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from the Ronn Owens Show, June 15, 2016
New York Times Bestseller
From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From Annie Proulx the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests.
"The Course of Love" is a return to the form that made Mr. de Botton's name in the mid-1990s .love is the subject best suited to his obsessive aphorizing, and in this novel he again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods and insecurities to the page. "The New York Times"
The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this "New York Times" bestselling series, as a "tres chic," no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective . . .
Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.
Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny
Pick a book. Grow a Reader
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow
Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The acclaimed, award-winning historian America's new past master (Chicago Tribune) examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.
Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries panic, exhaustion, heat, noise and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S.
A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Mrs. Kennedy and Me "and "Five Days in November."
Amazon Best Book of the Month
"Maria Toorpakai is a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfillment, and genuine personhood." --Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and "And the Mountains Echoed"
"Can a robot survive in the wilderness?" When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive.
On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they ve formed a pranking duo, they re terrible But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back including pranking alongside him.
Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.
This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.