Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn't one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map--and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah's mother caused the town. But at first no one supports her efforts--not even her best friend, Luke. Luke Johnson may have grown up in Heritage, but as a foster kid he never truly felt as if he belonged. Now he has a chance to score a job as assistant fire chief and earn his place in the town. But when the interview process and Hannah's restoration project start unearthing things from his past, Luke must decide if belonging is worth the pain of being honest about who he is--and who he was.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Revell, Pages: 368 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781493419388

High school junior Wesley Harris is a stereotypical shy, soft-spoken nerd. He is obsessed with crafts and art and doesn’t even need to come out of the closet to become the target of antigay bullying. Though he has the support of close friends and liberal-minded mother, he finds it hard to believe in himself. Brad Johnson, Wesley’s new neighbor, is Wesley’s age—and his complete opposite. A popular jock and hero of the school’s baseball team, Brad has an outgoing personality and a reputation as a ladies’ man. When he and Wesley are alone, away from their classmates’ scrutiny, they become friends despite their differences. But when Wesley confesses to wanting more than friendship, Brad walks away, unwilling to risk their romance being exposed. Though devastated, Wesley resigns himself to accept that they were never meant to be. The next time he runs afoul of bullies, school counseling empowers him to report them. Encouraged by his new confidence, he decides to attend the school dance and face Brad....
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Editor: Harmony Ink Press, Pages: 164 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781623805340

Tyler Evans is your pretty average high school nerd. He takes advanced placement classes, is in the marching band and is a scholarship student at one of Washington's most prestigious private schools, The St. Helena Academy. Brad Stevenson is every thing most teenage boys wish they could be, he's gorgeous, popular, a star athlete, has more money than he knows how to spend and is dating the head cheerleader, but his life isn't as perfect as everyone seems to think. One dreary afternoon Tyler discovers someone sitting at the window adjacent his own, crying. He reaches out in the form of a hand written note that he holds up so the other can see it from the window. This action starts a tentative but intense friendship between the two, that begins to develop into something more serious than either expected. Into something Brad denies due to his own personal demons. It takes a major event and a grand gesture from Tyler to prove to Brad that there are more important things in life than living up to other people's expectations; like good chocolate, bad pop music and voyeurism.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 152 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 154988820X

This scholarly analysis of the music of Taylor Swift identifies how and why she is one of the early 21st century's most recognizable and most popular stars. * Provides the only scholarly critical analysis of the songs and recordings of megastar Taylor Swift * Places Swift, her work, and her public stances in the context of her generation and its definition of "empowerment" and "feminism" * Explores Swift's work as an extension of the early 1970s' confessional singer-songwriter movement
Genre: , Editor: Praeger, Pages: 165 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1440852944

From NYT Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes an all new stand-alone novel in her beloved With Me In Seattle Series! Elena Watkins is used to getting what she wants. She grew up the daughter of one of the most powerful mafia bosses on the west coast, an indulged, rich girl who got away with everything. Except the love of her life. Archer was the king of their high school. His charming grin swept her off her feet. Days after graduation, they ran away together and eloped. Elated to spend the rest of their lives together, Archer and Elena were on cloud nine. Until Elena's father discovered what they'd done. He swore to keep them apart, even if it meant taking Archer's life. Knowing what her father was capable of, Elena left Archer, and never looked back. The pain of leaving him would pale to the pain of losing him. That's what she's told herself every day for twelve years. But now her father is dead, and Archer is back. Finally, they should be able to piece the broken pieces of their love back together. But the mafia has a long memory.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 286 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1633500586

Pop music surrounds us - in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist - but how often do we really hear what's playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly for its witty and accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs. In 1939, Aaron Copland published What to Listen for in Music, the bestseller that made classical music approachable for generations of listeners. Eighty years later, Nate and Charlie update Copland's idea for a new audience and repertoire: 21st century pop, from Britney to Beyoncé, Outkast to Kendrick Lamar. Despite the importance of pop music in contemporary culture, most discourse only revolves around lyrics and celebrity. Switched on Pop gives readers the tools they need to interpret our modern soundtrack. Each chapter investigates a different song and artist, revealing musical insights such as how a single melodic motif follows Taylor Swift through every genre that she samples, André 3000 uses metric manipulation to get listeners to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," or Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee create harmonic ambiguity in "Despacito" that mirrors the patterns of global migration. Replete with engaging discussions and eye-catching illustrations, Switched on Pop brings to life the musical qualities that catapult songs into the pop pantheon. Readers will find themselves listening to familiar tracks in new waysand not just those from the Top 40. The timeless concepts that Nate and Charlie define can be applied to any musical style. From fanatics to skeptics, teenagers to octogenarians, non-musicians to professional composers, every music lover will discover something ear-opening in Switched on Pop.
Genre: Music, Editor: Oxford University Press, USA, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190056650

The long-awaited new novel by “the class act of the urban thriller” (Entertainment Weekly) YOU BELONG TO ME . . . Paul Reeves is a successful immigration lawyer, but his passion is collecting old maps of New York, tangible records of the city’s rich history in an increasingly digital world. One afternoon he attends an auction with his neighbor Jennifer Mehraz, the beautiful young wife of an Iranian financier-lawyer, but halfway through the auction a handsome man in soldier fatigues appears in the aisle and whisks Jennifer away. YOU BELONG TO ME . . . A long-lost lover from Jennifer’s rural Pennsylvania past, the man sets off a series of alarming events as those close to Jennifer try to figure out who he is and how the two are connected, including her high-powered and possessive husband, whose ultimate goal is to make this embarrassing intrusion into his marriage disappear. YOU BELONG TO ME . . . At the same time, one of the world’s rarest and most inaccessible maps suddenly goes on sale, but before Paul can finalize a deal, another buyer snatches it out from under Paul’s nose, sending him on a quest to find out who the mysterious buyer is and how to get the map for himself. Eight years after his last critically acclaimed thriller, The Finder, Colin Harrison returns with You Belong to Me. Filled with compelling characters and a loving but biting satire of New York City, You Belong to Me is an exceptional novel, and Colin Harrison is at the top of his game.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Sarah Crichton Books, Pages: 336 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781429944625

(Really Easy Guitar). Easy-to-follow charts to get you playing right away are presented in this collection for all guitarists. Includes 22 songs in chords, lyrics and basic tab: Back to December * Cardigan * Exile * Look What You Made Me Do * Mean * Our Song * Safe & Sound * Teardrops on My Guitar * We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together * White Horse * You Need to Calm Down * and more.
Genre: Music, Editor: Hal Leonard, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781705126844

(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.
Genre: Music, Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation, Pages: 12 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781540073419

(Guitar Play-Along). The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in case you want to sing, too, or to simply help you follow along. 8 songs: Better Than Revenge * Fifteen * Love Story * Mine * Our Song * Teardrops on My Guitar * White Horse * You Belong with Me. NOTE: This special edition Guitar Play-Along volume includes vocals on the audio as well.
Genre: Music, Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation, Pages: 72 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781476808871