First collection of plays for the acclaimed writer of the multi-award-winning Chimerica.
The year 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the most beloved TV show of all time, I Love Lucy, and the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball. Running Press continues its history of I Love Lucy publishing and joins Desilu and fans around the world in celebrating the two anniversaries with the first I Love Lucy mini kit, Lucy & Ricky. The kit comes with unique bendable figurines of the stars of I Love Lucy and a 32-page book of art and history on the stick-figure characters that originally opened the show.
Praise for the updated 2012 Kindle edition of Lucy A to Z: The Lucille Ball Encyclopedia "Very important. Fresh insights. The most detailed-and most enjoyable-book available on Lucille Ball. A must-have." -Laura Wagner, Classic Images "As we are producing the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special, [Lucy A to Z] has been a godsend." -Lucie Arnaz, 2001 letter to author "[Lucy A to Z is a] compound of insight, fact, and trivia." -Stefan Kanfer, author, Ball of Fire "This new Fourth Edition of Lucy A to Z is a wonderful read and I'm very pleased to recommend it to everyone." -Wanda Clark, Lucille Ball's personal secretary "If you need any 'splainin' about Lucy' life and career, you'll find it here!" -Craig Hamrick, author, The TV Tidbits Classic Television Trivia Quiz Book
Praise for the updated 2012 Kindle edition of Lucy A to Z: The Lucille Ball Encyclopedia"Very important. Fresh insights. The most detailed-and most enjoyable-book available on Lucille Ball. A must-have." -Laura Wagner, Classic Images"As we are producing the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special, [Lucy A to Z] has been a godsend." -Lucie Arnaz, 2001 letter to author"[Lucy A to Z is a] compound of insight, fact, and trivia." -Stefan Kanfer, author, Ball of Fire"This new Fourth Edition of Lucy A to Z is a wonderful read and I'm very pleased to recommend it to everyone." -Wanda Clark, Lucille Ball's personal secretary"If you need any 'splainin' about Lucy' life and career, you'll find it here!" -Craig Hamrick, author, The TV Tidbits Classic Television Trivia Quiz Book
Johanson, the discoverer, in 1974, of "Lucy"--the oldest skelton of an erect-walking human yet found--reports the story of his internationally acclaimed find
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.
Lucy, a nineteen-year-old girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair and observes the unhealthy realities of the seemingly happy family that employs her, in a new edition of the acclaimed coming-of-age novel. Reprint.
A fictional account of FDR's romance with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer, follows their pre-World War I affair, its impact on his marriage, and FDR and Mercer's reacquaintance years later as he prepared for an unprecedented third term. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
A unique encyclopedia dedicated to the life and career of Lucille Ball, the most beloved comedienne of all time. If you think you know everything about Lucy, think again!
Laurence Gonzales’s electrifying adventure opens in the jungles of the Congo. Jenny Lowe, a primatologist studying chimpanzees—the bonobos—is running for her life. A civil war has exploded and Jenny is trapped in its crosshairs . . . She runs to the camp of a fellow primatologist. The rebels have already been there. Everyone is dead except a young girl, the daughter of Jenny’s brutally murdered fellow scientist—and competitor. Jenny and the child flee, Jenny grabbing the notebooks of the primatologist who’s been killed. She brings the girl to Chicago to await the discovery of her relatives. The girl is fifteen and lovely—her name is Lucy. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for her as her own. When she reads the notebooks written by Lucy’s father, she discovers that the adorable, lovely, magical Lucy is the result of an experiment. She is part human, part ape—a hybrid human being . . . Laurence Gonzales’s novel grabs you from its opening pages and you stay with it, mesmerized by the shy but fierce, wonderfully winning Lucy. From the Hardcover edition.
A tiny dog, a kindhearted girl, and a nervous juggler converge in a cinematic book in four acts — a unique children’s literature experience. Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor’s father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, beautifully illustrated book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages.
An unauthorized biography of Lucille Ball and her long climb to fame, her marriage to Desi and her personal and professional triumph.
Imagine how YOU would feel if unbelievable fame found you because you were in the right place at the right time. What happens behind the scenes in the lives of pop stars, seems magical to us. What no one talks about, is the way it affects the people around the artist. Lucy delves into the hidden world of a famous pop star. The big difference between Lucy's life at 16 and 17 is untold riches and unbelievable fame. She's skyrocketed to the top of the charts around the world and is the envy of every teenager. Boys want her and girls want to be her When a chance encounter with a record music executive pushes her into recording a demo, nobody could have imagined that Lucy would become an icon. Nor could Lucy have known that her private life would become a distant memory. Adam is a sweet young man who will do anything for Lucy. Until a visit to her home town exposes her past - a past so dark that she's blocked it out. He's then forced to question how far he's willing to go. Her past threatens to destroy her. It forces her into a deadly situation. Lucy quickly discovers that her fame will not protect her. Fame has a price and she is about to discover just how high that is.
Lucy is a painter. She has everything: fame, money and reputation. She also has Oscar. At least, he has always been there. One fine day, she will do something about that. It was, as she says, hardly a love affair, more a kind of marriage. Perhaps, even war-torn France is safe enough on the Oscar front. But Lucy is deceiving herself. Set before and after the second world war in London, Edinburgh, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Dundee and a remote village in war-time France, two painters struggle to come to terms with the casual brutality of war. A love story. Alan Kennedy's fourth novel - a masterly account of love, loss and reconciliation. -A haunting and captivating love story. A skilfully articulated plot which holds the reader from start to finish. The exploration of the young artist's creative imagination as she struggles to come to terms with the banal horrors of war and her own engulfing emotions.- Deborah Swallow, Marit Rausing Director, Courtauld Institute of Art.
She was a lady's maid who longed to be a lady. How else could Lucy Balfour hope to win the favor of Andrew, Viscount Harvey, the toast of the town, who seemed ready to take a bride at last? There was only one way to do and that was to command his attention. It seemed an impossible dream; first she had to become the peer of her own mistress, the coldly beautiful Lady Angela, who was determined to claim Andrew as her own. But there was Hamish MacGregor, the wily old butler, who promised to make Lucy's dream come true. With Lucy's unaccountable good luck at baccarat, they could win a fortune. With his cunning, they would conquer London society as "father" and "daughter" and meet the king himself! Having served the rich, he knew how they operated and Hamish MacGregor was determined to beat them at their own game. And having met Andrew Harvey, Lucy Balfour determined she would never be a servant again.
An utterly absorbing novel about a famous political marriage and an epic infidelity. On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, falls in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbles on their letters and divorce is discussed, but honor and ambition win out. Franklin promises he will never see Lucy again. But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give. Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Franklin and Lucy did finally meet, across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. They fell in love again. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give. Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage. Reading group guide included.
Lucy has invented three different identities for herself, and now that she has been invited to three can't-say-no Sweet Sixteen parties, it will take a miracle and several costume changes to pull off the charade.
The result of experimental breeding between a human and ape, 14-year-old Lucy is rescued from the Congo jungle where she has lived exclusively among apes and experiences stunning revelations about herself when she is relocated to a Chicago suburb. Reprint.