Description : In the summer of 1966, Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life: her volatile sister Pepper, an envelope containing incriminating photograph, and the intimidating figure of Frank’s cousin Vietnam-war hero Caspian, who knows more about Tiny’s rich inner life than anyone else. As she struggles to maintain the glossy façade on which the Hardcastle family’s ambitions are built, Tiny begins to suspect that Frank is hiding a reckless entanglement of his own…one that may unravel both her own ordered life and her husband’s promising career. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : "New light on both Dalí's well-known and little-studied works and his work as a response to modernism through a focus on Dalí's identification with the small and the marginal"--
Description : In a study of religious and spiritual tradition, the author of Ayythia and By the Grace of Guile contends that religion is a series of strategies to influence human nature so that people may think, feel, and act in ways that are good for them, both individually and collectively.
Description : Alex, a young girl, is haunted by recurring nightmares that feel entirely too real. Now she has learned that everything thing she has ever known to be true, might be different than what she remembers. Will she resolve these haunting nightmares? What will it take to find out the truth about herself? Should she let herself believe what is before her eyes? Dare to embark on a magical adventure with Alex and some of her newly acquired friends, as they discover new worlds, exciting magic, and what it truly means to be a hero. Alex is put to the test encountering strange beings and challenging worlds. The Sparkling Gardens is the first in the Harmonia series to venture out of the hallway. Is your mind open enough?
Description : “On Beckett: Essays and Criticism” is the first collection of writings about the Nobel Prize–winning author that covers the entire spectrum of his work, and also affords a rare glimpse of the private Beckett. More has been written about Samuel Beckett than about any other writer of this century – countless books and articles dealing with him are in print, and the progression continues geometrically. “On Beckett” brings together some of the most perceptive writings from the vast amount of scrutiny that has been lavished on the man; in addition to widely read essays there are contributions from more obscure sources, viewpoints not frequently seen. Together they allow the reader to enter the world of a writer whose work has left an impact on the consciousness of our time perhaps unmatched by that of any other recent creative imagination.
Description : I knew Miss Meads filled her stories with half-truths twisted to entice the listener. But another part of me wanted to believe the stories because that would mean there was some other person out there who was a bigger misfit than I was. I needed Karen Anderson to be horrible. It is 1974 in Tiny Town, Kansas, and twelve-year-old Katie is fed up with being an outcast. Overweight and unattractive, she has been nicknamed Queen Kong by her classmates. As summer begins, Katie starts a journey of self-discovery and befriends the town hermit, Karen Anderson. Through her father's ministry and her mother's wisdom, Katie comes to respect the individuality of others and herself. But Katie soon finds herself involved in events surrounding the mysterious death of the town's pretty boy, Pebble Hudson. Pebble's burial splits Tiny Town and leads to an epic event that will change the town-and Katie-forever. Filled with colorful characters and the heartwarming details of everyday life, Tiny Town: Summer's Song takes you back to a simpler time and shares the coming-of-age story of one courageous little girl.
Description : In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people. A play written for two actors and filled with memorable characters, Little Thing, Big Thing is the latest production from the innovative and outstanding Irish theatre company Fishamble.
Description : The Little Book of Better Days, is a book of simple wisdom written based on my experience as an entrepreneur. It is a simple guide as well as a book of ideas for you to lead your life and start living the Better Days. Better Days are not tomorrow or the distant future where you are retired and finally freed from most of the responsibilities of life. The little deeds we do now as well as the perspective we have towards life can make a big difference between a happy man and a miserable, most unfortunate person in history. Better Days is here.