Author: C. T. Casberg
Sometimes, fruit is forbidden for a reason. When Todd breaks The Rule and eats from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, death enters the world in the form of a very nasty zombie plague. Emptied of immortality and exiled from their land of birth, zombie-kind ventures into the hostile world beyond, where violence and decay threaten to overwhelm and destroy them at every turn. Never fear: the Director, maker of Heaven and Earth and everything in between, has a plan to defeat death forever, but it will require the hope, trust, and courage of generations to see it through. And duct tape. They're gonna need lots and lots of duct tape. This is Genesis of the Dead, the first novel in a three-part zombie comedy of biblical proportions, and it's the most fun you'll ever have with animal sacrifice and human circumcision. Fun, funny, thoughtful and thought-provoking, Genesis of the Dead is jaunty romp through the Old Testament. An accidental apologetic, it offers wit and wisdom for readers of all ages. Banjo duels, devilish doctors, wise-cracking hand puppets and squirrels big enough to ride into battle- this ain't your father's Sunday School class. Sit down, strap in, and please, for the love of God, obey the rules. They were made with your safety in mind.
Author: Bernard Beckett
Publisher: Emblem Editions
A brilliant and chilling dystopia for a new generation in the tradition of Brave New World. “‘Explain to us why you wish to enter The Academy.’” Anaximander, a young Academy candidate, is put through a gruelling exam. Her special subject: the life of Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. It’s late in the 21st century and the island Republic has emerged from a ruined, plague-ridden world, its citizens safe, but not free, and living in complete isolation from outside contact. Approaching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until a man named Adam Forde rescued a girl from the sea. “Anaximander, we have asked you to consider why it is you would like to join the Academy. Is your answer ready?” To answer that question, Anaximander must struggle with everything she has ever known about herself and her beloved Republic’s history, the nature of being human, of being conscious, and even what it means to have a soul. And when everything has been laid bare, she must confront the Republic’s last great secret, her own surprising link to Adam Forde, and the horrifying truth about her world. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Barry Louis Polisar
Murder, deceit, and treachery are just some of the themes present in these 13 stories from the first book of the Hebrew Bible. Retold from the perspective of oft overlooked secondary characters—including Eve, Cain, Esau, and Noah’s wife—these stories only refer to events that appear in Biblical text. In the classic Talmudic tradition of searching for truth by weighing all sides, author Barry Louis Polisar allows these interweaving stories to unfold, revealing tales of true spirituality.
Author: D. J. Cockburn
If there was a pill that made you successful, would you take it?What if it also made you a psychopath?If your psychopathy comes from a pill, you can always stop taking it. But will you want to?Edward Crofte was a dedicated scientist who wanted to cure depression. After years of work and sacrifice, the Caresaway drug he developed seemed to work wonders... but at what cost?Years later, Edward's wonder drug has helped people with depression. But has it also helped destroy the world economy? And what has it done to him?
Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
• Was Adam the first test-tube baby? • Did nuclear fission destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? • How were the ancients able to accurately describe details about our solar system that are only now being revealed by deep space probes? The awesome answers are all here, in this important companion volume to The Earth Chronicles series. Having presented evidence of an additional planet as well as voluminous information about the other planets in our solar system, Zecharia Sitchin now shows how the discoveries of modern astrophysics, astronomy, and genetics exactly parallel what has already been revealed in ancient texts regarding the "mysteries" of alchemy and the creation of life. Genesis Revisited is a mind-boggling revelation sure to overturn current theories about the origins of humankind and the solar system.
Author: Rabbi Dr. Arthur Blecher
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Popular Washington, D.C. rabbi and psychotherapist Arthur Blecher believes that the American Jewish community is actually flourishing amidst fears of dying out. He shows us that intermarriage strengthens Judaism--a concept that many Jews continue to debate. In straightforward and engaging chapters, he provides a progressive and positive outline of how this religion has changed over the years, and why American Jewish culture must be embraced and discussed in depth in Jewish families. This is a fascinating exploration of the ways in which social and psychological forces created a new and quite different form of Judaism in America more than one hundred years ago.
Author: Martin Grondin
Publisher: Ulysses Press
"For the first time ever, LOLcat bible brings the good news to your feline friends in their native LOLSpeak"--P.  of cover.
Author: Jonathan Goldstein
A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader. In the beginning...there was humor. Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and the cornerstone of world literature. But let's face it: the Bible always needed punching up. Plus, it raised quite a few questions that a modern world refuses to ignore any longer: wouldn't it be boring to live inside a whale? How did Joseph explain Mary's pregnancy to the guys at work? Who exactly was the megalomaniacal foreman who oversaw the construction of the Tower of Babel? And honestly, what was Cain's problem? In Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein re-imagines and recasts the greatest heroes of the Bible with depth, wit, and snappy dialogue. This is the Bible populated by angry loners, hypochondriacs, and reluctant prophets who fear for their sanity, for readers of Sarah Vowell and the books of David Sedaris. Basically, a Bible that readers can finally, genuinely relate to. Jonathan Goldstein's new book, I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow, will be available May 2013.
Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Harper Collins
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
Author: Bruce Feiler
Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world. In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton's London to Mae West's Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history's first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love. Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.
Author: Margaret Redlich
Do you think "Bollywood" is just flashy dance sequences and unbelievable plots? Think again! Explore the rich history and artistic traditions of Hindi film in this engaging book, which intersperses stories from the author's path to dedicated fandom with analysis of the films and their context. If your only exposure to Hindi films is action sequences that defy the laws of physics and dance sequences full of colorful, swirling silk, this book will open your eyes to a rich and rewarding art form. If you're already a fan, it will enrich your appreciation of your favorite film moments by placing them in their larger context.
Author: David Javerbaum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As dictated to his mortal amanuensis, 11-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, David Javerbaum, God looks back with unprecedented candor on his time in the public sector. He takes us behind the scenes.
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.