By Liz Gallagher
Vanessa is smart past her years. She's by no means relatively slot in in school, the place the entire children act and get dressed a similar. She's an artist who expresses her expertise within the wacky shades she dyes her hair, her make-up and garments. She's engaged on her largest artwork undertaking, and counting the times till she's grown up and will particularly commence residing. That grownup international turns out nearer while Vanessa will get her dream activity on the paintings offer shop, Palette, the place she worships the couple who runs it, Oscar and Maye. And she's interested in a mysterious man named James, who leads her into new, occasionally dicy occasions. Is she prepared for this global, or now not?
By Laurie Breton
Simply 5 days when they meet, Julie Hanrahan and Dr. Thomas Larkin alternate vows on a moonlit Caribbean seashore, the whirlwind end to a romance that is swept her off her toes. Tom is horny, witty and captivating and Julie's convinced she's stumbled on her Prince Charming.But now not each fairy story ends fortunately ever after.With a workaholic husband, a adverse spouse's mother and a envious stepdaughter, the honeymoon does not final lengthy. particularly after Julie reveals out that Tom's first spouse did not die in an coincidence in any case. The law enforcement officials known as her dying a suicide, yet Julie is confident that someone helped Beth over the aspect of the quick River Bridge.Every marriage has its secrets and techniques. Julie is commencing to wonder whether she'll continue to exist getting to know the reality approximately hers…or die prior to she wakes.
By Alex Flinn
I'm a beast. A beast. no longer fairly wolf or endure, gorilla or puppy yet a terrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from each pore. i'm a monster. you think that i am speaking fairy stories? No method. where is manhattan urban. The time is now. it truly is no deformity, no ailment. And i will remain this fashion forever—ruined—unless i will be able to holiday the spell. certain, the spell, the single the witch in my English type forged on me. Why did she flip me right into a beast who hides via day and prowls by way of evening? i'm going to let you know. i will inform you how i was Kyle Kingsbury, the man you needed you have been, with funds, ideal appears, and the suitable existence. after which, i will let you know how I turned completely . . . beastly.
By C. Bollas
Hysteria has disappeared from modern tradition in simple terms insofar because it has been subjected to a repression throughout the well known prognosis of 'borderline character disorder'.In Hysteria the celebrated psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas deals an unique and illuminating conception of tension that weaves its recognized beneficial properties - repressed sexual principles; indifference to conversion; over-identification with the opposite - into the hysteric form.Through a rereading of Freud, Bollas argues that sexuality in itself is tense to all young ones, because it 'destroys' the relation to the mum, transfiguring her from 'mamma', the infant's caregiver, to 'mother', the kid's and father's intercourse item. For the hysteric this acceptance is forever demanding and the hysterical character varieties itself into an organised competition to this knowledge.True to his previous writings, Bollas' imaginative and prescient is assumed scary and brain increasing. Hysteria brings new views to long-standing rules, making enlightening analyzing for college kids and execs excited by psychoanalysis and psychotherapy alike, in addition to the lay reader who takes an curiosity within the formation of character in western tradition.
By Susan Andersen
Notwithstanding it has been years because the notorious Macy O'James stepped foot in Sugarville, Washington, all people recalls what she supposedly did. The tiny city remains to be humming approximately her crime and shortage of punishment. Now again to lend her relations a hand, Macy vows to carry her head high—especially at her highschool reunion. yet ignore the most popular guy in Sugarville escorting her. even though she and fireplace leader Gabriel Donovan generate sufficient sparks to burn down the city, he is a law-abiding, line-toeing immediately arrow. So no longer her style. yet maybe—just maybe—he can swap her brain approximately that.
By Hava Lazarus-Yafeh
Exploring the vigorous polemics between Jews, Christians and Muslims through the heart a while, this research analyzes Muslim serious attitudes towards the Bible, a few of which proportion universal gains with either pre-Islamic and early sleek eu Bible feedback. not like Jews and Christians, Muslims didn't settle for the textual content of the Bible as divine be aware, believing that it were tampered with or falsified. This trust, the writer continues, ended in a serious method of the Bible, which scrutinized its textual content in addition to its methods of transmission. In tracing the connections among pagan, Islamic and sleek Bible feedback, the textual content demonstrates the significance of Muslim mediation among the traditional global and Europe in a hitherto unknown box.
By Jessica Warman
At the floor, Emily Meckler leads the best existence. She has 3 most sensible acquaintances, loving mom and dad, and the correct setup on the Connecticut prep university the place her father is the headmaster. Then the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her existence, and Emily is instantly swept away-but her passionate dating with Del is simply the 1st of many stuff that are not particularly what they appear in Emily's existence. because the lies she's been informed begin to resolve, Emily needs to got down to observe the reality, a trip that would lead her to query every little thing she inspiration she knew.
By Ronit Baras
whether or not they are assorted, from the long run, from a special state or have detailed situations, the characters of Be precise, Be your self for youths, young children and adults, take care of the challenge of giving up their value to achieve love. they try with physique snapshot, social popularity, kinfolk relationships, university, range and inclusion. at all times, it really is their angle that determines their destiny.
"Bojé's Magic Powder" is the tale of Sam, who feels diversified and remoted as a result of her consuming behavior, whereas her classmates imagine she has a bonus.
"Beauty Queen" is the tale of Michelle, a stunning woman with a mystery, who needs to determine the priorities in her existence and locate her internal good looks.
"Be detailed, Be your self" is the tale of Adam, who migrates to a different nation and attempts to slot in, with out giving up his values.
"Curly Line with flora" is the tale of Jessie, a dyslexic lady, who writes a diary of her courageous fight for popularity.
"The development of lifestyles" describes one classification' try to create an ideal setup for a bunch of individuals dwelling in a development, whereas coming to grips with many of the realities in their personal lifestyles.
"The advice Counselor" is the tale of Tommie, who's bodily abused and builds his internal power to set himself unfastened.
"Love Me, Love Me now not" is a "chain tale" in regards to the wish that children and adults need to be enjoyed and issues they're going to do to satisfy that hope.
"Biography" is the tale of Daniel, who unearths out, with assistance from a classmate, simply how a lot he's enjoyed by means of the folk round him.
By Mary Adair
Passion's imaginative and prescient is the tale of the affection that grows among an agent within the court docket of King George II and a Cherokee Princess who may paint herself as a warrior and run in the course of the wilds of a savage state to avoid wasting the lifetime of the fellow she has selected. it's a tale of lives choked with event and triumph, occasionally with loss and ache, yet regularly with ardour. Winner of the Betty Hendricks Award on the Dallas Writers conference, 1994.
By Jennifer Ziegler
Maggie Dempsey is uninterested in relocating all around the kingdom. Her mom and dad are second-generation hippies who uproot her each year or so that you can stream to a brand new urban. while Maggie was once more youthful, she proposal it was once enjoyable and adventurous. Now that she’s undefined, she hates it. while she moved after her freshman 12 months, she left at the back of reliable acquaintances, an exceptional tuition, and a true feeling of belonging. whilst she moved her sophomore 12 months, she left in the back of a boyfriend, too. Now that they’ve moved to Austin, she understands larger. She’s unlikely to make pals. She’s unlikely to slot in. whatever to avoid her from liking this new position and them from liking her. simply . . . issues don’t move precisely as planned.From the Hardcover variation.