Following the death of his little sister and the publication of his New York Times best-selling memoir The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Rod Dreher found himself living in the small community of Starhill, Louisiana, where he grew up. But instead of the fellowship he hoped to find, he discovered that fault lines within his family had deepened. Dreher spiraled into depression and a stress-related autoimmune disease.
"Insightful and intriguing "
For more than 200 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has been a paragon of world-class leadership, excelling in the areas of motivation, training, and management. Semper Fi -- which since its hardcover publication has become a best-selling, business leadership classic -- shows readers how to adapt these proven practices for their own organizations.
Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better.
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming follows Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, back to his hometown of St. Francisville, Louisiana (pop. 1,700) in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. When she was diagnosed at age 40 with a virulent form of cancer in 2010, Dreher was moved by the way the community he had left behind rallied around his dying sister, a schoolteacher. He was also struck by the grace and courage with which his sister dealt with the disease that eventually took her life.
"The Masks We Wear"
Radio warnings of attacking UFOs turn neighbors into a mobthat jealously fight for the only bomb shelter on their block.
Rod Stewart was born the working class son of a Scottish plumber in north London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths ranging from gravedigging to professional soccer, it was music that truly captured his heart - and he never looked back. Rod’s is an incredible life, and here - thrillingly and for the first time - he tells the entire thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock ’n’ roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.
"If you think he's sexy - or not - give it a go!"
i>Daily Meditations for Mindfulness consists of five different 20-minute guided meditation sessions. The sessions have been created to develop and promote two key aspects of mindfulness awareness of the present moment and acceptance without judgment. Awareness of the present moment helps us to enjoy pleasures as they arise, fully engage in all activities and develop a greater capacity to deal with challenging situations.
Balboa’s Patricio Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country, driven them out with appalling loss and worse humiliation.That’s not enough though. To finally finish his enemies, Carrera needs to draw them back for a more telling defeat. He cannot take the battle to them because, beyond some long-range bombardment capability, he cannot reach them. But when they return, they don’t plan to come alone; they insist on having someone else do most of the bleeding for them.
"A Killer Series Installment Number 6"
A wisecracking New Yorker finds himself in Honolulu on December 6, 1941 - the day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He knows of the invasion but can't get anyone to believe him.
"Time paradox done badly."
Certain that a nuclear war is imminent, a scientist plots to escape with his family and closest friends in an experimental spaceship to a planet eleven million miles away.
In the divided land of England, Elizabeth Barnabus has been living a double life - as both herself and as her brother, the private detective. Witnessing the hanging of Alice Carter, the false duchess, Elizabeth resolves to throw the Bullet Catcher's Handbook into the fire and forget her past. If only it were that easy! There is a new charitable organisation in town, run by some highly respectable women. But something doesn't feel right to Elizabeth.
This is the story of the men and women on the Swift Boats, destroyers and battleships; the Legion pilots; the Anjin assassin from Rift; the Legionnaires of the newly formed Armored Infantry; the Von Fleet Corporation's executives; and so many more who must find a way to hold Rift against overwhelming odds.
"Cardboard Cutout Characters and Wooden Dialogue"
As the planner for the Hot Rods' quadruple wedding - one of which involves her sister, Nola - Amber Brown needs every ounce of her formidable attention to detail. Which is just fine with her. She's a teensy bit envious of the raw sexual power contained within Hot Rods' polyamorous circle. But after watching her mother suffer the heartache of her father's death, Amber won't risk her heart, not even for the super-sexy lawyer on the guest list.
Tom London has done a pretty damn good job. Despite an illness that stole his young wife years ago, he's raised his biological son, and several adopted ones, to be fine men. The Hot Rods might be unconventional, but they're hardworking, hard-playing, and hard-loving. Tom couldn't ask for anything more-except perhaps an equally fierce love of his own. And he's got his eye on a luscious candidate. Ms. Wilhelmina Brown, a longtime widow with more than enough sass in her step to take him on.
Salome "Sally" Rider is flooring the gas pedal of her pink '69 Mustang, desperate to outrun the memory of two of her fellow mechanics getting busy with some bar skank on the hood of a classic car--on her custom paint job. Sally is dead wrong about what she thought she saw, and Eli "King Cobra" London and the rest of the thoroughly rattled Hot Rods are determined prove it. They'll show her in the sexiest possible way that she's not merely an interchangeable part in their well-oiled machine.
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and performances by some of today’s biggest celebrities.
"Fun trip to the past"
After watching his mother crumble in the face of heartbreak, Holden believes monogamy is bull. New week, new woman - that's just how he rolls. Too bad one taste of Sabra Harp leaves him salivating for more.
"My fav book of the series"
The secrets of creative thinking by a lecturer at the world famous St. Martin's College of Art who has spent a lifetime researching innovative thinkers. A scuba-diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school. The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform ourselves, our businesses, and our society through a deeper understanding of human creativity.
Carver always thought he could sense when Roman was on the verge of falling into his inner darkness. But this time, Carver misses those cues and leads the police on a high-speed race to the ER, praying his Barracuda won't die on the way. Roman needs time - and distance - to get his head on straight. The only question is, when Roman comes home from rehab, will Carver still love the man he has become, or will their roads have diverged too far to cross each other again?
"Hooray for Hot Rods"
A murdering cowboy from the old west is transported to the present day by a scientist just as he's about to be hung. He has a second chance in a new world, but will his thirst for blood be quenched?