New Release Books by Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw is the author of Bounded Rationality (2022), 恐惧的规则——超越预防原则 (2021), The One After the One, Tangled Skies (2022), Too Much Information (2022) and other 395 books.

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Bounded Rationality

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Bounded Rationality
Two leaders in the field explore the foundations of bounded rationality and its effects on choices by individuals, firms, and the government. Bounded rationality recognizes that human behavior departs from the perfect rationality assumed by neoclassical economics. In this book, Sanjit Dhami and Cass R. Sunstein explore the foundations of bounded rationality and consider the implications of this approach for public policy and law, in particular for questions about choice, welfare, and freedom. The authors, both recognized as experts in the field, cover a wide range of empirical findings and assess theoretical work that attempts to explain those findings. Their presentation is comprehensive, coherent, and lucid, with even the most technical material explained accessibly. They not only offer observations and commentary on the existing literature but also explore new insights, ideas, and connections. After examining the traditional neoclassical framework, which they refer to as the Bayesian rationality approach (BRA), and its empirical issues, Dhami and Sunstein offer a detailed account of bounded rationality and how it can be incorporated into the social and behavioral sciences. They also discuss a set of models of heuristics-based choice and the philosophical foundations of behavioral economics. Finally, they examine libertarian paternalism and its strategies of “nudges.”

恐惧的规则——超越预防原则

恐惧的规则——超越预防原则
本书作者运用心理学和经济行为学理论研究恐惧心理的形成和公共政策的制定,书中的跨学科研究方法,将为国内法学研究提供有益的启示。桑斯坦认为,预防作为环境、安全与健康立法的原则,在国际组织的法律文件和一些国家的法律中得到确认。但是,这一原则是瘫痪性的。风险存在于社会生活的所有方面,不可能预防全部的风险。预防原则应当进行重构,代之以灾难预防原则,即对重大危险进行预防,并在政策和法律制定过程中注意相关法律措施的成本。

Tangled Skies

release date: Jun 15, 2022
Tangled Skies
Mistake number one was to risk her heart. Mack Diaz was the golden boy of bull riding...until the accident. Sent to Stormcloud Station to learn the ropes on an Australian cattle station, Mack hopes to try his luck on the local rodeo circuit. Mack won’t admit his injuries have affected his self-confidence, and he keeps up a façade of swaggering bravado. Until he meets Bindi, a sassy, dark-eyed beauty, who gets under his skin. Bindi Takao is perfectly happy with her ordinary life working on Stormcloud. She loves her horses and her cooking. When the cocky new cowboy arrives from Montana, she steers clear, deciding he’s too sexy for his own boots. Mack pushes all her buttons, and she can’t decide if she wants to throttle him or kiss him. Then she does something totally out of character and spends one delicious night with him. Which is mistake number one, because Mack never dares to risk his heart. An out-of-control bushfire threatens Stormcloud. Details come to light that the fire may have been deliberately lit and suspicions swirl that Mack was the intended target. Not only does someone want him dead, but Mack struggles to deny his growing connection with Bindi. Can Mack succeed in facing his fears or will he head back to Montana with his tail between his legs? When two people fight their true feelings, something’s got to give. But mistake number two may just cost Bindi her life.

Too Much Information

release date: Feb 15, 2022
Too Much Information
The bestselling author and recipient of the 2018 Holberg Prize, Cass R. Sunstein, explores how more information can make us happy or miserable, and why we sometimes avoid it--but sometimes seek it out. How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week''s weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris? In Too Much Information, Cass Sunstein examines the effects of information on our lives. Policymakers emphasize “the right to know,” but Sunstein takes a different perspective, arguing that the focus should be on human well-being and what information contributes to it. Government should require companies, employers, hospitals, and others to disclose information not because of a general “right to know” but when the information in question would significantly improve people''s lives. Sunstein argues that the information on warnings and mandatory labels is often confusing or irrelevant, yielding no benefit. He finds that people avoid information if they think it will make them sad (and seek information they think will make them happy). Our information avoidance and information seeking is notably heterogeneous—some of us do want to know the popcorn calorie count, others do not. Of course, says Sunstein, we are better off with stop signs, warnings on prescription drugs, and reminders about payment due dates. But sometimes less is more. What we need is more clarity about what information is actually doing or achieving.

Monsters After Dark

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Monsters After Dark
When darkness falls, monsters come to play. Heat. Claws. Teeth. They rake over your body and draw you in. There is no one here but you and them; only their breath on your neck and your pulse throbbing in your veins. They creep from the shadows, from the darkest of dreams. They are here to take. Conquer. Claim. You know what they are, and terror seizes your breath. But you open yourself to the monsters. And you let them in. Ten exceedingly sexy short romances that will give you goosebumps in all the right places. Reticent Desire Publications and the monster-loving readers’ group, Monsters, Demons & Knotting, oh My! is thrilled to present this limited-edition anthology featuring steamy encounters with creatures both paranormal and alien. Our guys may be monsters—but this Halloween, your heart won’t be all they’ll eat…. *PARTICIPATING AUTHORS* Isoellen Ophelia Bell Nora Ash L.V. Lane Leann Ryans Godiva Glenn Leslie Chase V.T. Bonds Merel Pierce Cass Alex

Dawn Skies

release date: Mar 15, 2022
Dawn Skies
When you love someone...you’ll do anything to protect them. Warwick Nobles values his job as the leading hand at Stormcloud Station, but lately he’s been feeling restless and thinks about moving on. Sent out to check a malfunctioning camera at an isolated bore site, he finds something astounding that will change his life forever. Kee Singh cares about only one thing, her four-year-old daughter, Bennie. At first, she doesn’t want to trust Warwick, but she’s left with little option when her car breaks down in the middle of the outback and she runs out of food and water. This small-town cowboy catches her off guard. Broody and handsome, Warwick starts to break down Kee’s trust issues, when he proves honest men do exist. Warwick makes a deal with Kee, to keep her safe and sheltered until she can find a way out of her predicament. But Kee never intended to stay in Queensland, and she will always put her daughter first. When she finally tells him the truth, that she testified against her husband—a corrupt cop—and is now on the run, afraid for her daughter’s safety, Warwick wonders if he can truly protect her, after all.

Raze Warfare

release date: Jan 27, 2022
Raze Warfare
Raze Warfare - brutal, sweet, bloody and heartfelt. An LGBTQ+ action romance series that packs a punch. The underworld has a booming economy, capitalising on those who can be snatched from the fringes of society. Those who won’t be missed. This season it’s all about who can snatch the human products with the best looks. Beauty really is a curse, when you’re on the streets. Kiddo is the scattered wallflower of his gang. Yet Kid has caught the attention of the mysterious snatcher hunter, Raze. And, he’s also managed to become the hottest thing on the snatcher list of ten out of tens. He’s practically an eleven. Kiddo may be the key to taking down the underworld snatchers. And Raze may be the key to keeping Kid alive, as the Raze gang must face the cunning of the rising underworld king, Yorak the Wolf. The Wolf loves a challenge, especially in the form of the original Raze, and the beautiful wallflower, who have challenged his empire. It suddenly becomes more dangerous to be coveted instead of killed. Raze Warfare centres around a diverse gang-turned-family, and the evolving relationship between Kiddo and Raze – opposites attract. Every night the gang wage war on the snatchers; fighting for social justice, empowerment, a challenge to the system. All while battling their own demons. Learning difficulties, trauma, street violence, addiction, class divisions, marginalisation, and human trafficking. Girls are kick-ass members of the gang. Sexualities are open. There’s a bisexual awakening. There’s some gender bending. There’s a vengeful vigilante, back from the horrors of having been sold. This is a contemporary, New Adult series. Join the action and enjoy the ride.

