Egypt: Gods, Myths and Religion - Lucia Gahlin With a wealth of sumptuous and informative photography, this outstanding new book is an in-depth examination of the crucial role that mythology and religion played in one of the most fascinating periods of history.
My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett Elmer Elevator (narrator's father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to rescue a flying baby dragon being exploited on a faraway island. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest of beasts on Wild Island.
Diana: Unseen Archives - Alison Gauntlett Diana, Princess of Wales, died in the early hours of August 31 1997, a month after her thirty-sixth birthday. The news of her untimely and tragic death shocked the world, with tributes pouring in from every continent. In London, people stood in line for twelve hours to sign the Book of Condolence and soon the sea of flowers that surrounded Kensington Place was knee-deep and growing by the hour. Her marriage to Prince Charles gradually broke down in the 1980s and they were finally divorced in August 1996. However, during this time their commitment to their sons was absolute. Diana made a huge and lasting impression on many people's lives, but in William and Harry, she has left a fabulous legacy: they have both inherited many of the traits that endeared her to the British public. They have matured into young men who are ready to continue the work she started and carry the candle of her memory.
The Gift Of The Pirate Queen - Patricia Reilly Giff Grace O'Malley is doing just fine taking care of her father and younger sister, Amy. She certainly doesn't want her cousin Fiona from Ireland to move in and take over. Grace has enough to worry about, what with Amy's diabetes and her own problems at school with her teacher. But Fiona does arrive and tries hard to fit in with the family. It's still hard for Grace until the day Fiona shares her story of the brave pirate queen named Grace O'Malley. The tale makes her wonder: Does she have the great courage of the pirate queen?
The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman A short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency," a diagnosis common to women in that period.
Blind Submission - Debra Ginsberg Intrigue, revenge and true love, a sharp, witty and hugely entertaining novel set in a high-powered literary agency.
Pity the Beautiful: Poems - Dana Gioia The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets
O Lord of indirection and ellipses, ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction. Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call. --from “Prophecy”
Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.
The Children of Willesden Lane - Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival - Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is only able to secure one berth on the Kindertransport. The family decides to send Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage.It is in this orphanage that Lisa's story truly comes to life. Her music inspires the other orphanage children, and they, in turn, cheer her on in her efforts to make good on her promise to her family to realize her musical potential. Through hard work and sheer pluck, Lisa wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy. As she supports herself and studies, she makes a new life for herself and dreams of reconnecting with the family she was forced to leave behind. The resulting tale delivers a message of the power of music to uplift the human spirit and to grant the individual soul endurance, patience, and peace.
Midnight Silk - Laurie Grant During their childhood, one girl devotedly followed Bowie Beckett everywhere; in turn, he teased the plantation owner's daughter unmercifully and loved her from afar. But now she is a beautiful woman and his boyhood feelings are a man's passion--a forbidden passion he fears can only lead to ruin for them both. Maria adored one man all her life, a man society dictated she could never have. She will survive bandits, outrun Yankees, flaunt her well-turned ankle--anything to capture Bowie. For though his words are harsh, she sees desire in his eyes. And Maria chooses to herald Bowie's taunts as a challenge--one to be overcome by a woman's love.
For the Sake of Sin - Suzie Grant A retired assassin, a vengeful courtesan, and a night of explosive discoveries — revenge brings them together under the magic of a desert moon, when the courtesan known only as Sin seeks to hire a retired assassin to kill her lover. Can sharp shooter Gabriel Stone justify helping the woman for more than the Sake of Sin?
All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems - Linda Gregg
Worlds out of time still exist. Worlds of achievement out of mind and remembering, just as the poem lasts. In the concert of being present. —from “Arriving” Linda Gregg’s abiding presence in American poetry for more than thirty years is a testament to the longevity of art and the spirit. All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems for the first time collects the ongoing work of Gregg’s career in one book, including poetry from her six previous volumes and thirty remarkable new poems.
Catherine: The Great Journey - Kristiana Gregory Fourteen-year-old Prussian princess Sophia finds herself entangled in her mother's efforts to arrange a marriage between Sophia and Charles-Peter, a young German duke and nephew of the Russian empress Elizabeth. As Sophia's mother moves to make the match, she and Sophia must travel from their humble home in Zerbst, Prussia, to Russia--the kingdom of Elizabeth. There, Sophia is renamed Catherine and married to Charles-Peter, but she watches helplessly as her family is torn from her, her own mother is involved in a spying ring against the empress, and all that is familiar to her disappears.
Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine - Kristiana Gregory Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father Count William of Aquitaine (son of William the Conqueror), and her 12-year-old sister Petronilla. Their mother died several years earlier, so their grandmother and ladies-in-waiting raise the girls. Eleanor is extremely intelligent and literate, having been carefully educated by royal tutors. Spinning bores her, as does weaving, sewing, and other housewifery skills expected of her. She would rather be a knight and ride off to war.
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm- The Brothers Grimm Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition, as well as narratives uncovered in the brothers’ letters and papers.
Truly the most comprehensive translation to date, this critically acclaimed edition recaptures the fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm intended them to be: rich, stark, spiced with humor and violence, resonant with folklore and song.
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