The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here. Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "turned," an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories. These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women — and how they might be improved. The yellow wallpaper Three Thanksgivings The cottagette Turned Making a change If I were a man Mr. Peebles' heart.
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The Twilight of the Bombs

The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post–Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes clear how the five original nuclear powers—Russia, Great Britain, France, China, and especially the United States—have struggled with new realities. He shows us how the stage was set for a second tragic war when Iraq secretly destroyed its nuclear infrastructure and reveals the real reasons George W. Bush chose to fight a second war in Iraq. We see how the efforts of U.S. weapons labs laid the groundwork for nuclear consolidation in the former Soviet Union, how and why South Africa secretly built and then destroyed a small nuclear arsenal, and how Jimmy Carter’s private diplomacy prevented another Korean War. We also see how the present day represents a nuclear turning point and what hope exists for our future. Rhodes assesses the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism and offers advice on how our complicated relationships with North Korea and South Asia should evolve. Finally, he imagines what a post-nuclear world might look like, suggesting what might make it possible. Powerful and persuasive, The Twilight of the Bombs is an essential work of contemporary history. From the Hardcover edition.
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Hedy's Folly

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible. Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood’s golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Forks

"Welcome back to the magic of Forks!" A Forks local takes readers back to the familiar setting of Twilight, but with the unexpected pleasure of new and mysterious visitors.Age Level: 11 and up | Grade Level: 6 and upA unique and re-imagined take on a favorite. Same setting, different characters, and story."I like how she connected the movie to the book and still you are like: what is this place." 5 stars"It's like visiting with old friends, but you have the unexpected pleasure of new and mysterious visitors." 5 stars"This book is AMAZING!" 5 stars"Now I really do want to move to Forks!" 5 stars"I wish they'd make this a television series!" 5 stars
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Dream Travel

You travel in your dreams and end up physically in Africa. You see that person in real life. It is a gift you soon regretThis is a book about going somewhere physically in your dreams. Meeting these same people in real life. It is a book about adventure and romance.
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Voices

The stalker came but they never left. They are not the kind of stalkers you think."The 5th Wave" meets "The Host" in an epic new saga, SEEK.“An intriguing read that any pre-teen or teen will enjoy!”—LitPickOut of seven billion people, there’s only one thing we all have in common.We search for what eludes us.We evade what causes us sorrow.We extract what doesn’t suit our needs.And we kill to get what we want.WE SEEK.In the time it takes you to read this, two lives will be revoked and one spared. Some call it divine intervention, others say natural selection decides, but no one really knows for sure.EXCEPT ME.My name is Keira, and this is how I saved you.Keira Donavan joins a secret government agency called SEEK to get her sister, Lindy, an illegal operation (a genetically created spinal cord transplant). The surgery promises to repair Lindy’s legs after a car accident, which Keira feels responsible for, leaves her paralyzed.At SEEK, Keira is a trained huntress who tracks and kills parasitic shadows in the Daniel Boone National Forest. She's told the shadows—the "Khayal"—are evil parasites which prey on humans. But things get weird after she finds herself injured and alone in the woods. Once rescued, everything changes including her eye-color and her job. SEEK gives her a human target—a handsome nineteen-year-old millionaire—Jonathan Steed. Now she has two choices if she's going to succeed in getting Lindy that operation, seduce Jonathan and convince him to join SEEK...or kill him.But nothing goes according to plan when she finds herself staring into eyes the same radioactive green as hers. Jonathan swears SEEK's been lying to her, but it isn’t until Keira comes face-to-face with a true Khayal that her world crashes down—one lie at a time—until she's forced to see the truth. Khayal are good and SEEK wants her dead. But running isn’t that simple. SEEK has her sister and her family.Again Keira must choose, save her sister and her family or save the Khayal. And falling in love with Jonathan isn't helping.LitPick Top Choice Book Review AwardSearch is the first book of the four-part SEEK Saga.Evade (SEEK Book 2) coming November 1, 2016Extract (SEEK Book 3) coming (May 1, 2017Kill (SEEK Book 4) coming November 1, 2017**Mild Language
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Delayed Gratification

Once upon a time a sexy, charming, hot British guy walked into my bar. He was flirty and delicious, and we hit it off right away. So well in fact, that I'd have given him my number. Except, fate decided to play a trick on me. Since the guy turned out to be my brother's best friend, he was off limits. So we made a pact to be just friends. And we became great friends. It worked for a while. Until the night we were snowed in... *This prequel story of Jason and Truly was previously included in the original Instant Attraction edition that followed the tales of three different couples. That book is no longer available. However, the story of how Jason and Truly first met has been edited into Delayed Gratification, a story that NOW focuses entirely on that couple. I hope you enjoy this tantalizing introduction to their romance.*
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Asking For a Friend

I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again. I knew what she wanted in a man — smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn't count), and plays a wicked game of badminton. So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I'd weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks. But then he responded. Is it wrong to date the guy I screened for my bestie? Not asking for a friend.
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Promise Me

Promise Me, A Romance Book by Marie Easton
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