2013-11-05

L.A. Son

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  • Full Title : L.A. Son
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062202642
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved—and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way. Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal. Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.—including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas—L.A. Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L.A. to becoming an acclaimed chef.


2019-03-19

Wild LA

By Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,Lila M. Higgins,Gregory B. Pauly
  • Full Title : Wild LA
  • Author : Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,Lila M. Higgins,Gregory B. Pauly
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604698993
  • Pages : 332
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“Put on your hiking shoes, pack your binoculars, and rediscover the City of Angels.” —Westways Magazine Los Angeles may have a reputation as a concrete jungle, but in reality, it's full of amazing wildlife. You just need to know where to find it! Equal parts natural history, field guide, and trip planner, Wild LA has something for everyone. It looks at the factors that shape local nature—including fire, floods, and climate—and profiles over 100 local species, from easy-to-spot squirrels and praying mantids to more elusive green sea turtles, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. Also included are descriptions of day trips that help you explore natural wonders on hiking trails, in public parks, and in your own backyard.


2019-07-04

L.A. Woman

By Eve Babitz
  • Full Title : L.A. Woman
  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • ISBN Code : 1786892774
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sophie, a twenty-something Jim Morrison groupie gliding through a golden existence in L.A., and Lola, a German immigrant who has settled in Hollywood, know that while Los Angeles is constantly changing, it is essentially eternal. The two women dazzle - one with the promises of youth, the other with the fulfilment of nostalgia - as they wend their way through the pink sunsets and the palm trees of Los Angeles. Living out their addictively decadent lives, Sophie and Lola are cult writer Babitz's literary embodiment of the iconic L.A. Woman - more than in part inspired by her own wild and hedonistic youth.


2018-06-15

Redeeming La Raza

By Gabriela González
  • Full Title : Redeeming La Raza
  • Author : Gabriela González
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019991415X
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The transborder modernization of Mexico and the American Southwest during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the lives of ethnic Mexicans across the political divide. While industrialization, urbanization, technology, privatization, and wealth concentration benefitted some, many more experienced dislocation, exploitative work relations, and discrimination based on race, gender, and class. The Mexican Revolution brought these issues to the fore within Mexican society, igniting a diaspora to el norte. Within the United States, similar economic and social power dynamics plagued Tejanos and awaited the war refugees. Political activism spearheaded by individuals and organizations such as the Idars, Leonor Villegas' de Magnón's White Cross, the Magonista movement, the Munguias, Emma Tenayuca, and LULAC emerged in the borderlands to address the needs of ethnic Mexicans whose lives were shaped by racism, patriarchy, and poverty. As Gabriela Gonzalez shows in this book, economic modernization relied on social hierarchies that were used to justify economic inequities. Redeeming la raza was about saving ethnic Mexicans in Texas from a social hierarchy premised on false notions of white supremacy and Mexican inferiority. Activists used privileges of class, education, networks, and organizational skills to confront the many injustices that racism bred, but they used different strategies. Thus, the anarcho-syndicalist approach of Magónistas stands in contrast to the social and cultural redemption politics of the Idars who used the press to challenge a Jaime Crow world. Also, the family promoted the intellectual, material, and cultural uplift of la raza, working to combat negative stereotypes of ethnic Mexicans. Similar contrasts can be drawn between the labor activism of Emma Tenayuca and the Munguias, whose struggle for rights employed a politics of respectability that encouraged ethnic pride and unity. Finally, maternal feminist approaches and the politics of citizenship serve as reminders that gendered and nationalist rhetoric and practices foment hierarchies within civil and human rights organizations. Redeeming La Raza examines efforts of activists to create a dignified place for ethnic Mexicans in American society by challenging white supremacy and the segregated world it spawned.


2003

Brecht in L.A.

By Richard W. Mitchell
  • Full Title : Brecht in L.A.
  • Author : Richard W. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • ISBN Code : 1841501050
  • Pages : 121
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Bertolt Brecht is perhaps the most important dramatist/director/theorist of the twentieth century. He is widely studied and his plays and theories remain staples in the curricula of university theatre departments, literature departments, and theatre-artist training programs throughout the world. The play Brecht in L.A. focuses on Brecht's life in America, where he resided from 1941 to 1947." "Brecht in L.A., winner of the 2002 SWTA National New Play Contest (U.S.) is already a critically acclaimed play. Centering on Brecht while adapting and critiquing Brechtian dramatic form, the play provides a unique opportunity for the instructor who is teaching Brechtian theatre since - with just one text (which includes an essay on Brechtian performance, endnotes and appendices) - the instructor can cover epic theatre, the "Brecht debate," Brecht's biography, and contradictions between Brecht's theatrical practices and his everyday life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


2013-10-15

The Keepers: L.A. Box Set

By Heather Graham,Harley Jane Kozak,Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Full Title : The Keepers: L.A. Box Set
  • Author : Heather Graham,Harley Jane Kozak,Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • ISBN Code : 1459256018
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Gatekeeper by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Keeper of the Night by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Keeper of the Moon by Harley Jane Kozak Keeper of the Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff Keeper of the Dawn by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires. The Keepers: L.A. is a dark and epic paranormal quartet led by NYT bestselling author Heather Graham in THE GATEKEEPER, followed by KEEPER OF THE NIGHT, KEEPER OF THE MOON by Harley Jane Kozak, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS by Alexandra Sokoloff and KEEPER OF THE DAWN by Heather Graham.


