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    The Litigators (Hardcover)

    The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.

    And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.

    With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.

    A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!

    It almost seems too good to be true.

    And it is.

    The Litigators
    is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America’s favorite storyteller.

     

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    The Last Juror (Hardcover)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In 1970, one of Mississippi s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23-year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

    The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

    But in Mississippi in 1970, life didn’t necessarily mean life, and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

     

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    The Appeal (Hardcover)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict—or reverse it.

    The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.

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    Handa’s Surprise: Story Book and DVD

    Age Range: 3 – 8  years

    Handa puts seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take her friend Akeyo as a surprise.

    But Handa’s walk takes her past a variety of animals and the fruits do look very inviting…

    Offering a whole new storytelling experience, this picture book and DVD edition features a charming story animation of Handa’s Suprise and its sequel, Hand’s Hen narrated by Adoja Andoh.

    DVD running time: 8 minutes

    ‘So luscious it seems almost edible…Beautifully drawn animals…Children will love the joke.’ – Observer

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  • Hope at Sunset

    Gle, a chief priest, abandons his role as custodian and defender of age-old customs to fight voluntarily on the side of the British in the Second World War. When the war ends, Gle and his fellow African soldiers do not receive their promised rewards. But they do not return peacefully to their homesteads or reassume their traditional values. Politicised by their role in the foreign conflicts they join together and march in protest to present a petition to the Governor of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), in an act of self-determination. The colonial forces respond with fire; soldiers are shot dead. The angry protesters descend into Accra and loot the shops, in what became the famous looting of 28 February 1948, and would mark the beginning of Ghana’s fight for independence from Britain.
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    Hope at Sunset

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    Fun For All Crossword Puzzles: Challenger Level 1 – 3 (3 books)

    Crossword puzzles are fun, challenging and educative! The purpose of this book is to introduce this innovative method of learning vocabulary to students in Upper Primary, Junior and Secondary School.

    Most of the vocabulary used in the production of this book is taken from English, Cultural Studies, Social Studies and Science textbooks used in the schools. A few words outside the syllabus are incorporated into the exercises to challenge the pupils and to serve as an added impetus to independent learning.

    Happy Learning!

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  • Ghana @50: A Photobook

    On March 6, 2007, the West African country of Ghana celebrated 50 years of independence. Kathy Knowles, Director of the Osu Children’s Library Fund a keen photographer, took hundreds of photos on that day. Together, they form her personal tribute to the people of Ghana.

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  • The Dense Mistiness of the Ordinary

    In his first collection of poetry, Mo Issa reflects on the pains and joys he experienced while on his own journey of self-discovery to find his authentic voice.

    Throughout these thirty-three diverse poems, Mo delves into the emotions surrounding his sense of feeling confused and conflicted within the corporate world, his travels, his internal battle on choosing between materialism and fulfillment, his ideas and his philosophies about how to live more fully.

    The Dense Mistiness of the Ordinary shares a varied collection of poetry that highlights one man’s journey through life as he listens to his heart and intuition to find himself and his purpose.

    Mo Issa is an entrepreneur, certified business and life success coach, and born-again writer who recognizes that he is a spiritual being having an earthly human experience. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Ghana. The Dense Mistiness of the Ordinary is his first book of poetry.

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  • Model Marriage: A Marriage Counselling Handbook

    In this classic volume, Dag Heward-Mills provides extensive practical insight into marriage. This extraordinary book will serve as a ready resource for both the marriage counsellor and the married couple. You will certainly discover, in this piece, refreshing and exciting tips to enhance your marriage.

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  • Kidnapped (Jon Roscoe Thriller #3)

    Age Range: 10 – 15 years

    James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.

    PLEASE HELP BEFORE HE KILLS ME.

    Travelling home for the festive season, Jon Roscoe receives a desperate cry for help.

    This year, Christmas with his family isn’t quite as he had planned…

     

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  • The Christmas Mystery (Detective Luc Moncrief #2)

    Age Range: 10 – 15 years

    Detective Luc Moncrief races through New York and Paris to track down a killer . . . and find out who is stealing the world’s greatest art.

    In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal . . . before a cold-blooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective.

     

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  • Key Words with Peter and Jane: Books Are Exciting (Book 9c) – Hardcover

    Age Range: 5 – 8  years

    Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned.

    Book 11c provides the link with writing for the words used in Readers 11a and 11b. Once this book is completed, the child can move on to book 12a.

    The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently. This builds confidence in children when they recognise these key words on sight (also known as the ‘look and say’ method of learning).

    Examples of key words are: the, one, two, he.

    There are 12 levels, each with 3 books: a, b, and c.

    • Series a: Gradually introduces new words.
    • Series b: Provides further practise of words featured in the ‘a’ series.
    • Series c: Links reading with writing and phonics.

    All the words that have been introduced in each ‘a’ and ‘b’ book are also reinforced in the ‘c’ books.

     

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