Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
TV financial guru Becky Bloomwood has finally paid off her debts and credit card bills, until her boyfriend, Luke, invites her to accompany him when he moves to New York, and she discovers sample sales, power lunches, and Fifth Avenue.
New York for Sale
Author: Tom Angotti, Peter Marcuse
Publisher: MIT Press
Remarkably, grassroots-based community planning flourishes in New York City -- the self-proclaimed "real estate capital of the world" -- with at least seventy community plans for different neighborhoods throughout the city. Most of these were developed during fierce struggles against gentrification, displacement, and environmental hazards, and most got little or no support from government. In fact, community-based plans in New York far outnumber the land use plans produced by government agencies. In New York for Sale, Tom Angotti tells some of the stories of community planning in New York City: how activists moved beyond simple protests and began to formulate community plans to protect neighborhoods against urban renewal, real estate mega-projects, gentrification, and environmental hazards. Angotti, both observer of and longtime participant in New York community planning, focuses on the close relationships among community planning, political strategy, and control over land. After describing the political economy of New York City real estate, its close ties to global financial capital, and the roots of community planning in social movements and community organizing, Angotti turns to specifics. He tells of two pioneering plans forged in reaction to urban renewal plans (including the first community plan in the city, the 1961 Cooper Square Alternate Plan -- a response to a Robert Moses urban renewal scheme); struggles for environmental justice, including battles over incinerators, sludge, and garbage; plans officially adopted by the city; and plans dominated by powerful real estate interests. Finally, Angotti proposes strategies for progressive, inclusive community planning not only for New York City but for anywhere that neighborhoods want to protect themselves and their land. New York for Sale teaches the empowering lesson that community plans can challenge market-driven development even in global cities with powerful real estate industries
Author: Tracy Wolff
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ethan Frost returns in another breathtaking novel by Tracy Wolff, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Ruined. As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction. Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. But that’s not why I’m with him. I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me. But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both? Look for all of Tracy Wolff’s seductive reads: The Ethan Frost series: RUINED | ADDICTED | EXPOSED | FLAWED The Sebastian Caine series: PLAY ME WILD | PLAY ME HOT | PLAY ME HARD | PLAY ME REAL | PLAY ME RIGHT | PLAY ME: THE COMPLETE STORY The Hotwired series: ACCELERATE The Lightning series: DOWN & DIRTY The His Royal Hotness series: ROYAL PAIN | ROYAL TREATMENT And her standalone novels: LOVEGAME | FULL EXPOSURE | TIE ME DOWN Praise for Addicted “Addicted is a deeply emotional, gut-wrenching story about love, loss, pain and ultimately trust. Trust in yourself and trust in your lover . . . are two elements that are tantamount to a strong relationship. With the baggage and seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against Chloe and Ethan, trust is the key.”—Scandalicious Book Reviews “Tracy Wolff pulls the reader into an emotional, heartbreaking . . . storyline about two people whose pasts collide with the present, resulting in a roller coaster of push and pull.”—The Reading Cafe “[Wolff] really has a wonderful way of putting her words together and bringing her characters to life.”—Smokin’ Hot Book Blog “Wolff is a brilliant author who writes great characters and steamy hot scenes. . . . I think you’ll enjoy it. Ethan Frost is totally worth it!”—Pretty Sassy Cool “This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It made me fall in love with these characters all over again but in an entirely different capacity. I highly recommend this book as well as all of Tracy’s books. I look forward to reading more from her.”—Love Between the Sheets Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Dirty Little Stories
Author: L. J. Waverley
Lisa is a sexy 26 year old librarian in a small rural town. After work, she unwinds in ways that would make her coworkers blush. This collection of thirteen adult short stories is meant to be a fun roller coaster ride to get anyone's libido roaring. This book contains adult content and is for mature audiences only.
The Citizen's Share
Author: Joseph R. Blasi, Richard B. Freeman, Douglas L. Kruse
Publisher: Yale University Press
The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work is not new. In America’s early years, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison believed that the best economic plan for the Republic was for citizens to have some ownership stake in the land, which was the main form of productive capital. This book traces the development of that share idea in American history and brings its message to today's economy, where business capital has replaced land as the source of wealth creation.div /DIVdivBased on a ten-year study of profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations, this important and insightful work makes the case that the Founders’ original vision of sharing ownership and profits offers a viable path toward restoring the middle class. Blasi, Freeman, and Kruse show that an ownership stake in a corporation inspires and increases worker loyalty, productivity, and innovation. Their book offers history-, economics-, and evidence-based policy ideas at their best./DIV
Life of David Hockney
Author: Catherine Cusset
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently "contemporary" to be valued. Trips to New York and California--where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools--introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode.
After the Crisis
Author: Jacques Attali
Publisher: Editions Eska
How did we come to this? Everything seemed to be going well, the world's economic growth was the fastest ever in history; everything led us to believe that this was going to continue, all around the world, thanks to abundant savings and outstanding technical progress. Then, without any warning, we found ourselves at the dawn of the most serious global recession for eighty years. On the face of it, nothing seemed to happen between these two events, except that some American families found themselves unable to continue to repay their mortgages. The goal of this book is to explain this mystery as simply as possible, with a view to solving it, in order to prevent the crisis from deteriorating into a worldwide political catastrophe and to insure that it never happens again.
Maya Banks KGI
Author: Maya Banks
The Kelly Group International (KGI) is a super-elite, top secret, family-run business that handles jobs the U.S. government can’t. And the qualifications for those jobs are high intelligence, a military background—and a rock-hard body…Don’t miss the first four in the action-packed, sexy series… “Maya Banks writes the kind of books I love to read!”—Lora Leigh The Darkest Hour No Place to Run Hidden Away Whispers in the Dark
After We Fell
Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Book 3 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL...Life will never be the same. #HESSA Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim. Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be...the end?
A Loving on the Edge novel perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Bank and Customer Law in Canada is a concise introduction to the laws governing banking in Canada and the relationship between banks and their customers. The book includes a detailed discussion of the corporate governance structure for banks and the types of activities in which banks are permitted to engage in Canada. Foreign banks, bank subsidiaries, and bank holding companies are also covered. On the common law side, the focus is on bank account operation, including paper and electronic payment orders. The book also provides discussion and analysis of electronic banking and the challenges posed by non-bank third party payment providers to traditional banking and banks. It also includes directions to other relevant sources, including websites, so that readers can keep up-to-date on the rapid changes in electronic banking. In addition to updating caselaw and legislative developments, the second edition includes new material dealing with freezing accounts, prefunded cards, and recurring payment systems, as well as the growth of mobile payment systems and other electronic forms of payment.
Author: Lauren Rowe
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
For fans of Helen Hardt and J. Kenner: A playboy businessman falls for annonynmous intake agent of an exclusive club.
Energy in Crisis
Author: Catherine Chambers
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Describes the problems posed by fossil fuel dependence; includes information on such alternative energy sources as biogas, solar and wind power, and fuel cells; and provides tips for saving energy.