By Daniel Easterman
It is wartime and John Ridgeforth has been smuggled, his mission deadly secret, into a country which he thought he knew, thought he loved. It is a country where public lynchings are condoned; where concentration camps are rife; where neighbour spies on neighbour, and lovers are dangerous enemies; where Jews, Blacks, Communists are branded with the letter K. A country where K stands for kike; and for the Ku Klux Klan. K carries us into a nightmare world which is also uncannily close to truth and our worst fears, most haunting dreads. We have seen fanaticism; now we see what could so easily have been all our yesterdays.
K Blows Top
By Peter Carlson
Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in Can-Can . He befriended and offended a cast of characters including Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. K Blows Top is a work of history that reads like a Vonnegut novel. This cantankerous communist's road trip took place against the backdrop of the fifties in America, with the shadow of the hydrogen bomb hanging over his visit like the Sword of Damocles. As Khrushchev kept reminding people, he was a hot-tempered man who possessed the power to incinerate America.
Yui, Mio, Ritsu, and Tsumugi have all wound up in the same dorm as they embark on their college adventures! It will take some time for the girls to get used to life away from their families and adjust to the pace of college life, but there's one aspect of their new situation that there's no uncertainty about - joining the pop music club! But they aren't the only high school band making their debut on the college scene. Is Afterschool Tea Time ready to perform alongside the hard-rocking Gang of Girls?!
K-ON! High School
As the second school term begins, so do preparations for the upcoming school festival! The Pop Music Club starts working on some fresh lyrics as they tune up their act for their live show. But the third-year girls find themselves practicing for a performance of another kind when Ritsu and Mio are selected to play the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet! With the rest of the girls tied up in play rehearsal, Azusa spends her afternoons alone in the clubroom...Will the show be ready to go on?!
K-On!, Vol. 1
In an effort to save their high school's memberless pop music club, four high school girls sign up for the after-school jam session. They may have rescued the club, but it's going to take some work for them to crank out any music. Yui Hirasawa loves pop, but she's never played and instrument or read music before. With the help of the other club members, Yui learns everything she needs to know to become and excellent lead guitar player. But the real test of her rock star potential is yet to come. What will her fellow students say when the pop music club performs at the school festival?!
K-On!: Vol 2
It's been almost a year since the girls of the pop-music club started jamming together, but the start of the new year is no time to look back on their journey - it's time to recruit new members! Despite their inexperience, the girls' passionate performance at the entrance ceremony impresses first-year Azuka, a budding guitar player who can't wait to join. But she didn't expect there to be so much tea-drinking in the pop-music club. Or...When do they get around to making music?!
K-On!: Vol 3
As dawn breaks on a new year, Azusa decides it's time for the girls of the Pop Music Club to crack down and get serious! Time to schedule their next show!But even though Afterschool Tea Time is starting to sound like a real band, Mio's stage fright is going to make live performances tricky. What better way to cure shyness than with a part-time job?! At a maid café?!
K-On!: Vol 4
As the second school term begins, so do preparations for the upcoming school festival!The Pop Music Club starts working on some fresh lyrics as they tune up their act for their live show. But the third-year girls find themselves practicing for a performance of anothger kind when Ritsu and Mio are selected to play the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet! With the rest of the girls tied up in play rehearsal, Azusa spends her afternoons alone in the clubroom... Will the show be ready to go on?!
By Audi Gozlan
Audi Gozlan, a certified yoga instructor and the founder of Kabalah Yoga, offers a book that fuses the practice of yoga with the ancient wisdom of Jewish mysticism, teaching you how to awaken the secret energy of each Hebrew letter in order to enliven your practice and experience the hidden powers of the universe. There is an authentic need for spirituality in our lives-one that connects us with the sacred, something greater than ourselves, but that is also practical, touching the body and soul in deep and meaningful ways. While yoga offers us postures (or asanas), breathing, and meditation techniques, it may not always fulfill the deep desire for spiritual connection that has arisen. But when combined with the mystical tradition of Kabalah, it may be just the answer modern spiritual seekers are after. Kabalah Yoga blends the movement and meditation of Hatha flow yoga with the ancient teachings of Kabalah, incorporating the wisdom of the Hebrew letters, also known as the Sacred Shapes, which are believed by Jewish mystics to be divine templates that contain the creative energy of the universe. This book describes the body, breath, and soul found within each of the Sacred Shapes, and shows that by moving your body into asanas based on each letter of the Hebrew alphabet and meditating on their meaning, you can unlock and embrace their great, empowering, and healing wisdom.Kabalah Yoga brings a new form of awareness to the practice of yoga as a language of the soul, allowing you to journey deep within and discover yourself from the inside out, while tapping into the divine energy of each of the Sacred Shapes. With the explanations, insights, stories, meditations, and photographs in this book, you'll enhance your practice and improve your life.
Kabbalah Made Easy
By Barrie Dolnick
An accessible and energising book on the hottest phenomenon in spirituality. Madonna is doing it. Demi and Ashton are doing it, too. And if you're wondering what Kabbalah is all about then this is the book for you. Kabbalah might sound like some new, cool fad invading Hollywood, but it's much, much more than that. Kabbalah is an ancient body of knowledge, a mystical pathway and a complex model based on a concept entitled 'The Tree of Life', which explains what or who God is, who you are, and most importantly, who you can be. Chapters include:· Getting Started with Kabbalah· Creation· The Tree of Life· Tree of Life Power Centre: Symbolic and Practical Use· The Significance of Numbers and Letters· Angels, Evil and the Soul's Journey· Deeper Explorations of Kabbalah· Living the Enlightened Life· Bibliography and Suggested Reading.
