Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Relates how dozens of citizens in a California town were convicted of offenses they did not commit by politicians and police determined to beat crime at any cost
Vampire Most Wanted
Author: Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Harper Collins
Take a road trip with the undead . . . in this latest in the Argeneau series by New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun. Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it. Basha doesn't mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a hot immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he'll have to catch her first . . .
Author: Troy A. Carrington
Book 2 of The Chronos Series finds young Alex thrown into a battle between the old Norse gods, a battle to end all battles. It wasn't exactly what Alex had planned; but if Egypt taught him anything, it was that nothing goes as planned. This new place was indeed different, and to make matters worse, it may not be the first time he'd been there. Now, with the adventures of Egypt behind him and still far from home, Alex learns of Loki's evil plan, and must once again rewrite history.
The Same Stuff as Stars
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Angel's dad is in jail and her mum's abandoned her and her little brother at their great-grandmother's crumbling farmhouse. Grandma can't even look after herself, let alone two children, so Angel finds that it's left up to her. In a dreary and lonely world there is only one bright spot - a mysterious stranger who appears on clear nights to teach Angel all about the stars. * Katherine Paterson is an internationally acclaimed author who has won the Newbery Medal (twice), the National Book Award for Children's Literature (USA) twice, and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award
The Hounds of Set
Author: Troy A. Carrington
Young Alex Chronos always wanted his life to matter. Other than having the full attention of the school bully, he was virtually invisible. He longed for adventure, but adventure, it seemed, never happened his way. That was all about to change. On the night of his thirteenth birthday, Alex is terrified at the sight of a cloaked figure lumbering on his doorstep. But it isn't the stranger that should worry him. A mysterious package left by the stranger turns his unassuming world upside down. In his quest for answers, Alex finds himself an unwilling traveler through time and space. Suddenly alone in ancient Egypt, surrounded by hot desert sands, the real adventure begins; only things weren't what he'd imagined. His only desire now is to find his way back to his own comfortable world. But Egypt has other plans. Suddenly captured and scared, Alex befriends the ancient god of Anubis. The two set out to battle the evil Set and free Egypt from his clutches.
The best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team presents a fable on the art of successfully managing family life, introducing some simple and practical leadership tools--based on business strategies--that can bring purpose, clarity, and joy to family relationships by overcoming chaos without sacrificing fun and spontaneity.
Author: Baz Dreisinger
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
In this crucial study, named one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2016 and now in paperback, Baz Dreisinger goes behind bars in nine countries to investigate the current conditions in prisons worldwide. Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline program, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied.
Love Me Anyway
Author: Tiffany Hawk
After divorcing her abusive husband, twenty-three-year-old Emily finds work as a flight attendant and bonds with KC, who prompts Emily's affair with a married co-worker and who secretly searches for the father who abandoned her.
The Afterlife Unveiled
Author: Stafford Betty
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
What happens to us when we die? Many think of heaven as an unimaginable state of bliss. As for hell, it's far out of proportion to any sin we might have committed and makes a travesty of God. But what if the afterlife was something very different? The key to such knowledge is mediumship. Three decades of research have taught the author, a world expert in the field of death and afterlife studies, who the most reliable voices are. These accounts are far better developed and more plausible than anything found in the world's scriptures or theologies. We hunger for a reliable revelation telling us that life here and now is meaningful and good, that each of us has an important part to play in its proper unfolding, that we are accountable for all we do, and that the godless materialism all around us is a pathological mistake. The world ahead, unlike ours, is fascinating and fair. Authentic mediums may be the closest thing to the voice of God that our planet has.
The perpetual anxiety about America's educational system has created a state in which teachers, administrators, and parents are on a constant search for magical solutions for what ails the American classroom. Theories, reforms, and strategies abound, each purporting to be a panacea the educational establishment has long been waiting for. In TheSecrets ofTimeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation, Jeremy S. Adams argues that the methods, habits, and behaviors that constitute powerful teaching do not change over time. In fact, an effective and impactful teacher a hundred years ago used many of the same habits and strategies a powerful teacher uses today. In essence, extraordinary teaching is timeless in nature. Like the speed of light or the sun rising in the East, it is a constant. Modern teachers who want to understand what timeless teaching looks like--and more importantly, how to do it--would be wise to study this text that is both highly descriptive and pragmatically actionable.
The Empty Space
Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.
Author: Stephen Sachs
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Jimmy Luntz owes money to a man called Juarez. Trouble is, Juarez isn't the most patient of men. And when he gets bored of waiting, he sends someone round to collect. Luntz doesn't actually plan to shoot the guy, but the way he sees it, it's shoot or be shot. Either way, though, Luntz is out of his league, and he knows it: nobody messes with Juarez -- or, at least, nobody messes with Juarez and lives to tell the tale. Against all the odds, however, it seems that somebody up there is looking out for Luntz, if only he can keep his cool. A story of mistaken identity, blackmail and murder, of bent judges, wronged alcoholics and colostomy bags, Nobody Move is No Country for Old Men as written by Denis Johnson. Praise for Denis Johnson's previous novel, Tree of Smoke, which won the US National Book Award 2007: 'A Catch-22 for our times' Alan Warner, Observer 'A heart-stopping reminder of what fiction can do' Sunday Telegraph
The Bakersfield Sound
Author: Robert E. Price
Publisher: Heyday Books
Two thousand miles away from Nashville's country hit machine, the hard edge of the Bakersfield Sound transformed American music during the latter half of the twentieth century. Fueled by the steel twang of electric guitars, explosive drumming, and powerfully aching lyrics, the Sound transformed hard times and desperation into chart-toppers. It vaulted Buck Owens and Merle Haggard to stardom, and even today the Sound's influence on country music is still widely felt. In this fascinating book, veteran journalist Robert E. Price traces the Bakersfield Sound's roots from Dust Bowl and World War II migrations through the heyday of Owens, Haggard, and Hee Haw, and into the twenty-first century. Price is as compelling a storyteller as any outlaw country singer, bringing to life honks-tonks and radio stations where legendary musicians belted out a soundtrack for dancing and brawling. As much the story of a generation as a musical genre, The Bakersfield Sound immerses us in the unique cultural convergence that gave rise to a visceral and distinctly California country music. Book jacket.
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