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If you've ever fallen in love with the wrong person, been held back by your insecurities, endured the pressures of family, dealt with the loss of a loved one, or fought to overcome obsessive behaviours in yourself or in others, then you've participated in the folly of life. In other words, you've undertaken a role in the high drama - and comedy - of a Shakespeare play. Covering such universal subjects as identity, the battle of the sexes, family relationships, love, loss and death, Maguire shows how the dilemmas illustrated in the bard's classic tragedies, comedies and histories can help readers explore their own emotions and judgements. Together, Maguire and Shakespeare offer suggestions, comfort, empathy, and encouragement as they set out a timeless principle for living. To read Shakespeare is to understand what it means to be human. To read "Where There's a Will There's a Way" is to better understand how to deal with it.
Why did the late multimillionaire Noel Hawthorne leave his sisters, April, May, and June, a peach, a pear, and an apple? Why did he will the bulk of his considerable estate to a woman who was most definitely not his wife? Now Nero Wolfe, able, astute, and unscrupulous detective that he is, must get to the bottom of a will that’s left a whirlpool of menace . . . and a legacy of murder that’s about to be fulfilled. Introduction by Dean R. Koontz “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
From Coy Bowles, lead guitarist in the GRAMMY-award winning Zac Brown Band, comes a children’s story about hard work and self-confidence. Will Powers: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way is a tale about overcoming self-entitlement and achieving your goals with dedication and a strong work ethic. Will's journey with music teaches him the value of hard work and the power of believing in yourself. It’s a classic story with a message that kids, parents, and teachers can relate to and rejoice in.
‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri A witty and enjoyable black comedy, Where There’s a Will was Mahesh Dattani's first play. Following the death of business tycoon Hasmukh Mehta, his family is in for a rude shock: Hasmukh's mischievous will stipulates that they will not inherit his wealth anytime soon and, worse, his mistress must come to stay with them. But while Hasmukh's ghost gleefully watches the proceedings from the sidelines, little does he know that he is in for the biggest surprise of all. ‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee ‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times
Hilarious. Incredible. Bizarre. Witty. Deliciously malicious! Where There's a Will is an absorbing collection of odd and curious wills from many countries and many times. The vindictive wills, revealing wills, wills written on nurses petticoats, eggshells, tractor fenders and wills found in a bottle at sea included in the book reflect the full range of man's virtues and vices. The colorful individuals whose Last Will and Testament grace the pages of this book give more than their money away - they give themselves away. They use their wills to get back at obnoxious relatives, to maintain control beyond the grave, to reward, to punish, to defy those who say you can't take it with you. And to have the last word. Among the famous and the infamous whose wills are featured are: George Bernard Shaw, W.C. Fields, Patrick Henry, Janis Joplin, Napoleon, Jack Kelly, Howard Hughes, William Shakespeare, Ian Fleming, Billy Rose, Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Aristotle Onassis. . . and many more.
When Where There's a Will was published in the early Spring of 1987 it received not only a highly favourable review coverage but, rarely for a work of political analysis, reached Number One in the Sunday Times best-seller lists. Michael Heseltine revised the book including a totally new chapter, bringing his reflections up to date and giving his thoughts on events of the Spring and Summer of a highly political year. Where There's a Will is a personal testament, a book of ideas, an autobiographical reassessment. It includes many illustrations from Michael Heseltine's personal life and also his views on the need for a British industrial strategy, the real meaning of the North-South divide, the underlying challenge of the inner cities and the proper role and management of government in attacking these and other problems. He faces the reality of continuing high levels of unemployment, sets out his vision of our relationship with the Superpowers. His prescription is one of radical reform, carried out with energy, efficiency and a sense of genuine partnership.
Miranda Brookhaven returned to Bitterthorn, Texas to fix the past. Years ago, her father used her teenage romance with Coe Rodas to steal the prototype for a groundbreaking new automotive invention. Now her father's dead, and thanks to the convoluted will he left behind, she's stuck in town until she rights the wrong that lost her the man she loved. Coe learned early on that life never goes according to plan. His dreams of hitting it big vanished when Miranda all but invited her father to take the only thing of value he ever had. But now the once-pampered princess is holed up in a condemned trailer on the edge of town...and everything he thought he knew about her—and about what happened between them back then—seems completely wrong. Miranda's determined to give back to Coe all that he lost. If she can do that, maybe she can move on from the past. But Coe seems to be more interested in their rekindled passion than claiming what she thinks he deserves. She's got sixty days to convince him to cough up evidence that he's the original inventor—after that, the only way to transfer the patent rights over to him would be to make him part of the family, and she's not sure her heart can take another hit. 85,000 words
Edgar® Award–winning author Aaron Elkins’s creation—forensics professor Gideon Oliver—has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth.” Now the celebrated Skeleton Detective unearths a wealthy family’s darkest secrets… Alex Torkelsson has just gotten word: his late uncle Magnus’s plane has been found south of Hawaii’s Big Island after ten long years. So too have Magnus’s few skeletal remains, now handed over to the only man who can fit together the pieces of this mystery... What forensic detective Gideon Oliver discovers could shake the Torkelsson family tree to its very roots. But this time his work is yielding more questions about the past than answers. Questions about the long-ago execution-style murder of Magnus’s brother...about a mysterious will that benefits—as well as incriminates—its heirs...and most disturbing of all: questions as to the true identity of the corpse in the lagoon. As lie upon lie is revealed, Gideon’s only hope is to let the bones of the dead condemn the living—before the living take revenge.