The Widow Barnaby
Author: Frances Milton Trollope
Author: Yasmina Traboulsi
Publisher: Arcadia Books
The vivid sense of community at the heart of modern-day Brazil is revealed in this bittersweet lament. Since the arrival of Gringa, everything has been going wrong—Maria Aparecida, the queen of the slums, has disappeared; one-eyed Tonio has stopped singing; and the clairvoyant Mama Lourdes can only predict bad news. The sleepy town of Bahia slowly withers as, one by one, its children abandon the town to follow their fortunes in the big cities of southern Brazil. Once there, they discover the rampant violence and squalor of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, the lively streets of São Paolo, and the despair within Bahia's prison, Canju.
"Representing the fruit of in-depth dynamics it invites us to give all necessary attention to the concepts of conflict, cooperation and competition. By reflecting on the possible articulations of these concepts and attempting to apply them in diverse fields of social science the editors give voice to those who are studying the world as it is and perform the service of returning a set of concepts, approaches or paradigms to their legitimate place." - Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association This ISA Handbook presents and tracks the transformation of the societies and social relations that characterize the twenty-first century. The volume is organized around a conceptualization of three processes that are fundamental to the analyses of micro, meso and macro social relations: conflict, competition, and cooperation. In addition to chapters that delve into sociological theory, case studies and overviews of subfields discuss and contextualize debates from an international perspective, incorporating relevant material about North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Chapters on topics and fields crucial to the experience of people around the world include, among others: childhood studies, consumption, hunger, labour studies, peace-keeping, law, health, sport, and welfare. Systematic and informed, the handbook will serve readers in all branches of the social sciences, providing both experienced researchers and novices with the materials to explore the different domains of contemporary life.
Married by June
Author: Ellen Hartman
Wedding planner Jorie Burke—aka "the wedding whisperer"—knows all about staging the perfect event. So when it comes to her own wedding, she has every detail worked out: the perfect venue, the perfect flowers, even the most brilliant gift registry idea. Not to mention a perfect fiancé…the brilliant, gorgeous senator's son, Cooper Murphy. It's going to be the Washington wedding of the century. All that's missing is the perfect love. But halfway through their cake-tasting is a terrible time for Cooper to point that out to her! Can it get any more humiliating for a wedding planner than having her groom call it off? Well, yes, it can. Because it turns out her ex has yet another proposition….
Author: Mayumi Nishimura
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
Introduces the tenets of the macrobiotic diet and features recipes that draw from macrobiotic traditions and various world cuisines.
Christmas with Daddy
Author: C.J. Carmichael
Detective Nick Gray loves his baby daughter, Mandy. But he's used to solving crimes--not changing diapers! So when he has sudden custody of Mandy, Nick is totally out of his element. Luckily his neighbor, Bridget Humphrey, is there to lend a hand. Bridget has had feelings for Nick forever, but she's nothing like the glamorous women he dates. Then a funny thing happens. As they care for Mandy together, and as Bridget uses her skills to help him solve a case, it turns out she and Nick have a lot in common. In fact, their relationship could get serious. But is this fun-loving bachelor a candidate for happy ever after? In the season of miracles, anything can happen!
Author: Israel Rosenfield
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A lost manuscript of Freud has been found in which he realizes that he has been a victim of his own self-delusion and goes about setting the record straight with a new theory of human behavior--that it is not drives that define us but rather our boundless capacity to deceive ourselves. Reprint.
Fibber in the Heat
Author: Miles Jupp
Publisher: Random House
** Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award ** Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea. By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams. Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain and swapping diarrhoea stories with the Test Match Special team. But struggling in the heat under the burden of his own fibs, reality soon catches up with Miles as he bumbles from one disaster to the next. A joyous, charming, yet cautionary tale, Fibber in the Heat is for anyone who's ever dreamt about doing nothing but watching cricket all day long.
The Four False Weapons
Author: John Dickson Carr
Publisher: Open Road Media
Famed French detective Monsieur Bencolin comes out of retirement to solve a crime of passion in Golden Age mystery master John Dickson Carr’s sophisticated and surprising novel London lawyer Richard Curtis is sent to Paris by one of the firm’s senior partners to handle a delicate case. Revelations about playboy Ralph Douglas’s former mistress, the stunning redhead Rose Klonec, threaten Douglas’s impending marriage. But upon Curtis’s arrival in Paris, a body is discovered alongside not one but four different murder weapons. To save his client from the gallows, Curtis turns to the brilliant Monsieur Bencolin. Only this suave, devilish detective is ideally suited to unravel a case this strange with so many contradictory clues and passionately motivated suspects. The Four False Weapons is the 5th book in the Monsieur Bencolin Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Music In The Night
Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For Laura Logan, life on Cape Cod with her beloved twin brother, Cary, has been nearly perfect. Until the vicious rumours begin at school - cruel voices saying unspeakable things about the Logans. Not until handsome, gentle Robert Royce moves to town does Laura feel truly carefree and happy again. But while his smile is driving the shadows from Laura's heart, she still worries about Cary, whose gloomy moods drift in like the coastal fog. And when the dark thunderclouds that have been gathering on the horizon suddenly burst with tragedy, they howl a name from the Logan's shameful past and Laura is plunged into a silent, terrible agony. Now she can only dream of the warm, sun-filled life she so desperately desires...
Sweet Paul Eat and Make
Author: Paul Lowe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as “a trove of seasonal delights,” it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic. Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, there’s a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, World’s Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects—paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins—will captivate even those who are all thumbs.
Prince Rafiq de Couteveille believes Alexa Considine to be a money-hungry mistress, and using her to avenge his sister's death will be sheer pleasure…. Lexie can't understand why she's attracted the attention of the Crown Prince of Moraze—she just wants a quiet holiday. But Rafiq is hard to resist, and soon Lexie finds herself bedded by royalty. But to Rafiq's horror and shame Lexie is innocent! Out of duty and honor, he must propose!
Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns in the emotional tones of different spaces (affordances) and assesses their impact on the felt body. It also critically discusses the spatial turn invoked by several of the social sciences, and argues that there is a need for a non-psychologistic rethinking of the philosophy of emotions. It provides a history of the term 'atmosphere' and of the concepts anticipating its meaning (genius loci, aura, Stimmung, numinous, emotional design and ambiance), and examines the main ontological characteristics of atmospheres and their principal phenomenological characteristics. It concludes by showing how atmospheres affect our emotions, our bodies' reactions, our state of mind and, as a result, our behaviour and judgments. Griffero assesses how atmospheres are more effective than we have been rationally willing to admit, and to what extent traditional aesthetics, unilaterally oriented towards art, has underestimated this truth.