Season of the Dragonflies: A Novel

By Sarah Creech

As beguiling because the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of vegetation, sisters, useful magic, outdated secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For generations, the Lenore ladies have synthetic a fragrance not like the other, and protected the original and mysterious constituents. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one particular elixir that secretly sells for hundreds of thousands of bucks to the world’s so much powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature fragrance is basically the most important to their success.

Willow, the coolly stylish Lenore relatives matriarch, is the brains in the back of the corporate. Her attractive, golden-haired daughter Mya is its middle. Like her foremothers, she will be able to “read” scents and envision their energy. Willow’s more youthful daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical contact, nor does she wish any a part of the kin enterprise. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal means. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a shopper is threatening blackmail. And such a lot ominously, the original vegetation utilized in their body spray are dying.

Whoever can retailer the corporate will inherit it. although Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has started displaying symptoms of her personal distinct talents. And her go back to the mountains—heralded through a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.

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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

By Kate White

New York Times bestselling writer Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the number one younger women’s journal on the earth, and a highly winning businesswoman. In I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, she stocks her secrets and techniques to good fortune. A witty, clever, straight-talking profession consultant for girls, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is the suitable booklet for the present economy, even if you’re simply beginning out, re-entering the team after maternity go away, or just trying to find a occupation switch; crucial information and impressive techniques from a gutsy innovator who helped elevate Cosmo’s movement by way of part 1000000 copies consistent with month.

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The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America

By Lara Freidenfelds

The smooth Period examines how and why americans followed greatly new tools of coping with and wondering menstruation throughout the 20th century.

In the early 20th century ladies mostly used home made textile "diapers" to soak up menstrual blood, shunned chills in the course of their classes to guard their future health, and counted themselves fortunate in the event that they knew anything approximately menstruation sooner than menarche. New expectancies in class, at play, and within the office, even though, made those menstrual traditions troublesome, and middle-class girls fast sought new info and items that may make their per thirty days classes much less disruptive to daily life.

Lara Freidenfelds strains this cultural shift, exhibiting how american citizens reframed their brooding about menstruation. She explains how men and women collaborated with intercourse educators, menstrual product brands, advertisers, actual schooling lecturers, and medical professionals to create a contemporary realizing of menstruation. Excerpts from seventy-five interviews―accounts by way of turns humorous and moving―help readers to spot with the reviews of the normal those who engineered those adjustments.

The sleek Period ties ancient alterations in menstrual practices to a wider argument approximately American well known modernity within the 20th century. Freidenfelds explores what it intended to be sleek and center classification and the way these beliefs have been mirrored within the menstrual practices and ideology of the time.

This available learn sheds new gentle at the historical past of well known modernity, the increase of the center type, and the connection of those phenomena to how american citizens have cared for and controlled their bodies.

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An Inconvenient Year

By Yvonne Joye

It's a publication that offers with the social part of melanoma, as a guardian, a lover and a pal. it's a tale of dealing with uncertainty, the reactions of others and residing with them too. It records the whole surprise and utter worry prognosis brings and the hopelessness of surrendering to a therapy that brings its personal luggage but finally insures existence. It talks approximately confronting hair loss besides learning the extra covert attack on all issues female. but on the very root of the publication, sooner than the phobia and anger, there's humour and laughter. even though the tale of melanoma has been instructed prior to, it has no longer been advised like this"

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The Daylight Gate

By Jeanette Winterson

“Mixing historic aspect and darkish horror, [Winterson] brilliantly brews a spellbinding tackle the 1612 English witch trials.”—People

An fast bestseller within the united kingdom, The sunlight Gate is Jeanette Winterson’s singular imaginative and prescient of a dismal interval of complex morality, intercourse, and tragic performs for strength in a time while politics and faith have been heavily intertwined. On stable Friday, 1612, deep within the woods of Pendle Hill, a meeting of 13 is interrupted through the neighborhood Justice of the Peace. in their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are watching for trial, yet those that stay are vouched for by way of the rich and revered Alice Nutter. Shrouded in secret and talented with without end younger attractiveness, Alice is validated in Lancashire society and insulated via her fortune. As these accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands on my own as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that might both smash her or set her free.

“Winterson’s haunting imagery and narrative immediacy captivate. An engrossing tale that’s bound to go away you shivering.”—Elle

“This ebook is addictive, a page-turner…Winterson lays at the horror and the supernatural with gleeful abandon.”—LA evaluate of Books

“A bold historic novel…a portal in prose….Any reader who crosses over into this novel will keep in mind vividly the place she or he has traveled.”—NPR.com

“Delightfully gruesome.”—New York Times

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Women, Dance and Revolution: Performance and Protest in the Middle East

The international locations of the southern and jap Mediterranean― Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria―have gone through significant turmoil in recent times, with civil warfare, career and rebellion. ladies, Dance and Revolution bargains a hugely unique standpoint at the political and cultural tensions during the studies of latest dance practitioners from the quarter. It indicates how those women―all demonstrated performers, choreographers and teachers―have answered to the adjustments led to via the worries. via dance they have interaction in public protest and function, suffer violence and repression, and show new meanings of identification, gender and physique politics. Their trips of dance remove darkness from how, regardless of moments of disillusionment, objection and betrayal, being a girl and being a dancer can nonetheless suggest many stuff and effect society in lots of methods within the Arab international.

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Finishing Touches

By Patricia Scanlan

Offering tales that span generations, and providing heat, knowledge and love on each web page - when you valuable Maeve Binchy, learn Patricia Scanlan.

Three institution associates, Cassie, Laura and Aileen, shared their secrets and techniques and desires as younger women. Now they're jointly back, sharing their aspirations, as Cassie launches her inside layout enterprise, with a legacy that's to convey out the worst and the simplest in her friends and family.

Finishing Touchesis an engrossing tale of schoolmates and soulmates, of shared secrets and techniques and wishes - and the way one younger girl dared to make her most unlikely dream come real.

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