A House in the Sky: A Memoir

By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

BREAKING information: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.

Amanda Lindhout wrote approximately her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A condo within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s so much distant places after which into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A younger woman’s harrowing coming-of-age tale and a unprecedented narrative of forgiveness and non secular triumph” (The big apple instances e-book Review).

As a baby, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family by way of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself traveling its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress, she all started saving her information so she may well trip the globe. meaning to comprehend the realm and stay an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened through every one event, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by means of a gaggle of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush aspect of the area she skilled in her existence ahead of captivity—and on technique, fortitude, and wish. while she is such a lot determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl stored in chains, within the dark.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A condo within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. eventually it's compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the main to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

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When Wallflowers Dance: Becoming a Woman of Righteous Confidence

By Angela Thomas

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When we have been , we have been now not babies-we have been turning into little ladies. And once we have been 13, we have been leaving early life at the back of, changing into younger ladies. yet someplace alongside the way in which, we stopped changing into. We turned "un-women." Wallflowers who're simply respiring and smiling and mixing in to stick out of the way.

That isn't really what God had in brain while He created us. He wishes us to maintain changing into. He wishes us to develop into robust, decisive, clever, artistic, passionate, courageous-all the issues we have dreamed of changing into. while Wallflowers Dance is a clean problem to ladies who've lived hesitant, wary lives yet lengthy to damage loose and dance!

Using either Scripture and tale, Angela Thomas addresses the attributes of "becoming" and the liberty we now have in Christ to maintain constructing the features that mirror our God-given longings.

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Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book

By Valerie Steiker

In this first-ever coloring ebook from American Vogue, you're invited right into a international of favor fantasy.

Twenty-six archival journal covers from 1912 to 1932, through ten celebrated illustrators dwelling the following and in another country, take you again to a extra playful and eccentric second of boas, bows, hats and headpieces, lovers, pearls and gloves, or even unique animals. Coloring e-book lovers of every age can try out their hand on the paintings Deco styles and letters from A to Z and the full of life drawings of ladies dressed for the duty to hand, if it is using their very own automobile, pruning morning glories within the backyard, feeding a dragon, steerage a gondola, sitting on a crescent moon, perched on a peacock or using a zebra—side-saddle, in fact. this is often the trend woman as liberated, fashionable, and constantly dressed for adventure.

At the again, do not pass over the twenty-six Vogue covers of their unique colours with full of life captions in addition to a beautiful six-page gatefold of twenty-one glamorous clothes from 1912–1932 to paint, tear out, and exhibit.

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No More Mr Nice Guy

By Robert A. Glover

Originally released as an book that grew to become a debatable media phenomenon, No extra Mr. great Guy! landed its writer, a qualified marriage and kin therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the push Limbaugh radio express. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice man Syndrome" making an attempt too not easy to thrill others whereas neglecting one's personal wishes, hence inflicting disappointment and resentfulness. it truly is no ask yourself that unfulfilled great men lash out in frustration at their family, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they could cease looking approval and begin getting what they need in existence, through offering the data and instruments to assist them determine their wishes are met, to precise their feelings, to have a delightful intercourse lifestyles, to embody their masculinity and shape significant relationships with different males, and to stay as much as their inventive potential.

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Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540 - 1714

By Sara Read

Maids, better halves, Widows is a full of life exploration of the standard lives of girls in early smooth England, from 1540-1740. The e-book uncovers info of the way ladies stuffed their days, what they loved to devour and drink, what jobs they held, and the way they raised their little ones. With chapters dedicated to good looks regimes, style, and literature, the e-book additionally examines the cultural in addition to the household element of early smooth women’s lives. additional, the publication solutions questions equivalent to how girls understood and handled their per thirty days classes and what it used to be prefer to supply start in a time sooner than sleek obstetric care was once available.

The booklet additionally highlights key moments in women’s background comparable to the ebook in 1671, of the 1st midwifery advisor by means of an English girl, Jane Sharp. The turmoil as a result of the Civil Wars of the 1640s gave upward push to a couple of spiritual sects within which ladies participated to a stunning volume and a few in their tales are incorporated during this e-book. additionally scrutinized are circumstances of infamous criminals reminiscent of assassin Sarah Malcolm and self belief trickster Mary Toft who pretended to offer beginning to rabbits.

