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David Bergelson's Strange New World: Untimeliness and Futurity (Jews in Eastern Europe)

by Harriet Murav

David Bergelson (1884–1952) emerged as a major literary figure who wrote in Yiddish before WWI. He was one of the founders of the Kiev Kultur-Lige and his work was at the center of the Yiddish-speaking world of the time. He was well known for creating characters who often felt the painful after-effects of the past and the clumsiness of bodies stumbling through the actions of daily life as their familiar worlds crumbled around them. In this contemporary assessment of Bergelson and his fiction, Harriet Murav focuses on untimeliness, anachronism, and warped temporality as an emotional, sensory, existential, and historical background to Bergleson’s work and world. Murav grapples with the great modern theorists of time and memory, especially Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin, to present Bergelson as an integral part of the philosophical and artistic experiments, political and technological changes, and cultural context of Russian and Yiddish modernism that marked his age. As a comparative and interdisciplinary study of Yiddish literature and Jewish culture, this work adds a new, ethnic dimension to understandings of the turbulent birth of modernism.

In a Pig's Eye

by Judie Wolkoff

[From the front dust jacket flap:] Maisie Blumm and Glenda Jax are best friends--even while they aren't speaking. Which is often. They are both fourth graders at Fairview School in Deer Creek, Connecticut, and each is the owner of the world's most dearly-loved dog. So what if Glenda's Snookums looks like a "hairy mouse", granddaughter of a dustmop (Maisie's opinion). So what if Maisie's Oxie must be a mix of squirrel and baboon, and flea-brained besides (ask Glenda). Girls--and dogs, too--share some hilarious good times. For example, there is the afternoon when Lloyd Blumm is downtown buying a record and Maisie and Glenda can finally sneak a look to see if his room really is booby-trapped. (He's rigged up something! And the reason for that is a small item which appeared in The Poppin Road Gazette about the incredible condition of the "pig sty" he calls his bedroom. The publishers of the paper--Maisie and Glenda--have gone too far in their "DID YOU KNOW?" gossip column, and now Lloyd has declared war). Other good times include the heroic results of the great balloon send-off and the unexpected ending of the Deer Creek Dog Show, when Oxie and Snookums compete head to head for blue ribbons. But wait! All ends well... or does it? Only best friends forgive, forget and survive a crisis laughing.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World

by Chi-Young Kim Haemin Sunim Youngcheol Lee

A multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world“Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?”The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. In this bestselling mindfulness guide—it has sold more than three million copies in Korea, where it was a #1 bestseller for forty-one weeks and received multiple Best Book of the Year awards, and it's being published in more than 20 countries—Haemin Sunim (which means "spontaneous wisdom"), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas—including relationships, love, and spirituality—Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves. The more than twenty full-color illustrations that accompany his teachings serve as calming visual interludes, encouraging us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

The Promise: A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship

by Rachelle Friedman

Rachelle Friedman describes her life before and after her accident which leaves her paralyzed. In spite of the serious nature of her accident, she is able to form a new life. In this true story, she shows how the love of her friends, family, and inner strength helped her to recover from the emotional trauma and help others.

Es war einmal ... ein Wolf (The Wayward Wolves Series #1)

by Rhys Ford Christina Brombach

Gibson Kellers Leben folgt einer ziemlich öden Routine: Aufstehen, Arbeiten und eine Menge Kaffee dazu. Nebenbei kümmert er sich noch um Ellis, seinen großen Bruder, der in seiner Wolfsgestalt steckt, seit er aus dem Krieg heimgekommen ist. Ein einfaches Leben mit vielen langen Läufen auf zwei oder vier Beinen … bis Ellis einen gut aussehenden Mann über eine Klippe ins eiskalte Wasser in der Nähe ihres Hauses jagt und Gibsons Leben damit für immer verändert. Zach Thomas wollte einen Neuanfang machen, als er sich das alte B&B kaufte – sein Stadtleben hinter sich lassen und endlich die ersehnte Ruhe finden. Auf den Pfaden hinter seinem Grundstück zu wandern, klang eigentlich wie eine ziemlich sichere Idee – bis zu dem Augenblick, als ihn ein riesiger, schwarzer Wolf in den See jagt und Zach beinahe ertrinkt. Zu seiner Überraschung muss er erfahren, dass es wirklich Werwölfe gibt, doch das ist nichts gegen die Entdeckung des Mannes, der ihn aus dem eisigen Wasser rettet und dann einfach in sein Herz spaziert, als gehörte es ihm.

