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Paul Bunyan is reimagined as a man, not a myth, whose personality is giant but whose challenges are all too human. Myth and plausible reality merge seamlessly in Paul Bunyan, Darryl Wimberly’s fictional account of Bunyan as a mortal man who became the subject of legend. – Susan Waggoner, Foreword Clarion Reviews
The sequence of the primes is something of a mystery in number theory‚ if not in all of mathematics. Euler once said‚ “Mathematicians have tried in vain‚ to this day‚ to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers‚ and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the mind will never penetrate”. One key question has always been: Does there exist a single‚ overarching organisational principle that accounts for why any prime follows another prime as the next largest prime in the prime sequence?
THE PROPHET is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 40 different languages and has never been out of print.
THE ART OF WAR is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. For the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
No Ballyhoo by Canadian-Italian-Turkish novelist Mauro Mevlud Martino is a kaleidoscopic look at New York life from the perspective of three generations in the Big Apple starting from the early 1900s to modern day. “Hemingway in its diary like style and homage to the life of this rich city, it is a tribute, a piece of the multi-layered cake that is NY life and all its multi-faces and flavors.” – Vanessa McMahon (author, filmmaker and producer)
Told with humor and intelligence and a keen eye for universal truths about being young, these are stories that will delight readers and remind them of another part of life when everything seemed so much more mysterious and yet so very much simpler. – William Souder, author of Under a Wild Sky (Pulitzer Prize finalist)
“Halfway to the Stars will thrill an audience seeking entertainment untouched by editorial censors. This is stand-up comedy at its literary best, with controversial pieces included to strike the strongest blow where needed. Race, gender, religion, culture, and… are all targets in Curzon’s cable car chaos.” – Julia Ann Charpentier – Clarion/Foreword Reviews Five Stars
The Special Extensive Edition of the Official Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation and Detention Program, including also the additional views, minority views & additional minority views. “A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach.” – The New York Times “The Senate intelligence committee’s report is a landmark in accountability … It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles.” – The Guardian
“Angry, bitter, with chips on both shoulders, Daniel Curzon is also ferociously honest and very funny.” – Ian Young “He has been everywhere, he has met everyone, and now that he has your attention, he is going to let you know exactly what he has been thinking about them all these years. The result is a blunt, hilarious, page-turning ride that is, to use the cliché, impossible to put down.” – Philip Clark
“A young girl with a checkered past and a mysterious magic power is drafted into a mission to save her kingdom… a fun, well-crafted story that fantasy readers should enjoy. The conclusion is open-ended enough to suggest at least one sequel; let’s hope Johanson delivers. An engaging, compulsively readable fantasy.” — Kirkus Reviews
“If a movie were made of Halima Alaiyan’s dramatic life of dislocation, disappointment, and transformation, it would challenge credulity…” Thomas BeVier, in Foreword Reviews – Fall Issue 2014. Barely a year old, she flees Palestine with her parents. She grows up as an exile in Egypt, feeling the constraints of Islamic tradition on women. At sixteen, following an arranged marriage, she embarks on an even more restricted and isolated life in Saudi Arabia…
“The Sunshineboy describes those years in vivid pictures with valuable references to the world of stage and theatre in Vienna at that time. Hans-Christian, has given readers an insight into the perception of gender issues in post war Austria through describing touchingly his brave acts of defiance and the beautiful path he has chosen of healing and forgiving.” Liz King – the prominent dancer, choreographer and pioneer of the Austrian dance scene.
As Frank and Layla search for love, for commitment in the village of New York, in the village of their hearts, they encounter the likes of bloated Botero type characters oddly real and traveling as if in a blimp through the village… and, Hakim Luqman: the character that pinpricks the blimp into its soft landing into the world of Memo and Burcu…
The African Quatuor of Albert Russo includes the author’s award-winning novels set in the former Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi, with historical facts which will surprise the readers who are only aware of the often distorted reports they gather in today’s media… – James Baldwin’s words to the author, penned the year of his death: «I like your work very much indeed. It has a very gentle surface and a savage under-tow. You’re a dangerous man.»
A heart that beats from the mechanisms of divinity and reveals that EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL. But, before arrival, as James Marcus, a fallen man in a fallen marriage in Toronto, Canada, I had to make a supreme choice: to leave all as I knew in search of… Aspendos…