The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich

By Lani Diane Rich

Carly McKay's existence goes simply fantastic till she produces a tv piece on psychic duvet maker Brandywine Seaver and gets a cover with an enigmatic interpreting telling her that every thing is set to alter. And it does. She loses her activity and her ally (who announces his unrequited love for her). And her mom, who abandoned the relations seventeen years in the past, returns, sending Carly right into a severe tilt.

confident it is the quilt's fault, Carly races right down to the small artists' group of Bilby, Arizona, to confront its maker, and finally ends up renting a cabin from her. Carly even starts off to get pleasure from her reimagined lifestyles, until eventually her outdated lifestyles comes calling. Now Carly has to determine what elements of every international she desires to patchwork in...and how a lot she's prepared to go away to destiny.

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An Introduction to Lightning by Vernon Cooray (auth.)

By Vernon Cooray (auth.)

This booklet approximately lightning summarizes the essence of physics and results of lightning in a non-technical demeanour and gives an up to date description of the phenomenon of lightning in basic language. beginning with the myths on the topic of lightning, the reader is brought to the mechanism of lightning flashes and their interactions with people, human-made platforms and Earth’s atmosphere. lots of the to be had books on lightning are written for the specialists within the box and there's a want for a publication that introduces the undergraduate and starting publish graduate scholars to the topic of lightning and prepares them for extra complicated books intended for the specialists. This introductory booklet, that's in response to a chain of lectures given to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in electric engineering, is meant to fill this desire. adapted to the desires of college scholars who plan to check electric engineering, meteorology, environmental or easy physics, it's also a precious reference source for laymen who're drawn to figuring out extra in this phenomenon.

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Undercover by Damian Marrett

By Damian Marrett

Fake identities. medicines. money. possibility. All in a day′s paintings for a Drug Squad cop Made notorious by means of television sequence Underbelly and Underbelly: A story of 2 Cities, the Australian underworld has been uncovered. UNDERCOVER is the tale of an undercover detective operating to infiltrate the Australian drug scene. Damian Marrett′s penetrating but darkly comedian insights and fantastic candour offers the true tale in the back of bringing down the Griffith Mafia. After reluctantly becoming a member of the Victorian Police in 1986, Damian Marrett used to be handpicked 4 years later to paintings in a covert means for the Drug Squad. Marrett used to be so quite gifted that he used to be liable for many of the greatest drug busts in Australian legislation enforcement historical past. The younger detective is famously identified for infiltrating the possible impenetrable Griffith Mafia, in an operation codenamed Afghan that's nonetheless considered as Australia′s most complicated covert sting operation. forced to stick in...

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Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz

By Jayne Ann Krentz

A different message from Jayne Ann Krentz

Dear Reader:

Summer has arrived in Eclipse Bay and issues are certainly heating up among the Hartes and the Madisons. apparently the mysterious new gallery proprietor, Octavia Brightwell, is considering having a scandalous fling with that rogue Nick Harte earlier than she leaves city. so far as Nick is worried, a non permanent affair sounds ideal. however it isn’t going to be easy.

One gigantic drawback is Mitchell Madison. For purposes of his personal, Mitchell has taken it upon himself to play father or mother to Octavia. He’s made it transparent that if Nick fools round together with her, there'll be a cost to pay. after which there’s Nick’s younger son, Carson, who has his personal time table the place Octavia is anxious. He doesn’t wish his father messing up his plans.

Summer in Eclipse Bay goes to be eventful this yr. a few long-buried secrets and techniques from the notorious Harte-Madison feud are approximately to floor. The earlier and the current are on a collision direction. i'm hoping you’ll sign up for me to monitor the fireworks.

Happy studying . . .

Jayne Ann Krentz

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Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of by Kal Raustiala

By Kal Raustiala

The Bush management has notoriously argued that detainees at Guantanamo don't get pleasure from constitutional rights simply because they're held outdoors American borders. yet the place do ideas approximately territorial criminal limits equivalent to this one come from? Why does geography make a distinction for what criminal ideas practice? most folks intuitively remember the fact that place impacts constitutional rights, however the felony and political foundation for territorial jurisdiction is poorly understood. during this novel and obtainable therapy of territoriality in American legislations and overseas coverage, Kal Raustiala starts by means of tracing the heritage of the topic from its origins in post-revolutionary the USA to the Indian wars and in another country imperialism of the nineteenth century. He then takes the reader in the course of the chilly warfare and the globalization period ahead of last with a robust clarification of America's try to raise its extraterritorial energy within the post-9/11 global. As American energy has grown, our knowing of extraterritorial criminal rights has increased too, and Raustiala illuminates why America's assumptions approximately sovereignty and territory have replaced. all through, he makes a speciality of how the felony limits of territorial sovereignty have lowered to deal with the increasing American empire, and addresses how such limits should glance within the wake of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the conflict on terror. A well timed and fascinating narrative, Does the structure stick to the Flag? will swap how we predict approximately American territory, American legislation, and-ultimately-the altering nature of yankee energy.

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This Old Souse by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

United states this present day bestselling secret maven Mary Daheim brings us one other exciting story in her adored Bed-and-Breakfast secret sequence during which a visit down reminiscence lane brings Judith and Renie again to their outdated neighbourhood, and they're attracted to a possible abandoned condominium that's even more than meets the attention. On a visit to Renie?s outdated neighbourhood, the cousins? interest is piqued through a mysterious brick Tudor condominium that usually regarded abandoned in the course of Renie?s junior highschool days. shocked that the home nonetheless seems to be deserted in the end those years, Judith and Renie, in fact, can't face up to a chance to snoop round. They observe that Mr. and Mrs. Bland have lived in the home due to the fact 1947, and after cornering the mailman and milkman, Judith and Renie additionally study that the Blands obtain normal mail and meals deliveries, yet not anyone has ever visible the occupants who easily pay the debts with funds they depart within the milk field. even supposing intrigued via those unusual, yet certainly no longer sinister, occurrences, Judith is able to concentration her cognizance once again on her ignored husband Joe and the busy B&B enterprise. till someday Judith reveals a useless physique within the trunk of her automobile. And it?s the Blands? milkman...

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The Language of Sand by Ellen Block

By Ellen Block

A mystical novel that unravels one in all life’s maximum mysteries—how to move on after a devastating loss—through the facility of phrases and their skill to heal, to remodel, and to the touch the heart. Luck: an occasion that may be for stable or unwell, counting on your interpretation. As a lexicographer, Abigail Harker has continuously taken safe haven within the that means of phrases. but if destiny erases in a single tragic second what she loves the main, the very foundations of her existence vanish.     Abigail retreats to Chapel Isle, a secluded island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. As caretaker of a run-down lighthouse, she hopes to redefine herself. yet as a resident quickly feedback, “If you got here to Chapel Isle for regular, you got here to the incorrect place.”     For on Chapel Isle, not anyone may be smartly outlined. From a systematic genius to the feuding fishermen’s other halves, from a good-looking hothead to the ghost stated to be haunting the lighthouse, everyone seems to be suffering to discover which means the place that means turns out misplaced. And while a chain of mysterious crimes moves the island, Abigail reveals that she needs to face down her private fears if she is to avoid wasting herself, her friends, and the hot existence she’s all of sudden come to cherish.

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Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline

By Lisa Scottoline

Mary DiNunzio has turn into a big-time business-getter at Rosato & affiliates. however the final individual she expects to stroll into her place of work one morning—in mile-high stilettos—is super-sexy Trish Gambone, her high-school rival. again whilst Mary was once changing into the straight-A president of the Latin membership and probably to accomplish Sainthood, Trish used to be the top suggest lady, who flunked faith and excelled at smoking within the rest room. nowadays, besides the fact that, Trish wishes support. She is scared of her live-in boyfriend, an abusive, gun-toting drug broker for the South Philly mob. Mary recollects the man from highschool, too. She had an incredible weigh down on him. Then Trish vanishes, a useless physique turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged right into a nightmare that threatens her task, her kin, or even her existence. She is going on a one-woman campaign to unmask the killer, and at the approach unearths new love in a truly unforeseen position.

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Liturgical Perspectives: Prayer and Poetry in Light of the by Esther G Chazon, Ruth Clements, Avital Pinnick

By Esther G Chazon, Ruth Clements, Avital Pinnick

The papers released during this quantity have been awarded on the 5th Orion overseas Symposium (Jerusalem, 2000), which all in favour of prayer and poetry in mild of the useless Sea Scrolls. the quantity examines the lately released poetical and liturgical texts from Qumran opposed to the heritage of moment Temple Judaism, its biblical antecedents, and later rabbinic advancements.

The essays deal with various prayers and spiritual practices, in addition to significant matters within the background of Jewish liturgy. subject matters variety from magic, mysticism and thanksgiving to lamentation, quickly day rituals, communal worship, and the connection among the prayers from Qumran and the conventional Jewish prayers. the applying of latest Scrolls fabric to this breadth of issues constitutes a huge contribution to the examine of non secular poetry, non secular perform, and liturgy.

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