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Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's Family has to love Boy's Family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.
Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it? From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern india.
The uptown girls are headed downtown as Serena and Jenny take on their new fabulous roles as rock-star model girlfriends of New York's hottest band, The Raves. Meanwhile, Dan is too busy drowning his sorrows in empty bottles to notice a mysterious French beauty who has a penchant for dirty, Jim Morrison wannabe lead singers. Blair takes residence at the Plaza to think about her future. Will she become a gun-toting international spy or Manhattan's snobbiest society hostess? Decisions are so difficult! Sounds like everyone needs a day off at the spa. And Senior Spa Day promises to serve up further doses of scandal for New York's busiest private-school vixens.
Davies triumphantly concludes the trilogy begun with The Rebel Angels. The Cornish Foundation is thriving under the tutelage of Arthur Cornish, art expert, collector, connoisseur, and notable eccentric.
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe.An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.
Shaheen’s world turns upside down the year she turns nineteen. Thrust abruptly into adulthood by a string of unimaginable events, she witnesses the gradual fraying of the family fabric. Even as she grapples with new realities and struggles to make a different life for herself—first as a wife, then as a mother—contentment continues to prove elusive. Hurtling from one heartbreak to another, she steels herself to live with her sense of loss, in the process distancing her from everything that is real and precious. It is only when her young daughter is estranged from her and when the gentle Manas comes into her life that Shaheen comes to terms with the burden of her memories, realizing the need to let go of her troubled inheritance and accept the past so that she can embrace the present. Gouri Dange’s debut novel creates a poignant portrait of family betrayals, the comfort of strangers and the innate human desire to belong. 3, Zakia Mansion is a deeply felt meditation on the themes of drifting, dropping anchor in the wrong places and ultimately learning to journey on without maps.
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church.
Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
WHAT GOD WANTS addresses humanity's most important question. For centuries -" indeed, for millennia -" our species has been trying to determine what it is that puts us in good standing with God, earning us a place in God's kingdom after our death, bringing us a good life while here on earth. Now, in a startlingly clear, direct and simple text, Neale Donald Walsch provides an answer that fits all religions and, ultimately, transcends them.
Troy Phelen Is A Self-Made Billionaire, One Of The Richest Men In The United States. He Is Also Eccentric, Reclusive, Confined To A Wheelchair, And Looking For A Way To Die. Nate O'Riley Is A High-Octane Washington Litigator Who'S Lived Too Hard, Too Fast, For Too Long. Emerging From His Fourth Stay In Rehab He Knows Returning To The Real World Is Always Difficult, But This Time It'S Going To Be Murder. Rachel Lane Is A Young Woman Who Chose To Give Her Life To God, Who Walked Away From The Modern World With All Its Strivings And Trappings And Encumbrances, And Went To Live And Work With A Primitive Tribe Of Indians In The Deepest Jungles Of Brazil. In A Story That Mixes Legal Suspense With A Remarkable Adventure Their Lives Are Forever Altered By The Startling Secret Of The Testament.
A summer of change, revelation, secrets, surprises and new beginnings…
As Diana Morrison laid the table for six at her elegant Central Park apartment, she had no warning of what was to come. Spending New Year’s Eve together was a tradition for Diana, her husband Eric, and their best friends Pascale and John Donnally and Anne and Robert Smith, and as the friends sipped champagne, they talked of renting a villa together in the South of France the following summer. But life had other plans…
Just two weeks after New Year, tragedy strikes at the heart of their close circle as Robert suffers a sudden, tragic loss. Diana and Eric, Pascale and John, united in their love and shared grief, rally to his side and urge him to join them on the Riviera in August. But the ramshackle old mansion is far from the exquisite villa they had imagined, and Robert surprises them all by inviting a lovely, much-younger film actress with mile-long legs and a million-dollar smile. Diana and Pascale hate her on sight, but the men are dazzled, and amidst the crumbling furniture and glorious sunsets more surprises are in store. Old wounds are healed, new love discovered, and miracles unfold… all beneath the dazzling sun of St Tropez.
has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 530 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Second Chance, Ransom, Safe Harbour, Johnny Angel, Dating Game, Answered Prayers, Sunset in St. Tropez, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death. Visit the Danielle Steel Web Site at www.daniellesteel.com.
With the help of letters her husband left her before he died, and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, a young widow learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover the world. "Four and a half hankies out of five."
Rookie Dad: Fun and Easy Exercises and Games for Dads and Babies in Their First Year
Get in the game of fatherhood!All new dads want to bond with their babies -- but how? With seventy-two safe, simple exercises, each illustrated with a fun photograph, Rookie Dad helps busy fathers make a real connection with their little ones -- and have a ball doing it!"Shake Hands with Dad" promotes motor coordination"Eyes on the Ball" boosts eye-tracking skills"Flashlight Tag" is fun at lights-out time"Crunch Time" helps baby learn balance while tightening Daddy's abs"Box Score" is a fantastic tool for bedtime,helping babies enjoy snug spacesThese and other age-appropriate activities, designed for the newborn to the twelve-month-old, help develop fundamental skills needed for sitting, crawling, walking, and more. They also plant the seeds for a lifelong love of sports and physical fitness. But all Baby knows is Dad is really fun to be with!Be a champion to the MVP in your life -- by sharing the joyful and unique approach to quality time illustrated in Rookie Dad.
This book can change your life!Through Dale Carnegie's six-million-copy bestseller recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry hobbit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today. In the fast-paced world of the 1990's -- formulas that will last a lifetime!Discover how to:Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediatelyReduce financial worriesAvoid fatigue -- and keep looking youAdd one hour a day to your waking lifeFind yourself and be yourself -- remember there is no one else on earth like you!How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to read and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active and happy life!
The bestselling novel, now re-packaged to tie in with the long-awaited new Robert Langdon title, The Lost Symbol.
When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage – not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves…
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England.
From the bestselling author of A Woman of Substance comes an explosive novel about one woman's journey to success.Seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling.Good looking, successful Annette Remmington is a London art consultant and dealer at the top of her game. When a rare and long-lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, she becomes the most talked about dealer in the world as she auctions it for millions of pounds.Married to the dashing Marius Remmington, Annette owes her life to him for it was he who rescued her from a dark and troubled past. And now he wants to hand-pick the best journalist to write a profile on his talented wife.But Marius has unknowingly made a devastating mistake by bringing Jack Chalmers into their lives and soon Annette's career and marriage are on the line. How could Marcus have known that Jack would uncover a secret that could destroy them all?
The chance of a new life opens up for young Maryann when she runs away with Joel Bartholomew on his working canal boat, to escape the unwanted attentions of her stepfather. But when Joel falls in love with her, she takes flight in panic and confusion.
In If It Is Sweet, precisely etched characters collide, the blind suddenly seeing the blind. Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare, asking the question: what is it people see when they see one another? Her characters are proximate, though from vastly different class backgrounds. Servants and mistresses. Middle-class insomniacs wandering the same footpaths on which labourers wake to care for their sleepless infants. An old man, his maid, and a koodawallah, and a conversation that ends in both insight and blindness. If It is Sweet does not set out to transport the reader to another world. It is one rooted in an unsettled world; it intends to unsettle. What hardship does to the human spirit is one of the central questions asked by literature. Koshy’s stories are not those maids-and-madams stories that have found poverty ennobling. Nor does she argue that poverty is a curtain so dark one cannot see past it. In “The Good Mother”, the middle-class woman from Manchester, in Delhi to scatter the ashes of her two young boys killed in a car accident, is clearly not safe on her side of the dark curtain. She agonizes over her failed motherhood. On the other side, in “P.O.P.” an old Banjara woman, resident of a bustee, laments her failed motherhood: “Manish was such a good boy when he was little. But I should have known. The least little thing he did wrong he thought marked him as bad. After that, he would only do wrong. The child could never see all the space there is between black and white, good and bad.” Privilege does not protect characters from degradation, nor does poverty rob them of the soul-searching that is usually the purview, in literature, of the well-off. It is in such reordering of traditional narration that these stories achieve their unity as a collection. Exhilaratingly, this is a collection that claims Delhi’s place in the world. Although not all of the stories are set in Delhi it is clear that Delhi is their centre of gravity. Kotla and Klamath Falls, Oregon rest cheek to cheek and Los Angeles’ Sunset Blvd runs right through Connaught Place, and alongside KG Marg. Above all Koshy propels the reader amongst the lives jostling on these streets to see the dark interior of their stories illuminated briefly in their moment of contac
Destiny can be decided in a moment.Reading the Ceiling is a remarkable achievement: fresh, funny and wholly authentic, it paints a compelling portrait of the modern African experience for women, and introduces a stunning new voice to contemporary fiction.Ayodele has just turned 18. It's definitely a milestone, but it isn't the only one: she's also decided -- having now reached womanhood -- that the time is right to lose her virginity. It's an understandable decision, but what she doesn't yet know is that her choice of suitor will have a drastic effect on the rest of her life...Three men. Three paths. One will send Ayodele to Europe, to University and to a very different life -- but it will be a voyage strewn with heartache. Another will send her around the globe on an epic journey, transforming her beyond recognition but at the cost of an almost unbearable loss. And another will see her remain in Africa, a wife and mother caught in a polygamous marriage. Each will change her irrevocably: but which will she choose?InReading the Ceiling, we are given the opportunity to see all three and the scope of Ayodele's journeys is a beautiful testimony to the nature of fate, destiny, hope and love. In witnessing her transformations, Forster brilliantly captures the truth of what it means to be human, and what happens when what we do dictates what we are then forced to live with.
THE FINAL NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING RAVENSCAR TRILOGYElizabeth Turner, scion of the fabled Deravenel family, carries the red-gold hair and beautiful English complexion of her ancestors. And it is not just her colouring that she has inherited from Edward Deravenel. Astute and charismatic, she is also bold, daring and fiercely ambitious, with the same ruthless streak.Now, aged just twenty-five, she stands in the position she has dreamed of - inheriting the family business, Deravenels. Over eight hundred years old, the company is a bastion of male chauvinism and the challenge that lies ahead of Elizabeth is immense.Cecil Williams acts as Elizabeth's mentor while navigating the treacherous corridors of power with her. But her greatest ally is her childhood friend, handsome, charming Robert Dunley. Highly intelligent, he is her match in every way a and there is a spark between them that is impossible to resist. Yet Robert is already married. When they begin an affair it scandalises those around them. But far worse is to comea¦ From the family seat perched high on the Yorkshire moors to the glamour of London as the twentieth century draws to a close, Elizabeth fights for her birthright and her inheritance. Passion, drama, betrayal and death stalk the pages of this gripping new blockbuster from the author of A Woman of Substance.
Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as 'the Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints'. Malcolm Fox works for The Complaints. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's middle-aged, sour and unwell. He also has a father in a care home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship. In the midst of an aggressive Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is given a new task. There's a cop called Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. Problem is, no one can prove it. But as Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks. This knowledge will prove dangerous, especially when murder intervenes.
It was love at first sight for Claire and Bill Hudson. They met at Claire's fifth birthday party and they were destined to be together for the rest of their lives. When baby Georgia came along, it was the icing on the cake. So when a tragic accident snatched Bill away, Claire felt like she'd lost everything - except Georgia. In the three years since, Claire has devoted her life to Georgia; she knows no man could ever replace Bill, and the child needs her all her attention. Now Georgia's a teenager, though, and there's one thing Claire can't advise her on: dating. And so, purely to help her lovely young daughter in her journey through the teenage years, Claire sets out on some serial dating. And destiny is watching, again...
Frank McCourt returned to America when he was nineteen. For many years, he was an English teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. The sequel to "Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, " will be published in the fall of 1999. McCourt lives in Connecticut.
Everyone has their secrets. In her stunning new collection of stories, Jhumpa Lahiri
gently lifts the veil to reveal how even the most ordinary lives have their dramas and tragedies and
then, as gently, lets it fall back down again.
A middle aged man discovers that the death of his wife opens up his world in unexpected ways—
his daughter worries that she will now have to look after him but finds that the tables have, in fact,
turned; a housewife falls in love with a younger family friend—her child ascertains her secret many
years on; a son is revulsed by his father’s second marriage to a young woman who has none of the
sophistication and elegance of his mother; a sister tries to save her brother from alcoholism and
finds herself rejecting him like everyone else. A young man and woman whose lives cross over the
years, finally and fatedly fall in love.
Unaccustomed Earth returns to the terrain—the heart of family life and the immigrant experience—
that Jhumpa Lahiri has made utterly hers, but her themes, this time around, have darkened and
deepened. Poised, nuanced, deeply moving, here is a superb collection: the finest she has written
About the Author
Jhumpa Lahiri is the acclaimed author of The Interpreter
of Maladies and The Namesake, which was made into a major motion picture
by Mira Nair. She has received many awards and accolades, among them the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000.
