Forget the old concept of retirement and deferred-life plans. There is no need to wait and every reason not to. In this expanded and updated edition, Ferriss has more than 100 pages of new content in his blueprint for how to live more and work less.
Meeting the son of an Oklahoma City bombing victim who lost contact with, the daughter of another bombing victim, Ashley struggles to help the man find the girl at the same time she tries to get her husband to understand why she feels strongly compelled to get involved.
After an art dealer is found dead in his gallery, book editor Samantha Clair is caught between loyalties to her new boyfriend, police inspector Jake Field, and her ex-boyfriend, the deceased's art-dealing partner. Armed with her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism, and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, she races to find a killer who’s determined to find her first. Second in the series and every bit as good as the first!
This is the scarcely believable and wholly true story of Christopher Columbus' illegitimate son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.
Two wary Massachusetts families—one no-nonsense attorneys, the other impractical intellectuals—meet before the wedding that is supposed to unite them and share a single day of complicated fiascoes, miracles and unexpected eccentricities.
Be transported to 1960s Manhattan. This story gives us the chance to spy on Truman Capote’s close friendship with Babe Paley and his society “swans,” and the betrayal and scandal that drove them apart.
Home on leave, search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. She’s also dealing with the return of her old flame, Ben King, whom she is forced to work with as the town faces a state of emergency due to flash floods. But when things turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?
A sweeping saga of one Korean family through the generations. Beginning with Sunja in the early 1900s, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all.
A young woman in Texas awakens to a nightmarish new life: her skin has been genetically altered, turned bright red as punishment for the crime of having an abortion. Stigmatized and in a hostile and frightening world, Hannah Payne must make a perilous journey northward to safety.
The Fletchers are new to the Lancashire village of Heptonclough but they don’t feel very welcome. Something isn’t quite right, including the mysterious deaths of three young girls over the last ten years. Expertly balances gothic supernatural elements with a crackling psychological plot in a very scary tale of village secrets, leaving readers breathless until the last page.
To emigrate or not? That’s the question facing pregnant Signe and her family. They go... then wish they hadn't. After a difficult trip from Norway to Minnesota, they're met with demanding relatives who force them into harsh labor to repay their passage. With fascinating insight into early-1900s' life and the trials immigrants faced, this is the first of the series.
A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
Forging a deep bond throughout their shared childhood, college years, first jobs and first loves, Sarah and Lauren experience secret envy and horror over aspects of each other's lives before the realities of their disparate responsibilities challenge them to retain their bond from increasingly distant perspectives.
After her mother dies, Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at the mysterious Jamaica Inn. When Mary notices there are no guests staying at the inn, she discovers there is more going on behind its crumbling walls than she could have imagined. Watch the atmospheric mini-series on AcornTV.
Two brother lawyers lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes. All they’re supposed to do is send a basic response and file the letters in an archive. But when Nigel investigates one of the missives and then disappears it’s up to Reggie to find him while also solving a murder case. Great characters, a complex plot, and the wonderful feeling that people still believe in Sherlock Holmes make this this series debut a delight.
This thrilling debut is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art. Miller writes with unrivaled imagination, ambition, and humor. The Philosopher's Flight is both a fantastical reimagining of American history and a beautifully composed coming-of-age tale for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.
This story illuminates the inspiring women exposed to radium, and their strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage led to life-changing regulations, and research that ultimately saved lives.
Fish Girl, a young mermaid living in an aquarium, has never interacted with anyone until a chance encounter with an ordinary girl, Livia. Their friendship inspires FishGirl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank.
The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have an alien octopus teacher with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth--unless they can kill him first! This battle shonen is full of mind games and plots!
Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital, unable to remember the past six weeks, including the accident that killed her best friend, if it was, in fact, an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of those missing weeks. A chilling psychological thriller for fans of We Were Liars and The Girl on the Train.
The year is 1988. Sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade, but lately Gretchen has been acting bizarrely. When Abby discovers that Gretchen has a demon living inside her, it’s up to Abby to rescue her friend in this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
When an alchemical ritual goes awry causing Edward Elric to lose limbs and his brother to become trapped in a suit of armor, Edward begins a quest to recover the one thing that can restore them, the legendary Philosopher's Stone.
Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to wait for her return. Just days before Corey returns to visit, Kyra dies. The community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter. And they push Corey. Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident
This science fiction/fantasy mash-up -- set on a plague-ravaged future Earth -- retells the stories of four oppressed, but empowered, fairy tale heroines. New characters are woven into each book creating a separate but layered story connected to Cinder, a cyborg version of Cinderella. The stakes are high as each heroine fights for a happy, and romantic, ever after.
Emma Nash may be down, but after months of wallowing, stalking her ex online and avoiding showering—because, really, who’s going to care?—Emma’s ready to own her newly single status, get out with her friends and chronicle her dating adventures on her private blog.
Vera’s mother can’t afford to send her to a luxury summer camp, so Vera attends Russian summer camp. Nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
After being hospitalized for insisting that her mother was murdered, not killed in an accidental fire, Grace goes to live with her grandfather, one of the most powerful ambassadors in the world. As she pursues her mother’s murderer, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved. First in the Embassy Row series.
In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. First in the delightful Finishing School series.
Jorge is big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. When the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?
Zak also has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding.
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.
Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course!
Everyone feels worried at times, and young children are no exception. Friendly and reassuring, this book geared to preschool and primary children explains what worries are and how it feels to be worried.
Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter. When his older sister, Jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too.
Readers will tour the countries of the world and learn about their landscapes, cities, history and traditions. Each book will give a taste of the local culture and take a close look at the many plants and animals found there. Best for ages 10-12
Readers will take a tour of all 50 incredible states. They will get a chance to see the natural landscape, find out how people live in Colorado's towns and cities, learn about the chosen state's history, and much more. Best for ages 7-10.