Rick Steves Best of Spain (Second Edition)
By Rick Steves
Hit Spain's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Spain!* Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money* Two-day itineraries covering Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Andalucía's White Hill Towns, and Sevilla* Over 60 full-color maps and vibrant photos* Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps* The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums* Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around* Suggestions for side trips to Montserrat and Figueres, Basque Country, Santiago de Compostela, El Escorial, Segovia, Salamanca, Córdoba, and Spain's South CoastExperience Spain's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Spain!Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Spain 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually.Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona is perfect when you have a week or less.
The Pride of the Yankees
By Richard Sandomir
"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH."On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible producer Samuel Goldwyn quickly agreed to make a film based on Gehrig's life, The Pride of the Yankees. Goldwyn didn't understand--or care about--baseball. For him this film was the emotional story of a quiet, modest hero who married a spirited woman who was the love of his life, and, after a storied career, gave a short speech that transformed his legacy. With the world at war and soldiers dying on foreign soil, it was the kind of movie America needed. Using original scrips, letters, memos, and other rare documents, Richard Sandomir tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a classic was born. There was the so-called Scarlett O'Hara-like search to find the actor to play Gehrig; the stunning revelations Elanor made to the scriptwriter Paul Gallico about her life with Lou; the intensive training Cooper underwent to learn how to catch, throw, and hit a baseball for the first time; and the story of two now-legendary Hollywood actors in Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright whose nuanced performances endowed the Gehrigs with upstanding dignity and cemented the baseball icon's legend. Sandomir writes with great insight and aplomb, painting a fascinating portrait of a bygone Hollywood era, a mourning widow with a dream, and the shadow a legend cast on one of the greatest sports films of all time.
The Little Prince
By Running Press
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Princeremains one of the most treasured books of all time. This commemorative kit includes:* 3" light-up collectible of the Prince's cherished rose, set under a clear dome and on a base bearing the story's most famous quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."* 32-page book of quotes and full-color artwork from The Little Prince
Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton (Eighth Edition)
By Becky Lomax
Find Your Adventure with Moon Travel Guides!Forge your way through forests, across mountain peaks, past geysers, and more with Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.Inside you'll find:* Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering both* Full color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each national park* Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on where to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore* Expert tips for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information* Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps, each marked by duration, elevation change, and more* The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Marvel at the steam-spewing Old Faithful geyser, or take a horseback ride to panoramic lakeside views. Hike through lush forests to rushing waterfalls, and catch a glimpse of wild bison, elk, wolves, or bears. Climb the summit to Inspiration Point for breathtaking views of Jackson Hole, explore the quirky nearby towns, or discover the best spots to hit the slopes during the winter season* Valuable insight from Yellowstone expert and seasoned explorer Becky Lomax* Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the parks, including campgrounds, cabins, guest ranches, and resorts* Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations* Coverage of gateway cities and towns,including Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Red Lodge, Cody, Lander, and DuBois* Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets* Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyWith Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton's practical tips, myriad activities, and local expertise, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring the surrounding states? Try Moon Montana & Wyoming.
The Inner Life of Cats
By Thomas McNamee
As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats. McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.
Girls Burn Brighter
By Shobha Rao
'A treat for Ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies' Huffington PostAn electrifying debut novel - the story of the unbreakable bond between two girls driven apart, and their journeys across continents to find each other again.Poornima and Savitha, born in poverty, have known little kindness in their lives until they meet as teenagers. When an act of devastating cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face apparently insurmountable obstacles on their travels through the darkest corners of India's underworld and across an ocean, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who refuse to lose the hope that burns within.
Ten Tiny Toes
By Todd Tarpley, Marc Brown
Into the world came ten tiny toes,a hundred times sweeter than one could suppose....Ten Tiny Toes is a celebration of the tremendous joy of a new baby entering the world. Sweet rhyming text follows the unbreakable bond of love that guides a child throughout each big "step" in his or her life. From little toes you want to eat right up to bigger feet that like to run around and play, and eventually to grown children raising little ones of their own, each page gives readers a heartfelt glimpse into the future or down memory lane. A perfect way for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to celebrate new babies, growing toddlers, and children who aren't quite so little anymore. Beloved illustrator Marc Brown's adorable collage illustrations bring Todd Tarpley's sweet rhyming text to life in this book that's the perfect gift for baby showers, graduation, Mother's and Father's Day, and anyone eager to celebrate all the wonderful moments in their child's life.
Everything About You
By Heather Child
'Black Mirror meets Gone Girl' -Rosamund Lupton, Sunday Times and Richard and Judy bestsellerTHINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SHARE YOUR LIFE ONLINE.Freya has a new virtual assistant. It knows what she likes, knows what she wants and knows whose voice she most needs to hear: her missing sister's. It adopts her sister's personality, recreating her through a life lived online. But this virtual version of her sister knows things it shouldn't be possible to know. It's almost as if the missing girl is still out there somewhere, feeding fresh updates into the cloud. But that's impossible. Isn't it?'A compelling, terrifying and stunningly assured debut' -Gareth L. Powell'Exquisitely plausible and insidiously chilling' -M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts'Gone Girl for the VR generation' -StarburstWith twists and turns you'll never see coming, Everything About You is a thrilling debut showing a chilling vision of a future that's just around the corner. You'll never look at your privacy settings in the same way again . . .The world of Everything About You is closer than you think:* Right now, the average child features in over 1,500 online photographs by the age of five* By 2025, you will interact with connected devices nearly 5,000 times per day * Today there are already companies who will collect your data so that your relatives can interact with your 'digital doppelganger' after you die.
