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"Katherine Carlyle is a masterpiece." --Philip Pullman, best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy "[T]his road trip through a snow dome of mesmeric hallucinations is Thomson at his best." --Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize Katherine Carlyle is Rupert Thomson's breakthrough novel. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid, and cinematic prose Thomson is known for, and powered by his natural gift for storytelling, it uses the modern techniques of IVF to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about identity, the search for personal meaning, and how we are loved. Unmoored by her mother's death and feeling her father to be an increasingly distant figure, Katherine Carlyle abandons the set course of her life and starts out on a mysterious journey to the ends of the world. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scène for a courageous leap to true empowerment.
In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night, Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy. They discover his body, consumed by fire, in his laboratory, and an uncannily beautiful young widow in his house--but nothing compares to the revelation that Jerry and Bark encounter in the deserts of Arizona at the end of the book. In The Edge of Running Water, Julian Blair, a brilliant electrophysicist, has retired to a small town in remotest Maine after the death of his wife. His latest experiments threaten to shake up the town, not to mention the universe itself. suspicious locals and under the guard of an unpleasant and uncooperative housekeeper, Mrs. Walters. There is also stunning Anne, Blair's sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Julian, dead to the world, stays locked in his study. The Rim of Morning: two novels about the inescapable link between knowledge and sacrifice, the other, unspeakable, unknowable, unendurable side of the world we think we know. About the silence out there.
Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she'd hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha's Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz's first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve's Hollywood is an album of vivid snapshots of Southern California's haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitz's prose might appear careening, she's in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a roller-skating hooker, to the Watts Towers. This "daughter of the wasteland" is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all but a glowing landscape of swaying fruit trees and blooming bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and the Santa Ana winds--and every bit as seductive as she is.
A hands-on guide for communicating with babies in their first six months and nurturing their physical, social, and cognitive development, Your Self-Motivated Baby shows parents and other caregivers how to interact with very young infants and understand what they are expressing in their movements. Color photographs throughout the book show babies' motivation in play and how subtle interactions build bonding and encourage development. Following advice from author Beverly Stokes, a seasoned developmental movement educator, adults learn how to relate to babies and communicate effectively with them. Beverly Stokes makes it clear that preverbal babies are giving cues for caregiver participation very early on; it's up to us to try to understand them better. By communicating with babies sensitively in the first six months of their lives, we help them to establish the foundation for a healthy, confident, and joyful life. Beverly Stokes is a leader in developmental movement education whose book Amazing Babies Moving has been translated into five languages and is used together with its companion video series in university graduate and undergraduate programs in early childhood education, somatic psychology, and parenting programs internationally. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Dr. Louis Stokes.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A New York Times Editors' Choice BookSpanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968-1994, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. A traveling salesman during the Depression takes his children with him on an impromptu visit to a former girlfriend. A poor girl steels herself to marry a rich fiancé she can't quite manage to love. An abandoned woman tries to choose between the opposing pleasures of seduction and solitude. To read these stories is to succumb to the spell of a true narrative sorcerer, a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.
Witness the rise of the Empire with these two thrilling Star Wars novels--plus exclusive short stories by Melissa Scott, John Jackson Miller, and Jason Fry! TARKIN "Compelling . . . The villains of Star Wars are as much fun as the good guys."--New York Daily News Under Governor Wilhuff Tarkin's guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction--the so-called Death Star--moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. Until then, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Guerrilla attacks by an elusive band of freedom fighters must be countered with swift and brutal action--a mission the Emperor entrusts to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer, and Tarkin, whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire's supremacy--and its enemies' extinction. A NEW DAWN Foreword by Dave Filoni "A story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars."--Nerdist Ever since the Jedi were marked for death, Kanan Jarrus has devoted himself to staying alive rather than serving the Force. So when he discovers a conflict brewing between Imperial forces and desperate revolutionaries, he's not about to get caught in the crossfire. Then the brutal death of a friend forces him to choose between bowing down to fear or standing up to fight. But Jarrus won't be fighting alone. Soon he is joined by Hera Syndulla--a mysterious agent provocateur with motives of her own--in challenging the Empire for the sake of a world and its people.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the bestselling author of The Kindness Diaries, former broker, world traveler and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, comes a pithy guide on how to get your Mojo back!Calling all adventurists, armchair travelers, or anyone feeling a little bored by the daily monotony of life! From the bestselling author of The Kindness Diaries, former broker, world traveler and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, comes a pithy guide on how to get your Mojo back...wrapped in a hilarious story about his misadventures as a participant in the Mongol Rally.
Some projects give you high impact on a low budget and major improvements with only a minor time commitment. Weekend Improvements is packed with those kinds of projects. From saving energy and maximizing storage space to quick makeovers and money-saving repairs, this book is filled with great ideas for any home, indoors and out. Whether you are a DIY veteran or just getting started, our step-by-step instructions and detailed how-to photos make projects easy. Plus, every project includes tips from hands-on pros to help you get it done faster and better.
Keep your family safe. Prepare the best you can, and handle the accidents that do ariseThe Reader's Digest Quintessential Guides do what the Reader's Digest does better than anyone: the best advice, straight to the point. Handling Emergencies is the book to keep your family safe, prepared for whatever might happen, and able to react in situations that need quick, smart responses. Medical emergencies: Dealing with allergic attacks Handling all sorts of injuries from broken bones to wounds Recognizing and reacting to a possible stroke Emergency care for a possible heart attack Controlling seizures What to do while waiting for the professionals Home emergencies: Preventing fires and knowing what to do if they occur House damage from storms Burst pipes and water damage Dealing with potentially dangerous animal entries Keeping your car safe and ready And much, much more, smartly arranged for easy access when every second counts. Accidents do happen. This book will help you do your best to avert them, but when they do occur, now you'll know what to do.
Save on everything from groceries to plane tickets.The Reader's Digest Quintessential Guides do what the Reader's Digest does better than anyone: the best advice, straight to the point. Saving Money collects some of our best ideas for keeping as much money as you can in your own pockets in a book filled with tips and ideas. Inside you'll find how to: * Pull the plug on wasted electricity * 12 ways to save $5 before noon * Secrets to scoring cheap airfares * Lower your grocery bills and eat better for less * 15 things you should never buy again * Household supplies you can make at home * Successful tag sale secrets * Lengthen the life of you appliances And much, much more. You'll find something new that you can do to save every time you pick up this book.
Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them.Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down. In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from: * Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain * Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations * Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help. Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible will inspire readers to follow their hearts and dreams, with stories of optimism, faith, and strength. In bad times and good, readers will find encouragement to keep a positive attitude.It's always better to look on the bright side. The true stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible will encourage readers to stay positive with 101 stories about reaching higher and accomplishing more than they ever thought possible. This book continues Chicken Soup for the Soul's focus on inspiration and hope, reminding us that each day holds something to be thankful for.
The story of three generations of Trumps in a "copiously researched" (The New York Times) narrative and an account of the presidential candidate's extraordinary path to success. "Rich, detailed, and informative, and not just for Trump loyalists or detractors" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).This richly detailed account of the Trump family reflects America's transformation from a land of striving immigrants to a world in which the aura of wealth alone can guarantee a fortune. The Trumps begins with a portrait of Donald's immigrant grandfather Frederick Trump, a restaurant owner who amassed the first Trump fortune by providing miners with food, liquor, and easy access to women during the Klondike gold rush. His son, Fred, took advantage of New Deal policy, using government subsidies and loopholes to construct hugely successful housing developments in the 1940s and 1950s. The profits from those enterprises paved the way for Donald's roller-coaster ride into the new century. With his talent for what he calls "truthful hyperbole," Donald Trump turned the deal-making know-how of his forebears into an art form. By describing Donald's much-publicized life in the context of his family, Gwenda Blair adds an important dimension to a glitzy, larger-than-life contradictory figure known around the world as The Donald.
Lies, abuse, infidelity, sex, intrigue, international romance--a cornucopia of events play out in the relationships of Luv Alwayz, a novel that intertwines the tales of three couples, brought together by friendship and love. Christopher and Tamara are in a relationship already strained by emotional baggage--will sexual indiscretions ruin them? After years of hiding the pain of abuse through being loose, ghetto sistah extraordinaire Shameika--with the aid of militant yet soulful brotha, Jamal--try to break through her past to finally reach "happily ever after." When straight-laced, professional Deandra finds out that her sister has been kidnapped, she seeks the aid of playa of the year, Stephan to help in the rescue, but it is Deandra who might need rescuing--from Stephan.
