Download E-books This Is Where We Live: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle) PDF

By Janelle Brown

Claudia and Jeremy, a tender married couple (she’s an aspiring filmmaker, he’s an indie musician), are at the verge of constructing it. Her first movie used to be a sensation at Sundance and is set to have its theatrical free up; he’s assembled a brand new band and is some songs shy of an album. They’ve lately bought their first home—a mid-century bungalow with a panoramic view of Los Angeles—with the mystical information of an adjustable-rate personal loan. yet a chain of seismic events—the tanking of Claudia’s movie, the go back of Jeremy’s manipulative ex-girlfriend, and the impressive adjustment in their per 30 days loan payments—deal a crushing blow to their goals of the bohemian lifestyles and their specialist aspirations and cause them to query their values and their shared imaginative and prescient of the future.

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Download E-books Mending Skins (Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives) PDF

Welcome to the 7th Annual convention of the Society for cover and Reclamation of Indian photos. anticipate finding, amid all of the sophisticated cultural observations, educational posturing, and political maneuvering, an Indian who defies an individual to guard, not to mention reclaim, her photo. this can be Shirley Mounter, a Tuscarora girl and the executive storyteller one of the acerbic, eloquent, and infrequently hilarious audio system who overflow the pages of this most modern novel by way of the famous Onondaga author Eric Gansworth. A lecture on Indian stereotypes by means of Shirley’s daughter, paintings historian Annie Boans, calls forth Shirley’s memories, whose outpourings deposit us within the turbulent but restorative waters of contemporary Iroquoian reservation existence, consistently flowing and eddying round kin.
 
Indeed, Shirley’s apartment and land are actually, after a protracted and sour struggle, endlessly misplaced to her within the development of a water reservoir that feeds the government’s hydroelectric plant. the tale of this conflict is the tale of Shirley’s new release and the faltering new release that follows—of violent love and losses, of youngsters turning away merely to discover themselves endlessly negotiating the nuances of identification, of pop culture in jarring juxtaposition with the occasionally much more superb realities of local lifestyles. Weaving a fancy narrative illustrated together with his personal work, Gansworth creates a wealthy, wry, and multifaceted tapestry of the complicated twists and turns of accident, thoughts, and tales that bind local households together.

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Download E-books Tides of Hope: It's Never Too Late For Second Chances (A Nantucket Island Romance Book 1) PDF

By Dawn Tomasko

Among her rocky youth and ill-fated marriage, Sara Shepard ran to the only position she knew provided solace. Nantucket Island.

Gabriel Donovan did the unthinkable. Ditched the multi-million-dollar occupation he’d spent his early life accumulating and his grownup existence attempting to get out of. loopy? probably. yet Nantucket holds anything way more pricey: the eagerness he’d forfeited years ago.

When Sara hires a certified to help within the home improvement of her seashore cottage, she will get way over she bargained for within the horny Gabriel! whilst Gabriel and Sara meet, the chemistry’s so explosive it’s a ask yourself the complete island didn’t suppose the aftershocks.

Nantucket has a fashion of therapeutic damaged hearts and tattered souls, yet will it's sufficient for those hard-headed, lively fans?

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Download E-books Seventh Heaven PDF

By Alice Hoffman

Nora Silk doesn’t fairly slot in on Hemlock highway, the place each condominium seems to be an analogous. She's divorced. She wears a appeal bracelet and excessive heels and pink toreador pants. and how she increases her teenagers is a scandal. yet as time passes, the associates begin having moment techniques approximately Nora. The women’s apprehension evolves into admiration. The men’s lust evolves into awe. the youngsters are interested in her in methods they cannot clarify. and everybody in this little road in 1959 manhattan turns out to feel the chances and perils of a distinct type of destiny once they examine Nora Silk...This outstanding novel through the writer of The River King and Local Girls takes us again to a time whilst the unique either terrified and intrigued us, and regardless of our so much determined makes an attempt, our passions and secrets and techniques remained as stubbornly alive because the weeds in our well-trimmed lawns. 

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Download E-books An Independent Woman: The Autobiography of Edith Guerrier PDF

By Edith Guerrier

Edith Guerrier (1870-1958) embodied the beliefs of the "New girls" who emerged by means of the hundreds of thousands in turn-of-the-century the US to exploit better financial and academic possibilities for his or her intercourse. on the age of twenty-one, she begun operating with little ones in a cost condo in Boston's North finish, the place she quickly maintained a analyzing room and a Boston Public Library supply station. A pioneer within the new box of librarianship simply establishing to girls, she based many library golf equipment and at last turned the manager of department libraries in Boston.

Guerrier could be top remembered for her paintings on behalf of younger immigrant girls in Boston's North finish. one of the a number of "girls" golf equipment she based was once the Saturday night ladies, composed of younger girls of Jewish and Italian ancestry. eager to do greater than easily "keep the women off the street," she devised a plan to let her fees to turn into financially self-sufficient. In 1908, along with her lifelong significant other Edith Brown, she started to advance what finally grew to become the Paul Revere Pottery. Potters labored an eight-hour day in an ethereal, healthy surroundings, and obtained an honest salary, an annual paid holiday, and an everyday scorching lunch―all of which have been nearly extraordinary within the early twentieth-century office. Paul Revere Ware this day is valued as a collector's item.

Guerrier's autobiography hasn't ever been released. Her tale takes us from her New England girlhood via her years at the midwestern frontier, to her schooling at Vermont Methodist Seminary and feminine university, and eventually via her odyssey in Boston, the place she lived for many of her grownup lifestyles. Molly Matson offers an creation that examines Guerrier's lifestyles and a number of other careers and discusses the background of turn-of-the-century Boston. In a considerable foreword, Polly Welts Kaufman situates Guerrier's autobiography in the context of contemporary scholarship at the altering roles of girls in this interval of yankee heritage.

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Download E-books My Life on the Road PDF

By Gloria Steinem

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER | ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN favourite BOOKS OF THE 12 months | NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr by means of Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly

Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and encouraging leader—now tells a narrative she hasn't ever informed prior to, a candid account of her lifestyles as a traveller, a listener, and a catalyst for change. Includes “Secrets,” a new chapter!

When humans question me why I nonetheless have desire and effort in spite of everything those years, I consistently say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I suggest letting the line take you—changed who i presumed i used to be. the line is messy within the method that genuine existence is messy. It leads us out of denial and into truth, out of concept and into perform, out of warning and into motion, out of records and into stories—in brief, out of our heads and into our hearts.

Gloria Steinem had an itinerant early life. whilst she used to be a tender woman, her father might pack the family members within the motor vehicle each fall and force throughout nation trying to find event and attempting to make a residing. The seeds have been planted: Gloria discovered that growing to be up didn’t need to suggest settling down. And so all started a life of go back and forth, of activism and management, of hearing humans whose voices and concepts might encourage swap and revolution.

My existence at the Road is the relocating, humorous, and profound tale of Gloria’s development and likewise the expansion of a progressive circulate for equality—and the tale of ways dazzling encounters at the highway formed either. From her first adventure of social activism between girls in India to her paintings as a journalist within the Nineteen Sixties; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. journal; from the historical 1977 nationwide Women’s convention to her travels via Indian Country—a lifetime spent at the street allowed Gloria to hear and fix deeply with humans, to appreciate that context is every thing, and to turn into a part of a stream that might swap the world.

In prose that's revealing and wealthy, Gloria reminds us that residing in an open, observant, and “on the line” mind set could make a distinction in how we research, what we do, and the way we comprehend every one other.

Praise for My lifestyles at the Road

“Like Steinem herself, [My lifestyles at the Road] is considerate and astonishingly humble. it's also packed with a feeling of the momentous whereas delivering deeply own insights into what formed her.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the search for fairness . . . a part of the charm of My Life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and sweetness she felt in the course of such a lot of of her trips. . . . the teachings imparted in Life at the Road provide greater than a memory. they seem to be a beacon of desire for the future.”USA Today

“A warmly companionable glance again at approximately 5 a long time as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you’ve ever puzzled what it'd be prefer to take a seat with Ms. Steinem for an off-the-cuff dinner, this disarmingly intimate ebook supplies an outstanding suggestion, blending hard-won pragmatic classes with extra inspirational insights.”The ny Times

“Steinem rocks. My lifestyles at the Road abounds with clean insights and is as populist as can be.”The Boston Globe

“In individual and in her writing, Steinem exudes a unprecedented mixture of calm, humility and honesty approximately her weaknesses that explains all she has accomplished.”Jezebel

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Download E-books A Mind of Her Own: Helen Connor Laird and Family, 1888-1982 (Wisconsin Land and Life) PDF

A brain of Her Own:  Helen Connor Laird and family members 1888–1982 captures the general public achievement and inner most ache of a striking Wisconsin girl and her kinfolk, whose pursuits and effect prolonged well past the borders of the state. Spanning nearly a century, the heritage speaks to the best way we have been and are: a stridently materialistic state with a deep and chronic religious component.

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Download E-books Wait for Me!: Memoirs PDF

By Charlotte Mosley

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that incorporates the writers Jessica and Nancy. Wait for Me! chronicles her striking lifestyles, from an eccentric yet satisfied formative years roaming the Oxfordshire geographical region, to tea along with her sister team spirit and Adolf Hitler in 1937, to her marriage to Andrew Cavendish, the second one son of the Duke of Devonshire. Written with severe heat, attraction, and belief, Wait for Me! is a special portrait of an age of tumult, elegance, and alter. "Touching . . . relocating . . . [and] compelling as a portrait of a vanishing international" (The Wall road Journal).

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Download E-books A Companion to First Ladies (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History) PDF

This quantity explores greater than centuries of literature at the First girls, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, supplying the 1st historiographical evaluate of those vital ladies in U.S. history.

  • Underlines the starting to be scholarly appreciation of the 1st girls and the evolution of the placement because the 18th century
  • Explores the impression of those girls not just on White housework, yet on elections, presidential rules, social factors, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies
  • Brings the 1st girls into crisp historiographical concentration, assessing how those ladies and their contributions were perceived either in renowned literature and scholarly debate
  • Provides concise biographical remedies for every First Lady

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