8 Bodies is Enough

Author: Stephanie Bond
Publisher: Stephanie Bond, Inc.
ISBN: 1945002166
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When you gamble with the truth… Carlotta Wren is off on another adventure--this time following a lead from her jailbird father to Los Vegas to find out what happened to her long-lost mother. Unaware of Carlotta's mission, her brother Wesley tags along with grandiose designs of winning big with a secret bag of cash he found. But as soon as the Wren siblings hit Sin City, their luck runs cold. A dead man spoils Carlotta’s plan and before she knows it, the entire gang from Atlanta has descended to aid, abet, and aggravate. Wes has problems of his own when it turns out the found money belongs to seriously bad men who want it back. You might lose more than you can afford… With the odds stacked against them, Carlotta and Wes keep rolling the dice. Too late, Wes learns he’s accidentally blown his father’s case wide open. Someone wants the Wrens—all of them—to cash in their chips for good. And when Carlotta uncovers the real reason behind her parents’ disappearance, it yanks her life in a new direction.

Body Movers

Author: Stephanie Bond
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460311779
Format: PDF
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So Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped from her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping. Until— —her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case. —her brother becomes a body mover for the morgue, and his sexy boss gets Carlotta involved. —her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta. With three men in her life, Carlotta has added motivation to help bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list! Look for all six books in Stephanie Bond's Body Movers series, available now from Harlequin MIRA!

The Body Is Not an Apology

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626569789
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A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.

Two Guys Detective Agency

Author: Stephanie Bond
Publisher: NeedtoRead Books
ISBN: 0989042928
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Two estranged sisters (whose last name is Guy) find themselves husbandless and broke and decide to take on a faltering P.I. agency in a strip mall. The women get off to a shaky start--their detecting styles are like oil and water, and every case seems to resurrect old family quarrels and distrust. But who better to deal with clients who have secrets than two women who harbor so many secrets of their own?

The Story of the Human Body

Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030774180X
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In this book the author, a Harvard evolutionary biologist presents an account of how the human body has evolved over millions of years, examining how an increasing disparity between the needs of Stone Age bodies and the realities of the modern world are fueling a paradox of greater longevity and chronic disease. It illuminates the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. The author also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, the author argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. The author proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of 'dysevolution,' a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally, he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. -- From publisher's web site.

Natural Causes

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455535885
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A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

Bring Up the Bodies

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429947659
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Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head? Bring Up the Bodies is one of The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012, one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2012

Irresistible

Author: Stephanie Bond
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148802586X
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From fan-favorite author Stephanie Bond comes a beloved romantic comedy about finding true love. Ellie Sutherland wasn't exactly desperate…yet. But after fourteen months, five days and two hours of being without a man, she was getting pretty close. So when she had a chance to try out a pill that attracted the opposite sex, Ellie didn't waste any time signing up. After all, she had nowhere to go but up! Almost immediately, men started falling at her feet. She even had sexy Mark Blackwell eating out of her hand. And before long, she'd fallen head over heels in love with him, too. Ellie's life was perfect, at least for a while. But when the pills ran out, would Mark still find her irresistible? Originally published in 1997.

The Body in the Woods

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805098526
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While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.

Conspiracy in Death

Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425168134
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The #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring police lieutenant Eve Dallas. New York City's most vulnerable citizens fall victim to a ruthless serial killer.