• Business, Economics & Law
      May 2019

      New Journey of Great Powers

      From Economic Gaint to Economic Power

      by Zhang Zhanbin

      This book provides a general explanation of new theoretical trees, new development goals, new contradictions, and new historical missions. As a world power, how China, guided by the spirit of the Party ’s 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, “decided to build a well-off society in an all-round way and start to build a comprehensive socialism. The new journey of a modern country "vividly demonstrates China's image as a great power.

    • The Arts
      December 2018

      Minorities in China

      an American University President's Photographic Journey

      by Sidney A. Mcphee

      This book is a compilation of more than two hundred pictures reflecting the traditional costumes, characteristic buildings, traditional activities, and traditional medicine of Chinese ethnic minorities. Each picture has the story behind it and the testimony of the author. From the perspective of foreigners, the book vividly reproduces the diversity of the Chinese nation, the unique regional culture, and the natural and social environment in the form of pictures and text.

    • Health & Personal Development
      March 2019

      Find the better self

      by Wen Liyang

      This book is a readme for a post-80s lady entrepreneur.Born in 1985, she became a part-time migrant worker after joining secondary school. At work, she pays attention and looks for opportunities; in life, she constantly learns and improves herself. Worked as a clerk, a car salesperson, a tour guide, a dance teacher, and an advertising sales director in an IT company. At the age of 28, he entered the field of e-commerce and decided to start a business. The first year of his business made a profit of 2 million yuan.This book tells how the author grew up step by step, becoming an independent and self-strengthening woman from eight aspects: independent thinking, economic independence, health management, image management, family education, family friends, taste pursuits, and husband and wife relationships. And get the life you want.The story in this book is sincere and touching, and the writing is fluent. It is a inspirational book for young women, which has certain guiding significance for ordinary young girls to find themselves.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2019

      China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation:

      Case Studies and Plans

      by Secretariat of the First China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo Organizing Committee

      China-Africa Economics and Trade Cooperation: Case Studies and Plans comes in 3 languages: Chinese(2 volumes), English(2 volumes), and French(2 volumes). This book series include 101 excellent case studies , which related to 21 Chinese provinces and cities and 31 countries in Africa, containing agriculture, manufacturing, commerce and trade, infrastructure, industrial parks, energy and mining, financing and other fields in China-Africa economic and trade cooperation. This set of books is practical and useful for all readers. In addition, the book gives the vivid interpretation on the concept of common prosperity, win-win cooperation, mutual negotiation and construction, shared innovation and progression of Belt and Road Initiative.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Study on Survival of Chinese Classical Opera

      by Wang Fuya

      The book mainly explores Chinese classical opera in terms of the existence, cutural essence and functions, artistic features, and the position in Chinese traditional culture. The author conducts study based on theories of popular culture and folk culture, historical resources of Chinese classical opera, along with various survival tactics for opera like opera adptation and opera prohibition.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      January 2018

      Bamboo Engraving in Baoqing: Traditional Chinese Engraving Art

      by Zhang Zongfan

      As a national-level cultural heritage, bamboo engraving in Baoqing enjoys a great reputation. This book mainly introduces this precious engraving technique from five aspects: history, categories, materials and tools, production process, and artistic features. In the fourth part, methods of engraving in bamboo outer skin, bamboo root, and bamboo reed are the emphasis, which can help you have a clear understanding of the process. Also, through this book, you have the opportunity to enjoy the fine collection of bamboo engraving in Baoqing created by the author and other great masters.

    • 2013

      A Collection of Comic Books of China's Four Great Classical Novels

      by Xie Pengchen Chen Anming et al.

      A Collection of Comic Books of China's Four Great Classical Novels: Journey to the West, Romance of Three Kingdoms, Dreams of Red Mansions, and Water Margins (A Set of 4 Volumes) displays china's four great classical novels in the form of comic strips. 24 fascicles are included in one set, 6 fascicles in each novel, and a total of 24 fascicles for the 4 novels.

    • Fiction
      2017

      HARVEST MOON HOMECOMING

      Sweet Haven Farm, Novella #1

      by Jessie Gussman

      Frustrations and tensions fly amid adversaries turned partners in this fun and sweet romance. When the high school’s float explodes five days before the National Farmer’s Day parade, Principal Calvin Finkenbinder sees his chance at the promotion to Superintendent disintegrate. Unless he enlists the help of Ellie Bright, the most annoying, disorganized and kissable woman he knows. Standing in Principal Fink’s office, again, for driving her daughter to school late, again, Ellie is given two odious choices. Either her straight A daughter receives detention for another tardy that’s not her fault, or Ellie uses her artistic skills and helps the uptight, stringent principal build a new float. As they scramble to construct the float in time, Ellie’s chaotic life collides with Fink’s methodical plans. A tangle of arguments and decorations leads to a stolen kiss. Underneath their long established animosity is an unexpected passion that threatens to ruin more than just a school float.

    • Fiction
      2018

      BETTER TOGETHER

      Sweet Haven Farm, #2

      by Jessie Gussman

      Love kindles when a fake engagement brings best friends together. World Champion snowboarder, Wyatt Fernandez, should be hitting the slopes in the Andes and spending his days teaching as the new ski instructor. But an emergency means he’s heading off the family’s tree farm with his best friend, Harper. She’s too busy with her books and earning tenure to notice his hopes for more than friendship. Homebody and nutritionist, Dr. Harper Bright, must let go of her coveted summer research position so she can help on the tree farm...with Wyatt. He might push past her comfort zone, but he has always “gotten” her. She doesn’t want to scare off her best friend just because he is suddenly far more interesting than the nutritional benefits of broccoli. In order to keep their friendship intact, Harper has to pretend she is not infatuated with her best friend. When Wyatt names Harper as his fiancé to appease his father and prevent returning to Chile early, he never dreams Harper might actually have to play the part. Wyatt wants more than a reluctant fake fiancé. And he has one last summer to convince Harper that they’re better together.

    • Fiction
      2018

      JUST RIGHT

      Sweet Haven Farm, #3

      by Jessie Gussman

      Sometimes a match that’s all wrong, turns out to be just right. While waiting to audition for a rare tubist seat opening, Avery Williams intends to cheer up her cancer ridden neighbor. She plans a throwback Christmas party in the barn where the sick woman got engaged forty years ago. It will be the highlight of the year, unless the building gets destroyed first. In town for a short while to help his sick mother, Gator Franks expects to grab a side job and make some quick cash to help pay her hospital bills. Unfortunately, he has to get past the ugliest cat he has ever seen, which happens to be attached to a little blonde with sparkling pink fingernails, a city-girl attitude, and a fixation on saving the barn he just contracted to tear down. Slowly, using simple words, Avery explains to the uncouth mountain man—the one with the ferocious, tuba-player-eating dogs—that she can’t have a party in the barn if he bulldozes it first! When circumstances force them to work together, it’s a race to see who will win first, and if they’ll give in to the growing feelings between them.

    • Fiction
      2017

      HEART OF MALICE

      Alice Worth, #1

      by Lisa Edmonds

      Meet Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural. The first time Moses Murphy’s granddaughter killed on his orders, she was six years old. For twenty years, she was a prisoner of an organized crime syndicate, forced to use her magic to make Moses the most powerful and feared man on the East Coast. To escape his cruelty, she faked her own death and started a new life as Alice Worth. As a private investigator specializing in cases involving the supernatural, Alice walks a precarious line between atoning for the sins of her grandfather’s cabal and keeping her true identity hidden. Hired to investigate the disappearance of a mysterious object of power, Alice enlists the help of Malcolm, a ghost running from a past as nightmarish as her own. It soon becomes clear the missing object was taken by someone with a dangerous secret and an unknown agenda. When her client is kidnapped, Alice must find her and the object of power before a vengeful killer destroys the city and slaughters thousands—starting with Alice.

    • Fiction
      2018

      HEART OF FIRE

      Alice Worth, #2

      by Lisa Edmonds

      Join Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural. It has been a rough month for mage private investigator Alice Worth. Alice hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks, her relationship with werewolf Sean Maclin is on the rocks, a federal agent hounds her every step, and a powerful vampire whose ulterior motives have ulterior motives watches her every move. It’s enough to drive any woman to drink. Just when Alice's ghost sidekick Malcolm is about to stage an intervention, her former employer, Mark Dunlap, enlists her help to find out who’s been kidnapping women off the streets. As the list of the missing grows, the city’s anger turns against the vampires, and the Vampire Court hires Mark and Alice to find those responsible. After the case reunites her with Sean, Alice is forced to confront painful demons from her past, as well as the very real demon who wants her dead and the vampire determined to control her power. When tragedy strikes close to home and a friend’s life hangs in the balance, Alice goes up against the most powerful adversary she’s ever faced in an explosive showdown that will leave Alice and her city forever changed.

    • 2018

      HEART OF ICE

      Alice Worth, #3

      by Lisa Edmonds

      Discover Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural. Even the coldest hearts can burn... After closing a big case for the Vampire Court, mage private investigator Alice Worth is relieved to be back solving magical mysteries with her ghost sidekick Malcolm and spending quality time with sexy alpha werewolf Sean. Her latest case puts her on the trail of a burglary ring targeting wealthy collectors of magical objects. Meanwhile, Alice’s grandfather, crime lord Moses Murphy, fights a local boss for control of the city. Soon a new danger emerges: Moses’s new lieutenant is someone Alice knows and this is one family reunion she wants to avoid at all costs. When Sean is injured as a result of her investigation, Alice faces the wrath of his pack and finds herself in a carefully laid trap. To save the city from Moses and his lieutenant, she risks capture by her grandfather and unimaginable torture at his hands. To save Sean, she risks losing everything she's fought so hard to gain. But Alice has never backed down from anything in her life and she’s not about to start now...

    • Fiction
      2019

      HEART OF STONE

      Alice Worth, #4

      by Lisa Edmonds

      Hire Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural. Alice Isn’t Running Anymore. Five years ago, mage private investigator Alice Worth escaped her grandfather Moses Murphy’s organized crime syndicate. Now, her grandfather’s war with local boss Darius Bell has drawn her out of hiding and put her in the crosshairs of two merciless crime lords. Her decision to intervene in their war has endangered everyone Alice cares about and threatens to destroy the life she’s built for herself, including her relationship with alpha werewolf Sean Maclin. Meanwhile, Alice’s new case is the most dangerous of her career. Hired to find a missing child with a rare magical ability, she and her ghost sidekick Malcolm quickly become targets for the boy’s ruthless kidnappers. To stay alive and free from both Bell and Moses, she must rely not only on her growing powers but also her alliances with Sean’s pack and the Vampire Court. When Alice’s conflicts with pack members turn violent and the Court betrays her, the truth becomes clear: freeing the kidnapped boy and finding her place in the pack will cost Alice her secrets, her safety, and—if she isn’t careful—her life.

    • Fiction
      2020

      HEART OF SHADOWS

      Alice Worth, #5

      by Lisa Edmonds

      Trust Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural. Mage private investigator Alice Worth must solve the most difficult case of her career—her own. A magic-induced bloodbath during a Vampire Court gala leaves Alice and her boyfriend, alpha werewolf Sean Maclin, wounded. Alice and her ghost sidekick Malcolm reluctantly agree to investigate the deadly supernatural attack. When they vanish without a trace, Sean, his pack, and the Court form an uneasy alliance to locate them. Days later, Sean finds Alice on the side of the road far from home, with no memory and no magic—and no sign of Malcolm. For Sean, Alice’s condition means starting over with the woman he loves. For Alice, it’s a chance to escape painful memories of her violent past, but she knows she needs her power back before her enemies learn she’s vulnerable. To find Malcolm and her stolen magic, she and Sean team up with his pack, a white witch, the Court, and a pair of dangerous black witches. Their investigation unearths an ancient vendetta and a shadowy enemy so powerful and ruthless, no one involved—most of all Alice—will ever be the same.

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      May 2020

      The Mushroom Effect

      by Michael Connor

      From the food and travel writer, Michael Connor, author of the much acclaimed The Soho Don, May All Your Names Be Forgotten and The Cleansing comes this powerful portrayal of egos, betrayal, torment, resilience & resolution.

    • Business strategy
      July 2020

      Growing by Numbers

      How to scale up your business with confidence

      by Della Hudson

      So, you’re feeling ready to start scaling up your business. But how can you be sure your finances are properly primed to make this momentous step the success it deserves to be? This authoritative, motivating and highly practical guide will take you step-by-step through everything you need to think about, know and do to get your business into the best possible shape for growth. Leading business finance mentor, Della Hudson FCA, will walk you through a tried, tested and rigorous process that will help you: Get organised, plan and strategise for success. Take control of your costs so you can mitigate risks and grow with confidence. Build a strong, productive team that will drive the growth you want. Shape your role so you can move from the engine room to the bridge with ease. Numbers are the language of your business and this book will help you unlock their secrets. So, whether or not your balance sheet usually baffles you, you’ll be empowered with all the expert know-how you need to map a financially secure route to sustainable growth for your business.

