Politicians know: You can change a conversation by touching the other person's arm. Lawyers know: You don't ask a question unless you already have the answer. Marketers know: It's easiest to convince people of what they already believe. Reporters know: People hate silence. They fill it with stuff yo..
Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries.The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everyt..
A groundbreaking take on how complexity causes failure in all kinds of modern systems—from social media to air travel—this practical and entertaining book reveals how we can prevent meltdowns in business and life.A crash on the Washington, D.C. metro system. An accidental overdose in a state-of-the-..
Chris Power’s stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - characters who search without knowing what they seek. Their paths lead them to thresholds, bridges, rivers, and sites of mysterious, irresistible connection to the past. A woman uses her mother’s old ..
Life's a vacation when you live in the world's wackiest motel! P.T. and his best friend, Gloria, are getting ready for St. Pete Beach's first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland's biggest rival, the Conch Reef Resort, is doing everything it can to win the sand sculpture contest, but P.T. has bigger pr..
Monuments to power and prestige; supreme achievements of engineering and design; reassuring landmarks; phallic symbols; testimonies to the human spirit - no other building form arouses as much controversy as the skyscraper, which is getting taller every day. After a century during which Chicago and ..
After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn't: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurk..
We judge people in business the same way we judge those in our personal lives. We listen to what they say, watch how they behave, and take note of the results of their actions. Success is ultimately built on a foundation of character, communication, and trust. To accomplish our goals, people must be..
Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let al..
The book is called Beyond Mere Christianity for two reasons. First, in response to C.S. Lewis' influential 1952 work, Mere Christianity, which stands as a masterpiece of Christian apologetics. The second reason, perhaps less obvious, is that a case can be made, based on current, responsible Gospel s..
Designed to make bedtime prayers a special time for sharing, the Nightlights series features rhyming prayers that children should enjoy repeating. This companion volume to Safe This Night explores the story of Christmas night and its message of good news...