Tycoon's Forbidden Cinderella

Tycoon's Forbidden Cinderella
  • Author : Melanie Milburne
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2018-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781488083532

Tycoon's Forbidden Cinderella Book Review:

An illicit temptation… A desire too strong to resist! Love is a weakness that billionaire Lucien Fox refuses to indulge in. But delectable Audrey Merrington tests his formidable control! With their families united by marriage, Audrey has always been utterly off-limits, yet her shy innocence holds an enticing appeal for cynical Lucien. When a scandal forces them together, Lucien proposes a temporary solution to their inconvenient craving—total, delicious surrender!

This Is How We Fly

This Is How We Fly
  • Author : Anna Meriano
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2020-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780593116883

This Is How We Fly Book Review:

*"Truly enchanting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who--after getting grounded for the whole summer--joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing, perfect for fans of Dumplin', Fangirl, and everyone who's read and adored Harry Potter. 17-year-old vegan feminist Ellen Lopez-Rourke has one muggy Houston summer left before college. She plans to spend every last moment with her two best friends before they go off to the opposite ends of Texas for school. But when Ellen is grounded for the entire summer by her (sometimes) evil stepmother, all her plans are thrown out the window. Determined to do something with her time, Ellen (with the help of BFF Melissa) convinces her parents to let her join the local muggle Quidditch team. An all-gender, full-contact game, Quidditch isn't quite what Ellen expects. There's no flying, no magic, just a bunch of scrappy players holding PVC pipe between their legs and throwing dodgeballs. Suddenly Ellen is thrown into the very different world of sports: her life is all practices, training, and running with a group of Harry Potter fans. Even as Melissa pulls away to pursue new relationships and their other BFF Xiumiao seems more interested in moving on from high school (and from Ellen), Ellen is steadily finding a place among her teammates. Maybe Quidditch is where she belongs. But with her home life and friend troubles quickly spinning out of control--Ellen must fight for the future that she wants, now she's playing for keeps. Filled with heart and humor, Anna Meriano's YA debut is perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Hot Dog Girl. Praise for This is How We Fly: *"Readers will find much to appreciate about Ellen's fresh, relatable journey to define herself on her own terms." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A timely coming-of-age story with a unique Quidditch twist."--School Library Journal "Anna Meriano's This is How We Fly is a delightful treat of a book that will make you want to grab your broom and go! A story of a young woman at a crossroads summer, this tale tackles the growing pains of late adolescence - family struggles, changing friendships, new crushes - with so much grace and heart. See you on the pitch!" - Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Liars of Mariposa Island and Moxie "This is How We Fly breathes new life into a sport and retelling we think we know and lets them bake beneath the Texas sun. Anna Meriano has written one of the most authentic teen voice I've read in years."--Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos "This is How We Fly is, at its heart, about fierce friendships, flirty beaters, and firsts. Anna Meriano takes the magical fairytale of Cinderella and gives it a bookish twist. Ellen is an existential crisis on a broom and I love her." - Ashley Poston, National Bestselling Author of Geekerella "Meriano adeptly weaves questions of identity, friendship and family into this delightful summer tale about the thrilling world of club Quidditch. At times both hilarious and heartbreaking, this incredible story is sure to leave you flying high."--Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl and Verona Comics

House of Kidz

House of Kidz
  • Author : Colin Cohen
  • Publisher : CC 600, Inc.
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 096647242X

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Richard Barr

Richard Barr
  • Author : David A. Crespy
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Pages : 279
  • Relase : 2013-03-28
  • ISBN : 9780809331413

Richard Barr Book Review:

In Richard Barr: The Playwright’s Producer, author David A. Crespy investigates the career of one of the theatre’s most vivid luminaries, from his work on the film and radio productions of Orson Welles to his triumphant—and final—production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Explored in detail along the way are the producer’s relationship with playwright Edward Albee, whose major plays such as A Zoo Story and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Barr was the first to produce, and his innovative productions of controversial works by playwrights like Samuel Beckett, Terrence McNally, and Sam Shepard. Crespy draws on Barr’s own writings on the theatre, his personal papers, and more than sixty interviews with theatre professionals to offer insight into a man whose legacy to producers and playwrights resounds in the theatre world. Also included in the volume are a foreword and an afterword by Edward Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and one of Barr’s closest associates. !--EndFragment--

Birthright

Birthright
  • Author : David C. Needham
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011-02-23
  • ISBN : 9780307781123

Birthright Book Review:

David Needham asks "Christian, do you know who you are?" in this remarkable and easy-to-understand rerelease of his book about the Christian's birthright. He offers fresh insight into the theological problem of Christian identity, biblically based teaching, and a challenge for personal enrichment and further Bible study. Birthright achieves an excellent balance between the theological and the practical. The author's sincerity and candid writing style are guaranteed to buoy the spirits of readers.

