The Homewreckers

The Homewreckers
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1250278376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Homewreckers Book Excerpt:

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast. When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before. With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

The Blue Hippopotamus

The Blue Hippopotamus
Author: PAUL EHRLICH
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 1466928522
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Hippopotamus Book Excerpt:

Writing The Blue Hippopotamus was great funsort of reliving my early life and making some incidents even better than they were the first time. What I wanted most of all was to write a page-turner, to give the reader a chance to actually live and feel what I had lived and felt. In a sense, my own life was a page-turner, from day to day, and a wonderful one that I enjoyed and lovedeven the difficult and painful happenings. I think that Ive been tremendously lucky to have had such aalmost a charmed lifeand thats what I wanted to share with the reader. Yes, there were moments and incidents that were difficult and sometimes very painful, like when I said my final goodbye to Maidi, the love of my life, and what a remarkable love that wasseveral professional authors have called that good-bye heartbreaking, and so it was. It was my heart that was breaking, and Maidis, but we both knew that it had to be that way, and we accepted it. And then of course, many, many years later, we finally met again by chance, or by accident, in Paris, and the closure we had needed for so many years finally arrived. I wrote the book when I was ninety, and I was the last survivor of our group of five. We had all been made to swear that we would never tell. But after seventy years, I felt the story could, and should, be told.

Gayellow Pages 37 2015 2016

Gayellow Pages   37 2015 2016
Author: Frances Green
Publsiher: Renaissance House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 1885404301
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gayellow Pages 37 2015 2016 Book Excerpt:

Please check our website for the latest monthly update (free) and details to buy the annual print edition. We are a directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. Canada online only at present. "The most reliable Gay print source in the Gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s." -- Dr Charles Silverstein, author of 'The Joy of Gay Sex'.

Writing Queer Women of Color

Writing Queer Women of Color
Author: Monalesia Earle
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 147667454X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Queer Women of Color Book Excerpt:

 Queer women of color have historically been underrepresented or excluded completely in fiction and comics. When present, they are depicted as "less than" the white, Eurocentric norm. Drawing on semiotics, queer theory, and gender studies, this book addresses the imbalanced representation of queer women of color in graphic narratives and fiction and explores ways of rewriting queer women of color back into the frame. The author interrogates what it means to be "Other" and how "Othering" can be more creatively resisted.

The Book of Joe B A Love Story

The Book of Joe B  A Love Story
Author: Michael Winn
Publsiher: MW Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-03-03
ISBN: 0984026983
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Joe B A Love Story Book Excerpt:

Why do bad things happen to good people? Middle School gym teacher Joseph Bustamante more than meditates upon this ageless question, he demands an answer! And for good cause. There’s nobody nicer, more polite, and kind in all of Uz, yet in an unrelenting span of three weeks he loses his girlfriend, family, home, job, friends - everything - as he helplessly watches his life spiral out-of-control. Within this whimsical, darkly comic, and ultimately uplifting, modern-day retelling of The Book of Job, this gentle, big-hearted lug is forced by circumstance to stand-up and confront the universal truths that affect us all. Joe B: A Love Story starkly presents one innocent man’s rise, fall, and fall some more, as his remarkable spiritual journey leads him to not only question but challenge the core injustices of this world. Yes, Joe B is brought to the brink and he won’t take it anymore. He demands an explanation for his suffering. And, like it or not, he’s going to get it!

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Trademarks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Book Excerpt:

Midnight Sun Series Complete Dark Romantic Suspense Boxed Set

Midnight Sun Series  Complete Dark Romantic Suspense Boxed Set
Author: Lynn Burke
Publsiher: Lynn Burke
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight Sun Series Complete Dark Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

This boxed set contains all three of the Midnight Sun Series of standalone but connected dark action-adventure romantic suspense novels. Wilderness: A Dark Romantic Suspense Novel A man searching for peace. A woman determined to save her family name. Fulfillment is attainable for both ... but at a price neither are willing to pay. Wildling: A Noir Domestic Thriller Novel A timid woman desperate for love. A wild, young man born of the wilderness. Off-limits desire spirals them toward sure danger—and conflict that will end in death. Wildfire: A Second Chance Romantic Suspense Novel A woman striving to make her dreams come true. A man who took from her without asking. Can a second chance save them from the consuming wildfire? *No cliffhangers, no cheating, and guaranteed HEAs between each couple. ~~~~~ Keywords: Possessive, protective, dominant man, woodsman, mountain man, romantic suspense, action adventure, series romance, strong heroine, dark, suspense, kidnapping, wilderness romance, thriller, vigilante justice, Midnight Sun Series, happily ever after, hea, older woman younger man, crime fiction noir, noir, domestic thriller, series romance, second chance romance, strong heroine, mountain man, Lynn Burke, Author Lynn Burke ~~~~~ If you’re a fan of Brittney Sahin, A.L. Jackson, Ivy Smoak, Gemma Weir, Nicole Snow, K.C. Crowne, Marley Michaels, & Ava Grace, you’re going to love the Midnight Sun series!

Evaluating New Labour s welfare reforms

Evaluating New Labour s welfare reforms
Author: Powell, Martin
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-07-17
ISBN: 1847425518
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating New Labour s welfare reforms Book Excerpt:

The New Labour Government has placed great emphasis on service delivery. It has provided performance information in the form of Annual Reports, Public Service Agreements, Performance Assessment Frameworks, and a host of other targets. But has New Labour delivered on its welfare reform? Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms: provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of the welfare reforms of New Labour's first term; compares achievements with stated aims; examines success in the wider context; contributes to the debate on the problems of evaluating social policy. It is essential reading for academics and students of social policy and provides important information for academics and students in a wide range of areas such as politics, sociology, public policy, public administration and public management interested in welfare reform and policy evaluation.

Say It Poems 2013

Say It  Poems 2013
Author: Don Brandis
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 1304472469
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say It Poems 2013 Book Excerpt:

the author's 4th volume of poems continues themes of relations with others and with nature, explorations of consciousness and spirituality

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Author: Rachel Aimee,Eliyanna Kaiser,Audacia Ray
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 1558618732
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

pread Book Excerpt:

“A fascinating collection from a group of courageous women who created the first publication to explore sex work in a compelling and intelligent way.” —Candida Royalle $pread, an Utne Award–winning magazine by and for sex workers, was independently published from 2005 to 2011. This collection features enduring essays about sex work around the world, first-person stories that range from deeply traumatic to totally hilarious, analysis of media and culture, and fantastic illustrations and photos produced just for the magazine. The book also features the previously untold story of $pread and how it has built a wider audience in its posthumous years. What started as a community tool and trade magazine for the sex industry quickly emerged as the essential guide for people curious about sex work, for independent magazine enthusiasts, and for labor and civil rights activists.

On the Floor

On the Floor
Author: Aifric Campbell
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1847658016
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Floor Book Excerpt:

In the City everything has a price. At the age of twenty-eight, Dubliner Geri Molloy has put her troubled past behind her to become a major player at Steiner's investment bank in London, earning £850k a year doing business with a reclusive hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who, in return for his patronage, likes to ask her about Kant and watch while she eats exotic Asian delicacies. For five years Geri has had it all, but in the months leading up to the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991, her life starts to unravel. Abandoned by her corporate financier boyfriend, in the grip of a debilitating insomnia, and drinking far too much, Geri becomes entangled in a hostile takeover involving her boss, her client and her ex. With her career on the line as a consequence, and no one to turn to, she is close to losing it, in every sense. Taut and fast-paced, On the Floor is about making money and taking risks; it's about getting away with it, and what happens when you're no longer one step ahead; ultimately, though, it's a reminder to never, ever underestimate the personal cost of success.

Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies

Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies
Author: James P. Caher,John M. Caher
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 1118052803
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Bankruptcy Laws For Dummies Book Excerpt:

With tips on understanding -- and surviving -- the new bankruptcy laws If you're considering bankruptcy, you need straightforward answers and reliable advice. This handy guide covers it all -- so you can get your finances in line and your life back on track. This updated new edition covers everything you need to know about the new bankruptcy law and includes even better resources. Don't get desperate -- get out of debt instead! Discover how to * Weigh the consequences of bankruptcy * Manage your spending * Find professional help you can trust * Decide on the right type of bankruptcy * Pass the means test * Keep more of your stuff

Dancing the Cows Home

Dancing the Cows Home
Author: Sara De Luca
Publsiher: Minnesota Historical Society
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780873513258
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing the Cows Home Book Excerpt:

Color photograph on front cover of two girls dancing.

Gayellow Pages USA 34 2012 2013

Gayellow Pages USA  34 2012 2013
Author: Frances Green
Publsiher: Renaissance House
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2012-04
ISBN: 188540428X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gayellow Pages USA 34 2012 2013 Book Excerpt:

A directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. "The most reliable gay print source in the gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s."NDr. Charles Silverstein, author of "The Joy of Gay Sex."

Sticks and Bones

Sticks and Bones
Author: Carolyn Haines
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 1250085276
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sticks and Bones Book Excerpt:

Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year’s Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter Garden party at the Prince Albert Hotel. It’s a dazzling success...until Frangelica “Sister” McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a bestselling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don’t seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty. Sister’s latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete tale. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye—or is told in Sister’s memoir—and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret. Carolyn Haines's next Sarah Booth Delaney novel, Sticks and Bones, is sure to delight series fans and newcomers alike.

Innocence Lost

Innocence Lost
Author: George Motz
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2001-07-01
ISBN: 0595190111
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocence Lost Book Excerpt:

This is the story of one boy, one family, one community after World War II. The rural landscape changed rapidly in the early mid-1950’s. Farming basically was transformed from the horse to the modern farm. Asa Johnson lived in this time and this place. He saw the Garden of Eden he lived in changed by outside serpents. He saw the safe order challenged. He witnessed the rules of the game of life being changed, and the values instilled in his Christian upbringing questioned. With every change, every challenge, he questioned his life more. And he endures, grows stronger as the paths of life and death mold him, his family, his community, and his country. It was the time of change. It was the time of “Innocence Lost!”

Stuck On Stupid

Stuck On Stupid
Author: Tashema Chanel
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN: 1257975706
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuck On Stupid Book Excerpt:

Raymond King's main focus in life has always been women. When Ray returns home to deal with the death of his father, his focus had to shift. From basketball college life to full-blown adulting: house finances, guiding his teenage siblings through their senior year in high school and keeping his drug-addicted mother off the streets. With calls from creditors increasing and Ray's inheritance slowly dwindling, Ray's focus has to change yet again - to getting his money up - and fast. Ray recruits the women in his life: his on-again/off-again girlfriend, his steady side chick, and his slew of randoms - to help him keep his father's legacy alive. Juggling the demands of his many women were never a problem for Ray until he meets for Ashley Jay, a curvy, older woman who refuses to fall victim to the lies of multi-daters and sexually-motivated men. Ashley Jay resistance to Ray's charm only intrigues him to go harder to get her. Lusting for her got Ray talking himself into a love he isn't prepared to keep.

Latino a Children s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling

Latino a Children s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 0822982951
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latino a Children s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling Book Excerpt:

Children’s and young adult literature has become an essential medium for identity formation in contemporary Latino/a culture in the United States. This book is an original collection of more than thirty interviews led by Frederick Luis Aldama with Latino/a authors working in the genre. The conversations revolve around the conveyance of young Latino/a experience, and what that means for the authors as they overcome societal obstacles and aesthetic complexity. The authors also speak extensively about their experiences within the publishing industry and with their audiences. As such, Aldama’s collection presents an open forum to contemporary Latino/a writers working in a vital literary category and sheds new light on the myriad formats, distinctive nature, and cultural impact it offers.

Willa Cather

Willa Cather
Author: Marilee Lindemann
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1999-02-10
ISBN: 0231500270
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willa Cather Book Excerpt:

Although it has been proven posthumously by scholars that Willa Cather had lesbian relationships, she did not openly celebrate lesbian desire, and even today is sometimes described as homophobic and misogynistic. What, then, can a reassessment of this contentious first lady of American letters add to an understanding of the gay identities that have emerged in America over the past century? As Marilee Lindemann shows in this study of the novelist's life and work, Cather's sexual coming-of-age occurred at a time when a cultural transition was recasting love between women as sexual deviance rather than romantic friendship. At the same time, the very identity of "America" was characterized by great instability as the United States emerged as a modern industrial nation and imperial power. Indeed, both terms, "queer" and "America," achieved fresh ideological potency at the turn of the century. Willa Cather: Queering America is an enlightening unpacking of Cather's writings, from her controversial love letters of the 1890s--in which "queer" is employed to denote sexual deviance--to her epic novels, short stories, and critical writings. Lindemann points to the "queer" qualities of Cather's fiction--rebellion against traditional fictional form, with sometimes unlikable characters, lack of emphasis on heroic action, and lack of engagement in the drama of heterosexual desire.

Fallopian Rhapsody

Fallopian Rhapsody
Author: The Lunachicks
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 0306874474
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fallopian Rhapsody Book Excerpt:

Dive into this no-holds-barred group autobiography of the critically acclaimed feminist punk-rock group, The Lunachicks—featuring never-before-seen materials from the band's private archive. Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks is a coming-of-age tale about a band of NYC teenagers who forged a sisterhood, found salvation, and fervently crashed the gates of punk rock during the '90s, accidentally becoming feminist icons along the way. More than that, this is a story about the enduring friendship among the book's three central voices: Theo Kogan, Sydney Silver, and Gina Volpe. They formed the Lunachicks at LaGuardia High School (of "Fame" fame) in the late '80s and had a record deal with Blast First Records as teenagers, whisked into the studio by Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. Over the course of thirteen-ish years, the Lunachicks brought their brand of outrageous hard-rockin' rebelliousness around the world countless times, simultaneously scaring conservative onlookers and rescuing the souls of wayward freaks, queers, and outcasts.Their unforgettable costume-critiques of pop culture were as loud as their "Marsha[ll]" amps, their ferocious tenacity as lasting as their pre-internet mythology. They toured with bands like the Go-Go's, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Rancid, and The Offspring; played the Reading Festival with Nirvana; and rocked the main stage at the Warped tour twice. Yet beneath all the makeup, wigs, and hilarious outfits were three women struggling to grow into adulthood under the most unorthodox of conditions. Together onstage they were invincible B-movie superheroes who kicked heaps of ass—but apart, not so much. Depression, addiction, and identity crises loomed overhead, not to mention the barrage of sexist nonsense they faced from the music industry. Filled with never-before-seen photos, illustrations, and ephemera from the band's private archive, and featuring contributions from Lunachicks drummer Chip English, founding member Sindi B., and former bandmate Becky Wreck, Fallopian Rhapsody is a bawdy, gripping, warts-and-all account of how these city kids relied on their cosmic creative connection to overcome internal strife and external killjoys, all the while empowering legions of fans to shoot for the moon. For readers of Carrie Brownstein's Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band, and Chrissie Hynde's Reckless, Fallopian Rhapsody is the literary equivalent of diving headfirst into a moshpit and slowly but surely venturing up to the front of the stage.