A lush debut novel , Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose . It's clear she's from this place-the land of the southern coasts, but also the emotional terrain- you can feel it in the pages . A magnificent achievement, ambitious, credible and very timely
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters
Le 9 juin 1870, Charles Dickens meurt, laissant inachevé Les mystères d'Edwin Drood, roman policier avant l'heure. Il n'a pu écrire que six épisodes sur les douze prévus. Cinq ans plus tôt, Dickens était miraculeusement sorti indemme d'un dramatique accident de train. Dan Simmons s'empare de cet événement : alors que Dickens tente d'aider les voyageurs blessés, il aperçoit un personnage spectral au nez et aux doigts coupés, Drood. Dickens se rend chez l'écrivain Wilkie Collins, son collaborateur et rival, et lui fait part de l'épisode étrange qu'il vient de vivre. Les deux compères se mettent en chasse de leur Moriarty - ennemi le plus redouté de Sherlock Holmes - à eux : Drood. À travers les bas-fond de Londres à l'époque victorienne, dans le brouillard des hallucinations de Wilkie Collins qui abuse de son traitement au laudanum, on découvre un Dickens promeneur infatigable, féru d'hypnose, amoureux clandestin d'une jeune actrice et dont le sombre esprit se fêle un peu plus à chaque page.
The vivid story of the creation, renovation, and enduring legacy of the most famous building in France: the palace of Versailles.
Nothing represents the glorious and fraught history of France quite like the Palace of Versailles. Made famous by the absolutist king Louis XIV, Versailles became legendary for the splendor of its revels -- but then, after the Revolution of 1789, it fell into disrepute as a reminder of royal excess and abuse of power. Subsequent French governments struggled with how to handle the opulent palace and grounds -- should the site be memorialized, trivialized, rehabilitated, or even destroyed outright?
Drawing on a new wave of recent research, historian Colin Jones masterfully traces the evolution of Versailles as a space of royal politics and aristocratic pleasures, a building of mythic status, and one of the world's great tourist destinations. Accessible and compelling, this book is a must-read for all Francophiles.
Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.
Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Cet ouvrage rassemble les meilleurs clichés du mythique compte instagram Accidentally Wes Anderson, sur lequel les internautes postent des images rappelant de manière frappante l'univers coloré du réalisateur.
Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob and her relationship with Edward, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
Monsters of different colors explain what makes them feel glad, sad, loving, worried, silly, and angry, and fold-out masks are includes to encourage readers to talk about their feelings
A visual celebration of the eminent photographer's most significant works collects four hundred chronologically arranged, essay-complemented pieces, from his first landscapes of Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916, to his depictions of national parks in the 1940s, to his last achievements from the 1960s. 125,000 first printing.
Paris is the city of light, the city of love, and the city of more art than you could possibly explore in a lifetime-and not just in museums. Tucked away in tree-lined parks, preserved in world class restaurants, emblazoned on Metro station walls, and hidden in the most unexpected places are masterpieces worthy of the Louvre, if you know where to look!
In this whimsically illustrated celebration of Parisian art and artists, author and curator Lori Zimmer highlights more than 100 treasures. From the gorgeous remnants of the Art Nouveau era to the homes of some of the world's most influential artists-including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and more-to an introduction to the modern masters of urban art, there are endless riches to be explored. Discover art that was hidden for decades inside cafes, shops and even a Belle Epoque brothel! Paris will surprise you.
Illustrated by artist Maria Krasinski, this book provides curated itineraries for dreaming up your next urban exploration, and is perfect for displaying on any art lover's shelf.
Their greatest act of resistance was simply existing Drags, fags and trans-women were attracted to the Big Apple because they were able to find work as impersonators in a small number of Lower East Side clubs.
Decades before Stonewall, they occupied the margins of society, determined to live as they pleased, despite of the attentions of the police. Sometimes reduced to stealing to get their costumes, these girls were unstoppable, fearless and fabulous.
When a cache of their letters were discovered, these individuals were given a voice where they had traditionally been silenced. The letters they wrote bear witness to a time when gay community was hard to find.
Blending social, political and cultural history with memoir, this book is an unforgettable and deeply moving encounter with a generation of incredible survivors and a necessary account of how modern drag culture was born.