This great treatise on cats describes the history, manners, habits of the cat and explores its relation to folklore, music, painting, law, poetry, and fiction. It has long been considered the best book ever written about the cat.
“The Tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end.” —Heather Gudenkauf Love and resentment, fear and hope intersect for two sisters as their desire to help an abandoned child forces them to face their past and decide their future . . . Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine’s child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She’s ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life’s sweetness for a change. Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess. As she seeks to discover where Hayley belongs, Delia is forced to reexamine her own painful history. With no guide but her own flawed instincts, Delia must decide how deep to venture into the unknown, whether in shaping the destiny of the child who has no one else to turn to—or in exploring the fierce dark corners of her own soul. “The Tiger in the House is at once terrifying and tender, a tribute to this writer’s range in the realm of domestic drama. I read it once, and then I read it all over again. Stop what you’re doing and settle down with this one.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard “I love Jacqueline Sheehan’s books because they’re about real life with exciting, breathtaking twists. The Tiger In the House is a gripper. From the start where we meet a five year old girl without a last name standing on the side of the road to the ending I wasn’t expecting, I felt like holding my breath. What a great read.” —Cathy Lamb “The Tiger in the House is an absorbing story about two sisters—the strengths and struggles they share, and the secrets they don’t. Delia is a compelling heroine, sensitively rendered. Jacqueline Sheehan is a perceptive observer of the complexities of family relationships in the face of tragedy.” —Emily Arsenault
In her first collection of stories and pieces, Harriet Doerr explores the magical power of memory and brings us a wealth of unforgettable characters: eccentric eighty-two-year-old Great-Aunt Alice, who, empowered by a lucid memory, lived out her final, physically debilitated years with grace; Edie, who arrives in California from England to bring sanity and peace to a house with five half-orphaned children and a despairing widower; Paco, eight years old, and Gloria, eleven, children caught between the longing and pleasures of childhood and the harsh mature realities of their meager circumstances in a Mexican village. These and other characters are captured in the web of life with a startling sensitivity that will touch the reader at every turn. “Strikingly pure and radiant.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The Tiger in the Smoke is a phenomenal novel.” —J. K. Rowling A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London—so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumors are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer, and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again. As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage—before it’s too late . . . “Allingham’s work is always of the first rank.” —The New York Times
In this powerfully dramatic saga, a mother works to reunite her children with their ailing tyrannical father and with each other. Her son is a psychiatrist, one daughter is tragically schizophrenic, the other a free-spirited concert violinist whose young son may yet redeem them all.
The House of Night is no ordinary school—and not just because it's for vampyres. It's a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new. In Nyx in the House of Night—a 2-color illustrated companion to the House of Night series—some of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide that would get even Damien's seal of approval. Travel with P.C. Cast as she gets her first tattoo in Ireland, climbs the ruins of Sgiach's castle, and discovers the lore that led to the Isle of Skye vampyres. Read Kristin Cast's defense of women in history and mythology who, like Zoey, have made a practice of juggling multiple men. Sit in on a vampyre lecture by Bryan Lankford, the real-life basis for House of Night instructor Dragon Lankford, on the parallels between Wiccan and vampyre circle rituals. Tour Tulsa's House of Night landmarks with local Amy H. Sturgis. Plus: •Karen Mahoney on Nyx and other goddesses of the night •John Edgar Browning on vampires in folklore, fiction, and reality •Jana Oliver on tattoos and other Marks •Ellen Steiber on feline familiars •Yasmine Galenorn on priestesses and goddess worship •Jordon Dane on Zoey's Cherokee heritage •Jeri Smith-Ready on the Raven Mockers and Kalona's less than heavenly inspiration •Christine Zika on the connection between Nyx and the Virgin Mary •Triniy Faegen on the Greek version of the Otherworld Nyx in the House of Night also includes an appendix of character names that reveals the myth behind Zoey's last name, which House of Night cats have ties to Camelot, Egypt, and Middle-earth, and more!
Feng Shui For The Curious and Serious Volume 2 will teach you the application of feng shui in your house and will also show you how to use feng shui principles to bring you and your family good health, good fortunes, and a happier and more prosperous life. This book will provide you with detail guidelines and information on how to analyze your surrounding environment,analyze the landscape such as mountains, plants, and trees, discuss how your environment affect your health and fortunes, how to look and distinguish houses with positive or negative feng shui, how to arranged and feng shui your living space such as your bedroom, living room, dinning room, kitchen, and your bed to bring you good health and good fortune, and how to use your birth date and birth sign to elicit and maximize your good fortunes. This book will not only show you how to activate and gain good health and good fortunes, but will also show you how to maintain your good fortunes and how to prevent misfortunes. This book give you very detail information and guidelines on how to find and look for a home with good feng shui and how to arrange your home with feng shui that is conducive to good health and good fortune. This book also provide you with detail guidelines on how to remedy bad feng shui and show you how to avoid to prevent misfortune.
Once again, Bidner has created a delightful study that presents scientific information in a fun and accessible way. Children will enjoy learning how their cuddly domesticated kitties evolved from bigger, more ferocious cats, and what traits they still have in common with lions, tigers, panthers, and the rest of the feline family. Everything about the book is appealing, from the attractive self-contained spreads to the captions, bold headers, and blurbs that communicate concepts quickly.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. Liza Klaussmann's Tigers in Red Weather tells the story of Nick and her cousin Helena who have grown up together, sharing long hot summers at Tiger House. With husbands and children of their own, they keep returning. But against a background of parties, cocktails, moonlight and jazz, how long can perfection last? There is always the summer that changes everything. The award-winning Tigers in Red Weather is a delicious novel, a book that simmers with tension, threat and an intoxicating cocktail of money, sex, heat, boredom and beauty. Gracefully drawn and utterly intriguing, it's the perfect summer blockbuster.