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January 2006
Volume 1 Issue 1

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by Janet Evanovich

Now revised and repackaged, this sexy, classic novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author stars a hard- charging Wall Street broker, who makes the trade of her life when she chucks her high-powered career to find Mr. Right in the Alaskan wilderness.

BrokebackBrokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx

"Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working a sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

BloodyBloody Bones
by Laurell K. Hamilton

When three dead teenagers are slaughtered in a way no one had ever seen before, and a girl is found drained of blood in her bed, it's obvious that something is very wrong in and around Branson, Missouri. And Anita Blake is right in the middle of it all.

EndEnd of the Beginning
by Harry Turtledove

From a "New York Times" bestselling author--and "the maven of alternate history" ("San Diego Union-Tribune")--comes the thrilling follow-up to "Days of Infamy."




Quicken 2006 for Dummies
by Stephen L. Nelson

Covers Premier, Deluxe, and Basic editions of Quicken

Understand interest, track your mutual funds, and keep your accounts accurate



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing
by Jennifer Bayse Sander

In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: A clear overview of how books are made-from editing and production to paper and printing options for hard-cover and paperback binding, ISBN registration information as well as copyright registrations and barcodes, Novel ideas for creative cover and interior designs for fiction, poetry, children's, self-help, and more, 


Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably!: The Baby-Boom Retirement Crisis and How to Beat It
by Phil Demuth

Backed by figures and stats, the authors outline steps to take today to assure a comfortable financial future tomorrow. This is a survival manual for the difficult but exciting road to retirement security.


Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen
by Naomi Moriyama

Not about Japanese restaurant or complex sushi preparations, this title is about home cooking and family living and reveals through one woman's personal experience an entire nation's healthier approach to food that is delicious, easy to prepare, and absolutely affordable.




Killing Mister Watson
by Peter Matthiessen

Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.


Goodnight Nobody
by Jennifer Weiner

A young mother moves to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town where she unravels crime while her children are in nursery school. Investigating a death, she discovers disturbing truths.


Family First: Your Step-By-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family
by Phillip C. McGraw

The American family is in crisis, and in his most powerful book to date, Dr. Phil calls upon all parents in America to open their eyes and recognize the importance of families. In his trademark to-the-point style, Dr. Phil outlines the issues and lays out practical solutions for bringing families back together.


The Johnstown Flood
by David McCullough

The bestselling author of The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback makes available again his classic chronicle of the tragic Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889.




Everyone Worth Knowing
by Lauren Weisberger

The international bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada" returns with this breezy tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite when she's hired by a PR firm and finds the line between her personal and professional lives is invisible.


Son of a Witch
by Gregory Maguire

Ten years after the publication of "Wicked," the author returns to the land of Oz to follow the story of Liir, the adolescent boy left hiding in the shadows of the castle when Dorothy killed the Witch.


by Natasha Friend

Isabelle Lee has a problem, and it's that Ashley, the most popular girl in school, is inviting Isabelle to join her at lunch and at sleepovers at her house. Pretty Ashley has moved Isabelle up the social ladder, but is it worth keeping the secret they share? Caught in the orbit of popularity and appearances, Isabelle must navigate a world with mixed messages, false hopes, and potentially harmful turns, while coping with her own flailing family and emotions.

BelleBelle Ruin
by Martha Grimes

In a fitting follow-up to "Hotel Paradise" and "Cold Flat Junction, New York Times" bestselling author Grimes returns with her third novel featuring the quirky and precocious Emma Graham.



Trophy House
by Anne Bernays

In this emotionally complex romantic thriller, the struggle over prime real estate propels one woman into chaos and threatens the tranquility of what appears to be a perfect life.


The Givenchy Code
by Julie Kenner

As if bad-hair days, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes wasn't enough to make Melanie Prescott's life interesting, suddenly she's chasing after obscure clues tossed her way by a madman.


by Leila Aboulela

Najwa never imagined that one day she would be a maid. Exiled to London and soon thereafter orphaned, the upperclass Sudanese refugee falls in love with her employer's brother--a love that should not be. This novel is an illuminating glimpse into a culture few westerners understand.


Soldier of God
by David Hagberg

Suicide bombers are targeting children. CIA Director Kirk McGarvey has to unravel the latest threat from Osama bin Laden in order to save American school children from a cadre of suicide bombers willing to martyr themselves as soldiers of God.



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