    • Picture books

      The Lilac Girl

      by Ibtisam Barakat (author), Sinan Hallak (illustrator)

      Inspired by the life story of Palestinian artist, Tamam Al-Akhal, The Lilac Girl is the sixth book for younger readers by award-winning author, Ibtisam Barakat. The Lilac Girl is a beautifully illustrated short story relating the departure of Palestinian artist and educator, Tamam Al-Akhal, from her homeland, Jaffa. It portrays Tamam as a young girl who dreams about returning to her home, which she has been away from for 70 years, since the Palestinian exodus. Tamam discovers that she is talented in drawing, so she uses her imagination to draw her house in her mind. She decides one night to visit it, only to find another girl there, who won’t allow her inside and shuts the door in her face. Engulfed in sadness, Tamam sits outside and starts drawing her house on a piece of paper. As she does so, she notices that the colors of her house have escaped and followed her; the girl attempts to return the colors but in vain. Soon the house becomes pale and dull, like the nondescript hues of bare trees in the winter. Upon Tamam’s departure, she leaves the entire place drenched in the color of lilac. As a children’s story, The Lilac Girl works on multiple levels, educating with its heart-rending narrative but without preaching, accurately expressing the way Palestinians must have felt by not being allowed to return to their homeland. As the story’s central character, Tamam succeeds on certain levels in defeating the occupying forces and intruders through her yearning, which is made manifest through the power of imaginary artistic expression. In her mind she draws and paints a picture of hope, with colors escaping the physical realm of her former family abode, showing that they belong, not to the invaders, but the rightful occupiers of that dwelling. Far from being the only person to have lost their home and endured tremendous suffering, Tamam’s plight is representative of millions of people both then and now, emphasizing the notion that memories of our homeland live with us for eternity, no matter how far we are from them in a physical sense. The yearning to return home never subsides, never lessens with the passing of time but, with artistic expression, it is possible to find freedom and create beauty out of pain.

    • Poetry

      The Penultimate Cup

      by Moncef Ouhaibi

      A 420-page collection of poetry by Tunisian Moncef Ouhaibi, The Penultimate Cup covers a wide variety of topics. Rich in artistic, philosophical, literacy and historic values, Ouhaibi’s poems offer readers rich experiences, not just poetically but with the imparting of crucial knowledge, too, as his writing is steeped in his own extensive personal experiences. The Penultimate Cup begins with an autobiographical piece entitled "The Family," in which the poet chronicles his ancestral home and gives an account of his family life and childhood before poetry. "The Family" becomes a venue where his family members—those who influenced him the most—arrive in succession: his father, the village chief; his grandfather, the astrologer; his uncle, the chess player, his mother and the rest, while the places where he lived fashion the corners of the poem like furniture: the house, the jungle behind it, the sky above the Roman Amphitheater. Ouhaibi’s poetry combines several art genres, with few of the poems relying on narratives to merge reality with fiction. Poetic imagery is in abundance, his words transform into virtual art, music and philosophical ideas. "The Scream" poem for example, relates not to the sound of a person in pain but his image, which reminds the reader of the famous painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. “Oh Youssef,” writes Ouhaibi, “take my hand, while I scream like Munch in the wilderness”. Once Ouhaibi has established his distinctive style, he takes us deeper into his world, through a myriad of imagery; portraits painted with words. The author says that poetry should be attributed to the language itself, not geography, and in his work we see a host of cities and countries being constantly featured alongside his beloved hometown of Kairouan, making it easy to grasp the deep connection he has with the land. The nearly 60 poems in this collection are eloquent in expression, spanning events from the past, present to the future, sharing a contemporary voice that takes readers on a journey to numerous ancient cities and lands and referencing the works of other poets, artists and novelists, such as Rodin, Darwish, Valéry and the aforementioned Munch.

    • August 2020

      The Lovers from Oberdan Square

      by Christian Klinger

      After scarcely escaping World War I, Vittorio, a young man from Triest, manages to build a carreer for himself as a lawyer in the challenging times of the post-war period. During the fascist dictatorship in Italy he offers to help Jews and Slovenes with emigration, which causes him trouble with the authorities. His son Pino, who enjoyed a sheltered upbringing, studies architecture which saves him from being drafted in 1940. He is in love with Laura, a young teacher. However, Pino somewhat unintentionally gets caught up with the partisans, which alerts the Gestapo... Three generations, two wars, one tragic love story. A family saga from Triest.

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