For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.
Emily Starr had never known what it was to be lonely - until her beloved father died. In this, the first of the Emily novels, young Emily is orphaned and goes to live with her mother's snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. Sure that she'll never be happy there, Emily endures her stern Aunt Elizabeth and malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit.
"Loved the book, this narrator stinks"
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for 18-year-old Bella to bear. But she finds solace in her friend Jacob, until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
"One of my favouriates"
The Sun and the Moon tells the delightful and surprisingly true story of how a series of articles in the Sun newspaper in 1835 convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited. Purporting to reveal discoveries of a famous British astronomer, the series described such moon life as unicorns, beavers that walked upright, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. It quickly became the most widely circulated newspaper story of the era.
"some very good some very bad"
Bellas födelsedagsfirande får ett abrupt slut när hon skär sig på en glasskärva. En av familjens ”yngsta” vampyrer kan då inte lägga band på sina känslor utan kastar sig över henne. Händelsen får Edward att inse vilken fara han och hans familj utgör för Bella och han ser ingen annan utväg än att lämna henne. Bella sörjer Edward och dras djupare och djupare ner i en depression. En dag får hon se en av männen som Edward tvingades rädda henne ifrån.
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning.
The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the majestic river that bears his name. Just in time for this milestone, Douglas Hunter, sailor, scholar, and storyteller, has written the first book-length history of the 1609 adventure that put New York on the map. Hudson was commissioned by the mighty Dutch East India Company to find a northeastern passage over Russia to the lucrative ports of China. But the inscrutable Hudson, defying his orders, turned his ship around and instead headed west....
Calamity is confronting two big transitions: the death of her beloved father and the beginning of menopause, a physical shift that has rekindled her gift for finding lost things. Suddenly, she is getting hot flashes that seem to forge objects out of thin air, most notably a four-year old boy. As Calamity takes the child into her care, she discovers that all is not as it seems. Then, Calamity must reawaken to the mysteries surrounding her own childhood and the early disappearance of her mother.
"Not a bad book"
The author narrates and dramatizes this audio version of her illustrated book, using music and sound effects to heighten the experience. The characters really come alive! Listen while you read along, or just listen and enjoy! Set in the present, this richly illustrated magical realism novel is a coming of age tale in the digital age. Harnessing the power of creativity in words, stories, music, and art the heroine, a 12- year- old girl named Jean, learns important life lessons after her grandmother dies.
"perfect listening for anytime"
Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner: in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.
Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on Sarah feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be.
"Continues the Sarah, Plain and Tall series"
Bella and Edward, and their family and friends, have faced countless dangers and philosophical dilemmas in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels. This book is the first to explore them, drawing on the wisdom of philosophical heavyweights to answer essential questions such as: What do the struggles of "vegetarian" vampires who control their biological urge for human blood say about free will?
Rich in hilarious anecdote, this audiobook tells the story of Niven's school and Sandhurst days, his posting to Malta with the Highland Light Infantry, and how he escaped the army for a new life in the States. There he joined New York high society, before crossing the continent, lured by Hollywood. He returned to Britain to serve during the Second World War, but then made Hollywood his home.
Four years have passed since J.D. Damascus lost his wife and two children to the notorious French Quarter killer. The vicious slaying did not go unpunished, but J.D. is certain the wrong man was convicted. Once the most powerful district attorney in New Orleans, J.D. is now a down-and-out lawyer, barely scraping by.
"Another good one"
"Puppetry", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Are You the Messiah?", by Lauren Collins; "The Fun Stuff", by James Wood; "Dead Certain", by George Packer; "Nutty", by Paul Rudnick; and "Command Performances", by Anthony Lane.
In this modern-day tale of madcap Manhattan, a flurry of desperate guys and dolls reach for their big chance: Arthur Vandameer is the left-wing media pundit and Allison is his beautiful scheming teenaged daughter. Charlie Moon is the right-wing newspaper columnist, Roy Bumble is a conman without a con, and Harry Stumbo wishes Times Square could be safe again. Add to these a kid name Goonie, a Bumble named Bea, and a huge peanut, and the result is a comic salute to the wacky vibrancy of New York City.
Acclaimed young-adult novelist Jacqueline Woodson tells Kurt Andersen that teens are ready to read about drug addiction. Arts funding in the age of Kickstarter: a co-founder of the online crowd-funding platform believes it will soon eclipse the NEA — we’ll weigh the pros and cons of Kickstarter compared to government funding. And a scientist’s new theory unites biology, physics, and design, explaining why everything that moves forms certain familiar patterns.