The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France’s amazingly well-behaved children
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?
___ With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.
Neil Gaiman - The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains
Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-color edition of Neil Gaiman 19s award-winning novelette 1CThe Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains 1D 14a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. The text of The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection Stories: All New Tales. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman 19s story. In August 2010, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out crowd 14Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell 19s magnificent artwork was presented, scene by scene, on large screens. Narrative and art were accompanied by live music composed and performed especially for the story by the FourPlay String Quartet.
Lara Adrian - The Midnight Breed Series Companion
Part human, part otherworldly, the Breed has lived among humankind in secret for thousands of years . . . and now fans of the popular, best-selling Midnight Breed Series can delve deeper than ever before into this hidden, seductive race of vampires and the dark, thrilling universe they inhabit. A book that's been years in the making, the Midnight Breed Series Companion includes insider info on all of the novels, author notes on the creation of the story world and how the eleven-book (and counting!) series has evolved since its beginning as a contracted trilogy, a complete character guide, series trivia, questions from readers and more. This special series companion also includes "A Touch of Midnight"--an all-new, never-before-published, original novella featuring Gideon and Savannah, which finally reveals the story of how this reader favorite couple met and fell in love, and answers many questions that fans have been curious about since the series began!
David Ebershoff - The 19th Wife
Jordan returns from California to Utah to visit his mother in jail. As a teenager he was expelled from his family and religious community, a secretive Mormon offshoot sect. Now his father has been found shot dead in front of his computer, and one of his many wives - Jordan's mother - is accused of the crime. Over a century earlier, Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, Prophet and Leader of the Mormon Church, tells the sensational story of how her own parents were drawn into plural marriage, and how she herself battled for her freedom and escaped her powerful husband, to lead a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. Bold, shocking and gripping, The 19th Wife expertly weaves together these two narratives: a pageturning literary mystery and an enthralling epic of love and faith.
Julie Garwood - Mercy
Attorney Theo Buchanan-brother of seasoned FBI agent Nick Buchanan, the hero of HEARTBREAKER-is in New Orleans to receive an award for his work with the Department of Justice. When he becomes unexpectedly ill at the gala ceremony, a beautiful stranger rushes him to the hospital and ultimately saves his life. The woman-a brilliant surgeon named Michelle Renard-intrigues Theo, but before he can learn more about her, she leaves New Orleans and returns to her small clinic on the Lousiana bayou. Theo seeks her out to thank her, but finds more than he bargains for. When he arrives in the little town of Bowen, he discovers that Michelle is being followed, her house has been broken into and her clinic has been destroyed. Theo is in a position to return the ulitimate favor. Michelle saved his life…now can he save hers? Behind the threat is a secret society that will stop at nothing to satisfy its greed, including murder. From the time they became friends in prep school, the four who secretly call themselves the Sowing Club have been ruled by their ambitions and their depravity, bound by a pact that will guarantee them millions in cash. One woman, however, stands between them and their ultimate prize…one woman who can destroy them…and they will do whatever it takes to silence her. For Michelle Renard, there will be no mercy.
Susan Minot - Folly
A brilliant novel of the heart from the acclaimed author of Monekys and Lust & Other Stories. A conventional girl of 1917 Boston discovers unconventional stirrings when two men present her with proposals. For, in her world--from Beacon Hill to summers in Maine to grand tours of the Europe between the world wars--the choice of a husband defines a woman's life.
Amanda Hocking - Ice Kissed
Bryn Aven has always longed to be a part of the Kanin world. Though she has no social status because she’s a half-breed, she refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm . . . the glittering palace of the Skojare. The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal rival who’s been threatening the Kanin, and, being half Skojare herself, it’s a chance for Bryn to learn more about her heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing her mission and wants to help. He’s always been her most trusted friend—but as their undeniable attraction heats up, he becomes a distraction she can’t afford. Brynn is about to discover that the Skojare world is full of secrets, and as she’s drawn in deeper and deeper, she doesn’t know who to trust. As she gets closer to Ridley, she realizes she may not even be able to trust her own heart.
Amanda Hocking - Crystal Kingdom
Bryn must decide: follow her head or her heart. Thrown into a world of suspense and intrigue, Bryn has to fight to clear her name. But she's not alone. With help from the Trylle - including Finn Holmes - she's on a quest to discover the truth. With her life and her world on the line, will Bryn be able to risk it all?
George Saunders - Tenth of December
Instantly astounding and enduringly haunting, one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection yet From the undisputed master of the short story, George Saunders, comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection. His most wryly hilarious work to date, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Divisional Director Todd Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx' in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. Although, as a young boy discovers, sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in December...With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, Tenth of December sings with astonishing charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers.
Stephenie Meyer - Tentation
Bella fête ses 18 ans. La soirée d’anniversaire que lui organisent les Cullen tourne mal : la jeune fille se blesse et la vue de son sang provoque des réactions diverses chez les vampires. Trois jours plus tard, Edward lui annonce qu’il ne l’aime plus et que sa famille déménage. Bella ne comprend pas ce brusque retournement et sombre dans la dépression. Elle reprend le dessus peu à peu et s’aperçoit qu’en courant de graves dangers elle peut entendre la voix d’Edward. Elle décide alors de s’exposer régulièrement. Dans ce but, elle restaure de vieilles motos avec Jacob, le fils de Billy. Une amitié amoureuse se noue entre eux. Mais le retour soudain de Victoria et Laurent jette le trouble à Forks. Bella se retrouve traquée. Elle est sauvée in extremis par le clan indien des Protecteurs, qui ne sont autres que des loups-garous, ennemis héréditaires des vampires...
Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man
That The Illustrated Man has remained in print since being published in 1951 is fair testimony to the universal appeal of Ray Bradbury's work. Only his second collection (the first was Dark Carnival, later reworked into The October Country), it is a marvelous, if mostly dark, quilt of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In an ingenious framework to open and close the book, Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story, such as "The Veldt," wherein rowdy children take a game of virtual reality way over the edge. Or "Kaleidoscope," a heartbreaking portrait of stranded astronauts about to reenter our atmosphere--without the benefit of a spaceship. Or "Zero Hour," in which invading aliens have discovered a most logical ally--our own children. Even though most were written in the 1940s and 1950s, these 18 classic stories will be just as chillingly effective 50 years from now. --Stanley Wiater -
Paul Gallico - Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris
Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, when tidying Lady Dant's wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life - a Dior dress. In all the years of her drab and humble existence, she's never seen anything as magical as the dress before her and she's never wanted anything as much before. Determined to make her dream come true, Mrs Harris scrimps, saves and slaves away until one day, after three long, uncomplaining years, she finally has enough money to go to Paris. When she arrives at the House of Dior, Mrs Harris has little idea of how her life is about to be turned upside down and how many other lives she will transform forever. Always kind, always cheery and always winsome, the indomitable Mrs Harris takes Paris by storm and learns one of life's greatest lessons along the way. This treasure from the 1950s introduces the irrepressible Mrs Harris, part charlady, part fairy-godmother, whose adventures take her from her humble London roots to the heights of glamour.
Larry McMurtry - Lonesome Dove
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.
Richard Castle - Peter David - A Calm Before Storm
The Derrick Storm adaptations continue in an all-new miniseries based on the hit ABC show Castle! Derrick Storm's gruesome discovery winds up drawing him into an international spectacle. Who is The Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick's father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick Storm reaches out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? Don't miss the espionage thriller has comic book and Castle fans raving!
Eleanor H. Porter - Miss Billy - Married
In which the gifted author of Pollyanna, the most popular book for the year 1913, scores another success and makes the married life of adorable Billy Neilson--the heroine of the "Miss Billy" books--and Bertram Henshaw a story of unusual tenderness and sweetness. There is a deal of delicious humor and common sense, too, in the story, and happiness in abundance, even in the trying days when the young bride finds herself bereft of a cook and burdened with the care of a Beacon Street household. But whether the weather be fair or threatening, she is 'just Billy,' happy when making someone's burden lighter, happier still with the advent of Bertram, Jr., and happiest of all when her husband is able to use his strong right arm again, even to paint the dreaded 'face of a girl.' As is the case with all of Mrs. Porter's books, the story is 'always life,' gracefully and sympathetically presented, carrying with it a message of happiness.
Eleanor H. Porter - Miss Billy (angol)
Billy Neilson was eighteen years old when the aunt, who had brought her up from babyhood, died. Miss Benton's death left Billy quite alone in the world-alone, and peculiarly forlorn. To Mr. James Harding, of Harding & Harding, who had charge of Billy's not inconsiderable property, the girl poured out her heart in all its loneliness two days after the funeral.
James Patterson - Marshall Karp - NYPD Red 2
A vigilante killer is playing judge, jury and executioner in New York City. When the tortured body of a woman is found on a carousel in Central Park, the elite team at NYPD Red are put on the case. Someone has been hunting down suspects who have escaped conviction for brutal crimes, and this is victim number four. The body has been scrubbed clean, just like the rest, destroying any shred of evidence. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best, but whoever is committing these murders clearly knows how to avoid detection. As public and political pressure mounts, Zach and Kylie find themselves in a deadly game with an opponent who already knows every move they make....
Simone Elkeles - Better Than Perfect
Ashtyn's life just got complicated. Her boyfriend is being distant and her sister's back at home after ten years - with a stepson in tow! Derek has a perfect body, THE sexiest smile and a car - Ashtyn's only way to escape from her crazy life. But Derek likes to play by his own rules and is keen to take Ashtyn on a ride she'll never forget. As they spend more and more time alone together, will Derek's flirty games drive Ashtyn wild? A sweet and steamy romance from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles.
Robin Cook - Seizure
Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential southern demagogue, whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies remotely associated with human reproduction. As the chairman of a subcommittee on health policy, he introduces legislation to ban a new cloning procedure that would take stem cell research to the next level. Dr. Daniel Lowell, the inventor of the technique, sees the proposed ban as a blow to his biotech startup, and to people poised to benefit from its promised therapies.