Author: Kayla Cagan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out of Houston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream her whole life, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister's tyrannical mental state seems to thwart every attempt at happiness for the close-knit Perish family. Piper's art just might be enough to get her out. But is she brave enough to seize that power when it means giving up so much? Debut author Kayla Cagan breathes new life into fiction in this dynamic, utterly authentic work featuring interior art from Rookie magazine illustrator Maria Ines Gul. Piper will have readers asking big questions along with her. What is love? What is friendship? What is family? What is home? And who is a person when she's missing any one of these things?
Author: Marla C. Berkowitz, Judith A. Jonas
"Intriguing...extensive background information helpful to those unfamiliar with the deaf world and culture...compelling"--Library Journal. "Brings to light a broader picture of family dynamics in the deaf community...intriguing, well-rounded"--ProtoView. This is the first book to consider both deaf and hearing perspectives on the dynamics of adult sibling relationships. Deaf and hearing authors Berkowitz and Jonas conducted interviews with 22 adult siblings, using ASL and spoken English, to access their intimate thoughts. A major feature of the book is its analysis of how isolation impacts deaf-hearing sibling relationships. The book documents the 150 year history of societal attitudes embedded in sibling bonds and identifies how the siblings' lives were affected by the communication choices their parents made. The authors weave information throughout the text to reveal attitudes toward American Sign Language and the various roles deaf and hearing siblings take on as monitors, facilitators, signing-siblings and sibling-interpreters, all of which impact lifelong bonds.
Author: Ty Pennington
From the beloved and sexy carpenter on The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces comes a creative, fun, and practical how-to book for home repair and improvement projects ome improvement heartthrob Ty Pennington fuses carpentry with style in this practical and inspirational how-to book for tackling household projects both large and small-from decorating to home repair. Pennington shares the expertise gained from his years of experience as one of the carpenters on The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces and as a home renovation pro to create an accessible guide to eclectic decorating and renovation. Ty gives readers a sneak peek at some of the projects he's done in his own home and shows how they can be recreated. He also gives readers the lowdown on great tools-and provides a list of his favorite cheap and easy ways to transform any room. Filled with helpful tips, this inspirational book will help readers to explore their own personal style while building their confidence at the same time. It is a one-of-a-kind, fun, user-friendly guide, from a trusted and admired source.
Author: Dennis Cooper
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
The stunning conclusion to Dennis Cooper's five-book cycle, Period earned its author the accolade "a disquieting genius" by Vanity Fair and praise for his "elegant prose and literary lawlessness" by The New York Times. The culmination of Cooper's explorations into sex and death, youth culture, and the search for the ineffable object of desire, Period is a breathtaking, mesmerizing final statement to the five-book cycle it completes. Cooper has taken his familiar themes -- strangely irresistible and interchangeable young men, passion that crosses into murder, the lure of drugs, the culpabilities of authorship, and the inexact, haunting communication of feeling-and melded them into a novel of flawless form and immense power. Set in a spare, smoke-and-mirror-filled world of secret Web sites, Goth bands, Satanism, pornography, and outsider art, Period is a literary disappearing act as mysterious as it is logical. Obsessive, beautiful, and darkly comic, Period is a stunning achievement from one of America's finest writers.
Author: William O. Bearden, Richard G. Netemeyer, Kelly L. Haws
The Handbook of Marketing Scales, Third Edition represents a clear, concise, and easy-to-use compilation of multi-item, self-report measures developed and/or frequently used in consumer behavior and marketing research. - Over 150 scales are included in the handbook. Many of these scales were originally published in marketing- and consumer-related journals or conference proceedings. Including them in one volume helps reduce the time it takes to locate instruments for survey research. - Scales included have a reasonable theoretical base, are developed within the marketing or consumer behavior literature, are composed of several items or questions, use some scaling procedures, and include estimates of reliability and/or validity, making these scales especially relevant and “proven” for marketing scholars and professionals. - Each scale includes the following information so that users can quickly and easily learn about the scale: construct, description, development, samples, validity, scores, sources, other evidence, other sources, references, and scale items.
Author: Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo
Publisher: Chronicle Books
HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever... With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. 100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Author: Marla Brooks
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Hollywood has meant many things to many people throughout its illustrious history, but nowadays, Tinseltown is best known for the three G's-Glitz, Glamour, and Ghosts. Read about the celebrity apparitions who touch visitors at the Hollywood Wax Museum with ghostly hands; the phantom bartender at the elegant Yamashiro Restaurant who startles diners; the lively spirits at The Formosa Café who drink right along with the customers. You wont want to miss Clift Montgomery's bugle call at The Hollywood Roosevelt ; Janis Joplin's presence at the Highland Gardens Hotel; Bela Lugosi's daily visit to the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine; and the final resting place for dozens of Hollywood luminaries at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There are curses and murder and mayhem aplenty, for in Hollywood the show still goes on.
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
Author: Julia Glass
In Julia Glass's fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy. When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie. When the actor arrives for the visit he had previously arranged with the man he is to portray, he and Tommy are compelled to look more closely at Morty's past and the consequences of the choices they now face, both separately and together. Morty, as it turns out, made a confession to Greene that undermines much of what Tommy believed she knew about her boss—and about herself. As she contemplates a future without him, her unlikely alliance with Greene—and the loyalty they share toward the man whose legacy they hold in their hands—will lead to surprising upheavals in their wider relationships, their careers, and even their search for love.
Author: Mary L. Martin, Kim Hufford
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Take a historical journey to Pasadena, California, through rare views of vintage postcards spanning the early 1900s through the 1960s. See how this city in the suburbs of Los Angeles offered Californians entertainment, beautiful sights, and a place to call home, where exquisite architecture has withheld the test of time. Visit Marengo Avenues overhanging pepper trees, and East Colorado Street, where the annual Tournament of Roses takes place every New Years Day. Become immersed in Pasadenas lovely landscaping that lasts all year, including lush orange groves and floral gardens.
Author: Marla Brooks
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Sometimes good intentions aren't good enough and we need a little help to make it though the workday. Some people pray, others put their noses to the grindstone. Now you can take a different path and resolve workplace issues in a magickal way. This special spell book is an easy-to-follow guide to 51 spells, ritual explanations, and cautions covering pesky, job-related hurdles. Get a raise or promotion, hold "thy" tongue, gather inspiration, melt away stress, or just make "them" leave you alone! You can do it! Magick can help!
Author: Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Four women are linked by a passion for the same man, Belson McKintridge, a legendary screen idol and notorious womanizer. McKintridge risks everything for one desperate, international scam, setting forces in motion that will change the ladies' exotic world forever. In Beverly Hills, nearly everything and everyone is for sale. Phyllis McKintridge, the beautiful daughter of Felix Anhalt, a wealthy real estate magnate, is married to Belson's grandson, Peter. Peter is heir to the fabulous McKintridge estate that includes thousands of acres of choice Beverly Hills property, several houses, a golf course and a huge staff of servants. But Phyllis must learn the painful cost of love and how fleeting her happiness can be in the face of much stronger forces. Marla Gilbert is not content to stay home with her two children and wonders if it's truly her husband's business that keeps him away so much. When she throws herself into a new career as an interior designer, it opens up avenues of fulfillment she did not associate with the business world. Vicky Feinstein is a novelist, struggling desperately to be accepted by the right people. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the Beverly Hills and fights her own needs and desires in an attempt to get what she thinks she wants. Kept on the outside by the powerful Belson McKintridge and the vindictive Leslie Paxton Winokur, she claws her way until she gains entry into their exclusive inner sanctum, only to discover it is rotten to the core. Leslie Paxton Winokur used her talent and fierce ambition to escape her life in a small Texas town and become the top interior designer in Beverly Hills. But her many secrets and strong desire for revenge finally destroy her only chance to have what she really craves. Here in this golden lotus land of glamour, sensuality and seduction, these four women share a rivalry and drama that no other playground of the rich and famous can match. And no pleasure or passion can compare to the sweetness of revenge against Belson McKintridge.
Author: Christian Gladu
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
The Arts & Crafts movement popularized more than a century ago is currently enjoying a revival--and with good reason. Finally, the "lowly" bungalow, once considered too small and style-starved, is gaining popularity as new bungalow communities crop up across the nation. With its emphasis on handcrafted beauty, quality workmanship, and respect for natural materials, today's bungalow style offers friendly streetscapes and sensible, ecologically oriented homes that work for modern families. Bungalow Plans contains house plans that may be modest in size by today's standards, but integrate the style and timeless charm of the past with a modern point of view.
Author: Rayne Storm
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Enjoy this exciting activity book grounded on fundamental principles for families to enrich their childrens understanding of earth-based spiritual living. Within its pages, you will find a delightful hodgepodge of poems, with fun corresponding activities, interactive questions, and thoughtful challenges that are relevant to being open-minded and aware of all the earths treasures for life. It takes deep issues and makes them simple to understand and practice. Everyday MAGICK is meant to be a family activity book to be read together. The colorful materials are there to help encourage your earth-based child to ask questions, carry out activities, and create magick on their own. Magick is the spiritual side to all that is around us and we all have the ability to make every day Magickal!