The story of an uncontaminated Sicilian island inhabited by fisherman. Still barely touched by tourism, the islanders have begun to alter their mentality and behavior as they realize the economic potential of this new industry. At the same time, they deal with illegal aliens flooding the island and a new law requiring them to turn back undocumented peoples seeking aid.
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on the trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the Earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
"Sami runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding into an unleaded empire. More than just a pit stop for late-night gas an drolling papers, their station is where a steady stream of unforgettable and often hilarious customers flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" Najlah comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass. Afraid her overprotective brother Fadi will disapprove, Najlah begins an under-the-counter romance with Sami, making his shift anything but routine."-- Container.
Personal stories capture the explosive emotions and tragic tolls behind Arizona's struggle with illegal immigration.
Cassie Nightingale has settled into Middleton and is busy making a home of Grey House. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Jake Russell, and his kids are happy to have Cassie in the neighborhood, but she has yet to gain the trust of some people in town. Before long, a stranger rolls into town with papers entitling him to legal ownership of Grey House. Before she knows it, Cassie is left without a home and is convinced Middleton isn't where she belongs.
Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding some guns from a botched drug deal, Oleg steals one of the guns and shoots his abusive stepfather with it. Things are bad enough, but Oleg's stepfather happens to be the nephew of a psychotic Russian mob boss, who happens to be in business with Joey's crew on a gasoline scam. But now Joey's got a dirty cop from the botched drug deal on his case, not to mention the hot .38 out there on the street. As well as Oleg, who can connect Joey to the gun. And if Joey manages to make it through the night, he's still got to answer to his wife.
An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Then it begins to see itself as human...with tragic consequences.
In this humorous look at relationships, two couple face upheavals with their significant others: a married man has a gay reawakening, while his sexy sister, conflicted about her impending marriage, dumps her wimpy fiancé at the grocery store.
When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
Sung-soo has everything that a man would want, but he suffers from insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder. When his estranged brother disappears, Sung-soo visits the shabby apartment complex where he'd been living and soon, strange things start to happen. Sung-soo's house keys disappear, and someone tries to break in when only his children are at home. Mysterious whispers are heard, terrifying the entire family. With his family terrified, Sung-soo's compulsiveness and nightmares get worse.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife. He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself.
New York, 1974: Chris is released from prison. Reluctantly waiting for him on the outside is his younger brother Frank, a cop with an aspiring future. After trying to stay on the straight path without any success, Chris inevitably descends back into a life of crime and puts Frank in a tough predicament. Should he cover for his brother and salvage the only family he has? Or should he do the right thing and risk destroying everything he loves?
Based on Paco Roca's award-winning graphic novel, the story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in an old folks home, we are introduced to daily pill regimens, electric gates and an eccentric cast of characters who rebel against institutional authority, while doing everything in their power to avoid being assigned to the dreaded top floor assisted living wing.
Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie--slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely--on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.
The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become.
A man impersonating a woman on stage? Piece of cake. But a woman whose livelihood depends on pretending to be a man who pretends to be a woman? Now you?ve got problems! An out-of-work singer conspires to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit.
"A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan ... , a lonely man on the verge of retirement"--Container.
Tells the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The boy, Colton, claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth.
Set in a mythic New York City near the turn of the 20th century, "Winter's tale" is a timeless story of sweeping romance and the age-old battle between good and evil. Burglar Peter Lake meets a dying young woman and falls irrevocably in love with her. Peter's only option is to discover a way to conquer evil, stop time and bring her back from death.
A strange outsider's life suddenly changes when he returns to his childhood home to implement an act of vengeance. Proving himself a novice assassin, he ends up in a ruthless fight to protect his estranged family.
Years ago, Janet saw her entire family die in their house under tragic circumstances. She sells the home to the Asher family, whose teenage son, Evan, is the only one suspicious. He strikes up a friendship with neighbor Samantha and they discover a way to communicate with the dead. But it soon turns dangerous as the spirits start to manifest themselves in the physical world. Now, they must discover the secrets of the ghosts and send them back to the realm of the dead before it's too late.
"Dr. Will Caster is a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines mankind's collective intelligence with the full range of human emotions. Anti-technology extremists will do whateve it takes to stop him, but their attempt to destroy Will forces him to record and upload his own mind to a supercomputer in order to achieve transcendence. Sucess brings him ever-evolving knowledge, and nearly unstoppable power as the fate of the world rests of Will's now-questionable humanity"--From publisher description.