From the critically acclaimed author of Oliver Loving and The Story of Forgetting is a short story about friendship, loss and growing up. ______________________ Life lesson: the most soothing salve available to the man who has recently torched his own face is a regular application of wickedness with a pretty girl. The choices we make can follow us, and when half of your face is torched you can´t escape the past. As a freshman in college he meets friends and attends parties, red cup in tow. His face is a Rorschach test to his friends, though he´ll never tell them what really happened. In his group of friends there is Ava- sardonic, infatuating and alarmingly beautiful Ava. But he´s too burnt up to be considered as anything more than a ´bestie´ to a girl like her...
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.
An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee´s To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison´s Beloved . A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.
There are only five other black girls in our class of twenty-six... ________________________ From the author of the critically-acclaimed House of Stone , listed for the Folio Prize, is a short story about growing up in Zimbabwe ________________________ A country school girl attends the prestigious Girls´ College in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and she learns how to be English. She learns pronunciations, learns to pour, sip, and hold tea, and even learns to laugh the English way - Hahaha!...Hahaha... Haaaaa haaaaa haaaa... But things begin to change for the pupils of Girls´ College when Zimbabwe´s new president calls for ´A´ grade schools to enrol more black pupils.
´´Remember the words of Ivan Rogers the next time you hear some plausible posh boy in a suit telling you ´no deal´ wouldn´t hurt at all and might even be a jolly good thing.´´ J.K. Rowling Two and a half years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the political debate over Brexit seems as intense and as complicated as ever. Who and what can we trust? And how on earth do we make sense of it all? Ivan Rogers, the UK´s former ambassador to the EU, is uniquely placed to tell some home truths about the failure of the British political class and the flaws, dishonesty and confusion inherent in the UK´s approach to Brexit so far. In this short, elegant essay, Rogers draws up nine lessons that we, as a soon-to-be ´third country´, need to learn from the last few years, if the next few years - indeed the next decade - are not to be even more painful.
Napoleon Hill wrote the two most important books on success and becoming rich. We´ve gathered both of these land mark books in one binding. Well designed and easy on the reader´s eyes with ten illustrations designed to help the reader visualize success. A perfect edition to your prosperity library. Think and Grow Rich is the best selling financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you´ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you´ll be the one with an edge. It´s time to stop wondering what it´s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill´s Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today´s best known self help books take there core concepts form this book. The Secret, the Power of Positive Thinking, the Millionaire next door, and The Law of Attraction all take their basic premises from this landmark work. Now you can get it from the source. Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, the texts herein are complete and unabridged!
Endlich steht der Beziehung zwischen der jungen Sophia und ihrem Schauspiellehrer, dem faszinierenden Hollywoodstar Marc Blackwell, nichts mehr im Weg. Während der dominante Marc Sophia eine Welt voll ungeahnter sexueller Abenteuer zeigt, will sie sein Herz für die wahre Liebe öffnen. Doch als Sophia kurz nach der Hochzeit die Hauptrolle in einem großen Liebesfilm übernimmt, muss sie feststellen: Marc will sie ganz für sich allein haben und jeden ihrer Schritte kontrollieren. Wird sie je seine dunkle Seite besänftigen können? Oder muss Sophia ihr Herz vor ihm schützen?
Ein Ehemann muss her! Wenn Lucy diese Beförderung will, muss sie verheiratet sein. Vorher sollte sie dringend ihre Fähigkeiten im Bett auffrischen. Zwischen ihr und ihrem besten Freund Gideon knistert es seit jeher gewaltig - also warum nicht mit ihm üben? Er nimmt ihr alle Ängste und Hemmungen und weckt eine Lust in ihr, die sie nie für möglich gehalten hätte. Als sie sich schließlich mit den ersten Heiratswilligen trifft, steht Lucy vor der Frage: Sicherheit oder Verlangen?