Author: Kit Kemp
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Category: House & Home
Showcasing the inspiring approach to interiors of highly acclaimed designer Kit Kemp, this book shares the stories behind each room Kit lends her hand to. Following on from the hugely successful A Living Space, Kit Kemp is back with another stunning interiors book that presents her signature style and ever-changing approach to design. As always, Kit brings life and interest to the rooms she styles and avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color, and pattern to create personal, handcrafted spaces. Featuring the inspiration behind her effortlessly stylish rooms and buildings, this book provides real insight into the way Kit approaches a room and the success she achieves with each space. Also exploring her collaborations with artists, this is an intriguing look at Kit's way of styling--an intoxicating mix of contemporary and antique elements, a playful approach to fabrics and color, and an individual eye for art. Every room that Kit breathes life into has a story to tell.
Tales from the Pages of Nest Magazine
Author: Joseph Holtzman
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Offers the most interesting and provocative interiors published to date in the first 12 issues of the widely accliamed interior design magazine, nest. Called, among other things, 'Homes and Gardens for the decadent and deranged' (Wallpaper), the special chemistry of Nest brings it all under one roof. Editor in Chief and Art Director Holtzman takes readers behind the scenes and shares the way his unique features are hatched and achieve maturity. This is a must for fans of the magazine, and will introduce its one of a kind sensibility to the uninitiated.
Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
Author: Lisa Sanders
A Yale School of Medicine physician, columnist for "Diagnosis," and technical advisor for the television show House shares the experiences of doctors facing complex medical mysteries in order to illustrate the art and science of diagnosis. Reprint. A New York Times extended-list bestseller.
How Every Letter Tells a Story
Author: Michael Rosen
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. This is the book for anyone who's ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry.
Every Dress Tells a Story
Author: Charlotte Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home. Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress. But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.
A Quilter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom
Author: Helen Kelley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Category: House & Home
With her trademark charm and wit, Helen Kelley draws readers in as she discusses the joys of creativity, the challenges of repairing errant stitches, and the pleasures of friendships.
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Oberon Books
‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
Every Ache Tells a Story : Understanding how Stress and Emotional Hurt Become Chronic Physical Pain
Author: Hillel M. Finestone
Category: Health & Fitness
Sure to be welcomed by the thousands suffering persistent pain, this volume explores what physicians often ignore--how psychological and social issues can influence health, illness, pain, and recovery. * 8 illustrations
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Billy Bixbee's mother won't admit that dragons exist until it is nearly too late.
Author: Geraldine Brooks
View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kit Kemp
Inspiring interiors that have a personal, handcrafted feel. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For more than twenty years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers, and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color and pattern to create very personal, handcrafted spaces. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit’s work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home. Interiors are meant for living in, and the key is to create a space that is comfortable and beautiful and reflects who you really are.
Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists
Author: Ellen Daniell
Publisher: Yale University Press
This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections, and the disciplinary powers of the houses. Legislative privilege is a crucial component of the relationship between a representative body and the other participants in government, including the people. In recounting and analysing the remarkable story of how parliamentary government emerged and evolved in Britain and how it crossed the Atlantic, Chafetz illuminates a variety of important constitutional issues, including the separation of powers, the nature of representation, and the difference between written and unwritten constitutionalism. This book will inspire in readers a much greater appreciation for the rise and triumph of democracy.
Author: Abby Hanlon
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Although his teacher insists there are stories everywhere, Ralph cannot think of any to write.
Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
Author: Amanda Nisbet
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
In this, her first book, Amanda Nisbet turns her attention to the details that make up her vibrant rooms. The book is divided into six sections; Bold Beginnings, Pattern Play, The Magic of the Mix, High Punch Colour, Terrific Texture, and Soothing Style. Also includes a section on rules to be broken and an extensive resource guide.
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar
Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ann Cameron's beloved and bestselling chapter book series about Julian, his brother Huey, and his friend Gloria all begins right here! Julian has a big imagination. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people—especially his younger brother, Huey—believe just about anything. Like the story about the cats that come in the mail. Or the fig leaves that make you grow tall if you eat them off the tree. But some stories can lead to a heap of trouble, and that's exactly where Julian and Huey end up! This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2–3, Stories) in Appendix B. "You have to go a long way these days to find a book that leaves you feeling as happy as this one." —The New York Times "There's a glow here that's hard to resist." —Booklist
Author: Derry Moore
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
A photographic tour of some of the world's most luxuriously designed rooms offers insight into the legendary figures who inspired them and includes coverage of such interiors as India's Falaknuma Palace, Pauline de Rothschild's London residence, and Chatsworth Hall in Derbyshire. 10,000 first printing.
Every Number Tells a Story
Author: Mark Simon,Buster Olney
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Yankees fans have witnessed improbable feats, extraordinary achievements, and unmatched performances during the team's 100-plus seasons. The Yankees Index details the numbers every Yankees fan—from the rookie attending his first game at Yankee Stadium to the veteran who recalls Ron Guidry's days on the mound—should know. Author Mark Simon tells the stories behind the most memorable moments and achievements in Yankees history in this full-color book full of insightful and fun infographics and history.
A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
Author: Jacob Tomsky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans. Yet, rising fast through the ranks, he ended up working in “hospitality” for more than a decade, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. He’s checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it’s like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge. Along his journey Tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. This book (and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill) will help you score late checkouts and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view charge magically disappear. Thanks to him you’ll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly.