Three divers working for the Northern Ireland police are killed as they step ashore after leaving Rathlin Island off the north coast of Ulster. The shootings threaten to spark a return to violence after years of uneasy peace in the Province.
THE CAPE COLONY, 19TH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA. Jamie Fyvie and Iain McColl sail for Cape Town to wage war on the ELOS, a dark force which has taken control of the armed forces in the Cape Colony. The boys must crush a plot to wipe out the Xhosa clans of the Eastern Cape, the survivors to be sold into slavery in America. The voyage sees them battle with mutineers to save their own lives and two young ladies who will become part of their future in the Cape An ELOS executioner pursues Jamie and Iain, hell-bent on murdering them for the clues to a treasure buried by the Knights Templar five hundred years in the past. The Xhosa fight a bloody war against the British Army on the frontier, dying to win back their lands and freedom against a general who takes no prisoners.
"New York" brings together painter Alex Katz's most striking images of his hometown and the dear friends with which he made it his own. Coming of age during the triumph of the New York School of painting, Katz synthesized its influences with wide-ranging interests shared by many of the New York School poets. Of the more than 40 paintings and aquatints gathered here, many depict that distinguished circle, as well as the iconic skyline where they changed the world. Katz is best known as a painter of people, and the wide cross-section of portraits here demonstrates the variety he brings to the genre, along with dramatic variations in scale, abrupt cropping and subtle artifices such as luxuriant backdrops that turn out to be earlier Katz paintings. Along with an essay and interview, "New York" includes an extraordinary selection of poems from friends of the artist, including some of the most important American poets of the late twentieth century, among them Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery and Robert Creeley. Katz was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and studied at the Cooper Union and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been the subject of nearly 200 international solo exhibitions.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
What's the secret to a life of happiness? "In this delightful book brimming with humorous and poignant passages, radio personality Hugh Hewitt provides the answer. The starting place is generosity, he says, and there are seven gifts that are sure to improve the lives of both giver and receiver: encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, good humor, graciousness, gratitude, and patience. Anyone can give these gifts, but Hewitt shows that some people are particularly well placed to offer them: parents, spouses, family members, friends, teachers, coworkers, and fellow church members. Channeling his skills as a broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, and teacher, Hewitt weaves stories about these seven gifts and seven givers with inspiring and motivating observations to help readers become generous in the ways that matter most.
"The Happiest Life is not simply a delight to read, and not merely a glimpse under the hood of a remarkable man. It’s a map to what Robert Frost once described as the road traveled—the road that leads to a life of meaning and gratitude and joy.” —Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia "Reading this book is the next best thing to sitting down for a long conversation with my friend Hugh Hewitt.” —Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “Wanna be a happier person? Know anyone else who does? What if this book could actually help with that? Cutting to the chase—it can. And it will." —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
FICTION "Twisted Knots" by D.
A. Xiaolin Spires "Reversion" by Nin Harris "The Stone Weta" by Octavia Cade "In the Blind" by Sunny Moraine "A Man Out of Fashion" by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu "Fleet" by Sandra McDonald "Venice Drowned" by Kim Stanley Robinson NON-FICTION "How to Invent an Alien Language? A Linguistic Perspective" by Olga Kuno "Pirate Pharmaceuticals, Robots, and Kaiju: A Conversation with Annalee Newitz" by Chris Urie "Another Word: The Subtle Art of Promotion" by Cat Rambo "Editor's Desk: Ask and You Shall Receive" by Neil Clarke