Mickie Lambert creates "digital scrapbooks" for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren't forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, a curio shop owner, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman's last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d'art. A music box, a hair clip, a key chain - twelve mementos in all that must have meant so much to Nadia, who collected them on her flea market scavenges across the country. But these tokens mean a lot to someone else, too. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia's past alone.
Filled with heart, humor and magic, this lyrical, sweeping novel about the last days of the lumberjacks is told by of one of the greatest lumberjacks of all who recounts tales rife with murder, mayhem, avalanches and bootlegging in the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho.
An unpublished novel from the author of the feminist classic The Second Sex describes the intense friendship of Sylvie and Andrée, who meet at a Parisian day school and explore life together in post-World-War One France.
Follows the Los Angeles-based Alvardo family as they take critical looks at their internal and external relationships while struggling with a fierce local drought, impending evacuations, secrets, deception, betrayal and making some tough decisions.
"The release I felt in writing my first memoir, Not My Father's Son, was matched only by how my speaking out empowered so many to engage with their own trauma. I was reminded of the power of my words and the absolute duty of authenticity.
Ironically maybe, much of Baggage chronicles my life in Hollywood and how, since I recovered from a nervous breakdown at 28, work has repeatedly whisked me away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. I am today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage." Alan Cumming
Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has garnered widespread critical acclaim, inspired TED talks, album titles, cocktails, and even tattoos. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows "creates beautiful new words that we need but do not yet have," says John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars. By turns poignant, funny, and mind-bending, the definitions include whimsical etymologies drawn from languages around the world.
"A woman walks alone at the foot of Mount Sengoku. A man appears, saying he's been waiting for her, and invites her to a nearby village. Surprisingly, the village is covered in hairlike volcanic glass fibers, and all of it shines a bright gold. At night,when the villagers perform their custom of gazing up at the starry sky, countless unidentified flying objects come raining down on them--the opening act for the terror about to occur!"
Lori Block is dedicated to her fourth-grade basketball team, despite being relegated to an extra period before the real game starts, known as the fifth quarter, where the not-so-good kids play and the points don't count. That doesn't matter to Lori though, because working on her skills gives her hints of self-confidence, which is a nice break from feeling awkward and out-of-place in her daily life.
This fun-filled and inspiring seek-and-find book highlights the various ways children and adults can be real-life heroes in their everyday lives. Little ones learn to count the individual heroes who shine a light on the importance of helping others, whether it's through teaching, caring for animals, protecting the environment, or keeping others from harm. Adults who read along can help their children make connections to the unseen acts of compassion that occur in their very own neighborhoods.
Featuring contributions from such critically acclaimed Black authors as Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft and Kwame Mbalia, this celebration of Black boyhood is told through a brilliant collection of stories, comics and poems.
This visually stunning biography tells the extraordinary story of how model and teacher Luz Jiménez became “the soul of Mexico”—a living link between the indigenous Nahua and the rest of the world. 35,000 first printing. Illustrations.
Desperate to make money, Katrell accidentally raises someone from the dead, discovering that a live body is worth a lot more than a dead apparition, but she soon learns that magic isn’t free and dark forces are coming to collect.
This is the vibrant story of George, Garrett, Rall, and Rasul -- four children raised by Nanny, their fiercely devoted grandmother. The boys hold one another close through early brushes with racism, memorable experiences at the family barbershop, and first loves and losses. And with Nanny at their center, they are never broken
¡LA AVENTURA TE ESPERA! Roland y su mejor amigo Garg el Bárbaro deben abandonar la seguridad de su hogar para ir en busca de la madre de Roland, que ha caído en las manos del Hechicero Blanco. ¿Conseguirán nuestros héroes cumplir su misión con éxito? ¡Únete a ellos para vivir una aventura superamigable! Llega una aventrura de dimensiones épicas de la mano de Rowley, el mejor amigo de Greg.
¡Te damos la bienvenida a la región Galar! Esta es una guía de todos los Pokemón que encontrarás en esta fantástica nueva región: desde alcremie y Appletun hasta Zacian y Zamazenta. En ella descrubrirás todo lo que necesitas saber sobre ellos.
¿Quieres jugar? Nueva York, 2011. Una chica de quince años aparece crucificada en una iglesia en un suburbio a las afueras. Miren Triggs, periodista de investigación del Manhattan Press, recibe de manera inesperada un extraño sobre. En su interior, la polaroid de una chica amordazada y maniatada, con una sola anotación: 'Gina Pebbles, 2002.' Miren Triggs y Jim Schmoer, su antiguo profesor de periodismo, seguirán la pista de la chica de la imagen mientras investigan la crucifixión de Nueva York. Así se adentrarán en una institución religiosa con extraños rituales y se sumergirán en un oscuro secreto que, de descubrirse, puede cambiarlo todo.
Generación tras generación, la comunidad negra del pueblo de Mallard, en Luisiana, ha intentado aclarar el tono de su piel favoreciendo los matrimonios mixtos. Las inseparables gemelas Desirée y Stella Vignes, con su color níveo, sus ojos castaños y su cabello ondulado, son un buen ejemplo de ello. Tan distintas y tan iguales, decidieron huir juntas del diminuto pueblo creyendo que también podrían escapar de su sangre. Años después y ante la mirada atónita de todos, Desireé regresa acompañada de una niña negra como el carbón. Hace tiempo que no sabe nada de Stella, después de que decidiera desaparecer y renunciar definitivamente a sus orígenes para vivir otra vida como mujer de raza blanca. Aclamada como la digna heredera de Toni Morrison y James Baldwin, Brit Bennett es una de las grandes revelaciones de la literatura afroamericana de los últimos tiempos.
"From the ancient world to the present women have been critical to the progress of science, yet their importance is overlooked, their stories lost, distorted, or actively suppressed. Forces of Nature sets the record straight and charts the fascinating history of women's discoveries in science. In the ancient and medieval world, women served as royal physicians and nurses, taught mathematics, studied the stars, and practiced midwifery. As natural philosophers, physicists, anatomists, and botanists, they were central to the great intellectual flourishing of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. More recently women have been crucially involved in the Manhattan Project, pioneering space missions and much more. Despite their record of illustrious achievements, even today very few women win Nobel Prizes in science"
While Aster tries to free all dustbloods who live as prisoners to Arketta’s landmasters and debt slavery, Clem and the others become the heart of a group of fearless fighters working to unite the underclasses.
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