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      • 196. Re: Best bargains II
        TarHeelGirl00

        Murder, I Write: True Tales of Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge

        Murder, I Write: True Tales of Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge

        by Kathryn Casey

         

        Currently $ .99

         

        With Photos!

         

        A small town, East Texas love triangle ends in a brutal execution. A teenage girl guns down her loving mother. A drag queen falls in love with a beautiful young woman, resulting in a horrific murder. A woman left for dead by a serial killer refuses to be a victim. These are just four of the cases explored in MURDER, I WRITE, an exciting new volume by critically acclaimed true crime author Kathryn Casey. Thirty years in the trenches covering sensational murder cases, Casey’s career has taken her from victims’ homes, to homicide units, to face offs with cold-blooded killers. In these fascinating behind-the-headlines true accounts of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge, Casey explores the worst men do and profiles those who triumph over evil.

        • 197. Re: Best bargains II
          TarHeelGirl00

          Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History

          Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History

           

          by George Crile

           

          Currently $1.99

           

          Charlie Wilson's War was a publishing sensation and a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. In the early 1980s, a Houston socialite turned the attention of maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson to the ragged band of Afghan "freedom fighters" who continued, despite overwhelming odds, to fight the Soviet invaders. Wilson, who sat on the all-powerful House Appropriations Committee, managed to procure hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen. The arms were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an out-of-favor CIA operative, Gust Avrokotos, whose working-class Greek-American background made him an anomaly among the Ivy League world of American spies. Avrakotos handpicked a staff of CIA outcasts to run his operation and, with their help, continually stretched the Agency's rules to the breaking point. Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol, to secret chambers at Langley, to arms-dealers' conventions, to the Khyber Pass, this book presents an astonishing chapter of our recent past, and the key to understanding what helped trigger the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and ultimately led to the emergence of a brand-new foe in the form of radical Islam.

          • 198. Re: Best bargains II
            TarHeelGirl00

            Signs of Life

            Signs of Life

            by Natalie Taylor

             

            Currently $1.99

             

            Twenty-four-year-old Natalie Taylor was leading a charmed life. At the age of twenty four, she had a fulfilling job as a high school English teacher, a wonderful husband, a new house and a baby on the way.  Then, while visiting her sister, she gets the news that Josh has died in a freak accident.  Four months before the birth of her son, Natalie is leveled by loss. 

             

            What follows is an incredibly powerful emotional journey, as Natalie calls upon resources she didn’t even know she had in order to re-imagine and re-build a life for her and her son. In vivid and immediate detail, Natalie documents her life from the day of Josh’s death through the birth their son, Kai, as she struggles in her role as a new mother where everyone is watching her for signs of impending collapse.  With honesty, raw pain, and most surprising, a wicked sense of humor, Natalie recounts the agonies and unexpected joys of her new life.  There is the frustration of holidays, navigating the relationship with her in-laws, the comfort she finds and unlikely friendship she forges in support groups and the utterly breathtaking, but often overwhelming new motherhood.   When she returns to the classroom, she finds that little is more healing than the honesty and egocentricity of teenagers. 

             

            Drawing on lessons from beloved books like The Color Purple and The Catcher in the Rye and the talk shows she suddenly can’t get enough of, from the strength of her family and friends, and from a rich fantasy life—including a saucy fairy godmother who guides her grieving—Natalie embarks on the ultimate journey of self-discovery and realizes you can sometimes find the best in yourself during the worst life has to offer.  And she delivers these lessons, in way that feels like she’s right beside you in her bathrobe and with a glass of wine--the cool, funny girlfriend you love to stay up all night with. 

             

            Unforgettable and utterly absorbing, Signs of Life features a powerful, wholly original debut voice that will have you crying and laughing to the very last page.

            • 199. Re: Best bargains II
              TarHeelGirl00

              The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)

              The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)

              by Maurice Druon

               

              Currently $1.99

               

              In this peerless historical epic, the ruthless King Louis will stop at nothing to fulfill his ambitions, even as his kingdom sinks into a maelstrom of intrigue, betrayal, and violence. Hailed by George R.R. Martin as “the original Game of Thrones.”

