The Fifth Woman

Kurt Wallander
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407064428
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 8022
Four nuns and a fifth woman are killed in a savage night-time attack in Africa. A year later, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher and discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then, another man is reported missing. Once again Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders. Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked.

The Fifth Woman

Author: Nona Caspers
Publisher: Mary McCarthy Prize in Short F
ISBN: 9781946448170
Page: 158
View: 8086
Lyrical and semi-surreal, The Fifth Woman traces the ebbs and flows of a young woman's life fractured by grief.

Die fünfte Frau

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552056041
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 2835
Henning Mankell, der meistgelesene schwedische Romancier und großartiger Menschenkenner, hat einen modernen Detektivroman von atemberaubender Spannung geschrieben. Aber dieses Buch ist noch mehr: ein Roman über das Verhältnis zwischen Männern und Frauen, ein psychologischer Roman und ein großer Gesellschaftsroman. Am Ende siegt die Gerechtigkeit. Aber der Grund, auf dem sie steht, ist längst unterhöhlt. »Die fünfte Frau« wurde zum Buch des Jahres 1998 gewählt.

The Fifth Woman

Author: M. Fagyas
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8637

The Fifth Woman

A Rick Morgan Mystery
Author: G. William Parker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 145675436X
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 5630
Naked and dead, the body of a high roller was found in a Vegas hotel suite. He was insured for twenty million dollars. Ten years later during an ordinary audit, Rick Morgan, Chief Audit Executive for the insurance company learns of the extra ordinary death benefit. At first he’s curious, but with facts being cold, vague or missing, his gut tells him there is more. Digging into the past with the help of Vince, a former homicide detective, a bizarre puzzle emerges. Which piece is the mysterious disappearance of the former United States Congressman, the fatal car wreck that left three little girls orphaned or the FBI who wants the investigation dropped? Gathering the pieces, someone is always a step a head. But who? The elegant, conservative Human Resources VP? The playful, sexually starved Branch Manager? The gorgeous woman with a secret past? The stunning but shrewd corporate attorney? Or the mystery woman in San Francisco? “Not everything is as it appears to be”—a motto Rick must remember when putting the pieces together ... all twenty million.

The Woman in the Fifth

A Novel
Author: Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602146
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8741
From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World and The Moment comes the riveting story of a luckless college professor for whom Paris becomes a city of mortal danger. A runaway bestseller in the UK and France that has been made into a film starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, this suspenseful tour de force from the internationally renowned Douglas Kennedy is the quintessential sophisticated commercial novel. Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and the love of his only child. Hounded by scandal, he flees to Paris, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room with a job as night watchman for a sinister operation. Just when he begins to think he has hit rock bottom, romance enters his life in the form of Margit—a cultivated, widowed Hungarian émigré who shares Harry’s profound loneliness but who keeps her distance, remaining guarded about her past. As Harry wrestles with Margit’s reticence, he begins to notice that all those who have recently done him wrong are meeting unfortunate ends—and it soon becomes apparent that he has stumbled into a nightmare from which there is no escape. The Woman in the Fifth further establishes Douglas Kennedy as an author who “always has his brilliant finger on the entertaining parts of human sorrow, fury, and narrow escapes” (Lorrie Moore).

The Cyclist

His Fifth Woman : Two Plays
Author: Vijay Tendulkar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195676402
Category: Drama
Page: 79
View: 6668
These two plays by the legendary Vijay Tendulkar are a critique of Indian society and the reality surrounding the playwright. Once intended to be his last play, The Cyclist is a skilfully crafted, uninterrupted, single piece about the adventure of life told through a cyclist's journey. Apart from being a journey in geographical terms, it is a psychological exploration of the protagonist's mind. His Fifth Woman, a prequel to Tendulkar's Sakharam Binder (1972), brings to play the injustices and inequalities suffered by women in the man-woman relationship. The exploration of death and the afterlife is replete with humour and insight.

The Fifth Script

Author: Ross H. Spencer
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626816476
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 491
In this “pugnacious, feisty” mystery series debut from the author of Death Wore Gloves, a devious killer has it in for a poison penned beauty (Kirkus Reviews). Chicago Detective Lacey Lockington has never been squeamish about taking out a few low lives in the pursuit of justice. But when tabloid columnist Stella Starbright calls him a “kill-crazy cop,” he suddenly needs to find a new line of work. Taking a job as a private investigator is a step down, for sure, but his first few cases certainly pique his interest: former “Stella Starbrights” are turning up dead on the streets of Chicago, and the current one—the very same Stella who ruined his reputation—is coming to him for protection. Going against his gut, Lacey agrees to keep Stella from sharing the grisly fate of her former namesakes. In the midst of all the madness, Lacey hunts the real killer, someone looking to silence gossip columnists for good. But can Lacey crack the case before another victim gets a headline in the obituaries? “Ross Spencer is wild, shrewd, mad, and unexpectedly funny.” —The New York Times

The History of Randolph-Macon Woman's College

From the Founding in 1891 Through the Year of 1949-1950
Author: Roberta D. Cornelius
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807869686
Category: Education
Page: 496
View: 1704
The history of Randolph-Macon Woman's College has a claim upon the attention of all who are interested in the education and achievement of women. Its course through the years is set forth in the present volume, in which the author has dealt with the pattern of life developed in the cultivation of the liberal arts. Originally published in 1951. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Fifth Decade

Is It Just My Life or Is It Perimenopause? Sorting through the Emotional Upheaval of Women in Their Forties and Fifties
Author: Deborah R. Wagner,Jerilynn C. Prior
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481539
Category: Psychology
Page: 276
View: 6269
An indispensable and insightful roadmap for women entering the shifting landscape of life in the middle decades. With balanced, accessible, and humorous discussions of female physiology and psychology as well as current treatment options, author and psychologist Deborah R. Wagner PhD, provides an insightful and inspiring forum to help her readers get comfortable with the volatile, powerful, and colorful decades of life in the forties and fifties. With added advice for families—including a segment for partners and children—as well as candid discussions on the impact of unanticipated (but interconnected) conditions such as anxiety, depression, changing body image, loss of empathy, nurturing, and empty nesting, Dr. Wagner delivers a potent blend of science and comfort in a voice that will resonate with women of all ages. The Fifth Decade provides an essential resource to women and their families experiencing the shifts that come with the midlife years.

Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)

Heracles Resurgent
Author: Nancy Demand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695372
Category: History
Page: 196
View: 8026
In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars – it had sided with the invaders – succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century, first published in 1982, Nancy Demand examines the political and military history of this renowned city, as well as a number of other aspects of Theban culture and society: its physical layout, religious cults, poetry and music, arts, crafts and philosophy. Other topics of special interest include a chapter on Pythagoreanism in Thebes, an appendix on the evidence for the participation of women in Pythagoreanism, and an investigation, extending throughout the book, of the role of women in Theban society.

Mothers on the Margin?

The Significance of the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy
Author: E. Anne Clements
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877867
Category: Religion
Page: 310
View: 7223
The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, she of Uriah, and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God.

The Fifth World

Author: Frank Cebulski
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452024707
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
View: 627
Nearly all of the poems in this collection were written within a period of three months, consecutively, one a day. I deliberately set myself the task of writing a poem a day for as long as I could sustain the effort and keep my creative energy flowing. I had before in my writing career brief periods of intense creativity where I wrote poems every day; for example, when I was finishing my sonnet sequence, Mediterranean Sonnets, I wrote fourteen sonnets in as many days. These are memorable creative episodes because they don’t come often and the poems deriving from such an intense focused activity are always unified and consistent in a qualitative manner, by form and technique, metrics, and poetic pulsion. The imagination grasps things with unusual claritas. These sessions are always pleasurable because—as Seamus Heaney once said to me after he himself had experienced such a period of creativity and productivity—they bolster a bit the poet’s belief in his own genius. Not that genius should be measured by the bucketful, but there is a certain confirmed value in sustained performance. Many poets, of course, have achieved similar and greater feats of poetic muscularity, in the modern era Rilke for one, in writing Sonnets to Orpheus (February 2 – 5, 1922, at Chateau de Muzot in Switzerland), and William Carlos Williams, who wrote something every day for a year for Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1917- September 1918; published in 1920), and this while he was working every day as a pediatrician and general physician in his “other” profession. Williams vowed not to change a word as written; of course this did not happen, as his critical faculties prevailed, as have mine in this collection. I am myself pleased and surprised by how many of these poems stand as first written.

Communication and Consequences

Laws of Interaction
Author: Robert Norton,David Allen Brenders
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805820348
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
View: 8197
The communicative process allows, sometimes forces, one to make connections about the self and simultaneously how the self relates to the other and the world. The bonus of communicating is that one makes connections with other individuals. Not only are social connections made, but political, business, spiritual, esoteric, and functional connections as well. Each connection holds the possibility of teaching the person more about the self and the world. This book helps individuals understand the dynamics of change particularly by focusing on enthymematic communication that can be used to effect change. It demonstrates the simultaneous potential of communication to both constrain and free the individual. The first part of the book establishes the theoretical ground by identifying the definitional issues, defining communication, and relating content and style to the sense-making function of interaction. The second part examines the primary consequences of interaction in both self and relational identity. Communication creates self-identification as well as relational identity, both of which provide a means of stabilizing the self and simultaneously allowing for change.

