Oldest Daughters

What to Know If You are One Or Have Ever Been Bossed Around by One

Author: Patricia H Schudy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998386508

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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The impact of the first-born daughter's childhood position on her adult life, siblings and spouse shared by more than 100 family members of diverse ethnicities. Results from an online survey of several hundred random participants. The author's own experiences. A contributing psychologist's suggestions for personal transformation.

Fame Game

Author: Louise Fennell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147111337X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Imagine you were rich and famous… And suddenly you lost all your money, your home and all the things you'd worked so hard for - what would you do? How would you feel if your ex-PA wrote a 'tell all' book, exposing your family's most shameful secrets? If your public turned against you and the press reviled you? If your phones were tapped, your car was followed and your house was under siege - where would you run to? Who would you turn to if all your friends dropped you and you needed refuge? The Spenders, once Britain's favourite family, have suffered all this and more. Now, forced to flee to the beautiful but dilapidated estate of an old friend, they find that country life doesn't offer quite the calm, uncomplicated solution to their problems that they were hoping for. In fact things are about to get a whole lot scarier… The gripping sequel to Dead Rich. 'A highly entertaining tale that unravels as not so much a whodunit as a who-did-what-to-whom involving multiple identities, murder and much more as we glimpse what the book's blurb describes as the family's 'gilded gutter life'' YOU magazine - Mail on Sunday 'Louise Fennell adds generous helpings of romp and thriller to her debut satire of the world of stellar celebrities - a world which she depicts with vigour and an insider's know-how' Daily Mail

Fashioned for Murder

Author: George Harmon Coxe

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 904998617X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Trying to help a model, a fashion photographer exposes a sinister plot The photo in Fashion Parade galls Jerry Nason. It’s not the picture itself—an ordinary shot showing off a slim, Spanish-inspired dress and a few pieces of jewelry. It’s the model, Linda Courtney, who stood him up for a date a few months earlier. The morning after the magazine’s release, the woman who spurned his affection turns up to offer him some work. She’s come with the same set of costume jewelry she wore in the Fashion Parade picture, and her bosses, a strange pair of men who claim to work in advertising, want shots of the fake gems. Nason obliges, the two men leave, and Linda begins to tell the truth.

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

Author: J. Thomas Rimer,Mitsuya Mori,M. Cody Poulton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537131

Category: Drama

Page: 880

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This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.

Kings Of The North

Paladin's Legacy: Book Two

Author: Elizabeth Moon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119272

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1974

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King Kieri's realm has been destabilised by political wrangling and his court is blind to the dangers - until an assassination attempt on their king. And when this backfires, Kieri's enemies start planning an invasion using dragonfire, a force unseen for hundreds of years. In King Mikeli's adjoining kingdom, his crown is threatened by a bandit prince. Alured the Black claims his lineage gives him dominion over all the lands. His ambition is boundless, his methods are ruthless and he will not be swayed from his goal, whether or not it undermines a region already on the brink of war. Dark mages also watch for weakness and hunger for their own lost powers. The Kings of the North must plan wisely, as disaster is a sword's breadth away.

The Old Girl's Book of Dreams

How to Make Your Wishes Come True Day by Day and Night by Night

Author: Cal Garrison

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781609251826

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Imagine a woman who's part Mae West, part Dear Abby, with a scoop of Glenda, and a large dollop of Kali energy, who tells it like Janis Joplin might. Cal Garrison is that woman, a professional witch and astrologer, who in her first book, The Old Girls' Book of Spells, invited women of a certain age to use her spells to enliven their love lives, find their car keys, and prevail at work and at home. In this sequel, Garrison invites these same women to take a few minutes a day throughout the year to conjure their own dreams and magic. In the Introduction she teaches women to put their minds on the shelf and get into their hearts, to discover their true desire and write it down. Organized by the signs of the zodiac, beginning with Capricorn and ending with Sagittarius, The Old Girls' Book of Dreams offers tidbits of wisdom, relevant stories from the author's life, and ideas about what kind of magic and energy to look for in each month. When is it time to plant the seeds? And when is it time to reap the fruit? Garrison offers twelve essays, well stories, well pages of hard-won knowledge and homespun advice. Each of these is followed by 12 blank pages. Here's where you record your dreams and begin to conjure them into reality. With more than 100 inspirational quotes, sayings, and get-off-your-buttisms to further inspire you as you are delivered dreams the whole year round.

Blackbird

Author: David Crookes

Publisher: Big Indian Pty Ltd

ISBN: 0980825202

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding. South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships, then sold to the highest bidder and forced to cut cane on the northern sugar plantations. Beautiful young Kiri, destined for slavery is rescued from her fate by half-breed Ben Luk, a prospector who plans to become a respectable businessman in Brisbane after acquiring wealth in the Palmer River goldfields.However racial prejudice runs high in the colony and Ben and Kiri make ruthless, unforgiving enemies who will stop at nothing to bring them down. Ultimately their refusal to bow to tyranny, and their love for each other, carry them though their many turbulent adventures.

I Am His and He Is Mine

Author: Alisha Sheryl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493190490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 1972

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Alisha, a ten-year-old student, was a defenseless lamb trying to survive in the midst of a throng of wolves throughout her middle school and high school years. She discovered that oftentimes the enemy uses people, places, events, and a number of means to ruthlessly persecute the Lord's lambs in futile attempts to steal human souls. Alisha was no exception as she weathered the attacks of bullying, discrimination, and along with a plethora of other ugly things that shook her confidence in herself. This sincere and heart-written book is her journey through her wilderness where she had to shake off the lies and the fights and wrestles with suicide. While on this path, she tells of how she found peace, joy, and salvation through a dear shepherd and faithful friend, Jesus Christ. Based on true and honest experiences, this book is meant to uplift and encourage those who feel loved and unloved, for those who feel surrounded by isolation, because God uses wounds as healing tools for others in need of healing in their lives. This is her story, and to God be the glory!

Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - E-Book

Author: David J. Magee,James E. Zachazewski,William S. Quillen,Robert C. Manske

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715729

Category: Medical

Page: 824

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Part of David J. Magee's Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides expert insight and clear rehabilitation guidelines to help you manage injuries and special medical needs unique to athletic clients. Contributions from leading physical therapists, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons give you a comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of common sports-related injuries and help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Addresses a broad range of sports-related injuries and conditions Reinforces key concepts with highlighted content and hundreds of detailed illustrations Summarizes essential information for fast, easy reference in class or in clinical settings

Journey in Time to Cleopatra

Author: Helmar Lewis

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 161210133X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Hank entered the Indianapolis race with a new fuel in his racer--and wound up twenty centuries in the past!

The Silent Spaces

Author: R.G Rankine

Publisher: Thinking Plainly Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Addison had wanted to get away from everything and everyone for a long time. He had planned his escape from the world and thought he would be happy. He was happy. For a while. But once he had made real his plan; once he had withdrawn from the world, he didn't understand why he could not settle. Why did his mind start thinking this way? Was he really alone? What was it he actually wanted? Addison found it was time to confront his dreams; did he really understand the choice he had made?

In His Hands

Author: Joyce Risinger

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449725171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Reversed the Curse

Author: Ronny Lambert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101793

Category: Drama

Page: 281

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From what Ive seen, the best parts of life are always permanently cemented by great moments, flashbacks, so to speak. If youve read the entire book, youd know that I have a lot of special moments in my life and theres even more that I couldnt work into the manuscript. With that being said, this book to me is not only a work of art, but its also a testament to me and my readers that I pride myself in squeezing the best out of life no matter what the situation. It gives a clear explanation of the choices and decisions I and my generation battle with on a regular basis, and it shows that Im willing to work as hard as I need to in order to accomplish my goals. Even when the solutions seem outside of the box, Ill do whatevers necessary to improve or maintain my living conditions. Whether it be for work or for playtime, Ive found out that if I dont put 100 percent into what Im doing, Ill never know how great my accomplishments could be. This book is one of the things in my life that Im most proud of. Through this book, I was able to explain how much friends and relationships in general can affect your life. This is what makes trusting God even more important. Ive had several times where Ive felt like I was in the wrong place or with the wrong people or with people that didnt really care as much as theyve led on. But through trusting God and finding some patience, life showed me that I was exactly where he wanted me to be. The love and loyalty my friends and family members have continually showed me is a true testament to that. If I wouldve given up on a few people that I thought about giving up on, I wouldve never known how great a particular relationship or two couldve turned out to be. So with that being said, my proudest accomplishment in this book is the fact that I have valued the people I was supposed to value the most and that they know Ive done everything in my power to shield them from lifes hard times as well. The funny part about me falling out with a few people I loved is that if I never had to feel alone, and these friends and family always protected me, I wouldve never known how strong I really was. Luckily for me, God put a lot of people in my life that were honest, intelligent, and sincere, and the bond that Ive shared with these people alone has made my life worthwhile. But through the trials and tribulations that rested solely on my shoulders, I was able to find my true inner strength. And from what Ive seen, Im a pretty strong individual! Still through all of the good and bad, looking at things from my friends and family members perspective, I was able to see the mistakes that I couldnt recognize; I was able to experiment with new ways to live my life better, and I was able to learn to appreciate the different thoughts and gifts that make us all special human beings. So to everyone that holds me down in Cleveland, Atlanta, and abroad, I sincerely love you and always will even after my death. Never forget that. Ive learned a lot about life in my brief twenty-eight years of existence, and I wish I could share everything Ive learned with everyone whos alive. And vice versa, I also wish everyone else could share their learning experiences with me. I think we all have things to teach each other. When youre able to somehow connect the different struggles and paths of totally different people, you can see that our differences are what let us connect the dots, so to speak. In other words, our differences help us learn more about each other and more about life. As a people, I dont think we embrace our differences too well, and thats something we all need to work on as a whole. Unfortunately, we cant undo our past mistakes, but we can take one day at a time to perfect our way of life. I hope that one day, we all can perfect our lives to a level that makes God happy and, at the same time, helps us live life to the fullest. Because certain Christians try to pressure certain beli

Daughters Of Rebecca

Author: Iris Gower

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407083562

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Shanni Price is a spirited, lively girl, but her tragic and poverty-stricken life has given her little chance to enjoy herself. Then, at a moment of dreadful despair, she is given protection by lovely, wealthy Llinos Mainwaring, and goes to live with her at the famous pottery in Swansea. Llinos, whose marriage to handsome, exotic Joe has run into trouble, is glad to have this strong-minded girl as her companion, but when they both meet the dashing Dafydd Buchan, young Shanni begins to regard her employer as her rival in love. These are troubled times in South Wales, when the poor people are feeling the effects of repression and the Rebeccas, bold rebel leaders dressed as women, are storming the countryside. As Llinos begins to wonder whether her marriage to Joe is over, and Shanni becomes involved with the rioters, the life of the pottery is threatened as never before. In this powerful new novel Iris Gower continues the story begun in Firebird, Dream Catcher and Sweet Rosie, set amongst the romantic china clay potteries of South Wales.

The Mind's Eye

A Novel

Author: Alan Krohn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465323813

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Set during the short, dark days of a Michigan winter, The Mind's Eye takes the reader into the psychoanalytic consulting room and into the mind of Ivan Weiss, a gifted but troubled, psychoanalyst. Weiss' life is disintegrating. His daughter was recently raped, the clinic he directs is facing a sexual harassment charge, and paranoid worries about his wife's fidelity, which had plagued him in the past, are resurfacing. When his wife disappears, leaving an enigmatic note, and his daughter goes missing, his world totally flies apart. The story ranges from the quiet of the analytic consulting room in Ann Arbor to the south of France to a police chase in the devastated areas of downtown Detroit. It is about the present and secrets from the past.

Listen to the Squawking Chicken

When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)

Author: Elaine Lui

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069813706X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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“I devoured this book in one sitting...alternately cheering, laughing, cringing, and gasping in horror. Lui captures the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship that is both complicated and beautiful. Poignant with a bare honesty that may make you think (and rethink) your own relationships.” —Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui’s site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine’s life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. “Where’s my money?” she asks every time she sees Elaine. “You’ll never be Miss Hong Kong,” she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken’s life—in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother’s unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere.

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels

Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062065416

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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RITA® Award-winning author Sarah MacLean reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel's final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series . . . By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.