Splendora: A Novel


(as of Jun 16,2019 16:55:56 UTC – Details)

The new librarian in the tiny town of Splendora, Texas, has a big secret

A stunning and stylish femme fatale named Miss Jessie Gatewood has arrived in the dusty hamlet of Splendora. Miss Jessie is the new town librarian—but she has much bigger plans than just shelving books. She intends to give the town and its people a much-needed makeover. But even as she is influencing the fashion sense of the local ladies—and winning the heart of the lovesick Brother Leggett, Splendora’s Baptist minister—a surprising plan for vengeance occupies the fabulous Miss Gatewood’s mind.

In Edward Swift’s provocative, hilarious first novel, a small town is turned upside down by a new arrival—and a shocking return.

A Decent Ride: A Novel

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(as of Jun 15,2019 08:23:56 UTC – Details)

Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters—’Juice’ Terry Lawson—that’s thick on the Scottish brogue, heavy on the filth and masterful in its comedic timing.

A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back in Edinburgh, this time with one of his most compelling and popular characters front and center: the rampaging force of nature that is ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, first seen in Glue.
     Juice is a man who contains multitudes: he’s a top shagger, drug-dealing, gonzo pornstar and taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice’s cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, Juice encounters a series of charmingly filthy characters, each of whom present their own, uh, unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can he discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without . . . a decent ride? (The meaning of the title is starting to sink in now, huh?). So buckle your seatbelts and prepare for one unforgettable ride.

The Tin Roof Blowdown


(as of Jun 14,2019 11:12:40 UTC – Details)

In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.

This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers when he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke’s new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed and New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

In a singular style that defines the genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke’s best work.

Preparedness Gardening: Develop a Self-Reliant Gardening System (Preparedness Gardening, Doomsday Prep, elf sufficient gardening, gardening, gardening system, disaster prep Book 1)


(as of Jun 14,2019 09:42:01 UTC – Details)

Pаrt of dеаlіng wіth an еmеrgеnсу ѕіtuаtіоn іѕ tо be prepared. The оld-fаѕhіоnеd victory garden іѕ a good ѕtаrt tоwаrdѕ рrераrіng fоr аn еmеrgеnсу. Thе victory garden іѕ frоm World War II Brіtіѕh gаrdеnіng, where аnуоnе wіth a small plot оf lаnd, еvеn a small frоnt уаrd, wоuld рlаnt fооd crops in іt, аnd raise thеm as a way tо dеаl wіth rationing.

By having crops on hand, еvеn a fеw plants, fаmіlіеѕ wоuld be able to make rаtіоnѕ go furthеr. Aѕ a vісtоrу garden іѕ ѕіmрlе to рrераrе аnd rаіѕе, іt makes for a grеаt wау to ѕаvе on groceries now, аnd аn еmеrgеnсу ѕіtuаtіоn ѕhоuld іt арреаr.

Thе most іmроrtаnt dесіѕіоn is which сrорѕ tо rаіѕе. Fоr mоѕt реорlе thіѕ wіll end uр bеіng non-grains, ѕuсh аѕ ѕԛuаѕh, tomatoes, аnd оthеr vіnеѕ аnd рlаntѕ. Grаіnѕ are dіѕԛuаlіfіеd simply bесаuѕе they rеԛuіrе a lоt space реr реrѕоn; as most vісtоrу gardens are ѕmаll, typically less thаn an асrе, there is ѕіmрlу nоt еnоugh ѕрасе tо rаіѕе enough grаіn fоr еvеn оnе реrѕоn. Vines саn be рlаntеd so thаt thеу tаkе оn one side оf the gаrdеn, fоrmіng a wаll, аnd рlаntѕ can bе рut іntо rows оr areas, making thеm vеrу efficient fоr a small ѕрасе.

The gаrdеn іtѕеlf ѕhоuld bе еаѕу tо mаіntаіn once it іѕ ѕеt uр. Mоѕt оf thе plants аrе perennials, so they dо not nееd tо be rерlаntеd еасh year. Alѕо, fеrtіlіzеr іѕ easy еnоugh tо find; аѕh frоm fіrерlасеѕ mаkеѕ a vаluаblе fеrtіlіzеr, and any оrgаnіс rеmаіndеrѕ from mеаlѕ саn bе composted, along wіth уаrd waste. Stоrе-bоught fеrtіlіzеr саn аlwауѕ be bought аnd ѕtоrеd, аnd thе gаrdеn rеԛuіrеѕ very lіttlе соmраrеd tо аn асtuаl fаrm. Aѕ long аѕ thе gаrdеn іѕ wаtеrеd and hаѕ ѕоmе shade, іt will bе easy tо mаіntаіn.

Sound of Rain

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(as of Jun 13,2019 18:56:10 UTC – Details)

Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother–and nearly his own life–in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company.

Larkin Heyward’s life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more–maybe moving to the hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she’s never even met someone who’s lived there–until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father’s timber company.

Drawn together in the wake of a devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together.

Galveston: A Novel


(as of Jun 13,2019 17:25:18 UTC – Details)

From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective, comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston.

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known “without affection” to members of the boss’s crew as “Big Country” on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl’s name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston’s country-western bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Any chance that they will find safety there is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with quite a story to tell, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down. Constructed with maximum tension and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly beautiful prose, Galveston announces the arrival of a major new literary talent.

Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions

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(as of Jun 13,2019 15:46:43 UTC – Details)

Forgive him, Father, for Stephen Colbert has sinned. He knew it was wrong at the time. But he went ahead and did it anyway. Now he’s begging for forgiveness. Based on his popular segment from The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions (although, actually, he’d like you not to tell anyone). Midnight Confessions is an illustrated collection of Stephen Colbert at his most brilliant and irreverent.

The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel


(as of Jun 13,2019 12:32:39 UTC – Details)

Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people’s lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story.

Once again New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, at eighty, is a force to be reckoned with because she will have the final word on everything, especially when she’s dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle-age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz’s beautiful twenty-something daughter, Ashley, whose dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future keeps them all at odds.

Luckily for Ashley, her wonderful older brother, Ivy, is her fierce champion but he can only do so much from San Francisco where he resides with his partner. And Mary Beth, her dearest friend, tries to have her back but even she can’t talk headstrong Ashley out of a relationship with an ambitious politician who seems slightly too old for her.

Actually, Ashley and Mary Beth have yet to launch themselves into solvency. Their prospects seem bleak. So while they wait for the world to discover them and deliver them from a ramen-based existence, they placate themselves with a hare-brained scheme to make money but one that threatens to land them in huge trouble with the authorities.

So where is Clayton, Liz’s husband? He seems more distracted than usual. Ashley desperately needs her father’s love and attention but what kind of a parent can he be to Ashley with one foot in Manhattan and the other one planted in indiscretion? And Liz, who’s an expert in the field of troubled domestic life, refuses to acknowledge Ashley’s precarious situation. Who’s in charge of this family? The wake-up call is about to arrive.

The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, Ashley, and Mary Beth deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves. After a terrible confrontation they are forced to rise to forgiveness, but can they establish a new order for the future of them all?

Frank, with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight, captures how a complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation. This is the often hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters.

How To Build An Underground Shelter


(as of Jun 13,2019 10:54:51 UTC – Details)

In uncertain times, or even in times when everything seems calm and peaceful most people don’t think about underground survival shelters but there is always the chance that some type of long term catastrophe could occur. This is not to say that people need to go around worrying about what will happen in the next minute, hour or day, but it does mean that individuals and families should seriously think about how they could survive if something dramatic and life changing was to occur and an underground shelter greatly improves chances of survival.

There are several situations where people will definitely benefit from having some type of long term underground or above ground safe shelter. In reality building a secure above ground shelter is beyond most family’s financial ability, and this is certainly not an area where you want to cut costs.

Using the natural protection of the earth itself can dramatically cut down on the price and decrease many of the issues that above ground shelters will continue to experience both when in use and when not in use.

Since you hope you won’t have to use your underground shelter or panic room, keeping costs down but security and protection up is a huge factor in building underground survival shelters.

Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine


(as of Jun 13,2019 09:22:13 UTC – Details)

The New York Times bestselling movie novelization—a powerful story about a special dog and what it means to be a hero that more and more readers have discovered

When Justin’s older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can’t believe that his brother is really gone. Except there’s one thing that Kyle left behind….

Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service.

He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. At first Justin has no interest in taking care of his late brother’s troubled dog. However, the two learn to trust each other, which helps the four-legged veteran become his heroic self once more.

As the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Kyle, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they might also find an unlikely new best friend in each other.