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ODD NUMBERS Is it possible to find love in the heart of the Midwest between a strip mall and a cornfield? This is the quest of three friends who meet in the 1980s at the Camelot Apartments, located amidst the suburban sprawl of the southern Indiana town of Lamasco. Frank, who moves from the East coast to Lamasco to start a market research firm, is a well-bred, charming, polished Ivy Leaguer with a penchant for classical music. Vicky, the noisy downstairs neighbor who is constantly trying to drown out Frank's classical music with rock and roll, is a tough-talking, whisky-guzzling, Harley-riding lady bartender from western Kentucky with a reckless spirit and a haunted past. Between Frank and Vicky is Allison, an image-conscious, self-improvement junkie who gives up a promising marketing career in Chicago to return to her hometown of Lamasco at the urging of her high school sweetheart and fianc, with whom she has long since fallen out of love. An unlikely friendship forms between Allison and Vicky as they discover that underneath their very different veneers, they have many similarities, one of those being a secret passion for their neighbor, Frank. ODD NUMBERS spans twenty-plus years and ultimately culminates with the startling collision that reconnects this odd love triangle. "Touching, clever, and at times delightfully off the wall, Odd Numbers is a gulp of fresh air for those of us weary from forcing ourselves to start the next chapter of a book promised to be a page-turner. "The best storytellers know that characters are everything, and Bernardin's characters Vicky, Allison, and Frank, are like us-flawed but hopeful. "Bernardin's prose reminds me of Willa Cather, her descriptions elegant but not blustery or garish. Those among us who esteem a well-crafted sentence have a new wordsmith to add to our list of favorite writers. Odd Numbers is a finely crafted story of the human heart." - Mike Whicker, author of the bestseller, Invitation to Valhalla and Blood of the Reich (Walkre Press)
" Essential for all poetry collections... Originally published in 1907 and 1908 in two volumes, the 200 poems contained in this bilingual single volume represent a period of intense creativity in the poet's career. Translator Joseph Cadora renders a beautiful new edition complete with commentary on each poem at the end, based on Rilke's letters, numerous biographies, and related works as well as an introduction outlining his approach to the translation.."-- Library Journal, starred review "[The] renderings of the canonical poems, such as "The Panther," "Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes," and "Archaic Torso of Apollo" (to name a few), are worthwhile additions to the enormous body of Rilke's work already translated by others. Cadora's willingness to translate nearly two hundred poems is admirable, since many themes recur and develop."-- Booklist "Through him resounds the music of the universe."--Herman Hesse Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the world's best-selling poets, and New Poems contains many of his most iconic pieces. Throughout, Rilke he is obsessed with shapes and different layers of physical containment--from an image held in a panther's eye to a cathedral window. Translator Joseph Cadora has created the definitive English-language version through meticulous faithfulness to Rilke's German and insightful commentary on each of the four hundred-plus poems. As Cadora said in an interview, "I tried to stay true to the vision of Rilke that would invite the reader into his world, not mine." Bilingual, with an introduction by Robert Hass. The Panther: From endless passing of the bars his gazehas wearied--there is no more it can hold. There seem to be a thousand bars always, and past those thousand bars there is no world. The soft pad of his brawny, rippling paceturns itself in a tightening circle till, like a mighty dance around a tiny space, it centers a numb but still enormous will. But at times the shades of his pupils rise,grasping an image he cannot resist; through his tense, unmoving limbs it flies, and within his heart it ceases to exist. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875--1926) is one of the world's most beloved poets. Working at the cusp of the century, Rilke bridged the gap between traditional and modernist poetics. Born in Prague, Rilke traveled widely across Europe and Egypt, and lived for many years in Paris. Joseph Cadora is a guitarist, writer, and translator. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Click here to go to the author s website. Reader's Comments Journey Home is the story of Danny and his friends giving it one more try as they venture through Florida and Louisiana looking for a steady gig and something to eat. Journey Home is the exploration of life and its realities, its beauty and its tragedy. Deep and well written it is provocative, and inspiring as the characters lives are laid bare for all the world to see. Profound and twisting their lives take them from an old brothel in Florida straight into the heart of New Orleans a city fraught with crime, indifference and ancient evils. Along the way they meet a vast array of characters including an aspiring actress, an underworld figure, drug dealing teenagers, an old hippie, and a homeless woman. Filled with unlikely heroes and surrounded by mayhem there are serious issues and situations that confront each one of them. Their wild and chaotic ride forces them to run and hide from a crazy world only to come to terms with themselves and it all. Burke takes us to a town that is a microcosm of the modern society we have created. The characters are in their individual ways disillusioned and broken souls. But even so, they have their dreams and their music. Whether they will eventually fulfill their dreams or not is only one of the interesting points of the book. More than a fictional chronicle of a group on the road, Journey Home is a philosophical exploration of life and its realities. With protagonists that live and breathe music, this book no doubt will please music lovers. Subtle musical references are made throughout the book. But this work is not merely about music. Paul Burke makes an ultimate statement about life and living, one that will inspire and challenge every human being about the world we have built for ourselves. Paul Burke has a long and rich background in the visual arts, broadcasting, music and theater. He has been creating in one medium or another for over thirty years. He spent ten of those years as a leading contributor to WLFR, a public radio station he helped to start, guide and define. He championed and interviewed individual artists such as Doc Watson, Tom Rush, Rory Block, and Arlo Guthrie. His show was dedicated to non-commercial artists and environmental causes. Through WLFR, grass roots organizations were able to express their civic concerns stopping a trash incinerator in an ecologically sensitive waterway in one instance, and moving a manufacturer to recycle in another. Journey Home is the result of the thirty plus years spent in the world of audio and visual arts, performing at small venues, touring with a national theater group, and championing environmental activism.
In "The 8-Hour Diet," bestselling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore present a paradigm-shifting plan that allows readers to eat anything they want, as much as they want--and still strip away 20, 40, 60 pounds, or more. After visits to world-renowned researchers at the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, California, and the National Institute on Aging, in Baltimore, and completing interviews with a dozen other clinical experts--plus poring over the copious amounts of new research in the fascinating field of intermittent fasting, Zinczenko and Moore came up with a plan that they themselves tried, and they engaged 2,000 people for a test panel. Based on their interviews, research, and test panel results, they determined that readers can lose remarkable amounts of weight eating the foods they like best--as long as they eat within a set 8-hour time period. Fasting is, of course, an ancient spiritual and health practice, but it's also a way to sidestep many of the ills of the modern world--including diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive impairment. Zinczenko and Moore demonstrate how simply observing this timed-eating strategy, even just three days a week, will reset a dieter's metabolism so that he or she can enter fat-burning mode first thing in the morning--and stay there all day long. And by focusing on eight critical, nutrient-rich Powerfoods, readers build in a second layer of protection against Alzheimer's, heart disease, and even the common cold. In the book, readers will find motivating strategies, delicious recipes, and an 8-minute workout routine to maximize calorie burn. "The 8-Hour Diet "promises to strip away unwanted pounds and give readers the focus and willpower they need to reach their goals for weight loss and life.
With never before seen photos and interviews that bring you deep into the heart and soul of this modern day Queen of Hip-Hop, author Lynette Holloway, will take you on a journey of uncompromising talent, beauty and starships. From the island of Trinidad & Tobago, to the crack filled streets of South Jamaica, Queens, to Young Money with Lil Wayne and Drake, to her spell binding collaborations, to Pink Fridays and Roman Holidays, to the turmoil and drama of her amazing internationally reknowned and acclaimed World Tours. This is the story of a Onika Tanya Maraj, born on December 8, 1982 in St. James, a suburb of Trinadad and Tobago's capital city Port of Spain, of African, Trinidadian and Indo-Asian descent, who grew up singing in the choir, in a home, filled with drugs, alcohol, violence and her mother's love. This is the story of Nicki Minaj a young girl living in New York City, with the drive, discipline and determination to make this world and this moment, all hers, "FOR LIFE." I fly with the stars in the skies, I am no longer trying to survive, I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive.....We done did everything they can think of - Greatness is what we on the brink of. I wish that I could have this moment for life, for life, for life Cuz in this moment I just feel so alive, alive, alive. - "Moment For Life" - NICKI MINAJ The only question for Nicki Minaj is how far she wants to take the game. She has littered the landscape with past MCs like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, who for all intents and purposes have been outcast by this futuristic Barbie. The hip-hop movement that began in the Bronx during the 1970s has spread around the globe, in Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East - It was just a matter of time before a woman hip-hop star would come through the cracks separating pop from rap and appeal to two powerful audiences at once and become a megastar. In just two short years, her worldwide album sales exceed four million; she has close to 20 million Facebook 'Likes' and an unbelievable 13 million-plus Twitter followers. Based on a strong reputation built through mix-tapes and guest appearances with legendary artists, Nicki's debut 'Pink Friday' was one of the most anticipated albums of 2010 and it did not disappoint. Featuring cuts 'Your Love', 'Right Thru Me', 'Moment 4 Life', and 'Check It Out' featuring Will.I.Am, 'Pink Friday' was certified platinum a month after its release and soon reached Billboard's # 1 spot. The now multi-platinum debut 'Pink Friday' boasts the most charted singles by any female rap artist and album in Billboard history, while Nicki herself became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously. Garnering a MTV Video Award, two American Music Awards and three Grammy Awards nominations, it was no surprise that Billboard Magazine named Nicki Minaj their 2011 Rising Star. Nicki Minaj's sophomore album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Relo
One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. This book, a light-hearted gift for anyone who's 50-plus, is a memoryjogger too. Remember the Katzenjammer Kids? Jack Armstrong? Apple Mary? Check out your friends' ages by their responses to a "Vanishing Words" test (examples: "spider," "broomstick skirt," "running board," "the shag"). If you're still calling the refrigerator an "icebox," it's a giveaway -- you're probably over 60. What's So Funny about Getting Old? is brought to you by a comedy team of two. Ed Fischer is an award-winning cartoonist. Jane Thomas Noland, author of Laugh It Off (what's so funny about trying to lose weight?) is a books editor and a former Minneapolis Star Tribune feature writer. Both have delicious ways of looking at life. Both, like all the rest of us, are getting older. Laughter heals. Laughter helps. Laughter keeps us in shape emotionally and physically. Read this book and try it. You'll be convinced, as these authors are, that there's only one way to grow older -- with a healthy sense of humor!
When a new vicar arrives in a small village, she is not what was expected. In the first place, she is a she. Not only that, she is very young, very pretty, and Irish. The previous vicar had left in a hurry and Annie O'Donnell soon begins to understand why. Fresh from Cambridge, where she thrived on the intellectual stimulation, Annie, who grew up in Belfast, finds village life a culture shock. She has a missionary's heart and thinks she would be happy suffering in a tent in the heat of Africa, but surely not in an English village with swirls of difficult people. Dealing with the idiosyncrasies and politics of a small, ingrown church is challenging enough, but a handsome, young widower to whom she's attracted complicates her life. And, when a young woman who has psychological problems needs a home, the large vicarage where Annie lives by herself seems the perfect shelter. However, she resists Annie's efforts to befriend her and keeps disappearing.A fellow student from Cambridge, who is moving up fast in theological circles, begins to pursue Annie, providing her with the kind of environment she is accustomed to. He is a curate in the Anglican church, brilliantly intellectual, and surely the perfect partner for her, sent from God. Meanwhile, the widower, Matthew has distanced himself. Tension is created by the two men in Annie's life along with Julie, the girl she is trying to help, who has some dark secrets she is unwilling to share. The sociological problems of a small church in a small town, plus the psychological problems of the young woman Annie tries to help, add depth and conflict to the plot.
