Download E-books Dreaming in Cuban PDF

"Remarkable...An tricky weaving of dramatic occasions with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A wealthy and haunting narrative, an exceptional new voice in modern fiction."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Now to be had in a Spanish language version from Ballantine Books.
Here is the dreamy and bittersweet tale of a relations divided via politics and geography by way of the Cuban revolution. it's the kinfolk tale of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's tale mirrors the paranormal realism of Cuba itself, a rustic of good looks and poverty, idealism and corruption. DREAMING IN CUBAN provides a different imaginative and prescient and a haunting lamentation for a earlier that may were.

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Download E-books Talking to Addison PDF

By Jenny Colgan

Holly is a annoyed florist who flees the houseshare from hell to maneuver in with a motley group of buddies: there's Josh, a sexually burdened service provider banker; Kate, a high-flying felony eagle with talons to compare; and the attractive Addison, who spends his days speaking in basic terms together with his laptop. One glimpse of Addison, and Holly is smitten. Now the one challenge is the way to get him to swivel his chair clear of the pc display and his monstrously grotesque -- let alone fiercely possessive -- net female friend Claudia, to work out Holly's personal adoring gaze. After a chain of fake starts off -- concerning new good friend and mathematician Finn -- Holly coaxes Addison clear of his digital romance and out into the open. yet "out within the open" spells unforeseen catastrophe for Addison, and, apparently, Holly needs to support rescue him sooner than her personal destiny can start to bloom.

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Download E-books Vertus de femmes PDF

By Plutarch

Dans ce traité méconnu tiré de ses Œuvres morales, Plutarque se livre à un bright éloge des femmes à une époque où elles étaient cantonnées au rôle d’épouses et de mères, et réduites au silence. Rédigé au début du IIe siècle après J.-C., Vertus de femmes complète en quelque sorte les célèbres Vies parallèles, puisqu’il rapporte les actes mémorables de vingt-sept femmes qui se sont illustrées, individuellement ou collectivement, par leur braveness ou par d’autres vertus traditionnellement considérées comme « viriles ». Ces héroïnes oubliées du monde vintage ne sont pourtant pas des garçons manqués, mais des femmes jusqu’au bout des ongles. Plutarque n’est pas un féministe avant l’heure, il veut d’abord et avant tout montrer que l. a. femme peut elle aussi porter des valeurs qui ne sont pas fondamentalement masculines mais universelles.

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Download E-books American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary PDF

From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this publication profiles a few 2 hundred ladies historians. among Hannah Adams, who started compiling old info whereas operating as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a 3rd new release Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's historical past, the reader will stumble upon girls of numerous backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. they arrive from a number of occupations, together with public background, academia, archival paintings, and renowned background writing and various fields, together with biography, artwork heritage, army background, and background in accordance with problems with sector, gender, race, ethnicity, type, or sexuality.

Neglected through the very box they've got practiced, those ladies supply compelling and bold examples of the historian at paintings. choice for inclusion during this quantity used to be established totally on courses, yet different standards have been regarded as good, together with participation in defining a box of analysis, impression on different historians or comparable students, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the paintings of others. the various girls have been firsts, comparable to Louise Phelps Kellogg, the 1st girl president of the Mississippi Valley old organization (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the 1st black lady to turn into chancellor at an incredible learn collage. This publication bargains modern historians, and all readers, the chance to discover ladies historians' motivations, accomplishments, and exceptionally, wealthy legacies.

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Download E-books Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation PDF

By Susan Kim

In this hip, hilarious and actually eye-opening cultural historical past, menstruation is observed as by no means earlier than. Flow spans its interesting, sometimes wacky and occasionally downright frightening tale: from mikvahs (ritual detoxification baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies—not to say the capsule, cramps, the historical past of lingerie, and the motion picture approximately puberty they confirmed you in fifth grade.

Flow solutions such questions as: What’s the point of having a interval? What did ladies do earlier than pads and tampons? What approximately new medicinal drugs that promise to finish periods—a sizzling proposal or now not? intercourse in the course of your interval: gross or a turn-on? And what’s normal, anyway?  With colour reproductions of (campy) ancient advertisements and early (excruciating) femcare units, it additionally presents a desirable (and mind-boggling) gallery of this complicated, own and uniquely girl approach.

