Cut Me Loose

Author: Leah Vincent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698192672
Format: PDF
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In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman's promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties. Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Leah was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life. She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past. Fast-paced, mesmerizing, and brutally honest, Cut Me Loose tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah's eyes, we confront not only the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.

Ich bin verboten

Author: Anouk Markovits
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641091551
Format: PDF, Docs
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Zwei Frauen zwischen Tradition und Rebellion - ein Plädoyer für Toleranz und Freiheit Als die kleine Mila nach einem Pogrom ihre Eltern verliert, wird sie von der strenggläubigen Familie Stern adoptiert. Zusammen mit der ältesten Tochter Atara wächst sie in der religiösen Gemeinschaft orthodoxer Juden auf. Atara genügt diese enge Welt nicht; Mila jedoch willigt in eine arrangierte Heirat ein. Doch als ihre Ehe kinderlos bleibt, trifft sie eine Entscheidung, an der viele Jahre später ihre Familie zu zerbrechen droht. Anouk Markovits folgt in ihrem hoch gelobten Roman den Spuren einer chassidischen Familie durch das 20. Jahrhundert. Gekonnt spannt sie den Bogen von Siebenbürgen über Paris bis ins heutige Brooklyn, ermöglicht einen Einblick in diese geschlossene Gemeinschaft und zeigt eindrücklich, wie Menschen an religiöser Engstirnigkeit zerbrechen können.


Author: Nan Bauer-Maglin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813561868
Format: PDF
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Although breakups—whether celebrity or everyday—are a constant source of fascination, surprisingly little attention has been given to women who are cut loose in their later years. This is a book about (mostly) long-term relationships that have come apart. Each woman involved, the majority of whom are over sixty, tells of her experience through journal entries, essays, poetry, or stories. Although in many senses they have been abandoned, they have also been set free, untethered, and, for some, liberated sexually, mentally, or emotionally. The book is divided into two major sections. The pieces in the first part are personal narratives. Among the varied voices, we hear from women in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships who have been left by their partners or who have decided to leave them. In the second section, the contributors look at being left and leaving from psychological, sociological, economic, sexual, medical, anthropological, and literary perspectives. Other essays explore the shared experiences of specific classes of women, such as single women, widows, or abandoned daughters.

Cutting Loose

Author: Tara Janzen
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440337348
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She's the unsuspecting beauty with something everybody wants. He's the secret agent in so deep nobody can find him. Until now... CIA operative Zachary Prade made his name taking out world threats. But now he’s tracking a very different kind of danger and her name is Lily Robbins. Lily holds the key to a valuable encoded file that’s about to fall into the wrong hands. All Zach has to do is retrieve the key and forget the rain-soaked beauty who came to his Central American plantation seeking shelter from more than the weather. Lily knows him as Alejandro Campos, the seductive drug lord who saved her life. They met when she traveled to El Salvador to film a documentary…and got caught in the middle of a nasty drug-and-guerrilla war. Now, back in the U.S., hunted by spooks and assassins, Lily has to trust Campos again. Except his name isn’t Campos, and he’s arousing a passion so hot it’s criminal. That is, if they can survive long enough to enjoy it… From the Paperback edition.

The Forgotten Theatre

Author: Shea Anthony
ISBN: 0557383595
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"" We've all been laughed at one time in our lives. We've all been jealous of a sibling, We have felt pain and suffered, just as he suffered, And we've all longed-just-once for the power to crush our enemies! We pity him. We hate him. We fear him. All because there is a little of him in each of us, though we admit it to ourselves only in the darkest part of night."" Margaret Wies Tracy Hickman

Die Hochzeit der Chani Kaufman

Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257606931
Format: PDF
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Sie haben sich dreimal gesehen, sie haben sich noch nie berührt, aber sie werden heiraten: die neunzehnjährige Chani Kaufman und der angehende Rabbiner Baruch Levy. Doch wie geht Ehe, wie geht Glück? Eine fast unmögliche Liebesgeschichte in einer Welt voller Regeln und Rituale. Das freche und anrührende Debüt von Eve Harris.

The Last Four Months

Author: Yvonne Jack
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491871040
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Home health aide Hannah has been hired to care for resident Issac Gold at Happy Smiles Nursing Home, except this nursing home is anything but happy. Wrought with abuse, negligence, and bureaucratic challenges, she finds herself helplessly constrained in trying to shield Issac from the specter of death that pervades over the nursing home. But Hannah's own troubled past comes back to take her for a ride. Knowing what happened the last time someone she cared for tried to shake up and set enlightening fire to the whole nursing home industry, can Hannah save Issac or should she save herself? THE LAST FOUR MONTHS is a lyrical and mournful tale about family, aging, relationships, and sacrificial love