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Nothing Personal

By Nancy Jo Sales
  • ISBN Code: : 0316492795
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A raw and funny memoir about sex, dating, and relationships in the digital age, intertwined with a brilliant investigation into the challenges to love and intimacy wrought by dating apps, by firebrand New York Times–bestselling author Nancy Jo Sales At forty-nine, famed Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales was nursing a broken heart and wondering, “How did I wind up alone?” On the advice of a young friend, she downloaded Tinder, then a brand-new dating app. What followed was a raucous ride through the world of online dating. Sales, an award-winning journalist and single mom, became a leading critic of the online dating industry, reporting and writing articles and making her directorial debut with the HBO documentary Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age. Meanwhile, she was dating a series of younger men, eventually falling in love with a man less than half her age. Nothing Personal is Sales’s memoir of coming-of-middle-age in the midst of a new dating revolution. She is unsparingly honest about her own experience of addiction to dating apps and hilarious in her musings about dick pics, sexting, dating FOMO, and more. Does Big Dating really want us to find love, she asks, or just keep on using its apps? ​Fiercely feminist, Nothing Personal investigates how Big Dating has overwhelmed the landscape of dating, cynically profiting off its users’ deepest needs and desires. Looking back through the history of modern courtship and her own relationships, Sales examines how sexism has always been a factor for women in dating, and asks what the future of courtship will bring, if left to the designs of Silicon Valley’s tech giants—especially in a time of social distancing and a global pandemic, when the rules of romance are once again changing.

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Immerse yourself in the first two novels of the Banished Saga, where romance, honor, a duty to family, and a desire to live a fulfilled life play out against the backdrop of turn-of the century Boston and Montana. NO cliffhanger when read together. BANISHED LOVE (Banished Saga, Book One) I’m suffocating under the weight of others’ expectations. If I have to sit through one more afternoon tea, listening to my simpering stepmother extoll the benefits of traditional roles for women, I fear I’ll scream, “The world is changing. It’s 1900!” I want more from life than she can imagine. If she knew of my interest in Gabriel, she’d have a fit of the vapors. She’d bemoan his humble beginnings and lack of wealth rather than recognize his integrity or his loyalty to his brothers. If she saw how he stares at me, as though I’m a puzzle he’s trying to solve, she’d lock me in my room. He fascinates me, as no one has since that awful day. How can we surmount society’s prejudices and allow our love to grow? RECLAIMED LOVE (Banished Saga, Book Two) Committed… To living a life she desires with the man she loves, Clarissa Sullivan continues to teach poor, immigrant children and to agitate for the vote for women as she awaits Gabriel’s return to Boston. Will her stepmother leave her in peace or is her life about to change again in unforeseen ways? Convinced…. Clarissa is the woman he now wants to marry, Cameron Wright renews his pursuit of her. Charming, wealthy and well-bred, he is perceived as the ideal gentleman for a blacksmith’s daughter. With Gabriel far from Boston and his return uncertain, why should Clarissa continue to reject Cameron? Devastated… After his banishment from Boston, Gabriel McLeod forges a new life in a remarkable city. Will the memories of the love he shared with Clarissa sustain him? Will Clarissa overcome deceit and treachery and reclaim her love? Novels in the Banished Saga: Love's First Flames (Banished Saga, Prequel, Book 0.5) Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1) Reclaimed Love(Banished Saga, Book 2) Undaunted Love, Part One (Banished Saga, Book 3) Undaunted Love, Part Two (Banished Saga, Book 3.5) Tenacious Love (Banished Saga, Book 4) Unrelenting Love (Banished Saga, Book 5) Escape to Love (Banished Saga, Book 6) Resilient Love (Banished Saga, Book 7)-- Fall 2017 With More to Come!

Princess Australia

By Nicola Marsh
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1426802226
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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Natasha Telford is an everyday, hardworkingAustralian girl. Dante Andretti is gorgeous, charming…and a prince! They couldn't be more different. But Dante needsNatasha's help. For a little while he wants to be Dantethe man—not Dante the prince. Natasha is just the ordinary girl to show him aroundtown. And maybe she has what it takes to be hisextraordinary princess?

Descent into Hell

By Charles Williams
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528786785
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 559
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“Descent Into Hell” is a novel by Charles Williams, first published in 1937. On Battle Hill, just outside London, a group of townspeople are performing a new play by Peter Stanhope. This hill, however, appears to be positioned at a pivotal place in space and time, as people from the past begin to appear and the townsfolk are transported either to heaven, or to hell. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “War in Heaven” (1930), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Descent into Hell

By Charles Walter Stansby Williams
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: descent-into-hell.pdf

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"Descent into Hell" by Charles Walter Stansby Williams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

By James Baldwin
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 0807084875
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 508
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All of the published poetry of James Baldwin, including six significant poems previously only available in a limited edition During his lifetime (1924–1987), James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, which were published to wide-spread praise. These books, among them Notes of a Native Son, The Fire Next Time, Giovanni’s Room, and Go Tell It on the Mountain, brought him well-deserved acclaim as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer. However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and Baldwin considered himself a poet throughout his lifetime. Nonetheless, his single book of poetry, Jimmy’s Blues, never achieved the popularity of his novels and nonfiction, and is the one and only book to fall out of print. This new collection presents James Baldwin the poet, including all nineteen poems from Jimmy’s Blues, as well as all the poems from a limited-edition volume called Gypsy, of which only 325 copies were ever printed and which was in production at the time of his death. Known for his relentless honesty and startlingly prophetic insights on issues of race, gender, class, and poverty, Baldwin is just as enlightening and bold in his poetry as in his famous novels and essays. The poems range from the extended dramatic narratives of “Staggerlee wonders” and “Gypsy” to the lyrical beauty of “Some days,” which has been set to music and interpreted by such acclaimed artists as Audra McDonald. Nikky Finney’s introductory essay reveals the importance, relevance, and rich rewards of these little-known works. Baldwin’s many devotees will find much to celebrate in these pages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context

By June Carolyn Erlick
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134811888
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : History
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This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap operas originating in Latin America, take up key issues of race, class, sexual identity and violence, interweaving stories with melodramatic romance and quests for identity. June Carolyn Erlick examines the social implications of telenovela themes in the context of the evolution of television as an integral part of the modernization of Latin American countries.

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3) (Romantic Suspense)

By Meli Raine
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  • Publisher : Meli Raine
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
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Turns out there was a second video from that awful night four years ago. Mine wasn’t the only tape. Too bad mine wasn’t the worst. Drew can’t protect me no matter how hard he tries, but the roles are flipped now. I have to help him, but I’m not wired that way. Not anymore. That one night changed me more than anyone knows. More than anyone could predict. Three men think they’re above the law. They’re right. But I’m willing to go beneath the law to make sure they never harm anyone else. Their threats don’t scare me. When you have nothing left to lose because someone took it all away, you create the most dangerous creature imaginable. Me. Game over. * * * A Harmless Little Plan is the final book in the political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, california romance, bbw romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance

Reading Graphic Design History

By David Raizman
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474299377
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Design
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: reading-graphic-design-history.pdf

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Reading Graphic Design History uses a series of key artifacts from the history of print culture in light of their specific historical contexts. It encourages the reader to look carefully and critically at print advertising, illustration, posters, magazine art direction and typography, often addressing issues of class, race and gender. David Raizman's innovative approach intentionally challenges the canon of graphic design history and various traditional understandings of graphic design. He re-examines 'icons' of graphic design in light of their local contexts, avoiding generalisation to explore underlying attitudes about various social issues. He encourages new ways of reading graphic design that take into account a broader context for graphic design activity, rather than broad views that discourage the understanding of difference and the means by which graphic design communicates cultural values. With a foreword by Steven Heller.

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

By Mark Twain,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 8180320103
  • Total of Pages : 3600
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-mark-twain.pdf

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Lord Lovely

By Linda Banche
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  • Publisher : Linda Banche Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: lord-lovely.pdf

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Ladies adore him. Gentlemen despise him. But everyone is dying to learn the identity of the anonymous male romance author known as LORD LOVELY. “How lovely” sigh the ladies of Regency London as they read Lord Lovely’s books, thus giving him his popular (and somewhat ridiculous) name. Who is this gentleman who writes such splendid stories of love? He has to be young, handsome, witty and able to fulfill any woman’s sexual fantasies. “No!” Shout the gentlemen. Any man who writes about love affairs must be too unattractive to have one of his own. He’s probably old, fat, bald and missing a few teeth. At least they hope so. Ladies in a tizzy, gentlemen ready to commit murder, London aquiver with controversy. Lord Lovely’s fame and book sales increase by the hour. The gentleman known as Lord Lovely scratches his head. How could his books touch off such a conflagration? Male romance authors are a rare breed, but not entirely unknown. The problem is how to reveal himself. Or should he? He welcomes his books’ earnings, but the disclosure of his identity could destroy his non-book career. The widowed Bel, forced to marry another, hasn’t seen the gentleman in question in ten years. The best of friends in their childhood, they might have become more, but her father forced her to wed elsewhere. Perhaps they’ll pick up where they left off. But not if a scheming temptress who has her eye on Lord Lovely has her way. And not if a mysterious, unknown nobleman puts an end to both the author and the man. Sweet Regency historical fiction with romantic comedy and mystery. 119,000 words, about 430 pages.

Stars Uncharted

By S. K. Dunstall
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0399587632
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: stars-uncharted.pdf

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In this rip-roaring space opera, a ragtag band of explorers are out to make the biggest score in the galaxy. On this space jump, no one is who they seem . . . Captain Hammond Roystan is a simple cargo runner who has stumbled across the find of a lifetime: the Hassim, a disabled exploration ship--and its valuable record of unexplored worlds. His junior engineer, Josune Arriola, said her last assignment was in the uncharted rim. But she is decked out in high-level bioware that belies her humble backstory. A renowned body-modification artist, Nika Rik Terri has run afoul of clients who will not take no for an answer. She has to flee off-world, and she is dragging along a rookie modder, who seems all too experienced in weapons and war . . . Together this mismatched crew will end up on one ship, hurtling through the lawless reaches of deep space with Roystan at the helm. Trailed by nefarious company men, they will race to find the most famous lost world of all--and riches beyond their wildest dreams . . .