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is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-­century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

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No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us.
Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully.
In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children. Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out.­" For Corrigan, this wisdom--­that to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages--­becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting.

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The Age of Innocence is an intimate portrayal of East Coast American society in the 19th century--­and the human lives that came into conflict with it. Newland Archer is heir to one of New York City's first families, and his bride-­to-­be is everything he ever hoped. Then his fiancee's older cousin leaves her European husband and appears in New York, where she refuses to conform to society and her family's wishes. Archer is at first angered and then intrigued by her. Their passionate relationship challenges everything he believes and ultimately suffers at the hands of society and family obligation. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize; Wharton was the first woman to win it.

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Now a major motion picture
A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGSBilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.­” – New York Times Book ReviewAmazon.­com Review"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not . . .

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Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets. Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they really are and how to communicate their needs in such a way that conflict doesn't arise and intimacy is given every chance to grow.

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Recently widowed Rebecca McKenzie, a successful Vancouver businesswoman, returns to small-­town Hope River after an absence of 30 years to attend her mother's funeral. Estranged from her father and two older siblings, she's left a brutal childhood and a psychopathic grandfather behind. She expects her visit home to be short. But then she discovers the diaries written by her mother, a British war bride with a young baby who came to Canada to join a husband she scarcely knew. Rebecca finds her heart wrung by her mother's story. Meanwhile, a young girl has gone missing, and the suspicions of the townspeople fall on Rebecca's handsome, charming brother Jimmy. Before long, violence threatens and Rebecca must put aside some long-­held grievances to understand the crime. This debut novel will appeal to readers of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs and of Pip Granger's Not All Tarts Are Apple and Trouble in Paradise, evoking admiration, respect, and sympathy for members of The Greatest . . .

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Announcing a brand new cover-­to-­cover revision of America's pregnancy bible. What to Expect When You're Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today's 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It's read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book the most iconic must-­have book for parents-­to-­be with over 14.­5 million copies in print. Now comes the Fourth Edition a new book for a new generation of expectant moms featuring a new look a fresh perspective and a friendlier-­than-­ever voice. It's filled with the most up-­to-­date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy but what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-­for material such as a detailed week-­by-­week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters an expanded chapter on pre-­conception and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More . . .

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This highly practical, six week health plan is the fastest way to achieve superhealth in six easy weeks. Step by step, top nutrition expert Patrick Holford shows you how to use diet, supplements and eating plans to: Increase your energy; Balance your hormones; Boost your brain power; Tune up your digestion; Increase your immunity; Prevent pain and inflammation; And much more. After only six weeks, you will be healthier, stronger and fitter, with a real basis upon which to build lifelong health. 'This is do-­it-­yourself health at its very best' - Hazel Courteney, Sunday Times

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