This turn-of-the-century fable about a magical circus is the story of a contest--to the death, they later find out--between two young magicians, Celia and Marco. Also at stake is their love for each other." A riveting debut . . . pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it." (Tea Obreht)
The result of more than thirty interviews with abbots, nuns, monks, and other seekers at monasteries and retreat centers. Carlson reveals the untapped wisdom of these men and women as they speak with hope to a suffering world. Follow the author on this personal, moving, and at times difficult journey, and discover a new yet ancient basis for genuine peace between Christianity and other religions.
Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases. This 2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today's agribusiness.
Greece 1940. On the northern border, the Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion, pushing his divisions back to Albania--the first defeat suffered by the Nazis. At the center of this drama is Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases. As war approaches, the spies begin to circle, from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. A stunning historical thriller about a man who risks everything to right--in many small ways--the world's evil.
Lily loves to read. She is fascinated by the stories in her books, and reads wherever she goes through summer, autumn, winter, and spring. But one day, Lily meets a girl who hates reading. Milly invites Lily to have adventures of her own outside the pages of a book. Together the two friends help each other discover the joy of both backyards and books.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through, stranding Detective Cork O'Connor and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island.They find the body of a teenage girl--brutally murdered and not far away a baby severely dehydrated but alive. "Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller" ("Booklist ")
Twitter is not just for talking about your breakfast anymore. It's become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you'll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence.
Drawn to an older man, Eve embarks on a whirlwind romance that soon offers a new life and a new home--Les Genevriers, an old house in Provence. Their relationship becomes strained, however, as Dom grows quiet and distant and Eve feels a haunting presence. The more reluctant Dom is to tell her about his past, the more Eve is drawn to it--and to the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful ex-wife.
Professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show on the History Channel or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way.
As a professional home stager, Sandy Sullivan is an expert at transforming cluttered rooms into attractive houses ready for sale. If only reinventing her life were as easy. She's eager to put her family's suburban Boston home on the market, to downsize, and to simplify her own life. But she must first deal with her foot-dragging husband and her grown son, who has moved back home after college. Humorous and heartwarming a character driven novel sure to please.
A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, Grann set out to solve what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his 1925 quest for the Lost City of Z, hidden in the jungles of Brazil.
The true story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan. The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war--a rare achievement for any Afghan woman--Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.
Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone