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Mr. Bridge

by Evan S. Connell

Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within-not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household.The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author's lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

In Maremma

by David Leavitt Mark Mitchell

Now with stunning illustrations and color photographs, this newly expanded edition of In Maremma recounts David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell's restoration of a dilapidated 1950s farmhouse in southern Tuscany. Beautifully written, witty, and concise, it recounts the process by which they became initiated into a part of Italian life foreigners rarely see. The pleasures of the olive harvest and picking wild asparagus are juxtaposed with the vagaries of political corruption and self-perpetuating bureaucracy. Landscape and weather provide the stuff of reverie, as do the benefits of boredom and the longing for peanut butter. A celebration and exploration of a little-known part of Italy, In Maremma is a fond if sometimes critical corrective to other more rapturous portrayals of Tuscany.

Mothers & Other Monsters

by Maureen F. Mchugh

"Gorgeously crafted stories."-Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) on Morning Edition, "Books for a Rainy Day""My favorite thing about her is the wry, uncanny tenderness of her stories. She has the astonishing ability to put her finger on the sweet spot right between comedy and tragedy, that pinpoint that makes you catch your breath. You're not sure whether to laugh out loud or cry, and you end up doing both at once."-Dan Chaon"When I first read China Mountain Zhang many years ago, Maureen McHugh instantly became, as she has remained, one of my favorite writers. This collection is a welcome reminder of her power-they are resonant, wise, generous, sharp, transporting, and deeply, deeply moving. McHugh is enormously gifted; each of these stories is a gift."-Karen Joy Fowler"Wonderfully unpredictable stories, from the very funny to the very grim, by one of our best and bravest imaginative writers."-Ursula K. Le Guin"Enchanting, funny and fierce by turns -a wonderful collection!"-Mary Doria Russell* Story Prize finalist.* A Book Sense Notable Book.In her luminous, long-awaited debut collection, award-winning novelist Maureen F. McHugh wryly and delicately examines the impacts of social and technological shifts on families. Using beautiful, deceptively simple prose, she illuminates the relationship between parents and children and the expected and unexpected chasms that open between generations.- A woman introduces her new lover to her late brother.- A teenager is interviewed about her peer group's attitudes toward sex and baby boomers.- A missing stepson sets a marriage on edge.- Anthropologists visiting an isolated outpost mission are threatened by nomadic raiders.McHugh's characters-her Alzheimers-afflicted parents or her smart and rebellious teenagers-are always recognizable: stubborn, human, and heartbreakingly real.This new trade paperback edition has added material for book clubs and reading groups, including an interview with the author, book club questions and suggestions, and a reprint of Maureen's fabulous essay, "The Evil Stepmother."Maureen F. McHugh has spent most of her life in Ohio, but has lived in New York City and, for a year, in Shijiazhuang, China. She is the author of four novels. Her first novel, China Mountain Zhang, won the Tiptree Award, and Nekropolis, was a Book Sense 76 pick and New York Times Editor's Choice.

Unwelcome Inheritance

by Dr Janet Woititz Lisa Sue Woititz

Parents affected by addiction can enable their children's substance abuse and even model addictive behaviors learned from their own parents, passing the cycle on from generation to generation. Learn what you can do to help yourself, your children, and future generations break the cycle of addiction and addictive behaviors.Having grown up with a parent in the throes of addiction, or who got physically sober but perhaps not emotionally so, you know the ravages of addiction firsthand. Through counseling, self-help groups, or classic books such as Adult Children of Alcoholics, you may have an understanding of how the patterns and behaviors associated with addiction play out within families, but applying that knowledge to your own approach to relationships and parenting is another story.In Unwelcome Inheritance, Lisa Sue Woititz combines her own insights with the unpublished contributions of her late mother, the early leader in the Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) movement, Dr. Janet Woititz, uncovering how multiple generations of people affected by addiction continue to enable their children's substance abuse and how, without realizing it, they continue to model the addictive behaviors learned from their own parents. These ACOA pioneers then bring to light these hidden behavior patterns-including impulsivity, misplaced loyalty, people pleasing, insecure parenting styles, and multiple compulsive and addictive behaviors-so that you can take a clear look at how you got to this point. Additional points of inquiry, illustrated by stories from the trenches of the ACOA movement, help you explore what you can (and can't) do to help your children, your children's children, and yourself lead healthy, balanced lives.

