When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9780307788603
Year 2011-04-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate.

And When She Was Good

And When She Was Good Author Laura Lippman
ISBN-10 9780571299645
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses her son's soccer games or school plays. But in discrete hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford her hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalized, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But now this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her longtime protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn't know he's the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called 'suburban madam' has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide... Can Heloise stay alive long enough to remake her life again, and save her son? Can she really expect to leave everything else behind?

When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN-10 9780545361910
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Norma Fox Mazer's remarkable story of two sisters fighting to survive against a world without caring. In the sad, shabby trailer where Em Thurkill lived her first fourteen years, suffering her father's alcoholic rages and her mother's deathly silence, and in the three she lived trapped with her violent, unstable sister, there seems more than enough to end even the dream of hope. Yet Em Thurkill's story is a story of how hope outlives brutality. It is a story of one girl's sweetness, and almost unbearable pain. Heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and ultimately transcendent, this novel is a tribute to the astonishing resilience of the human soul.

When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Tristan Taormino
ISBN-10 9781627780810
Year 2014-07-21
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.

Novels 1967 1972

Novels  1967 1972 Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061029073
Year 2005
Pages 671
Language en
Publisher
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A compendium of definitive writings includes the psychological portrait, When She Was Good; the celebrity-making Portnoy's Complaint; the Swiftian takedown of the Nixon administration known as Our Gang; and The Breast, which introduced evolving protagonist David Kepesh.

When the Getting Was Good

When the Getting Was Good Author Susan G. Bell
ISBN-10 1449089895
Year 2010-06-04
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Author House
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The lone woman trader at a prestigious New York bank, Kate Munro completes an eye-popping trade that captures the attention of Wall Street. But her euphoria fades when she hears that Morehead Woodson, the most powerful trader in the bond business, has been on the losing side of the transaction. Kate worries about retribution from Woodson, a man notoriously unforgiving of slights. Then comes the stunning announcement that he is about to become her boss. Woodson’s bullying style ruins the collegial environment in which Kate has thrived. To make matters worse, she learns from an inside source that his trading practices are under investigation by the Federal Reserve—and that she has been implicated. Now she must fight to clear her name and save her job. How far will Kate go to keep her Wall Street career alive?

When She Was White

When She Was White Author Judith Stone
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067697766
Year 2007-04-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Miramax Books
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During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl gripped the nation and came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid Afrikaner couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But when she was sent to a boarding school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents attributed Sandra's appearance to an interracial union far back in history; they swore Sandra was their child. Their neighbors, however, thought Mrs. Laing had committed adultery with a black man. The family was shunned. And when Sandra was ten, she was removed from school by the police and reclassified as "coloured." As a teenager, Sandra eloped with a black man, and her parents disowned her. The young woman, who had only known the privileged world of the whites, chose to begin again in a poor, rural, all-black township, where life was a desperate, day-to-day struggle against poverty, illness, and a legal system designed to enslave. In this remarkable narrative, veteran journalist and author Judith Stone takes us on her own eye-opening journey as she and Sandra explore the mysteries of Sandra's past and piece together the fractured life of one of apartheid's many victims. As the devastating circumstances of Sandra's life are revealed, Stone comes to understand and admire her for the flawed -- yet enduring -- survivor she is.

Reasons She Goes to the Woods

Reasons She Goes to the Woods Author Deborah Kay Davies
ISBN-10 9781780743776
Year 2014-02-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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When she was good she was very, very good. But when she was bad she was horrid! Pearl can be very, very good. More often, though, she is very, very bad. But she’s just a child. A mystery to all who know her; a little girl who has her own secret reasons for escaping to the nearby woods. What might those reasons be? And how can she feel so at home in the dark, sinister, sensual woods, a wonder of secrets and mystery? Told in vignettes across Pearl’s childhood years, Reasons She Goes to the Woods is a nervy but lyrical novel about a normal girl growing up, doing the normal things little girls do.

Letting Go

Letting Go Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9780307788627
Year 2011-04-20
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Letting Go is Roth's first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus, when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa city, Letting Go presents as brilliant a fictional portrait as we have of a mid-century America defined by social and ethical constraints and by moral compulsions conspicuously different from those of today. Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered "world of feeling" that he finds in books is first tested vicariously by the anarchy of the Herzes' struggles with responsible adulthood and then by his own eager love affairs. Driven by the desire to live seriously and act generously, Gabe meets an impassable test in the person of Martha Reganhart, a spirited, outspoken, divorced mother of two, a formidable woman who, according to critic James Atlas, is masterfully portrayed with "depth and resonance." The complex liason between Gabe and Martha and Gabe's moral enthusiasm for the trials of others are at the heart of this tragically comic work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

She s Come Undone

She s Come Undone Author Wally Lamb
ISBN-10 9781471105340
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.

Good in Bed

Good in Bed Author Jennifer Weiner
ISBN-10 0743418182
Year 2002-04-02
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner brings to life an irresistibly funny and relatable heroine in the novel The Boston Globe called “funny, fanciful, extremely poignant, and rich with insight.” For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 9780743272933
Year 2004-09-15
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

When She Was Bad

When She Was Bad Author Shana Alexander
ISBN-10 0440208955
Year 1991-04-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Dell Publishing Company
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Examines the roles of four women in the Bess Myerson scandal, involving a New York City public administrator who used her position to benefit her married lover, and traces its significance for the women's movement

When She Woke

When She Woke Author Hillary Jordan
ISBN-10 9780007456734
Year 2012-04-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Hannah Payne is a RED. Her crime: MURDER. And her victim, says the state of Texas, was her unborn child.