Publisher: Tulika Books
A story about the big, gentle temple elephant, Gajapati Kulapati catching a cold.
Marked in Ink
Author: Megan Massacre
"Megan Massacre is the darling of the tattoo industry. Her artwork combines dark imagery with bold vibrant color to create a unique, whimsical style. In her first book, Megan translates fan favorites such as sugar skulls, fairies, mandalas, tattoo lettering, and more into an intricately detailed colouring book for tattoo and colouring book aficionados. Feminine yet edgy, free from stereotypes, and full of variation, Megan's tattoo-inspired artwork and bad-ass attitude will take the adult colouring book genre in a whole new direction."
300 Papermaking Recipes
Author: Mary Reimer, Heidi Reimer-Epp
This comprehensive resource contains step-by-step recipes for crating gorgeous, richly textured handmade papers with flower petals, moss, herbs, paints, threads, and glitter.
Come Back to Me
Author: Josie Litton
After centuries of conflict, a peace treaty has finally been drawn between the warring Saxons and Norse — largely due to the wisdom and bravery of the legendary Viking leader Wolf Hakonson and the noble warrior Lord Hawk. Hawk and Wolf each married women from warring clans to unite the Saxons and Norse. But for all its blessings, the promise of peace will remain fragile — unless it can be sealed forever by a third and final marriage between these two proud clans.... Come Back to Me The most feared Viking to come out of the Northlands in a generation or more, Dragon Hakonson, brother to Lord Wolf and friend to Lord Hawk, hopes to steal a few days away by himself before entering into an arranged marriage with a Saxon bride. But instead of tranquillity, Dragon finds intrigue and passion when he has a chance encounter with a beguiling beauty disguised in boy’s garb. It is clear that the fiery-haired, fiercely willed Rycca is running away from something ... or someone. Dragon is determined to uncover Rycca’s reasons for escape and see her safely to her destination. Yet rather than surrender herself to Dragon’s care, Rycca dares to defy him, disarm him, and even enchant him. For Rycca has a secret gift that Dragon cannot see. Stalked by the tragic past, struggling to fulfill the promise of peace, only when it is too late does Dragon discover the truth: that the temptress who has stolen his heart is none other than the woman destined to become his reluctant bride.... From the Paperback edition.
The Four Seasons
Author: Laurel Corona
Publisher: Hachette Books
In glittering 18th-century Venice, music and love are prized above all else--and for two sisters coming of age, the city's passions blend in intoxicating ways. Chiaretta and Maddalena are as different as night and day. The two sisters were abandoned as babies on the steps of the Ospedale della Pietß, Venice's world-famous foundling hospital and musical academy. High-spirited and rebellious, Chiaretta marries into a great aristocratic Venetian family and eventually becomes one of the most powerful women in Venice. Maddalena becomes a violin virtuoso and Antonio Vivaldi's muse. The Four Seasons is a rich, literary imagination of the world of 18th-century Venice and the lives and loves of two extraordinary women.