100 Road Movies

100 Road Movies
  • Author : Jason Wood
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2019-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781838714062

100 Road Movies Book Review:

In '100 Road Movies', each entry will offer an insightful critique in terms of aesthetics, plot structure and defining formal and thematic features, whilst also considering the title in the wider context and understanding of by what criteria a film may be considered a road movie. Full credits, including year of production, principal cast and technical crew and country of origin will also be included at the foot of each entry. There will be a selection of illustrative stills, approximately twenty-five in total. The scope is broad, a consideration of the elements that gave rise to the road movie sub-genre, how this sub-genre corresponds to other traditional genres (the thriller, the western etc) and how various international countries have adopted the road movie to reflect their cultural, social, political and geographical identities.

Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires

Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires
  • Author : Jeremy K. Davis
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2018-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781439665824

Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires Book Review:

The Berkshires of Massachusetts have long been known as a winter sports paradise. Forty-four ski areas arose from the 1930s to the 1970s. The Thunderbolt Ski Trail put the Berkshires on the map for challenging terrain. Major ski resorts like Brodie Mountain sparked the popularity of night skiing with lighted trails. All-inclusive resorts--like Oak n' Spruce, Eastover and Jug End--brought thousands of new skiers into the sport between the 1940s and 1970s. Over the years, many of these ski areas faded away and are nearly forgotten. Jeremy Davis of the New England/Northeast Lost Ski Areas Project brings these lost locations back to life, chronicling their rich histories and contributions to the ski industry.

A Mediterranean Society

A Mediterranean Society
  • Author : S. D. Goitein
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 538
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0520217349

A Mediterranean Society Book Review:

S.D. Goitein's five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world has been abridged and reworked into this volume that captures the essential narratives and contexts.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1084
  • Relase : 1870
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10498636

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Behind the Stained-Glass Window

Behind the Stained-Glass Window
  • Author : Patzi Raven
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 325
  • Relase : 2003-03
  • ISBN : 9781410706782

Behind the Stained-Glass Window Book Review:

At St Philomena Academy convent school, Aurora finds more that just religious mystery to explore. The arbitrary cruelty the nuns inflict upon the pupils and the shameful secrets that like dormant in the academy provoke Aurora and her close-knit group of friends to ingenious feats of cunning and guile. In Behind the Stained-Glass Window, Patzi Raven allows the reader to witness the workings of a world where the oppression of children is institutionalized and the rites of growing up are soiled by guilt. In prose that weaves the past and present into an almost Proustian translucence, Raven takes on the urgent themes of adolescent piety, sexual awakening and the intensity of female friendship. Against the austere backdrop of the convent, a charming and touching tale emerges of the persistence of the sense of justice and the value of friendship through time.

Weekends Away Without Leaving Home

Weekends Away Without Leaving Home
  • Author : Lara Morris Starr
  • Publisher : Mango Media
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2002-01-31
  • ISBN : 9781609255244

Weekends Away Without Leaving Home Book Review:

Set the scene for armchair adventures with food, drink, and entertainment suggestions—and enjoy virtual vacations to destinations around the world. With a tiny bit of ingenuity and effort, anyone can create a wonderful weekend at home that brings almost as much pleasure as an actual vacation away—without the hassle of flights, foreign currency exchange, or large credit card bills. This entertaining and instructive book features guides to experiencing all the excitement of Brazil, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, Paris, Tuscany, Greece, Morocco, Africa, St. Petersburg, India, China, Thailand, Japan, and Australia—all without leaving the comfort of home. Each chapter offers: suggestions on setting the scene books, videos, and music for your weekend a complete meal suggestion, with recipes Part cookbook, part cultural guidebook, this unique volume is also ideal for planning themed dinner parties—and opens up new worlds even when you can’t hop on a plane.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 866
  • Relase : 1870
  • ISBN : OSU:32435028608750

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Masterminds and Wingmen

Masterminds and Wingmen
  • Author : Rosalind Wiseman
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2014-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780307986689

Masterminds and Wingmen Book Review:

A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively. What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.

