Thought-provoking, dreamy, sad, and hilarious, this collection of works by Zack Love takes the reader on a diverse and unforgettable literary journey through a variety of topics, themes, and emotions. The anthology totals about 73,000 words and contains a novelette, four short stories, a theater play, and a screenplay. These seven spellbinding stories spanning several styles and genres include a dramatic romance, a satire of the mega-rich, a somber and soulful reflection on the problem of evil, humorous dating adventures, and stories driven by philosophical musings. The anthology includes: 1) The Doorman – a Novelette (Literary Fiction) 2) Central Park Song – a Screenplay (Romance) 3) The Grand Unified Story – a Short Story (Literary Fiction) 4) City Solipsism – a Short Story (Literary Fiction) 5) Waiting for 2000 – an Absurdist Comedy of Billionaire Proportions (Theater Comedy) 6) My Best Valentine's Day. Ever. – a Short Story (Romantic Comedy) 7) My Worst Valentine's Day. Ever. – a Short Story (Romantic Comedy)
A study of the 30-year collaboration between playwright Samuel Beckett and director Alan Schneider, Bianchini reconstructs their shared American productions between 1956 and 1984. By examining how Beckett was introduced to American audiences, this book leads into a wider historical discussion of American theatre in the mid-to-late 20th century.
This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.
When world-famous drummer Ross Daniels agrees to spend the weekend at Darling Roberts’ lake house, he becomes a distraction she doesn’t need ... her cursed house is distraction enough! A secluded lake house with a dark history ... a rock star and a sheltered young woman ... you’ll find all the passion and suspense you could wish for in T. D. Hassett’s hot new romance Darling’s Desire. Darling Roberts is going back to the lake house her mother disappeared from thirteen years ago. She needs to decide to stay or sell. The locals believe the place cursed, but her best friend thinks it would be a blast to spend the weekend there before heading to Europe. BFF Madison is determined to set Darling up, even if that means dragging a recently widowed rock-and-roll drummer to the scene of a murder. Ross Daniels has a secret. He can’t stand the pitying looks well-wishers have given him since his wife’s accidental death. The European leg of the Becket tour can’t come soon enough. A weekend stay at a mutual friend’s lake house seems like a decent way to kill a couple of days before hopping a plane, at least until he spends some time with temptation herself. Passions ignite and Ross feels his heart beginning to beat again. Darling isn’t who he thought she was, and he can’t get enough of her sweet soul and lush curves. Darling is determined to take charge of her life, and the lake house is just the place to begin. Ross is a scrumptious distraction, but she knows she has to keep things in perspective. Why would a world-famous drummer want to hang out with her in a small town even the locals want her run out of? Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Suspense, Music, Musicians
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is back with three more classic novels in her cherished Stanislaski family saga. TAMING NATASHA Natasha Stanislaski left her youthful indiscretions far behind when she settled for a quiet life running a successful toy store in rural West Virginia. But then brash Spence Kimball and his adorable little girl joined forces to nudge their way into her shop…and her closely guarded heart. Sensing that a hidden wound was behind Natasha's steely defenses, Spence aimed to draw out the gentler side he knew was beneath the surface. Slowly her pain gave way to passion. But when he vowed to love her always, she pulled away once more. What would it take to tame her fears once and for all? LURING A LADY Nothing in Sydney Hayward's background of wealth and privilege had prepared her to take the helm of her family's corporation. Her overflowing new responsibilities left no room for complications—and Mikhail Stanislaski was definitely a complication. Sydney had learned the hard way that she could never love anyone—least of all, this masculine stranger who came from a world so different from her own. Still, the way she felt when he put his hands on her made her doubt her resolve to remain alone. This gifted man seemed to have a rare talent for luring even a reluctant lady into his arms…. FALLING FOR RACHEL Landlocked in Manhattan, rugged seaman Zack Muldoon needed a tough, no-nonsense lawyer to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. Public defender Rachel Stanislaski was not what he had in mind—until he discovered there was a lot more to the beautiful, coolheaded attorney than met the eye…and found himself falling for her, hook, line and sinker.