Author: Lisa Newsom
Publisher: Hearst Books
VERANDA knows what makes a home exquisite—and following the successful Houses of Veranda, the magazine has produced a lavish new book with a wealth of ideas for exceptional outdoor spaces. Take a private tour of magnificent homes with lush gardens, inviting courtyards, and pools set amid breathtaking landscapes. Created by the world's best designers, these environments are among the most spectacular ever featured in VERANDA.
Author: Sebastião Salgado, Lélia Wanick Salgado
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Summary: In 1970, 26-year-old Sebastiao Salgado held a camera for the first time. In over 32 trips, he created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous people. This book presents his images such as: ancient animal species and volcanoes of the Galapagos; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; and, African lions, leopards, and elephant.
Author: Mark I. Miravalle
Publisher: Mark I. Miravalle, S.T.D.
From the cradle to college, a child’s room is in a constant state of flux—and it’s not easy to accommodate those changing needs and still devise effective spaces for sleeping, playing, and learning. But these 20 innovative decorating schemes, beautifully photographed and explained, prove it can be done. Practical advice covers room planning and design, as well as the basics of putting up shelves, laying flooring, wallpapering and painting. You’ll also find fresh ideas for bedding, storage, windows, and lighting.
A “sympathetic and exceptionally well-written account” (USA Today), Ray Connolly’s biography of the King soars with “spontaneity and electricity” (Preston Lauterbach). Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which simply blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America. In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world’s most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way. Juxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis’s amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very end. With a narrative informed by interviews over many years with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, B. B. King, Sam Phillips, and Roy Orbison, among many others, Connolly creates one of the most nuanced and mature portraits of this cultural phenomenon to date. What distinguishes Being Elvis beyond the narrative itself is Connolly’s more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. As we reach the end of this poignant account, Elvis’s death at forty-two takes on the hue of a profoundly American tragedy. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American icon who could “seamlessly soar into a falsetto of pleading and yearning” and capture an inner emotion, perhaps of eternal yearning, to which all of us can still relate. Intimate and unsparing, Being Elvis explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, ultimately offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life.
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Publisher: Candlewick Press
As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale. In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in "Edens" provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As the angelic stranglehold on humanity tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. Willow continues to struggle with feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin — and the fate of the world hangs in the balance — each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?
The Hilliker Curse
Author: James Ellroy
The legendary crime writer unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought "Her."
Author: Heather B. Fox Griffith
Jake Olson shares his personal and professional journey toward international success in the world of photographic artistry. His story is told from the perspective of colleagues, friends, family and Jake himself. It is an extraordinary story of human courage and determination that is told with painful honesty and at times, with genuine regret. Ultimately, his passion for living is what has kept Jake Olson steady on the road, through recovery from addiction to being able to face personal challenges that might cripple a weaker man. His strength lies in Jake's personal vision, brought to life through his photographic artistry. Jake Olson shares that vision with the world through his magical images of children, families and nature. He takes us with him as he looks back on the old dirt roads of his childhood. He brings us along as he describes the incredible journey to success, named by Huffington Post as one of the top 30 most socially influential photographers in the world. This is a story that is sure to inspire everyone.
Welcome to the new generation of hostels: Rooftop pools, killer views and gorgeous design to rival any hotel- welcome to the Luxury Hostels of Europe. Curated by the award winning travel blogger Kash Bhattacharya of BudgetTraveller fame, in this selection of hostels you can find a cinema, rooftop restaurants and even find a swimming pool and sauna.
The Peoples of Laos
Author: Laurent Chazée
Publisher: White Lotus Company, Limited (Thailand)
Author: Martin Stuart-Fox
Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queenland Press
Author: Gwenael Petiot
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
From colorful statement necklaces and bracelets to anklets and cuffs adorned with beautiful beads and stones, the 20 stunning pieces in Bohemian Macramé may look complicated--but they actually have a surprisingly simple construction. Full-color step-by-step images and comprehensive instructions ensure that even first-time crafters of macramé jewelry will achieve impressive, attention-grabbing results.