This fast-paced, exciting follow up to GUILTY?, moves Dean and Steph into the realms of high politics. Their task is to ensure the survival of a young girl, beneficiary to a multi-million dollar fortune left to her by the mother she never knew. A simple task, but one that brings them to the attention of clandestine agencies whose sole aim is to ensure that nothing thwarts their plans to control the most powerful job in the world. Unfortunately their charge can do this simply by existing and it because a race to get her to safety before the killers can wipe her name out of history. .
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.…
Una abuela que emigró de Kiev; un abuelo vegetariano, ateo y socialista; un padre que murió joven; una madre que remarca los sacrificios de su vida. En el centro de la escena, una niña que observa y escucha su entorno con agudeza y picardía. Fuera del círculo familiar, las amigas de la cuadra, la escuela, el almacén, el conservatorio de música, la iglesia, y el telón de fondo de los gobiernos conservadores y el ascenso de Perón. Libro sobre los inicios y a la vez inicio en sí mismo, Músicos y relojeros inauguró la obra de Alicia Steimberg en 1971 y se ha conv ertido en una fresca y ya clásica novela de la literatura argentina, que retrata con irreverencia y humor la infancia y la vida fam iliar. La crítica ha dicho... « "Un agudo relato parcialmente autobiográfico sobre la niñez de una chica judía en la Argentina de la década de 1940. Esta novela -una joya- lleva la marca de la voz distintiva de Steimberg, ingeniosamente descarada, irónica pero cálida, precoz y a la vez con conocimiento de mundo.» Publisher's Weekly
Science of the Past reveals the large debt owed by modern scientists to the healers, mathematicians, stargazers, explorers, and thinkers of the ancient world.
Two weeksthat's all the time Ed Winters has with his son Danny before Ed's ex-wife and her new husband move with the boy to Paris. Those days, filled with fly fishing, camping, and an unplanned cross-country road trip, grow ever more desperate as Ed struggles to face the reality of losing the boy, and Danny of losing his home. Set amid the streams and backroads of Michigan and Montana, Threatened Species is a harsh but beautiful ode to fathers and sons. The novella is collected here with five other Michigan stories by Jeff Vande Zande.
Every Truth Has Its Legend. Every Legend Has Its Truth. Briton is hard pressed by the Saxons and divided against itself as warring factions contend for the scraps of the prosperity and order that was the Roman Empire. A Romano-British chieftain named Riothamus, also known as Arthur, pushes against the Saxon tide and strives to hold the island together to reclaim the former glory of the Roman influence. He leads his band of warriors to rekindle the spirit of the people. Along the way and under unusual circumstances, he obtains Excalibur-a sword purported to have mystical abilities. Lancelot, a gladiator seeking his own place in the world, teaches Arthur's men the art of horse archery, making them almost invincible to the tribes against which they fight. His sister, Morgana, convinces him to lead his army to Europe, where he fights on behalf of one of the last Roman emperors. As the Britons fall one by one, King Arthur is determined that this battle will have an ending worthy of song... Spirit of the King is a tapestry of medieval European history, with richly drawn characters, epic battles, and authentic detail. Take a step back in time and lose yourself in this sweeping tale-a story that brings an ancient era back to vivid, bright life.