Shining Through by Susan Isaacs

By Susan Isaacs

It is 1940 and Linda Voss, criminal secretary extraordinaire, has a mystery. She's madly in love together with her boss, John Berringer, the delight of the Ivy League. now not that she even has a chance--he'd by no means take a re-examination at a German-Jewish lady from Queens who spends her time caring for her pale great thing about a mom and following announcements at the conflict in Europe. For Linda, notwithstanding, the warfare will quickly turn into all too actual. Engulfing her kingdom and her existence, it is going to provide possibilities she's by no means dreamed of. an opportunity to win the guy she wants...a probability to discover the affection she merits. Made into the motion picture of a similar identify starring Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, and Liam Neeson, Shining via is a singular of honor, sacrifice, ardour, and humor. this can be classic Susan Isaacs, a story of a lively girl who wisecracks her means into heroism and history--and into your middle.

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In Perfect Light: A Novel (P.S.) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire S?enz is available in ideal gentle, a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of these who're left in its aftermath. In ideal mild is the tale of 2 strong-willed people who find themselves ceaselessly altered by way of a unmarried tragedy. After And?s Segovia's mom and dad are killed in a vehicle coincidence while he's nonetheless a tender boy, his older brother comes to a decision to scouse borrow the kinfolk away to Ju?rez, Mexico. that call, made with the simplest intentions, units into movement the unraveling of an American relatives. Years later, his kin destroyed, And?s is left to make experience of the chaos -- yet he's ill-equipped to make experience of his existence. He starts off a dismal trip towards self-destruction, his expertise and brilliance introduced down by means of the load of a burden too scary and maddening to undergo by myself. The manifestation of this frustration is a unique rage that unearths an outlet in a depressing and seedy El Paso bar -- prime him improbably to Grace Delgado. lately faced together with her personal feel of isolation and mortality, Grace is an not going angel, a therapist who has the same opinion to regard And?s after he's arrested within the usa. the 2 are suspicious of one another, but they slowly arrive at a tentative operating courting that permits every one of them to ascertain his and her personal fragile and broken previous. And?s starts off to confront what lies in the back of his personal violence, and charm starts off to appreciate how she has contributed to her personal self-exile and isolation. What starts as an fascinating choose to a pal turns into Grace's lifeline -- while secrets and techniques surrounding the demise of And?s' mom and dad threaten to pressure the relationship irreparably. With the pressing, unflinching imaginative and prescient of a real storyteller and the fitting, arresting language of a poet, S?enz's In excellent gentle bears witness to the cruelty of situation and, greater than supplying get away, the radical bargains the opportunity of salvation.

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The Death of Fidel Perez by Elizabeth Huergo

By Elizabeth Huergo

On July 26, 2003, the 50th anniversary of the Moncada military Barracks raid that sparked the Cuban revolution, anything unforeseen occurs. whilst Fidel Pérez and his brother by chance tumble to their deaths from their Havana balcony, the pals' outcry, "Fidel has fallen!" is misinterpreted by way of those that pay attention it. That wishful mistake quick ripples outward at the working cries of the folks, and it gloriously reawakens a suppressed city. Three Habaneros specifically are laid low with the inside track: an aged highway visionary named Saturnina, the remorseful Professor Pedro Valle, and his impressionable firebrand of a scholar, Camilo. All 3 are haunted by way of the prior and now, once more, are made to confront a brand new destiny, probably one other revolution. Their stories--so actual, distressing and insuppressible--are fantastically braided into new wish as they converge within the frantic crowd that gathers in los angeles Plaza de l. a. Revolución. 

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The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood

By Ben Sherwood

It is a tale of the best love, ever.  An outlandish declare, outrageous probably, yet belief me--

And so commence the enthralling, unforgettable story of J. J. Smith, Keeper of the documents for The booklet of documents, a normal guy looking for the extraordinary.  J.J. has clocked the world's longest non-stop kiss, 30 hours and forty five minutes.  He has validated the lengthiest unmarried unbroken apple peel, 172 toes and four inches.  He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle 177 toes nine inches.  He has tasted the world's greatest menu merchandise, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.

