Miller's Valley: A Novel

By Anna Quindlen

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • In a small city at the verge of massive swap, a tender lady finds deep secrets and techniques approximately her kin and unforeseen truths approximately herself. choked with insights which are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valley is an emotionally robust tale a couple of family members you'll by no means forget.
 
For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells approximately her existence with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her mom and dad and quietly observes the folks round her, she discovers an increasing number of in regards to the toxicity of kin secrets and techniques, the hazards of gossip, the issues of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the dangers of ardour, loyalty, and love. domestic, as Mimi starts to achieve, will be “a position the place it’s simply as effortless to think misplaced because it is to think content.”
 
Miller’s Valley is a masterly research of relations, reminiscence, loss, and, finally, discovery, of discovering real identification and a brand new imaginative and prescient of domestic. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the city the place they grew up, whether they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that where the place you grew up can disappear, and the folk in it too, yet all will survive on your middle forever.
 
Praise for the bestselling fiction of Anna Quindlen
 
“Anna Quindlen is aware that each one the issues we'll ever be are available in a few forgotten fragment of family.”The Washington Post, about item Lessons

“There comes a second in each novelist’s profession whilst she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking unfastened right into a marriage of tone and magnificence, of plot and characterization, that’s totally her personal. Anna Quindlen’s excellent romantic comedy of manners is simply any such publication. . . . Quindlen has introduced a singular that would have endurance all its own.”The manhattan occasions e-book Review, about nonetheless existence with Bread Crumbs
 
“Anna Quindlen writes approximately relations with all of the humanity, wit, and soreness of going home.”—Wendy Wasserstein, approximately One actual Thing
 
“Anna Quindlen is America’s resident Sane individual. She has what Joyce referred to as the typical contact, the power to talk to many folks approximately what’s on their minds sooner than they've got the vaguest suggestion what’s on their minds.”The manhattan Times, about Blessings
 
“Quindlen is aware phrases, and he or she understands women.”More, about Rise and Shine
 
“Quindlen’s writing . . . wraps the reader within the heat and familiarity of family life.”The Seattle Times, about Every final One

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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

By Joanna Barsh

The striking discoveries approximately what drives and sustains profitable girls leaders.

Based on 5 years of proprietary examine, How awesome ladies Lead speaks to you as no different e-book has, with its hopeful outlook and distinct rules approximately luck. it is the new "right stuff" of management, elevating provocative matters comparable to no matter if female management features (for men and women) are higher suited to our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and more and more complicated international.

The authors, McKinsey & corporation experts Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, identify the hyperlinks among pleasure, happiness, and certain functionality with the groundbreaking version of founded management.

The book's own tales and similar insights exhibit you the magic that occurs should you positioned the 5 components of headquartered Leadership–meaning, framing, connecting, enticing, and energizing–to paintings. They include:

• How Alondra de l. a. Parra outfitted on her strengths and passions to infuse her existence with which means and make her means within the male-dominated global of orchestra conducting
• How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, shunned a downward spiral whilst the corporate became down through "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday because the "new" turnaround CEO
• How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not just helped her develop yet have been additionally her ballast for dealing with tricky own times
•How Eileen Naughton recovered after wasting her dream task, touchdown on her ft at Google and open to a brand new management chance
• How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes power key to her expert good fortune, with reserves for her "second shift" as spouse and mother

How impressive ladies Lead is either profoundly relocating and actionable. girl or guy, you will find your self in its pages and emerge with a realistic plan for breaking via at either paintings and in existence.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Contours of Citizenship: Women, Diversity and Practices of Citizenship (Gender in a Global/Local World)

By Margaret Abraham

In an more and more globalized international of collapsing monetary borders and increasing formal political and criminal equality rights, energetic citizenship has the capability to extend in addition to deepen. whilst, with the increase of neo-liberalism, welfare country retrenchment, decline of kingdom employment, re-privatization and the emerging hole among wealthy and bad, the industrial, social and political citizenship rights of definite different types of individuals are more and more curtailed. This booklet examines the complexity of citizenship in ancient and modern contexts. It attracts on empirical learn from various international locations, contexts and methods in addressing girls and citizenship in a global/local global and covers a variety of numerous matters, either current and prior, to incorporate immigration, ethnicity, type, nationality, political and fiscal participation, associations and the non-public and public spheres. This wealthy assortment informs our realizing of the pitfalls and probabilities for ladies within the patience and alterations in the contours of citizenship.

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Dietland: A Novel

By Sarai Walker

The vitamin revolution is the following. And it’s armed.

Plum Kettle does her top to not be spotted, simply because whilst you’re fats, to be spotted is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. together with her task answering fan mail for a well-liked teenager girls’ journal, she is biding her time till her weightloss surgical procedure. basically then can her actual existence as a skinny individual eventually begin.

Then, while a mysterious girl starts off following her, Plum reveals herself falling down a rabbit gap and into an underground neighborhood of ladies who dwell lifestyles on their lonesome phrases. There Plum consents to a sequence of demanding situations that strength her to house her prior, her doubts, and the true bills of changing into “beautiful.” whilst, a deadly guerrilla team referred to as “Jennifer” starts off to terrorize a global that mistreats ladies, and as Plum grapples together with her own struggles, she turns into entangled in a sinister plot. the results are explosive.

Dietland is a daring, unique, and humorous debut novel that takes at the attractiveness undefined, gender inequality, and our weightloss obsession—from the interior out, and with fists flying.

