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The Dolls' Room

by Deborah Bonner Llorenç Villalonga

A classic of contemporary Catalan literature, and a haunting and satirical portrait of a vanishing age, Llorenc¸ Villalonga's The Dolls' Room concerns the decline of Don Toni and Dona Maria Antonia Bearn: aristocrats, cousins, husband and wife, and members of the decadent, age-old ruling class of the town that bears their name. Their story is told by the nai¨ve family priest, Don Joan, who was taken under Don Toni's wing as a schoolboy. Describing the shabby grandeur of his benefactors' lives--their ancient, rundown family mansion, their grand but ruinous excursions to Paris and Rome, and the mysterious events that lead to their deaths--the humbly devout Joan is continually challenged, and perhaps titillated, by Don Toni's impious personality, his defiance of church authority, and his scandalous affairs. Partly condemning and partly admiring his devilish mentor, the pure-minded Don Joan's lurid "biography" of the Bearns is a testament to the eternal attractiveness of the libertine, and the lengths to which we go in justifying our own worst impulses.

Dolly (Vintage Contemporaries)

by Anita Brookner

In her superbly accomplished new novel, Anita Brookner proves that she is our mast profound observer of women's lives, posing questions about feminine identity and desire with a stylishness that conveys an almost sensual pleasure.From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled. Where Jane is tactful and shy, Dolly is flamboyant and unrepentantly selfish, a connoisseur of fine things, an exploiter of wealthy people. But as the exigencies of family bring Jane and Dolly together, Brookner shows us that we may end up loving people we cannot bring ourselves to like -- and that this paradox makes love all the more precious and miraculous.

Dolly: The Biography

by Alanna Nash

This comprehensive look at the life of country music superstar Dolly Parton covers her poor but loving upbringing through her recent induction into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame. Based on extensive interviews with a host of Nashville's biggest stars such as BARBARA MANDRELL, MARTY ROBBINS, and EDDIE RABBITT, as well as with the Parton family and Dolly herself, this intimate biography charts the legendary singer's life from the backwoods of Tennessee to the footlights of the Grand Ole Opry and beyond. This updated edition looks at the country singer's endeavors from the 1980s through today, a period in which Parton opened her own theme park, Dollywood; flirted with pop music; and returned to her rural mountain roots with the release of three critically acclaimed bluegrass albums--Hungry Again in 1997, The Grass Is Blue in 1999, and Little Sparrow in 2001. Nash also takes readers into the studio for the release of Dolly's most recent record, the much-lauded Halos & Horns.

Dolly and the Bird of Paradise (Johnson Johnson #6)

by Dorothy Dunnett

Johnson Johnson, portrait painter (and secret agent for British Intelligence), and his yacht Dolly gets tangled up in international intrigue with a beautiful bird named Rita Geddes.

Dolly and the Doctor Bird (Johnson Johnson #3)

by Dorothy Dunnett

A Doctor Bird and a British spy. Outlandish, likable characters. Well written. Very British.

Dolly and the Nanny Bird (Johnson Johnson #5)

by Dorothy Dunnett

The intrepid and attractive bird is Joanna - a fully qualified, gold-medalled nanny, who is mysteriously snowbound on an ostensibly innocent skiing trip in Manitoba. This is only the beginning of a perilous journey from New York to Cape Cod to Yugoslavia, involving a fantastic array of characters - Eskimos, anthropologists, Beautiful People, and of course, portrait painter Johnson Johnson and his sailing yacht Dolly.

Dolly and the Singing Bird (Johnson Johnson #1)

by Dorothy Dunnett

Johnson Johnson and his lovely yacht Dolly are the principal players in the Dolly mysteries. In this book, a romantic rendezvous uncovers not coloratura soprano Valentina Rossi's lover but a corpse.

Dolly and the Starry Bird (Johnson Johnson #4)

by Dorothy Dunnett

Johnson Johnson and his yacht Dolly are in Rome, trying to solve the mystery of a headless camera thief.

Dolly City

by Dalya Bilu Orly Castel-Bloom

"Dolly City--a city without a base, without a past, without an infrastructure. The most demented city in the world." In the midst of a futuristic-primitive metropolis, the accumulation of all our urban nightmares, Doctor Dolly (certified by the University of Katmandu) finds a newborn baby in a black plastic bag, and decides to become a mother. Overcome by unfamiliar maternal urges, Dolly dispenses with her private lab of rare diseases and turns all her surgical passion onto her son. Ceaselessly cutting and sewing, Dolly is the scalpel-wielding version of the all-too-familiar Jewish Mother archetype, forever operating upon her son with destructive, invasive love. In this grotesque satire of war and the defensive measures taken to survive it, Orly Castel-Bloom, one of Israel's most provocative and original writers, turns her own scalpel upon that most holy of institutions, the myth of motherhood--and its implications in the life of a nation.

