The Sometimes Sisters

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503949201

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as "sometimes sisters." They connected only during the summer month they'd all spend at their grandmother's rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they've all been together--in fact, they've rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother's heart. Now she's gone, leaving Annie's Place to her granddaughters--twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. It's where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. They've returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together--especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too... To overcome the past and find future happiness, these "sometimes sisters" have one more chance to realize they are always family.
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The Sometimes Daughter

Author: Sherri Wood Emmons

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758278101

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this poignant and beautifully written novel, Sherri Wood Emmons, acclaimed author of Prayers and Lies, explores the complex bond between a daughter and her errant mother. . . Judy Webster is born in a mud-splattered tent at Woodstock, just as Crosby, Stills, and Nash take the stage. Her mother, Cassie, is a beautiful, flawed flower-child who brings her little girl to anti-war protests and parties rather than enroll her in pre-school. But as Cassie's husband, Kirk, gradually abandons '60s ideals in favor of a steady home and a law degree, their once idyllic marriage crumbles. Dragging Judy back from the Kentucky commune where Cassie has taken her, Kirk files for divorce and is awarded custody. When Cassie eventually moves to an ashram in India, Judy is grief-stricken. At school, she constructs lies to explain her unconventional home-life, trying desperately to fit in to the world her mother rejected. Cassie calls and writes, occasionally entering Judy's life just long enough to disrupt it. But little by little, Judy is growing up. As she grapples with her father's remarriage and her own reckless urges, she encounters all the joy and heartbreak that goes with first love, first loss, sex, drugs, and self-discovery. And when Cassie comes home again, Judy, who has tried so long to find a place in her mother's life, must finally decide what place Cassie claims in hers. . .
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Observations of a Sometimes-Stiletto Wearing But Mostly Fleeced-Out Working Mom on the Outskirts of Manhattan

Author: Kelly Coveny

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 144014964X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

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What happens when a triple A-type, high maintenance, high paid advertising writer resigns her job in Manhattan to pursue her dream of becoming a platinum-producing rock-star, best-selling novelist, super-Mom from the suburbs? Buckle up for a wild adventure through the frustratingly hilarious realities of hog-tieing a larger than life dream and the unexpected dream that unfolds from this bald-faced reality. In her latest book, Observations of a Sometimes Stiletto-Wearing but Mostly Fleeced-Out Working Mom on the Outskirts of Manhattan, Coveny turns off the GPS and takes us down the back streets of her life and ours, listening for hope under the relentless roar of irony and finding magic in even the most mundane moments.
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Our Sometime Sister

A Novel

Author: Norah Labiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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"Brilliant . . . Extraordinary in its subject matter, its language, its humor, and its depth." --Customer comment, Amazon.com.
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Sisters and the English Household

Domesticity and Women's Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century English Literature

Author: Anne D. Wallace

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783088478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Sisters and the English Household revalues unmarried adult sisters in nineteenthcentury English literature as positive figures of legal and economic autonomy representing productive labor in the domestic space. As a crucial site of contested values, the adult unmarried sister carries the discursive weight of sustained public debates about ideals of domesticity in nineteenth-century England. Engaging scholarly histories of the family, and providing a detailed account of the 70-year Marriage with a Deceased Wife’s Sister controversy, Anne Wallace traces an alternative domesticity anchored by adult sibling relations through Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals; William Wordsworth’s poetry; Mary Lamb’s essay “On Needle-Work”; and novels by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Dinah Mulock Craik and George Eliot. Recognizing adult sibling relationships, and the figure of the adult unmarried sibling in the household, as primary and generative rather than contingent and dependent, and recognizing material economy and law as fundamental sources of sibling identity, Sisters and the English Household resets the conditions for literary critical discussions of sibling relations in nineteenth-century England.
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Sisters of the Extreme

Women Writing on the Drug Experience: Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Anaïs Nin, Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Nina Hagen, Diane di Prima, Carrie Fisher, and Many Others

Author: Cynthia Palmer,Michael Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775311

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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• An anthology of writings by some of the most influential women in history on the often misunderstood and misrepresented female drug experience. • With great honesty, bravery, and frankness, women from diverse backgrounds write about their drug experiences. Women have been experimenting with drugs since prehistoric times, and yet published accounts of their views on the drug experience have been relegated to either antiseptic sociological studies or sensationalized stories splashed across the tabloids. The media has given us an enduring, but inaccurate, stereotype of a female drug user: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. But the selections in this anthology--penned by such famous names as Billie Holiday, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher--show us that the real experiences of women are anything but stereotypical. Sisters of the Extreme provides us with writings by women from diverse occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to physician, who through their use of drugs dared cross the boundaries set by society--often doing so with the hope of expanding themselves and their vision of the world. Whether with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, these women have sought to reach, through their experimentation, other levels of consciousness. Sometimes their quests have brought unexpected rewards, other times great suffering and misfortune. But wherever their trips have left them, these women have lived courageously--if sometimes dangerously--and written about their journeys eloquently.
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A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, with the Value of Coins, Weights, and Measures Used Among the Greeks and Romans, and a Chronological Table

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 754

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Women Scientists

Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries

Author: Magdolna Hargittai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199360006

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Magdolna Hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges that women with serious scientific aspirations face. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of women at the higher levels of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced approach by discussing how some of the most successful of these women have managed to obtain professional success and personal happiness. Women Scientists portrays scientists from different backgrounds, different geographical regions-eighteen countries from four continents-and leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds, including eight Nobel laureate women. The book is divided into three sections: "Husband and Wife Teams," "Women at the Top," and "In High Positions." Hargittai uses her own experience to introduce her first section on the lives of prominent scientific couples and addresses the joys and disadvantages of husband and wife teams. The second section is a comprehensive exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women at the top." Hargittai introduces women from countries where relatively little has been written about female scientists. The final section focuses on women scientists involved with science administration and leadership. Hargittai's biographical sketches role models for budding scientists. The book is a much needed account of female presence and influence in the sciences.
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Sister Churches

American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Author: Janel Kragt Bakker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199328226

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The growth of Christianity in the global South and the fall of colonialism in the middle of the twentieth century caused a crisis in Christian mission, as many southern Christians spoke out about indignities they had suffered and many northern Christians retreated from the global South. American Christians soon began looking for a fresh start, a path forward that was neither isolationist nor domineering. Out of this dream the ''sister church'' model of mission was born. Rather than western churches sending representatives into the ''mission field,'' they established congregation-to-congregation partnerships with churches in the global South. Janel Kragt Bakker draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with participants in these partnerships to explore the sister church movement and in particular its effects on American churches. Because Christianity is numerically and in many ways spiritually stronger in the global South than it is in the global North--while the imbalance in material resources runs in the opposite direction--both northern and southern Christians stand to gain. Challenging prevailing notions of friction between northern and southern Christians, Bakker argues that sister church relationships are marked by interconnectivity and collaboration.
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