Return to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . ten years later.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.
Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.
Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.
Ann Brashares - Girls in Pants
Since publication of The Second Summer of the Sisterhood in 2003, readers have waited with bated breath for the third uplifting installment of Ann Brashares' blockbuster series. At last, the Traveling Pants are back! Filled with changes, surprises, and -- of course -- friendship, this appealing page-turner follows the four friends through the last eventful summer before they head off to college. Beginning with the ceremonial unfolding-of-the-Pants, Brashares dives headfirst into the complicated lives of the four girls: Carmen, who is now taking care of Lena's grandmother and dealing with a new development at home; Lena, whose plans for art school might be thwarted by her father; Bridget, who finds an unexpected surprise at the soccer camp where she is working; and insecure Tibby, who discovers in herself untapped reserves of strength. In this touching and heartfelt story, Brashares sends her likable characters off in several directions; but, as always, she ultimately brings them together in an affirmation of friendship. And, while it remains to be seen what further adventures await the girls as they leave for their different schools, one thing is sure: Fans of the Traveling Pants will continue to savor every twist and turn in this inspiring series.
Mary-Kate Olsen - Ashley Olsen - Influence
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, known around the world for their individual, unique style have emerged as two of our shared culture's most influential women. In the pages of Influence, Ashley and Mary-Kate take readers on a journey through their celebrated young lives, pausing to reflect on what has helped shape them into who they are today. Influence will be filled with never-before-seen photographs from Ashley and Mary-Kate's private collections, pages of original material by Ashley and Mary-Kate, and interviews with some of the most influential tastemakers in the world. Internationally famous photographer Rankin shot the cover image and many interior shots. The book is designed by renowned book-designer Rodrigo Corral and edited by fashion and arts writer Derek Blasberg. Influence has 4 major sections: Fashion, Environment, Art and Giving Back, as well as an introduction and conclusion. This category-breaking book will show that with an open mind and a little bit of curiosity, everyone can have INFLUENCE.
Ann Brashares - The Summer That Changed Everything
Three girls. One summer. Their friendship to salvage ...Ama, desperate to live up to her family's expectations, finds herself on an outdoor adventure summer camp. Can she stick it out or will this be the first time in her life she's ever failed anything? Tomboy, loner Polly discovers that her grandmother used to be a model and decides she's going to follow in her footsteps - even if it means starving herself to get thin. Jo's parents' are still grieving the death of her older brother and she's stuck in the middle of their messy divorce. She's got her own problems this summer too - has she made a mistake by turning her back on her old friends? Having let their friendship fade, can these three girls, with their three very different lives, struggle through the summer without each other, or will they realise they've made a mistake?
Ann Brashares - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until the four girls took turns trying them on--four girls, that is, who are close friends, about to be parted for the summer, with very different sizes and builds, not to mention backgrounds and personalities. Yet the pants settle on each girl's hips perfectly, making her look sexy and long-legged and feel confident as a teenager can feel. "These are magical Pants!" they realize, and so they make a pact to share them equally, to mail them back and forth over the summer from wherever they are. Beautiful, distant Lena is going to Greece to be with her grandparents; strong, athletic Bridget is off to soccer camp in Baja, California; hot-tempered Carmen plans to have her divorced father all to herself in South Carolina; and Tibby the rebel will be left at home to slave for minimum wage at Wallman's. Over the summer the Pants come to represent the support of the sisterhood, but they also lead each girl into bruising and ultimately healing confrontations with love and courage, dying and forgiveness. Lena finds her identity in Greece and the courage not to reject love; Bridget gets in over her head with an older camp coach; Carmen finds her father ensconced with a new fiancée and family; and Tibby unwillingly takes on a filmmaking apprentice who is dying of leukemia. Each girl's story is distinct and engrossing, told in a brightly contemporary style. Like the Pants, the reader bounces back and forth among the four unfolding adventures, and the melange is spiced with letters and witty quotes. Ann Brashares has here created four captivating characters and seamlessly interwoven their stories for a young adult novel that is fresh and absorbing. (Ages 12 and older)
Ann Brashares - Keep in touch
You didn't think the only time we wrote down our thoughts was when we shipped off the Pants, now, did you? Here's a peek at the letters and notes we wrote during this amazing summer and the (lame!) notes we sent to each other - when we were twelve! At the end of the book, there's a special section that tells how YOU can write the most amazing notes to your friends. Love, Bridget, Carmen Lena and Tibby
John Grogan - Marley & Me
John and Jenny were young and deeply in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into an uncontrollable ninety-seven pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever. Expelled from obedience school, even the tranquilisers prescribed by the vet couldn't stop him. Yet throught the caos and the hilarity he won hearts and remained a steadfast model of devotion to his family, even when they were at ther wits' end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
Melissa Hill - Never Say Never
Sometimes hopes and dreams don't go according to plan - sometimes, real life gets in the way... It's the late nineties and seven friends finishing college together in Dublin make a pact to meet up in five years and find out whether their predicted futures came true. Who wants to be an environmentalist, and who dreams of being a famous sports star? Will Leah be a chef, Robin an accountant and Olivia the one who holds it all together? But when we meet the gang years later it's clear that life has not gone to plan. Why is Robin in New York and determined never to return to Dublin? Why is Olivia grieving over a lost love? What happened to Andrew's rugby career? And why does Leah feel so left out as she heads towards the big three-o? When Robin is eventually forced to return home, the friends find themselves face to face with the past and nothing will ever be the same again. Sometimes it's best to never say never....
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him… In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.
Katie Fforde - Paradise Fields
It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmers' market in the picturesque Paradise Fields and keeping track of her unnervingly beautiful teenage daughter - plus sorting out a houseful of animals - are quite enough to keep her busy. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, but when her old friend Sir Gerald dies and his son, Pierce - accompanied by his glamorous American wife - takes possession of The Big House, it seems that preserving the Fields is not on his list of priorities. Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves. But whom can she trust? She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian are on her side, but her sensible boyfriend Simon, an estate agent, is less encouraging. And then there's Jake, the exaspering yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe. Maybe she's been a not-so-merry widow for far too long.
Katie Fforde - Wedding Season
Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth - she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. And whilst her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, her own sister soon starts driving her mad with her high expectations but very limited budget. Luckily Sara has two tried and tested friends on hand to help her. Elsa, an accomplished dress designer who likes to keep a very low profile, and Bron, a multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her unreconstructed boyfriend and who'd like to go solo in more ways than one. They may be very good at their work but romance doesn't feature very highly in any of their lives. As the big day draws near all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the wedding of the year plus one they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love . Or have they?
Cecelia Ahern - The Time of My Life
The stunning and magical new novel from the Number One bestselling author. Dear Lucy Silchester, You have an appointment for Monday 27th July 2011. Yours sincerely, Life. Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she's been invited along a few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. She's taken her eye off the ball and has busied herself with work (a job she doesn't love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family and devoting her time to their life dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she can't miss. And she can't escape it either. Her Life is about to catch up with her in the most surreal of ways!
Stephen Chbosky - Egy különc srác feljegyzései
Az Egy különc srác feljegyzései című könyv elbeszélője egy tizenöt éves középiskolás srác, Charlie. Furcsának és magányosnak érzi magát, mintha a pálya széléről, kívülállóként figyelné a körülötte zajló eseményeket. Egy nap elhatározza, hogy leveleket ír egy ismeretlennek, aki akár a barátja is lehetne. Ezekből a levelekből aztán szép lassan - olykor mulatságosan, olykor meghatóan - egy cseppet sem átlagos tinédzsert ismerhetünk meg. Charlie kétségbeesett erőfeszítéssel próbálja élni a saját életét, miközben menekül is előle, és ez a kettősség különleges, járatlan utak bejárására kényszeríti: családi drámák sora, új barátok, az első randevú, szexualitás, drogok... Chbosky regénye a lélek legmélyebb rezdüléseit tükrözi, miközben felidézi az olvasóban a felnőtté válás nehéz, semmi mással össze nem hasonlítható éveit. A kötet megjelenése óta több mint 1 000 000 példányban kelt el és hatalmas vitákat gerjesztett, miközben a tinédzserek megkerülhetetlen kultuszregényévé vált világszerte. Ellentmondásos módon egyszerre tiltott könyv és kötelező olvasmány az amerikai középiskolákban. Ez a regény ugyanazt jelenti a 21. századi tinédzsereknek, mint amit a Zabhegyező jelentett a szüleik generációinak.
Mitch Albom - Az Idő Ura
Amióta az ember elkezdte mérni az időt, az élet egyszerű öröme odalett. Mindez az Idő Atyja, Dor lelkén szárad. Meg is kapta érte méltó büntetését: egy barlang falai között kell hallgatnia az emberiség szüntelen zokszavát. Az emberek egyetlen dolgot akarnak mindennél jobban: időt. Amikor az Idő Ura már feladja a reményt és lélekben megtörik, felvillan előtte a szabadulás lehetősége. Ehhez annyit kell tennie, hogy teljesíti a rá kiszabott küldetést, és megtanítja két embernek, mit is jelent az idő valójában. Dor visszatér a Földre, az állandó időhiányban szenvedő emberek közé, és megkezdi utazását két lélek - egy reménytelenül szerelmes tizenéves lány és egy örök életre vágyó rákbeteg milliomos - oldalán. Ahhoz, hogy Dor sorsa beteljesedhessék, meg kell változtatnia az életüket. A szívhez szóló, izgalmas regény arra készteti az olvasót, hogy eltöprengjen, mit is jelent számára az idő, és talán át is értelmezze mindazt, amit eddig gondolt róla.
