The Vincent Boys Extended and Uncut

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442486546
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any hotter…Beau and Ash’s sinful romance now includes super scandalizing, never-before-published scenes in this special, eBook-only companion to the steamy printed original. There was something wicked about Beau that drew me to him. What was wrong with me? Why did I want to sin so badly? Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him. Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no. Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist...

I Dreamed of Africa

Author: Kuki Gallmann
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141966403
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly

Author: Sun-mi Hwang
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780745350
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Fiction

This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco’s evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.

Drum Dream Girl

Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544102293
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Once She Dreamed F r immer verliebt

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Piper Gefühlvoll
ISBN: 9783492984294
Release Date: 2018-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Der zweite und letzte Teil der neuen Novella von Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Abbi Glines: Prickelnd, romantisch und bitter-süß! Sammy Jos Traum geht weiter: Was als ein Abenteuer begann, entwickelt sich schleichend zu etwas ganz anderem. Denn eine Liebe, nach der sie nicht suchte, stellt sich als vergänglich heraus. Und dann ist da plötzlich jemand, den sie schon immer gekannt hat, der ihr wahrer Held sein könnte... Bei »Once She Dreamed – Für immer verliebt« handelt es sich um den zweiten Teil der zweiteiligen Novella »Once She Dreamed«. Teil 1 – »Once She Dreamed – In Sehnsucht vereint« erscheint bei »Piper Gefühlvoll«.

The Girl Who Could Not Dream

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544464995
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination!" —Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle "Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive.” —Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

On Her Own Ground

Author: A'Lelia Bundles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743215701
Release Date: 2001-05-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles. The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then—with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women—everything changed. By her death in 1919, Walker managed to overcome astonishing odds: building a storied beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women and devoting her life to philanthropy and social activism. Along the way, she formed friendships with great early-twentieth-century politi-cal figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. On Her Own Ground is not only the first comprehensive biography of one of recent history's most amazing entrepreneurs and philanthropists, it is about a woman who is truly an African American icon. Drawn from more than two decades of exhaustive research, the book is enriched by the author's exclusive access to personal letters, records and never-before-seen photographs from the family collection. Bundles also showcases Walker's complex relationship with her daughter, A'Lelia Walker, a celebrated hostess of the Harlem Renaissance and renowned friend to both Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. In chapters such as “Freedom Baby,” “Motherless Child,” “Bold Moves” and “Black Metropolis,” Bundles traces her ancestor's improbable rise to the top of an international hair care empire that would be run by four generations of Walker women until its sale in 1985. Along the way, On Her Own Ground reveals surprising insights, tells fascinating stories and dispels many misconceptions.

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497683853
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An engrossing biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals Hailed by the New York Times as “the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read,” Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful book draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Lyndon Johnson’s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream she traces the 36th president’s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawn from personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation’s most compelling politicians.


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316323703
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Fiction

"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

Once She Dreamed In Sehnsucht vereint

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Piper Gefühlvoll
ISBN: 9783492984126
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Die neue Novella der Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Abbi Glines: Prickelnd, romantisch und bitter-süß! In Sammy Jos kleiner Heimatstadt in Alabama hat alles seine Ordnung: Niemand zieht weg, geheiratet wird untereinander, man bekommt Kinder und lässt sich in seinem Reihenhäuschen nieder. Doch Sammy Jo will etwas anderes. Seit sie denken kann, möchte sie hinaus in die Welt, mehr sehen, mehr erleben. Nur hat sie keine Ahnung, wie sie das anstellen soll, denn sie arbeitet Tag für Tag in der Bäckerei und ihre Mutter findet den Lebensentwurf mit Heiraten, in der Nähe Bleiben und Kinder Kriegen perfekt für sie! Alles ändert sich, als Hale Christopher Jude durch die Tür spaziert: Er verkörpert alles, wovon sie träumt - doch Sammy Jo übersieht, dass Dinge manchmal anders sind, als sie scheinen... Bei »Once She Dreamed – In Sehnsucht vereint« handelt es sich um den ersten Teil der zweiteiligen Novella »Once She Dreamed«. Teil 2 – »Once She Dreamed – Für immer verliebt« erscheint im Mai 2018 ebenfalls bei »Piper Gefühlvoll«

As She Fades

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781250133878
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

From the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with As She Fades. On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she's not immune to Slate's charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship. Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn. Glines’ millions of fans will adore As She Fades, a novel as romantic as it is full of twists and unexpected turns.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 9781467757676
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Poetry

Odysseus, the hero of the Trojan War, longs to return home to his kingdom in Ithaca, where a horde of suitors (who believe the long-absent Odysseus to be dead) are courting his beloved wife. Odysseus had angered the sea god, Poseidon, and for the past ten years, he's been beset by a host of challenges. The Greek hero must rely on wit, strength, and the aid of the gods of Mount Olympus to survive tumultuous storms, battles with great beasts, and the seductive powers of witches, sirens, and nymphs as he makes his way homeward. Originally written around 700 BCE, the authorship of this epic poem remains uncertain, but most scholars ascribe it to a blind Greek poet named Homer. This unabridged translation by William Cowper was originally published in 1791.

While It Lasts

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442488687
Release Date: 2012-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Cage brings his playboy prowess to the countryside as the Sea Breeze hookups continue, from self-published phenomenon Abbi Glines. Low broke Cage’s heart by getting with Marcus in Because of Low. Cage went into a tailspin that ended in a DUI. In order to salvage his baseball scholarship—the one thing he truly valued besides Low—Cage must take a summer job. At a farm. Away from Sea Breeze. With lots of cows, but no hot girls. Maybe that’s what Cage needs to get back on track. But wait—there’s that hostile daughter of the farm boss. She’s pretty and occasionally sweet, and there seems to be a lot of sadness and mystery behind her anger. Cage is dying to strip her down—physically and mentally—in the back of the barn. But is he prepared for what will happen afterward?


Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857070265
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams at any given moment is getting tired. Especially the falling dreams, and the standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked ones. But then there are the nightmares, the ones that chill her to the bone… like the one where she is in a strange house…in a dirty kitchen…and a sinister monster that edges ever closer. This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant…

The Next New World

Author: Bob Shacochis
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802191779
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Fiction

“If we are in the golden age of the short story, Bob Shacochis is one of the writers who got us here.” —Providence Journal The haunting stories in The Next New World have a directness, an immediacy, a funny, sexy quality that belongs to today, yet they are infused with an aura of history. The characters are outrageous originals who through Shacochis’s telling, become eerily familiar: two elderly sisters share a phantom lover; a Virginia patriarch, haunted by ghosts of Confederate soldiers, is buried with their bones; a family celebrates the Fourth of July in the shadow of the father’s Alzheimer’s syndrome; a musician’s thunderous love turns him into a cannibal. “Charged with wit and style . . . Intelligent, engaging, and richly realized.” —New York Times Book Review “Shacochis is a master of voices. . . . In The Next New World he roams about through history and across the globe, tethering his wit to a sense of political conscience. . . . Sometimes more is more.” —Miami Herlad