Here, Home, Hope

By Kaira Rouda

Winner! Indie Excellence e-book Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Winner! united states e-book Awards Women's Fiction
Honorable point out! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Book Awards

Kelly Johnson turns into stressed in her thirty-ninth yr. An urge for food for extra forces her to take inventory of her middling middle-American life and her acquaintances' likely ideal lives. Her marriage to a winning legal professional has settled right into a cozy regimen, and being the mummy of 2 lovable sons has been profitable. yet Kelly's personal passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her most sensible pals, Kathryn and Charlotte, either attractive, winning businesswomen who appear to have all of it. Kelly takes cost of her existence, devising a midlife makeover plan. From web page one, Kelly's witty reflections, self-deprecating humor, and shrewdpermanent strategies in executing that plan--she areas Post-it notes all over the place her apartment and car--will have readers giggling out loud. the subsequent speedy, even if, they could rant correct in addition to Kelly as her dedication to a sullen, anorexic youngster left on her doorstep attempts her persistence or as she deflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. Readers might want to retain the tissue field convenient, too, as Kelly maintenance the wear and tear she inflicted on a highschool good friend; realizes how deeply her husband, Patrick, is familiar with and loves her; and eventually grows right into a girl empowered via her personal combination of domestic and occupation.

Bestselling Here, domestic, Hope would definitely attract readers of chick lit and different women's fiction titles who're able to transition into whatever new of their personal lifestyles.

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Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease)

The 19th century turns out to were jam-packed with hysterical women--or so that they have been clinically determined. the place are they now? The very ailment now not exists. during this interesting account, Andrew Scull tells the tale of hysteria--an ailment that disappeared no longer via scientific exercise, yet via transforming into knowing and cultural swap. The lurid heritage of anxiety makes attention-grabbing examining. Charcot's clinics confirmed off flamboyantly "hysterical" sufferers taking over sexualized poses, and one of the vacationing execs was once one Sigmund Freud. Scull discusses the origins of the belief of anxiety, the improvement of a neurological method via John Sydenham and others, hysteria as a modern , and its development from the seventeenth century. for that reason, the "disease" declined and at last disappeared.

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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

By Sappho, Anne Carson

Of the 9 books of lyrics the traditional Greek poet Sappho is related to have composed, just one poem has survived entire. the remaining are fragments. during this astounding new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson offers all of Sappho’s fragments, in Greek and in English, as though at the ragged scraps of papyrus that safeguard them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that may be defined in simple terms as electric—or, to exploit Sappho’s phrases, as “thin fireplace . . . racing lower than skin.” by way of combining the traditional mysteries of Sappho with the modern wizardry of 1 of our so much fearless and unique poets, If now not, iciness provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a girl whose lyric strength spans millennia.

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The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink

By Maria Shriver

Once we glance again over the 20 th century and check out to appreciate what's occurred to staff and their households and the demanding situations they now face, the flow of girls out of the house and into paid employment stands proud as a distinct and strong transformation. At one point, every little thing has replaced. And but a lot more switch is required. even if we have been all witness to the shift of ladies turning into equivalent or basic breadwinners over a long time, those alterations look by some means to have snuck up on us. for this reason, our coverage panorama continues to be caught in an idealized prior, the place the common kinfolk was once composed of a married-for-life couple with a full-time breadwinner and full-time homemaker who raised the youngsters herself.

This document contemplates what a brand new the United States should still appear like once we eventually embody this crucial new dynamic in our lives and the adjustments in our houses and companies it has triggered. It examines each establishment, together with:

Health Care--Health care and baby care has to be overhauled to house the 24 hour paintings day.

Education--With extra girls appearing as equivalent or basic breadwinners within the family members, it's serious that there are assets to supply higher and recent schooling for every age.

Business--Research exhibits that businesses with extra girls within the board room are extra profitable than people with all male forums. With that during brain, the record places forth many concepts to permit companies to get the easiest out of all staff by way of considering outdoors the field of quaint versions in scheduling, merits, and function taking part in.

Media--The disconnect among how girls are portrayed within the media and fact is as current as ever; even if girls are actually portrayed as skinny, good dressed, profitable stars of their careers and residential lives, the truth is that ladies nonetheless fight to have all of it. The document highlights the various disparities that also exist and demands particular alterations.

Faith--Many non secular associations have resisted the mixing of girls into the better ranks of spirituality, and plenty of think that it truly is to the non secular community's detriment.

Marriage--the dynamics of marriage have replaced as gender roles became much less transparent and there's extra flexibility within the department of tasks. but not anyone is certain what the principles are from now on. This part, together with candid essays from males approximately fatherhood and masculinity, addresses the difficult balancing act that many are engaged in.

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Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence (Tribal Legal Studies)

By Sarah Deer

A normal creation to the social and criminal concerns fascinated about acts of violence opposed to local ladies, this book's participants are legal professionals, social employees, social scientists, writers, poets, and sufferers. within the U.S. local ladies are much more likely than girls from the other staff to endure violence, from rape and battery to extra refined varieties of abuse, and Sharing Our tales of Survival explores the reasons and effects of such habit. The tales and case-studies provided listed below are frequently painful and uncooked, and the data are overwhelmingly grim; yet a countervailing subject additionally runs via this tremendous 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, which means that it may be replaced, if in basic terms with a lot attempt and schooling. step one is to put out the reality for all to determine, and that's the objective complete by way of this e-book.

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Miller's Valley: A Novel

By Anna Quindlen

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • In a small city at the verge of massive swap, a tender lady reveals deep secrets and techniques approximately her relations and unforeseen truths approximately herself. jam-packed with insights which are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valley is an emotionally strong tale a couple of relatives you'll by no means forget.
 
For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells approximately her lifestyles with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her mom and dad and quietly observes the folk round her, she discovers an increasing number of concerning the toxicity of relatives secrets and techniques, the risks of gossip, the issues of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the hazards of ardour, loyalty, and love. domestic, as Mimi starts to achieve, will be “a position the place it’s simply as effortless to think misplaced because it is to consider content.”
 
Miller’s Valley is a masterly learn of relations, reminiscence, loss, and, finally, discovery, of discovering precise identification and a brand new imaginative and prescient of domestic. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the city the place they grew up, no matter if they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that where the place you grew up can disappear, and the folk in it too, yet all will live to tell the tale on your middle forever.
 
Praise for the bestselling fiction of Anna Quindlen
 
“Anna Quindlen understands that every one the issues we are going to ever be are available in a few forgotten fragment of family.”The Washington Post, about item Lessons

“There comes a second in each novelist’s profession while she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking unfastened right into a marriage of tone and elegance, of plot and characterization, that’s completely her personal. Anna Quindlen’s brilliant romantic comedy of manners is simply the sort of booklet. . . . Quindlen has added a singular that would have endurance all its own.”The long island instances publication Review, about nonetheless existence with Bread Crumbs
 
“Anna Quindlen writes approximately relations with all of the humanity, wit, and discomfort of going home.”—Wendy Wasserstein, approximately One actual Thing
 
“Anna Quindlen is America’s resident Sane individual. She has what Joyce referred to as the typical contact, the power to talk to many folks approximately what’s on their minds ahead of they've got the vaguest thought what’s on their minds.”The manhattan Times, about Blessings
 
“Quindlen is familiar with phrases, and he or she is familiar with women.”More, about Rise and Shine
 
“Quindlen’s writing . . . wraps the reader within the heat and familiarity of family life.”The Seattle Times, about Every final One

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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

By Joanna Barsh

The outstanding discoveries approximately what drives and sustains profitable girls leaders.

Based on 5 years of proprietary examine, How impressive girls Lead speaks to you as no different publication has, with its hopeful outlook and detailed principles approximately good fortune. it is the new "right stuff" of management, elevating provocative concerns akin to no matter if female management features (for men and women) are larger suited to our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and more and more advanced international.

The authors, McKinsey & corporation experts Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, identify the hyperlinks among pleasure, happiness, and special functionality with the groundbreaking version of based management.

The book's own tales and comparable insights convey you the magic that occurs in case you placed the 5 parts of founded Leadership–meaning, framing, connecting, enticing, and energizing–to paintings. They include:

• How Alondra de los angeles Parra outfitted on her strengths and passions to infuse her lifestyles with which means and make her approach within the male-dominated international of orchestra conducting
• How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, refrained from a downward spiral while the corporate became down by means of "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday because the "new" turnaround CEO
• How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not just helped her develop yet have been additionally her ballast for dealing with tough own times
•How Eileen Naughton recovered after wasting her dream task, touchdown on her ft at Google and open to a brand new management chance
• How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes power key to her specialist luck, with reserves for her "second shift" as spouse and mother

How extraordinary girls Lead is either profoundly relocating and actionable. lady or guy, you can find your self in its pages and emerge with a realistic plan for breaking via at either paintings and in existence.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Novel

By William Klaber

At a time while girls didn't in general trip unescorted, hold a rifle, sit in bars, or have romantic liaisons with different ladies, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of these items in a private quest to paintings and be paid, to put on what she sought after, and love whomever she cared to. yet to achieve these freedoms she needed to suffer public scorn and combat with a sexual id whose vocabulary had but to be invented. during this riveting old novel set in upstate long island within the nineteenth century, William Klaber captures the lifetime of a courageous lady who observed way past her period.

The uprising of omit Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the realm of fellows and her inward trip to a brand new sexual id. it truly is her promised memoir as pay attention and recorded a century later by way of William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and advised with compassion and appreciate, this can be old fiction at its best.

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Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

 
To date, so much learn on immigrant ladies and hard work forces has inquisitive about the participation of immigrant girls on formal exertions markets. during this research, members specialise in casual economies similar to future health care, family paintings, road merchandising, and the garment undefined, the place displaced and undocumented ladies usually tend to paintings. simply because such casual hard work markets are unregulated, lots of those staff face abusive operating stipulations that aren't stated for worry of activity loss or deportation. In analyzing the complicated dynamics of ways immigrant girls navigate political and fiscal uncertainties, this assortment highlights the $64000 function of citizenship prestige in defining immigrant women's possibilities, wages, and exertions conditions.
 
Contributors are Pallavi Banerjee, Grace Chang, Margaret M. Chin, Jennifer Jihye Chun, Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Emir Estrada, Lucy Fisher, Nilda Flores-González, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Anna Romina Guevarra, Shobha Hamal Gurung, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, María de los angeles Luz Ibarra, Miliann Kang, George Lipsitz, Lolita Andrada Lledo, Lorena Muñoz, Bandana Purkayastha, Mary Romero, younger Shin, Michelle Téllez, and Maura Toro-Morn.

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