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Dr. Siri Paiboun travels to Luang Prabang where he communes with the deposed king who is resigned to his fate: it was predicted long ago. He attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist Party to deliver an ultimatum to the spirits: obey Party orders or get out. But as a series of mutilated corpses arrives in Dr. Siri's morgue, and Nurse Dtui is menaced, he must use all his powers--forensic and shamanic--to discover the creature--animal or spirit--that has been slaying the innocent.
With her highly acclaimed Coldfire trilogy, C.S. Friedman proved herself a storyteller of amazing power and infinite subtlety, blending elements of fantasy, science fiction and horror to examine the nature of human desire for knowledge and the dangerous covenants necessary to attain it. Now, in THIS ALIEN SHORE, she turns her talents once again to science fiction, in an epic story which examines and explores what it means to be human. It is the second age of space colonization. The first age, humanity's initial attempt to people the stars, ended in disaster when it was discovered that Earth's original super- luminal drive did lasting genetic damage to all who used it-permanently mutating Earth's far-flung colonists in mind and body. Abandoned by their home planet, exiles in alien star systems, these variant humans had no choice but to survive any way they could. Now, one of Earth's first colonies-a world called Guera-has given humanity back the stars. But the new Outships can only be piloted by members of Guera's Outspace Guild, whose mysterious abilities allow them to monopolize galactic transportation, giving them control over all human commerce. Powerful companies from dozens of planets have tried to learn the secrets of the Guild, hoping to break the monopoly and topple Guera's stranglehold on the stars. One of Guera's opponents has even launched a potentially deadly computer virus which could threaten the stability of humanity's interplanetary computer-linked civilization. For to unseat the Guild could open the way to incalculable riches, and would be worth any risk. Jamisia has always lived in Shido Habitat, a corporate satellite in Earth's outer orbit. She has no memories of her parents, but has been nurtured by the fatherly care of her tutor. Protected by her biological brain- ware systems, and accompanied by the man> voices in her head, she has grown into a resourceful, if unusual, young woman. Wher Shido is viciously attacked by corporate raiders, Jamisia's tutor risks his life to smuggle her onto a ship bound for the nearest ainniq-the Gueran jump station to the Up-and-Out. But before he dies, he tells her something which rocks the foundation of her world-the raiders were searching for her....
When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they're not quite sure how they'll adapt-or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared-a jumble of adolescent emotion-he forwards the video to a friend, who then for-wards it to a friend. Within hours, it's gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy. This Beautiful Life is a devastating exploration of the blurring boundaries of privacy and the fragility of self, a clear-eyed portrait of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the sacrifices and choices we make in the name of love.
Already Not Yet When Jesus announced, "the kingdom of God is at hand," what did He mean? Uncover the reality of the kingdom of God and what it might look like if followers of Christ practiced its in-breaking presence. What happens when we view life through the lens of the kingdom? How does the beauty of Jesus' reign break into the mess of our broken lives and world? What if we lived as though a world other than this one was here today?This Beautiful Messlaunches a paradigm-shifting journey inviting us to experience the kingdom of God in the ordinary miracle of our everyday lives. "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, hehellip; sold all he had and bought that field. " -Matthew 13:44 Jesus' sayings about the kingdom of God just might be the most overlooked of his teachings. Yet the Good News of the kingdom-a treasure beyond price-was what he came to preach. It's time to ask: What is the kingdom Jesus talked about? Could it be already here, hidden from sight? If so, where is it? How can I be a part of it? A new generation is tuning in to the teachings of Jesus and to their revolutionary implications. Could it be that living under Christ's reign is not merely a future vision but a present reality? Rick McKinley's exploration is fresh, accessible, and timely. With careful attention to historical texts, he unveils new understandings of authentic personal and social transformation. The time is now. Your opportunity is here. In the mess of everyday life, you can live in the beautiful presence of the kingdom. Story Behind the Book "When we started Imago Dei Community, it was with a passion to be people who live in love with Jesus and live out the values of His kingdom in our city. But we had no idea how to do that. God let us stumble into grace and discover the wide-open plains of His kingdom. This has ruined us in the best way possible. Because once you taste untamed life in the kingdom, you will never go back to the sterile hallways of religion. The beautiful, transforming grace of Christ shows up in the messiness of life and the kingdom breaks in as a beautiful mess. "-Rick McKinley From the Trade Paperback edition.
Already Not Yet When Jesus announced, "the kingdom of God is at hand," what did He mean? Uncover the reality of the kingdom of God and what it might look like if followers of Christ practiced its in-breaking presence. What happens when we view life through the lens of the kingdom? How does the beauty of Jesus' reign break into the mess of our broken lives and world? What if we lived as though a world other than this one was here today? This Beautiful Mess launches a paradigm-shifting journey inviting us to experience the kingdom of God in the ordinary miracle of our everyday lives. "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he...sold all he had and bought that field." --Matthew 13:44 Jesus' sayings about the kingdom of God just might be the most overlooked of his teachings. Yet the Good News of the kingdom--a treasure beyond price--was what he came to preach. It's time to ask: -What is the kingdom Jesus talked about? -Could it be already here, hidden from sight? If so, where is it? -How can I be a part of it? A new generation is tuning in to the teachings of Jesus and to their revolutionary implications. Could it be that living under Christ's reign is not merely a future vision but a present reality? Rick McKinley's exploration is fresh, accessible, and timely. With careful attention to historical texts, he unveils new understandings of authentic personal and social transformation. The time is now. Your opportunity is here. In the mess of everyday life, you can live in the beautiful presence of the kingdom. Story Behind the Book"When we started Imago Dei Community, it was with a passion to be people who live in love with Jesus and live out the values of His kingdom in our city. But we had no idea how to do that. God let us stumble into grace and discover the wide-open plains of His kingdom. This has ruined us in the best way possible. Because once you taste untamed life in the kingdom, you will never go back to the sterile hallways of religion. The beautiful, transforming grace of Christ shows up in the messiness of life and the kingdom breaks in as a beautiful mess."--Rick McKinley
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden-and possibly attractive-vulnerability. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking. A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.
KIRKUS REVIEWS called this winning tale of a queen-sized queen bee "Hilarious and fresh." Manhattan It Girl Riley Swain is no pudgy wallflower. She's brash, bold, fashionable, and yes, fabulous. Riley has no qualms about kissing her best friend's crush, or bribing her dad's lawyer. But this spring break, Riley's dad and wicked stepmother are shipping her off to New Horizons, a two-week fat camp in upstate New York. And it's miserable: like military school without carbs. But then Riley gets to know adorable Eric, who sees beyond Riley's tough exterior. Soon, Riley might just realize that maybe it's not her shape that will change at New Horizons. . . but her heart.
A compelling story of young love and old secretsLauren Sheehan's career in medicine came to a halt after a chain of violent events abroad. Now she's back in the safest place she knows-St. Helens, Wisconsin-cut off from career, friendship, and romance.Ben Hanson's aimless young life has bottomed out after a series of bad decisions, but a surprising offer from his father draws him home for what could be his final second chance. In Wisconsin, he finds his family fractured, still unable to face the truth behind his troubled cousin's death a decade earlier.As Lauren cautiously expands her horizons and Ben wrestles with his regrets and mistakes, their paths intersect. Could each be exactly what the other needs? Or the last thing in the world either one can handle?The weight of secrets, the price of success, and the cost of love all linger at the heart of this surprising, unsettling, deeply satisfying novel. Rich with the dark humor and piercing intelligence that made The Cradle so beloved, This Bright River confirms Somerville's status as one of the most engaging and daring young writers at work today.
This authoritative reference on artist management in the music industry is the standard for all phases of managing a musician's career from both the artist's and manager's point of view. This substantially updated edition covers the major changes that have transformed the business world and music industry over the past six years. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of the Internet, including the MP3 controversy and its lingering ramifications, copyright licensing on the Web, navigating trade identity issues on the Net, domain names, and the high-tech fight against cyberpiracy. Included are real-world examples-as well as new interviews with top booking agents, personal managers, concert promoters, record company executives, road managers, and artists.* For aspiring and professional managers in the music/entertainment field as well as musicians, music publishers, and record company personnel* Winner of the presigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music publishing* This replaces 0-8230-7705-5, which sold more than 25,000 copiesFrom the Hardcover edition.
This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring: A Practical Guide to Creating, Selling, Organizing, and Staging Concertsby Ray D. Waddell Jake Berry Rich Barnet
The only book that looks at the business of concert promotion. Concerts are part art, part party--and a big part business. This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring is the first to focus on that all-important business aspect, from creating a show, to selling a show, to organizing the show, to staging the show. Working with venues, personnel, booking, promoting, marketing, publicity, public relations, financial management, and much more are covered in this indispensable one-volume resource. And the ideas and techniques explained here can be used for every type of concert promotion, including college shows, artist showcases, club gigs, as well as major events handled by local promoters, nationwide promoters, and worldwide promoters. Concert promoters and tour managers at every level need to know This Business of Concert Promotion and TouringFrom the Hardcover edition.
This is a book about the business of film. In the popular imagination, the film business consists of a handful of big-name Los Angeles studios, the films these studios release, and the movie stars that appear in them. While it is true that the major studios are responsible for producing and distributing the movies that receive the most public attention and attract the most dollars, the film industry is more than just these few companies and their output.Technological developments have shaped and will continue to shape the filmmaking process, as well as the very nature and kinds of films that are made. Enabled by the digital revolution, alterations to the basic industry architecture prevalent almost since film's beginnings are currently occurring in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Driven by extraordinary advances in new forms of production and distribution, moviemaking is now at the threshold of a radical and transformative evolution.New challenges and rewards abound, however, for those that understand the business elements of the film industry. This Business of Film clearly provides the bedrock knowledge one needs about the movie industry's past, present, and future, and shows how the business has responded and adapted to advances in technology, economics, politics, and culture. Readers will ultimately comprehend how the film business might well react to upcoming, unpredictable events-and be in a better position to embrace and exploit those developments.This Business of Film is of particular use to filmmakers working both inside and outside the studio system; producers and distributors of movies made for theaters, television, video, and DVD; animators; motion-picture investors and financiers; sales agents, both domestic and foreign; talent agents and managers; theatrical exhibitors; and the thousands of vendors providing the services required to create and market these movies.Jam-packed with the most current, pertinent information available, and readily appreciated by cinema tyros and experts alike, This Business of Film masterfully provides the tools necessary to generate film-industry success.From the Hardcover edition.
Think BIG--capture the global music market.Worldwide tours, internet downloads, international album distribution-the global market for music is expanding with lightning speed, and that means big opportunities for everyone in the music business. The main obstacle? Lack of knowledge. The world market is packed with opportunity, but it's also full of cultural, regulatory, administrative, legal, political, and logistical pitfalls. This Business ofTM Global Music Marketing offers a map of the world, with full information on how to break into the global market, how to distribute records abroad, how to find an audience, how to package records to appeal to local markets, how to establish partnerships with foreign businesses, how to deal with different rules of trade, and much more. A companion volume to author Tad Lathrop's top-selling This Business ofTM Music Marketing and Promotion, This Business ofTM Global Music Marketing offers everyone in the music business a chance to go global.
Broad in scope and rich in detail,This Business of Television has been the essential sourcebook for producers, writers, broadcasters, network executives, and other television professionals since the first edition was published in 1991. And as the television business continues to evolve,This Business of Television evolves along with it. This comprehensive guide to the legal, economic, and production aspects of the industry has been completely revised and restructured to reflect the rapid changes in television today, both domestically and internationally.
Chase Benteen Calder was bound to wrest a fortune from Montana land, where the whisper of riches swept across a sea of buffalo grass. With Lorna at his side, a woman who took the tough ways of the land as her destiny, he would breathe life into his dream. Through the treacherous Texas prairie, the perils of Indian country, and a bustling Dodge City, they forged their way to Montana. With Calder strength, they would harvest their fortune from the rich earth, on the sprawling plains of This Calder Range.
The great Calder empire stretched across the Montana plains as far as the eye could see. Everyone knew a Calder's word was law and that one day Chase Calder would carry the family name to new glories. But for handsome, arrogant Chase Calder there was also beautiful Maggie O'Rourke, who came to him in innocence and stirred in him a deep, insistent longing. But Maggie was determined to be free from the harsh codes of hard men. And even Chase Calder's strong arms couldn't keep her. Still, in them both burned the raw passion of the land...where even the greatest love must fight to live beneath This Calder Sky.
