The Storytelling Animal

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The Storytelling Animal

The Storytelling Animal

  • Author : Jonathan Gottschall
  • ISBN :
  • Category : Psychology
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 271
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10

“Insightful...draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us.”—The New York Times Book Review Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It’s easy to say that humans are “wired” for story, but why? In this delightful, original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems—just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations. Storytelling has evolved, like other behaviors, to ensure our survival. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology, and evolutionary biology, Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal. Did you know that the more absorbed you are in a story, the more it changes your behavior? That all children act out the same kinds of stories, whether they grow up in a slum or a suburb? That people who read more fiction are more empathetic? Of course, our story instinct has a darker side. It makes us vulnerable to conspiracy theories, advertisements, and narratives about ourselves that are more “truthy” than true. National myths can also be terribly dangerous: Hitler’s ambitions were partly fueled by a story. But as Gottschall shows, stories can also powerfully change the world for the better. We know we are master shapers of story. The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us. “Lively.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Absorbing.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “One of my favorite evolutionary psych writers—always insightful and witty.”—Steven Pinker

“More fun to read than the movie was to watch... a scene-stealing book.” — The Washington Post An Entertainment Weekly "Must List" selection Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working class kids and the white collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn’t start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn’t have the word “classic” in mind as the cameras were rolling. In Caddyshack:The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been, and a rich portrait of the biggest, and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it...which is nice.

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Bridget Taylor was excited to be on a trip to Idaho for her twin sister’s wedding. While they didn’t always get along when they were together, they missed each other terribly when they were apart. Soon after her arrival, her sister Kaya introduced her to a man she thought she’d be compatible with, but the twinkle in Kaya’s eye worried Bridget. Exactly who was she setting her up with? When she saw the man for the first time, her heart caught in her throat, sinking just as quickly when she realized his profession. Kevin Roberts had known for years that he would end up being a pastor. When he found out River’s End Ranch, a beautiful destination ranch in Northern Idaho, was hiring a pastor, he couldn’t pass up the job. After his first couple of months on the ranch a buddy’s wife introduced him to her sister, and knew immediately the sister had to be his wife. But what were her hang ups with him being a pastor? And could he convince her that marrying him was the right thing for both of them?

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He was going home. When Zack Carter left Sunset Point twelve years ago, he swore he was making the right decision. In one fateful night, he broke his promise to God and to his longtime girlfriend, Amanda Karmichael. He knew she deserved someone better than him, someone worthy of her love. So, without a word to her, he severed the bond between them and disappeared from her life. But when tragedy brings him home, the last person he expects to find is his “Ami.” Would she actually be able to forgive him, and could God’s plans really include a second chance for them?

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With today's busy schedules, it can be difficult for fathers to create meaningful memories with their girls. 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates provides dads with a wide variety of fun ideas for spending quality time with their daughters. Each date tells dads what supplies to grab, where to go, and how to grow together while having a blast and making great memories. Included for each date are Scriptures and questions to get the conversation flowing. From bird-watching and making paper airplanes to bowling and photo scavenger hunts, there's something for every dad and every little girl ages 6-12. This updated edition of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates also includes conversation starters and a list of date ideas for teen daughters.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after. A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

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Just because I sleep in front of the fire, doesn't make me a damsel in distress. My step-mother calls me Cinderella... Not because I'm happily married to a prince, but because I have a horrible family! My parents are both dead, leaving me with a step mother who tormented me until I left home forever. Now I live on the streets, stealing food to survive. It isn't ideal, but neither was living under the same roof as the my step-mother once my father died. But I'm not helpless, I can handle anything that comes my way... Until I my step-mother tries to sell off my father's house. Now all bets are off. Standalone Urban Fantasy twist on Cinderella with Fae, and magic, and a slow burn romance.

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Riley is a student at Billa-Aid high school where the girls whisper about boys smiling at them in the hallway and the student’s stay up all night stressed about marks on papers. She has built her life and identity based on the expectations and requirements of the world around her and the people in her life. Riley’s love for competition and enjoyment of success drives her passion to be the best. She can find this success in sports and builds her life based on her athletic abilities. Plus it seems that gyms and fields are great atmospheres for good-looking boys to hang out. Riley doesn’t realize her impact and unseen identity aside from her athletic forefront until one day all of this, all she has ever known is stripped away. She no longer has the opportunity to feel the success of a winning shot, basket, goal, tri, or birdie hitting the court. Riley realizes the love for people and life goes much deeper then she could have ever known. Riley learns to see the light of the world from this new darkness she is forced into.

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I am a Sovereign Son. A king within The Society. With a look I send men to their knees. Yet she stands tall against me, taunting me with her rebellion. But we all have rules we must live by. Even me. And I have broken the most sacred. I took her to my bed. I claimed that which did not belong to me. And now that the beast within has had a taste, it wants more.

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From the #1 wedding brand comes this indispensable resource, completely revised and updated, to help you choose the perfect words, music, and traditions for your ceremony and reception The ceremony is the cornerstone of your wedding celebration. There are countless ways to make it your own, from meaningful poetry readings to the music that plays as you walk down the aisle. The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions is an important resource for brides and grooms. New and expanded topics in this edition include: -Interfaith ceremonies and blending spiritual traditions -Ways to use technology to enhance your ceremony -New online resources for finding the perfect words for your vows, program, and more -Gay marriages and civil unions -Popular song choices that are already considered classics Throughout, you’ll also find a rich and inspiring selection of both classic and original ideas for: -Religious or secular vows and readings -Traditions and symbolic rituals -Speeches and toasts -Music for the processional, recessional, and the special dances at the reception

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I live in a world where secrecy reigns. A Society rooted in power, wealth, and long-held dynasties. Where men are Kings, and women are pawns. For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of escaping the shackles of my expectations. But it can only ever be a dream. I made a fatal mistake, and those shackles became a cage. Now I’m trapped in a war with a man who controls my every move. He’s my brother’s best friend. My enemy, my tormentor, and my solace. His words have the power to wound me. His touch just might break me. But this is his kingdom, and as long as I’m here I only have one choice. I’ll play by his rules.

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On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution. Since then, Delaware has been a leader in politics and business. Delaware's residents are proud of all their state has to offer, especially their rich farmlands, thriving cities, and scenic waterways. Through striking photographs, informative maps, and high-interest text, this volume helps readers to celebrate the state's history, people, and government.

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Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over ten different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside too. At twelve she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer. While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at twenty three he was the adoptive father of his two year old sister. Now at twenty five he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent. Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down. Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us–and sometimes saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.

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Things are finally falling into place for Annie McAllister. She’s relocated to a new town, into a new home, and partnered with a thriving physical therapy practice. The youngest of eight children has achieved the independence she’s always craved. No complications will keep this McAllister from doing whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Two men, in particular, didn’t get that memo: A would-be-rapist-turned-stalker named J.B. Montgomery, who is more determined than ever to have her; and Drake LeBlanc, the handsome attorney who saved Annie from J.B.’s attack on New Year’s Eve. Annie is livid when she’s coerced by family members into having Drake move in until her attacker is apprehended. There goes her independence. Drake is thrilled at the chance to protect Annie. He’s been captivated by the fiery redhead since their first anonymous, though undeniably hot encounter a month earlier. He’s vowed to keep Annie safe, and to win her trust. First, he must win over her pet cat, Martin, and wise-cracking parrot, Lewis. The question is, will he win Annie’s heart in the process? In a family as large as Annie’s, it’s nearly impossible to avoid other family drama. Her brother, Chad McAllister and his wife, Julia, seem to have plenty of trouble to share. Welcome to Clan McAllister.

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A friendly poker bet between friends … and the loser has to clean houses for a month. The Manley Maids are at your service … Satisfaction guaranteed. Everything financial whiz-wunderkind Beckett Fields touches turns to gold—well, ever since he changed his name and turned his life around. But when he bets on the monthly poker game, it looks like his luck has just run out. Or has it? Dr. Jennifer Bingham has done everything right her whole life, starting in high school when she tried to help a cute guy everyone else thought was a loser. And now, thanks to the mess her twin sister has made of her life, Jennifer is raising her niece, Sami. When bad boy Beckett shows up to clean her house, using a different name now, she tries to forget how he snubbed her years ago. But because of her ex-husband’s lies, the fallout from her sister’s mistakes, and the mystery of who might have fathered her niece, Jennifer isn’t leaving anything up to chance. Until Sami runs away to find her dad, and Beckett antes up his support, his truth, and his love. That’s a bet Jennifer’s willing to take.

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Peggy Orenstein, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Schoolgirls, offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults. Sweet and sassy or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters more than who she is. Somewhere between the exhilarating rise of Girl Power in the 1990s and today, the pursuit of physical perfection has been recast as the source of female empowerment. And commercialization has spread the message faster and farther, reaching girls at ever-younger ages. But how dangerous is pink and pretty, anyway? Being a princess is just make-believe; eventually they grow out of it . . . or do they? In search of answers, Peggy Orenstein visited Disneyland, trolled American Girl Place, and met parents of beauty-pageant preschoolers tricked out like Vegas showgirls. The stakes turn out to be higher than she ever imagined. From premature sexualization to the risk of depression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of this new girlie-girl culture is undeniable—yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters' lives.

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Farmer Marchant gets a shock when he discovers pirates are stealing his COWS! What on Earth do pirates want with cows? Find out and join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase...

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Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door – and Snow knows that she has to leave ... She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate ... A wonderfully icy fantastical romance, with a strong heroine choosing her own destiny, Danielle Paige's irresistibly page-turning Snow Queen is like Maleficent and Frozen all grown up.

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Real love isn't a fairy tale. Although attorney Hope Kendall cares deeply for President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan "Rock" North, the truth is they come from completely different worlds. Add to that the fact that they are also both headstrong people, and they have a very rough road ahead of them. Love is the ultimate outlaw. For Rock that means introducing Hope to what it really means to be part of his brutal and shady world, where the Lost Kings Motorcycle Club is his main focus. For Hope it means accepting the things she can't change, and understanding that Rock is a man who will do anything to keep her safe. Love doesn't follow any rules. As Rock continues to draw Hope deeper into his world, painful misunderstandings, past relationships, and opposition from the members of his club will threaten to drive them apart. How do a lawyer and a badass biker with a heart of gold keep love alive while their opposing worlds collide? Corrupting Cinderella is the second book in the Lost Kings MC series and is the continuing story of the outlaw MC president and his spitfire lawyer. Topics: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha male hero, alpha bad boy, biker, bad boy biker, dominant alpha male, dominant alpha male hero, protection, male, crime, criminal, criminal underground, outlaw, criminals and outlaws, crime fiction, hidden, forbidden romance, opposites attract, lawyer, professional, criminal element, outlaw motorcycle gang, outlaw motorcycle club, motorcycle club, motorcycle club romance, MC Romance, Lost Kings MC, series starter, first in series, autumn, slow burn romance, widow romance, second chance, prison, upstate New York, Capital Region New York, rural, snarky, sassy, sassy heroine, rogue, player, motorcycle man, outlaw bikers, brotherhood, loyalty, possessive male, possessive hero, rockstars, party, club whores, manwhore, MC biker romance, biker series, steamy romance, sexy, dark romance, motorcycle action adventure, contemporary romance, romance, Motorcycle Club, ride, road, mma, underground fighting, gambling, danger, rival, rival gang, swoonworthy, addicting, drama, relationships, romantic relationships, family relationships, series, family saga, romantic mc, loving alpha heroes, faithful, mc president, zero to sixty, gritty, dangerously sexy, dirty talk, motorcycle club compound, bad boy obsession, bad boy romance, no cheating, strong female character, possessive alpha male, criminal elements, strip club, marijuana grow op, passion, bullet, Whiskey, spitfire, no cliffhanger, happy for now ending, HFN, series, feisty, desire, flirting, tattooed outlaw, tattoo, ink, tattoos, inked hero, inked, dirty but romantic, alpha male president, steamy scenes, innocent heroine, older couple, older hero, adult romance, joy ride, cut, kutte, leather, patched, colors, patched, club colors, old lady, ol' lady, club, property patch, patched-in, brother, blood brothers, crime romance, smoldering, ruthless, scorching, dirty, crude, raw, honor, faith, loyal, sergeant at arms, highway, park, emotional journey, rollercoaster, crossroads, mature, continuing story, long romance series, birthday, birthday party, brother's best friend

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J’étais une nounou à la recherche d’un emploi. Il incarnait les ténèbres. Je ne possédais pas grand-chose. Il était richissime, puissant et dangereux. La mission était simple, tout comme mon objectif. M’occuper de son fils. Faire profil bas. Et quand il s’y attendrait le moins, le détruire. Une tâche plutôt facile, en apparence. Du moins, c’est ce que je pensais avant de croiser son regard bleu saisissant. C’est une mauvaise idée d’embrasser l’ennemi, et pire encore, d’en tomber amoureuse. Il ignore que mes fondations fragiles sont bâties sur des mensonges. Quand il apprendra la vérité, je découvrirai s’il est aussi brutal que je le pense. Je suis venue pour lui ôter la vie. J’étais loin de me douter qu’il ravirait mon cœur.

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More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

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In the fourth volume of the Malice in Wonderland Saga, the Brothers Grimm are trying to unleash twisted fairy tale beings into Wonderland. 15-year-old Queen Malice doesn’t want to deal with them. But then Malice’s dear friend, the Mad Hatter, is kidnapped. So to save him, she’s forced to work with Cinderella, and ends up getting sucked into Fairy Tale Land. If things keep going this way, the fairy tales might eventually cross over into the outside world, where her twin, Alice, lives. Malice struggles to do the right thing, but her heart keeps malfunctioning, sending her into fits of maliciousness. Killing Cinderella would be bad, right? By the author of Malice in Wonderland. Malice in Wonderland Saga Malice in Wonderland Prequel Malice in Wonderland #1: Alice the Assassin Malice in Wonderland #2: Alice the Angel of Death Malice In Wonderland #3: Alice the Girl Who Will Tear Your Heart Out and Show It To You Before You Die Malice Hates Fairy Tales Trilogy Jabberwocky Trilogy Dorothy vs. Alice Trilogy Keywords: teens young adult fantasy paranormal historical fairy tales myths, twisted Alice in Wonderland, gothic Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter, Cinderella, Cheshire Cat, madness returns, free Alice in Wonderland, twisted tales, twisted fairy tales, fairy tale retellings

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Before the fairy tale. Before Cinderella met her prince. Before she ever put her foot into that glass slipper... There was Esmerelda. A fairy godmother living an isolated life in the mountains until a baby is left on her doorstep and changes everything. This prequel novel answers fan questions from the novels Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes. Since the prequel is filled with spoilers, you may want to read the other two books first, and then come back to this one to read the backstory of how Cinderella's dress and shoes become a legacy. The Fairy-tale Inheritance series of books can be read in any order. Aside from the Cinderella books, they are all stand-alone novels. But if you'd like a reading order, you can follow this one: Cinderella's Dress Cinderella's Shoes Cinderella's Legacy (novella) Snow White's Mirror Beauty's Rose

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Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field. In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s—from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain plot information production history critical reaction commentary on the film’s cinematic quality a discussion of the film’s influence voice casts production credits songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations awards and nominations Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since. Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.

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The dark comedy roller-coaster ride through Wonderland continues in the second trilogy in the Malice in Wonderland Saga. This time around, 15-year-old Queen Malice struggles to keep twisted fairy tale beings from entering Wonderland. But she also has to deal with troublesome romantic feelings, and a malfunctioning heart that leads to murderous rage. She’ll try not to kill too many creatures and people, though. Not-quite-right versions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and even the Three Little Pigs make their appearances. And of course, her friends the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty and even the Cheshire Cat are along for the adventure. All three volumes of the trilogy are collected here in one value-priced package! Here's the description from Malice Hates Fairy Tales #1: The Brothers Grimm are trying to unleash twisted fairy tale beings into Wonderland. 15-year-old Queen Malice doesn’t want to deal with them. But then Malice’s dear friend, the Mad Hatter, is kidnapped. So to save him, she’s forced to work with Cinderella, and ends up getting sucked into Fairy Tale Land. If things keep going this way, the fairy tales might eventually cross over into the outside world, where her twin, Alice, lives. Malice struggles to do the right thing, but her heart keeps malfunctioning, sending her into fits of maliciousness. Killing Cinderella would be bad, right? Malice in Wonderland Saga Malice in Wonderland Prequel Malice in Wonderland #1: Alice the Assassin Malice in Wonderland #2: Alice the Angel of Death Malice In Wonderland #3: Alice the Girl Who Will Tear Your Heart Out and Show It To You Before You Die Malice Hates Fairy Tales Trilogy Jabberwocky Trilogy

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The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

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One night of pure passion leads to pregnancy for these Cinderellas. And their shocking secrets are about to be revealed… Drama and temptation collide in these secret baby romances from Michelle Smart and USA Today bestselling authors Lynne Graham, Abby Green and Caitlin Crews. The Greek’s Pregnant Cinderella by Michelle Smart “You will go to the ball.” And be seduced by a billionaire… Hotel maid Tabitha is stunned to be gifted a ticket to Giannis’s ball. But this untouched Cinderella ends up in the Greek tycoon’s bed?utterly pleasured! She expects to return to her ordinary life… Until Tabitha discovers her midnight encounter had nine-month consequences! His Cinderella’s One-Night Heir by USA Today bestselling author Lynne Graham From the Italian’s temporary temptation…to his pregnant Cinderella! Billionaire Dante’s fake relationship with penniless waitress Belle was only supposed to last two weeks, to help him clinch his latest business deal. But one astounding night of seduction in Paris will change the course of their convenient arrangement forever, with the news that Belle is carrying his baby! Confessions of a Pregnant Cinderella by USA Today bestselling author Abby Green Her scandalous announcement…will change his life! “I’m pregnant. With your child.” Waitress Skye has imagined this moment; her chance to finally tell powerful Spanish billionaire Lazaro that their unexpected and intensely passionate night together had consequences. But what Lazaro says to her next is even more shocking. Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella by USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews Cinderella’s scandalous secret: Their forbidden passion had consequences! Overwhelming. Irresistible. Off-limits. Teo was all those things to innocent Amelia. Until she attends his opulent masquerade ball, and they share a deliciously anonymous encounter! Now Amelia must tell brooding Teo he’s the father of her unborn baby… From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.

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Fantasy provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the study of this fascinating field. Covering literature, film, television, ballet, light opera and visual art and featuring a historical overview from Ovid to the Toy Story franchise, this book takes the reader through the key landmark moments in the development of fantasy criticism. This comprehensive guide examines fantasy and politics, fantasy and the erotic, quest narratives and animal fantasy for children. The versatility and cultural significance of fantasy is explored, alongside the important role fantasy plays in our understanding of ‘the real’, from childhood onwards. Written in a clear, engaging style and featuring an extensive glossary of terms, this is the essential introduction to Fantasy.

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Emma Chase, autora best-seller do The New York Times e escritora da série Atraído volta com o primeiro volume da série Legal Briefs. Como advogado em Washington, DC, Stanton Shaw mantém as perguntas afiadas e os argumentos irrefutáveis, além de ser conhecido como “Encantador do Júri” com seu sotaque do sul, sorriso irresistível e olhos verdes cativantes. Embora pareça que sua vida está seguindo pelo caminho que sempre desejou, o advogado perde o rumo ao descobrir que Jenny, sua namorada do colegial e mãe de sua filha, irá se casar. Como uma medida desesperada, ele implora que Sofia – a amiga alucinantemente colorida – o acompanhe ao Meio do Nada, no Mississippi, para ajudá-lo a reconquistar a mulher que ama. Sofia aceita, mesmo que seu lado racional diga uma coisa e seu coração outra… O que pode acontecer quando você mistura uma cidade com um único semáforo, dois advogados profissionais, uma rainha do baile de formatura, quatro irmãos mais velhos, a salsicha de Jimmy Dean e uma vovó armada? O uísque rola solto, a paixão cresce e até o mais detalhado dos planos é atropelado pelos desejos do coração.

