Here, Home, Hope

By Kaira Rouda

Winner! Indie Excellence ebook Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Winner! united states publication Awards Women's Fiction
Honorable point out! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Book Awards

Kelly Johnson turns into stressed in her thirty-ninth 12 months. An urge for food for extra forces her to take inventory of her middling middle-American life and her associates' possible excellent lives. Her marriage to a winning lawyer has settled right into a cozy regimen, and being the mum of 2 lovely sons has been lucrative. yet Kelly's personal passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her top neighbors, Kathryn and Charlotte, either attractive, winning businesswomen who appear to have all of it. Kelly takes cost of her lifestyles, devising a midlife makeover plan. From web page one, Kelly's witty reflections, self-deprecating humor, and smart strategies in executing that plan--she locations Post-it notes in all places her condominium and car--will have readers giggling out loud. the subsequent immediate, despite the fact that, they could rant correct in addition to Kelly as her dedication to a sullen, anorexic teen left on her doorstep attempts her endurance or as she deflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. Readers might want to continue the tissue field convenient, too, as Kelly upkeep the wear she inflicted on a highschool pal; realizes how deeply her husband, Patrick, is familiar with and loves her; and finally grows right into a girl empowered by way of her personal combination of domestic and profession.

Bestselling Here, domestic, Hope would certainly entice readers of chick lit and different women's fiction titles who're able to transition into anything new of their personal lifestyles.

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Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972

The first full-length assortment in English by means of certainly one of Latin America’s most important twentieth-century poets. 

respected by way of the likes of Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolano, Alejandra Pizarnik continues to be a hidden treasure within the U.S. Extracting the Stone of insanity: Poems 1962–1972 comprises all of her heart to past due paintings, in addition to a variety of posthumously released verse. passionate about topics of solitude, formative years, insanity and demise, Pizarnik explored the transferring valences of the self and the border among speech and silence. In her personal phrases, she was once attracted to "the pain of Baudelaire, the suicide of Nerval, the untimely silence of Rimbaud, the mysterious and fleeting presence of Lautréamont,” in addition to to the “unparalleled depth” of Artaud’s “physical and ethical suffering.”

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W.B. Yeats and the Muses

By Joseph M. Hassett

W.B. Yeats and the Muses explores how 9 interesting girls encouraged a lot of W.B. Yeats's poetry. those girls are quite vital simply because Yeats perceived them by way of ideals approximately poetic idea equivalent to the Greek concept nice poet is galvanized and possessed by means of the female voices of the Muses. encouraged by way of the Pre-Raphaelite proposal of girl as 'romantic and mysterious, nonetheless the priestess of her shrine', Yeats chanced on his Muses in residing girls. His terribly lengthy and fruitful poetic occupation used to be fuelled via passionate relationships with girls to and approximately whom he wrote a few of his so much compelling poetry. The booklet summarizes the various Muse traditions that have been congenial to Yeats and indicates how his belief of those girls as Muses underlies his poetry. Newly on hand letters and manuscripts are used to discover the artistic procedure and interpret the poems.

Because Yeats believed that lyric poetry 'is no rootless flower, however the speech of a man,' exploring the connection among poem and Muse brings new coherence to the poetry, illuminates the method of its production, and unlocks the 'second attractiveness' to which Yeats referred whilst he claimed that 'works of lyric genius, whilst the situations in their foundation is understood, achieve a moment a good looks, passing because it have been out of literature and turning into life.'

As existence emerges from the literature, the Muses are proven to be bright, multi-faceted personalities who shatter the belief of the foundation as a passive stereotype and take their right position as begetters of undying poetry.

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Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

By Elizabeth Wurtzel

Nobody greater is familiar with the will to be undesirable than Elizabeth Wurtzel.

Bitch is a superb tract at the heritage of manipulative girl habit. by way of taking a look at ladies who derive their strength from their sexuality, Wurtzel deals a trenchant cultural critique of latest gender family members. starting with Delilah, the 1st lady to supposedly convey a superb guy down (latter-day Delilahs comprise Yoko Ono, Pam shrewdpermanent, Bess Myerson), Wurtzel unearths many biblical opposite numbers to the boys and girls in latest headlines.

In 5 fabulous prolonged essays, she hyperlinks the lives of ladies as not easy and disparate as Amy Fisher, Hillary Clinton, Margaux Hemingway, and Nicole Brown Simpson. Wurtzel provides voice to these girls whose lives were misunderstood, who've been brushed aside for his or her good looks, their insanity, their youth.

She reveals within the tale of Amy Fisher the tragic plight of all Lolitas, our thirst for his or her short and severe flame. She connects Hemingway's tragic suicide to these of Sylvia Plath, Edie Sedgwick, and Marilyn Monroe, girls whose attractiveness used to be an finish, finally, in itself. Wurtzel, writing in regards to the wife/mistress dichotomy, explains how a few ladies are anointed as spouse fabric, whereas others are relegated to the function of mistress. She takes to job the double ordinary imposed on girls, the cultural insistence on goodness and society's entire obsession with badness: what is a lady to do? let's accept it, if ladies have been any genuine possibility to male strength, "Gennifer plant life will be sitting at the back of the table of the Oval Office," writes Wurtzel, "and invoice Clinton will be a front room singer within the Excelsior resort in Little Rock."

Bitch tells a story either celebratory and cautionary as Wurtzel catalogs the most notorious girls in background, protecting their outsize wants, describing their beautiful loneliness, championing their take-no-prisoners lifestyle and to like. even if writing approximately Courtney Love, Sally Hemings, Bathsheba, Kimba wooden, Sharon Stone, Princess Di--or waxing eloquent at the hideous luck of The Rules, the evil that's The Bridges of Madison County, the twisted common sense of You'll by no means Make Love during this city Again--Wurtzel is again with a bitchography that cuts to the middle. In prose either blistering and terrific, Bitch is a treatise at the nature of determined sexual manipulation and a triumph of pussy strength.

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Mary Wollstonecraft: A Literary Life

By Caroline Franklin

Mary Wollstonecraft used to be a rare person, but her literary existence exemplifies what number girls of her time used print tradition to lead to switch. This research argues that Protestant society had characteristically sanctioned women's function in spreading literacy, yet this grew to become politicized within the 1790s. Wollstonecraft's literary vocation was once formed by way of the excessive expectancies in either the unconventional circles of Unitarian writer Joseph Johnson, and the Girondins in innovative Paris, of the ability of print to coach and reform members and society.

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Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

By Sali Hughes

A witty, clever and fair attractiveness guide for genuine ladies on what works in actual existence from Sali Hughes, liked journalist and broadcaster.

“Pour your self a drink, wear a few lipstick and pull your self together” Elizabeth Taylor

Beauty books. beautiful coffee-table affairs that includes improbably attractive types with wholly-unachievable-to-most ladies seems to be, product review-heavy volumes which develop into nearly immediately superseded, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like find out how to make an unproven face pack from natural molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.

Not anymore.

In lovely sincere, Sali Hughes attracts on over twenty years of knowledge, recommendation and services to teach actual ladies tips on how to utilize makeup’s bodily and emotionally transformative powers. masking every little thing from teenage epidermis to mature good looks, botox to bridal makeup, affliction to stable overall healthiness, it's a piece that's half guide, half love letter to make-up – in a writing type that mixes attractiveness editor, feminist and painfully humorous most sensible friend.

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She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (Kerner)

By Ian Kerner

“Every man’s must-read. inform your man to place down the distant and decide up She Comes First.”
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Ian Kerner deals a thorough new philosophy for pleasuring girls in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral intercourse from the writer of Be Honest—You’re now not That Into Him Either. The New York instances praises Kerner’s “cool humorousness and an obsessive wish to inform,” as he “encourages males via an act that many locate mystifying.” An fundamental relief to a more healthy, extra satisfying intercourse lifestyles for her and him, She Comes First bargains strategies and philosophy that experience already earned raves from the likes of bestselling writer and Loveline co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky in addition to Playgirl magazine, which cheers, “Hallelujah!”

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Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research

By Silvester Popescu-Willigmann

Gender equality in technology is an incredible problem for larger schooling platforms, that are dealing with many constraints. This e-book offers a number of the newest learn findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in technology and learn. the amount offers insights into the examine procedure from a feminine profession viewpoint, and highlights the teachings girls can study from the findings on the way to advertise their very own careers.

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My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies

By Nancy Friday

While it first seemed, Nancy Friday's taboo-shattering bestseller "My mystery backyard" created a combined typhoon of shock and pleasure. these ladies who feared their erotic fantasies known as it pornographic. these ladies who learn it famous in its pages the hidden content material in their personal sexuality. extra outspoken and photo than any ebook earlier than its time, "My mystery backyard" fast turned a vintage examine of lady sexuality. this present day, multiple million girls hail this stunning examine as a groundbreaking e-book -- a freeing strength including a brand new measurement to their sexual fantasies and lives.

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