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Her Secret Life

By Tiffany L. Warren
  • ISBN Code: : 1496708741
  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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A novel of self-sabotage and second chances from the Essence®–bestselling author who always delivers “a riveting story and a faith boost” (ReShonda Tate Billngsley). Scarred by poverty and life with a crackhead mother, Onika Lewis had a rough start. Still, thanks to her sharp mind, and hard work, she graduated with honors from a prestigious college. But her achievements weren’t enough to earn her the elite status she craved. So she leveraged her gorgeous looks to become a rich man’s trophy . . . and was eventually dumped for a younger model. Now Onika is unemployed, broke—and homeless. She’s making a fresh start through a unique women’s shelter, but when she meets Graham, a kind-hearted commuter with whom she has an instant connection, she can’t bring herself to tell him her secret . . . Suddenly Onika has someone who cares about who she is beyond her looks. Graham’s unselfish love gives her the kind of hope she’s never had. But when Onika’s wealthy ex wants her back, she plays one deception too many trying to have it all. Now present lies and past secrets are tearing her world apart. And Onika will need to educate herself once more—to learn what really matters, find faith, forgiveness—and build a life she truly deserves. Praise for the writing of Tiffany L. Warren “Filled with love, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness.” —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times–bestselling author “Highly entertaining. Captivating and compelling. Great book club option.” —USA Today “In a fine blend of suspense and inspirational fiction, Warren spins an entertaining tale about folks misbehaving behind the pulpit in a modern African American church.” —Library Journal

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For Ella Quinn’s bachelors, courtship is all about gamesmanship, until the right woman shows them how much they have to learn . . . Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford asking for her hand in marriage. But that was in another life when her brother Harry was alive, before she vowed to secretly continue the work he valiantly died for. Now as Sebastian finally courts Anna, she must thwart his advances. Were he to discover her secret, he would never deem her a suitable wife . . . Sebastian has always known Anna would become his wife someday. He expects few obstacles, but when she dissuades him at every turn he soon realizes there is much more to this intriguing woman. Somehow he must prove to her that they are meant to be together. But first he must unravel the seductive mystery that is Miss Anna Marsh . . .

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This volume explores the life and work of Sue Monk Kidd, focusing particularly on the coming of age theme in her novel The Secret Life of Bees. The book presents readers with a collection of essays that address topics such as community as a place for transformation, Lily's development at the expense of black individualism, and the role of social consciousness and spirituality. Modern perspectives on adolescence are also presented, allowing readers to make important connections between the text and the concerns of today's world.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
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  • Total of Pages : 544
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  • Book Code : 0813185599
  • Total of Pages : 272
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  • Pdf File: the-world-is-our-home.pdf

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Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and many others. The contributors provide valuable insights into the transformation of southern culture over the past thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. The collection makes an important case for the centrality of social critique in contemporary southern fiction.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250025044
  • Total of Pages : 448
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  • Pdf File: the-secret-life-of-william-shakespeare.pdf

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Named One of Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of 2014 There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. We know that he married Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant and six years older than he, at the age of eighteen, and that one of their children died of the plague. We know that he left Stratford to seek his fortune in London, and eventually succeeded. He was clearly an unwilling craftsman, ambitious actor, resentful son, almost good-enough husband. But when and how did he also become a genius? The Secret Life of William Shakespeare pulls back the curtain to imagine what it might have really been like to be Shakespeare before a seemingly ordinary man became a legend. In the hands of acclaimed historical novelist Jude Morgan, this is a brilliantly convincing story of unforgettable richness, warmth, and immediacy.

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  • Book Code : 1457506564
  • Total of Pages : 236
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  • Pdf File: broken-silence.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 216
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135090394
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Psychology
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In the last decade or so, there has been a shift in the popular and academic discussion of our personal lives. Relationships – and not necessarily marriage – have gravitated to the center of our relational lives. Many of us feel entitled to seek intimacy, an emotionally depthful social bonding, rather than simply security or companionship from our relationships. Unlike in a marriage-centred culture, intimacy is today pursued in varied relationships, from familial to friends and to romances. And intimacies are being forged in multiple venues, from face-to-face to virtual, cyber contexts. A new scholarship has addressed this changing terrain of personal life – there is today a vast literature on cohabitation, parenthood without marriage, sex and love outside marriage, queer families, cyber intimacies and friendships. However, much theorizing and research has focussed either on the interior, subjective or sociocultural aspects of intimacies, not their interaction. This volume aims to break new ground: Intimacies explores the psychological terrain of intimacy in depthful ways without abandoning its sociohistorical context and the centrality of power dynamics. Drawing on a rich archive that includes the social sciences, feminism, queer studies, and psychoanalysis, the contributors examine: changing cultures of intimacy fluid and solid attachments and intimacies from hook ups, to sibling bonds, to erotic love a politics of intimacy that may involve state enforced hierarchies, class, misrecognition, social exclusion and violence embodied experiences of intimacy and dynamics of endings and loss a pluralization of intimacies that challenge established ethical hierarchies This volume aims to define the cutting edge of this emerging field of scholarship and politics. It challenges existing paradigms that assume rigid hierarchical approaches to relational life. Intimacies will be of interest for psychoanalysts and for students or scholars in sexualities, gender studies, family studies, feminism studies, queer studies, social class, cultural studies, and philosophy.

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  • Publisher : Penny Bright Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: star-crossed.pdf

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Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launch men into space. Numbers aren’t her problem: limits are. From the narrow expectations of her parents to discrimination at work, Bev’s life has been cut down over and over. Only in her hidden activities after dark does she feel whole. Wanting to do her part to get a woman into space, Bev offers to help Geri conquer math. But neither anticipates her intense attraction—or that it might be shared. Together, they could soar to everything they’ve ever wanted, but will their secrets bring them crashing back to Earth? lesbian interracial military astronaut 20th century computer science NASA romance

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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299155633
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: recovering-bodies.pdf

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This is a provocative look at writing by and about people with illness or disability—in particular HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, deafness, and paralysis—who challenge the stigmas attached to their conditions by telling their lives in their own ways and on their own terms. Discussing memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photo documentaries, essays, and other forms of life writing, G. Thomas Couser shows that these books are not primarily records of medical conditions; they are a means for individuals to recover their bodies (or those of loved ones) from marginalization and impersonal medical discourse. Responding to the recent growth of illness and disability narratives in the United States—such works as Juliet Wittman’s Breast Cancer Journal, John Hockenberry’s Moving Violations, Paul Monette’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, and Lou Ann Walker’s A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family—Couser addresses questions of both poetics and politics. He examines why and under what circumstances individuals choose to write about illness or disability; what role plot plays in such narratives; how and whether closure is achieved; who assumes the prerogative of narration; which conditions are most often represented; and which literary conventions lend themselves to representing particular conditions. By tracing the development of new subgenres of personal narrative in our time, this book explores how explicit consideration of illness and disability has enriched the repertoire of life writing. In addition, Couser’s discussion of medical discourse joins the current debate about whether the biomedical model is entirely conducive to humane care for ill and disabled people. With its sympathetic critique of the testimony of those most affected by these conditions, Recovering Bodies contributes to an understanding of the relations among bodily dysfunction, cultural conventions, and identity in contemporary America.

The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet

By Katherine Cowley
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  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Book Code : 1953647103
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 292
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In Jane Austen’s revered Pride and Prejudice, Mary, the middle sister, is often passed over. Until now… Upon the death of her father, Mary Bennet’s life is thrown into turmoil. With no fortune or marriage prospects, Mary must rely on the kindness of her relatives. When a mysterious late-night visit by an unknown relative—a Lady Trafford from Castle Durrington—leads to an extended stay and the chance for an education, Mary gratefully accepts the opportunity. But even as she arrives at the castle, she’s faced with one mystery after another. Who is Lady Trafford really and what is she hiding? Do her secrets and manipulations place the small seaside community at risk of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte? Always curious, Mary sets out to discover the truth. But when she discovers the dead body of a would-be thief she outed prior to her father’s funeral, Mary jeopardizes her position at the castle and her family’s good name in her quest for the truth. Never underestimate the observation skills of a woman who hides in the background.

Rereading Empathy

By Emily Johansen,Alissa G. Karl
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501376861
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 376
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Over the last few decades and from across a spectrum of centrist political thought, a variety of academic disciplines, and numerous public intellectuals, the claim has been that we need to empathize more with marginalized people as a way to alleviate social inequalities. If we all had more skill with empathy, so the claim goes, we would all be better citizens. But what does it mean to empathize with others? How do we develop this skill? And what does it offer that older models of solidarity don't? Why empathy-and why now? Rereading Empathy takes up these questions, examining the uses to which calls for empathy are put in the face of ever expanding economic and social precarity. The contributors draw on a variety of historical and contemporary literary and cultural archives to illustrate the work that empathy is supposed to enable-and to query alternative models of building collective futures.

The Secret Life of Lady Julia

By Lecia Cornwall
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062202464
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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When star-crossed lovers reunite under strange circumstances in Regency England, will they be brave enough to take a second chance at love? The Secret Life of Lady Julia is Lecia Cornwall’s seductive follow-up to her debut historical romance, How to Deceive a Duke. Lady Julia Leighton is engaged to a long-time family friend who doesn’t spark her passion, and at her betrothal ball she meets a seductive stranger who steals hot kisses—and much more—from the beautiful innocent. Thomas Merritt is a thief of women’s hearts, and their expensive jewels. His steamy encounter with Lady Julia unexpectedly has him rethinking his wicked ways, but in the end, Thomas flees temptation. When their paths cross years later, Julia has a secret she’s desperate to bury and Thomas is hiding something dangerous, but he needs her help to set things right. Can two lovers with dark pasts overcome their tangled history and rekindle their former love?

A Million Lives

By Laura Kostwinder
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525574469
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 188
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What if we remembered who we really are? As humans, we always judge what we perceive as being different or wrong. But what would happen if we went through time, living lives as different people and remembering everything we ever experienced? Would the memories destroy us, or would the wisdom make us stronger? The greatest question for mankind now is: what would happen if we knew who we really were behind the masks we wear? The journey of this ancient soul follows the path of darkness and greatness. Beginning as Eve in the Garden of Eden, she must face many challenges that lead her to her fate. Her experiences of reincarnation are often traumatic, but the lessons she learns make her stronger and wiser. The struggle of choosing light or darkness is ever-present, and she must decide the type of person she wishes to be. From the beginning to the end, the secrets of humanity are revealed and the magic of hope is unfolded.

Granville Barker, a Secret Life

By Eric Salmon
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838632284
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 864
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Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

By Elizabeth Keckley
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  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 0807869643
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 307
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Behind the Scenes is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker for the wives of influential politicians. She eventually became a close confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. Several years after President Lincoln's assassination, when Mrs. Lincoln's financial situation had worsened, Keckley helped organize an auction of the former first lady's dresses, eliciting strong criticism from members of the Washington elite. Behind the Scenes is, therefore, both a slave narrative and Keckley's attempt to defend the motives behind the auction. However, the book's publication prompted an even greater public outcry, with the added racial subtext of white society's disdain for Keckley's audacity in publishing details of the Lincolns' private lives. Keckley's dressmaking business failed, the Lincoln family cut all ties with her, and she lived out her final days in a home for the indigent. Scholars have acknowledged the book's valuable account of slave life as well as its intimate view into the Lincoln White House. Biographers of the Lincolns have quoted extensively from Keckley's text. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available in paperback and e-book formats. Each book contains a short summary and is otherwise unaltered from the original publication. DocSouth Books provide affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

The Secret Lives of Dresses

By Erin McKean
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  • Publisher : 5 Spot
  • Book Code : 0446575151
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Dora has always taken the path of least resistance. She went to the college that offered her a scholarship, is majoring in "vagueness studies," and wears whatever shows the least dirt. She falls into a job at the college coffee shop, and a crush on her flirty boss, Gary. Just when she's about to test Gary's feelings, Mimi, the grandmother who raised her, suffers a stroke. Dora rushes back home to Forsyth, NC, and finds herself running her grandmother's vintage clothing store. The store has always been a fixture in Dora's life; though she grew up more of a jeans-and-sweatshirt kind of girl, before she even knew how to write, Mimi taught her that a vintage 1920s dress could lift a woman's spirit. While working there, Dora befriends Mimi's adorable contractor, Conrad. Is he after Dora, or is working from a different blueprint? And why did Mimi start writing down--and giving away--stories of the dresses in her shop? When Mimi dies, Dora can't get out of town fast enough and cedes control of the store to her money-hungry aunt who wants to turn it into a t-shirt shop for tourists. But ultimately, she returns to Forsyth, willing to battle whatever may stand in the way of her staying there. Dora can trade her boring clothes for vintage glamour, but can she trade her boring life for one she actually wants?

Mirrored Lives

By Lois Quinn
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1456792709
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 99
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In alternating chapters, until they meet, follow both Rachel and Philipa. Philipas life was dictated by her Victorian parents distaste at their childs physical disability: a childhood of cruelty and abuse at the hands of a cruel Nanny. World War II was her porthole to escape into a world of adventure and courage. Rachels young life is abruptly shattered by an accident which leaves her grotesquely disfigured. During her enforced excursion into therapy, Rachel is exposed to the sleazy underworld of respectable Edinburgh. Beneath the stunning skyline of Scotlands capital city, Rachel is drawn into a web of drugs, violence and death. Forced to share the intimacy of a hospital ward, the two women find they share a great deal more.

Films of Harold Pinter, The

By Steven H. Gale
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791490793
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 194
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Book Short Summary:

Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.