Alessandro D'Avenia - Fehér, mint a tej, piros, mint a vér
A tizenhat éves Leo átlagos kamasz: jól elvan a haverokkal, szeret focizni, motorozni és iPod-ozni. Iskolába csak muszájból jár, a tanárokat afféle kihalásra ítélt furcsa fajnak tekinti, és alig várja, hogy ezt az új történelemtanárnak is a tudomására hozza. Az új tanár azonban más, mint pedagóguskollégái. Szemében különös fény gyúl, amikor magyaráz, és különös, lelkiismeretébresztő hatással van diákjaira. Leóban hatalmas erők feszülnek, csak a fehérség fog ki rajta. A fehérséggel, a hiány, a veszteség színével Leo a szerelem, a szenvedély és a vér színét, álmainak szerelme, Beatrice haja vörösét fordítja szembe. Amikor azonban megtudja, hogy Beatrice beteg, s hogy betegségének valamiképpen a gyűlöletes fehérséghez is köze van, Leo önvizsgálatra kényszerül. Hogyan tovább? Mihez kezd eztán az álmaival, és mihez az erejével? A Fehér, mint a tej, piros, mint a vér – a harmincas éveinek elején járó középiskolai tanár, Alessandro D’Avenia első regénye – az elmúlt év talán legnagyobb könyvsikere volt Olaszországban, és tucatnyi nyelvre lefordították már. Megható, de egy cseppet sem érzelgős, könnyű, de egy cseppet sem súlytalan mű – nagyszerű olvasmány.
Lauren Weisberger - The Devil Wears Prada
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million girls would die for." Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. The Devil Wears Prada gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about "The Boss from Hell." Narrated in Andrea's smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda's children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.
Cesar Millan - Rövid útmutató a boldog kutyához
A csodálatos kutyadoki kilenc évadnyi televíziós sugárzása után Cesar Millan új küldetése az, hogy egyedülálló kutyapszichológiai ismereteit felhasználva erősebb és boldogabb kapcsolatot segíthessen elő az emberek és négylábú társaik között. Inspiráló és egyben gyakorlatias könyve több ezer, a világ különböző részein tapasztalt esetből merítve kínál 98 alapvető leckét az olvasóknak. Elsajátításukkal minden kutyatartó alkalmazni tudja majd Cesar méltán ünnepelt filozófiájának kulcsszempontjait, és a lehető legteljesebb kapcsolatot tudja kialakítani kedvencével. E könyv oldalain Cesar az alapvető engedelmességen túlmutató fontos témákba merül bele, hogy felfedje számunkra szeretett kedvenceink szívét és elméjét. Többek között a következő gyakorlatias témákat járja körbe: o A kutyapszichológia alapjai o Ösztönös viselkedési formák o Az egyensúly és a határok megteremtése o A gyakori neveletlen viselkedési formák kezelése o A megfelelő kutya kiválasztása o Hogyan segíthetünk kutyánknak alkalmazkodni az élet változásaihoz? A könyvben a Cesar eseteiből és új televíziós sorozatából, a Cesar Millan, a falkavezérből származó inspiráló történetek megindítóak, és valós gyakorlati alkalmazásokat, valamint leckéken keresztül meglepő tanulságokat nyújtanak az olvasók számára. Cesar Millan figyelemre méltó felismeréseivel tarkított - ember és kutya viselkedését egyaránt feltáró - praktikus és könnyen használható könyve inspiráló eszköz bárki számára, aki jobb életet szeretne élni családja szeretett négylábú tagjával.
Cecelia Ahern - The Gift
What's your Christmas wish? For Lou Suffern it's time. An extremely successful business man, Lou always has to be two places at one time, though usually it's at the office and not at home with his doting wife and two young children. When Lou gets closer to a promotion at work his home life starts to really unravel, and as the holidays draw closer he begins to resemble Ebenezer Scrooge. Enter Gabe, a homeless man Lou buys coffee for one day. Inspired by his own random act of kindness, Lou goes one step further and lands Gabe a job in the mail room of his company. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, Lou quickly begins to regret his hasty good deed. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, more importantly, how does Gabe always seem to be two places at once? As Christmas draws closer, Gabe is able to make Lou finally understand the gift of time and discover what's truly important in life. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late?
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Read by Jim Dale Running time: 11 hrs., 48 mins. 10 CDs. For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
Cecelia Ahern - Where Rainbows End
Since childhood, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But they're suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Rosie is lost without him. Then, just as she is about to join Alex in Boston, she gets life-changing news-that will keep her at home in Ireland.
Cecelia Ahern - P.S. I Love You
Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. They were childhood sweethearts - no one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms Holly discovers that Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, gently guiding her into her new life without him, each signed 'PS, I Love You'. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.