Even if it was a political marriage, Chessie was on cloud nine when she wed the man she idolized, Rocco. That is, until the day of their wedding when she caught the groom having an affair with his lover.
Utterly dejected, Chessie walks away from it all and flees that very night. Six months later, Rocco appears before her once more—with a cold-blooded sneer on his face. He’s a Sicilian man. He insists on exclusive possession and he’d never forgive a woman who’s been unfaithful. Certain that Chessie eloped with another man when she ran off, he sets out to dominate both her heart and body and Chessie loses herself in his sweet nightly advances, to the point of not even caring about what it is she wants.…
The first book in a new series for middle-grade readers set to capitalize on the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. Twelve-year-old Kristy Adams first tried out for the swim team at school only because her friend Rosa wanted company. But now she's found some very good reasons for staying on the team, including her brother Kirk, whose swimming medals and trophies take up the whole den--and who thinks Kristy doesn't have the discipline to stick with it. Includes a Glossary of swimming terms.
Sze-yuen Chung is a veteran Hong Kong politician and an important figure in the development of Hong Kong over the past forty years. He has played a significant role in Hong Kong's political, economic, educational, and social development from its time as a British colony to its designation as a Special Administrative Region of China. Indeed, he is probably the only native son of Hong Kong who was closely and actively involved in the entire process of transferring Hong Kong's sovereignty back to China.These memoirs record Chung's personal experiences in Hong Kong's political scene in the two decades between 1979 and 1999 and his role in the Sino-British negotiations that led to the transition from British colonial rule to a position of autonomy under Chinese sovereignty. Chung's reflections -- much of which are published here for the first time -- are a valuable source of information on this important period in the history of Hong Kong. It will be of interest to all those who wish to know what actually happened during those pivotal years when the future course of Hong Kong was determined.
A new virus has spread to every continent, too virulent to contain. It ravages society. Only one man seems to be immune.
Mel, a worker at the department of health notices that he's becoming increasingly resistant to any injury or illness.
He fears he'll be forced to watch his wife and kids die of this horrible disease. Then another shows up. A man promising a cure. But something doesn't seem right. And the world continues to die.
Meetha lassi and bhel puri; paneer tikka and masalas, chutneys, and samosas. All visitors to India are greeted by an astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: from the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot, dusty streets in the remote countryside. It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers’ eyes with the freshest ingredients and a good helping of panache and showmanship. The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years. This book is a celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself. With authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily found in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.