The townspeople of Chatterlee make every effort to conscript the stranger to help with the fast-failing levee—but the growing racial divide in town makes choosing sides virtually impossible even as the clock ticks towards disaster.
Extraordinary talent, undeniable love… Following the discovery of his fetish, rock guitarist Joey Manzetti’s girlfriend leaves him, taking their child. When his neighbor, nurse Tracy Richards is assaulted by her date, Joey comes to her rescue. Sick of dealing with abusive guys, Tracy swears off men. When Joey learns that the child he loved isn’t his, Tracy is supportive, and as their friendship grows, so does the sexual attraction.
However, fearing another failed relationship, Tracy refuses to acknowledge Joey’s romantic overtures.
She inspires him like no other, but can his kinky secret assist him in the quest for her love?
This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
This book and Babar and the Christmas House are the first titles in Abrams' new Babar licensed books program. When Babar tells his children that being a grown up is hard, they remind him that being a kid isn't so easy either and challenge him to a day at school, with hilarious results. A broken pencil and a reprimand for talking in class, not to mention gum on his pants, convince Babar that his children are right and that maybe he should stick to the work he is used to.