River Monsters

In this companion book to the Animal Planet series, host Jeremy Wade explores the world's most intriguing freshwater fish—and his own obsession with finding them.
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Your Life In My Hands--a Junior Doctor's Story

'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.'How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a world of pain, loss and trauma that you feel wholly ill-equipped to handle?To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life?To toughen up the hard way, through repeated exposure to life-and-death situations, until you are finally a match for them?In this heartfelt, deeply personal account of life as a junior doctor in today's health service, former television journalist turned doctor, Rachel Clarke, captures the extraordinary realities of ordinary life on the NHS front line. From the...
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Never Sit If You Can Dance

The perfect Mother's Day gift. Jo's mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very late. When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she waited for him in the parking lot, embroidering pillowcases. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge, while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but in more important ways they were much closer in spirit than Jo had once thought. At a turbulent time in America, Never Sit If You Can Dance offers uplifting lessons in old-fashioned civility that will ring true with mothers, daughters, and their families. Told with lighthearted good humor, it's a charming tale of the way things used to be—and probably still should be.
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Screen Kiss

Addy Tornado wishes her love life was as dramatic as her name. A true romantic, Addy lives for the movies and yearns for a mate who is as beautiful, sexy, witty, and as smart as the heroines on the screen. Of course that someone would also have to put up with her OCD about color coordination...Mazie Midnight has one dream—to finish her Master's program in music performance. She reinvents herself and moves to the west coast to attend Cammon University, hoping a new name and a new start will be what she needs to face the one barrier keeping her from a degree: terrible stage fright.Mazie takes a job at the Bijou Theater, Addy's favorite place in the whole world, and the two clash immediately over Mazie's re-arrangement of the colorful candies. Mazie meets none of Addy's expectations in a mate, and Addy sees Mazie as nothing more than an adversary... until Mazie opens her mouth to sing.Believing the world should hear Mazie, Addy vows to help her overcome her stage fright.
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How to Think Like a Fish

The star of the Animal Planet's River Monsters and author of the bestselling companion book shares a meditation on fishing—and life.In his previous book, Jeremy Wade memorably recounted his adventures in pursuit of fish of staggering proportions and terrifying demeanor: goliath tigerfish from the Congo, arapaima from the Amazon, "giant devil catfish" from the Himalayan foothills, and more. Now, the greatest angling explorer of his generation returns to delight readers with a book of a different sort, the book he was always destined to write — the distillation of a life spent fishing.As Jeremy's catches attract increasing attention, many people ask him how they can improve their own fishing results. This book is his reply: part science, part art, and part elusive something else — which is within every angler's ability to develop. Along the way you will learn when to let instinct override logic, which details are vital and which may be...
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Hat Trick

To pint-sized JT McDonald, hockey is life. So how come life keeps getting in the way of his hockey?JT McDonald is the smallest guy on the team — but he's not letting that interfere with his plans to rule the rink this hockey season. His blades are sharp, his focus is strong and he is determined to play against the biggest team in the league, no matter what his coach says. That is until a new player joins the team — a giant new player named Eddie Bosko — and he's a right winger too, just like JT.JT realizes his best moves look weak next to Eddie's. And to make matters worse when JT fails a math test, his mother grounds him, devastating his hockey happiness further. On the upside, while grounded, he wins a radio contest that will give him the chance to score a goal from centre line at the next Vancouver Canucks game. There's one catch: he won't be allowed to attend unless he pulls off a B on his next math test. Again his dreams seem just out...
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Line Change

JT McDonald is back and dealing with a difficult hockey coach — his dad!JT McDonald is finally back on the ice with his team, doing better at math thanks to tutoring from his teammate Eddie and sporting the awesome new helmet he bought with his prize money from the Vancouver Canucks contest. Everything seems to be getting back on track for JT. That is, until Coach O'Neil has a bad fall on the ice and the team is left without a coach mid-season.JT is thrilled when his dad steps in to lead the team — but his teammates have a harder time adjusting to the new coach. Suddenly practice time isn't fun anymore, they're fighting among themselves, and they're devastated when they lose a game that should have been an easy win. Can the Cutter Bay Cougars get back on track before the season ends?
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Athlete vs. Mathlete

Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn't be more different. They've long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is about to change. The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen has to fight to stay in the game. When someone tries to steal Russell's spot as captain of the mathlete team, will the two be able to put aside their differences in order to save his position? Or will they be sidelined?Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.
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Weightless

Annabel’s not surprised when nobody recognizes her at her 10 year reunion. The spotty fat teen nicknamed AnnaBall by the school bullies is long gone. But standing on the edge of the popular crowd, she still feels like that girl. That is, until Jack, her teen crush, mistakes her for Christy Blake, his dream girl... and her chief tormenter. There's no harm in pretending to be Christy, right?
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Paid in Full

A quiet Sunday afternoon takes a deadly turn for real estate agent Ari Adams, who discovers the corpse of a business tycoon in one of her listings. When her best friend, Bob, becomes the prime suspect, Ari's desire to prove his innocence puts her on a collision course with Detective Molly Nelson, the gorgeous homicide detective facing the enormous pressure of finding the power broker's killer - fast. When Bob disappears, Ari enters a world of betrayal and deception, causing her to question Bob's innocence. She realizes that she may need to admit that Molly's hunt for justice will lead to Ari's greatest secret. As both women hunt for Bob, they are drawn to each other - unable to control the desire that surfaces when they are together. While Ari desperately craves Molly's attention, her devotion to Bob may force her to choose between the debts of the past and the promise of a happy future - if she can stay alive that long.
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Breakaway

Hockey camp teaches Nugget and his friends some important lessons about good sportsmanship.Nugget McDonald has been looking forward to his first Christmas Break Hockey Camp for months. And now that school's finally out, he's ready to spend a solid week learning from a pro — Danny Holbrook of the Vancouver Canucks!But because Mom was late signing him up, instead of working with his NHL hero, and most of his pals from the Cougars, Nugget will be training on another team. The good news: the coach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. The bad news: Coach won her medals in women's hockey.Nugget can't believe that his team, with a female coach, could possibly beat Danny Holbrook's team in the game at the end of the week. But with Coach Katie Gunnar at the helm, Nugget and his friends are headed for a big attitude adjustment.
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Point of Betrayal

Rebuilding is hard, especially when both hearth and heart have been badly wounded. Renovating her home after an explosion occupies most of Ari Adams’ time. Her heart remains unhealed—nine months later her former girlfriend, Molly Nelson, is still not speaking to her. Worst of all, that wound was self-inflicted. Trying to move on, Ari turns to private investigator Biz Stone for solace. When her best friend Jane arrives with a disquieting story of a dead social worker and murky motives for murder in California, Ari naturally asks Biz to go with them. Molly, meanwhile, would do anything to prove that Biz is a lowlife who spiked Molly’s police career, murdered a witness and most definitely stole her girlfriend. Betrayals of more than one kind form the tightening net of danger that surrounds Ari in this fourth installment of Ann Roberts’ critically acclaimed series.
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