Confession of the Lioness

Confession of the Lioness
Author: Mia Couto
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 0374710953
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confession of the Lioness Book Excerpt:

A dark, poetic mystery about the women of the remote village of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them Told through two haunting, interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the mysterious world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the women who live there. Mariamar, a woman whose sister was killed in a lioness attack, finds her life thrown into chaos when the outsider Archangel Bullseye, the marksman hired to kill the lionesses, arrives at the request of the village elders. Mariamar's father imprisons her in her home, where she relives painful memories of past abuse and hopes to be rescued by Archangel. Meanwhile, Archangel tracks the lionesses in the wilderness, but when he begins to suspect there is more to them than meets the eye, he starts to lose control of his hands. The hunt grows more dangerous, until it's no safer inside Kulumani than outside it. As the men of Kulumani feel increasingly threatened by the outsider, the forces of modernity upon their traditional culture, and the danger of their animal predators closing in, it becomes clear the lionesses might not be real lionesses at all but spirits conjured by the ancient witchcraft of the women themselves. Both a riveting mystery and a poignant examination of women's oppression, Confession of the Lioness explores the confrontation between the modern world and ancient traditions to produce an atmospheric, gripping novel.

The Lioness in Winter

The Lioness in Winter
Author: Ann Burack-Weiss
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 0231525338
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lioness in Winter Book Excerpt:

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her mid-seventies that she realized she had packed sneakers to climb Mount Everest, not anticipating the crevices and chasms that constitute the rocky terrain of old age. The professional gerontological and social work literature offered little help, so she turned to the late-life works of beloved women authors who had bravely climbed the mountain and sent back news from the summit. Maya Angelou, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Joan Didion, Marguerite Duras, M. F. K. Fisher, Doris Lessing, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, May Sarton, and Florida Scott-Maxwell were among the many guides she turned to for inspiration. In The Lioness in Winter, Burack-Weiss blends an analysis of key writings from these and other famed women authors with her own wisdom to create an essential companion for older women and those who care for them. She fearlessly examines issues such as living with loss, finding comfort and joy in unexpected places, and facing disability and death. This book is filled with powerful passages from women who turned their experiences of aging into art, and Burack-Weiss ties their words to her own struggles and epiphanies, framing their collective observations with key insights from social work practice.

The Lioness Her Knight

The Lioness   Her Knight
Author: Gerald Morris
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2008-10-06
ISBN: 0547530005
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lioness Her Knight Book Excerpt:

“Adventure, magic, love, and knights of the realm collide in this delightfully witty tale . . . this romp through the land of King Arthur is a gem.” —School Library Journal Luneta is tired of living in dull Orkney with her mother and father (who happens to be the most boring knight of King Arthur’s Round Table). She prides herself on always getting what she wants, so when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps at the chance to stay at a family friend’s castle near Camelot. Her handsome cousin, Sir Ywain—a young knight seeking adventure—arrives just in time to escort her to King Arthur’s court. Along the way they pick up a knight-turned-fool named Rhience, whose wit and audacity set many a puffed-up personality in its place. Before arriving at Lady Laudine’s castle, the trio stops at Camelot, where they hear the story of the Storm Stone, a magical object deep in the forest that soon sweeps everyone into a web of love, betrayal, and more than a bit of magic. Filled with broken promises, powerful enchantresses, unconventional sword fights, fierce and friendly lionesses, mysterious knights, and damsels in and out of distress, The Lioness and Her Knight proves itself as witty and adventuresome as the rest of Gerald Morris’s tales from King Arthur’s court. “Morris balances farce and drama with ease, and his main characters are memorable, sympathetic, and frequently hilarious.” —The Horn Book “Clever, funny and wise . . . Once again, Morris brilliantly re-animates an old story, keeping readers engaged while gently, genially urging them to ruminate over the truths at its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

When A Lioness Pounces

When A Lioness Pounces
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1988328446
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When A Lioness Pounces Book Excerpt:

