It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson´s recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin´s own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische´s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an ´A´ for Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice, a ´B´ for Charlotte Brönte´s Jane Eyre, and a ´C´ for Willa Cather´s My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. S is for Steinbeck. Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood´s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values. First published in 1945, and drawn from Steinbeck´s memories of real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is?both the loneliness of the individual and the exuberance of community.
Hundreds of years after the collapse of civilization, the world Cooper lives in is bleak. Burdened with an impossible prophecy since birth, he is asked to save what remains of his small village by venturing outside the walls and facing the unknown on a journey that no one has ever survived. All he is looking for is hope, but he finds so much more... Down the Path is a post-apocalyptic audiobook centering on hope for the future. It chronicles what a young man must do to survive in a land filled with invasive species run rampant in the absence of people. It incorporates a good deal of real world survival skills that the author is well versed in. At its core, its simply an adventure story about a man and his dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scifi Publishing, Tim Hintsala. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011916/bk_acx0_011916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today, more than 45 million men and women are in their 20s and trying to figure out this very important phase of their lives. Striking out on their own with many firsts and unknowns, they face a decade filled with self-discovery and self-doubt. In the challenging audiobook Always and Never: 20 Truths for a Happy Heart, Lisa Shumate shares an incredible resource for 20-somethings, walking them through 20 truths that they should always and never incorporate into their lives.Whether you are 20-something or older, these concepts are simple yet timeless, and they have the power to transform the way you think and act, setting a high standard for you and the quality of your relationships. Shumate asserts that putting Always and Never mantras into practice every day will build a strong foundation for the rest of your life - one that helps you realize your most cherished goals and dreams. This audiobook will guide, inform, and inspire you for the bright future to come! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Bieber, Lisa Shumate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150179/bk_acx0_150179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - The Buddha Buddhism: Buddhism for Beginners, a Guide to Buddhist Teachings, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Inner Peace Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world but until recently it has been unknown and inaccessible outside of Asia. This book will provide you with an introduction to the history of Buddhism and its teachings and practices. Along with Buddhist philosophies, there are many practices to incorporate into your daily life, such as meditation and mindfulness to help calm your mind, reduce stress, and anxiety. ´´When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.´´ - The Dalai Lama This is a guide to Buddhism for beginners but includes quotes and resources to guide you towards more advanced Buddhist teachings and writing if you wish to develop your own study of Buddhism further. Here´s a preview of what´s included: An introduction to Buddhist philosophies and teachings The history of Buddhism and the life of the Buddha Key Buddhism concepts such as karma, suffering, samsara and nirvana The four noble truths of Buddhism The Eightfold Path, The Five Precepts and The Middle Way Practicing Buddhism in every day life How to practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase happiness Meditation practices apps, and resources Meditation to obtain calm and clarity over your thoughts Much, much more ´´Worrying doesn´t take away tomorrows troubles, it takes away today´s peace.´´ -The Buddha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115831/bk_acx0_115831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.