Illusions et faux-semblants (THIRDS #7)

by Charlie Cochet Ingrid Lecouvez

Dexter J. Daley n’a jamais eu la vie facile, mais il a toujours trouvé une façon de relever la tête et d’avancer avec le sourire. Enlevé chez lui des bras de Sloane Brodie, son compagnon et partenaire au THIRDS, Dex se retrouve dans une situation aussi mystérieuse et dangereuse que l’est le Therian qui le questionne. Il se voit également confirmer ce qu’il a toujours secrètement pensé : la mort de ses parents n’était pas un accident. Découvrir toute la vérité sur les meurtres de John et Gina Daley enclenche une série d’événements qui changera à jamais les vies de Dex et Sloane. Alors que les secrets enfouis refont surface et que de nouvelles vérités sont révélées, l’amour que se portent Dex et Sloane est mis à l’épreuve avec, en jeu, bien plus que leur relation. Et si traverser ces eaux emplies de meurtres et d’agences gouvernementales secrètes ne suffisait pas, une chose inexplicable arrive à Dex… et rien ne sera plus jamais pareil.

Q*pidon

by Xavier Mayne Laura Brohan

Un logiciel peut-il mieux comprendre l’amour que le cœur humain ? Archer, l’intelligence artificielle du site de rencontre Q*pidon, sait que les humains ne prennent pas toujours les meilleures décisions. Il commence alors à en prendre à leur place, même si elles ne sont pas très conventionnelles. Fox Kincade est le dernier célibataire de son groupe d’amis. Il est ravi de découvrir que l’application Q*pidon a trouvé une personne qui lui correspond – une personne qui, selon la magie de cette nouvelle intelligence artificielle, serait son âme sœur. Quelle n’est pas sa surprise lorsqu’il découvre qu’au lieu de la femme qu’il attendait, il est associé avec Drew Larsen, un doctorant timide et assez geek qui ne croit plus en la romance. Drew et Fox ont peu de choses en commun – si ce n’est le fait d’être hétérosexuel. Du moins, c’est ce qu’ils ont toujours cru. En apprenant à se connaître, ils se rendent compte qu’Archer ne les a peut-être pas associés par hasard. Le chemin ne sera pas sans embûches puisqu’ils devront dépasser l’image qu’ils se sont construite d’eux-mêmes et de ce que doit être le véritable amour. Mais avec l’aide d’Archer – et de quelques amis qui encourageront Fox et Drew à travers les hauts et les bas de leur relation –, ils pourraient trouver leur chemin vers le cœur de l’autre.

