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Three lives. One man.
Christopher Marlowe was the first rock star poet, a spy, an atheist, a gay rebel whose controversial plays thrilled audiences and challenged the government.
CHRISTOPHER WILD is Kathe Koja’s new novel, a daring remix of eras—the glitter and threat of Elizabethan England, a grimy mid-20th century, and a dark near-future of constant surveillance—as Marlowe loves and fights and writes his way through every dangerous age.
KATHE KOJA’s books include Under the Poppy, The Bastards’ Paradise, The Cipher and Skin; her young adult novels include Buddha Boy, Talk and Kissing the Bee. Her work has been honored by the ALA, the ASPCA and with the Bram Stoker Award. Her books have been published in seven languages and optioned for film. She’s a Detroit native and lives in the area with her husband, artist Rick Lieder. She also runs Loudermilk Productions, creating site-specific immersive events including performances of Faustus and her own adaptation of Under the Poppy.
Everything is Connected! This reference book for life helps make everything you read and do, work better. It shows you how to learn and master the life comprehension and transformation skills that experts possess, from the way they write and speak. You will put more and more pieces of that puzzle together, in ever new ways, the better you understand the process.
Learning how to learn impacts your work and personal life regardless of your age, education or career. The 10 Lessons provide direct applications to every facet of life. Each influences the others, so your improvement is accelerated.
Many other books connect the dots for you as they deliver their advice. But there is limited understanding of how to apply the process they use to your own life and communicate better with it, the way children fill in spaces outlined in a coloring book: a Coloring Book for Thinking.
Clinical research has proven that people retain and USE information better with illustrative anecdotes and analogies. Field research has proven that people at every level are more productive who communicate that way.
Take the journey. Unlock the mystery of how to learn and communicate. Discover and put the pieces of your puzzle together, each moment.
Henry had warned her. “If you go to Cairo, you might get yourself killed, Isabel.”
But what choice does she have? She has to search for Sean, her missing husband, and she’s found out that a hospital in Cairo treated an American patient recently, who had been brought to the city from Germany. But she’s arrived at the wrong moment. A mass uprising is being crushed in Tahrir Square. The next day, an Egyptian billionaire announces a spectacular discovery at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Isabel goes to meet him. She’s been told he might help her.
Driven by desperation, she ends up deep in the desert, at a camp run by the Muslim Brotherhood. They kill her driver, and ask her to carry out one simple task. They will lead her to Sean if she does it. But what they are asking goes against everything she believes in.
The Great Pyramid of Giza hides the final part of the puzzle that Isabel and Sean have been unraveling since they encountered it in Istanbul. In a fabled hall, assumed by most to be an ancient myth, Isabel discovers the truth about what lies beneath the Great Pyramid, and what really happened to her husband.
The deep pain of childhood abuse–whether physical or emotional, whether a child was neglected or wished nothing more than to be left alone–doesn’t just go away. There’s simply no just getting over it. Even if no physical scars remain as evidence of the victim’s suffering, the deep wounds on their minds, hearts, and souls are still there. But it is possible to become whole and happy.
Author of the successful Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse, Dr. Gregory Jantz now helps readers understand the effects of childhood abuse on their emotional, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual health. He then outlines the steps to lasting healing, including grieving what was lost, learning to balance emotions with intentionality, regaining a positive relationship with one’s own body and mind, and coming to an understanding of God not as a frightening authority figure like the abuser or an accusing judge, but as a loving creator, redeemer, and friend.
Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .
Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .
Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?
Fourteen years ago I bought Missy. She was incredible, had a bad attitude and she hated me. I immediately decided, buying Missy was the stupidest thing I’d ever done, until she talked to me. Missy ﬁrst talked when she really wanted something, tried to get it herself and failed. In frustration, she turned to me and asked me to get it for her. When she asked, she said it clearly, in complete sentences. She was surprised that I understood and got it for her. I was amazed that she asked so clearly. I’ve paid attention ever since. Now, Missy talks all the time. Once I got more horses, I realized, they all talk. If we don’t notice, horses give up and don’t try to talk to us anymore. We can learn how horses think, processes information and talk.
I reject the term, “Breaking Horses”. I don’t want broken horses, so I don’t break them. I want spirited, intelligent, engaged horses. Breaking horses makes them anxious and reactive. Its archaic thinking, like controlling a wife was in the 50’s. This book explains how I lead, with respect, between me and my horses, as their leader. My horses trust me to lead. Yours will too.
This book explains….
– How I talk to horses. How anyone can, if you learn how horses think and speak.
– How to earn your respected position in their herd, as their Leader.
– How to ﬁx incorrect or ill behavior, by telling them, “Wrong answer. Find a better answer.” How to show your horse what you want, have them trust you, become brave, and try.
– How to become conﬁ dent and share that conﬁdence with your horse, without arrogance. How to interpret what your horse is saying, by what your horse is showing you.
– How to help an abused horse overcome PTSD, learn to trust and feel safe with you.
– How to turn a reactive brain off, turn their thinking brain on, so they can respond and not react. How to read your horse’s ears, because ears say as much as their eyes say.
– How to approach a horse, who sees you with one eye, ask them for two eyes, and why it matters. How a horse’s brain is different than a human’s and what that means while you work with them.
”May your Horse ‘want to’ be with you”
Margo’s an Author, Horse Trainer & Spotted Saddle Horse Breeder, Musician and Screenwriter in Tennessee, with eight horses, a bunch of goats, two dogs, and one really bossy cat.
Wealth Is More than Money
For most people, the word wealth conjures images of material possessions and luxury: fancy jewelry, exotic automobiles, opulent living quarters, and vacations in Southern France. To become wealthy is the pinnacle of the iconic American Dream. When you can afford the best of everything you want, you get to live happily ever after . . .
That may be the traditional vision of wealth, but it is not most people’s experience.
Drawing on over twenty years of experience as a Certified Financial Planner, author Bob Reby explores the idea that wealth means different things to different people. Your health, relationships, and family are all components of wealth, and your financial plan should be in line with those values. Wealth Redefined will help you find your unique version of financial independence and live happily ever after.
You’ll find exclusive excerpts of seven titles due for publication during the month of August in this sampler—but first check out our extensive preview of well over 100 new books of interest coming to market in the month ahead. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
Then turn to new fiction from bestselling author Danzy Senna, in her novel of contemporary manners in America, New People. After that, this month is all about debuts. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo is already a Bailey’s Women’s Prize finalist in the UK. The Half-DrownedKing by Linnea Hartsuyker is the first novel in a literary epic Norse trilogy. Sarah Schmidt looks through the eyes of Lizzie Borden’s troubled sister in See What I Have Done, while Leah Weiss provides a portrait of Appalachia through one small town in If The Creek Don’t Rise. At the opposite end of the cultural spectrum, Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives is a semi-mystery set in a New York museum.
Rounding out the sampler is Laugh Out Loud, an illustrated middle grade title from James Patterson and his JIMMY imprint.
Buzz Books Monthlies are your first and best place to turn for a real insider’s taste of what to read next, and what the book world will be talking about next month. We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—and keep an eye out for September Buzz Books available in early August.
Passionate readers have relied on our twice-a-year Buzz Books to sample and discover new books from big authors and breakout talents through exclusive and substantial pre-publication excerpts. You can read more than 50 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this fall and winter right now. Also, watch for our second annual Buzz Books Romance, devoted to this popular genre (available July 12).
The crime was at once intriguing and bizarre, efficient and theatrical.
The members of St Anthony’s College awake one bleak November morning to find the most chilling of crimes has happened in their quiet, contained college. Josiah Umpleby, President of the college, has been shot in his room during the night.
The college buzzes with supposition and speculation. Orchard Ground and the lodgings are particularly insulated: only a limited number of senior staff have access and even fewer have their own keys.
With the killer walking among them, Inspector John Appleby of the New Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. As tensions rise and accusations abound, can Appleby determine which of the seven suspects had motive and malice enough to murder a colleague in cold blood?