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The Children Act
17-year-old Adam has leukemia. Without necessary blood transfusions, he will likely die. His parents, who are Jehovah's Witnesses, are refusing the transfusions because of their religious beliefs. Enter London Family Court Judge Fiona Maye, who must rule on the case. Time is running out. In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital--an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both. A superbly written drama from the bestselling McEwan (Sweet Tooth, 2012).
Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook
America’s favorite Cockney-accented chef is back with another helping of recipes (after Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes, 2011). His new cookbook brings together 100 comfort food recipes from all around the world, including Greek moussaka (a layered casserole dish), Japanese gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) with crispy wings and ramen, and British sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Featuring plenty of photographs and Jamie’s down-to-earth style, your weekends, holidays, celebrations, and special occasions will have a delicious, international flair.
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will he do? And what are the implications of his behavior later in life? Psychologist Walter Mischel argues that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life—but is willpower prewired or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life—from weight control, quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, or planning for retirement.
Queen Bee Goes Home Again
It's been ten years since Linwood Scott had to move back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia the first time. Now, with her work in real estate at a stand-still and her ex-husband and his alimony payments nowhere to be seen, Linwood finds herself back in the garage apartment next to her mother Mamie's mansion. But this time things are different. Her father is in a home, and Linwood's brother has finally cleaned up his act. And there's a new Baptist preacher in town...who also happens to be handsome and divorced. A fun read from the author of Out of Warranty (2013).
To Dwell in Darkness
Married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James return in Crombie's (The Sound of Broken Glass, 2013) latest mystery. Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden, Superintendent Kincaid and his team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma's trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern. Top-notch suspense.
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