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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image

by Leonard Shlain

From the author of the bestselling Art and Physics comes a new book with breathtaking implications. Making remarkable connections across a wide range of subjects, including neurology, anthropology, history, and religion, Leonard Shlain argues that the development of alphabetic literacy itself reinforced the human brain's left hemisphere--linear, abstract, predominantly masculine--at the expense of its right--holistic, concrete, visual, feminine. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess charts the connection between alphabetic literacy and monotheism; patriarchy and misogyny, and tracks the correlations between the rise and fall of literacy and the status of women in society, mythology, and religion. Shlain further examines the tremendous shift that has occurred with the return of the image. Is it a coincidence that the TV/movie/computer age has seen the resurgence of women's political power as well as renewed interest in the divine feminine? Shlain sees us moving toward an equilibrium between left and right hemisperes--between word and image. A thrilling read, filled with historical anecdote and breathtaking insights, this book will transform your view of history and the mind.

July's People

by Nadine Gordimer

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature For years, it had been what is called a "deteriorating situation. " Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family-liberal whites-are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July-the shifts in character and relationships-gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites. .

T. C. Boyle Stories

by T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle is one of the most inventive and wickedly funny short story writers at work today. Over the course of twenty-five years, Boyle has built up a body of short fiction that is remarkable in its range, richness, and exuberance. His stories have won accolades for their irony and black humor, for their verbal pyrotechnics, for their fascination with everything bizarre and queasy, and for the razor-sharp way in which they dissect America's obsession with image and materialism. Gathered together here are all of the stories that have appeared in his four previous collections, as well as seven that have never before appeared in book form. Together they comprise a book of small treasures, a definitive gift for Boyle fans and for every reader ready to discover the "ferocious, delicious imagination" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) of a "vibrant sensibility fully engaged with American society" (The New York Times). .

Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.

A Spinster's Luck

by Rhonda Woodward

Celia Langston has resigned herself to the role of a spinster governess. Her employer, the duke, has never considered a lass below his station, let alone one past her prime. But when he finds that Celia looks down on him, the duke must ready himself for a long (and merry) chase.

Drop Dead Gorgeous

by Heather Graham

Once they were lovers. . . until a murder shattered their carefree passion. Now a successful suspense novelist, Sean Black returns to his hometown of Miami to lay his ghosts to rest. Fifteen years have past since he was acquitted of murdering Mandy Olin -- a tragedy that has haunted him incessantly since that fateful high school night. Lori Corcoran, an old high school friend, has just returned to Miami to care for her ailing grandfather and secretly recapture the only man she ever desired. Miami's moonlit South Beach nights illuminate a passion that was meant to be and a past that has come dangerously alive. Lori's wild passion for Sean is unleashed in his strong loving arms, but somewhere in the shadows lurks a killer vowing to destroy everything. Reentering the past, Sean and Lori must hold on to their captured love and fight the demons of the past linked to a psychotic killer before it's too late.

Vodka

by Boris Starling

A multi-stranded, groundbreaking Russian thriller from the bestselling British author of Messiah and Storm. In December of 1991 Moscow is a city in chaos, torn apart by gang violence and hyperinflation, its population in terror of a killer preying on children. Into this anarchy comes Alice Liddell, an American banker charged with starting the privatization process crucial to Russia's hopes of reform. But reform means hardship, and surviving the Russian winter is already too hard; Alice has only a short period to succeed before the people lose patience with the progressive government. Her target is the Red October distillery, Russia's most famous vodka producer, but Alice soon discovers that time is the least of her problems. Red October is the centrepiece of a savage mafiya war between its charismatic boss Lev and his Chechen nemesis Karkadann. Are the brutal child killings terrorizing Moscow connected to their violent conduct? How should Alice handle the discovery that Red October is riddled with corruption? And can Alice and Lev, adversaries across the negotiating table, reconcile their contradictory professional aims with their very unprofessional feelings for each other? As the characters get sucked into a vortex of violence, passion and betrayal, their struggles are no longer simply for their own aims; they are for the soul of Russia itself. Concentrated over 100 days of a Russian winter, Vodka is an epic thriller of taut suspense, shocking brutality and heart-pounding pace; it is a saga of rivalry and bloodshed, a searing study of addiction and adultery. From the Hardcover edition.

