Jenna Mathews lived a life of pain. With an abusive mother and a father that doesn't have time, isolation swamps her.
Pain envelops her daily and her only release...self mutilation. When Jeff Simon reaches out to her, showing her what love truly is, Jenna feels hope for the first time in her life. Hope falls short though when Jeff is tragically ripped from her life, and she turns back to doing the only thing that gives her an escape. What the future has in store...is beyond what she could have ever fathomed. Short story of fiction, pain, love and healing.
A mig camí entre la memòria i la ficció, en una barreja de gèneres, Pa negre gira a l’entorn de l’Andreu, un vailet de la Plana de Vic en els anys més crus de la postguerra. Ell pertany a la banda dels perdedors: el seu pare, home de ferms ideals republicans, ha estat empresonat per roig. De resultes d’això, la mare s’ha hagut de posar a treballar a la fàbrica i el confia a uns parents que viuen a pagès. Tot i viure lluny dels pares, en un clima de por que es palpa arreu, el temps a la masia estarà farcit de sentiments i descobertes. Hi descobrirà el misteriós món dels adults, la intuïció rere les paraules dels grans, farà tentines en els viaranys del sexe. És, també, un temps d’amistats valentes, de contes explicats a la vora del foc, de jocs a l’aire lliure, de plantar barraques a les branques dels arbres, de farinetes de blat de moro, de pa amb vi i sucre... de pa negre. En temps de guerra –i de postguerra- tots els sentiments són abrandats, van a l’essència: o tot o res, perquè no hi ha gairebé res a perdre. L’amor, l’odi, la passió, la rancúnia, la venjança, la hipocresia, la humiliació... res no s’escapa de la vida dels personatges d‘aquesta obra, en què Emili Teixidor aconsegueix transportar-nos a una època de repressió i de missa obligada. L’autor recrea amb total precisió l’ambient rural de la Catalunya de postguerra amb una llengua vivíssima, rica, plena de matisos, i un ple domini de la tensió narrativa. De mica en mica, el lector assistirà a un canvi substancial en l’Andreu, que aprendrà de cada cosa que li passa i que, de perdedor passa a sentir-se guanyador, en una metàfora del país que assimila la derrota i accepta, amb passivitat, una victòria que no és la seva.I s’adonarà també d’una lliçó molt important: a més estimació, més perills de tota mena. L’amor crema.
Black Pudding & Foie Gras is Michelin Star chef Andrew Pern’s multi award-winning culinary autobiography. It strikes the perfect balance between showcasing many of his mouth-watering dishes and the heart-warming account of Andrew’s fascinating life around food at The Star Inn in North Yorkshire. Its much more than a cookery book, it tells Andrew’s story, delves deep into his philosophy on food, introduces you to his local suppliers and provides a captivating and humorous insight into the life of a family that run a successful British food institution. By the time you’ve finished the book, its very clear that these are the thoughts of someone who views food and cooking as a way of life, and not just a job. The recipes come divided into sections that reflect the menu as opposed to the ingredients and give you all the knowledge to recreate some of his best loved dishes. Starters include beer-battered Scarborough Woof - a much loved fish from the North Sea coast; butter-roast Sand Hutton Asparagus and pressed Terrine of Yorkshire Gammon. Main courses feature traditionally garnished North Yorkshire Moors Grouse complete with Streaky Bacon, Bread Sauce and homemade Redcurrant Jelly; Charles Ashbridge’s Gloucester Old Spot Suckling Pig with Black Pudding and Cider and Hartlepool-landed Halibut with steamed marsh Samphire. Also on offer are comfort foods such as steamed Steak and Kidney Pudding with Oysters and braised neck of heather-fed Moorland Mutton with Pearl Barley. Puddings again reflect local produce and combine the more modern with the old traditions - think fresh Lemon Tart, Pimms No1 Jelly and rich dark Chocolate and Orange Tart before moving on to Ampleforth Abbey Apple Tarte Tatin, baked Ginger Parkin and steamed Ale Cake. Andrew reflects that puddings were never a strong point, the household much preferring cheese and the section entitled 'Cheese Counter’ gives such delights as grilled Wensleydale Buck Rarebit with Ox Tongue and Lincolnshire Poacher with 'Felixkirk’ Fennel. Cheese is followed by an enticing chapter entitled 'Drinks Cabinet’ featuring recipes for home-made liqueurs such as Rhubarb Schnapps, Damson Vodka and spiced Cider, before you open up the 'Chef\’s Pantry’ and discover the essential stocks and accompaniments needed to complete the recipes. The book’s luxurious, tactile suede cover with embossed title gives way to 400 beautifully designed pages containing stunning photography, both in black and white and colour, by award winning photographers Antonio Olmos and Sam Bailey. There is nothing glossy about this book, it is just a rich reflection on the life and food of one of Britain’s brightest young chefs.
Parker Nevil never thought that he would find love again after Vikki left him.
He left his home in New Zealand in pursuit of happiness moving to the small village of San Bart, Costa Rica. He is hired to teach in the tiny village school, which he finds humbling and satisfying. His past catches up to him, but he is unsure what do with Vikki (his one true love) that has presented herself close to ten years later. He struggles with how to handle the only woman he has ever loved.
How would ancient Vikings react to a gun-wielding giant with flaming red hair? What would a modern cop do in a feudal world where gunpowder was considered a benediction of God? What if Scipio Africanus never lived to challenge, or kill, Hannibal at Zama? The probabilities are end-an infinite number of ways to replay the same scene, over and over again. War transmuted to its highest magnitude, ripping through the very fabric of time. Features stories by Poul Anderson, Anne McCaffrey, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, John D MacDonald, Bob Shaw, H Beam Piper, and Randall Garrett.
A professional course in digital nature photography. National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography is a comprehensive reference and inspiring guide to taking outstanding photographs of the great outdoors.
Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris shares his foolproof techniques, emphasizing digital photography field procedures for a wide variety of nature shots. Everything needed to achieve professional results is covered, including: The best digital equipment, and how to use it Detailed insider field techniques for photographing mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, wildflowers, wilderness landscapes, seascapes and more Getting a correct digital exposure every time Using filters (with before-and-after examples) Fine art composition Photographing scenes for maximum sharpness Shooting postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets Digital processing Preparing digital captures for publication. Packed with tips and strategies, this outstanding guide is ideal for beginners, advanced amateurs and professionals. The information is presented in a conversational style and accompanied by hundreds of stunning examples of the author's photographs.
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