tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow… and every one brings us awesome new wonders, heart-stopping new adventures. Dr. Asimov shows us the Olympics, 21st-century style… a suicidal computer… a child who found a mother — 40,000 years too late… and other incredible visions, waiting to come true, just a few tomorrows up the road. ~~
Megan Bostic - Never Eighteen
Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life. Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go. But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.
Keira Andrews - Eight Nights
Lucas McKenzie figures spending the holidays with his annoying roommate's family is better than being alone on campus. The last thing he expects is to lust over Sam's brother -- or for Nate to actually want him back. They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can't keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate's only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill. Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough.
Hisaye Yamamoto - Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories brings together fifteen stories that span Hisaye Yamamoto's forty-year career. It was her first book to be published in the United States. Yamamoto's themes include the cultural conflicts between the first generation, the Issei and their children, the Nisei; coping with prejudice; and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans.
Alistair Horne - Seven Ages of Paris
London is male, New York sexually ambivalent, writes Horne. But "has any sensible person ever doubted that Paris is fundamentally a woman?" The renowned historian (The Fall of Paris, etc.) thus conceives of his history of the city of lights as "linked biographical essays, depicting seven ages... in the long, exciting life of a sexy and beautiful, but also turbulent, troublesome and sometimes excessively violent woman." Horne's admittedly idiosyncratic seven ages begin in the 13th century, when King Philippe Auguste made Paris the administrative and cultural center of France. The second age was that of the Protestant Henri of Navarre (later King Henri IV) who, after unsuccessfully besieging the city, converted to Catholicism because, he said, "Paris is worth a mass," and began "to clear away the cluttered medieval quartiers... and replace them with an orderly, classical elegance." The third era was that of King Louis XIV, a period of amazing cultural flowering, though the Sun King moved the seat of government away from Paris, to Versailles. Napoleon brought to Paris a postrevolutionary stability and grandeur, and began to construct a modern sewer system. Under Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann, during the city's fifth age, Paris was remade, but the era ended with the bloodletting of the Commune. Age six took the city from the belle epoque through the beginning of WWII, and the last from the occupation to 1969. Horne brings to this brilliant and entertaining account the same urban passion that Peter Ackroyd brought to his recent "biography" of London-and it is sure to delight Francophiles everywhere. 8 pages of color and 16 pages of b&w illus. not seen by PW. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Darcy Cosper - Wedding Season
_Seventeen weddings. Six months. Only the strong survive._ Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common—most importantly, that neither one wants to get married. Ever. But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they’re so opposed to marriage when the rest of world can't wait to walk down the aisle. And as the season heats up and the pressures mount, Joy must confront what it means—and what it costs—to be true to one's self. Joining Joy on this matrimonial odyssey are her best friend, a gorgeous, garrulous lesbian from Louisiana; the fast-talking co-founder and motley employees of her ghostwriting agency, Invisible Inc.; her flamboyantly gay older brother; her high-strung mother, a famous divorce lawyer; and a sexy, celebrated young memoirist with designs on Gabriel. A witty, wicked comedy of manners in the satirical tradition of Jane Austen, Evelyn Waugh, and Oscar Wilde, Wedding Season is an intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny examination of friendship, faith, integrity, and the ideas and institutions that bind us together, shape our lives, and define who we are. Darcy Cosper is a writer and book reviewer. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Village Voice, Nerve, and GQ, the New York Journal News, and in the anthologies Full Frontal Fiction and the forthcoming Sex & Sensibility. She lives in Los Angeles and New York. This is her first novel.
Zsigmond Móricz - Seven pennies and other short stories
'Small nations talk rather defiantly about their great men. They know that the world really has no time to discover them.' So wrote the essayist László Németh in an article for German readers at the time of Móricz's death in 1942. For Hungarians, Zsigmond Móricz is one of the outstanding authors of a period rich in good writing, a man with a profound knowledge of his country and its problems, both political and social.
Lewis Jones - Seventh Heaven
Selecting material from these seven books and compiling the items into a single hardback has given me the chance to make them better. Not all of the items made it into the final cut. Some of them had been overtaken by time— for example, the number effects which relied on coin dates in the 1900s only. Some had already re-appeared as updated versions in other publications. Some effects have been shortened and tightened up. In some cases, I’d figured out better or simpler ways of achieving the same effect. Some have had the benefit of ingenious improvements suggested by friends. In fact, all the items have profited from second thoughts. Many of the items are card effects, but for the sake of variety, you’ll also encounter coins, bills, business cards, books, magazines, ear rings, paper and pencil, wristwatches, handkerchiefs, pens, telephones, thimbles, cigarette papers, and diaries.
T. E. Lawrence - Seven Pillars of Wisdom
The monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place in history as "Lawrence of Arabia." Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful epic and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great man who helped shape the Middle East as it exists today.
Eric Redmond - Jim R. Wilson - Seven Databases in Seven Weeks
Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Riak, and Postgres: with each database, you’ll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights the concepts and features that make it shine. You’ll explore the five data models employed by these databases: relational, key/value, columnar, document, and graph. See which kinds of problems are best suited to each, and when to use them. You’ll learn how MongoDB and CouchDB are strikingly different, and discover the Dynamo heritage at the heart of Riak. Make your applications faster with Redis and more connected with Neo4J. Use MapReduce to solve Big Data problems. Build clusters of servers using scalable services like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Understand the tradeoffs between consistency and availability, and when you can use them to your advantage. Use multiple databases in concert to create a platform that’s more than the sum of its parts, or find one that meets all your needs at once. Seven Databases in Seven Weeks will take you on a deep dive into each of the databases, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to choose the ones that fit your needs.
Rita Mae Brown - Six of One
Whether careening through town propelling cars like long-range missiles, or laying waste to a costumed July Fourth parade, Wheezie and Juts Hunsenmeir are Runnymede's most irrepressible, mule-headed sister scat. together these unrivaled Southern siblings cheerfully raise hell-and a hell of a family-among some of the most colorful townsfolk you're ever likely to meet. Chief among them is elegant Celeste Chalfonte. As exquisite as she is fearless, Celeste kills a man and marries a woman, sloe-eyed Ramelle Bowman. And when Ramelle has Curtis Chalfronte's child, no one bats an eye-even though Ramelle has no intention of leaving her beloved Celeste. Then there's Fannie Jump Creighton who runs a speakeasy in her mansion. And activist Fairy Thatcher, who disappears into Hitler's Germany. Through it all run Wheezie and Juts, heading pell-mell into the future with their hands firmly gripped around each other's throats. spanning more than fifty years of the tumultuous twentieth century, Six of One is a joyous celebration of the human sprit-and the ties binding even the unlikeliest families.
Roald Dahl - The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
A work by the author who twists everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies: Turtles, Fingersmiths, The Mildenhall, Treasure, even the spooky story of the man who can see without eyes.
Lori M. Lee - Gates of Thread and Stone
In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe. In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her. Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.
Kit Berry - Moondance of Stonewylde
In the second adventure, the cracks are beginning to show in the idyllic Stonewylde community As Yul and Sylvie's forbidden friendship grows into something deeper, Magus' true nature starts to emerge through his charming facade. Ever since Yul defied him at the Summer Solstice, his power has been waning, and his mood darkening. Yul is the problem, and Magus is going to deal with him--nobody challenges his authority and survives. Sylvie is in danger too, as Magus has discovered her secret, and now, her magical gift and Magus' desire to possess it is putting her life at risk. As each full moon rises Sylvie is made to suffer more, and the agony she endures as her magic is stolen leaves her increasingly exhausted, sapping her will to fight back. Unless Magus can be stopped, every full moon could be Sylvie's last. As glorious summer turns to golden autumn, the magic of Stonewylde is becoming a curse to the very people it should nurture. The darkness of winter follows and as it does Sylvie and Yul's lives hang by a whisker. Either they will save each other, or history will repeat itself at the sinister standing stone above the cliffs.
Kit Berry - Magus Of Stonewylde
Magus of Stonewylde is the first book in a series of five, the Stonewylde Series. Just published in the USA, it's enjoying great success in the UK. It's contemporary fiction set in an authentic pagan context. It appeals to adults and teens who like an unusual, exciting read. Stonewylde is a place of standing stones and natural earth energy - an idyllic refuge from the stressful modern world. But all is not quite as it seems. There's a darker, more sinister side to the vast country estate, hidden away in the green hills of southern England. Sylvie and her mother are invited to the alternative community of Stonewylde and believe their troubles are over. But slowly they discover hidden aspects of life in the enclosed world ruled by the enigmatic Magus. There's a price to be paid for this sanctuary. One boy alone understands why Sylvie has been brought here, and the danger her arrival has triggered. Meticulous research into pagan rituals and customs, and ancient rural crafts and folklore ensures authenticity to every detail. A cast of unforgettable characters play out this exciting story against the dazzling backdrop of English countryside. This series is one that will linger in the reader's imagination long after the books are finished.
Holly Webb - Holly Webb's Kitten Tales
Three cute kitten stories to treasure in one book, from best-selling author Holly Webb. Holly Webb's Kitten Tales includes Sky the Unwanted Kitten, Ginger the Stray Kitten and Misty the Abandoned Kitten. This gorgeous collection would make a fantastic birthday present for any little girl who loves kittens and any Holly Webb fan. Sky the Unwanted Kitten: Lucy's parents surprise her with a beautiful kitten called Sky, in the hope that it will help her to settle into their new home. Lucy loves Sky but, as she's still upset with her parents for moving, she pretends not to be interested in the kitten. Poor Sky is left confused and alone - why doesn't Lucy want her? Ginger the Stray Kitten: Rosie loves visiting Ginger, the tiny stray kitten on the farm near her gran's house. But when the farm is sold to developers and the builders start work, the kitten is terrified! Suddenly the world is a very scary place...Misty the Abandoned Kitten:Amy has always wanted a cat, but her parents think she's too young. She's thrilled when she spots a tiny kitten one morning. The kitten she calls Misty is shy at first, but gradually begins to trust Amy. How long can she keep the stray kitten a secret? Holly Webb's Animal Stories have sold over a million copies in the UK. From stolen kittens to lost puppies and runaways, Holly's tales of puppies and kittens have won her legions of fans. The perfect series for animal lovers aged six and up.
Erin Hunter - Mistystar's Omen
A devastating challenge for the new leader of RiverClan . . . In this original Warriors novella, when Leopardstar loses her ninth life, her longtime deputy, Mistyfoot, steps up to receive her new name—Mistystar—and lead her Clan through a troublesome time. But Mistystar is about to discover a shocking secret about RiverClan, and her leadership is plunged into crisis as soon as it begins.
Terry Brooks - Witches' Brew
Former Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday was proud and happy. And why not? The Magic Kingdom of Landover, which he ruled as High Lord, was finally at peace, and he and his wife, the sylph Willow, could watch their daughter Mistaya grow. And grow she did--shooting through infancy in months, learning to walk and to swim in the same week. Mistaya had been born a seedling, nourished by soils from Landover, Earth, and the fairy mists, come into being in the dank, misty deadness of the Deep Fell. With dazzling green eyes that cut to the soul, she was as lovely as her mother, and Ben wanted nothing more than to enjoy his daughter's childhood and his peaceful kingdom forever. But his idyll was interrupted when Rydall, a king of lands beyond the fairy mist, assembled armies on Landover's border and threatened to invade unless Ben was able to defeat Rydall's seven champions. Some counseled the High Lord to refuse Rydall's challenge, but Holiday could not, for Mistaya had been snatched from her guardians by foul magic. And Rydall held the key to her fate...
Kinley MacGregor - Sword of Darkness
The new king of Camelot wears no shining armor: Arthur and his knights have fallen and a new king rules. In the darkest forest... A scared, forsaken youth has become the most powerful—and feared—man in the world. Ruthless and unrestrained, Kerrigan has long ceased to be human. In the heart of London... A spirited peasant mired in drudgery, Seren dreams of becoming her own woman, but never expects that by fleeing her fate, she will meet her destiny. Their worlds are forever changed... Kerrigan's goal is simple: barter or kill Seren to claim Arthur's Round Table. Yet she is the one person who holds no fear of him. More than that, her nobility sparks something foreign inside him. In his nether realm, kindness is weakness and a king who harbors any sort of compassion loses his throne. For countless centuries, Kerrigan has lived alone in the shadows. Now Seren's courage has forced him into the light that will bring either salvation to both of them...or death.
Peter B. High - An Outline of American Literature
An Outline of American Literature provides a complete survey of the English prose, poetry and drama of the United States from Colonial times to the 1980s. It discusses the work of major writeres in their historical context, with quotations, examples and illustrations. Key features of this book are: - a critical survey of American literature from the late 1500s to the present day - a glossary of literary terms - a table of historical and literary events