The Fifth Woman

Kurt Wallander
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407064428
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 635
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: M. Fagyas
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 3473

La quinta mujer

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483836556
Category: Fiction
Page: 481
View: 4608
La placidez habitual de la ciudad sueca de Ystad se ve rota cuando, con cierto intervalo de tiempo, tres hombres aparecen salvajemente asesinados. Las víctimas llevaban una vida apacible y tranquila, dedicadas a la ornitología, el cultivo de orquídeas y la poesía, lo cual hace aún más incomprensible el casi insoportable sadismo de que han sido objeto. Durante la investigación del caso, Wallander -un detective vulnerable y con aires de antihéroe- descubre que no sólo debe enfrentarse a un asesino de temible inteligencia, sino que éste parece guiarse por un sanguinario y turbio deseo de venganza. Cuando por fin la policía cree estar tras la buena pista, un nuevo asesinato da un vuelco a la investigación y provoca un motín entre la asustada población local.

The Woman in the Fifth

A Novel
Author: Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602146
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 546
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 Diseases of Women with Child, and in Child-bed ... The Fifth Edition Corrected, and Augmented with Several New Figures ... Translated by Hugh Chamberlen

Author: François MAURICEAU,Hugh Chamberlen
Publisher: N.A
Page: 373
View: 5975

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: 9481
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.

The Fifth Script

Author: Ross H. Spencer
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626816476
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5045
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

Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)

Heracles Resurgent
Author: Nancy Demand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695372
Category: History
Page: 196
View: 1811
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.

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: 488
View: 3429
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.

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: 6697
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 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: 9770
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.

The Fifth Season

Author: Mons Kallentoft
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444776290
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 3477
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.

Women in Narcotics Anonymous: Overcoming Stigma and Shame

Author: J. Sanders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137430494
Category: Social Science
Page: 126
View: 1026
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.

Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998

Author: Kathleen A. O'Shea,Kathleen O'Shea
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275959524
Category: Law
Page: 404
View: 5373
Studies criminal cases from throughout the twentieth century in which women have been given the death penalty.

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective
Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412927420
Category: Social Science
Page: 379
View: 6508
Women, Politics, and Power provides a clear and detailed introduction to women’s political representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Using broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength across diverse countries. There is simply no other book that offers such a thorough and multidisciplinary synthesis of research on women’s political power from around the world.

Women in Psychology

A Bio-bibliographic Sourcebook
Author: Agnes N. O'Connell,Nancy Felipe Russo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313260919
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 441
View: 9599
These insightful essays, remarkably free of the jargon endemic to the social sciences, will enrich academic libraries' psychology reference collections. Wilson Library Bulletin Women in Psychology is unique in that it is the first bio-bibliographic sourcebook on historical and contemporary women in psychology. It documents, preserves, and makes visible the diversity and excellence of women's contributions to the discipline. Separate chapters evaluate and provide a critical lens through which to view the contributions of 36 women, to the evolution of psychology. Women in Psychology is an especially rich bibliographic resource not only through references at the end of each chapter but through a separate five-part bibliographic chapter that identifies the most important books and other sources of information on women in psychology and references to autobiographical and biographic information on 185 women contributors. The book contains an overview chapter describing the rigorous selection process employed, a chapter on award-winning contributions of women as recognized by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation, and appendicies on birth years, place of birth, and major fields. This volume will be useful to historians of psychology, to scholars of women's history and the psychology of women, and to all psychologists and students of psychology. It will also be well received by public and private libraries.

Great Women in the Sport of Kings

America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories
Author: Scooter Toby Davidson,Valerie Anthony
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815605652
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 132
View: 6345
This text considers the phenomenon of female jockeys. It takes a look at their lives and offers portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles. The introduction explores the implications of women in sport, the struggles female jockeys face and the significance of their success.

Attending to Early Modern Women

Author: University of Maryland at College Park Center for Renaissance and baro
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136500
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 338
View: 6245
This volume continues and amplifies a series of conversations initiated in 1990 at the conference, "Attending to Women in Early Modern England," sponsored by the University of Maryland's Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies on the College Park campus. The volume celebrates the work of the almost 400 scholars who contributed - as plenary speakers, workshop leaders, and participants - to "Attending to Early Modern Women," held in April 1994, once again at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Women in Law

A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook
Author: Mary Volcansek
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294105
Category: Law
Page: 376
View: 6095
International in scope, this volume features profiles of 43 women who have made significant contributions to the development of law and legal reform.

Communication and Consequences

Laws of Interaction
Author: Robert Norton,David Allen Brenders
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805820348
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
View: 6553
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.