Kindle Books by Alexander Koshkin

Alexander Koshkin is the author of Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns (2023), The Elements of Graphic Design (2022), Becoming a Changemaker (2022), The New Friend (2021) and other 396 books.

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Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns

release date: Mar 14, 2023
Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns
From the most trusted name in guns and ammunition comes this ultimate reference on shotgunning. the Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns offers everything you need o know about the sport and its gear, from different types of sporting shotguns to helpful accessories. This Shooter's Bible guide will help new and experienced shooters in making smart equipment purchases that range from shotguns and optics to ammunition and gear. The shooting school section provides instructions for those of us who have had no formal training. For experienced shooters, having current information on hand in one place can be an invaluable resource. And no Shooter's Bible guidebook is complete without a detailed products section showcasing shotguns from all across the market. In the Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns, Alex Brant examines: Clay guns Upland guns Shotguns for waterfowl, deer, and turkey Cartridges Accessories and add-ons Reloading equipment Clothing and gear And much more! With the Shooter's Bible Guide to Shotgunning you can learn everything you need to know about shotguns! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Elements of Graphic Design

release date: Sep 27, 2022
The Elements of Graphic Design
In full color, with over 750 images to enhance and clarify the concepts, this thought-provoking resource is for graphic designers, professors, and students. This Third Edition, wholly revised and updated with essays on design thinking by seven industry leaders and a wealth of new images, provides designers, art directors, and students—regardless of experience—with a unique approach to thoughtful, convincing design. In full color with guidance on the rules of design and how to break them for the reader’s benefit. Contributing essayists are Niklaus Troxler, Geray Gençer, Ashley Schofield, Brian D. Miller, Fons Hickman, Max Shangle, and Tad Crawford. The Elements of Graphic Design, Third Edition describes how to: • Employ white space as a significant component of design • Define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts • Use scale, position, and color to guide readers through levels of importance • Use type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader Educator, author, and thirty-five-year design veteran Alex W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design both stunning and powerfully attractive to readers.

Becoming a Changemaker

release date: Sep 13, 2022
Becoming a Changemaker
Becoming a Changemaker is a radically inclusive playbook for leading positive change. It’s a fresh, inspiring, and research-backed guide to developing the mindsets and leadership skills needed to navigate, shape, and lead change and to thrive amidst uncertainty. A faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Budak created and teaches the wildly popular course “Becoming a Changemaker,” which has quickly grown into one of the most highly-rated courses anywhere on campus. It’s regularly heralded by students as “transformative” and “life changing” but to date has only been accessible to students attending UC Berkeley. Budak is driven by the belief that anyone—regardless of title, personality, race, gender, age, or class—can be a changemaker. This inclusive vision of leadership is the beating heart of the “Becoming a Changemaker” course, and is the driving force for the book as well. Tailored to the millennial/Gen Z set who are exiting school and entering the workforce, this book makes the lessons, insights, examples and excitement from class accessible to all.

The New Friend

release date: Aug 25, 2021
The New Friend
Be careful who you let into your life Arabella MacQueen had a tough start. Growing up surrounded by drugs and alcohol, getting into trouble as a teen, she’s now in her late-twenties and has turned her life around. Until the fateful night that sees her imprisoned for 10 months. She’s hit rock bottom ... but unexpectedly forges a bond with cellmate Roxanne McPhail that lasts beyond the prison walls. Now both women are free, and Arabella is excited about the future with boyfriend Eddie, with Roxanne at her side. But Arabella doesn’t know the truth about her new best friend; about Roxanne’s reputation as the head of Glasgow gangland, about the violence in Roxanne’s past. She doesn’t know that Roxanne has plans for Arabella that might lead her into some very dangerous places. In this dirty game, Arabella is going to have to learn you can’t always trust those closest to you... A gritty, utterly addictive thriller set in Scottish gangland - fans of Roberta Kray and Jacqui Rose won't be able to put it down. Readers can't get enough of Alex Kane's gritty gangster thrillers: ‘I read this book in one night and all I have is 3 words. Oh my god.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘What a fantastic book! Such an intense, fast paced read from the first page’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘What a rollercoaster ride...it grips you and you can't put it down. I loved it.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘What a page turner this is... you never want it to end... A great, gritty, UK gangland thriller’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A dark and gritty crime thriller that kept me hooked from the first page.' Casey Kelleher, author of No Fear and Mine 'A gripping read that got under my skin. Alex Kane writes one hell of a villain.’ Gemma Rogers, author of Stalker and Reckless

