Author: Claire Caminada
Publisher: Claire Caminada
Craig Lewis Lewis has returned from WWII in 1945. He and his wife, Claire settle near Atlanta, Georgia. They already have a daughter, Karen Ann, born in 1942, while he was in training as a medic. Craig was deployed to North Africa, then to Sicily and fi nally to Italy. They soon have another daughter, Susie, born in May, 1947. Claire becomes terminally ill. How Craig handles her illness, eventual death, and their children, is a story repeated all too often even today. If only he would have looked to Providence for his help instead of a bottle, his life and that of his daughters’, would have turned out differently. It is the lack of inner strength drawn from a loving family, or from God, that throws his and his childrens’ lives into turmoil and violence. His youngest daughter, Susie is catapulted into a life of alter personalities unknown to her until she totally collapses. The dark cloud that has followed her all her life, finally consumes her and wreaks total havoc and insanity in her life and that of her family. Her path through depression and quagmire of multiple personalities is long, disruptive, and harrowing.
Author: J Langston,Langston J.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tasting Home is the history of a woman’s emotional education, the romantic tale of a marriage between a straight woman and a gay man, and an exploration of the ways that cooking can lay the groundwork for personal healing, intimate relation, and political community. Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped author Judith Newton’s life, Tasting Home takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the cuisines, cultural spirit, and politics of the 1940s through 2011, complete with recipes.
Coming of Age in the Kitchen
Author: Judith Newton
Publisher: She Writes Press
Focuses on the friendship bonds between women and highlights the beauty, sturdiness, and symbiosis that characterizes the American West.
Women Write about Friendship in the Sagebrush West
Author: Linda M. Hasselstrom,Gaydell Collier,Nancy Curtis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Literary Collections
It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance. The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage. How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?
Author: Saci Lloyd
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Durants Victorian household operated effi ciently until a spring day in 1911 when the nanny left her cherished charge, four-yearold Julia, alone at play. Life for occupants of the Druid Heights mansion of Baltimore, Maryland permanently changed both upstairs and down following the childs death. Follow individual family members and servants for a year during which the spirit of little Julia roams, lonely and puzzled that no one can see her, hear her. She silently watches her father grieve while both her nanny and her mother are sent away, and others come and go as their lives are altered.
Author: Linda D. Edwards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Karen Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Included are 35 Years of recipes (over 350) and reflections from the landmark vegetarian restaurant.
35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant
Author: Claire Criscuolo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
From Jane Green, the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, Another Piece of My Heart, comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships.... Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters. They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair. She can't relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years...And yet, she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her—until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive—something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, Gabby has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most. A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page, and thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Am Morgen hatte sie noch wie jedes Jahr mit ihrem Vater Nozias das Grab der Mutter besucht. Jetzt ist die siebenjährige Claire spurlos verschwunden, am Strand von Ville Rose auf Haiti. Nozias, der Fischer, träumte von einer besseren Zukunft für seine Tochter, frei von Armut und Gewalt. Sie sollte ihr Heimatdorf verlassen, von einer reichen Tuchhändlerin adoptiert werden. Ist Claire deshalb geflohen? Die haitianisch-amerikanische Autorin Danticat erzählt märchenhaft und doch realistisch von Ville Rose, ein Ort, wo Bäume in den Himmel fliegen und Frösche in der Hitze explodieren, und einem Mädchen, das sich nach Familie und Geborgenheit sehnt
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Claire and Gabrielle Sahli are sisters growing up in 1920s Cairo. Of mixed descent, they occupy a precarious position in Egypt's increasingly nationalist wealthy classes. While others like them leave, the Sahli's cling on to their homes and livelihoods as Cairo is rocked by violent anti-British demonstrations and government crackdowns. Tracing the lives of Claire and Gabrielle from childhood to old age, Anne-Marie Drosso portrays the bittersweet relationship of two intelligent, complex women forced to adapt to the unexpected. A deft and delicate story of two sisters growing up in Cairo.
Author: Anne-Marie Drosso
It was a simple plan. Steal her own tuition money and head out to discover the world for herself, away from her parents. It was just too bad that 20-year-old Claire Winchester had a conscience, and her guilt wouldn’t let her go through with it. Plan B, attend nursing school, like her parents wanted, and prove to them how big a mistake THAT was. She’d be miserable, fail to meet scholastic expectations, and she’d be free before she knew it. That’s why nobody was more surprised than Claire herself when she discovered she actually enjoyed her classmates and patients. Who’d have thought nursing school would be nothing like she expected, where she seemed to learn just as much, if not more, from her patients as from her instructors. She might even find a man in her life. Claire was taking a crash course in human nature peppered with humor, honesty and thoughtfulness, and whether she planned to or not, she was going to see it through to the end. Well that was the expectation anyways.....
The Life of a Student Nurse
Author: Marlene Ritchie
Strong and willful, born into the peak of the social ladder in Birmingham, Alabama, Zoe Von Buexhoveden has always had everything she thought she wanted. Until she was involved in a drunken driving accident, and does not realize that more was involved than alcohol, and more people were to blame than herself. She still thought she had the perfect life, when a small slip of the tongue turns everything upside down and sends her on a wild chase for the truth. Winding her way through lies all around her, and interwoven with the stories of six Alabama teenagers through her tinted lens, Zoe steadily grows to know the true meaning of life and honesty.
Author: Emmy Grace
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation