"Includes the only extant letter to the actor Gianni Garini."
Benedetto Casanova: brother of the famous womanizer; traveler; poet, philosopher, musician. linguist, diplomat, spy, pioneering philanthropist, and consummate seducer of men all over Europe. A few years Giacomo's junior, Benedetto followed the famous lover of women through the courts of Europe. On the way he has adventures with countless men, but, unlike his sibling, fell in love with a German soldier, and managed to keep alive a romantic relationship over time and distance. His memoirs were discovered in 1881, glued to the pages of another book. They have never been published-until now. Back Cover.
High school senior Kalin (Lennon) Macready knows several facts for certain: John Lennon is his hero. Beaumont Finley Danforth (Fin) is his best friend. And--this is the complicated one--he feels more for Fin than mere friendship. For weeks, Lennon pesters Fin, who like Lennon admits to questioning his sexual orientation, for a commitment to spend twenty-four hours together exploring "the gay side of life." Fin reluctantly agrees. Each boy will seek to answer the daunting question, Am I gay? Lennon pre-plans the day, filling the hours with what he assumes "gay life" is all about: shopping for fashionable clothing, indulging in lavish dessert crepes, boogying to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off", and yes, listening to show tunes. However, Lennon quickly realizes that in creating his plan he has succumbed to the most common and distorted of gay stereotypes. Can he be gay and not fit them? And more importantly, is it possible that spending one very hard day and night together will help Fin accept that he's gay, too? If so, maybe Lennon has a shot at winning the heart of the boy of his dreams. "A Hard Day's Night" is an amusing young adult contemporary romance about two boys who seek to discover if they must fulfill stereotypes to be together. In the end, maybe all you need is love. Back Cover.
"Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he's buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie's convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water. But Roseland is no ordinary place. With ever more frequent dreams of his father's death and waking visions of feathers on the river's surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending. He thinks himself haunted; by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. Not until a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, does Benji begin to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined--and more dangerous. As uncontrollable forces descend on Roseland, they reveal long-hidden truths about friends, family, and the stranger Calliel--a man Benji can no longer live without"-- summary WorldCat
"The death of his wife four years earlier left Travis Bennett a shell of the man he used to be. With his dog by his side, Travis raises his three children, manages his business, and works as a ranch hand. But every day, every minute, is an aching emptiness. Wesley Ryan has fond memories of the small Ozark town of El Dorado Springs. Seeing it as a safe place to put his failed relationships behind him, Wesley moves into his grandparents old home and takes over the local veterinary clinic. An early morning visit from Travis and his dog stirs feelings that Wesley seeks to push away the last thing he needs is to fall for a man with baggage and three kids as part of the package. Life, it seems, has other plans." -- summary WorldCat
"Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices--and the friends he left behind." -- WorldCat