An unforgettable, in-depth tour of the town that captured America’s imagination. This one-of-a-kind guide includes everything from Norma Jenning’s cherry pie recipe to the type of tree the Log Lady’s log is from to the Double R. Diner’s Specials for the Week. Fully illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and color maps.
Ismeretlen szerző - X-Files: The Truth Is Out There
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back in a chilling collection of all-new tales of dark secrets, alien agendas, terrifying monsters and murderous madmen. Featuring original stories by bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Hank Philippi Ryan, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Greg Cox and many others. Edited by New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry (V-WARS).
Wil Wheaton - The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Readers of Wil Wheaton's website know that he is a masterful teller of elegant stories about his life. Building on the critical success of Dancing Barefoot and Just A Geek, he has collected more of his own favorite stories in his third book, The Happiest Days of Our Lives. These are the stories Wil loves to tell, because they are the closest to his heart: stories about being a huge geek, passing his geeky hobbies and values along to his own children, and vividly painting what it meant to grow up in the '70s and come of age in the '80s as part of the video game/D&D/BBS/Star Wars figures generation. Within the pages of The Happiest Days of Our Lives, you will find: * "The Butterfly Tree": how one Back to School night continues to shape Wil's sense of social justice, thirty years later; * "Blue Light Special": the greatest challenge a ten year-old could face in 1982: save his allowance, or buy Star Wars figures? * "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Geek": why fantasy role-playing games are such an important part of Wil's past--and his present * "The Big Goodbye": a visit to Paramount gives Wheaton a second chance to say farewell to Star Trek . . . properly, this time * "Let Go": a moving eulogy for a beloved friend In all of these tales, Wheaton brings the reader into the raw heart of the story, holding nothing back, and you are invited to join him on a journey through The Happiest Days of Our Lives.
Wil Wheaton - Just a Geek
Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, purpose, and a viable means of paying the bills. In the oddest of places, Topeka, Kansas, Wil discovered that despite his claims to fame, he was at heart Just a Geek. In this bestselling book, Wil shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself. You'll understand the rigors, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he comes to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for once having been famous. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches on the frustrations associated with his acting career, his inability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher in the public's eyes, the launch of his incredibly successful web site, wilwheaton.net, and the joy he's found in writing. Through all of this, Wil shares the ups and downs he encountered along the journey, along with the support and love he discovered from his friends and family.
Christopher Golden - Kurt Sutter - The Life and Death of SAM CROW
The first ever _Sons of Anarchy_ novel that ties directly into the smash hit FX TV show (now heading into its sixth season) about a group of everybody’s favorite American outlaw motorcycle gang. The story follows the Teller-Morrow family of Charming, California, and the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO), which protects Charming from rival clubs and gangs that threaten the town. Series creator Kurt Sutter tells the continuing story of Jax Teller, the current president of the club, as he navigates the fraught world of alliances and betrayals within SAMCRO and within the town of Charming itself. Shocking secrets and devastating twists that tie in to the show will be revealed in this officially authorized companion novel.
Barney Stinson - Matt Kuhn - Bro on the Go
From the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother, an abbreviated, “on-the-Bro” version of the classic New York Times bestseller The Bro Code, featuring a new introduction by author Barney Stinson. When The Bro Code was first published in 2008, it took the world by storm—becoming an instant New York Times bestseller and shaping the behavior and attitudes of Bros the world over. Author Barney Stinson expected nothing less. But for some busy Bros, the standard trade paperback format was just too big and chunky to fit into their perfectly tailored suit. With this audience in mind, Stinson now presents Bro on the Go, the same classic traditions and guidelines for Bro behavior, now packaged in a more compact and awesome format. Featuring a new Introduction by the author and the same classic Bro Code articles, amendments, and Brocabulary that made the original such a hit, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to be legen—wait for it—dary.
Lily Koppel - The Astronaut Wives Club
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
Thomas Maier - Masters of Sex
Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.
Glenn Gers - Homeland: Phantom Pain
Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who stars as Former Congressman and U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the hit series Homeland, narrates this original Homeland story of Brody's journey into exile. Picking up at the end of Season 2 after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie. This powerful audio-only story is the perfect complement to your Season 3 viewing, and a great way for current and new fans to get to know what drives one of the most fascinating characters on television.
Ed Brisson - Sons of Anarchy 3.
The third volume of the FX hit Sons of Anarchy! Trouble rears its head in Tucson when a new MC, The Slaughter, ride into town looking to deal meth against the Sons’ wishes...and they won’t let anyone, including SAMTAZ and SAMCRO combined, stand in their way. With loyalties tested and lives on the line, double-crosses abound, and it’s up to Jax to keep it all together. Written by Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes), this thrilling third volume bridges the gap between seasons 4 and 5 of Kurt Sutter’s revered television series.
Christopher Golden - Sons of Anarchy: Bratva
Set after the fourth season of the groundbreaking television drama Sons of Anarchy, from the mind of Executive Producer Kurt Sutter… With half of the club recently released from Stockton State Penitentiary, and the Galindo drug cartel bringing down heat at every turn, the MC already has its hands full. Yet Jax Teller the V.P. of SAMCRO has another problem to deal with. He just learned that his Irish half-sister Trinity has been in the U.S. for months entangled with Russian BRATVA gangsters. Now that she’s abruptly gone missing, he’s sure the brewing mafia war is connected to her disappearance. Jax heads to Nevada with Chibs and Opie to search for her and seek revenge. Trinity may be half-Irish, but she’s also half-Teller and where Teller’s go, trouble follows.