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Ogni reale ha il suo piccolo e sporco segreto. Il suo ero... io. Avrebbe dovuto essere semplice. Vado al ballo, incontro il principe, e mi assicuro il ​​suo patrocinio per il mio ente di beneficenza preferito. Ma sotto la maschera, la bestia minacciosa di un uomo non era affatto quello che mi aspettavo. Era oscuro, intenso e stranamente silenzioso. Quando me ne sono andata, sentivo ancora il fuoco del suo tocco sulla mia pelle. Ha infestato i miei sogni, ma non mi sarei mai aspettata di rivederlo. Poi, è venuto. E mi ha presa. E ho imparato che la sua oscurità era un vuoto che non avrei mai potuto concepire. È il principe ereditario. E ora, sono sua prigioniera.

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Много ли вы знаете о Канаде? Изабель мало представляла себе, как по-настоящему выглядит Канада, пока однажды ее родители не решили собрать вещи, ее сестру-близнеца Эбигейл и отправиться туда. За свои семнадцать лет Изабель сменила множество городов, однако ей так и не удалось найти место, которое можно было бы назвать домом. До тех пор, пока они с семьей не вернулись в место, где все началось. Город, в котором родились они с сестрой и город, ставший причиной неожиданного поворота их жизни.

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Cerita-cerita pendek di kumpulan ini telah berusaha dengan baik menarik lepas persoalan kecil dari satu dunia besar kemudian menjadikannya jalan masuk baru bagi pembaca untuk kembali ke dunia dari mana cerita itu berasal. —M Aan Mansyur, novelis dan penyair Celia tak pernah mengerti, mengapa Puffin tak bisa berhati-hati. Ia menyenggol perabotan ke mana pun ia pergi; gelas beradu menyentuh lantai.... Prang! Seingat Celia, dulu Puffin tak pernah bertingkah nakal. Ia manis dan begitu lembut. Namun, Celia kini sering terpaksa memarahi Puffin. Celia benci melihat pecahan gelas berhamburan. Ia sungguh benci terbangun di malam hari karena bunyi gelas-gelas bertumbukan. Bermalam-malam ia dihantui mimpi pecahan kaca yang mengejarnya seperti gerombolan lebah. Menyengat dan menancap di kepalanya seperti mahkota. Celia dan Gelas-Gelas di Kepalanya (Lugina WG) Jika selama ini mendengarkan musik, menonton film, atau menghirup aroma parfum menjadi pilihan untuk memperbaiki mood, coba tambahkan kumpulan cerpen dalam antologi #KampusFiksiEmas2016 ini. Pembaca akan menyaksikan aroma parfum, mendengarkan film bisu, atau membaui kuatnya pengaruh musik kepada manusia. Coba buka, dan ikuti ke mana mata membawa indra lain mengembara.

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Jeder König hat sein kleines schmutziges Geheimnis. Seines war … ich. Es hätte einfach sein sollen. Zum Ball gehen, den Prinzen treffen und mir seine Schirmherrschaft für ein Tierheim sichern. Aber unter der Maske war eine brütende Bestie, und ganz und gar nicht das, was ich erwartet hatte. Er war dunkel und intensiv und unheimlich ruhig. Als ich ging, konnte ich seine Berührung, die sich in meine Haut gebrannt hatte, immer noch spüren. Er verfolgte meine Träume, aber ich hatte nicht erwartet, ihn wiederzusehen. Dann kam er zu mir. Und er nahm mich mit. Und ich erfuhr, dass seine Dunkelheit eine Leere war, die ich mir nie hätte vorstellen können. Er ist der Kronprinz. Und ich bin jetzt seine Gefangene.

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«Эта книга — о том, как истории — от телевизионной рекламы до грез или пародийного представления соревнования по армрестлингу — насыщают нашу жизнь. Она о глубине смысла, заключенного в радостной неразберихе детских фантазий, и о древнем происхождении сторителлинга; о том, как выдумка понемногу формирует то, во что мы верим, как себя ведем и что считаем этичным, — как она меняет всю культуру и историю человечества; о древних загадках удивительных ночных историй, которые мы называем снами; о том, как мозг обрабатывает информацию и упорядочивает хаос нашего существования. Она также и о неопределенном настоящем фантазий, и об их будущем, полном надежд. В общем, она о великой загадке вымысла. Как мы стали животными, рассказывающими истории?» (Джонатан Готтшалл)

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為什麼在大自然殘酷的演化淘汰下,人類卻保留了熱愛故事這種不具生產力的本能? 為什麼吸引人類的故事,都是充滿冒險、死亡、恐懼、而非一帆風順的情節? 為什麼來自不同文化的小孩,無論男女,他們所幻想出來的故事都充滿了毀滅、死亡、受傷等暴力情節? 以往我們都認為故事是一種娛樂,讓人放鬆心情,然而當你認真檢視故事的情節後,會發現其中充滿了讓人緊張得喘不過氣的可怕元素。 作者簡介 | 哥德夏 華盛頓與傑弗遜學院英文系教授,編寫過五本書。作品曾經獲「紐約時報雜誌」、「自然」、「科學美國」以及其他媒體的報導。麻省理工學院心理學家平克教授說他是「才華洋溢的年輕學者」,並且形容他的寫作「絕對清晰、睿智並且令人興奮不已」。 譯者簡介 | 許雅淑 台灣大學圖資系、清大社會所畢業,現為清大社會所博士候選人,終日與字為舞,為專職文字工作者同時也是一隻狂愛閱讀各種故事的動物。 李宗義 政大英語系、東亞所畢業,清大社會所博士,現任教於華中師範大學政治與國際關係學院,研究寫作之餘也熱愛翻譯,目前有十幾本譯作,橫跨不同的領域,最新的作品為《全員在逃》。

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Seated in her nest of ashes, Cinderella embodies human misery. The essence of inner and outer nobility, she is the envy of her cruel stepmother and her ugly sisters. Using this familiar story, Ann and Barry Ulanov explore the psychological and theological aspects of envy and goodness. In their interpretation of the tale, they move back and forth between internal and external issues – from how feminine and masculine parts of persons fit or do not fit together to how individuals conduct their lives with those of the same and opposite sexes, how they conflict, compete, or join harmoniously. “The Cinderella tale, so simple and so profound, offers a direct road into and through the thickets of envying and being envied. Envy between sisters, between mothers and daughters, between the sexes, between nations . . . between different parts of our own psyche, even of God – these are the multiple places of wounding we touch in this book. The central role of envy in determining the very nature of our society – its politics, for example – is, we think, crucial.” After considering this rarely discussed human emotion, the authors focus on the nature of goodness as it surfaces in the envy experience. They reflect on its abundance, ability to unite disparate parts, its abiding presence, and its joy, then conclude with a glossary of terms and a brief review of the psychological literature on envy.

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“A highly personal, richly informed and culturally wide-ranging meditation on the loss of meaning in our times and on pathways to rediscovering it.” —Gabor Maté, MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction A neuroanthropologist maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines the best of neuroscience and optimal psychology. It’s an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all. This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we’re suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It’s vital that we regain control of the stories we’re telling because they are shaping the future we’re creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we’ve got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can’t? Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it’s so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it. It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook, applies the creative firm IDEO’s design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up. AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. And the best part? They’re accessible, by anyone anywhere, no middleman required. Transcendence democratized. The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we’ve figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we’ve almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned. This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture. In Recapture the Rapture, we’re taking radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream--to the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It’s providing answers to the questions we face: how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now? In a world that needs the best of us from the rest of us, this is a book that shows us how to get it done.

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Betraying the most powerful man in New York wasn’t something I ever envisioned when I first started playing games with Winston Constantine. But he’s engaged in far more dangerous games than ours, and his enemies are out for blood. Winston has my heart, the Morellis have incriminating photos, and I’m left with nothing except three stepbrothers who want to hurt me and a future in doubt. I knew Winston wouldn’t be my prince charming, but that didn’t stop me from falling for him. After all, the slippers fit, and I let myself believe I’d be dancing with Winston forever. Until too much truth comes to light. Until I realize instead of ruling the board, I was just a pawn. In the end, I have only one question. When his game with me is over, will I be able to pretend as if the glass slipper wasn’t a perfect fit?

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