Two terrifying classics by "the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction" (The Washington Post) Thomas Ligotti's debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels.Ligotti's stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of the human condition. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485--a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history...With the world at war, ten days can feel like a lifetime.... On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? After Hitler shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the Führer's frantic last stand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl Dönitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany's surrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the cease-fire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American, and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance. In this gripping, eloquent, and even-handed narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive--a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered....INCLUDES PHOTOSFrom the Hardcover edition.
Praised for her "hot and bold"(Kirkus Reviews) romances of erotic intrigue, the author of Only and Mercy now delivers her most daring novel yet...She doesn't depend on anyone for anything. He intends to make her his completely.Natalie Udall thought her position at the CIA was secure--until protecting her team earned her an armed escort into certain danger. Natalie can't stand the idea of being secreted away in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, especially since it means sharing close quarters with the controlling bodyguard enlisted to keep her alive.Gabe MacIntosh joined the military to support his son, trained as a sniper and dealt with death on a regular basis. Now retired and operating a security firm, his first assignment is to protect a CIA agent on the run. She's strong willed and difficult--and all Gabe can think about is exerting his domination and stripping her of every expectation she has.Natalie has no intention of giving in to Gabe's straightforward demands of dominant sex with no attachments--even though the very idea of giving up control thrills her like nothing ever has...From the Trade Paperback edition.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set in Mussolini's Italy.Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country's Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her forget about the pain she's felt since her husband was murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome.But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her, asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes later, to Isabella's horror, the woman leaps to her death from that very clock tower.There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il Duce, he is expected to show his nation in the most flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a dangerous mistake.
For Mr. Selfie, every op is a photo op--as long as he is the one in front of the lens. And also behind it! He risks his job taking selfies at work. He risks his life taking selfies at the zoo. And whenever he feels romantic, he whips out his selfie stick and sexts that special someone: himself. Do you know someone with no selfie-control? Then you'll love Mr. Selfie as much as Mr. Selfie does! Meet his friends from the Little Miss and Mr. ME ME ME parody series: Little Miss Overshare, Mr. Humblebrag and Little Miss Basic! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Silly Mr. Humblebrag. He has fame, fortune, and a hot fiancé, and he can't wait to tell everyone how darn #lucky he is. But what if they hate his guts instead of revel in his success? In this inspiring tribute to false modesty, Mr. Humblebrag learns the most important lesson of all: Everyone loves a winner as long as he acts like a loser. Meet his friends from the Little Miss and Mr. ME ME ME parody series: Mr. Selfie, Little Miss Overshare, and Little Miss Basic! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Little Miss Overshare is so very generous, she sometimes gives too much. Too much information! In this heartwarming tell-all tale, she informs a senior citizen about her sex life, discusses her digestive system with her roommate, and chit-chats about her lady problems at the office water cooler. Do you know a silly someone who shares more than her fair share? Then you'll want to share Little Miss Overshare! Meet her friends from the Little Miss and Mr. ME ME ME parody series: Mr. Selfie , Mr. Humblebrag and Little Miss Basic! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Little Miss Basic loves her Uggs, her pumpkin spice lattes, and texting her totes amaze Basic B*tches. But when she gets dumped by her BAE, Mr. Douchebag, she feels sad and ratchet inside. How can a Basic bounce back? Meet her friends from the Little Miss and Mr. ME ME ME parody series: Mr. Selfie, Little Miss Overshare, and Mr. Humblebrag! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dr. Oz fans are endlessly curious about what he and his family eat. They assume that the family of "America's Doctor" must live on a diet of broccoli and bean sprouts and be sworn martyrs in the church of joyless nutrient consumption. This couldn't be further from the truth. The Oz family (including Lisa's husband Mehmet) love food. It just has to be good food--not processed, artificially flavored or filled with empty calories. The Ozes understand the power of food and its ability to heal, and in The Oz Family Kitchen they will, for the first time, share their knowledge, passion and recipes.This healthy eating cookbook has more than 100 simple, delicious recipes from the Oz Family collection, including pastas, soups, sandwiches, entrees, smoothies, and desserts, such as Mehmet's favorite birthday "Almost German Chocolate Cake", Daphne's special " Glazed Acorn Squash with Savory Seeds,", and the Oz family's "Coconut-Crusted Chicken". The book offers helpful advice on cooking healthy meals for the whole family, pantry stocking, and smart shopping, as well as nutrition tips and health insights from Dr. Oz. Whether you are looking to eat healthier, more delicious meal, or simply get a glimpse into the Oz family lifestyle, The Oz Family Kitchen is an essential tool you're looking for.From the Hardcover edition.
USA Today bestselling author Claire Kent continues her emotionally charged story of longing, betrayal, and insatiable desire as two lovers find themselves in a deadly standoff of seduction. Kelly Watson got involved with mogul Caleb Marshall for all the wrong reasons: namely, to prove that he murdered her father twenty years ago. But Caleb is hotter than hell, the sex is mind-blowing, and Kelly's afraid that she's falling for him despite her chilling suspicions. Now, the more time she spends in his arms, the more she risks betraying her identity and losing her heart. The only way out is to discover the truth before Caleb figures out who she really is. Caleb's feelings for Kelly are taking him into uncharted territory, replacing his weakness for call girls and one-night stands with a hunger for something real. Still, the ruthless businessman in him can't resist looking into Kelly's background. When his investigation suggests that he's not the only one with something to hide, Caleb is forced to decide if he can trust someone who's been telling him lies. For the first time, Caleb understands how intimacy can be so tempting--and, in the wrong hands, so dangerous. Darker the Release is intended for mature audiences. This eBook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Hailed by Jennifer Probst as a "sexy, heartfelt story," this sweet military romance reunites a headstrong dancer and a rugged army soldier after one steamy encounter tears them apart. As a dancer who creates mesmerizing visions onstage, Neve James is looking for the same kind of stability in her love life. Her pen pal, Rory McRoy, is on leave from deployment in Afghanistan, so she heads to Boston to surprise him. After corresponding for months as part of a "Support Our Troops" initiative--and exchanging dozens of "Read When You're Alone" letters--Neve knows what Rory likes, and she intends to fulfill his every fantasy. But all they get are a few blissful moments together before they're interrupted by a woman claiming to be Rory's fiancée. Rory has fallen hard for Neve's letters. When he finally meets her in person, he has to have her, right then and there--until Neve takes off in a fit of anger. Forced to return to Afghanistan before he can fix things between them, Rory waits four agonizing months to prove that he's not the man Neve thinks he is. But by the time he arrives in New York, she's already made up her mind. Luckily, Rory never backs down from a challenge, and he's prepared to put everything on the line for love.Advance praise for All I Need Is You"Wendy S. Marcus delivers again with All I Need Is You, a sexy, heartfelt story that I loved!"--New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst "Marcus has delivered a delightfully witty, funny, and sexy romance that melts your heart and makes you believe in happily ever after again. All I Need Is You kept me hooked from page one to the very end--and I enjoyed every second of it!"--New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti "Marcus has penned a perfect romance in All I Need Is You, with a sexy dancer heroine, a hot military hero with a sense of humor, and a story you won't want to end."--New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor "Wendy S. Marcus does it again! She brings all the feels in this funny, warm, and wise read. Do yourself a favor and let All I Need Is You sweep you away."--USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews"All I Need Is You is my kind of book: sexy, sweet, and a great look at what it means to fight the good fight and keep your heart open to love."--Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Hold on Tight"All I Need Is You is an emotionally gripping story of second chances and two flawed characters who are perfect to heal each other. I couldn't put it down!"--Katie Rose, author of The Heat of the Moment"Wendy S. Marcus has once again written an emotional story with likeable characters, who fight for the chance to become the people they want to be and for the love they ultimately want."--Read Your Writes "Rory and Neve's story is so much more than just a love story; All I Need Is You is a story about two people fighting battles, winning wars, changing and finding themselves . . . and then, eventually, accepting that the not-so-pretty past can be embraced."--This Jabberwocky Eats Books Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.