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The Lost Stars - Imperfect Sword: Book 3: A Novel in the Lost Fleet Universe
Jack Campbell

Titan Books Ltd, 2014

Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies...


Imperfect (Lacuna)

David Adams, 2012

On Belthas IV, the great forge world in the inner sphere of Toralii space, thousands of constructs -- artificial slaves, artificial lives -- are manufactured every week. They are built identical, each indistinguishable from the other, until they are implanted with a stock neural net. From that moment onward every construct is different. They all have one thing in common, though; all constructs are bound by rules. They serve. They do not ...



Total-E-Bound Publishing, 2011

They say the brightest lights cast the longest shadows. Zach thinks Logan’s been living in that shadow long enough, but can he convince him he deserves to stand in the light? Detectives Zach Gibson and Logan Armstrong are partners, friends, and something more that they’ve never analysed or put a name to. But it works for them. For now. When Zach’s grandfather asks them to investigate the theft of a ring from the finger of his recently ...


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brene Brown

Hazelden, 2010

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel ...


The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
Brene Brown

Sounds True, 2013

We all know that perfect parenting does not exist; however, we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of families to show to the world. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown off ers a new perspective of ...


Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Atul Gawande

Picador, 2003

In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.   Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.


The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It's Over
Tracy Strawberry, Darryl Strawberry

Howard Books, 2014

A marriage guidebook for the not-so-perfect marriage—filled with extremely candid, practical, and biblically based principles—proven to make any relationship successful. Darryl and Tracy Strawberry admit they have “made every possible mistake you can make in marriage.” Together, this devoted couple has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial destruction, and many other all-too-familiar struggles. A ...


The Lost Stars: Imperfect Sword
Jack Campbell

Ace Hardcover, 2014

The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate’s civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier…   President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System—but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won’t surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ...


Imperfect: An Improbable Life
Jim Abbott, Tim Brown

Ballantine Books, 2013

“Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.”—Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged ...


imperfect, 2013

Life is harsh for Kristi. She's the only Accident living in a world of Perfects. More often than not, she feels like a blemish on an otherwise utopian society. And her life is about to get worse. The government has arrested her adoptive parents and her brother goes missing. To top things off, Kristi somehow gets dragged into the mess and now she's a wanted fugitive... Troop is less than he seems. Teachers love him. Colleges want him. Students ...




She was the perfect angel until the devil got a hold of her................... What happens when an innocent girl goes to Hollywood and becomes corrupted by morally bankrupt executives, perverted lovers and a celebrity sex tape? What happens when her best friend follows her and becomes famous for being a cross between Nicki Minaj and a porn star? What happens when your religious father puts you out in the street and doesn't support your ...


Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
Jeff Ashton

Harper, 2012

Jeff Ashton was part of the prosecution team in the Florida homicide trial of Casey Anthony, the single mother accused of murdering her little girl, Caylee. The most sensational courtroom drama since the infamous O.J. Simpson affair, the Casey Anthony trial had people coast-to-coast riveted. In his stunning true crime masterwork, Imperfect Justice , Ashton gives a fascinating and impassioned insider’s account of the investigation, the trial, ...


Past Imperfect
Julian Fellowes

St. Martin's Griffin, 2012

From the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey ...   “Damian Baxter was a friend of mine at Cambridge. We met around the time when I was doing the Season at the end of the Sixties. I introduced him to some of the girls. They took him up, and we ran about together in London for a while….” Nearly forty years later, the narrator hates Damian Baxter and would gladly forget their disastrous last encounter. But if it is ...


Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others
Stacy Horn

Algonquin Books, 2013

Why do we sing? For Stacy Horn, singing in a community choir--the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York--is the one thing in her life that never fails to take her to a transcendent place and remind her that everything good is possible. She's not particularly religious and (she'll be the first to point out) her voice isn't exactly the stuff of legend, but like thousands of other amateur chorus members throughout this country and the world, ...


The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys
Barbara Dee

Aladdin, 2014

In Finley’s middle school, kissing frogs might lead to princes—if there were any frogs! Categorizing classmates leads to a battle of the sexes in this M!X novel from the author of Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life . According to Finley and her BFF, Maya, middle school boys can be put into three separate categories: tadpoles, croakers, and frogs. Per their official Life Cycle of Amphibian Boys, while tadpoles are totally not ...


Melissa Clark

Augustus Productions, 2012

Betsy Wheat purrs - a soft, gentle, seductive hum that manifests in pleasure. But the only problem is she’s horrified by it. Her frenemy Alison was there the first time it happened and exposed this private experience to the entire 7th grade. When Betsy wasn’t being hissed at, she was dodging toy mice and stepping through kitty litter scattered by her classmates. Twelve years later and the scars of childhood remain, leaving Betsy feeling ...


An Imperfect Witch (Witch Central Series: Book 1)

Fireweed Publishing Ltd, 2013

The tattoos on your heart matter more than the ones on your skin. Two years ago, Lizard Monroe was Berkeley’s newest delinquent on parole. Now she’s a hot young realtor with a great life, an awesome guy, and enough friends to chase away the ghosts of her past. Almost. The crystal ball has spoken—life isn’t done messing with her yet. And neither is the need brewing in the eyes of the man she loves. The eve of Halloween ...


The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well
Deborah Needleman

Potter Style, 2011

Style is a luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy. Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It’s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all. Ranging from classics such ...


Imperfect Together

Montlake Romance, 2013

From the moment he steps off the plane, Luke Johnson knows there's been a colossal mistake. How else can you explain the fact that a man who's content to live in a one-bedroom apartment without so much as a plant to keep him company has inherited an estate in -- of all places -- New Jersey? Not just an ordinary estate, either. This one comes complete with a mansion, a conservatory and some unusual residents along with one very normal, very ...


His Imperfect Mail-Order Bride, 2014

Caleb Hogan had his reasons for not yet marrying. At twenty-seven, he decided it was time to find a wife. Davinia Westhouse was a fallen woman in the eyes of Boston society. Falsely accused of being unfaithful to her fiance, she had no choice but to leave. Expecting a wife who can cook and clean, Caleb's in for a shock when his mail-order bride stepped off the train, wearing a dress fancier than anything he'd ever seen. It didn't take ...



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