Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
“Spring features Knausgaard unbound, writing for the first time without a gimmick or the crutch of extravagant experimentation…Fall in love with the world, he enjoins, stay sensitive to it, stay in it.” -The New York Times "Poignant and beautiful…Even if you think you won’t like Knausgaard, try this one and you’ll get him and get why some of us have gone crazy for him." —Los Angeles Review of Books You don’t know what air is, and yet you breathe. You don’t know what sleep is, yet you sleep. You don’t know what night is, yet you lie in it. You don’t know what a heart is, yet your own heart beats steadily in your chest, day and night, day and night, day and night. So begins Spring, the recommencement of Knausgaard’s fantastic and spellbinding literary project of assembling a personal encyclopedia of the world addressed directly to his newly born daughter. But here Knausgaard must also tell his daughter the story of what happened during the time when her mother was pregnant, and explain why he now has to attend appointments with child services. In order to keep his daughter safe, he must tell a terrible story, one which unfolds with acute psychological suspense over the course of a single day. Utterly gripping and brilliantly rendered in Knausgaard’s famously sensitive, pensive, and honest style, Spring is the account of a shocking and heartbreaking familial trauma and the emotional epicenter of this singular literary series.
Transform Your Life
Author: Diana Cooper
Diana Cooper believes we can all transform our lives if we really want to. This inspiring book will help you to be who you want to be and do what you want to do. It will help you to bring hidden blockages to the surface, establish new positive belief patterns, and make your dreams come true.
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.
The Widow's Season
Author: Laura Brodie
A mesmerizing debut novel about love, grief, and the ghosts who show up where we least expect them. Sarah McConnell's husband had been dead for three months when she saw him in the grocery store. What does a woman do when she's thirty-nine, childless, and completely alone for the first time in her life? Does it mean she's crazy to think she sees her late husband beside a display of pumpkins? Or is it just what people do, a natural response to grief that will fade in time? That's what Sarah McConnell's friends told her, that it was natural, would last a season, and then fade away. But what if there was another answer? What if he was really there? They never found the body, after all. What if he is still here somehow, and about to walk back into her life?
Author: Anna Jarzab
Sasha returns to Aurora, the parallel universe of generals, princesses, body doubles, and the boy she loves, Thomas, where she tries to help and find missing people and save them all.
Author: Margery Sharp
Publisher: Open Road Media
An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in prewar England Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. So, to teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England’s stately manor houses. At Friars Carmel in Devonshire, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, the quintessential country squire, and Lady Carmel, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm. Their son, Andrew, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, is certain the country is once again on the brink of war. Then there’s Andrew’s beautiful fiancée and the priggish town pharmacist. While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming those around her with her infectious zest for life. “An entertaining story of England just before the war . . . Top drawer reading.” —Kirkus Reviews
Meet the girl who ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE is trying to avoid! The completely unreliable and totally irrepressible Ivy Pocket must orchestrate a most daring and brilliant rescue in the wickedly funny conclusion to the Ivy Pocket trilogy. Neil Gaiman meets Lemony Snicket and the Series of Unfortunate Events in this hilarious series that the Huffington Post called “a must-read.” Perfect for middle school readers! Since she came into possession of the Clock Diamond, Ivy Pocket has been chased, tricked, kidnapped, locked in an institution, and subjected to a truly terrible set of adoptive parents. Luckily, Ivy Pocket always lands on her feet—having all the natural instincts of a frightened feline. With the Clock Diamond in hand, she hurries to rescue her best friend, Rebecca, who is being held prisoner in a parallel world. But Ivy Pocket has fallen ill, there’s a man in a white suit following her everywhere, and the Butterfields seem to be behind yet another plot to lock her away. With a few tricks and all the natural instincts of a master of disguise, Ivy Pocket is sure she can dodge her enemies long enough to pull off the most daring rescue anyone has ever seen. The fast-paced conclusion to the Ivy Pocket trilogy, which School Library Journal called a “gripping-and laugh-out-loud-adventure.” Featuring extensive and hilarious black-and-white interior art by Barbara Cantini. “Please, nobody stop Ivy Pocket.” —Kirkus Reviews
Stay in Bed, Davy
Author: Brigitte Weninger, Marianne Martens
Publisher: North-South / Night Sky Books
When Davy feels sick, his friends offer to stay with him while the rest of his family visits Grandma's house, and his mother agrees under the condition that Davy stays in bed--but she does not say where the bed should stay.
A Chinese boy and his white friend, captured during China's civil wars, are sent on a dangerous mission to the far end of the Gobi desert. Grades 6-9.
We are Doing Fine
Author: Arno Geiger, Maria Poglitsch Bauer
Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)
Follows events in the lives of three generations of a Viennese family as viewed through the eyes of Philipp, who has inherited the villa of his recently deceased grandmother.
Twilight is a rather ordinary little grey pony but when Lauren whispers the magic words, he turns into a beautiful snow-white unicorn. In this thirteenth exciting adventure Lauren and Twilight make an intrepid journey to the land of Arcardia in order to save their pony friend Shadow from a mystery virus.
This magnificent anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection begins in pre-Christian times and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century verse. Poets featured include Swift, Goldsmith, W. B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.