And Ladies of the Club

Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417617074

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This saga of the lives of two families in a small southwestern Ohio town chronicles the town's political, cultural, and social transformation, between 1868 and 1932, through the eyes of the local women's literary club.

Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

Texts of the Stories, Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Ralph E. Matlaw

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393090024

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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The thirty-four stories in this volume span Chekhov s creative career."

The Very Kind Rich Lady and Her One Hundred Dogs

Author: Chinlun Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744589337

Category: Children's stories

Page: 40

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Imagine having 100 dogs like the very kind rich lady in this book. Imagine brushing and feeding them all. Imagine playing with them all. And then, tired at the end of the day, imagine going home to bed surrounded by each and every one of them!

Ladies of the Canyons

A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest

Author: Lesley Poling-Kempes

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816524947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of a group of remarkable women whose lives were transformed by the people and landscape of the American Southwest in the first decades of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Ladies of the Field

Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure

Author: Amanda Adams

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553654331

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature -- soft, nurturing, submissive -- were upended. Ladies of the Field tells the story of seven remarkable women, each a pioneering archaeologist, each headstrong, smart, and courageous, who burst into what was then a very young science. Amanda Adams takes us with them as they hack away at underbrush under a blazing sun, battle swarms of biting bugs, travel on camelback for weeks on end, and feel the excitement of unearthing history at an archaeological site. Adams also reveals the dreams of these extraordinary women, their love of the field, their passion for holding the past in their hands, their fascination with human origins, and their utter disregard for convention.

The Lady and the Panda

The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

Author: Vicki Croke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307535870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that had for countless centuries lived in secret in the labyrinth of lonely cold mountains. In The Lady and the Panda, Vicki Constantine Croke gives us the remarkable account of Ruth Harkness and her extraordinary journey, and restores Harkness to her rightful place along with Sacajawea, Nellie Bly, and Amelia Earhart as one of the great woman adventurers of all time. Ruth was the toast of 1930s New York, a dress designer newly married to a wealthy adventurer, Bill Harkness. Just weeks after their wedding, however, Bill decamped for China in hopes of becoming the first Westerner to capture a giant panda–an expedition on which many had embarked and failed miserably. Bill was also to fail in his quest, dying horribly alone in China and leaving his widow heartbroken and adrift. And so Ruth made the fateful decision to adopt her husband’s dream as her own and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. It was not easy. Indeed, everything was against Ruth Harkness. In decadent Shanghai, the exclusive fraternity of white male explorers patronized her, scorned her, and joked about her softness, her lack of experience and money. But Ruth ignored them, organizing, outfitting, and leading a bare-bones campaign into the majestic but treacherous hinterlands where China borders Tibet. As her partner she chose Quentin Young, a twenty-two-year-old Chinese explorer as unconventional as she was, who would join her in a romance as torrid as it was taboo. Traveling across some of the toughest terrain in the world–nearly impenetrable bamboo forests, slick and perilous mountain slopes, and boulder-strewn passages–the team raced against a traitorous rival, and was constantly threatened by hordes of bandits and hostile natives. The voyage took months to complete and cost Ruth everything she had. But when, almost miraculously, she returned from her journey with a baby panda named Su Lin in her arms, the story became an international sensation and made the front pages of newspapers around the world. No animal in history had gotten such attention. And Ruth Harkness became a hero. Drawing extensively on American and Chinese sources, including diaries, scores of interviews, and previously unseen intimate letters from Ruth Harkness, Vicki Constantine Croke has fashioned a captivating and richly textured narrative about a woman ahead of her time. Part Myrna Loy, part Jane Goodall, by turns wisecracking and poetic, practical and spiritual, Ruth Harkness is a trailblazing figure. And her story makes for an unforgettable, deeply moving adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love

A Novel

Author: Joan A. Medlicott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429977920

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Cautious Grace Singleton, uncertain of her place in an intimidating world. Outspoken Hannah Parrish, harboring private fear that may change her life. Fragile Ameila Declose, shattered by devastating grief. Circumstance has brought these disparate women of "a certain age" to a Pennsylvania boardinghouse where three square meals and a sagging bed is the most any of them can look forward to. But friendship will take them on a starting journey to a rundown North Carolina farmhouse where the unexpected suddenly seems not only welcome, but delightfully promising. And with nothing more than a bit of adventure in mind, each woman will be surprised to find that they years they've reclaimed from the shadow of twilight will offer something far more rare: confidence, competence, and even another chance at love... The Tampa Tribune calls Joan A Mendicott's The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love "A must-read for women of all ages."

Ladies of the Rope

Gurdjieff's Special Left Bank Women's Group

Author: William Patrick Patterson,Barbara C. Allen

Publisher: Arete Publications

ISBN: 9781879514416

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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The First Book to examine a group of talented, dynamic women that was formed by Gurdjieff in the 1930s. Recognizing that the world would destroy itself unless there was an awakening in the West, Gurdjieff applied a fundamental shock by intentionally introducing the ancient esoteric Fourth Way teaching to the uninitiated. the conclusions reached by the author as to why Gurdjieff formed the Rope are as original as they are inspiring.

The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421821710

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

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IT was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals. Sitting in Verney's pavilion, he saw, walking on the sea-front, a fair-haired young lady of medium height, wearing a beret; a white Pomeranian dog was running behind her. And afterwards he met her in the public gardens and in the square several times a day. She was walking alone, always wearing the same beret, and always with the same white dog; no one knew who she was, and every one called her simply "the lady with the dog."

Ladies of the Lake

Author: Caitlin Matthews

Publisher: Thorsons Pub

ISBN: 9781855380455

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 238

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This exhilarating exploration provides authentic textual background to a complex mythology about nine of the women in Arthurian legend. In addition, there are guided visualizations for each of the Ladies, which will open pathways to readers on their own personal quest.

The Lady and the Sharks

Author: Eugenie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936051526

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Lady and the Sharks...Filled with the Engaging Explorations and the Adventures of a Remarkable Woman, The Lady and the Sharks is about the joys of diving, exploring, and discovering the world that lives beneath the sea-about the pleasure and power of curiosity. This updated 4th edition recounts the birth and growth of a major marine science laboratory, and describes Genie Clark's fascinating tales about the behavior and physiology of sharks, fish and marine life. Genie's stories have inspired a continually growing audience of readers, scientists; students have inspired a continually growing audience of readers, scientists, students, collaborators, friends, children, and admirers. Eugenie Clark is an explorer, marine biologist, and teacher; she is a perfect example of the heights women can attain in scientific study. In 1955, she founded a small marine laboratory that grew to become the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, now a national center for shark and marine mammal research.

Ladies of the Lake

A Novel

Author: Haywood Smith

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429930567

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From Haywood Smith, the New York Times bestselling author of THE RED HAT CLUB novels comes a pitch perfect story of four sisters who are forced to come together after years of silence Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose—all with grown children of their own—have a complicated relationship, so when their grandmother's will requires them to spend the whole summer—without friends or family—"camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia's nemesis since she learned to say, "no" to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so "green" she'd test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried, in Haywood Smith's Ladies of the Lake.

Ladies of Gold

The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick

Author: James Maloney

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449753574

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Some seventy years ago, in a California mountain community, Frances Metcalfe formed the Golden Candlestick, a remarkable covenant fellowship dedicated to worshiping the Lord and interceding for the nations. For more than fifty years, they experienced some of the most extraordinary encounters with the King of Kings, and now for the first time, their complete works are compiled in an authorized three-volume set by James Maloney, in honor of the heritage they conferred to The ACTS Group International.

The Lady and the Pirate: Being the Plain Tale of a Diligent Pirate and a Fair Captive

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465611932

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I WAS sitting at one of my favorite spots engaged in looking through my fly-book for some lure that might, perhaps, mend my luck in the afternoon’s fishing. At least, I had within the moment been so engaged; although the truth is that the evening was so exceptionally fine, and the spot always so extraordinarily attractive to me—this particular angle of the stream, where the tall birches stand, being to my mind the most beautiful bit on my whole estate—that I had forgotten all about angling and was sitting with rod laid by upon the bank, the fly-book scarce noted in my hand. Moreover, a peculiarly fine specimen of Anopheles, (as I took it to be) was at that very moment hovering over my hand, and I was anxious to confirm my judgment as well as to enlarge my collection of mosquitoes. I had my other hand in a pocket feeling for the little phial in which I purposed to enclose Anopheles, if I could coax him to alight. Indeed, I say, I was at that very moment as happy as a man need be; or, at least, as happy as I ever expected to be. Imagine my surprise, therefore, at that moment to hear a voice, apparently intended for me, exclaim, “Halt! Caitiff!” I looked up, more annoyed than displeased or startled. It is not often one sees so fine a specimen of Anopheles; and one could have sworn that, but for my slight involuntary movement of the hand, he must have settled; after which—crede experto!—he would have been the same as in my phial, and doomed to the chloroform within the next hour. Besides, no matter who one may be or how engaged, it is not wholly seemly to be accosted as a caitiff, when one is on one’s own land, offending no man on earth, owing no debt and paying no tribute, feudal, commercial, military or personal, to any man on earth.

Metal Cats

Author: Alexandra Crockett

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576877299

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Skulls and Siamese. Corpse paint and Persians. Baphomet, pentagrams, blood, and tabbies! Metal Cats combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties. These incredibly cute and fluffy felines have been photographed with their loving owners in and around the dark abodes of musicians, fans, and promoters of metal including members of the bands Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, and Napalm Death. Metal isn't all dark and disturbing, violent and misanthropic. Metal Cats is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me... A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.

The Ladies of Missalonghi

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784082155

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron, nestled in the Blue Mountains, for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright lives with her widowed mother and crippled aunt in genteel poverty. Hurlingfords by birth, all three are victim to the family's rule of inheritance: the men take it all. Plain, thin and unforgivably single, it seems Missy's life is destined to be dreary. But then a stranger arrives in town. A divorcee from Sydney. And she opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending. This is an endearing tale, full of wit, warmth and romance, from the bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS.

Gilda Joyce and

The Ladies of the Lake

Author: Jennifer Allison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340911372

Category: Children's stories

Page: 361

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Loveable teenage heroine Gilda is back to solve another mystery!

The Other Ladies of Myanmar

Author: Jennifer Rigby

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9814818259

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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In Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi is often not called by her name. Instead, she is just "The Lady", an honorific nickname that signifies her place in the collective imagination of her country. And from global human rights icon to Myanmar’s de facto leader, she is certainly a towering figure. But The Lady’s reputation has only tarnished in recent years in the face of the persecution of her country’s Rohingya minority. In this new book, we present some of Myanmar’s other ladies: women from across the social spectrum who are changing their country, and its perceptions of gender, from the ground up. From the artist who defied the junta to hand out sanitary towels at her exhibition, to the Muslim campaigner who has already spent a quarter of her life in prison; from the feminist Buddhist nun to the pop star who gets called a whore for performing; these are the voices of The Other Ladies of Myanmar.