostly Boo's), about ten grand in tattoos (mostly Junior's), and a talent for wisecracking banter.
A powerful and unique book filled with inspirational stories and strategies from the author and 13 other professionals who have successfully bounced back after a career threatening setback. Listen to this book to learn how to: Develop your personal brand, tell your career story and position yourself to hiring managers. Build credibility in the job market and inside a new organization. Bounce back from a setback including a layoff, reorg, working for a bad manager or suffering from career burnout.
Drawing inspiration from such sources as the work of M.I.T. social scientist Ed Schein, the film Saving Private Ryan, and his own experiences as a CEO leading companies, McFarland cleverly weaves a story whose practical insights can be put to use immediately. Bounce may be the most indispensable guide to facing challenges ever written.
Bounce Back from Burn Out - Regain your passion for working, with hypnosis. Burnout sneaks up on you when you least expect it. One minute you're burning the candle at both ends with everything falling into place, and the next you're exhausted, worn out and feeling positively wrecked. But how do you recover without resorting to quick-fix solutions?There's a secret way to beat burnout. And it's called hypnosis.
Job loss. Foreclosure. Relationship woes. Health issues. Dire financial straits. If recent history has taught us anything, it's that nobody goes through life unscathed -- no matter how rich, how smart, how talented, or how fortunate they may be. White collar, blue collar, or no collar, there is an undeniable commonality to the raw emotion that strikes people when they are knocked down.
Jack Ryan always wanted to play pro ball. But he couldn't hit a curveball, so he turned his attention to less legal pursuits. A tough guy who likes walking the razor's edge, he's just met his match, and more, in Nancy. She's a rich man's plaything, seriously into thrills and risk, and together she and Jack are pure heat ready to explode. But when simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket.
"Average Leonard; average narrator."
When Amanda Boudreau is raped and murdered, it's small-time black hustler Tee Bobby Hulin's prints that are found at the crime scene. Tee Bobby pleads innocence, but then attempts suicide in his holding cell. Why? Lawyer Perry LaSalles takes on the defence, but his motives are fuelled by guilt.
If you really want to win, listen to Andre Taylor. Anyone can talk about winning, but he knows first hand what it takes for individuals and organizations to succeed.
"A real tranformation"
When he was just twenty-six years old, Sam Cawthorn's life changed forever. A terrible car accident cost him his arm, left him in a coma, and put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life - or so he thought. Today, Sam is one of the most successful motivational and inspirational speakers around, addressing some 100,000 people around the world each year, from some of the world’s biggest companies. Sam’s recovery was more than just a bounce back to where he had been before the accident. Instead, he used his accident as a launching pad to bounce forward to reach even greater heights than before.
Physically challenged from birth, Crawford shares his experience with resilience - our ability to thrive under stress and bounce back from hardship ? and how it is a skill that we can all develop and maintain."
The key to success in life is not brilliance or competence or even experience. It is recovery...the ability to bounce back. Here's what it takes and how to do it!
By the age of 20, Anicka Bakes was earning her living as a model in the fashion capitals of the world - Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York. Beautiful, wealthy, but still innocent in the ways of the heart, she met a sensitive and talented athlete on the rise named Dennis Rodman. The two fell in love. In seven tumultuous years, their daughter Alexis was born, Anicka suffered from a tragic car accident ending her modeling career, Dennis and Anicka married, and the two engaged in many vicious private and some very public fights.
Mornings can be fresh new opportunities, or they can feel oppressive. You drag yourself out of bed, struggle to get dressed and ready to go to work. It all seems like such a painful chore. If only you could recapture the zest and enthusiasm you once had. You can blow away those morning blues - with help from hypnosis. Get Up and Go, Go, Go.
"I am Princess Cherene Jennet Sherwood of Mearsies Heili, hater of evil, foe to all villains, and wielder of the prune pie of justice!" That's how C. J. Sherwood introduces herself when she lands into her craziest adventure yet. In this, the second volume of C. J.'s records, she and her gang of friends gathered around the 13-year-old queen, Clair Sherwood, find themselves beset by magical spells and various villains. They still manage to have fun in the underground hideout in the middle of Mearsies Heili's woodland.
With his heart-melting eyes, and his faithful heart, Sniff is hard to resist – but he’s a dog that’s hot on slobber, not so hot on brains! These adventures see Sniff creating mayhem in his adopted family’s life. Has Sniff been dog-napped by mad scientists? Or eated by a moocow ? And why are Ben and his family hiding in the bushes with no clothes on? Welcome to the puzzling world of the most chaotic canine ever! You’re sure to be bowled over by Sniff in this collection of hilarious stories.