The Woman Who Wouldn't Die: A Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 9

Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1743287542
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 6405
Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

A Dr Siri Murder Mystery
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780878338
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
View: 8410
Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Woman Who Wouldn't

A Novel
Author: Gene Wilder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429939713
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 6481
The beloved actor and screenwriter's second novel, set in 1903, stars a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb, who one day goes from accomplished adagios with the Cleveland Orchestra to having a complete breakdown on stage. If he hadn't poured a glass of water down the throat of a tuba, maybe he wouldn't have been sent to a health resort in Badenweiler, Germany. But it's in that serene place that Jeremy meets Clara Mulpas, whom he tries his hardest to seduce. Clara is so beautiful that Jeremy finds it impossible to keep from trying to find a chink in her extraordinary reserve and elegance. He finds himself reflexively flirting to get a reaction—after all, a tease and a wink have always worked before, with women back home. But flirting probably isn't the best way to appeal to a woman who was married to a dumb brute and doesn't want to have anything more to do with men. Jeremy isn't sure how to press his case—but he won't give up. Wilder's prose is elegant, spare and affecting. But it's his romantic's eye for the intense emotions that animate a real love story that makes The Woman Who Wouldn't an unforgettable book.

The Woman Who Couldn't Remember But Didn't Forget

Author: Walli F. Leff
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 086534938X
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
View: 7489
When results for her innovative wind power project show unprecedented productivity, windmill energy expert Sylvie Deroque hits the big time in the Los Angeles energy firm where she works. The next day her oilman colleague steals her client from her. Armed with facts, figures, and charm, Sylvie crashes a meeting between the two men to woo her client back. Inexplicably, just as she's on the verge of succeeding, she goes into a "strange state," grabs a security guard's gun, and shoots her rival and a member of her erstwhile client's firm. To reclaim her life, Sylvie must not only beat the attempted murder charge, she must recover her memory of the long-forgotten events from her childhood in Occupied Paris that propelled her to violence. She begins this critical journey with daring and determination, then a threat to her identity estranges her from those she loves. What will it take to set her to rights? Does she have the courage she needs to realize her dreams?

The Ex Who Wouldn't Die

Author: Sally Berneathy
Publisher: Sally Berneathy
ISBN: 193955103X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4321
When Amanda's lying, cheating, scam-artist husband, Charley, saves her life in a near-fatal motorcycle accident, she can almost forgive him for dragging his feet on their divorce. Then she discovers he'd been dead for several hours at the time she thought he rescued her. And not just dead…murdered. On the good side, at least they are no longer married. But she's the primary suspect in Charley's murder and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back, not allowed to go into the light. The situation was bad enough when he was alive and trying to charm his way back into her life, but now he claims to be unable to go more than a few yards away from her. She can't even be certain he isn't peeking when she undresses for bed. Even death did not them part.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk

Why I Refused to Testify Against the Clintons and What I Learned in Jail
Author: Susan McDougal
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786713028
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 2937
The New York Times bestseller and Book Sense 76 pick is now in paperback. This is the book by Whitewater warrior Susan McDougal that created a media sensation, with author appearances on Today, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King, Crossfire, FOX Morning News, and The CBS Early Show; and a controversial review in The New York Times that generated chat all over the Internet, and the newspaper's own printed correction. Breaking her silence on the Whitewater affair and giving a moving portrait of what happens to women in American prisons, McDougal's book is a must-read for Americans of all political stripes and for everyone concerned about wrongful conviction and imprisonment. Black-and-white photographs are included.

