Author: Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out... It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
A Story of Anorexia
Author: Christie Pettit
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
More than five million adolescent girls struggle with eating dis-orders, and more than 80 percent of American women are unhappy with their bodies. Christie Pettit knows these statistics firsthand. As a college student with a tennis scholarship, she found herself eating less and less, compulsively exercising, and spiraling downward in a dangerous battle against anorexia. She was starving--but she didn't know it. Now with a two-color interior, Empty recounts Christie's gripping story, incorporating new statistics, reflections from her journal, and biblical insight. Her candid retelling of her experience shows the spiritual dimension of eating disorders and describes how Christie turned to the Bible as a source of strength and encouragement to help her overcome anorexia. Pastors, parents, counselors, and those battling anorexia--especially teen girls--will find hope and wise counsel in Christie's compelling story.
Author: K. M. Walton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Deeply depressed after her father cheated on and divorced her mother, 17-year-old Adele has gained over 70 pounds and is being bullied and abused at school—to the point of being raped and accused of being the aggressor. From the author of Cracked.
Author: Cathy Forde
Publisher: A&C Black
"Here's to Col's numpty maw and paw for leaving him home alone and expecting everything to stay the way it was. Suckas!" When you're only sixteen, could the events of one night really shape the course of your life? Divert you from becoming the man you might have become, stunt you, burden you, trap you, destroy you, change the very core of you? Leave you empty. Cathy Forde is a leading Scottish novelist (Fat Boy Swim, Skarrs) and this is her first play. It's fast, furious, and like a piece of music, grows and swells to a mind-altering crescendo. The colloquial and dialogue-driven writing, explores themes eminently relevant to teenagers: fitting in with demanding mates, desiring the undesirable and the unobtainable, and severely fractured relations with parents. Cathy Forde's novels are translated into several languages are studied as part of English curriculums throughout the UK. Commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland as an initiative to encourage younger audiences into the theatre, the play will be produced on tour in Scotland and at a number of exclusive performances for schools, youth groups and colleges March -April 2010.
Risikoentleerte Stimmrechtsausübung im Recht der börsennotierten Aktiengesellschaft
Author: Martin Mittermeier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Das Stimmrecht ist das zentrale Verwaltungsrecht der Aktionäre. Die Voraussetzungen unter denen das Stimmrecht ausgeübt wird, haben sich in den letzten Jahren durch die Ausweitung der Verwendung von Finanzinstrumenten sowie neu auftretende Akteure verändert. Die Arbeit untersucht umfassend die Probleme, die sich daraus für die börsennotierte Aktiengesellschaft ergeben, und diskutiert Lösungen de lege lata und de lege ferenda.
Der Musiker und Mäzen Paul Wittgenstein
Author: irene Suchy,Allan Janik,Georg Predota
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Empty Sleeve - "der leere Ärmel" - augenscheinlichstes Merkmal des Arm-amputierten Pianisten. Paul Wittgenstein verlor im Ersten Weltkrieg seinen rechten Arm und begann eine beispiellose Karriere als Pianist und Produzent. Erst im Dezember 2004 wurde das letzte seiner 17 in Auftrag gegebenen Klavierkonzerte uraufgeführt, jenes von Paul Hindemith. An dem von ihm initiierten Oeuvre an Klavierkonzert-, Solo- und Kammermusikliteratur arbeiteten die Großen der europäischen Musikgeschichte; es reicht von Ravel bis Richard Strauss, von Prokofjew bis Franz Schmidt, von Britten bis Tansman. Paul Wittgensteins Wirken stand bislang im Schatten seines Bruders Ludwig. Seine Geschichte ist auch die einer berühmten Familie, die Österreichs Wirtschaft und Kunstszene geprägt hat; sie ist eine ganz besondere des Exils, der Flucht vor den Nazis, des Freikaufes und der Restitution; sie ist ein Brennspiegel der österreichischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts und in weiterer Folge Teil der US-amerikanischen Musikszene. Und sie ist eine kaum vergangene: Wittgensteins Witwe, die in Wien geborene und mit ihm ins Exil gegangene Hilde Schania, starb erst 2002; der Nachlass im Ausmaß von dreieinhalb Tonnen kam fast gänzlich in ein Privatarchiv nach Hongkong.
