A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter."Officers Weep" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection <i>Orientation</i>, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy.A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
Delve deeper into the world of the fae with this Faeriewalker bonus story from Jenna Black.In "Remedial Magic," Kimber finds that having a prodigy for an older brother is not so fun…especially one who is magic wiz-kid. But Kimber has a plan to finally step out of his shadow.
Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime--to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid.On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn't there anything he's good at?
Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn't enough to protect against them?What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger?Terrified of being conned himself, Rick bolts for Vegas, deception capital of the world, to learn the game and how to guard against it.Rick meets deceivers of all kinds, from back-alley hustlers and poker pros to the biggest headliners on the Strip. During the course of his unconventional education, which includes passing himself off as an octogenarian, being exposed as a card counter, and picking up a hooker (inadvertently, of course), Rick gets closer to becoming a human lie detector…but at what cost?
It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep, the fishes croon in waters deep.The songbirds sing in trees above, "It's time to sleep, my love, my love." As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea--all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's time to sleep, my love.As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman <i>(On the Night You Were Born)</i> , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.
Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists"<i>(Newsweek)</i> and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" <i>(The Financial Times)</i>.In his brilliant memoir, <i>Heading South, Looking North</i>, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures--not once, but three times--is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile.
In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from <i>mikvahs</i> (ritual cleansing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies--not to mention the Pill, cramps, the history of underwear, and the movie about puberty they showed you in 5th grade. Flow answers such questions as: What's the <i>point</i> of getting a period? What did women do before pads and tampons? What about new drugs that promise to end periods--a hot idea or not? Sex during your period: gross or a turn-on?And what's <i>normal</i>, anyway? With color reproductions of (campy) historical ads and early (excruciating) femcare devices, it also provides a fascinating (and mind-boggling) gallery of this complex, personal and uniquely female process.
Some of the finest writing and reporting on the events of September 11 was done by <i>Der Spiegel, </i>Germany's magazine of record. With its main office in Hamburg, base of operations for terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta and many of the others, <i>Der Spiegel</i>'s journalists were on the front lines of the earliest investigation into the identities of those who brought holy war to America. The award-winning team from <i>Spiegel</i> was also at Ground Zero, talking to people, gathering stories, interviewing survivors, seeking the words that might express the interconnections of horror and heroism.The words come from those who had been inside and somehow gotten out.
It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.
It's late at night when Florida sheriff's deputy Sara Cross arrives at the scene of a roadside shooting along a deserted highway. Another deputy, Billy Flynn, her former partner, who also happens to be her former lover, has fatally shot a twenty-two-year-old man during what started out as a routine traffic stop, and she's the first to arrive on the scene.He claims that the man pulled a gun, and that when he didn't respond to Billy's commands to drop it, Billy shot him. Billy is clearly upset, shaken up; Sarah sees the gun in the dead man's hand and the bag of illegal weapons in the trunk of his car and believes Billy's actions were justified.Up north in New Jersey, Mikey-Mike runs a major drug operation and is tightening his hold on the competition, making a deal with a new supplier.
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel<i>Night</i> is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent.
Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to solving your worst problems―one troublesome word at a time. Are you feeling "all right" or "alright"? Does "biweekly" mean twice a week or every two weeks? Do you run a gauntlet or a gantlet? Is a pair of twins four people or two?The English language is always changing, and that means we are left with words and phrases that are only sort of wrong (or worse, have different definitions depending on where you look them up). How do you know which to use? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains the full 411 on 101 words that have given you trouble before―but will never again.
<i>Safe Medicine for Sober People</i> by Jeffrey Weisberg, M.D., is a guide for the millions of people in recovery from addiction---and their medical providers---on which medicines are safe to take, from a sober viewpoint, and which are risky. Very specific medications are singled out according to their potential for triggering relapse.
"This work offers wonderful wisdom for navigating the inflection points in our lives."-- Mehmet Oz, MD An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor.For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world's most successful professionals.Now - spurred by Stevenson's heart-stopping brush with death - his student, colleague, and dear friend Eric Sinoway shares the man's wisdom and inspiration.
One to one, no one is as compelling, as charismatic, as seductive as Steve Jobs. It's just magic."- Alan Deutschman on <i>"</i>Bloomberg West<i>" </i>in August 2011In this original e-essay, part of the forthcoming book </i>Why Steve Jobs Matters<i>, veteran Silicon Valley journalist Alan Deutschman describes how Jobs changed the world we live in forever.</i>Steve Jobs' far-reaching vision of what technology was capable of rescued the American Dream while creating one of the most influential companies in the world, Apple Computer. Epic early career highs and lows, unwavering persistence and a relentless work ethic transformed him into the mythical hero he is today.
First published in 1995, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. We've all been there--angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies.
This remarkable step-by-step guide to finding your soul mate brings a fresh perspective to love. According to author Sue Frederick, an intuitive since childhood, we've all come here to accomplish a great mission. Honoring who we came here to be opens the door to allow our soul mate to stand beside us. In <i>I See Your Soul Mate</i>, Frederick teaches how to use intuitive recognition to guide you flawlessly to love through your own powerful reinvention.
Crazy weather, crazy artists, organized crime, and digital wizardry all play a role in a murder mystery that could only happen in the Hamptons.It's the worst winter on record. Jackie Swaitkowski has made the transition from lackadaisical, pot-smoking real-estate lawyer to obsessive, pot-smoking criminal defense attorney.And now, not only are there blizzards to contend with, her ne're-do-well client is headed for a first-degree murder rap.The case pulls Jackie reluctantly back into her late husband's extended, and famously outrageous, family. Complicating matters is a handsome journalist whose interest in Jackie exceeds the professional.
Sarah Booth Delaney, a Southern belle known for abiding by tradition only when it suits her, is no stranger to drama. A talented actress and a P.I., she's chosen to pursue a career in Hollywood when she hears that her best friend's husband is suddenly on his deathbed back home in Mississippi---and he's not the only one.The vicious illness begins with burning fevers and delirium, quickly plunging its victims into a coma. The Centers for Disease Control is on the scene, but they can't find a cure for it or the boll weevils that are decimating Sunflower County's cotton crop. With patients in quarantine and the whole town in crisis, Sarah drops everything to stop the outbreak and save the only place she's ever been able to call home.
For over a year, Philadelphia has been plagued by a serial killer dubbed the Plate Glass Killer by the media. But finally, the police think they've caught a break - a man has been arrested at the site of the most recent murder, covered in the victim's blood. The man taken into custody is Henry Tyder, the scion of one of the most socially prominent families on Philadelphia's Main Line, a family that possesses the largest tracts of real estate in the city.He's also a hopeless alcoholic, frequently homeless and often estranged from his family. Although Tyder has apparently confessed to the crime, his attorney believes him to be too disordered to be capable of actually committing the crimes and asks Gregor Demarkian, retired head of the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, to look into the case.