Friday, October 26, 2012

Fiction, Craft, Health, Thomas L. Friedman, & Other Selections From Our Best Sellers of the Week

Our bestsellers are an eclectic and ever-changing lot. These few are selected from our top 50 sellers this week. 

The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel, by Zachary Mason -- Mason retells Homer's epic with modernized themes, humor, and imagination as readers experience vignettes from the Odyssey in a whole new light. Discover how numerous characters, villains, and exploits were dramatically embellished in this hilarious deconstruction of a timeless classic.

Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes and Bakes, by Hannah Read-Baldry and Christine Leech -- Children and parents alike can enjoy this Wonderland-themed compendium of handmade crafts and homemade confections. From paper dolls to cupcakes and cookies, this book is indispensable for any young Lewis Carroll fan.

The Gene Smart Diet, by Floyd H. Chilton -- Decoding the human genome has taught us tons regarding human nature and biochemistry, but what about nutrition? In this thoroughly informative diet guide, Dr. Chilton explains how your genetic structure determines the effects that certain foods have on you, and how to tailor your own personal menu based on recommendations hardwired into your DNA.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas L. Friedman -- As nonrenewable energy sources dwindle, we need to start thinking of sustainable solutions for more than one looming crisis. Friedman lays out how a "green revolution" can turn America's economic and infrastructure woes around, before we reach a breaking point.

SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden, by Chuck Pfarrer -- While we know that Osama bin Laden was killed in a confidential military operation, details aren't always easy to find. Pfarrer interviewed Navy SEALs directly involved in the mission, and has used that information to generate a compelling account of what exactly happened on that fateful day.

The Little Book of Indoor Golf Games, by Adrian Winter -- For those who don't have the time to make it to the driving range every day, Winter's nifty handbook of around-the-house golf games is a coffee table treat. The book's games not only entertain, but also train golfing fundamentals for those who go to the green.

The Rubber Stamper's Bible, by Francoise Read -- Read's extensive guide to rubber stamping is valuable to newcomers as well as veterans. Fledgling rubber stampers will learn everything about the basics, the materials, and the techniques, while more advanced hobbyists will learn about Read's seasoned designs and take on her more ambitious projects.

The Perfect 10 Diet, by Michael Aziz -- Cutting-edge scientific research indicates that your weight loss is controlled by 10 hormones, virtually all of the time. Aziz takes readers step-by-step through what hormones they are, how they function, and what actions you can take to make those hormones work for you instead of against you.

Now... Build A Great Business!, by Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy -- The two business brainiacs that authored this book boiled down most successful businesses to 7 no-nonsense principles that you can apply in your own ventures. Thompson and Tracy illuminate how those 7 principles manifest in the workplace, and how you can use these principles to maximize profits while minimizing stress.

Bounce, by Natasha Friend -- In this touching young adult novel, Friend examines the rigors of adolescent life through Evyn, a quirky and intelligent girl in one of the most pivotal times in her life. Her father is going to marry into a completely different family, full of new people, new problems, and new responsibilities that Evyn must learn how to maneuver in order to keep her sanity intact.

Ask us for a list, and we can set you up with some bestsellers of your very own.

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