By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny Alden has just one greenback to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every little thing he unearths both expenses an excessive amount of or isn't really a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his pal Michael, and his puppy, Watch, listen Grandfather speaking to the baker, and abruptly Benny has an concept that's superb!
By David Edmonds, John Eidinow
In 1766 thinker, novelist, composer, and political provocateur Jean-Jacques Rousseau was once a fugitive, decried through his enemies as a deadly madman. in the meantime David Hume—now well-known because the most well known thinker within the English language—was being universally lauded as a paragon of decency. And so Rousseau got here to England along with his cherished puppy, Sultan, and willingly took shelter together with his extra revered counterpart. yet inside months, the exile used to be loudly accusing his benefactor of plotting to dishonor him—which brought on a so much uncharacteristically violent reaction from Hume. And so begun a outstanding disagreement and activities that ensnared some of the prime figures in British and French society, and have become the controversy of highbrow Europe.
Rousseau's puppy is the interesting actual tale of the sour and intensely public quarrel that became the Age of Enlightenment's so much influential thinkers into deadliest of foes—a such a lot human story of compassion, treachery, anger, and revenge; of megastar and its cost; of shameless spin; of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships.
In 1766, Scottish thinker David Hume helped the unconventional Swiss highbrow Jean-Jacques Rousseau locate asylum in England; a number of months later, the risky thinker accused his benefactor of masterminding a murky conspiracy opposed to him and prompted a virulent reaction. The argument had not anything to do with philosophy (or Rousseau's dog), yet, as of their well-received Wittgenstein's Poker, the authors use the dispute as a pretext for an enticing rundown of the 2 thinkers' nice ideas—with a huge swig of human curiosity to scrub down the philosophical morsels. Their (sometimes excessively) specified, meandering account of the feud issues to whatever greater: the distinction among the affable, urbane rationalist Hume and the moody, paranoid, emotionally overwrought Rousseau prefigures, they suspect, the shift from the Enlightenment cult of cause to the Romantic cult of feeling. The authors widen their brilliant graphics of the antagonists right into a landscape of the cross-Channel highbrow neighborhood that refereed the squabble, taking within the ancien régime salons and their awesome hostesses and the London and Paris streets the place vacationing philosophers have been mobbed like rock stars. the result's an soaking up cultural historical past of the republic of letters in its exuberant adolescence. (Mar.)
“A specified and interesting reexamination of this tale by way of David Edmonds and John Eidinow.” (New York evaluate of Books)
“Sprightly and available . . . David Edmonds and John Eidinow have heightened highbrow feuds past the shallows of anecdote.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“As we’ve come to anticipate from Edmunds and Eidinow, their research of the personalities in query is sharp and engaging.” (Los Angeles Times)
“An captivating account of a mere provocation inflated to epic proportions.” (Kirkus experiences
By Jaclyn Foley
Ladies' evening is brim-full of cocktail recipes incredibly designed with girls in brain. that includes over 1,000 cocktails and a wealth of bartending assistance, this publication is bound to delight women who love libations. that includes recipes from America's most sensible bartenders, the readers of Bartender journal and www.bartender.com, this publication includes the easiest women's beverages served in specialist bars.Recipes include:--La Bomba--Spring Fling--Pink Cadillac with Hawaiian Plates--Apple Puckerita--Southern woman
By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately existence adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire lifestyles. She reveals it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to live to tell the tale dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
By Jacques Derrida
"For Strasbourg involves a chain of essays and interviews through French thinker and literary theorist Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) in regards to the urban of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships he constructed there over a 40 yr interval. Written justmonths ahead of his dying, the hole essay of the gathering, "The position name(s): Strasbourg," recounts in nice element, and in very relocating phrases, Derrida's deep attachment to this French urban at the border among France and Germany. greater than only a own narrative, despite the fact that, it's a profound interrogation of the connection among philosophy and position, philosophy and language, and philosophy and friendship. As such, it increases a sequence of philosophical, political, and moral questions that will all be put less than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as referred to as "philosophical nationalities and nationalism." the opposite 3 texts incorporated listed here are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his important interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the subjects they specialise in (language, politics, friendship, loss of life, lifestyles after dying, etc) and for what they display approximately Derrida's relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. packed with sharp insights into one another's paintings and peppered with own anecdotes and humor, they endure witness to the decades-long highbrow friendships of those 3 very important modern thinkers. This assortment hence stands as a reminder of and testimony to Derrida's dating to Strasbourg and to the 2 thinkers so much heavily linked to that city"
By Lisa See
In nineteenth-century China, in a distant Hunan county, a lady named Lily, on the gentle age of 7, is paired with a laotong, an “old same,” in an emotional fit that might final a life-time. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by way of sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s written a poem in nu shu, a different language that chinese language ladies created which will speak in mystery, clear of the impact of guys. because the years move, Lily and Snow Flower ship messages at the fan and compose tales on handkerchiefs, attaining out of isolation to percentage their hopes, desires, and accomplishments. jointly they suffer the affliction of footbinding and replicate upon their prepared marriages, their loneliness, and the thrill and tragedies of motherhood. the 2 locate solace of their friendship, constructing a bond that retains their spirits alive. but if a false impression arises, their courting by surprise threatens to rip apart.
Snow Flower and the key Fan is a charming trip again to an period of chinese language background that's as deeply relocating because it is sorrowful. Now in a deluxe paperback variation entire with an increased Random residence Reader’s Circle advisor and an unique dialog among Lisa See and her mom, fellow author Carolyn See, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel is, because the Seattle instances says, “a fantastically drawn portrait of girl friendship and power.”
By Alan Dean Foster
By Mahmoud Darwish
Sinan Antoon (tr.)
One of the main transcendent poets of his new release, Darwish composed this impressive elegy on the apex of his creativity, yet with the total wisdom that his loss of life used to be approaching. considering it would be his ultimate paintings, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous paintings that defies categorization. In gorgeous language, Darwish’s self-elegy inhabits a unprecedented house the place opposites bleed and mix into one another. Prose and poetry, existence and dying, domestic and exile are all sung by way of the poet and his different. at the threshold of im/mortality, the poet seems to be again at his personal life, intertwined with that of his humans. via those lyrical meditations on love, longing, Palestine, heritage, friendship, relations, and the continued dialog among existence and dying, the poet bids himself and his readers a poignant farewell.
A significant poet, close to dying, meditating in lyric prose on all that he has misplaced: freedom, native land, early life, love. during this relocating translation, Sinan Antoon generously invitations the English-speaking reader into the immensity—and metaphysical subtlety—of Darwish’s grief. —Richard Sieburth
The truest of poets... within the Presence of Absence is a booklet possessed of a notable and enduring attractiveness. —Chuck Wachtel
Beautiful... inescapably lyrical. —Bookslut
Mahmoud Darwish [is] maybe the main Palestinian poet of final century. —Tablet
There are maps of Palestine that politicians won't ever be capable of forfeit: the single saved within the thoughts of Palestinian refugees, and that that is drawn by way of Darwish’s poetry. —Anton Shammas
Then got here silence. Mahmoud Darwish started to learn. We didn't understand a note of Arabic, yet we heard his voice achieve out and sink deep right down to pluck the strings of the Palestinian soul. It used to be a mystical evening in Ramallah, the magician, Mahmoud Darwish, whose spell was once forged how it has been via ages--simply via being that elusive archetype, a lot envied and feared via power—a poet comfortable with, simply because attuned to, his personal humans. —Wole Soyinka
Mahmoud Darwish is without doubt one of the maximum poets of our time. In his poetry Palestine turns into the map of the human soul. —Elias Khoury
Darwish is the most appropriate poetic voice of the Palestinian people... lyrical, imagistic, plaintive, haunting, consistently passionate, and elegant--and by no means whatever lower than free—what he might dream for all his humans. —Naomi Shihab Nye
[A] special achievement... It bargains high priced wisdoms from a lifestyles trip, rendered within the opaque lyricism of Darwish's poetry...His is the voice of dispossessed Palestine yet its longings, together with sheer lust, are common. This ebook overflows with resonant strains and questions... it's a e-book for all times. —The Independent
By Lucy Madison
From the writers of acclaimed weblog Pen & Palate, a funny coming-of-age (and mastering-the-art-of-home-cooking) memoir of friendship, advised via tales, recipes, and lovely illustrations.
Getting via lifestyles on your twenties is not easy--especially in case you are broke, awkward, and liable to beginning small grease fires on your studio residence. For most sensible pals Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen, cooking used to be an break out from the day-by-day humiliation that's being a twenty-something girl in a massive urban. PEN & PALATE strains the process Lucy and Tram's committed friendship via depressing jobs and tiny residences, first loves and ill-advised flings, successes and setbacks--always with a shared love of foodstuff on the heart of the narrative. a contemporary tackle Laurie Colwin's vintage Home Cooking, this coming-of-age memoir for the Girls set weaves jointly comical (mis)adventures and recipes intended to be shared with a ally and a bottle of wine.
By June Thomson
June Thomson and Giselle Ross are inextricably associated by means of unspeakable acts of evil. at the related day, a number of miles aside, their estranged husbands slaughtered their young ones. The murders weren't pushed via rage, or devoted in moments of insanity. They have been deliberate, and performed with chilling precision, to inflict the worst soreness that you can imagine. June and Giselle didn't understand one another. Tragedy is all that binds them. within the passing of a day, on a overdue spring day, they have been destined to return jointly as ?sisters?, united through soreness, grief and a feeling of loss so titanic that it can force either to the edge of insanity. either girls had separated from their husbands, and neither had had chuffed relationships. June?s lifestyles with Rab Thomson were a dismal and turbulent lifestyles, characterized by way of psychological torture, actual violence and rape. Giselle?s courting with Ashok Kalyanjee have been an odd and far-off affair, of lives spent aside sooner than, in the course of and after marriage. yet both...