Jenny Colgan´s return to the Little School by the Sea - perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school! As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys´ school, has escalated - and now both are facing an uncertain future. The girls of Downey House - mercurial Fliss , glamorous Alice and shy, dependable Simone - are facing long summers at home. But the new term is not far away - and it will bring new pupils and lots of fresh new challenges... ´Funny, page-turning and addictive... just like Malory Towers for grown-ups´ - Sophie Kinsella ´A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst...´ - Lisa Jewell
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes…and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside. ´´The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I´ve ever read. I learned so much on every level.´´-Multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Michael Brecker
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey´s Black Bottom, Joe Turner´s Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences . In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family´s prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles´s Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece´s exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real ´´piano lesson,´´ reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
Das Sensations-Debüt aus den USA. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Goodreads Choice Award als bester Liebesroman des Jahres. Küssen sollte einfach sein. Jeder tut es. Es ist nicht viel dabei. Aber Stella kommt sich jedes Mal vor wie ein Hai, dem gerade ein paar Pilotfischchen die Zähne reinigen. Und das ist nicht schön, weder für sie noch für den Mann. Sie hat die Sache mit der Liebe schon beinahe aufgegeben - als Asperger-Autistin mag sie ohnehin nichts, was ihre Routine stört -, doch dann bringt ein dahingesagter Satz sie ins Grübeln: Übung macht den Meister. Stimmt das? Braucht sie einfach mehr Erfahrung? Und wenn ja, wer bringt einem das Küssen bei - und mehr? Vermutlich ein Profi, ein Escort. Wie Michael Phan. Auch wenn der eine ganz eigene Vorstellung von ihrem Unterricht hat ... Mitreißend, bezaubernd, emotional - Der Auftakt zur «Kiss, Love & Heart»-Trilogie
When Callie Quinn became pregnant at seventeen in 1960s rural Missouri, her outraged father, with her mother´s acquiescence, insisted that no one know-and Callie complied. She went away, and she gave up her baby. But not for their reasons. She did it to protect the baby´s father-a black teen-from the era´s racist violence. Decades later, now a translator in Mexico, Callie and her closeted gay friend, Armando, search for his missing dog. Worried that Armando will lose his Paris love, too, if he doesn´t come out, Callie invents a tale of her fiancé´s inconvenient death in his closet. Meanwhile, her true losses remain as hidden as the river that winds beneath Guanajuato´s historic center. When Pamela, a musician whose music flows from her heart, enters Callie´s life, Callie takes up the trumpet-and begins to dream of opening her own heart. But instead she remains silent, hiding her longing and risking giving up everyone she dares to love in order to safeguard her secret. Callie tells herself she does so to protect her daughter, but ultimately, in order to speak, she must confront the deepest reasons for her silence-the ones she´s been concealing even from herself.
With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the ´´Austrian School,´´ which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt´s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong - and strongly reasoned - anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog , Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, ´´unadoptable´´ shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons .
For anyone needing to be inspired in these troubled, contentious and polarized times. Know that other times have been darker and somehow, someway, people found ways to pull through. Based on those historical examples as well as a few from recent events, ´´Tips´´ of core concepts for teaching others can help rekindle hope and possibility including ourselves. For teachers at all levels and across all disciplines, for instructors in colleges and universities, for leaders in business and organizations, in churches and communities-even for individuals wanting to see some promising possibilities for themselves-here are ideas for inspiring others-for neighbors and friends, family members here and afar, co-workers, professional contacts, government employees, elected officials as well as those who aspire to elected office, for Rotarians in service to others. Teachers, in particular, must bring an upbeat attitude to their work if they hope to motivate students. Research has taught us a great deal about the importance of energy in the learning equation. It´s infectious. If events that we all experience prove disheartening, those who rely on our energies may also become disheartened. Finding those ideas that have helped others get through difficult and dangerous challenges can help us navigate our own troubled times.
Drawing Lessons: Willy Pogány