After catching her fiancémake that ex-fiancéwith another woman, Jasmine heads into the woods to be alone. But her solitude is broken when a black wolf approaches her...and turns into a wildly sexy man. Though she sees danger lurking in his eyes, it doesn't scare her away. Instead, it only fans the flames of her passion....
After her boarding school term ends, fifteen-year-old Catherine Ames, despite attempts to put some balance into her wacky life, spends a distressing summer in Nova Scotia with her charming but alcoholic father and his local drinking cronies. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.
Unsure of what her future holds; Nori packs up her life and moves to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Wrightsville is a small island town. It's home to all the opportunity Nori needs to figure out who she really is, what she really wants, and why she is so afraid of being left alone. Wrightsville is also home to Eddy, a guy who knows his place, loves his life, and thinks that love should be easy and carefree. When Eddy and Nori meet, it all seems too easy. But when storms come, Nori learns that easy is a good thing, and that love is all that really matters.
A stirring and romantic historical novel about nineteenth-century Vienna and the tragedy and dynamic passion that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Vienna, 1800. Countess Julie Guicciardi's life is about to change forever. The spirited eighteen-year-old is taking piano lessons with Ludwig van Beethoven, the most talented piano virtuoso in the musical capital of Europe. She is captivated by his volatile genius, while he is drawn to her curiosity and disarming candor. Between them, a unique romance. But Beethoven has a secret he's yet to share, and Julie is harboring a secret of her own, one so scandalous it could destroy their perfect love story. When Beethoven discovers the truth, he sets his emotions to music, composing a mournful opus that will become the Moonlight Sonata. The haunting refrain will follow Julie for the rest of her life. Set against the rich backdrop of nineteenth-century Vienna, The Woman in the Moonlight is an exhilarating ode to eternal passion. An epic tale of love, loss, rivalry, and political intrigue. A stirring portrait of a titan who wrestled with the gods and a woman who defied convention to inspire him.
Director and screenwriter Michael Mann is the creative force behind such movies as Last of the Mohicans and Ali. Markedly reticent, Mann prefers that his personal background remain an enigma, but his disparate films contain clear and consistent messages. One of Mann's focuses is on the Information Age. He addresses the nature of modern communication, its use to manipulate and coerce, and the resultant subjugation of truth. The perils inherent in modern technology and communication stand in stark contrast to the power of symbolic and oral exchange, the trusted medium of Mann's protagonists. This critical exploration of the films of Michael Mann examines his recurring focus on the nature of modern communication and information and their effect on the individual and society. Mann's films highlight the struggle to maintain a connection to reality in a world where information is a commodity manipulated and abused by forces that exert increasing control over its content and dissemination. Each chapter examines one of Mann's films--including Manhunter, The Keep, Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and Ali--in which the protagonist longs for a sense of human connection but is pitted against forces that devalue and destroy individuality. Photographs illustrate specific moments from the films. A bibliography and an index are included.
Born of Ibo parents in Nigeria, Buchi Emecheta is widely known for her multi-layered stories of black women struggling to maintain their identity and construct viable lives for themselves and their families. She writes, according to The New York Times, with "subtlety, power, and abundant compassion". George Braziller is proud to have published nine of Emecheta's novels over the course of twenty-four years.Ngbeke and Ogoli learn about the true nature of beauty. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Political corruption is easy to define--the use of public office for private gain--but it isn't so readily seen because politicians cover their tracks so well. Four of America's most corrupt mayors and their shady dealings are covered in this work. "Big Bill" Thompson, who was mayor of Chicago three times, is considered America's worst mayor, having, among other questionable activities, accepted support from gangster Al Capone. Frank Hague of Jersey City described his town as the "moralest city in the nation" and banished prostitution and pornography, but he saw no evil in gambling and Jersey City became a gambling mecca. Jimmy Walker of New York City was a "good time" mayor and did well as the city prospered, but cared little for the city's money and his own when the Great Depression struck. James Michael Curley of Boston openly asserted that "politics is my business," but he flaunted a lavish home built entirely at the public's expense and was elected again and again, once while he was still in jail.
This sequel to Viola's Hammer finds Ben Tucker working for the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, being sued by the family of a drug dealer he accidentally killed, living in a chickenhouse with a messed up Viet Nam veteran because his wife kicked him out of his own house, and grooming a problem with alcohol that is pushing him closer to suicide every day. He sees his life falling apart with no way out. To the rescue--a high priced lawyer, his old 'nudist' friend Twila Liten, and the same messed up Viet Nam vet he lives with. With more twists and turns than an Iowa corn maze, Ben discovers he really isn't the failure he thought he was. Along the way he helps find an underground meth lab, thwarts a terrorist attack, and finds love again.
The author of Indiscretion returns with a scorching tale of love, passion, and obsession, about one man’s all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching, and beguiling woman. Since childhood, Wylie Rose has been drawn to the charming, close-knit Bonet siblings. But none affected him more than the enchanting Cesca, a girl blessed with incandescent beauty and a wild, irrepressible spirit. Growing up, Wylie’s friendship with her brother, Aurelio, a budding painter of singular talent, brings him near Cesca’s circle. A young woman confident in her charms, Cesca is amused by Wylie’s youthful sensuality and trusting innocence. Toying with his devotion, she draws him closer to her fire—ultimately ruining him for any other woman. Spanning several decades, moving through the worlds of high society, finance, and art, and peopled with poignant characters, Girl in the Moonlight takes us on a whirlwind tour, from the wooded cottages of old East Hampton to the dining rooms of Upper East Side Manhattan to the bohemian art studios of Paris and Barcelona. As he vividly brings to life Wylie and Cesca’s tempestuous, heart-wrenching affair, Charles Dubow probes the devastating depths of human passion and the nature of true love.
"In the Moonlight" is a short story by Guy de Maupassant. Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 - 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless denouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His first published story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat," 1880) is often considered his masterpiece. He delighted in clever plotting, and served as a model for Somerset Maugham and O. Henry in this respect. His stories about expensive jewellery ("The Necklace," "La parure") are imitated with a twist by Maugham ("Mr Know-All," "A String of Beads") and Henry James ("Paste"). Taking his cue from Balzac, Maupassant wrote comfortably in both the high-Realist and fantastic modes; stories and novels such as "L'Heritage" and Bel-Ami aim to recreate Third Republic France in a realistic way, whereas many of the short stories (notably "Le Horla" and "Qui sait?") describe apparently supernatural phenomena. The supernatural in Maupassant, however, is often implicitly a symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds; Maupassant was fascinated by the burgeoning discipline of psychiatry, and attended the public lectures of Jean-Martin Charcot between 1885 and 1886. This interest is reflected in his fiction. Maupassant is notable as the subject of one of Leo Tolstoy's essays on art: The Works of Guy de Maupassant. Friedrich Nietzsche's autobiography mentions him in the following text: "I cannot at all conceive in which century of history one could haul together such inquisitive and at the same time delicate psychologists as one can in contemporary Paris: I can name as a sample - for their number is by no means small, ... or to pick out one of the stronger race, a genuine Latin to whom I am particularly attached, Guy de Maupassant."
The storyteller has a fascinating place in our world. Storyteller Sidney Homan tells tales of growing up in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 50sa€""accounts of Bruzzy the Bully; of John Crapp, the television salesman; of Leslie Doober and his rotten banana; of drunken Uncle Eddie, and of the Queen of the mushrooms. Sometimes comic, sometimes bittersweet, A Fish in the Moonlight illuminates the growth of both storyteller and listener.
A Strange Romance Leads To A Normal Life - Almost... Meeting Lang Capova is not Sally Stroud's first introduction to the world of the supernatural. But he'll take her in an entirely new direction ... That night I dreamed of the creature with the blue skin. All was silent as he sat in the swing, just as I'd seen him, relaxed and unconcerned, gently swaying, watching the dog. He turned his gaze to the porch and caught me staring, again registering the shock and surprise I'd seen on his face. He stopped the swing, reached out his arm to me and cried, "Wait." Throughout history, across many cultures, interaction with Lang's people has inspired mythologies that endure to the present day. His people have survived on secrecy, attempting to avoid humans at all costs. As Sally uncovers the truth behind Lang's ancestry, she remains blind to the dangers that pave her course - and his. Lang's community will never approve their relationship, yet Sally and Lang find a new reality ... love. Together as outcasts, they carve out a life of concealment in one of the most racially diverse metropolitan areas in the United States - Washington, DC. An enchanting story of romantic chemistry, The culture shock of new relationships, And the reality behind the mythology. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
This book documents my experience working on a film in my hometown called "Escanaba in da Moonlight." I was the stand-in for Jeff Daniels.
A book of Pagan chants, prayers, mantras, litanies, and other words of praise and celebration.
In the second novel in her bestselling Edilean trilogy, Jude Deveraux returns to the idyllic Virginia town where three best girlfriends joyfully reunite as they each seek out their heartfelt dreams and desires. Kim Aldredge is delighted that her dear college "sister" Jecca has found lasting love with Kim's cousin Tristan. But despite her flourishing jewelry-making career, Kim's own happiness seems as distant as the childhood summer when she played the hours away with young Travis Merritt, who came to Edilean with his mother under mysterious circumstances. At the end of that innocent season, he promised Kim he would return one day . . . and then vanished without even a goodbye. Years later, a worn photo is Kim's only proof of the perfect joy they shared. But when she least expects it, Travis, now a savvy Manhattan attorney, will crash into her life once more. Will Kim see the boy she knew under the man he's become?
Dancing In The Moonlight brings the magical world of the meadow and it's furry creatures to life. It is the place where the animals gather together, eat a snack, play instruments and dance on a warm summer's night. It is the picture of friendship, fun, music, sharing and the imagination.