Color Me Hangry
Author: Sasha O'Hara
From the Creator of the Best Seller Calm the F*ck Down, Sasha is Back with Another Hilarious Coloring Adventure about Food and Dieting! When the only thing your diet has made you lose is your sanity, and your snack cravings have become full-blown, ninja-like snack attacks, fuel your HANGER with these hilarious and snarky, yet beautiful, out-of-line pages. Now you can color the things you can't say out loud, before you lose your cookies, for real.Color Me Hangry is melt in your mouth delicious, without the belly bloat and food coma. It's stuffed with single-sided, simple to detailed coloring pages, including sweet and salty snacks, desserts, abstract designs and animals. All without gluten, carbs or any other scale-busting side effects.Eat your heart out with funny, sassy sayings, including "Chocolate doesn't ask silly questions. Chocolate understands.", "Dieting is when you eat food that makes you feel sad.", "I just want to do bad things with carbs", "You say Cellulite. I say Cellulicious.", "Exercise?! I thought you said Extra Fries." ...and many more.Now you can have your cake and color it too. Loosening your belt is optional. Over 40 Single-Sided Coloring Pages Color Test Page Included Beautiful and Fun Illustration Range from Moderate to Detailed in Complexity. You Choose What You Want to Color Based on Your Mood A Variety of Beautiful Designs Including Food, Abstract Doodles, Animals, Fairies and more Each Page Has its Own Hilariously Subversive Saying Contains Adult Language www.sashaohara.com What people are saying about Sasha's Adult Coloring Books "Love, love, love this coloring book! I've recently become addicted to coloring as a way to relieve stress at the end of the day...This one is AMAZING! It's got great pages that are amusing and beautifully drawn. This is my new favorite in my collection."- Nicole F. "Coloring is FUN, especially in this book! This is a great, fun and stress-relieving book! The sayings make me smile, the words and illustrations are fun to color... and sometimes they resonate so much that they end up on my refrigerator!!!" - Celia G. "I love Sasha's sarcastic way of thinking. Right up my alley. Sasha never disappoints." - Tabatha H. "Great way to end a tough day. What a fantastic addition to the adult coloring book scene. Great illustrations and cheeky, but uplifting messages. I am really enjoying this book and the stress relief it provides after a busy day." - SK "Another totally awesome book by Sasha O'Hara! Lots of laughs too!! I love ALL of Sasha O'Hara's books and have them all!! I highly recommend all of her books, they will brighten any day and make you laugh and smile!! Her pages are so fun!!!" - AR
Author: Jilliane Hoffman
When C. J. Townsend, a distinguished female prosecutor, is confronted by the most dangerous predator she has ever encountered, she discovers that she must make a difficult choice between justice and retribution. Reprint.
Voodoo in Haiti
Author: Alfred Métraux
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. “Métraux’s book is a landmark in the serious study of Afro-Atlantic religion. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.”—Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history, Yale University, author of Flash of the Spirit “This is a work deserving of wide readership, and assured of it by its understanding and appeal.”—Library Journal “This book gives what is surely the most authoritative general account of that complex of belief and practice called vaudou available in the literature....No other observer of vaudou has contributed to its study the exquisite documentation of detail that marks the work of Alfred Métraux.”—Sidney W. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
The Mordida Man
Author: Ross Thomas
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
A freelance fixer comes out of retirement to rescue the President’s kidnapped brother American agents abduct a high-profile terrorist in broad daylight on the streets of London, subduing him with a tranquilizer. He dies a few hours later on a flight back to Washington, DC, and the body is dropped into the ocean. Hours later, the President’s brother—a political powerhouse in his own right—boards a plane to Las Vegas that doesn’t land in Nevada. Libyan radicals are at the controls, and he is their prisoner. The only man who can save him is Chubb Dunjee. A former United Nations operative with skills in every aspect of political negotiation, Chubb became famous for solving problems with well-placed bribes. Saving the President’s brother should be no trouble for him. But the Libyans don’t want a bribe. They want blood.
The Foxes and Dr. Shimamura
Author: Christine Wunnicke
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
The Foxes and Dr. Shimamura toothsomely encompasses Japan and Europe, memory and actuality, fox-possession myths and psychiatric mythmaking. The novel begins near the story's end, in Dr. Shimamura's retirement. A feverish invalid, he's watched over by four women: his wife, his mother, his mother-in- law, and a nurse (originally one of his psychiatric patients). His mother is busily writing and rewriting his biography, Between Genius and Madness.As an outstanding young Japanese medical student at the end of the nineteenth century, Dr. Shimamura is sent--to his dismay--to the provinces: he is asked to cure scores of young women of an epidemic of fox possession. He considers the assignment a joke, believing it's all a hoax, until he sees a fox moving under the skin of a beauty. He comes to believe not just in fox possession, but also that he in fact "cured" the young woman with a kiss, by breathing in the fox demon (the root of his lifelong fever).Next he travels to Europe and works with such luminaries as Charcot, Breuer and (briefly) Freud himself (whose methods he concludes are incompatible with Japanese politeness). The ironic parallels between Charcot's hack theories of female "hysteria" and Japanese ancient folklore--when it comes to beautiful writhing young women--are handled with a lightly sardonic touch by Christine Wunnicke, whose flavor-packed language is a delight.
