The Woman Who Did

Author: Grant Allen

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776581954

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

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Canadian scholar and writer Grant Allen held many progressive views, and he saw himself as a proponent of women's rights. He penned the novel The Woman Who Did as a means of shedding light on the many social strictures and constraints facing women in the late nineteenth century. The story follows a middle-class young woman who deliberately flouts convention and eventually bears a child out of wedlock. Met with a firestorm of criticism in its day, The Woman Who Did remains an intriguing read more than 100 years later.

The Woman Who Loved the Moon

Author: Elizabeth A. Lynn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575125314

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This contains: Wizard's Domain; The Gods of Reorth; We All Have to Go; The Saints of Driman; I Dream of a Fish, I Dream of a Bird; The Island; The Dragon that Lived in the Sea; Mindseye; The Man Who Was Pregnant; Obsessions; The Woman in the Phone Booth; Don't Look at Me; Jubilee's Story; The Circus that Disappeared; The White King's Dream; and The Woman Who Love the Moon.

The Woman Who Flew

Urukku

Author: Nasreen Jahan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184757646

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Winner of the Philips Literary Award in Bangladesh The Woman Who Flew (Urukkoo) tells the story of Nina, a young woman who moves from small-town Bangladesh to the megacity of Dhaka, where she soon finds herself divorced, bereaved of her newborn and trapped in a mundane existence. Hungry for fresh air, Nina strikes up a friendship with her mother’s handsome ex-lover, Irfan, who encourages her to paint again. But as Nina tugs at her chains, her sexually confused ex-husband, Rezaul, insinuates himself back into her life, leaving her pregnant . . . Intense, edgy and tinged with rage, The Woman Who Flew lays bare the inner world of a woman beating her wings against a hostile, conservative landscape.

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul and Other Stories

Author: Jovita González Mireles

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611923346

Category: Animals

Page: 157

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The writer Jovita González was a long memeber- and ultimately seved as president- of Texas Folklore Society, which strve to preserve the oral traditions and customs of her native state. Many of the folklore-based stories in this volume were published by González in periodicals such as Southwest Review from the 1920s through the 1940s but have been gathered here for the first time. Sergio Reyna has brought together more than thirty narratives by González and arranged them into Animal Tales (such as "The Mescal-Drinking Horse"); Tales of Humans ("The Bullet-Swallower"); Tales of Popular Customs ("Shelling Corn by Moonlight); Religious Tales ("The Guadalupana Vine); Tales of Mexican Ancestrors ("Ambriosio the Indian); and Tales of Ghosts, Demons, and Buried Treasure ("The Woman Who Lost Her Soul"). Reyna also provides a helpful introduction that succinctly surveys the authors life and work, analyzing her writings within their historical and cultural contexts.

The Woman Who Dared to Dare

Author: William Coles

Publisher: Thames River Press

ISBN: 1783082062

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Kim is a young trainee reporter in the Cotswolds. He has the luck to be swimming every morning with the astonishingly beautiful Sasha. Men go crazy for her. Kim dreams up a plan to win her heart: for a full year, he’ll pretend he’s not even interested. Then Kim eventually does the unbelievable. He wins Sasha round. She is everything he’s ever wanted – fun and beautiful and supremely sexy. But can something this good ever last for long?

Women Who Did

Stories by Men and Women, 1890-1914

Author: Angelique Richardson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905522

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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"A lady? decidedly. Fast? perhaps. Original? undoubtedly. Worth knowing? rather." Daring and dynamic, the 'new woman' came to represent the very spirit of the age. The stories in this anthology take up this phenomenon and examine society throughthe eyes of the new woman, as she encountered new choices in marriage, motherhood, work and love. Women Who Did charts a rebellion that was social, sexual and literary. It tells the stories of competing voices - of the men and women who entered into the fray of the fin de siècle, and were not afraid to confront, challenge or delight in the irrepressible New, in an irrepressibly new form, the short story.

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Author: Bob Shacochis

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802193099

Category: Fiction

Page: 738

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Renowned through four award-winning books for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world. Set over fifty years and in four countries backdropped by different wars, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul is National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis’ magnum opus that brings to life, through the mystique and allure of history, an intricate portrait of catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and the America we are today.

The Woman Who

Author: Jacqueline Ashman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291696636

Category: Suspense fiction

Page: N.A

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The Woman Who Named God

Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316040665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who--with their jealousies, passions, and doubts--actually behave like human beings. THE WOMAN WHO NAMED GOD is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible's most intriguing and troubling love stories.