The Truth About Ben and June

release date: Jun 28, 2022
The Truth About Ben and June
"This powerful novel takes an honest, unflinching look at the challenges of modern parenthood from both sides of a marriage." - Tracey Lange, New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans A heartfelt debut that explores the complexity of a modern-day marriage when a new mother vanishes one morning and her husband must retrace events of their recent past to bring her home. Love isn’t something that happens to you; it’s something you must choose every day. From the moment Ben and June met in a hospital waiting room on New Year’s Eve, their love has seemed fated. Looking back at all the tiny, unlikely decisions that brought them together, it was easy to believe their relationship was special. But now, after several years of marriage, June is struggling as a new mom. At times, she wonders about the life she didn’t choose—what might have been if she hadn’t given up the lead role in a famous ballet to start a family. Feeling like a bad mom and more alone than ever, she writes to her deceased mother, hoping for a sign of what she should do next. One morning, Ben wakes to the sound of his baby and quickly realizes that June is gone, along with her suitcase. As Ben attempts to piece together June’s disappearance, her new friends mention things he knows nothing about—a mysterious petition, June’s falling-out with another mom, her strange fixation on a Greek myth. The more Ben uncovers about June, the more he realizes how little he actually knows her. And now the only way to bring June home is to understand why she left. Told through alternating perspectives of husband and wife, The Truth About Ben and June is a witty and wise page-turner about life’s many crossroads and a heartfelt reminder that we create our own destiny.

Dragons Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Dragons Are the Worst!
Mo Willems meets Bob Shea in this uproariously funny picture book about Gilbert the Goblin from the creator of Unicorns Are the Worst!. Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, one-hundred-percent certain that dragons are the worst. They burn down everything in sight and they hoard all the gold. They melt every ice cream cone within a mile radius, and everyone is afraid of them. But really, it’s the dragons who should be afraid of Gilbert and his tremendous goblin power! …right?

LET ME TELL YOU THE STORIES - PART 1

release date: Jun 15, 2022
LET ME TELL YOU THE STORIES - PART 1
Every life is a masterpiece. Therefore, it is worth taking notes, pondering, and sharing. Record your thoughts, feelings, experiences, hopes, dreams. And it is a premise for you to constantly improve and improve yourself. Be confident in telling and sharing the stories of your life. Never forget: on the highway of life, you may have gone further than some others. You have had a valuable experience. And the lesson you get is very useful and valuable to others. Your life is a gift. So it deserves to be cherished and given to others. That will give you a truly meaningful life. You feel that you are helping others, that your life has a purpose. Happiness is giving. Happiness is sharing.

City of Speed (Battle Dragons #2)

release date: Aug 02, 2022
City of Speed (Battle Dragons #2)
In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart. In the city of Drakopolis, dragons and humans have co-existed for centuries. Dragons burn the city's garbage, taxi its busy citizens from place to place, and even compete in vicious underground battles for ganglike kins. But the dragons also compete in legal sports, like the spectacular aerial races that draw in cheering crowds by the tens of thousands. Abel is at just such a race when he witnesses the unthinkable. A long-shot competitor pulls off an impossible win -- then flies into a destructive rage! Someone in the city is experimenting on dragons: hacking their DNA, rebuilding their bodies, and breaking their minds. Who could be driving the dragons berserk? Abel must find out who's behind the experiments and put a stop to them, and to do so he’ll infiltrate the kins’ underground street races on a long-shot dragon of his own. But with his sister working for a kin, his brother serving the city's secret police, and a bully at school racing for Abel's worst enemies, will Abel find any safety past the finish line?

Dreams

release date: Feb 14, 2022
Dreams
She’s a hot mess. Success lives in his back pocket. The stage calls to them, until a twisted fan tries to seal their fate…using nine words. Five days ago, I couldn’t stand Jett. He’s a world-renowned guitarist in a hit band, and I’m a washed-up sex symbol vocalist in a band that’s seen its glory. Five days ago, something changed. I was given an ultimatum that I’m not sure I can live up to. The world of rock and roll is a cruel place. It’s a world where I can only be sure of one thing, and that one thing is what is ruining me. Jett sees right through me. And as much as I hate him, he keeps coming around. Until he disappears back to the stage. But does he really leave me? I find Roxy in the back room, kicking my most prized amp. Sure, it’s held together with duct tape, but it plays better than anything else. She sneers and pokes at me, until she realizes that I have the one thing that she’s lost. I’d help her get it back if she’d lose the chip on her shoulder. Then I find out what’s eating her, and I see her in a different light. There’s more to Roxy than meets the eye. Her bandmates see it. That’s why they stick around. But will the world see it…and more important, will they see it before it’s too late? Rock star romance Hate to love romance Drug and alcohol use Medium heat Smoking Swearing Cliffhanger ending

Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Reginald Musgrave is baffled by the disappearance of his butler and maid. Where did they go and does it have anything to do with the mysterious, ancient "Musgrave Ritual?" Only one man may be able to solve the mystery: Reginald's crime-fighting friend, Sherlock Holmes. This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children's fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Alice Austen Lived Here

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Alice Austen Lived Here
From the award-winning author of George, a phenomenal novel about queerness past, present, and future. Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity. They're nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as well. Sam's family is very cool with it... as long as Sam remembers that nonbinary kids are also required to clean their rooms, do their homework, and try not to antagonize their teachers too much. The teacher-respect thing is hard when it comes to Sam’s history class, because their teacher seems to believe that only Dead Straight Cis White Men are responsible for history. When Sam’s home borough of Staten Island opens up a contest for a new statue, Sam finds the perfect non-DSCWM subject: photographer Alice Austen, whose house has been turned into a museum, and who lived with a female partner for decades. Soon, Sam's project isn't just about winning the contest. It's about discovering a rich queer history that Sam's a part of -- a queer history that no longer needs to be quiet, as long as there are kids like Sam and TJ to stand up for it.

Real Food Fermentation, Revised and Expanded

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Real Food Fermentation, Revised and Expanded
In this newly revised and updated edition of Real Food Fermentation, discover how to preserve your favorite foods with simple techniques and recipes. Learn the process of fermentation from start to finish, and stock your pantry and refrigerator with delicious fermented fruits, vegetables, dairy, and more. You’ll find information about why these recipes work, why they are safe, what to do when things don't go to plan, and how to modify recipes to suit your taste Fermenting is both an art and a science, and Alex Lewin expertly takes you through every step, including an overview of food preserving and the fermentation process. Get to know the health benefits of fermented foods, and learn the best tools, supplies, and ingredients to use. Then start making wholesome preserved foods and beverages with step-by-step recipes for sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, preserved lemons, chutney, kimchi, and more, getting the best out of every season’s bounty. The book is filled with beautiful photos and clear instructions to help you build your skills with confidence. It’s no wonder people are fascinated with fermenting—the process is user friendly, and the rewards are huge. Inside you’ll find: Fermentation basics—the tools, the ingredients, the processes, and how to get started Sauerkraut and beyond—how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchi How to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, crème fraîche, butter, and more How to ferment your own beverages, including kombucha, vinegar, and hard apple cider Plus recipes for sourdough, natto, and more With this book as your guide, you’ll feel in control of your food and your health. See why so many people are discovering the joys of fermenting!

The Ballad of Perilous Graves

release date: Jun 21, 2022
The Ballad of Perilous Graves
"A wild and wonderful debut, teeming with music, family and art...This book is gorgeously written, with prose I wanted to eat off the page." —New York Times Music is magic in this vibrant and imaginative debut novel set in a fantastical version of New Orleans where a battle for the city's soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song. Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women help keep the order. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. In a world of everyday miracles, Perry might not have a talent for magic, but he does know Nola’s rhythm as intimately as his own heartbeat. So when the city’s Great Magician starts appearing in odd places and essential songs are forgotten, Perry realizes trouble is afoot. Nine songs of power have escaped from the piano that maintains the city’s beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unwilling to watch his home be destroyed, Perry will sacrifice everything to save it. But a storm is brewing, and the Haint of All Haints is awake. Nola’s time might be coming to an end. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this song for New Orleans, the city of music, magic, and dreams. "A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight.” —Christina Henry "A hallucinatory wonder of a debut. Brimming with language and music, this phantasmagoric novel taps the deep root of multi-cultural, multi-racial life in, and beyond, New Orleans." ―Walter Mosley "Funny, wild, witty, and profound. The Ballad of Perilous Graves is the debut of a cosmic storm of talent.”―Victor LaValle

The Farthest Shore

release date: Sep 02, 2021
The Farthest Shore
In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind when he set out to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands, seeking solitude and answers. In leaving the chaos of the internet behind for a month, he hoped to learn how it was truly affecting him – or if he should look elsewhere for the causes of his anxiety. The Farthest Shore is the story of Alex’s solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail. As he journeyed through a vanishing winter, Alex found answers to his questions, learnt the nature of true silence, and discovered frightening evidence of the threats faced by Scotland’s wild mountain landscape.

