The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1410491641
Available:
Release: 2016-09-07
Editor: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From "New York Times "bestselling author James Lee Burke an atmospheric, coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas, as the Korea War rages. On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War. Written in evocative prose, " The Jealous Kind "may prove to be James Lee Burke s most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can t help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it."

The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501107481
Available:
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard’s feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron’s newfound confidence helps catch Valerie’s eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron. You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron’s extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in “this dark, atmospheric story” (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501107207
Available:
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501158827
Available:
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982137120
Available:
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series, an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard’s feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron’s newfound confidence helps catch Valerie’s eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron. You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron’s extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in “this dark, atmospheric story” (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

The Jealous Werewolf

The Jealous Werewolf
Author: Brenda Westfall
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1522824723
Available:
Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All her life Sheba has watched as her friends at school went out with a different boy every weekend and had fun. She watched as they kissed in the halls at school. She saw how they held hands. She hated having to sit back and watch the way the boys treated the girls. How they would call them all the time and ask them out. While she sat home alone in her bedroom. Sheba isn't allowed to have any contact outside of school with her friends. See Sheba is a werewolf, and it is strictly forbidden for her to be around the humans outside of school. Her father is Pack Master, the almighty Alpha, what he says goes. She is so tired of being lonely. All she wants is to get out of the house away from her pack and her father's rules. To go to the lake and party with her friends from school. She has to listen to them talk about what they did all week long, at the lake over the weekend. If only her father understood how it is. The pack males have all got their eyes on Sheba. But not the way she thinks. She thinks they're just watching her because her father tells them to. No sir, it's not like that at all. Soon one of them will be given her paw as their new mate. He makes them fight out in the woods so she can't see. The strongest one will win her. She will have no say in who will be her mate.

Creative Block

Creative Block
Author: Danielle Krysa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781452130026
Available:
Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

Another Kind of Eden

Another Kind of Eden
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982151713
Available:
Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A "tale of justice, love, brutality, and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s"--

The Jealousy Man and Other Stories

The Jealousy Man and Other Stories
Author: Jo Nesbo
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781039001725
Available:
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A dark, thrilling collection of stories probing twisted minds and vengeful hearts from a true master of suspense. Jo Nesbo is the consummate mystery writer, and his talent for hair-raising suspense and shocking twists are on full display in this inventive and harrowing collection of stories. A detective with a nose for jealousy is on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a bereaved father must decide whether vengeance has a place in the new world order after a pandemic brings about the collapse of society; a woman finally overcomes her intimacy issues through a dark encounter with her Peeping Tom neighbour; a hired assassin pits his wits against his greatest adversary, another assassin, in a dangerous fight for survival; and an instantly electric connection between passengers on a flight to London may spell romance, or something much more sinister. Contained in this collection are stories of insatiable avarice, unscrupulous lovers, and heartrending fate. With Nesbo's gift for outstanding atmosphere and complex characters, this is a veritable crime lover's delight.

When I Feel Jealous

When I Feel Jealous
Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780807593455
Available:
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Albert Whitman & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention. "Jealousy is a prickly, hot, horrible feeling. I don't like feeling jealous, but—everybody feels jealous sometimes." The little bear finds ways to make herself feel better—she talks to someone about how she feels and then does something pleasant—and soon the jealous feeling goes away.An author's note for parents and teachers is included.

The Sheik s Jealous Princess

The Sheik s Jealous Princess
Author: Elizabeth Lennox
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781944078119
Available:
Release: 2016-06-17
Editor: Elizabeth Lennox
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She’d told him that they wouldn’t work! Princess Shantra had explained, in very great detail, to Sheik Laithir del Hassam, Ruler of Piora, that she could never measure up to his first wife’s vivacious and exciting reputation. But did he listen to her? No! The man insisted that a match between them would work. Now she was married to the man, trying to figure out how to make him love her when he had such a fabulous first wife who had tragically died. Sheik Laithir had vowed never to marry again. After his first, disastrous marriage, he never wanted to contemplate putting himself, or the citizens of Piora through another wife like that. But then Princess Shantra stepped into his world. She was refreshing and honest, kind and creative. And she responded to his slightest touch! The lovely princess didn’t think she could measure up to his first wife? Good! She would be perfect!

Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781476710792
Available:
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Light of the World.

A Big Important Art Book Now with Women

A Big Important Art Book  Now with Women
Author: Danielle Krysa
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780762463800
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Running Press Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator. Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone! This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art "herstory" tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists.

The Jealousy Cure

The Jealousy Cure
Author: Robert L. Leahy
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781626259775
Available:
Release: 2018-03-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Jealousy Cure unlocks the positive power of jealousy for happy relationships." —Foreword Reviews "Solid counsel for those whose relationships are plagued by jealousy and the individuals it targets." —Library Journal starred review​ Could jealousy be a positive thing? In this groundbreaking book, Robert L. Leahy—author of the hugely popular self-help guide, The Worry Cure—invites you to gain a greater understanding of your jealous feelings, keep jealousy from hijacking your life, and create healthier relationships. We’ve all heard tales of the overly jealous spouse or significant other. Maybe we’ve even been that jealous person, though we may not want to admit it. It’s hard to imagine anyone sailing through life without either having feelings of jealousy or being the target of someone’s jealousy. But what if jealousy isn’t just a neurotic weakness? What if it signals that your relationship matters to you? In short—what if jealousy serves a purpose? In The Jealousy Cure, renowned psychologist Robert L. Leahy takes a more nuanced approach to tackling feelings of jealousy. In this compelling book, you’ll uncover the evolutionary origins of jealousy, and how and why it’s served to help us as a species. You’ll also learn practices based in emotional schema theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to help you overcome the shame jealousy can bring, improve communication with your partner, and ultimately make room for jealousy while also making your relationship more meaningful. You will learn that confronting jealousy in your relationship does not have to be a catastrophe, but can redirect you and your partner to build more trust, acceptance, and connection. We often feel jealous because we fear losing the things or people that matter to us the most. With this insightful guide, you’ll discover how jealousy can both help and hurt your relationship, and learn proven-effective skills to keep jealousy in its place. This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation— an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781982147761
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author James Lee Burke’s “stunning” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) masterpiece is the story of a father and son separated by war, circumstance, and a race for the Holy Grail—a thrilling entry in the Holland family saga. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact believed to be the mythic cup of Christ, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who places Hack’s son, Ishmael, squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize. On the journey from revolutionary Mexico in 1918 to the saloons of San Antonio during the Hole in the Wall Gang’s reign, we meet three extraordinary women: the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael’s mother and Hackberry’s one true love; a brothel madam descended from the Crusader knight who brought the Shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and a onetime lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hack in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place. An epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution, The House of the Rising Sun further cements Burke’s reputation as “one of America’s all-time masters” (New York Journal of Books).

Wicked Jealous

Wicked Jealous
Author: Robin Palmer
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101572498
Available:
Release: 2012-07-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming! The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy Simone never saw herself as the "cute girl"--she was always the chunky smartmouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her stepmonster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after . . .

The Jealous Potter

The Jealous Potter
Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0226474801
Available:
Release: 1988-04-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore

A Jealous Ghost

A Jealous Ghost
Author: A.N. Wilson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781446493021
Available:
Release: 2011-06-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is something rather disquieting about Sallie Declan, a young American in London, and it is not just her obsession with Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, the subject of her PhD thesis. There is her decision, almost casually taken, to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house. She seems to display astonishing naivety as she build a fantasy about her emotional future there. Surely she can see it is all delusion? But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking climax.

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
Author: Sally Rooney
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780451499059
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Limited, 2017.

Poisoned

Poisoned
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781338268515
Available:
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that'll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of "happily ever after."