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Finders, Keepers? When Chloe Timberlake agrees to look after the Frangipani Inn, her cousin's bed-and-breakfast, she expects to find the fabulous Florida inn of her youth -- not a derelict mansion that could collapse around her if she so much as slammed a door. Soon-to-be live-in handyman Ben Derrick is also a shock. The golden boy of her teenage fantasies appears tarnished beyond repair. Tragedy, as Chloe soon learns, hit Ben Derrick so hard that he spent years drowning the pain. Unable to work as a salvage diver, he gave up hope of ever finding a pot of gold. Unexpectedly, Chloe gives him a second chance. Maybe this time he'll be able to keep the treasure he's found. Harlequin American Romance #1111, April, 2006.
It was Brendan MacDougal's money -- not his considerable charm -- that caused his last affair to crash 'n burn. The private and poised Dr. Rose Doeber, however, is no threat to either his position or his pride. Not only is her reputation as spotless as her hospital whites, but bitter experience has left Brendan immune to love. At least, that's what he thinks right up until the night of the charity ball -- when passion erupts and he suddenly recognizes thetelltale symptoms. A touch of fever, an erratic pulse, and Brendan's vital signs all say it's time to let down his guard. Behind the doctor's bedside manner there's a burning sensuality and an even bigger mystery. But what will he do when he discovers that Rose's past isn't perfect, her future is uncertain and even her name isn't her own?
Star-Crossed! Swept off her feet one sun-dappled summer day, Juliet Jones had shared a fantasy-filled afternoon with the rich and powerful Harrison Rivers. But who did this take-charge tycoon think he was, waltzing back into her destitute life after two years to stake a claim on his "rightful heir"? The heartstoppingly handsome bachelor might still leave her breathless with desire, but she'd never let him steal away her beloved little boy! Poised to take over the reins of his family's multimillion-dollar corporation, Harrison wasn't looking for any more complications. Yet it was impossible to deny the intense emotions this brown-eyed beauty and towheaded toddler stirred in his jaded soul. Could love alone bridge the gap between their starkly different worlds? Harlequin American Romance #924, May, 2002.
He drove her wild... When Wilder "Mac" MacDougal barged into Ashley Rivers's estate, her potently sexy houseguest became as big a threat to her well-managed life as his filthy mountain bike was to her mansion's pristine floors! Long ago she'd chosen a safe existence, so how dare this charming rogue attempt to sweep her off her perfectly pedicured feet...? On the lam from an outrageous scandal, Mac had no idea that a certain society-page sweetheart could touch his cynical soul. The reckless billionaire had forfeited his one chance at happiness, so why was he relishing each and every moment he spent rattling Miss Ashley's prim and proper facade? Could it be that his family curse of loving only once was finally meant to be broken? Harlequin American Romance #936, August, 2002.
Sira, the most powerful member of the alien Clan, has dared to challenge the will of her people--by allying herself with a human. But can she hope to carve a new life for herself when the Clan is determined to reclaim her genetic heritage. . . at any cost?
Ever pictured your own funeral? You won't be able to help it when you read some of the stories in this nightmarish collection, where things are never what they appear. Funerals are just the beginning. How about a day at the beach that ends in a mischievous murder? Or a cell phone that has a direct dial to . . . the dead? From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries comes eight more fantastically frightening tales. Whatever you do, don't take this book to bed with you! .
Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it. . . or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects. . . or a mysterious computer game that has terrible consequences if you lose. . . . From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries, Horowitz Horror is a wicked collection of macabre tales sure to send shivers up your spine. .
As High Prince and Princess, Rohan and Sioned must keep both the peace and the secret of the dragons. But the legacy of their evil predecessor remains-and as their son Pol grows up, the kingdom splits in what may become a bloody battle for the crown. To make things worse, a long-vanquished foe vows to destroy the Prince. The only hope of defeating their dark sorcery lies in reclaiming the knowledge so carefully concealed in the long-lost Star Scroll. .
Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss. As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.
Lewis Deathstalker is on the run with an evil Empire snapping at his heels. He and his companions, diva Jesamine Flowers, conman Brett Random, psychopath Rose Constantine and a reptiloid called Saturday, travel from world to world, searching for help and answers to the mysteries of the past. On the planet Unseeli, they talk with what remains of the traitor Carrion, and the ghost of a man called Silence. On Lachrymae Christi an old legend called Tobias Moon tells them the truth behind the legends. On Shandrakor, they explore the ruins of the old Deathstalker Standing, and fight with more than one kind of monster. And on Haden, finally, they come to the Madness Maze, which will lead Lewis to his most important task . . . The return of Owen Deathstalker. The sequel to Deathstalker Legacy is a breathtaking, wild ride through a universe peopled with unforgettably evil characters and ever-hopeful heroes, all told with Simon Green's trademark tongue-in-cheek humour.
Described by one surgeon as "soul-crushing, diamond-making stress," surgery on congenital heart defects is arguably the most difficult of all surgical specialties. Drawing back the hospital curtain for a unique and captivating look at the extraordinary skill and dangerous politics of critical surgery in a pediatric heart center, Michael Ruhlman focuses on the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where a team of medical specialists--led by idiosyncratic virtuoso Dr. Roger Mee--work on the edge of disaster on a daily basis. Walk on Water offers a rare and dramatic glimpse into a world where the health of innocent children and the hopes of white-knuckled families rest in the hands of all-too-human doctors. .
"Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever." --Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac's muse and the basis for the character "Dean Moriarty" in Kerouac's classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey's merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus "Further," immortalized in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady's life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the "Soul of the Beat Generation" in his own words--sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady--raw and uncut.
Technological advances and the global marketplace are changing the way we live and work. Doing the work you love is the critical factor to personal fulfillment and economic success. No one understands this more than Laurence G. Boldt, whose Zen and the Art of Making a Living helped many carve out new and rewarding career paths. But how do you find the courage to start the search for a new career? And how do you tap into your own best resources to discover what you want to do and what you're good at? This remarkable guide offers simple yet profound strategies to help you answer those questions by focusing on four key elements to be sought in any life's work: Integrity, Service, Enjoyment, and Excellence. Boldt has reduced the quest for meaningful work to its essence and will lead you to an understanding of what you could and should be doing with your life. .
Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic, is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the anagram principle of words within a word. Throughout, Hayes's verse dances in a kind of homemade music box, with notes that range from tender to erudite, associative to narrative, humorous to political. Hip Logic does much to capture the nuances of contemporary male African American identity and confirms Hayes's reputation as one of the most compelling new voices in American poetry. .
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Practical Gods is the eighth collection by Carl Dennis, a critically acclaimed poet and recent winner of one of the most prestigious poetry awards, the Ruth Lilly Prize. Carl Dennis has won acclaim for "wise, original, and often deeply moving" poems that "ease the reader out of accustomed modes of seeing and perceiving" (The New York Times). Many of the poems in this new book involve an attempt to enter into dialogue with pagan and biblical perspectives, to throw light on ordinary experience through metaphor borrowed from religious myth and to translate religious myth into secular terms. While making no claims to put us in touch with some ultimate reality, these clear, precise, sensitive poems help us to pay homage to the everyday household gods that are easy to ignore, the gods that sustain life and make it rewarding. .
Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice Notley, includes seven previously uncollected works. Like Shakespeare's sonnets, Berrigan's poems involve friendship and love triangles, but while the former happen chronologically, Berrigan's happen in the moment, with the story buried beneath a surface of names, repetitions, and fragmented experience. Reflecting the new American sensibilities of the 1960's as well as timeless poetic themes, The Sonnets is both eclectic and classical - the poems are monumental riddles worth contemplating. .
Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South. Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman.
A symbol of the strength of African-American women, and a champion of the rights of all women, Sojourner Truth was an illiterate former slave in New York State who transformed herself into a vastly powerful orator. Dictating to a neighbor, she began her celebrated life story, in which she chronicles her youth, her 1827 emancipation, and her religious experiences, one year after the extremely successful publication in 1846 of Frederick Douglass's narrative. Truth's magnetism as an abolitionist speaker brought her fame in her own time, and her narrative gives today's readers a vivid picture of nineteenth-century life in the north, where blacks, enslaved or free, lived in relative isolation from one another. Based on the 1884 edition of the Narrative, this volume contains Book of Life, a contemporary collection of letters and biographical sketches about Truth's public appearances, including the controversial Arn't I a Woman speech and Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1863 essay, Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl as well as A Memorial Chapter about her death.
Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbit, and historical anecdotes in consistently entertaining narrative.
This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859).
Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americas greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Of this initial group of six titles, "The Wayward Bus" is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling Californias back roads. This allegorical novel of pilgrimage includes a new introduction by Gary Scharnhorst. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readersand to the many who revisit them again and again.
Pinocchio is a fairy tale novel about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto. A classic of children's literature spawning many derivative works of art, and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long nose.
Pattiann Rogers, one of America's finest contemporary poets, has won a reputation for densely detailed, thickly textured poems describing the natural world and one's place in it that are informed by a broad knowledge of science. In the tradition of Emerson, Whitman, and A. R. Ammons, Rogers's wise and complex poems read like a series of witty but deeply felt explorations of the physical world and the presence of the divine, exuding much observational care and descriptive panache. Her new collection, Generations, consists of fifty-four poems that concern themselves not just with the notion of the generations of life, but "generations" in the sense of energy, change, replication, and continuity--the entire process of coming or bringing into being. .
Lives of the Animals takes us to that place where the boundaries between predator and prey, the observer and the observed, merge, reverse, become re-imagined. We find ourselves inside a story of death and life, witness to acts of survival so primal they seem less instinctive than passionate. And it is passion that most informs these poems: the bond between lovers, between parent and child, between humans and other animals, both wild and domestic, that populate our shared world of hunger and need. .
A poem by Lawrence Raab is a carefully chosen and precisely rendered moment--a poised and elegant meditation on the nature of memory. This new collection includes a selection from each of Raab's five previous books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems. Readers will delight in their wide-ranging subjects, from "Miles Davis on Art" to "Saint Augustine's Dog," from the inventions of Rube Goldberg to the recklessness of dreams. .
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