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At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a 'sensibility on tour', Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyages. Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's travelling companion, Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea.
A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Award-winning author Alan Bradley is a master of the British cozy mystery, and in Flavia de Luce, he has created a wickedly clever and intrepid young sleuth, hailed as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature" (USA Today). Now, in this captivating eBook bundle, readers can follow Flavia as she stirs up trouble to solve the most confounding of crimes. THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE "Delightful . . . [Flavia is] a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes."--The Boston Globe It is the summer of 1950--and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce, an eleven-year-old aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG "A smart, irreverent, unsappy mystery."--Entertainment Weekly Flavia de Luce, a genius at investigating murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over--until puppeteer Rupert Porson has his own strings sizzled in an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. But who'd do such a thing, and why? All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve--without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's pulling the strings of this dance of death, has Flavia gotten in way over her head? A RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD "Irresistibly appealing."--The New York Times Book Review In the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the unflappable Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune--never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets. I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS "One of the most original, charming, devilishly creative and hilarious detectives of any age or any time."--Bookreporter It's Christmastime when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, Flavia de Luce's beloved home, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop's Lacey gathers to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening's shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. Who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.
As the nutritionist for NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser, Cheryl Forberg not only knows how to help people lose weight, she also understands why they gain it in the first place. One reason Americans keep packing on the pounds is because our taste buds have become accustomed to the intense (and artificial) flavors of highly processed foods that overwhelm our senses. We tend to crave extreme flavors and textures-salty, fried, sweet, creamy-so when we decide to lose weight by substituting grilled chicken for a hamburger, we're not going to enjoy our food. . . and we're unlikely to stick to our weight loss plan. But what if you substituted your greasy drive-thru hamburger for Spicy Beef Satays, Beer-Braised Pork Tacos, or Sesame Prawns? How about if you replaced your morning doughnut with spicy Huevos Sofrito or Toasted Oatcakes with Berry Confetti? Chances are, you'd be too satisfied to miss any of the empty calories in your old favorites. In Flavor First, you'll discover more than 75 recipes for delicious, all-natural entr es, snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts that are big on flavor and low in calories. Cheryl shows you how to create easy, family-friendly meals that will add instant flavor and excitement to your daily routine. From simple cooking techniques that create layers of flavor, to recipes for blending your own spice rubs and marinades, to whipping up sauces and vinaigrettes in minutes, Flavor Firstshows you that you don't have to sacrifice flavor to lose weight.
This, the ultimate Hollywood scandal tale, brings to life three very different women--unknowns, overnight stars. Each has a secret which could destroy them.
Cyril Bartholomew isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream date. He's a little on the heavy side. Not that he gets pushed around or anything, but it does cause him to keep one very important secret from everyone: he loves to cook. The only person who knows this secret is his best friend, Nick. Nick is just about the opposite of Cyril--he's a really attractive track star who is cool in a rebellious sort of way. Cyril has never been jealous of Nick, though ... until the day that Nick decides he is interested in Rose Mulligan, Cyril's long-time secret crush. Flavor of the Week is a classic love triangle between three very unclassic teens, with lots of delicious food courses in between. Includes several recipes.
The acclaimed author of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings rich historical immediacy to an enthralling new suspense novel centered around Queen Victoria's troubled court...and a secret so dangerous, it could topple thrones. Windsor Castle, 1861. Prince Albert, the Queen's Consort, lies dying, and Victoria summons Patrick Fitzgerald, the clever, embittered Irish barrister who helped defend Her Majesty from a would-be assassin twenty years earlier. Within hours, Fitzgerald's beautiful ward is nearly murdered, his chambers are ransacked, and another girl lies dead. Could an unknown force at Windsor want Fitzgerald silenced? And why? The answers are entangled in an electrifying tale of intrigue, seduction, and betrayal, partially narrated by Europe's most powerful monarch. As fascinating as the Queen herself, seamlessly blending history and suspense,A Flaw in the Bloodis an elegant thriller that is utterly convincing--and utterly surprising--to its very end.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and children's picture book author Berkeley Breathed crafts a remarkable, hilarious, and yes, even poignant celebration of "flawed dogs": "The bent and plain,/ The unbalanced bod,/ The imperfect people/ And differently pawed." At the core of this "2004 Catalogue of the Piddleton Dog Pound's Very Available Leftovers" is Heidy Strudelberg, "Garbo, Joan of Arc, and Mother Teresa of the nation's unwanted dogs: a reclusive warrior-saint of poundpups." Breathed reveals how Heidy was ousted from the high-falutin' vanity dog breeding world when she awarded a muddy three-legged street mutt the Westminster Best in Show ribbon. Now, it seems, Heidy has retreated to the Vermont mountains to run the Last Chance Dog Pound, where defective dogs go for one more attempt at getting adopted. The bulk of Flawed Dogs, once you've laughed your way through the introductions and formalities, is a gallery of pathetic pups with accompanying verses. A picture of an extra-long Dachshund startling the dishes right out of her mistress's hands, is captioned thus: "Here's Sal, it seems no one wants her./ Her ends will stroll off and wander./ A long doggie weenie/ Of noisy linguine/ Sal barks at her butt way down yonder." Dog lovers will be all in a tizzy to get their hands on this crazy, wonderful salute to blemished beagles and faulty foxhounds everywhere. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter
Professor Severus Snape, a role model? Could the bitter, sarcastic and harsh man be a good teacher? Could he be worthy of imitation? In her mystical essays, Logospilgrim proposes that he is. Although Professor Snape frequently chose to behave in a manner that was harmful to him and those around him, the author believes that his virtue outweighed his weaknesses, and that both his virtue and weaknesses are a source of wisdom and consolation to those who are progressing along the path of devotion. He is, indeed, a symbol of true faith.
A former medical detective for the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Nate McCormick had seen enough suffering to last a lifetime. Now he's left the CDC, determined to begin a new life with his girlfriend in San Francisco...until the vicious murder of a biotech researcher--an old friend--hurtles him back into the medical world he'd left behind. While the police hunt for a killer, Nate starts sifting through evidence, determined to find what his friend did to provoke his brutal death. And the truth he ultimately discovers far exceeds the very worst he had imagined. As a circle of treachery tightens around Nate, and the woman he loves is thrust into the line of fire, patients surface with agonizing stories to tell. Nate is about to make the most startling discovery of all: a secret alliance between crime, science, and a billion-dollar industry determined to hide its victims at any price. For Nate, that price will be the one person most important to him--unless he can expose the flaw in a perfect conspiracy of medicine and murder. From shocking evidence revealed under a microscope to the shattering testimony of those betrayed by the ruthlessness of the medical industry,Flawlesstakes us on a terrifying, adrenaline-charged journey. Taut, thrilling, and relentless, it will leave you pondering its questions long after the last page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.
This is the much-awaited second edition of a 15-year-old classic, with new chapters on whole systems delivery, implementation, and ethics and the shadow side of consulting, plus updated information on preparing for feedback. Suggestions are presented in a reader-friendly layout with humor and b&w cartoons, as well as examples, case studies, exercises, and checklists. The author founded two well-known training firms, and has been a consultant and speaker to governments, businesses, and communities around the world for the past 30 years.
Your business can take a lesson from the American military's fighter pilots. At Mach 2, the instrument panel of an F-15 is screaming out information, the horizon is a blur, the wingman is occupied, the jet is hanging on the edge -- and yet fighter pilots routinely handle the stress. It's not much different in today's unforgiving business world. One slipup and your company is bankrupt before your employees know what hit them. What works on the squadron level for F-15 pilots will also work for your marketing team, sales force, or research and development group. By analyzing the work environment and attacking its centers of gravity in parallel, you'll begin to utilize the Plan-Brief-Execute-Debrief-Win cycle that will rapidly impact your business's future success. U.S. fighter squadrons have been using this program for nearly fifty years to reduce their mistake rate, cut casualties and equipment losses, and rack up an envious victory record. Now, with Flawless Execution, your business can too.
An accelerated program designed to give you the body you want in ten weeks.
The Flax Cookbook: Recipes and Strategies for Getting the Most from the Most Powerful Plant on the Planetby Elaine Magee
Flaxseed has been around for centuries, but its pleasant flavor and unsurpassed health benefits have been largely overlooked until now. In The Flax Cookbook, nutritionist Elaine Magee introduces the reader to this extraordinary plant, explains why this rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber is essential to any diet, and shows how easily it can be incorporated into the foods we eat every day. Magee -- a regular contributor to Fitness, Parenting, and Cooking Light magazines -- offers 80 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that cover everything from muffins and power bars to entrees, desserts, and smoothies. Complete with sections on the history and properties of flax, the latest scientific findings on its health benefits, and 100 tips to help readers customize their own plan for adding flax to their diet, The Flax Cookbook is perfect for cooks looking to add some extra nutrition to the foods they love.
In this entertaining and well-described picture book, two fleas explore a variety of animals--a dog, a mole, a porcupine. One wants to keep traveling and hops onto a bird. The other returns to his beloved dog, which is soft, warm and furry. In his comfortable home, he await his friend, who will surely have fascinating tales to share.
Fledgling, Octavia Butler's first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted--and still wants--to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.
When the mysterious Canada goose appears at Georgie's window, she climbs on his back and learns how to really fly. But one person will stop at nothing to prevent her lovely Goose Prince from coming. A Newbery Honor Book.
Tormented by his mother's death. . . Taken for granted by his father. . . Trained in deadly martial arts. . . Jason Steed is looking for a place to call home. He finds what he's looking for in the Sea Cadets-an elite group of British youngsters being groomed for lifelong service in the military. But when a routine training exercise goes awry, Jason finds himself in the middle of a secret mission. The future of the world hangs in the balance. . . and Jason might be the only one who can save it.
They say that old habits die hard. I have to agree. Just look at my father. He still hasn't kicked the habit of abandoning me. But that's all right. Because if he can run. . . so can I.
T. G. Horne was a gambling man who'd bet his bankroll on his poker hand and his life on his trigger finger. Fodder City looked like a sure bet to him, but nothing was quite what it seemed...
Fleet Hospital-it's the U.S. Navy's version of M.A.S.H.At Camp Pendleton near San Diego, Fleet Hospital is conducting a simulated emergency under the command of Captain Michael McLowery. This means the place is filled with servicemen and women "moulaged" to resemble the wounded.Also on-site is reporter Lori Sepanik-aka Jo Marche-of tabloid fame. She's looking for journalistic legitimacy in the form of a good story; she thinks reporting on the Fleet exercise will provide this. But the last thing she expects to find is a "dead" body that really is!Michael's in charge of the murder investigation-and he wants Jo involved. As an outsider, she notices things others don't. She also notices the very attractive Captain McLowery....Together, the man in uniform and the woman with a camera make an unbeatable team!
In The Fleet of Stars, Poul Anderson brings back the wildly colorful Anson Guthrie, his iconoclastic hero from Harvest of Stars. The staid, somber people of Earth are not only dependent on technology, they are all but ruled by machine intelligence. Suspecting a conspiracy to suppress the last vestiges of freedom known to humankind, Guthrie sets out on a dangerous and hair-raising journey encompassing the realm of the comets, the asteroids, and the stars themselves.
A discussion of Theodor Adorno s Aesthetic Theory is bound to look significantly different today than it would have looked when the book was first published in 1970, or when it first appeared in English translation in the 1980s. In The Fleeting Promise of Art, Peter Uwe Hohendahl reexamines Aesthetic Theory along with Adorno s other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today s cultural debates. Is Adorno s aesthetic theory still relevant today? Hohendahl answers this question with an emphatic yes. As he shows, a careful reading of the work exposes different questions and arguments today than it did in the past. Over the years Adorno s concern over the fate of art in a late capitalist society has met with everything from suspicion to indifference. In part this could be explained by relative unfamiliarity with the German dialectical tradition in North America. Today s debate is better informed, more multifaceted, and further removed from the immediate aftermath of the Cold War and of the shadow of postmodernism. Adorno s insistence on the radical autonomy of the artwork has much to offer contemporary discussions of art and the aesthetic in search of new responses to the pervasive effects of a neoliberal art market and culture industry. Focusing specifically on Adorno s engagement with literary works, Hohendahl shows how radically transformative Adorno s ideas have been and how thoroughly they have shaped current discussions in aesthetics. Among the topics he considers are the role of art in modernism and postmodernism, the truth claims of artworks, the function of the ugly in modern artworks, the precarious value of the literary tradition, and the surprising significance of realism for Adorno.
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