Poetry. Photography. SPARKS marks the second collaboration (after Holy Personal) of author Laura Chester and photographer Donna DeMari. Here, prose poetry and sepia-toned photographs combine to tell a story. "THE SPARK SO quickly becomes the fire becomes you. Your face is shining with the light all around, like a mane. Aura, luster, a polished egg"-from Part One. Laura Chester has written many books of poetry and prose, including FREE REIN, ALL IN ALL, and MY PLEASURE, all available at SPD.
Author: Laura Chester,Donna DeMari
Publisher: Geoffrey Young
"Ich habe gehofft und gebetet. Aber jetzt weiß ich, dass selbst die gewagteste Flucht und ein scheinbarer Sieg immer wieder in den Händen des Systems enden wird. Beuge dich dem System oder sie beugen dich." Als Skye aufwacht, befindet sie sich regelrecht in einer anderen Welt. Festgehalten vom Feind, wird sie dazu benutzt, die Machenschaften des Systems zu unterstützen und Folge zu leisten. Währenddessen sterben mehr und mehr von Skyes Freunden und Verbündeten und ihr wird bewusst, dass sie sich zwischen Liebe und Vernunft entscheiden muss, bevor es zu spät ist. Und dann ist da noch Kiran ... Der zweite und somit letzte Band der Skye & Kiran Dilogie.
Author: Nico Abrell
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Young Adult Fiction
»Frei - wirklich frei - war ich seit dem Zeitpunkt schon nicht mehr, als ich erfahren habe, dass meine Zukunft in der Hand des Systems liegt.« An ihrem siebzehnten Geburtstag ändert sich Skyes komplettes Leben. Ihr wird ein Beruf zugeteilt, den sie bis an ihr Lebensende ausführen soll - und es kommt noch schlimmer: Das System bestimmt nicht nur, was Skye zu tun hat und wo sie leben soll, sondern auch über alles andere, was im Leben zählt. Doch als Skye etwas erfährt, was nicht für ihre Ohren bestimmt ist, ist nichts mehr so, wie es vorher war. Der erste Band der »Skye & Kiran« - Dilogie.
Author: Nico Abrell
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Young Adult Fiction
WITHOUT A TRACE Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion. After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city
Author: Laura Bickle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times Bestseller “A myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership.” — Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive “If you truly want to become a Spark in your organization and in your life, I urge you to read this book now.” — Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball Leadership is not about job titles—it’s about action and behavior. “Sparks” are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart—they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors’ own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks. “These authors are not only great leadership thinkers, but they have all led people in challenging circumstances—a huge advantage in guiding the rest of us. Trust them to take you to a new level.” — Brigadier General Thomas A. Kolditz, U.S. Army (Ret.), director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University
How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success
Author: Angie Morgan,Courtney Lynch,Sean Lynch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Business & Economics
Aus akutem Geldmangel und ungestillter Sehnsucht nach der Welt jenseits des engen heimatlichen Horizonts unterbricht der Autor sein soeben begonnenes Studium, besucht die Seefahrtschule und begibt sich mit erst 21 Jahren als einer der jüngsten Schiffsfunkoffiziere auf Große Handelsschiffs- und Tankerfahrt. Entnervender Dienst an der Morsetaste unter oft widrigsten Bedingungen, qualvolle Seekrankheit, unvergeßliche menschliche Begegnungen, seltene Naturerlebnisse, Fragen, Suchen, Irren und Zweifeln prägen und festigen den jungen Mr. Sparks, wie man Funker seinerzeit nannte, für sein künftiges Leben. Viele seiner althergebrachten Vorstellungen muß er im Umgang mit so ganz anders gearteten Menschen als er sie an Land gewohnt war, über Bord werfen! Der auf diese Art zu seinem Vorteil Verwandelte wird immer wieder und drängender gebeten, von jenen außergewöhnlichen Begebenheiten zu berichten, die ihn während seines aufregenden Hin- und Hertrudelns zwischen Studium und Seefahrt überrascht sowie zum Staunen und Umdenken gebracht haben. Diesem Wunsch kommt der Autor gerne nach und berichtet ungeschminkt anhand seiner geretteten Tagebücher von jenen Begebenheiten zur Zeit des stürmischen Aufbruchs nach dem II. Weltkrieg, welche so ganz anders war als die heutige. Mr. Sparks verspricht mit seiner authentischen Biographie den Lesern der jüngeren und der älteren Generation eine spannende und unterhaltsame Lektüre!
Author: Johannes Nier
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.