By Matt Gallagher
Based on Captain Matt Gallagher's controversial and popular blog, which the U.S. Army shut down in June 2008, Kaboom is a sardonic, unnerving, one-of-a-kind Iraq war memoir. "At turns hilarious, maddening and terrifying," providing "raw and insightful snapshots of conflict" ( Washington Post ), Kaboom resonates with stoical detachment from and timeless insight into a war that we are still trying to understand.
By Eric Alterman
In this agenda-setting essay, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama's many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama's campaign promises all but impossible. Brilliantly blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change, Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine "change" will come to America only when people care enough to challenge the system.
The Kabul Beauty School
By Deborah Rodriguez
In a little beauty school in the war zone of Kabul, a community of women comes together, all with stories to tell.DEBBIE, the American hairdresser who co-founds the training salon. As the burqas are removed in class, curls are coiffed and make-up is applied, Debbie's students share with her their stories - and their hearts.MINA, forcibly married to a man in repayment of a family debt and threatened with having her child taken away.ROSHANNA, a tearful young bride terrified her in-laws will discover she's not a virgin.And NAHIDA, the prize pupil who bears the scars of her Taliban husband's approval.In the Kabul Beauty School, these women and many others find a safe haven and the seeds of their future independence.From the bestselling author of THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, this is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling story.
By Nicholas Murray
This gripping biography of the great Czech novelist, diarist and short story writer chronicles Kafka's entire (if tragically curtailed) life (1883-1924), but it focuses upon the writer's relationship to his father and his inheritance as a member of the Jewish mercantile bourgeoisie in Prague. Born into a German-speaking Jewish family, Kafka was a subject of the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1919 yet through his work he is one of the most modern of writers. While previous works have concentrated on Kafka and his women, Nicholas Murray will concentrate on his extraordinary relationship with his father which found its most eloquent literary expression in the story 'The Judgement' written in 1912 when Kafka was twenty-nine:in a reverse Oedipal move, the father condemns his son to death by drowning. This work is essential for an understanding of the intensely private and complex Kafka and the kind of writer he turned out to be - the creator in THE CASTLE, THE TRIAL and METAMORPHOSIS (the dazzling short story whose hero wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect) of some of the defining literature of the 20th century.
Kagerou Daze, Vol. 1 (Novel)
Shintarou Kisaragi, a NEET - person "Not in Education, Employment, or Training" - has refused to leave the comfort of his room for two whole years but Shintarou's easy and solitary life is about to take an unexpected turn when his computer crashes and he is forced to venture into the world he was happy to shut out forever...and stumbles into the middle of a hostage situation!
Kaisha Japanese Corp
By James C. Abegglen
Widely acclaimed as the best book yet on Japanese management by two experts, this important book offers a tough-minded analysis of Japanese business methods and competitive strategies.
The Kalahari Typing School For Men
By Alexander McCall Smith
Ex-CID. Ex-New York. Ex-cellent' reads the sign outside the Satisfaction Guarantee Detective Agency. Cephas Buthelezi certainly talks the talk, Precious discovers, but would he have the wherewithal to deal with her current case - a man who has been attacked by ostrich rustlers, and is eager to reassess his life? Meanwhile, there are difficulties at the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where one of the apprentices has discovered the Lord, problems at home with the mysterious death of a hoopoe, and romantic complications when Mma Makutsi sets up a typing school for men . . .
By Danielle Steel
When Sam Walker returned from the front lines of World War II, bringing with him his exquisite French bride, no one could have imagined that their fairytale love would end in such a shattering tragedy. Nine-year-old Hilary, the eldest of the Walker children, clung desperately to her two sisters: five-year-old Alexandra and baby Megan. However, before the year was out, they too would be painfully wrenched from her tender arms. Cut off from every loving warmth, Hilary swore she would one day track down the man who had destroyed her family, and find her beloved sisters again. But could they risk everything to confront a dark, forgotten past? John Chapman, lawyer, prestigious, private investigator - chosen to find the sisters - embarks on a labyrinthine trail which leads him to Paris, New York, Boston and Connecticut, knowing that at some time in their lives, the three sisters must face each other - and the final, most devastating secret of all . . .
By Danielle Steel
KALEIDOSCOPE: No one could have imagined that Sam Walker's fairytale love with his French bride would end in tragedy... Nine-year-old Hilary, the eldest of the Walker children, clung desperately to her two younger sisters, Alexandra and baby Megan. However, they too would be wrenched from her tender arms. Hilary swears that she will one day track down the man who destroyed her family, and find her beloved sisters again. John Chapman, prestigious private investigator chosen to find the sisters, embarks on a labyrinthine trail, knowing that at some point, the sisters must face each other - and the most devastating secret of all . . . FAMILY ALBUM: Hollywood, 1945. Shipping heir Ward Thayer and screen star Faye Price are reunited after a chance meeting two years earlier. Unable to forget the connection they shared, romance quickly sparks. But for Faye, the life she's heading for with Ward is a threat to her ambition. How can she decide between Hollywood and motherhood? Is it right to choose fame over family? Faye is on the brink of an impossible choice that will shape the lives of those she loves in ways she could scarcely have imagined.
By Evan Green
This stunning sequel to Adam's Empire, centred on his remote sheep station Kalinda, tracks the development of Adam's family. Having grown up as a poor orphan child, Adam finds himself financially secure, in love and a father. But Adam's new found bliss is short lived. His relationship with his lover, Nellie, collapses under societal pressure and lawyers are threatening to take away his young daughter. When WWII breaks out, Adam enlists in the army and finds himself stationed in Nazi-occupied Greece. Heartbroken and far away from everything he knows, will he decide to give love another chance?As the decades pass, the lives of Adam and his family will intertwine in ways they never expected. Kalinda, set against a backdrop of some of Australia's most stunning scenery, explores the lengths people will go to for love and what it really means to be a family.