The story is set during the Cannes International Film Festival and the entire action plays out over 24 hours. Igor is a wealthy Russian businessman. His wife Ewa left him two years ago and Igor has never really come to terms with their break up, especially as Ewa is now remarried to a famous fashion designer, Hamid Hussein. Igor is insanely jealous and when Ewa left him he told her that he would destroy 'whole worlds' in order to get her back, and he intends to keep his promise…
Igor has followed Ewa and her new husband to Cannes and his plan is to cause as much violence and destruction as possible until Ewa realises how much he loves her and comes back to him. Ewa loved Igor but she was absolutely terrified of him. She knows that Igor has killed people in the past when he was a soldier, but she also knows a dark secret - that he once cold bloodedly murdered a beggar who was bothering them in a restaurant. Igor is clearly unhinged and he will stop at nothing to regain her love and so he goes on a ruthless killing spree until he tracks down Ewa...
The star-studded film festival acts as a backdrop to Igor's maniacal murdering spree and we are introduced to various characters along the way, all of whom are desperately trying to get their big break in the shallow world of show business.
Artemis Fowl (Book 4): Artemis Fowl And The Opal Deception
Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?
The undisputed master of the techno-thriller has written his most riveting -- and entertaining -- book yet.
Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, State of Fear takes the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear.
In this powerful and insightful critique, the author examines the evolution of the Indian middle class during the twentieth century, especially since Independence. He shows us how the middle class, guided by self-interest, is becoming increasingly insensitive to the plight of the underprivileged, and how economic liberalization has only heightened its tendency to withdraw from anything that does not relate directly to its material well-being.
An essential read, this fresh edition updated with a new introduction analyses the transformation of the middle class in the decade since 1997 and seeks to reconcile the seemingly dichotomous aspects of our economy and politics....
Darlingji: The True Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt
In The Late Nineteenth Century, In A Small Village In Northern India, A Thirteen-Year-Old Brahmin Widow Meets A Muslim Sarangi Player And Elopes With Him. Many Years Later, Their Daughter Jaddanbai Moves To Bombay And Becomes A Star Of The Early Talkies. Ch¥teau Marine, Her Home On Marine Drive, Is Famous For Its Evening Mehfils And For The Dreams It Nurtures: Regular Visitors Include Dilip Kumar, Mehboob And Kamal Amrohi. It Is Also The Home Of Fatima, Jaddanbai'S Daughter, Who Will Set The Screen Ablaze As Nargis, The Most Accomplished Actress Of Her Time. Far Removed From This World Of Glamour, A Young Boy Named Balraj Dutt Spends His Teenage Years Attempting To Rehabilitate Himself And His Family After The Trauma Of Partition. In 1950, At The Age Of Twenty, He Arrives In Bombay. And There His Life Takes An Unexpected Turn: He Is Given The Lead Role In A New Film, And Is Soon On His Way To Becoming Sunil Dutt, The Film Star. Then Comes The Moment That Transforms Both Their Lives: On 1 March 1957, During The Making Of Mother India, Nargis Is Trapped In A Circle Of Flames And Sunil Risks His Life To Save Her. They Recuperate Together, And Fall In Love. Nargis Has Been In A Long But Futile Relationship With The Mercurial Raj Kapoor, And In Sunil She Finally Finds An Anchor. Their Relationship Is Stormy And Secretive To Start With, But It Survives Every Crisis To Culminate In A Quite Wedding On 11 March 1958. What Follows Are Years Of Togetherness, Including The Joys Of Caring Three Children, Sanjay, Namrata And Priya But Also Days Of Pain And Heartbreak: Financuial Trouble, Nargis'S Illness, Sanjay'S Addiction To Drugs. Based On The Diaries And Letters Of Nargis, Sunil And Their Daughter Priya, As Well As On Conversations And Interviews With Family And Friends, Darlingji As They Often Addressed Each Other Is A Probing Yet Affectionate Biography Of Two Extraordinary People And Their Love For Each Other. Travelling As It Does From The Nineteenth Century To The Present, The Book Tells The Larger Story Of The Evolution Of Hindi Cinema, And Of A Society And A Nation In The Throes Of Change.
During the Cultural Revolution, Jan Wong studied in Beijing and reported
a fellow student to the authorities. In 2005, she returned to China to
find out what happened to the woman she betrayed. "Chinese Whispers"
tells her remarkable story. In 1972, Jan Wong became one of only two
Westerners admitted to Beijing University at the height of the Cultural
Revolution. One day, a student, Yin Luoyi, sought Jan's assistance in
going to the United States. Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist from
Montreal, was that most dangerous combination in the young - ignorant,
innocent and idealistic - and she reported Yin to the authorities. Wong
knew nothing of what ensued. Indeed, she completely forgot about her
brief encounter with the young stranger until many years later. Now,
thirty-three years on, Wong returns to Beijing to search for the woman
who has haunted her conscience. She hopes to apologise, perhaps somehow
to make amends. At the very least, she wants to find out whether Yin has
survived. Preoccupied by the past, fascinated by China's present and
future, Jan Wong searches out old friends, foes and comrades in this
half-familiar city, finally uncovering the truth about the woman she
wronged. "Chinese Whispers" tells a unique and unforgettable story of
communism and capitalism, of guilt and atonement, of remembering and
Chicken Soup for the Indian Bride’s Soul is for all you
women, whether you’re newly engaged, recently married,
or reflecting on years of married bliss. Stories of
elopement, big fat Indian weddings, groom-hunting in
arranged marriages, dealing with in-laws, wanting that
jaw-dropping lehenga and having that perfect wedding
day — this collection will tug at your heartstrings, make
you laugh, cry and perhaps see your family in a totally
different light. Most importantly, this book will remind
you of how strong the bond between couples in love
can and must be if they are to share their lives together.
About the Author
Raksha Bharadia is the editor of the bestselling
Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul and author of Me: A
Handbook for Life and Roots and Wings. She has taught
in a school for the visually challenged, Andya Kanya
Grah, in Ahmedabad where she lives. Now she is
reinventing herself as a Kathak danseuse.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York
Times bestselling co-authors, are professional speakers
who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the
personal and professional development of others. They
are co-authors of several New York Times bestsellers,
including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chicken Soup for the
Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.
A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it’s like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I’ve done it…
Amy Chua’s daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it’s about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old.
Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever
About the Author
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability was a New York Times bestseller, was selected by both the Economist and the Guardian as one of the Best Books of 2003 and translated into eight languages. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller. Amy Chua has appeared frequently on radio and television on programs such CNN Headline News, C-Span, The Lehrer News Hour, Bloomberg Television, and Air America. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Wilson Quarterly. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two Samoyeds in New Haven, Connecticut.Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, published by Bloomsbury in February 2011, is a unique and important memoir that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
Daniel Weir used to be a famous - not to say infamous - rock star. Maybe still is. At thirty-one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success. He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll regret forever. Daniel Weir has gone from rags to riches and back, and managed to hold on to them both, though not to much else. His friends all seem to be dead, fed up with him or just disgusted - and who can blame them? And now Daniel Weir is all alone. As he contemplates his life, Daniel realizes he has only two problems: the past and the future. He knows how bad the past has been. But the future - well, the future is something else.
New York, 1939. Tom Bradshaw is arrested for first degree murder. He stands accused of killing his brother. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Tom has little choice but to accept his assurance of a lighter sentence. After Tom is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence would be to reveal his true identity - something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.Meanwhile, the young woman in question travels to New York, leaving their son behind in England, having decided she'll do whatever it takes to find the man she was to marry - unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter. A letter that has remained unopened on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year.
Frank McCourt was born in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents; grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in various New York City high schools, including Stuyvesant, and in city colleges. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City and Connecticut.
This book is an innovative, accessible and groundbreaking guide that will change the way adults communicate with children forever.
David Hemery believes that within every young person there is 'a spark of greatness' and a unique individual keen to fulfil his or her potential. Every adult is a guardian of that flame of talent. Using everyday scenarios and cartoons he introduces:
EFFECTIVE QUESTIONING and ATTENTIVE LISTENING - powerful and positive communication tools that deliver extraordinary results.
Every parent, teacher and coach will recognise common pitfalls that are described with astute comment and humour. Hemery shows how easy it is to transform conflict in communication, and to encourage young people to take responsibility for their actions, develop their self-esteem and reach their true potential.
New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet! MISTAKE #1Dickie OrrStephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. MISTAKE #2Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger) Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he’s doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie’s also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger’s favors always come with a price. . . . MISTAKE #3Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he’s saying about many things in Stephanie’s life. It’s a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. With Janet Evanovich’s flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.
Mughal scholar Mehrunisa Khosa stumbles on a conspiracy to destroy the Taj Mahal when she discovers the murder of the Taj supervisor, and the Quranic calligraph on the tomb of Queen Mumtaz altered to suggest a Hindu origin of the Taj Mahal. That urban legend had always existed. Now, though, someone was conspiring to make it come true. In the case of the famed marble monument, all was not on the surface. A vast labyrinth ran underneath closed to visitors where Mehrunisa was trapped once. In a series of suspenseful twists and turns, the action traverses from the serene splendour of Taj Mahal to the virulent warrens of Taj Ganj, from intrigue laden corridors of Delhi to snowy Himalayan hideouts. As a right wing Hindu party ratchets up its communal agenda and Islamic militants plot a terror attack, in the dark corners of his devious mind a behrupiya, a shape shifter, is conniving to divide the nation in two. To save the Taj Mahal, Mehrunisa must overcome a prejudiced police and battle her inner demons as she sifts the multiple strands that lead to the conspirator.
When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must learn to share Christian's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity, or independence; Christian must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. But just when it seems that their love can conquer any obstacle, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true.
meets Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India’s richest men who makes her an offer which she does not think is viable to begin with. However with her personal problems getting the better of her, she takes up the offer and has to prove herself through seven tests from the “textbook of life” (as the book states) or the deal is off.
The reader is then witness to the seven tests and the ways in which Sapna is tested, what qualities are needed to become the CEO of Acharya’s company. The book also looks at Sapna’s life – her family, the tragedy in her life and speaks of the people close to her. The book ends on a surprising note though. The seven tests are taken from current affairs and somewhere down the line lose their touch. The plot is racy for sure but loses the reader somewhere down the line. “The Accidental Apprentice” is only recommended to those who have not read any of Vikas Swarup’s books and that too only depends if they would like to read it after going through the prologue. The overall plot definitely had more potential.
'Bella?' Edward's soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, and kissed me again. His kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us.As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?Following the international bestsellers Twilight and New Moon, Eclipse is the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's captivating saga of vampire romance.
The "Kite Runner" of Khaled Hosseini's book is an illiterate Afghan boy with an uncanny instinct for predicting exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s, Hassan was narrator Amir's closest friend even though the loyal 11-year-old with 'a face like a Chinese doll' was the son of Amir's father's servant and a member of Afghanistan's despised Hazara minority. But in 1975, on the day of Kabul's annual kite-fighting tournament, something unspeakable happened between the two boys. Narrated by Amir, a 40-year-old novelist living in California, "The Kite Runner" tells the gripping story of a boyhood friendship destroyed by jealousy, fear, and the kind of ruthless evil that transcends mere politics. Running parallel to this personal narrative of loss and redemption is the story of modern Afghanistan and of Amir's equally guilt-ridden relationship with the war-torn city of his birth. "The Kite Runner" begins in the final days of King Zahir Shah's 40-year reign and traces the country's fall from a secluded oasis to a tank-strewn battlefield controlled by the Russians and then the trigger-happy Taliban. When Amir returns to Kabul to rescue Hassan's orphaned child, the personal and the political get tangled together in a plot that is as suspenseful as it is taut with feeling.
Ambitious, exotic, and a classic book club read, 'The Piano Teacher' is a combination of 'Tenko' meets 'The Remains of the Day'.Sometimes the end of a love affair is only the beginninga¦In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their love affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese, with terrible consequences for both of them, and for members of their fragile community who will betray each other in the darkest days of the war.Ten years later, Claire Pendleton lands in Hong Kong and is hired by the wealthy Chen family as their daughter's piano teacher. A provincial English newlywed, Claire is seduced by the colony's heady social life. She soon begins an affaira¦only to discover that her lover's enigmatic demeanour hides a devastating past.As the threads of this compelling and engrossing novel intertwine and converge, a landscape of impossible choices emerges a between love and safety, courage and survival, the present and above all, the past.
Now available in a tall Premium Edition--the romantic, dramatic, epic story of George Mallory, who had dreamt of being the first man to conquer Mt. Everest, and the mystery that still surrounds his climb. Martin's Press.
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view ...
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.