Cut-throat defense attorney, Jessie Spring doesn't have time for nonsense, so dating is the last thing on her mind until she spots the notorious womanizer, Detective Peterson. Peterson doesn't believe in relationships. Despite his view, when he spots Jessie in the court house, he only has one thing on his mind and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make his conquest. When Jessie starts receiving rhyming notes from a stalker she turns to Peterson for help. What they end up with is much more than either of them bargained for.
Sweet Nothings is about absences, how they tempt us, and sometimes what they make us do. An absence is a conjuration, not palpably present in longing, imagination or dream. We are lured on by absences, and how they call to us, in Thomas Hardy's memorable phrase. The poems sometimes come in sequences; always they are in dialogue with one another, responding, echoing - within and between the book's two sections. At times, the leitmotifs are apparently personal, exploring divisions and painful losses. But we also encounter the largely invented academic Dr Bob Pintle, promoted at work since his cameo in Waterman's previous book, an anti-hero of the modern university system. In this book we also find the zero football score, the zero scores in life's more significant conflicts, and an obverse: the desire to settle at nothing, or for nothing less than what life might offer. Sweet Nothings is in fact a book of hopes and passions - quiet and lyrical at times, but also fiercely witty and bold.
A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. Meanwhile he toys with the affections of another and, for a moment, life seems full of joy. The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room. Based on Schnitzler's play Liebelei, David Harrower's Sweet Nothings captures the power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition and the vulnerability of those in love. The play premieres at the Young Vic, London, in March 2010. 'I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?' Arthur Schnitzler.
Life’s sweetest moments happen when you least expect them . . . When Ruby McMillan’s husband announces one morning that he’s dumping her for another woman, she’s unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery. With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a “my-husband’s-gone” makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what’s practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she’s beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.
Discover why readers and critics have called the Coulter family novels “romantic through and through” (Publishers Weekly) with this poignant contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson. Molly Wells is keeping a lot of secrets. Such as why she’s stolen her ex-husband’s expensive stallion and driven him hundreds of miles to the ranch of horse whisperer Jake Coulter. And why she’s arrived with no job, no money, and an all-consuming fear. Molly may be willing to risk everything to save the stallion, but it’s herself she really needs to save… By making a place for Molly on his ranch, Jake suspects that he may be harboring a thief. But there’s something about this courageous yet vulnerable woman that tugs on his heartstrings. He yearns to shower her with the greatest gifts he has to give—his home, his heart, and his life to share. But until she’s strong enough to accept them, all he can offer is the patience to win her slowly, the strength to fight her enemies, and the promise to love her forever… From the Paperback edition.
Every baby deserves to have a sweet memento of his or her childhood. With these seven cross stitch designs by Judy Whitman, you can create something both mother and child will cherish for years to come. Fashion a framed piece, a christening album sleeve, or a pillow. For quick gifts, you can also work just a section of the charted designs on adorable little bibs. Special elements such as buttons, charms, and crystal embellishments add delicate dimension to the simple stitches. Any of these gifts is sure to become a beloved keepsake! Designs include Welcome Baby; A Star Is Born; The Bunny Hop; Special Blessings; Noah's Ark; Learning to Count; and Choo Choo Train.
Release on 2015-03-24 | by Marlene Dumas,Mariska Van Den Berg
Notes and Texts 1982-2014
Author: Marlene Dumas,Mariska Van Den Berg
Pubpsher: D.A.P./Walther Konig, Koln
From the beginning, language has played an important role in the work of Marlene Dumas. Her earliest collages make use of text, and she often writes poetical monikers or captions directly onto her drawings, such as "The Eyes of the Night Creatures" or "Miss Interpreted." Over the last 30 years, the artist has written texts ranging from aphorisms, statements and short poetic pieces to longer analytical essays. Her writing focuses on her own work, discussing its subject matter, its politics, background and source material, as well as its critical reception and her own cultural position as an artist. "I am always 'not from here,'" she writes in one text (a poem), "even though I try to know / or understand 'what's going on' and / what the rules are and how they / keep on changing and what that means. / When looking at images I'm not lost, / but I'm uneasy." Sweet Nothings, originally published in a long out-of-print (and rare) Dutch edition in 1998 and now revised and expanded, provides a selection of her best and most representative writings from 1982-2014. Marlene Dumas (born 1953) is a South African artist who works in a range of media including painting, collage and prints. She moved to Amsterdam for her studies in 1976 and continues to live and work there. She often strips her subjects of their original contexts, working with-while often transgressing and deconstructing-traditional Western modes of representation. She represented the Netherlands in 1995 at the 46th Venice Biennale, and has enjoyed numerous solo museum exhibitions and retrospectives devoted to her work around the world since then.