A Good Woman
Author: Elizabeth Goodman
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, Survived Herself–and Became the Indie Rock Queen. Chan Marshall’s stark lyrics, minimal arrangements,and wounded, smoky vocals, were an instant indie hit in the nineties–but her mental instability nearly derailed her career. How this sensitive but headstrong Georgian daughter of an unstable mother and a relatively unknown musician father–managed to make it big, burn out, and rise up again to become not only the darling of the indie music scene but also a fashion and Hollywood icon is the fabric of this irresistible story. Covering her musical beginnings in the south and her booze-soaked rise to fame in New York City to her eventual breakdown and subsequent reclamation of herself and her music, Cat Power delves into the soul of this fragile but ferociously gifted young talent. With seven albums behind her, the hottest designers clamoring to dress her, and perpetually sold-out venues, Marshall is at the height of her career–a perfect vantage point from which to look at her notorious and intriguing history. From interviews with her family, musicians such as Thurston Moore, Nick Cave, Dave Grohl, and Jack White, past loves like Bill Callahan and Vincent Gallo, and current friends such as Karl Lagerfeld and Wong Kar-Wai, Elizabeth Goodman gives us the real Chan Marshall–the little girl, the woman, the artist. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
The spellbinding novel from the world's favourite storyteller Annabelle Worthington, born into a life of privilege, was raised amid the glamour of New York society. But everything changes on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic alters her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle throws herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor and igniting a passion for medicine that will shape the course of her life. But a seemingly idyllic marriage brings more grief, and pursued by a scandal Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France. There she finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris - now a doctor and mother, her past almost forgotten. . . until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. A stunning and uplifting historical novel from the incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel
A Play About a Good Woman
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Open Road Media
The classic satirical play of gossip gone horribly and hilariously wrong from a master dramatist. “My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.” Lady Windermere has a happy marriage—or she believes she does, until one of London society’s gossips, the Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to voice her suspicions about an affair Lord Windermere appears to be having. And the duchess’s testimony is not the only evidence either. Lord Windermere’s private bank book shows that he has been giving large—and frequent—sums of money to a “Mrs. Erlynne,” and he even admits to seeing much of the woman. To add insult to injury, Lord Windermere insists that Mrs. Erlynne be invited to the ball being held for Lady Windermere’s birthday. Employing the witty dialogue, social satire, and outrageous paradox for which he is still remembered today, Oscar Wilde’s classic play shines a light on the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgment. Lady Windermere’s Fan examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class, while simultaneously challenging our perceptions of what constitutes a “good woman.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro has a genius for entering the lives of ordinary people and capturing the passions and contradictions that lie just below the surface. In this brilliant new collection she takes mainly the lives of women - unruly, ungovernable, unpredictable, unexpected, funny, sexy and completely recognisable - and brings their hidden desires bubbling to the surface. The love of a good woman is not as pure and virtuous as it seems: as in her title story it can be needy and murderous. Here are women behaving badly, leaving husbands and children, running off with unstuitable lovers, pushing everyday life to the limits, and if they don't behave badly, they think surprising and disturbing thoughts.
Author: Geoff Berner
A biography that doesn’t quite exist, about a violinist who can’t be found, as told by people who don’t agree on much. Novelist Geoff Berner has been tasked with writing a biography of DD, a mysterious, charismatic, chimerical musician who has, it seems, dropped off the face of the earth. In the course of his search for DD, Berner interviews her friends, ex-bandmates, ex-lovers, and others. They paint such variable portraits of her that each successive attempt to describe her casts doubt on the previous testimony. As his project is taken over by the lively, infuriating, entertaining tales, a wounded, gifted, and complex DD starts to emerge from all the eyewitness accounts and swear-to-God true stories. Who is DD? Where did she go? And why didn’t that book get written? Travel through a world of knockabout musicians and chancers, on the trail of an inimitable artist who truly lives in the moment, for better or worse.
Author: Michael Joiner
Publisher: Tate Publishing
When Marcus Trent finds he's inherited his family's grand estate, the House of Miranda, it's a discovery that takes him into his family's past, dating back to the Roaring Twenties. Chicago is thriving, and so is Mr. Chandler's nightclub. Daniel Trent, Marcus's grandfather, works for Mr. Chandler, managing the club and the lucrative profits of bootlegged alcohol. But after one of Chandler's associates threatens to take down the business, it's enough for Chandler and Daniel to call it quits. In discovering his family history, Marcus struggles to understand why, after his grandparents worked so hard to turn away from sin and corruption, his own parents would later abandon and leave him in foster care. Marcus also has his other issues to deal with. His marriage to his high school girlfriend is on the rocks, and when An'gel James, one of his closest friends in high school, comes back to town, his fidelity is tested. Will Marcus figure out what happened to his parents? What will happen to his relationship with his wife and with An'gel? Find out in Michael Joiner's heart-rendering novel, Too Much of a Good Woman. Michael Joiner is a corporate administrator, musician, and playwright. He lives in Indiana with his family.
Author: Alizon Kiel
"We are welcome in the hall of regret; it is the rare woman who sits at the table of her own grace with confidence."
Author: Nina Bawden
Publisher: Hachette UK
Today, Tuesday, the day that Penelope has chosen to leave her husband, is the first really warm day of spring...' Penelope has always done her best to be a good wife, a good mistress, a good mother - and a good magistrate. Today she is more conscious that usual of the thinness of the thread that distinguishes good from bad, the law-abiding from the criminal. Sitting in court, hearing a short, sad case of indecent exposure and a long, confused theft, she finds herself examining her own sex life (how would all that sound in court?) her own actions and intentions while she observes the defendants in the dock. This novel is a tour-de-force , an ingeniously constructed novel in which Nina Bawden counterpoints public appearance with private behaviour in her heroine, Penelope. The result is a marvellous picture of a not always admirable but engagingly complex and very human heroine. As always, Bawden offers a compelling story, sharply witty and beautifully observed. But it is also an honest and provocative book tracing the divergent courses of morality and justice, and uncomfortably posing, as Penelope does of herself, the question: who and what is a good woman?
The Lives of Julia Peterkin
Author: Susan Millar Williams
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first full-scale biography of the South Carolina writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize follows her pioneering work as a chronicler of the collapse of Southern plantation life and its effect on African Americans. UP.
On a Shoestring Budget
Category: Family & Relationships
From birth, little girls are given baby dolls and repeated countless fairy tales that all end the same way. Some handsome prince sweeps her off to live happily ever after. Meanwhile, everyone seems to be content in letting little boys eat dirt. Handsome knights don¡_t eat dirt. Consequently, they never learn how to treat their ladies like beautiful princesses. Dunt! Dunt! Dun! Javier to the rescue! That noble, gallant, father, husband of a servant.This, tell it like it is, author has taken years of hands on experience and written it in a language any knight in training can understand. Or, for that matter, any princess who is trying to turn her frog into a prince. It will make you laugh, think and change. It¡_s self-help. It¡_s a romance novel. It may even be a comedy to most but to me it¡_s just a few tips to guide your relationship to ¡°happily ever after¡±. It¡_s a great feeling to have someone love you so much, to be their heart. It¡_s an even greater feeling to know you inspire that feeling. Believe me, I know. I¡_m the one he puts his hands on to tell you about the experience.-The Wife
Sisters Standing Firm In The Word
Author: Linda J. Payne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is an anthology of inspirational messages, sermon excerpts, and prayers designed to inspire, uplift, encourage, and empower all who read it. It can be used as a devotional, scripture reference, or as an opportunity for journaling and personal reflection.
Drei Erzählungen und ein kurzer Roman
Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Nobelpreis für Literatur 2013 Alice Munro vermag es wie niemand sonst, so viel Realität, so viel Verstrickung auf so wenigen Seiten unterzubringen. Sie weiß ihre Figuren auf so knappem Raum so präzise auszuloten, den Leser so geschickt über das scheinbar Alltägliche mitten ins Dunkle, Geheimnisvolle der menschlichen Psyche zu stoßen. Ihre Storys sind Kammerspiele des Gefühls, spektakulär im scheinbar Unspektakulären - sprachliche Meisterstücke. Alice Munro hält alles in der Schwebe, erlöst uns nicht vorschnell aus unserer Unsicherheit, sondern webt uns ein in ihr erzählerisches Netz: ihr einziges Zuhause.