The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.Read More...Hide Pages: 197
Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul by Jack L. Canfield Whether single, separated or someone's spouse, everyone wants to find and keep this elusive thing called love. Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams. With chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles, readers will find inspiration whether they're beginning a new relationship, hoping to work through a difficult one, or trying to recognize extraordinary moments in their lives. A sweet spoonful of this enchanting Chicken Soup collection will warm the hearts of the romantic readers everywhere.Read More...Hide Pages: 372
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack L. Canfield Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you wit and wisdom, hope and empowerment to buoy you up through life's dark moments.Read More...Hide Pages: 328 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack L. Canfield This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.Read More...Hide Pages: 352
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II by Jack L. Canfield Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life. Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago. This book, like its predecessor, can be your guide - a beacon in the darkness, a safe haven in a storm, a warm hug in the cold and a respite from loneliness. There's no preaching as to what you should and shouldn't do. Instead, this book is full of teens sharing their experiences on learning to accept life, becoming the best person you can be, being happy with who you are, and loving yourself - no matter what.Read More...Hide Pages: 350
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg Complete with information on choosing a caregiver, prenatal diagnosis, exercise, childbirth options, second pregnancies, twins, making love during pregnancy, having a cesarean, and practical tips on coping with common and not-so-common pregnancy symptoms.
Step-by-step guides through labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. Plus the Best-Odds Pregnancy and Nursing Diets. And a full section specifically for fathers-to-be.Read More...Hide Pages: 479
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times bestseller list.
Told in a voice that is timeless in its measure of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It help us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.Read More...Hide Pages: 315 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Chicken Soup for the College Soul by Jack L. Canfield College is a time of excitement, exuberance and triumph, as well as one of anxiety, doubt and confusion. Readers will identify with the stories that express feelings they undoubtedly share as they stand at the brink of adulthood, sometimes ready to take the world by storm, other times wondering whether they will ever be ready. This book deals with the myriad issues of college life, from homesickness to partying to exams and everything in between.Read More...Hide Pages: 340
Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work by Jack L. Canfield Work is an important part of living, whether you wait on customers, build a business or cook for your family. As such, we all have important stories to tell about our work. From this rich treasure chest of experiences, Canfield, Hansen and company have gathered a special collection of inspiring tales that share the daily courage, compassion and creativity that take place in workplaces everywhere.Read More...Hide Pages: 352
Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul by Jack L. Canfield Most people recall a teacher or two who had a significant impact on their future. In fact, outside the family unit, teachers have more influence on our lives than anyone else. Good teachers help students believe in themselves with a glimpse of what they might become. They go the extra mile to make learning fun and meaningful, and they inspire students to dream and broaden their horizons. Teachers have the power to change lives.
Written by a wide range of teachers, counselors, administrators, educational consultants and former students, the stories in Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul will convince teachers that they're needed now more than ever.Read More...Hide Pages: 384 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She?s made a mistake so huge, it?ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she?s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they?ve hired a lawyer?and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can?t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope?and finds love?is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does?will she want it back?
The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey
The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey by Michael Wood
An astrologer tells Michael Wood that he would have two daughters and that he would visit Chidambaram. The first comes true and Wood finds himself making a pilgrimage to the temples of southern India. Boarding the 'video bus' crammed with travellers in folding chairs in the aisles, he explores the remnants of antiquity amidst the present-day Tamilnadu. He is transported to another world and time where rituals are still observed as they were thousands of years ago, existing side by side with all the trappings of the modern world.
The Brethren by John Grisham
They call themselves The Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent down for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. The third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich- very fast.
And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam....while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grip- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better.