2004

Demystifying a Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe

By Juan Moreno Velázquez
  • Full Title : Demystifying a Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe
  • Author : Juan Moreno Velázquez
  • Publisher : Editorial Trance
  • ISBN Code : 0976458209
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A revealing new look at the private life of the controversial Cuban singer as told by those closest to her—her children, her music industry collaborators, and lovers, as written by the award-winning journalist and salsa music historian Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez. This book goes behind the scenes to reveal who La Lupe really was, as opposed to who the general public, music industry, and public made her out to be—beginning with her humble roots in Santiago de Cuba, to her untimely passing in the South Bronx in 1992.


2012-10-22

La Cocina Mexicana

By Marilyn Tausend
  • Full Title : La Cocina Mexicana
  • Author : Marilyn Tausend
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520954165
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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After thirty years of leading culinary tours throughout Mexico, Marilyn Tausend teams up with Mexican chef and regional cooking authority Ricardo Muñoz Zurita to describe how the cultures of many profoundly different peoples combined to produce the unmistakable flavors of Mexican food. Weaving engrossing personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines. Cooks from a variety of cultures share recipes and stories that provide a glimpse into the preparation of both daily and festive foods. In a Maya village in Yucatán, cochinita de pibil is made with the native peccary instead of pig. In Mexico City, a savory chile poblano is wrapped in puff-pastry. On Oaxaca’s coast, families of African heritage share their way of cooking the local seafood. The book includes a range of recipes, from the delectably familiar to the intriguingly unusual.


2019-07-18

Idiom Attack Vol.1 - Everyday Living : Attaque d'idiomes 1 - La vie de tous les jours

By Peter Liptak,Matthew Douma,Jay Douma
  • Full Title : Idiom Attack Vol.1 - Everyday Living : Attaque d'idiomes 1 - La vie de tous les jours
  • Author : Peter Liptak,Matthew Douma,Jay Douma
  • Publisher : Exile Press LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1936342235
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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*** Idiom Attack 1 - Everyday Living (French Edition) *** Attaque d'idiomes 1 - La vie de tous les jours The Simple Three-Step System to Mastering Essential English Idioms in minutes a day ...so you can ace exams, get that promotion and understand American culture! English Idioms for ESL Learners: With 300+ Idioms in 25 Themed Chapters w/ MP3 at IdiomAttack.com Are you confused by common sayings in the English language? Discover the hidden meanings of English idioms to help you communicate with confidence. Are you worried that you’re missing out on the conversation? Do you want to strengthen your English language skills? As ESL educators, Peter Liptak, Matthew Douma, and Jay Douma have decades of teaching experience across the world... After helping classrooms full of students navigate the treacherous waters of the English language, they’ve created a series of books to help you too! Idiom Attack: Everyday Living (French Edition) is a densely-packed resource that contains 300+ of the most common and relevant idioms for living, loving and doing business in North America in both English and French. Through Idiom Attack, you’ll discover definitions, contextualized examples, and practice questions. Before you know it, you’ll be using English language idioms in your own everyday conversations like a native English speaker and impressing people with your business English. In Idiom Attack, you’ll discover: The three-step training process to help you quickly learn new concepts in English with translations in French Easy-to-follow sections separated by topic to help you find exactly what you’re looking for Clear meme-like illustrations to help boost your memorization of idioms and their usage Convenient stories, crosswords, and fill-in-the-blank worksheets at the end of each chapter to improve your English retention and conversational abilities A collection of idioms commonly found in the workplace, and much, much more! Idiom Attack is a must-have tool for ESL learners at intermediate and advanced levels. If you like easy-to-use guides, multi-format approaches to learning, and expert advice, then you’ll love Peter Liptak, Matthew Douma, and Jay Douma’s in-depth look at American idioms. Améliorez vos connaissances en anglais avec 300 idiomes indispensables à la conversation courante, grâce à notre méthode d'apprentissage en trois étapes vous permettant de mémoriser et d'utiliser ces expressions dans la vie quotidienne ! Ajoutez 300 idiomes clés à vos munitions ! Utilisez des expressions idiomatiques courantes sur 25 thèmes différents ! Apprentissage rapide grâce à notre méthode en trois étapes ! Buy Idiom Attack to finally take part in the discussion today! Plus get your MP3 and more helpful resources at IdiomAttack.com.


2019-04-23

EAT. COOK. L.A.

By Aleksandra Crapanzano
  • Full Title : EAT. COOK. L.A.
  • Author : Aleksandra Crapanzano
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN Code : 0399580484
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An intimate culinary portrait of Los Angeles today—a city now recognized among food lovers for its booming, vibrant, international restaurant landscape—with 100 recipes from its restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops, cocktail lounges, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall gems. Once considered a culinary wasteland, Los Angeles is now one of the most exciting food cities in the world. Like the multi-faceted, sprawling city itself, the food of Los Angeles is utterly its own, an amalgam of international influence, disposable income, glamour, competition, immigrant vitality, health consciousness, purity, and beach-loving, laid back, hip, unrestrained creativity. With 100 recipes pulled from the city's best restaurants but retooled for the home cook—like Charred Cucumber Gazpacho, Roast Chicken with Spicy Harissa, Vietnamese Coffee Pudding, Blackberry Mint Mojito Ice Cream and Thai Basil Margaritas—EAT. COOK. L.A.; Notes and Recipes from the City of Angels is both a culinary roadmap and a sophisticated insider's look at one of America’s most iconic and fascinating cities.


2017-02-07

La Nueva California

By David Hayes-Bautista
  • Full Title : La Nueva California
  • Author : David Hayes-Bautista
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520966023
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American. This updated edition now provides trend lines through the 2010 Census as well as information on the 1849 California Constitutional Convention and the ethnogenesis of how Latinos created the society of "Latinos de Estados Unidos" (Latinos in the US). In addition, two new chapters focus on Latino Post-Millennials—the first focusing on what it’s like to grow up in a digital world; and the second describing the contestation of Latinos at a national level and the dynamics that transnational relationships have on Latino Post-Millennials in Mexico and Central America.


2018-03-06

Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story

By Dianna De La Garza,Vickie McIntyre
  • Full Title : Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story
  • Author : Dianna De La Garza,Vickie McIntyre
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • ISBN Code : 1250143322
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Before she was mother to global superstar Demi Lovato, she was just Dianna Hart. Dianna tells her story from the very beginning in this complete and genuinely affecting memoir. She had big plans of becoming a country music star, but her life went in a different direction than her dreams. She developed an eating disorder early in life to gain a sense of control in her strict upbringing. As she continued to struggle with body image and her obsession with being perfect her entire adult life, she was also met with other difficult situations. Her husband and father of her two eldest daughters, Dallas and Demi, had his own troubles that effected the entire family. She coped with alcohol and pills, forming a long-lasting addiction. She's had terrible lows but also some great highs as she watched her daughters break out in Hollywood to become strong, empowered young women. As a mother caring for daughters with addictions while continuing to battle her own, Dianna offers a unique perspective. And as a family, they have survived everything life has thrown at them and come away from it stronger than ever. Dianna tells her story of living through and surviving adversity--with tremendous strength, love and faith.


2017-10-10

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2018

By Not For Tourists
  • Full Title : Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles 2018
  • Author : Not For Tourists
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1510725202
  • Pages : 999
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles is the essential urban handbook that thousands of Los Angelenos rely on daily. The map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook divides the city into 57 mapped neighborhoods and pinpoints all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots with NFT’s user-friendly icons. Want to drive around the palm tree–peppered concrete jungle like a pro? NFT has you covered. How about sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that, too. The nearest Hollywood club, holistic health practitioner, sports outing, or shopping destination—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map covering all of Los Angeles • Over 150 neighborhood and city maps • A guide to TV and movie studio locations • Listings for the best shopping destinations Everything from supermarkets, cafés, bars, and gas stations, to information on 24-hour services, beaches, public transportation, and city events—NFT will help you find a boutique for an Oscar gown and then show you how to get there.


2006-05-30

Literacy and Longing in L.A.

