Author: James Smythe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
“A strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself” – Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Hiding her unhappiness from those who believe she has a perfect life, former beauty queen Maggie has an unexpected change of circumstances that leads to surprising discoveries and valuable lessons in friendship.
Author: Penny B. Wolf MSW
Kelly was a seventeen-year-old star of her high school basketball team Gevon was a twelve-year-old who played linebacker for his middle school football team Crystle was a nineteen-year-old college student with big plans for the future One day youre hanging out with friends at the mall, playing basketball at school, dreaming about your latest crush, and the next youre in the hospital hooked up to tubes and wondering whether or not youll ever feel normal again. Getting sick was never part of the plan. Lupus. Diabetes. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Crohns. Multiple Sclerosis. No matter what the diagnosis, teens with chronic illnesses share one thing in common: their lives have been changed forever by illness. Seventeen young adults share their personal stories in I Still Dream Big. Their tenacity and spirit are an inspiration to us all. The voices of the teens profiled in this book are filled with hope and optimism despite the very real challenges they face. While some of their goals may have changed, these kids still have high hopes and big dreams for the future. Above all, they refuse to be defined by illness. Seventeen-year-old history buff, Jamie, sums it up with these words, "You define yourself, not something written in a medical chart." When someone gets sick, family and friends are affected as well. The stories of these seventeen teens are important, not only for teens with chronic illness, but for the people who love them and want so much to understand the emotional and physical challenges their best friends and loved ones face. I Still Dream Big is a celebration of life and a reminder to all of us to hold onto our own dreams for the futureand to remember to DREAM BIG.
Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The newest novel from critically acclaimed Lydia Millet, How the Dead Dream is a beautiful, heart-wrenching tale and a riveting commentary on community in the modern suburban landscape and how the lives of animals are affected by it.
Author: Mia Le Comte
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
Those interested in Czech history between the two World Wars will be fascinated by this memoir by a woman who lived it. Mia Münzer Le Comte rebelled against her bourgeois background by, in the first place, becoming an artist, leaving home and having amorous adventures, including two husbands. She knows an autobiography that is not honest and open is not worth doing. She accomplishes it with style and poignancy, right up to (and past) Hitler’s takeover of Prague and her personal horrors eluding the Gestapo. In Italy and France and Spain she was a step away from the police, a fugitive without proper papers. Her husband, Karl, abandoned her in Nice. In Marseilles, to escape the bombs, she had to lie on the concrete floor of a darkened railroad station. The next shelter was a bordello. She exchanged drawings for food. With Spain refusing to give transit visas to Jews, it was a miracle that this courageous and resourceful woman was able to crowd on to one of the last boats to leave Lisbon, bringing her to New York with three dollars left.
Author: Kifah Abdulla
Dead Still Dream, poems by Kifah Abdulla, with translation by Brook DeLorme. The book is a narrative arc in poetry, describing Kifah's life as a young man in Baghdad in the 1980s, as a soldier in compulsory service during the Iraq-Iran war, and his experiences as a prisoner of war in Iran, where he lived in captivity for over eight years. The book focuses on themes of hope, love, and peace in the face of conflict and tragedy.Dead Still Dream is a dual language book, with both the Arabic original and English translation on facing pages.
Author: Dolly Parton
Expanding on her popular commencement speech at the University of Tennessee and drawing on her own life experiences, the country superstar explores the four great hopes she urges everyone to embrace--dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers
Author: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he’s faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch’s lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers a onetime all-access pass into the life and mind of one of our most enigmatic and utterly original living artists. With insights into . . . Eraserhead The Elephant Man Dune Blue Velvet Wild at Heart Twin Peaks Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Lost Highway The Straight Story Mulholland Drive INLAND EMPIRE Twin Peaks: The Return
Author: Ambrose Okosun
While author Ambrose Okosun was just beginning his life in March of 1973 in Lekki, Nigeria, his parents’ marriage was ending. Left with his grandparents to eke out a living in a small village, Okosun was separated from his mother and was not allowed to see his birth father. From a young age, he was dealt a hard life. In A Boy and His Dream, Okosun shares the struggles he endured and how he strived to overcome those early challenges. From hunger to being ostracized by a polygamist family, he experienced severe poverty while growing up. At the same time, his elders imparted important lessons that Okosun took to heart, including the message that he was in charge of his own destiny. Learning by trial and error and with guidance from God, Okosun tells how he became educated, earned several degrees, and immigrated to the United States. A Boy and His Dream narrates the story of a man who has come a long way from being an abused little boy in Nigeria.
Author: Roy Strong
Publisher: Random House
What does it mean to be English? * For centuries, Englishness was synonymous with Britishness, informed first by the political dominance of the English monarchs over the British Isles - reaching its apogee in the rule of Elizabeth I - and later by the island's imperial might and expansion. But alongside that tradition, reaching back to medieval times, there has also been a vision of England as the rural arcadia celebrated by painters and poets. While the mythology of empire lingers on in the national psyche, Roy Strong argues that it is the rural tradition - combining aestheticism, pastoralism and patriotism - that offers an answer to the present crisis of English identity. * National identity essentially resides in the mind: evolving over time it is inevitably selective in how it epitomizes the ideals and aspirations of a people. In this searching and deeply passionate book, Roy Strong reveals an iconography of England rooted in the cultural imagination. Rather than simply depicting reality, art and literature have often ennobled - and immortalised - reality in a way that has directly affected how we see ourselves. Today we view Suffolk through the eyes of Constable, the Lake District comes to life in the poetry of Wordsworth, and the country house seems to emerge from the novels of Evelyn Waugh. * Free from nationalism, chauvinism and political bias, Roy Strong offers a vision of England that is inclusive and relevant for everybody living in the country today - an appreciation of the beauty of the English countryside, a love of nature and gardening, and a celebration of the dramas of Shakespeare, the paintings of Turner and the music of Elgar.
Author: Hedrick Smith
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.
Author: James Smythe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
How far would you go to save your family from an invisible threat? A terrifyingly original thriller from the author of The Machine.