Selected Stories

by Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories contains a wide spectrum of classics and new favorites, including "Ward No. 6," "The Lady with the Little Dog," "Anna on the Neck," "The Name-Day Party," "The Kiss," An Incident at Law," and "Elements Most Often Found in Novels, Short Stories, Etc. " This edition features twenty-five brand-new translations, commissioned expressly for this volume from Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Peter Constantine, Rosamund Bartlett, Michael Henry Heim, among others. Twenty translations have been selected from the published work of such master translators as Patrick Miles and Harvey Pitcher, Ann Dunnigan, and Ronald Hingley. Seven additional translations are by Constance Garnett, substantially revised by Cathy Popkin. All stories are annotated to clarify unfamiliar material and to point out differences in the translators' strategies. "Life and Letters" includes a rich selection of Chekhov's letters, some in English for the first time, some with previously redacted passages restored, as well as Aileen Kelly's portrait of Chekhov. "Criticism" explores the wide range of approaches and interpretations in two sections. "Approaches" juxtaposes five different perspectives on how to read Chekhov, represented by Peter Bitsilli, Alexander Chudakov, Robert Louis Jackson, Vladimir Kataev, and Radislav Lapushin. "Interpretations" contains ten divergent readings of stories in this edition. Case studies include Michael Finke on "At Sea"; Cathy Popkin on "[A Nervous] Breakdown"; Julie de Sherbinin on "Peasant Women"; Liza Knapp on "Ward No. 6"; Robert Louis Jackson on "Rothschild's Fiddle" and "The Student"; Wolf Schmid on "The Student"; John Freedman on "Man in a Case," "Gooseberries," and "About Love"; Caryl Emerson on "A Calamity," "Anna on the Neck," "About Love," and "The Lady with the Little Dog"; and Rufus Mathewson on "The Lady with the Little Dog" and "The Beauties. "A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included, as is a postscript on the translators and their work. A special section, "Comparison Translations," gives passages from selected stories in multiple translations.

Always a Lady

by Rebecca Hagan Lee

Though the illegitimate son of the fifteenth Marquess of Templeston receives a hero's welcome from the town of Inismorn, Ireland, all he wants from this village is an experienced housekeeper. Instead he gets beautiful Mariah Shaugnessy, whom, in exchange for her service, he must teach how to be a proper lady.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

by John Le Carre

In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment. When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat.

Smoke and Mirrors

by Tanya Huff

When Tony and his TV crew find themselves shooting in an actual haunted house, all hell threatens to break loose. Locked into the house overnight, can Tony keep the diabolical controling spirit from turning the crew against one another in an orgy of blood?

Smoke and Shadows

by Tanya Huff

Tony, a former street kid, is now a production assistant on a TV series about a vampire detective. But the special effects wizard is actually a real wizard who's come from another dimension-along with a dangerous foe. And Tony will definitely need the help of vampire Henry Fitzroy if he, his friend-and the world-are going to stand any chance of surviving this invasion. .

The Rules of Love

by Amanda Mccabe

Two classic regencies together for the first time The Golden Feather Young Caroline Aldritch is shocked to learn her late husband's only legacy to her is a notorious gaming establishment-where she must hide her face from all, including the dashing Lord Lyndon, who's determined to unmask the secretive beauty. . . The Rules of Love Rosalind Chase must endure her brother's friendship with the notorious rake Lord Morley. But when she can't stop thinking of the insufferable libertine, Rosalind wonders if his ways just might be the path to love. . . .

One Good Turn

by Carla Kelly

Benedict Nesbitt, the Seventh Duke of Knaresborough, has resigned himself to a life of solitude. The woman he'd loved for years just married one of his best friends. And so, in the noble tradition of resignation, he is heading back home to look after his niece and work on his stiff upper lip...But on the way he agrees to give a ride to a poor Spanish woman and her child. And though they appear to have nothing, Liria Valencia's self assurance is stronger and more genuine than any he's known in his whole upper crust life. There's certainly more to this single mother than meets the eye. But could she be Benedict's second chance at love? Only if they can see past their differences. And that will require delving into a complicated and painful past...

The Errant Earl

by Amanda Mccabe

Julia has never met her stepbrother, Marcus Hadley, but she's heard all sorts of nasty rumors about him. So imagine her surprise whe he shows up at her home-and turns out to be the man of her dreams. . .

Libby's London Merchant

by Carla Kelly

Libby's London MerchantMiss Elizabeth Ames knew nothing about Mr. Nesbitt Duke -save that he was a London merchant who stopped by her country manor after an accident on the road. Soon she realized that he was more than he seemed -and that he had stolen her heart...Miss Chartley's Guided TourAfter being abandoned at the altar, Omega Chartley swore she would never love again, and found employment of her own -though far below her station. Then fate brought her ex-fiance Matthew Bering back into her life. And although she has every reason to reject his entreaties, she finds herself once more under his spell...

The Nobody

by Diane Farr

Publicly humiliated by the tongue of a snobbish society dragon, a comely young country girl flees unescorted into the dark London streets. Unwittingly, she becomes the savior of an enigmatic man who suddenly approaches and kisses her to evade the violent scoundrels stalking him. Terrified and aghast at his audacity, she abandons him to his fate, only to discover his identity as a roguish nobleman engaged to the very woman who insulted her! She finds herself drawn into a web of frightening intrigue, in which the only way out is to trust the desire in her heart. . . .

