Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Best-selling author Alice Hoffman's luminous tale of nostalgia and enchantment, for readers both young and old. Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her six sisters to search for love on land. Now, as this mythological yet very real being starts to fade in the burning August sun, a rescue is begun. On the edge of growing up, during a summer that is the hottest on record, Hailey and Claire are discovering that life can take an unpredictable course, friendship is forever, and magic can be found in the most unexpected places.
Author: Catherine Mulvany
Could a strange glowing crystal hold the secrets of a generation? Was she a ghost sent to drive him mad? Teague Harris wondered when the woman he knew as Kirsten appeared without warning. Shea McKenzie insisted she knew nothing of his vanished fiancée, yet she couldn't explain why she'd been drawn to this town—nor deny Teague's anguished plea for her help. But when she began remembering things she couldn't know, Shea feared what her masquerade had unleashed. Was Teague her destiny . . . or her destroyer? Darkly sensual and deeply emotional, Catherine Mulvany's tale of passion, mystery, and murder teaches us that love can be stronger than death—and desire more powerful still. Bound by a longing she barely understood, she'd agreed to a perilous charade that could cost her everything, but did she dare risk her heart on a man with so many secrets?
Personal Stories of College Students with Autism
Author: Dawn Prince-Hughes
Publisher: Ohio University Press
A collection of essays by young men and women who suffer from autism takes readers into the fascinating world of college students who struggle with this debilitating condition. (Education)
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Author: Haskell W. Harr
Publisher: Alfred Music
An elementary Snare Drum solo by Haskell W. Harr.
Author: Carol Anshaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
Imagine how different your life might be if you had taken another path at a crucial turning point in the past. Aquamarine explores the intricate ways early choices reverbarate through a life. Shown in triptych is Jesse Austin, on the verge of turning forty in 1990, inhabiting three equally possible lives. Jesse's choices have variously brought her to marry, divorce or remain single, to love men or women, to live close to her Missouri hometown or deliberatley far away. But Jesse is still haunted by the moment when she lost the gold medal for the hundred-meter freestyle at the 1968 Olympics to a fatally seductive Australian swimmer named Marty Finch. Aquamarine magically weaves together three scenarios of options embraced or discarded, seamlessly connected by the emotional ties that bind Jesse to the people in her past. Infused with warmth, wit and wry affection, Aquamarine plays exhilaratingly original variations on the themes of lost love and the unlived lives running parallel to the ones we have chosen.
Life in every aspect
Author: Naledi Rakgwale
Publisher: Naledi Rakgwale
Category: Family & Relationships
Aquamarine soon discovers the fairytale of her family. A child of royal blood, the princess of Enchanted land. Whose twin parents made a sacrifice for so that she could live? Now suffers from a serious and deadly brain disease that sends her off on a wild trip. Along the way she discovers painful secrets, hurt, old wounds and regret life, her fate. Aquamarine soon learns the truth about her mother. All the events unlocking leaves Hellen very sad and devastated. Will the love between the two angels survive? Will Aquamarine learn the whole truth? Will she survive the hotspot? DESTINY AWAITS THE TWO, AS TIME TRAVELS TO THE PAST TO MAKE PEACE AND HEAL….
Final Tales of the Revolution
Author: Peter Pessl
Aquamarine, fluid like water, is a compound of two elements: language and imagery. "Aquamarine" and "Marine," crisscross diverse Mexican landscapes and cities, of both external and internal geographies, much like a road movie plowing straight through historical episodes into the present. The "revolution" of the river, the people, the places: they come and go, leave and return, are drawn from the ether about us and disappear again into nothingness, which is a something-ness - if the narrator chooses it to be. Aquamarine is a novel comprising seven "tales" that explore the unfolding of an idea, of sitting before a palette and taking some blue, yellow, and beiges, or "leg-colored" ideas and wrapping them around like a coiled garden hose with all its kinks, awkward convolutions, and ungainly twists, each loop having its own radius but belonging to the same - is the same - loop. Revolution in every sense.
Who They Are and What They Teach
Author: Robert Simmons,Naisha Ahsian
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone. Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth's most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 76 new entries. The book begins with two introductory chapters detailing advice by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons on how to work with crystals and stones--including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline structures. Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers their own take and personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book's presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.