Is it impossible to let go despite the pain? Do you yearn for someone who is not physically or emotionally available to you? Do you believe that if you love him enough he will have to love you? When you feel insecure, does it drive you only to want her more? Do you find yourself phoning repeatedly or waiting long hours for the phone to ring? Do you wish someone would let go of you? Does an ex-lover or ex-spouse refuse to believe that it’s over? Do you receive unwanted phone calls, letters, presents, or visits? Is this pursuit of you creating so much anxiety that it affects your physical or emotional well-being? In this invaluable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward presents vivid case histories as well as the real-life voices of men and women caught in the grip of obsessive passion. Whether you are an obsessive lover or the target of such an obsession, here is a proven, step-by-step program that shows you how to recognize the connection compulsion, what causes it, and how to break its hold on your life so that you can go on to build healthy, lasting, and pain-free relationships. ..
Derrick Wright - Iwo Jima 1945
One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps - a titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion.
Julia Quinn - Everything and the Moon
It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been true, that he was a reckless seducer determined to destroy her innocence. . . and she was a shameless fortune hunter. So it most certainly was for the best when their plans to elope went hopelessly awry. Even after a seven-year separation, Victoria--now a governess--still leaves Robert breathless. But how could he ever again trust the raven-haired deceiver who had shattered his soul? And Victoria could never give her heart a second time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the first. But a passion fated will not be denied, and vows of love yearn to be kept. . . even when one promises the moon
Walker Percy - The Moviegoer
The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic. A brilliant novel. . . . . Percy touches the rim of so many human mysteries" --Harper's Winner of the 1961 National Book Award
Shalom Auslander - Hope: A Tragedy
Solomon Kugel wishes for nothing more than to be nowhere, to be in a place with no past, no history, no wars, no genocides. The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any import has ever happened, which is exactly why Kugel decided to move his family there. To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way. His ailing mother stubbornly holds on to life, and won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she never actually suffered through. To complicate matters further, some lunatic is burning down farmhouses just like the one he bought, and he fears his is next. And when, one night, Kugel discovers history a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history hiding in his attic, bad very quickly becomes worse. Like nothing you've read before, the critically acclaimed Shalom Auslander's debut novel is a hilarious and disquieting examination of the burdens and abuse of history, propelled with unstoppable rhythm and filled with existential musings and mordant wit. 'A wonderful, twisted, trangressive, heartbreaking, true, and hugely funny book. It will make very many people angry. It will also make very many people very happy.' A. L. Kennedy, author of Day 'Auslander writes like some contemporary comedic Jeremiah, thundering warnings of disaster and retribution. What makes him so terrifyingly funny is that he isn't joking.' Howard Jacobson, author of The Finkler Question, winner of the Man Booker Prize
Ismeretlen szerző - Illustration Now! - Portraits
This title deals with the art of likeness. It focuses on the spectrum of today's portraiture, from caricature to realism. The field of illustration has flourished over the last decade, with professionals working both by computer and by hand. In illustration, the single most challenging and captivating subject has been the portrait, frequently used in editorials, advertising, products, and most recently, being the subject of major exhibitions. The book gathers together the exclusive (and frequently unpublished) portrait work of over 80 illustrators from all over the world, many of whom were featured in "Illustration Now!", including Aaron Jasinski, Alex Gross, Andre Carrilho, Andrea Wicklund, and Anita Kunz.
Brian Abbs - Ingrid Freebairn - Chris Barker - Olivia Johnston - New Snapshot Elementary Language Booster
With New Snapshot you can: * Capture Students' interest and imagination though real characters and language, and up-to-the-minute teenage topics * Bring language to life * Widen students' experience of international culture through new culture pages, new projects and a new teenage lifestyles video. * Provide extra support with the unique Language Booster -- a Workbook and Grammar builder in one, now with Boost Your Writing sections to improve students' performance in the skill area. * Solve the problem of mixed ability classes with exercises at three levels of difficulty in the Language Booster.
Nagy Lajos - Angol keresztrejtvények
A rejtvényfejtés élvezetes kikapcsolódás. De angol nyelven próbáltad már? Rendkívül hasznos szókincsfejlesztő gyakorlat és remek kihívás. Ezt a rejtvénygyűjteményt korhatár nélkül ajánljuk bárkinek, hiszen a nyelvtanulás tempója egyéni. Ebben a kiadványban számos megfejtendő rejtvény vár azokra, akik szeretnék próbára tenni tudásukat. A fő hangsúly természetesen a szókincsen van.
Roderick Gordon - Brian Williams - Tunnels
Will finds his way into a frightening underground world in this fantasy adventure. Will's family may be dysfunctional, but he and his father are drawn together by their shared love of tunnels. Father and son dig not-quite-legal tunnels around London, unearthing Victorian jars, Codswallop bottles, 18th-century nails and other detritus of the city's history. When Will's father vanishes, Will and new friend Chester follow his trail into an underground city, the Colony. Will's fascination quickly gives way to dread, as the boys discover the Colony is peopled by xenophobic zealots and policed by the Styx, cruel magical despots. Will is determined to rescue Chester, and his quest leads him up against gruesome cruelties and startling betrayals. Dense but exciting. (Fantasy. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
Barbara Vine - The Birthday Present
Ivor Tesham is a handsome, single, young member of Parliament whose political star is on the rise. When he meets a woman in a chance encounter–a beautiful, leggy, married woman named Hebe–the two become lovers obsessed with their trysts, spiced up by what the newspapers like to call “adventure sex.” It’s the dress-up and role-play that inspire Ivor to create a surprise birthday present for his beloved that involves a curbside kidnapping. It’s all intended as mock-dangerous foreplay, but then things take a dark turn. After things go horribly wrong, Ivor begins to receive anonymous letters that reveal astonishingly speciﬁc details about the affair and its aftermath. Somehow he must keep his role from being uncovered–and his political future from being destroyed by scandal. Like a heretic on the inquisitor’s rack, Ivor is not to be spared the exquisitely slow and tortuous unfolding of events, as hints, nuances, and small revelations lay his darkest secrets hideously bare for all the world to see. The Birthday Present is a deft, insightful, and compulsively readable exploration of obsessive desire–and the dark twists of fate that can shake the lives of even those most insulated by privilege, sophistication, and power.
Anthony Ham - Kari Lundgren - Miles Roddis - Lonely Planet Norway
How will you see Norway? From behind a sled pulled by huskies? From the top of a glacier? Over an aquavit at Ibsen's old table in Oslo's Grand Café? The exquisitely clear air of Lofoten Islands, colourful wooden houses, remote Svalbard...so much to see. And so many ways to see it. * Special colour section with inspirational fjords itineraries * Sustainable travel options * Interviews with locals * Where to stay in Norway
Jane Green - Bookends
In Bookends, four friends in their 30s cope with changes. Following a dream, Cath is leaving a stable job to open a bookstore with her friend Lucy. Meanwhile, Lucy's husband, Josh, seems to be straying into the arms of an old college flame, and longtime friend Simon finds that his new beau is not winning favor among his dearest friends.
Susanna Jones - The Missing Person's Guide to Love
Isabel, Owen and Julia were childhood friends. But when they were fifteen, Julia disappeared without a trace – an event that had a devastating impact on the others. Years later, Isabel returns to her home town in the north of England for Owen’s funeral. She hadn’t seen him since they recklessly burned down the local supermarket together; he was sent to prison and she, just shy of her 18th birthday, to a young offenders’ centre. Isabel suspects that Owen was responsible for Julia’s murder, and she’s hoping finally to find some kind of resolution. Feeling cut off from her husband and child in Turkey, and awash with unexpected memories, Isabel ventures further into the murky depths of her past. But nothing is as it seems – either past or present – and as Isabel’s world unravels we finally realise the stunning, shattering truth...
Stephen W. Hawking - The Universe in a Nutshell
In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science — the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe — from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.
Christopher Rice - Blind Fall
From three-time New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice -- whose novels have been called "bold and ambitious" by The New York Times, "chillingly perverse" by USA Today, and "shocking, sexy...intricate" by Glamour -- comes this startling psychological thriller about an Iraq War vet who seeks redemption and revenge when a fellow Marine he failed to protect during the war is brutally murdered. John Houck became a Marine to become a hero. But his life changed when he failed to notice an explosive device that ended up maiming the captain of his Force Recon Company, a respected Marine who nearly sacrificed himself to save John's life. Home from Iraq, John pays a visit to his former captain, only to discover the captain has been gruesomely murdered. John pursues a strange man he sees running from the scene, but he discovers that Alex Martin is not the murderer. Alex is, in fact, the former captain's secret male lover and the killer's intended next victim. When it becomes clear that local law enforcement has direct connections to the murder itself, John realizes that to repay his debt of honor, he must teach Alex Martin how to protect himself, even if that means teaching Alex to kill. In the process, John confronts the painful truth about the younger brother he was unable to protect and the older sister he always felt he failed. Blind Fall is a story of honor and integrity, of turning failure into victory. It is a stunning departure for Christopher Rice: the story of two men, one a Marine, one gay, who must unite to avenge the death of the man they both loved -- one as a brother-in-arms, one as a lover -- and to survive.
John Lanchester - The Debt to Pleasure
Draws the reader, through descriptions of food and cooking, into a world of murder and art. Narrated by Tarquin, an ironist, epicurean and a snob, this novel is constructed around a series of seasonal menus, which unfold his autobiography.
Ismeretlen szerző - A Cup of Kindness (Oxford Bookworms)
In Edinburgh a detective listens to a confession; in Orkney an old man lives with the ghosts of his past. In the Outer Hebrides some travellers learn a lesson; in Glasgow a young woman steals a meeting with a famous actor; and in a small town somewhere a pigeon dies. These stories are as richly varied as the land of Scotland itself. Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world. This volume has stories by Scottish writers Eona Macnicol, Malcolm Laing, Ian Rankin, George Mackay Brown, and Susie Maguire.
John Fisher - Geoff Garvey - The Rough Guide to Crete
The Rough Guide to Crete is the biggest, most detailed and most comprehensive guide to Crete available. Established leader in its field, now in its sixth edition. Knowledgeable yet accessible coverage of the famous sites, with historical background on the island's Minoan past, including recent discoveries. It also illustrates Crete's place in ancient Greek myth. The guide includes the lesser-known beaches and stretches of coastline and gives unrivalled detail on the mountains including walking routes and unspoilt mountain villages. Sound coverage on wildlife and the environment, on Crete in literature, and on the island's traditional music. It also includes all the practical information Rough Guides are so highly regarded for - full details of how to get there, how to get around including local buses and boats where to stay, and what to eat.
Christian Lander - Whiter Shades of Pale
HOW WHITE YOU ARE! If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday _New York Times_–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice on dealing with the Caucasian population. Sure, their indie-band T-shirts, trendy politics, vegan diets, and pop-culture references make them all seem the same. But a closer look reveals that from Austin to Australia, from L.A. to the U.K., indigenous white people are as different from one another as 1 percent rBGH-free milk is different from 2 percent. Where do skinny jeans and bulky sweaters rule? Where is down-market beer the nectar of the hip? If you want to know the places cute girls with bangs and cool guys with beards roam and emo musicians and unpaid interns call home, you’d better switch off the _Adult Swim_ reruns, put down that copy of _The Onion_, pick up this book, and prepare to see the white.