If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
A heart-rending story of family tragedy, perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse and Jojo Moyes. Is holding on harder than letting go? Dan’s life has fallen apart at the seams. He’s lost his house, his job is on the line, and now he’s going to lose his family too. All he’s ever wanted is to keep them together, but is everything beyond repair? Maria is drowning in grief. She spends her days writing letters that will never be answered. Nights are spent trying to hold terrible memories at bay, to escape the pain that threatens to engulf her. Jack wakes up confused and alone. He doesn’t know who he is, how he got there, or why he finds himself on a deserted clifftop, but will piecing together the past leave him a broken man? In the face of real tragedy, can these three people find a way to reconcile their past with a new future? And is love enough to carry them through?
Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer AwardMargaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences--mortality--while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away--a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, "The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It's about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It's about compassion, but it shows insensitivity." In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?The immediacy of the presentation, and the clarity and elegance of Edson's writing, make this sophisticated, multilayered play accessible to almost any interested reader. As the play begins, Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English who hasspent years studying and teaching the intricate, difficult Holy Sonnets of theseventeenth-century poet John Donne, is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Confident of her ability to stay in control of events, she brings to her illness the same intensely rational and painstakingly methodical approach that has guided her stellar academic career. But as her disease and its excruciatingly painful treatment inexorably progress, she begins to question the single-minded values and standards that have always directed her, finally coming to understand the aspects of life that make it truly worth living.
Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales is a work by Brothers Grimm now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic. Contains the following classics: The Golden Bird Hans In Luck Jorinda and Jorindel The Travelling Musicians Old Sultan The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean Briar Rose The Dog and the Sparrow The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Fisherman and His Wife The Willow-Wren and the Bear The Frog-Prince Cat and Mouse in Partnership The Goose-Girl The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet Rapunzel Fundevogel The Valiant Little Tailor Hansel and Gretel The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage Mother Holle Little Red-Cap [little Red Riding Hood] The Robber Bridegroom Tom Thumb Rumpelstiltskin Clever Gretel The Old Man and His Grandson The Little Peasant Frederick and Catherine Sweetheart Roland Snowdrop The Pink Clever Elsie The Miser in the Bush Ashputtel The White Snake The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids The Queen Bee The Elves and the Shoemaker The Juniper-Tree The Turnip Clever Hans The Three Languages The Fox and the Cat The Four Clever Brothers Lily and the Lion The Fox and the Horse The Blue Light The Raven The Golden Goose The Water of Life The Twelve Huntsmen The King of the Golden Mountain Doctor Knowall The Seven Ravens The Wedding of Mrs. Fox Second Story The Salad The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was King Grisly-Beard Iron Hans Cat-Skin Snow-White and Rose-Red
A companion edition of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, to be published alongside the official sequel by his great grand nephew, Dacre Stoker. "I am here to do Your bidding, Master. I am Your slave…" This dark, brooding and powerfully atmospheric novel by Bram Stoker is a classic of gothic literature, casting light on the darkness of the human psyche, and exploiting our deepest fears. When newly qualified solicitor Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help a new client purchase a residence in London, he is unaware that he will be lucky to escape with his life. Harker's fateful visit to Count Dracula's castle begins a series of disturbing events, as the malevolence he discovers there reaches across continents and oceans to twist and abuse his loved ones at home in England.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales
A collection of eighteen fantastic and enchanting fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Included are such timeless classics as 'The Emperor's New Clothes' and 'The Snow Queen'.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (汤姆叔叔的小屋)
冒险家、神奇动物学家纽特·斯卡曼德刚刚结束一次环球旅行，四处搜寻最为珍稀和不凡的神奇动物。他来到纽约，原本只想短暂停留几天，但他的旅行箱被人拿错了，导致一些神奇动物从箱子里逃了出来，惹出了大麻烦…… 《神奇动物在哪里：原创电影剧本》的灵感来自纽特·斯卡曼德为霍格沃茨魔法学校创作的教科书，它是J.K.罗琳创作的第一个电影剧本，她是深受读者喜爱的国际畅销书“哈利·波特”系列的作者。这个史诗般的冒险故事用非凡的想象力，展现了一系列富有魅力的角色和神奇动物。无论是对哈迷，还是对初涉魔法世界的人们来说，它都是书架上的绝佳藏品。 电影《神奇动物在哪里》于2016年11月18日上映。
The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3)
Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen. But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their country The Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family. Edward died on exactly the same day, and as part of the same military offensive, as Wilfred Owen. They died only a few miles apart and yet there cannot be a bigger contrast between their legacies. Edward had been born into poverty in west London on the eve of the twentieth century, had a job washing railway carriages, was con*ed into the army at the age of eighteen and sent to the Western Front from where he would never return. He lies buried miles from home in a small military cemetery on the outskirts of an obscure town close to the French border in western Belgium. No-one has ever visited him. Like thousands of other young boys, Edward’s life and death were forgotten. By delving into and uncovering letters, poems and war diaries to reconstruct his great uncle’s brief life and needless death; Charlie fills in the blanks of Edward’s life with the experiences of similar young men giving a voice to the voiceless. Edward Connelly’s tragic story comes to represent all the young men who went off to the Great War and never came home. This is a book about the unsung heroes, the ordinary men who did their duty with utmost courage, and who deserve to be remembered.
5-Minute NLP (Collins Gem)
Practise the skills and techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in just five minutes a day with this handy, portable guide. By studying the way others achieve excellence and applying this thinking to your personal and professional life, it’s possible to improve the way you communicate from day to day. The principles of NLP can seem daunting and the jargon can be hard to decipher–what is meant by rapport, changing emotional states, modelling, the conscious and unconscious? This book unpicks the jargon and makes the subject accessible for both novices and experienced NLP enthusiasts alike. The pocket workbook-style makes it easy to develop your communication skills at any time with quick exercises, activities and techniques. All you need is a pencil. Fully illustrated throughout, including a clear introductory section explaining the basics of NLP as well as an extensive glossary for reference this is the ideal practical guide to help you build upon and practise your communication strategies at your own pace.
The Night Abraham Called to the Stars
Robert Bly's new collection of poetry is made of forty-eight poems written in the intricate form called the ghazal, which is the central poetic form in Islam. The influence of Hafez and Rumi is clear, and yet the poems descend into the wealth of Western history, referring at times to Monet, Giordano Bruno,Emerson, St. Francis, Newton, and Chekhov, as well as to events in Bly's own life. The leaping between joy and "ruin" produces a poetry which makes him, as Kenneth Rexroth noted, "one of the leaders in a poetic revival which has returned American literature to the world community."
哈利波特系列（共7册） (Harry Potter the Complete Collection)
Talk Like TED
TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million
Your Erroneous Zones
From the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller Pulling Your Own Strings, positive and practical advice for breaking free from the trap of negative thinking and enjoying life to the fullest. If you're plagued by guilt or worry and find yourself unwittingly falling into the same old self-destructive patterns, then you have "erroneous zones"--whole facets of your approach to life that act as barriers to your success and happiness. If you believe that you have no control over your feelings and reactions, you give up the many choices that are available to you. Dyer shows how you can take charge of yourself and manage how much you will let difficult times--and people--affect you. If you spend more time worrying what others think than working on what you want and need, you will always be disappointed. Dyer shows that only you can make yourself happy and points the way to true self-reliance. If you are still caught up in old labels for yourself and an out-of-date self-image, you cancel out your present potential. Dyer shows how you can break out of the patterns of the post to become fulfilled in the present. If you depend upon others for your well-being, you lose yourself. Dyer shows how to take control of your own needs and learn to give and receive love without limits.
集成电路后端设计流程长、环节多，而且每个环节、每个工种都涉及非常多的背景知识和技能。为了让读者能够系统地掌握后端设计必备的基础知识，本书不仅在广度上全面覆盖集成电路后端设计的三个重要设计大方向：全定制、半定制和静态时序分析，而且在深度上覆盖了后端三大重要设计方向之间相互关联的技术点。并以此来贯穿整个后端设计流程，使读者在广度和技术点衔接两方面深入理解整个后端设计技术和流程细节。本书不拘泥于枯燥理论的灌输，把整个集成电路后端设计过程通过结合业内主流EDA设计工具和实践操作的形式进行讲解，最终以理论联系实际的方法来真正地提高读者学以致用的工程技术设计能力。本书是任何想要学习集成电路后端设计的读者必读的。 本书特点： 系统而且深入，既对后端设计知识的广度有足够的覆盖，同时也不乏深度和细致。 从完整工程设计的角度出发，结合主流工具，实操性强。 涉及的实验技术资料可以在相关EETOP【后端设计】分论坛下载。 作者将定期在EETOP分论坛与本书读者进行互动和交流，解答读者问题。
销售中的闪转腾挪，谈判中的斗智斗勇，面试中的抽丝剥茧； 恋爱中的一颦一笑，夫妻间的相濡以沫，家教中的沟通互动； 人心莫测，却可痕迹识人。 《痕迹识人》教你的不是读心术，不是驾驭人，是和谐沟通和交往的方式。 不管什么背景的人，绝大多数人在行为举止中，是有其自身规律的。我们只要能很好地把握人性的要点，敏感地发现一个人外显的痕迹，运用恰当的交流技巧，就能对他人进行有效的判断，从而找到与他人和谐相处之道。 《痕迹识人》告诉你： ● 了解人性的基本规律：什么时候看人最准？什么情况下能把人看透？如何影响甚至改变他人的价值观？ ● 痕迹识别：如何从各种细节中发现对方的痕迹？ ● 判断技巧：只有痕迹，是不能简单地得出结论的，否则就是瞎猜。发现痕迹之后，需要通过有效的交流方式、严谨的逻辑推理，根据已识别的痕迹，进行更深入的交流和判断，得出更加趋近于事实的结论。熟练掌握这种技巧，你会发现，谈笑间，真假了然于胸。 无论在职场中从事管理、销售、客服、人力资源等工作，还是在生活中进行子女教育、家庭关系塑造、婚恋交友等方面，只要是在与人打交道的时候有了困惑，相信你都能从本书中得到一些启发。
Call Me by Your Name 请以你的名字呼唤我
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at firs
Mike Driscoll takes you on a journey talking to a hall-of-fame list of truly remarkable Python experts. You’ll be inspired every time by their passion for the Python language, as they share with you their experiences, contributions, and careers in Python. About This Book ? Hear from these key Python thinkers about the current status of Python, and where it's heading in the future ? Listen to their close thoughts on significant Python topics, such as Python's role in scientific computing, and machine learning ? Understand the direction of Python, and what needs to change for Python 4 Who This Book Is For Python programmers and students interested in the way that Python is used – past and present – with useful anecdotes. It will also be of interest to those looking to gain insights from top programmers. What You Will Learn ? How successful programmers think ? The history of Python ? Insights into the minds of the Python core team ? Trends in Python programming In Detail Each of these twenty Python Interviews can inspire and refresh your relationship with Python and the people who make Python what it is today. Let these interviews spark your own creativity, and discover how you also have the ability to make your mark on a thriving tech community. This book invites you to immerse in the Python landscape, and let these remarkable programmers show you how you too can connect and share with Python programmers around the world. Learn from their opinions, enjoy their stories, and use their tech tips. ? Brett Cannon - former director of the PSF, Python core developer, led the migration to Python 3. ? Steve Holden - tireless Python promoter and former chairman and director of the PSF. ? Carol Willing - former director of the PSF and Python core developer, Project Jupyter Steering Council member. ? Nick Coghlan - founding member of the PSF and Python core developer. ? Jessica McKellar - former director of the PSF and Python activist. ? Marc-André Lemburg - Python core developer and founding member of the PSF. ? Glyph Lefkowitz - founder of Twisted and fellow of the PSF. ? Doug Hellmann - fellow of the PSF, creator of the Python Module of the Week blog, Python community member since 1998. ? Massimo Di Pierro - fellow of the PSF, data scientist and the inventor of web2py. ? Alex Martelli - fellow of the PSF and co-author of Python in a Nutshell. ? Barry Warsaw - fellow of the PSF, Python core developer since 1995, and original member of PythonLabs. ? Tarek Ziadé - founder of Afpy and author of Expert Python Programming. ? Sebastian Raschka - data scientist and author of Python Machine Learning. ? Wesley Chun - fellow of the PSF and author of the Core Python Programming books. ? Steven Lott - Python blogger and author of Python for Secret Agents. ? Oliver Schoenborn - author of Pypubsub and wxPython mailing list contributor. ? Al Sweigart - bestselling author and creator of the Python modules Pyperclip and PyAutoGUI. ? Luciano Ramalho - fellow of the PSF and the author of Fluent Python. ? Mike Bayer - fellow of the PSF, creator of open source libraries including SQLAlchemy. ? Jake Vanderplas - data scientist and author of Python Data Science Handbook. Style and approach This is a book of one-to-one interviews with leading Python programmers and luminaries in the field.