From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier
1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck – in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life.
1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last.
Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet.
Kevin Leman - Sheet Music
With his characteristic warmth and humor, Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. This frank and practical book is a perfect resource for married and engaged couples. Dr. Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
András Kovács-Magyar - The Biggest Secret: The Truth
We have often heard of people speaking of simple things simply, and also persons who speak of the exceptional and non-average things, or of “the great thing”, simply. The author of this book - András Kovács-Magyar an engineer, who was knighted a Saint George Knight in 1995, is a personality who always talks about “the great thing”, the truth, simply, but greatly. Even during one lecture he shows us and makes us feel how the human thirst for knowledge is entangled with the Holy Spirit and all-penetrating love. Now that I am writing these dedicating lines to the book of my dear friend, I raise the question: how will today’s people consider this book? And it is more important for me than the next question, which is, how future people will regard this book since I already know the answer to that latter question. There will definitely be readers who will be startled when seeing or hearing something new. There will be those who will only understand and accept “the truth” of our time. Such people are not yet ready to accept the things written here because they think such things are impossible today. However, those who do not depend on the passive and confusing present and who are curious to find the truth, should pay attention to the person on the side of truth: the keeper of national identity, the representative of the universal faith who knows many things about the order of Nature and the laws of the created worlds, both on theoretical and on practical levels. As I was privileged to have an insight in the author’s workshop, I can tell you that in his this book András gives a picture of spirit, religion, history, art and literature to the reader which makes, in the end, a lively, complete, uniform and coherent whole. When progressing through the book, the Dear Readers will understand more and more. They will be able to change their attitude, and then this change will free their souls to find the divine essence that lives within because it is no religion, but a new spiritual attitude. This new attitude does not require any guru or priest, but - and this is the big future - everyone can become the master of their own lives. I believe in the great old wisdom that each book has its own fate. But what is it that has been able to maintain the various pieces of work that represent true value? Primarily, the authors’ blessing radiating from them and secondly, the truth they contain. Moreover, pure heart and the openness for unknown things and finally the quality it was written with. I will never stop believing in the power of the truth, the completeness of an open heart and the value of high quality work, but, above all, I believe in God’s blessing which created life and sustains it. What an elevating thought is it that András Kovács-Magyar’s new book is inspired by his deep faith in God and the love of humankind. While his revolutionary writings about faith and spirit are divided into parts they constitute a complete whole as each chapter is a worship. His writings emanate respect for God and respect for His son, King Jesus. In this book, we can follow the writings of a talented man who is not a preacher, a theologian or a high priest in the modern sense, but much more: the initiated spiritual practitioner of the Creator’s Will here on this Earth. Dr. Attila Nagy
Pablo Hidalgo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Visual Dictionary
The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Beautiful photography and clear, authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson.
Oscar Wilde - Dorian Gray arcképe / The Picture of Dorian Gray
KÉTNYELVŰ KIADVÁNY! Dorian szépsége elbűvöli Basil Hallward-ot, aki az ifjú portréjával a tiszta naivitásnak állít művészi emléket. A színen feltűnik Lord Henry Wotton, aki meggyőzi a festő modelljét, hogy ifjonti szépsége a legfontosabb erénye. Mikor Dorian ráébred arra, hogy fiatalsága nem tart örökké, kijelenti, hogy bármit megadna, ha maga helyett festett arcképe öregedne. Ebben a fausti pillanatban kívánsága teljesül. Dorian így mindig friss és üde, ártatlan arca a csábítás pompás fegyvere. Saját szépsége elvarázsolja, nárcizmusán azonban fölülemelkedik az arckép változása miatt elő-előtörő aggodalma. A festményről tulajdon romló lelke néz vele farkasszemet… Wilde regénye az angol irodalom alapműve, korának botrányirodalma. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme.
Ismeretlen szerző - Desert Plants
Deserts appear very fascinating during our short visits. However, the lives of plants and animals are very dif?cult under the harsh climatic conditions of high tempe- ture and scant water supply in deserts, sometimes associated with high concent- tions of salt. The editor of this book was born and brought up in the Great Indian Desert, and has spent much of his life studying the growth and metabolism of desert plants. It is very charming on a cool summer evening to sit at the top of a sand dune listening only to blowing air and nothing else. It has been my dream to prepare a volume on desert plants encompassing various aspects of desert plant biology. In this book, I have tried to present functional and useful aspects of the vegetation resources of deserts along with scienti?c input aimed at understanding and impr- ing the utility of these plants. The scant vegetation of deserts supports animal life and provides many useful medicines, timber and fuel wood for humans. Therefore, there are chapters devoted to medicinal plants (Chap. 1), halophytes (Chaps. 13, 14), and fruit plants (Chaps. 17, 20). Desert plants have a unique reproductive biology (Chaps. 9–11), well-adapted eco-physiological and anatomical charact- istics (Chap. 7), and specialised metabolism and survival abilities. These plants are dif?cult to propagate and pose many problems to researchers developing biote- nological approaches for their amelioration (Chaps. 18–20).
Eric Ambler - The Mask of Dimitrios
English crime novelist Charles Latimer is travelling in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of police inspector Colonel Haki, from whom he hears of Dimitrios - a criminal. Latimer decides to retrace Dimitrios' steps to gather material for a new book. In entering Dimitrios' criminal underworld, he realizes that his own life may be on the line.
Christopher Frayling - Helen Frayling - Ron van der Meer - The Art Pack
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Tracey Garvis Graves - Heart-Shaped Hack
When Kate Watts abandoned her law career to open a food pantry in Northeast Minneapolis, she never dreamed it would be this difficult. Facing the heartbreaking prospect of turning hungry people away, she is grateful for the anonymous donations that begin appearing at the end of each month. Determined to identify and thank her secret benefactor, she launches a plan and catches Ian —a charismatic hacker with a Robin Hood complex—in the act. Ian intrigues Kate in a way no man ever has. But after learning he’s snooped around on her personal computer, she demands retribution. Impressed with her tolerance and captivated by her spirit, he complies and begins to slowly charm his way past her defenses. Time spent with Ian is never boring, and Kate soon finds herself falling for the mysterious hacker. But Ian has enemies and they’re growing restless. In the hacking world, exploiting a target’s weakness is paramount, and no price is too high to stop an attack. And when Kate learns exactly how much Ian has paid, she’ll discover just how strong her love is for the man who has hacked his way into her heart.
Derrick Jensen - A Language Older Than Words
At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives, and indeed affects all aspects of life on earth. This chronicle of Derrick Jensen's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community, and how we can make things better.
L. H. Cosway - Hearts of Fire
The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker. _My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents._ _Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me._ _Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life._ _I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook._ _My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will._ _Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her._ _I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them._ _We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me._ _Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin._ _The truest love is always the hardest to let in._ This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.
L. H. Cosway - King of Hearts
Welcome to the City, London’s most prestigious square mile, where finance reigns and Oliver King is a rising prince. I used to rule the world. There might be wolves on Wall Street, but there were crocodiles in Canary Wharf. Some of us craved money. Some of us craved power. I liked money, and power had its advantages, but what I really wanted was to excel, to surpass the men who came before me. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis. I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur. You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I never foresaw where my plans would lead, and only in my darkest hour did I finally see the light… You can have all the money and prestige in the world and still be the poorest man alive. And love, well, I hate to use a tired old cliché, but love can be the thing that truly sets you free.
L. H. Cosway - Hearts of Blue
She upholds the law. He breaks it. Two blue hearts, both alike in bravery In not-so-fair London, where we lay our scene From gun crime to petty theft Where family is blood and survival makes hands unclean In this place, we find two hearts who should be foes And yet, amidst the turmoil their love still grows Misadventure abounds and the divide will bring them strife But with luck, death doesn’t always mean an end to life. Hearts of Blue is a standalone contemporary romance that tells the story of star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart.
Andrea Smith - Maybe Baby
When college student Tylar Preston goes to work for the wealthy Sinclair family stables in Bristol, Virginia in the summer of 2011, she quickly meets with unexpected events and the disturbing unraveling of her past. Is her past destined to taint her future? Rescuing Tylar from unspeakable danger, Trey Sinclair, a handsome but arrogant high-powered attorney from Atlanta makes it his mission to protect the innocent and unworldly young woman from the dreams that hunt and haunt her. Spirited and independent, Tylar proves to be a challenge to the stubborn and relentless young lawyer. Together their often bumpy journey weaves itself mysteriously, comically, passionately and erotically down a path that promises to engage and move the reader in this emotionally stirring story. For anyone who has ever been in love or in lust, MAYBE BABY will stir those forgotten feelings of passion and yearning within you; making you ageless as you travel the romantic and erotic journey with Tylar and Trey as they unravel the secrets of each other.
Andrea Smith - Baby Love
'Baby Love' is the sequel to 'Maybe Baby' and follows the twists and turns in the lives of the handsome young attorney Trey Sinclair and Tylar Preston. The second volume in the series finds Trey and Tylar the proud parents of a child. They are in love and their relationship is blossoming, but soon Tylar discovers that her nightmarish past will continue to haunt and threaten her new found happiness with her family. She fears for the safety of her baby and the sanity of herself. There are many surprises in store not only for Trey and Tylar; but for Gina (Ty’s friend) and Tristan (Trey’s brother) as well. Will the love and intimacy they share be enough to bond them even closer or will their pasts tear them apart?
Gary Keller - Jay Papasan - The One Thing
YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions—and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH—LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal * dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?
Andrea Smith - Be My Baby
This book is the third and last installment of the 'Baby Series' trilogy. This book follows the continuation of Trey and Tylar Sinclair's poignant story of love and passion. It has been a sometimes bumpy road thus far, but they have always found the strength they needed in each other. However, they are put to the ultimate test in this book. They discover that there are those that would like to destroy the loving relationship they have by death or at the very least, infidelity. Trey and Tylar's love and commitment to each other is put to a tragic test in this book. Will they be able to survive the unexpected tragedy that befalls them? Will the strength of their love, the depth of their commitment to each other and the ability to forgive draw them ever closer?
K. L. Kreig - Forsaking Gray
Lies. Deception. Betrayal. Within less than twenty-four hours of proposing to the love of Gray's life, Liva disappeared. No note. No trace. No explanation. Nothing. Now, five years later, she’s resurfaced and Gray will stop at nothing to make Livia his again. But is love enough to forgive an unforgivable wrong? Livia had less than sixty seconds to make a decision that would change her life forever. She sacrificed. She suffered. She survived. Now that she's back, she's determined that no one ever discover her shameful secret - especially the only man she's ever loved. But will hiding the past destroy her future?
K. L. Kreig - Undeniably Asher
Memories. Scars. Possibilities. Fate is a fickle bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. When destiny put Asher Calloway straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, he knew this was one slap he wasn’t ignoring, regardless of his past relationships. What is Asher willing to do to keep the woman he loves by his side? All Alyse knows is deceit and betrayal, so she keeps everyone at arms length and her secrets locked up tight. When fate brings her past into her present, can Alyse trust love enough to lead her into the future? Book 2 in a 4 book series. Each book features a different brother and each can be read as a STANDALONE. ***Mature readers only, 18+. Features alpha men with foul language and penchant for hot sex.
Lesley Young - The Australian
Meet The Australian. His name's Jace Knight. He's powerful. He's charming. And he's baffled by his new personal assistant Charlie Sykes. The American's absurdly literal, obliviously beautiful and his ideal match. The hitch: how do you seduce a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? Charlie Sykes takes everything at face value, and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. The intelligent yet social awkward brainiac moved down under on a whim (maybe the first she's ever had) after dedicating much of her life to caring for her deadbeat mother. And while her new employer, Mr. Jace Knight, admittedly, makes her stomach somersault, he is not a suitable mate. One simply does not have coitus with one's boss. However Jace didn't build up a hotel empire by giving up easily, and Charlie's already finding ways to justify giving in to temptation. As if that weren't stressful enough, Jace's alleged criminal past draws her into a dangerous game of international espionage that plays out in the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A terrible trap's being laid. But how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a devastating betrayal when she can't even sort out what her heart's telling her?
A. Meredith Walters - The Contradiction of Solitude
You may notice me, but you will never know me. I prefer it that way. I am the daughter of a monster. Born from blood and lies. Dead before I have truly lived. But Elian tells me that I'm different. He tells me that I'm beautiful. That I'm an enigma wrapped in irresistibly complicated skin. Elian says that he loves me. These words terrify me. I can't trust love. Or hope. Or truth. Because I fear the beast inside. It threatens to drown Elian and his sweet, unconditional love. It's a beast that will destroy everything.