Moon Canadian Rockies (Ninth Edition)
By Andrew Hempstead
Find Your Adventure in the Canadian Rockies with Moon Travel Guides! Snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows: answer the call of the wild with Moon Canadian Rockies. What's inside Moon Canadian Rockies:* Strategic Itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "Best of the Canadian Rockies", "Top 12 Day Hikes," "Family Fun," "Winter Adventures," and a two-week Canadian Rockies road trip* Curated advice from local Andrew Hempstead, who shares the secrets of his beloved mountains with you* Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions with driving times and mileage* Activities and ideas for every traveler:Hike incredible vistas and see if you can spot wildlife like moose, bighorn sheep, and black bears. Ride over a glacier in an Ice Explorer, or float through the sky in a mountain gondola. Fish for your dinner, or white-water raft on rivers of snowmelt. Spend the night in a rustic mountain lodge, or camp out under the stars.* In-depth coverage of Banff National Park, Kootinay National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and nearby gateway cities of Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Calgary, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Golden, and Kananaskis Country* Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment* Essential insight for travelers on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, as well as information on hike accessibility packaged in a book light enough to toss in your backpackWith Moon Canadian Rockies' practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Visiting a specific park? Check out Moon Banff National Park or Moon Glacier National Park.
Moon Washington Camping (Fifth Edition)
By Tom Stienstra
Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts HereWhether you're parking the RV, or camping in the secluded wilderness, explore the best of the Evergreen State with Moon Washington Camping.Inside you'll find:* A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks, from family-friendly car camping to secluded hike-ins, including dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible options* Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds* Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, white water rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports* Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground* Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra is always on the move, having travelled more than a million miles across Washington, Oregon, and California over the past 25 years* Tips and Tools: Essentials like equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, as well as background information on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites* In-Depth Coverage: Moon Washington Camping covers the Olympic Peninsula and the Washington Coast, Seattle and Puget Sound, the Northern and Southern Cascades, Northeastern Washington, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Rainier, and Southeastern WashingtonWhether you're a veteran or camping for the first time, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you ready to head out on your next adventure.Sticking to the RV? Try Moon West Coast RV Camping. Can't get enough of the Northwest? Try Moon Washington Hiking or Moon Oregon Camping.
The Nearness of You
By Dorothy Garlock
Hooper's Crossing, New York, 1952. The post-war boom seems a million miles away . . . especially for a sheltered librarian who longs for the adventure and excitement of the big city.New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It's all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won't ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn't pass her by . . . until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in--as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.Some men have a gift for avoiding trouble. Professional photographer Boone Tatum isn't one of them. In fact, that penchant for trouble is exactly what landed Boone in this small town in the middle of nowhere in the first place. Yet the moment he meets beautiful Lily Denton and snaps her photograph, everything changes. Suddenly leaving is the furthest thing from Boone's mind--or his heart.But danger has slipped silently into this sleepy town, marking Lily as its own. And Lily and Boone's dream of a life together is thrown into peril--unless Lily finds the courage to stand up for herself and a man she only just met . . . and can't live without.
The Smartest Places on Earth
By Antoine van Agtmael, Fred Bakker
Antoine van Agtmael coined the term "emerging markets" and built a career and a multibillion-dollar investing firm centered on these surging economies that would, over time, supplant the West as engines of wealth and prosperity. The trend held for decades, but a few years ago van Agtmael and Alfred Bakker, a renowned European journalist, began seeing signs that the tide might be turning. For example, during a visit to an enormously successful chip company in Taiwan, the company's leaders told them that their American competitors were now eating their lunch. And Taiwan was not the only place giving them this message.Thus began a remarkable two-year journey to reassess the conventional wisdom that the United States and Europe are yesterday's story and to determine whether there something profound is happening that points the way to the creation of the next economy. In The Smartest Places on Earth, van Agtmael and Bakker present a truly hopeful and inspiring investigation into the emerging sources of a new era of competitiveness for America and Europe that are coming from unlikely places--those cities and areas once known as "rustbelts" that have, from an economic perspective, been written off. Take Akron, Ohio, whose economy for decades was dependent on industries such as tire manufacturing, a product now made cheaply elsewhere. In Akron and other such communities, a combination of forces--including visionary thinkers, government initiatives, start-ups making real products, and even big corporations--have succeeded in creating what van Agtmael and Bakker call a "brainbelt." These brainbelts depend on a collaborative work style that is unique to the societies and culture of America and Europe, since they involve levels of trust and freedom of thinking that can't be replicated elsewhere. They are producing products and technologies that are transforming industries such as vehicles and transportation, farming and food production, medical devices and health care.For several decades, American and European industry focused on cost by outsourcing production to those emerging markets that can make things cheaper. The tide has now turned toward being smart, as van Agtmael and Bakker report, and the next emerging market, may, in fact, be the West.
Changing the Rules
By Erin Kern
This alpha athlete is about to meet his match...Cameron Shaw knows exactly what he's doing when it comes to coaching high school boys on the football field, but caring for a six-year-old girl is a whole different ballgame. When a gorgeous, highly opinionated woman shows up with his niece in tow and claims he's Piper's new guardian, Cameron's first response is "hell no." But he can't abandon a little girl who just lost her mother....Audrey Bennett wasn't planning to stick around town, but Piper's gruff, way-too-good-looking-for-his-own-ego uncle clearly needs help. The longer she stays-watching Cameron teach Piper to make pancakes and tie her sparkly pink shoelaces-the harder it is to leave. Especially when he stops arguing and gives Audrey the most toe-curling kiss of her life. But just as she thinks he might be the one, a secret he's been keeping threatens to tear apart their happy little family.