How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers
Author: Peter L. Benson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
Discover the cognitive tools that lead to creative thinking and problem-solving with this “well-written and easy-to-follow” guide (Library Journal). Explore the “thinking tools” of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and learn how you can practice the same imaginative skills to become your creative best. With engaging narratives and examples, Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools such as observing, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more. Sparks of Genius is “a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind” and a groundbreaking guidebook for anyone interested in imaginative thinking, lifelong learning, and transdisciplinary education (Kirkus Reviews). “How different the painter at the easel and the physicist in the laboratory! Yet the Root-Bernsteins recognize the deep-down similarity of all creative thinking, whether in art or science. They demonstrate this similarity by comparing the accounts that various pioneers and inventors have left of their own creative processes: for Picasso just as for Einstein, for Klee just as for Feynman, the creative impulse always begins in vision, in emotion, in intuition. . . . With a lavishly illustrated chapter devoted to each tool, readers quickly realize just how far the imagination can stretch.” —Booklist “A powerful book . . . Sparks of Genius presents radically different ways of approaching problems.” —American Scientist
The 13 Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People
Author: Robert Root-Bernstein,Michèle Root-Bernstein
Fifteen years of disconnected sparks to do the damage. To stop her beautiful fantastical brain from working. 'Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I'm 30. F*ck!' Life is hard to navigate when you've got so many questions. Can I put this jumper in the washing machine? Do you have my birth certificate? Where did you find love? How did you do it? How do you survive? A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences. Hilarious and heartbreaking, written by Jessica Butcher and with original music by Anoushka Lucas. Sparks is a two-hander musical about the brain's response to grief. This edition was published to coincide with the run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2018, ahead of its transfer to the HighTide Festivals 2018 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and Walthamstow, London.
Author: Jessica Butcher,Anoushka Lucas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Sparks in the Dark is an anthology of fictional short stories. Sit back and enter a world where the ties of family are put to the test; where a coffee shop conversation turns to the future of mankind; where a television show may be a little too real; and where a young man may be just a little too eager to burn rubber on the road. There's these and many others that will make you laugh, make you cry and throw chills down your spine. Caution: Due to the extreme possibility that these stories may induce goosebumps, you're advised to read during sunlight, surrounded by many people. Enjoy!
Author: Christopher Robertson,Thomas Rotella
This Super Dog is the Cat's Meow! August is a brilliant inventor who is afraid of the outside. Charlie is a crack pilot who isn't afraid of anything. Together these pals save lives every day. They also happen to be cats who pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit! Always eager to leap into danger, this feline duo have their work cut out for them as they try to thwart Princess, an evil alien bent on enslaving mankind. Don't let the fact that Princess looks like a cute, diaper-wearing baby fool you. She's clever, determined, and totally ruthless. So when Princess and the browbeaten fools she calls servants enact a brilliant and dastardly plan to conquer Earth, August and Charlie pull out all the stops to save the day.
Author: Ian Boothby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A family is brought close to ruin by a pet python; an Icelandic advertising agency has a problem with a campaign involving a dead seagull; a chiropodist desperately wants to stop examining people’s feet and dreams of becoming a pirate... Stephen Leslie has always tried to capture images that hint at wider, hidden narratives – suggestive moments rather than decisive ones – and Sparks is a book that imagines the weird and wonderful stories behind his original street photographs. It is a love-letter to photography, pairing eighty beautiful colour images – shot on film – with these stories, as well as the author’s recollections of twenty years spent looking through the lens.
Author: Stephen Leslie
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
Do you feel lost? Confused? Alone? (Circle one): Yes or No. The Church of Blue can help. We are not a cult. $5 for a holy quest is a good deal. Since sixth grade, Debbie Woodlawn has nursed a secret, heart-searing crush on her best friend, Lisa. But all those years of pretending to enjoy Full House reruns and abstinence rallies with Lisa go down the drain when her friend hooks up with Norman, the most boring guy at school. This earth-shattering event makes Debbie decide to do the unthinkable: confess her love to Lisa. And she has to do it tonight—before Lisa and Norman go past “the point of no return.” So Debbie embarks on a quest to find Lisa. Guiding the quest are fellow students/detention hall crashers Emma and Tim, the founding (and only) members of the wacky Church of Blue. Three chases, three declarations of love, two heartbreaks, a break-in, and five dollars worth of gas later, Debbie has been fully initiated into Bluedaism—but is there time left to stop Lisa and Norman from going too far? Click here to view the book trailer for Sparks.
The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie
Author: S. J. Adams
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the late 1800s, the area now known as Sparks consisted of ranches and farms. It was not until the early 1900s that Sparks would become the sixth-largest city in Nevada, almost overnight. E.H. Harriman moved the Salt Lake Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad from Wadsworth to swampland four miles east of Reno, and that area would become Sparks. The railroad was the largest and most reliable employer for 54 years, before leaving in 1957. Some railroad employees were transferred and reassigned to jobs outside of Sparks, but many chose to stay. Employment was found in Nevada's thriving hospitality industry, including John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino. Sparks became a major distribution center for national companies like S.S. Kresge and Pacific Freeport, and many manufacturing companies opened after Nevada passed the right-to-work law in 1951. Sparks is now the fifth-largest city in Nevada.
Author: Joyce M. Cox
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
An Insider's Memoir of Radio Liberty
Author: Gene Sosin
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Political Science