Kemosha of the Caribbean

release date: Feb 01, 2022
Kemosha of the Caribbean
In 1668, a young Jamaican girl, Kemosha, secures her freedom from enslavement and finds her true self while sailing to Panama with the legendary Captain Morgan. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection In 1668, fifteen-year-old Kemosha is sold by a slave owner to a tavern keeper in Port Royal, Jamaica—the “wickedest city on earth.” She soon flees from a brutal assault and finds herself in the company of a mysterious free Black man, Ravenhide, who teaches her the fine art of swordplay, introduces her to her soul mate, Isabella, and helps her win her freedom. Ravenhide is a privateer for the notorious Captain Morgan aboard his infamous ship, the Satisfaction. At Ravenhide’s encouragement, Morgan invites Kemosha to join them on a pillaging voyage to Panama. As her swashbuckling legend grows, she realizes she has the chance to earn enough to buy the freedom of her loved ones—if she can escape with her life . . .

Pighearted

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Pighearted
Charlotte's Web meets My Sister's Keeper in this charming story told from the alternating perspectives of a boy with a fatal heart condition and the pig with the heart that could save his life. ​Jeremiah’s heart skips a beat before his first soccer game, but it’s not nerves. It’s the first sign of a heart attack. He knows he needs to go to the hospital, but he’s determined to score a goal. Charging after the ball, he refuses to stop…even if his heart does. J6 is a pig and the only one of his five brothers who survived the research lab. Though he's never left his cell, he thinks of himself as a therapy pig, a scholar, and a bodyguard. But when the lab sends him to live with Jeremiah's family, there’s one new title he’s desperate to have: brother. At first, Jeremiah thinks his parents took in J6 to cheer him up. But before long, he begins to suspect there's more to his new curly-tailed companion than meets the eye. When the truth is revealed, Jeremiah and J6 must protect each other at all costs—even if their lives depend on it.

The Food Programme: 13 Foods that Shape Our World

release date: May 05, 2022
The Food Programme: 13 Foods that Shape Our World
Vital stories for hungry minds. In the first official book from BBC Radio 4's hit series The Food Programme, award-winning writer Alex Renton tells the stories of 13 key staples such as spice, oil, cocoa, bread and tomatoes, exploring their history, evolution and how our ever-growing hunger for them continues to alter our world. Look at food in a new light - as a weapon, an art form, a tool of revolution, but also a bringer of pure happiness. Discover a kaleidoscope of fascinating facts and curiosities, including the forgotten joys of lard, the secret to perfect chips and how our love of pepper led to piracy.

Bad Terms

release date: Feb 24, 2022
Bad Terms
Dark deeds in the Peak District refuse to stay buried... When a skeleton is unearthed at a building site in the village of Meresham, the police immediately link the case to a notorious missing persons investigation. Jayne Arnold was sixteen when she disappeared in the long, hot summer of 1976, and has not been seen since. Soon after the bones are found, a tragic accident occurs at an elite boarding school nearby. The young victim fell to her death from the roof of a building. Digging into the girl’s background links her to an attempted expose of donations from unsavoury individuals. When further deaths follow, does it suggest a cover up is underway? Who stood to lose most from the truth coming out? And how do recent crimes link to events from more than 45 years ago? DI Annie Delamere and her team are tasked to answer these questions, but her own mother may stand between Annie and the truth. A new instalment in the gripping and atmospheric DI Annie Delamere series that fans of Roz Watkins, Stephen Booth and Cara Hunter will love.

When We Were Strangers

release date: Jul 27, 2021
When We Were Strangers
"An exquisitely told story of grief, growing up, and the glorious complexities of love and life." - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and You'd Be Home Now "A sparkling, stirring ode to love, art, and unexpected human connection." - Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King From the author of Accidental comes a gripping story about a teen grieving her father's sudden death--and grappling with the shocking secrets he left behind. Seventeen-year-old Evie Parker is devastated in the wake of her father's sudden death. But she knows something her mother doesn't: the day of his heart attack, her dad was planning to move out. After finding his packed bags, an impulsive Evie puts everything away to spare her mom more heartache. To make matters worse, Evie soon learns the reason her father was going to leave: he had been dating his twenty-two-year-old receptionist, Bree, who is now six months pregnant. Desperate to distract herself, Evie signs up for a summer photography class, where she meets a motley crew of students, including quirky and adorable Declan. Still, Evie can't stop thinking about her father's mistress. Armed with a telephoto lens, she caves in to her curiosity, and what starts as a little bit of spying on Bree quickly becomes full-blown stalking. And when an emergency forces Evie to help Bree, she learns there's more to the story than she ever knew . . . Alex Richards crafts a riveting new story about betrayal, complicated family secrets, and getting to the heart of what matters--ultimately asking readers how far they'd be willing to go to unravel the truth.

