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Bitter Harvest
Ann Rule

Pocket Books, 1999

GIFTED WITH A BRILLIANT MIND, BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY -- AND CURSED WITH A DESTRUCTIVE MADNESS In this harrowing New York Times bestseller, Ann Rule is at her masterful best as she winnows horrific truths from the ashes of what seemed like paradise in Prairie Village, Kansas. Rule probes the case of Debora Green, a doctor and a loving mother who seemed to epitomize the dreams of the American heartland. A small-town girl with a ...
  
  











  



  
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
Steven Brill

Random House, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER America’s Bitter Pill is Steven Brill’s much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. Brill probed the depths of our nation’s healthcare crisis in his trailblazing Time magazine Special Report, which won the 2014 ...
  
  











  



  
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas
Brad Thomas Parsons

Ten Speed Press, 2011

Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters.   Author and bitters enthusiast ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes
Jennifer McLagan

Ten Speed Press, 2014

The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness.   What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They’re bitter. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has ...
  
  











  



  
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford

Ballantine Books, 2009

In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet , Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You ...
Jen Lancaster

NAL Trade, 2006

Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb. She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no reason to think it wouldn't last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice. This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she's gone ...
  
  











  



  
The Bitter Kingdom (Girl of Fire and Thorns)
Rae Carson

Greenwillow Books, 2014

The New York Times ‒best-selling series! "Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA's best writers of high fantasy."— Locus In the deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen Elisa travels into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of ...
  
  











  



  
Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things
Sara Hagerty, Katie Davis

Zondervan, 2014

In the age of fingertip access to answers and a limitless supply of ambitions, where do we find the God who was birthed in dirt and straw? Sara Hagerty found him when life stopped working for her. She found him when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness and when she was a new bride with doubts about whether her fledgling marriage would survive. She found him alone in the night as she cradled her longing for babies who did not come. ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Water Blues

Snubnose Press, 2015

Joe wanted to leave is life as a hired killer behind him. Wanda was a cop who didn't know what she wanted. Hag just wanted to kill people. A lot of people. Their paths collide in a small Maine town. PRAISE "A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is as taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page." -- Laird Barron, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All "There ain't much quaint and ...
  
  











  



  
The Loner (Bitter Creek)
Joan Johnston

Dell, 2002

The Blackthornes and the Creeds. Two powerful Texas dynasties–and lifelong enemies. Set in the heart of the modern-day West, New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston brings to passionate life the clash of wills between Blackthorne and Creed . . . as a man and woman discover a love stronger than the forces trying to tear them apart. Summer Blackthorne swore she’d never forgive Billy Coburn for running out on her and their future ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa
Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to unfulfilled promises of laboratory equipment and usurped personal patents. In Bitter Roots , Abena Dove Osseo-Asare draws on publicly available records and extensive interviews with scientists and ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded (Series on Latin American ...
Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2005

Bitter Fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements Book 1)

Harlequin Teen, 2013

In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series The Dark Elements, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons. Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Blood: The Morganville Vampires
Rachel Caine

NAL Trade, 2013

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the ...
  
  











  



  
A Bitter Creek Christmas

Joan Mertens Johnston, Inc., 2013

Five couples celebrating the holidays at the Bitter Creek Ranch in Texas share stories of their most memorable Christmas gift while awaiting the arrival of a long-lost brother.
  
  











  



  
Bitter Greens: A Novel
Kate Forsyth

Thomas Dunne Books, 2014

A Library Journal Best Book of 2014: Historical Fiction The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
William Knoedelseder

HarperBusiness, 2014

“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.” —John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew ...
  
  











  



  
Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder (Onyx)
Jerry Bledsoe

Onyx, 1989

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives. Reissued to coincide with Bledsoe's new hardcover Blood Games (11/91).
  
  











  



  
Bitter Trail
Elmer Kelton

Forge Books, 1997

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico. Sounds like a peaceable enterprise? The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army. And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even ...
  
  











  



  
Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII
Deborah Cadbury

PublicAffairs, 2015

In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era —the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V’s sorely unequipped sons: •a stammering King George VI, terrified that the world might discover he was unfit to rule •a dull-witted Prince Henry, who wanted only a quiet life in the army •the too-glamorous Prince George, the Duke of Kent—a ...
  
  











  








   



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