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100 mini cross stitch designs

100 mini cross stitch designs

Drysdale, Rosemary.
2022

Mini Cross Stitch Designs is an inspiring collection of 100 small, colorful and fun motifs to stitch. Cross stitch is making a big comeback with modern crafters and it's easy to see why. Providing the perfect introduction for beginners, 100 Mini Cross Stitch Designs will also appeal to intermediate and advanced cross stitchers looking for inspiration. The book provides a detailed section on tools and materials, instructions on getting started, reading cross stitch charts, essential stitches and finishing touches. With so many wonderful designs to choose from, selecting a project is likely to be the most time-consuming part of the whole process! From bees to bicycles, caravans to cupcakes, and rockets to rainbows, there are contemporary subjects and styles to suit every taste. Display your stitches in an embroidery hoop, frame or greeting cards or choose a pattern that adorns clothing, home furnishings or other decorative items. There are useful tips on how to add your own personality to projects and ways to incorporate leftover thread or fabric.

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Desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines

Desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines

Brenner, Marie, author.
2022

In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 arrived in New York City. Before long, America's largest metropolis was at war against a virus that mercilessly swept through its five boroughs. It became apparent that if Covid wasn't somehow halted, the death count in New York alone would be in the hundreds of thousands. And if New York's hospitals failed, what chance did the rest of the country have? In The Desperate Hours, award-winning journalist Marie Brenner, having been granted unprecedented 18-month access to the entire New York-Presbyterian hospital system, tells the story of the doctors, nurses, residents, researchers, and suppliers who tried to save lives across Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn and the northern periphery of the city. Drawing on more than 200 interviews, Brenner takes us inside secure ICU units, sealed operating rooms,locked executive suites, unknown basement workshops, and makeshift clinics to provide extraordinary witness to the war as it was waged on the front line.

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Finding Edward : a novel

Finding Edward : a novel

Murray, Sheila, author.
2022

Cyril Rowntree, a mixed-race Jamaican, migrates to Canada after his mother and surrogate grandfather die. Cyril arrives in Toronto and sets about earning a degree, works two jobs, and begins to navigate his way through the implications of being racialized in his new land. A chance encounter with a panhandler named Patricia leads Cyril to a suitcase full of photographs and letters dating back to the early 1920s. Cyril is drawn into the letters and their story of a white mother's struggle to come to terms with the need to give up her mixed-race baby, Edward. Abandoned by his white father as a small child, Cyril feels a compelling connection to the boy and begins to look for the rest of Edward's story. As he searches, Cyril unearths hidden pieces of Canadian history and gradually gains the confidence to trust his own judgment.

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Flying solo : a novel

Flying solo : a novel

Holmes, Linda (Radio talk show host), author
2022

Smarting from her recently cancelled wedding and about to turn forty, Laurie Sassalyn returns to her Maine hometown of Calcasset to handle the estate of her great-aunt Dot, a spirited adventurer who lived to be ninety. Along with boxes of Polaroids and pottery, a mysterious wooden duck shows up at the bottom of a cedar chest. Laurie's curiosity is piqued, especially after she finds a love letter to the never-married Dot that ends with the line, "And anyway, if you're ever desperate, there are always ducks, darling." Laurie is told that the duck has no financial value. But after it disappears under suspicious circumstances, she feels compelled to figure out why anyone would steal a wooden duck-and why Dot kept it hidden away in the first place.

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Harry Styles : the making of a modern man

Harry Styles : the making of a modern man

Smith, Sean, 1955- author
2022

In this captivating biography, Sean Smith chronicles the development of a thoroughly modern man with boundless charisma who represents a better world devoid of prejudice. Harry Styles' life changed forever when his mum Anne filled in a form requesting an audition to the X Factor. Follow his journey of a man who at times remains an enigma while embracing the world he cares about - his family, his friends and lovers, his music, acting and, of course, the world of fashion. A champion of gender fluid fashion he has proved himself to be an inspiring role model in a world where toxic masculinity has no place.

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Horse : a novel

Horse : a novel

Brooks, Geraldine, author
2022

Kentucky, 1850. Jarrett, an enslaved groom, and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. As the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name painting the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack. New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a 19th equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance. Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly drawn to one another through their shared interest in the horse - one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

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The house across the lake : a novel

The house across the lake : a novel

Sager, Riley, author
2022

Armed with a pair of binoculars, Casey Fletcher passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other, it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom's marriage isn't as perfect and placid as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey uncovers eerie, darker truths that turn a tale of voyeurism and suspicion into a story of guilt, obsession and how looks can be very deceiving.

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How to sell a poison : the rise, fall, and toxic return of DDT

How to sell a poison : the rise, fall, and toxic return of DDT

Conis, Elena.
2022

"In the 1940s, DDT helped the Allies win the Second World War by wiping out the insects that caused malaria, with seemingly no ill effects on humans. After the war, it was sprayed willy-nilly across fields, in dairy barns, and even in people's homes, leaving environmental and human devastation in its wake across the globe, particularly in communities of color. Thirty years later the U.S. would ban the use of DDT--only to reverse the ban in the 1990s when calls arose to bring it back to fight West Nile and malaria. What happened? How to Sell a Poison traces the surprising history of DDT in parallel to the story of a predominantly-Black town poisoned by a neighboring DDT plant. Historian Elena Conis reveals new evidence that it was not the shift in public opinion following Silent Spring's publication that led to the ban so much as the behind-the-scenes political machinations of Big Business. She argues that we've been missing the lesson of this cautionary tale and the harm caused by DDT is a symptom of a larger problem: the prioritization of profits over public health. If we don't change our approach, Conis argues, we're doomed to keep making the same mistakes and putting people-particularly the most vulnerable-at risk, both by withholding technologies that could help them and by exposing them to dangerous chemicals without their consent. In an age when corporations and politicians are shaping our world behind closed doors and deliberately stoking misinformation around public health issues, from vaccines to climate change to COVID-19, we need greater transparency and a new way of communicating about science-as a discipline of discovery that's constantly evolving, rather than a finite and immutable collection of facts-in order to restore public trust and protect ourselves and our environment"-- Provided by publisher.

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Lapvona

Lapvona

Moshfegh, Ottessa, author
2022

In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh's most exciting leap yet Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life's few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby, as she did so many of the village's children. Ina's gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina's home in the woods outside of the village is a place to fear and to avoid, a godless place. Among their number is Father Barnabas, the town priest and lackey for the depraved lord and governor, Villiam, whose hilltop manor contains a secret embarrassment of riches. The people's desperate need to believe that there are powers that be who have their best interests at heart is put to a cruel test by Villiam and the priest, especially in this year of record drought and famine. But when fate brings Marek into violent proximity to the lord's family, new and occult forces upset the old order. By year's end, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world, will prove to be very thin indeed"

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Learning to talk : stories

Learning to talk : stories

Mantel, Hilary, 1952- author
2022


Lessons from the edge : a memoir

Lessons from the edge : a memoir

Yovanovitch, Marie L., 1958- author
2022

"By the time she became US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch had seen her share of corruption, instability, and tragedy in developing countries. But it came as a shock when, in early 2019, she was recalled from her post after a smear campaign by President Trump's personal attorney and his associates--men operating outside of normal governmental channels, and apparently motivated by personal gain. Her courageous participation in the subsequent impeachment inquiry earned Yovanovitch the nation's respect, and her dignified response to the president's attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony, and now with this memoir."-- Provided by publisher.

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The lioness

The lioness

Bohjalian, Chris, 1962-, author
2022

Tanzania, 1964. Katie Barstow, an A-list actress, decides to bring her Hollywood friends to the Serengeti. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is a kidnapping gone wrong as their guides bleed out in the dirt and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time.

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Morbius

Morbius

2022

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

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Movieland

Movieland

Goldberg, Lee, 1962-, author
2022

For decades Malibu Creek State Park was the spectacular natural setting where Hollywood fantasies were made. But when a female camper is gunned down, it becomes a real-life killing ground. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives Eve Ronin and Duncan Pavone are assigned the case "Seven victims over fourteen months" Despite finding no evidentiary links between the shootings, Eve and Duncan follow their instincts into the shadows of Malibu Creek, where it's not enough to expose the secrets and break the conspiracy of silence. They also have to make it out alive.

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The outfit

The outfit

2022

An expert tailor must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night.

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Plant you : 140+ ridiculously easy, amazingly delicious plant-based oil-free recipes

Plant you : 140+ ridiculously easy, amazingly delicious plant-based oil-free recipes

Bodrug, Carleigh, author, photographer
2022

Tacos, pizza, wings, pasta, hearty soups, and crave-worthy greens-for some folks looking for a healthier way of eating, these dishes might all seem, well, off the table. Carleigh Bodrug has shown hundreds of thousands of people that that just isn't true. Like so many of us, Carleigh thought that eating healthy meant preparing the same chicken breast and broccoli dinner every night. Her skin and belly never felt great, but she thought she was eating well--until a family health scare forced her to take a hard look at her diet and start cooking and sharing recipes. Fast forward, and her @plantyou brand continues to grow and grow, reaching +470k followers in just a few short years. Her secret? Easy, accessible recipes that don't require any special ingredients, tools, or know-how; what really makes her recipes stand out are the helpful infographics that accompany them, which made it easy for readers to measure ingredients, determine portion size, and become comfortable enough to personalize recipes to their tastes. Now in her debut cookbook, Carleigh redefines what it means to enjoy a plant-based lifestyle with delicious, everyday recipes that anyone can make and enjoy. With mouthwatering dishes like Bewitchin' Breakfast Cookies, Rainbow Summer Rolls, Irish Stew, and Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, this cookbook fits all tastes and budgets. PlantYou is perfect for beginner cooks, those wishing to experiment with a plant-based lifestyle, and the legions of "flexitarians" who just want to be healthy and enjoy their meals"-- Provided by publisher.

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The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold

The premonitions bureau : a true account of death foretold

Knight, Sam (Investigative reporter), author
2022

"On the morning of October 21, 1966, Kathleen Middleton, a music teacher in suburban London, awoke choking and gasping, convinced disaster was about to strike. An hour later, a mountain of rubble containing waste from a coal mine collapsed above the village of Aberfan, swamping buildings and killing 144 people, many of them children. Among the doctors and emergency workers who arrived on the scene was John Barker, a psychiatrist from Shelton Hospital, in Shrewsbury. At Aberfan, Barker became convinced there had been supernatural warning signs of the disaster, and decided to establish a "premonitions bureau," in conjunction with the Evening Standard newspaper, to collect dreams and forebodings from the public, in the hope of preventing future calamities. Middleton was one of hundreds of seemingly normal people, who would contribute their visions to Barker's research in the years to come, some of them unnervingly accurate. As Barker's work plunged him deeper into the occult, his reputation suffered. But in the face of professional humiliation, Barker only became more determined, ultimately realizing with terrible certainty that catastrophe had been prophesied in his own life. In Sam Knight's crystalline telling, this astonishing true story comes to encompass the secrets of the world. We all know premonitions are impossible-and yet they come true all the time. Our lives are full of collisions and coincidence: the question is how we perceive these implausible events and therefore make meaning in our lives. The Premonitions Bureau is an enthralling account of madness and wonder, of science and the supernatural. With an unforgettable ending, it is a mysterious journey into the most unsettling reaches of the human mind"-- Provided by publisher.

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Rehearsals for living

Rehearsals for living

Maynard, Robyn, author.
2022

When much of the world entered pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson began writing each other letters -- a gesture sparked by friendship and solidarity, and by a desire for kinship and connection in a world shattering under the intersecting crises of pandemic, police killings, and climate catastrophe. Their letters soon grew into a powerful exchange on the subject of where we go from here. Rehearsals is a captivating book, part debate, part dialogue, part lively and detailed familial correspondence between two razor-sharp writers convening on what it means to get free as the world spins into some new orbit.

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Return to nature : the new science of how natural landscapes restore us

Return to nature : the new science of how natural landscapes restore us

Loewe, Emma, author
2022

"From MindBodyGreen's Senior Sustainability Editor and the co-author of The Spirit Almanac comes a four-color guide to reconnecting with the outdoors, with new research on how nature heals us as well as tools for becoming stewards of the earth that nurtures us"-- Provided by publisher.

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Sisters in resistance : how a German spy, a banker's wife, and Mussolini's daughter outwitted the Nazis

Sisters in resistance : how a German spy, a banker's wife, and Mussolini's daughter outwitted the Nazis

Mazzeo, Tilar J., author
2022

In 1944, the war had reached its climax in continental Europe. News of secret diaries kept by Italy's former Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, had permeated public consciousness. What wasn't reported, however, was how three women-a Fascist's daughter, a German spy, and an American socialite-risked their lives to ensure the diaries would reach the Allied forces, who would use the papers as key evidence against the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials. Just a year earlier, Edda Mussolini, Benito Mussolini's daughter, had given Hitler and her father an ultimatum: release her husband, Galeazzo Ciano, from prison, or risk her leaking her husband's journals to the press. Knowing the diaries will expose Nazi lies and create a foundation for a criminal war crimes prosecution, Hitler and Mussolini vow to do everything in their power to see the diaries destroyed-even if it means liquidating Mussolini's daughter.

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Small things like these

Small things like these

Keegan, Claire, author.
2021

It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man, who is father to five girls, faces his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. 'Small Things Like These' is destined to be a modern classic from an original and a canonical presence in Irish fiction.

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Snacks for dinner : small bites, full plates, can't lose

Snacks for dinner : small bites, full plates, can't lose

Volger, Lukas, author.
2022

Redefining "dinner," the author of Start Simple transforms carefree noshing into nourishing meals that are both quick to make and deeply satisfying through 100 recipes that revolve around seven main components.

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Tree thieves : crime and survival in North America's woods

Tree thieves : crime and survival in North America's woods

Bourgon, Lyndsie, author
2022

Deep in the thickets of North America's most ancient woodland, timber poachers are felling some of the last remaining old-growth on our continent. Redwoods, cedar, and Douglas fir trees are all victims of poaching. Stealing timber is a lucrative crime. This book follows a group of poachers into the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, tracking cases of timber poaching from crime to market. In her page-turning and compassionate account, Lyndsie Bourgon opens our eyes to why a person might choose to endanger the ancient, wild landscapes we have worked so hard to protect.

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