Lists of Note
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Lists of Note curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald's extensive conjugation of "to cocktail," and many more. Rarely intended for the public eye, these lists reveal hopes, priorities, and musings in a most engaging and entertaining way. Each transcript is accompanied by an artwork, most a captivating facsimile of the list itself. Richly visual and irresistibly readable, Lists of Note is a testament to the human urge to bring order to, poke fun at, and find meaning in the world around us—and is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.
Author: Tom Franklin
Publisher: Harper Collins
It's 1911 and the townsfolk of Old Texas, Alabama, have had enough. Every Saturday night for a year, E. O. Smonk has been destroying property, killing livestock, seducing women, cheating and beating men, all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over-and-under rifle. Syphilitic, consumptive, gouty, and goitered—an expert with explosives and knives—Smonk hates horses, goats, and the Irish, and it's high time he was stopped. But capturing old Smonk won't be easy—and putting him on trial could have shocking and disastrous consequences, considering the terrible secret the citizens of Old Texas are hiding.
Daughters of Fortune
Author: Tara Hyland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Katie O'Dwyer flees the constraints of her rural Irish upbringing for the excitement of London. Here she meets and falls in love with William Melville: the imposing head of the Melville fashion dynasty. Elusive, charismatic; married. Their affair is brief but passionate. Katie conceives a child. Fifteen years later she succumbs to cancer; and her beautiful daughter Caitlin finds that she must go to live in England, with the father she has never met. Her half-sisters - cold, high-achieving Elizabeth, and spoilt princess Amber - react to her with hostility; while their elegant mother is too high on valium to notice what goes on. Reeling from her mother's death, unable to fit into this alien world, Caitlin is sent away to boarding school. It is here that something happens which is so awful, so brutalizing, it will change Caitlin forever . . . Over the next fifteen years the sisters' lives will take them in very different directions. Golden girl Elizabeth will enter the family business, hoping to fulfil her destiny of taking the helm; longing above all for her father's approval. But Caitlin remains William's favourite; even though she has rejected his love and his money. In fact, Caitlin's success as a high-fashion designer has been achieved entirely on her own terms. Amber, meanwhile, is too beautiful for her own good. Spoilt but unloved, she craves attention: this makes her easy pickings for predatory men. But the sisters' paths will continue to cross. Because the simple truth is that, no matter how far you go, you cannot escape the claims of family.
By Sun And Candlelight
Author: Susan Sallis
Publisher: Random House
They discovered the empty cottage in 1940 - when they were still at school, four teenage friends from wildly different backgrounds and with the war casting its shadow over their lives. The cottage became a place of refuge for them - symbolising their loyalty to one another which held in the face of jealousy, passion, tragedy, and betrayal. It was to the cottage that Monica came, pregnant, alone, frightened, and it was there that their story really began. For Bessie, born secretly and shamefully to one of them, raised by another, and loved by them all, came to represent what was the very best in their lives.
Author: Philipp Storz
Publisher: Open Source Press
It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of a reliable backup strategy for companies of any size. Bacula is an open-source solution that is configurable and powerful enough to cover every need - even in heterogeneous networks. This first book on Bacula from the pen of a proven expert is a step by step guide to designing and implementing a reliable backup system. After a definition of terms surrounding possible backup concepts, you will be told everything you need to know to integrate Bacula in your IT infrastructure. The example scenarios are expanded step by step, giving you practical solutions and a deep insight into the system and its internal mechanisms. You will be able to make specific adjustments to your own system environment and perform targeted troubleshooting. If you are an administrator responsible for the data at your company, this book will prepare you perfectly for that task. The author has created a Bacula appliance you can use to follow the examples in the book. Registered users can download it from the website accompanying the book.