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Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis: Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind, and Spirit

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By Mimi Kuo-Deemer. From Ixia Press.
 
"Mimi Kuo-Deemer takes the reader on a journey through the five elements and seasons of qigong, explaining their connection to health, lifestyle, and state of mind. . . . It is a pleasure to read such a balanced approach. I highly recommend Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis!"
— Kenneth S. Cohen, author of The Way of Qigong

Reduce stress, release pain, and create bodily harmony with this introduction to qigong and the yin/yang balance of tai chi, the ancient Chinese arts of movement meditation.

Blindside (Michael Bennett)

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By James Patterson and James O. Born. From Little, Brown and Company.

 
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal.

Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another.

The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx.

How The Dead Speak (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan)

How The Dead Speak (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan) Reviews  Borrow
By Val McDermid. From Atlantic Monthly Press.
 
Val McDermid is an award-winning, crime-writing powerhouse, and now she returns to her explosive, thrilling series featuring psychological profiler Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan in her latest How The Dead Speak

With Tony behind bars and Carol finally out of road as a cop, he’s finding unexpected outlets for his talents in jail and she’s joined forces with a small informal group of lawyers and forensics experts looking into suspected miscarriages of justice. But they’re doing it without each other; being in the same room at visiting hour is too painful to contemplate.

Lady of Perdition (A Benjamin January Mystery)

Lady of Perdition (A Benjamin January Mystery) Reviews  Borrow
By Barbara Hambly. From Severn House Publishers.
 
April, 1840. Benjamin January knows no black person in their right mind would willingly go to the Republic of Texas but when his former pupil Selina Bellinger is kidnapped and enslaved, he has no choice. Once there he is saved from being hanged by Valentina Taggart, wife of the wealthy landowner of Rancho Perdition. After Valentina is accused of the murder of her husband, she in turn calls on Benjamin for help. To do so, he must abandon the safe haven of New Orleans, where people know he's a free man, to return to the self-proclaimed “Slaveholders’ Republic”.

The 20th Victim (Women's Murder Club)

The 20th Victim (Women's Murder Club) Reviews  Borrow
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. From Little, Brown and Company.

 
Three victims, three bullets, three cities.

Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco -- SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas's beat.

The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country.

The Truants

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By Kate Weinberg. From G.P. Putnam's Sons.
(85 reviews)  
 
Seductive, unsettling, and beautifully written, The Truants is a debut novel of literary suspense perfect for lovers of Agatha Christie and The Secret History--a thrilling exploration of deceit, first love, and the depths to which obsession can drive us.

"This is a remarkably assured debut, deftly plotted and with vivid, compelling characters that leap off the page."
--Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You

People disappear when they most want to be seen.

Someone to Remember (The Westcott Series)

Someone to Remember (The Westcott Series) Reviews  Borrow
By Mary Balogh. From Berkley.
(162 reviews)  
 
It’s never too late to fall in love in this enchanting new story, a novella in the Westcott series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the web of solitude she has spun herself. To Matilda, who considers herself an aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable—love is a game for the young, after all.

Wasteland: The Children of D'Hara, Episode 3

Wasteland: The Children of D'Hara, Episode 3 Reviews  Borrow
By Terry Goodkind. From Head of Zeus.
(40 reviews)  
 
The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series. This is the story of Richard and Kahlan and their children.

'The Sword of Truth series was my masterwork. Yet, life for these characters goes on after the conclusion of that series. For years readers have been asking about Richard and Kahlan's children.

Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever

Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever Reviews  Borrow
By Matt Tavares. From Candlewick.
(65 reviews)  
 
From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever.

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head.

Good Night, Reindeer

Good Night, Reindeer Reviews  Borrow
By Denise Brennan-Nelson. From Sleeping Bear Press.
(6 reviews)  
 
Christmas is coming and it's time to get a full night's rest at the North Pole. Santa checks in on all his reindeer to make sure they're tucked in for the night. All the lights are out, except one . . . Good night, Rudolph! Told in simple rhyme, this is a perfect bedtime story for children who just can't wait for Christmas morning.

Look and Find: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown (Look & Find)

Look and Find: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown (Look & Find) Reviews  Borrow
By Editors of Publications International LTD. From Publications International.
(3 reviews)  
 
Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all their friends. Part of the popular Look and Find series, this book is filled with activities in all eight festive scenes where Snoopy and his friends are ice-skating, decorating, having fun in the snow, and much more. At the end of the book you ll discover even more look and find challenges for every scene. This fun-filled activity book is perfect for kids to share or take along on trips.

The Little Reindeer

The Little Reindeer Reviews  Borrow
By Nicola Killen. From Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.
(106 reviews)  
 
An enchanting Christmas story about a magical yet unlikely friendship between a little girl and a lost reindeer, lovingly told and illustrated with red foil highlights and interactive die cuts.

When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. They set off on a magical adventure and it becomes a Christmas never to forget. Nicola Killen’s evocative illustrations are sure to enchant in this beautiful book with die cut pages, foil, and flashes of festive red.

Peek Inside a Fairy Tale: Jack and the Beanstalk

Peek Inside a Fairy Tale: Jack and the Beanstalk Reviews  Borrow
By Anna Milbourne. From EDC Publishing / UBAM.
 
Jack and his mother are so poor that they don't have anything to eat. Their hope is fading until Jack meets a strange little man with a handful of magic beans… What happens next changes Jack’s life forever. The classic fairy tale, brought right up to date for a modern audience with beautiful illustrations and fine laser-cut holes and cutaways which add depth and drama to the story.

Blindside (Michael Bennett)

Blindside (Michael Bennett) Reviews  Borrow
By James Patterson and James O. Born. From Little, Brown and Company.

 
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal.

Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another.

The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx.

The 20th Victim (Women's Murder Club)

The 20th Victim (Women's Murder Club) Reviews  Borrow
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. From Little, Brown and Company.
 
Three victims, three bullets, three cities.

Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco -- SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas's beat.

The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country.