Firmato: Il tuo agente spettrale

by S. E. Harmon Ida Giannini

L’agente speciale dell’FBI Rain Christiansen era il golden boy dell’agenzia, ma gli è bastato un momento di debolezza, una piccola, minuscola, infinitesimale apparizione paranormale per diventare, all’improvviso, l’imbarazzo del Bureau. Da agente speciale ad agente spettrale. Il suo capo gli dà un’ultima occasione per redimersi: deve andare a Brickell Bay, fare il bravo con il dipartimento di polizia locale, e lasciarsi alle spalle gli avvistamenti di fantasmi. Rain è determinato a fare proprio quello, costi quel che costi. Il detective Daniel McKenna si occupa dei *cold case*, i casi irrisolti, ma la sua ultima indagine si è arenata. Sono passati cinque anni da quando la studentessa delle superiori Amy Greene è scomparsa dopo essersi allontanata dal suo posto di lavoro part-time, e da allora nessuno l’ha più vista. Daniel è contento di ricevere finalmente l’aiuto che aveva richiesto all’FBI, anche se l’agente incaricato è proprio il suo ex. Rain non può negarlo: si sta innamorando di nuovo di Danny, ammesso che abbia mai smesso di amarlo, e questo genera una tensione che rende difficile risolvere il caso. I fantasmi che lo perseguitano dietro ogni angolo e un’indagine che non rivela piste contribuiscono alla frustrazione, al punto che Rain comincia a chiedersi se le seconde opportunità e il lieto fine non siano solo favole.

Solo per te

by Andrew Grey Chiara Fazzi

L’unica strada che porta alla felicità è la libertà: la libertà di vivere – e amare – seguendo il proprio cuore. Per conquistarla un ragazzo dovrà usare tutto il suo coraggio, ma non si troverà a combattere da solo. Nella piccola città conservatrice di Sierra Pines, in California, il reverendo Gabriel è la legge. Suo figlio Willy segue i suoi precetti, finché a Sacramento non conosce un uomo. Quando lo incontra di nuovo nella sua città natale, comincia a frequentarlo proprio sotto il naso del padre. Reggie è il nuovo sceriffo di Sierra Pines. La sua dedizione al lavoro gli impone di non ostentare la propria sessualità; quando rivede Willy, però, non può impedirsi di pensare che loro due siano fatti per stare insieme. Decide comunque di mantenere il segreto di Willy fino al momento in cui il ragazzo non sarà pronto a mostrare al mondo chi è veramente. Oltre all’ostilità della chiesa e degli abitanti della città, Reggie dovrà affrontare anche i pericoli legati al suo lavoro, che rischiano di porre fine alla sua storia d’amore con Willy ancor prima che questa riesca a spiccare il volo.

Wanted - Bad Boyfriend (Island Classifieds #1)

by Ta Moore Teresa Simons

Seine Mutter. Sein bester Freund. Die Bardame im ortsansässigen Pub. Sie alle sind entschlossen, einen Freund für Nathan Moffatt zu finden. Dabei ist es das Letzte, was Nathan sich wünscht. Nachdem er jeden Tag dafür sorgt, dass seine Kunden nichts als romantische Magie erleben, möchte der Hochzeitsplaner des Granshire Hotel nur nach Hause gehen, sich stundenlang Krimiserien ansehen und in Unterwäsche Pizza essen. Da ihm jedoch leider niemand glaubt, muss er sich Vorträge über einen einsamen Tod anhören. Bis er eine Idee hat: Er muss die Menschen in seinem Leben dazu bringen, ihn ebenfalls lieber als Single sehen zu wollen. Er braucht einen schlechten Freund. Und für diese Rolle ist ein Mann perfekt. Obwohl Flynn Delaney daran gewöhnt ist, dass die Bewohner der Insel Ceremony von ihm das Schlechteste denken, ist er nicht sicher, ob er die zweifelhafte Ehre annehmen möchte, der schlimmste Freund auf der gesamten Insel zu sein. Andererseits kann er, wenn er bei der Sache mitspielt, Zeit mit dem umwerfenden Nathan verbringen und gleichzeitig die Besitzer des Granshire Hotel ärgern – sehr lohnenswert. Es gibt nur ein Problem: In Wirklichkeit ist Flynn ein ziemlich guter Freund, weshalb sich Nathan nun fragt, ob es tatsächlich das Schlimmste der Welt ist, sich hin und wieder von seinem Sofa zu trennen.

Mon odieux petit ami (Island Classifieds #1)

by Ta Moore Laura Brohan

Sa mère. Son meilleur ami. Le barman du pub local. Tout le monde a pour objectif de trouver un petit ami à Nathan Moffatt, même si c’est la dernière chose qu’il souhaite. Après avoir passé ses journées à s’assurer que ses clients ne connaissent rien d’autre que la magie du romantisme, le soir, l’organisateur de mariages du Granshire Hotel n’a qu’une envie : rentrer chez lui, regarder plusieurs épisodes de séries criminelles et manger une pizza en sous-vêtement. Malheureusement, personne ne le croit et il doit subir les leçons de morale lui disant qu’il mourra seul. Mais un jour, il a une illumination. Il faudrait que ses proches comprennent qu’il vaut mieux qu’il reste célibataire. Il doit trouver un petit ami odieux. Un seul homme peut tenir ce rôle. Flynn Delaney est habitué à ce que l’île de Ceremony ne pense que du mal de lui, mais il préférerait ne pas avoir l’honneur d’occuper la place de « pire petit ami de l’île ». D’un autre côté, s’il accepte, il aura l’opportunité de sortir avec un homme sublime et de contrarier les propriétaires du Granshire Hotel. Ils seraient tous les deux gagnants. Il n'y a qu'un un seul problème : comme Flynn se révèle être un bon petit ami, Nathan finit par se demander si quitter son canapé de temps en temps serait vraiment une si mauvaise idée.

Beneath These Fields (World of Love)

by Ward Maia

Sometimes true worth is well hidden. Ellis Campos is a successful divorce lawyer with little to no time for a personal life. His predictable routine is disrupted when he inherits a coffee farm from an estranged aunt. There’s no room in his life for all the complications that come with managing a farm in another state. But his plans to quickly sell it and go back to the big city fall apart when he’s manipulated into spending a week on the estate. Adding to the unexpected surprises, he meets Rudá, a native Brazilian who works on the farm, and while teaching him about his aunt’s home and family, also tempts Ellis like no one ever has. He doesn’t expect his life to change in such a short time, but as he finds value and comfort in the farm’s routine, Ellis quickly realizes that, like the land itself, Rudá has secrets that could send him running back to Rio.World of Love:Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.

Sunshine in the Dragon's Heart

by Jaime Samms

When Sunny retires to the northern Ontario wilderness to mourn his parents’ deaths, he’s hoping the change of scenery will afford him some peace and quiet. His hopes are soon spectacularly dashed. In self-imposed exile, dragon Emile runs across the Fold between his dimension and Sunny’s—and right into Sunny’s arms. Centuries out of touch with human culture, bright, beautiful Emile incinerates any hope Sunny had for an ordinary existence. With dryads and water sprites coming to life all around them, Sunny can’t deny the magic Emile brings to his life—or his heart. But that same magic leads the unrelenting dragon who would keep Emile captive right to them. To save his love, Sunny will have to reach deep and find some magic of his own.

Place Setting (States of Love #46)

by Claudia Mayrant

Cameron Dunlop has lived in the Lowcountry town of Summer Corners, South Carolina, his whole life. He loves his home, but his little town in the Deep South doesn’t offer much in the way of dating options. Chef Gray Callahan has enjoyed success in the kitchen, but his last relationship sunk like a bad soufflé. When plans for his sister’s wedding go awry, it provides the perfect excuse to pack up and go home, where he can help out as he decides how to start his life over. Gray’s path crosses Cameron’s, and he realizes together they might have all the ingredients to save the day—with maybe enough left over for something sweet just for the two of them.States of Love:Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Fox and Wolf (Apex Investigations #1)

by Julia Talbot

Apex Investigations: Book OneWerewolf PI Dylan Weems is a hired to solve the murder of a client’s customer. As an ex-cop, Dylan is the perfect man for the job, but he doesn’t expect the complication of alluring fox shifter Rey. Ever since finding the dead body of one of his clients, Rey Mercier’s life is a mess, and he needs help desperately. He has no idea why he’s the target of some ruthless people or what he did to anger them. Hopefully Dylan and his motley crew of shifters at Apex Investigations can help him find out, but first Dylan and Rey have to deal with literal corporate tigers and dire crocodiles shifters… all while deciding what to do about the mate bond that’s becoming undeniable. And is that even possible between fox and wolf?

Tigers on the Way (Tigers and Devils #4)

by Sean Kennedy

Sequel to Tigers on the RunDocumentary producer Simon and ex-footballer Declan are taking some big steps toward a lasting life together. They’ve bought a house, and they’ll need it for the family they plan to start. Their friend, Nyssa, has made the generous offer to be their surrogate, and Declan couldn’t be more excited about the idea of a baby. Simon knows fatherhood is a huge commitment, and though it’s daunting, he sees how much Dec wants it, and he’s sure that together, they can succeed in anything—despite the worries nagging at him. But just as their new life is taking shape, a health scare disrupts their plans at the worst possible moment. With time running short, Simon and Dec will have to bare their fears and doubts to each other so they can face them before their world changes forever. It might mean a literal leap of faith.

Harmonious Hearts 2018 - Stories from the Young Author Challenge

by A. Aduma Arbour Ames Nick Anthony M. Caldeira Kat Freydl Sonali Gattani B. K. Hayes Mattye Johnson Daniel Okulov Chloe Smith Chelsea Winters

Edited by Anne ReganDiversity is our strength, and now more than ever, the voices of young LGBTQIA authors need to be heard. Harmony Ink is proud to showcase the next generation of talented writers in our fifth annual Harmonious Hearts anthology. These authors, all between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one, are the winners of our Young Author Challenge and represent the future voices of our community. We are honored to showcase these writers, their experiences, visions, and the glimpses into their hearts in these pages. Join them on their journey and help us celebrate their courage, their love, and their unique ways of seeing the world.

Unfamiliar Waters

by Andrew Grey

With the pressures of the job bearing down on him, police officer Garrett Wreckley needs a vacation—in fact, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. Since the water has always soothed Garrett’s soul, he heads to the Caribbean, hoping some time alone sailing on the open water will help him pull himself together. But even though he’s taking a break from law enforcement, Garrett can’t get rid of his cop’s instinct so easily. He meets Nigel, a young man as innocent as he is beautiful, who grew up sheltered from the world, exploring the beaches and tropical forests with only the company of his aunt, his brother, and the wildlife and sea creatures he befriended. As sweet, passionate love blooms, their time in paradise feels too good to be true… and Garrett’s gut and training tell him that might be the case. As he investigates, he quickly realizes everything is not as it seems. Will his snooping destroy not only their romance, but everything Nigel believes about his life?

Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)

by David A. Owens

A framework for overcoming the six types of innovation killers Everybody wants innovation--or do they? Creative People Must Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box" thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeating behavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation: individual, group, organizational, industry-wide, societal, or technological. Once innovators and other leaders understand exactly which constraints are working against them and how to overcome them, they can create conditions that foster innovation instead of stopping it in its tracks. The author's model of constraints on innovation integrates insights from the vast literature on innovation with his own observations of hundreds of organizations. The book is filled with assessments, tools, and real-world examples. The author's research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on Fox News and on NPR's Marketplace Includes illustrative examples from leading organizations Offers a practical guide for bringing new ideas to fruition even within a previously rigid organizational culture This book gives people in organizations the conceptual framework and practical information they need to innovate successfully.

The Wahhabi Code: How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally

by Terence Ward

An Eye-Opening, Concise Look at the Source of the Current Wave of Terrorism, How it Spread, and Why the West Did Nothing Lifting the mask of international terrorism, Terence Ward reveals a sinister truth. Far from being “the West’s ally in the War on Terror,” Saudi Arabia is in reality the largest exporter of Wahhabism—the severe, ultra-conservative sect of Islam that is both Saudi Arabia’s official religion and the core ideology for international terror groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Boko Haram. Over decades, the Saudi regime has engaged in a well-crafted mission to fund charities, mosques, and schools that promote their Wahhabi doctrine across the Middle East and beyond. Efforts to expand Saudi influence have now been focused on European cities as well. The front lines of the War of Terror aren’t a world away; they are much closer than we can imagine. Terence Ward, who has spent much of his life in the Middle East, gives his unique insight into the culture of extremism, its rapid expansion, and how it can be stopped.

How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor

by Erik Durschmied

From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents. How and why does this happen? What decides the fate of battle? In this fascinating book, Erik Durschmied takes us through the major conflicts of history-from Agincourt to the Civil War, from Crimea to the Gulf War-and reveals how, in war, it is the improbable and the inconceivable that determine events.Writing with the style and flair that made him an award-winning war correspondent, Durschmied explores the fistful of nails that could have won Waterloo for Napoleon; the barrel of schnapps that proved disastrous for an Austrian emperor; and the three cigars that changes the course of Antietam; and many other instances when chance decided history’s path. Conflicts are decided by the caprice of weather, erroneous intelligence, unlikely heroism, strange coincidence, or individual incompetence-in short, by the unpredictable "hinge factor.”Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Gestapo: A History of Horror

by Jacques Delarue Mervyn Savill

From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art. The Gestapo: A History of Horror draws upon Delarue's interviews with ex-Gestapo agents to deliver a multi-layered history of the force whose work included killing student resisters, establishing Aryan eugenic unions, and implementing the Final Solution. This is a probing look at the Gestapo and the fanatics and megalomaniacs who made it such a successful and heinous organization--Barbie, Eichmann, Himmler, Heydrich, Müller. The Gestapo's notorious reign led to the murder of millions. The Gestapo is an important documentation of what they did and how they did it.

Acting the Song: Student Companion Ebook

by Tracey Moore Allison Bergman

Used in tandem with Acting the Song: Performance for the Musical Theatre, this Student Companion Ebook guides students through three semesters (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) of musical theatre song study. It answers the many questions students using this method may have, including some that they may be reluctant to ask-about fear, handling criticism, understanding their type, dealing with bad auditions, and the best use of social media, among others. Worksheets completed by real-life students can be used as models of best practice and will serve to inspire students to dig deeply and explore their own thoughts about the songs.Teachers using Acting the Song will find this ebook companion indispensable, and students will come to class more prepared, ready to work, and more open to learning.

The Republic of Wine: A Novel

by Howard Goldblatt Mo Yan

In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine--a corrupt and hallucinatory world filled with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic events. When rumors reach the authorities that strange and excessive gourmandise is being practiced in the city of Liquorland (so named for the staggering amount of alcohol produced and consumed there), veteran special investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched from the capital to discover the truth. His mission begins at the Mount Lou Coal Mine, where he encounters the prime suspect--Deputy Head Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor. During the ensuing drinking duel at a banquet served in Ding's honor, the investigator loses all sense of reality, and can no longer tell whether the roast suckling served is of the animal or human variety. When he finally wakes up from his stupor, he has still found no answers to his rapidly mounting questions. Worse yet, he soon finds that his trusty gun is missing. Interspersed throughout the narrative--and Ding's faltering investigation--are letters sent to Mo Yan by one Li Yidou, a doctoral candidate in Liquor Studies and an aspiring writer. Each letter contains a story that Li would like the renowned author's help in getting published. However, Li's tales, each more fantastic and malevolent than the last, soon begin alarmingly to resemble the story of Ding's continuing travails in Liquorland. Peopled by extraordinary characters--a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of plump, delectable boys raised in captivity, a cookery teacher who primes her students with monstrous recipes--Mo Yan's revolutionary tour de force reaffirms his reputation as a writer of world standing. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, and subversive, The Republic of Wine is both mesmerizing and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle true creative imagination.

American Government: Stories of a Nation

by Scott F. Abernathy

In the Second Edition of American Government, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter.

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