Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values.
In her collection of illustrated autobiographical stories, author and artist Shapton explores the competitive pressures and introspective depths of swimming, as a sport and a pastime." If there is a more beautifully observed examination of weightlessness, silence, rigor, and delight of what it means to swim, I've never read it. Leanne Shapton is one of the most broadly creative and gifted people at work today; a true artist, both visual and verbal. There seems to be nothing she cannot write or paint about: adolescence, Canada, yearning, dawn - even cake, for heaven's sake! - with a precision both surgical and poetic." (David Rakoff)
Lulu's older brother says she is too little to play with him. Her mama and papa are busy too, so Lulu has to make her own fun. Ladybug Girl saves ants in distress, jumps through shark-infested puddles, and even skips along the great dark twisty tree trunk--all by herself.
Based on his research, interviews, and personal experiences in Palastinian Occupied Territories in 1991 and 92, Sacco takes you there and gives you a first-hand account of the atrocities and suffering in the conflict with Israel. He gives you a close up visual rendering of the physical and emotional conditions of the people, who struggle daily for survival... Sacco has rendered the terrible conditions of life into a compelling and sympathetic artistic documentary. Sacco's drawing is detailed and realistic, very approachable and interesting.
A series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death terrorizes Boston during a boiling summer. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her--literally and figuratively--Detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence on a murderous disciple.
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and life in general--with a minimum of effort. But that's before he's given the news that he's dying. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure--if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most. Winner of the 2010 Michael Printz award for best teen fiction title.
Black wave : a family's adventure at sea and the disaster that saved them
Jun 1, 2013 - Jun 4, 2013
An exhilarating real-life adventure of one family's extraordinary voyage of self-discovery and survival against incredible odds. John’s dream trip with his wife and four children began on Long Island Sound and ended almost two years later as a nightmare in treacherous waters off a remote atoll in French Polynesia, where, in an explosion of awesome violence, the terrifying brunt of the ocean’s anger fell upon their 55 foot catamaran.
When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine--who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years--learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well. Sabine is left to unravel his secrets, and the journey she takes, from sunny Los Angeles to the bitter windswept plains of Nebraska, will work its own magic on her.
Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children. "..Laybourne's debut ably turns what could have been yet another postapocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Books to die for : the world's greatest mystery writers on the world's greatest mystery novels
Connolly, John, editor
May 28, 2013 - May 31, 2013
In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, 119 authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure.
With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. The more than 300 photos, A-Z descriptions, and inspiring ideas in this collection show how to get the most out of these plants.
Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. " A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well." (New York Times)
On hallowed ground : the story of Arlington National Cemetery
Poole, Robert M.
May 26, 2013 - May 28, 2013
Revealing the story of how Arlington National Cemetery has become a venerable monument to service and sacrifice, Poole paints an intimate, behind-the-scenes picture of the history and day-to-day operations of America's most sacred ground.