New York Times bestselling author Pam Anderson updates her classic cookbook--which put "cooking by heart" on the map--to include modern flavors and new techniques that today's home cooks will love, with new and original full-color photographs. It's been 17 years since the blockbuster How to Cook Without a Book was published, and Pam Anderson's method of mastering easy techniques to create simple, delicious meals is even more relevant today. From the working professional who loves cooking to the busy family member trying to get dinner on the table, today's modern home cook wants to master useful techniques and know how to stock pantries and refrigerators to pull together delicious meals on the fly. Understanding that most recipes are simply "variations on a theme," Pam innovatively teaches technique, ultimately eliminating the need for recipes. The new edition will reflect ingredients and techniques home cooks love to use today: chicken dishes are revamped by using thighs instead of boneless skinless breasts; hearty, dark greens like kale and swiss chard replace hearts of Romaine in salads; roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes move from side dish to the main event in more meatless entrees; plus, tips for creating a whole meal using one pot or one sheet pan (instead of dirtying multiple dishes). Each chapter contains helpful at-a-glance charts that highlight the key points of every technique and a master recipe with enough variations to keep you going until you've learned how to cook without a book.
645 ribbon-winning recipes, plus a special bonus book of trimmed-down favorites from Americaas #1 food magazine. Thousands of recipes from great home cooks were submitted, sorted, screened, tested and judged in national cooking contests by the food editors and test kitchen professionals of the worldas #1 cooking magazine, "Taste of Home." Enjoy the very best of these prize- winning recipes, all gathered into this comprehensive collection. Whatever the occasiona]whatever the meala]with "Taste of Home Winning Recipes" in hand, youall have 645 top-honor recipes. You can trust youall have perfect results every time PLUS BONUS BOOKa] With "Taste of Home Contest Winning Light Recipes," itas easier than ever to set hearty meals on the table, and still keep your commitment to eating fewer calories and less fat. Try the Barbecued Ribs, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chocolate Cake, and Peach Cobblea you can enjoy 76 comforting favorite dishes and still eat healthy Best of all, you can prepare each dish in confidence, knowing that it won an award in a coast-to-coast cooking contest, judged by the editors of "Taste of Home" magazine. Bonus book includes 76 light, heart- smart dishes all on clip-and-keep recipe cards, plus a color photo, Nutrition Facts and Diabetic Exchanges with every recipe.
At last discover the 12 Essentials to anti-aging, disease prevention and weight management, using only tried and tested natural methods and remedies. The latest findings combined with naturopathic know-how, blending modern research with traditional wisdom. Part 1 The 12 Essential Secrets RevealedPart 2 100 plus Foods and RecipesPart 3 Includes a free 90 day Journal with Daily TipsPrevent and reverse heart diseasePrevent and reverse osteoporosisBanish weight problemsSlow down the aging processand much much moreSonia Jones ND is a Naturopath and nutritional therapist with over 20 years experience, the owner with her husband of The Haven where she works as part of a team that have helped many guests from all over the world overcome their health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, various digestive issues, asthma, blood pressure and more.Maximise your anti-aging nutrients and learn lifestyle strategies. It is never too soon or too late to start.
He's struggled for years to control the coiled reptile that dwells deep within his heart. But now, at the end of his rope, one bad day will change Dr. Curt Connors' life forever -- and the Lizard will stalk the streets once more As Connors' self-destructive behavior escalates, Spider-Man must try to corral his out-of-control friend. But the Lizard may force the wall-crawler to kill, rather than cure Plus: On a rooftop in the Bronx sits a sad handicapped man. A prisoner of his own crippled body, how will a battle between the wall-crawler and Morbius, the Living Vampire, change his life?
WITH EMPATHY, GRACE, HUMOR, AND PIERCING INSIGHT, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GODS IN ALABAMA PENS A POWERFUL, EMOTIONALLY RESONANT NOVEL OF THE SOUTH THAT CONFRONTS THE TRUTH ABOUT FAMILY, RACE, AND THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY-THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES ABOUT OUR ORIGINS AND WHO WE REALLY ARE Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs's weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comic-book convention, the usually level-headed graphic novel artist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. She remembers he was tall, black, and an excellent French kisser-but not much else. It turns out the Caped Crusader has left her with more than just a fond, fuzzy memory. That pink plus sign on the stick isn't wrong: she's having a baby-an unexpected but not unhappy development. She always wanted to fall in love and have a child, but as a young woman, she learned exactly what betrayal felt like. Now she's thirty-eight and dead single, having walked-no, run-away from every man she might have married, trying to avoid more loss, more regrets. Before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional lily-white Southern family, her perfect stepsister Rachel's marriage implodes. Leia wants to help, but Rachel is married to the very man who broke her heart all those years ago. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, has been hiding her rapidly progressing dementia with the help of her lifelong best friend, Wattie. Birchie is Leia's only living paternal relative, a proper yet fierce woman who has long lived by her own rules in Birchville, Alabama, the small town her family founded generations back. Now this grande dame has started a row at the church fish fry that has set every tongue wagging, pitted neighbor against neighbor, and made it plain to Leia that her grandmother needs some serious looking after. Heading seven hundred miles south, Leia plans to put Birchie's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and break the news of her blessed event. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked away in a trunk in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family's freedom and future, and will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her unborn son and the possibilities of his absent father, and the warm and friendly-yet deeply flawed and contradictory-world she thinks she knows. Enchanting, wry, honest, and hopeful, The Almost Sisters compels us to explore our own origins and the stories we tell ourselves.
Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Lauren Barnholdt, Stephanie Perkins, and Morgan Matson. Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured out-she's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer-and the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other. Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing, this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured out-she's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer-and the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight
With "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking," nutritionist and popular food blogger Maria Emmerich takes the guesswork out of ketogenic cooking. What is the ketogenic diet? It's a way of eating that shifts your body from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner. It's also a revolutionary way to support better health it can improve everything from epilepsy to obesity to autoimmune disease and more. If you want to try a ketogenic diet but are busy, stressed, and unsure about how to adjust your diet to make your body burn fat, this book is for you. Not only are the recipes fast and simple to prepare, but they're also specifically designed to support your body in ketosis so you can heal. They are grain-free and built around real, whole foods, in keeping with Paleo principles. Plus, there are many options for those looking for nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian meals. It's easier than you think to prepare mouthwatering, nourishing ketogenic meals. "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking" shows you how. The ketogenic diet is a way of getting your body to stop relying on sugar for energy. When we get most of our energy from fat instead, something amazing happens our health soars and extra weight falls off. The ketogenic diet has been used as a treatment for epilepsy for decades, and it also can help treat obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, and more. "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking" makes the ketogenic diet simple and accessible for everyone, no matter how busy you are or how much cooking experience you have. Plus, with its emphasis on real, whole foods, it's perfect for anyone following Paleo, and its abundance of nut-free, egg-free, and dairy-free options make it ideal for those with food allergies or intolerances. "Quick Easy Ketogenic" Cooking includes more than 170 recipes, such as: Spring Popovers Chicken Alfredo Taco Bar Night Slow Cooker Sweet-n-Spicy Short Ribs Pizza Sticks Mushroom Ragu Skillet Lasagna Smoked Salmon Flourless Fudgy Brownies Plus, an introduction to the ketogenic diet explains how and why it works and how to become a fat burner. There are also tips and tricks for keto success, suggestions for eating keto at restaurants, and six meal plans two weekly and four monthly to make meal planning effortless. No matter how busy you are, there is time to eat well. Your health is worth it. "
From #1 bestselling Irish novelist Cathy Kelly, one woman's journey to truly know the family she's always loved Lessons in Heartbreak . Izzie Silvera warmhearted Irishwoman with a mane of chestnut hair and a zest for lifeis a New York success story, a highly successful booking agent at a top-notch modeling agency. But while she dreams of starting an agency for plus-sized models, at heart she's still the convent schoolgirl from the exquisite Irish coastal town of Tamarin. Which is why falling in love with a married man is something Izzie couldn't possibly imagine herself doinguntil it happens. And it's something she feels she could never tell her beloved family. Meanwhile, back in Tamarin, there's heartache, too. Izzie's aunt Anneliese is trying to hide her pain at her husband's betrayal of their marriage. And Lilyfamily matriarch and still feisty despite being nearly ninetyis taken ill. In her hospital bed, she reveals a tantalizing hint of a secret she has kept for decades, from her time as a 1930s servant girl at the local big house, before she ran off to London during World War Two to train as a nurse. Will the family be torn apart by the secrets they can't reveal...or will they have the courage to share their heartbreak and their joy?
After twelve-year-old orphan, Alli Rosco, is cursed with a deadly spell, she must join the legendary Thieves Guild in order to try and save herself in this high-stakes debut. Twelve-year-old Alli Rosco is smart, resourceful, and totally incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Some of these traits have served her well during her nine years in Azeland's orphanage, and others have proved more troublesomebut now that she's escaped to try her luck on the streets, she has bigger problems than extra chores to contend with. Surviving would be hard enough, but after a run-in with one of the city's Protectors, she's marked by a curse that's slowly working its way to her heart. There is a cure, but the cost is astronomicaland seems well out of her reach. Enter Beck, a boy with a gift for theft and a touch of magic, who seems almost too good to be true. He tells Alli that the legendary Thieves Guild, long thought to be a myth, is real. Even better, Beck is a member and thinks she could be, too. All she has to do is pass the trial that the King of Thieves will assign to her. Join the Guild, collect her yearly reward and buy a cure. Plus, Alli hopes the Guild will be the homethe family that Alli has always wanted. But when their trial goes wrong, innocent lives are put in danger, and Alli has to decide how much she can sacrifice in order to survive.
Deep in the heart of Texas is a small town where secret wishes have a funny way of coming true . . . With a nine-year-old daughter, an overdue light bill, and a job slinging burgers while zooming around on roller skates, Cassidy Roby is not living the glamorous life. But Cuervo, Texas, has its charms: quiet streets, loving family, and the down-home familiarity of knowing which of your neighbors are mean as snakes. With Cassidy's reputation, she knows what will happen if she steps a foot out of line. But how can she help it now that Mason Hannigan's back in town? As Cuervo's high school quarterback ten years ago, Mason was all rock-hard abs and yes-ma'am manners. Now that he's living the glitz and glory of the NFL, he's all that plus a couple million bucks. The desire blazing between them is too hot to hide. Cassidy has some experience getting her heart broken by the hometown heroand having the whole world watch her try to pick up the pieces. Will adding fame, fortune, and paparazzi be a playbook for disasteror lead to the biggest adventure of her life?
We Are All Made of Glue is the wickedly funny third novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka . Georgie Sinclair's life is coming unstuck. Her husband's left her. Her son's obsessed with the End of the World. And now her elderly neighbour Mrs Shapiro has decided they are related. Or so the hospital informs her when Mrs Shapiro has an accident and names Georgie next of kin. This, however, is not a case of a quick ward visit: Mrs Shapiro has a large rickety house full of stinky cats that needs looking after and that a pair of estate agents seem intent on swindling from her. Plus there are the 'Uselesses' trying to repair it (uselessly). Then there's social worker who wants to put her in a nursing home. Not to mention some letters that point to a mysterious, painful past. As Georgie tries her best to put Mrs Shapiro's life back together somehow she much stop her own from falling apart. . . 'Vibrant dialogue, a family meltdown, a clash of cultures and a wonderful cast of expertly observed characters. Pure laugh-out-loud social comedy' Daily Mail 'Excellent, irresistible' Scotland on Sunday 'Hilarious. A big-hearted confection of the comic and the poignant' Literary Review 'A big, bustling novel, told with enthusiasm by a narrator who is warm, winningly disaster-prone and, crucially, believable' Spectator Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels Two Caravans (published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada) and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin.