A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick theory the Big Bang. In this amazingly comprehensible history of the universe, Simon Singh decodes the mystery behind the Big Bang theory, lading us through the development of one of the most extraordinary, important, and awe-inspiring theories in science..
Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Travelers Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London.When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers--with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.The girls move to Elspeths flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the buildings other residents.
This is an inspirational tale of triumph, a pilgrims progress of common ingredients—eggs, butter, sugar, and flour—from their humble origins to the sweet Empyrean of baked delights.Along the way, many byways and pitfalls threaten. There are instructive example to curb those who would stray. You will meet—and recoil in heartsick horror from—the ugly pie, the misshapen biscuit, and the soggy pizza. Ill refrain from detailing the rough fate of wayward muffins to spare the readers delicate sensibilities.
In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist.
For several reasons, the marriage of Gerald Hinton to heiress Elizabeth Lydney might be dead wrong. One is Sally-Ann Belmont, the strikingly beautiful woman who bursts into Geralds stage dinner claiming to be his mistress--his pregnant mistress. Another is a second unexpected arrival at the posh London party--a womans corpse. Gerald protests that the condition of both ladies are complete mysteries to him, but Scotland Yard and Geralds close friend Dr. Breland both suspect there is more to this affair of love and money than indiscretion...perhaps a very calculating killer who makes murder the way to fulfill the desires of the heart..
Throughout history, there have been certain figures who have stood the test of time and had an enduring impact on the church at large. One such person was the famed Welsh preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.In this carefully curated collection of sermons, contemporary readers are introduced to one of the most influential pastors of the 20th century.
This debut novel by an Arab-American voice,takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam.