Ava Gardner

"Love Is Nothing"
Author: Lee Server
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312312107
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
View: 4766
The author of Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" presents a detailed account of the Hollywood woman icon, tracing her numerous affairs, her marriages to such men as Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra, and her larger-than-life, passionate lifestyle. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

What Love Is

And What It Could Be
Author: Carrie Jenkins
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 046509886X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 3282
What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life’s perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety- inducing heart palpitations); we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Motivated by her own polyamorous relationships, she examines the ways in which our parameters of love have recently changed—to be more accepting of homosexual, interracial, and non-monogamous relationships—and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say “I love you.” Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

Requiem for Immortals

Author: Lee Winter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783955337100
Page: 284
View: 1151
Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia's ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can't understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can't work out why she even cares.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel

Author: Madeleine Thien
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609898
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 9786
Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award // Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction "A powerfully expansive novel…Thien writes with the mastery of a conductor." —New York Times Book Review “In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.” Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences. With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

Redeeming Love

A Novel
Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1601422881
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 8848
A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Includes a six-part reading group guide!

Love Is . . .

Meditations for Couples on I Corinthians 13
Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310859220
Category: Religion
Page: 114
View: 4158
For those who want to grow in the art of loving well Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13 featuring 16 different translations and paraphrases of the Bible's beloved "Love Chapter"

This Love Is Not For Cowards

Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez
Author: Robert Andrew Powell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608197182
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 391
The author of "We Own This Game" tells the story of Mexico's infamous border city ravaged by violence, but held together by the resilience of its citizens and one beloved soccer team.

The Only Story

A novel
Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525521291
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 3983
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed Susan from a sterile marriage, and how--gradually, relentlessly--everything fell apart, and he found himself struggling to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever."

Love is Not Enough

Author: Iva McGuire
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1438975481
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 672
This book is mostly about two sisters who could get along with every other always trying to compete with each other. The oldest sister was named Rite and is married to a doctor they have one son two and ½ years old. The oldest brother name is Danny he is married also and has one son that is four years old. Then comes Ray, LuAnn, Betsy and Betty's the baby .Luann went with Al all through high school then she decide to join the army. Trying to make Al jealous of her but, Al just set back and let her go. A month after she was gone Al started to come around and asked Betsy to go out with him. Betsy said yes but, she didn't know she was going to fall in love with him but she did. Al is a very handsome man Al dated Betsy about three mouth then he asked her to marry him. Everything was going all right until LuAnn came back to town that's when all hail broke loose. Thing started to happen all around but, by then Al was already in love with her sister Betsy, but LuAnn wasn't going to give up that easily on Al. He was her first love and that made him very special. She tried everything to get Al back nothing seemed to work. She really got upset when Betsy came up pregnant. She even went to his best friend and told him that she was going to try and kill Betsy's and Al's unborn child. Your just going to have to read the book and find out what is going to happen. Wrote by Ivanell Mcguire

The History of Love: A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393328627
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
View: 8752
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

It's Not You, It's the Dishes (originally published as Spousonomics)

How to Minimize Conflict and Maximize Happiness in Your Relationship
Author: Paula Szuchman,Jenny Anderson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812993799
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
View: 4535
Your marriage is fine, right? Sure, there are showdowns over who unloads more dishes, and some simmering discontent over who drives more car pools, cleans more dust bunnies, and keeps the social wheels of your existence greased. The sex is good, though you can’t remember when you last had it. Come to think of it, you’re plagued by a nagging sense that marriage used to be so much more fun. Marriage can be a mysterious, often irrational business. But the key, propose Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson in this incomparable and engaging book, is to think like an economist. We all have limited time, money, and energy, but we must allocate these resources efficiently. It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes is a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. Smart, funny, deeply researched, and refreshingly realistic, It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes cuts through the noise of emotions, egos, and tired relationship clichés to solve the age-old riddle of a happy, healthy marriage. Originally published as Spousonomics

Sometimes Love Is Not Enough

It Started with a Cough
Author: Bob Hertzel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493153293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 61
View: 9518
Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with some form of lung cancer. Some can be operated on and the cancer taken out. Additional forms of chemotherapy might be needed. Newer targeted drugs might be employed. And still, the fear of all who are diagnosed is whether the cancer will spread to other organs and, eventually, lead to ones demise. Treatments in the last decade or so have resulted in longer lives as oncologists work with pharmaceutical companies as trial drug regimens have become more and more specific to each persons DNA. When drugs stop working and there appears to be no hope, there is at least one type of lung cancerbronchioloalveolar carcinoma, a type of adenocarcinomathat might avail itself to a radical cure or at least a very good temporary fix. That fix is a single-sided or double-sided lung transplant. While there are many transplant centers around the country, most would not even consider a transplant when there is any type of cancer involved. There are very fewand especially one, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centerwilling to take such a risk for BAC patients. If it is determined that a BAC is staying within the alveoli of the lungs, and not metastasizing to other organs, UPMC will consider taking this risk because of all their experience in lung transplantation since the late 1980s. That is why our oncologist recommended we find out more about this program and why we ended up choosing to work with them for my wifes condition. Susanne is my wife of thirty-seven years. She hugs my soul every day. She has gone through many, many medical procedures, but this one was the most important procedure of her life, and it all started with a cough.

The Red Files

Author: Lee Winter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783955333300
Page: 384
View: 9909
Ambitious Daily Sentinel journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA's vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival-the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets. One night a curious story unfolds before their eyes: One business launch, 34 prostitutes and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair work together to unravel an incredible story? This is a lesbian fiction with more than a few mysterious twists.

Love Is Not Enough

Author: Olumide Emmanuel
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619047500
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 266
View: 2529
Olumide Emmanuel has done it again in his unusual, simple, practical and loaded approach to writing. In this unique book, written for the singles and couples, he brings a new revelation to the issue of love in relationship. What do you do when after you are married, you discovered a terrible secret about your partner? With this thought-provoking question, the author brings us into a world of reality to see that LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH. Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel is a man of multiple graces with influence across the religious and secular arena. He is a Bible Scholar, a Role Model, a Creative Thinker, a Motivational Speaker, a Business Man, Entrepreneur, Wealth Creation Agent, Leadership Developer, Counsellor and Resource Person; also a Church Planter, Consultant and Administrator. He is a best-selling author with over forty (40) books which have been celebrated both within and outside the shores of Nigeria. He is the General Overseer of Calvary Bible Church, Idimu-Lagos. He is the host of the "Wisdom for Singles" conference which was birthed February 14, 1999. Wisdom for Singles today is a household name in Nigeria and beyond, touching thousands of youths and singles. His daily and weekly media broadcast is a delight to millions. He sits on the board of numerous businesses and directly manages some of them which include Common Sense Ltd, a group of businesses; Parable Ventures Ltd. (PVL), Wealth Creation Network (WCN), Dynamites Forum International (DFI), an NGO and many others. He is the Setman over The Empowerment Assembly (TEA) and Executive Director, Success Business & Leadership School (SBLS). He is the Founder/President of Olumide Emmanuel Foundation (OEF), an NGO established with the aim of eradicating poverty and establishing legacy. He is married with children.

Love Is Not Enough

Author: Sonny Maton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435723155
Page: 164
View: 8106

Love Is Not Enough

A Mother's Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope
Author: Jenny Lexhed
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628724714
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 1224
When Jenny Lexhed and her husband have their first child, Lucas, they are living the dream. They’re happily married, they’ve just bought a house, the company they built together from the ground up is starting to blossom. But with the arrival of their son, a feeling of anxiety slips into their life. What starts as a feeling becomes a conviction. Lucas is not like other children. Everything seems to indicate, and psychiatric evaluation concludes, that their son is severely autistic. Will he ever be able to communicate? Jenny vows to do whatever she can to help Lucas connect with his parents and others and live an independent life. Tossed between hope and despair, she begins a frantic effort to research the best among many competing therapies and find exactly the right treatment for her son. Her obsession takes her to the brink of exhaustion—and over, when she suffers a psychotic breakdown and must be committed to a psychiatric clinic. There begins another journey, to find her balance and recover her strong, healthy life, before she can begin again to fight for her son. Both brutally honest and deeply affecting, Love Is Not Enough is a page-turning memoir that offers insight into autism and what a parent goes through for her child.

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451624476
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 9032
Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

Love Is

Author: Joseph A. Primm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621891356
Category: Religion
Page: 116
View: 5772
Have you ever tried to understand what real love is in your life? Have you looked through all of the clinical books, watched documentaries, and even looked in all of the wrong places? Well, there is one place you may have forgotten to look. The book I am referring to provides advice on sex, marriage, friends, and even money. The book we forget to look to for advice many times is the Bible, and it has a lot to say on many of these topics, including love. Love Is will take you on one man's journey to find out what love really is. It will explore his life, the stories of others, and take a close look at the greatest love story ever told. So open yourself to a different and very real way of understanding what love is. After reading this book, you will have found one of the greatest things in life, which is love.

When Love is not Enough...

A story of adoption, based on real life experience
Author: Hannah Hawthorne
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452084336
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 296
View: 8470
This is a story based on real life experience. Two women of very different backgrounds finally meet through adoption. Isabel, married but infertile, adopts Francesca's baby, Laura. Her wish is to provide the child with a happy,loving home and future, and to be fulfilled in motherhood herself. As the years go by, life generally and the path of adoption are far from smooth. Isabel cannot comprehend her daughter's anger and 'distancing' before, during and well after adolescence. Something deep within Laura is disturbing her, and creating this hostility. Nancy Newton Verrier's research into 'the primal wound' and separation trauma sheds light on the reasons for these problems in adopted children, hitherto unexplained. And what of Francesca? This is a book with a mission, particularly for those considering adoption.

A Lifetime of Love Is Not Enough

Author: Jane Farabee
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475911053
Category: Fiction
Page: 136
View: 372
Sometimes things are not always as they seem. Life is full of complexities and wonders we may never understand. Why we love who we love may be the most complex of them all. I don’t pretend to answer any of those questions here but isn’t it fun to explore. Lynn and Karen manage to find love, get married and become parents while staying true to who they are.