By Jennifer Kaufman,Karen Mack
  • Full Title : Literacy and Longing in L.A.
  • Author : Jennifer Kaufman,Karen Mack
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • ISBN Code : 0440336112
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Some women shop. Some eat. Dora cures the blues by bingeing on books—reading one after another, from Flaubert to bodice rippers, for hours and days on end. In this wickedly funny and sexy literary debut, we meet the beguiling, beautiful Dora, whose unique voice combines a wry wit and vulnerability as she navigates the road between reality and fiction. Dora, named after Eudora Welty, is an indiscriminate book junkie whose life has fallen apart—her career, her marriage, and finally her self-esteem. All she has left is her love of literature, and the book benders she relied on as a child. Ever since her larger-than-life father wandered away and her book-loving, alcoholic mother was left with two young daughters, Dora and her sister, Virginia, have clung to each other, enduring a childhood filled with literary pilgrimages instead of summer vacations. Somewhere along the way Virginia made the leap into the real world. But Dora isn’t quite there yet. Now she’s coping with a painful separation from her husband, scraping the bottom of a dwindling inheritance, and attracted to a seductive book-seller who seems to embody all that literature has to offer—intelligent ideas, romance, and an escape from her problems. Joining Dora in her odyssey is an elderly society hair-brusher, a heartbroken young girl, a hilarious off-the-wall female teamster, and Dora’s mother, now on the wagon, trying to make amends. Along the way Dora faces some powerful choices. Between two irresistible men. Between idleness and work. And most of all between the joy of well-chosen words and the untidiness of real people and real life.


2017-10-17

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

By Melissa de la Cruz
  • Full Title : Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
  • Author : Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250141400
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?


2020-04-21

Trejo's Tacos

By Danny Trejo
  • Full Title : Trejo's Tacos
  • Author : Danny Trejo
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • ISBN Code : 1984826867
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hollywood’s baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo’s Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more. Long before he was a Hollywood star, Danny Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing championships, and more than 300 movies later, Hollywood’s favorite bad guy did just that with Trejo’s Tacos. His unexpected journey from ex-con to actor to Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous counselor to successful restaurateur is a true rags-to-riches story. Now, in Trejo’s Tacos, Trejo not only shares 75 recipes for cantina favorites like succulent carnitas, vegan cauliflower tacos, and pillowy-sweet cinnamon-sugar lowrider donuts, but offers insights into his life and pays respect to his hometown, his roots, and all of the colorful characters who helped him along the way, creating a delicious tribute to L.A. and the city’s vibrant Latino culture.


2021-09-07

L.A. Weather

By María Amparo Escandón
  • Full Title : L.A. Weather
  • Author : María Amparo Escandón
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • ISBN Code : 1250802571
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK “There’s a 100% chance you’ll be paging through this book to uncover the secrets and deception that could potentially burn everything down!” — Reese Witherspoon “This is by far one of the most endearing L.A. novels in recent memory.”— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "A capacious book, chock-full of human drama...Escandón’s narrative voice is often witty and warm, and her meditations on Los Angeles are lush and lyrical...A lively and ambitious family novel." — New York Times Book Review Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. Their three daughters—Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers—are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way. With quick wit and humor, Maria Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.


2018-04-17

Love & War

By Melissa de la Cruz
  • Full Title : Love & War
  • Author : Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1524739669
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A New York Times Bestseller! The thrilling romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler continues in the sizzling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story 1781. Albany, New York. As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage. Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city? The battles are just beginning in the sumptuous sequel to Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story.


2013-07-02

Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel

By Melissa de la Cruz,Robert Venditti
  • Full Title : Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
  • Author : Melissa de la Cruz,Robert Venditti
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • ISBN Code : 1423195272
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For this elite group of teenagers, New York is all about parties, fashion...AND BLOOD. Schuyler Van Alen is a loner, and happy that way. But when she turns fifteen, her life dramatically changes. A mosaic of blue veins appears on her arms, and she begins to have memories of another time and place. When a classmate is found dead at a night club, the mystery deepens. Most surprising of all, Jack Force, the hottest boy in school, starts showing a sudden interest in her. Schuyler wants answers, but is she prepared to learn the truth...especially when she discovers her part in it? The sexy and secretive world of the Blue Bloods comes to life in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Book One in Melissa de la Cruz's internationally best-selling series.


2013-12-24

Inside the Crips

By Ann Pearlman,Colton Simpson
  • Full Title : Inside the Crips
  • Author : Ann Pearlman,Colton Simpson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466860995
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Inside the Crips is the memoir of the author Colton Simpson's life as a Crip--beginning at the tender age of ten in the mid-seventies--and his prison turnaround nearly twenty-five years later. Colton ("C-Loc") Simpson calls himself the only gang member ever allowed to quite the Crips--and one of the few to survive into his thirties. Simpson--son of a ballplayer for the California Angels and a mother who was relentlessly rough with her sons after their fathers left her--became a gang member at ten. Inside The Crips tells the remarkable--and at the same time, all too common--story of gang life in the 1980s in immediate and descriptive prose that makes this book a gripping true-life read. Inside The Crips covers the rush that comes from participating in gang violence and the years-long wars between the Bloods and Crips. Simpson's story also puts the reader in the middle of the struggle between the Crips and corrections officers in Calipatria prison. It covers gang life from the mid-seventies to the mid-nineties, and introduces characters it's impossible not to care about: Simpson's fellow gangbanger Smile; and Gina, the long-suffering friend and mother of two sons who married Simpson in prison.