A Good Woman

A Novel
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440339106
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 1467
From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel—a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman’s unbreakable spirit.... Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and in Newport, Rhode Island. But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her privileged world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring more grief—this time caused by the secrets of the human heart. Betrayed, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines, studying medicine, saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris—now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten…until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Finding strength in the most unlikely of friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life, Annabelle will return to New York one more time—this time as a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life’s experience, building a future filled with hope…out of the rich soil of the past. Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman, a good woman, a true survivor who triumphs against overwhelming odds. For Annabelle’s story is more than compelling fiction, it is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage—and a testament to the human will to survive. From the Hardcover edition.

Landscape for a Good Woman

A Story of Two Lives
Author: Carolyn Steedman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813512587
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
View: 3406

The Good Woman

Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611286
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9179
Is it possible to leave it all behind? The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It’s here, alone together in an exotic city, far from “real” life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg. Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she’s ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something’s got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities—but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.

The Love of a Good Woman

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551993988
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4365
All of these eight wonderful stories are about what people will do for love, and the unexpected routes their passion will force them to take. An old landlady in Vancouver who alarms the just-married narrator with her prim advice about married life – and “the peculiar threat” of a china cabinet that must be washed once a month – is shown to have conspired when young in a crime of passion. A young mother, at the mercy of the “radiant explosion” that comes when she thinks of her secret life, abandons her baby and four-year old to be with her lover in the story “The Children Stay.” A gruff old country doctor in the 1960s is discovered by his daughter to be helping desperate women, his “special patients.” An impetuous young woman meets a visiting Indian student and conceives on a train from Vancouver to Toronto because of “the fact that you couldn’t get condoms around the Calgary station, not for love or money.” An Ontario farm wife’s affair drives her husband to commit a murder; its discovery, years later, will act as a negotiating point for a new, presumably satisfactory, marriage. The book is clear-eyed about the imperfections of marriage, the clutter of our emotional lives, and the impermanence of love: “Not that that was the end. For we did make up. But we didn’t forgive each other.” Even the shared memories of earlier times prove to be a minefield, and many of the stories track the changes that time brings over generations to families, lovers, and even to friends who share old, intimate secrets about “the prostration of love.” As always these stories by Alice Munro are shot through with humour, and are as rich as novels. As always the characters in the stories are easily, sometimes uncomfortably, recognizable as people like us. One quote summarizes the delightful surprises that await the reader: “Did you ever think that people’s lives could be like that and end up like this? Well, they can.” From the Hardcover edition.

You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453223983
Category: Fiction
Page: 167
View: 8671
Women stand their ground in the midst of crisis in this story collection by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Color Purple. This collection builds on Alice Walker’s earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by others—sometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, as always, an eye for the redemptive power of love. A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning The Color Purple. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

A Devil and a Good Woman, Too

The Lives of Julia Peterkin
Author: Susan Millar Williams
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033250X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
View: 8300
The first full-scale biography of the South Carolina writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize follows her pioneering work as a chronicler of the collapse of Southern plantation life and its effect on African Americans. UP.

The Fiddler Is a Good Woman

Author: Geoff Berner
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459737105
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 7390
A biography that doesn’t quite exist, about a violinist who can’t be found, as told by people who don’t agree on much. Novelist Geoff Berner has been tasked with writing a biography of DD, a mysterious, charismatic, chimerical musician who has, it seems, dropped off the face of the earth. In the course of his search for DD, Berner interviews her friends, ex-bandmates, ex-lovers, and others. They paint such variable portraits of her that each successive attempt to describe her casts doubt on the previous testimony. As his project is taken over by the lively, infuriating, entertaining tales, a wounded, gifted, and complex DD starts to emerge from all the eyewitness accounts and swear-to-God true stories. Who is DD? Where did she go? And why didn’t that book get written? Travel through a world of knockabout musicians and chancers, on the trail of an inimitable artist who truly lives in the moment, for better or worse.

Lady Windermere's Fan

A Play about a Good Woman
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
Category: English drama (Comedy)
Page: 132
View: 718

Cat Power

A Good Woman
Author: Elizabeth Goodman
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307396363
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 298
View: 5522
Chan Marshall's stark lyrics, minimal arrangements, and wounded, smoky vocals were an instant indie hit in the nineties. But her mental instability nearly derailed her career. Learn how Marshall managed to make it big, burn out, and rise up again to become a fashion and Hollywood icon.

