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After You've Gone

By Joan Lingard
  • ISBN Code: : 0749012099
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Fiction
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Beautifully written and emotionally charged,After You’ve Goneis a fascinating account of one woman’s struggle to find happiness and independence in 1920s society. When Willa met Tommy Costello, a handsome, smooth-tongued sailor, she thought he had finally found what she was looking for. With no family of her own, Willa longed for unity, love and adventure. Tommy appeared to offer her all of that. But life is never simple... Now a wife and mother, Willa is left behind with her controlling mother-in-law when Tommy begins a year-long round-the-world tour with the Navy. Her only escape is through reading books. And it is at the local library that she meets Richard Fitzwilliam, whose friendship gradually begins to change Willa’s life. Despite her initial reluctance, she finds herself beginning to enjoy - even prefer - the new life being offered to her. But how long can it last, as Tommy’s steady progress around the world will eventually bring him back home?

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Ruby Braff’s uncompromising standards, musical taste, and creative imagination informed his consummate artistry in creating music beautifully played. He achieved swiftly what few musicians accomplish in a lifetime by developing a unique and immediately recognizable style. Although prepared in discographical style, capturing information about both commercial recordings and previously undocumented performances, Born to Play serves as a biography of the artist, detailing the path he paved as a performer and featuring personal recollections of his musical career with commentary from other figures.

Safe and Secure

By Al Etmanski,Jack Collins,Vickie Cammack
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PLAN Institute
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 549
  • Pdf File: safe-and-secure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities is an inspirational guidebook for parents and other family members who are concerned about the future of their relative with a disability, particularly after the parents are gone. Any parent who has a child with a disability will find their story in the book, plus advice and tips appropriate to their child's age and circumstance. The book offers a step by step guide to creating a plan for the future which provides for the safety, security and well being of people with disabilities. It leads the reader to look beyond professional social services when creating a safe and secure future. It offers alternatives based on the authors' personal experiences as parents of children with disabilities. The book is designed to inspire families and motive them to action. The book is resplendent with warm touching stories to illustrate all points. The style is easy to read, thought provoking and funny. At times spiritual, at times philosophical, each step offers timely practical suggestions and useful worksheets. The book also provides information on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), housing, advocacy and more. Safe and Secure is proudly funded by Giving in Action Society, a Vancouver Foundation program.

Since You've Been Gone

By Morgan Matson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 144243502X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: since-you-ve-been-gone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. Hellogiggles.com says, “Basically I couldn’t be more in love with this book,” from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough. Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a stranger? Wait…what? Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find. Go Skinny Dipping? Um… —Includes sixteen pages of bonus content!—

Lost Souls at the Neptune Inn

By Betsy Carter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538763907
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: lost-souls-at-the-neptune-inn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When an elusive Southern stranger arrives in 1960s New Rochelle, three generations of women are forever changed. When the heart finds its home, anything is possible. Geraldine, Emilia Mae, and Alice Wingo couldn't be more different from each other. Geraldine is a fiery beauty, turning heads while running the local bakery with her devoted husband, Earle-but she never quite takes to motherhood. Her daughter, Emilia Mae, spends her life chasing her mother's affection and goes looking for love in all the wrong places. So when she gives birth to her own daughter, Alice-the girl with the quick laugh and music running through her veins-she vows to do things differently. Then, Dillard Fox, a handsome stranger with a Southern drawl sails into town, bringing with him a gentle warmth that draws in all three of the Wingo women. Emilia Mae, never thinking she'd find true love, builds the kind of happy life with Dillard that neither of them ever expected. Geraldine slowly learns to be kinder to her difficult daughter, and young Alice may have found the father figure she always wanted. But everyone has their secrets, and the one that Dillard has been carrying all of these years threatens to upend their idyllic family. Over the course of their lives, these three women navigate their relationships with each other and the changing world around them. Filled with Carter's characteristic wit, this charming, wise novel is a paean to love-any way you can find it.

Alice Adams

By Carol Sklenicka
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451621345
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: alice-adams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first full-scale biography of prolific writer Alice Adams, whose celebrated stories and bestselling novels traced women’s lives and illuminated “an era characterized both by drastic cultural changes and by the persistence of old expectations, conventions, and biases” (The New Yorker). “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams,” a New York Times critic said of the prolific writer. Born in 1926, Alice Adams grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during the Great Depression and came of age during World War II. After college at Radcliffe and a year in Paris, she moved to San Francisco. Always a rebel in good-girl’s clothing, Adams used her education, sexual and emotional curiosity, and uncompromising artistic ambition to break the strictures that bound women in midcentury America. Divorced with a child to raise, she worked at secretarial jobs for two decades before she could earn a living as a writer. One of only four winners of the O. Henry Special Award for Continuing Achievement, Adams wove her life into her fiction and used her writing to understand the changing tides of the 20th century. Her work portrays vibrant characters both young and old who live on the edge of their emotions, absorbed by love affairs yet always determined to be independent and to fulfill their personal destinies. Carol Sklenicka interweaves Adams’s deeply felt, elegantly fierce life with a cascade of events—the civil rights and women’s rights movements, the sixties counterculture, and sexual freedom. Her biography’s revealing analyses of Adams’s stories and novels from Careless Love to Superior Women to The Last Lovely City, and her extensive interviews with Adams’s family and friends, among them Mary Gaitskill, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, and Alison Lurie, give us the definitive story of a writer often dubbed “America’s Colette.” Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer captures not just a beloved woman’s life in full, but a crucial span of American history.

The Man Who Vanished and the Dog Who Waited

By Kate High
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Book Code : 1472131754
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: the-man-who-vanished-and-the-dog-who-waited.pdf

Book Short Summary:

font size="+1">'Animal lovers will delight' Ann Granger 'A real treat . . . I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder and a credible and relatable heroine' Barbara Nadel Summer in the Lincolnshire Wolds and Clarice is rung by her friend Louise, asking whether she can look after Susie, her son's lively Boxer, as 41-year-old Guy has gone missing from the family home. His mother thinks he has been suffering from depression but more worryingly, in his professional life, he had been working on a high-profile case, defending a known criminal. His home life was beset with problems too, which is why his mother has asked Clarice to look after the dog; Charlotte, Guy's wife, just can't cope with her as well as their three daughters. Getting drawn into the puzzle of Guy's disappearance, Clarice wonders how Susie received a nasty cut to her back leg, and who is the mysterious Charles? Guy apparently did not trust him enough to let him into his home, and he had not been seen since he was driven away in Charles car. Guy's friends all say that he was a good, honest man, but as Clarice looks further into the murky criminal world he inhabits, she questions if Guy has been pulled in out of his depth. And - why does Susie keep returning to the private woods, where she had spent so much time with her beloved master....

Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual

By David Pogue
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Book Code : 1449314139
  • Total of Pages : 932
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: mac-os-x-lion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.7 completely transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more than 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail--and even does a deep dive into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud. Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as full-screen apps, Mission Control, the new Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and more. Are you even more of a power user? Learn to set up a network, make a Lion flash drive, and even learn the basics of Lion's underlying Unix. There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories

By John Cheever
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 0897336569
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 333
  • Pdf File: fall-river-and-other-uncollected-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The stories in this collection are ones that Cheever wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. There are 13 total, 11 of which are not available anywhere else, including the new Library of America edition. Interest in Cheever's work has been renewed with the publication of a new biography, John Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey. Readers of Cheever, both new and old, will be fascinated by this essential collection.