Betty und ihre Schwestern

Klassiker der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur
Author: Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 3955010783
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 121
View: 8697
Das Buch erzählt die Lebensgeschichte der Schwestern Meg, Jo, Beth und Amy, die gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern in Neuengland aufwachsen. Die kluge, jungenhafte Josephine, die hübsche und fügsame Meg, die selbstlose und friedliche Beth und das Nesthäkchen, die egoistische Amy, werden von ihren kindlichen Luftschlössern bis hin zur Frauwerdung begleitet. Marmee, Mutter der vier kleinen Frauen, wacht aufmerksam über die Entwicklung und den Umgang ihrer Kinder. Der Vater ist im Krieg. Meg, die im Vergleich zu ihren Schwestern den größten Wert auf die Einhaltung bestehender Konventionen legt, heiratet schon früh. Mit John Brooke, dem Hauslehrer des jungen Nachbarn und Freundes Laurie, gründet sie eine Familie, die bald um die beiden Kinder John, Jr. "Demi" und Margreth "Daisy" erweitert wird. Später kommt noch Josephine "Josy" dazu, die in Little Men erwähnt wird. Beth, die ihr Leben ihrer Familie widmet und aufopferungsvoll im Haushalt und bei kranken und armen Nachbarn arbeitet, ist selbstlos bis in den Tod. Bei der uneigennützigen Versorgung einer armen Nachbarsfamilie steckt sie sich mit Scharlach an. Wenn sie sich auch vorübergehend von der Krankheit erholt, ist diese ausschlaggebend für Beths frühen Tod. Amy, das Nesthäkchen der Familie, möchte alles und bekommt es nicht immer. Sie sieht sich als Künstlerin, kann als Gesellschafterin mit einer Tante nach Europa reisen und sich dort künstlerisch weiterbilden. Sie heiratet Laurie, den wohlhabenden Nachbarsjungen ihrer Familie, den langjährigen Seelenbruder ihrer Schwester Jo, kehrt gemeinsam mit ihm nach Amerika zurück und bekommt eine Tochter. Jo möchte im Gegensatz zu Amy viel, bekommt aber weniger. Sie wünscht sich unter anderem finanzielle und individuelle Unabhängigkeit, Ruhm und Anerkennung als Schriftstellerin sowie eine Reise nach Europa. Die ersehnte Reise wird nicht von ihr, sondern von Amy angetreten.

The Woman who Loved an Octopus and other Saints' Tales

Author: Imogen Herrad
Publisher: Seren
ISBN: 1781721319
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 7072
From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, this book is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium. Retelling their stories in an intimate, contemporary, sometimes startling fashion, Imogen Rhia Herrad has created a new vision of these women, who were perhaps far from 'saintly' by current definition. Some - Non, Winifred, Tydfil, are relatively well known while other are almost forgotten. Their tales reveal a strength and inner freedom in those more usually seen as victims and martyrs. Imogen explores the crossover between the physical, sexual, spiritual and mystical in the ancient and modern worlds she visits. The sories tell of refugeen, circus acts, rape, love, deeath and miracles, while her saints also inhabit the natural world of streams, islnds and birds.

The Woman Sent to Tame Him

Author: Victoria Parker
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460327306
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4389
Resistance is futile! Serena Scott knows that Finn St. George is trouble with a capital T. Gorgeous? Yes. World-class racing driver? Yes. Shameless lothario bent on self-destruction? Definitely! But Finn has finally caused one scandal too many—and Serena is charged with getting him back on track! Finn loves his playboy lifestyle; after all, immersing oneself in beautiful women is much more pleasurable than raking over the bitter truths of the past. Serena's unheard-of—and infuriating—resistance to his charms begins a battle of wills. Can she tame this bad boy, or will Serena become entangled in the sensual power of his hedonistic temptation?

The Woman and the Dragon

Apparitions of Mary
Author: David Michael Lindsey
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455614370
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 5862
All of Mary's major appearances are revealed. Examines the available scientific data in this exploration of Mary's apparitions.

The Woman She Was

Author: Rosa Jordan
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
ISBN: 1926972473
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9735
Celia Cantú, a pediatrician in Havana, is trying to live a regular life in today's Cuba. She is engaged to her childhood friend Luis and lives with her 16-year-old niece, Liliana. Celia's life is disrupted when Luis's brother, Joe, returns from Miami flaunting his American ways. Joe's arrival and Liliana's adolescent restlessness force Celia to examine the discrepancy between her country's revolutionary ideals and its reality. As this family drama unfolds, Celia is unnerved by moments when her mind and body seem to be taken over by Celia Sánchez, a heroine of the Revolution and long-time intimate of Fidel Castro. The turbulent past and an undefined future collide when Liliana disappears and Celia sets out into the Cuban countryside in search of her. The Woman She Was is a deeply moving novel that explores the aspirations, hopes, and fears of contemporary Cubans, as well as the challenges they still face.

The Woman He Loved Before

Author: Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748115471
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 2363
Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her - and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. But in doing so she unearths devastating secrets. Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved . . .

The Woman in White Marble

Author: Dale Rominger
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491742801
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 5675
Drake Ramsey is a Californian news reporter who wants to write the great American science fiction novel. Dumped by his girlfriend, Drake finds himself with nothing to lose, and he searches online for a secluded place to work. Alone in a dreary English coastal town, consumed by boredom and loneliness, he is lured up the road to the Skinburness Hotel, where he finds inspiration in a beer and the atmosphere. Drake senses this is the place to harness his creative genius, without any idea of what awaits him in the near future. After a few visits, Drake is befriended by the hotel manager—just as a staff member is found mysteriously dead. Drake, ever the streetwise reporter, senses a story and begins to investigate. The last person to have seen the dead man alive is Zuri Manyika, a stunningly beautiful hotel guest. Now Drake must determine whether Zuri was involved, all the while wrestling with his undeniable attraction to her. Unfortunately, this is not the first death in the hotel—nor will it be the last—unless Drake finds a way to stop a killer on a quest for revenge. In this eerie tale, an American news reporter suddenly immersed in a suspicious death investigation in a remote corner of England is about to discover that every mystery comes with an unexpected twist.

Deliverance at Cardwell Ranch & A Woman with a Mystery

Author: B.J. Daniels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460344006
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4109
New York Times bestselling author B. J. Daniels delivers another Cardwell Ranch keeper! When Deputy Sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman in the worst blizzard to hit Big Sky, Montana, in years, it's only the beginning. The dark-haired beauty has no memory of who she is and who—or what—she was fleeing. But she's clearly terrified of the stranger who shows up at the hospital claiming to be her husband. From Cardwell Ranch to the snowy wilds of Idaho, Austin vows to uncover her true identity…before her violent past destroys any hope of a future together. In reader-favorite A Woman with a Mystery, Holly Barrows had raced into the arms of Slade Rawlins a year ago. Then she'd mysteriously vanished, only to return with an outrageous claim of a baby and kidnapping. Any baby she'd had would have been Slade's, and he was consumed by his need to protect Holly and locate their child before his family was lost…forever.

Find the Woman

Author: Gelett Burgess
ISBN: 160543180X
Page: 184
View: 8984

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury (Schriftsteller)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257261042
Page: 292
View: 4605

The Woman at the Well

Fill My Empty Heart
Author: Patty Froese,Patty Froese Ntihemuka
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780812704310
Category: Fiction
Page: 156
View: 2740
Discover a life filled with emotional pain. Then, watch as this life is transformed by an encounter at a watering well.

Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: The Woman who Saved Hundreds of Thousand of Babies

Educational Version
Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
Publisher: Learning Island
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
View: 3373
Sara Josephine Baker grew up questioning everything. She also grew up doing a lot of things that only boys were supposed to do. She mostly did them with her father and younger brother. Then when she was sixteen, Jo's world fell apart. Her father and brother died within months of each other. Jo thought it was her job to help support the family, so she went to college and became a doctor. But her first year she only earned 185 dollars. Nobody wanted a woman doctor, not even the women! That’s when Jo took a job as a public health nurse. It would be her job to find and help the sick children of New York City. Jo's Aunt Abby had taught Jo to question everything. Soon she began questioning the way people raised their babies. At first no one listened, but when people started listening, their babies stopped dying. Read the exciting story of how Dr. Sara Jo Baker saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies. Educational Versions have activities to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.

What We All Long For

A Novel
Author: Dionne Brand
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429986038
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9225
Dionne Brand powerfully delves into uncharted aspects of urban life, the bittersweetness of youth, and secrets families try to hide. Tuyen is an aspiring artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents who've never recovered from losing one of their children while in the rush to flee Vietnam in the 1970s. She rejects her immigrant family's hard-won lifestyle, and instead lives in a rundown apartment with friends—each of whom is grappling with their own familial complexities and heartache. In turns thrilling and heartbreaking, Tuyen's lost brother—who has since become a criminal in the Thai underworld—journeys to Toronto to find his long-lost family. As Quy's arrival nears, tensions build, friendships are tested, and an unexpected encounter will forever alter the lives of Tuyen and her friends. Gripping at times, heartrending at others, What We All Long For is an ode to a generation of longing and identity, and to the rhythms and pulses of a city and its burgeoning, questioning youth.

The Woman Who Made Men Cry

Author: William Coles
Publisher: Thames River Press
ISBN: 085728245X
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
View: 382
Kim, a journalist in New York City, has found the girl of his dreams – and has agreed that she can continue to sleep with another man. A bittersweet story of passion, jealousy, and how far you can go for the woman you love.