Ed Brisson - Sons of Anarchy 2.
Two new stories for fans of the FX hit Sons of Anarchy! The town of Charming is more dangerous than ever.. In this new story arc set after the events of season three, Gemma and Tara must keep the peace on the homefront as Jax, Clay, and the others serve their time in prison. With bridges getting burned every day, the Sons of Anarchy work hard to get as many allies as they can before time runs out. There's a power vacuum left all along the West Coast and the Sons of Anarchy are determined to make sure the right crew fills it with whatever force necessary, and deadly force is always on the table... This volume collects issues #7-10 by new series writer Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered).
Ismeretlen szerző - Brains Before Bullets
"Brains before bullets" - ancient and modern wisdom for "mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts" Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities.Provides fascinating moral insights into "Sons of Anarchy," its key characters, plot lines and ideas. Investigates compelling philosophical issues centering on loyalty, duty, the ethics of war, authority, religion and whether the ends justify the means. Teaches complex philosophical ideas in a way that's accessible to the general interest reader in order to inspire them to further reading of the great philosophers. Authors use their deep knowledge of the show to illuminate themes that are not always apparent even to die-hard fans.
Christopher Golden - Sons of Anarchy 1.
The first collection of the hit Sons of Anarchy comics based on the FX televisions series. Gun-smuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love guys with guns like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated. The BOOM! Studios' comic book ties into the FX crime drama about the Charming, CA Sons Of Anarchy motorcycle club. Written by novelist and frequent Hellboy collaborator Christopher Golden, the series tells a stand alone tale of a former member's return to the fold looking for help. The only people standing between Kendra and certain death are the Sons of Anarchy, and, for better or for worse, their most violent member, Sergeant-at-Arms Tig Trager, who lost his daughter at the end of season five. Collects Sons of Anarchy #1-6
Ismeretlen szerző - Sons of Anarchy: Live to Ride
Revisit some of the most memorable character quotes and images from this adrenalized drama in Sons of Anarchy: Live to Ride. With full-color and black-and-white photographs and iconic quotes from Jax, Clay, Gemma, Opie, Bobby, Tig, Chibs, Tara, and the rest of the unforgettable cast, this must-have book recalls many of the most exciting moments from the show. Also featuring character profiles throughout, Sons of Anarchy: Live to Ride also includes eight temporary tattoos featuring official SOA graphics, including the Grim Reaper club tattoo, so fans can become a member of SAMCRO.
Terry Brooks - The Elfstones of Shannara
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON MTV In the far future, unbeknown to humankind, an apocalyptic war is brewing. Fearsome, vengeful Demons rage at the boundaries of the world, held at bay by a spell called the Forbidding. But now that barrier is dying. Evil is beginning to break through. And only the Chosen can banish the Demons back to their realm. Wil Ohmsford is a healer, not a fighter; a man of duty, not great deeds. But this epic battle seeks him out, for he holds the Elfstones: mysterious protective talismans passed down by his grandfather. Wil is recruited to act as guardian to the Elf girl Amberle, who must venture far to deliver a seed that will help the Forbidding to grow again. The fate of civilization rests upon her shoulders—and the completion of her mission rests upon Wil’s. Now, as the forces of darkness descend, Wil and Amberle embark on a perilous journey, placing their faith in each other to survive the bloodthirsty terrors that await. Praise for Terry Brooks “Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! “If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne “A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.”—Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon
Blake Crouch - Pines
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels.off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can't he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn't anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact - he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.
Piper Kerman - Orange Is the New Black
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
Dan Thompson - Corinna Bechko - Once Upon a Time - Shadow of the Queen
The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman's heart -- and now he's her slave. Based on the world of ABC's hit primetime series ONCE UPON A TIME, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship -- and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White -- this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves -- the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past...and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman's loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?
Odette Beane - Reawakened
Emma Swan's life has been anything but a fairy tale. She's been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby--that is, until the night of her twenty-eighth birthday, when Henry, a ten-year-old boy, shows up on her doorstep. He's the son Emma gave up for adoption, and this surprise visit turns her life upside down. Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, Maine, where, Henry claims, all the residents are actually fairy tale characters who can't remember their true identities. And if Henry's right, that means that his sweet-natured, lonely schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard is really Snow White, the iconic princess ... and also Emma's long-lost mother. In Fairy Tale Land, we meet Snow White as a bandit on the run, forced into exile by her stepmother, the Evil Queen. Snow's a young woman learning to become a hero, who will do anything to live happily ever after with her one true love, Prince Charming. The closer Emma comes to Henry in Storybrooke, the harder it is for her to ignore the dark curse that haunts this small New England town and binds her to Mary Margaret. If Emma can learn to accept her destiny as Storybrooke's savior and break the curse, she just might get the family reunion she's dreamed about her entire life. ABC's "ONCE UPON A TIME" is a modern adventure with thrilling twists and hints of darkness, brimming with wonder, and filled with the magic of our most beloved fairy tales
Nora Roberts - Unfinished Business
She wanted answers from her estranged mother and went home to find them. But Vanessa Sexton also found Brady Tucker, the man who'd once broken her heart . . . And still left her breathless.