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Love's Work is at once a memoir and a book of philosophy. Written by the English philosopher Gillian Rose as she was dying of cancer, it is a book about both the fallibility and endurance of love, love that becomes real and endures through an ongoing reckoning with its own limitations. Rose looks back on her childhood, the complications of her parents' divorce and her dyslexia, and her deep and divided feelings about what it means to be Jewish. She tells the stories of several friends also laboring under the sentence of death. From the sometimes conflicting vantage points of her own and her friends' tales, she seeks to work out (seeks, because the work can never be complete--to be alive means to be incomplete) a distinctive outlook on life, one that will do justice to our yearning both for autonomy and for connection to others. With droll self knowledge ("I am highly qualified in unhappy love affairs," Rose writes, "My earliest unhappy love affair was with Roy Rogers") and with unsettling wisdom ("To live, to love, is to be failed"), Rose has written a beautiful, tender, tough, and intricately wrought survival kit packed with necessary but unanswerable questions.
Available for the first time in over a decade, two classic Dorothy Garlock romances - SING SOFTLY TO ME and GENTLE TORMENT - are coming back into print in an irresistible two-in-one volume. SING SOFTLY TO ME: She thought she'd escaped the man - and the memories. But Tom Clary suddenly appeared in Minnesota to summon her home. Without hesitation, Beth Marshall left her hospital job and made the hazardous winter drive back to Cody, Wyoming, with the brash cowboy she'd tried so hard to forget. She couldn't refuse Tom's imperious command to return to nurse her ailing sister. But how could she share Tom's house, where her sister now lived? The magic was still there but so was the danger. Tom's searing embrace rekindled passions that had slept but never died. He swore the past was behind them. But had he really changed, or was she headed for heartbreak -again? GENTLE TORMENT: Tawny-haired Lindy Williamson fled the sun-graced south for the promise of the Alaskan frontier - leaving behind Jake, the rugged ex-husband who'd tormented her even as he tempted her. Facing a challenging job with an oil drilling company, Lindy was determined to build a new - and single - life for herself. Then Jake came to claim her, barging into her life to reopen the wounds he'd inflicted, to revive the yearnings he'd aroused. His burning kisses had seduced her once. Would his fiery passion win her again?
LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices, and allowing consumerism, technology, and science to run rampant over all aspects of daily life. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl advertisements at unsuspecting passers-by, REGRET machines eliminate doubt over roads not taken, soul mates are identified and brought together (while existing, unscientifically validated relationships are driven remorselessly asunder), and rocketing the dead into the sky becomes both a status symbol and a beautiful, cathartic show for those left behind. Indridi and Sigrid, two blissfully happy young lovers, have their perfect worlds threatened (along with Indridi's sanity) when they are "calculated apart" and are forced to go to extreme lengths to prove their love. Their journey ultimately puts them on a collision course with LoveStar, who is on his own mission to find what might become the last idea in the world. Steeped in influences ranging from Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, and Kurt Vonnegut to George Orwell, Douglas Adams, and Monty Python, Andri Snær Magnason has created a surreal yet uncomfortably familiar world, where the honey embrace of love does its utmost to survive amid relentless and overpowering controls.
For Better or Worse!"Do you really imagine that people are going to believe that this marriage is for real?"Helen was facing a "no win" scenario: she could either marry Jacob Hunt or find herself, and her father, out on the street.The question was-why did Jacob want to marry her? He'd hated her and her family all those years ago. Now the local bad boy had made good and Jacob was in a position to dictate terms.The answer was obvious. Jacob was settling old scores! And, unfortunately for her, Jacob believed that marriage was for life....
Austin music fest Yay, summer in Austin! Good food, good times. Fun for everyone! Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind. All your favorite bands But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon. All ages welcome So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang?? Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight Don't wait up!
Can you find love when you think you already have it? Shalini is new to L.A. Not new like from New York City new-or even Kansas new. New like from India new. And in the U.S., she has it all wrong: the way she dresses, the way she talks, the way she wears her hair. And then there is the ring, which makes her way different from everyone else-because Shalini has been engaged since she was three to Vikram, back in India. Shalini's life has been turned upside down. She doesn't fit in, her mom is depressed, and email is no substitute for being with Vikram. But when she meets Toby at school, Shalini's heart gets turned upside down, too. Just looking at Toby makes her stomach flutter. She thinks she loves Vikram, but he never made her feel like this. In Lovetorn, Shalini discovers that your heart ultimately makes its own choices, even when it seems as if your destiny has already been chosen.
