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Jade war /
By Lee, Fonda,
"In Jade War, the sequel to the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award-nominated Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis. On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years. Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon's most prized resource, could make them rich - or give them the edge they'd need to topple their rivals. Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival - and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon"--

Until the end of time : mind, matter, and our search for meaning in an evolving universe /
By Greene, B.
Includes bibliographical references and index."From the world-renowned physicist, co-founder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this utterly captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, from its original orderly state the universe has been moving inexorably toward chaos, and, still, remarkable structures have continually formed: the planets, stars, and galaxies that provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms, including mutation and selection, animate life; neurons, information, and thought developed into complex consciousness which in turn gave rise to cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. And he describes, as well, how, in the deep reaches of the future, the nature of the universe will threaten the existence of matter itself. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Taken together, it is a completely new perspective on our place in the universe and on what it means to be human"--

Cartier's hope : a novel /
By Rose, M. J.,
"New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man's world of serious journalism. Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. Vera is determined to find the truth behind the notorious diamond and its legendary curses--even better when the expose puts her in the same orbit as a magazine publisher whose blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father. Appealing to a young Russian jeweler for help, Vera is unprepared when she begins falling in love with him...and even more unprepared when she gets caught up in his deceptions and finds herself at risk of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve" --

Salt River /
By White, Randy Wayne,
"Marine biologist and former government agent Doc Ford is sure he's beyond the point of being surprised by his longtime pal Tomlinson's madcap tales of his misspent youth. But he's stunned anew when avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals that as a younger man strapped for cash, he'd unwittingly fathered multiple children via for-profit sperm bank donations. Thanks to genealogy websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots. . . but Doc quickly grows suspicious that one of them might be planning something far more nefarious than a family reunion. With recent history on his mind, Doc is unsurprised when his own dicey past is called into question. Months ago, he'd quietly "liberated" a cache of precious Spanish coins from a felonious treasure hunter, and now a number of unsavory individuals, including a disgraced IRS investigator and a corrupt Bahamian customs agent, are after their cut. Caught between watching his own back and Tomlinson's, Doc has no choice but to get creative - before rash past decisions escalate to deadly present-day dangers"--Provided by publisher.

Murder at Kensington Palace /
By Penrose, Andrea,

Lettering for absolute beginners workbook : complete faux calligraphy how-to-guide with simple projects /
By Stringer, Danielle,
Introduction -- Projects -- The basics -- The alphabets -- Word practice -- Trace & frame -- Art ready to frame.Stringer provides a workbook to the basics of hand lettering. Pages 38 to 158 are chiefly blank, so that you can practice your lettering on the dotted lines. Following the index, sixteen unnumbered pages are designed to be torn out of the book to use as tracing templates, or framable art. -- from perusal of book
© 2019., Fox Chapel Publishing,

The Siamese twin mystery /
By Queen, Ellery,
Ellery Queen takes refuge from a wildfire at a remote mountain house -- and arrives just before the owner is murdered...

The wife and the widow /
By White, Christian,
"The second standalone thriller from the award-winning author of The Nowhere Child, Christian White. Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband's secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside when she's forced to confront the evidence of her husband's guilt. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?"--

The third to die /
By Brennan, Allison,
Detective Kara Quinn, on leave from the LAPD, is on an early morning jog in her hometown of Liberty Lake when she comes upon the body of a young nurse. The manner of death shows a pattern of highly controlled rage. Meanwhile in DC, FBI special agent Mathias Costa is staffing his newly minted Mobile Response Team. Word reaches Matt that the Liberty Lake murder fits the profile of the compulsive Triple Killer. It will be the first case for the MRT. This time they have a chance to stop this zealous if elusive killer before he strikes again. But only if they can figure out who he is and where he is hiding before he disappears for another three years. -- adapted from jacket

The kindness method : change your habits for good using self-compassion and understanding /
By Izadi, Shahroo,
Includes bibliographical references."Shahroo Izadi has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last. Self-compassion and self-understanding are the keys to transforming your life. Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, she shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life." -- back cover.A-ha! moments -- Lessons from addiction -- Getting ready to change -- Snapshot letter -- Ways I'm happy to be -- What I'm proud of -- When I'm in the zone -- What hasn't worked -- Conversations about me -- Someone I love -- What's the harm? -- Why haven't I changed already? -- What will test me? -- Future matters -- What's the difference? -- The plan -- No more excuses -- Testing myself on purpose -- Alcohol -- Falling off the wagon... (and getting on again) -- Cruise control.