Love’S Death and Rebirth

Love’S Death and Rebirth
  • Author : Leah Ploni
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2016-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781480838390

Love’S Death and Rebirth Book Review:

Leah is twenty when she meets Mr. Right. Although he is only the second man she has ever dated, Leah has no reason to believe Shalom is anything other than a good, kind, and generous soul. Even as their relationship is just beginning and distance separates them, Leah has no doubt that he is the man she will marry. However, when Shaloms behavior turns abusive, Leah is filled with self-doubt, confusion, and depression. Leah must now come to terms with the fact that the man she loves and wants to marry is abusive. She is approached with confusion on all sides, especially when her family doesnt want to believe in Shaloms abusive behavior. Leah must look inside of herself to find the strength to overcome the situation. In this novel based on true events, a young Jewish woman who becomes embroiled in an abusive relationship over the course of several years must somehow find the strength to overcome the pain and allow her heart to open up again.

Cultural Foundations of Political Psychology (Clt)

Cultural Foundations of Political Psychology (Clt)
  • Author : Paul Roazen
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0765801825

Cultural Foundations of Political Psychology (Clt) Book Review:

Over the centuries all of the great philosophers made psychology central to understanding social life. Indeed, the ancient Greeks thought it impossible to conceive of political life without insight into the human soul. Yet insuffficient professional legitimization attaches to the central importance of modern depth psychology in understanding politics. Cultural Foundations of Political Psychology explores the linkages between psychology and politics, focusing on how rival conceptions of the good life and unspoken moral purposes in the social sciences have led to sectarian intolerance. Roazen has always approached the history of psychoanalysis with the conviction that ethical issues are implicit in every clinical encounter. Thus, his opening chapter on Erich Fromm's exclusion from the International Psychoanalytic Association touches on a host of political matters, including collaboration as opposed to resistance to Nazi tyranny. Roazen also brings a public/private perspective to such well-known episodes as the Hiss/Chambers case, the circumstances of Virginia Woolf's madness and suicide, and the matter of CIA funding of the monthly Encounter. He deals with the reaction to psychoanalysis on the part of three major philosophers--Althusser, Wittgenstein, and Buber--and looks at the link between psychology and politics in the work of such political theorists as Machiavelli, Rousseau, Burke, Tocqueville, Berlin, and Arendt. A chapter grappling with Vietnam and the Cold War illustrates how political psychology should be concerned with questions of an ethical or "ought" character. In examining the social and psychological bases for political theorizing, Roazen shows how both psychology and politics must change and redefine their methodologies as a result of their interaction. Roazen concludes with a chapter on how political psychology must deal with issues posed by changing conceptions of femininity. This volume is a pioneering exploration of the intersection of psychology and politics. Paul Roazen is professor emeritus of social and political science at York University in Toronto. He is the author of The Trauma of Freud: Controversies in Psychoanalysis, The Historiography of Psychoanalysis, Freud: Political and Social Thought, Encountering Freud: The Politics and Histories of Psychoanalysis, and Brother Animal: The Story of Freud and Tausk, all available from Transaction.

My Life Story

My Life Story
  • Author : Pramila Dugel
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 154
  • Relase : 2019-05-30
  • ISBN : 9781796027310

My Life Story Book Review:

Life is a journey. Long for some and short for others. Nevertheless, we select our own paths to reach our destination. In doing so, we are forced to stop at various junctions, becoming emotionally, sensationally, and spiritually involved with what we encounter. As the duration of the journey progresses, we age with time. The subconscious mind projects past images in sequences or by association, making life surreal. Like actors on stage, we perform, aware of our entrances and exits. Every performance is a prologue to what might be or what might have been.

Drag Me Out Like a Lady

Drag Me Out Like a Lady
  • Author : Jentri Anders
  • Publisher : Gegensatz Press
  • Pages : 501
  • Relase : 2022-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781621308317

Drag Me Out Like a Lady Book Review:

She was arrested in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. She was at the Be-In when Timothy Leary told us to drop out. She was in the battle of People's Park when James Rector was killed. She was tear-gassed on campus at UC Berkeley. She was at Altamont when a Hell's Angel murdered a concertgoer. Now she has written her autobiography, describing her unusual trajectory through an unusual era. In the spirit of Howard Zinn, Jentri Anders presents her life as an activist and anthropologist. A Southerner with deep roots in Georgia and Arkansas, she went to high school in Groveland, Florida, one of the most notorious locations in black history. Expelled from both a Georgia Bible college and Florida State University for political reasons, she moved to California, participated in the antiwar movement there, then was sexually and politically harrassed out of UC Berkeley. She dropped out of mainstream culture to become a back-to-the-land hippie in what is now called the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt County, California, then dropped back in, wrote the definitive ethnography of back-to-the-land hippies, and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Berkeley in the Sixties. A fascinating writer, Anders is also a scholar. Drag Me Out Like a Lady is thoroughly researched, indexed, referenced, and documented, including historical material from her personal files. Cultural historians, anthropologists, activists, feminists, literate hippies, as well as people who just like weird stories, will all love this book

Sabas, Leader of Palestinian Monasticism

Sabas, Leader of Palestinian Monasticism
  • Author : Joseph Patrich
  • Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 0884022218

Sabas, Leader of Palestinian Monasticism Book Review:

The impact of the life of Sabas and his exceptional system of monastic life has endured from the fifth century to the present. In this study, which originated from an archeological survey, Joseph Patrich examines the Sabaitic contributions to Palestinian monasticism, from Sabas's role as founder and abbot to the theological struggles after his death.

Weekends with Matt

Weekends with Matt
  • Author : Peter Coleman
  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2022-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781922848833

Weekends with Matt Book Review:

The 'peacock's tail' is used to describe a wine that is wonderfully complex and ultimately rewarding. Surely there's no better metaphor for life. Weekends with Matt is a classic odd-couple tale of two very different men and the common ground that can be found over a shared passion. It was at the bottle shop, somewhere between the chardonnay and the zinfandel, that Peter realised he didn't have a clue about wine. On his way to a dinner party and in a mild panic, he called Matt, a wine-loving acquaintance who expertly steered him towards the perfect bottle. The selection was a hit, but it was Matt's passion that stuck in Peter's mind. He decided to visit Matt's vineyard for an introduction to the noble grape. One visit led to another and this unlikely pairing of a Proust-quoting intellectual and a farmer with a love of hunting found themselves bonding over life, ideas, vulnerability, aspiration, nature, philosophy - and, of course, a glass or three of wine. Like a tipsy Tuesdays with Morrie, this well-crafted tale is as much a guide to life as the mysteries of wine. With thought-provoking notes and philosophical undertones, this is a delightful story that readers will love to sip and savour.

Weekends with Daisy

Weekends with Daisy
  • Author : Sharron Kahn Luttrell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2013-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781451686241

Weekends with Daisy Book Review:

Currently in development with CBS Films, this is the emotional and uplifting memoir of a woman who became a volunteer trainer for Daisy, a sweet yellow Lab puppy, and her unique relationship with the inmate who is Daisy’s partner in the Prison PUP program. When Sharron Luttrell, a journalist still deeply mourning the loss of her family dog, found out about a weekend puppy raiser program for a service dog organization, she knew it was just she needed to help her move on. It seemed ideal; pick up a puppy on Friday, return it on Sunday night, get a new puppy each year. No strings attached. Well, it turns out that there were strings – and they tugged at her every Sunday evening when she had to return “her dog” to prison. This memoir chronicles Sharron’s year co-parenting Daisy, a sweet lab puppy, with Keith, a convicted felon serving a decades-long sentence. As Sharron and Keith develop a rapport based on their brief weekend handovers (an exchange she describes as "divorced parents handing over the kids"), she begins to speculate about what the quiet, gentle Keith could have done to wind up in medium-security prison. When, through an accident of fate, Sharron finally discovers the crime Keith actually committed, she is shaken to her foundation. How can she continue to work with him, knowing what she does? But can she dismiss her personal experience with him, which has been nothing but kind? Ultimately, she looks to Daisy to pull her through—she must “think like a dog” and react in the present, not the past. Mindful of how much Daisy has taught her in a short time, Sharron can also see how much this special dog has helped Keith learn empathy, remorse, and to face the consequences of his actions. As the two of them work tirelessly to ensure that Daisy passes her final test and fulfills her destiny by becoming a service dog, Sharron tests the limits of her own strength, compassion, and capacity for love.