As irreverent because it is informative, move supplies a regular incidence its actual props – and eradicates the stigma put on it for hundreds of years.

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Download E-books Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit PDF

By Jeanette Winterson

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for top first fiction, Oranges will not be the one Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed writer of the eagerness and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her the teeth at the wisdom that she is one in all God’s choose, yet as this budding evangelical comes of age, and is derived to phrases together with her choice for her personal intercourse, the extraordinary stability of her God-fearing loved ones crumbles.

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Download E-books Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence (Tribal Legal Studies) PDF

By Sarah Deer

A common advent to the social and felony matters fascinated with acts of violence opposed to local girls, this book's individuals are attorneys, social employees, social scientists, writers, poets, and sufferers. within the U.S. local girls are much more likely than girls from the other crew to undergo violence, from rape and battery to extra refined kinds of abuse, and Sharing Our tales of Survival explores the factors and effects of such habit. The tales and case-studies awarded listed here are frequently painful and uncooked, and the information are overwhelmingly grim; yet a countervailing subject matter additionally runs via this super informative quantity: a number of the girls who seem in those pages are survivors, usually reinforced via their travails, and the violence tested here's human violence, that means that it may be replaced, if simply with a lot attempt and schooling. step one is to put out the reality for all to determine, and that's the function complete by means of this e-book.

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Download E-books Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery PDF

By Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet type laureate, comedian icon, and outspoken famous person Joan Rivers is uniquely certified to speak about plastic surgery—because she's one of many few celebrities unafraid to confess to the area what she's “had performed” to maintain having a look so nice. Now, during this no-holds-barred ebook, she offers ladies straight-talking recommendation on greater residing via having a look better.

Joan Rivers' abiding lifestyles philosophy is straightforward: within the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, attractiveness is key—especially the place males are involved. males like beautiful ladies. And so, getting whatever lifted, tightened, adjusted, or got rid of is as basic as donning make-up or utilizing hair conditioner; it really is turn into whatever we do to make ourselves glance larger. Now, for any lady contemplating her thoughts, Joan Rivers takes the secret out of plastic surgery with a realistic evaluate, aided and proficient by means of the country's best plastic surgeons, of just about each beauty technique legally played in the USA this present day. She takes readers step by step via those complete procedures, from fi nding the perfect surgeon to the bruising fact approximately restoration and the proof approximately beauty surgery's very actual risks.

But do not worry—there's dish, too. full of Rivers' own anecdotes approximately existence lower than the knife, Men Are Stupid...And they prefer tremendous Boobs is additionally rife with Hollywood gossip approximately who is performed what and the way frequently. half comedian musing, half bitch-fest, and half hands-on recommendation, this can be a bracingly humorous, wildly frank, and really passionate argument for a woman's correct to do no matter what it takes to be attractive, to consider larger approximately herself, and so much of all to feel free -- not just with who she is, yet who she desires to be. in the course of the ebook, Joan Rivers is correct there, guiding and inspiring without apologies, no excuses, and completely no disgrace. Take it from the girl who enjoys having it all—done.

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Download E-books I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace PDF

By Glynnis Whitwer

Combining non secular encouragement and sensible software I was once So Organized offers a balanced method of discovering order and peace for this present day s crushed woman.

I was So Organized addresses the frustrations many ladies consider after they cannot get a deal with on their lives. They recognize, deep of their hearts, they need to be capable of deal with issues. in any case, they was equipped . . . ten or two decades in the past. yet now, lifestyles turns out handy them one distraction and problem after one other, and ''helpful technology'' that simply appear to upload to the matter. simply once they imagine they've got ''caught up,'' whatever else adjustments, and there s extra to be done.

In this ebook, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the problem of association dependent during this new truth of knowledge overload, overwhelming offerings, elevated expectancies and know-how advances that gained t decelerate. This e-book comprises twenty-three chapters, every one brief sufficient for a hectic girl to learn in the course of a lunch holiday. each element of existence comes jointly during this one easy-to-read guide.

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