I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames

My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism

Author: Jeni Decker

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The author recounts episodes from her life as a mother of two autistic children, from handling temper tantrums at home and in public to humorous anecdotes about Santa Claus, obsessions, and family life.

Slave Graves

Author: Thomas Hollyday

Publisher: Happy Bird Corporation

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Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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"Slave Graves is novel for readers interested in American slavery. Maryland history, archeology, forensic crime analysis, the Vietnam War and the Civil War, and early American shipbuilding. The book is a fascinating mystery about the dig for a shipwreck di"

Night Witches

The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat

Author: Bruce Myles

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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Category: History

Page: 272

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In 1941, as Nazi hordes swept east into the Soviet Union, a desperte call went out for women to join the Russian air force. The result - three entire regiments of women pilots and bombers - was a phenomenon unmatched in World II. Through interviews with these courageous pilots, the author uncovers their story. Soon to be a major motion picture.

A Pirate's Journey Ends

Author: Edward A. Batory

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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A Pirate's Journey Ends is a classic tale. It is the story of two young London boys who are growing up in poverty. One of the boys has a friend who has gained wealth by sailing on a pirate ship. This friend convinces the two boys that once they become older they can both become wealthy by joining him on his pirate ship. While growing older they practice their sword fighting skills with wooden swords. When they reach the age of seventeen they join the pirate ship. They sail out into the Indian Ocean and board a merchant ship that has been trading with Africa. The ship is loaded with gold coins and diamonds. The two young boys are now rich and try to join the wealthy aristocrats at their monthly dance party held at the Woodington mansion.

Letters to President Obama

Americans Share Their Hopes and Dreams with the First African-American President

Author: Josephine A.V. Allen

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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Collects letters written to President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and subsequent election and inauguration, covering a wide range of topics including foreign policy, the Bush administration, and religion.

Defiance

Author: Tom Ryker

Publisher: Tom Ryker

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Category: Conspiracy

Page: 530

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In an atmosphere of extreme civil unrest, a scientist makes a significant breakthrough which could bankrupt global businesses and decimate the economies of several nations. Threatened by governments, mega-corporations and organized crime, Dr. Ann Ford finds unexpected allies in her quest to bring her technology into the free market.

Sulha

Author: Malka Marom

Publisher: ECW Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 566

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Sulha tells the story of Leora, who, twenty years after her husband was killed in the Sinai War, is empowered by law to decide whether or not to allow her only son to serve high-risk duty as his father did. As Abraham was so severely tested, so is Leora with her son's fate in her hands. Charged with this burden, Leora leaves her uneasy exile in Toronto and ventures to Sinai and encounters a Bedouin clan, which offers her a glimpse of the other: the mysterious Arab world that so fascinated her as a child, the enemy that her son might face. But are these people really the enemy?

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Author: Darynda Jones

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire, Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there's no avoiding her destiny. Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley's last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above . . . or at least get dressed. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she's insane. But the more they refute the woman's story, the more Charley believes it. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley's life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans in this hilarious fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Darynda Jones. .

The Blue Wolf

A Novel of the Life of Chinggis Khan

Author: Inoue Yasushi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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One of the world's most ruthless warriors, Chinggis Khan conquered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation. In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait, Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great desires and insatiable appetite for supremacy. Beginning with his birth in 1162, The Blue Wolf follows the crucial alliances that led to Chinggis Khan's great campaigns in North China, Bukhara, and Samarkand, as well as the state of Khorazm. The khan was obsessed with his ancestry, not knowing whether he was the descendent of the blue wolf (mythical progenitor of the Mongols and the noble Borjigin line) or merely the bastard son of a Merkid tribesman. For Inoue Yasushi, Chinggis's ancestral anxiety lies at the center of his relentless push for empire. He struggled with his paternity as intensely as he fought his battles, and his victories stood as proof that the brave warrior was a true Mongol. The question of paternity also formed the largest wedge between Chinggis and his eldest son, Jochi, a boy born in captivity and of similarly questionable heritage. Hailed for its sophistication and rich imagining of a remote world, The Blue Wolf puts a human cast on a legendary force that changed Asia and the world.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Author: Issa Rae

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Humor

Page: 224

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The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.