Origami Activities For Children

by Chiyo Araki

Make simple origami-for-kids projects with this easy origami book.Ideal for home or school use, Origami Activities for Children is a classic origami paper craft book that includes fun projects organized by seasons and U.S. holidays and offers varying levels of difficulty so that every child--from the origami beginner to the experienced paper folder--will find something of interest. Teachers will also find this origami book to be a great help in their classroom. Colorful examples, suggested grade levels, time requirement, and necessary materials have been included as teaching aids.There are a total of 20 fun-to-do projects including three types of boats for Columbus Day, Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween, Old Saint Nick and much more! Each project has clear step-by-step instructions and fully colored, easy-to-follow diagrams making this affordable origami book a great way to learn origami!This origami book contains: 64 page, full-color book 20 fun children's origami projects Step-by-step instructions Detailed diagrams and drawingsOrigami brings out the creative and imaginative skills of young children, while requiring only the simplest materials. Kids will love showing their friends and family all their new origami creations.Origami projects include: Jack O'Lantern Santa Claus Box with Valentine Clown Carnation Flower And many more...

Collecting Japanese Antiques

by Alistair Seton

Collecting Japanese Antiques shows what makes Japanese aesthetics so different from other countries. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Striking photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of items such as solid wood chests and elegant prints and ceramics. A glossary explains antique-related Japanese terms.

QuickBooks Online For Dummies

by Elaine Marmel

The fast and easy way to manage the books with QuickBooks OnlineSearching for a cloud-based accounting solution for your small business? Use this guide to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online--the world's most popular software for fast and easy mobile accounting! Inside, you'll find hands-on, practical guidance for using QuickBooks Online to build the perfect budget, process payroll, simplify tax return preparation, create invoices and credit memos, and manage inventory. Plus you'll discover how to track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and balance accounts--all with quick and easy access to this cloud-based software. All you'll need is an Internet connection!QuickBooks allows small businesses to manage their own accounting and financial tasks without having to hire expensive financial professionals. Now, QuickBooks Online brings all of the software's convenient tools to your browser, which you can use at any time and from any device. QuickBooks Online For Dummies takes the intimidation out of this new technology and shows you how to make it work--painlessly and productively--for you and your small business. It doesn't get easier than that!Find out how to organize your finances in one placeCreate invoices, record sales receipts, and pay your billsTrack inventory, figure job costs, and create reports to monitor your businessUse QuickBooks Online to take the stress out of tax seasonThis book covers QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online AccountantIf you're a small business owner, manager, or employee looking for a fast, affordable, convenient way to manage your company's finances, QuickBooks Online For Dummies has everything you need to get up and running fast.

Beekeeping For Dummies

by Howland Blackiston

Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition reviews the tools of the trade, including complete instructions for building and maintaining beehives; offers detailed and easy-to-follow guidelines for all phases of honey production--including harvesting, bottling, packaging and marketing your honey; explores theories into the recent unexplained collapse of colonies and its environmental and economic on society; and provides new information on mites and diseases and recommend changes in bee medication and treatments.

Etiquette Guide to Japan

by Boye Lafayette De Mente

Farewell to faux pas!Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler.Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long-standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere.To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically, and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners.This updated and expanded edition of the classic etiquette guide addresses all the newest developments, trends and protocols that every traveler needs to know, from the tea ceremony to the subway to the bathroom.

Cha-No-Yu

by A. L. Sadler

This classic of Japanese cultural studies explains the famous Japanese tea ceremony or cha-no-yu with great scholarship and clarity.In 1933, when A. L. Sadler's imposing book on the Japanese tea ceremony first appeared, there was no other work on the subject in English that even remotely approached it in comprehensiveness or detail. Having attained something of the stature of a classic among studies of Japanese esthetics, it has remained one of the most sought-after of books in this field. It is therefore both a pleasure and a privilege to make it available once again in a complete and unabridged digital versionThe tea culture book is abundantly illustrated with drawings of tea ceremony furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture and garden design, floor and ground plans, and numerous other features of the cha-no-yu. A number of photographic plates picture famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens. A number of photographic plates picture famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens.

Instant Japanese

by Boye Lafayette De Mente

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication.The idea of Instant Japanese is simple--learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Japanese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks.