There’s a new guy in town, a mysterious and domineering man with secrets. I like secrets. Reba especially loves swatting at them until they spill their guts—sometimes quite literally. But Gaston isn’t swayed by her sensual allure. LIE. This slick club owner is very much intrigued by the cocoa-skinned beauty, but he doesn’t dare show too much interest lest his enemies notice. As if Reba cares about danger. This lioness thrives on action and a bit of violence, and she knows how to do it with class. She’s ready to strap on her heels, gloss her lips, and go to battle. Watch out because, once she’s got you in her sights, she’s not afraid to pounce. Meow! Genre: paranormal romance, shapeshifter romance, alpha male, bbw heroine, werelion, werecat, romantic comedy, humorous romance, fantasy, vampire romance

Lioness Arising

Lioness Arising
Author: Lisa Bevere
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN: 030745780X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lioness Arising Book Excerpt:

The lioness rises from her slumber, a magnificent image of strength, passion, and beauty. Her mere presence commands the landscape, protects her young, and empowers the lion. In groups, lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them. You too are a lioness. In Lioness Arising, author and speaker Lisa Bevere offers the life and image of the lioness as a fierce and tender model for women. Revealing the surprising characteristics of this amazing creature, Lisa challenges women to discover fresh passion, prowess, and purpose. Learn what it means to: • be a stunning representation of strength • fiercely protect the young • lend your voice to the silenced • live in the light and hunt in the dark • raise a collective roar that changes everything Packed with remarkable insights from nature and a rich depth of biblical references to lionesses, Lioness Arising is a call for women to rise up in strength and numbers to change their world. Jesus is, after all, the lion of the Tribe of Judah. We are his lioness arising.

The Rough Side the Soft Side

The Rough Side the Soft Side
Author: Shani Smith
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2005-01
ISBN: 0595337171
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Side the Soft Side Book Excerpt:

"The Rough Side/The Soft Side" explores one woman's battle with depression, failure & self-hatred. Step by step, "The Rough Side/The Soft Side" details how she overcame the demons that drove her insane. There is no knight in shinning armor at the end, but no doubt there is a happy ending.

When A Lioness Snarls

When A Lioness Snarls
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-21
ISBN: 1927459966
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When A Lioness Snarls Book Excerpt:

Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness’s world, it’s called dating. Jeoff, is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons. But so does she. Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants—and she wants Jeoff. Silly man, he thinks he can resist, but once a lioness sets her sights on a man, paws off! And if anyone thinks to try and take him… There’s a reason why the ladies of the pride win the yearly award for Baddest Biatches. Fear the claw. *Snarl*.

Lioness

Lioness
Author: Nell Brien
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 146036399X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lioness Book Excerpt:

Deep in the heart of Africa lies the terrible truth about a brutal death. And the woman searching for answers can't even imagine the consequences exposing the truth will have on her own life. Heading to Nairobi, Cat hired the same safari outfit her brother used. And soon realizes that Dan Campbell, the man charged with Joel's safety—and a man with his own demons to fight—knows more than he's saying about her brother's death. Retracing her brother's footsteps across the rugged and heartbreakingly beautiful terrain of Africa, Cat embarks on a journey that will change her life…and put her in the same kind of danger that got Joel killed.

When a Lioness Hunts

When a Lioness Hunts
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1773841238
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When a Lioness Hunts Book Excerpt:

What happens when a lioness with dubious accounting practices gets involved with an auditor for the IRS? A rawr-ing good time. How was Melly supposed to know she shouldn’t claim illegal ammo on her taxes? So what if she took a few liberties with the term “allowable expenses?” Her creative accounting is why the IRS ends up on her doorstep. Lucky for her, they sent the cutest geek in glasses. The kind that tempts a girl to fling them clear across the room that she might better maul him. Silly man thinks he can play hard to get. Doesn’t he know a lioness always gets what she wants? Problem is, Theo sees more than he’s supposed to. Worse, he poses a threat to the pride. Can she distract him from the truth, or will his digging force her to assume her role of hunter? Genre: romantic comedy, shapeshifter romance, lionshifter romance, fated mates romance, paranormal romance

My Mum is a Lioness

My Mum is a Lioness
Author: Swapna Haddow
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1529052130
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mum is a Lioness Book Excerpt:

A hilarious tale about a a boy with a wild imagination and his loving family, from award-winning author, Swapna Haddow and bestselling artist, Dapo Adeola, perfect to share this Mother's Day. Run! Hide! My mum's a lioness and she's on the prowl. Is Mum a lioness? She loves her 'cubs', she can run faster than anything, and she can catch you in a single pounce for cuddles and kisses. She always makes sure you can hear her incredibly loud, proud roar. What else could Mum be but a lioness? But sometimes, especially when her young ones are upset or scared, a lovely, warm, protective lioness embrace is just what is needed. My Mum is a Lioness is the brilliantly funny follow-up to My Dad is a Grizzly Bear. Created by Swapna Haddow, author of the Dave Pigeon series, and Dapo Adeola, illustrator of Look Up!

Popular natural history and characteristics of animals

Popular natural history and characteristics of animals
Author: Thomas Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animal behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular natural history and characteristics of animals Book Excerpt:

Dorothy in Wonderland

Dorothy in Wonderland
Author: Linda Tagliamonte
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN: 166290147X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dorothy in Wonderland Book Excerpt:

It’s 1979. Dorothy in Wonderland is the journey of Dorothy, a 29-year-old idealistic, gay woman, whose first career in teaching puts her at odds with the patriarchal Catholic system. Her firing catapults her on a dreamlike adventure to the woods of Maine where she joins a primitive religious community made up of renegade nuns and a priest. Here she meets the Empress, the spiritual leader, and the female version of Narcissus and Goldmund ensues. Dorothy’s subsequent social work introduces her to several fascinating characters and synchronistic experiences. Eventually, a torrid affair with a Harvard student, ten years her junior, forces her to make new life choices. This is a story of unrequited love. The honest revelation of internal and external struggles will touch secret places hidden in all. Written in a memoir style of stream-of-consciousness thoughts, the book offers access into Dorothy mind. Insights into the creative process, spirituality, sexuality, and the interaction of strong women are the work’s strengths.

Flaming Lioness Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses

Flaming Lioness  Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses
Author: Chelsea Luellon Bolton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0359247695
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flaming Lioness Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses Book Excerpt:

La 4e de couverture indique : "The Eye of Ra is a title of many ancient Egyptian Goddesses. The Eye of Ra protects Ra and all of Egypt from enemies. The Eye of Ra is a solar goddess associated with the cycles of the sun, solar eclipses, the star Sirius, Venus, the Morning Star, and the full moon. All the Eye goddesses are associated with solar rays, flame and starlight-in both restorative and destructive capacities. The Eye Goddesses are associated with snakes, cobras, lionesses, leopards and cats."

Gleason s Monthly Companion

Gleason s Monthly Companion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gleason s Monthly Companion Book Excerpt:

Wild Animals Photographed and Described

Wild Animals Photographed and Described
Author: John Fortuné Nott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Eye of the Animal

In the Eye of the Animal
Author: Patricia Cox Miller
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 0812250354
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Eye of the Animal Book Excerpt:

In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity complicates the role of animals in early Christian thought by showing how ancient texts and images celebrated a continuum of human and animal life.

Lioness Rampant

Lioness Rampant
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 1448192757
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lioness Rampant Book Excerpt:

Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. She has triumphed in countless bloody battles, and her adventures are already legendary. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs . . . But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when she is challenged with the impossible. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good - in the right hands. And she must work fast. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna's arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back, and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past - both as a warrior and as a woman.

Tales for an Unknown City

Tales for an Unknown City
Author: Dan Yashinsky
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780773509535
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales for an Unknown City Book Excerpt:

Tales for an Unknown City is a vibrant selection of almost fifty stories from among the many told at One Thousand and One Friday Nights of Storytelling, a weekly open gathering in Toronto begun by Dan Yashinsky in 1978 and still going strong. There are tales from Canada and many other parts of the world; each followed by a brief word from the teller, giving us the flavour of the "Friday Nights."

Kiunangi

Kiunangi
Author: Arthur Cornwallis Madan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tales of Lonely Trails

Tales of Lonely Trails
Author: Zane Grey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1609771648
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of Lonely Trails Book Excerpt:

Stories of Zane Grey's hunting, camping, and exploring trips in the wild and desolate parts of the West. Three of the five narratives are lively tales of adventure. The most impressive stories in the book, however, are the first and last, both of them short.