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Reinventing Lindsey

Studying the past hasn’t prepared Daisy Parker—anthropologist-turned-matchmaker—for her latest client. Finding Lindsey Jamieson-Ford a life partner isn’t exactly a simple exercise. Not only hasn’t Lindsey dated for years, the prickly reclusive scientist relates better with her robots than with people. Lindsey has no idea what matchmaking involves when she hires Daisy. She’s never met anyone quite like the bubbly matchmaker and doesn’t know how she’s going to survive the infuriating woman. Now her life has lurched onto a roller coaster that just won’t damn well stop. Guiding Lindsey through the courtship process is a challenge. Before the reticent scientist can move forward, Daisy has to teach her to leave the past behind. But another problem soon enters into the mix…How can Daisy stay detached when her body seems to be answering Lindsey’s mating call?
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Three Tales

Three tales for children and some adults.The Magician - A fable style tale about a young man looking for protection that he could have done without.DreamDancer - a young girl wants to dance and gets her chance with remarkable results.Marshall - A number-loving cat, with the help of a mathematician causes trouble in the neighborhood.Three tales for children and some adults.The Magician, The Lion, And The Mouse - is a fable style tale about a young man looking for a little protection that he could have done without.DreamDancer - a young girl wants to dance and gets her chance with results greater than she expected.Marshall And the Mathematician - Marshall, a number-loving cat, with the innocent help of a mathematician friend, stirs up some trouble in the neighborhood.
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Legacy

When cousins Jo and Carter Lemke hike up to their family cabin after two years away, they're not surprised to find the place a disaster. What they weren't expecting, however, is a mysterious presence in the cabin that seems intent on getting rid of them.With the help of some friends, Carter's wife, and a gorgeous forest ranger Jo can't take her eyes off, Jo and Carter set out to reclaim their home from the presence that haunts it. As danger mounts, they'll have to decide if it's worth risking their lives or if it might be better to leave it to the woods.
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Accidental Dreamer

The formula Ed memorized was the start of journeys that put moon landings, mars missions and faster-than-light travel to shame. It was the very beginning of D.T.Investigations (Dream Travel) and it's discreet work for private clients worldwide."When a web is broken it can never be rebuilt. Instead you abandon the old and build anew. But the new web, you wonder, will it break? What caused the old one to break, what tore that painstaking symmetry that experience and the history of lifetimes of web building created? So you build the next web more carefully, sure that this one will hold together. Yet it doesn't. The next web you decide you know what the weak place was. You will build this one different, uniquely strong. Again the jester of life tears the web and rebuild you must. Each time you build, more certain you know the fault, and each time it fails. "Finally you discover that your estimate of the weakest link was wrong and the next web is a terrible shamble because it is built in complete uncertainty. Every connection in it is tentative, unsure of itself."Now the last web, the fragile identity shaped from pain and fear, is in shreds. In despair, you give up all the spinning ... and the dreamer awakens. "With the dreamer the webs are spun in instants of golden steel. Now reality is the servant, the unknowing worker in the Dreamer's domain. And you become the master of your universe."I read my handwriting, wondering what I meant when I wrote it. I was lying in bed after a good half hour memorizing Martin's formula and this was my last read for the night. The passage came out of my grief at breaking with Carol. I had written it a few days after she moved out and its' meaning for me still lay hidden."If there is a God, a final Top God of gods, awaken the dreamer, please. Dreamer awake." That was my prayer to the sky somewhere above my house, somewhere above a Dayton, Ohio suburb, above the United States of America, far beyond the planet Earth and its atomic structure of a solar system, reaching out past the stars of the universe that man pretends to know because he can count dots of light on sheets of film.I felt that prayer touch someone, somewhere. There's no way to describe the feeling unless you know it for yourself. There's a click and you know the prayer, plea, begging has been registered on some monumental scroll, perhaps beyond the bounds of time. That second was the beginning of a life of adventure that I would only relinquish in those moments when I was in terror for my very existence.
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Gay Girl

Phyllis is a successful doctor who is passionately dedicated to her work. She has worked hard to achieve professional recognition in her field and doesn't regret one moment it. Being a successful doctor doesn't leave Phyl much time for a social life, though... and sometimes the loneliness is more than she can bear. Sure, she meets women... women like herself... and she enjoys the pleasures only they can provide. Phyl is painfully aware that something is missing... that her brief encounters, as passionate as they are, will never truly fulfill her. Then, she meets Eve... and begins to wonder whether she has finally found a love that counts. Eve had been married, but has never known pleasure with a man as she experiences with Phyl. As their relationship develops and evolves, both women realize their lives will never be the same.
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Leading

After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.
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City of the Lost

A high-stakes thriller which weaves Turkey's war-torn past with action, adventure and conspiracy. British business intelligence operative Iain Black is caught up in the car-bombing of a hotel in Southern Turkey while investigating a murky Lebanese banker. His partner, Mustafa, is killed in the blast, and Iain vows to find out who is responsible. Working with beautiful Dutch historian Aletta Neuhuis, who was also affected in the bombing, Iain 's investigative trail leads to Turkey's past – to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in 1974, and further back in time to the Trojan War. As the connections become clear, Iain and Aletta begin to realize that this was no random terrorist attack, but something bigger and far more dangerous. And as the hunters become the hunted, Iain and Aletta must dig deeper to reveal a terrifying conspiracy before they are silenced for good…
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Drive By

A searing, revealing, white-knuckle ride into the heart of a crime family straight out of tomorrow's headlines.'If The Godfather was set in Sydney today, it would be about the Lebs. But brothers, lots of brothers. Fathers don't matter anymore.' Detective Inspector Brian HarrisJohn Habib is the mechanic son of a Muslim Lebanese-Australian crime family in Sydney's Western suburbs. His oldest brother is in a maximum security prison, his middle brother is becoming increasingly fundamentalist, and his younger brother Rafi is on trial for a murder he swears he didn't commit. John has no reason to disbelieve Rafi but there are things going on in the family that he just doesn't understand. Why has his brother taken control of the family away from their father? Are the police really trying to set up Rafi? And what is the compelling evidence they say will put him away? John sets out to prove Rafi's innocence in the face of his predatory older brothers and some...
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