Three Weeks with My Brother
Author: Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love, and hope.Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photos, THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties...and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.
This is Reggae Music
Author: Lloyd Bradley
Publisher: Grove Press
A history of Jamaica's contribution to world culture--reggae--traces the history of the form from African rhythms to the slums of Kingston and the international recording industry.
Chorus of Cockerels
Author: Anna Nicholas
Life in Mallorca has always been far from relaxed for Anna and her family. But with her PR agency in London being merged, she finds herself with more time to explore the culture and history of the island that she calls home (well, in-between all the local fiestas, and tending to their 40 hens and cockerels, cats, frogs, donkeys and Johnny the Toad, that is). Anna sets off to explore: while marathon training in the famed Serra de Tramuntana mountain range she hears the tales of the pirates and terrifying brigands that ruled the area in the 17th century, is spooked by the ghostly Moorish legends that still seem to haunt the surrounding hills, and stumbles upon the hideout of the fearsome Turkish pirate, Barbarossa.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get Paid for Your Pad
Author: Jasper Ribbers, Huzefa Kapadia
Stop grinding away at work while daydreaming about a financially free existence. If you have a home and an Internet connection, you have a solution: Airbnb hosting. Get Paid For Your Pad is the veritable blueprint on how to transform your home into a short-stay rental boon. Renting in the short-stay market, when done correctly, crushes the return from long-term tenants. Like hundreds of thousands of people, you can boost your profits by 2 to 3 times with the most well known short-stay marketplace in the world: Airbnb.
Author: Vic James
Publisher: Del Rey
MAGIC RULES. WE SERVE. In a darkly fantastical debut set in modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them. This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit. Have a quick ten years. . . . Praise for Gilded Cage “Beautifully characterised and compellingly plotted, Gilded Cage is an impressive debut.”—The Guardian “Exquisitely wicked . . . a lavishly opulent, yet brutally vivid, alternate England which subtly questions modern beliefs . . . If ever there was a speculative fiction book that captured the zeitgeist of an era this is it.”—SFFWorld “An alternate modern-day England where enticing drama and social unrest mix with aristocratic scandal and glamorous magic . . . conjuring up the specters of Les Misérables and Downton Abbey . . . an absorbing first installment that presages an intriguing new fantasy series.”—Kirkus Reviews “Gilded Cage is a heart-pounding combination of dark magic, political revolution, and forbidden romance that had me addicted from the first page!”—Danielle L. Jensen, USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy “Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery, and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page.”—Taran Matharu, New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series “A dark and intriguing vision of an alternate, magic-drenched Britain, Gilded Cage kept me up long into the night.”—Aliette de Bodard, author of The House of Shattered Wings “Brisk plotting, sympathetic characters, and plenty of intrigue will keep readers on the edges of their seats, eager for the next book in a very promising series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Now available in eBook for the first time in America—the New York Times bestselling saga of a most unusual family from the award-winning author of The World According to Garp. “The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.” So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they “dream on” in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River.
Author: Elaine Kagan
Publisher: William Morrow
In 1982, the American film star Sally Brash won an Oscar for her leading role in the year's best picture, No Trumpets, No Drums. It was made by her husband, acclaimed film producer Saul Jennings. The following year, outside a restaurant in Rome, Sally Brash was killed, hit in the street by a passing car. Her eleven-year-old daughter, Chassi, watched from the pavement. The movie world mourned. Fourteen years later, Chassi Jennings is a box-office star like her mother, beautiful and talented in a way of her own. But suddenly she's dizzy on the set, she can't seem to pretend she's okay, and the film she's shooting has to shut down. With the biggest film of her life approaching re-creating her mother's signature role in her father's remake of No Trumpets, No Drums-Chassi is sent to psychotherapist Eleanor Costello, Ph.D., who quietly unveils Chassi's memories. In the room where Chassi untangles her grief, Eleanor begins to relive the death of her husband and the estrangement of her only daughter, Caroline. And in between sessions, Ionie St. John, aspiring actress, serves Chassi lattes at the local Cuppa Joe downstairs. In this intricately woven story of mothers and daughters, loss and reconciliation, and the stubborn nature of truth, the lives of these three women overlap as they search for their true selves and for those they have lost. In Elaine Kagan's beautifully crafted and astonishing fourth novel, we see the Hollywood of old and new, we struggle with the truths and disappointments of two generations of families, and in them we sneak up on pieces of ourselves.
The Value of Privacy
Author: Beate Rossler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This new book by Beate Rossler is a work of real quality and originality on an extremely topical issue: the issue of privacy and the relations between the private and the public. Rossler investigates the reasons why we value privacy and why we ought to value it. In the context of modern, liberal societies, Rossler develops a theory of the private which links privacy and autonomy in a constitutive way: privacy is a necessary condition to lead an autonomous life. The book develops a theory of freedom and autonomy which sees the ability to pose the "practical question" of how one wants to live, of what a person strives to be, at the centre of the modern idea of autonomy. The question of privacy is emerging as an increasingly important topic in social and political theory and is central to many current debates in law, the media and politics. The Value of Privacy will be widely recognised to be a classic contribution to the subject.
Author: Peter Matthiessen, Hugo van Lawick
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
Focusing on a 1979 safari into the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, the expert text and revealing photographs portray the people, the land, and the numerous wild animals of one of the world's last great wilderness areas
Author: Klaus Baumgart, Judy Waite
When Laura and her little brother Tommy make a kite they can't wait to watch it fly as high as the stars. But a kite would need to be very special to fly that high. Is their homemade kite special enough? And are Laura and Tommy brave enough to ignore the horrible boys who laugh at them? Maybe with the help of Laura's star, they'll make their wish come true...
Heres the help you need for one of lifes most critical undertakings -- making your own coffin. Author and craftsman Dale Power revisits one of his most popular woodworking projects with additional embellishment, adding finery and fancy to what could easily become your final resting place. Easily, that is, since, more than 230 color photos and detailed instructions have been provided to help guide you step by step toward your own casket. This project might truly be your lifes finest accomplishment. The installation of working coffin hardware, both exterior and interior, is explored and the proper application of finishes and linings are explained. Patterns for the coffin are provided, along with two lid designs. The color photo gallery and detailed instructions will challenge the novice and inspire experienced craftsmen.
Author: Tom Heinzle
Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
A guide to barbecuing outdoors in the winter includes recipes for such offerings as stuffed wild duck, studded pork loin, roast beef with lebkuchen, and venison loin.