Presents a serialized autobiography describing the author's life, including his career in the band Rush and his motorcycling adventures throughout North America and Euorpe.
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This inside story and history behind the film, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, includes the full screenplay, production notes, interviews, poetry, Irish ballads, features on Ireland, Boston, and Oklahoma, period literature and first-hand accounts of the Oklahoma Land Rush and Irish immigration to the U.S. 140 illustrations, 80 in color. The Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks, official companions to films, large format (8 3/8 x 10 7/8), heavily illustrated throughout, with color photographs, details on the making of the film, background on the filmmakers and cast.
Explains how to plan a wedding from afar, from purchasing flowers to hiring a band, and provides a list of requirements for weddings in popular locations around the world
From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).
Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart lets us ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America, sharing his experiences in personal reflections and full - color photos. Spanning almost four years, these 22 stories are open letters that recount adventures both personal and universal - from the challenges and accomplishments in the professional life of an artist to the birth of a child. These popular stories, originally posted on Neil's website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector's volume. Fans will discover a more intimate side to Neil's very private personal life and will enjoy his observations of natural phenomena. At one point, he anxiously describes the birth of two hummingbirds in his backyard; at the same time, his wife is preparing for the birth of their daughter - a striking synchronicity tenderly related to readers. A love of drumming, nature, art, and the open road threads through the narrative, as Neil explores new horizons, both physical and spiritual. This is the personal, introspective travelogue of rock's foremost drummer, enthusiastic biker, and sensitive husband and father. Far and Away is a book to be enjoyed again and again, like letters from a distant friend.
Welcome to Chestnut Hill, the boarding school where every girl's favourite subject is riding. Lani wishes her best friend Honey didn't have to move back to England. What will Chestnut Hill be like without her? There must be a way to keep their friendship on track... More titles available: THE NEW CLASS (9781407130750), MAKING STRIDES (9781407130767), HEART OF GOLD (9781407130774), PLAYING FOR KEEPS (9781407130781), TEAM SPIRIT (9781407130798), ALL OR NOTHING (9781407130804) and CHASING DREAMS (9781407130811).
Threads of magical realism, fabulism, and personal surrealism are woven together in this collection of William Nixon’s current work. Country folk dance on the surface of a lake, dragons range over mountaintops, a man becomes a deer, a man and a woman cross the southern United States in a drift boat on a river named The Big Time River of Bounty, and Civil War soldiers troop through the pages as well. His poems and songs supply a flow of personally charged, imaginative narratives that multiply throughout this book
All three of the Godmothers novellas together for the very first time! Old friends reunite for an adventure unlike any they've faced before in the latest novel by beloved storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. As Sophie De Luca has learned, many things really are better the second time around, whether that's a wonderful year of marriage with Goebel, her sweet second husband, or strengthening her bonds with childhood friends Toots, Ida, and Mavis. Yet ever since she and Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains in this case is a painful secret. Facing this past presents a special kind of challenge, but with her three extraordinary friends by her side, Sophie is ready to confront a terrible wrong that occurred within the house decades ago. And, just maybe, each of the lifelong friends will get the chance to claim a sweet, surprising future chiming with wedding bells when the task is done . . . Praise for Fern Michaels and The Godmothers Series "Whoever thought the 'golden years' were boring never met the Godmothers." --RT Book Reviews "Michaels' engaging version of the Golden Girls." --Booklist