The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again....
"truly disappointing and unbelievable love story"
Like threads of delicate gold, the lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty, and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this lush, epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the twentieth century. Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands.
"A charming, story"
A breakthroughexamination of professional wrestling - its history, its fans, and its widercultural impact - that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavymetal
The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker'swriting for both Deadspin, where hestarted the column "Dead Wrestler of the Week" - a feature on the many wrestlingsuperstars who died too young because of the abuse they subjected their bodiesto - and Grantland,where he covers the pro-wrestling world and its place in the pop culturemainstream. Shoemaker's sports writing has since struck a nerve withgenerations of wrestling fans who, like him, grew up worshiping a sport oftenderided as "fake" in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestlingsuperstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens throughwhich they learned to see the world.
Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of prowrestling in America through the present day, The Squared Circle is thefirst book to acknowledge both the sport's broader significance and wrestlingfans' keen intellect and sense of irony. Divided into eras, each section offersa snapshot of the wrestling world, profiles some of the period's preeminentwrestlers, and examines the sport's influence on our broader culture. Throughthe brawling, bombast, and bloodletting, Shoemaker argues that pro wrestlingcan teach us about the nature of performance, audience, and, yes, art.
Full of unknown history, humor, and self-deprecatingreminiscence - but also offering a compelling look at the sport's rightful placein pop culture - The Squared Circle is the book that legions of wrestlingfans have been waiting for. In it, Shoemaker teaches us to look past thespandex and body slams to see an art form that can explain the world.
"Good stories, bad editing"
Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retirees who enjoy weekend camping with their friends in state parks in this new cozy mystery series. They anticipate the usual hiking, campfires, good food, and interesting side trips among the bluffs of beautiful Bat Cave State Park for the long Fourth of July weekend - until a dead body turns up. Confined in the campground and surrounded by strangers, Frannie is drawn into the investigation.
"Enjoyable Cozy Mystery!"
Bata: shoemaker to the world is the story of the man, his family and their business. Eloquently told and rich in anecdotes, it traces the road from the Bata family's humble beginnings in a Moravian village to Tom's undisputed claim to the title of shoemaker to the world. His entrepreneurial upbringing, his fight for control of the family enterprise, his unique partnership with his wife and the way he went about implementing his business philosophy add up to one of the great success stories of the twentieth century.
Frannie and Larry Shoemaker love taking their grandchildren, Sabet and Joe, camping with them. But at Bluffs State Park, Frannie finds herself worrying more than usual about their safety, and when another young girl disappears from the campground in broad daylight, her fears increase. The fun of a bike ride, a flea market, marshmallow guns, and a storyteller are quickly overshadowed. Accusations against Larry and her add to the cloud over their heads. Frannie begins to puzzle out the mystery.
"What in the world is a Blue Coyote!"
The shoemaker can only afford the leather to make one more pair of shoes. He cuts the leather and lays it on his workbench - and the next morning, there are two perfectly-finished shoes! But who can have made them? A magical retelling of the classic tale, read by Tamsin Greig.
Classic Fairy Tales, Volume 2, features 10 of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other world-renowned storytellers.
This is a story from the Grimm's Fairy Tales collection.
When the poor shoemaker and his wife discover the two naked little elves who have helped them become successful, they sew fine outfits for them. The classic fairy tale of elfin magic that generations of children have loved.
Something strange is going on in the old shoemaker's shop. Every night he sets out his next day's work, and every morning there is a fine, new pair of shoes on his workbench! How can this be possible? The old shoemaker and his wife are determined to find out!
The Grimm Brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published the first collection of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' in 1812. These enthralling tales are enjoyed by young readers even today. Here comes the enchanting tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker especially for you.
The Meaning of Names is the story of an ordinary woman trying to raise a family during extraordinary times. Estranged from her parents because she married against their will, confronted with violence and prejudice against her people, and caught up in the midst of the worst plague the world has ever seen, Gerda Vogel, an American of German descent, must find the strength to keep her family safe from the effects of a war that threatens to consume the whole world.
This book will show you how Stalin overcame all the difficulties he faced to become the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world. Ioseb Jughashvili, the man who would become Joseph Stalin, who was born without ceremony, rose through the ranks of Russian communism under the guidance of Lenin to become the undisputed leader of one of the world's largest empires, facing enemies both external and internal with an unshakeable will, and forever altering the course of history.
Dom welcomes everyone by attacking children's charities. Then, Craig Shoemaker discusses the ins and outs (mostly the outs) of parenthood, and why getting hurt seems to be funny to women. Later, he talks about alcohol abuse with Dom. Then, Bob Saget picks on club owner Jamie Masada's broken English (lovingly) before launching into his set. He comes back to talk to Dom and Jamie, and they test out jokes on each other.
This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form. In Earth I, by Stephen Baxter, a search among the stars to ferret out the origins of mankind amidst the Xaian normalisation digs up many surprises. In Success, by Michael Blumlein, a brilliant but erratic biologist studying epigenetics struggles to hang onto his grip on everyday life as he writes his ground-breaking tome.
"drawn out novellas"
Raymond Starbuck ruined star jockey Colley Killebrew's reputation - so why is Colley cutting a deal with him? When Colley was barred from the track after a race-fixing scandal, he also lost his irresistible redhead girlfriend Francie Dorn. Starbuck says that if Colley can keep some unsavory cronies from muscling in on the old Magnolia Park track, he'll give Colley $10,000 - and Francie's address.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Come into the garden and experience the adventures that dwell within. See what creatures live here in this exciting new audiobook written by Lisa Shoemaker, Mantis and Pillar.