The author describes how his family was haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust and how he embarked on a determined search to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his lost ancestors' fates.
Asked to treat Friedrich Nietzsche for his suicidal despair following a broken love affair, eminent Viennese physician Josef Breuer devises an ingenius approach that would force Nietzsche to apply his own theories to cure himself. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
Losing her father to a heart attack on the same night she meets a politically liberal artist, scandal-marked heiress Vanessa Cole hides a dark family secret that takes her from the Adirondacks to war-torn Europe and threatens everyone she encounters. By the author of
After Nicole, a sorority girl, is seemingly killed in an accident, her boyfriend Craig is blamed for her death by those close to her, but is not charged by police, while Nicole's childhood friend, Perry, tries to work through his grief, and Shelly, the first person on the scene of the accident, is convinced that the girl she saw that night was not dead at all.
Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.
Post-September 11 Chicago becomes the site of a cultural collision involving a sixties-style anti-establishment professor who is targeted for his relationship with an African-American woman, a veiled Ph.D. candidate whose traditional upbringing is challenged by her American experiences, and an émigré whose western values are countered by questions about his daughter's honor. Reprint
THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow . During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into 'flow states'" --Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." -- Time
A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists describes ideas and advances that could have devastating repercussions in terms of both their use and philosophical implications, ranging from using medication to change personality to examining a universe in which we are completely alone. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Deftly portrays the humanity found in the lives of contemporary Egyptians, who are navigating a country that is constantly examining its relationship with its history, religion, gender roles, and class distinctions, in a collection of stories that focus on the exquisite emotion of everyday life. Original
A fictional tale of the life of Marie Antoinette presents the story of a teenage empress's daughter who is forced to leave her family home to marry the future king of France and who rebels against the formality and rigid protocol of court life.
Struggling to build a home and a family on the coast of the Tasman Sea while dealing with the tragedies and turmoil of their individual pasts, newlyweds Alex and Merridy Dove find their lives forever altered when a sudden shipwreck off the coast of their farm forces them to take in a teenage castaway with a dangerous history. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Collects humorous wisdom on love and heartbreak, pulled from the lives and relationships of 40 of history's greatest thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, St. Augustine of Hippo, Jean-Paul Sartre and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.
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A practical and lighthearted guide to using Yiddish in everyday situations provides introductory grammatical guidelines while counseling practitioners on how to make their way through conversations in a variety of occasions or situations. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.