Virgin Time

In Search of the Contemplative Life

Author: Patricia Hampl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865477162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1746

A gifted writer's inquiry into one of the most profound yet least discussed issues of contemporary American life: the individual's search for faith. It tells of Hampl's quest to escape the indelible brand of a Catholic upbringing, following her to the "old world" of Catholocism in Spain and France, where she meets other pilgrims, back home again, and finally to a monastery in northern California, where she is able to settle into the real goal of her search: the silence of prayer.

Virgin Time

Author: Patricia Hampl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 5737

In a meditative memoir named a Notable Book by The New York Times, the author recounts her quest for spiritual fulfillment and reconciliation with her Catholic upbringing, which takes her from Europe to a California monastery. Reprint.

Virgin Time

Author: Patricia Hampl

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 9780374284404

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 9289

The author chronicles her struggle with traditional Catholicism, her search for the "old world" religion of Europe, and, ultimately, her rediscovery of the joys of prayer. By the author of A Romantic Education.

Virgin Vampires

Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania

Author: Douglas Brode,Joe Orsak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600651

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 9841

"This blend of history and dark fantasy feasts upon vampire lore, reinventing the manner in which real-life monsters in middle-Eastern Europe were transformed into pop culture icons by two of Ireland's great writers. Together again, for the first time, this immortal cast of devils and doppelgangers offers a highly erotic exploration of the vampire's eternal allure"--Provided by publisher.

All Time Top 1000 Albums

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753504932

Category: Popular music

Page: 320

View: 7222

What's the greatest album of all time? There are as many opinions as there are people, but this book gets as close as possible to an answer. This is the chart of charts, the poll of polls: two years' worth of accumulated votes collected from all over the world by post, telephone, fax and over the Internet. With more than 200,000 votes it represents a vast range of views and opinions, from critics, journalists and the people who really count: the fans.

The Virgin Suicides

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307401936

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6429

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

Virgin For The Fourth Time - SWEET Version

Author: Jeannette Winters

Publisher: Jeannette Winters


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4338

Enjoy this clean and wholesome version of Virgin For The Fourth Time. Same story without the spice. The Sweet version still contains adult situations and relationships. If you prefer the hotter version be sure to download the original. Bennett Stone has dedicated his life to protecting and saving lives when others failed. The word impossible is not part of his vocabulary. Zoey Henderson has spent most of her life defending herself against her tarnished reputation, as a consequence of her father’s actions. Her five over-protective brothers believe no man will ever be good enough for her. When Zoey experiences some medical issues, the urgency of finding her biological mother becomes paramount. Although her brothers tried and failed earlier, her quest is not one of curiosity. She needs answers, and there’s only one man who will go to any lengths to find them. Bennett has been warned that Zoey is off limits. But no one controls his business decisions and when she calls, he takes her on as a client. When Bennett discovers the information Zoey’s been searching for, he knows he can’t have it all. How can he decide between his pride and their passion?

First Time Virgin Diet: Benefits for Fast Weight Loss

Author: Katie Lenhart

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312301848

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 4002

First Time Virgin Diet: Benefits for Fast Weight Loss is a scientifically proven diet with a bonus. Originally used to lower the risk of breast cancer, scientists and doctors discovered The Virgin Diet also triggers fast weight loss, increases energy levels and improves long-term sustainable good health. Katie Lenhart uncovers important topics such as . . . * 3 Cycles to Transform, Customize and Sustain Better Health and Wellness * Food Intolerances Interfere With Fat Loss * Benefits of the Virgin Diet * The "Mental" in Dieting . . . and so much more. Lenhart not only gives you all the information you need to make the best health decisions for you, but she also details the "how-to," so you can apply this newly learned knowledge to your life positively to help with weight loss, disease prevention, energy gain, and optimism. It’s a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips for bettering yourself. The only way you lose is if you don’t read what Lenhart has to offer!

Snow Falling

Author: Jane Gloriana Villanueva

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507206631

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7720

It’s been a lifetime (and three seasons) in the making, but Jane Gloriana Villanueva is finally ready to make her much-anticipated literary debut! Jane the Virgin, the Golden Globe, AFI, and Peabody Award–winning The CW dramedy, has followed Jane’s telenovela-esque life—from her accidental artificial insemination and virgin birth to the infant kidnapping and murderous games of the villainous Sin Rostro to an enthralling who-will-she-choose love triangle. With these tumultuous events as inspiration, Jane’s breathtaking first novel adapts her story for a truly epic romance that captures the hope and the heartbreak that have made the television drama so beloved. Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance set in 1902 Miami—a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the Magic City. Working at the lavish Regal Sol hotel and newly engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams for her future. Then, a figure from her past reemerges to change her life forever: the hotel’s dapper owner, railroad tycoon Rake Solvino. The captivating robber baron sets her heart aflame once more, leading to a champagne-fueled night together. But when their indiscretion results in an unexpected complication, Josephine struggles to decide whether her heart truly belongs with heroic Martin or dashing Rake. Meanwhile, in an effort to capture an elusive crime lord terrorizing the city, Detective Cadden scours the back alleys of the Magic City, tracking the nefarious villain to the Regal Sol and discovering a surprising connection to the Solvino family. However, just when it looks like Josephine’s true heart’s desire is clear, danger strikes. Will her dreams for the future dissolve like so much falling snow or might Josephine finally get the happy ever after she’s been dreaming of for so long?

The Virgin of Flames

Author: Christopher Abani

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143038771

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 8264

A gritty novel set against the backdrop of East L.A. follows a struggling artist named Black on a journey of self-discovery that reveals important questions about poverty, ethnicity, and religion in modern-day America. By the author of the award-winning GraceLand. Original. 50,000 first printing.

A Time To Dream

A Virgin Romance

Author: Penny Jordan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488080941

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6155

Read this classic romance by New York Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, now available for the first time in e-book! “Wanted: Prince Charming for damsel in distress.” Melanie was certainly in distress! But the last thing she wanted was prince—or any man for that matter—to come riding to her rescue. She wanted only to disappear, to retreat to a peaceful haven to mend her broken heart. But then she met Luke Chalmers, whose sensual intrusion in her life was anything but peaceful! His stolen kisses left her flustered, and his devastating smile sent her heart racing. But her disastrous engagement had left Melanie unwilling to trust a man again. Especially this mysterious man whose touch enticed her to surrender her innocence to him… Originally published in 1991

The Virgin Guide to Volunteering

Give Your Time and Get Work and Life Experience in Return

Author: Rebecca Hardy

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753508572

Category: Voluntarism

Page: 262

View: 2183

Restoring historic buildings? Fundraising for your favourite charity? Building schools in Mozambique? Listening to children read? Writing articles for charities over the Internet? Conservation work in South America? Whatever you've dreamed of doing, voluntary work can open up another world to you. If you want to start a career in teaching, social work, counselling, the media or conservation, volunteering can open valuable doors and improve your career prospects. Not only will it introduce you to new people, give you cutting-edge skills ranging from team building to management, but studies also show that employers are more likely to take on someone with voluntary experience than someone without. If you've reached a stage in your life where you've got time on your hands, you will find there are hundreds of different opportunities to use your abilities. This book will tell you everything you need to know about setting up voluntary work and how to get the most out of it.

The Virgin of El Barrio

Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism

Author: Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814758243

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 4070

A thorough ethnography that sweeps the reader into the world of Marian visionary Estela Ruiz, her family and followers, and the evangelizing ministries they have created in South Phoenix.

Finding My Virginity

The New Autobiography

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735219435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 3131

Twenty years after his iconic memoir Losing My Virginity, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur is back with the rest of the story. Richard Branson’s Losing My Virginity shared the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history. No challenge was too daunting, no opportunity too outlandish to pursue. And each new adventure started with five simple words: “Screw it, let’s do it.” Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. Finding My Virginity is an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers—even after launching a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson fearlessly expanded the brand into new categories such as mobile, media, fitness, and banking and into every corner of the globe—all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. Finding My Virginity takes us behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality—even after the biggest crisis Branson has ever faced. But this book is much more than a series of business adventures. It’s also the story of Branson’s evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, via Virgin Unite’s environmental and health initiatives and through the Elders, a council of influential global leaders. And it’s the story of his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and “grand-dude” to his four grandchildren. Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, this is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars, in more ways than one. Find out how Branson did it for the first time—all over again.

Claiming the Virgin

The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil

Author: Robin Nagle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239312

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3132

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

Blue Arabesque

A Search for the Sublime

Author: Patricia Hampl

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547350837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6554

These meditations inspired by a Matisse painting are “a paean to the act of seeing, celebrating our capacity to be transformed by the truths art holds.” —The New York Times Book Review Named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting in the Art Institute of Chicago: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a Moroccan screen behind her. In Blue Arabesque, Hampl explores the allure of this lounging woman, immersed in leisure, so at odds with the rush of the modern era. Hampl’s meditation takes us to the Cote d’Azur and to North Africa, from cloister to harem, pondering figures as diverse as Eugene Delacroix, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Katherine Mansfield. Returning always to Matisse’s portraits of languid women, she discovers they were not decorative indulgences but something much more. Moving with the life force that Matisse sought in his work, Blue Arabesque is Hampl’s dazzling and critically acclaimed tour de force.

Virgin Birth of Christ

Author: J. Gresham Machen

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227676301

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 1232

An important and encyclopaedic study of the Christian doctrine of the Virgin Birth by a leading evangelical scholar.

The Virgin Way

Everything I Know About Leadership

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1293

This is a book on leadership from someone who has never read a book on leadership in his life. While building the Virgin Group over the course of forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from tackling seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on many occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different, swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world has always dubbed (with a wink) "the Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box—an expression he despises—but Branson asserts that "you’ll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Virgin's Guide to Everything

From Sushi to Sample Sales--A Novice's Handbook to Doing It Right

Author: Lauren McCutcheon

Publisher: 5 Spot

ISBN: 0446543780

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 1276

You can admit it-you're a virgin. Everyone was at one point. And no, we're not talking about sex. We don't care who you've slept with (okay, we do, but that will have to wait for another book). What we're talking about is that you've never before been to a wine tasting, bought real art (posters from college don't count), had a personal trainer, nor known the proper way to eat or order sushi. Life is full of firsts-thankfully this book is here to help. This perfect guide for Virgins, non-and Born-Again Virgins, makes sure that your first times (or second or third) are done right. Filled with advice from Go-to-Girls who are experts in their fields, A VIRGIN'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING is like having a cool, older sister who's always willing to show you the way.

Sand and Sky

First Time Virgin - Lesbian Romance Story

Author: Eliza Duncan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539101031


Page: 72

View: 2992

Download for FREE with Kindle Unlimited This is a 9,000 words EROTIC stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! Frankie is a punk rock singer that works as a secretary on the side. At her first show, she sees an attractive woman in the audience and becomes fixated on her. One day, while she's writing in the desert, the same woman drives up and exits her car. They hit it off, and the woman, Skylar, takes Frankie to meet her friends for a night of drinking. The next day, they get coffee and decide to have a relationship. Skylar tells Frankie that she has a terminal brain disease, and won't live much longer than a year. They decide to fight through it, and also through the perception of their relationship from other people, to form a unique bond. ---------------------------------------------------------- EXCERPT FROM BOOK How do you wake up from partying harder than you have since college? How do you talk to anyone after fucking harder than you've ever fucked before, with more people at once than you've ever thought to imagine? Frankie had to figure that out as her eyes crusted opened and found the scene that she predicted, though she wouldn't remember that. Someone's pasty arm was lying on her chest, and she felt it twitch as the owner fought off waking, so she shoved it off, and it came off like sticky tack because of the sweat. The room felt like a sauna from all the hot air. On standing, Frankie found out that she was sore just about everywhere, from her head to her, well, there. As a result, she could barely move, and she stood next to the coffee table naked and looked at the bodies sprawled on the floor and futon. She didn't see Skylar among them. A toilet flushed behind a door, and Skylar emerged, still naked, face long and worn from sleep. She looked up and saw Frankie and they both breathed a sigh of relief. "Oh my God, you're here," Skylar said, resting her hand on her drooping bosom. "I didn't see you but I had to piss so bad... I'm just glad you're all right." Frankie walked over to her, careful not to step on anyone. There was a wet spot on the floor that she felt, but she ignored it. "Do you know where my dress is?" she asked. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! Story contains mature themes and language, and is intended for 18+ readers only.