Goodbye Without Leaving

Goodbye Without Leaving


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
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Pages : 253 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Geraldine Coleshares, former backup singer for Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes, muddles through marriage, motherhood, and employment while struggling to reconcile youth with maturity and expectations with real life


Without Goodbye

Without Goodbye


Author : Fleur Hols
Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 152466488X
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (524 users)

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After the sudden death of her husband, the author discovered the understanding that widows tend to receive; The Western world is not at all prepared to deal with something as certain as death. Our culture only prepares for life. Death and grief, on the other hand are completely ignored. No one has taught us how to treat a person who has suffered an important loss. Many well-intentioned but hurtful things are said this way, this is not because people dont care about your pain, but because most of them do not know how to behave around grief. When you first lose your spouse, you have no idea of what to expect either. Your whole life has turned around, sometimes without warning. Most likely, no one explained what you were about to encounter. This book tries to show you what to expect after the death of a spouse. It also pretends to be a reminder that grief doesnt need to involve negativity. But most of all, the author hopes her book will help you transform the thoughts that are keeping you anchored in the past. Why re-inventing yourself is so important. She hopes this book will give some much needed understanding to the widowed as well as to their family and friends.


Happy All the Time

Happy All the Time


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0593313895
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

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A modern classic first published in 1978 that is as much a sophisticated romantic comedy about the love between two partners as it is a novel about the powerful bonds shared by family members, friends, colleagues and confidants. “A comedy of manners that reminds us that manners are comic and should be enjoyed as such.” —The New York Times Guido and Vincent, best friends (and third cousins), aren’t expecting to fall head-over-heels in love, but that is exactly what happens. Guido is smitten with Holly, a dazzling young woman who chafes at the idea of complacency, while Vincent falls for Misty, a work colleague with an acerbic sense of humor who seems as uninterested in romance as she is in Vincent (at first). In the months that follow, both couples will experience the rituals of courtship, jealousy, estrangement, family entanglements, and other perils of the heart as they try to find love in spite of themselves. Colwin is a master of portraying the messiness of life: here, in hilarious and endearing prose, she follows these two improbable pairs, and their families, as they navigate and ultimately find happiness together—not all the time, but for most of it. With a foreword by Katherine Heiny.


The Lone Pilgrim

The Lone Pilgrim


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1474616011
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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This collection of stories about love and privacy is serious, funny, tender, and alive with the elegance and spirit that characterise Laurie Colwin's work. In these stories, the reader moves among young men and women: pianists, historians, book illustrators, architects; women who are composed and inimitably sassy; and men who are magnetic, adventurous in love, or fiendishly elusive. They are people who are experiencing, often for the first time, the starting, enriching, and maddening complications of adult life.


Lord Harrow's Heart

Lord Harrow's Heart


Author : Susan Baganz
Publisher : Pelican Ventures Book Group
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ISBN : 1522397922
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (522 users)

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Lord Theodore Harrow has watched three of his closest friends fall in love and suffer for it, but now they are content, and he is left on the outside. When an accident brings him face-to-face with the woman of his dreams, he hopes his single days will be over, without the drama. Mrs. Valeria Wilson is not looking for another husband to replace the one she buried with great relief. Now, while trying to hide from her evil father-in-law and protect her young son, The last thing she needs is a peer of the realm pursuing her. When his friends get involved, life turns upside down for Valeria. Can Valeria keep her heart safe and her secret preserved while taking advantage of some of the help these people have to offer her in her desperate straits? Fighting her ex-father-in-law puts them all in a direct battle with the Black Diamond himself— not only for their lives, but the future of Britain.


Leave the Rice on the Windowsill

Leave the Rice on the Windowsill


Author : Abu B. Rafique
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1329459458
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (329 users)

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A collection of six different short stories. Each dealing with different characters of varying ages in different situations.


A Long Goodbye

A Long Goodbye


Author : Artemy Kalinovsky
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674058666
Pages : 321 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (674 users)

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Why did the USSR linger so long in Afghanistan? What makes this account of the Soviet-Afghan conflict both timely and important is its focus on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from ending a demoralizing and costly war and on the long-term consequences for the Soviet Union and the region.


It's Time to Say Goodbye

It's Time to Say Goodbye


Author : Jack Stubberfield
Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 1452053243
Pages : 194 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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This story starts in the summer of 1958. The protagonists, Kate and Ned, eleven and twelve years old, meet and become friends in the tiny community of China Creek, located at the confluence of Ahbau Creek and the Cottonwood River. Through no fault of their own they become targets of a nefarious group wanting to rob the local store and post-office. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police manage to arrest "the gang" after this group has a violent altercation with the kids, and they are sent off to prison. The story culminates in the summer of 1962 in the Peace River Area, in the general area around Chetwynd and Dawson Creek. Kate and Ned have an encounter with "Willis" who has managed to escape his incarceration, and has located Kate for revenge. When the Cariboo highway changed locations in 1958, the original community in the story lost its school, its store, and its community dance hall. The grocery store and post office burned to the ground in1957, and was immediately replaced with a temporary structure that served for several more years. This little hamlet slowly withered and died on the vine with the relocation of the Cariboo highway between Quesnel and Hixon in 1958. The second community in the story, the Village of Little Prairie was re-named Chetwynd in the summer of 1958. The Pacific Great Eastern railway had just arrived and the town was a typical construction town during this time period. The surrounding country side was teeming with deer, moose and wild chickens of several different varieties. A few elk herds were starting to proliferate in this area as well.


A Big Storm Knocked It Over

A Big Storm Knocked It Over


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 006243490X
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

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“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness—a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.” — Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It In her fifth and final novel, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage and friendship, motherhood and careers, as experienced by a cast of delightfully idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over stands as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction’s most original and beloved voices. In her late thirties, Jane Louise Parker has just married a man whose native decency leaves her almost breathless at her good fortune. After the wedding, she returns to work at a small and tony publishing house whose finances are in disarray. Alongside her best friend, Edie, Jane Louise patiently waits to become pregnant, wondering if a baby will provide a sense of rootedness that still seems to elude her. When that longed-for child arrives, it transforms the Parkers’ lives in a way that is as unexpected as it is rapturous.


Hellenistic Inter-state Political Ethics and the Emergence of the Jewish State

Hellenistic Inter-state Political Ethics and the Emergence of the Jewish State


Author : Doron Mendels
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 0567701425
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (567 users)

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Against the background of a reconstructed inter-state ethical code, the rise of the Hasmoneans,Judea's ruling dynasty, is given a new perspective. Doron Mendels explores how concepts such as liberty, justice, fairness, loyalty, reciprocity, adherence to ancestral laws, compassion, accountability and love of fatherland became meaningful in the relations between nations in the Hellenistic Mediterranean sphere, as well as between ruling empires and their subject states. The emerging Jewish state echoed this ethical system.


Repairs

Repairs


Author : Patrick Brandt
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN : 1614510792
Pages : 382 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

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Grammatical structures connect systems of thought and articulation, the conditions of which hardly seem to fit each other. Repairs are productive mechanisms that solve translation problems between modules or levels by adapting derivations or representations to requirements that have to be met unconditionally. Compensating for derivational and interpretive defects, repairs determine core properties of natural language grammars and their interfaces.


Loving the Tasmanian Devil

Loving the Tasmanian Devil


Author : Maureen McCarthy Bartlett
Publisher : AAPC Publishing
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ISBN : 9781934575819
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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Having a partner with ASD can feel like a roller-coaster ride for the neurotypical spouse -- In sharing the ups, the downs, the growth, and the regression in their particular journey, the author hopes that others on a similar path may find humor, recognition, and ways to view the unique life of loving an Aspergian from a new angle.


Blessed Beyond Measure

Blessed Beyond Measure


Author : Pat Miller
Publisher : Xulon Press
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ISBN : 1604774568
Pages : 262 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (64 users)

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Emily Wright faces more challenges in her young marriage when her husband, Matthew, leaves Colorado to fight in the Civil War. Living alone on the homestead nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and devastating news from the warfront test her newfound faith. Emily must make choices that could alter her life forever. Pat Miller and her husband, Lynn, live in Colorado. Pat is a former Colorado State Representative. She is a mother and grandmother.


The Sheikhs Collection

The Sheikhs Collection


Author : Susan Stephens
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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ISBN : 1472018125
Pages : 2667 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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Including Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh by Kate Hardy, Her Desert Dream by Liz Fielding, Master of the Desert by Susan Stephens, The Sheikh's Reluctant Bride by Teresa Southwick, ...


The Achieve of, the Mastery of the Thing

The Achieve of, the Mastery of the Thing


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0593685482
Pages : 30 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

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In this short story from Laurie Colwin’s The Lone Pilgrim, the perpetually stoned young wife of a popular college professor struggles to tell her husband that she’s been high since the day they met. Juggling her housewifish duties with her daily hours spent with her close friend and dealer, she does her best not to rock the boat too hard. Told with Colwin’s unique humor and incisive characterization, this is a story about friendship within a marriage and outside of it. A Vintage Short.


Family Happiness

Family Happiness


Author : LAURIE. COLWIN
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9781474615952
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (615 users)

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Shine on, Bright and Dangerous Object

Shine on, Bright and Dangerous Object


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1474615945
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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When Sam Bax, that charming daredevil of a Boston lawyer, sails his boat into a storm off the coast of Maine, Elizabeth 'Olly' Bax, his wife and ardent sidekick, becomes a widow at the edge of twenty-seven. With no pretense of 'courage', Olly grieves, coping with the warmth and awkwardness of family ties and trying to rethink her own life. Realizing that her risks are as daring as any of Sam's -- while he chanced life and limb, Olly risks her heart -- she finds that love can take some surprising turns. Laurie Colwin depics Olly's recovery with humor, compassion, and a decided lack of sentimentally, creating a real heroine who remains true to her heart and still manages to keep her head. 'Colwin has written this spirited, insightful, often funny book with a keen sense of understatement that is extraordinarily powerful and moving' Cleveland Plain Dealer