A teenage girl named Kate Dallman has tons of surprises coming her way. She plans to spend New Year’s with her Aunt and Uncle, but things don’t turn out as planned. Find out what will happen next in this adventurous tale.
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 5th, 2015
This comprehensive biography of Eduardo Rene Chibas (1907 1951) traces the life and times of Cuba's most popular and charismatic politician during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chibas, whose admirers included young Fidel Castro, emphasized honesty in Cuban public life and promised to sweep away corrupt politicians during his popular Sunday broadcasts.
It happens without warning: At a folk-rock show at her son's college, Lily becomes transfixed by the guitarist's unassuming onstage presence and beautiful playing and with his final note, something within her breaks loose.
In her professional life, Shary Hauer was a confident, successful, high-caliber executive coach who advised big-time corporate leaders around the globe but her personal life was an entirely different matter. When it came to love, she was insecure, clingy, desperate, willing to do anything and everything to win and keep a man. Because without a man by her side, what good was she?
Do you find yourself and your employees less engaged and less productive in the workplace than you would like? According to a Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of the American workforce today is unengaged which means that most of the people in your organization are only showing up to work to go through the motions and collect their paycheck. But there's something you can do to change that.
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 4th, 2015
Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds.
In the tradition of "Detroit: An American Autopsy" and "Maximum City" comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa.
From a real-life ambassador's wife comes a harrowing novel about the kidnapping of an American woman in the Middle East and the heartbreaking choices she and her husband each must make in the hope of being reunited.
Rodolphe el-Khoury, dean of UM School of Architecture, will speak about smart textiles and wearables, created using fabrics which allow computer and advanced electronic technology to be embedded into items such as blankets, curtains and more.