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I'M FEELING LUCKY : THE CONFESSIONS OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEE NUMBER 59 Edwards, Douglas

Edwards, Google's first director of marketing and brand management, takes us on a trip inside the hyperenergized company that broke the rules and rocked the world. Describing it as it happened, Edwards offers a look at the pioneering steps of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the evolution of the company's nonhierarchical structure, and some of the ideas that never came to pass.


INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY : THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST SECRETIVE RELIGION Reitman, Janet

Granted unprecedented access to the church of Scientology, Reitman offers an eye-opening investigation into the world's fastest growing religion created in 1954 by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard. Reitman strives to offer a fair-handed account of the controversial religion as compiled after five years of research and extensive interviews with current and former members of the group.


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AFRICAN AFFAIR : A NOVEL Darnton, Nina

Journalist Lindsay Cameron, in Nigeria just four months, is thrilled when she lands an interview with President/Military Dictator Michael Olumide, who has promised to hold free elections. She also hopes to uncover the truth about the murders of two men on opposite sides of the political spectrum. She soon finds herself involved in something even darker and more dangerous. (First Novel)


DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND : A NOVEL Unger, Lisa

Willow was skipping school and hanging out in the woods when she saw a man digging up a body. It shook her so that she ran away, dropping her cell phone. The next day the man, who introduced himself as Michael to her mother, returned the phone. Is the man friend or foe? And what happened to his mother, who had disappeared decades earlier?


FLASH AND BONES Reichs, Kathy

After a body's discovered in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway, authorities scramble to remove it since 200,000 fans are expected for an upcoming race. The next day, a NASCAR crew member confides to Tempe that he fears the body could be that of his sister, Cyndi, who disappeared 12 years earlier. Could Tempe solve a case that the FBI had been unable to?


MOST DANGEROUS THING Lippman, Laura

Once, many years ago, they had all been close friends. But as time passed they drifted apart both geographically and emotionally. Now, with families of their own, memories of the past and the terrible lie they shared faded, as well. That is, until one of them died. That's when the revelations began and each wondered if their secret was about to be revealed?


ONE DAY Nicholls, David

Do you believe in love at first sight? Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew didn't until spending one day together in 1989. Then they couldn't stop thinking about one another. Every July 15th over the next 20 years, key moments of their relationship are revealed. Facing friendship, fights, hopes, missed opportunities, laughter and tears, they come to grips with the true meaning of love. (R) (Movie Tie-in)


OVERBITE Cabot, Meg

Meena Harper has a special gift which no one has ever appreciated--until now. She can predict how people are going to die and that is something the Palantine Guard needs desperately if they're going to stand a chance against the Lamir, a feared clan of vampires who have swallowed up most of Rio and are now headed for New York.


PLUGGED : A NOVEL Colfer, Eoin

Irish ex-pat bouncer Lincoln McEvoy's problems begin with the murder of his girlfriend. Then other people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Now he's got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops, and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him, but doesn't know why. With bullets flying and everybody on the take, Linc's got to figure it out-- fast!


THE KID Sapphire

Following the Academy-Award winning film adaptation of 'Push,' which was titled 'Precious,' Sapphire introduces Abdul Jones, the son of Precious. Readers first meet him at the age of nine, on the day of his mother's funeral, and follow him through his life, where he must confront violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart as he claws his way toward adulthood.


WOODCUTTER : A NOVEL Hill, Reginald

Wolf Hadda, a successful entrepreneur, led a fairy tale life until the morning a knock came on his door and he was imprisoned. Although he protested his innocence, was he really? After all, there was a period during his youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. Now he was about to be released after seven years and prison psychiatrist Alva Ozigbo was worried.


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