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My twelve uncles who played important but unknown roles in history. Usually unpredictable, often zany, they reflect life in the Thirties and Forties. They included spies and Senators; communists and conmen; magicians and marathoners; sportsmen and soldiers. Most of them came to unexpected ends.
Polly Faith Harmony is the ultimate ecumenical love child. Born to former hippies turned millionaire entrepreneurs, she’s one part Jewish, one part Catholic, one part Episcopalian, and one part Unitarian—hence her name. Could have been worse. Her Flower Power parents might have named her Polly Esther. Aside from her joke of a name, her great-uncles, one from each side of the family, are all members of the clergy, not to mention golfing buddies and best friends. To keep harmony in the Harmony household, Polly has grown up alternately attending all four houses of worship. When Polly’s feminist mother decides it’s about time her daughter settles down and starts providing her with grandchildren before her biological clock runs out, she enlists help from the four uncles. Polly and her friend Joni have penned The Top 10 Reasons to Call it Quits After the First Date, but Polly soon finds that thanks to her interfering relatives, the list is growing at an alarming rate. Worse yet, she learns that loving relatives on a mission will stop at nothing. Finalist TARA First Impressions Award Key words: chick lit, romantic comedy, family life, second chances, wedding, holidays, humorous
A timeless selection of writings from India’s best-loved author I know the world’s a crowded place, And elephants do take up space, But if it makes a difference, Lord, I’d gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do . . . But, if he brings his mother too, There’s Dad’s garage. He wouldn’t mind. To elephants, he’s more than kind. But I wonder what my Mum would say If their aunts and uncles came to stay! Ruskin Bond has regaled generations of readers for decades. This delightful collection of poetry, prose and non-fiction brings together some of his best work in a single volume. Sumptuously illustrated, Uncles, Aunts and Elephants: Tales from Your Favourite Storyteller is a book to treasure for all times.
A great gift book for uncles or uncles-to-be, this tribute contains fascinating trivia on both fantasy and real-life uncles, including Uncle Buck, Uncle Ben, and Uncle Sam.
Travis is bitter and lonely when he is orphaned and must leave his beloved horse and farm behind.
When the Nazis invaded Poland, the Jewish population in Warsaw was the second largest in the world. Within five years it had been annihilated. We still know little about the Holocaust and specifically the ghetto. In this work Jenny Robertson weaves together background information and many personal accounts - from rabbis and lay-people, adults and children - to provide an entry into a doomed, enclosed world. The volume is about the quest to find God in the middle of a tragedy without precedent, the questioning and deepening of faith, and the opening up of new ways of understanding.
Blaise Cendrars écrit la Prose du Transsibérien qu'illustre Sonia Delaunay. Le poème, explosif et plein d'amour dédié à la petite Jeanne de France, se développe sur 2 mètres. Nous sommes en 1913, la révolution est aussi du côté de Cendrars ! Aux Etats-Unis, un jeune pacifiste engagé politiquement, John Dos Passos, écrit Trois Soldats en 1921. Suivant d'autres ouvrages, et le même intérêt pour de multiples causes à défendre, dont l'affaire Sacco et Vanzetti et l'histoire de Jean Galmot pour Cendrars. Les deux écrivains se rencontrent à Paris et se prennent d'amitié. Cendrars, happé par le monde, se met à bourlinguer. Ses voyages le mènent, après la Russie, aux Etats-Unis, en Amérique du Sud. Ils donneront naissance à des épopées plus ou moins vécues, plus ou moins rêvées, qui électrisent encore le lecteur. Passionné par les poèmes de Cendrars, Don Passos décide en 1931, d'en faire une anthologie incluant le " Transsibérien ", " Documentaires ", " Formose ", etc, et l'illustre de bois gravés. C'est cet ouvrage resté introuvable, qui est aujourd'hui réédité dans sa version bilingue.
In this cumulative folktale from Latin America, the sun sets off a chain of events which results in the cleaning of Rooster's beak in time for his uncle's wedding.