The Way She Wears It

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Revealing Your Personal Style
Author: Dallas Shaw
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062455478
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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The most highly sought-after fashion illustrator/luxury project designer working today uses her sketches, styling skills and visual expertise to help you develop your eye, define your aesthetic, banish the predictable, stock your wardrobe, and make heads turn in this highly visual and lavishly designed & illustrated personal fashion guide. You are your own brand. But to market yourself well, you need the best package, and that’s your own authentic style. In The Way She Wears It, fashion illustrator and It girl Dallas Shaw shows you how to mix up your closet and shop like a rock star. Working backstage, in showrooms, and alongside creative directors and iconic designers, Dallas learned from the best. In this sophisticated, illustrated handbook, this go-to girl for clients ranging from Chanel, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade, Christian Louboutin, and Ralph Lauren to Anthropologie, Target, Maybelline, and Neutrogena shares her insider tricks—expert layering hacks, the secrets to print pairing, bold color choices—and something you won’t find off the rack: confidence. Organized around a range of challenges, this lookbook-meets workbook-is a must for every woman, whether you’re a fashion novice trying to figure out your signature style, a fashionista who wants to step up her game, or the most stylish presence in the room looking to stay ahead of the competition. Mixing breathtaking creative visuals—hundreds of photos and drawings, including 100 original pieces of art—and a little bit of girl talk, Dallas teaches every woman how to banish the predictable and develop and maintain their own unique look. She also busts fashion myths, serves up insider industry tricks and expert picks, and most important, inspires you to live beautifully.

She Wears It Well: 12 Essential Qualities of God's Contemporary Single Woman


Author: Andrea J. Dixon
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936198010
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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It's your godliness that makes you attractive!

Fierce Attachments

A Memoir
Author: Vivian Gornick
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466819006
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
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In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These women with their opposing models of femininity continue, well into adulthood, to affect Gornick's struggle to find herself in love and in work. As Gornick walks with her aged mother through the streets of New York, arguing and remembering the past, each wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her courage and tenacity in really talking to her mother about the most basic issues of their lives, and the still powerful and intuitively-wise old woman, who again and again proves herself her daughter's mother. Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.

St. Jude's Gospel

A Novel
Author: John Wingspread Howell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595337910
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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In St. Jude's Gospel, SK Marinangel is a Fortune 500 CEO but wants to be a mother. She goes to an executive search firm for help finding a husband. Bill Motley, is a surgically sterile, forty-something burn-out. Reprising his role in Goddess Patrol, Bill ran a spoof presidential campaign for a late-night TV show. The campaign was everybody's joke, but Bill's true aspiration. He got depressed every four years because he wasn't running. A chance meeting between SK and Bill creates a compelling story of underdogs, infertility, wasted lives, impossible cases, mayhem, miracle, unlikely romance and faith's emergence from cynical, bitter disbelief. Of Naked in Church, one reviewer wrote, "Howell writes with a nice turn of phrase lets us know that (we) can still find voices of grace at (the) center (of tragedy), not to mention the light that is always trying to form around the edges."

Sorority Sisters


Author: Claudia Welch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101580909
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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In 1975, trying to find a place to belong, four young women found each other in the same sorority pledge class. Through parties and pranks; finals and skipped classes; boyfriends and break-ups, they forge a bond that takes them by surprise. No one expected it to last beyond college graduation. But some bonds are too strong to break. Now they’re sisters. And with sisters, it’s not about what happens. It’s about no matter what happens.

Alibi for Isabel

And Other Stories
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480436534
Category: Fiction
Page: 285
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Nine short stories from one of the nation’s finest mystery authors When her husband demands a divorce, a young wife heads to Reno alone, leaving the baby with her husband and his new beloved, betting that a week trapped between his child and his mistress will make her hubby yearn for her return. By the sea, a hairdresser gets into mischief over a star sports fisherman. And in a city threatened by conflict, a World War I veteran tries to make himself useful by enforcing the blackout. These are just a few of the scenes from the short fiction of Mary Roberts Rinehart, who in these nine brief tales shows why she was one of the nation’s most popular authors for so many decades. Though famous as a mystery writer, Rinehart is just as much at home writing drama, or taking a witty look at the lighter side of law and order. More than a century since she published her first story, Rinehart’s prose remains as sharp as an assassin’s blade.

No Uncertain Terms

More Writing from the Popular "On Language" Column in The New York Times Magazine
Author: William Safire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743258128
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
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Examines and provides comments on language trends while tracing the origins of timely words and phrases that discuss such topics as technology, entertainment, and everyday life.

Gammie


Author: Nakeshia Nickerson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481779877
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 46
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On the last day of school, Ally tells everyone all the things she will do this summer, like hanging with her friends in the ice cream club, swimming, riding horses, and most importantly, spending time with her Gammie. But Ally soon finds that everything doesn't go as planned. With the help of her family and best friend, Kylie, Ally discovers that she is not alone and that what she feels after losing her grandmother is normal.

The Drama of Living

Being wise in the Spirit
Author: David F. Ford
Publisher: Canterbury Press
ISBN: 1848255381
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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In this long awaited follow-on volume to his Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book, The Shape of Living, the renowned theologian David Ford explores how we can live wisely – not poring earnestly over difficult choices, but in the presence of Holy Wisdom - ‘God’s darling and delight, playing in his presence and over the whole world’. Such wisdom fires our hearts and imaginations, as well as our intellects, and enables us to live fully open to God, to others, and to life’s complexities, in freedom and joy. Playfulness is something many of us leave behind in youth, yet it is a primary characteristic of the kingdom of God – the joy of play pervades creation and should pervade our lives. Drawing on scripture and the poetry of Micheal O’Siadhail, David Ford enable us to recover a lost dimension in our Christian living.

Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience

The Feast of Life
Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608536
Category: Social Science
Page: 452
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Katherine A. Dettwyler, author of the Margaret Mead Awardwinning Dancing Skeletons, has written a compelling and original introductory text. Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience is suitable for use in Cultural and Social Anthropology courses, and its twelve chapters easily fit into quarter or semester terms, while leaving room for additional readings, discussions, or other projects. All the standard topics are covered, but with less emphasis on method and theory and more coverage of a variety of industrial and postindustrial societies. Auxiliary materialsbells and whistleshave been kept to a minimum to reduce distractions and maintain a reasonable price to students. The author has chosen all the photographs with great care to illustrate or amplify important points. The Instructors Manual includes summaries of each chapter, student exercises, and a test bank. Dettwylers upbeat tone inspires students to: develop the ability to think logically, objectively, and critically about different cultural beliefs, practices, and social structures; understand that humans are primates with culture, with a complex overlay of environmental and cultural influences; appreciate how powerful cultural beliefs and practices can be in shaping human perceptions of the world; realize that culture is not the same thing as social constructions of race, ethnic identity, or place of geographic origin; understand why/how cultural practices make sense within the cultures that practice them; articulate how an anthropological perspective helps discern everyday situations and interactions at the local, national, and international levels; understand that anthropology is not just an academic disciplineit is a way of looking at and understanding the world; appreciate the ways cultural beliefs and practices, social structures, and human lifestyles contribute to a meaningful life.

It's All About the Woman Who Wears It

10 Laws for Being Smart, Successful, and Sexy Too
Author: Cristina Perez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110119667X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Emmy(r) Award-winning Judge Cristina Perez, of Cristina's Court, imparts ten "laws" to empower women. With her quick wit, charm, and genuine compassion, Judge Perez has not only redefined the role of intimidating TV court judge, but also gained the trust and respect from a new generation of young women. In It's All About the Woman Who Wears It, Judge Perez lends the same candid voice, humor, and understanding that she applies in Cristina's Court to ten impactful laws. Together, these laws can teach women that the real essence of being sexy comes from a strong sense of identity. They address the problems women commonly face that prevent them from realizing their full potential for happiness. Sharing personal experiences that have made her the confident woman she is today as well as the many real-life lessons imparted from her cases, Judge Cristina's words will resound among this new generation of women who take a no-nonsense approach to life and, above all else, want to be true to themselves.

Who You Love


Author: Tatum Wells
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312430370
Category: Fiction
Page: 156
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Love does not care what you think, what you want or who you wish to love, because ultimately you can't choose who you love. It has a path all its own, all we can hope for is a ride worth experiencing. Sophie Smith is taken for an unexpected ride when fate steps in to taunt her with a once in a life time chance at the type of love she desperately wants in her life but is missing with her husband Forrest. Sophie truly loves her husband, but is she in love with him? It isn't until she meets Christos Papas that begins to question the love she has for her husband. Forrest has an unconventional way of showing his love for her but jaded by life, she feels her relationship with Forrest is the most she deserves. Christos is blindsided when he comes in contact with Sophie. He doesn't do love or relationships, meeting Sophie is the first time in his life that his feelings for a woman get the best of him. The only things standing in his way of acting on his feelings are Sophie's marriage and family.

Paradox


Author: Lee Nilsen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 145838490X
Category:
Page: N.A
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About That Night


Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459805968
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 248
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In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. She is a popular former teacher and wife of a local policeman. A full-blown search begins. Meanwhile, Derek is staying with his new girlfriend and her parents while his family is out of town. He can’t believe his luck, Jordie is the hottest girl in school, and he’s going out with her. When Ronan, school bad boy and Jordie’s ex-boyfriend, shows up, Jordie decides that maybe Derek isn’t the one after all. But before she can end it with him, Derek disappears. Did he run away? Or did something happen to him? Is there a connection between the two disappearances? As Jordie slowly starts unraveling the truth, she finds that nothing about that night is as it seems. When she finds Derek’s body, suspicion falls on her. And then on Ronan. But Jordie knows she didn’t kill Derek. And she is sure Ronan didn’t. So who is responsible? And why was Derek marked for death?

The List of Things Bought


Author: Ken Varnold
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477123334
Category: Fiction
Page: 203
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From the time six-year-old Hanh Xiao Lin was stolen from her family in Shanghai, China in 1926, to her death in the United States in 2001, her life, set against the epic changes in Asia and the world in the 20th Century, was anything but ordinary. Armed with only her will power and given a few turns of fate, this extraordinary woman survived to see her children grow and prosper. This is the first of two volumes that chronicles her life. Base on real events.

Red Glove


Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442403413
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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The cons get twistier and the stakes get higher in this second book of The Curse Workers trilogy: “a sleek and stylish blend of urban fantasy and crime noir” (Booklist). Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe’s world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else. After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution and finding out that Lila will never be his, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family tied to one of the big crime families, and a mother whose cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is also coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker and figuring out how to have friends. But normal doesn’t last very long—soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past. A past he remembers only in scattered fragments and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive. Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century

A Memoir
Author: Jane Vandenburgh
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1582439818
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 396
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A true story of 1950s California, teenage rebellion, and a family torn apart by illicit desire: “Intense, controlled, a memoir-as-fever-dream” (The New York Times). Born into “a certain kind of family”—affluent, white, Protestant—Jane Vandenburgh came of age when the sexual revolution was sweeping the cultural landscape, making its mark in a way that would change our manners and mores forever. What began as an all-American life went spectacularly awry. Her father, an architect with a prominent Los Angeles firm, was repeatedly arrested in police raids on gay bars. Ultimately placed in a psychiatric hospital to be “cured” of his homosexuality, he committed suicide when she was nine. Her mother—an artist and freethinker—lost custody of her children when she was committed to a mental hospital. The author and her two brothers were then raised by an aunt and uncle who had seven children and problems of their own. In the midst of private trauma and loss, Vandenburgh delights in revealing larger truths about American culture and her life within it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily wise, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century is a brilliant blend of memoir and cultural commentary full of hard-won insights that explode across the page “like a string of Chinese firecrackers” (Washington Post).

The Good German


Author: Joseph Kanon
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429900539
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Set in Berlin just after the end of World War II, a brilliant thriller about the end of one war and the beginning of another, by the bestselling author of Los Alamos. Berlin, 1945. Jake Geismar, former Berlin correspondent for CBS, has managed to wangle one of the coveted press slots for the Potsdam Conference. His assignment: a series of articles on the American occupation of postwar Berlin. His personal agenda: to find Lena, the German mistress he left behind at the outbreak of the war. When he stumbles on a murder--an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds--he thinks he has found the key that will unlock his Berlin story. What he finds instead is a larger story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city not only physically but morally devastatated, where children scavenge for food in the rubble, sex can be had for a cigarette, and the black market is the only means of survival. Berlin at zero hour is like nowhere else--a tragedy, and a feverish party after the end of the world. And nothing is simple--not the murder of a soldier and not any of the lives, American and German, that Jake encounters as he tries to solve it. More unsolvable still is the larger crime that hangs over everything in 1945, a crime so huge it seems beyond punishment. At once a murder mystery, a love story, and a riveting portrait of a unique time and place, Jason Kanon's The Good German is a historical thriller of the first rank.

Me, Penelope


Author: Lisa Jahn-Clough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618773665
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
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Sixteen-year-old Penelope Yeager tries to find love, and to graduate from high school a year early, as she comes to terms with her little brother's death ten years before, and the resulting changes in her family.

On Shifting Ground

Muslim Women in the Global Era
Author: Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558618562
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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"This book contains many thoughtful, highly relevant, and frequently brilliant essays on the contemporary ideas, organization, activities, and agency of Muslim women in several countries." Nikki Keddie, author of Women in the Middle East: Past and PresentHas Arab Spring made life better for Muslim women? Has new media brought feminists together, or has it become a tool to organize the opposition? This essential collection is updated with a new introduction and two new essays, offering insider views on how Muslim women are navigating technology, social media, public space, secularism/fundamentalism, and citizenship.Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone is a historian at the American University School of International Service.