But in all his experience from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. hasn't ever witnessed nice love until eventually he comes upon a tiny windswept city within the heartland of the USA, the place parents nonetheless speak about kinfolk, religion, and crops.  Here, the place he final expects it, J.J. discovers a global list try out like no different: Piece by way of piece, a farmer is consuming a Boeing 747 to turn out his love for a woman.

In this monstrous panorama of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck through love from an analogous girl, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair.  It is a sense past degree, throwing J.J.'s conscientiously ordered international the wrong way up, proving that hears, like global files, should be damaged, and the best wonders in existence cannot be qualified.

Richly romantic, whimsical, and uplifting, The guy Who Ate the 747 is a flight of fancy from begin to finish.  It stretches mind's eye, bends physics and biology, yet think it a bit and you'll end up attaining in your personal files, the type that actually count.  Written with tenderness, originality, and perception, packed with outdated heat and newfangled humor, it truly is a rare novel, a came upon treasure that marks the emergence of a huge storytelling tale.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Kate Chopin The Awakening: Complete, Authoritative Text with by Kate Chopin, Nancy A. Walker

By Kate Chopin, Nancy A. Walker

HarperCollins is proud to offer its new variety of best-loved, crucial classics. 'I could quit the unessential; i'd provide my cash, i might supply my lifestyles for my teenagers; yet i would not supply myself.' Heralded as one of many first cases of feminist literature and rejected at its time of e-book via the literary set on grounds of ethical distaste, Kate Chopin's The Awakening prompted consternation in 1899. limited and constrained by way of the constraints surrounding marriage and motherhood within the past due 1800s, Edna Pontellier starts off to problem the suggestion of femininity via her ideas and activities. wondering her love for her husband, and establishing herself as much as the probabilities of different males and a existence outdoors of societal conference results in a gentle awakening of her wants. Chopin's attention-grabbing exploration of 1 lady hard the expectancy that surrounds her is strong, bold and finally tragic in its conclusions.

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What Do We Do Now?: A Workbook for the President-elect by Stephen Hess

By Stephen Hess

The interval from Election Day to Inauguration Day in the United States turns out impossibly brief. Newly elected U.S. presidents have below 11 weeks to build a brand new govt composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all elements of the kingdom. This exact and daunting procedure regularly includes at the least a few errors in hiring, maybe, or in coverage priorities, or organizational layout. Early errors can hold critical results good right into a president s time period; minimizing them from the outset is important. In What can we Do Now? Stephen Hess attracts from his lengthy adventure as a White condominium staffer and presidential adviser to teach what should be performed to make presidential transitions move easily. here's a workbook to lead destiny leader executives, determination through selection, during the minefield of transition. You ll need to commence firstly, determining a administration type and figuring out find out how to "arrange all of the boxes." whatever as possible mundane as parceling place of work area might be consequential consequently the inclusion of a proposed White residence organizational chart and flooring plans of the West Wing. What traits are wanted for every task, and the place are the simplest applicants for these positions probably to be chanced on? how are you going to build a cupboard that appears like the US ? What can we Do Now? is your crucial consultant during the thicket of those judgements. There are small judgements, too. You ll need to choose a table pictures of the alternatives are incorporated. Which presidential pictures should still dangle within the Oval workplace? which of them have earlier presidents selected? And while it comes time to put in writing an inaugural handle, what might be the content material, topic, and tone? It s all right here within the presidential transition workbook don t go away for Washington with out it. This concise quantity is bound to be a useful source for the president and workforce of advisers as they try and herd cats into a good executive. What can we Do Now? is usually a pleasant learn for somebody attracted to precisely how one is going approximately being the president of the U.S..

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