Everyone who has ever been disappointed in Love knows how hard it is to find the "right" person. All too often we fall for people who seem too good to be true...and then discover they are. True romance is a gamble. But now there's a way to greatly reduce the odds.In LoveTypes, relationship expert Dr. Alexander Avila declares a dating revolution with his groundbreaking LoveType system -- the scientifically proven and effective method for instantly recognizing your true soul mate when you meet him or her. Based on the theory behind the most popular personality test today -- the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator -- and years of extensive research, the remarkable LoveType system is exactly what you need to cut through the dating maze.By first taking a brief quiz, you determine your unique LoveType profile. From there, the system guides you toward the LoveType best for you and provides specific answers to your most pressing relationship questions:Which of the 16 LoveTypes is most compatible with me psychologically, emotionally and sexually?What four questions can I ask to determine instantly if someone is right for me?Where can I meet my ideal mate?How can I break the ice naturally and smoothly, even if I'm shy?What dating strategies will win the heart of my ideal LoveTypeand ensure a Long-term relationship?Lasting love no longer has to be hit or miss with LoveTypes, your complete and indispensable guide to a happy and fulfilling romantic life.
Hanna was more animal than child, and no one else wanted her in their classroom. Even in the school for emotionally disturbed children where Mary MacCracken taught, Hannah was considered a hopeless case. Could Mary reach her?
Bettina Daniels lived a fairytale existence of glamour, endless parties, and luxury among America's top celebrities -- simply because she was the beautiful daughter of famous American author Justin Daniels. Then, in one moment of tragedy, her father was dead, and Bettina discovered the truth -- he had spent every dime he'd ever earned and run up millions in debt. At eighteen, penniless and alone, she had lost everything except her father's dearest friend, Ivo Stewart. A wealthy, handsome publisher of sixty-two, he offered Bettina a way out: marriage. But only for a time. What lay ahead for Bettina was a life filled with shocks and surprises -- and eventually a chance to become a playwright, and a writer like her father. Having learned her lessons dearly, Bettina blossoms into her own person at last.From the Paperback edition.
One spring evening, at an art gallery opening, Portland police detective Sam Richardson meets Amanda St. Claire, a talented, young glass artist. He's immediately attracted to her. Trouble is, they're introduced by Amanda's boyfriend, restaurant and club owner Tom Webster.Then, Webster is murdered and Amanda's accused of killing him. Amanda and Sam grow closer as they try to clear her name. Strange things begin to happen. Another glass artist publicly accuses her of stealing his ideas. She's stalked while out running errands. The sensor on the back door to her basement keeps going off, as if someone is trying to get into her house. Her studio is repeatedly broken into.Then, two more people are killed and the evidence points, again, to Amanda as the killer. And this time, Sam's life is threatened, too. On her own Amanda comes up with a plan to protect him. A plan that means she will have to shut him out of her life. But she can't let anything happen to him, not after everything he did for her.Even if it means losing the only man she's ever loved.Sensuality Level: Hot
Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotions--and inspire more love and hatred--than mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the most rational of human endeavors is at the same time one of the most emotional.
Sure, love hurts. But speed kills. At Wilder, the pain is hitting home. A big-time cosmetics company is on campus looking for fresh faces to use in their ads, and both Pam and Reva are taking a shot. But their boyfriends, Jamal and Andy, aren't exactly offering support. In fact, the guys seem more interested in cutting the girls down. They act as if they know everything, but if they don't lighten up, they'll find out what it's like to lose a girlfriend. Nancy, meanwhile, is dealing with a real loss. Bess went looking for romance and found tragedy. A motorcycle ride with Paul was cut short by a hit-and-run driver. She was seriously injured -- and Paul was killed. Nancy knows there's no simple answer to her best friend's anguish, but she's determined to find the driver and make him answer for Paul's death.
After the failure of her marriage many years ago, Christie Hanuman started over and vowed to remain single... until her ex-husband walked back into her life. Patrick had also changed, and was now raising his three-year-old son while also caring for his ailing father. Even more amazing to Christie, he had discovered a profound faith in God. Was this transformation a sign from above? And with so much history and love between them, could Christie dig deep into her soul and uncover the truth-- that she' d never stopped loving Patrick... and that this was a new chance at happiness?
A James Bond-meets-Austin Powers spoof about the gadget maker for a crime-fighting organization run by women. Jane Spyrus likes nothing more than devising new inventions, but even she knows her shrink-wrap prophylactic constraints, spray-on truth serum and her other...rather innovative creations won't help save her kidnapped neighbor from the evil Ensecksi family.
