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A slow fire burning
Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes doesn't mean Laura is a killer. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one and no thing: good people are capable of terrible deeds. Innocent or guilty, everyone is carrying damage. Some are damaged enough to kill.Tom Clancy's Op-Center : a novel The Black Order
"In this action-packed thriller in the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, America's elite task force must take down a group of ruthless domestic terrorists determined to paralyze the country through extreme acts of violence. They are known as the Black Order. Self-proclaimed patriots and survivalists, they refuse to surrender their values and beliefs to the left-leaning cultural and progressive forces threatening their nation. Military veterans and high-tech specialists, they've begun a savage war from public assassinations of politicians and celebrities to high-profile bombings, striking without warning or mercy. The Black Order wants nothing less than complete capitulation from the US government, giving them free rein to make their ideologies the law of the land. Only Op-Center's Black Wasp, a skilled team of military operatives answerable to the President, can defeat these militant revolutionaries. But even as Admiral Chase Williams and his agents force them on the run, the Black Order possesses a weapon of mass destruction that they will not hesitate to unleash against millions of innocent civilians."--Should we stay or should we go : a novel
A married couple decides they will take control of their final years by exiting the world together at the age of 80 - with unexpected consequences and possibilities. In Lionel Shrivers brilliantly conceived parallel-universe novel of sickness, marriage, old age, and mortality reminiscent of 'The Post-Birthday World'.One last stop : a novel
"Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn't believe in much. She doesn't believe in psychics, or easily forged friendships, or finding the kind of love they make movies about. And she certainly doesn't believe her ragtag band of new roommates, her night shifts at a 24-hour pancake diner, or her daily subway commute full of electrical outages are going to change that. But then, there's Jane. Beautiful, impossible Jane. All hard edges with a soft smile and swoopy hair and saving August's day when she needed it most. The person August looks forward to seeing on the train every day. The one who makes her forget about the cities she lived in that never seemed to fit, and her fear of what happens when she finally graduates, and even her cold-case obsessed mother who won't quite let her go. And when August realizes her subway crush is impossible in more ways than one-namely, displaced in time from the 1970s-she thinks maybe it's time to start believing."-- Provided by publisher.Five little indians
"Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn't want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can't stop running and moves restlessly from job to job - through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps - trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward."-- Provided by publisher.Legacy
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian and her mother aren't close, but they're cordial - as long as neither crosses the other. While Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter's growing celebrity, Adrian can't help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins.The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse
A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.Broken : in the best possible way
"As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head thousands of times as I'm stabbing the embroidery myself. I don't embroider the same patterns my grandmother did. I embroider girls with octopus faces, David Bowie, a flowery bouquet with FUCK YES written in the middle. They let you do anything as long as it's 'positive.'" Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in "An Open Letter to My Insurance Company," which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. On the lighter side, she tackles such timelessly debated questions as "How do dogs know they have penises?" We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor-the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball-is present throughout. A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter."-- Provided by publisher.The Anthropocene reviewed : essays on a human-centered planet
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his podcast, author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale -- from the QWERTY keyboard [4 stars], and sunsets [5 stars], and CNN [2 stars], to Canada geese [2 stars], and Penguins of Madagascar [4 1/2 stars].This one wild life : a mother-daughter wilderness memoir
"Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author Angie Abdou sets herself a challenge: to hike a peak a week over the summer holidays with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t."-- Amazon.Coyote stories
A powerful force and yet the butt of humor, the coyote figure runs through the folklore of many American Indian tribes. He can be held up as a "terrible example" of conduct, a model of what not to do, and yet admired for a careless, anarchistic energy that suggests unlimited possibilities. Mourning Dove, an Okanagan, knew him well from the legends handed down by her people. She preserved them for posterity in Coyote Stories, originally published in 1933. Here is Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, the imitator, the protean character who indifferently puts the finishing touches on a world soon to receive human beings. And here is Mole, his long-suffering wife, and all the other Animal People, including Fox, Chipmunk, Owl-Woman, Rattlesnake, Grizzly Bear, Porcupine, and Chickadee. Here it is revealed why Skunk's tail is black and white, why Spider has such long legs, why Badger is so humble, and why Mosquito bites people. These entertaining, psychologically compelling stories will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of readers.On fire : the burning case for a green new deal
"For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet--and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with stability and justice at its center. In lucid dispatches from the frontlines--from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented "ecological conversion"--she has penned surging, indispensable lectures and essays for a wide public, with prescient, clarifying information about the future that awaits us and our children if we stick our heads in the sand. They show Klein at her most thoughtful, tracing the evolution of the climate crisis as the key issue of our time, not only as an immediate political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one too. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans' ability to change rapidly in the face of grave threat, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. Above all, she underscores how we can still rise to the existential challenge of the crisis if we are willing to transform our systems that are producing it, making clear how the battle for a greener world is indistinguishable from the fight for our lives. On Fire is a critical book: it captures the burning urgency of this moment, the fiery energy of a rising movement demanding change now, and lays out an inspiring vision for a sustainable future."-- Provided by publisher.2020 Dental fee guide : for treatment services provided by General Practitioners and to geriatric patients requiring out of office care
"What is the suggested fee guide? The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) produces an annual suggested fee guide for dentists in BC. This document outlines over 1,400 dental codes and code descriptors related to specific elements of dental treatment. It also provides suggested fees that serve as a guide only. Many dental plan carriers will base plan coverage on fees and codes within this guide. In some cases the coverage is based on previous year's guides (going back a year or more).(Note: Dental plan providers do not work with the BCDA to develop the guide.) The suggested fee guide serves as a guide only; dentists are not required to follow the guide or any fee schedule. Dentists may use it as a reference to determine a fee for their dental services, as a communication guide to outline treatment options to discuss with their patient and to assist in billing patients' plans."--Provided by the publisher.Time travel for love and profit
When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app so she can redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences.Hood
Sixteen-year-old Isabelle learns that she is the daughter of Robin Hood when her mother, Marien, sends her from their priory to get an urgent message to her father, aided by the Merry Men.Blackout
"Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark."--Girl, unframed
While spending a summer with her famous mother and her criminal boyfriend, Sydney Reilly, age fifteen, finds love with Nicco but her premonition of something bad coming proves dreadfully accurate.Midnight sun
"When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?" -- goodreads.comPumpkinheads
"Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1. But this Halloween is different -- Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye. Josiah's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn't ready to let him. She's got a plan: What if -- instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut -- they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years ... What if their last shift was an adventure? Beloved writer Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place -- and a person -- with no regrets."-- Amazon.com.Optimists die first
Since her sister's death, Petula de Wilde sees danger in everything. A mandatory art therapy class with a groups of teenage misfits is the worst part of each week. She wants nothing to do with them-- especially Jacob and his prosthetic arm. When they work together on a project, he helps her with her fears. But a secret he's been keeping from her could unravel everything...Night witches
"Rain Aranoza is a teenage bomber-pilot from Rodina, a nation of science and fact ruled by the all knowing Aura, where the belief in witches or any type of superstition is outlawed. Rain's regiment is made up of only teenage girls and their role is vital to the war effort against the Crux, a nation of faith and belief, where nature and God are celebrated and worshipped. But Rain is struggling with another battle. She's always had a sense that her nature is different from everyone else's, and that a dormant power threatens to burst out of her. When she encounters a young Scrutiner she falls in love with him, but is torn between what she has been taught is right, and what feels right. As her understanding of her latent power grows, the enemy threatens both her friends and her love. She can no longer ignore the power but she must choose how she uses it ...But what will she lose in the process?"--From publisher.Madeline Finn and the library dog
Reluctant reader Madeline really wants to earn a star at school, so when Mrs. Dimple, the librarian, suggests she read to a dog Madeline gives it a try.Blueberry cake
"There's nothing Little Bear loves more than delicious, delectable blueberries. And one of the very best ways to eat blueberries is in Mama's sweet, scrumptious blueberry cake. But when Little Bear goes to pick berries so Mama can fix him a treat, he can't resist eating them all! Can Little Bear figure out how to save some yummy blueberries, or will he once again come home empty handed and never get any blueberry cake?"--WolfWalkers : the graphic novel
"Robyn Goodfellowe and her father arrive in Kilkenny, Ireland, tasked with hunting the last of the wolves, but Robyn's friendship with Mebh, a girl living in the forests and protecting the wolves, threatens everything Robyn--and her father--hold dear."--Provided by publisher.Sydney & Taylor take a flying leap
Determined to be the World's First Flying Hedgehog, Taylor sets out to realize his dream, while Sydney tries to keep him in one piece, in this humorous story that highlights the importance of friendship.Papa casse mes jouets!
Une série de premiers romans inspirés du feuilleton télévisé ayant pour vedette la petite bande d'enfants née de l'imagination de Goscinny et de Sempé qui est présidée par le Petit Nicolas, un écolier malicieux et turbulent. Sous ce titre: le héros accueille chez lui son copain Alceste, qui a apporté son train électrique. Or, le papa de Nicolas, qui a toujours rêvé d'en avoir un, s'empare de l'engin et envoie les bambins jouer dans la cuisine. Or, tandis que ces derniers abîment la radio du papa de Nicolas, celui-ci fait sauter le transformateur. Voilà donc les deux camps à la recherche d'un moyen pour réparer leur bêtise... Brady Brady collection 5 étoiles
Ouvrage regroupant cinq histoires déjà parues chez le même éditeur. Le tout donne à suivre les aventures de Brady, un jeune joueur de hockey. Des illustrations de synthèse expressives et amusantes de type BD agrémentent les histoires. [SDM]L' autobus magique dans la neige
Une petite plaquette qui redonne vie à la sympathique madame Friselis et aux étudiants qu'elle entraîne dans d'amusantes escapades, via son autobus magique, afin d'appuyer ses enseignements par des expériences menées sur le terrain. La classe se lance ici à la découverte de la neige et de la glace.Zig Zag et Super Biz
Sous ce titre, Biz lit à Zig Zag, la mouche domestiquée, l'histoire qu'il a inventée et dans laquelle les deux amis tiennent un rôle de superhéros. [SDM]Le ballon d'Émilio
Petit album où l'on suit la trajectoire du ballon rouge d'Émilio, qu'il lance au-dessus de la clôture de sa cour. Le ballon atterrit alors chez son voisin, puis dans la rue, au milieu de la circulation, puis déboule l'escalier qui conduit au métro, dans les bras d'un passagère. Celle-ci ressort de la station et un coup de vent emporte ledit ballon dans les étals du marché, sur une plage, au fond de l'océan, dans le ventre d'un poisson, qu'un pêcheur prend dans son filet... Le ballon finit sa course dans la cour d'Émilio avec une étrange odeur de poisson. [SDM]Pourquoi j'aime le hockey : pour les enthousiastes de hockey, dans des paroles propres aux enfants
Un album tout carton au cours duquel des animaux humanisés de la faune nord-américaine incarnent de jeunes joueurs de hockey évoquant les raisons qui les amènent à aimer ce sport hivernal ici pratiqué à l'extérieur. On les voit ainsi: patiner à reculons, marquer des buts, observer la zamboni, boire du chocolat chaud, arriver dès l'aube à la patinoire, brandir un trophée, réussir des arrêts spectaculaires, se faire applaudir, etc. Le tout est réalisé avec bonne humeur dans des décors forestiers enneigés. [SDM]L' hippopotame qui voulait être un crocodile
Elliott l'hippopotame donnerait tout pour être un crocodile, dont il admire la peau couleur émeraude, les dents étincelantes et, surtout, la silhouette fuselée à mille lieues de celle que lui renvoie son propre miroir. Or, lorsqu'il fait part de son désir à ses idoles, les railleries fusent à propos de sa silhouette rebondie. Lorsque survient un chasseur myope qui le prend accidentellement pour un reptile, Elliott réalise qu'il est encore préférable d'être lui-même et refuse d'intégrer le groupe des crocodiles, qui le vénèrent quant à eux pour avoir réussi à faire fuir leur prédateur... [SDM]
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