´´Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt´s The Secret History with a little bit of Riverdale mixed in. So yeah, it´s epic.´´--HelloGiggles ´´In People Like Us, Dana Mele delivers the Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars young adult novel you´ve been waiting for.´´--Bustle Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she´s reinvented herself entirely. Now she´s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl´s body is found in the lake, Kay´s carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay´s finally backed into a corner, she´ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened. Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
This is master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett´s debut novel. In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That´s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there´s a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet.
´´´´The path the slave took to ´citizenship´ is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen´s music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music.´´´´ So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to ´´Blues People, ´´ his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960´s, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls ´´negro music´´ on white America -- not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.
What does it take to win success and influence? In a world where we are constantly connected, it´s those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who others like, respect and trust. The Art of People reveals the eleven people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home and in life. Accessible, easy to execute and often counter-intuitive, these include: - The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting - Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news - How to get everyone to want to be around you, with one word No matter who you are or what profession you´re in, The Art of People will show you how to charm and win over anyone.
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Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People´s Tragedy is the most vivid, moving and comprehensive history of the Russian Revolution available today. ´A modern masterpiece´ Andrew Marr ´The most moving account of the Russian Revolution since Doctor Zhivago´ Independent Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People´s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for those who lived it, while providing the clearest and most cogent account of how and why it unfolded. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and now including a new introduction that reflects on the revolution´s centennial legacy, A People´s Tragedy is a masterful and definitive record of one of the most important events in modern history.
Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka´s bloody civil war reaches Vancouver´s shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the ´´boat people´´ are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks-and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada´s national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son´s chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan´s fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis.
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes.´Neutral´ Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades.´The next Bill Bryson.´ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers