Author: Chris Wooding
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Fans Luke, Seth, and Kady have read all about the sinister world in which the villainous Tall Jake resides, but they learn more about it than they ever wanted when they are suddenly pulled into the pages of their comic book.
An inspirational handbook introduces an easy-to-follow plan designed to help readers identify, embrace, and effectively utilize their unique talents and skills to accomplish personal and professional goals, with practical advice on how to discover one's gift, overcome fears and cope with change, integrate passion into one's career, and more. 60,000 first printing.
When Nesta falls in love with Simon, a rich boy who lives the high life, she has a hard time fitting in with his friends, especially Cressida, and it is up to Lucy and Izzie to help her re-evaluate what is truly important in life.
Children of the Days
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Challenging readers to consider the human condition and our own choices, Galeano elevates the little-known heroes of our world and decries the destruction of the intellectual, linguistic, and emotional treasures that we have all but forgotten. Readers will discover many inspiring narratives in this collection of vignettes: the Brazilians who held a "smooch-in" to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "undermined public morals;" the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in the Galician city of A Coruna in 1901. Galeano also highlights individuals such as Pedro Fernandes Sardinha, the first bishop of Brazil, who was eaten by Caete Indians off the coast of Alagoas, as well as Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 tomes aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a majestic humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us.
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
Author: Emili Blasco
The institutional, economic, and social breakdown of Venezuela is not the result of the dismantling of Hugo ChĂĄvez's legacy, but rather a result of his policies. It is like a boomerang which, as it returns to the person that throws it, shatters the glass in which the father of the Bolivarian revolution saw himself: from benefactor to the poor to culprit for the great shortages, inflation, and violence which buffets the country, especially its lower class-scarcity of basic goods, long lines at stores, widespread crime... Chavismo was very much of a fraud from the outset: transfer of sovereignty to Cuba, electoral deceit, unprecedented economic corruption, narco-state...
Discipline & Punish
Author: Michel Foucault
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
The Family of Pascual Duarte
Author: Camilo JosĂ© Cela, Anthony Kerrigan
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
This book reflects the crude reality of rural Spain in Franco's time. It is full of human power and rich in social insight. Cela writes with great detail, but still maintains simplicity.
God is a Woman
Author: Rafael E. LĂłpez Corvo
Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
"Tattooed somewhere in every mind is the sensual memory of a mother's young body and enveloping love. In God is a Woman, Venezuelan psychoanalyst Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo links the force of this impression with the maddening power that women exert over men. The roots of violence toward women, he argues, are in fact based on man's eternal longing for his mother and envy of her reproductive capacity. Guilt-ridden by their erotic and reproductive power, women collude with men's envy of them and struggle against the biological and psychological qualities that distinguish them from men. Women search for their rights in a confused way and in the wrong direction - by idealization of men and imitation of their apparent freedom, political power, and money. Masculinity becomes exalted and femininity devalued, and women become progressively masculinized. In his bold analysis, Lopez-Corvo suggests that the answer is not to give up the struggle, but to stop the fight. Women should search inside, within the mystery of their own femininity, for their own identity, and find the place where God could be a woman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujilloâs dictatorship. It doesnât have to. Everybody knows of Las MariposasââThe Butterflies.â In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sistersâMinerva, Patria, MarĂa Teresa, and the survivor, DedĂ©âspeak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujilloâs rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarezâs imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.