Revenant

release date: Dec 21, 2021
Revenant
An all-new novel based on the landmark TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from the acclaimed author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe! Jadzia Dax has been a friend to Etom Prit, the Trill Trade Commissioner, over two lifetimes. When Etom visits Deep Space Nine with the request to rein in his wayward granddaughter Nemi, Dax can hardly say no. It seems like an easy assignment: visit a resort casino while on shore leave, and then bring her old friend Nemi home. But upon arrival, Dax finds Nemi has changed over the years in terrifying ways…and the pursuit of the truth will plunge Dax headlong into a century’s worth of secrets and lies! ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Gathering Dark

release date: Sep 06, 2022
The Gathering Dark
A cemetery full of the restless dead. A town so wicked it has already burned twice, with the breath of the third fire looming. A rural, isolated bridge with a terrifying monster waiting for the completion of its summoning ritual. A lake that allows the drowned to return, though they have been changed by the claws of death. These are the shadowed, liminal spaces where the curses and monsters lurk, refusing to be forgotten. Hauntings, and a variety of horrifying secrets, lurk in the places we once called home. Written by New York Times bestselling, and other critically acclaimed, authors these stories shed a harsh light on the scariest tales we grew up with.

Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue jewel is stolen, a former thief is charged with the crime, but is he really guilty? Never fear: Sherlock Holmes is on the case, and the truth will out! This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children's fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant

release date: May 03, 2022
Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant
A tribute to and exploration of the magic behind one of Hollywood's most legendary and unknowable stars, Keanu Reeves, and the profound lessons we can learn from his success There can be no doubt: Keanu Reeves is a phenomenon. He’s at once a badass action star, a hunky dreamboat who People magazine has called “the Internet’s boyfriend,” a vintage motorcycle enthusiast, a niche art book publisher, a living meme, and a legend. He seems to upend every rule governing celebrity in the 21st century. But how? In Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant, cultural critic Alex Pappademas attempts to address Keanu’s unmatched eternality and the other big questions raised by his career arc. Sharp, funny, deeply researched, and fully celebratory of the enigmatic actor, this is the first book to take Keanu’s whole deal as seriously as it deserves. Yes, even Johnny Mnemonic, where Keanu mind melds with a dolphin. Along the way, Pappademas reveals the lessons we can learn from Keanu about Hollywood, our broader culture, and even life itself.

Mordew

release date: Sep 14, 2021
Mordew
Alex Pheby's Mordew launches an astonishingly inventive epic fantasy trilogy. God is dead, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew. In the slums of the sea-battered city, a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew. The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength—and it is greater than the Master has ever known. Great enough to destroy everything the Master has built. If only Nathan can discover how to use it. So it is that the Master begins to scheme against him—and Nathan has to fight his way through the betrayals, secrets, and vendettas of the city where God was murdered, and darkness reigns. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Taking Form, Making Worlds

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Taking Form, Making Worlds
A publishing phenomenon and artistic project, cartonera was born in the wake of Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis. Infused with a rebellious spirit, it has exploded in popularity, with hundreds of publishers across Latin America and Europe making colorful, low-cost books out of cardboard salvaged from the street. Taking Form, Making Worlds is the first comprehensive study of cartonera. Drawing on interdisciplinary research conducted across Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, the authors show how this hands-on practice has fostered a politically engaged network of writers, artists, and readers. More than a social movement, cartonera uses texts, workshops, encounters, and exhibitions to foster community and engagement through open-ended forms that are at once artistic and social. For various groups including waste-pickers, Indigenous communities, rural children, and imprisoned women, cartonera provides a platform for unique stories and sparks collaborations that bring the walls of the “lettered city” tumbling down. In contexts of stigma and exclusion, cartonera collectives give form to a decolonial aesthetics of resistance, making possible a space of creative experimentation through which plural worlds can be brought to life.

Half Outlaw

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Half Outlaw
Looking for the missing half of herself, a woman goes on one last ride with the motorcycle club that raised her, and gets more than she bargained for. After the tragic death of her parents when she was just four years old, Raqi is sent to live with her uncle Dodge in Escondido, California. Taking after her Mexican father, Raqi immediately faces hostility from the members of Dodge’s all-white, 1 percenter motorcycle club, the Lawless, and from her uncle himself. Being raised by a drug addict is no picnic, and Raqi must quickly learn how to survive. She manages to form a few friendships. Still, as soon as she can, she leaves the violence and bigotry behind and doesn’t look back. Years later, Raqi is a successful partner at a law firm in Los Angeles. She gets a call from Billy, the leader of the Lawless. Dodge is dead, and Billy wants her to go on the Grieving Ride, a special ride taken for all deceased members, and one that strictly follows the deceased’s wishes. There is no way Raqi would ever attend, except for one thing: Billy promises to give her the address of her grandfather if she goes on the ride. It’s the address of her father’s father, her Mexican grandfather. Learning for the first time that she has other family and desperate to connect, she agrees. But this will be no ordinary Grieving Ride. Raqi is reacquainted with her old bike and with the various club members. During the cross-country trek, she will learn more about her uncle, and about herself, than she ever imagined possible. Alternating between Raqi’s childhood and a present 90s setting, and accented by moments of magical realism, Half Outlaw is the story of one woman’s quest to find a better future while still wrestling with a tumultuous past. In her first adult novel, Alex Temblador gives readers an immersive look into a dangerous subculture at the end of an era, and a powerful and heartfelt story that explores self-knowledge, acceptance, and the meaning of family.

Jump

release date: May 16, 2022
Jump
She dots her ‘I’s wearing Prada. He squeals to fans shirtless. When a deadly meeting changes everything, will she heed the threat, or take the plunge? Everyone calls him Slick, but I was raised in a home where everything was proper. Sean and I meet in an odd place, under dire circumstances, so nobody would ever expect what happened…to happen…but it did. A rock star and a psychologist seem like an impossible match. And it is. That’s why I have to leave, before everything is ruined. I can’t be with him for so many reasons, as much as every cell in my body says that it’s right. Evidently, he agrees that we should be together, since he leaves breadcrumbs for me…but will they lead me back to him? She can’t even say my name. With a name like Slick, one expects some surfer-type, with nothing between his ears and a stake where his heart should be. Listen to my music and you’ll see. I’m somewhere between not much and kinda something, you know? But Doc, she’s…something else. The way she handled things on the roof that night…If it weren’t for one thing, she’d be mine. That one night. I should have done it differently. Then she’d still be here. But I can’t take it back…or…can I? …and just when we think we’re past danger, just when I think that the band has it all, and that I’ve got Doc, too, an unexpected person walks in, and I know that we’re back to square one again. Rock star romance Medical romance Suicide Medium heat Smoking Swearing Cliffhanger ending

The Method

release date: Aug 01, 2022
The Method
The Method that Alan was taught had to have so much concentration and imagination about what was on the script, and that nothing else matters but being able to be that character and living the role, not just acting it, putting himself into a mode to where he would visualize and feel so much more than any other actor could by staying in the role throughout the whole shoot, living the character as if he transformed into them--mentally and physically--not knowing what the consequences could be. By learning such a profound way of acting, he struggles to be what he once was, before all the characters he's had to be, using this Method.

The Survivors

release date: Oct 05, 2021
The Survivors
INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A gripping tour de force in which three estranged brothers return to the Swedish lakeside cottage where, more than two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family and changed the course of their lives. "Takes you deep into an emotional labyrinth [where] you'll cry for these brothers. For the men they became, for the boys they were, for the innocence they lost. Brilliant, haunting and unforgettable." —Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove There is Nils, the oldest, who couldn't escape his suffocating home soon enough, and Pierre, the youngest, easily bullied and quick to lash out. And then there is Benjamin, always the family's nerve center, perpetually on the lookout for triggers and trap doors in a volatile home where the children were left to fend for themselves, competing for their father's favor and their mother's elusive love. But as the years have unfolded, Benjamin has grown increasingly untethered from reality, frozen in place while life carries on around him. And among the brothers a dangerous current now vibrates. What really happened that summer day when everything was blown to pieces? In a thrillingly fast-paced narrative, The Survivors mixes the emotional acuity of Edward St. Aubyn, the literary verve of Ian McEwan, and the heart of Shuggie Bain. By brilliantly dissecting a mind unravelling in the wake of tragedy, Alex Schulman reveals the ways in which our deepest loyalties leave us open to the greatest betrayals.

How to Understand Your Sexuality

release date: Nov 18, 2021
How to Understand Your Sexuality
Gay, straight, queer, pansexual, demisexual, ace...? Sexuality is complex and diverse, but it doesn't have to be confusing. This down-to-earth guide is the ultimate companion for understanding, accepting and celebrating your sexuality. Written by two internationally renowned authors and therapists, the book explains how sexuality works in terms of our identities, attractions, desires and practices, and explores how it intersects with our personal experiences and the world around us. With activities and reflection points throughout, it offers space to tune into yourself and think deeply about your own sexuality. You'll hear from people across the sexuality spectrum and in different relationship set-ups, and be inspired by the ideas of scholars, activists and practitioners. Sexuality is a vast and wonderful landscape - let this book guide you on your journey!

