Author: Mickey Brent
When Helene, a translator in Brussels, Belgium, meets Sylvie, a young Greek photographer and swim coach, unsettling feelings hijack Helene's mind and body-even her poems.
Author: Bill Tant
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Larry Canale,Lou Waryncia
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
Author: Marisa Reichardt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive-first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.
Author: Mickey Brent
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
In the sequel to Underwater Vibes, Hélène and Sylvie find ruts in their road to eternal bliss.
A Queen Betsy Novel
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three times as outrageous as ever before… Super, Girl! Meet Hailey Derry, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Hailey is now faced with her toughest challenge: the sexy new hire who has a mad crush on her. But how does Hailey break the news that she’s more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine? She’d better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a crime. Undead and Underwater Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could’ve-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience—because Betsy and Fred aren’t exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: a man. And what’s more troubling than love? Incomer As leader of the Pack, it’s Lara Wyndham’s job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025—and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn’t need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Then again…
Essays on Music and Musicians
Author: W. C. Bamberger
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
From Fret Rattle to Underwater Skylabs collects seventeen of W. C. Bamberger's essays on music and musicians. The emphasis here is on the underappreciated and overlooked. Subjects range from acoustic blues musicians in the 1920s to contemporary ensembles that include improvising, electro-acoustic robots. Readers will also encounter a blind protest singer, a Turkish violinist, a Marxist radio host who is the world's leaping Zappologist, South African jazz musicians who fled apartheid, a Canadian composer who incorporates Inuit throat singing into his orchestral compositions, and a poet turned art song styliste, among others. The longest essay here, "A Trash Aleph," is a fresh look at the mystique of Bob Dylan's "Basement Tapes" songs--which, Bamberger believes, Dylan wrote specifically to NOT make money, but rather in the hope that they would be dismissed as rubbish; the critic explains why this failed to happen as Dylan intended. As always, the author provides interesting commentary based on a lifetime of enjoyment and analysis. Complete with an index. The Woodstock Series: Popular Music of Today, Vol. 4.
Author: Eugene Cicchinelli
At times, a man's existence must survive on the blade-thin edge of danger. Voyage with Cole Cronan, as he seeks freedom from the straitjacket of society, living on the fringe of society's outposts. From king crab fishing the brutal icy waters of the Bering Sea, where Death's screeching howl informs him it's time to leave, to the warm seductive currents of the South China Sea working in the hazardous profession of the hard-living, pushing the envelope, commercial deep sea divers. His adventure roams from a steaming jungle river in a dugout canoe traveling to a Iban longhouse, former head hunters of Borneo; flying to Portsmouth England in the dead of winter for diving in the bitterly cold North Sea; to living at the paint peeling former colonial mansion known as the Mitre Hotel, home to a wide assortment of the diving industries rogues and roustabouts in Singapore. This course leads to the treacherous full moon tides and murky waters off Bombay, in the Arabian Sea. Cronan must test the core of his existence to survive a date with destiny - a stranded saturation diving bell--300 feet underwater.
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Author: Discovery Channel School,Discovery Channel (Firm),Discovery Communications, Inc
Author: Water Vibes Books
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Sports & Recreation
Groovy notebook with dive in underwater scene on the cover, and dot grid pattern pages inside! Creatives prefer using a dot grid paper for sketching, note taking, and to create a custom planner! Great gift for surfers, scuba divers, swimmers, Pisces, and all water babies. 8.5x11 inches (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm). Soft cover, with dot grid paper, 100 pages. Glossy finish on cover. Click on Author, WATER VIBES BOOKS, for more book sizes.
Author: Cyndi Lauper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar in this “moving story of an American musical original” (Kirkus Reviews). Icon Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years. After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS. With her trademark warmth and humor, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms, perfect for fans of Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself.
The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire
Author: John Franceschina
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Armed with an eighth-grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing, Hermes Pan (1909-1990) was a boy from Tennessee who became the most prolific, popular, and memorable choreographer of the glory days of the Hollywood musical. While he may be most well-known for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals which he choreographed at RKO film studios, he also created dances at Twentieth Century-Fox, M-G-M, Paramount, and later for television, winning both the Oscar and the Emmy for best choreography. In Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire, Pan emerges as a man in full, an artist inseparable from his works. He was a choreographer deeply interested in his dancers' personalities, and his dances became his way of embracing and understanding the outside world. Though his time in a Trappist monastery proved to him that he was more suited to choreography than to life as a monk, Pan remained a deeply devout Roman Catholic throughout his creative life, a person firmly convinced of the powers of prayer. While he was rarely to be seen without several beautiful women at his side, it was no secret that Pan was homosexual and even had a life partner. As Pan worked at the nexus of the cinema industry's creative circles during the golden age of the film musical, this book traces not only Pan's personal life but also the history of the Hollywood musical itself. It is a study of Pan, who emerges here as a benevolent perfectionist, and equally of the stars, composers, and directors with whom he worked, from Astaire and Rogers to Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Bob Fosse, George Gershwin, Samuel Goldwyn, and countless other luminaries of American popular entertainment. Author John Franceschina bases his telling of Pan's life on extensive first-hand research into Pan's unpublished correspondence and his own interviews. Pan enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers of any Hollywood dance director, and because his work also spanned across Broadway and television, this book will appeal to readers interested in musical theater history, dance history, and film.
Author: Nick Cutter
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Tod aus der Tiefe Die Menschheit erzittert unter einer unheimlichen, tödlichen Krankheit, die sich rasend schnell ausbreitet. In dieser Krisensituation wird der Arzt Luke Nelson zu Hilfe gerufen. In den Tiefen des Meeres ist ein Organismus aufgetaucht, ein Parasit, mit dem sich die Krankheit vielleicht bekämpfen lässt. Lukes Bruder Clayton, ein genialer Biologe, ist mit seinem Team bereits im Tauchschiff Trieste. Doch der Kontakt zur Trieste bricht ab. Als die grausam entstellte Leiche eines der Forscher geborgen wird, begibt Luke sich hinab in den Marianengraben. In die dunkle Tiefe ...
Author: United States. Federal Water Quality Administration
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher: cbt Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Am Anfang sind Jude und ihr Zwillingsbruder Noah unzertrennlich. Noah malt ununterbrochen und verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in den neuen, faszinierenden Jungen von nebenan, während Draufgängerin Jude knallroten Lippenstift entdeckt, in ihrer Freizeit Kopfsprünge von den Klippen macht und für zwei redet. Ein paar Jahre später sprechen die Zwillinge kaum ein Wort miteinander. Etwas ist passiert, das die beiden auf unterschiedliche Art verändert und ihre Welt zerstört hat. Doch dann trifft Jude einen wilden, unwiderstehlichen Jungen und einen geheimnisvollen, charismatischen Künstler ...
Author: John Nichols
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
The seventies are over. All across America, the overgrown kids of the middle class are getting their acts together--and getting older. The once-tight Chicano community of Chamisaville is long gone, and the Anglo power brokers control almost everything. Joe Miniver--faithful husband, loving father, and all-around good guy—is about to sink roots. To buy the land he wants, he dreams up a coke scam that will net him the necessary bread. Joe is also about to embark on a series of erotic adventures with three headstrong women, bringing him face-to-face with the terrors (and absurdity) of the modern man-woman scene. This final volume in the New Mexico trilogy, like its predecessors, is a lusty, visionary novel that blends comedy and tragedy, reality and fantasy, tenderness and bite, to illuminate some very troubling truths about America--truths no less pointed and accurate today than they were twenty years ago. John Nichols is the author of nine novels and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Northern New Mexico.
Author: Bahaa Abdelmegid
Dublin is alien territory for young and impoverished Egyptian academic Moataz, who is preparing a PhD on Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Moataz has enough problems with his family’s high expectations and the unrequited, idealized love that he left behind in Cairo. Now he has to deal with cantankerous landlords, inscrutable local women, the Irish judiciary, haunted seminaries, and cold winter nights selling flowers on the banks of the Liffey to make ends meet. His own personal demons travel with him, especially the clash between his sexual desires and his reluctance to become emotionally entangled with anyone other than his version of the ideal woman. In his year away from home Moataz learns how diverse the world is, but returning to Cairo is a shock that tests his physical and mental strength. Only when he passes that test can he make a promising new start.
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.
with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Northern California is filled with rugged redwood forests, pristine stretches of Pacific Coastline, and towering mountains. But it also has more than its share of creature comforts, from Napa Valley's wineries and spas to San Francisco's destination restaurants and exclusive boutiques. Packed with in-depth insider information and spectacular photography, Fodor's Northern California 2013 shows the best the region has to offer. Competitive Advantage: The only annually updated guidebook to Northern California. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Northern California offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their California stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
A Virals Novel
Author: Kathy Reichs
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Lost treasure. Perilous adventures. Deadly foes. Tory and her friends are just starting to get a handle on their super-heightened wolf-like capabilities—contracted during a medical experiment gone horribly wrong—when they find out funding is being pulled from the institute where their parents work. The pack now faces its greatest fear—separation. So when Tory stumbles across ancient lore hinting at a lost pirate treasure, the Virals devise a risky plan that pits them against fiendish traps, headless corpses, and deep underground tunnels. But they're not the only ones looking, and the competition could be lethal. They'll need to work as one mystery-solving canine force if they to hope to uncover the lost fortune, save the institute, and stick together!