Book of Judas 

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From hard-hitting New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi comes Book of Judas, a riveting religious thriller featuring beloved protagonist Alessandra Russo.
When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus.
The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen—pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist.
Do the lost pages contain a secret that will challenge Christianity’s core beliefs about the creation of life, or that might hold the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics?
Alessandra plunges into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, and sexual depravity…and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child.
In this exciting follow-up to The Sixth Station, award-winning journalist Linda Stasi brings her formidable investigative skills, big city street smarts, and fast-flying pen to a thriller that will leave readers breathless.

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The Decision MakeOver

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Changing careers, launching a business, starting a family, buying a home, moving to a new city? How do you know whether you’re making the right decision?
In The Decision Makeover, Mike Whitaker offers a thoughtful and strategic approach for choosing wisely in all aspects of your life whether it’s about money, career, education, health, friends, or family. With his background in both business and psychology, he lays out a decision-making process that gives you the power to achieve your dreams. He even explains what to do if you’ve made some poor decisions along the way, so that you can move ahead without regret.
Whitaker emphasizes the importance of understanding the difference between small and big decisions, and shows why defining your essential goals is the key to overcoming the roadblocks that can derail your progress. He reveals:

• why your next decision could change your life forever

• why you make bad decisions

• how to avoid self-destructive decision-making

• how to proceed confidently toward future decisions
Filledwith engaging anecdotes and interactive exercises, The Decision Makeover gives you the tools to finally achieve all that you want. For young people just beginning to make important life decisions, or those who have seen it all and are ready for a “reset,” this timeless book is a must-have for anyone wanting to achieve the maximum success possible through purposeful decision making.

Screw the Eggshells 

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“Where do you think you’re going?”
“How could you be so stupid?”
Throughout her twenty-three-year marriage, Karen Heckman Stork endured belittling and insulting remarks, sarcastic jokes, and barbed criticisms from her husband. The barrage of verbal abuse and controlling behavior eroded her self-confidence. To protect herself, she adopted the coping mechanism of “walking on eggshells” to placate her husband. His controlling behaviors escalated until that night when Karen decided she would no longer deny her truth.
Screw the Eggshells: Finding My Self After Verbal and Emotional Abuse explains the author’s struggle through years of verbal and emotional abuse, and the underlying risk of physical violence. She shares her early years of growing up, and takes the reader through the chapters of her life that followed, filled with the adventures and realized dreams she experienced after finding her “self.” Helpful insights and resources are provided for those finding themselves in similar situations.

Can Your Smartphone Change The World?

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Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice.
This is the first book in the PopActivism series. Can Your Outfit Change the World? comes out in spring 2018 and Can Your Conversations Change the World? in fall 2018.

London Theatres 

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London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed.
Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture.

Contents Includes:

1. Grandes Dames: The Grade I listed Haymarket, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden Opera House

2. Palaces of Pleasure: The London Palladium, the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Prince of Wales

3. Popular landmarks: The National Theatre, Old Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Roundhouse, and Royal Court

4. Informal delights: The Young Vic, Almeida, Donmar, and The Other Palace, opening 2017

5. Legends Alive: Richmond Theatre, The Playhouse, Adelphi, and the New Ambassadors

6. Hidden Gems: Alexandra Palace, The BBC Radio Theatre, Normansfield and Charing Cross theatres

7. Eastward Ho!: Barbican, Hackney Empire, Stratford East, and Wilton’s Music Hall

8. West End jewels: The Savoy, Novello, Duke of York’s, St Martin’s, and Criterion

Rubies in the Roses 

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Welcome to Cornisea island and spend your summer holidays in a Cornish Castle.

Guinevere Evans has a dream summer job: cataloguing books at a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. With her perky dachshund Dolly by her side she explores the island’s colourful history, tries fabulous local food and sees the gorgeous sunsets.
But when an old friend of her employer drops in, claiming a rare bejewelled wedding goblet is hidden in the castle gardens, strange events start to take place: several people turn up claiming they have a right to the elusive goblet, and a dead body is found on the beach.
An unfortunate accident, or does this death relate to the struggle for ownership of the goblet? Is there even a goblet?
Guinevere and Dolly dig in and discover plenty of motives to lie, steal and yes, maybe even kill. Can they prove what really happened to the victim and what became of the precious rubies that are at the heart of the mystery?
The second book in the brand new Cornish Castle Mystery series, don’t miss DEATH PLAYS A PART – the first in this new cozy crime series.

Christopher Wild 

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Three lives. One man.
Christopher Marlowe was the first rock star poet, a spy, an atheist, a gay rebel whose controversial plays thrilled audiences and challenged the government.
CHRISTOPHER WILD is Kathe Koja’s new novel, a daring remix of eras—the glitter and threat of Elizabethan England, a grimy mid-20th century, and a dark near-future of constant surveillance—as Marlowe loves and fights and writes his way through every dangerous age.

KATHE KOJA’s books include Under the Poppy, The Bastards’ Paradise, The Cipher and Skin; her young adult novels include Buddha Boy, Talk and Kissing the Bee. Her work has been honored by the ALA, the ASPCA and with the Bram Stoker Award. Her books have been published in seven languages and optioned for film. She’s a Detroit native and lives in the area with her husband, artist Rick Lieder. She also runs Loudermilk Productions, creating site-specific immersive events including performances of Faustus and her own adaptation of Under the Poppy.

The Key Skill of All Skills 

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Everything is Connected! This reference book for life helps make everything you read and do, work better. It shows you how to learn and master the life comprehension and transformation skills that experts possess, from the way they write and speak. You will put more and more pieces of that puzzle together, in ever new ways, the better you understand the process.
Learning how to learn impacts your work and personal life regardless of your age, education or career. The 10 Lessons provide direct applications to every facet of life. Each influences the others, so your improvement is accelerated.
Many other books connect the dots for you as they deliver their advice. But there is limited understanding of how to apply the process they use to your own life and communicate better with it, the way children fill in spaces outlined in a coloring book: a Coloring Book for Thinking.
Clinical research has proven that people retain and USE information better with illustrative anecdotes and analogies. Field research has proven that people at every level are more productive who communicate that way.
Take the journey. Unlock the mystery of how to learn and communicate. Discover and put the pieces of your puzzle together, each moment.

The Cairo Puzzle 

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Henry had warned her. “If you go to Cairo, you might get yourself killed, Isabel.”
But what choice does she have? She has to search for Sean, her missing husband, and she’s found out that a hospital in Cairo treated an American patient recently, who had been brought to the city from Germany. But she’s arrived at the wrong moment. A mass uprising is being crushed in Tahrir Square. The next day, an Egyptian billionaire announces a spectacular discovery at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Isabel goes to meet him. She’s been told he might help her.
Driven by desperation, she ends up deep in the desert, at a camp run by the Muslim Brotherhood. They kill her driver, and ask her to carry out one simple task. They will lead her to Sean if she does it. But what they are asking goes against everything she believes in.
The Great Pyramid of Giza hides the final part of the puzzle that Isabel and Sean have been unraveling since they encountered it in Istanbul. In a fabled hall, assumed by most to be an ancient myth, Isabel discovers the truth about what lies beneath the Great Pyramid, and what really happened to her husband.