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Het Juliette-genootschap

Het Juliette-genootschap

Catherine, een jonge filmstudente wier seksleven op het punt staat volledig los te barsten, komt in een geheime club terecht waar de machtigste mannen ter wereld hun diepste en donkerste fantasieën werkelijkheid kunnen laten worden. Hoewel Catherine op allerlei manieren geprikkeld wordt om te experimenteren, blijft de wereld om haar heen onvoorspelbaar en gevaarlijk. In Het Juliette-genootschap wordt een jong meisje snel volwassen en neemt ze je mee in haar honger naar meer. Sasha Grey was achttien toen ze haar dodelijk saaie geboortestad in Sacramento County verliet en naar Los Angeles verhuisde voor een flitsende carrière in de filmwereld. De pornografische filmwereld, welteverstaan. Haar films waren vernieuwend en choquerend en onder haar fans bevonden zich verrassend veel vrouwen. Greys klim naar de top van de erotische ladder werd bijgehouden door een groeiend aantal media en bracht haar internationale roem _ maar op het hoogtepunt deed zij het onvoorstelbare: ze stopte. Ze verliet de pornowereld. Ze greep haar pen en begon te schrijven. Het Juliette-genootschap is het grootse, verrassende resultaat.

String Players' Guide to the Orchestra

String Players' Guide to the Orchestra

The String Player’s Guide to the Orchestra includes orchestral repertoire, excerpts, scales and studies for string orchestra as well as individual study. The works may be played individually or in ensembles and the music selections work within a wide range of student ability levels. The book focuses on phrasing, technique and musical styles and provides a unique entry into performance music preparation with right- and left-hand studies using authentic orchestral excerpts.

Voices of Unbelief

Voices of Unbelief

This book spotlights individual expressions of atheist, agnostic, and secular humanist opinion—both public and private—to shed light on the phenomenon of religious disbelief throughout history and across cultures. * Documents include book and diary excerpts, letters, blogs, and video and radio scripts, bringing historical settings and individual lives into focus * A chronology helps place the writings and writers in history and in relation to each other

The Brad Thor Reader's Companion

The Brad Thor Reader's Companion

A collection of excerpts from Brad Thor’s bestselling novels, including: Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, The Apostle, The Last Patriot, The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback, State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, The Lions of Lucerne, Black List

Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources

Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources

The Laws of Nature

The Laws of Nature

Collects nature writing by the classic American writer and augments them with nearly 100 watercolor illustrations, in a book that also includes an introduction with biographical information about Emerson. Original.

One Heart

One Heart

The purpose of One Heart is to illuminate the common sacred ground at the heart of seven faiths: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Its method is to identify 65 essential principles, among them: Feel what other people feel; Don't harm others; Lead with virtue and concern for others; Be honest; Practice what you preach; Be content; Don't let anger take over; Choose your companions wisely; Accept the existence of spiritual beings; Seek and you will find. Illustrating each principle are one, two, or three quotations (adding up to more than 600) from a wide variety of texts sacred to each of the seven faiths—including the Old and New Testaments, the Talmud, the Mahabarata, the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, the Analects of Confucius, and many other sacred sources. In addition, each chapter also provides guidance on a spiritual theme or practice—prayer beads, a home altar, labyrinth walking—to enhance our understanding of these wise words and universal principles.

Finding Iris Chang

Finding Iris Chang

Iris Chang's mysterious suicide in 2004, at age thirty-six, didn't seem to make any sense. She had more to live for than anyone, including fame, fortune, beauty, a husband, and child. Some even wondered if the controversial author of the Rape of Nanking had been murdered. Long-time friend Paula Kamen was among those left wondering what had gone so wrong. Seeking to reconcile the suicide with the image of Chang's “perfect” life, Kamen searched her own memory and scoured Chang's letters, diaries, and archival material to fill in the gaps of Chang's personal transformation-from awkward teen to homecoming princess in college, from “ex-shy person” to world-class speaker and international human rights pioneer-and later decline into mental illness and paranoia. A literary investigation of an important writer's journey, Finding Iris is a tribute to a lost heroine, a portrait of the real and vulnerable woman who inspired so many around the world.

How I Overcame Grief

How I Overcame Grief

Eighth grader Toby Fields and the Sabens' Stars are about to begin yet another season on the basketball court. Still haunted by the fact that he missed the final shot last season in the big game against the Wizards, Toby doesn't think he deserved the signed team basketball presented to him after that final game. What good is positive effort and attitude if you can't win the game? Hoping for improving skills and a more valuable position on the team, Toby knows he still has the support of his three best friends and teammates on and off the court. Team rival, David Craig, continues to criticize Toby's every attempt, especially now that Alyssa sits right beside him in almost every class. And it seems that Toby is called more frequently to Miss Foley's office. Toby discovers that something just seems to be missing! He realizes quickly that he needs his three best friends, his principal, Alyssa, David, his parents, and even a new student at Sabens Middle School to help him find The Key to the Case!

"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing": Music and Worship in ...

"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing": Music and Worship in ...

Women Adventurers, 1750-1900

Women Adventurers, 1750-1900

The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world... British women make up the largest portion of the book's focus--these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries include the woman's family background, her educational history, and a summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).

Little Book of Contemplative Photography

Little Book of Contemplative Photography

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr is also an accomplished photographer. He begins his latest book with a confessionÑ"I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to renew myself while I gain a new view of the creation and the creator."ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ With this book, Zehr makes a gift to anyone who would like to couple photography with seeing and thinking more deeply. In each chapter he offers a Purpose, a Problem, and an Activity with a camera in order to "practice mindfulness."ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ You'll not need a fancy camera, but if you have one it won't hurt. Zehr's chapter-by-chapter exercises are aimed at heightening visual awareness and imaginationÑall while doing good and working for justice.ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.