Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hippie – Paulo Coelho

If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a ...

Outrageous: The Legend of Zesty Sundrops – William Mark

It’s 1941, and leaving behind cruel and hard times in East Texas, Zesty Sundrops, a nineteen-year-old Cherokee cowboy, working as a low paid mob gunman, patriotically enlists in WWII. Cast by his Captain who hates him into the role of a suicidal Cavalry Scout, Zesty stays alive, carrying out incredibly successful missions, earning awe and respect from his superiors and fellow soldiers. Ernest Hemingway was so impressed, he wrote a book about Zesty’s exploits: starting with him as a teenager tracking down the butchers of ...

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft – Paul Allen

By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning.  In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his ...

Wolf of the Tesseract (Wolves of the Tesseract Book 1) – Christopher D Schmitz

Guardian Zabe determines to rescue Princess Bithia, whose blood holds the key to safeguarding—or destroying—the multiverse. Elsewhere, archaeologist’s daughter Claire Jones is due to wed a handsome movie star. But when an old schoolmate reappears, Claire’s certainty about the future begins to fracture. While investigating a series of strange murders in her neighborhood, college student Claire Jones is kidnapped by a ferocious creature who claims he’s rescuing her from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. But she can’t run forever and if Claire and her ...

A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult

The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. “Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.”—The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the ...

Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer’s Guide to Seeing Stars – Andy Cowan

“The Opposite” wasn’t just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered “the opposite” in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer, ...

The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? “The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative ...

Magoch: Young and Lost in a New Era – N.R. Lovitt

When Ezreth, an old world mage, awakens, he steals an ancient book and causes a magical event that strips the modern world of its normality, leaving the citizens of Kale to deal with the dangers of living in a world ripe with magic. After doing so, his magic interests a wealthy historian child named Ms. Vulpine, who seeks to discover why his abilities are similar to hers. Ms. Vulpine’s need to learn about Ezreth’s magical past puts her well-kept secrets at risk as she tries ...

I Only Read It For the Cartoons – Richard Gehr

People who have to be funny become strange -- probably the pressure. This book is chock full of weirdos; gifted, talented, hard-working weirdos. "Available for the first time to The New Yorker’s one million-plus readers: a volume dedicated to the individual careers of the magazine’s cartoon superstars."

European Identity: The Newly Born European Demos? – Endri Shqerra

The book examines identity and its nature through analyzing different theories which help to define in which theories European identity can be ascribed to. The chapter also offers scholars’ reflection over European identity and makes a definition of European identity. In the second chapter, it explains the role of European identity on the constitutional ratification (2004) as well as demonstrates the contribution of the Constitutional Treaty (2004) on the consolidation of European identity. The relationship between the Constitution, representing a higher stage of EU integration, ...

There In God’s Grace – Dana Bicks

Powerful, inspirational and expressive narratives, written by the miracle of God through the hands of a dyslexic author. Learn of Dana Bick’s shocking anointment to be a Messenger of God in his raw and uncut stories of real Christian life. There In God’s Grace is a dedication to God through the Written Word. This personal collection of our Lord’s messages encompasses Christian faith and love, betrayal, devotion, loss, and life surrounding the author in his childhood hometown of Severna Park, Maryland. Readers can find inspiration ...

Acquisition of Word Formation Devices in First & Second Languages – Endri Shqerra

Early school-age English children acquire over 3000 words a year. The main factors which account for such rapid vocabulary growth are context and word-formation knowledge. Such vocabulary growth is also of great interest in the L2 acquisition. Using empirical tests, the book puts side by side L1 and L2 acquisition of word-formation devices. The first chapter explores the early acquisition of word-formation devices by English children and presents the principles through which cross-linguistic influence diverts L2 learners from the natural way of acquiring word-formation devices ...

The Hills of Mare Imbrium – Carleton Chinner

When Jonah arrives on the Moon, he isn’t expecting much. All he wants is to stay out of trouble and start a new life working on the Helium mine at Chang’e Base. He doesn’t expect to be swept into the raging undercurrent of the Moon’s racial tensions and politics. Yesha is desperate to escape her domineering uncle. In a moment of rebellion, she agrees to have dinner with Jonah and his friend. A simple decision that will change her entire life and set her on ...

Damsel – Elana K. Arnold

A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory ...