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Tras la muerte de un prestigioso veterinario de Miami, su viuda descubre que no es la única que llora al difunto y que hay muchas lagunas que desconocía en el pasado de su marido. Las dudas la llevarán a contratar a Nelson Montero, un detective privado de origen cubano para que investigue lo que cada vez tiene menos sentido. Nelson y su amigo el hacker Teo Osorio irán descubriendo una serie de sospechosas pistas de origen incierto regadas por todo Miami. Una trepidante aventura que revelará, poco a poco, uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la historia contemporánea, manteniendo al lector en suspense desde la primera a la última página. "Una novela exquisita, llena de misterio, suspense y humor. ¡Rosana Ubanell es una revelación!" --Andrés Oppenheimer, autor del best seller Basta de historias y columnista del Miami Herald. Volver a morir (Dead Again) After the death of a prestigious Miami veterinarian, the widow discovers that she is not the only one crying the deceased and that there are many gaps in her husband past that she did not know. She decides to hire Cuban-American private detective Nelson Montero to investigate. Nelson and his friend the hacker Teo Osorio will discover a series of suspicious clues scattered throughout Miami. The colorful world of Cuban Americans in Miami takes shape within a seasoned stage on which the plot unfolds dotted with international ramifications not only in Florida but also in Mexico, Argentina and implications of the U. S. and Cuban governments. A thrilling adventure that will reveal, little by little, one of the best kept secrets in modern history, keeping the reader in suspense from the first to the last page. "An exquisite novel, full of mystery, suspense and humor. Rosana Ubanell is a revelation!" - Andres Oppenheimer, author of the bestseller "Basta de historias" and columnist for The Miami Herald. .
As soon as the crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. But according to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, everyone has missed the big picture and no-one has put all the pieces together. Greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers: many devils helped bring hell to the economy. All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from CEOs and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers and Wall Street traders. It exposes the hidden role of companies including AIG, Goldman Sachs, and Fannie Mae. It delves into the powerful mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Just as Bethany McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was hailed as the best Enron book on a crowded shelf, All the Devils Are Here will be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown. 'All the Devils Are Here is the best business book of 2010. ' Huffington Post'When the financial crisis of this decade is being taught in business schools, All the Devils Are Here could be the textbook. ' Time'Yields a rich and intricate tableau of understanding. ' Financial Times'A thorough account of the origins of the financial crisis. Helps explain the most troubling headlines of the moment, as well as those that are certain to come. ' New York TimesThe US bestseller now named as one of the New York Times's Notable Books of 2010
An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.
Before Jack Kerouac expressed the spirit of a generation in his 1957 classic, On the Road, he spent years figuring out how he wanted to live and, above all, learning how to write. Atop an Underwood brings together more than sixty previously unpublished works that Kerouac wrote before he was twenty-two, ranging from stories and poems to plays and parts of novels, including an excerpt from his 1943 merchant marine novel, The Sea Is My Brother. These writings reveal what Kerouac was thinking, doing, and dreaming during his formative years, and reflect his primary literary influences. Readers will also find in these works the source of Kerouac's spontaneous prose style. Uncovering a fascinating missing link in Kerouac's development as a writer, Atop an Underwood is essential reading for Kerouac fans, scholars, and critics. .
All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as peach pie-except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis's fingers more than once. . . Everyone's a little shook up when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in a local garage. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won't let it distract her from out-baking her rivals and winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest. She and all the other contestants guard their secret, original recipes with their lives-and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual Spicy Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em dead. But that's just an expression-never in her wildest dreams did she think her cobbler would actually kill a judge. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's got to bake this case wide open. .
A stunning sequel to a storytelling classic, with a contemporary twist Michael Pine is a boy with no direction in life. Mixed up in gangs, he is headed straight for a juvenile detention center. Until he is given a second chance and discovers a world beyond his imagination. A world of Lilliputians - people the mere size of a thumb. But this is a world in terrible danger, and they need Michael's help. But Michael has some trouble of his own - he's been framed for theft and it appears his second chance is about to expire. He needs to do what he can to save the Lilliputians from certain death. But how can he save them if he's locked up for a crime he didn't commit? Using elements of the original Gulliver's Travels, Carter Crocker has created an exciting and enchanting story perfect for kids today. .
Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't have many friends until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is bold and brave, and always knows the right thing to say, especially to Sally, the resident mean girl. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her greatest fear - speaking, which Marlee never does outside her family. But then Liz is gone, replaced by the rumor that she was a Negro girl passing as white. But Marlee decides that doesn't matter. Liz is her best friend. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on integration and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families. .
Class 3G gets a new class pet from Fangbone's barbarian home world - an unhatched egg of the legendary White-titan Razor-dragon! But the evil Venomous Drool is also after the egg, and Fangbone must turn to his classmates to help protect it from dangerous enemy attacks. With Eastwood Elementary's science-themed pageant fast approaching, can the third-graders come up with the perfect class project and take care of the egg until it hatches? .
Eastwood Elementary's new student is nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?
What Liar's Poker was to the 1980s, The Zeroes is to the first decade of the new century: an insider's memoir of a gilded era when Wall Street went insane-and took the rest of us down with it. Randall Lane never set out to become a Wall Street power broker. But during the decade he calls the Zeroes, he started a small magazine company that put him near the white-hot center of the biggest boom in history. Almost by accident, a man who drove a beat-up Subaru and lived in a rented walk-up became the go-to guy for big shots with nine-figure incomes. Lane's saga began with a simple idea: a glossy magazine exclusively for and about traders, which would treat them like rock stars and entice them to splurge on luxury goods. Trader Monthly was an instant hit around the world. Wall Streeters loved the spotlight, and advertisers like Gulfstream, Maybach, and Bulgari loved the marketing opportunity. To accelerate the buzz, Lane's staff threw parties featuring celebrities, premium steaks, cigars, and top-shelf vodka. Nothing was too expensive or too outrageous. Private jets in Napa Valley. Casino nights in London. And $1,000-a- seat boxing matches in New York, where traders from Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns pounded each other in front of tuxedoed throngs. Before long, Wall Street's rich and powerful trusted Lane as a fellow insider- the guy who could turn an anonymous trader into a cover model and media darling. And the rest of the world sought him out as a way to tap into Wall Street's riches. As he emptied his bank account to help keep his little company afloat, he became a nexus for the absurd. Traders who turned 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina into multimillion-dollar windfalls. John McCain closing out the craps tables during an all-night gambling binge. Pop artist Peter Max hustling hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling traders paint-by-numbers portraits. Al Gore, John Travolta, Moby. Corrupt Caribbean rulers, the mobsters from Goodfellas, the pope. And a retired baseball star turned market guru named Lenny Dykstra, whose rise and fall was a great metaphor for the decade. All played roles in Lane's increasingly surreal world. When the crash of 2008 hit, Lane's company and life savings were destroyed along with the high-flying traders and dealmakers his magazines exalted. But Lane walked away with something more lasting: an incredible true story, told by a skilled writer and reporter who sat squarely in the middle of one of the critical periods in modern financial and cultural history. People will turn to The Zeroes for many years to come, to find out what the era was really like.
Old ways of thought permitted no process such as science for correcting errors and misconceptions. So ideas were static for long periods. Being bad explanations, even the best of them typically had little reach and were therefore brittle and unreliable beyond, and often within, their traditional applications. When ideas did change, it was seldom for the better, and when it did happen to be for the better, that seldom increased their reach. The emergence of science, and more broadly what I am calling the Enlightenment, was the beginning of the end of such static, parochial systems of ideas. It initiated the present era in human history, unique for its sustained, rapid creation of knowledge with ever-increasing reach. Many have wondered how long this can continue. Is it inherently bounded? Or is this the beginning of infinity - that is to say, do these methods have unlimited potential to create further knowledge?'Science has never had an advocate quite like David Deutsch. He is a computational physicist on a par with his touchstones Alan Turing and Richard Feynman, and also a philosopher in the line of his greatest hero, Karl Popper. His arguments are so clear that to read him is to experience the thrill of the highest level of discourse available on this planet and to understand it . . . This is the great Life, the Universe and Everything book for our time and the answer is not 42: it is infinity. To understand precisely what Deutsch means by this, you will have to read him. Do so and lose your parochial blinkers forever. ' Independent
The classic genre-defining whodunit, by the mother of the detective novel Introducing the first American series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, The Leavenworth Case was published nine years before the debut of Sherlock Holmes, and made author Anna Katharine Green an enormously popular and influential writer who changed the mystery genre forever. Showcasing Green's verve and style, The Leavenworth Case opens with the shocking murder of Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy New York merchant, philanthropist, and well-known member of the community. His favorite niece, Mary, is to inherit his fortune, and all of the evidence seems to implicate her or her sister. Yet surprises greet Gryce at every turn-even before the second murder. .
Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups. .
The troubled-teen industry, with its scaremongering and claims of miraculous changes in behavior through harsh discipline, has existed in one form or another for decades, despite a dearth of evidence supporting its methods. And the growing number of programs that make up this industry are today finding more customers than ever. Maia Szalavitz's Help at Any Cost is the first in-depth investigation of this industry and its practices, starting with its roots in the cultlike sixties rehabilitation program Synanon and Large Group Awareness Training organizations likeest in the seventies; continuing with Straight, Inc. , which received Nancy Reagan's seal of approval in the eighties; and culminating with a look at the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs-the leading force in the industry today-which has begun setting up shop in foreign countries to avoid regulation. Szalavitz uncovers disturbing findings about these programs' methods, including allegation of physical and verbal abuse, and presents us with moving, often horrifying, first-person accounts of kids who made it through-as well as stories of those who didn't survive. The book also contains a thoughtfully compiled guide for parents, which details effective treatment alternatives. Weaving careful reporting with astute analysis, Maia Szalavitz has written an important and timely survey that will change the way we look at rebellious teens-and the people to whom we entrust them. Help at Any Cost is a vital resource with an urgent message that will draw attention to a compelling issue long overlooked. .
With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that #147;all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by#151;as Candide would say#151;#147;the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well. " A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front Completely new translation and introduction Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists
Manny's starting his first football season with the Hudson City Hornets, and he's determined to get in the game and not warm the bench. Problem is, Manny's not a big guy, and when he tries to tackle the offense, he's the one who ends up on the ground. Coach isn't too pleased, especially when the team starts losing. But Manny refuses to give up; he's as tough as anyone out there and he's fast. He's got the season to prove to Coach, his teammates, and himself that he has the talent to earn the roar of the crowd. .
Meet Kate Malone-straight A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend, unwilling family caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all-or so she thinks. Then, like a string of chemical reactions, everything happens: the Malones' neighbors get burned out of their home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent), Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's adorable, troublemaking little brother. And through it all, she's still waiting to hear from the only college she has applied to: MIT. Kate's life is less and less under control-and then, something happens that blows it all apart, and forces her to examine her life, self, and heart for the first time. Set in the same community as the remarkable Speak, Catalyst is a novel that will make you think, laugh, cry, and rejoice-sometimes at the same time.
National Bestseller The story of an obsessive love affair between a woman and an apartment. The publication of her sexy, offbeat, riotous first novel, Going Down, won Jennifer Belle comparisons from everyone from Dorothy Parker and Lorrie Moore to J. D. Salinger and Liz Phair. In High Maintenance, Belle is back with another brilliantly twisted New York story that is as funny, sad, painful, ridiculous, wild, daring, and lovable as its predecessor. Set in the manic world of New York real estate, High Maintenance is the story of Liv Kellerman, a young woman who's just left her husband and, more important, their fabulous penthouse apartment with its Empire State Building view. On her own for the first time in her life, she relocates to a crumbling Greenwich Village hovel and contemplates her next move. Before long she finds her true calling: selling real estate. With her native eye for prime properties and an ability to lie with a straight face, Liv finds success and soon is swimming with the sharks-the hardcore, cutthroat brokers who'll do anything to close a deal. Along the way she picks up a maniacally ardent architect who likes to bite her, a few hilarious bosses, strange and exasperating clients, and a gun, and brings them with her on her search for the one thing she's really after: a home. Belle's gift for creating strange and winning characters and her acute observations of both the absurd and the poignant in everyday life are the hallmarks of her fiction. High Maintenance is generous and unsparing, tough and exciting and terrifically smart-a hot new property on the market. .
David Spangler, the "spiritual teacher's teacher", writes the book that everyone has been waiting for. Praise for David Spangler's The Call "His words are full of heart, wisdom, sensitivity, and discernment". Thomas Moore In the world of spirituality, David Spangler is the person you might call "a teacher's teacher". Teachers, writers, and thinkers from all traditions-from Robert Thurman to Carolyn Myss, James Redfield to Marianne Williamson, and Angeles Arrien to Thomas Moore-share a great respect for David Spangler and an affinity for his work. Blessing is the book they have all been waiting for. David Spangler's message is one of hope and empowerment, and Blessing is his most grounded, accessible, and inclusive book yet. His long and varied career as a spiritual teacher, from the Findhorn Community in northern Scotland to the Omega Institute in the Hudson River Valley, from leading workshops and retreats to taking spirituality online, makes him the perfect spokesperson for blessing-an ancient practice needed in our modern world. For on the most basic level we all want life to be on our side, bringing us good things, and shielding us from harm, from fear, from loneliness. We all want to be blessed. And in our better moments, we want to be a blessing for others.
Selected from a mix of all the popular Mystery subgenres -- classic whodunits, hard-boiled investigators, cozies, police procedurals, true crime, adventure/suspense -- and from the many highly acclaimed and unique Mystery titles that enter the market. Lori Shepherd jumps at the opportunity offered by her old boss to evaluate a rare book collection housed in a neo-Gothic castle in Northumberland. Lori is on her way to Wyrdhurst Hall when she encounters Adam Chase, a handsome, charming stranger who knows more than he's telling about the hall's secrets. Lori falls under Wyrdhurst's spell -- and Adam's -- when she unearths a cache of World War I letters that tell a tale of doomed love and hint at a treasure hidden in the hall.
In this sweeping historical epic featuring Skye O'Malley's brother, Conn, Bertrice Small-the "reigning queen of romance" (Literary Times)-chronicles the lives of two lovers separated by the royal deceptions of 16th century Europe. . . .
The fifth novel in the Aunt Dimity crime series, for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger. Lori Shepherd's plans for a perfect family Christmas are derailed when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her cosy Cotswold cottage. As the nearby village of Finch begins its Christmas Eve celebrations, Lori must team up with Julian Bright - a devilishly attractive priest - to unearth the stranger's identity. Embarking upon a journey that takes them from hospital wards to homeless shelters, the pair are determined to leave no stone unturned. And as Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she must confront painful truths about herself, and discover the real meaning of a family Christmas.
Howards End depicts the life and manners of the upper middle class that Forster knew from his own life. He portrayed the shortcomings as well as the amenities of society along side the frequent trivialities he saw. He felt that people need not be static even when a society was. A sincere individual could still achieve a morality above what his surroundings might seem to permit. In Howards End, Forster is "preoccupied with the well-being of an entire society. He not only analyzed the various strata of the British upper class, he also showed that even a sincere individual would encounter great difficulty in acquiring wholeness in the fractured modern age. " Please Note: This book has been reformatted to be easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versionsare text searchable.
Since its publication, A Cancer Battle Plan has sold more than 200,000 copies and continues to be a source of inspiration and information for people struggling with cancer and other degenerative diseases. Now, Dave Frahm offers a companion book of practical help and guidance for those who want to build a natural program to lighten their toxic load, better their health, and find a healthy, safe way to fight chronic disease. In A Cancer Battle Plan Workbook readers will start to regain control of their health and learn how to: * identify the stressors impacting health; * detoxify the body; * restore the body's natural healing power and protective system; * assess how the body is performing and what help it needs; and * develop six key characteristics of people who have won back their health. With A Cancer Battle Plan Workbook, readers can begin to win the war against cancer. .
The words "parent" and "mystic" may seem an odd combination, but most parents will tell you that the birth of a child is spiritually significant -- an experience of connection with the divine. Mystical. And there is magic in a parent-child relationship, which relies on intuition, total presence, and impulses that seem to come from neither the mind nor the body -- impulses of the soul. It is through the daily practice of our system of beliefs that we each seek our own version of fulfillment. Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent is about recognizing the qualities we call forth in ourselves every day in order to live according to our beliefs, and then understanding that we need to employ these same qualities in fostering our child's own uniqueness. To raise creative, honest, independent kids, we need to practice conscious parenting, David Spangler writes. Informed by the author's experiences with his own children and charged with sharp wit and warm sensibility, this is no ordinary book about parenting. Instead, it is a book about the ordinary, the blessings of the day-in and day-out of child rearing -- a book that will both captivate and inspire you.