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An Indecent Obsession

By Colleen McCullough
  • ISBN Code: : 0063019779
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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To the battle-broken soldiers In her care, nurseHonour Langtry is a precious, adored reminder of theworld before war. Then Michael Wilson arrives under acloud of mystery and shame to change everything. Adamaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets andsilent pain, soon he alone possesses Honour's selflessheart -- inciting tense and volatile passions that canonly lead to jealousy, violence, and death.

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Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of Žižek's varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style.

Psychoanalysis and ...

By Richard Feldstein,Henry Sussman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317336208
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 264
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Originally published in 1990, Psychoanalysis and... brings together essays by critics whose work demonstrates the lively interpenetration of psychoanalysis and other disciplines. Andrew Ross investigates psychoanalysis and Marxist thought; Joel Fineman reads the "sound of O" in Othello; Jane Gallop asks "Why does Freud giggle when the women leave the room?"; and Ellie Ragland-Sullivan examines Lacan’s seminars on James Joyce. This stimulating collection of work should still be required reading, especially for students of literature. But Psychoanalysis and... demonstrates that psychoanalysis – and theoretical criticism, and feminism, and Lacanian theory, and semiotics, and Marxism, and deconstruction, and literary criticism – was, at the time, a rich and expanding terrain.

The Ladies of Missalonghi

By Colleen McCullough
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Book Code : 1784082155
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 922
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The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron, nestled in the Blue Mountains, for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright lives with her widowed mother and crippled aunt in genteel poverty. Hurlingfords by birth, all three are victim to the family's rule of inheritance: the men take it all. Plain, thin and unforgivably single, it seems Missy's life is destined to be dreary. But then a stranger arrives in town. A divorcee from Sydney. And she opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending. This is an endearing tale, full of wit, warmth and romance, from the bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS.

Juliet, Naked

By Nick Hornby
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101140542
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: juliet-naked.pdf

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From the beloved New York Times– bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love. Now a major motion picture starring Ethan Hawke. Annie loves Duncan—or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they’ve got. Tucker’s been languishing (and he’s unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin—his young son, Jackson. But then there’s also the new material he’s about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album, Juliet—entitled, Juliet, Naked. What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one’s promise.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

By Alan Goble
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110951940
  • Total of Pages : 1039
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 279
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Read and download full book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

Ed King

By David Guterson
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307700429
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: ed-king.pdf

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A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex for our own era. In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary—“a guy who weighs risk for a living”—takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity—the “King of Search”—who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape. An instant classic—David Guterson’s most daring and dazzling novel yet—that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Never Sweeter

By Charlotte Stein
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  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Book Code : 1101882786
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 285
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Second chances are sweeter than ever in Charlotte Stein’s steamy Dark Obsession series—perfect for fans of Katy Evans—as a self-reliant college girl falls for a reformed bully who’s desperate to make up for lost time. Letty Carmichael can’t believe her eyes when she catches a glimpse of her high school tormenter, wrestling champ Tate Sullivan, on campus. College was supposed to be her escape from Tate’s constant ridicule. Now he’s in her classes again, just waiting for his chance to make her life hell. But when Letty and Tate are partnered up for an assignment—on sex in cinema, of all things—she starts to see a kinder, gentler side of him. And when she realizes Tate knows more about sex than she could ever guess at, he soon starts making her blush in a whole new way. Tate Sullivan is haunted by regret over his cruelty toward Letty. So when she agrees to work with him, he seizes his chance to make amends. He can’t blame her for not believing he’s for real, but soon Tate starts to break down her wall. She wants to know about passion, desire, lust—topics he is well versed in. And in return she offers the one thing he always wanted: the chance to be more than just a jock. Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can’t she stop? Praise for Never Sweeter “A gorgeous, lush story full of angst and heartbreak with dark, tormented characters and mind-blowing sex. I got blisters from turning the pages so fast.”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt “A delightfully sweet romance with just the right amount of angst.”—The Good, The Bad, and The Unread “One of the sweetest romances I’ve read in a long time.”—The Romance Reviews “A beautiful story, with a beautiful message.”—The Jeep Diva Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

From Soup to Nuts

By ,Laurie
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098032373
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: from-soup-to-nuts.pdf

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Two bright, well-educated misfits ended up running a Cajun hybrid restaurant on Milwaukee's working-class South Side in 1980. They were also a Canadian-American-blend couple who went beyond their "provincial" status to experience life and love in the 1980s. This book is full of escapades, foibles, and spectacular screwups, as these two nutty baby boomers write about their calamities in the restaurant business. These "cautionary tales" cover everything from crazed customers, dear and derelict employees, and culinary dreams and disasters. Original and delicious recipes that cover home cooking to authentic Cajun cuisine will keep you warm and smiling in these adventurous and hilarious tales of From Soup to Nuts.

I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters

By Rabih Alameddine
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393343979
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: i-the-divine.pdf

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Named after the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, red-haired Sarah Nour El-Din is "wonderful, irresistibly unique, funny, and amazing," raves Amy Tan. Determined to make of her life a work of art, she tries to tell her story, sometimes casting it as a memoir, sometimes a novel, always fascinatingly incomplete. "Alameddine's new novel unfolds like a secret... creating a tale...humorous and heartbreaking and always real" (Los Angeles Times). "[W]ith each new approach, [Sarah] sheds another layer of her pretension, revealing another truth about her humanity" (San Francisco Weekly). Raised in a hybrid family shaped by divorce and remarriage, and by Beirut in wartime, Sarah finds a fragile peace in self-imposed exile in the United States. Her extraordinary dignity is supported by a best friend, a grown-up son, occasional sensual pleasures, and her determination to tell her own story. "Like her narrative, [Sarah's] life is broken and fragmented. [But] the bright, strange, often startling pieces...are moving and memorable" (Boston Globe). Reading group guide included.

TLA Video & DVD Guide 2005

By David Bleiler
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1466867825
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: tla-video-dvd-guide-2005.pdf

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The TLA Video and DVD Guide 2005 is the absolutely indispensable guide to worthwhile cinema. It includes over 10,000 entries on the best of film and video that a real film lover might actually want to see. Unlike some of the other mass market guides that tend to be clogged with unenlightening entries on even more unenlightening films, TLA focuses on independent, foreign, and the best of Hollywood to bring the cineaste an opinionated guide that is both fun and useful. The guide includes: -Reviews of more than 10,000 films -Four detailed indexes--by star, directory, country of origin, and theme -More than 300 photos throughout -A listing of all the major film awards of the past quarter-century, as well as TLA Bests and recommended films -A comprehensive selection of cinema from more than 50 countries Now published annually, the TLA Video and DVD Guide is one of the most respected guides from one of the finest names in video retailing, perfect for anyone with an eclectic taste in cinema.