The Headmaster, aka 'The Fish,' separates Bruno and Boots. Bruno must now room with the ghoulish Elmer Drimsdale. Boots is stuck with nerdy, preppy, paranoid George Wexford-Smyth III. Bruno and Boots are determined to get their old room back, no matter if it means war.
One taste and you'll say, "This can't be tofu!" But it is.... Nutritionists, doctors, and food authorities everywhere are telling us to eat more tofu. It's an excellent source of high-quality protein and calcium. It contains no cholesterol and is very low in calories and saturated fat. So why don't we eat more tofu? Because for too long tofu has been used as a substitute for other ingredients. Why turn tofu into a beef substitute in a burger, or pass it off as "cheese" in lasagna, when it is delicious on its own? Now, in This Can't Be Tofu!, award-winning and bestselling author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Deborah Madison shows how to make tofu taste great and be the star attraction in 75 stir-fries, sautés, and other dishes. Pan-Seared Tofu with Garlic, Ginger, and Chives, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Curried Tofu Triangles with Peas, and Pineapple and Tofu Fried Rice are just some of the innovative recipes in this inspired collection.
The lives of four very different women have been shaped--and battered--by one charming man. . . . Ireland's debonair politician Paddy de Courcy--the "John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin"--has captured tabloid headlines and the imagination of his country with his charm and charisma. But the crushed hearts he's left behind him reveal more about his character than his winning, votegetting smile. Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia have all suffered from his selfishness and cruelty. But with Paddy's political star ascending, the time is finally ripe for redemption . . . and perhaps a bit of revenge.
"It was a man's world," young Mary Kilburne had been told, "and a woman could only find a place in it!' And find a place in it she did! Making her way to America's golden shores with nothing except a few pennies and her pride, the ambitious, chestnut-haired beauty was unwilling to give in to despair or concede to defeat. She was determined to work hard, to become rich, to rise above the Lower East Side squallor-even to give up a once-in-a-lifetime passion if it meant that she would succeed. From the black mists of the moors to the elegance and grander of Sutton Place, from an insecure scullery maid to a poised, prominent empire builder, through two world wars and the Great Depression Mary Kilburne sacrificed happiness, betrayed her own heart, but always fought for ... Her Cherished Dream.
This two-in-one volume contains stories of soon-to-be mothers. In "This Child is Mine", Lina Prescott and Webb Harper find themselves engaged in a battle of law and love over their unborn child. In "Cameron", bitter Britt Cameron finds love, and fatherhood, with lonely schoolteacher Anna Rose Palmer.
The author of the New York Times Notable Book The Dower House, known for her elegant prose and her keen eye for the nuances of class, now adds the lush, large-screen immediacy of a Merchant-Ivory film to her compelling tale of a woman and a culture forever changed by World War II.Only a few days after Daisy Creed precipitously marries Patrick Nugent, scion of an Anglo-Irish family, Patrick rejoins his regiment in France. Having never met her in-laws, Daisy sets sail for her new home, Dunmaine, County Waterford. The family's affairs echo its estate: grand and forbidding on the outside, decaying and corrupt within. Patrick's vain, spoiled sister, Corisande, soon flees to her lover, leaving Daisy alone with Patrick's feeble brother, Mickey, and grandmother, Maud, who has taken to her bed. In her determination to save Dunmaine and secure her place as its mistress, Daisy unwittingly becomes an accomplice in a dangerous political plot, as old and as fraught as The Troubles.With grace and wit, Davis-Goff portrays a lost way of life and the warthat rendered it obsolete. In the character of Daisy Creed she has createdan unforgettable Everywoman of her time--part Elizabeth Bennett, part Scarlett O'Hara.
Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the men and women who long for and love the complex frailties and treacherous beauty of a world defined by ice.
For 17 years Hank Greenwald was the radio voice of the Giants, and he became one of the most beloved figures in San Francisco media history. Greenwald's wry sense of humor endeared him to all. His daily trademark was his spoof of the cast disclaimer, hence the book's title. They loved it in San Francisco, a town that celebrates its characters. Greenwald retired early and splits his time between Florida and San Francisco.
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