              • 200. Re: Best bargains II
                TarHeelGirl00

                The English German Girl: A Novel

                The English German Girl

                By Jake Wallis Simons

                 

                Currently $1.99

                 

                As Berlin is stifled under the weight of Hitler’s dominion, a young girl named Rosa Klein quietly slips away from home on a Kindertransport train. Her goal is to deliver her beloved family to safety.

                • 201. Re: Best bargains II
                  TarHeelGirl00

                  Target America

                  By Scott McEwen

                   

                  Currently $1.99

                   

                  When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War–era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the President is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters. First introduced in Sniper Elite: One-Way Trip, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “meaty thriller” with “snappy dialogue and well-timed humor,” Shannon and his team were run out of the military after defying direct orders and instead choosing to save the life of one of their own.

                   

                  In Target America, Gil and his team, many of whom had gone rogue, are reunited as an off-the-books Special Ops unit that must race against the clock to save the country from nuclear destruction.

                  • 202. Re: Best bargains II
                    TarHeelGirl00

                    Later, at the bar

                    By Rebecca Barry

                     

                    Currently $1.99

                     

                    Lucy's Tavern is the best kind of small-town bar. It has a good jukebox, a bartender with a generous pour, and it's always open, even in terrible weather. In the raw and beautiful country that makes up Rebecca Barry's fictional landscape, Lucy's is where everyone ends up, whether they mean to or not.

                     

                    There's the tipsy advice columnist who has a hard time following her own advice, the ex-con who falls for the same woman over and over again, and the soup-maker who tries to drink and cook his way out of romantic despair. Theirs are the kinds of stories about love and life that unfold late in the evening, when people finally share their secret hopes and frailties, because they know you will forgive them, or maybe make out with them for a little while. In this rich and engaging debut, each central character suffers a sobering moment of clarity in which the beauty and sadness of life is revealed. But the character does not cry or mend his ways. Instead he tips back his hat, lights another unfiltered cigarette, and heads across the floor to ask someone to dance.

                     

                    A poignant exploration of the sometimes tender, sometimes deeply funny ways people try to connect, Later, at the Bar is as warm and inviting as a good shot of whiskey on a cold winter night.

                    • 203. Re: Best bargains II
                      TarHeelGirl00

                      Henna House

                      by Nomi Eve

                       

                      Currently $1.99

                       

                      An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard.

                       

                      In the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent, Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman, her family, their community, and the rituals that bind them.

                       

                      Nomi Eve’s vivid saga begins in Yemen in 1920, when Adela Damari’s parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter. After passage of the Orphan’s Decree, any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be instantly adopted by the local Muslim community. With her parents’ health failing, and no spousal prospects in sight, Adela’s situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city, bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing. Suddenly, Adela’s eyes are opened to the world, and she begins to understand what it means to love another and one’s heritage. She is imperiled, however, when her parents die and a prolonged drought threatens their long-established way of life. She and her extended family flee to the city of Aden where Adela encounters old loves, discovers her true calling, and is ultimately betrayed by the people and customs she once held dear.

                       

                      Henna House is an intimate family portrait and a panorama of history. From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews, to the far-ranging devastation of the Holocaust, to the birth of the State of Israel, Eve offers an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period in the twentieth century.

                       

                      Henna House is a rich, spirited, and sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart.

                      • 204. Re: Best bargains II
                        TarHeelGirl00

                        Book Cover Image. Title: What Doesn't Kill You, Author: Iris Johansen

                        What Doesn't Kill You

                        by Iris Johansen

                         

                        Currently $2.99

                         

                        It's the deadliest poison known to man.

                        He's the only one who knows its true power.

                        She's the only one who can stop the evil.

                        The chase is on. . . .

                        Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen showcases one of her most fascinating characters yet, pitted against one of the most ruthless killers, in a novel that will make you forget to breathe. . . .

                        • 205. Re: Best bargains II
                          TarHeelGirl00

                          Total control by david baldacci

                          Total Control

                          By David Baldacci

                           

                          Currently $2.99

                           

                          From a #1 New York Times bestselling author: Sydney Archer had a picture-perfect life as a career woman, wife, and mother. But that was before her husband disappeared with the FBI on his trail... Can Sydney outsmart the hired killers and authorities?

                          • 207. Re: Best bargains II
                            javabird

                            47 Ronin is currently $2.99

                             

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                            From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Roninis helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.

                            At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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