The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
This month marks 10 YEARS OF KICK-ASS—the greatest superhero comic of all time! That also means it's been 10 years since Hit-Girl, the world's deadliest tween assassin, exploded onto the scene to slaughter super villains and serve hot justice to the scum of New York City. In KICK-ASS: THE DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS, VOL. 2, she trains a novice Kick-Ass in the lethal fighting styles she learned from Big Daddy. In return, Kick-Ass is helping her survive middle school...without any bloodshed. When Kick-Ass gets benched, Hit-Girl has to take on the mafia solo. Collects HIT-GIRL #1-5
Who knew an 18-year-old could become a real superhero? Dave Lizewski did. After being trained up in combat by black belt preteen Hit-Girl, the two superheroes joined forces and took on the mafia. Now Hit-Girl's been thrown in jail, the police have cracked down on superheroes, and outlawed them completely. Without the pint-sized tween assassin by his side, can Kick-Ass really lead Justice Forever and beat the bad guys? Collects KICK-ASS 3 #1-8
Dave Lizewski has taken a HORRIFYING and EXHILARATING plunge. Armed with minimal combat training and a pair of batons, he donned a mask and set out to become a real superhero, Kick-Ass. And he succeeded. Wildly. Kick-Ass and tween black belt Hit-Girl took on the mafia—and won. But his arch nemesis Red Mist now thinks superheroes are passé and has become the world's most notorious super villain. His first target? Dave Lizewski's family. Collects KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL #1-7
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There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide….
Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.
But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.
Georgia does what she’s always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets….
Bestselling author Laura Dave has been dubbed “a wry observer of modern love” (USA TODAY), a “decadent storyteller” (Marie Claire), and “compulsively readable” (Woman’s Day). Set in the lush backdrop of Sonoma’s wine country, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect.
In this breakout novel from an author who “positively shines with wisdom and intelligence” (Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You), Laura Dave “writes with humor and insight about relationships in all their complexity, whether she's describing siblings or fiancés or a couple long-married. Eight Hundred Grapes is a captivating story about the power of family, the limitations of love, and what becomes of a life’s work” (J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine).