At nine years old, Joey is way too old for make-believe, alas make-believe is all his out-of-work, odd-ball father has to offer. But when Joey grumpily agrees to go on one last, pretend adventure, he stumbles upon a mysterious artifact that pits him against an unscrupulous foe.
Discover one of the world's most unique and fascinating cities through 28 dramatic true stories spanning the colorful history of San Francisco. In Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historic City by the Bay Gael Chandler takes readers through more than 250 years of American history with exciting essays on topics such as the city's origins to the founding of the Presidio of San Francisco and the Mission San Francisco de Asis to its modern role as the progressive and innovative heart of a nation.
You and your ego: how to develop a healthy sense of self without becoming an egotist and how to see through that sense of self for the happiness of yourself and others. How can you build the healthy ego necessary to be effective in life yet avoid the kind of egotism that makes people dislike you? Don't worry. David Richo has the answers.
The nine stories in My Pulse Is an Earthquake take place in the clutches of grief. Characters struggle to make sense of sudden losses of life, love, and community. In each story, we see the darkness that can surface during the happy moments in life — weddings, births, promotions, the opening night of a director’s favorite play, or the best performance of a dancer’s career, when no one important is there to watch. We enter daydreams and night terrors where the dead are within reach, pointing out how they could have been saved.
Oscar Chino Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper. After the recent death of his philandering father, he must confront the idea of his father's other family, and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father's murky morals. At the same time, he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima, and is drawn into their haunting, fantastical world.
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From the founder of Salon and the author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers, an explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful and secretive colossus in Washington
What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig all toys arranged on a child's windowsill wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book. What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?
What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig all toys arranged on a child's windowsill wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.
"In Rebecca Foust's splendid book-length sonnet sequence, Paradise Drive, we come upon a Pilgrim contemplating the deadly sins while hiding out in the bathrooms at some of Marin County, California's swankiest parties. As the Pilgrim swaggers into an idiosyncratic, believable, frail spirituality, her unmediated, un-medicated new life emerges. The sonnets of this new life are jagged, fresh, and formed in only the way a stunningly skilled poet can craft them.