From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William’s assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina’s trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness—a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars. From the Hardcover edition.
Highly regarded for his mystic prowess, Max Natoni took an oath to find lost people. For only he held the Navajo tribe's deepest senses and the strength to awe those who beheld the man in the flesh. Yet even his heightened awareness couldn't help him when it came to Kris Reynolds, who had her own sacred crusade to uphold…. Kris had no need for secrets, yet the noble Navajo warrior was hers alone to unravel. He had the ability to guide her, but not without pushing Kris's desire to uncharted territory. Bound by honor, together they tracked a killer with the same ardor that they stalked each other. While Kris yearned for justice, Max sought to restore harmony to his nation…only to expose the passions of a woman who was more than his match.
Author: A. L. Buehrer
Publisher: Abbott Press
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Two thousand years ago, Divizahs most hated prophet left the planet petrified with his last great enigma. The prediction was forgotten by most, but at the heart of Divizahs irresistibly powerful regime, the riddle still haunts the planets volatile young tyrant. Yet even he doesnt expect the threat to arise in the form of a young girl from the only planet that seems to have no stake in the outcome. After a decade of bloodshed that left most of the galactic arm vanquished and terrorized, Dahskay Onlore, an astronomers daughter, noticed something was not right. And now...a star is dying.
Did Galileo suffer for challenging the Church's understanding of the heavens? Or were many of the Popes and lesser clerics just as well up on astronomy as he was? Who else was involved in mapping the heavens around the time of the Renaissance and Reformation? This book takes Galileo out of his usual category of 'victim who dared speak the truth' and explores both his achievements and the earlier influences, including that of Copernicus, on whose legacy he built. It then goes on to trace the impact of his ideas on those who followed him, in the sixty years or so that followed his death.
In his golden years, Melchior has settled into a calm, steady existence, ready to live out the rest of his days in peace to soon face the God of his fathers. What he didn’t expect was the biggest calling his long life had ever experienced! Word to the Wise: Melchior’s Tale follows the journey of an aged Magi called to witness the coming of the Messiah long promised to his people. Coming from Hebrew descent and taught in the learned Magian art, Melchior struggles with a sign from the heavens and his aged body as he prepares to answer this obvious call from his God. What Melchior finds is that he will not be alone on this journey. Joined by his faithful and young servant Othniel and a lost teenage Roman named Stephanus, the journey of the ages begins as all of life ebbs and flows; with a death and a birth. These events and the message of the star drive the elder Magi into an adventure that will challenge both his failing physical stature, and his faith in God. Come along, as Melchior begins his last great quest to see what God is about to do for, not only Judea, his homeland, but for the world!
Author: Homer S. Sewell
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Homer Sewell looks so much like Abraham Lincoln that even without his top hat and coat, total strangers still call him 'Abe.' He also lives the life of Lincoln, both personally and in business, with a strong message of never giving up and being proud of our country. Image in the Mirror is Homer's story, an inspiring American tale of overcoming life's trials with hard work, dedication, and belief in one's self.
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-02-26
He said . . . She said. Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative pictures of herself all over the Internet in a snarky attempt at revenge on her former boyfriend. Daniel is representing the ex, a onetime teen heartthrob who never grew up. With the feuding Hollywood pair scheduled to appear on the same Las Vegas awards show, Daniel and Wendy are determined to do whatever it takes to defend their own clients. Unfortunately, the chemistry between Wendy and Daniel is even more explosive than that of their Hollywood stars. L-O-V-E was always a four-letter word for these two ultra-competitors; they never counted on the scorching heat that erupts between them. But Wendy’s high-gloss exterior hides a dark past—one that’s lurking behind the bright Vegas lights. Their careers are on the line, and so is Wendy’s life. . . .
Practical quantum computing still seems more than a decade away, and researchers have not even identified what the best physical implementation of a quantum bit will be. There is a real need in the scientific literature for a dialogue on the topic of lessons learned and looming roadblocks. This reprint from Quantum Information Processing is dedicated to the experimental aspects of quantum computing and includes articles that 1) highlight the lessons learned over the last 10 years, and 2) outline the challenges over the next 10 years. The special issue includes a series of invited articles that discuss the most promising physical implementations of quantum computing. The invited articles were to draw grand conclusions about the past and speculate about the future, not just report results from the present.
Author: Michael Jan Friedman
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Release Date: 2003-09-01
From Earth to the edge of our galaxy and beyond, from the early days of warp flight to the latter half of the twenty-fourth century, humankind and its alien partners in the Federation have looked to their heroes to expand the limits of their knowledge. And as each generation's pantheon of heroes has passed on into legend, a new generation has risen to take its place. So it was with the crew of the S.S. Valiant, the first Earth vessel to cross the galactic barrier. So it was with the crew of the Starship Stargazer and her fledgling commander, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And so it was with the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, the flagship of Starfleet, which Picard commanded with wisdom and temperate maturity. Over the years, Fate has woven the voyages of these three vessels into a vivid skein of treachery and sacrifice, hardship and determination, tragedy and courage -- each step of the way demonstrating the immeasurable worth of the flawed but farseeing heroes who commanded them.
Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to banish the mask forever to a watery grave. But vengeful clan members are close on her heels, and they have a similar fate planned for her. Set in what will become Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan, People of the Lakes is another spell-binding epic in New York Times and USA Today bestelling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten past saga. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Bill Nagelkerke
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Children's stories, New Zealand
"People like stories that make them feel safe. Most of my stories do that. But sometimes I throw in a new tale that unsettles them. A tale about wandering stars for instance." Hipparchus and his sister Sappho live on the island of Samos in Ancient Greece. They spend their spare time listening to the ideas of their friend the Stargazer. They are enchanted by his stories about the stars, the sun and the Earth. But Hipparchus and Sappho discover that not everyone agrees with the Stargazer's ideas, and stories can be dangerous. They must find their friend and warn him before it is too late ...
Author: Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-09-02
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again . . . Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream, and Jude is frightened for her. A successful auctioneer, Jude is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she's asked to value a collection of scientific instruments and manuscripts belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London for the untamed beauty of Norfolk, where she grew up. As Jude untangles Wickham's tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present. What have Summer's nightmares to do with Starbrough folly, the eerie crumbling tower in the forest from which Wickham and his adopted daughter Esther once viewed the night sky? With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude searches for answers in the wild, haunting splendour of the Norfolk woods. Dare she leave behind the sadness in her own life, and learn to love again? Praise for Rachel Hore's novels: ‘A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious’ JUDY FINNIGAN ‘An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets’ Telegraph ‘A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war’ Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror 'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian 'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY
Author: Sarah Rayner
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2014-07-17
From the author of the bestselling One Moment, One Morning comes another beautiful, bittersweet novel set in Brighton. Three people, each crying out for help . . . There's Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they're brought together at Moreland's Clinic. Here, behind closed doors, they reveal their deepest secrets, confront and console one another and share plenty of laughs. But how will they cope when a new crisis strikes?