||A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated
actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like P
itch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually
small, weird, and 10 percent defiant.
||The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher´s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection
of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.
When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming
of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive
love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely
recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable,
but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a (sort-of) regular teenager.
||First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media
sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then
he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New
York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New
England Patriots then let go after training camp—a scenario that repeated itself the
following summer with the Philadelphia Eagles. Tim Tebow has achieved big victories and
plunged the depths of failure, all while never letting go of his faith, even in the face
of doubt and disappointment. In Shaken he explains why neither the highs nor the
lows of his life can define him—and he reveals how you, too, can find confidence in
your identity and know who you are. In revealing passages, Tebow pulls back the curtain
on his life, sharing the vulnerable moments of his career that have shaken him to his
core—while also teaching the biblical principles that will enable you to keep the
faith, no matter what comes your way.
||War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists
have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in
an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine´s top secret Death
Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their
enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso,
could be the key.
||New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply
affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’
and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant
homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women.
||Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly
tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series
of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other,
executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s
joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s
overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy
refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the
tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is
discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either.
Or maybe this is just another game.
||Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer...with a conscience.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When
the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police
force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into
the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a
brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common
thread--the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a
murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.
As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner,
he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect
descends into utter chaos.
||In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking
an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie
Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only
this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice
cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.