Ineeka wants to get as far away as she can from her poor urban Chicago childhood, and everyone else, for that matter. Following her dream to get away, Ineeka finds herself piloting a shuttle hundreds of miles above the Earth. It was what she had longed for, until she finds herself trapped in the ship that was to be her salvation.
An anthology of entertaining accounts of travel through Yellowstone, this book takes readers back to 1871, before it was a tourist destination, through the time when autos were allowed into the park. The adventurers include an intrepid mother who posted the sign “Park or Bust” on her family’s covered wagon, a strong cyclist and a hiker who traversed the whole park for fun, an expert guide on skis, and a New York horsewoman who presented park management with a plan for an interconnected circuit of bridle trails. Along with numerous historical photos and artwork, the book features a color gallery of watercolor paintings by Thomas Henry Thomas from 1884 and have never been seen outside of Wales.
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.
The truth about time is it’s only as real as you are. Alma Davis lives in a fantasy world inspired by the antiques she finds while working at the Valley Classified. As her dreams become more realistic, Alma discovers she’s been traveling into the bodies and minds of real people throughout time. One person is her mother.
Another is her mother’s killer. Drawn to learn more about the mother she never knew, Alma finds herself immersed in a supernatural world filled with witches, reincarnated mortals, and a dangerous foe who wants to take Alma’s life and her newfound power. Determined to save herself and her mom, Alma resolves to travel back in time, track down her mother’s murderer, and take his life before he can take her mom's. But each time jump threatens Alma's sense of self and brings her mother’s killer closer to finding her. For a young woman who has discovered the secrets of time travel, the clock is running out. The Secret Truth of Time is a time travel novel with a dash of paranormal suspense and mind-bending metaphysical mystery. Perfect for the reader who enjoys a fast-paced, thought-provoking thriller. Pick up your copy today!
The novelist, poet, and essayist W. G. Sebald (1944 2001) was perhaps the most original German writer of the last decade of the 20th century ( Die Ausgewanderten, Austerlitz, Luftkrieg und Literatur ). His writing is marked by a unique hybridity that combines characteristics of travelogue, cultural criticism, crime story, historical essay, and dream diary, among other genres. He employs layers of literary and motion picture allusions that contribute to a sometimes enigmatic, sometimes intimately familiar mood; his dominant mode is melancholy. The contributions of this anthology examine W. G. Sebald as narrator and pensive observer of history. The book includes a previously unpublished interview with Sebald from 1998.
HERRSCHAFT – Am Ende der 63-jährigen Regierungszeit Königin Viktorias besitzen die Briten 1901 das größte Kolonialreich in der Geschichte. Die Eroberer gebieten über ihr Imperium mit einer Mischung aus militärischer Gewalt, fürsorglicher Strenge – und grenzenloser Selbstgerechtigkeit. / AFRIKA – Niemand verkörpert imperiale Hybris so sehr wie der Diamantenkönig Cecil Rhodes… . / KOLONIALFRAUEN – Selbst in der Hitze und Fremdheit Indiens kultivieren die Gattinnen der Kolonialbeamten unnachgiebig den British Way of Life. / KÜSTE DER VERDAMMTEN – Lange Zeit nutzt London den Südkontinent als Überseegefängnis. Bis die Bewohner ehrbare Bürger des Empire werden wollen. / DAS ZENTRUM DER WELT – In der Hauptstadt des Vereinigten Königreichs, der größten Metropole auf dem Globus, schlägt das Herz des Empire.
Red-hot writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos continue their gritty tale of Jessica Jones, a former costumed crimefighter who's now a private investigator specializing in superhuman cases! The cops want Jessica for murder, but she didn't do it.
The trick is proving it, and that'll take the help of an attorney who's well known to Marvel readers! Let's just say that this lawyer has no fear!