Author: Karen Klassen
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
ISBN: 9780991889020
Format: PDF
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You are not a bitch. You are not a cougar. You are not an animal. You are a BRILLIANT WOMAN! It is time for all women to value themselves and stand tall in the aura of self worth, self respect and declare out loud - I AM a Brilliant Woman! This book was written to remind you of how incredible you are no matter what you have been through. You are a beautiful soul. You were born brilliant. This book showcases ten incredible women (see contributing authors below) who share some of the most private, hurtful, and damaging experiences in their lives and the journey they took to embracing their own brilliance. Stories of overcoming profound loss, to being incarcerated, to helping the homeless and making a difference, from rag's to riches and stories of motherhood that will touch the heart in all of us. It takes real courage to go public with one's account of hitting the bottom, where trust and faith is shattered. This book shares an important truth that when we hit the bottom, the most profound transformation can take root - a awake up call to remember who we truly are. Contributing Authors Brenda Frame, Nola Peacock, Ragan Niepel, Sarah Gleeson, Tracy Makarenko, Lindsay Martin, Loree Cowling, Vanisha Breault, Misty Wind and Carol Whitaker

Greek Women

Author: Mitchell Carroll
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734033942
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reproduction of the original: Greek Women by Mitchell Carroll

The Mother s Recompense

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473361125
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This early work by Edith Wharton was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Mother's Recompense' is a novel about a woman who abandoned her husband and child and who returns to her home city of New York after spending years in exile. Edith Wharton was born in New York City in 1862. Wharton's first poems were published in Scribner’s Magazine. In 1891, the same publication printed the first of her many short stories, titled 'Mrs. Manstey’s View'. Over the next four decades, they – along with other well-established American publications such as Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Harper’s and Lippincott’s – regularly published her work.


Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307595447
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Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

The Sealwoman s Gift

Author: Sally Magnusson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473638976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Zoe Ball ITV Book Club Pick 'Sally Magnusson has taken an amazing true event and created a brilliant first novel. It's an epic journey in every sense: although it's historical, it's incredibly relevant to our world today. We had to pick it' Zoe Ball Book Club ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN 2018 & THE SALTIRE LITERARY AWARD FOR BEST FICTION*** 'A remarkable feat of imagination ... I enjoyed and admired it in equal measure' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 'A powerful tale of Barbary pirates ... richly imagined and energetically told.' Sunday Times - 100 Best Books to Read This Summer 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'Fascinating ... a really, really good read' BBC R2 Book Club 'The best sort of historical novel' Scotsman 'A lyrical tale' Stylist 'A poetic retelling of Icelandic history' Daily Mail 'Compelling stuff' Good Housekeeping 'An extraordinarily immersive read ... examining themes of motherhood, identity, exile and freedom' Guardian 1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history does not record: the experience of Asta, the pastor's wife, as she faces her losses with the one thing left to her - the stories from home - and forges an ambiguous bond with the man who bought her. Uplifting, moving, and witty, The Sealwoman's Gift speaks across centuries and oceans about loss, love, resilience and redemption. Chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club (a really, really, good book) and the ITV Zoe Ball/Specsavers Book Club (the quality of the writing is amazing). 'Icelandic history has been brought to extraordinary life... An accomplished and intelligent novel' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of Why Did You Lie? 'Vivid and compelling' Adam Nichols, co-translator of The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson

The Witches

Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316200611
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Body Geographic

Author: Barrie Jean Borich
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803239858
Format: PDF
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A memoir from the award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich’s Body Geographic turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself. One coordinate of Borich’s story is Chicago, the prototypical Great Lakes port city built by immigrants like her great-grandfather Big Petar, and the other is her own port of immigration, Minneapolis, the combined skylines of these two cities tattooed on Borich’s own back. Between Chicago and Minneapolis Borich maps her own Midwest, a true heartland in which she measures the distance between the dreams and realities of her own life, her family’s, and her fellow travelers’ in the endless American migration. Covering rough terrain—from the hardships of her immigrant ancestors to the travails of her often-drunk young self, longing to be madly awake in the world, from the changing demographics of midwestern cities to the personal transformations of coming out and living as a lesbian—Body Geographic is cartography of high literary order, plotting routes, real and imagined, and putting an alternate landscape on the map.

Honouring Our Kids

Author: Nola Peacock
ISBN: 9781599327181
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CONFIDENCE IS KEY: UNLOCK YOUR CHILD S SUCCESS As a parent, you want to have all the answers to make everything okay for your child all the time. But the truth is, one-on-one time with your child is fractional. In today s busy existence filled with academics, school, sports, clubs, and camps, how can you have all the answers to all the problems? . . . You can t. There are those short-lived conflicts that come and pass, but there are several ongoing issues that may inhibit your child s progress in academic or social environments. While you might not be able change the source or environment of an upset, you can seek the expertise you need to inspire confidence in your child. Whether you desire to build a stronger family connection, reduce conflict, or make everyday life more enjoyable, in Honouring Our Kids, Nola Peacock delivers a holistic approach to address your child s challenges inspiring you to take care of yourself and feel more confident in your parenting role."

Yellow Woman

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813520056
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In the past twenty-five years many Native American writers have retold the traditional stories of powerful mythological women: Corn Woman, Changing Woman, Serpent Woman, and Thought Woman, who with her sisters created all life by thinking it into being. Within and in response to these evolving traditions, Leslie Marmon Silko takes from her own tradition, the Keres of Laguna, the Yellow Woman. Yellow Woman stories, always female-centered and always from the Yellow Woman's point of view, portray a figure who is adventurous, strong, and often alienated from her own people. She is the spirit of woman. Ambiguous and unsettling, Silko's "Yellow Woman" explores one woman's desires and changes--her need to open herself to a richer sensuality. Walking away from her everyday identity as daughter, wife and mother, she takes possession of transgressive feelings and desires by recognizing them in the stories she has heard, by blurring the boundaries between herself and the Yellow Woman of myth. Silko's decision to tell the story from the narrator's point of view is traditional, but her use of first person narration and the story's much raised ambiguity brilliantly reinforce her themes. Like traditional yellow women, the narrator is unnamed. By choosing not to reveal her name, she claims the role of Yellow Woman, and Yellow Woman's story is the one Silko clearly claims as her own. The essays in this collection compare Silko's many retellings of Yellow Woman stories from a variety of angles, looking at crucial themes like storytelling, cultural inheritances, memory, continuity, identity, interconnectedness, ritual, and tradition. This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology, an authoritative text of the story itself, critical essays, and a bibliography for further reading in both primary and secondary sources. Contributors include Kim Barnes, A. LaVonne Ruoff, Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith, Bernard A. Hirsch, Arnold Krupat, Linda Danielson, and Patricia Jones.

The Complete Stories

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374515360
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Thirty-one tales depicting the humorous, if near tragic conditions of life in the Deep South during the fifties