Dreaming in Cuban

"Remarkable...An complex weaving of dramatic occasions with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A wealthy and haunting narrative, a very good 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 kin divided by way of 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 offers a different imaginative and prescient and a haunting lamentation for a previous that may were.

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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn

By Gail Evans

An sincere and functional instruction manual that unearths very important insights into relationships among women and men and work, Play Like a guy, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for each lady who desires to leverage her energy within the workplace.

Women make up virtually 1/2 present day exertions strength, yet in company the United States they do not percentage 1/2 the facility. merely 4 of the Fortune 500 corporation CEOs are ladies, and it is only been within the previous couple of years that even 1/2 the Fortune 500 businesses have multiple woman officer.

A significant explanation for this? most girls have been by no means taught the best way to play the sport of business. 

Throughout her profession within the super-competitive, male-dominated media undefined, Gail Evans, one of many country's strongest executives, has met innumerable girls who inform her that they believe misplaced within the office, virtually as though they have been enjoying a video game with no figuring out the instructions. during this publication, she finds the secrets and techniques to the playbook of good fortune and teaches girls in any respect degrees of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the sport of commercial to their advantage.

Men recognize the foundations simply because they wrote them, yet girls usually consider close out of the method simply because they do not know whilst to talk up, whilst to invite for accountability, what to claim at an interview, and many different key strikes which could make or holiday a career.  Sharing with humor and candor her years of classes from company existence, Gail Evans offers readers sensible instruments for making the appropriate judgements at paintings. one of the principles you are going to examine are:

• the right way to continue ranking at Work
• while to Take a Risk
• tips on how to take care of the Imposter Syndrome
• Ten Vocabulary phrases That suggest various things to males and Women
• Why males may be gruesome, and also you Can't
• while to surrender Your Job

From the Hardcover edition.

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Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses

By Eliot Siegel

The entire source for any photographer looking the best option of po ses !

  • Features over 1,000 photographs particularly chosen to motivate you and aid extend your creativity.
  • Photographs and poses are put in context, explaining why they do (or occasionally don’t) paintings. a variety of poses positive factors an accompanying lights diagram, giving a transparent realizing of ways the picture used to be made.
  • Includes a number of types shot utilizing diversified lighting fixtures rigs, props, and settings–in the studio and on location–making this ebook appropriate for advertisement and editorial applications.
  • Discover the secrets and techniques of luck at the back of expert photographers’ paintings, and how to get the simplest from your types on a shoot.
  • PLUS a technical how-to part supplies grasp periods in angles, lighting fixtures, styling, and more.

In this pretty, but tremendous sensible resource booklet, type photographer Eliot Siegel embarks on an bold undertaking to drag jointly 1,000 poses for photographing versions. Designed to encourage photographers and versions alike, the book's poses are geared up via kind together with status, sitting, reclining, crouching, kneeling, and dynamic poses, in addition to head and shoulder pictures and expressions. For chosen photos, Siegel contains a lighting fixtures diagram in addition to a close clarification of ways the picture used to be made, yet in each case he explains why a pose works, or why it doesn't.   

This image-packed reference additionally positive aspects iconic images from admired style photographers and encompasses a how-to bankruptcy at first of the publication that gives a crash direction on lights, styling, props, and backgrounds—everything you must comprehend to make a lady glance nice, despite which of the 1,000 poses you finally end up utilizing.

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The Epidural Book: A Woman's Guide to Anesthesia for Childbirth

By Richard Siegenfeld

The majority of ladies giving delivery within the usa obtain an epidural in the course of exertions and supply; many others obtain a spinal block. The Epidural Book absolutely explains anesthesia used in the course of exertions and vaginal supply or C-section, with an emphasis on epidurals.

Dr. Richard Siegenfeld solutions pregnant women's questions, together with • Who administers epidurals and spinal blocks and when?• How does anesthesia impact either the mum and the baby?• lower than what conditions should still a lady stay away from an epidural?• What occurs throughout the restoration period?• What difficulties can arise?

Written by way of an skilled anesthesiologist, The Epidural Book is lighthearted and informative. This easy-to-read consultant is helping an expectant mom organize for her all-important day.

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Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

By Barbara Stanny

Quietly and progressively, the variety of girls making six figures or extra is expanding and keeps to upward thrust at a cost speedier than for males. From marketers to company executives, from white-collar execs to freelancers and part-timers, girls are forging careers with huge monetary luck.

In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker,and monetary educator, identifies the seven key thoughts of girl highearners: A revenue cause, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and monetary Know-How.

Based on large examine and thousands of interviews, together with greater than one hundred fifty ladies whose annual gains variety from $100,000 to $7 million, Barbara Stanny turns all of the six-figure characteristics right into a particular process for upping gains. via conscientiously fine-tuning them, readers can, step by step, climb the source of revenue ladder.

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The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980

By William Knox

This e-book tells the impressive tales of ten girls whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the worries and difficulties that different ladies have confronted in the course of the final centuries. every one is the topic of a bankruptcy dedicated to her specific tale and the days within which she lived. The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed nice adjustments in women's place in Scotland, and but little is understood concerning the achievements of the Scottish ladies who have been the most brokers of those adjustments. In featuring the existence tales of ten ladies, William Knox offers facts of the massive contribution made through ladies to the shaping of recent Scotland. whilst he indicates how the lifestyles histories of people can demonstrate formerly darkish corners of old knowing and make allowance a extra nuanced photo of Scottish society as an entire. topics contain Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly proficient, yet married to the wayward and important Thomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first girl health care provider, and Mary Slessor,

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Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color, Volumes 1-2

By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu

Ladies have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its style, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories point of view. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers offers biographical entries on greater than a hundred and fifty literary figures, this e-book is way broader in scope. incorporated are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of girls of their works. Entries on genres, classes, topics, characters, old occasions, texts, locations, and different subject matters are integrated to boot. each one access is written through knowledgeable contributor and relates its topic to the final event of ladies in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional studying, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography.

African American tradition is greatly different, and the event of girls in African American society is mainly advanced. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black ladies writers are well known between scholars and normal readers alike. while, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts via black male authors characterize ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its variety, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports viewpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by way of quite a few specialist members. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses topics, significant works and characters, genres, classes, ancient occasions, areas, and different topics.

Included are entries on such authors as:

; Maya Angelou

; James Baldwin

; Frederick Douglass

; Nikki Giovanni

; June Jordan

; Claude McKay

; Ishmael Reed

; Sojourner Truth

; Phillis Wheatley

; and plenty of others.

In addition, the various works mentioned include:

; Beloved

; Blanche at the Lam

; Iknow Why the Caged chicken Sing

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and plenty of more.

The many topical entries cover:

; Black Feminism

; Black Nationalism

; Conjuring

; Children's and younger grownup Literature

; Detective Fiction

; Epistolary Novel

; Motherhood

; Sexuality

; Spirituality

; Stereotypes

; and plenty of others.

Entries relate their issues to the event of African American ladies and cite works for extra reading.

Features and Benefits:

; contains enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of diverse specialist contributors.

; contains a chosen, common bibliography.

; deals more than a few discovering aids, similar to a listing of entries, a advisor to comparable issues, and an in depth index.

; helps the literature curriculum through supporting scholars research significant writers and works.

; helps the social stories curriculum via supporting scholars use literature to appreciate the adventure of African American women.

; Covers the total chronological diversity of African American literature.

; Fosters a admire for cultural diversity.

; Develops learn talents through directing scholars to extra resources of information.

; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.

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Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

By Mimi Alford

#1 NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
 
in the summertime of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to start an internship within the White residence press place of work. After simply 3 days at the task, the privileged yet sheltered younger lady used to be awarded to the President himself. presently, the 2 started an affair that will proceed for the subsequent eighteen months. Emotionally unprepared to counter the President’s air of mystery and tool, Mimi used to be additionally ill-equipped to address the emotions of isolation that will keep on with as she fell into the double lifetime of a faculty pupil who used to be additionally the key lover of the main robust guy on the earth. After the President’s assassination in Dallas, she grieved by myself, locked her mystery away, and attempted to begin a brand new lifestyles, in simple terms to be blindsided by way of her past.
 
Now, not outlined via silence or disgrace, Mimi Alford ultimately unburdens herself with this unflinchingly sincere account of her lifestyles and her super deepest moments with a really public guy. This paperback variation encompasses a particular Q&A, during which the writer displays at the extreme media consciousness surrounding the book’s preliminary liberate. Once Upon a Secret is a relocating tale of a girl rising from the shadows to reclaim the truth.
 
“With the good thing about hindsight and stable out of date adulthood, [Mimi Alford] writes not only in regards to the mystery, however the corrosive influence of protecting that mystery. . . . You can’t support liking her, or her stylish and carefully good-natured book.”—The Spectator

“What [Alford] sacrificed in lucre she has greater than recovered in credibility and dignity.”—The Washington Times
 
“Compelling . . . a cultured voice telling a reputable tale you could take to the bank.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“Explosive . . . searingly candid.”—New York Post

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Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists

By Leslie Gourse

Nadine Jansen, a flugelhornist and pianist, recalls an evening within the Nineteen Forties whilst a guy got here out of the viewers as she used to be taking part in either tools. "I hate to work out a girl do that," he defined as he hit the tip of her horn, approximately chipping her the teeth. part a century later, a major band named Diva made its debut in long island on March 30, 1993, with Melissa Slocum on bass, Sue Terry on alto sax, Lolly Bienenfeld on trombone, Sherrie Maricle on drums, and a bunch of different good instrumentalists. The band made any such strong effect that it was once instantly booked to play at Carnegie corridor the next yr. if you happen to had but to note, Diva signaled the emergence of girls musicians as an important strength in jazz.

Madame Jazz is an engaging invitation to the interior international of girls in jazz. Ranging basically from the overdue Nineteen Seventies to latest forefront of functionality jazz in manhattan urban and at the West Coast, it chronicles a vital time of transition as ladies take the plunge from novelty acts considered as moment category voters to sought-out execs sought after and employed for his or her consummate musicianship. writer Leslie Gourse surveys the scene within the jazz golf equipment, the live performance halls, the gala's, and the recording studios from the musicians' standpoint. She unearths interesting development on all fronts, but additionally lingering discrimination. The turning out to be good fortune of girls instrumentalists has been many years in coming, she writes. lengthy after girls grew to become authorised as writers and, to a lesser quantity, as visible artists, girls in music--classical, pop, or jazz--faced the approximately insuperable barrier of chauvinism and the nonetheless insidious strength of culture and behavior that retains such a lot males acting with the musicians they've got consistently labored with, different men.

Gourse offers dozens of attractive no-holds-barred interviews with either emerging stars and professional veterans. listed here are up-and-coming pianists Renee Rosnes and Rachel Z., trumpeter Rebecca Coupe Frank, saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, bassist Tracy Wormworth, and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, and enduring legends Dorothy Donegan, Marian McParland and Shirley Horne. right here, besides, are conversations with 3 pioneering company ladies: agent and manufacturer Helen Keane, supervisor Linda Goldstein, and competition and live performance manufacturer Cobi Narita. all the girls communicate insightfully approximately their proposal and their dedication to pursuing the tune they love. also they are frank in regards to the realities of existence at the highway, and the additional dues girls musicians pay in a tricky and aggressive box the place everyone will pay dues. A separate bankruptcy deals a more in-depth examine ladies musicians and the continuous tension confronting those that could mix love, marriage, and/or motherhood with a lifestyles in music.

Madame Jazz is ready the heritage that girls jazz instrumentalists are making now, in addition to an inspiring preview of the even brighter days forward. It concludes with Frankie Nemko's energetic review of the West Coast jazz scene, and appends the main finished checklist ever assembled of girls at the moment enjoying tools professionally.

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