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American Wife

American Wife ebook ISBN: 144649781X
Publisher: Random House
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Number of Pages: 656 
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---------------------------------------------------------------- ***PRE-ORDER, RODHAM, THE RIVETTING NEW NOVEL BY CURTIS SITTENFELD *** 'My favourite book of the year' KATE ATKINSON ‘Honest, wonderful and smart as hell’ GUARDIAN All I did is marry him. You are the ones who gave him power. Quiet, bookish Alice Blackwell never dreamed of being First Lady. Much less to a President whose politics she doesn’t believe in. On perhaps the most important day of her husband’s presidency, Alice looks back on the strange and unlikely path that led her to the White House, and to a decision – both treacherous and long overdue – that could jeopardise everything. Taking inspiration from real life, American Wife is a remarkable portrait of a woman caught between her feelings for her husband, her country, and herself. 'My God, it’s good... so beautifully written and so clever’ OBSERVER

The American Wife

The American Wife ebook ISBN: 9780472116201
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Author: Elaine Ford
Number of Pages: 182 
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“Elaine Ford’s collection roams the territory between the intellect and the heart. She writes of the human condition with precision, in language that is both grave and conversational. Her characters step out of the real world onto the page, where she develops them quietly, but with compassionate fullness. This writer grips the reader with her keen knowledge of the psyche of individuals-—their motives and secrets—and also with the surprising things that happen to them.” —Laura Kasischke, judge, Michigan Literary Fiction Awards Of Elaine Ford’s novel, Missed Connections, the Washington Post wrote that it is a work “of small episodes, of precise sentences, of unusual clarity.” That same clarity proves an unsettling force in Ford’s stories, where precision of prose often belies uncertainties hidden beneath. In the title piece, an American woman in England, embroiled in a relationship doomed to fail, discovers how little she understands about her own desires and impulses. In another story, another American wife, abandoned in Greece by her archaeologist husband, struggles to solve a crime no one else believes to have been committed. Throughout her stories Ford touches on the mysteries that make up our lives. Each story in itself is a masterpiece of such detail and power as to transform the way we see the world.

The South American's Wife

The South American's Wife ebook ISBN: 142687314X
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Kay Thorpe
Number of Pages: 192 
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Is she really the Latin lover's wife? Waking up in a Rio hospital bed, Karen has noidea how she got there. And when Luiz Andradeintroduces himself as her husband, Karen isshocked and bewildered. Though Luiz claims she betrayed him, theyrediscover their intense mutual passion andKaren is convinced she could never have beenan unfaithful wife. So what is the secret thatLuiz isn't telling her?

Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels

Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels ebook ISBN: 0812985451
Publisher: Random House
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Number of Pages: 1040 
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One of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today, Curtis Sittenfeld is renowned for her rich prose, irresistible storytelling, and fascinating characters who struggle with the rules of gender, race, and privilege. Now, in this convenient eBook bundle, here are her blockbuster bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, Prep and American Wife. PREP Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by The New York Times Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when she leaves her family behind in Indiana to attend the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Over the next four years, her experiences at Ault—complicated relationships with teachers, intense friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush—coalesce into a singular portrait of the universal pains and thrills of adolescence. AMERICAN WIFE Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Time, People, and Entertainment Weekly A bookish only child born in the 1940s and raised in a small Wisconsin town, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. So when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. As he unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she fundamentally disagrees with yet deeply loves. And upon the advent of her husband’s second term, Alice must finally face questions nearly impossible to answer. Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld “One of the most tender and accurate portraits of adolescence in recent memory.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Prep “A tart and complex tale of social class, race, and gender politics.”—The Boston Globe, on Prep “[Sittenfeld’s] dialogue captures teenage humor brilliantly, and her characters show remarkable depth.”—Chicago Tribune, on Prep “An intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly, on American Wife “Smart and sophisticated . . . Sittenfeld has an astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads.”—The Washington Post, on American Wife “An intimate and daring story . . . Alice is a woman of considerable intellect, compassion and character.” —USA Today, on American Wife

The New Wife

The New Wife ebook ISBN: 9781932053081
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Author: Susan Shapiro Barash
Number of Pages: 277 
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The Erotic Silence of the American Wife

The Erotic Silence of the American Wife ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Plume Books
Author: Dalma Heyn
Number of Pages: 302 
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A debunking of the myth of female monogamy describes how thousands of American women--committed to their husbands, and children--enter into adulterous affairs that they maintain free from guilt and self-disgust

The American Wife

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Author: Pliny De Kalbe
Number of Pages: 24 
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American Wives

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Publisher: Iowa Short Fiction Award (Hard
Author: Beth Helms
Number of Pages: 150 
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In a work that won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the author explores the vicissitudes of marriage from the wife's perspective, from the military wife who enjoys an unexpected liaison to a young woman who seems doomed to repeat her mother's habits of infidelity. A first collection. Original. (Story Collection)

Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture

Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture ebook ISBN: 9780520914810
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Sumiko Higashi
Number of Pages: 264 
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Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture demonstrates that the director, best remembered for his overblown biblical epics, was one of the most remarkable film pioneers of the Progressive Era. In this innovative work, which integrates cultural history and cultural studies, Sumiko Higashi shows how DeMille artfully inserted cinema into genteel middle-class culture by replicating in his films such spectacles as elaborate parlor games, stage melodramas, department store displays, Orientalist world's fairs, and civic pageantry. The director not only established his signature as a film author by articulating middle-class ideology across class and ethnic lines, but by the 1920's had become a trendsetter, with set and costume designs that influenced the advertising industry to create a consumer culture based on female desire. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped material from the DeMille Archives and other collections, Higashi provides imaginative readings of DeMille's early feature films, viewing them in relation to the dynamics of social change, and she documents the extent to which the emergence of popular culture was linked to the genteel tradition.

Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning, Research Update

Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning, Research Update ebook ISBN: 0495504335
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author: Frank Cox
Number of Pages: 624 
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Offering a positive view of the family, Cox’s MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND ITS MEANING, 10th Edition discusses the characteristics of successful intimate relationships, and teaches the decision-making skills that lead to strong marriages and families. In this research update edition, you’ll find coverage of such topics as diversity within the American family (including rural and military families), gay marriage, singles, cohabitation, gender roles, theories of love, date rape and courtship violence, and parenting and life stages. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Great American Housewife

The Great American Housewife ebook ISBN: 9780313247521
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Annegret S. Ogden
Number of Pages: 256 
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In this innovative historical survey, Annegret S. Ogden addresses the need for the modern housewife to adapt to the additional role of wage earner. By examining a variety of diaries, letters, domestic fiction, and household books of the past two centuries, as well as solid statistical and historical data, she seeks not only to uncover the motivations and origins of the typical American housewife, but also to discover an alternative life pattern that has characterized a virtually unrecognized minority of American women. These are the immigrant, black, and frontier women, as well as any other part-time homemakers, who long ago forged the survival tools that are needed by today's majority of working housewives. It is Ogden's contention that an understanding of the historical housewife, as well as her working counterpart, will light the way for those modern American housewives who must adapt their role as both homemaker and wage earner to the shifting complexities of contemporary American life.

Taya Kyle, Wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle

Taya Kyle, Wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Jeremy King
Author: Jeremy King
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Taya Kyle has been there for Chris Kyle in life and death. She continues to keep his legacy alive.

Chronicles of a Nigerian Woman in America

Chronicles of a Nigerian Woman in America ebook ISBN: 1493146211
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Patriot Daisy
Number of Pages: 97 
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In our struggle through this fleeting life, what do we consider as our reason for being and doing? This book tries to answer that question. The chronicles of a Nigerian Woman in America presents the daily struggles, triumphs and summation of a human story while in search of the American dream. In the end, she discovers that the human essence is the same, and a glorious one. Discover and be thrilled, do not be left in the darkso that the entire world can come together and sing with one voice, and in unison, in a world where there is no second or third, but one world. If we as grown people never gave a thought to the essence of our lives, we have not intentionally lived. My message to you is, please; let us really now live, like never before, and let us really now love, like there is no tomorrowfor surely, pay day is neigh! Shalome.

Man and Wife in America

Man and Wife in America ebook ISBN: 9780674038394
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Hendrik Hartog
Number of Pages: 416 
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In nineteenth-century America, the law insisted that marriage was a permanent relationship defined by the husband's authority and the wife's dependence. Yet at the same time the law created the means to escape that relationship. How was this possible? And how did wives and husbands experience marriage within that legal regime? These are the complexities that Hendrik Hartog plumbs in a study of the powers of law and its limits. Exploring a century and a half of marriage through stories of struggle and conflict mined from case records, Hartog shatters the myth of a golden age of stable marriage. He describes the myriad ways the law shaped and defined marital relations and spousal identities, and how individuals manipulated and reshaped the rules of the American states to fit their needs. We witness a compelling cast of characters: wives who attempted to leave abusive husbands, women who manipulated their marital status for personal advantage, accidental and intentional bigamists, men who killed their wives' lovers, couples who insisted on divorce in a legal culture that denied them that right. As we watch and listen to these men and women, enmeshed in law and escaping from marriages, we catch reflected images both of ourselves and our parents, of our desires and our anxieties about marriage. Hartog shows how our own conflicts and confusions about marital roles and identities are rooted in the history of marriage and the legal struggles that defined and transformed it.

An American Wife of Bath

An American Wife of Bath ebook ISBN:
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Author: Patricia Rochelle Lynn Hartshorn
Number of Pages: 90 
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"This thesis is a comparative analysis of two female characters in literature - Alisoun from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Janie from Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God - and their expemplification of the archetype known as the Wife of Bath"--Abstract.

Idle Ideas in 1905

Idle Ideas in 1905 ebook ISBN: 1465502335
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
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America and Her Problems

America and Her Problems ebook ISBN: 1429005653
Publisher: Applewood Books
Author: Paul-Henri-Benjamin Estournelles De Constant,George Raper
Number of Pages: 584 
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