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To the Highest Bidder (USED)

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Tossing Heat

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This is a story about a seventeen-year-old kid who, right after graduating from high school, signs a contract with the Boston Red Sox. It recounts his days of turmoil while in the minors and his rise up to the major leagues, the relationship with his fellow players and managers, and his daily thoughts of being released while in the lower minors. The pivotal point is an amazing event that occurred on the pitching mound on a hot night in Florida, which turned his career around and had him heading in the fast lane to the big leagues.

Touch of Orange

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Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I.Joe, Barbie, and the Companies That Make Them (USED)

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This is the real toy story, an unprecedented behind-the-scenes journey through a world of influence, fantasy, and multimillion-dollar Hollywood deals, a world where the whims of children make millionaires and topple titans.
This is also the story of an unusual man. Alan Hassenfeld, the chief executive officer of Hasbro, never intended to run a Fortune 500 company. A free spirit who dreamed of being a writer and exploring Asia, he was content to remain in the shadow of his older brother Stephen, a marketing genius who transformed a family firm established by immigrant Jews into powerhouse and Wall Street darling.
Then tragedy struck. Stephen, and intensely private man, died of AIDS, a disease he had not acknowledged he had, even to his family. Alan Hassenfeld was named CEO, just as Hasbro was facing a daunting onslaught of challenges. Toy Wars is about Alan's struggle to balance the demands of the bottom line with his ideals about the kind of toys children deserve, as well as the ethical obligations of management.
Wayne Miller, an award-winning journalist and novelist, was granted unprecedented access to Hasbro, the maker of G.I. Joe, Star Wars toys, Mr. Potato Head, Batman, Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and countless other favorites. For five years, he sat in on design sessions, marketing meetings, and focus groups, and interviewed employees in every part of the company. He witnessed a major corporate restructuring; crucial deal with Dreamworks SKG; a hostile takeover bid by archrival Mattel; the collapse of a $45 million virtual reality game; and the company makeover of G.I. Joe, Hasbro's flagship product and one of the most popular toys of all time.
Toy Warsis filled with many colorful characters, including:
Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, whose kid-friendly movies can translate into licensing gold for toymakers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, who tapped into a popular Japanese TV series and made it a worldwide television and merchandising phenomenon
Mattel CEO Jill Barad, the second-highest-paid woman in corporate America, who promotes and defends Barbie with the zeal of a religious crusader
Hasbro executive Al Verrecchia, the loyal second in command who did not let friendship or tradition stand in the way of a dramatic restructuring
Larry Bernstein, arguably the best toy salesman ever, a riotous raconteur whose divisional presidency crumbled when he was unable to meet Hasbro's profit goals
Rich in family drama and written with sly wit, Toy Wars is a deeply compelling business story, a fascinating tour through a billion-dollar industry that exerts tremendous influence on the lives of children everywhere.
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Traveler (USED)

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Ron McLarty's poignant and deep-souled debut, "The Memory of Running"
When Ron McLarty's debut novel, "The Memory of Running," appeared, the publishing world sat up and took notice. Now, McLarty is back with another reason to cheer the arrival of his distinctive new voice. Jono Riley is an aging part-time actor and bartender trying to make ends meet in Manhattan when he receives a letter from a childhood friend telling him that Marie, the first girl Jono ever loved, had just died in her sleep. As Jono makes the trip back home to the working-class neighborhood of East Providence, Rhode Island, McLarty deftly travels between Jono's adolescence in the early 1960s and the present story of his return. Woven throughout are Jono's endearing and funny memories of his coming of age with his three best friends?including a series of mysterious shootings that occurred back then, one of which lodged a bullet in Marie's back when she was twelve.

When Jono's girlfriend, a gritty New York City firefighter named Renee, joins him in East Providence, they find themselves drawn into an attempt to find the person responsible for the shootings so long ago. As the surprising truth unravels, Jono is forced to come to terms with a past that is not quite what he remembers, even as he makes new resolutions in the present. "Traveler" is a fine-tuned and riveting novel that will further affirm McLarty's place in American fiction.

Treasured Family Recipes

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Trinity Healing Method

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Pasha is an empathic and an intuitive holistic healer who has worked in the medical profession for 18 years as a registered American x-ray technologist. She earned her Medical Hypnotherapy and Dental Hypnotherapy degrees from the International Hypnotherapy Association, and she earned her Massage Therapy degree from the Polarity Institute in 2003. Pasha owns and operates a private practice in Coventry, Rhode Island, where she has helped many patients achieve optimal health and other goals. Pasha has studied metaphysical science for over 40 years, and she is recognized as an expert in bridging the gap between science and spirit. Pasha Lynn has set up this book as an introduction for like-minded individuals interested in learning a high-frequency healing modality. As practitioners, they would be able to hang their shingle as a certified Trinity Healer. For more information, please contact Pasha Lynn at (401) 965-8057.
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Truck of Potatoes

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There are so many stories that I have to share that are a result of my upbringing, my home, schools I attended and my Catholic faith that the only way to do them justice is to continue the remainder of the book in vignettes. These stories are a compilation of moments, days, weeks and years of feelings. These feelings exude a range of happy, sad, bittersweet, tender, determined and loving - all parts of me that show a person who refused to give in to the negative side of life. My positive attitude has always prevailed.

I will attempt to categorize my stories into ones that refer to my family, my love of travel, my passion for dance and teaching dance, my naïve nature, my business sense and all the people I met as a result. ENJOY!!!

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Try

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TRY is an inspiring children's book with original song about not being discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do. After all, any accomplishment in life starts with that first step of trying regardless of your fear of failure, not being any good, or caring about what others think. There are no limits if you just give it a go!

The song for TRY has an island reggae vibe and is super catchy! After one listen, just TRY and get it out of your head!

Try is meant to be an interactive book; not only in song, but in visuals. We encourage grown ups to ask their little reader to describe the conflict on each page on the left and how each character used their will to try to create the solution on the right. Our hope is that seeing the problem become a resolution will allow children to decipher their own means of problem solving. Now all you can do is try! Enjoy!

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Twirling and Dancing with Annie and Friends

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Without realizing it, many of us have forgotten the joy of expressing ourselves through movement and dance. In this story, Annie and Arthur remind us that we can all rekindle that joy. Annie finds a new dancing partner when she smashes into Arthur one day at school. He introduces her to a new style of dancing and with his help and the help of her friends, she discovers that she can dance and move in ways she never imagined. Annie and Arthur ask other school children to join in the fun of movement and dance. Now Annie includes new steps whereever she goes, dancing around the house, at school, and down the street.

This story supports children's development through music and movement, and helps parents remember when they danced as children. It encourages us to rekindle the creative side of ourselves through our innate love of music and dance. Annie's dancing affects her whole brain structure. Known as whole brain learning, movement helps to make connections between the right side or rational part of the brain and the left side of the brain which is concerned with creative activity.

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Two by Each

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An incident in the waterfront district of New Bedford presents two possible scenarios. Each one poses different dilemmas to the retiring detective, Joseph Barrett. He is challenged to solve this mystery before hanging up his shield. FBI Agent William Normandin, a prior member of the New Bedford Police Force, solicits the assistance of Chief Inspector Daniel O'Malley. Both have had past connections with the victim, Lieutenant Mortimer Weigand. Claude Lepage served as the trusted chauffeur of Mr. Weigand. As the investigation proceeds some of his personal habits begin to suggest that he may know more than he is revealing about the incident. In the final days prior to retirement, Detective Joseph Barrett starts putting together one of the scenarios that gives some credence to the mysterious incident.
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Under the 13th Star: Selected short fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose from ARIA

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Selected short fiction, nonfiction, poetry & prose from The Association of Rhode Island Authors: Lenore M. Rheaume, Steven R. Porter, Al Bettencourt, Jimmy Gyasi Boateng, Helen Burke, Paul F. Caranci, R.N. Chevalier, Kathy Clark, Jane F. Collen, JEssica M. Collette, Norman Desmarais, Leo C. Frisk, Jr. L.A. Jacob, Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast, Deborah Katz, Lawrence J. Krips, Susan Letendre, Frances L. O'Donnell, Christie O'Neil Harrison, Joanne Perella, Mark Perry, Joni Pfeiffer-Moser, Dawn M. Porter, Victor C. Rudowski, Edward Taylor, Tom Trabulsi, Barbara Ann Whitman and Bruce Wilcox.
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Underwater Sea Adventure: Arianna's Magic Boots V2

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Come join five-year-old disabled girl Arianna again this time on a magical journey under the sea. Where her "Magic Boots," which are Ankle-foot orthosis (AFOs) and sneakers become a mermaid tail that helps her swim to a new adventure and meet some mermaid friends. All she has to do is close her eyes and stomp three times and say "Away we go" and the adventure begins.

