Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: The Autobiography of Aerosmith's Legendary Frontman
Mar 9, 2012 - Mar 13, 2012
the flamboyant frontman of Aerosmith tells what it's like to be a living legend in one of the world's most revered and infamous bands--the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, and more. "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman's life.
When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
After Othella--the daughter of the town tramp in Shreveport, Louisiana--convinces her to give her baby away, fifteen-year-old Ruby Jean Upshaw runs away to New Orleans. In this prequel to The Upper Room, readers learn about Ruby's adolescence and her indomitable spirit.
Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief
Mar 8, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss" having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mar 7, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
One of the last untold stories of World War II, the extraordinary mission to rescue male and female survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La.
Weir imagines the world of Eleanor of Acquitaine, the beautiful 12th-century woman who was Queen of France, until she abandoned her royal husband for a younger man who would become King of England--Henry II. Vivid in detail, epic in scope, Captive Queen is abrilliantly wrought historical novel that encompasses the building of an empire and the monumental story of a royal marriage
When Frank Meyer and his family are executed, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it.
Read the bestselling novel that inspired the current NBC TV show. Learn how ten years ago, Mitch McDeere brought down a Memphis law firm operating as a front for the Chicago mob. Meet the characters: his wife Abbey, his brother Ray, his assistant Tammy. Read the book that launched John Grisham's career.
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
Mar 6, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Combining the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity--pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging. Hear Jacoby speak at the Thurber Evenings with Authors event on March 8.