This is the true story of May, the most beautiful and sweet PETGIRL in the world.
A tale for ADULTS.
A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt's Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family's legacy--a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story--and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.
Ryan and Phoebe have been chosen to spend the summer at a prestigious theater camp. As cast members, they must live by one strict rule: no interacting with each other outside of rehearsals.
Only the onstage relationship is permitted. Ryan, an epileptic freerunner, has never let limitations hold him back. So when he meets the girl cast as his sister in the production, he immediately hatches a scheme to get to know the real person behind the character. Phoebe is tired of attention from boys and is looking forward to a chance to leave her reputation behind. The last thing she wants is an illicit romance, and yet there's something about her costar that she just can't ignore. With the help of the stagehands and tech crew, Ryan and Phoebe embark on a daring behind-the-scenes affair and hope it won't get them kicked out of the show before the curtain goes up.
“Sick City is fun, twisted and brutal….O’Neill could be our generation’s Jim Thompson.” — James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning “Tony O’Neill works his L.A. people the way Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of every degenerate in his great Detroit novels.” — Barry Gifford, author of Wild at Heart From Tony O’Neill, the author of Down and Out on Murder Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York Times bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild adventure of two junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate sex tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take great delight in Sick City, “a disturbingly twisted ride through Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate cast of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).
Ahh . summer! Nothing beats the freedom from school - time to chill and hang out with friends at the pool and the tennis courts. It is also the season for summer camp.
Ten-year-old girls Kat, Tiff, Amy, and Hanna meet for the first time at Camp Cherokee. It will be a summer they'll never forget. Kat is a sarcastic tomboy who rocks at sports. Tiff, an ultra spoiled rich girl, arrives in a limo and feels miffed that her parents have sent her to camp.
Amy is a shy animal lover who has a secret she will need to share. Hanna, a bookworm and computer whiz, has a secret of her own. The four girls are tossed together in the same cabin. At first, sparks fly as they struggle with their differences. But soon they begin to tolerate each other as they learn to overcome food fights, smelly outhouses, bed bugs, and being lost in the woods. Are you a Kat, Tiff, Amy, or Hanna? Could you survive Camp Cherokee? Find out how these unlikely friends not only survive camp, but end up being best friends forever.
Autobiografia Nuno Gomesa, nurka z RPA, rekordzisty świata w nurkowaniu głębinowym.
Jeden człowiek, dwa rekordy, dziesiątki tysięcy godzin spędzonych pod wodą. Nurkowanie, w którym liczy się perfekcyjny plan i maksymalna osiągalna dla człowieka głębokość. Nurkowanie, które jest sensem życia. Przez biografię Nuna Gomesa przewijają się najciekawsze postaci nurkowego światka – niedościgły Sheck Exley, wytrwały Jim Bowden, nieustraszony John Bennett – ale też znakomici polscy nurkowie, dla których udział w projektach Nuna był początkiem ich własnej kariery nurkowej.
Narracja autora zabiera czytelnika do zmagającego się z AIDS i przemocą RPA, do będącego niegdyś kwitnącym ośrodkiem nurkowym Dahabu i do Lizbony z czasów jego dzieciństwa, pozwalając zrozumieć drogę, która zaprowadziła Nuna Gomesa do ustanowienia dwóch światowych rekordów głębokości.
The drama of China's struggle to modernize unfolds against the backdrop of a proud and enduring history in the new and completely revised edition of this classic text. Spanning the years of the Opium War to twenty-first century China, the book covers the great episodes that highlight that journey: the breakdown of Imperial China in the face of relent Western and Japanese encroachments; the rise of the new Chinese republic; the decades-long struggles between the ideologies and armies of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong; China's bitter and costly war with Japan; the years of the People's Republic punctuated by the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen; up to the rise of the Fourth Generation leadership and the tenure of Jiang Zemin - with special emphasis on China's role in the Gulf wars, North Korea, and the war on terrorism. As China continues to develop as a political and economic superpower, this book will help students understand how the nation reached new heights from the depths in which it found itself during the nineteenth century.