Donald Trump

release date: Aug 01, 2021
Donald Trump
Who is Donald Trump? From his beginnings as a businessman to his term as president, this beginning biography title explores the story of the 45th president. Leveled text pairs with special features such as a timeline, question, and profile to give readers a better understanding of the Donald Trump presidency and how it changed the world.

Staging Touch in Shakespeare's England

release date: Jan 13, 2022
Staging Touch in Shakespeare's England
When Shakespearean characters kiss, embrace, or shake hands, what does it mean? Are dramatic characters following established rules of conduct, or breaking them? Are there rules to break? Staging Touch in Shakespeare's England addresses these and related questions and, in the process, uncovers the social semiotics of contact in the early modern theatre. Its central argument is twofold. First, dramatic characters use touch to define and contest the nature of their relationships: taking hands means something different than embracing or, indeed, holding hands a different way. Second, the definitions, the social roles of actions like these, are up for debate in venues ranging from sermons to the era's burgeoning literature on conduct. The drama not only portrays but participates in these debates. Where characters touch, so do different ideas about contact's role in a variety of contexts, from love and friendship to politics and business deals. Attending to the social roles of touch—what it signifies as much as how it feels—the book develops an outside-in approach to our understanding of early modern sensation: a sociology, rather than a phenomenology, of theatrical contact. It will be of use to editors, performers, and anyone interested in Shakespearean approaches to embodiment. Locating interpersonal touch at the centre of dialogues on consent, subjection, agency, and sexuality, this study offers new perspectives on an essential element of Renaissance drama.

Winchelsea

release date: Feb 03, 2022
Winchelsea
AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 The year is 1742. Goody Brown, saved from drowning and adopted when just a babe, has grown up happily in the smuggling town of Winchelsea. Then, when Goody turns sixteen, her father is murdered in the night by men he thought were friends. To find justice in a lawless land, Goody must enter the cut-throat world of her father’s killers. With her beloved brother Francis, she joins a rival gang of smugglers. Facing high seas and desperate villains, she also discovers something else: an existence without constraints or expectations, a taste for danger that makes her blood run fast. Goody was never born to be a gentlewoman. But what will she become instead? Winchelsea is an electrifying story of vengeance and transformation; a rare, lyrical and transporting work of historical imagination that makes the past so real we can touch it.

The Family Business

release date: Feb 24, 2022
The Family Business
‘Has it all – drama, intrigue, betrayal, secrets and lies... this dark, gripping and addictive gem is her best yet.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review Blood's thicker than water... and they're not afraid to spill it Donnie Black. Charming, successful... and utterly terrifying, he rules the Glasgow underworld with an iron fist. Nothing - or no one - will stop him and he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty to grow his fortune. Layla Black. She’s been married to Donnie for twenty years, enjoying the lavish world he has worked hard to create. But behind the perfect image Layla is crumbling, numbing her pain with alcohol. But Layla doesn’t know the secrets Donnie keeps – and the truth will send her spiralling. Louise Bellshaw. She’s young, beautiful and innocent. She’s charmed by Donnie’s sweet words, and believes she’s found true love. But Louise doesn’t know her dream man has plans that will turn her life into a nightmare. As the three collide, no one can predict how family ties will turn to bloodshed. Because you’ll do anything for the ones you love, won’t you? A dark, twisty and totally gripping thriller set in the heart of Glasgow gangland - fans of Mandasue Heller and Kimberley Chambers won't be able to put this down. Readers are loving The Family Business: ‘A must read! Highly deserving of all the stars and completely unputdownable.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A brilliant read. I couldn’t put it down – the writing is so good you feel like you’re part of the action.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I absolutely loved this... Full of tension throughout, this will have you racing through the pages.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A great crime family saga of totally believable characters... This book has a T.V. series written all over it!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Wow. These books just get better and better...just brilliant.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘So gritty and edgy. I loved the story line and couldn't put it down.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘If you buy any book this year, make this the one. I absolutely loved it.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘So gripping and unputdownable...Fantastic, with loads of full on action. I loved it all.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A brilliant book set in the Glasgow underworld. Gritty, and at times gruesome, the story was engaging and tense’ Reader Review Praise for Alex Kane's gritty, unputdownable thrillers: ‘I read this book in one night and all I have is 3 words. Oh my god.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'I was gripped from page one and had sleepless nights because I couldn't put it down. Worth way more than five stars.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Oh my goodness, what an amazing, fast paced read...Absolutely loved it!!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘This book was brilliant. It had me hooked from beginning until the end. Full of action and a great read.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘My only criticism is that I couldn’t put it down. Make sure you’ve got time to read this, you won’t be disappointed.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Love Alex Kane’s books if you love gangland, twists and turns on every page.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A dark and gritty crime thriller that kept me hooked from the first page.' Casey Kelleher, author of No Fear and Mine 'A gripping read that got under my skin. Alex Kane writes one hell of a villain.’ Gemma Rogers, author of Stalker and Reckless

