|Published:||November 18th 2017 by Laurel Heidtman|
Elizabeth Mitchell is spending Christmas with her children and grandchildren, but the recent death of Elizabeth’s ailing husband and the absence of her son-in-law, missing in Afghanistan, hangs like a shroud over the family gathering. Then Elizabeth begins to tell the story of the miracle that happened to her one Christmas when she was young and wanted to die, and the shroud begins to lift.
Esta crónica de Joel Cintrón Arbasetti forma parte de la serie de crónicas contemporaneas de la Editorial del Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico titulado "Serie Literatura Hoy". En la misma incursiona sobre el negocio El Local que es un nicho santurcino de la escena indie, particularmente de la música y los movimientos alternativos del arte.
Fade in on a girl, with a hunger for fame... ...and with her uproariously funny, widely circulated, and often totally unhinged recaps of the television show SMASH, author, playwright, and perpetual non-speaking townsperson Rachel Shukert finally got a scrap of it to gnaw on. A once-aspiring actress who never quite got over her dreams of Broadway stardom, Shukert lovingly sunk her teeth into analyzing (and often, inventing) every detail of NBC's embattled little-musical-that-couldn't, and before long, found herself at the center of the backstage drama behind the backstage drama that captivated America (or at least, the part of it that spends a lot of time handing out their head shots in Times Square.) Childhood heroes became devoted fans. Rabid internet mobs called for her death. And through it all, Rachel kept recapping, risking her health, her sanity, and her sleep hygiene forever. And somehow, she made her Broadway dreams come true, although in a way she never could have imagined as a nine-year-old lip-synching her way through the original cast album of "Sunday in the Park With George" back in her living room in Omaha. An inventive blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and wildly absurdist fan fiction (and including never-before-published material, suitable for sing-alongs!), LET ME BE YOUR STAR is your recap of recaps from a master of the form, lifting the veil on fan culture, Broadway, and the woman behind the keyboard desperately trying to think of another mildly erotic joke about Elaine Stritch at 4:30 am on a Tuesday. Anyone who loves television, the Internet, or Into the Woods (and if you don't fall into any of these categories, please prove to this computer that you are a human being) won't want to miss this thoughtful, hilarious meditation on life, art, and the act of creation by one of our most inimitable comic voices.
A timely cannon blast at the right-wing media machine and how it subverts the principles of democratic representation Talk radio has done an end run around the voting populace. With Rush Limbaugh now the unofficial leader of the Republican Party and
...It’s tough being a modern day pirate Hannibal “Salty” Greco is a smuggler, a brigand, and a 21st century rogue but his loyalty to those close to him is his best asset. When he and his team are hired for an elaborate heist of an illegal gold shipment it promises excitement and peril.
When the prize is so large betrayal and treachery are close at hand. Friends turn enemy and trust is hard to find. Salty must weave his way through action and intrigue to get his team to safety…….and just maybe get rich in the process!!! Join the team and feel passion’s boil and the gunfire fly!!
Auf dem Schwarzwaldhof "Zum Rössle" ist immer was los! Dafür sorgen Nelly und ihre Geschwister zusammen mit den Tieren des Hofes. Als die Stute Lady dringend ein neues Zuhause braucht, scheint Nellys größter Wunsch in Erfüllung zu gehen. Doch dann stößt sie auf ungeahnte Schwierigkeiten. Aber Nelly gibt nicht auf - für die schöne Lady tut sie einfach alles!
A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love. It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father.
But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is price in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.
Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up in her own yearnings and desires. Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.