The Music of The Reeds speaks about the inner feelings, aspirations, and agonies of Jalaludin Rumi and the glory of love in his personal life that made him to become the greatest mystic poet of all times. Mowlana Jalaludin Balkhi, known also as Rumi was born in Balkh, Afghanistan in 1206 AD. His father Bahaudin-walad, the most prestigious scholar of Khurasan decided to leave Balkh and move to Konya, Turkey just before the Mongolian invasion of Islamic countries in 1221 AD. The story begins with Jalaludin's childhood when he was joyfully playing with his friends in the reed beds in the city of Balkh, and continues until he meets Shams Tabrizi, and a young girl by name of Kimia, the two people that Jalaludin was deeply touched and inspired by to think differently.
The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 5th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by YachtmasterTM Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and YachtmasterTM certificates. The 5th edition has been updated and reorganised to make it even easier for the reader to navigate right to the information they want. There is an expanded section on navigating with electronics and new sections on electronic chart plotters, radar and AIS, and an expanded secion on boathandling and seamanship. Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat - be they novice or old hand. 'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting 'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones 'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical Magazine
After an accident causes Bill Reed, successful ex-FBI agent and athlete, to lose most of his left leg, he is plunged into a world of depression, doubt, and fear, until he receives a cryptic message from his cousin John, who has Down's Syndrome and cannot read or write, causing Bill to journey to the Ullman Institute to visit John--a visit that becomes fraught with danger. Reprint.
Ishmael Reed’s inspired fable of the ragtime era, in which a social movement threatens to suppress the spread of black culture—hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the “Jes Grew” epidemic makes people desperate to dance, overturning social norms in the process. Anyone is vulnerable and when they catch it, they’ll bump and grind into a frenzy. Working to combat the Jes Grew infection are the puritanical Atonists, a group bent on cultivating a “Talking Android,” an African American who will infiltrate the unruly black communities and help crush t...
Hugh and Laura Walker could never have anticipated that the single greatest source of joy in their lives could so suddenly fill them with such unrelenting grief. The death of their only child, seven-year-old Michael -- struck by a car just seconds after stepping off his school bus -- has left them stranded in a sea of sorrow. With no emotional compass to guide them, the Walkers retreat to an old cottage near Cape May, New Jersey, where, separated from the daily reminders of their numbing loss, they hope to reenter the world of the living. But lurking just below their sanity and resolve are memories -- not only of the simple joy that Michael brought to their lives, but also of the horror of his fatal accident. Buffeted by the conflicting winds of mourning and renewal, the Walkers see the once-solid foundation of their marriage begin to loosen. And Laura harbors a secret -- one essential to her self-preservation, but which could destroy all she and Hugh have ever been to each other. Reed's Beach weaves domestic tragedy with a strikingly original thriller of the heart, revealing the truths hidden deep within each of us, while holding out the elusive promise of love and hope.