The Wagered Heart

by Rhonda Woodward

Miss Juliann Alard must cut short her season and return home-where she'll concoct an elaborate plan of revenge against the roguish Duke of Kelbourne. Little does she know, however, that the duke also has some plans up his rakish sleeve. . .

The Spanish Bride

by Amanda Mccabe

Together for the first time. . . Two beloved regency classics . . . In Scandal in Venice, Lady Elizabeth Everdean flees to Italy after the man who was to be her husband is killed. Sir Nicholas Hollingsworth is sent by her brother to capture the runaway, but it is this rake's heart that is captured by Elizabeth. . . Carmen Montero falls in love with Peter Everdean, the Earl of Clifton, on a Spanish battlefield in The Spanish Bride. While each believes the other has been killed during the war, coincidence pulls these souls back together-but pride and dark secrets try to diminish their joy. Will love be victorious?

Scandal in Venice

by Amanda Mccabe

Together for the first time. . . Two beloved regency classics . . . In Scandal in Venice, Lady Elizabeth Everdean flees to Italy after the man who was to be her husband is killed. Sir Nicholas Hollingsworth is sent by her brother to capture the runaway, but it is this rake's heart that is captured by Elizabeth. . . Carmen Montero falls in love with Peter Everdean, the Earl of Clifton, on a Spanish battlefield in The Spanish Bride. While each believes the other has been killed during the war, coincidence pulls these souls back together-but pride and dark secrets try to diminish their joy. Will love be victorious?

Wlt

by Garrison Keillor

In the spring of 1926, the Soderbjerg brothers, Ray and Roy, plunge into radio and launch station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) to rescuer their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. For the next quarter century, the "Friendly Neighbor" station produces a dazzling array of shows and stars, including Leo LaValley, Dad Benson, Wingo Beals, Slim Graves and Little Buddy, chain-smoking child star Marjery Moore, and blind baseball announcer Buck Steller. Francis With, a shy young man from North Dakota, entranced by radio, gets into WLT through his uncle Art and quickly becomes the Soderbjerg's right hand. Soon Francis is a budding announcer adored by Lily Dale, the crippled nightingale of WLT kept hidden from her fans, whose firing contributes to the downfall of the station. And then comes television. .

We Are Still Married: Stories and Letters

by Garrison Keillor

"Garrison Keillor made it possible, after twenty years of black humor to be both funny and nice, hip and winsome, scathing and loving, all in the flick of a single many-barbed quip - -The Washington Post Book World "Keillor's literary style is as flexible and assured as his vocal delivery. It can slip from mood to mood so subtly and quickly you're never quite sure where you are. [His] writing has the silvery slip of running water, so graceful and easy it's hard to believe it can carry so much that is jagged and unresolved. His integrity lies in his not smoothing away those rough edges in the swift current of his prose; they're bruisingly, sometimes cuttingly there. " -The Village Voice

Thin Over 40

by Jantz Gregory L.

The amazing 12-week program designed especially for the baby boomer market. A great new body and a positive attitude through simple daily assignments: - Drink lots of water - Bend and stretch - Take a morning walk - Keep track of what you put in your mouth - Watch your servings and portions - Watch your intake of unhealthy fats - Move throughout the day Does this sound easy? It is.

Freedom Evolves

by Dennett Daniel C.

Daniel C. Dennett's Freedom Evolves tackles the most important question of human existence - is there really such a thing as free will? How can humans make genuinely independent choices if we are just a cluster of cells and genes in a world determined by scientific laws? Here, Daniel Dennett provides an impassioned defense of free will. But rather than freedom being an eternal, unchanging condition of our existence, in reality, he reveals, it has evolved: just like life on the planet and the air we breathe. Evolution is the key to resolving this greatest of philosophical questions - and to understanding our place in the world as uniquely free agents. Dennett shows that far from there being an incompatibility between contemporary science and the traditional vision of freedom and morality, it is only recently that science has advanced to the point where we can see how we came to have our unique kind of freedom. 'A serious book with a brilliant message' Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen 'Powerful and ingenious . . . The definitive argument that the human mind is a product of evolution' John Gray, Independent 'A book of sparkling brio and seemingly effortless panache . . . Dennett at his best is as good as it gets' Spectator Daniel C. Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies, and an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves.

Beyond the Waves

by Elizabeth Marek

From a compelling new voice in women's fiction comes a haunting novel about a wife and mother moving beyond loss and rediscovering love. Psychologist Abby Cohen is still reeling from the loss of her beloved daughter when another young girl arrives in her life-twelve-year-old Miranda, who appears at Abby's hospital mute, terrified, and completely alone. In her struggle to connect with this deeply disturbed child and unravel the mystery of her past, Abby must grapple with her own frozen self. Numbed by grief and on the verge of losing her relationship with both her husband and little boy, Abby finds herself tempted to leave behind what is left of the family she once cherished. But something about Miranda and the bond that has begun to form between them awakens Abby's capacity to feel, and reminds her of the power-and the limits-of love.

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