THE CEO´S DILEMMA Furious and devastated when the project for the prestigious contest she won is canceled, architect Aisha Clark storms into the new CEO´s office demanding he reconsider the decision. Billionaire Roman Sykes was reluctant to take over his father´s firm, but he´s intrigued by the brilliant beauty. Her project deserves a chance, but an entanglement is off-limits. With passion as powerful as their ambitions, can both put career dreams on the line for love? UNDENIABLE PASSION Her mother´s wedding brings burned-by-love magazine editor Rita Osgood to Sheridan Falls...where she feels an instant connection to homegrown hunk Keith Burke. A hot fling with the sweet-talking Realtor could be just what she needs. Until an unexpected arrival shatters the fragile bond between Rita and Keith...and their trust in a future together.
Written in 1915, The Shadow-Line is based upon events and experiences from twenty-seven years earlier, to which Conrad returned obsessively in his fiction. A young sea-captain faces a succession of crises on his first command, for which he feels himself responsible. The novel is a work full of ´sudden passions´, as well as a penetrating analysis of the nature of manhood.
´´One of America´s great chefs´´ (Vogue), Grant Achatz, shares how his drive to cook immaculate food fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. By 2007 chef Grant Achatz had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine, he had received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, and he and Nick Kokonas had opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world´s culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis grim, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation that ravaged his body and left him without a sense of taste. Tapping into his profound discipline and passion, he trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest, the food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free and went on to achieve some of the highest honors in the culinary world. Life, on the Line is not only a chef´s memoir, it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship.
In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful ´Benefactor´, the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. Set in the twenty-sixth century AD.
Both sweepingly ambitious in scope and deeply personal, PACHINKO follows one Korean family´s desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs across decades and generations-from the Japanese annexation in 1910 through the Great Depression and World War II, all the way up to the late 1980s. The chronicle begins humbly with a hardworking family: a fisherman, his wife, and their sole surviving child. Though the family endures their fair share of hardships, they mark the beginning of a long line of descendants whose adversities, passions, and joys pervade this remarkable account of Korean history. Hoonie, a saintly father born with a cleft palate and club foot, is only the beginning of a Dickensian cast of characters, exceptional men and women in exile from a homeland they never knew and caught in the indifferent arc of history: a young, unwed mother afraid of social disgrace; the tubercular minister who saves her; a powerful gangster who pulls strings to control his loved ones´ lives from afar, and many more. Although years pass and the family evolves drastically from its modest beginnings, a strong sense of shared cultural history ties them together and gives their lives deep roots. As they experience great joy, dark yearning, and moments of triumph and despair, this hugely satisfying novel explores the enduring questions of faith, family, culture, and identity.
An old love... …or a new passion. Hope has never forgiven Charles for the pain he caused her when he married someone else, but when he shows up in her life, separated and contrite, she is tempted to accept his apologies. But then there´s Daniel, who is handsome, successful and sexy, with a smile that lights up her insides. He´s the perfect man, as long as she´s prepared to let go of her feelings for Charles. With her heart on the line, will Hope choose the past, or allow herself to fall for someone new?
Prudence Carlson has been lucky in life. A fulfilling wedding-planning business run with her girlfriends in Colorado, plus the best guy friend ever in her firefighter bestie Finn. All that´s missing from it is a baby. Luckily, it´s the twenty-first century-Pru can take matters into her own hands. She doesn´t need to find true love to create the future love of her life. Except all this talk of babies and insemination and...Pru and Finn cross a line they never expected to. Sure, one night of passion won´t change their close friendship. Until Pru goes in for a fertility check-up to find... she´s already pregnant. As best friends, Pru and Finn have survived college, new jobs, and bad breakups, but can they survive crib shopping, birth classes, and late-night cravings? Especially when Finn has never considered himself even remotely Daddy material?
While the LEGO company´s official line of trains is one of their most popular themes, official sets can be limiting-and expensive. Many model railroad fans want to build custom creations without the confines of official LEGO sets. For these serious fans, The LEGO Trains Book offers a comprehensive, photographic journey with building instructions that is sure to feed their passion. With full-colour, step-by-step instructions on building specific trains, track layout, and advanced aesthetic techniques among many other things.
Anton the mustachioed sailor never voyages anywhere without his beloved sketchbook. Whether drawing seagulls, bottles, krakens or mermaids, he never feels quite like himself unless he is observing and recording the nautical wonders around him. But what is the fate of ink and paper when met with a terrible storm at sea? What becomes of a thoughtful, creative sailor when his drawings are waterlogged and ruined? His pal Skinny Jean just might have the answerThis brand-new classic written and illustrated by Ana Bianchi presents a gentle, funny tale of loss and redemption through beautiful black-and-white line art with lively splashes and swirls of color, and reminds readers of the importance of finding creative new ways to pursue their passions.