Rats Saw God

Author: Rob Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439115367
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Steve details his descent from bright star to burnout in this newly repackaged edition of the definitive, highly acclaimed novel from the creator of Veronica Mars and Party Down. Houston, sophomore year: Steve is on top of the world. He and his friends are the talk of the school. He’s in love with a terrific girl. He can even deal with “the astronaut”—a world-famous hero who happens to be his father. San Diego, senior year: Steve is bummed out, drugged out, flunking out. A no-nonsense counselor says he can graduate if he writes a 100-page paper. So Steve starts writing, and as the paper becomes more and more personal, he reveals how a National Merit Scholar has become an under-achieving stoner. And in telling how he got to where he is, Steve discovers how to get to where he wants to be.

Blessings and Prayers for Expectant Moms

Author: Rachel C. Hoyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 075861912X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

Encouraging and uplifting to expectant mothers, this handy little book offers a multitude of prayers and devotions. This resource serves as a guide during pregnancy. With meditations, prayers, Scripture verses, and hymn verses, Blessings and Prayers for Expectant Moms is perfect for the journey through pregnancy into Christian parenting.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416524724
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.

It Is Finished

Author: Nerida Walker
Publisher: Harrison House
ISBN: 9810887140
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Religion

It is finished - the price has been paid and the victory won for you! As Jesus breathed His last breath on the cross, His final words were, "It is finished" (John 19:30). Three simple words, but so very powerful in their meaning! In this insightful and powerful book, you'll discover how you can: Experience every blessing that is part of your inheritance as a child of God. You will discover how you can: Walk by faith, not by sight or appearances. You will discover how you can: Overcome sickness, disease, fear, doubt, discouragement, anxiety and depression and you will learn how to exercise your authority in Christ over your natural circumstances. When you discover the truth behind these three simple words and the fullness of what Jesus purchased on the cross, you will see God's power released to transform every area of your life NOW!

The Baby Bump

Author: Carley Roney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811879965
Release Date: 2012-03-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

Becoming pregnant is hugely exciting, but with so many things to think about, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Ease all worries with The Baby Bump, a comprehensive guide that offers expert and real mom advice on surviving those all-important nine months. Featuring tips and advice on everything future moms really want to knowincluding what is safe to eat, how the baby develops week by week, and what to expect in the delivery room—reading this book is like chatting with a been-there, done-that best friend. The Baby Bump offers a wealth of fun features such as Birth Plan Checklists, a Kick Count Tracker, and a Work Your Wardrobe outfit assembly guide. It's the must-have resource for any mom-to-be.

Lysistrata

Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775458104
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Drama

One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem -- and hilarity -- ensues.

The Book of Questions

Author: Gregory Stock
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761178682
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Self-Help

The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

The Brothers Karamazov

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 9781681959375
Release Date: 2016-04-02
Genre: Fiction

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoevsky’s epic family story about three brothers and their murdered father.

Surveillance Valley

Author: Yasha Levine
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610398039
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Political Science

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built. In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project. A visionary intelligence officer, William Godel, realized that the key to winning the war in Vietnam was not outgunning the enemy, but using new information technology to understand their motives and anticipate their movements. This idea--using computers to spy on people and groups perceived as a threat, both at home and abroad--drove ARPA to develop the internet in the 1960s, and continues to be at the heart of the modern internet we all know and use today. As Levine shows, surveillance wasn't something that suddenly appeared on the internet; it was woven into the fabric of the technology. But this isn't just a story about the NSA or other domestic programs run by the government. As the book spins forward in time, Levine examines the private surveillance business that powers tech-industry giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, revealing how these companies spy on their users for profit, all while doing double duty as military and intelligence contractors. Levine shows that the military and Silicon Valley are effectively inseparable: a military-digital complex that permeates everything connected to the internet, even coopting and weaponizing the antigovernment privacy movement that sprang up in the wake of Edward Snowden. With deep research, skilled storytelling, and provocative arguments, Surveillance Valley will change the way you think about the news--and the device on which you read it.

The Last Wish

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316055085
Release Date: 2008-12-14
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games. *Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018* Geralt is a witcher. Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

Author: Jackson R. Bryer
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438129662
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.