Apologia for Air
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Poetry. Rare is the author who attracts the love of two U.S. Poet Laureates but Alice B. Fogel, it's no surprise, did it--and deservedly. Alice B. Fogel's poems have been called "as intense and perfectly rendered as that of Rilke"...she has received an NEA fellowship, lives off the grid, makes recycled clothing, and has come bursting at the seams in this first publication since her lauded books from the late good-eye-for poetry, Zoland (her other books of poetry are Elemental and I Love This Dark World). BE THAT EMPTY is that cup of water before being damned, or it is the water at the edge of damnation (its subtitle, APOLOGIA FOR AIR, being the shout and fist of it). If you can handle "All for show, to win a point for their god/ they put the bomb on the bus for a ride/ each miracle...like leaves and twigs in a real windstorm" then you will be held newborn by "the story/ buoyed upon the tones...an essence/I inhale"; "I stay for every note, rippling, concentric".
Author: Andrew Pratley
Publisher: Little Steps Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A little girl finds she has an emptiness. She embarks on a journey of friendship, music and giving, and along the way she finds her own joyful fulfilment.
Author: Sean Ferrell
Publisher: Soho Press
“Part murder mystery and part mind-bending time-travel story. . . . Full of imagination” (Booklist). Say you’re a time traveler and you’ve already toured the entirety of human history. After a while, the world might lose a little of its luster. That’s why this time traveler celebrates his birthday partying with himself. Every year, he travels to an abandoned hotel in New York City in 2071, the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and drinks twelve-year-old Scotch (lots of it) with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. Sure, the party is the same year after year, but at least it’s one party where he can really, well, be himself. The year he turns thirty-nine, though, the party takes a stressful turn. Before he even makes it into the grand ballroom for a drink he encounters the body of his forty-year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. As the older versions of himself at the party point out, the onus is on him to figure out what went wrong—he has one year to stop himself from being murdered, or they’re all goners. As he follows clues that he may or may not have willingly left for himself, he discovers rampant paranoia and suspicion among his younger selves, and a frightening conspiracy among the Elders. Most complicated of all is a haunting woman, possibly named Lily, who turns up at the party this year—the first person he’s ever seen there besides himself. For the first time, he has something to lose. Here’s hoping he can save some version of his own life. “A clever enough premise that it could be straight out of a Philip K. Dick or Kurt Vonnegut novel.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “A dark hybrid of Paul Auster and the film Memento, complete with a mysterious love interest . . . Best of all, however, is the evocation of mid-21st century New York as a melancholy, dilapidated place high in entropy, cluttered with ruined buildings, and weirdly infested with parrots.” —Toronto Star
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Moving to a small village with his grandparents after a devastating accident, Neil endures a terrible plague that kills the world's adults, an event that compels him to make a treacherous journey to London in search of other survivors. By the author of the Tripods trilogy. Simultaneous and eBook.
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
How often do we tend to skip the houses without planets when looking at one's birth chart for the very first time? Interpreting Empty Houses provides a detailed account of these houses that are most often overlooked when delineating horoscopes as they, like houses holding planets, provide valuable insight pertaining to the department of life they each rule. The author explains the meanings of each of the twelve houses when empty as determined by the condition of its planetary ruler as it may be positioned throughout the remaining eleven houses of the horoscope. About the Author: Ana Ruiz was born in Spain and resides in Canada. She has been contributing columns and articles on astrology since she began her path down this road of stellar wisdom during the mid-eighties. Her writings have appeared in various newspapers and magazines such as American Astrology and Dell Horoscope. She has also contributed many articles to the American Federation of Astrologers bulletin; Today's Astrologer, as well as a monthly Sun sign column to their Web site. She is also the author of The Spirit of Ancient Egypt, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, Prediction Techniques Regarding Romance and The Soul of Andalusia. The author's interest in this area of astrology arose from the fact that she has five planets in the 7th house, leaving exactly half of her natal chart with empty houses. The lack of information on this subject, or books for that matter, further inspired Ruiz to study these houses and share her research with the hopes of filling this gap.
Empty is an endearing love story about soul mates who didn’t realize how lost they were until they found each other. Forty-five year-old Sacramento Social Psychology Professor Bella Terry has developed a feverish attraction for her twenty-four year-old student, Cameron Moore. Despite their differences, Cameron finds the elusive Bella irresistible and stops at nothing to get closer to her. Their interest for each other turns into a fascinating bond neither expected. They share their deepest secrets, and Cameron realizes there is more to Bella than he ever imagined. Bella has not had an easy life, and because of this, she’s built a wall around her heart. Bella pushes Cameron away, but Cameron refuses to give up on love. After a traumatic experience, Bella realizes she loves Cameron and can’t afford to walk away. Search Terms: interracial romance, bwwm romance, bwwm, contemporary romance
A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate
Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Literary Criticism
Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.
Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
Author: Jonice Webb
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than the foreground. This will be the first self-help book to bring this invisible force to light, educate people about it, and teach them how to overcome it.
