With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.
"A good laugh"
Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.
"Not worth it!"
Jorja always knew she was different. But it wasn't until she discovered her telekinetic ability that she realized just how different she was. Living with her frail mother and an obsessive, cruel, and hated aunt, Jorja grapples with the truth of her being.
"A remarkable book for all ages"
What would you do if you were called to another world; a world filled with seemingly impossible things? Faced with this choice, Davie, Ben, Anne, Chrissie, and Billy embark upon a mysterious quest, finding themselves transported to the spectacular and extraordinary world of Avalon, whereupon they are catapulted into one of the uncountable heptagonal pieces that make up the magical sphere of the Orb of Caprice; namely, the Star Realm.
Prudence Willowfig, a music fairy, needs to earn her wings; but to do that, she must complete the New Leaf Challenge. Will she complete the gauntlet of trials, or will something unexpected veer her away from what she must do? Should she follow the rules or help another? And will wishes be her downfall?
"daughter esp. loved it, great for the whole family"
A weird dream tips Henry Ian Darling into the Shadowlands. What has this to do with Brett? Ms. Peabody has a plan, but will Henry survive his quest?
"Keeps getting better"
What is the significance of what Henry Ian Darling found in the boot of a car? And how did his wife know of the event? How could anyone be cruel enough to do such a thing? Find out where the discovery leads this collector of oddities and what it may mean for Henry's ultimate quest - finding the enigma, which will save or destroy all dimensions.
"More enjoyable than the fist book"
Henry Ian Darling is a collector of oddities, those that bring him closer to an enigma, one he hopes will be a great thing. But maybe it isn't?
"A short enjoyable listen"
Twelve-year-old Jack knows they shouldn't go but is unable to persuade his parents not to take the planned trip to the Lake District. Something was going to happen, but what? The weird feelings he had were always so fuzzy and they didn't always make sense. Maybe it was just because he'd have to spend time with his pampered cousin, Rosie? Anyway, it was nearly Christmas and what could go wrong with just staying in some cabin in the woods?
"Like a modern day Robert Louis Stevenson adventure"
Walking along the white stretch of road, white due to the continual fall of snow, I saw no one as usual...not that I expected to see anyone. I'd been walking for what felt like forever and had not found another soul. Was I the only one left? And really, what was the point if I were? And why had I survived?
After Charley dies in her office chair, how is it that she finds herself propelled into the mysterious world of Avalon? Upon encountering an essence, which insists is her daughter, the one she knows she left behind, insanity battles with fear inside her mind.
"Very thought provoking"
Anne Blake, psychiatrist, is good at her job and believes that even the most sick at heart can be cured...or at least saved enough that they can lead a better life.
"A wonderful whodunit"
What was Christmas? How did it start? And why was it now banned? Why had the Elders decided it would only cause trouble, that its roots were based on something that only caused wars...those that had destroyed the Old Earth? Some disagree, and maybe can change things before it's too late for humankind. Or maybe it's already too late.
"A great story to enjoy with your family"
Andi has always been anxious about her weight and, like many women, thinks that unless she is thin, she has no value. Follow her "misadventures" and see whether this is true or if she'll find there are more important things that makes a person who and what they are.
"A inspirational story"
Martha Tidberry grew up knowing she was different. But that difference was far from what anyone could imagine. Even herself, in the beginning. What was she to do with that puzzling brain of hers? Except believe in the impossibility of the possible....
"Unique short story"
Gavin Bloom and Alex Moore run an online magazine for an adult market; although each insists it has to be within the limits of not only the law but to their sense of decency. Gavin is on the edge of developing a revolutionary turn for that very magazine, a program that will no doubt secure the business, maybe forever. Amidst the excitement and enjoyment of its success, however, is the mysterious and heinous murder of one of their own.
"A great mystery"
I couldn't resist putting together all those little ideas that have popped into my mind, then out onto paper as the years have flown. Most have fallen by the wayside into the history bin of "oh my," but some stayed, and here they are.
What is found within the depths of the human soul? Does wickedness linger, as if the Devil's thumb is ready to pluck the strings of certain choices? And with the strumming, just how far will Evil spread?
"So great I listened to it twice."
What is difference? Is it in how we speak, how we look, or how we see the world? Is it the color of our eyes, the swing of our walk, or the very essence of our minds? Whatever it is, maybe we should embrace it rather than wanting to run away or kill it. Next time there is difference think, what about me? How do they see me? Do I care? Should I care? What, in the end, do we need but love and acceptance? Regardless of change.
"An intriguing short story with great narration"
The Box That Jane Built is a short story from a collection called Figments, however, deserves a starring role. Four stories to chill the blood, unless you already have ice in your veins?