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All Saints

By Liam Callanan

The acclaimed writer of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous moment novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic highschool, narrated through a superbly advanced heroine–theology instructor Emily Hamilton–All Saints is right now a secret, a love tale, and a strong rumination on secrets and techniques, temptation, and religion.

By life’s midpoint Emily has obvious 3 husbands, dozens of pals, and countless numbers of scholars come and cross. And now her lecture room, lengthy her safe haven, is proving to be
anything yet.

Though her renowned, sometimes irreverent church background direction is wealthy with tales of long-dead saints, Emily uneasily discovers that it’s her personal tumultuous lifestyles that fascinates yes scholars such a lot. She in flip reveals herself drawn into their international, their secrets and techniques, and the fateful offerings they make.

A novel of poser and illumination, calling and selection, All Saints explores lives lived in a delicate sanctuary–from Emily and her many saints to a clergyman dealing with his personal mortality and laid low with hope. advised with grace and compassion, this can be a spellbinding novel of provocative storytelling.

From the Hardcover edition.

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She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (Kerner)

By Ian Kerner

“Every man’s must-read. inform your man to place down the distant and choose up She Comes First.”
Cosmopolitan

 

Ian Kerner deals an intensive new philosophy for pleasuring ladies in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral intercourse from the writer of Be Honest—You’re no longer That Into Him Either. The New York instances praises Kerner’s “cool humorousness and an obsessive wish to inform,” as he “encourages males via an act that many locate mystifying.” An quintessential reduction to a more fit, extra gratifying intercourse existence for her and him, She Comes First bargains concepts and philosophy that experience already earned raves from the likes of bestselling writer and Loveline co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky in addition to Playgirl magazine, which cheers, “Hallelujah!”

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The Natural Way of Things

By Charlotte Wood

WINNER OF THE 2016 STELLA PRIZE, THE AUSTRALIAN INDIE top FICTION booklet AND total publication OF THE yr AWARDS

The typical means of Things is instantly lucid and illusory, a brilliantly plotted novel of rules that reminds us of mankind's personal large contradictions—the potential for savagery, selfishness, resilience, and redemption all contained by way of a unmarried, susceptible physique. This gripping, provocative, and well timed ebook will resonate with its readers for lots of years.

Drugged, wearing outdated rags, and fiending for a cigarette, Yolanda wakes up in a barren room. Verla, a tender lady who turns out vaguely commonly used, sits within sight. Down a hallway echoing loudly with the voices of mysterious males, in a stark compound deep within the Australian outback, different captive girls are only coming to. Starved, sedated, the ladies cannot be definite of anything—except the painful episodes of their pasts that hyperlink them.

Charlotte wooden depicts a global the place a woman's sexuality has turn into a weapon grew to become opposed to her. The characters, every one marked through their very own public scandal, are silenced and shackled through a merciless process of company keep watch over and misogyny. In a Kafkaesque drag of days marked purely by means of the expanding strangeness in their situation, the fraught, surreal, and fierce truth of inhabiting a feminine physique turns into frighteningly vivid.

But it truly is within the very bind of this mindless approach that Yolanda and Verla notice their skill to forge a bond strong sufficient to carry it down. Drawing power from the natural instincts they're pressured to depend upon, the ladies cross from hunted to hunters, alongside the way in which turning into unforgettable and boldly unique literary heroines that readers will either relate to and root for.

FINALIST
VICTORIAN PREMIER'S AWARD

THE MILES FRANKLIN AWARD

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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn

By Gail Evans

An sincere and functional guide that unearths vital insights into relationships among women and men and work, Play Like a guy, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for each lady who desires to leverage her strength within the workplace.

Women make up virtually half trendy hard work strength, yet in company the US they do not proportion 1/2 the facility. in basic terms 4 of the Fortune 500 corporation CEOs are girls, and it is only been within the previous few years that even 1/2 the Fortune 500 businesses have multiple lady officer.

A significant cause of this? most girls have been by no means taught the best way to play the sport of business. 

Throughout her profession within the super-competitive, male-dominated media undefined, Gail Evans, one of many country's strongest executives, has met innumerable ladies who inform her that they consider misplaced within the place of work, nearly as though they have been enjoying a video game with no understanding the instructions. during this e-book, she finds the secrets and techniques to the playbook of luck and teaches ladies in any respect degrees of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the sport of industrial to their advantage.

Men understand the foundations simply because they wrote them, yet ladies frequently think close out of the method simply because they do not know whilst to talk up, whilst to invite for accountability, what to assert at an interview, and many different key strikes that could make or holiday a career.  Sharing with humor and candor her years of classes from company existence, Gail Evans supplies readers functional instruments for making the precise judgements at paintings. one of the ideas you'll research are:

• tips on how to maintain rating at Work
• while to Take a Risk
• easy methods to take care of the Imposter Syndrome
• Ten Vocabulary phrases That suggest various things to males and Women
• Why males might be grotesque, and also you Can't
• while to hand over Your Job

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer Praxis Books)

Taking idea from Siv Cedering’s poem within the kind of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books that checklist our science”, this e-book tells the lives of twenty-five lady scientists, with particular realization to astronomers and mathematicians. all of the offered biographies is prepared as one of those "personal dossier" which units the biographee’s lifestyles in its historic context, records her major works, highlights a few curious proof, and files citations approximately her. the chosen figures are one of the so much consultant of this overlooked global, together with such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000 years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was once one of many first well-known girl astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of contemporary astronomy with Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The e-book might be of curiosity to all who desire to study extra in regards to the girls from antiquity to the 19th century who performed such key roles within the background of astronomy and technology regardless of dwelling and dealing in principally male-dominated worlds.

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