Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.
"Just the poems Mam."
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
In this clever business primer, author Roger E. Allen uses the characters in A. A. Milne's classic children's story to illustrate such fundamental principles of good management as leadership, communication, organization, motivation, delegation of authority, and the importance of setting clear objectives.
"A quick business course from a VIB"
Our First Year: Sketches from an Alpine Village is the true story of an American couple's first year living abroad in northern Italy. Told through short, often humorous sketches, this book introduces the reader to life in Italy's South Tirol region through the eyes of newly arrived American residents. Centered in the small alpine village of Tret, the people, language, and customs here come to life through a personal narrative of everyday living.
It is fall,1906, near Avignon in the south of France. Renowned archaeologist Claude-Henri Fillon has just made a startling and disturbing discovery - a Roman artifact that could undermine Christianity itself. Fillon summons his friend and former student, Gerard de Montclaire, France's greatest detective, to advise him and to safeguard the discovery but too late. The artifact has been stolen, one of Fillon's assistants is missing, and another student is dead.
The year is 1903, and there's a murder at Le Chat Noir, a cabaret in Montmartre. No ordinary murder. Above Marie Collot's lifeless body stands no ordinary man - Edward VII, King of England. Called in as the French Republic's official investigator, Gerard de Montclaire navigates a complex web of greed, hatred, jealousy, and intrigue to find a ruthless master spy, who will stop at nothing to prevent an historic treaty between England and France.
A mutilated body was found one night, hanging from the Austerlitz Bridge in Paris. Gerard de Montclaire, France's most acclaimed detective, must find the killer.The murderer may have committed other, similar crimes. There is growing alarm in official circles, hinted at in the tabloid press, that a "Ripper" is loose in Paris.
"As I sit quietly this evening in the Italian Alps, I know that in the morning, the sun will surely come streaming in again over those quiet waters, now some 6,000 miles and a lifetime away from me. Memories know no distance and I will miss Black Canyon. The mighty Willamette River will slip by and there will remain in its swirls and reflections the soft sepia toned images of all of my waters and the fragrance of dewy ferns on the canyon floor and a faint hope for tomorrow."
Kerry Keen is a young millionaire playboy by day to hide his nocturnal adventures as a costumed airborne crime fighter! From a secret underground hangar on his Long Island estate in the Graylands, The Griffon takes to the skies in the Black Bullet, his supercharged and heavily armed seaplane on missions of justice and vengeance! Six tales of action, excitement, mystery and amazing aerial adventure take flight in this collection.