Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast Series Book 14)

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When a longtime enemy shows up dead on Pendergast’s doorstep, the murder investigation leads him into his own dark past as a vengeful killer waits in the shadows.

It begins with murder. One of Pendergast’s most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.

The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California’s Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family’s sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined . . .



Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City 2019

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Pauline Frommer’s highly-personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named “Best Guidebook of the Year” by the North American Travel Journalists Association. It has been the best-selling guide to the city for the last four years. Though she deals with luxury choices as well as bargains, she makes a special effort to overcome New York’s reputation for stratospheric prices, ferreting out scores of moderately-priced options in lodgings, meals, attractions, entertainment and more.

Like all Easy Guides, this annually-researched and popular best-seller is “Quick to Read, Light to Carry”—and colorfully written.

Fully updated yearly, and printed in large, easy-to-read type, the book contains:

Handy pull-out map and bulleted maps throughout

Self-guided walking tours

Exact prices and subway directions for every listing in the book

Opinionated advice on what to see and what to skip

Insightful discussions of New York’s history and culture
16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs

About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.



Mice in the City: New York (Mice in the City)

$19.95 - $13.49

(as of Mar 23,2019 19:14:19 UTC – Details)


A charming hide-and-seek picture book that follows whimsical mice on a whirlwind tour through New York City

It’s a typical morning in New York City. Hard-working mice are crossing town on the subway and making their way to their jobs. Some bake bagels inside the Chrysler building, while others organize the bookshelves in the Strand Book Store. Glimpse inside iconic buildings and landmarks and see a wonderfully frenetic world of industrious mice.

Each colorful page of Mice in the City: New York is teeming with surprises and invites children to play “hide-and-squeak” with a black-and-white cat, an accordion-playing mouse, and a mouse in a blond wig.

Ami Shin’s meticulous and and captivating illustrations uncover New York’s greatest landmarks in a new and delightful way that is sure to capture the imagination of children and parents alike.

Illustrated throughout in seven alternating pantones



Still Me: A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy Book 3)

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Discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before YouAfter You, and Still Me.

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.

As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you find the courage to follow your heart—wherever that may lead?

Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be—and learns to live boldly in her brave new world.



Jane Foster’s Cities: New York (Jane Foster Books)

$8.99 - $8.09

(as of Mar 12,2019 13:51:51 UTC – Details)



Introduce little ones to New York City in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster.

In this beautiful and sophisticated board book, children will be introduced to bold images of New York City, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and more!

Praise for Jane Foster’s ABC and Jane Foster’s 123:

“Both titles are stunningly simple, but Foster is able to create some truly arresting images here, making both books pleasurable repeat reads. A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers.” -starred review, Kirkus Reviews

“It’s a book that style-minded parents and kids can appreciate equally.” -starred review, Publisher’s Weekly

“This unusually attractive counting board book from the British illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster shows off her style in a way that will catch – and hold – the eye of grown-ups and younger children alike.” –New York Times Children’s Board Book roundup review



From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents and their Allies Changed New York City’s Child Welfare System

$33.95 - $27.98

(as of Feb 21,2019 23:44:16 UTC – Details)



At the end of the 20th century, New York City had one of the worst child welfare systems in the United States: 50,000 children were in foster care; they and their families were often neglected or abused by the system; parents had no voice; and the services designed to protect children were more often harming, rather than helping, them.

From Pariahs to Partners tells for the first time the inspiring story of the parents and their allies–child welfare commissioners, social workers, lawyers, and foundation officers–who joined together to change the system. David Tobis situates this remarkable success within the larger history of child services in the U.S., a roller coaster of alternating crisis and reform that failed to produce lasting change. But the major focus of the book is on individual parents-most of them women, many of them black or Latina, and all of them poor-who came back from the “other side” of domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness, and poverty to fight for their rights and their children. Many of these parents recognized their own role in the wrenching experience of losing custody of their children. They entered drug treatment programs, underwent intensive counseling, left abusive relationships, got jobs, filed lawsuits, and were reunited with their sons and daughters. Some took the next step and trained to become parent organizers. Tobis shows how their efforts increased benefits for families and reduced the number of children in foster care in New York City to 15,000 in 2011.

David Tobis was a central figure in the child welfare reform movement, and From Pariahs to Partners draws on his own personal experience, as well detailed case examples from parent advocates, to tell a rare story of the triumph of individual and collective activism over bureaucratic inertia and ineptitude.
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Cheerful (New York Review Books Children’s Collection)

$14.95 - $11.50

(as of Feb 08,2019 14:20:26 UTC – Details)



An Easter story for young readers.  This is the tale of a little church mouse named Cheerful who lives in the city with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. Cheerful and his brother and sisters spend their time frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the church’s stained-glass windows and dining on the crumbs of wedding cakes. But while Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to live in the bustling city, Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. His dream is to settle in the country, and one day he bids his family farewell and sets off on an adventure.

Palmer Brown’s intricate filigreed drawings turn this sweet, simple story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as a rose window and as intimate as the spun-sugar Easter egg that will finally carry Cheerful to his pastoral home.New York Review of Books



The Library Book

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

“CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL.” —Christian Science Monitor * “EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.” —The New York Times * “MESMERIZING…RIVETING.” —Booklist (starred review)

A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries—from the bestselling author hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post.

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

Along the way, Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and present—from Mary Foy, who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role, to Dr. C.J.K. Jones, a pastor, citrus farmer, and polymath known as “The Human Encyclopedia” who roamed the library dispensing information; from Charles Lummis, a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the L.A. library one of the best in the world, to the current staff, who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves.

Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country. It is also a master journalist’s reminder that, perhaps especially in the digital era, they are more necessary than ever.



My New York City Travel Journal (Cityscape Kids Journals)

$7.99

(as of Jan 22,2019 09:40:10 UTC – Details)


A travel journal for kids on a trip to New York City!

This two-part journal includes a guided section with writing prompts, a checklist, and space for travel and packing details as well a freestyle section with lined journal pages and blank space for drawing, sketching, or adding other media.

This book contains 130 pages and measures 8.5″ x 11″, giving plenty of room for recording all your memories and experiences. The cover is paperback and the binding is firm.

Don’t forget a moment of your New York adventure. Cityscape Kids Journals will help you remember forever!

Cityscape Books creates high quality notebooks and journals for students, writers, and world travelers.



Night-Night New York City (Night-night America)

$9.99 - $9.11

(as of Jan 10,2019 09:18:18 UTC – Details)


It’s bedtime in the Big Apple! Say goodnight to all your favorite places in the city, including:

•Statue of Liberty
• Brooklyn Bridge
• Manhattan Bridge
• Yankee Stadium
• Empire State Building
• Grand Central Terminal
• Washington Square Arch
• Chrysler Building
• Bronx Zoo
• Coney Island
• American Museum of Natural History
• Central Park
• New York Public Library

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