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An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.<P><P> Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.<P> Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch--Scout--struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.<P> Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt--the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists Following one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling author Tom Rachman returns with a brilliant, intricately woven novel about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers. Tom Rachman--an author celebrated for humanity, humor, and wonderful characters--has produced a stunning novel that reveals the tale not just of one woman but of the past quarter-century as well, from the end of the Cold War to the dominance of American empire to the digital revolution of today. Leaping between decades, and from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this is a breathtaking novel about long-buried secrets and how we must choose to make our own place in the world. It will confirm Rachman's reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have.Praise for The Rise & Fall of Great Powers "This book is mesmerising: a thorough work-out for the head and heart that targets cognitive muscles you never knew you had. Thanks, though, to Rachman's lightness of touch and quite considerable streaks of silliness, it feels much more like dancing than exercise."--The Times (UK) "Some novels are such good company that you don't want them to end; Tom Rachman knows this, and has pulled off the feat of writing one. . . . Rachman has written a hugely likeable, even loveable book about the people we meet and how they shape us."--The Telegraph (UK)"A bookshop-lover's book, and beautiful prose-lover's book, and read-it-all-in-one-weekend book."--The New Republic "When a Tom Rachman novel lands in the bookstores, I stop living and breathing to devour it. It's hard to think of anyone who has a better grasp on the world we live in (and I mean, like, the entire planet) and can write about it with such entertainment and panache."--Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure "The haunting tale of a young woman reassessing her turbulent past . . . brilliantly structured, beautifully written."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Rachman's kaleidoscopic second novel demonstrates that one's family is very often made up of the people you find and who find you along the way."--BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
An all-in-one resource that helps both the music director and pastor plan the worship services for each Sunday and holy day of the year, the United Methodist Music and Worship Planner 2014-2015 is lectionary based and places at one's fingertips a calendar format that helps plan the entire choir year from September through August, reproducible worship planning forms, suggestions for prayers, solos, anthems, visuals, and much more. Also included is the complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings.
In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove's cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love--and a well-timed love letter--to inspire hope and mend a broken heart. Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks' good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark's life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She's determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own--and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths. Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She's come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she's been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie's overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings. Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage--and to win back each other's trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart. For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve--and took pen to paper--that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber's moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.
Knowledge of Life is the first textbook to provide students with a comprehensive guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. The result of extensive research and experience, it offers fresh insights into a range of topics and, most importantly, is written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. It addresses topics ranging from history and reconciliation, to literature and politics, to art, sport and health. It presents social, cultural and political perspectives on these areas in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Each chapter opens with a précis of the author's journey to engage students and offer them an insight into the author's experiences. These authentic voices encourage students to think about the wider issues surrounding each chapter and their real-life implications. This timely publication emphasises the importance of relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
During the past two decades there has been active interplay between geometric measure theory and Fourier analysis. This book describes part of that development, concentrating on the relationship between the Fourier transform and Hausdorff dimension. The main topics concern applications of the Fourier transform to geometric problems involving Hausdorff dimension, such as Marstrand type projection theorems and Falconer's distance set problem, and the role of Hausdorff dimension in modern Fourier analysis, especially in Kakeya methods and Fourier restriction phenomena. The discussion includes both classical results and recent developments in the area. The author emphasises partial results of important open problems, for example, Falconer's distance set conjecture, the Kakeya conjecture and the Fourier restriction conjecture. Essentially self-contained, this book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in mathematics.
Mechanics of Aero-structures is a concise textbook for students of aircraft structures, which covers aircraft loads and maneuvers, torsion and bending of single cell, multi-cell and open thin-walled structures. Static structural stability, energy methods, and aero-elastic instability are discussed. Numerous examples and exercises are included to enhance the students' facility with structural analysis. This textbook is meant for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students in the aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs, and the material included can be covered in a one semester course. A sufficient number of figures are included for the clarity of the subject matter. The book begins with a description of aerodynamic loads to motivate students, and includes an in-depth description of energy methods - an essential topic.
Full of mouth-watering yet simple dishes, Jo Pratt has created a stunning collection of nutritious recipes for anyone looking to eat well. Start the day with Ginger Berry Muffins or Raspberry Yogurt Pots, enjoy a light meal of Poached Chicken Broth with Spring Greens or a more substantial Beetroot Gnocchi with Walnut & Watercress Pesto then treat yourself to a guilt-free Dairy-Free Vanilla & Blueberry Cheesecake or Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies. Brilliant ingredients are given centre stage in this book, with features on nuts, sprouting beans & seeds, quinoa, kale and chia seeds, exploring why they are so good, where to find them, and how to use them. With fresh, inspiring photography and design, this is the perfect companion for the everyday cook who wants to eat and live deliciously well.From the Hardcover edition.
A home brew revolution is underway. No longer the preserve of 70s throwbacks, a new wave of booze-makers are brewing, fermenting and infusing in their home kitchens, making an exciting array of alcoholic drinks.Brew it Yourself is a collection of more than 75 homegrown brewing recipes, sure to put a fizz back into this popular pastime by adding a modern twist to some old favourites and introducing whole new range of drinks to tantalise the taste buds. Combining two of their passions alcohol and gardening authors Richard Hood and Nick Moyle (the Two Thirsty Gardeners) take special care to explain the importance of the ingredients in each of their recipes whether grown in the garden, foraged in the wild or bought from their local supermarket. With drinks ranging from a classic elderflower sparkle to homemade absinthe, Richard and Nick bring the art of brewing back to earth. They'll tell you how to turn surplus fruit harvests into amazing wines and liqueurs; introduce you to the ancient arts of mead and cider making; guide you through some easy beer recipes, from hop packed IPAs to a striking Viking ale; use surprising ingredients such as lavender and nettles for some fun sparkling drinks; and take you on a world booze cruise that includes a Mexican pineapple tepache, Scandinavian mulled glogg and Finnish lemon sima. Brew it Yourself also debunks myths, celebrates experimentation and takes the fear out of the science of fermentation. It proves that creating your own tasty alcoholic drinks doesn't need to be complicated, doesn't need to be costly and, most importantly, can be a whole lot of fun.
Our most common fruits and vegetables are nature's superfoods - packed full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that should form the basis of a healthy diet to nurture both body and mind. This fantastic cookbook features a helpful introduction to the nutritional health benefits and healing properties of our most well-known superfoods, followed by 150 delicious, nutrient-packed family-friendly recipes. All the recipes feature a symbol key to show at a glance how many full portions of fruit and vegetables are included in each serving (never less than two) - taking the guesswork out of the daily meal choices. Finally, there's a section of suggested menu plans for those needing a little extra support; anything from a pre-workout energy boost to a tonic for the skin.Low fat, energy-giving, immunity-boosting and healing, superfood fruits and vegetables can - and should - form part of every meal, whether cooking for one or for the whole family. This essential book shows how incredibly easy that is to achieve.From the Trade Paperback edition.
It's up to you to create your custom-tailored career and to define success your way. How? Combine your burning passion with drive, determination, strategy, and commitment to pay it forward; find and nurture mentor support; stay steady on your path; and see the fireworks. Success On Your Own Terms will show you exactly how to do it.
Increasingly, organizations count on project teams to develop products and deliver services to their customers. Consequently, effective teamwork and team leadership are integral components of an organization's success. In 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams, Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O'Connell define the essence of superior performance by project teams at work, and identify nine attributes of team membership and team leadership that set the stage for accomplishment of group objectives. Kohn and O'Connell bring these proven strategies to life with real-world examples drawn from decades of experience.
Stress has three main fuels: worry, fear, and doubt. They act like little serpents that crawl into the lap of your life and wreak havoc emotionally, spiritually, and physically. But you have the ability to identify and dismiss these serpents, which are trying to hinder your ability to maintain inner calm, clarity of focus, and a motivated response to all of life.5 Minutes to Stress Relief will give you the specific skills and tools to: · Acquire the mindset skills and simple techniques to identify and relieve stress · Access personal excellence in your thought life to create positive transformation in your physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences · Activate your God-given natural state of being Stress is often called the silent killer. As someone who battled the stress of advanced cancer and divorce--simultaneously--Miller equips you with the ability to quickly and successfully handle any stressful situation--instantly.
Are you tired of missing out on that raise, bonus, or promotion? Do you want to turn your dead-end job into a high-paying career? Would a six-figure salary solve all your problems? Moneymaking guru Alan Corey faced all these questions himself, then went from collecting unemployment checks to bringing in a six-figure salary in just over a year. This inspirational and entertaining book is jam-packed with easy-to-follow steps that you can use to transform your own career. Alan couples his personal anecdotes with scientific studies that are guaranteed to increase your salary. The Subversive Job Search will help steer you into the $100,000-plus career you've been waiting for. Are you frustrated because . . . · Your coworkers make more than you? · Your boss is unreasonable and doesn't appreciate you? · Your paychecks aren't making ends meet? · Your stagnant career is going nowhere fast? It's easier than you think to get paid like an expert. If Alan Corey can do it, so can you!
Today's typical salesperson is overwhelmed, with too much to do and not enough time to do it. Salespeople need help, and Dave Kahle provides it. Dave Kahle contends that smart time management is not about cramming more activity into each hour, but is instead about achieving greater results in that hour. The content has been honed in hundreds of seminars and refined by the feedback and experiences of thousands of salespeople. The first edition of this book was translated into seven languages and made available in twenty countries. Since then, the problem for salespeople has become even more acute, with smart phones and tablets creating a culture of instant communication. 11 Secrets of Time Management for Salespeople provides powerful, practical insights and ideas that really work, including hundreds of specific, practical, and effective time-management tips from dozens of salespeople who are on the front lines every day.
Why does one management style make employees hate their jobs while a different style inspires them to outperform and commands their respect? Emotionally intelligent people-management skills turn out to be the primary reason. In modern organizations keen to retain their most talented human capital, there may be no more important competency to develop than the skills that motivate people to outperform the competition.9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses features a sensible, easily implemented framework organized into three distinct sets of skills--foundational, prevention of common pitfalls, and advanced relationship management. Kohn and O'Connell enhance the approaches to effective people management that they presented in their highly praised previous publication 6 Habits of Highly Effective Bosses.
What happens when you integrate the art of positive thinking and the freedom of spiritual well-being with the business of getting desirable results? · You tap the extraordinary power and mystery of the Zentrepreneur · You overcome resistance to change · You see opportunities instead of problems · You transcend fear-based motivation and the illusion of control · You inspire limitless creativity and leading-edge innovation The world of business does not rest. The journey of innovation does not end. Competitive advantage is now all about who comes up with the solution first, often without the market even knowing there is a problem. John J. Murphy combines profound spiritual wisdom and emotional intelligence with intellectual capital and thirty years of practical business experience to demonstrate a new level of leadership. Resistance to change is a challenge every leader must face. Here is a book on how to overcome it. "Let John Murphy be your guide through the mine fields that accompany any change effort." --Dr. Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager "If you want a strong, positive 'jump start' to your professional and personal lives, then John Murphy's books are must reads!" --Ed Robertson, Brig. General, USAF (Ret.)
"Beverly Harzog is a credit warrior. She has gone into the arena, faced the lions, and emerged as one of the foremost experts in the field. I believe that her encyclopedic knowledge of the world of credit cards is unmatched." --Adam Levin, Chairman and Cofounder of Credit.com Credit card expert Beverly Harzog shares how she went from being a credit card disaster to a credit card diva. After graduating from college, Beverly spent the next ten years racking up debt on seven credit cards. Credit card limits, she believed, were merely "guidelines," certainly not anything to be taken seriously . . . especially if she was in dire need of a new pair of shoes. The fact that she was a CPA at the time adds an ironic twist to the credit quagmire she slowly descended into. In Confessions of a Credit Junkie, Beverly candidly details her own credit card mishaps and offers easy-to-follow advice, often with a touch of Southern humor, to help others avoid her mistakes. In this much-needed book, you'll learn: · How to use the Credit Card Personality Quiz to choose the right credit cards · The seven ways to use a credit card to rebuild credit · How to get out of debt using a balance-transfer credit card--and pay zero interest while doing it · Credit card strategies to save a bundle on groceries, gas, and more Anyone in debt will benefit from the down-to-earth, practical tips Beverly offers.
Inc. Yourself is the longest-selling business book in the history of trade publishing. In continuous print since 1977, it has sold more than 700,000 copies to date. For thirty-seven years, it has helped entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and professionals save thousands of dollars each year.
'Power, grace, deadliness defined. Always cunning, endlessly victorious...'One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire's supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled: that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn't won by votes or marriage. It's won in a tournament of ritualized combat. Now the tournament, the Empress Game, has been called and the women of the empire will stop at nothing to secure political domination for their homeworlds. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called by a mysterious stranger to battle it out in the arena. The battle for political power isn't contained by the tournament's ring, however. The empire's elite gather to forge, strengthen or betray alliances in a dance that will determine the fate of the empire for a generation. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch in enemy territory, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.
Wake up to your new life! Awareness Is The Key is the third step in Sidra Jafri's incredible nine-stage journey - the Awakening. Your awareness is your reality; it is everything you know. It determines how you show up in life: whether you fulfil your purpose in life or don't. Yet the truth of who you really are is hidden by your conditioning and programming. This principle will help you to infuse your awareness with energy that is more aligned with your true self. Offering practical exercises and real-life case studies, this book will empower you to let go of the past and your pre-programmed beliefs, and start to build the happy and fulfilling life of your dreams.
Voltaire, the pen name of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), was one of the most influential leaders of the French Enlightenment. His defense of individual freedom of conscience and his criticisms of religious fanaticism and oppressive orthodoxy had a telling effect on Western history, inspiring several leading founders of America's new laws.This is the first English translation of many of his key texts from his famous pamphlet war for tolerance, written from 1750 to 1768, originally published under pseudonyms to avoid imprisonment and to educate the average citizen. Included are "The Sermon of Rabbi Akib" (a searing attack on anti-Semitism), "Prayer to God" (from the famous Treatise on Tolerance), the hugely popular "Catechism of the Honest Man," "The Dinner at Count Boulainvillier's," and other witty, sometimes acerbic pieces that point out the errors in the Bible, the corruption of the clergy, and the religiously-inspired persecutions, both of his day and across the ages. Many of these pamphlets were burned in a losing battle by the authorities.With a lengthy introduction and copious notes by the editor and translator, plus an appendix including first-hand accounts of the battle by noted mathematician and French revolutionary Condorcet, Frederick the Great, Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith, and others, this excellent compilation will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in human rights and freedom of thought.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Science has had a profound influence in shaping contemporary perspectives of reality, yet few in the public have fully grasped the profound implications of scientific discoveries. This book describes three intellectual revolutions that led to the current scientific consensus, emphasizing how science over the centuries has undermined traditional, religious worldviews.The author begins in ancient Greece, where the first revolution took place. Beginning in the sixth-century BCE, a series of innovative thinkers rejected the mythology of their culture and turned to rational analysis and the empirical study of reality. This change in thinking, though it lay dormant for the many centuries of Christian hegemony in the West, eventually gave rise to the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries--the second revolution. Highlighted by such luminaries as Kepler, Galileo, and Isaac Newton, the Enlightenment laid the foundations for our current understanding of the world.Today we live amidst the third scientific revolution, including Darwin's theory of evolution, Planck's concept of the quantum, Einstein's relativity theories, Bohr's quantum mechanics, along with Watson and Crick's decoding of the human genome with the prospect of improving human nature. Besides technological wonders, this revolution has also supported widespread respect for freedom of thought, greater educational opportunities, and democratic governments. Looking to the future, Schlagel sees many exciting possibilities yet also potentially devastating threats to the environment. He underscores the need for widespread scientific literacy, stressing that only unfettered scientific inquiry offers a realistic hope of overcoming these daunting challenges.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A comeback cookbook for the perennially popular snack cake, with unique sweet and savory recipes that highlight the whimsical nostalgia of America's favorite dessert.In celebration of the 85th anniversary of Twinkies®, Hostess® has updated and expanded their beloved and quirky classic The Twinkies Cookbook. This new edition includes the very best recipes from the original, combined with twenty-five new and wonderfully wacky recipes submitted by Twinkies aficionados across the country. From a Twinkie-filled take on chicken and waffles to Twinkie pumpkin pie and beyond, these colorful concoctions will surprise and enchant the Twinkie fan in all of us.From the Hardcover edition.
This book is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guide available for parents who want to use homeopathy to treat their children's illnesses safely, gently, and effectively. Practical, concise, and user-friendly, The Parents' Guide to Homeopathy provides homeopathic remedies for more than 150 acute conditions, from annoying to threatening, that arise in the everyday lives of kids. Instructions on how to observe physical and emotional symptoms in kids from newborns to teens; succinct descriptions of gentle, safe, and nontoxic remedies; and sections on winter ailments, first-aid, enhancing healing, and travel put a wealth of knowledge at parents' fingertips. Remedy tables at the back of the book help decipher the correct treatment for each condition. Shelley Keneipp shares her wealth of knowledge and many years of experience to provide a clear, simple education concerning homeopathic remedies. She empowers parents who want to break the habit of relying exclusively on medical expertise and instead to use relatively economical over-the-counter remedies without worrying about harmful side effects. She suggests essential remedies to stock for any household first aid kit; provides background on common ailments such as coughs, colds, fevers, and digestive problems; and includes eye-catching sidebars that alert readers to conditions that demand immediate medical attention. Boxed entries clue readers to what symptoms to observe and how to differentiate between similar presentations. Taken together, these features make this book the gold standard for parents who want apply the gentlest possible cure in the shortest possible time with the fewest reasons for intervention.
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