Your Intuition Led You Here

release date: Dec 28, 2021
Your Intuition Led You Here
An intuitive resource for using everyday tools for magical results, featuring 32 rituals to help you tap into your intention and self-empowerment—from the owners of the destination boutique House of Intuition. “A must-read if you are into crystals, energy, and rituals.”—PopSugar Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas, the owners of the biggest metaphysical shop on the West Coast, empower you to hear your inner voice and design your own powerful rituals in response. Part memoir, part ritual guide, Your Intuition Led You Here is ultimately a path to accessing the healing potential of magic, understanding your power, and putting your intuition into practice. With wit, lightness, and accessibility, Alex and Marlene guide you through . . . • How to create magic: With thirty-two tried-and-true ritual recipes, this book is a uniquely knowledgeable guide on how to utilize the power of ritual to tap into intuition and inner knowing. • Symbolism: Discover the symbolism behind key ingredients (everyday herbs, oils, elements, crystals) so that you can devise and personalize your own rituals. • Rituals to manifest magic: Put magic to work with candle spells, protection baths, love jars, and box spells for releasing and letting go. Learn zodiac-personalized energies, herbs, colors, and the most energetically powerful days of the week to manifest your desired intentions. Your intuition is a gift. In these pages, you will learn to hear it and respond to it with intention so that you can align your reality with your true self.

Fail Proof

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Fail Proof
What would you do if you couldn’t fail? What could you do? Who might you become? What might you lead? Here’s the thing: everyone fails—but not everyone knows how to fail. So sometimes you may hit a setback and it makes you want to quit on your goals, or worse, quit on yourself. Not on Alex Weber’s watch! That’s tragic and he’s not having it for you. That’s why he wrote this book: to give you his transformative, 6 Step FAIL PROOF System so you never give up on yourself, your goals, or the people who need you. This book is your key to: • beating your fears and doubts • harnessing your positive energy • growing true confidence in yourself and what you’re capable of • setting goals that actually matter to you • relentlessly achieving your ambitions • becoming a resilient and impactful leader • loving the experiences, relationships, and growth of your life! You will do things you didn’t believe you could do, become someone you weren’t sure you could be, and lead people you never thought you could reach. You will become the Unstoppable You—that is Alex’s deepest promise. Your better life is waiting. Let’s make you Fail Proof.

100 Bible Questions and Answers

release date: Sep 07, 2021
100 Bible Questions and Answers
Straightforward answers to the toughest Bible questions. Alex McFarland and Bert Harper, veteran hosts of the nationally syndicated broadcast Exploring the Word, have answered live questions from listeners throughout North America for more than ten years. Drawing on their years of experience as pastors, scholars, and Bible researchers, Alex and Bert offer factual, biblical responses to their most frequently asked questions in 100 Bible Questions and Answers. Readers will · develop a solid understanding of the Bible’s message, · learn how to explain the Bible’s toughest passages, · gain practical insight on how to strengthen their spiritual walk, · improve their confidence in sharing their faith, and · become equipped to speak up and stand up for their convictions. Grow deeper in your relationship with Christ and enrich your understanding of the Bible as Alex and Bert help you truly explore the Word.

Verse By Verse Through Revelation

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Verse By Verse Through Revelation
The Verse by Verse Through Revelation took two years to complete, and every verse has a commentary explaining the passage connecting some of the symbols to the book of Daniel for clarity. It also contains references written down in the commentary section so that the person doesn’t need to look them up. All of the explanations are very easy to comprehend. It will help the reader to get a much better understanding of the Book of Revelation. Each numbered verse is visible and bold so that the reader can see it with the explanation underneath. The chapter and verse are colored red, making it easier to locate the chapter and verse one is searching. The book contains lots of references for a deeper study. The American Standard Version was the translation used for accuracy and availability.

One Perfect Something

release date: Jan 14, 2022
One Perfect Something
One Perfect Something is about a man named Jeff. He's nothing special. He's just an ordinary guy living his life the best way he knows how. It's about his everyday life and his overcoming of trials and tribulations he faces. It's a story about love, perseverance, facing and defeating challenges and hardships, and just about how much life itself is worth living through everything that happens.
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