Forbidden

Forbidden
Author: Clair Conway
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 1796044903
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forbidden Book Excerpt:

Elaborate schemes set in motion over a millennium ago are coming to fruition. Nemhain, youngest of the Morrigan, is pregnant. Incensed when Thor, the god of thunder, refuses to publicly acknowledge their dalliance, the Celtic sorceress confronts Odin and the other ruling gods of Asgard to foretell the destruction of their pantheon by her as yet unborn child. That his empire might survive, Marduk, the Babylonian god of gods, creates a multitude of warriors to battle on his behalf against the invading Sumerians. Two thousand years later, his descendants are preparing to celebrate the impending marriage of the king’s eldest son. Amun Ra, titular head of the Egyptian pantheon, appears before Paxton, king of the fire demons, to announce that his mate, Kindra, is with child. As the gods plot, the nexus of their intrigue is a teenager by the name of David Peterson. His life, and those closest to him, will be thrown into turmoil. And it all starts with a glass of orange juice . . .

Sunshine Girl

Sunshine Girl
Author: Julianna Margulies
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 0525480331
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunshine Girl Book Excerpt:

Known for her outstanding performances on the groundbreaking television series The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies deftly chronicles her life and her work in this deeply powerful memoir. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • “At once a tender coming-of-age story and a deeply personal look at a young woman making sense of the world against a chaotic and peripatetic childhood.”—Katie Couric As an apple-cheeked bubbly child, Julianna was bestowed with the family nickname “Sunshine Girl.” Shuttled back and forth between her divorced parents, often on different continents, she quickly learned how to be of value to her eccentric mother and her absent father. Raised in fairly unconventional ways in various homes in Paris, England, New York, and New Hampshire, Julianna found that her role among the surrounding turmoil and uncertainty was to comfort those around her, seeking organization among the disorder, making her way in the world as a young adult and eventually an award-winning actress. Throughout, there were complicated relationships, difficult choices, and overwhelming rejections. But there were also the moments where fate, faith, and talent aligned, leading to the unforgettable roles of a lifetime, both professionally and personally—moments when chaos had finally turned to calm. Filled with intimate stories and revelatory moments, Sunshine Girl is at once unflinchingly honest and perceptive. It is a riveting self-portrait of a woman whose resilience in the face of turmoil will leave readers intrigued and inspired.

Who Wrote the Book of Love

Who Wrote the Book of Love
Author: Lee Siegel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN: 0226757013
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Wrote the Book of Love Book Excerpt:

Who Wrote the Book of Love? is acclaimed novelist Lee Siegel's comedic chronicle of the sexual life of an American boy in Southern California in the 1950s. Starting at the beginning of the decade, in the year that Stalin announced that the Soviet Union had developed an atomic bomb, the book opens with a child's first memory of himself. Closing at the end of the decade, when Pat Boone's guide to dating, 'Twixt Twelve and Twenty, topped the bestseller list, the book culminates just moments before the boy experiences for the first time what he had learned from a book read to him by his mother was called "coitus or sexual intercourse or sometimes, less formally, just making love." Between the initial overwhelmingly erotic recollection and the final climactic moment, all is sex—beguiling and intractable, naughty and sweet. Who Wrote the Book of Love? is about the subversive sexual imaginations of children. And, as such, it is about the origins of love. Vignettes from the author's childhood provide the material for the construction of what is at once comic fiction, imaginative historical reportage, and an ironically nostalgic confession. The book evokes the tone and tempo of a decade during which America was blatantly happy, wholesome, and confident, and yet, at the same time, deeply fearful of communism and nuclear holocaust. Siegel recounts both the cheer and the paranoia of the period and the ways in which those sentiments informed wondering about sex and falling in love. "Part of my plan," Mark Twain wrote in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, "has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked." With the same motive, Lee Siegel has written what Twain might have composed had he been Jewish, raised in Beverly Hills in the 1950s, and joyously obsessed with sex and love.

The Women of Marilyn French

The Women of Marilyn French
Author: Marilyn French
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1683
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1504038908
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women of Marilyn French Book Excerpt:

Three powerful novels about family and the female experience from the multimillion-selling author of The Women’s Room. A collection of three works of fiction by a New York Times–bestselling author who “write[s] about the inner lives of women with insight and intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review). Her Mother’s Daughter: In this life-affirming saga that celebrates the love and sacrifices of four generations of Polish-American mothers and daughters, Stacey, a divorced feminist New York photographer, struggles to understand the experience of her mother, a child of Polish immigrants who clawed her way out of poverty and settled into a middle-class existence—while at the same time managing her tempestuous relationship with her own daughter, Arden. Our Father: As distinguished presidential adviser Stephen Upton lies mortally ill in a Massachusetts hospital, four women gather at his lavish mansion. Half sisters Elizabeth, Mary, Alex, and Ronnie have painful and poignant memories of their childhoods—and their dying father. They haven’t seen each other in years, but as they open up to each other about the man they both love and hate, they will discover the terrible secret that binds them all together. The Bleeding Heart: Dolores Durer, a divorced professor and mother of two adult children, has sworn off love after a series of disastrous affairs. Meanwhile, electronics executive Victor Morrissey is in England to open a branch office. He has four children and is unhappily married. When Victor and Dolores meet—on a train—their connection is instant and passionate. In this New York Times–bestselling novel about love and marriage, two Americans abroad embark on an affair that will have consequences in both their lives.

The Many Faces of Eros

The Many Faces of Eros
Author: Joyce McDougall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychoanalysis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Faces of Eros Book Excerpt:

"Human sexuality is inherently traumatic." Thus begins this fascinating psychoanalytic study. As Joyce McDougall convincingly demonstrates, the psychic conflicts arising from the tensions between the inner world of primitive instinctual drives and the constraining and denying forces of the external world begin in earliest infancy and have ramifications throughout life. Consequently, psychoanalysis has a specific contribution to make to the study of aberrations in core gender, as well as to the understanding of psychic conflict concerning sexual identity and the quest for love.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever
Author: Jim Craddock
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1655
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780787674700
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever Book Excerpt:

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

New York

New York
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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