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


A Big Storm Knocked it Over

A Big Storm Knocked it Over


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 147461597X
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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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 voices.


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.


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.


Family Happiness

Family Happiness


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0593313577
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

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A heartfelt novel about a midlife crisis and a woman tired of beingtaken for granted—and a reminder that family, like happiness, can take many forms. To the rest of the world, Polly Solo-Miller Demarest lives acharmed life. She has a beautiful home, a dashing lawyer husband, and two delightful children. But beneath this idyllic surface, the pressure of being the “perfect flower”of an illustrious family—and a stable, always-available wife, mother, and daughter—are getting to her. The spark has gone out of her marriage, and to her own surprise, she’s having an affair. What follows is at once cathartic and provoking, and both may be necessary states in order for Polly to become the kind of person she wants to be.


Passion and Affect

Passion and Affect


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1474615988
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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Within these fourteen hilarious and insightful tales of urban life, you'll meet: Raiford Phelps, an ornithologist who discovers new patterns of animal behavior when he meets Mary Leibnitz. Benno Morna, a temporary bachelor, free to indulge in TV, junk food, and Greenie Frenzel when his wholesome wife is out of town. Vincent Cadworthy and Guido Morris, whose elegant friendship is suddenly disrupted by Misty Berkowitz. Elizabeth Bayard, whose passion for order and civility does constant battle with her unruly loves. They are buffeted by the pressures of their jobs, imposed upon by their families and their surroundings, and remain ever hopeful of making sense of their lives. With compassion and biting wit, Laurie Colwin has created a new sort of comedy of manners. 'Colwin is ingenious, comedic and spirited' Boston Globe 'Colwin has single-handedly revitalized the short story' Los Angeles Times


Another Marvelous Thing

Another Marvelous Thing


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0593313585
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

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Josephine “Billy” Delielle and Francis Clemens are happily married—just not to each other. Another Marvelous Thing is the story of their affair, from its fabulous inception to its inevitable end. Billy and Francis couldn’t be more different, at least when it comes to age and disposition, but that doesn’t prevent them from falling in love and settling into the easy rhythms of romance—phone calls every morning, rendezvous every weekday afternoon, the odd out-of-town escape—despite both still being very partial to their spouses. In interconnected stories, Laurie Colwin deftly reveals each character’s point of view and examines, in razor-sharp detail, the “marvelous” and messy glory of modern love and the curious desires of the heart. This whirlwind romance, perfectly captured in Colwinesque frank and funny style, is firm proof that oppositesreally do attract.


Home Cooking

Home Cooking


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 024196296X
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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Published for the first time in the UK, Laurie Colwin's much loved kitchen essays are perfect for fans of Nigella Lawson and Nigel Slater. Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin's manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hot-plate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Never before published in the UK, this is hilarious, personal and full of Colwin's hard-won expertise. Home Cooking will speak to the heart (and stomach) of any amateur cook, professional chef, or food lover. Praise for Laurie Colwin: 'Everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected' Nigella Lawson 'I have in my kitchen a book called Home Cooking. And, in between following the recipes for Extremely Easy Old-Fashioned Beef Stew or Estelle Colwin Snellenberg's Potato Pancakes, I would frequently sit down on a little stool in my kitchen and read through one of the essays in that book. I never read through Joy of Cooking, and I can read The Silver Palate Cookbook standing up, but I always sat down to read these' Anna Quindlen Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels - Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye Without Leaving, A Big Storm Knocked It Over and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object - three collections of short stories - Passion and Affect, The Lone Pilgrim and Another Marvellous Thing - and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Laurie Colwin died in 1992.


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


More Home Cooking

More Home Cooking


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 0063062801
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (63 users)

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With a new foreword by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, the triumphant sequel to Home Cooking by “a home cook, like you and me, whose charm and lack of pretension make her wonderfully human and a welcome companion as she chatters on about the small culinary accomplishments and discoveries that occur in her kitchen” (Chicago Tribune). Lucky readers in the 1970s and ’80s discovered Laurie Colwin’s urbane, witty fiction in The New Yorker, as well as her warm, engaging food writing in Gourmet magazine columns. More Home Cooking, the second collection of these columns, is an expression of Colwin’s lifelong passion for cuisine and offers a delightful mix of recipes, advice, and personal anecdotes from the kitchen and beyond. She muses over the many charms and challenges of cooking at home in timeless essays including “Desserts That Quiver,” “Real Food for Tots,” and “Catering on One Dollar a Head.” As informative as it is entertaining, and filled with Colwin’s trademark down-to-earth charm and wit, More Home Cooking is a rare treat for anyone who spends time in the kitchen and feels “like having a great conversation with someone that you love” (Samantha Bee).


Another Marvellous Thing

Another Marvellous Thing


Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1474616003
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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Billy and Francis couldn't be more different, at least when it comes to age and disposition, but that doesn't prevent them from falling in love and settling into the easy rhythms of romance - phone calls every morning, rendezvous every weekday afternoon, the odd out-of-town escape - despite both still being very partial to their spouses. In interconnected stories, Laurie Colwin deftly reveals each character's point of view and examines, in razor-sharp detail, the 'marvellous' and messy glory of modern love and the curious desires of the heart. This whirlwind romance, perfectly captured in Colwinesque frank and funny style, is firm proof that opposites really do attract.


Handbook of Idiomatic English as Now Written and Spoken

Handbook of Idiomatic English as Now Written and Spoken


Author : John Kirkpatrick
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Pages : 317 pages
Rating Book: 4.D/5 ( users)

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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 : 102 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.


Jim Kobak's Kirkus Reviews

Jim Kobak's Kirkus Reviews


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Long Goodbye

Long Goodbye


Author : Artemy Kalinovsky
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674058666
Pages : 304 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 : 192 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.


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.