Chinese Martial Code

by A. L. Sadler Edwin Lowe

For millennia the classics of Chinese martial strategy have been studied and their lessons applied with devastating success by warlords and military generals and today this timeless advice is analyzed as much for its application in the boardroom as on the battlefield-as thousands of Asian businessmen can attest.Chinese Martial Code provides clear, easy to follow translations of three of the most respected works on strategy in history, featuring a masterful translation of The Art of War of Sun Tzu--the most respected of all works of military strategy--as well as the less famous but equally wise Precepts of Ssu Ma Jang Chu and Wu Chi On the Art of War.Additionally, A. L. Sadler's translation is converted here into Pinyin for the first time and the original Chinese language versions of these classic texts are also included, making this title a treasure to Chinese history and military scholars as well. The text is also copiously annotated, placing its sage advice in perspective for modern readers planning to use these time-tested strategies to conquer the business world.

Employees First, Customers Second

by Vineet Nayar

One small idea can ignite a revolution just as a single matchstick can start a fire.One such idea-putting employees first and customers second-sparked a revolution at HCL Technologies, the IT services giant.In this candid and personal account, Vineet Nayar-HCLT's celebrated CEO-recounts how he defied the conventional wisdom that companies must put customers first, then turned the hierarchical pyramid upside down by making management accountable to the employees, and not the other way around.By doing so, Nayar fired the imagination of both employees and customers and set HCLT on a journey of transformation that has made it one of the fastest-growing and profitable global IT services companies and, according to BusinessWeek, one of the twenty most influential companies in the world.Chapter by chapter, Nayar recounts the exciting journey of how he and his team implemented the employee first philosophy by: Creating a sense of urgency by enabling the employees to see the truth of the company's current state as well as feel the "romance" of its possible future state Creating a culture of trust by pushing the envelope of transparency in communication and information sharing Inverting the organizational hierarchy by making the management and the enabling functions accountable to the employee in the value zone Unlocking the potential of the employees by fostering an entrepreneurial mind-set, decentralizing decision making, and transferring the ownership of "change" to the employee in the value zoneRefreshingly honest and practical, this book offers valuable insights for managers seeking to realize their aspirations to grow faster and become self-propelled engines of change.

Loves Me...Not

by Samara O'Shea

He Loves Me Not is an anecdotal guide on surviving love that is unreturned and feeling more evolved afterwards. Whether you have a hardcore crush on your married co-worker or your husband of twenty-five years walked out suddenly, this book will offer empathy, advice, humor, and a little tough love to those who find themselves continuously cyber-stalking their would-be lover.

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

by Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. Through this vast range of album reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it is to be truly obsessed with music. The pieces in The First Collection send us digging deep into our record collections, searching to re-hear what we loved and hated, makes us reconsider the art, trash, and politics Hopper illuminates, helping us to make sense of what matters to us most.

Nutrition

by National Restaurant Association Staff

This text focuses on NUTRITION topics. It includes essential content plus learning activities, case studies, professional profiles, research topics and more that support course objectives. The text and exam are part of the ManageFirst Program® from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). This edition is created to teach restaurant and hospitality students the core competencies of the Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management. The Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management is a job task analysis created with the input and validation of the industry that clearly indicates what a restaurant management professional must know in order to effectively and efficiently run a safe and profitable operation. The ManageFirst Program training program is based on a set of competencies defined by the restaurant, hospitality and foodservice industry as those needed for success. This competency-based program features 10 topics each with a textbook, online exam prep for students, instructor resources, a certification exam, certificate, and credential. The online exam prep for students is available with each textbook and includes helpful learning modules on test-taking strategies, practice tests for every chapter, a comprehensive cumulative practice test, and more! This textbook includes an exam answer sheet to be used with the paper-and-pencil version of the ManageFirst certification exam.

The Shoplifters

by Morris Panych

In this riotously funny new comedy from Morris Panych, we meet Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors' day deal. But it's not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime - it's also her strong convictions about social justice and economic inequality.Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma's frazzled accomplice who lacks her mentor's cool demeanour and snappy comebacks. It's Alma who does the talking when the pair is apprehended at the grocery store by Dom, an overzealous rookie security guard. Guided by the strictness of his born-again Christian belief, Dom is ready to handcuff the culprits and call the police, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime: "It's just a couple a steaks." As Alma, Phyllis, Dom, and Otto share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge.With its cast of oddball characters, Panych's comedy offers biting observations about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.Cast of 2 women and 2 men.

Weight Training For Dummies

by Lareine Chabut

Tone up, burn calories, stay strongWeight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get started with weight training by offering trusted and straightforward guidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-new information on the highly popular bodyweight and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells, free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combine weight training with other exercise to properly strength train and get in the best shape of your life.Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weight training is an integral part of a complete physical activity program. But with all the different equipment and techniques available, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to get pumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the less prone you are to injuries--in and out of the gym. Plus, strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantly reduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough, strength training--unlike cardio workouts like running--reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are you waiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything you need to get started.Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weight training routines for the time challengedFeatures advice to help you choose a weight training system that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyleIncludes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest and most beneficial stretchesIntroduces using weight training to address specific health or orthopedic conditionsWhether you're already in the gym several times a week or are just starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training For Dummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines to get results--fast.

Decision Making For Dummies

by Dawna Jones

Discover the best approaches for making business decisions Today's business leaders have to face the facts-you can't separate leadership from decision making. The importance of making decisions, no matter how big or small, cannot be overstated. Decision Making For Dummies is a candid resource that helps leaders understand the impact of their choices, not only on business, but also on their credibility and reputation. Designed for managers, business owners, and anyone else who makes tough decisions on a daily basis, this guide helps you figure out if the decisions you're making are the right ones. In addition to helping you explore how to evaluate your choices, Decision Making For Dummies covers ways to receive support for decision making, delves into various decision-making styles, reviews the importance of sifting through data and information, and includes information on ways to engage others and make decisions collectively. Being in charge can be challenging, but with this guide, you don't have to go it alone. Discusses the effects of decision making and outlines the considerations that must be made to gain trust and confidence Demonstrates ways to communicate particularly sensitive decisions, and offers approaches for making bold decisions that challenge the status quo Delves into the risks and benefits of certain decisions, and shows readers the best ways to evaluate choices Outlines smart strategies for engaging others and drawing them into the decision-making process Crucial decisions need to be made every day in the business world, so there's no time to waste. Make Decision Making For Dummies your primary resource for learning to choose your actions wisely and confidently.

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia 2015

by William Harrop-Griffiths Richard Griffiths Felicity Plaat

Based on the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland's (AAGBI) continuing education lecture series, this clinically-oriented book covers the latest developments in research and the clinical application of anesthesia and pain control. Reviews latest developments in research and practice Clinically-oriented but rooted in basic science Concise and informative articles on key topics Road-tested through CPD roadshows Designed specifically for continuing medical education

The Waiter and Waitress and Wait Staff Training Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Proper Steps in Service for Food and Beverage Employees

by Lora Arduser Douglas R. Brown

Suitable for various food service serving staff members, this work covers various aspects of restaurant customer service for the positions of host, waiter or waitress, head waiter, captain, and bus person. It provides step-by-step instructions on topics such as hosting, seating guests, taking/filling orders, loading/unloading trays, and others.

Ethics and Infinity

by Emmanuel Levinas

Levinas brings together the phenomenology of Husserl, the fundamental ontology of Heidegger, and the Bible. This book highlights his modesty and reserve and, above all, his rigor. It is the best introduction to his work. Chapters Include: Bible and Philosophy; Heidegger; The 'There Is'; The Solitude of Being; Love and Filiation; Secrecy and Freedom; Responsibility for the Other; The Glory of Testimony; The Hardness of Philosophy and the Consolations of Religion. Translated from the French by Richard Cohen.

A Primer for Christian Doctrine

by Jonathan R. Wilson

Penned by a Christian teacher who has led thousands of students through the unfamiliar terrain of systematic theology, A Primer for Christian Doctrine serves as a friendly guide to theology's topics, debates, and terminology. Telling you what you need to know as you begin your study of theology or doctrine, the book is an ideal companion to more comprehensive texts. After a brief introduction defending the continued need for doctrine, Jonathan Wilson clearly and concisely maps out each of the main topics of Christian belief in separate chapters. He also traces the differing emphases of theologians while suggesting reasons for their differences. Whether as a first taste of theology or as a readable summary of its present state, Wilson's Primer for Christian Doctrine will be an invaluable resource for students and small groups pursuing a deeper knowledge of what Christians believe.

Keyboard For Dummies

by Jerry Kovarsky

The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboardWhere Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology.Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview of the types of keyboards available today and how they differ from acoustic pianos; expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs and how to shop and compare the various models; a close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them; step-by-step instruction on how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets; guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology; and much more.A multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the bookStep-by-step instructions make learning keyboard easy and funIntroduces you to the musical possibilities of the keyboardIf you're new to the keyboard or looking to take your skills to the next level, Keyboard For Dummies is a thorough guide to the ins and outs of this popular instrument.

Operations Management For Dummies

by Geoffrey Parker Mary Ann Anderson MSE Edward J. Anderson

Score your highest in Operations ManagementOperations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject.Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects.Clearly organizes and explains complex topicsServes as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooksHelps you score your highest in your Operations Management courseWhether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.

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