Penelope Kingston tries to convince the new girl in town to become her best friend in this charming start to the brand-new Penelope Perfect chapter book series. Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible, and calm. But then sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry, and frustrated. She is never quite sure which side of her personality is going to be stronger on any given day. But there’s one part of her life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn’t have a best friend. It is time for Penelope to get a best friend of her own.
But it isn’t easy finding a best friend, and it definitely isn’t easy trying to be perfect all of the time. Penelope learns that sometimes the best idea is to forget to try!
One word: Borg!
Meet the Bertrams - William the celebrated politician, conniving father and devious husband. Barbara, his long-suffering wife who laces her day with alcohol so she can hide from herself. And their children: Sebastian, a successful businessman defending his realm. Enya, The grieving prodigal daughter returned from self imposed exile. Cormac, a sex addict with delusions of his own prowess. Ciara, an emotional drama queen who like a little lost puppy just wants to be loved and Rian, the damaged bird who looks to fix everyone else around him before fixing himself. The Bertrams tell their lies and tolerate each other not because they want to but because they have to: they're family. But when their simmering tensions reach boiling point they discover that life has a way of letting slip even the closest guarded secrets. Then it’s payback time for the Bertrams as events conspire to put an end to the biggest lie of all. Blood and Water is a riveting tale of love, manipulation and family bonds
An artistic community unique in American history flourished in St. Augustine, Florida, between 1875 and 1878. Some 70 Plains Indians, imprisoned for their refusal to accept life on the reservations, produced an extraordinary body of work that chronicled their history, their lives, and their experience of exile from the freedom so central to their heritage. Called "ledger art" after the large lined books that in most cases were the first form of paper they used, these remarkable pencil and ink depictions are vivid evocations of a poignant chapter in American history. A superbly annotated reproduction of one such ledger, originally presented to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the late 19th century, Warrior Artists presents more than 50 eloquent drawings by two of the finest practitioners of this traditional narrative art.
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.