University

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University

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Once an educational backwater, Metropolitan University has risen to the top tier of American colleges. But success has come at a price, the institution's spirit crushed under the thumb of Fortin Shenford, Met's ambitious president, who effectively quashes all opposition on campus, his sights set on loftier peaks.

Against this backdrop, the residents of Sterling Hall's fourth floor manage to form a lasting bond. A fraternal oasis in a student body known for apathy and lack of cohesion, Sterling 4 is populated by memorable characters: Mike "Wally" Hall, leader of the self-styled Mutants; Dwight, the wheelchair-bound video game wizard; Marcus, the sheltered, socially naive freshman; Chug Allen, student-politician and rascal king; Brandon, the blunt-spoken activist; and tomboyish Rosemary, Marcus's unspoken crush. Over four years, enduring friendships are born, rules broken, and traditions established as they move from the trials of adolescence to the waiting responsibilities of adulthood.

Set in the go-go 1980's, University is a fun-filled romp through undergraduate life, in an era fondly remembered, yet not far distant from our own time.

University of Rhode Island Alumni Directory 1998 (USED)

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Unleash Your Full Potential

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I started working out at 19 years-old when a good friend told me I was skinny and needed to start lifting weights. After that, it became an obsession. It wasn't until a few years later, and I was going down the path to trouble in my life, that I made it my occupation. This helped me turn my life around, and I never looked back. We are all in charge of our own destiny, and our thoughts and actions are responsible for shaping who we are. Many people fail to take responsibility for their position in life and use excuses and lay blame on others for their lack of success. I take a hard line, or tough love, approach to help motivate and encourage people to unleash their full potential. It is in all of us to be great, but it takes positive mindset and massive action to accomplish anything. With a relentless pursuit, and countless hours of coaching and guidance, I am living my passion by helping others to live a healthy lifestyle, and be the best that they can be. All humans are unique, but similar in nature. Every one of us has the ability or potential to achieve greatness, and this book will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you want it, think it, and act on it, then you will be on your way to personal success in fitness and life.
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Unorthodox (USED)

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Where the white walls meet the equally white ceiling there are rows of blinding light bulbs stretching all the way down the hall for as far as I can see. Behind me, the bulbs crackle and pop, darkening the distance I've traveled. Desperate to stay ahead of the expanding blackness that is rapidly approaching me, I continue to run. I turn my head to catch a brief glance at the following obscurity. The quick peek costs me my coordination. Tripping over my own feet, I land in the arms of a blinding bright figure.
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Up and Running (USED)

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Patinkin shares the gripping story of a young boy's battle with a life-threatening illness and how a community fought to save him.
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Wait Until I'm Dead

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Surviving family horror is one thing. Having the courage and determination to reveal it is another. DJ Brava, romance novelist extraordinaire, has the courage. She has the determination. She has friends covering her back. But when unearthing one family secret leads to another and another... can she survive the fallout? Some family members beg her to wait until they're dead. Has one of them gone too far in a misguided effort to protect someone -- or something? This is an engaging page-turner for anyone who loves a good family drama full of secrets and intrigue. It has the social consciousness of a Picoult, the wit and tongue of Evanovich, the resonance of Sue Miller, and the female bonding of "Thelma and Louise" -- without the drive off the cliff! Structured as a memoir within a novel, readers move through the main character's history of childhood trauma and healing. But it is her actions in the present that propel the story through a series of compelling revelations affecting numerous characters in unforeseen ways. The dialogue is crisp and the humor rich. Emotional connections are profound, and the topic is one that touches the lives of millions.

Wall Street Woman: A Dating Life

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WALL STREET WOMAN: A DATING LIFE IS A BESTIARY OF THE MEN IN THE ORBIT OF A SINGLE PROFESSIONAL WOMAN IN NEW YORK CITY. 

This authoritative guide profiles men found almost exclusively in Manhattan, including the jet-setting Don Juan Dinero, the hip downtown artist The Visionary and the driven workaholic Treadmill. Others are universal types who are abundant in the big city: ladies' man Jack of Hearts, social climbing Club Cadet, ambitious Boy Wonder, aristocratic romantic Major Gelatin. 

Some of these guys merely pass through town, like your high school boyfriend Teen Crush and the eternal dreamer Cloud Voyager. No guide would be complete without the men who are found anywhere and everywhere, such as the recently divorced Born Again Bachelor, very married philanderer Hopalong Husband, disappointed ex-professional Trainwreck and the deadly dull Dialtone. 

