From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey’s highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles.
A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America’s most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018.
At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination.
Gangster Al Capone and federal agent Eliot Ness are linked in crime history. And their story is a struggle for control of 1930’s Chicago. Award-winning mystery Grand Master Max Allan Collins and historian A. Brad Schwartz bring the era to life.
In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill’s spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run.
As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she’s a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he’s prince of the Pack and its future king.
When the assassination of a diplomat brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever.
On this episode of Inside the Chamber, we discuss the changing and ever growing field of technology. Join us in our discussion of how women are affecting this growing field, traditionally thought to be primarily male. How is technology changing today's work environment?What are the positives and negatives? Find out! On Inside the Chamber
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 45% of all third graders have cavities. On this episode, the Moms navigate the topic of oral health with special guest, Dr. Manal Ibrahim of Innovative Orthodontic Centers. Dr Ibrahim, a mother of two, shares her expertise and encourages starting oral health as early as one year old to get your child on a positive track.
The Moms talk about how a bright and healthy smile can improve a person’s self confidence, especially as they enter junior high. Dr. Ibrihim adds that American Association of Orthodontists recommend the first visit to the orthodontist at seven years old to set a baseline for any future treatment.
When is the right time to start having your children mow the lawn, do the dishes or make their beds? On this episode, of the Moms talk about age appropriate responsibility and the struggle to get the right balance.
The Moms talk about how it’s important to treat both your son and daughter equally when it comes to chores, when is it appropriate to have an allowance for chores and how to navigate the impulse that “it would be easier to do it myself!”
In Anna Quinn’s debut novel, Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks–“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body–the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire–when you think you might die.
“Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered–a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown.
This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds.
The First Female Muslim American to Medal at the Olympic Games
Named one of TIME‘S 100 Most Influential People
Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim at school, Ibtihaj Muhammad always had to find her own way. When she discovered fencing, a sport traditionally reserved for the wealthy, she had to defy expectations and make a place for herself in a sport she grew to love.
From winning state championships to three-time All-America selections at Duke University, Ibtihaj was poised for success, but the fencing community wasn’t ready to welcome her with open arms just yet. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on Team USA’s saber fencing squad, Ibtihaj had to chart her own path to success and Olympic glory.
Proud is a moving coming-of-age story from one of the nation’s most influential athletes and illustrates how she rose above it all.
Last month we discussed Summer Rules and Grandparents and believe it or not.....now we are talking back-to-school! For many kids, they are happy to go back, for others bullying and cyber-bullying issues become worse during the school year.
This issue is a serious one. As a community, continuing to promote kindness and acceptance is a must. Remember, as parents, we set the tone and example for our kids! We'll be right back with more of the Naperville Moms Network!
Back to school creates another shift in the schedule for parents and kids. There is a lot to plan for! How do you handle back-to-school at your houses?
We wish you all a smooth & successful back-to-school transition! We appreciate you tuning into another episode of The Naperville Moms Network and remember, you are always invited!