The Everything French Grammar Book provides readers with easy-to-follow lessons on the rules, syntax, and sentence structure of the French language. From punctuation to pronouns, this handy reference walks readers through the basics of proper French speaking. Step-by-step instruction, fun reinforcement exercises, and clever mnemonic clues help readers master conjugation, tense use, and sentence structure quickly! Complete with verb charts, The Everything French Grammar Book is the perfect reference for the Gallic enthusiast.
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
An Existentialist intensity and a depth of understanding rare in contemporary fiction. A Classic Novel About the Pursuit of Personal Fulfillment A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's quest for self-awareness
Steal the Sky
Author: Megan E. O'Keefe
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Detan Honding, a wanted conman of noble birth and ignoble tongue, has found himself in the oasis city of Aransa. He and his trusted companion Tibs may have pulled off one too many cons against the city’s elite and need to make a quick escape. They set their sight’s on their biggest heist yet - the gorgeous airship of the exiled commodore Thratia. But in the middle of his scheme, a face changer known as a doppel starts murdering key members of Aransa’s government. The sudden paranoia makes Detan’s plans of stealing Thratia’s ship that much harder. And with this sudden power vacuum, Thratia can solidify her power and wreak havoc against the Empire. But the doppel isn’t working for Thratia and has her own intentions. Did Detan accidentally walk into a revolution and a crusade? He has to be careful - there’s a reason most people think he’s dead. And if his dangerous secret gets revealed, he has a lot more to worry about than a stolen airship. File Under: Fantasy
Verb recognition and conjugation is one of the most difficult aspects of learning any language - especially French. But with The Everything French Verb Book, mastering those idiomatic verbs is a cinch! You'll not only learn basic and advanced verbs and how to use them, you'll also learn the subtleties that distinguish similar verbs. Enhance your French now with: A complete conjugated glossary of more than 1,200 verbs Proper pronunciation guidance for flawless speech Strategies for recognizing and using verbs with ease Special verbs, idiomatic expressions, and prepositions Practical instruction on simple and compound conjugations With easy-to-follow instruction that explains the nuances of tense usage and etiquette-appropriate language, you'll be speaking this splendid romance language with ease and confidence in no time. Impress your friends, travel to French-speaking countries, or wander through a Parisian marketplace - all you need is The Everything French Verb Book!
Author: T. F. Riggar
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Over 1000 references to monographic and serial publications. Intended to inform the reader as to the scope and depth of the stress burnout syndrome. Alphabetical arrangement by authors. Each entry gives bibliographical information and lengthy annotations. Contains lists of signs and symptoms, courses and sources, and coping strategies.
Provides a guide to ensure exploitation of the course, photocopiable worksheets, one-page-at-a-glance lesson summary with notes including a language analysis and help in setting up activities, tapescripts and answer keys within the teacher's notes for each lesson and suggestions for alternative procedures to cover various teaching situations.
Rue Ordener, Rue Labat
Author: Sarah Kofman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Silence de la Mer
Publisher: Berg Publishers
This first bilingual edition of France's most enduring wartime novel introduces Vercors's famous tale to a generation without personal experience of World War II who may not be able to read it in its original language. Readers are assisted with a historical and literary introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary of French terms and a select bibliography.
Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Prepare for blockbuster action in the vein of Clive Cussler and Alistair Maclean A mesmerizing international thriller that sweeps from modern Iceland to Nazi Germany. In 1945, a German bomber crash-lands in Iceland durign a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm. He sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, only to disappear into the white vastness. Flash forward to the present. The U.S. Army is clandestinely trying to remove the wreck of an airplane from an Icelandic glacier. A young Icelander, Elias, inadvertently stumbles upon the excavation and then promptly disappears. Before he vanishes, though, he manages to contact his sister, Kristin. She embarks on a thrilling and perilous adventure, determined to discover the truth of her brother's fate. Kristin must solve the riddle of Operation Napoleon, even if it means losing her own life. Arnaldur Indridason has proven himself to be a master of the mystery genre with his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlunder series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. Now, world-class writing and nonstop action meet in this spellbinding page-turner, which catapults Arnaldur Indridason to the top ranks of international thriller writers.
The Bellwether Revivals
Author: Benjamin Wood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Bright, bookish Oscar Lowe has grown to love the quiet routine of his life as a care assistant at a Cambridge nursing home, until the fateful day when he is lured into King's College chapel by the otherwordly sound of an organ. There he meets and falls in love with Iris Bellwether and her privileged, eccentric clique, led by her brother Eden. A troubled but charismatic music prodigy, Eden convinces his sister and their friends to participate in a series of disturbing experiments. However, as the line between genius and madness begins to blur, Oscar fears that danger could await them all ... 'The Bellwether Revivals renders the cruelties and frailties of genius with acuity and tenderness, exploring the naive sophistication of bright young minds, the moral immunity granted to coteries of privilege, and the true nature of mastery in art. Seductive, resonant, and disquieting, Benjamin Wood's novel captures strains and cadences, qualities of music that are rarely rendered except in sound' Eleanor Catton, author ofThe Luminaries, the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
Why We Play
Author: Roberte Hamayon
Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play's many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures. Hamayon begins by zeroing in on Mongolia and Siberia, where communities host national holiday games similar to the Olympics. Within these events Hamayon explores the performance of ethical values and local identity, and then she draws her analysis into larger ideas examinations of the spectrum of play activities as they can exist in any culture. She explores facets of play such as learning, interaction, emotion, strategy, luck, and belief, and she emphasizes the crucial ambiguity between fiction and reality that is at the heart of play as a phenomenon. Revealing how consistent and coherent play is, she ultimately shows it as a unique modality of action that serves an invaluable role in the human experience.
Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Can You Learn to Be Happy? YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS. HOW? Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER. “Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.” --Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist “This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today." --Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness