Based on the novel by Sándor Márai
Author: Christopher Hampton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
A remote 18th-century Hungarian castle is the setting for a dramatic meeting. Forty-one years after a tragic event two former friends must confront each other in a devastating bid to lay the past to rest. Betrayal, love, truth and friendship all come to the fore in this unforgettable play based on Sndor Mrai's bestselling novel. Embers premiered at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End in February 2006.
The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Author: Fredrik Logevall
Publisher: Random House
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARS Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians • Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award • Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award • Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Christian Science Monitor • The Globe and Mail Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia. He brings to life the bloodiest battles of France’s final years in Indochina—and shows how, from an early point, a succession of American leaders made disastrous policy choices that put America on its own collision course with history. An epic story of wasted opportunities and deadly miscalculations, Embers of War delves deep into the historical record to provide hard answers to the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another. Eye-opening and compulsively readable, Embers of War is a gripping, heralded work that illuminates the hidden history of the French and American experiences in Vietnam. Praise for Embers of War “A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war.”—Pulitzer Prize citation “This extraordinary work of modern history combines powerful narrative thrust, deep scholarly authority, and quiet interpretive confidence.”—Francis Parkman Prize citation “A monumental history . . . a widely researched and eloquently written account of how the U.S. came to be involved in Vietnam . . . certainly the most comprehensive review of this period to date.”—The Wall Street Journal “Superb . . . a product of formidable international research.”—The Washington Post
Author: Ruth Heins Klingler
Publisher: Xulon Press
One Ojibway's Meditations
Author: Richard Wagamese
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on—and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end." —Richard Wagamese, Embers In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush—sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese's most personal volume to date. Honest, evocative and articulate, he explores the various manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality and spirituality—concepts many find hard to express. But for Wagamese, spirituality is multifaceted. Within these pages, readers will find hard-won and concrete wisdom on how to feel the joy in the everyday things. Wagamese does not seek to be a teacher or guru, but these observations made along his own journey to become, as he says, "a spiritual bad-ass," make inspiring reading.
Author: Suzanne Wright
Publisher: Hachette UK
Harper and Knox are back and better than ever . . . Discover the unmissable fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series The final horseman awaits . . . and the stakes have never been higher. With the birth of their son, Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there, and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe . . . When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal - and that may even include Asher's mysterious abilities. One thing's for sure - this is a baby who's more than a match for any demon coming after him. It's time for the world's most formidable family to take the fight to the enemy . . . WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DARK IN YOU SERIES: 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick What readers are saying about Suzanne: 'It's been two minutes since my last fix and I need Suzanne Wright to give me more' Edgy Reviews 'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn 'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn 'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn 'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this Chick If you love Embers, make sure you check out the rest of THE DARK IN YOU series - find out how the sizzling story of Harper and Knox began . . . BURN BLAZE ASHES EMBERS
Remnants of a Normal Life
Author: Rick Wall
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Caine and Buchanan families were at the heart of one of Australias worst ever natural disasters- the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 which razed whole communities and claimed 173 lives. Cameron Caine was the only local police officer on duty throughout that fateful night on February 7 as most of the town of Kinglake was burned to ashes. Wife Laura was with Ross Buchanan as he learned that two of his children were in a house where five people perished. When the searing flames careened into the township on the back of gale force winds they all had to flee for their lives. Fate would dictate it didnt matter that Ross had left his children in the safest house in one of the safest streets in Kinglake.
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Tony Prito enlists the help of his detective friends Frank and Joe Hardy when a sinister stranger demands that Tony sell him the bizarre curio collection he has just inherited. While the boys are discussing this suspicious incident, the stranger, Valez, telephones and threatens Tony. That same afternoon the three boys collect the cases of curios at a freight station only for Joe’s life to be at risk on their way back to Tony’s house. The next day a seaman claims two medallions in the collection that coincidently go missing. Did Valez steal them? And what was their significance. Unraveling the clues in this exciting mystery takes the Hardys and their friends to a desolate region in Guatemala and straight into the hands of a gang of dangerous thugs.
Author: Mary Oates Spratt Van Landingham
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
An old secret, a new mystery, and dangerous passion buried in the ashes of an historic fire -- ashes that become embers, easily fanned into flames .... To Meg Hazard, it seemed like a good idea at the time: squeezing her extended family into the back rooms of their rambling Victorian home and converting the rest of the house into a Bed and Breakfast in the coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine. But that was before the leaky roof, the balky furnace, and the fuel oil spill in the basement. That was before the inheritance of an exquisite, museum-quality dollhouse with a haunting story of its own to tell. And that was before her much-loved, much-younger and very beautiful sister Allie fell in love with Chicago cop Tom Wyler, who was there simply to put himself back together physically and emotionally after a shattering episode of violence back home. Meg, the Responsible One, has complete sympathy for everyone. What she doesn't have is complete control over her emotions .... Reviews: "A deft blend of mystery and romance ... Stockenberg, who won a RITA [for Emily's Ghost], is sure to win more kudos for her latest." --Publishers Weekly "A well-written, engaging story of two caring people who have all but given up on finding love." --Library Journal "All the ingredients that whisper 'best seller' ... reading Embers is a night of pure pleasure." --Gothic Journal "Embers is a delight -- a beautifully crafted, wholly involving story that explores the complexities of family, sisters and love, creating relationships that sparkle with warmth, wit, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoyed it." --Katherine Stone "Antoinette Stockenberg has become a major force in women's contemporary mainstream romantic fiction. Embers is a moving work involving obsession, betrayal, and thwarted passions ... The chilling use of supernatural elements to emphasize the events of the past only enhances a book that has 'classic' written all over it." --Affaire de Coeur
Author: Hyatt Bass
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A once-charmed family is forced to confront the devastating tragedy that struck it years ago in this fiercely tender tale of betrayal and reconciliation It's the fall of 2007, and Emily Ascher should be celebrating: she just got engaged to the man she loves, her job is moving in new and fulfilling directions, and her once-rocky relationship with her mother, Laura, has finally mellowed into an easy give-and-take. But with the promise of new love Settling into old comes a difficult look at how her family has been torn apart in the many years since her brother died. Her parents have long since divorced, and her father, Joe, a famous actor and playwright who has been paralyzed with grief since the tragedy, carries the blame for his son's death—but what really happened on that winter night? Why has he been unable to clear his name, or even discuss that evening with Laura and Emily? As spring looms—and with it Emily's wedding in the Berkshires and an unveiling of Joe's new play—each Ascher begins to reevaluate the events of long ago, finally facing the truth of his or her own culpability in them. Moving between past and present over the course of sixteen years, The Embers is a skillfully structured debut novel of buried secrets and deep regrets that crush a family while bonding its members irrevocably.
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Die beste Heldin aller Zeiten Endlich wieder eine Heldin, die man lieben muss! Prinzessin Elisa, Trägerin des Feuersteins und kluge Königstochter, könnte alles sein für ihr Volk – Retterin und Auserwählte. Doch Elisa ist dick und von Selbstzweifeln geplagt, und weder ihr Vater noch ihre schöne Schwester oder ihr viel zu gut aussehender Bräutigam scheinen der schüchternen und mehr als rundlichen Sechzehnjährigen sonderlich viel zuzutrauen. Erst als Elisa entführt wird und nicht nur ihr Leben in Gefahr ist, zeigt sie, was in ihr steckt ... Alle hundert Jahre wird ein Mensch auserwählt, den göttlichen Feuerstein zu tragen. Prinzessin Elisa von Orovalle ist so eine Steinträgerin. Aber Elisa ist auch dick und außerdem nur die Zweitgeborene. Diejenige, die noch nie etwas Herausragendes vollbracht hat – und die auch nicht glaubt, das jemals tun zu können. Doch dann wird sie an ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag die geheime Ehefrau eines schönen und mächtigen Königs – eines Königs, dessen Reich im Innern von Intrigen und von außen von grausamen Invasoren bedroht wird und der eine Heldin und keine Versagerin an seiner Seite braucht. Er ist jedoch nicht der Einzige, der Elisa für seine Zwecke einspannen will. Als die Prinzessin von mysteriösen Rebellen entführt wird, nimmt sie ihr Schicksal erstmals selbst in die Hand: Mit all ihrem Mut, ihrer Entschlossenheit und Klugheit schließt sie sich den Aufständischen an und kämpft gegen die feindliche Armee. Denn Elisa weiß, der Feuerstein, der in ihrem Nabel schlummert, könnte ihr unglaubliche Macht verleihen. Falls es ihr gelingt, seine Magie zu entfesseln. Falls sie nicht zu früh stirbt. Denn das ist das Schicksal der meisten Auserwählten ...
Author: Val St. Crowe
Publisher: Punk Rawk Books
Author: Laura Bickle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it. Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced. Embers A sizzling debut from a red-hot new author . . .
Literary Testimonies on Ageing and Desire
Author: Nela Bureu Ramos
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Desire in the broadest sense, as a form of generous self-assertion should ideally increase with the passage of time as we gradually acquire deeper insight into ourselves and others. Prescriptive cultural stereotypes, however, put obstacles on our path to progress as individuation. Yet growing older should not entail renunciation of the singularity of personal fulfilment. This volume is a collection of literary testimonies to the power of art to challenge and resist the social constraints on desire in the context of aging. In the essays, men and women claim their right to age in desire and imaginative vigour.
Challenging Racism in Organizations
Author: Tina Lopes,Barb Thomas
Publisher: Between The Lines
Category: Business & Economics
VISUALLY DYNAMIC, Dancing on Live Embers investigates how racism, White power, and privilege operate in the ordinary moments of organizational life. It holds up familiar workplace interactions for scrutiny, and looks for openings to advance racial equity and justice. Through stories, it offers concrete examples of racial justice work by a range of experienced activists.This is a hands-on book for people who are trying to create more equitable organizations-front-line staff, managers, administrators, political leaders, union and community educators and activists, boards of directors, teachers, human resource staff, equity officers, and university and college faculty.
Author: Karsten Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Seeking her younger sister in Miami, Florida, 16-year-old Ashline Wilde, a Polynesian volcano goddess, joins forces with other reincarnated deities, but trickster Colt's diabolical plans threaten them all.
Author: Erazim Kohák
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Analyzes the relationship between humanity and the natural world from the point of view of philosophy and examines the dehumanization of nature in Western civilization
Author: Mary Kirk
Publisher: Harlequin Books