While sharing a room and playing tennis with her four older sisters, Serena Williams had to figure out how to be her own person. This empowering biography showcases the rise of the youngest Williams sister and how her family played a part in her path to becoming the strong woman and star athlete she is today. Full color.
Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wife´s death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition.
An adorable bedtime picture book with a positive message about friendship and overcoming shyness. From Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Little Mouseling lives with her family in Wintermouse Wood. She loves having a big family, but she´s so small that she often gets left out when her older brothers and sisters go out to play. Can this shy little mouse find a best friend to stay by her side? This gentle, rhyming story is perfect for sharing with your little one at bedtime. Look out for The Koala Who Could: Winner of the Sainsbury´s Book Prize 2017!
Anime adaptation coming soon! Dark, disturbing, sexy, and shameful, this new sci-fi action manga stars a dominating teenage girl searching for a sister who became a monster, and a submissive boy with the strange power to turn into a ragged but powerful beast, with a zipper down his back and a compartment on the inside just big enough to hold a human body. Shuichi Kagaya an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: He can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the girl´s life, sharing his secret with her. But she´s searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn´t care how degrading it gets: She will use Shuichi to accomplish her mission...
The new YA sensation from bestselling author of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Ann Brashares. Perfect for fans of Zoella, Nicola Yoon, Jennifer Niven and Cathy Cassidy. Ray and Sasha share a bedroom, they have overlapping circles of friends and the same sisters - but they´ve never met. Once, Sasha´s dad and Ray´s mum were married, and had three daughters. But the marriage crumbled. Now there are two new families with two new children, Sasha and Ray, and during the summer months they alternate sharing a rambling beach house. Teenagers now, Ray and Sasha find themselves becoming more and more curious about each other.When they finally meet, it´s a summer filled with romance and secrets...and a tragedy that will break or heal their families for ever.
Discover God´s best for your romantic relationshipsIn a culture obsessed with love and romance, why is it so hard for us to find satisfying love that lasts? Maybe we´ve been looking at this thing called love all wrong. In this insightful, encouraging, and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, sex, boundaries, and singleness, Love Defined will take you on a journey to discovering God´s good and original design for romance. If you´ve ever wanted a wise big sister to help you navigate relationships, this book gives you two of them! --Dr. Juli Slattery, cofounder of Authentic Intimacy and author of Sex and the Single Girl Kristen and Bethany challenge the popular status quo approach to relationships. Their ideas are radical. Countercultural. If you´re a young woman looking for true romance according to God´s way, you can´t afford to miss this book! --Mary A. Kassian, author of Girls Gone WiseKristen Clark and Bethany Beal are sisters, lifelong friends, the founders of GirlDefined Ministries, and authors of Girl Defined. These Texas gals are passionate about God´s beautiful design for womanhood and love sharing this message through blogging, speaking, and mentoring young women. WWW.GIRLDEFINED.COM
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence-but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he´s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor´s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux´s five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux´s wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty´s mother, Nola. Horrified at what he´s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition-the sweat lodge-for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. ´´Our son will be your son now,´´ they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new ´´sister,´´ Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother´s terrifying moods. Gradually he´s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches´ own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America´s most distinguished literary masters.
The New York Times bestseller ´´[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.´´ -The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend´s education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister´s dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city´s chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family´s name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era´s most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill´s mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he´d stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city´s most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York´s great characters.
Emily Sophie takes us on a journey through her experiences in the dance industry and life, revealing her most vulnerable self and intimate confessions about emerging from the darkness and into the magic and light. This book has got personal stories, actionable tasks and techniques to use as coping strategies and many life lessons that are useful and appropriate for all in this day and age. This book is a must read for all performers but especially for someone who wants to overcome anxiety, self doubt and low confidence so they can finally step into their spotlight and shine. “Emily does all performers a great service by sharing her raw story and giving profound techniques for moving through challenge with ease. Confessions of a dancer is a must read for anyone wanting to reach their potential and avoid burnout” - Tara Stiles, Founder of Strala Yoga “Emily speaks in such a loving way and so easy to relate to. This book could change your life forever!” - Mel Wells, Bestselling Author, Speaker, Actress “Emily’s work of inspiring women to create a strong, respectful mindset is refreshing in a world where comparison and self-loathing is the norm. A book filled with personal stories and action steps to make real change” - Emma and Carla Papas, AKA The Merrymaker Sisters “Honest; powerful and inspiring” - Chio, Broadway Dance Center Faculty, International Choreographer “Emily is open and honest about the reality of how trying dance training can be, physically and most importantly mentally. I think every budding professional dancer should have this on their bedside table. I wish this book had been available when I was at dance college; finding the balance between the strenuous training and practicing self-love would have definitely changed the experience I had” - Cat Sandion, CBeebies Presenter, Performer “This is a great look into the life of Emily and her career as a performer. Such a brave step and honest view into the mind of a creative. An insightful book tackling mental health, confidence and self-worth with some lovely helpful tips along the way” - Jamie Body, Presenter, Performer, Entertainment Correspondent