Author: Carlos Cerda
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
A story of contemporary Chile by one of its most prominent novelists, An Empty House depicts the dissolution of an upper-middle-class family against a chilling background of exile, return, and discovery. The stark and moving narrative suggests the enormity of the horrors perpetrated in Chile over the last decades, horrors that resonate through the culture to this day. Cecilia and Manuel accept her father?s gift of a house, in hope of repairing their unraveling marriage along with the badly scarred building. Instead, the couple?s efforts expose the horrifying truth about the building?and reveal the subtle strands of complicity, responsibility, and indifference that bind them to each other, their country, and its dark past. ø With its deftly drawn characters, play of ideas, and vivid dialogue, An Empty House gives English-speaking readers a memorable portrait of Chile today: honest, brutally realistic, but with a redemptive touch of lyricism and hope.
Author: Carrie Arnold
Publisher: Nelson Publishing&Marketing
One young woman's account of her descent into and ultimate struggle out of anorexia. This is an unflinching look into Carrie Arnold's descent into a severe eating disorder; she writes objectively about the madness of anorexia even as she lives within its grasp. A must read for those who suffer from severe eating disorder as well as anyone who has a loved one suffering from it.
How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It
Author: Peter G. Peterson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Political Science
When Bush came to office in 2001, the 10-year budget balance was officially projected to be at a surplus of $5.6 trillion. But after three big tax cuts, the bursting of the stock-market bubble, and the devastating effects of 9/11on the economy, the surplus has evaporated, and the deficit is expected to grow to $ 5-trillion over the next decade. The domestic deficit is only the half of it. Given our $500 billion trade deficit and our anemic savings rate, we depend on an unprecedented $2 billion of foreign capital every working day. If foreign confidence were to wane, this could lead to the dreaded hard landing. Peter G. Peterson--a lifelong Republican, chairman of the Blackstone Group, and former secretary of commerce under Nixon--shatters the myths with hard facts and a harrowing view of the twin deficit's real impact. Republicans and Democrats alike have mortgaged America's future through reckless tax cuts, out-of-control spending and Enron-style accounting in Congress. And the situation will only get worse as the Baby Boom generation begins to retire, making unprecedented demands on entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Despite what Bush says, we are on a path that could end in economic meltdown, and we simply cannot grow out of the deficit. In Running On Empty, Peterson sounds the warning bell and prescribes a set of detailed solutions which, if implemented early, will prevent the need for draconian measures later. He takes us behind the politicians' smoke-and-mirror games, and forcefully explains what we must do to rescue the future of our country.
Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights
Author: Tom Regan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Described by Jeffrey Masson as 'the single best introduction to animal rights ever written, ' this new book by Tom Regan will structure the animal rights debate for generations to come. In a style at once simple and elegant, Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of 'humane treatment' favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty. Written by the leading philosophical spokesperson for animal rights, Tom Regan's shocking exposZ of animal abuse makes an essential and lasting contribution that will significantly impact the history of animal rights advocacy in America
Author: Everett Beich
Publisher: Book Hub Inc
By the age of nineteen, Tyler loses both his mother and father, inherits his family home, and becomes the owner and operator of the family grocery store that he turns into a thriving business. When the business is threatened by the construction of a shopping center along his small town’s only highway, Tyler must take matters into his own hands to preserve what he and his family have built. In an attempt to buy up the surrounding land with the help of the townspeople, Tyler befriends the town “witch,” Mary, who lives in just two rooms of a large, empty mansion on the outskirts of town. When he acquires the mansion under unusual circumstances, he becomes the youngest, richest, and most eligible bachelor in town. But just when it seems he has everything, Tyler, alone and coping with the loss of both his parents and Mary, decides to leave town in search of something greater: true love. Empty Mansion, Empty Heart is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about the influence of others and the power of true love and friendship.
Author: C. L. Lewis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Have you ever read a piece of poetry that has touched you in a long-lasting way? The “Empty Buckets” collection will not only reach out to you in this way, it will tell you a story based on themes and experiences that make me the man that I am today. Some people know me as a PhD student. Others know me as a customer service manager. There are even those who see me as a young man who loves listening to music and playing basketball all day. I am all of the above. I am a regular guy: a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. I cherish the diversity in my experiences, which has taught me a great deal about life and helped me to learn more about myself in the process. Through it all I try to remain a fun-loving person with an energetic soul and a big heart. I fififi nd value in being able to connect with others and build meaningful relationships. I frown upon status-based exclusion and the abuse of power. Now the only question is - how exactly will I help make this world a better place? My writing provides an outlet for my innermost thoughts and feelings, as well as the opportunity to communicate with others and encourage progressive thinking. This book captures a portion of my life and experiences. It is a form of therapy for me because it has helped me to achieve a greater sense of peace