How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness – and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.
Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise – or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job.So she goes home to Houston – and her sister, Mackie – for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby – and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea – an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once – instead of the other way around. But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line – and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.
Melissa Nathan - The Learning Curve
The captivating new novel from the bestselling author of The Nanny... Nicky Hobbs loves teaching at the local primary school. She’s idolized by her class — in particular tenyear-old Oscar Samuels — but she’s starting to find she’d quite like some adult adoration for a change. Mark Samuels is a frazzled single father working all the hours to provide for his beloved son, Oscar. But he’s unable to see that Oscar would prefer his presence to his presents once in a while… Ms. Hobbs knows Mr. Samuels is a heartless workaholic. Mr. Samuels is certain Ms. Hobbs is an interfering busybody. But when they finally meet they start to discover that first impressions can be deceptive. And perhaps they’ve both got a bit of learning to do…
Csenkey Éva - Gyugyi László - Hárs Éva - The golden age of Zsolnay
This book presents one of the finest and most beautiful Zsolnay collections in the world exhibited in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs. The collection was assembled over several decades with exquisite taste, professionalism and careful devotion by Dr. László Gyugyi, Hungarianborn scientist, who now lives in America. Comprising almost six-hundred objects once produced for world exhibitons and the international market, it represents the summitof artistic achievement reached by the Zsolnay Factory during the periods of Historicism and Art Nouveau around the turn of the last millennium. Studies based on the latest research conducted by professional experts and excellent photos provide new surprises for collectors and anyone who takes pleasure in art objects. The vases, platters, pitchers, lamps and ceramic paintings shown here radiate both the magic of a distant past and the timeless, irresistible glory of artistic desire.
Maree Giles - Under the Green Moon
With her striking looks and long blonde hair, Daisy Entwistle brings a shudder to the residents of New Sands in Botany Bay. For Daisy is eerily similar in appearance to her grandmother Rachel Calthorpe who, forty years earlier, drowned on a ship bound for England. It isn't her death, though, that haunts the community: it is her association with an aboriginal girl, and the vicious assault that left a young man lucky to be alive. But looks aren't the only thing that Daisy has in common with her grandmother. When Amelia, an aboriginal girl, joins her class, Daisy's discovers a different Australia, and she is determined to discover the truth about her family's past.
Philip Newell - Recording Studio Design
Using straight-forward language and practical examples, Philip Newell covers the key principles of making a successful studio construction. In this third edition of Recording Studio Design, he gives you the skills you need to avoid disaster and create an efficient and effective acoustical environment to record and produce the fineset audio. Learn from Newell's years of experience as he provides great detail on the practical recording application in various acoustic environments, and explores complex issues, providing real-world solutions. This new edition expands and develops on the topics from the previous editions, updating it for the digital age, so you have all the current information you need to build, adapt or update your recording studio. "Intended for recording professionals, this guide to the design of state of the art recording facilities provides detailed technical instruction on the creation and optimization of all facets of the modern studio. Beginning with a discussion of general acoustics and sound principles, the work covers topics such as neutral room design, variable acoustics, control rooms, studio monitoring, power conditions and main supplies, and analogue audio interfacing. Chapters include numerous technical illustrations and photographs, and this third edition is fully updated to reflect current technologies in use in the recording industry." - Reference and Research Book News
Jane Scovell - Oona - a biography of Oona O'Neill Chaplin
Oona O'Neil was named New America Debutante of the 1941-2 social season. At 18 she shocked the world by running off and marrying Charlie Chaplin, 36 years her senior. This text reveals Oona's story and life in the world of Hollywood.
Pierre Boulle - Monkey Planet
First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four sequels and two television series . . . and now the newest film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems. They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.
Victoria Fox - Temptation Island
Welcome to Paradise. Only the rich are invited... only the strongest survive. But is it heaven on earth or a devil s playground? Fame. Money. Success. Lori wants them Aurora is being destroyed by them, and Stevie s got them at her best friends expense. These three women are all drawn unwittingly to the shores of Temptation Island, all looking for their own truth. But they discover a secret so shocking there s no turning back. It s wicked, it s sensational. Are you ready to be told? The island promises the one thing money can t buy - but the glittering waters drown dark secrets... The price is devastating.
Gerald Durrell - The Overloaded Ark
Mr. Durrell is an animal collector and this account of an expedition he made to west Africa, is 'written with both a sense of the burning African colours and a pen capable of translating them into polychromatic black and white... I can think of no more wholesomely escapist experience than travelling for an all-too-brief spell in Mr durrell's overloaded ark' _( Daily Telegraph) _ 'I want to try convey how much enjoyment recieved from this book... it has certainly given me a much deeper understanding of the motives and pleasures of men who live this kind of life,' wrote _ Truth. _ This is not only an exciting book, it is also highly amusing, by a man 'who really can write' and illustrated, brilliantly, by Sabine Bauer.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Book of Jezebel
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and organizing reader meet-ups in cities all over the world. By 2008, the devotion of the self-appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right and left. With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman. Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby-sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must-read for the modern woman.
Nigel D. Findley - 2XS
To Excess - that's how they say it on the streets, before it destroyed their minds. Dirk Montgomery thinks he knows those streets. He's watched the change with the world, as the powers of magic grow and alter the balances of power. He thinks he understands even the deepest shadows and the darkest of hearts. He is wrong. Now there's something out there beyond his understanding. Something foul and alien. Something that will consume even the most wary soul. Even Dirks.
Blair Tindall - Mozart in the Jungle
Blair Tindall has been a professional oboe player for over twenty-five years. In this provocative memoir, she blows the lid off the secret world of classical music, exposing a musical demi-monde where alcohol and drugs are ubiquitous, where musicians perform high or hungover and where it's standard to trade sex for work. As Tindall admits: 'I got hired for most of my gigs in bed'. "Mozart in the Jungle" is the first book to tell the truth about the conservatories that produce thousands of graduates a year for a handful of jobs, the superstar conductors and soloists who lord it over orchestral peons, and a fine arts establishment that is as bloated as it is self-destructive.
Ian Rankin - Blood Hunt
It begins with a phone call. Gordon Reeve's brother has been found dead in his car in San Diego - the car was locked from the inside, a gun in his hand. In the US to identify the body Gordon comes to realise that his brother has in fact been murdered. What's more, it is soon obvious that his own life is in danger. Once back in Scotland he finds out that there have been more visitors than usual to his house and his home has been bugged by professionals. But Reeve is a professional too. Ex-SAS, he was half of a two-man unit with someone he came to fear, then to hate. It looks like his Nemesis is back. The horror has just begun . . .
Mystery - Chris Odom - The Pickup Artist
The world’s greatest pickup artist is back! After the bestselling exposé The Game pulled back the curtain on Mystery and his culture of professional pickup artists, he became an international phenomenon. Unfortunately, while it’s no secret that Mystery’s ideas are wildly effective, women have started to catch on. They’ve seen the show and heard the routines—so now it’s time for the next level of game! With techniques honed over fifteen years of trial, error, and ultimate triumph, and following his hit VH1 reality series, the celebrated sensei is back with his latest living-large exploits and a new and improved playbook for the twenty-first-century playboy. As the book begins, Mystery and his crew have withdrawn to their swank Miami mansion to plot their next move. When a new student comes to stay at the house, Mystery draws him deep into the pickup-artist lifestyle and shows him an intimate portrait of the master of seduction. Mystery lays out a complete system of game, and unveils his latest (and fully field-tested) strategies and techniques. The Pickup Artist includes • a list of all the triggers that create—and destroy—attraction • a new way to approach strangers and start a conversation: microcalibrated openers • Mystery’s most powerful humor technique, the Absurd—so you’ll never run out of things to say again • a full chapter on physical escalation (touching, kissing, “making a move”) • the solution to inner-game issues, for when you’re not confident enough • and much, much more Whether he’s holding court with eager disciples in South Beach, hanging out with his crew of fellow super-seducers in Las Vegas, or partying it up in the Hollywood Hills, Mystery is never far from where the action is—and never fails to get a piece of it. Now it’s your turn. Read The Pickup Artist and get into the game.
Joan Slonczewski - The Children Star
Idealistic Brother Rod and the Spirit Brethren sponsor an orphaned children's colony on the harsh and inhospitable alien planet Prokaryon. But the entire planet's ecosystem is too structured, too controlled, to be natural. So when Proteus Unlimited, a greedy interstellar corporation decides to strip-mine and then terraform the planet, the search for the intelligences behind the environment becomes a race against time. And what will happen to the orphans if the surface of the planet is boiled off?
Sara Raasch - Ice Like Fire
It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves? Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats? As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.
Tim Winton - Dirt Music
‘Generous, earthy and raw . . . Mysteries don’t come more heartfelt than this’ Independent Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded with a fisherman she doesn’t love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she looks up from the computer screen to see a shadow lurking on the beach below, and a dangerous new element enters her life. Luther Fox, the local poacher. Jinx. Outcast. So begins an unlikely alliance. Set in the wild landscape of Western Australia, this is a novel about the odds of breaking with the past, a love story about people stifled by grief or regret, whose dreams are lost, whose hopes have dried up. It’s a journey across landscapes within and without, about the music that sometimes arises from the dust. ‘Winton keeps writing fiction that makes the novel feel alive to a continent of possibilities’ Evening Standard ‘Winton is not a great Australian novelist; he is a great novelist, full stop’ The Times
Ismeretlen szerző - A Third Ladybird Book of Nursery Rhymes
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Michael Palin - Around the World in 80 Days
In _Around the World in 80 Days_ we join Michael Palin on the first of his great adventures. Following in the footsteps of the fictional Phileas Fogg, he makes real the journey which author Jules Verne imagined more than a century earlier. From the opulence of the "Orient Express" to the lurching progress of an Egyptian camel, from the hot and lively streets of Madras to the lofty heights of a hot-air balloon over Colorado, there is never a dull moment in this hilarious account of a journey full of surprises. _Around the World in 80 Days_ is essential reading for every would-be traveller. Writing in his characteristically engaging and witty style, Palin paints a vivid picture of the people and places around him, reinforcing his reputation as one of the world's favourite travel writers. 'His easy-going charm and passion for discovery are captivating.' - _The Daily Express_. 'Palin recounts the journey charmingly in daily diary entries. Beautifully illustrated, the book shows the programme's virtues, such as Palin's enthusiasim and naturalness.' - _The Observer_.
Libba Bray - Beauty Queens
From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.