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Borrowed Finery

Borrowed Finery ebook ISBN: 1466850140
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Paula Fox
Number of Pages: 224 
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An exotic, heartbreaking memoir that should finally earn Paula Fox, a distinguished novelist and children's book writer, the audience she has for decades deserved Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's most brilliant fiction writers. Borrowed Finery, her first book in nearly a decade, is an astonishing memoir of her highly unusual beginnings. Born in the twenties to nomadic, bohemian parents, Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer." Her mother is given to icy bursts of temper that punctuate a deep indifference. How, Fox wonder, is this woman "enough of an organic being to have carried me in her belly"? Never sharing more than a few moments with his daughter, Fox's father allows her to be shunted from New York City, where she lives with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, where she roams freely on a relative's sugar-cane plantation, to California, where she finds herself cast upon Hollywood's grubby margins. The thread binding these wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the title-a few pieces of clothing, almost always lent by kind-hearted strangers, that offer Fox a rare glimpse of permanency. Vivid and poetic, Borrowed Finery is an unforgettable book which will swell the legions of Paula Fox's devoted admiriers.

Paula Fox

Paula Fox ebook ISBN: 9780823945252
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Author: Susanna Daniel
Number of Pages: 112 
File: paula-fox.pdf
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Discusses the life and work of this award-winning author, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, biographical timeline, and awards.

Desperate Characters

Desperate Characters ebook ISBN: 0007397453
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Author: Paula Fox
Number of Pages: 176 
File: desperate-characters.pdf
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A Great American Novel – from the author of ‘Borrowed Finery’.

The Desert Shore

The Desert Shore ebook ISBN: 9780894108679
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Author: Christopher Wise
Number of Pages: 273 
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Presents contemporary literatures of the Sahel, along with contextualizing chapters by critics from Africa, Europe and North America. The text demonstrates the resilienbce and cultural wealth of modern Sahelian society, and provides insights into perspectives on writing, literature and language.

Companion to Historiography

Companion to Historiography ebook ISBN: 9780415285575
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Michael Bentley
Number of Pages: 997 
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Introduction: the project of historiography Michael Bentley Section One Beginnings - East and West Introduction Paul Cartledge 1.1 Asian Historiography: two traditions David Morgan 1.2 Historiography and Greek self-definition Paul Cartledge 1.3 Re-reading the Roman historians Michael Comber 1.4 The historiography of rural labour Jairus Banaji 1.5 Towards late-antiquity Peter Heather Section Two The Medieval World Introduction Julia M.H. Smith 2.1 The historiography of the medieval state Susan Reynolds 2.2 Saladin and the third crusade Robert Irwin 2.3 Family and household Janet Nelson 2.4 The medieval nobility Timothy Reuter 2.5 Armies and warfare Bernard S. Bachrach 2.6 Popular religion Peter Biller Section Three Early-Modern Historiography Introduction G.E. Aylmer 3.1 The idea of early modern history Wolfgang Reinhard 3.2 The scientific revolution Stephen Pumfrey 3.3 Intellectual history D.R. Woolf 3.4 The English Reformation Patrick Collinson 3.5 Popular Culture in the early-modern West J. Sharpe 3.6 Revisionism in Britain Ronald Hutton Section Four Reflecting on the Modern Age Introduction Michael Bentley I Revolution and Ideology 4.1 The French Revolution Jacques Sole 4.2 The Soviet Revolution Catherine Merridale 4.3 National Socialism in Germany Jane Caplan 4.4 Fascism and beyond in Italy John Davis 4.5 Orientalism, Ulrike Freitag II Area Studies 4.6 China Pamela Crossley 4.7 Japan Alan Smith 4.8 India Chris Bayly 4.9 Africa David Birmingham 4.10 North America Carl Degler 4.11 Latin America Alan Knight Section Five Contexts for the Writing of History I Hinterlands 5.1 History and Philosophy William Dray 5.2 History and Anthropology Jordan Goodman 5.3 History and Archaeology Guy Halsall 5.4 History of Art Nigel Llewellyn II Approaches 5.5 The Historical Narrative Peter Munz 5.6 The Annales School Geore Huppert 5.7 Marxist Historiography S.H. Rigby 5.8 Women in Historiography Olwen Hufton 5.9 Comparative World History R.I. Moore 5.10 Archives and Technology Michael Moss.


Prank ebook ISBN:
Author: Jacob Abbott
Number of Pages: 160 
File: prank.pdf
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THE SAN FRANCISCAN: A Love Story in a Time of War

THE SAN FRANCISCAN: A Love Story in a Time of War ebook ISBN: 0984976051
Author: Florence Gold
Number of Pages: 220 
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It was a time of war. But it was also a time of exploration and excitement, especially in San Francisco, always one of the most romantic cities in the world. Young couples, separated by circumstances beyond their control, relied upon V-mail (instead of E-mail) to communicate their passions. Instead of "Hip Hop" there was the "Hop House." There, and the USO, were the places to go-to dance, flirt and maybe find a special sweetheart. This universal love story by Florence Gold speaks of sweetness and sorrow, alienation and forgiveness in a more innocent, but no less perilous time in our world history.

Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright

Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright ebook ISBN: 048613234X
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Number of Pages: 112 
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Complete Wasmuth drawings, reproduced from a rare 1910 edition, feature Wright's early experiments in organic design. Includes 100 plates of public and private buildings from Oak Park period, plus Wright's Introduction and annotations.

When You're Desired

When You're Desired ebook ISBN: 1420128477
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Author: Tamara Lejeune
Number of Pages: 352 
File: when-you-re-desired.pdf
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All The World's A Stage Celia St. Lys has risen above the secrets of her past and transformed herself into the most beautiful and gifted actress on the London stage. Her glamorous career is the love of her life, and she deftly eludes the clutches of her many suitors. But even she can't deny the lure of one roguish theatre patron. In her game of feigned seduction, she may have finally met her match. . . Except In The Bedroom In order to claim his inheritance, Lord Simon Ascot must find a proper bride. And there's certainly nothing proper about the fiery actress who's turning the head of every well-born man in London. As Simon and Celia resist both decorum and lust, they'll find there's pleasure to be had in wanting what they cannot have. . . Praise for The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness "For fans of charming, madcap stories with happily-ever-after endings, Lejeune's latest is pleasing." --RT Book Reviews

The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities ebook ISBN: 9780801490156
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author: Charles Homer Haskins
Number of Pages: 107 
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"Originally given as the Colver Lectures in 1923.""Ninth printing 1966." Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-104) and index.

Henri Quatre

Henri Quatre ebook ISBN:
Author: John Henry Mancur
Number of Pages: 905 
File: henri-quatre.pdf
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Valentine ebook ISBN: 1613732236
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Author: George Sand
Number of Pages: 354 
File: valentine.pdf
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This is George Sand's second novel. Like Indiana, her first, it explores the relationship between men and women. Valentine, an aristocratic girl, falls despearately in love with Benedict, the son of a poor farmer. Again, like Indiana, this novel challenges preconceived masculine assumptions about woman's role in society. In loving Benedict, Valentine rebels against her family and her class.

At The Playboy's Pleasure

At The Playboy's Pleasure ebook ISBN: 1552543935
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Kim Lawrence
Number of Pages: 192 
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Finn Fitzgerald is bowled over when he meets Lucy Foster. For the moment they have to be enemies, but that doesn't stop him deciding that Lucy is going to become his mistress! The passionate sparks between Finn and Lucy are explosive. Lucy is soon addicted to their deep, powerful connection, but she doesn't want to be a millionaire's plaything. And anyway, with a life as complicated as hers, she isn't available for just a no-strings affair....

The Hidden Bible

The Hidden Bible ebook ISBN: 9780787307523
Publisher: Health Research Books
Author: John Paul Scott
Number of Pages: 364 
File: the-hidden-bible.pdf
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1935 (A Laborer in the Vineyard) 8 booklets combined: the Book of Ester with Bible History (1935) 48 pages; the Book of Job 55 pages; Exodus Esoterically Interpreted (1935) 24 pages; Genesis Esoterically Interpreted 27 pages; "Guide Posts" on the O.

Jonathan: The Forgotten Hero

Jonathan: The Forgotten Hero ebook ISBN: 0595446752
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Polly Hutchison
Number of Pages: 156 
File: jonathan-the-forgotten-hero.pdf
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At the age of fifteen Jonathan led an untried army against a Philistine Garrison, winning an incredible victory. Two years later Jonathan and his armor bearer attacked a Philistine Army, and when joined by his father's troops again won an amazing victory. After these triumphs, Jonathan is forced to stand by, watching his father descend into a madness that, after destroying the lives of his family, eventually led to the most terrible defeat Israel ever suffered to that time. Today Jonathan's amazing victories have become submerged in the story of David. If people remember him at all, it is as David's friend. What he achieved has become lost, and Jonathan has become Israel's forgotten hero.

The Guy Not Taken

The Guy Not Taken ebook ISBN: 1847395783
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Number of Pages: 304 
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From the acclaimed author of Good in Bed, All Fall Downand the forthcoming Who Do You Love, a witty and heartbreaking look at love and loneliness Ayoung married woman happens upon her ex boyfriend's wedding registry and wonders what life would have been like if she'd ended up with him after all - only to wake up and find out her dream, for better and worst, has come true. In Tour of Duty, a young man visits an ivy league college with his mother who does not know how to tell him that his father has left and is moving out during their weekend away. And in Kidnapping Nana two sisters travel to a beach resort and kidnap an older woman so they have a place to stay while they're there - and find an unexpected bond with the older woman in the process.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? ebook ISBN: 1439123233
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Karyl McBride
Number of Pages: 272 
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Aimed at daughters experiencing the emotional abuse of narcissistic mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? helps readers overcome the challenges and reclaim their lives. The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery. Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration. Dr. McBride’s step-by-step program will enable you to: (1) Recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life (2) Discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage (3) Construct a personalized program to take control of your life and enhance your sense of self, establishing healthy boundaries with your mother and breaking the legacy of abuse Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.