Offering bright glimpses into a richly lived life, Beth Ann Fennelly combines the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction in a celebratory book. From childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, some wistful, some wry, they build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life's challenges and joys.
Sunday's father is dying of cancer. They've come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. Devastated doesn't fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She's started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She's recording every single "I love you" and every "Could we turn the heat up in here?" It's all important. Because Sunday is writing a computer virus.
Isabel lives in Portland, Oregon and works in a library, repairing damaged books. She longs to visit the destinations revealed in their pages. Her daydreams are peopled by memories from her Alaskan childhood. Meanwhile, she's lovelorn, and the object of her affection, a soldier recently returned from Afghanistan who also works in the basement of the library, seems equally quiet. Perhaps it's no surprise that their contact has been limited to moments. Today is the day that will all change.
In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner.
Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. Dr. Brene Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that vulnerability is strength. Shutting ourselves off from revealing our true selves distances us from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.
Find out what you really want to know about your career choices: What will I do every day? Play with kids on the playground, or with bigwigs in the boardroom? Power lunch at the Ivy, or bag lunch at my desk? What kind of education do I need? This book is packed full of answers. "Day in the life" profiles will inspire you, while a ton of sidebars, lists, and helpful tips will get you started right away on finding the career that's right for you.
Aila Quinn s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home--and the place where Juliet grew up.
Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom, she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her--not even her cheating ex-fiance. So when she's assigned to coach People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob's charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.
The unpopular games mistress is found, shot through the heart from point blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the "cat" strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim.
Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, a scarred man. When a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he's kept suppressed for years begin to awaken. Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from a luxurious life to a job as a housekeeper. Just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen's secret past threatens to tear them apart. Image result for to beguile a beast
Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall--for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters "FP" and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters. His victims were left maimed.
Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an nontraditional but loving family.
Inara Erickson finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in her deceased aunt's island estate. As she peels back the layers of secrets it holds, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core.
It all starts on the 100th birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not. Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. So begins his unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and police.
He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.
Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly -- so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets.