This is the kind of book that makes me absolutely envious of authors and their incredible ability to bring their words to life. I found myself up until the wee hours of the night on more than one occasion completely immersed in this book.
The book helps to understand our history and extrapolate lessons to the delicate global situation of public finances, especially since governments that claim to be the solution to the global crisis often represent the problem.
There were so many terrific words and phrases in the '20s, why not use them? If you're claiming your novel strives for verisimilitude with the lives, and if you cite to the biographies and letters and critical studies, then make the language real, too.
For many years the prior editions, written by David Mechanic alone, have been the standard text for students of mental health policy. This edition promises to continue to be the standard text because it provides so much information and insight so clearly and briefly.
It seems Alexander Pope's bitch, Bounce, whelped a number of pups, one of which he gave to the Prince of Wales in 1736 to guard his house in Kew. The poet engraved this epigram on the collar: "I am his Highness' Dog at Kew. Pray tell me Sir, whose Dog are you?"
As we begin to celebrate March as National Women's Month, my eternal commitment to raising and strengthening the status of women -- both in my world and in my books -- is as strong as ever.
Everything is a pathway to something else. If you get a bunch of awards for your book and figure your work stops there, that's a big mistake. Follow the path to something else. At some point at the end of that road you'll likely be selling more books.
Rachel Shukert's upcoming young adult novel, Starstruck, is epic and expert in a new way.
"Taking responsibility for our emotions is not about prohibiting ourselves from experiencing our emotions, it's about understanding how to transform ourselves emotionally from a state of unrest to a state of calm instead."
The publishing world is changing faster than you can say Random-Penguin-Schuster.
Overall, he does a fine job explaining things, which is what you would expect. He adopts a tone like the most sociable guy at a cocktail party (meaning, he's not Krugman, who's the argumentative one in the corner), trying to explain, but doing so in an easygoing way that won't scare anyone off.
There's something magical about going into a bookshop or library with a child who's just learning to read by herself. The sense of wonder is infectious, and you can almost see new ideas popping up as children excitedly survey the shelves and reach out to the books that call to them.
Some of us are committed to random acts of kindness that can be as simple as holding a door for a friend on crutches while others, such as Deb Richardson-Moore, leap into an ice-cold swimming pool wearing a suit of faith and clenching to a desire to truly change the world.
Some of Payne's readers may themselves be shocked by some of the explicit sex in Cobalt Blue, yet she is determined to use the Hindu concept to make her point.
The Conduct of Saints captures the time and the place; it is a profoundly atmospheric novel. More important, it presents an unforgettable cast of characters. Once again, Davis' work commands our attention.
Why do we lose those we love? Why do important parts of our world vanish? These are not questions for a detective story, existential or not. But they are the questions to which, in the end, Holt's wonderfully ambitious book leads us.
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Published on April 23rd, 2013