Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
Author: Tish Jett
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!
It is often said that there are two Frances—Catholic and secular. This notion dates back to the 1790s, when the revolutionary government sought to divorce Catholic Christianity from national life. While Napoleon formally reconciled his regime to France’s millions of Catholics, church-state relations have remained a source of conflict and debate throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Catholic and French Forever Joseph Byrnes recounts the fights and reconciliations between French citizens who found Catholicism integral to their traditional French identity and those who found the continued presence of Catholicism an obstacle to both happiness and progress. He does so through stories of priests, legislators, intellectuals, and pilgrims whose experiences manifest the problem of being both Catholic and French in modern France. Byrnes finds that loyalties to the French nation and Catholicism became so incompatible in the revolutionary era that Catholic believers responded defensively across the nineteenth century, politicizing both religious pilgrimage and the languages of religious instruction. He shows that a détente emerged in the first decades of the twentieth century with the respect given to priests in arms during World War I and to the work of religious art historian Émile Mâle. This détente has lasted, precariously and with interruption, up to the present day.
Author: Gabriel Wyner
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
Ways To Live Forever
Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
From award-winning author Sally Nicholls, her debut novel about a boy's last months with leukemia. 1. My name is Sam. 2. I am eleven years old. 3. I collect stories and fantastic facts. 4. I have leukemia. 5. By the time you read this, I will probably be dead. Living through the final stages of leukemia, Sam collects stories, questions, lists, and pictures that create a profoundly moving portrait of how a boy lives when he knows his time is almost up.
Author: Bernard Cornwell
June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield--and decide the fate of Europe With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels--in preparation for a grand society ball. It is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington's Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe's warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo. Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition; the Prussian army has not arrived; and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determination. Victory seems impossible.
Forever the One
Author: Rochelle French
Years ago, Sadie Courant had been the frizzy-haired twerp next door. Now she's drop-dead gorgeous and has, well...uh...breasts. It's no wonder Broadway director Ethan Sawyer doesn't recognize his best friend's little sister when he sees her again. Sadie has been in love with Ethan since she was in braces. So when he fails to recognize her at the bachelor auction she's organized, she flips. Sure, she looks a little different now, what with the boobs and a little help from a flat iron, but really? Deciding she needs to get the man out of her system, Sadie negotiates a way for Ethan to make up for his mistake: a one-night stand. She figures after they do the deed, he'll head back to New York and she'll finally be able to let go. But when Ethan has to move back to the small town of Meadowview and work side-by-side with Sadie, she realizes she couldn't be more wrong about the letting go part of her plan. Because Ethan has and always will be...forever the one.
Author: Peter Cowie
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Published to mark the centennial of her birth, a pictorial tribute chronicles the life and work of the provocative Jazz Age icon, from her early establishment with the Ziegfeld Follies and her successes with such films as Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl to her relationships with such figures as Charlie Chaplin and CBS founder William S. Paley.
Author: Vincent Courtillot, Joe McClinton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Mass extinction and cataclysmic volcanic activity: will fascinate everyone interested in the history of life and death on our planet.
Photo tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and secrets for success that home cooks will turn to again and again Every home cook needs a core of reliable favorites to execute flawlessly. Through clear instruction and photography, this collection provides the tools for making 100 perfect, reliable, and foolproof dishes, from the creamiest mac and cheese to the most flavorful fish tacos. Photo tutorials walk readers through key steps of the process to take the mystery out of achieving perfect results. Secrets from the Test Kitchen — what works, what doesn’t, and why — are sprinkled throughout to provide additional keys to success. “Eight to Try” features provide riffs on a theme, proving that once home cooks have mastered the basic techniques, the opportunity for customization is truly endless. In all, readers will have not only 100 excellent recipes for traditional and new classic breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, sides, and desserts, but invaluable lessons from the BHG Test Kitchen as well. Full nutrition information rounds out this comprehensive package to instill confidence in every home cook.
The gang continues their story in another installment of the bestselling Forever and Always Series. Mike and Cassandra move in together, and Mike is surprised how much he loves being domesticated. Having her in the house everyday and in his bed every night is a dream come true. But when he meets her best friend for the first time, he realizes he slept with her—and didn’t leave on good terms. Cassandra knows about his past, but will she still be able to look past it? Sean and Scarlet decide to visit the fertility clinic to make sure everything is okay. Scarlet is scared to death that she can’t give Sean a family, and he’s terrified she’ll take all the blame onto herself. But their stress is increased when Andrew shows up on their doorstep, all his bags in hand and his wedding ring missing. Janice gets her dream job as the chief copy editor for a prestigious publishing house, but Ryan isn’t exactly thrilled about it. When he realizes a friend pulled strings to get her the job—a male friend—he’s immediately on edge. Ryan attends a work function with Janice only to find out her special friend is a refined Calvin Klein underwear model. And he’s pissed. But Janice doesn’t let him get his way. Stubborn and strong, she tells Ryan he needs to let go of his jealousy. Cortland and Monnique work on their relationship, but when Monnique realizes Hazel has no idea they are back together, she demands him to never see her again. Cortland puts his foot down and refuses. If she has a problem with it, she can walk out. If she didn’t want him seeing other women, she shouldn’t have dumped him to begin with. The gang work through their individuals problems while holding tight in their alliance as an unorthodox family.
Author: Roland Colton
In a style reminiscent of nineteenth-century authors, "Forever Gentleman" is a sweeping saga of suspense, romance, mystery, and music. Travel back in time and experience Victorian London at its best and worst-a city of beauty and brilliance, and a city steeped in filth and despair. Meet Nathan Sinclair, a struggling young architect and gifted pianist who lives in the two vastly different worlds, mingling in high society while dwelling in suffocating debt and poverty. While performing at a gathering of London's elite, Nathan meets Jocelyn Charlesworth, a breathtakingly beautiful but temperamental celebrity heiress. He is smitten, though she publicly humiliates him; their paths will intersect again in a most shocking manner. Meanwhile, Nathan makes the acquaintance of Regina Lancaster, a woman of remarkable inner beauty, despite her pedestrian appearance. He must decide whether to follow his heart and pursue Regina, or flee England altogether to avoid imprisonment from a miserly creditor. In his darkest hour, Nathan is offered a tantalizing proposition that might change everything, but that comes at considerable risk. Nathan must play his role perfectly, or he may lose his reputation, livelihood, and very life to the powerful echelons of Victorian society. Full of unexpected twists and turns, the book races towards a thrilling climax that will determine Nathan's ultimate destiny.
Author: Howard Tomb
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Offers tongue in cheek advice on traveling to France and provides humorous phrases, including curses, to use in restaurants, nightspots, and hotels