It’s 1971. Trash piles up on the streets, crime is at an all-time high, the city is careening towards bankruptcy, and a shooting war has broken out between the NYPD and the Black Liberation Army. Amidst this collective nervous breakdown furniture store owner and ex-fence Ray Carney tries to keep his head down and his business thriving. His days moving stolen goods around the city are over. It’s strictly the straight-and-narrow for him until he needs Jackson 5 tickets for his daughter May and he decides to hit up his old police contact Munson, fixer extraordinaire. But Munson has his own favors to ask of Carney and staying out of the game gets a lot more complicated and deadly.
Robert Sapolsky’s Behave, his now classic account of why humans do good and why they do bad, pointed toward an unsettling conclusion: We may not grasp the precise marriage of nature and nurture that creates the physics and chemistry at the base of human behavior, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Now, in Determined, Sapolsky takes his argument all the way, mounting a brilliant (and in his inimitable way, delightful) full-frontal assault on the pleasant fantasy that there is some separate self telling our biology what to do.
Determined offers a marvelous synthesis of what we know about how consciousness works—the tight weave between reason and emotion and between stimulus and response in the moment and over a life. One by one, Sapolsky tackles all the major arguments for free will and takes them out, cutting a path through the thickets of chaos and complexity science and quantum physics, as well as touching ground on some of the wilder shores of philosophy. He shows us that the history of medicine is in no small part the history of learning that fewer and fewer things are somebody’s “fault”; for example, for centuries we thought seizures were a sign of demonic possession.
Devil in the Device brims with brilliant world-building and richly-imagined characters—a great encapsulation of everything that makes science fiction so much fun!" —Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing and Renegade Flight
Zhade's power might be going to his head.
Newly on the throne, he’s still getting used to wearing Maret's face, but he can't deny that the influence it affords him has its perks. So when the magic of Eerensed starts to turn deadly, Zhade must master the Crown if he's going to save his people, and Tsurina's destructive plans for Eerensed aren't going to make that easy. Worse, he's starting to see her point.
Andra is underground.
Assumed dead by the people of Eerensed, she must stay hidden in the city’s depths if she's going to live long enough to build the rocket that will finally save the colonists from this dying planet. But when Andra hears voices urging her to destroy everything, she starts to dig deeper into her subconcious. What she discovers leads her to question whether she's destined to be a savior after all.
Celebrate the magic of Disney's 100 years of storytelling with this hardcover keepsake volume featuring favorite Disney fairy tales, classics, and contemporary stories. This curated 304-page collection features stories filled with wonder--from the wonder of kindness in Snow White to the wonder of courage in Encanto.
Each heartwarming story is accompanied by beautiful storybook art that makes these memorable moments come to life.
Perfect for all ages--from children to gift-givers to collectors--Disney 100 Years of Wonder Storybook Collection is a book that will be enjoyed by families for years to come.
As character actress Edie O'Dare finishes the final year of her contract with FWM Studios, the clock is ticking for her to find a new gig after an undistinguished stint in the pictures. She's long supplemented her income moonlighting for Hollywood's reigning gossip columnist, providing her with the salacious details of every party and premiere. When an up-and-coming starlet hands her a letter alleging an assault from an A-list actor at a party with Edie and the rest of the industry’s biggest names in attendance, Edie helps get the story into print and sets off a chain of events that will alter the trajectories of everyone involved.
A year has passed since the Grinch stole Christmas from Who-ville. Now eager to prove to the Whos that his heart has grown to LOVE the holiday, the Grinch devises a plan to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown by making the largest, most spectacular Christmas tree the Whos have ever seen!
But when things don’t go as planned, the Grinch’s heart turns ice cold, and he threatens to leave Who-ville for good…until one small, special Who reminds him that Christmas is NOT about winning.
What do you get when you take a tortilla, fold it in half, and fill it with all sorts of delicious things? A taco, of course!
This little dragon’s first taco will surely not be their last in this lively, funny board book that introduces the magic of tacos and dragons.
After fleeing an abusive husband with her six-year-old son, Tommie, Beverly is attempting to create a new life for them in a small town off the beaten track. Despite their newfound freedom, Beverly is constantly on guard: she creates a fake backstory, wears a disguise around town, and buries herself in DIY projects to stave off anxiety. But her stress only rises when Tommie insists he’d been hearing someone walking on the roof and calling his name late at night. With money running out and danger seemingly around every corner, she makes a desperate decision that will rewrite everything she knows to be true. Meanwhile, Colby Mills is on a heart-pounding journey of another kind. A failed musician, he now heads a small family farm in North Carolina. Seeking a rare break from his duties at home, he spontaneously takes a gig playing in a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where he meets Morgan Lee and his whole life is turned upside down.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of Paul Atreides−who would become known as Maud’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics.
Nick y Allie no sobreviven al accidente de coche, pero sus almas tampoco llegan a donde deberían. Ahora ambos están atrapados entre la vida y la muerte, en una especie de limbo conocido como Everlost: una sombra del mundo de los vivos rebosante de cosas y lugares que ya no existen. Es un sitio misterioso y lleno de peligros, donde las vidas pasadas se desvanecen y donde muchos se convierten en algo... diferente.
Cuando localizan a la autoproclamada reina de las almas perdidas, Nick siente que ha encontrado su hogar, pero Allie no está dispuesta a pasar allí la eternidad. Así, decide aventurarse por su cuenta en un territorio oscuro, donde se rumorea que un monstruo amenaza a todas las almas de Everlost.En esta inquietante y evocadora novela, Neal Shusterman -autor de libros tan exitosos como Siega y ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura Juvenil en Estados Unidos- explora temas como la vida, la muerte y lo que podría haber a medio camino.
«Shusterman exhibe con elegancia las complejidades de su mundo paralelo». The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
«Una exploración única de la vida después de la muerte».