La mia gara con te
Author: Sonia Gimor
Publisher: Gilgamesh Edizioni
Luca, trent’anni, dopo aver vinto le olimpiadi invernali decide di ritirarsi dalla sua brillante carriera di pattinatore artistico. Poco dopo, incontra una giovane promessa del pattinaggio, Giulia, con la quale inizierà la sua esperienza di allenatore. La ragazza però non è un’atleta qualsiasi e Luca se ne renderà conto molto presto. I due protagonisti si troveranno coinvolti in una relazione molto intensa, un rapporto che farà venire a galla un passato inconfessabile che entrambi pensavano di aver sepolto per sempre. «… so di non esserti indifferente. Lo vedo da come mi guardi, sai?» sussurra, e il suo respiro caldo mi accarezza il viso. «Perché, come ti guardo?» riesco a chiedergli, mentre il cuore rimbalza inesorabile all’interno della cassa toracica e non c’è modo di calmarlo. Nessuno mi aveva mai detto delle cose simili, e che il primo a farlo sia stato proprio Luca, rende questo momento il più eccitante e speciale della mia vita. Lui sorride e si avvicina ulteriormente, come sempre perfettamente padrone della situazione, e il suo naso mi sfiora. Se avanzasse ancora di un centimetro, le nostre bocche si incontrerebbero: «Con desiderio. Il tuo è un interesse adulto, da donna, non certo da bambina. Dio, ma davvero non senti la tensione che c’è tra noi? Sono sicuro che la percepisci anche tu. Ora però vai a dormire prima che questa conversazione diventi pericolosa. Domani ti aspetta una lunga giornata di allenamento»
La mia vita con te
Author: Sonia Gimor
Publisher: Gilgamesh Edizioni
L’attesissimo seguito de “La mia gara con te”. Gli europei sono appena terminati e Giulia ha ottenuto la qualificazione ai mondiali. Nonostante i successi sportivi, la vita privata dei nostri protagonisti ha preso una piega inaspettata. Sarà davvero tutto finito? Un campionato mondiale da preparare, infinite paure da sconfiggere, una pagina dolorosa da voltare definitivamente: per Luca e Giulia, la gara più importante sta per cominciare. “Questa notte la dedico a tutte le donne che soffrono, combattono contro la violenza e riescono a voltare pagina. Questa notte raffigura il vero amore e la dedico a noi perché rappresenta ciò che siamo stati, che siamo e che saremo. Questa notte la dedico a me e all’amore che non credevo avrei mai provato.”
Author: Kimberly Knight
Easton Crawford put his modeling career and good looks before his marriage until it was over. Years later, he is finally learning how to be the father his daughter needed him to be. He's not looking for a new mom for his daughter-just nightly casual hook-ups. When his best friend, Avery, convinces him that a good way to meet a lot of single women is to go on a single's cruise, Easton finds more than just a hook-up when he meets a fellow cruiser, Brooke. Brooke Bradley has taken care of her younger sister, Bailee, for most of their lives. While their mother was enjoying not being a mother, Brooke became the adult in the household at thirteen. She had always taken care of the people in her life, especially her boyfriend, Jared. If it wasn't for Brooke, Jared wouldn't know how to function throughout the day. When Brooke's best friend, Nicole, gives her a gift of going on a cruise without telling her that it's a single's cruise, will Brooke find someone willing to be her constant and finally leave Jared? Brooke and Easton learn that people are brought into their lives for many reasons. Over time, they find out what those reasons are. Some are to be a temporary acquaintance while others are there for life.
The Voice of Harriet Taylor Mill is a work about collaboration: Harriet's life with her lover, friends, and members of her family; Harriet's joint work with John Stuart Mill; and the author's interaction with the reader. Jo Ellen Jacobs explores and expands the concept of biography using Salman Rushdie's analogy of history as a process of "chutnification." She gives Harriet's life "shape and form -- that is to say, meaning" in a way that will "possess the authentic taste of truth." In the first chapter, the first 30 years of Harriet's life are presented in the format of a first-person diary -- one not actually written by HTM herself. The text is based on letters and historical context, but the style suggests the intimate experience of reading someone's journal. The second chapter continues the chronological account of HTM until her death in 1858. In an interlude between the first and second chapters, Jacobs pauses to explore Harriet's life with John Stuart Mill; and in the final chapter, she argues persuasively that Harriet and John collaborated extensively on many works, including On Liberty.
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Riding the Bullet
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.
All histories of Hollywood are wrong. Why? Two words: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the foundation for the movie industry that we know today. Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the West with real cowboys and Indians; the creation of the jungle-adventure genre; the first horror film in America; the first successful American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles. Selig was also among the first to cultivate extensive international exhibition of American films, which created a worldwide audience and contributed to American domination of the medium. In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig’s career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.
One for the Books
Author: Joe Queenan
One of America’s leading humorists and author of the bestseller Closing Time examines his own obsession with books Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading books he picked with his eyes closed. In One for the Books, Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style—how many more books will he have time to read in his lifetime? Why does he refuse to read books hailed by reviewers as “astonishing”? Why does he refuse to lend out books? Will he ever buy an e-book? Why does he habitually read thirty to forty books simultaneously? Why are there so many people to whom the above questions do not even matter—and what do they read? Acerbically funny yet passionate and oddly affectionate, One for the Books is a reading experience that true book lovers will find unforgettable.
In Symbolism and Interpretation, Tzvetan Todorov examines two aspects of discourse: its production, which has traditionally been the domain of rhetoric, and its reception, which has always been the object of hermeneutics. He analyzes the diverse theories of symbolism and interpretation that have been elaborated over the centuries and considers their contribution to a general theory of verbal symbolism, discussing a wide range of thinkers, from the Sanskrit philosophers and Aristotle to the German Romantics and contemporary semioticians. Todorov begins by examining general ideas of linguistic symbolism and the interpretive process. He then turns to a detailed consideration of two of the most influential and pervasive interpretative strategies in Western thought: the patristic exegesis of Augustine and Aquinas, and the philological exegesis foreshadowed in the work of Spinoza, developed by Wolf, Ast, Boeckh, and Lanson, and criticized by Schleiermacher. Todorov clarifies in masterly fashion the intricacies of the many schools of thought and refines the concepts crucial to critical theory today, including the distinctions between language and discourse, direct and indirect meaning, sign and symbol. Ably translated by Catherine Porter, Symbolism and Interpretation provides a coherent and innovative framework that is indispensable to the study of semiotics, its history, and its future.
The False Faces
Author: Louis Joseph Vance
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original.
Author: Thomas Emson
Jimmy is a 17-year-old car thief. Given one last chance by a magistrate, he intends to go straight. But a black Mercedes is to tempting. So Jimmy and his mate Ralph steal it. But the owner wants it back. Because stored in the boot are thirteen leather briefcases. Stowed in the cases are thirteen human souls bound for Hell. And their rightful owner wants them back.The Devil's coming for Jimmy, so Jimmy drives like hell . . .
"Women are Not Human"
Author: Theresa M. Kenney
Publisher: Herder & Herder
It started as a joke, then got out of hand. In 1595 an anonymous Latin treatise parodied Anabaptist theology that nothing is true unless it is explicitly stated in the Bible. A Lutheran theologian had a defense of women published within months; the Roman Catholic Church had banned the treatise by 16
The popular comedian and star of "The Larry Sanders Show" presents the tell-all memoirs of his fictional alter ego Larry Sanders, a slightly neurotic Hollywood talk show host
Author: Michael Joyce
An interactive fictional story.