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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Amy Morin

When faced with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, some people will still find the way to achieve success. Psychotherapist Morin pins down 13 behaviors to avoid, barricades that keep you from being able to focus on possibilities. Morin's book expands on her web post of the same title, emphasizing the need to focus on yourself and your abilities rather than be overwhelmed by circumstances. Both inspirational and practical, the book explains where to channel your energies, what do to that is helpful, and how to recognize what you can not control.

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The Dress Shop of Dreams

Menna van Praag

Since her parents' deaths many years ago, Cambridge scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Etta's charming store, full of beaded silks and delicate laces, holds a bewitching secret: with just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires. Etta's dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. But magic spells--like true love--can go awry. A captivating novel of second chances by the author of The House at the End of Hope Street (2013).

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Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection

Cheryl Ganz, editor

Nearly 20,000 objects make up the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the world's largest exhibit dedicated to philately. Take a tour with the lead curator of the collection and learn what a stamp can tell us about the United States at the time it was issued. From the actual picture or event portrayed to the color and graphic design to the price, each stamp plays a unique role in understanding the culture of the country. A wonderful choice for the armchair traveler who can't make the trip to DC.

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Kill 'em with Cayenne: A Mystery

Gail Oust

Small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott couldn't be happier. Her spices are flying off the shelves, and the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival is just around the corner. Among the locals vying for the festival's grand prize are archenemies Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries. When Becca's body is found near one of the festival booths, Maybelle becomes one of Chief Wyatt McBride's top suspects. Determined to help clear her friend's name, Piper begins her own investigation, much to McBride's consternation. A fun cozy mystery from the author of Rosemary and Crime (2013).

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Moriarty

Anthony Horowitz

Days after the fatal encounter at Reichenbach Falls that took the lives of both Sherlock Holmes and his archnemesis Moriarty, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty's death has left an immediate vacuum in the criminal underworld, and one man in particular--Clarence Devereux--is eager to take his place. Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones must forge a path through the darkest corners of London in pursuit of this sinister figure. A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from the author of The House of Silk (2011).

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