"Spiritual teacher Howard Falco has encountered hundreds of people whose limited notions of time have been the primary cause of suffering and disempowerment in their lives. Whether you desire greater abundance, better health, or more meaningful relationships, you have the power to collapse time and actualize those intentions faster than you've ever imagined possible"--
Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale. Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her...Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back? In this deeply moving story, Oliver Jeffers deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope.
"Robert Louis Stevenson considered his supernatural short story The Bottle Imp one of his best. A Faustian folktale transplanted to the Pacific, The Bottle Imp was the only one of Stevenson's works to be translated into a Polynesian language in his lifetime, as the Samoan O le Fagu Aitu. Featuring an extensive introduction by Stevenson scholar Roger G Swearingen, and accompanied by the original illustrations, this edition is the first to publish the English and Samoan versions together."--Back Cover.
Following a suicide bomb attack on her local Jerusalem café, in which she and her friends could so easily have been its victims, a seventeen-year-old Israeli schoolgirl decides to send a message in a bottle to Gaza. An act of hope and desperation, Tal believes that by making contact with a Palestinian she will be able to begin a dialogue through which experiences can be shared, and, just possibly, some kind of mutual understanding achieved. Her message is found by a young man who calls himself Gazaman, and a remarkable email correspondence begins . . . A mesmerising account of a turbulent relationship conducted between two people whose dialogue is in itself an act of revolution against the situations in which they both feel themselves to be trapped.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 New York Public Library Best Books of 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Health and Science Books of 2019 Science Friday Best Books of 2019 From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale—The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban’s Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing—and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings? A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world’s greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.
Would you share your heartbreak, your hopes, your dreams by writing them down and sending them off in a bottle? Or if you found such a bottle, how would you react? This series takes us inside the lives of people who, in most cases, have suffered loss and are ready for a second chance. A light, slightly edgy look at life and love in today’s world of social media. Chasing Rainbows Taylor Lockwood learns the hard way that her beauty does not guarantee happiness. Betrayed in the worst possible way, her career crumbles overnight. Hiding away on her father’s small ranch she struggles to trust again, but a message in a bottle makes her wonder… is the man who wrote the note too good to be true? Does she have the courage to find out? No More Secrets Can she learn to love again? Marissa Bennett’s emotional scars are deep, thanks to a young man she knew many years ago in high school. After meeting Cooper Hamilton she wonders if she’s finally found the one man who can make her forget… until she finds out who he really is. Then there’s Nate. The successful software developer falls for a gorgeous Chinese woman. Except Layla is promised to someone else. Can Nate unravel the silken ties that bind her to someone she doesn’t love? Something Special Can an unlikely discovery heal two broken people? Dear Princess: A cheating husband pens a letter of regret to his young daughter, puts it in a bottle and sets it adrift in the Atchafalaya River. Months later, a foreign correspondent looking for peace finds the bottle stuck in a Cypress tree. Little does he know he’ll soon meet the young girl and her mother… and face one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Whatever It Takes Three strikes and you’re out? No way! Bailey’s had more than her share of hard knocks recently but when she finds a message in a bottle she sets out to find her missing mojo. Taking a break on the shore of Lake Ontario, she becomes fascinated with an antique carousel – and the repairman who keeps it running. But Bailey’s a poor candidate for a lasting relationship… or is she? Lost & Found A romantic story set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Na Pali Coast. Chrissy wasn’t looking for romance when she went to the Garden Isle. Helicopter pilot Spence has other ideas… but can he convince her to take another chance on love? If Only She’s never stopped loving him Jill marries the love of her life, only to have her powerful father interfere and annul the marriage. Distanced from the man she loves, she leads a half-life until the day she decides to fight back against those who took everything from her. Hopelessly Romantic It’s been three years since Liam Gallagher’s wife and son died in an accident. A firefighter in Victoria B.C., his friends and family are becoming increasingly worried as he remains emotionally closed off. As a last resort, his sister writes a message asking for help and puts it in a bottle. Touched by the obvious affection Kate has for her brother, Maggie Taylor hesitates to get involved, but the story lingers with her and she sets out to observe the grieving man. Choosing Love Is it finally Lauren’s turn? The Love in a Bottle blog is coming to a close but Lauren still hasn’t found her happy ending. Then she meets two men at once. One sends her flowers, but which one? And will there be a happy ending? In today’s world of social media, things can get complicated…