"No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species--up close as never before. A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.
The Grizzly Maze
Author: Nick Jans
Traces the efforts of a passionate conservationist to protect the grizzly bear, recounting how his efforts to overturn perceptions about bear aggressiveness resulted in his death in October 2003, in an account in which the author traces Treadwell's career and the causes of the fatal bear attack. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
Author: Jeff Bauman, Bret Witter
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL The New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor. When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: "Saw the guy. Looked right at me," setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history. Just thirty hours before, Jeff had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. As he was rushed to the hospital, he realized he was severely injured and that he might die, but he didn't know that a photograph of him in a wheelchair was circulating throughout the world, making him the human face of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, or that what he'd seen would give the Boston police their most important breakthrough. In STRONGER, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. . Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well.
The Last Light Breaking
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Natives, an ancient culture on the cusp of change. Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power, the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North. With the eye of an outdoorsman and the heart of a poet, Jans weaves together these 23 essays with strands of native American narrative, making vivid a place where wolves and grizzlies still roam free, hunters follow the caribou, and old women cast their nets in the dust as they have for countless generations. But looming on the horizon is the world of roads and modern technology; the future has already arrived in the form of stop signs, computers, and satellite dishes. Jans creates unforgettable images of a proud people facing an uncertain future, and of his own journey through this haunting timeless landscape.
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: Hachette UK
'We're not going to get a kitten, we're just going to look at them. . .' Helen Brown Gentry wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam desperately wanted one. So that day he chose a beautiful little black kitten to be delivered to their home in a few weeks' time. A week later, Sam was killed in an accident and his family were torn apart by grief. Struggling to cope, Helen forgot about the kitten until, one day, it was delivered to their door. Traumatised by Sam's death, Helen didn't know what to do with it. But Sam's younger brother Rob wanted to keep her, as she was after all, Sam's cat. And for the first time since Sam's death, Helen saw Rob smile. Cleo the kitten had to stay. And stay with the family she did, going on to become the family's high priestess and guardian. Cleo's personality was immense, and she became witness to the family's life through times of joy and sadness, sharing everything with them. CLEO is a beautifully written warm and often funny book about love, loss and redemption.
Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.
La coda del lupo
Author: Marino Neri
I Am So Strong
Author: Mario Ramos
A big bad wolf bullies everyone he encounters in the forest into admitting that he is the strongest inhabitant of the woods, but he meets his match in an unlikely creature.
A Place Beyond
Author: Nick Jans
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
In A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his “found” home—the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure—camping among wolves, traveling with Iñupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a tent, a grizzly stands etched against the snow—just a sampling of the images and events rendered in Jan’s transparent, visual prose. Moments of humor are offset by haunting insights, and by thoughtful reflections on contemporary Iñupiat culture, making A Place Beyond a book to savor.
Un testo che svela un lato oscuro della più grande storia d'amore della letteratura mondiale. Sarah è stata lasciata dal fidanzato e per la disperazione fa cadere un antico carillon regalato da un lontano parente. Il carillon si rompe in mille pezzi e all'interno c'è un manoscritto che cambierà la sua vita. Nel capolavoro di William Shakespeare "Romeo e Giulietta", Romeo viene spedito in esilio a Mantova dopo aver ucciso il nemico Tebaldo. Di cosa accade a Mantova, però, non si sa nulla e lui sparisce dalla storia salvo riapparire dopo qualche tempo. Cosa è accaduto in quei pochi giorni? Cosa ha fatto Romeo a Mantova? Il manoscritto ritrovato da Sarah racconta proprio gli eventi accaduti durante l'esilio. Incredibili. L’esordio letterario di Giacomo Guizzi ci riporta alle atmosfere e ai tempi del capolavoro immortale del Bardo in una nuova veste ricca di colpi di scena. Booktrailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYlY_XziyyU
Author: Alfredo Colitto
Publisher: McArthur & Co
A mighty Archbishop. A brilliant scientist. And a killer about to strike . . .A.D. 1311. Mondino is a university anatomist – a man of science in a land governed by the Catholic Inquisition. But the corpse brought to Mondino’s laboratory one stormy night defies natural law: The victim is a Templar knight, and his heart has been transformed into a block of iron. Is it alchemy? Or the diabolical work of an ingenious killer? Aided by his headstrong student Gerardo – a young man concealing a deadly secret identity – Mondino must outwit both ruthless Inquisitors and vengeful Templars if he’s to stop a murderer who threatens to shake the very foundations of Christendom.Audacious, gripping, and lushly atmospheric, set against the dramatic backdrop of one of history’s most dangerous eras.
The Dogs and the Wolves
Author: Irène Némirovsky
Publisher: Random House
From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century. In the same city, Harry Sinner, the cosseted son of a city financier, belongs to a very different world. Eventually, in search of a brighter future, Ada moves to Paris and makes a living painting scenes from the world she has left behind. Harry Sinner also comes to Paris to mingle in exclusive circles, until one day he buys two paintings which remind him of his past and the course of Ada's life changes once more...
Dances with Wolves
Author: Michael Blake
Publisher: Michael Blake
Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, DANCES WITH WOLVES. Set in 1863, the novel follows Lieutenant John Dunbar on a magical journey from the ravages of the Civil War to the far reaches of the imperiled American frontier, a frontier he naively wants to see "before it is gone". His posting to a desolate and deserted outpost is the springboard for contact with the lords of the southern plains... the Comanche. Though he does not speak their language, has no know-ledge of their customs, and is considered a trespasser, Lieutenant Dunbar finds himself intrigued by the exotic and alien culture of the buffalo-hunting people of the plains. A simple desire to know more about his wild neighbors ignites a great adventure of transformation that culminates with the emergence of a different kind of man... a man called Dances With Wolves.