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My Brilliant Friend

Europa, 2012

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.   The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of ...



Thomas & Mercer, 2013

A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper ...


Be your own best life coach (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Infinite Ideas, 2008

Be your own best life coach is an inspirational guide to help readers take control of their lives and motivate themselves effectively so they can achieve their goals. Packed with advice to help readers realise their ambitions and shrug off the fears holding them back, covering everything self-starters need so they can identify their issues and resolve them by acting as their own life coaches. Practical and easy to implement, the advice includes ...


A Better World (The Brilliance Saga)

Thomas & Mercer, 2014

The brilliants changed everything. Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we’d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person’s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us. Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls ...


F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Richard Benson

Chronicle Books, 2011

"F" stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency ...


Business Negotiation: 20 Steps To Negotiate With Results, Making Deals, Negotiation Strategies, Get What You ..., 2014

Business Negotiation Today only, get this Kindle book for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $2.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. In this book, you will learn 20 proven steps in negotiating – from the preparation down to the follow-up strategies – the most practical way. The straightforward style that you will see in this book makes the negotiating tips easier to follow. While other books delve deeper into ...


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

Guilford Press, 2009

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many ...


Build a Brilliant Bug Out Bag and Beyond! Essential prepper's kit to keep your family alive after a disaster, 2013

WITH OVER 50 REVIEWS THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR BUG OUT BAG BOOKS ON AMAZON! Getting started with the concept of prepping can be a case of information overload. There is so much to think about and so much to do and purchase that people often give up on the idea before they even start. This book is especially for those people, it tells them all about the first item any prepper should have ready – a bug out bag. It explains what ...


The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...


Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Stephen J. Dubner

William Morrow, 2014

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics , a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak , Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside ...


Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, ...

Basic Books, 2011

The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics -specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.


Moonjar Classic Moneybox: Save, Spend, Share


Moonjar, 2004

Moonjar moneyboxes were created as a tool for children and families to incorporate strong financial values and practices into their daily lives. Launched in 2001, Moonjar moneyboxes are used in homes and schools around the world. The overwhelming response from Moonjar users; mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, grandparents, retailers, and financial institutions, has enforced the vital need for a fun, accessible, and affordable tool to help ...


A Cowboy for Christmas

Brilliant Book Press, 2009

When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She's jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place. Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he's responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels ...


The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
Gabriel Sherman

Random House, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.   When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman brings Ailes’s unique genius to life, along with the outsize ...


One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
Stephen Key

McGraw-Hill, 2011

Turn your one simple idea into millions—without lifting a finger! “Ever heard of Teddy Ruxpin or Lazer Tag? Both have Stephen Key’s mark on them. He is the Yoda or ‘renting’ ideas for serious passive income. From how-to to war stories, this is a great book.” —Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek “Mr. Key’s brilliance, wisdom, and insight will make you rich. Buy this book!” —Mark Victor Hansen, bestselling ...


Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our ...
Mario Livio

Simon & Schuster, 2013

WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Nobody’s perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvelous story of scientific error and breakthrough. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein were all brilliant scientists. Each made groundbreaking contributions to his field—but each also stumbled badly. Darwin’s theory of natural selection shouldn’t have ...


The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness), 2013

Read The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness, #2), the highly anticipated sequel to The Scourge (Brilliant Darkness, #1), a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist! Praise for The Defiance: “I absolutely LOVED The Defiance! No, I more than loved it! It was breathtaking, intense, romantic, suspenseful . . . the list could go on and on!” -- ARC review THE DEFIANCE (Brilliant Darkness, #2) Suspicion Trust. Fear Compassion. ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones
Cally Hall

DK ADULT, 2002

From Wikipedia: A gemstone or gem (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.[1][2] However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some ...


The Laughing Policeman: My Brilliant Career in the New Zealand Police, 2013

The Laughing Policeman: My Brilliant Career in the New Zealand Police is the hilarious account of Glenn’s adventures as a police cadet from the time he first thought of the idea as a naïve teenager who hoped the uniform might attract girls, to his first nervous and calamitous months on the beat. A multitude of disasters accompany Glenn during his testing year at police training college. No-one is more surprised than he is to survive, ...


Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Brilliant Violet, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)

Moleskine, 2013

The Moleskine Large Ruled Notebook now comes in brilliant violet, for a burst of colour. The hard cover is bound in cardboard with rounded corners and a violet elastic enclosure and bookmark. The 240 ruled pages are made from acid-free, ivory coloured paper. The notebook includes a violet expandable inner pocket for loose notes and cards.



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