"A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." – Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max--same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose--he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem--how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up?--Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down--if it is really Max. Along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met. As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.
The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney s Animation Studio
Author: Don Hahn
Publisher: Disney Editions
BEFORE EVER AFTER is a compilation of never-before-seen lecture notes from classes that were held in preparation for the production of Snow White. Walt knew that to fulfill his once-impossible dream of crafting a feature-length animated film,he had to establish an on-campus art school for his staff. He hand-picked Don Graham, a respected instructor from the Chouinard Art Institute, to hold classes on entertainment, drawing, and acting and was also innovative enough to document the thought process behind the nascent art form of feature animation.Guest lecturers included Frank Lloyd Wright who spoke about art philosophy and USC psychology professor Dr. Boris Morkovin who talked about humor. Previously unseen outside of the Disney studios, these lecture notes contain the wisdom behind the artistry that audiences generation after generation have come to appreciate in Snow White, and this wisdom also provided the artistic foundation for many films to come.
Instead of hopeless, I'd much rather view myself as a "hopeful" romantic. In a culture where happily-ever-afters and ladies-in-waiting seem only to be figments of myths and legends, what does a woman do with her longing for an extraordinary love story? Searching for Happily-Ever-After reveals a genuine account of one young lady's quest to wait with God and the breathtaking love story she found there. Amber Gallagher uses humorous and compelling narratives of struggle and triumph as she uncovers how God taught her to be a "lady" in waiting. Hear from this hopeful romantic's heart as she shares valuable life lessons on how you can: Fall in Love with Your First Love Find the Treasure in Singleness Determine God's Dreams for You Become the Woman You Long to Be Be A Part of Your Love Story...Long Before Your Prince Ever Comes Get ready to be inspired and equipped for the adventure that awaits. Instead of wishing the time away, you will learn how to enjoy the journey and to find every ounce of treasure it contains as you discover the truth about Happily-Ever-After.
'Katie Piper has an attitude to life that can make anything bearable. She's a hero' MARIAN KEYES The heartbreaking, inspiring and uplifting story of Katie Piper's journey from recovery to new beginnings, motherhood and finding love. Since the rape and acid attack that left her disfigured, Katie Piper has rebuilt her life one piece at a time. Katie shares her experiences as her life changed in ways she never thought possible. Behind her brave face and public success, Katie's story is as heartbreaking as inspirational, as she faced medical procedures, terrifying flashbacks and fears for the future. But as Katie found her Prince Charming - and became a mother against the odds - she experienced both the wonder and anxiety of starting a new, loving family. You will both smile and cry as you join Katie on her highs and lows. With her trademark warmth, honesty and courage, Katie Piper takes you by the hand through her story, showing that no matter how lost you feel in life, you are never alone. Join Katie this December on her journey to confidence in her new book: CONFIDENCE: THE SECRET 'We could all take a leaf out of Katie's book. She has overcome more than anyone else I know' CHERYL 'Katie is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met' SIMON COWELL
"This book is a rambling fantasy that pushes one to think about one's own convictions, belief systems, and engagement with nature. What makes it tricky to navigate through is that it is loaded with many complex ideas, each needing to be unraveled. It might be worth considering a collection of short stories around separate challenges which are tied together, each with its own introduction and conclusion. The narrative style reminds one of Dr. Seuss's stories but clearly this book is fairy tales for adults!" Radha Gopalan. "The book is a real tour de force! The author is a mystic and some of his ruminations are very illuminating. This is a book that has to be read over time and not at a stretch." Denis Rodrigues.
An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph in the Wake of the 1970 Marshall Football Plane Crash
Author: Craig T. Greenlee
Category: Sports & Recreation
The legacy of the Marshall players who perished transcends wins and losses. Their tragic deaths squashed the likelihood of a bloody race riot on campus. The evening of November 14, 1970 was damp and chilly with a steady drizzle and dense fog. Students at Marshall University had no idea that the night’s horrific events would change their lives forever. On this night, a plane crash wiped out most of the school’s football team. Unless you were there, you could never fully comprehend the gravity of grief that engulfed Huntington, West Virginia, in the days following the worst aviation disaster in the history of American sports. I know. I was there. I’ll never forget. It could have been me on that plane. I played football at MU for two seasons. A year before the tragedy, I left the team for personal reasons. When the school began the daunting task of resurrecting its football program in the spring of ’71, it was a no-brainer decision for me to rejoin the team and become part of the rebuilding process. Media projects devoted to the plane crash provide well-deserved notoriety. Still, there are glaring omissions. Now, for the first time, former Marshall defensive back Craig T. Greenlee tells the real story – the whole story – about Thundering Herd football from back in the day.
After the death of her husband, Betty Chandler wails, My life is over! She finds herself threatened and abused by her neighbors and friends. Betty questions her judgment and self-esteem. Will she abandon all visions of the future and wait for death as the reality of her own existence? Becoming a widow is a time of transition. Betty comes to depend not merely on others but on her own inner strength, steadily growing within as she searches for fulfillment in this second phase of her being. She comes to realize the end of her marriage was the start of the journey of self-discovery. Can Betty hold on to her puritanical standard of love and marriage after she meets Alfonse dMedici? Will she embark on an adventurous journey, divesting herself of the past to find herself in a new world filled with adventure and romance (often erotic), threatening her morality, her sense of being, and, at times, her very existence. Occasionally, disaster threatens. Can Betty triumph over a man who parks diagonally in a parallel world? Will she survive wiser, stronger, and more resilient in the crucial moments of The Time After Happily-Ever-After?
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Johnson is a teenage girl looking for love and the classic fairy tale, Cinderella ending. Once she thinks she has found it, her world, hopes, and dreams are shattered until she realizes that the love she was searching for has been pursuing her the entire time.