The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush

And Other Weird Medical Case Histories

Author: Rob Myers,Rob Myers, M.D.

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550225693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Join Dr. Myers in his quest for unusual case studies as he unravels the great medical mysteries of our age: Why did the woman swallow the toothbrush? Was it an accident? Why was the brush end not facing down?

Kate

The Woman Who Was Hepburn

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429921978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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The first major Katharine Hepburn biography independent of her control reveals the smart, complicated, and sophisticated woman behind the image Onscreen she played society girls, Spencer Tracy's sidekick, lionesses in winter. But the best character Katharine Hepburn ever created was Katharine Hepburn: a Connecticut Yankee, outspoken and elegant, she wore pants whatever the occasion and bristled at Hollywood glitter. So captivating was her image that she never seemed less than authentic. But how well did we know her, really? Was there a woman behind the image who was more human, more driven, and ultimately more triumphant because of her vulnerability? William J. Mann—a cultural historian and journalist, a sympathetic admirer but no mere fan—has fashioned an intimate, often revisionist, and truly unique close-up that challenges much of what we think we know about the Great Kate. Previous biographies—mostly products of friends and fans—have recycled the stories she hid behind, taking Hollywood myths at face value. Mann goes deeper, delivering new details from friends and family who have not been previously interviewed and drawing on materials only available since Hepburn's death. With affection, intelligence, and a voluminous knowledge of Hollywood history, Mann shows us how a woman originally considered too special and controversial for fame learned the fine arts of movie stardom and transformed herself into an icon as durable and all-American as the Statue of Liberty.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

A Dr Siri Murder Mystery

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780878338

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Woman Who Lost Her Face

How Charla Nash Survived the World's Most Infamous Chimpanzee Attack

Author: N.A

Publisher: NBC Publishing

ISBN: 1938069021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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"Through Charla I have learned that the will to survive is a powerful force and that human courage knows no bounds." -NBC's Meredith Vieira Viciously attacked by a chimpanzee in 2009, Charla Nash was left so severely disfigured that she no longer had eyes to see the world, hands to feel it or even a face to show it. By her own doctors' accounts, she never should have survived her injuries. Charla's story is one of incredible strength, fierce determination and cutting-edge medicine. NBC News and Meredith Vieira have been covering the story since the life-altering attack, documenting Charla's unfaltering spirit and the remarkable surgeries that not only kept her alive, but gave her a new face and, ultimately, restored her very humanity. Featuring candid and exclusive interviews with Charla, her family, her doctors and the chimpanzee's owner, The Woman Who Lost Her Face is an intimate look at Charla's life before and after the attack. This in-depth account takes you inside the operating rooms and hospitals where medical history was made and includes new details about the chimpanzee who mauled Charla to the brink of death and the woman who raised the animal as her son. The Woman Who Lost Her Face also features never-before-seen images of Charla and insight from the NBC News producers and reporters who covered the story.

The Power of a Woman Who Leads

Discover Your God-Given Leadership Style

Author: Gail M. Hayes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736949372

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Every woman is born with a unique calling on her life, but so often she chooses to settle for less than God's best. Now, with the help of author and speaker Dr. Gail M. Hayes, women everywhere will be empowered to... take risks and silence fears discover their mission and accomplish their goals become ignited with passion to fulfill their destiny lead without anxiety or apology encourage others on their path to success With biblically grounded wisdom and spiritual insight, Gail explores different styles of leadership and helps readers uncover their unique identity and personal style. Engaging, candid, and filled with humor, every reader will learn that leading can be as natural as breathing!

The Woman Who Ran Away

Author: Dwight E. Foster

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452041016

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The Woman Who Ran Away is a mystery of sorts. Jack Waldek, the protagonist, is a senior tax manager with an obscure public accounting firm in New Jersey. He meets Fran Zetzmann when she occupies the next seat to him on an O’Hare to LaGuardia flight. Fran presumably holds a regional sales management position with an advertising representative firm and impresses Jack as an independent traveling lady. They develop a relationship which blooms into a comfortable weekend lover arrangement at Jack’s country place in a Pocono Mountains gated community called Knight Estates. Fran is a runner. She runs every weekend morning a distance of 1.8 miles regardless of weather. She leaves one Saturday morning shortly after seven in the morning and does not return, Jack sets out to look for Fran, locates the rental car in the parking lot next to the running trail and her purse is in the back seat. There is no sign of Fran. A search of her purse produces an odd looking cell phone and a wallet without credit cards. He reports her absence the next day to the Knight Estates Public Safety Department and continues to search for Fran. Jack finds that the address on her business card is nothing more than a New York City mail drop, and that Fran’s company ceased to exist three years before. He continues to probe and suddenly becomes aware that Fran is not the first person to disappear from Knight Estates. Jack then learns that the woman he had known as Fran was an operative of a Middle East industrial intelligence firm called SHALIMAR. It appears that the woman called Fran was assigned to cultivate Jack to learn about his principal client, Gianni Companies. Jack Waldek, the charming tax manager, finds himself enmeshed in a web of threats, violence, imposters. loutish public safety officers, a corporate control fight, and professional assassins. Everything is linked to Fran, the woman who ran away. Dwight Foster’s previous books include the Shattered Covenants series, (Present & Past Imperfect, The Road to McKenzie Barber, The Consultant, The Chairman, The Partner, The House of Harwell, and Twilight & Endgame) and NEW YORK FOLKS. His writings have a strong business flavor nurtured during his lengthy executive search consulting career in addition to his current role as Chairman of Foster Partners Asia, a human capital consulting firm serving clients in China, Malaysia, and Viet Nam.

The Woman Patient

Aggression, Adaptations, and Psychotherapy

Author: Malkah Notman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468440942

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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This volume continues some of the issues raised in Volume 2 and fo cuses more closely on therapeutic intervention. The theoretical discus sion of aggression provides a background for the presentation of pat terns of aggression and violence affecting women, as well as possible connections between physical and emotional symptoms and indirect expressions of aggression. The section on aggression against and by women is an extension of some of the content of The Woman Patient, Volume 1 (e. g. , the chapter on rape). Theoretical and clinical views that are not often linked in this fashion are included here because we are interested in understanding the development of a self-concept that incorporates the constructive aspects of "aggression" as well as an un derstanding of violence. In this context, loss, abandonment, delin quency, and child and adolescent suicide are also extensions of these issues. The chapters that follow address aspects of symptom formation and concepts of illness. There is, as yet, no definitive explanation for why women experience certain illness patterns more or less than men. Current considerations have been reviewed, but these do not answer. They are a beginning on which we must build. It is apparent that any discussion of these subjects better elucidates the complexity if it in cludes an intermingling of general problems with concrete symptoms. Those specific problems that are usually thought of as psychological such as depression, and behaviors (such as substance abuse) provide a focus for understanding wider issues.

The Women Who Wrote the War

The Riveting Saga of World War II's Daredevil Women and Correspondents

Author: Nancy Caldwell Sorel

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628721154

Category: History

Page: 480

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A “vividly narrated” portrait of Margaret Bourke-White, Martha Gellhorn, and over ninety other female reporters who covered WWII combat (Robert Caro). The annals of the greatest generation are not complete without acknowledging the contributions of America’s fearless female combat correspondents. In this long-overdue book, Nancy Sorel pays homage to these unsung heroes, many of whom left comfortable lives behind to chronicle events on the battlefields of Europe and Asia during the Second World War. A few became world-famous, like photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, the only Western photographer to cover the Nazi invasion of the USSR; Martha Gellhorn, writer and wife of Ernest Hemingway, who presciently reported on the menace of fascism; the New Yorker’s Janet Flanner, recording the bleak realities of life in post-liberation France; and Marguerite Higgins, who dared to enter the concentration camp at Dachau just ahead of the American army. Many others have been overlooked by history. In this seamless narrative, Nancy Sorel weaves together the lives and times of one hundred gutsy, incomparable women, giving us, in the words of Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Schlesinger Jr., “an absorbing account of a generation of brave and resourceful women who proved that they were every bit as good as men in covering the greatest war in history.”

Letters from a Woman Who Loved the Wrong Man

Author: J Morgan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479709654

Category: Drama

Page: 122

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Searching for Mr. Right can lead you through a path of a whole lot of Mr. Wrongs! But, don't be discouraged! Sometimes those wrongs can help you get ready to receive the right one or at least make one hell of a good book! Letters from a Woman, from infancy was a blog that not only displayed the creative talent of author J. Lori Morgan but depicted short stories that entertained countless viewers worldwide! We are proud to offer this genuine portrayal of literary creativity to all readers of fiction in book form so that you may enjoy them forever! Relationship drama filled with Love & Hate, Commitment & Betrayal, Wisdom & Naivety, and Tragedy & Triumph this book has it all! Maybe you are looking for some encouragement. Or maybe its drama you are looking for. Whatever it is Letters from a Woman Who Loved the Wrong Man has it!