Most memoirs speak of family, innocence lost, secrets hidden and later unearthed--or of discoveries that can heal as well as scar. Loving Emma is such a story. It will appeal to all of us who have been a part of a complicated family, who have had to reach into ourselves for the strength and courage to rise to the challenges that face us. Loving Emma is a rich and candid account of one woman's struggle to be a parent. About to turn fifty, she is asked to take in and raise her partner Gemma's six-year-old niece. Unwilling and resentful of the task at the start, the author ultimately triumphs over adversity--and tells her tale with tenderness, humor, and blunt honesty. It is also the story of how women nurture children in a culture that is not always supportive, but in a community that always is. Carol A. Ortlip handles the topics of midlife crises, substance abuse, and problems of child-rearing with great aplomb. Carol A. Ortlip, a special education teacher, has held a variety of jobs, from crab-fisher in Alaska to horse-drawn cab driver in Manhattan. She is the author of We Became Like a Hand: A Story of Five Sisters(2002), a family memoir of sisterhood. She lives near Brattleboro, Vermont.
UNDER SUSPICIONThere was no doubt that the woman who called herself Evie Shaw was the key to the high-tech conspiracy that threatened Robert Cannon's computer company--and he meant to take her down personally. But as he trailed her into the heart of a long, hot Southern summer, he found himself questioning everything he believed. For he was face-to-face with a breathtaking passion--for a woman who had to be as guilty as sin. . . .
When Todd Bronski realized an eight-year old boy had stolen his laptop, he was set to call the police. But then Jenni Anderson, little Cory's aunt, came to apologize, and. . . well, she was lovely. Jenni was grateful that Todd had decided to leave the police out of it and help teach Cory a better way. The man was handsome, intelligent, kind and caring with Cory. Todd awakened feelings she hadn't experienced in years. But Jenni wasn't looking for a man. She had way too much on her plate. Besides, Todd had agreed to be her new business partner, and she wasn't about to mix business with pleasure. . . .
Historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright and his affair with one of his client's wives, that scandalized Chicago society in the early 1900s.
This book is a contemporary reminder that "loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and strength--and your neighbor as yourself" is still what it's all about.
What Does God Really Want from You? It's easy to get confused about how to please God. One Bible teacher details a long list of the commands you should be keeping. The next teacher says only grace matters. Who is right? Centuries ago, in answer to this question, Jesus simplified all the rules and regulations of the Law into just two great commands: love God and love people. Loving God and Others looks at how these two commands define the heart of Christian faith. As you rest in the certain knowledge of what God calls you to, you will be challenged to live these commands out-and discover how obeying Jesus' simple commands will transform not only your life but also the lives of those around you.
Author of "Miracles and Wonders" and "With Wings Like Eagles," Miller is a pastor, poet, theologian, and painter. This is his latest theology book.
Originally published in 1974, Loving Her is the first novel by an African American author to deal explicitly with interracial lesbian love.
Life has gone out of focus for photojournalist Matt Latimer. So he's heading back home to the tiny California town where he grew up, hoping to reconnect with his roots, his purpose and his art; But Matt's homecoming is an event that will propel him-and those closest to him- into the complex territories of friendship, loyalty ... and love. Growing up, Matt was always around when Jessie Sinclair needed him most. Now she needs him for the most important decision of her life. She wants a baby. Suddenly the lives of Matt and Jessie and others in this small town collide in unexpected ways. Jessie must choose between what was and what might still be, between past heartbreak and the promise of new love, between what was lost and what is waiting to be found.
"You'll have to learn to speak, to dress, to conduct yourself as a lady." Those orders were intoned by Sebastian, the cold haughty Earl of Moorland to Jewel Combs, the cockney commoner defiantly facing him in his luxurious drawing room. Despite his icy demeanor, Jewel couldn't help but notice that the Earl was a breathtakingly handsome man. Still, the only thing that checked her saucy reply was the realization that the Earl's outlandish plans would give her a home, and she would never be hungry, shivering, or frightened in dark dockside alleys ever again. Fate had brought Jewel to the mansion on Grosvenor Square; now she was going to grab the gold ring of chance and become "Julia Stratham," a genuine upper-crust, silk-and-lace aristocrat. She didn't know why blue-blooded Sebastian had accepted the challenge to transform her from a diamond in the rough into a glittering gem. She did know she had a surprise in store of her own: She would teach this titled nobleman that although she wasn't a lady, she was all woman... and the one with whom he was going to madly, unwisely, and passionately fall in love.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Yes, well, Remington Walker was no angel. . . He posed a more serious danger to Libby than she'd ever faced. Libby Blue had found a refuge from her past in the Idaho wilderness. Leaving her ruthless father and a privileged Eastern girlhood behind, she finally found freedom in the wild West. Libby could run a ranch, make her own choices, and never have to answer to any man. But then Remington Walker rode into her life. Despite herself, Libby found Remington breaking through all her defenses. Threatening the fragile safety of her western refuge. But what she doesn't know is that Remington has a reason for being there. A reason that could well destroy them both.
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