The Good Women of China

Author: Xinran
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030736626X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 9387
An unprecedented, intimate account of the lives of modern Chinese women, told by the women themselves -- true stories of the political and personal upheavals they have endured in their chaotic and repressive society For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran hosted a radio program in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous throughout the country for its unflinching portrayal of what it meant to be a woman in modern China. Centuries of obedience to their fathers, husbands and sons, followed by years of fear under Communism, had made women terrified of talking openly about their feelings. Xinran won their trust and, through her compassion and ability to listen, became the first woman to hear their true stories. This unforgettable book is the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country. Through the vivid intimacy of her writing, these women confide in the reader, sharing their deepest secrets. Whether they are the privileged wives of party leaders or peasants in a forgotten corner of the countryside, they tell of almost inconceivable suffering: forced marriages, sexual abuse, separation of parents from their children, extreme poverty. But they also talk about love -- about how, despite cruelty, despite politics, the urge to nurture and cherish remains. Their stories changed Xinran’s understanding of China forever. Her book will reveal the lives of Chinese women to the West as never before.

How to Love a Good Woman

On a Shoestring Budget
Author: Javier
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595210872
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 156
View: 5275
From birth, little girls are given baby dolls and repeated countless fairy tales that all end the same way. Some handsome prince sweeps her off to live happily ever after. Meanwhile, everyone seems to be content in letting little boys eat dirt. Handsome knights don¡_t eat dirt. Consequently, they never learn how to treat their ladies like beautiful princesses. Dunt! Dunt! Dun! Javier to the rescue! That noble, gallant, father, husband of a servant.This, tell it like it is, author has taken years of hands on experience and written it in a language any knight in training can understand. Or, for that matter, any princess who is trying to turn her frog into a prince. It will make you laugh, think and change. It¡_s self-help. It¡_s a romance novel. It may even be a comedy to most but to me it¡_s just a few tips to guide your relationship to ¡°happily ever after¡±. It¡_s a great feeling to have someone love you so much, to be their heart. It¡_s an even greater feeling to know you inspire that feeling. Believe me, I know. I¡_m the one he puts his hands on to tell you about the experience.-The Wife

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

Author: Darrell A. Cador
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781424328949
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
View: 1943
What do you get with four young men, all searching to find their soul mate at the same time? Well, if its four men on the mother of all missions, then definitely expect the unexpected! Following a friendly wager at a nearby fitness center Jordan, Dale, Marcus, and, Tyrus set out on a desperate journey of life, love, and the pursuit of a their Ms. Right at a time when men outnumber women 7-to-1!

Good Woman

Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980
Author: Lucille Clifton
Publisher: Boa Editions
ISBN: 9780918526595
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
View: 3091
A collection of poems focusing on the life of the author

The Bible Pattern of a Good Woman

Author: Clara Lucas Balfour
Publisher: N.A
Category: Women
Page: 80
View: 854

The Good Mothers

The True Story of the Women Who Took On the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
Author: Alex Perry
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062655639
Category: True Crime
Page: 352
View: 3771
The electrifying, untold story of the women born into the most deadly and obscenely wealthy of the Italian mafias – and how they risked everything to bring it down. The Calabrian Mafia—known as the ’Ndrangheta—is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls seventy percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals—supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists—and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the European Union. The ’Ndrangheta’s power derives from a macho mix of violence and silence—omertà. Yet it endures because of family ties: you are born into the syndicate, or you marry in. Loyalty is absolute. Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Accompanying the ’Ndrangheta’s reverence for tradition and history is a violent misogyny among its men. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings—and worse—are routine. In 2009, after one abused ’Ndrangheta wife was murdered for turning state’s evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti considered a tantalizing possibility: that the ’Ndrangheta’s sexism might be its greatest flaw—and her most effective weapon. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children. A feminist saga of true crime and justice, The Good Mothers is the riveting story of a high-stakes battle pitting a brilliant, driven woman fighting to save a nation against ruthless mafiosi fighting for their existence. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive.

A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them

Author: Buzzy Jackson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393059367
Category: Music
Page: 319
View: 9102
Traces the heritage of several women blues singers, including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner, and discusses their contributions to music and American history.

Paulding's Works: Tales of the good woman, by a doubtful gentleman

Author: James Kirke Paulding
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5968

God Send Me a Good Woman

Author: Rae Zellous,Brittani Williams,Fresh Millz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537293509
Page: 258
View: 4859
Newly divorced, Keelan Rockmon is in search of spirituality but finds himself roaming into the bedrooms of female members from Bethlehem Church and becomes a womanizer. However after hearing his Pastor's sermon on 1 Timothy 2:8, he has an epiphany. Facing a complex moral dilemma he takes a deep look inside of himself for any love and compassion that he may have left. Falling from grace for leading God's children astray he seeks forgiveness in exchange for a good woman. In this decadent concoction of praise and adultery, Rapper Turned Author Rae Zellous, tells a narrative from a male point of view drawn straight from the heart.

A Good Woman's Journey

Author: Alizon Kiel
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557515246
Page: 97
View: 4058
"We are welcome in the hall of regret; it is the rare woman who sits at the table of her own grace with confidence."