Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet.
But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father—a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.
The Wife Project teaches Don some unexpected things. Why earlobe length is an inadequate predictor of sexual attraction. Why quick-dry clothes aren’t appropriate attire in New York. Why he’s never been on a second date. And why, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love: love finds you.
Tanith Low in the Maleficent Seven by Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant #7.5)
The Maleficent Seven is a spin-off novella, set after Book 7 starring the Remnant-possessed Tanith Low.
It continues on from Trick Or Treat's revelation of four "God-Killer weapons" that could take down Darquesse.
The book is – pre-editting – about 54,000 words and is likely to stay around that number afterwards.
'And the Mountains Echoed' by Khaled Hosseini.
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.
Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
Gardening Australia's Flora: The Gardener's Bible
A comprehensive encyclopaedia containing information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world.
Organised in an A to Z format by botanical name, the individual entries provide a detailed description of each plant and its features, notes on origin, cultivation requirements, growth habit and propagation.
This 10th anniversary edition takes into account the most up-to-date changes in horticultural classifications. Hundreds of new species and popular cultivars are included, and common names and synonyms have been updated throughout the book.