Dolly Dialogues

by Anthony Hope

Dolly marries dull but steady and rich Lord Mickleham, in the teeth of his formidable mother and catty sisters, and in spite of her sometime romance with first person narrator Sam Carter. Sam flirts lightly with other women, such as the very good Mrs. Hillary, but he carries a torch for frivolous Dolly until she tricks her way through the Pearly Gates.

Dolly Mixtures: The Remaking of Genealogy

by Sarah Franklin

While the creation of Dolly the sheep, the world's most famous clone, triggered an enormous amount of discussion about human cloning, in Dolly Mixtures the anthropologist Sarah Franklin looks beyond that much-rehearsed controversy to some of the other reasons why the iconic animal's birth and death were significant. Building on the work of historians and anthropologists, Franklin reveals Dolly as the embodiment of agricultural, scientific, social, and commercial histories which are, in turn, bound up with national and imperial aspirations. Dolly was the offspring of a long tradition of animal domestication, as well as the more recent histories of capital accumulation through selective breeding, and enhanced national competitiveness through the control of biocapital. Franklin traces Dolly's connections to Britain's centuries-old sheep and wool markets (which were vital to the nation's industrial revolution) and to Britain's export of animals to its colonies--particularly Australia--to expand markets and produce wealth. Moving forward in time, she explains the celebrity sheep's links to the embryonic cell lines and global bioscientific innovation of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first. Franklin combines wide-ranging sources--from historical accounts of sheep-breeding, to scientific representations of cloning by nuclear transfer, to popular media reports of Dolly's creation and birth--as she draws on gender and kinship theory as well as postcolonial and science studies. She argues that there is an urgent need for more nuanced responses to the complex intersections between the social and the biological, intersections which are literally reshaping reproduction and genealogy. In Dolly Mixtures, Franklin uses the renowned sheep as an opportunity to begin developing a critical language to identify and evaluate the reproductive possibilities that post-Dolly biology now faces, and to look back at some of the important historical formations that enabled and prefigured Dolly's creation.

Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton

by Randy L. Schmidt

"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theater, and even theme parks. It has been more than fifty years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in down-home philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer's roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.

Dolly Parton: Country Goin' to Town (Women of Our Time)

by Susan Saunders

Dolly said every country girl dreamed of goin' to town--but Dolly knew how to make her dreams come true. She grew up in poverty in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Dolly was composing music before she could write and singing as soon as she could speak, and always believing in herself. Singing in her uncle's backwoods church, on 4:00 a.m. radio programs, and finally in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Dolly was heading for the heights of country music stardom. Her heart remains in the country, but Dolly Parton has become a star acclaimed throughout the world.

Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

by Leigh H. Edwards

Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes—the innocent mountain girl and the voluptuous sex symbol. Emerging through her lyrics, personal stories, stage presence, and visual imagery, these wildly different gender tropes form a central part of Dolly’s media image and portrayal of herself as a star and celebrity. By developing a multilayered image and persona, Dolly both critiques representations of femininity in country music and attracts a diverse fan base ranging from country and pop music fans to feminists and gay rights advocates. In Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music, Leigh H. Edwards explores Dolly’s roles as musician, actor, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur to show how Dolly’s gender subversion highlights the challenges that can be found even in the most seemingly traditional form of American popular music. As Dolly depicts herself as simultaneously "real" and "fake," she offers new perspectives on country music’s claims of authenticity.

Dolores and the Big Fire: A True Story

by Andrew Clements

Dolores is a very timid cat. Her owner, Kyle, keeps a light on all night so she won't be scared. One night Dolores pokes at Kyle's face while he is sleeping. The house is on fire! Can Dolores wake Kyle up in time?

Dolores Claiborne: A Novel (Bride Series)

by Stephen King

"An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder" (San Francisco Chronicle)--the #1 national bestseller from Stephen King about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past...one that tests her own will to survive.Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years. Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera--and the link that binds them--unfolds in Dolores's account. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a "tour de force, Dolores Claiborne is "a literary triumph. The finest of King novels...a plot of enormous energy...Read this book" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Dolores Claiborne

by Stephen King

Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But it is not quite what the police had expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make . . . She will take her time. Won't be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else's. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell and you'd better pay attention - or else.

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Mobi Classics Ser.)

by Anne Catherine Emmerich

During the Lenten season of 1823, a German nun experienced a series of ecstatic visions that transported her to Jerusalem on the eve of the Last Supper. This is her compelling visionary account of the events surrounding Jesus' final days. A primary source for Mel Gibson's epic movie, The Passion of the Christ.

Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero

by Per Bernal Dolph Lundgren

Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a lifetime of hard-fought experiences on-camera and off.Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over 40 starring roles in classic action films. It's a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness--whether you're at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique!Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever--his autobiographical training guide--features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and more.DOLPH'S SPECIAL TIPS:1. Briefing: The reasons you need to get fit2. Mission: Personal training and health philosophy3. Weaponry: How to best combine strength exercises, cardiovascular, and flexibility training4. Special Ops: Stick to your goals even while away traveling5. Fuel and supplies: The best foods and supplements to build your body6. Fit forever: Stay in shape for the rest of your life!With detailed exercise plans and over 100 step-by-step photos, Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever is the kickass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better--forever.

Dolphin Adventure: A True Story

by Wayne Grover

Eighty feet below the ocean's surface, Wayne Grover hears a clicking sound. Soon he sees three dolphins--two adults and a baby--swimming toward him. A large fishing hook is embedded in the baby's back, and suddenly Wayne realizes that, in their own way, the dolphins are asking for his help.

Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1

by Norman Franks Harry Dempsey

This book focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War 1, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement, which provided the pilot with the best possible tactical view forward for seeking out his enemy. Used extensively on the Western Front, the Dolphin proved very effective in combat, with a substantial number of British aces scoring kills with the fighter. The Snipe was built as the successor of the highly successful Camel, and entered service with the fledgling Royal Air Force in the summer of 1918. Although seeing just a few months of action before the Armistice, the Snipe nevertheless proved its superiority over virtually all other fighters.

Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist

by Maddalena Bearzi

Who hasn t fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? We need not live this solely in our imaginations anymore. With "Dolphin Confidential "Maddalena Bearzi invites all of us shore-bound dreamers to join her and travel alongside the dolphins. In this fascinating account, she takes us inside the world of a marine scientist and offers a firsthand understanding of marine mammal behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity that make up dolphin research. In this intimate narrative, Bearzi recounts her experiences at sea, tracingher own evolution as a woman and a scientist from her earliest travails to her transformation into an advocate for conservation and dolphin protection. These compelling, in-depth descriptions of her fieldwork also present a captivating look into dolphin social behavior and intelligence. The central part of the book is devoted to the metropolitan bottlenose dolphins of California, as Bearzi draws on her extensive experience to offer insights into the daily lives of these creatures as well as the difficulties involved in collecting the data that transforms hunches into hypotheses and eventually scientific facts. The book closes by addressing the critical environmental and conservation problems facing these magnificent, socially complex, highly intelligent, and emotional beings. An honest, down-to-earth analysis of what it means to be a marine biologist in the field today, "Dolphin Confidential" offers an entertaining, never less than candid, and always informative description of life among the dolphins. "

Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist

by Maddalena Bearzi

Who hasnt fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? Now we no longer have to rely solely on our imaginations . With Dolphin Confidential, Maddalena Bearzi invites all of us shore-bound dreamers to join her and travel alongside the dolphins. In this fascinating account, she takes us inside the world of a marine scientist and offers a firsthand understanding of marine mammal behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity that make up dolphin research.In this intimate narrative, Bearzi recounts her experiences at sea, tracingher own evolution as a woman and a scientist from her earliest travails to her transformation into an advocate for conservation and dolphin protection. These compelling, in-depth descriptions of her fieldwork also present a captivating look into dolphin social behavior and intelligence. The central part of the book is devoted to the metropolitan bottlenose dolphins of California, as Bearzi draws on her extensive experience to offer insights into the daily lives of these creaturesas well as the difficulties involved in collecting the data that transforms hunches into hypotheses and eventually scientific facts. The book closes by addressing the critical environmental and conservation problems facing these magnificent, socially complex, highly intelligent, and emotional beings. An honest, down-to-earth analysis of what it means to be a marine biologist in the field today, Dolphin Confidential offers an entertaining, refreshingly candid, and always informative description of life among the dolphins.

Dolphin Day

by Suzanne Kamata Stacey Dressen-McQueen

Today was a special day for Maria and her family–it was dolphin day! Maria is hard of hearing and is concerned it will be difficult to communicate with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center. Once Maria meets Sparky and Sally, her fears float away! Join the adventure as Maria, her brother Jack, and their mother and father, feed the dolphins and watch them flip and twirl in the water!

Dolphin Day

by Evelyn Flores

Georgie, raised in the States, goes to visit large extended family in Guam. He and one cousin, Frankie, dislike each other from the start. Georgie is afraid of the ocean and many things on the island. One day Frankie steals his father's boat and takes Georgie out to see dolphins. They become friends during this event, but then they run out of gas on the return trip. They spend 3 days lost on the ocean.

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