The Fifth Season

Author: Mons Kallentoft
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444776290
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 8677
It's early May when a young family out on a forest walk stumble upon a heavily mutliated body. The female corpse is in eerily good condition, and signs of torture are all too visible. Inspector Malin Fors immediately draws parallels between this case and that of Maria Murvall, the young woman who was found raped and brutally beaten in the forest several years ago. Maria has been living as a mute in the local psychiatric hospital ever since the attack, and Malin is haunted by her inability to help her. In the course of her investigation, Malin meets with a psychologist who tells her about another similar case, and suddenly Maria appears to be a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. But what is it that is so terrible it can't be put into words? Malin is determined to find out the truth, no matter where it might take her.

The Worth of Women

Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men
Author: Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226256832
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
View: 8189
Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of The Worth of Women by Moderata Fonte. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered "masculine"—the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue. This work takes the form of the latter, with Fonte creating a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen. The dialogue explores nearly every aspect of women's experience in both theoretical and practical terms. These women, who differ in age and experience, take as their broad theme men's curious hostility toward women and possible cures for it. Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women's status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals. Through this dialogue, Fonte provides a picture of the private and public lives of Renaissance women, ruminating on their roles in the home, in society, and in the arts. A fine example of Renaissance vernacular literature, this book is also a testament to the enduring issues that women face, including the attempt to reconcile femininity with ambition.

Two to the Fifth

An Adventure in the Land of Xanth
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429932651
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6717
The future of Xanth is in frightful peril. A powerful magical bird named Ragna Roc has embarked on a campaign to become absolute ruler of that mystical realm. Those who swear loyalty to him are spared. The rest have simply disappeared. So powerful are Ragna's sorceries that even the Good Magician Humfrey dares not confront him directly. Instead he enlists Cyrus the Cyborg, a handsome half-human playwright with little knowledge of the world, in a stealthy subterfuge. Cyrus must assemble a troupe of traveling players to attract Ragna's interest. And hidden in disguise among the bevy of beautiful young actresses are the young princesses, Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm, whose magics might just be a match for the evil bird. But Ragna has planted a spy in the midst of the troupe, one who knows their deepest secrets, including the true nature of Cyrus's forbidden love for one of the young princesses. Only a mysterious child called Kadence, and a cryptic clue — "Two to the Fifth" — may give the companions the edge they need to defeat Ragna's dictatorial dreams. Brimming with passion and merriment, drama and deception, Piers Anthony's thirty-second Xanth fantasy, Two to the Fifth, is a pun-packed performance sure to provoke applause and ovations from the series' myriad fans. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fifth Key

Author: George Harmon Coxe
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453233334
Category: Fiction
Page: 222
View: 7464
An old friend of Kent Murdock’s is murdered, leaving him to take the fallIt’s been two years since Kent Murdock saw Sheila, and it only takes a few minutes to remember her flaws. While the Boston newspaper photographer was away fighting in the European war, Sheila’s cold ambition took her out of the newsroom and into the studio, to write a radio show that’s about to land her in the big time. The wallflower he once knew is now the center of attention—not all of it pleasant. One night Murdock follows her home for a drink. It proves to be a deadly mistake. A drugged bottle of Scotch knocks Murdock out, and when he comes to, he finds Sheila dead, strangled on the floor. The Scotch—the only evidence of his innocence—is gone, and Murdock is the natural suspect for the beautiful young writer’s death. Which means he’s going to have to find the killer himself.


A Guide to Forgiveness of Sins and Life Eternal As God Draws One Iron Out of the Fire
Author: Bobby Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499047487
Category: Religion
Page: 80
View: 8356
Is not praying to a saint an abomination that has made the Catholic church as desolate as its counter part the protestants and their abominable churches? Indulgencies started the down fall of the church in the seventh century. Now, it is the Rosary or Novena in praying to Saints, which started in the 13th century and is still continuing. God forbid! Mary cannot be the Queen of Heaven because Jesus is her son. And if Mary is the Queen of Heaven than incest has occurred in Heaven by the Living God. God forbid! Jesus is the King of Heaven and the church is His queen. Glory to God!

Women in Narcotics Anonymous: Overcoming Stigma and Shame

Author: J. Sanders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137430494
Category: Social Science
Page: 126
View: 9417
This book looks at a sample of female drug addicts seeking recovery in Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Through working the Twelve Steps and by attending women-only groups, these women are able to confront the double standard that makes recovery from addiction especially difficult.