Me–. Emma Dodd

Manchmal fühlt sich das Pinguin-Baby ganz klein und verloren in der großen weiten Welt. Wie tröstlich, dass es jemanden gibt, bei der er sich vollkommen sicher und geborgen fühlen kann. …




Dealing With Personal Freedom In A Changing Global India

Told partly in first person, GRAFFITI is a humorous look at how people fall short of the expectations we have of them, dealing with friends or acquaintances enduring bereavement or similar tragic events. It is the story of Vipin, an Indian techie working in the USA, as he tries to cope with death of his wife. His few friends and colleagues offer little solace, but not for lack of trying. In fact, their well-meaning attempts are a constant source of frustration for Vipin.
Meanwhile he meets Rene, who while on an assignment from Bangalore, almost magically transforms his life. However Rene, a flighty, somewhat silly techie herself, has baggage of her own as Vipin soon realizes. They come in all shapes and sizes. There is Agni, Rene’s ex, Mark, a distant shadow and a formidable contender, and a ‘BFF’ Upasana (Upi), who unwittingly adds to the confusion. Not that Vipin ever acknowledges he’s actually interested in Rene in that special way, but by the time he is ready to do that, doing his own ‘growing-up’, will it be too late?
In an “All’s ‘as best as it can be’ that ends ‘somewhat’ well” tale, Graffiti, explores the raw emotions that the characters go through while being only partially aware that they don’t exist in a vacuum.


The Dreamer’s Thread

Everyone Dreams. But what would you do if you suddenly found out that you were one of the few who creates dreams for the whole world? Would you use your power to harness the light and weave it into beautiful tapestries of magic and wonder, or would you fall prey to the seductive siren song of darkness and nightmares? For artist Aura Mayville, this becomes a reality as she is ripped from her life.


Just Weeds

This is a most useful book that gardeners of America have long needed: an up-to-date, clear, and concise manual of weeds. To have a lawn, garden, farm or orchard means that the owner must wage continual war with these persistent plants. In the past, the gardener struggling against the inroads of weeds has been wrestling in the dark, for he has known what only a few of them are, and next to nothing about their life habits. With this book at hand he will recognize his adversary for what it is, and will know how it can be eradicated by methods other than laborious hand-pulling and hoeing.


The Complete Iron Palm

Brian Gray, one of the world’s foremost authorities on iron palm philosophy and technique, takes you through every phase of this method. Learn conditioning techniques, breathing exercises and actual iron palm strikes. He’ll also show you how to tell the difference between the legitimate iron palm practitioner and the fraud who uses gimmicks and sleight-of-hand to perform breaking feats. After studying this book, Gray promises you’ll be able to slap through concrete with the center of your palm.


Famous Americans

This year’s winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Loren Goodman’s Famous Americans. Hilarious, eclectic, and bizarre, this collection takes the reader on a rollercoaster of a ride through the absurdities of American pop culture. Employing a variety of forms (from epistolary to script to interview and beyond), this work proves to be as much about exploring frameworks as it is about examining the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans. Goodman questions our concept of what it means to be an icon: he disrupts our assumptions, creating an alternate universe in which nothing remains sacred.


Beautiful Journey

Kit Anderson is determined to make a difference. All around her the Battle for Britain is raging, and ferrying factory-fresh airplanes to combat bases makes excellent use of her skills as flight lieutenant for the British Women’s Air Transport Auxiliary. An American in southern England, she is undaunted by war. It’s safer than love.
The talented aviatrix could fly a crippled craft through a thunderstorm without a compass and find her way home, so it is singularly disconcerting to find herself flying in circles around Emily Mills, a too young, too attractive and too abrasive British literature teacher. Even though Emily’s grandmother is Lady Marble, it’s a time of war and scarcity and Emily needs work. Kit offers to help her find a job on the air base—and as is often true, no good deed goes unpunished.
There’s no compass on earth to help when the irascible Emily gets past all Kit’s defenses. She knows the sparks could turn to flame,and their hearts are in the line of fire.
Kenna White turns her storytelling talents to this unforgettable tale of women who found love, courage, and the courage to love in the midst of a world at war.


A Magnificent Affair

MAX — He Was the Best Kind of Kisser: a Man Who Took His Time — and Took Her Breath Away… — He was a man who’d chosen not to be tied down to any one place or woman, but when Ashley Whitfield crashed her car into the garden of his seaside inn, Max Hayden sensed that this sweet temptation came with invisible strings a man could never escape! First she spilled her lingerie all over the lobby, then invaded his office, his privacy, and finally his bedroom.

ASHLEY — Too Hot to Handle

She’d made a habit of drifting through her life, but when Ashley finally realized she was engaged to a man she didn’t love, she ran — straight into trouble of the most sizzling kind! Max’s touch set her on fire, inflamed a hunger she’d feared she’d never know, but keeping him meant settling down, taking root at long last. Once Max admitted he wanted her more than he needed his freedom, would she stay?