The kids in McKinley High School's glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Glee is unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular hours on TV, earning an astounding 19 Emmy nominations in its first season. In addition to the show's staggering success, Glee's songs have been heating up the music charts, with 25 tracks on the 2009 hot 100 list, a hit-rate topped only by the Beatles when they had 31 hits in 1964.
Don't Stop Believin' pays tribute to the glorious mash-up of music, comedy, drama and social commentary that has put Glee and its band of misfits in the spotlight. Written by gleeks extraordinaire Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner, the book is jam-packed with:
- an in-depth episode-by-episode exploration of the show, focusing on themes, storylines and main characters
- all the details on the hit songs in every episode, behind-the-scenes happenings and the show's entertainment and cultural references
- exclusive interviews with Glee actors including Stephen Tobolowsky (Sandy Ryerson), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Ken Avenido (Howard Bamboo)
- personal stories from fellow gleeks about what the show means to them
- biographies of the principal players and guest stars
- the story of the making of Glee and how it was brought to life by creator Ryan Murphy
- fun and informative sidebars
- terrific on- and off-set photos of the cast
Capturing all the highs and lows of this ground-breaking series, Don't Stop Believin' is a show-stopping guide to Glee's journey - the perfect companion for fans who demand an encore once the curtain falls.
Tokio Hotel - twin brothers Bill (vocalist) and Tom (guitarist) Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing - were already multi-platinum-selling superstars in their native Germany when they decided to take the rest of the world by storm. Tokio Hotel translated their two albums from German and found English-speaking audiences just as receptive to their alt-rock music, moving lyrics, and distinct visual style as European fans are, with Scream going platinum. In addition to a nomination for Best Pop Video for "Ready Set Go!" the band won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 2008 (beating Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift) and hit the road, touring America and winning over the hearts of audiences. In October 2009, their third album, Humanoid (Universal), was released simultaneously in German and English.
Already a bestselling book in Europe and available for the first time in English, Béatrice Nouveau's Tokio Hotel Fever is a full-colour tribute to Bill, Tom, Gustav, and Georg, featuring stunning photos of the band - in performance, off stage, and as children - and all the details on their early days, their musical and style influences, their love for their devoted legions of fans, as well as updates on their new album and tour.
Beau Delaney is a bit of a showboat, a prominent lawyer whose exploits have become the subject of a Hollywood film. He's also the father of ten children (many adopted). Now he's charged with the murder of his wife, Peggy. It's another hard case for lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins. His client is keeping secrets; a mysterious eleventh child turns up and demands to take part in the trial; and the last words anyone heard from Peggy were "the Hells Angels!"
Monty isn't alone in trying to save Delaney from life in prison, and save his sprawling family from breaking up. Monty's pal, Father Brennan Burke, has a hand in the investigation, too. But Burke is also lending a hand to Monty's estranged wife, Maura. And the priest finds himself burdened with unwelcome secrets of his own when Maura's old flame arrives on the scene and threatens to turn her world upside down.
Watching all this through the eyes of a child is Monty and Maura's little girl, Normie. Like her spooky grandmother in Cape Breton, Normie has the gift of second sight. When she starts having visions that seem to involve Beau Delaney, she can't tell whether they reflect something he's done in the past, or something he might do in the future. We hear the story from two points of view, experience and innocence, Monty and Normie, and ask ourselves which of them will be first to uncover the truth about Beau Delaney.
Children in the Morning is the fifth book in Emery's acclaimed series featuring Monty Collins.