Sludge

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Sludge
How we became so burdened by red tape and unnecessary paperwork, and why we must do better. We''ve all had to fight our way through administrative sludge--filling out complicated online forms, mailing in paperwork, standing in line at the motor vehicle registry. This kind of red tape is a nuisance, but, as Cass Sunstein shows in Sludge, it can also also impair health, reduce growth, entrench poverty, and exacerbate inequality. Confronted by sludge, people just give up--and lose a promised outcome: a visa, a job, a permit, an educational opportunity, necessary medical help. In this lively and entertaining look at the terribleness of sludge, Sunstein explains what we can do to reduce it. Because of sludge, Sunstein, explains, too many people don''t receive benefits to which they are entitled. Sludge even prevents many people from exercising their constitutional rights--when, for example, barriers to voting in an election are too high. (A Sludge Reduction Act would be a Voting Rights Act.) Sunstein takes readers on a tour of the not-so-wonderful world of sludge, describes justifications for certain kinds of sludge, and proposes "Sludge Audits" as a way to measure the effects of sludge. On balance, Sunstein argues, sludge infringes on human dignity, making people feel that their time and even their lives don''t matter. We must do better.

Nudge

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Nudge
*Once again a New York Times bestseller! First the original edition, and now the new Final Edition* An essential new edition―revised and updated from cover to cover―of one of the most important books of the last two decades, by Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein More than 2 million copies sold Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the title has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens, and consumers everywhere. The book has given rise to more than 400 “nudge units” in governments around the world and countless groups of behavioral scientists in every part of the economy. It has taught us how to use thoughtful “choice architecture”—a concept the authors invented—to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society. Now, the authors have rewritten the book from cover to cover, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research in numerous academic disciplines. To commit themselves to never undertaking this daunting task again, they are calling this the “final edition.” It offers a wealth of new insights, for both its avowed fans and newcomers to the field, about a wide variety of issues that we face in our daily lives—COVID-19, health, personal finance, retirement savings, credit card debt, home mortgages, medical care, organ donation, climate change, and “sludge” (paperwork and other nuisances we don’t want, and that keep us from getting what we do want)—all while honoring one of the cardinal rules of nudging: make it fun!

Snowbound

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Snowbound
Two strangers caught in a treacherous blizzard. Stella Pereira has never seen snow like this before. But she has to get the turkeys back for Christmas dinner at Stargazer Ranch, or her new boss will never forgive her, so she drives on into the growing blizzard. Suddenly, her truck starts to skid, teetering on the very edge of the road. It’s pure dumb luck Wyatt Wilson sees the disappearing taillights of a car as it leaves the road in front of him. Should he stop? The last thing he needs is more trouble, he has enough problems of his own. He never intended on rescuing a clueless French girl who shouldn’t be on the road in this weather. When the biggest storm Montana has seen in decades traps them deep in the mountains on Christmas Eve, the only safe place to shelter is Wyatt’s truck. Things heat up, as they spend the night huddled in each other’s arms, riding out the storm. Will they have to spend Christmas Day snowbound in a truck in a blizzard? A novella of approximately 18,000 words. **This is a prequel to Snowfall (Stargazer Ranch Romance #4) It is the beginning of Wyatt and Stella’s journey toward finding love.**

Snowfall

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Snowfall
“Once you pick up this book, it’s incredibly difficult to put it down…” She’s a helpless romantic. He’s an enigmatic loner. Surviving the treacherous, mountain wilderness might be the least of their problems. French pastry chef, Stella Pereira has come to Stargazer Ranch to spend a year working as the assistant cook, hoping to sort out her troublesome feelings of restlessness and get back to living her perfect, planned life…until she meets Wyatt. Fresh out of prison—accused of a murder he didn’t commit—Wyatt Wilson is trying to get his life back on track. The last thing he needs is more trouble, and he never anticipated rescuing a clueless French girl stuck in a storm. Just as things heat up between them, an acquaintance from Wyatt’s prison days comes to visit, bringing trouble in the form of stolen diamonds and a gang of hired hitmen. When Wyatt’s boss is murdered, Stella is caught up in the battle for survival, as they’re forced to run into the mountains in the dead of winter to evade the murderous gangsters. For Wyatt, protecting the woman he’s falling in love with might well be the biggest fight of his life… **Each book in the Stargazer Ranch Series can be read as a STANDALONE. While the characters overlap, each book tells a different, separate story with a happy ever after ending.**

Books Promiscuously Read

release date: Jul 06, 2021
Books Promiscuously Read
The critic and scholar Heather Cass White offers an exploration of the nature of reading Heather Cass White’s Books Promiscuously Read is about the pleasures of reading and its power in shaping our internal lives. It advocates for a life of constant, disorderly, time-consuming reading, and encourages readers to trust in the value of the exhilaration and fascination such reading entails. Rather than arguing for the moral value of reading or the preeminence of literature as an aesthetic form, Books Promiscuously Read illustrates the irreplaceable experience of the self that reading provides for those inclined to do it. Through three sections—Play, Transgression, and Insight—which focus on three ways of thinking about reading, Books Promiscuously Read moves among and considers many poems, novels, stories, and works of nonfiction. The prose is shot through with quotations reflecting the way readers think through the words of others. Books Promiscuously Read is a tribute to the whole lives readers live in their books, and aims to recommit people to those lives. As White writes, “What matters is staying attuned to an ordinary, unflashy, mutely persistent miracle; that all the books to be read, and all the selves to be because we have read them, are still there, still waiting, still undiminished in their power. It is an astonishing joy.”

The Betrayed

release date: Jun 29, 2021
The Betrayed
Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Betrothed. Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken? After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family’s affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she’s found. While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis’s help. Can a girl who’s lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?

Booking the Crook

release date: Jul 02, 2019
Booking the Crook
It''s all paws on deck as a librarian and her rescue cat track down a killer in the newest book in the national bestselling Bookmobile Cat mystery series. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilson, Michigan delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile. But the feisty librarian is worried that the bookmobile''s future could be uncertain when a new library board chair arrives and doesn''t seem too friendly to her pet project. Still, she has to put her personal worries aside when she and Eddie are out on their regular route and one of their favorite customers doesn''t turn up to collect her books. Minnie, at Eddie''s prodding, checks on the woman and finds her lying dead in her snow-covered driveway. Now it''s up to Minnie and her friends--feline and otherwise--to find the perpetrator and give them their due.

Conformity

release date: May 28, 2019
Conformity
Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformity We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division—separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense of living in this fractured world lies in understanding the idea of conformity—what it is and how it works—as well as the countervailing force of dissent. An understanding of conformity sheds new light on many issues confronting us today: the role of social media, the rise of fake news, the growth of authoritarianism, the success of Donald Trump, the functions of free speech, debates over immigration and the Supreme Court, and much more. Lacking information of our own and seeking the good opinion of others, we often follow the crowd, but Sunstein shows that when individuals suppress their own instincts about what is true and what is right, it can lead to significant social harm. While dissenters tend to be seen as selfish individualists, dissent is actually an important means of correcting the natural human tendency toward conformity and has enormous social benefits in reducing extremism, encouraging critical thinking, and protecting freedom itself. Sunstein concludes that while much of the time it is in the individual’s interest to follow the crowd, it is in the social interest for individuals to say and do what they think is best. A well-functioning democracy depends on it.

Fresh Pack of Smokes

release date: Apr 30, 2019
Fresh Pack of Smokes
“This night in Oppenheimer Park Dan asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn’t know who she was and I wasn’t about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn’t want to spill blood because she had HIV...” —“Tales” Dissecting herself and the life she once knew living a transient life that included time spent in Vancouver''s Downtown Eastside as a bonafide drug addict, Blanchard writes plainly about violence, drug use and sex work in Fresh Pack of Smokes, offering insight into an often overlooked or misunderstood world.

This Is Not Normal

release date: Feb 09, 2021
This Is Not Normal
How our shifting sense of "what''s normal" defines the character of democracy "A provocative examination of social constructs and those who would alternately undo or improve them."--Kirkus Reviews This sharp and engaging collection of essays by leading governmental scholar Cass R. Sunstein examines shifting understandings of what''s normal, and how those shifts account for the feminist movement, the civil rights movement, the rise of Adolf Hitler, the founding itself, the rise of gun rights, the response to COVID-19, and changing understandings of liberty. Prevailing norms include the principle of equal dignity, the idea of not treating the press as an enemy of the people, and the social unacceptability of open expressions of racial discrimination. But norms are very different from laws. They arise and change in response to individual and collective action. Exploring Nazism, #MeToo, the work of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, constitutional amendments, pandemics, and the influence of Ayn Rand, Sunstein reveals how norms ultimately determine the shape of government in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.

Give Way to Night

release date: Dec 29, 2020
Give Way to Night
The second book of the Aven Cycle explores a magical Rome-inspired empire, where senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for power. Latona of the Vitelliae, mage of Spirit and Fire, is eager to wield her newfound empowerment on behalf of the citizens of Aven--but societal forces conspire to keep her from exercising her gifts, even when the resurgence of a banished cult plots the city''s ruin. To combat this threat, Latona must ally with Fracture mage Vibia, the distrustful sister of Sempronius Tarren. While Latona struggles to defend their home, Sempronius leads soldiers through wartorn provinces to lift the siege of Toletum, where Latona''s brother Gaius is hemmed in by supernatural forces. Sempronius must contend not only with the war-king Ekialde and his sorcerers, but with the machinations of political rivals and the temptations of his own soul, ever-susceptible to the darker side of ambition. Though separated by many miles soon after their love affair began, Latona and Sempronius are united by passion as they strive to protect Aven and build its glorious future.

Noise

release date: May 18, 2021
Noise
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—"a tour de force” (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions. Packed with original ideas, and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it.

Checking Out Crime

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Checking Out Crime
Librarian Minnie Hamilton and her clever cat Eddie solve a purr-fect murder, in the newest installment of the delightful Bookmobile Cat Mystery series. Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie can often be found out and about in their bookmobile near Chilson, Michigan, delivering great reads to grateful patrons all over the county. But they always brake for trouble, and when Minnie sees a car speeding away down the road, and soon comes upon a dead bicyclist, she assumes she just missed seeing a hit-and-run. Minnie is determined to discover who was behind the wheel, but it soon turns out that things are far more complicated than they seem and there''s more to this case than meets the eye. Luckily, this librarian is ready to read the killer his rights.

Clear Skies

release date: May 15, 2021
Clear Skies
“The suspenseful and surprising showdown left me breathless...” Fate and flooding rains brought them together. Secrets may tear them apart. Daisy’s in trouble. Her car is stalled in the middle of a flooded creek, with the water rising quickly. Dale is in no mood to rescue the woman about to be swept away by a raging tropical storm, who’s clearly a city girl, unfamiliar with the country roads, and driving a completely unsuitable car. He has half a mind to leave her right where she is. Stranded on the wrong side of the creek, Daisy has no other option than to accept Dale’s offer to spend the night at the luxury resort, Stormcloud Station. All of Daisy’s plans to leave the station are thrown into chaos when a girl is found drowned in the creek and everyone become suspects in a murder investigation. Daisy has discovered that far north Queensland is a wholly inhospitable country, but it also has a man with mesmerizing dimples, whose kiss has captured her soul. But she hides a secret that would tear them apart. On a night full of chaos, Dale and Daisy uncover the truth about the killer. But how can Dale safeguard this willful, determined woman who owns his heart, when Daisy puts herself squarely in harm’s way?

International Cooperation on Poverty Reduction: Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind—International Joint Study Report (No.5)

International Cooperation on Poverty Reduction: Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind—International Joint Study Report (No.5)
本书是《国际减贫合作:构建人类命运共同体》的英文版,由2018年11月举办的“改革开放与中国扶贫国际论坛”上中外嘉宾学者的发言和提交的论文修改完善而成,主要围绕:改革开放40年来中国取得的减贫成就、中国推动减贫脱贫中国理念转化为国际共识、减贫国际合作推动构建人类命运共同体等三个部分,讨论中国过去40年经验和成就,并讨论如何在此基础上迎接当前和未来挑战的机会,表明中国不仅有减贫的决心,更重要的是有将之落实的行动与举措。

Heal Your Oral Microbiome

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Heal Your Oral Microbiome
Improve Your Health by Fixing Your Mouth-Gut Microbiome Connection It’s a popular theory that good health starts in your gut. But think about it: your mouth is the gateway to your gut. The good and bad bacteria in your mouth are directly linked to the bacteria in your digestive system. The oral microbiome can also affect illnesses and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, certain cancers, and more. That’s why maintaining a balanced oral microbiome is one of the most important things you can do to set a solid foundation for your overall health. Heal Your Oral Microbiome is the first book out there to focus exclusively on the oral microbiome. In these pages, you’ll learn how your mouth paves the way for full-body health, as well as how to identify common habits and practices that could be negatively impacting your unique microbiome. You’ll also discover important steps you can take to heal and balance your mouth’s microbes to boost your immune system, fight a variety of illnesses and create a solid foundation for your overall well-being.

Combustion

release date: Sep 13, 2020
Combustion
A deadly fire and a dangerous attraction. Cat Lawson loves only two things. Her freedom and her motorcycle. The twelve months she’s spent at Stargazer Ranch is the longest she’s ever stayed in one place, but when Cat hears screams, she ignores the danger and dashes into a burning building. Levi Wilson has just moved to the valley, taking up a job as the new park ranger. Seeing smoke coming from a nearby ranch, he arrives to find a log cabin fully alight. But after he risks his own life to dive in and save her, Cat denies she needed rescuing. He decides he’s never met a more stubborn, infuriating woman. She decides he’s a control-freak with a hero complex. They discover an arsonist is lighting fires on the ranch, but when Levi becomes the next target of the firebug, will Cat be able to save him from the inferno?

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen

release date: Nov 07, 2019
The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen
Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong. After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan. But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813... Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen''s world and her past. The sequel to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is perfect for fans of Victoria Connelly''s Austen Addicts series and The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Praise for The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen: "The mix of historical fiction, romance and time travel works perfectly and this novel is entertaining and unputdownable." 5* Reader review "It felt as if I had been let into the home of Jane Austen herself and was allowed glimpses of how her life would have been lived. A fabulous and well-written read." 5* Reader review "This book was as entertaining and funny as the first book ... It was full of historical tidbits about the properties surrounding Jane’s home in Chawton village. It made me want to pay it a visit!" 5* Reader review "This was even better than the previous book. It was written so well and the pace of the story was perfect. A must read book." 5* Reader review "I absolutely adored this book. Rose’s budding romance with Aiden kept me smiling while her emerging past kept me crying. Read it if you like Jane Austen, if you like to laugh and cry with the characters." 5* Reader review "The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen is a perfect sequel to book one, the characters develop and relationships are tested. Rose is a wonderfully inviting character and the book exudes warmth, surprise and toil in spades." 5* Reader review “I really loved reading this, as much as the first in the series. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and the minor cliffhanger makes me hope for a third book in this series. The book is also hilarious at times and I did laugh out loud.” 5* Reader review

Gone with the Whisker

release date: Mar 31, 2020
Gone with the Whisker
A friendly feline and a feisty librarian merrily roll along in the newest Bookmobile Cat mystery...until murder stops them in their tracks! It''s the summer season in Chilson, Michigan, and the town is packed with tourists ready for a fabulous Fourth of July fireworks show. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, have spent a busy day on the bookmobile, delivering good cheer and great reads to even the library''s most far-flung patrons. But Minnie is still up for the nighttime festivities, eager to show off her little town to her visiting niece, Katrina. But then, during the grand finale of the fireworks display, Katrina discovers a body. Minnie recognizes the victim as one of the bookmobile''s most loyal patrons. And she knows she—and Eddie—will have to get to the bottom of this purr-fect crime.

The Betrothed

release date: May 05, 2020
The Betrothed
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the bestselling author of the Selection series! Kiera Cass is back with a glittering royal romance sure to captivate her legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike. A would-be queen. A handsome young king. A perfect match…or is it? When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

Prince of Sin

Prince of Sin
When savvy gossip vlogger Morgan Sidney gets assigned the breakup of porn’s most illustrious couple, she strikes a deal with her boss—if she scores an exclusive, she’ll get promoted. So when the famous and flirtatious Prince of Sin offers to fulfill her three wildest sex fantasies, Morgan must decide whether she’ll keep things professional or surrender and explore her sensual side. As someone who despises the media, why is Chase Prince spending time with a reporter? Clearly, he’s intrigued. But can a scorched sinner—and the biggest smut star around—let a fierce civilian enter his domain? Prince of Sin takes readers beyond Tinseltown’s glossy Hollywood Hills to Silicone Valley—for a behind-the-scenes look at a sometimes bleak, always risqué world.

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

release date: Sep 12, 2019
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it''s up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her... because she''s the only one who knows that Jane exists! Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world... But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century. Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It''s not worth living in! Praise for The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen ''This book was just so much fun to read.'' Reader Review ''A fabulous book, beautifully written. I shall be buying more from these authors.'' Reader Review ''This story has adventure, charming characters and a unique premise. It''s a great romcom historical fiction read.'' Reader Review ''The story was different from anything I''ve read recently and really captured my attention. It was so well written and the characters were fantastic.'' Reader Review ''I absolutely loved this novel. I started reading it assuming it was a straightforward romance so was really pleasantly surprised with the unpredictable twists that this book contained.'' Reader Review

The Selection Series 5-Book Collection

release date: Jun 02, 2020
The Selection Series 5-Book Collection
All five novels in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now available in one binge-ready set! For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The chance to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. In The Heir and The Crown, Princess Eadlyn becomes the first ever princess to hold a Selection of her own—but she doesn’t believe that any of her thirty-five suitors will capture her heart... This set includes all five books in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, which has sold millions of copies and captured the hearts of readers around the world. Plus don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Behavioral Science and Public Policy

release date: Nov 12, 2020
Behavioral Science and Public Policy
Behavioral science is playing an increasing role in public policy, and it is raising new questions about fundamental issues - the role of government, freedom of choice, paternalism, and human welfare. In diverse nations, public officials are using behavioral findings to combat serious problems - poverty, air pollution, highway safety, COVID-19, discrimination, employment, climate change, and occupational health. Exploring theory and practice, this Element attempts to provide one-stop shopping for those who are new to the area and for those who are familiar with it. With reference to nudges, taxes, mandates, and bans, it offers concrete examples of behaviorally informed policies. It also engages the fundamental questions, include the proper analysis of human welfare in light of behavioral findings. It offers a plea for respecting freedom of choice - so long as people''s choices are adequately informed and free from behavioral biases.

How Change Happens

release date: Apr 09, 2019
How Change Happens
The different ways that social change happens, from unleashing to nudging to social cascades. "Sunstein''s book is illuminating because it puts norms at the center of how we think about change."—David Brooks, The New York Times How does social change happen? When do social movements take off? Sexual harassment was once something that women had to endure; now a movement has risen up against it. White nationalist sentiments, on the other hand, were largely kept out of mainstream discourse; now there is no shortage of media outlets for them. In this book, with the help of behavioral economics, psychology, and other fields, Cass Sunstein casts a bright new light on how change happens. Sunstein focuses on the crucial role of social norms—and on their frequent collapse. When norms lead people to silence themselves, even an unpopular status quo can persist. Then one day, someone challenges the norm—a child who exclaims that the emperor has no clothes; a woman who says “me too.” Sometimes suppressed outrage is unleashed, and long-standing practices fall. Sometimes change is more gradual, as “nudges” help produce new and different decisions—apps that count calories; texted reminders of deadlines; automatic enrollment in green energy or pension plans. Sunstein explores what kinds of nudges are effective and shows why nudges sometimes give way to bans and mandates. Finally, he considers social divisions, social cascades, and “partyism,” when identification with a political party creates a strong bias against all members of an opposing party—which can both fuel and block social change.

The Killer Inside

release date: Sep 05, 2019
The Killer Inside
‘Dark, twisty and menacing, I couldn''t put it down!’ Roz Watkins You love me. But do you really know me? The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller

Law and Leviathan

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Law and Leviathan
Many Americans fear the power of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats--the "deep state." Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule seek to calm those fears by proposing a moral regime to ensure that government rulemakers behave transparently and don''t abuse their authority. The administrative state may be a Leviathan, but it can be a principled one.

Liars

release date: Feb 04, 2021
Liars
A powerful analysis of why lies and falsehoods spread so rapidly now, and how we can reform our laws and policies regarding speech to alleviate the problem. Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today is different-and in many respects worse. All over the world, people are circulating damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. Liars are saying that COVID-19 is a hoax. They are claiming that vaccines cause autism. They are lying about public officials and about people who aspire to high office. They are lying about their friends and neighbors. They are trying to sell products on the basis of untruths. Unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, the renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech. To be sure, we cannot eliminate lying, nor should we try to do so. Sunstein shows why free societies must generally allow falsehoods and lies, which cannot and should not be excised from democratic debate. A main reason is that we cannot trust governments to make unbiased judgments about what counts as "fake news." However, governments should have the power to regulate specific kinds of falsehoods: those that genuinely endanger health, safety, and the capacity of the public to govern itself. Sunstein also suggests that private institutions, such as Facebook and Twitter, have a great deal of room to stop the spread of falsehoods, and they should be exercising their authority far more than they are now doing. As Sunstein contends, we are allowing far too many lies, including those that both threaten public health and undermine the foundations of democracy itself.

Finding Sky

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Finding Sky
Corporate entrepreneur Jess Ivan has everything she should ever want: a successful business, a home in the city, and a gorgeous woman on her arm. So why isn’t she happy? Romance is the last thing Skylar Addison has time for. She’s ready to take the next giant leap in her career, and the manager position at Ivan Associates can get her where she wants to go. But not everything is as it seems. When Skylar discovers a well-organized fraud operation, uncovering the truth means working closely with her charming new boss. An unexpected attraction catches them off guard, and while Jess knows she’s found the one for her, Skylar isn’t so sure. As Skylar fights enemies who might be closer than they appear in order to save Jess’s business, Jess fights for the one she believes should be hers.

Administrative Law

release date: Feb 02, 2020
Administrative Law
Administrative Law: Cases and Materials is the product of a longstanding collaboration by a distinguished group of authors, each with extensive experience in the teaching, scholarship, and practice of administrative law. The Eighth Edition preserves the book’s distinctive features of functional organization and extensive use of case studies, with no sacrifice in doctrinal comprehensiveness or currency. By organizing over half of the book under the generic administrative functions of policymaking, adjudication, enforcement, and licensing, the book illuminates the common features of diverse administrative practices and the interconnection of otherwise disparate doctrines. Scattered throughout the book, case studies present leading judicial decisions in their political, legal, institutional, and technical context, thereby providing the reader with a much fuller sense of the reality of administrative practice and the important policy implications of seemingly technical legal doctrines. At the same time, the Eighth Edition fully captures the headline-grabbing nature of federal administrative practice in today’s politically divided world. New to the Eighth Edition: New insight into the thinking of the Supreme Court’s newest Justices on crucial separation-of-powers questions (especially in excerpts from the Gundy, Kisor, and PHH cases) Multiple excerpts from the controversial citizenship-question Census case Excerpts of judicial responses to Trump Administration initiatives in immigration and environmental law Multiple excerpts from the DAPA case (Texas v. US), as a platform for considering the fate of the DACA program and other immigration controversies Comprehensive updates of materials on Chevron deference, arbitrary-capricious review, substantial evidence review, reviewability of agency action, the appointment and supervision of ALJs, and presidential oversight of rulemaking Professors and students will benefit from: The “case study” approach that illuminates the background policy and organizational context of many leading cases. The functional organization of materials in Part Two which enable instructors to show how doctrinal issues are shaped by functional context. Theoretical materials presented at the beginning of the book that provide a useful template for probing issues throughout the course. A text that is designed to be easily adaptable for use as an advanced course and in schools that have a first-year Legislation and Regulation course. Units that are organized so that many class sessions can focus on a single leading case, reducing the problem of “factual overload” that characterizes many administrative law courses. The case study approach that helps students understand the context within which doctrinal issues arise and the way in which those issues affect important matters of public policy. Reorganization of Part Two to convey a deeper understanding of the characteristic functions performed by administrative agencies.
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