Max the Brave
Author: Ed Vere
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Max is a fearless kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a kitten who chases mice. There's only one problem-Max doesn't know what a mouse looks like! With a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing a much bigger challenge. Maybe Max doesn't have to be Max the Brave all the time... Join this adventurous black cat as he very politely asks a variety of animals for help in finding a mouse. Young readers will delight in Max's mistakes, while adults will love the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor of this new children's classic. Praise for Max the Brave: "A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread." -Kirkus "Full of playful humor...enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. VERDICT Highly recommended." - School Library Journal "Both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max" -Publishers Weekly
Os talentos que ele cultivou se tornaram conhecidos do mundo todo: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe e vários outros. No entanto, Maxwell Perkins permaneceu um mistério, uma presença nos bastidores que servia a esses autores não só como editor, mas também como crítico, administrador de suas carreiras, financiador, terapeuta, confessionário e amigo. Max Perkins, um editor de gênios, ganhadora do National Book Award, explora a vida fascinante desse editor extraordinário. Ela aborda não só seu tumultuado casamento, as excentricidades sedutoras e o romance [revelado pelo autor] secreto de 25 anos com Elizabeth Lemmon, mas também sua relação íntima com os luminares literários do século XX.
Max at Night
Author: Ed Vere
Publisher: Penguin UK
This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight... Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that's not as easy as Max had hoped... Witty and heart-warming, this stylish and beautifully illustrated book is the perfect bedtime read.
The Kindly Ones
Author: Jonathan Littell
Publisher: Emblem Editions
“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature. From the Hardcover edition.
Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory - a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Boxis a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.
Author: Vivian Villalba
Publisher: Editora Pendragon (Roberta Pitanga Santos De Stefani)
Quase 100 anos se passaram desde que a Terra foi invadida e os humanos quase exterminados, mas eles ainda tentam prosperar em meio a um cenário de guerra eterna. Um novo governo surgiu e novas leis foram criadas. Com o alistamento no exército obrigatório, Roxanne Bournier é mais uma jovem a entrar na guerra e descobre ter sido designada a um esquadrão de elite especial: o Esquadrão X. Liderados pela própria Major, Cat, Max, Maya, e Roxanne compõem um esquadrão singular, mas extremamente capaz. Roxanne inicia sua jornada de treinamento e missões, lutando pela sobrevivência ao mesmo tempo em que a guerra piora e a desvantagem dos humanos só aumenta. À medida que o contato com a guerra cria cicatrizes profundas em Roxanne, também molda seu destino e faz com que se questione: Teriam o necessário para ganhar a guerra?
Author: Stewart F. Lane
Publisher: Square One Pub
An entertaining, poignant history of a Broadway of which few are aware.
Make Her Pay
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Author: Nick Louth
Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones's life. In just 24 hours this brilliant young scientist will present her secret work to a conference in Amsterdam - research that promises to revolutionise the battle against a deadly tropical disease. Millions of lives could be saved; a Nobel Prize beckons. Arriving to watch her are sceptics and rivals, admirers and enemies. Erica's own eyes will be on sculptor Max Carver, her American new love to whom she will dedicate her achievement. Tomorrow never comes. Erica vanishes during the night. Max, desperate, terrified, sets out to find her, descending into an underworld full of malice and cunning. But even he is shocked by the dark terror he finds in the heart of the woman he loves. Discover the massive number one bestseller that thousands of readers have said is the most addictive, page-turning novel of the year.
Once upon a time, Jessica Jones was a costumed super-hero, just not a very good one. In a city of Marvels, Jessica Jones never found her niche. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex, Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations - a small, private-investigative firm specializing in super-human cases. In her inaugural arc, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable when she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive.
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Since his documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, was released in 2010 and became a worldwide sensation, Joe Cross has become a tireless advocate for the power of juicing. The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet brings us of the plan that allowed him to overcome obesity, poor health, and bad habits, and presents success stories from others whose lives he’s touched. Joe—who managed to lose one hundred pounds and discontinue all his medication by following his own plan—walks you through his life before juicing, sharing his self-defeating attitude toward food and fitness, and brings you along on his journey from obesity and disease to fitness, a clean bill of health, and the clarity of physical wellness. In addition to sharing Joe’s inspirational story, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet gives readers all the tools they need to embark on their own journey to health and wellness, including inspiration and encouragement, recipes, and diet plans.