Each man is thoroughly described so you can immediately recognize him - how he discusses his interests, presents his accomplishments, tells you he likes you, asks you to bed, and talks about your future together. Good reasons to date him are also proposed. 

Finally, Mr. Right is celebrated in glorious detail. He's clearly worth waiting for. 

When anyone asks, "Why aren't you married?" tell her to buy this book.

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Wandering Across America

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Wandering Across America chronicles the 2015 Great American Road Trip of Kathy and Larry Grimaldi. The journey fulfilled a lifelong dream of driving cross country and exploring familiar landmarks, as well as some out-of-theway stops along the trail. Kathy was the Academic Department Manager for Anthropology Brown University. She retired from her 28-year career at Brown in 2014. Larry was Chief of Program Development for communications projects at the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs. He wrote the Taking Charge columns for the Providence Journal and the Seniors Ask column that appeared regularly in many of the state's daily and weekly newspapers. Larry retired after 40 years of state service in 2015. When they are not travelling, they live in North Providence, Rhode Island.
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Wastelander; Awakening

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She made a promise, she would save her little brother. No matter what. Six years old and he is going to die. But they
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Weirdest Saturday Ever

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Saturdays are supposed to be full of fun and friends, but Mikel Franklin's Saturday isn't going quite the way he planned. When a very grumpy Mikel spills his breakfast bagel all over the back porch, things begin to happen that turn his Saturday morning into the weirdest day ever. Can some very creepy little creatures help make Mikel's day something his friends will never believe? Open this book and you will see. (If you like bugs, and even if you think bugs are yucky, you'll love this story.) Visit the author's website at www.eldamdawber.com
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When You See Me

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters--Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy--in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past...which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister...and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers--and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.

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Wired

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It was an explosive case of political corruption that rocked a small town, an entire state and drew headlines across the nation. Three sitting councilmen had been arrested and accused of executing a scheme to extort bribes. And once the dust settled, as many as ten officials were caught up in a scandal that swirled around nearly everyone in the suburban New England town that some called, "the most corrupt town in America." Yet had it not been for one man who worked undercover with the FBI for seventeen months - a career politician with thirty years' experience railing against corruption - the scheme may never have been revealed. In Wired, the author shares his own harrowing personal account of how he gambled his thirty-year political career, his reputation, and his family's safety in his quest to restore good, honest government to a community that needed it most. But Wired is more than just the tale of one valiant act. It is an exhaustively researched and detailed journey through the ins and outs of gritty small-town politics, behind the scenes dealings, and the corrupt activities that obscure local politics in the modern era. It's the story of something that could happen in any town in America, and regrettably, probably does.
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Wiser Guys

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The stock market crashes, threatening to bring Plymouth's secret magical "Wise" families down with it. When Bill and Millie's precognitive Uncle Finn threatens to usurp their father and take control of all the Wise families, the twins realize they must stop him. Bill's telepathic powers and ambition aren't enough to outmaneuver his uncle, even with help from his sister and their similarly powered friends. Uncle Finn has an alliance with the Irish Mob up in Boston. Bill needs connections and there's only one place to do that in this town. The Plymouth Supper Club hides hooch and rumrunners like a backdrop covers warehouse walls on Poverty Row. Bill is ready to jump in with both feet but Millie wants out of this town, not a piece of its action. Can they wise up together or will the prospect of criminal life drive their friends and family apart?
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Wizard Who Stole Manhattan

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"Tom Linden, a Central Park tour guide with a masters degree in History, meets five members of the original inhabitants of Manhattan Island, who wake from four centuries of suspended animation, and seek his help to reclaim Manhattan island from the evil wizard Peter Minuit, who tricked them into a four hundred year lease. The lease is up, and they want their island back but Peter Minuit is a powerful and nasty wizard, and he won't give up his island easily."

The following evening, Tom sat in a shady glen in the park in the city eating his supper. There was a thud and a jigger, and what felt like an earthquake. Tom was shocked when suddenly surrounded by Native Americans in local seventeenth century garb. Five of them.

The leader of the natives was called Flying Cloud He and his tribe explain that Peter Minuit never bought the island and the lease is up. Tom, expert on Manhattan, is moved by their plight and leads them through a modern Manhattan. But Peter Minuit is a wicked sorcerer, and won't give it up so easily!

Woman Who Swam in the Nude

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World in One Square Mile: Central Falls

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A childrens' book celebrating over 300 years of history from 1700 to today. Discover how the entire world can be found in the one square mile of the city of Central Falls, Rhode Island.

World War II

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Yay Me Appreciation Journal

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