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  • Why We Broke Up

    I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

    Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

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  • The Little Book of Big Ideas: 150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History

    An exploration of some of the most important and enduring ideas in human history – from religion, science, philosophy, medicine, psychology, politics, economics and art – each presented in brief, accessible form. 

    ‘Big’ ideas are those concepts and theories that have radically transformed our understanding of the world we live in, our place in that world and the ways we have shaped the past and will shape the future. They are the ideas that have had a huge impact on human civilization – and they come from all disciplines of human ingenuity.

    Topics covered range widely and include Creation Mythology, Existentialism, The Elements, Relativity, Space Travel, Geometry, Ethics, Behaviourism, Genetics, Warfare, The Nation State, Anarchism, Capitalism, Classical Art and Architecture, The Renaissance – and much more.

    This concise, accessible and multi-faceted book provides an essential introduction to 150 of the most important principles of Western thought.
     

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  • Flowers For Algernon

    Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

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  • The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel (Export Edition)

    An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Timesbestselling author of Robopocalypse.

    Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past…
     
    Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar’s loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.
     
    The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson’s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology—and riveting action.

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  • The Dragon Hammer (Wulf's Saga #1)

    WULF'S SAGA BEGINS

    Evil from the dawn of time is on the verge of domination—but Wulf von Dunstig figured none of that mattered to him. What could he do about it? After all, he was basically nobody—the sixteen-year-old third son of a duke destined for an uneventful life as a ranger. But when destiny comes calling, it turns out there is only Wulf to answer. After a devastating invasion of his native land, Wulf must rally the peaceful valley of Shenandoah. He must free his family and his land from the grip of intruders controlled by vampiric evil.

    It’s time to grow up. It’s time to fight for what is right. It’s time to wield the Dragon Hammer.

    About The Dragon Hammer:
    “A fun and fast-paced adeventure of a young man coming of age in a well-realized Tolkienesque world. The emphasis is on wonder—and courage—though there's plenty of magic also.”—David Drake, author of best-selling Lord of the Isles fantasy series

    “The setting is wonderful and rich, with recognizable geography from Virginia  . . . The magic is interesting, with all types of half-human animals who are sentient, a magic tree which talks to Wulf telepathically, and vampire-like telepaths who perform blood rituals. . . . a very rich fantasy setting which is an interesting place to visit! We see Wulf change and grow up quite a bit in this volume and look forward to the next one, where hopefully he can get his love life sorted out.”—BullSpec

    About Tony Daniel:
    “[D]azzling stuff.”—New York Times Book Review

     “Remember his name, and keep watching for whatever he does.”—Roger Zelazny

     “Daniel proves that the Golden Age of science fiction is right here and now.”—Greg Bear

    About Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel:
    “[A] large cast of utterly graspable humans . . . .Following in the footsteps of Poul Anderson and Greg Bear, Tony Daniel makes a triumphant return.”—Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

    “. . .an unparalleled success and could easily become a classic in military science fiction. . .Daniel creates. . .believable aliens as well as humans who are all striving for the same goal: capture the Guardian of Night. I was surprised and delighted by the depth of characterization in this book and recommend it to you heartily.”—Galaxy’s Edge

     About Metaplanetary, by Tony Daniel
    “[A] panoramic tale of men and women engaged in a war that spans both virtual and normal realities and that calls into question the nature of human intelligence and the price of freedom.”—Library Journal

    "The best science fiction novel I've read in five years.”—Lucius Shepard

    About Superluminal, by Tony Daniel
    “Daniel renders his 31st-century battles and human dilemmas utterly fascinating.”—Washington Post Book World

    “[T]eems with vivid characters and surprising action.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

     “[B]rilliantly realized. . . the story remains gripping throughout.”—Booklist

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  • Plotted: A Literary Atlas

    This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps—all inspired by literary classics—offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff’s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice,Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, A Christmas Carol, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination.

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  • A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

    You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.
     
    Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
     
    Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
     
    Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

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  • The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin)

    All paths lead to war...

    Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps.

    Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords.

    Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become.

    Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path-the path to war.


     

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  • Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems

    A fun, fresh animal journey!


    Amy Gibson and Daniel Salmieri take readers on an exciting animal adventure around the globe. As readers explore habitats ranging from the Arctic to the Savanna, they will learn fun and humorous information about the animals who live there.


    Ermine


    You'll easily determine / though weasely, ermine / is clearly no vermin - that's that. / But if not for the coat / on this elegant stoat, / you might think that this mink was a rat.


     

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