Though it's beautiful, something about the hotel, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, makes her nervous - as does her brother, Isaac.And when they wake the following morning to discover his fiancee Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin's unease grows.
A super-smart speculative literary thriller which explores the nature of identity and fate, in a world set in the near future, where our sense of who we are is inextricably linked to the digital footprints we leave... how can we be imperfect human beings in a world defined by technology?...
"Marabout Ahmed, is a highly regarded Koranic teacher who runs a religious school for young boys in the capital city where Ibrahimah is sent to join his cousin Etienne to study for a year--the local custom for many families. Six-year-old Ibrahimah loves swiping pastries from his mother's kitchen, harvesting green beans with his father, and racing down to the beach after the mosque in search of sea glass with his sisters. But when he is approached in his rural village one day by a seemingly kind stranger,the tides of his life turn forever. Unbeknownst to Ibrahimah's parents, rather than teaching the boys, Marabout sends them out to beg in the streets in order to line his pockets. To make it back home alive, Etienne and Ibrahimah must help one another survive both the dangers posed by Marabout, and the myriad threats of the city: black market organ traders, rival packs of boys from other daaras, and mounting student protest on the streets. Transporting us between rural and urban Senegal, No Heaven for Good Boys shows the strength that can emerge when one has no other choice but to survive. Drawn from real incidents in metropolitan Senegal, No Heaven for Good Boys is provocative, finely rendered, and hauntingly urgent--an extraordinary debut novel that locates the universal through the story of two boys caught in the terrible sweep of history"--
"New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire transforms Hans Christian Andersen's classic story "The Wild Swans" into an Italian-American girl's coming-of-age, set in atmospheric 1960s New York"--
Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognisable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She describes how medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants encountered Arab Muslim culture on their way to the Holy Land; and explores more recent artistic interaction between Ottoman and Western cultures, including Sir Christopher Wren's inspirations in the 'Saracen' style of Gothic architecture. Recovering this long yet overlooked history of architectural 'borrowing', Stealing from the Saracens is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on Europe's greatest landmarks. A New Statesman Book of the Year 2020, chosen by William Dalrymple. A BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2020.
'One of the most valuable books I've ever read' Adwoa Aboah _____________________________________________________________________________ _________ If change is the natural order of things, why do we struggle with the huge milestones in our lives? At a time when even the most certain things feel disrupted, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel provides an antidote to the chaos we are all feeling. In this Sunday Times bestseller, Julia draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and even thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences. From a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis, from a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a man struggling to repair his marriage after the trauma of suffering with COVID-19 in the ICU, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity. Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, these 19 powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and improve the way we approach challenges at every stage of life. _____________________________________________________________________________ _________ 'Examines the power that comes from dealing effectively with change' Elizabeth Day
"From Kim Scott, author of the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Radical Candor, comes Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair-how we can recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice-and transform our careers and organizations in the process.We-all of us-consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the workforce even as we include, overestimate, and promote others, often beyond their level of competence. Not only is this immoral and unjust, it's bad for business. Just Work is the solution. Just Work is Kim Scott's new book, revealing a practical framework for both respecting everyone's individuality and collaborating effectively. This is the essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect"--
Tired of hiding in obscurity on Earth, Tina, the human clone of a brilliant alien tactician, pursues her destiny in space, but success is elusive until Tina and her best friend Rachel assemble a ragtag crew of humans and set out to save all the worlds.
Based on the hit anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope), two girls from different worlds connect through a love of music and a desire to make it big on Mars.
Deal with the ups and downs of growing up. This visual guide to puberty and adolescence is a must-read for all parents and tweens embarking on those scary teenage years. This growing up book covers contemporary issues such as internet safety and tackles key topics such as sexuality and body image. Demystify puberty with this must-read home reference book by Prof. Robert Winston. From your menstrual cycle to sexting, and even cyber-bullying. This straightforward, unpatronizing approach to tricky topics is the essential illustrated guide to adolescence for both parents and their teens. The stunning graphics and illustrations make this invaluable for tweens and teens alike. Help Your Kids With Growing Up is a guide for modern kids coming into their teen years. It addresses topical issues like body image, the effects of social media and sexting. It also offers a biological explanation for the physical side of being a teenager from mood swings, periods and breaking voices. This book offers a no-nonsense, non-judgemental approach to help parents and their kids navigate their way through puberty and adolescence. Sexuality, Confidence, Social Media, Emotions, Stress! Puberty and adolescence can be a confusing and complex time. Help Your Kids With Growing Up offers straightforward advice to help parents and children survive and thrive during the turbulent teenage years. Emotional well-being, physical changes, online safety, family dynamics, relationships, sexuality, and much more are discussed and explained through jargon-free text and simple, clear illustrations. Engaging graphics and illustrations make this modern, comprehensive guide to adolescence invaluable for tweens and teens alike. Whether as a quick-reference guide or cover-to-cover read. This self-understanding and self-development book will discuss and explain the following topics: - Growing Up - Female Puberty - Male Puberty - Healthy Body - Healthy Mind - Achieving Potential - Digital Life - Sexuality - Relationships - And more DK's bestselling Help Your Kids With series contains crystal-clear visual breakdowns of important subjects. Simple graphics and jargon-free text are key to making this series a user-friendly resource for frustrated parents who want to help with children get the most out of life. Get help with anything from geography and music to maths, SATs and growing up.
"Change when you eat and change your body, your health, and your life! Diets don't work. You know you know that, and yet you continue to try them, because what else can you do? You can Fast. Feast. Repeat. After losing over eighty pounds and keeping every one of them off, Gin Stephens started a vibrant, successful online community with hundreds of thousands of members from around the world who have learned the magic of a Delay, Don't Deny® intermittent fasting lifestyle. Fast. Feast. Repeat. has it all! You'll learn how to work a variety of intermittent fasting approaches into your life, no matter what your circumstances or schedule. Once you've ignited your fat-burning superpower, you'll get rid of "diet brain" forever, tweak your protocol until it's second nature, and learn why IF is a lifestyle, not a diet. Fast. Feast. Repeat. is for everyone! Beginners will utilize the 28-Day FAST Start. Experienced intermittent fasters will strengthen their intermittent fasting practice, work on their mindset, and read about the latest research out of top universities supporting intermittent fasting as the health plan with a side effect of weight loss. Still have questions? Gin has you covered! All of the most frequently asked intermittent fasting questions are answered in the exhaustive FAQ section"--
Beloved by millions, praised by film critic Roger Ebert as "the best animation filmmaker in history," and referred to as the "Japanese Walt Disney," Hayao Miyazaki is known for his sense of whimsical adventure, deep reverence for nature, and strong female characters. As a prolific creator, his influence and admirers include Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and Akira Kurosawa.
Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator. Showcasing a diverse array of original painting, embroidery, sculpture, and limited edition prints that were first exhibited at Spoke during three highly popular group exhibitions attracting more than 10,000 attendees, this beautiful book grants fans of Miyazaki another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.