Overall the ebook describes the reviews of ladies over a 200 yr interval noting the alterations and continuities of way of life in this interesting period.

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From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century

From Cuba with Love bargains with love, sexuality, and politics in modern Cuba. during this appealing narrative, Megan Daigle explores the function of girls in Cuban political tradition through studying the increase of economies of intercourse, romance, and cash because the early Nineties. Daigle attracts recognition to the violence skilled via younger women suspected of involvement with foreigners by the hands of a moralistic kingdom, an opportunistic police strength, or even their very own households and partners.

Investigating the lived realities of the Cuban girls (and a few males) who date travelers and delivering a distinct standpoint at the surrounding debates, From Cuba with Love increases concerns approximately women’s bodies–what they could or may still do and, both, what should be performed to them. Daigle’s provocative standpoint will make readers query how race and politics in Cuba are tied to ladies and intercourse, and the ways that political energy acts at once at the our bodies of people via legislation, policing, institutional courses, and social norms.

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Instyle the New Secrets of Style: Your Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day

The newest version of InStyle's top-selling vintage, The New secrets and techniques of Style good points much more specialist assistance for having a look exceptional. The editors who've made InStyle modern-day best variety booklet take the secret out of style with lots of useful and easy innovations for development your top cloth wardrobe. With The New secrets and techniques of Style, you are going to by no means back stand in entrance of a whole closet and claim that you've got not anything to wear!

What you will examine from The New secrets and techniques of Style is that the most important to dressing good and constructing a private sort is strangely basic: work out what works most sensible for you-and keep it up. The payoff? whilst your outfits paintings, life's much easier.

Inspired by means of Hollywood's most trendy, The New secrets and techniques of Style is helping you inventory your closet with appealing, flattering items you could simply pull out, wear and move. It starts with the fundamentals: making a choice on types that paintings together with your form, discovering the proper healthy for your entire outfits, and focusing your choices-so you are going to turn out with a cloth cabinet that coordinates, enhances and matches. your next step: including creativity, permitting your clothing and accessories to precise your own variety. the result's a convinced glance that is all of your own.

A transparent, handy reference advisor, The New secrets and techniques of Style is extremely geared up and straightforward to learn. every one bankruptcy analyzes a distinct point of your cloth cabinet, from undies to coats, and lines "flattery" charts prepared by means of physique variety. all through, informative, annotated overviews let you know easy methods to decide on vintage items and must-have goods in each garments class.

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Talking to Addison

By Jenny Colgan

Holly is a annoyed florist who flees the houseshare from hell to maneuver in with a motley workforce of pals: there's Josh, a sexually harassed service provider banker; Kate, a high-flying felony eagle with talons to compare; and the attractive Addison, who spends his days speaking simply together with his desktop. One glimpse of Addison, and Holly is smitten. Now the single challenge is tips to get him to swivel his chair clear of the pc reveal and his monstrously grotesque -- let alone fiercely possessive -- web female friend Claudia, to determine Holly's personal adoring gaze. After a chain of fake starts off -- concerning new pal 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, interestingly, Holly needs to aid rescue him sooner than her personal destiny can start to bloom.

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Hollywood Heroines: Women in Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film

By Helen Hanson

The endangered and hazardous lady figures of Rebecca, of Jagged Edge and What Lies Beneath have a deserved and enduring fascination. Helen Hanson re-examines those gothic heroines of Hollywood and their meanings, in of Hollywood's key popular cycles, movie noir and the feminine gothic film. Starting in the beginning, with the beginning of those cycles and the ways that they represented girls within the American movie and tradition of the Nineteen Forties, she strains their revival in neo-noir and neo-gothic motion pictures from the Eighties to the present.  She additionally areas the feminine figures of the femme fatale, woman investigator and gothic heroine in the moving contexts of the movie and debates in feminist movie criticism.  Hanson examines quite a lot of motion pictures from either sessions, together with Suspicion, Gaslight and Pacific Heights, and offers specific awareness to their presentation of girl tales, activities and perspectives. She unearths a variety of girl figures, representations and activities in movie noir and the feminine gothic movie, and argues that those ladies are a part of a negotiation of woman identities, wishes and roles throughout an extended old period. Hollywood Heroines deals us new methods of considering vintage and modern Hollywood heroines, and in regards to the interrelationships of gender and genre.

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