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The Habit
Mother Brigid is opinionated and discerning (Don’t call them trash cans. They’re scrap baskets!), feisty and dogmatic (Stop signs and No Parking zones are installed bybureaucratic pencil pushers with nothing better to do), a brilliant artist (truly, a saving grace), and predictably unpredictable, recently demonstrated by her decision to convert to Orthodox Christianity and join its holy order. Dressed in full nun regalia, she might be mistaken for a Taliban bigwig. But just as Mother Brigid makes her debut at church, a debilitating accident puts her in a rehab center hours from Susan’s home, where Susan’s already up to her neck juggling three teenagers, hot flashes, a dog, two cats, and a husband whose work pulls him away from the family for months at a time. Now Susan gets to find out if it’s less exhausting to be at her mother’s beck and call from one hundred miles away or one hundred feet. And she’s beginning to suspect that the things she always thought she knew about her mother were only the tip of a wonderfully singular iceberg.
In this fresh, funny, utterly irresistible memoir, Susan Morse offers readers a look at a mother-daughter relationship that is both universal and unique. For anyone who’s wondered how they made it through their childhood with their sanity intact, for every multitasking woman coping simultaneously with parents and children, for those of us who love our parents come hell or high water (because we just can’t help it), Susan Morse’s story is surprising, reassuring, and laugh-out-loud funny.


Wizard’s First Rule (RosettaBooks into Film)
Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.


Lost Melody: A Novel
The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King’s apartment begs to be played. For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill’s ambition of becoming a concert pianist. The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream.
But another dream is about to come to life—an unexpected, horrifying dream that will present Jill with a responsibility she never wanted. And choices she never wanted to make.
Hundreds of lives depend on Jill’s willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together.
The fate of an entire community hangs in the balance as Jill wrestles with the cost of heeding one still, small voice.


A Taste of Romance
Nicole Vitarelli’s local cable TV cooking show, A Taste of Romance has become very popular and gained a nice following. She finds herself in a quandary, however, when her executive producer suggests she have the boyfriend she talks about so fondly appear on the show. That wouldn’t be such a problem, except for one thing he’s imaginary! Nicole has to come up with someone to play the part, fast.
Jeremy Perez, Nicole’s neighbor, is trying to keep a low profile and distance himself from his famous family. All he wants is to be accepted and loved for who he is. So when Nicole approaches him to play the part of her boyfriend, he’s a little reluctant, though willing to oblige but only if Nicole agrees to make him some home-cooked meals.
Will their relationship and the TV show turn into a recipe for disaster? Or can the two of them put aside their fears and savor a tasty romance?


Sanctuary
In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…
When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?


All The Blue of Heaven (Colors of Faith)
Eight years ago, Allie Hathaway scandalized the wealthy elite of Chicago when she ran away to San Francisco. Now a world-renowned portrait painter, her life is filled with laughter and friendship, including being a mother to her orphaned niece. Life is perfect, so why can’t she forget her first love?
Thomas Bradford has come a long way from being the Hathaway family’s carriage boy. A veterinary degree, ambition and hard work have made him one of Chicago’s most sought-after bachelors. If only he could forget those stolen moments with Allie, Thomas might be able to enjoy his success.
The Great Quake of 1906 stuns the nation and Allie’s art studio burns to the ground, destroying years of valuable work. She’s forced to return to Chicago with little Janey, the only spark of hope in a life reduced to ashes. Her faith is crushed by her tragic reversal of fortune.


Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook
People love eating brownies. And you’re going to love making them with Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook as your guide. Author Harvey Morris shares tried and true – yet unusually decadent – brownie recipes that will turn on the taste buds of your family and friends. These recipes are easy to follow and simple to execute, with each recipe fitting on a single page and without creating a sink full of dirty pots and pans!
Your guests will literally squeal with delight when you serve them the Bacon & Salted Caramel Brownies or the Marshmallow Pretzel Crunch Brownies. Your family will beg you to make the Deconstructed S’Mores Brownies or Chipotle Chocolate Brownies for Sunday dinner. And when your significant other tastes the Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Liqueur Brownies, well let’s just say you’ll be calling the shots.

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