This collection of short stories from the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister. 30,000 first printing.
Presents a collection of stories focusing on the moments when bonds with nature become evident, including the story of a mother and son attempting to reclaim an African gray parrot and of a population control activist who longs to have a baby.
Author : David Small
ISBN : 9780595093731
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44.64 MB
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Almost Famous takes its place among the relatively few adult novels about professional baseball...The narrative is tough and unsentimental, the dialogue crisp and right-sounding...a dramatic and moving story. —Chicago Sun-TimesElegantly crafted, Small's first novel is a stunning debut.Saturday Review
All Stacy Carter thought she wanted was a quiet, traditional life. One man, one woman, two-point-five kids and a dog. Maybe a minivan. She never envisioned a stock car thrown into the mix! That was before she met Jake Hinson, recovering from a boating accident at a secluded fishing cabin. Fact is, Jake's a NASCAR driver with plenty of cash, fans—and fame. Not something he's about to divulge to publicity-shy Stacy. But when the truth comes out, Stacy's not sure she can handle a celebrity lifestyle—despite Jake's reassurances. Besides, Stacy hasn't exactly been the pinnacle of honesty herself. And it's just a matter of time before her own cover is blown.…
'Beautifully crafted' New York Times 'The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent' Celeste Ng From an award-winning writer, a stunning collection of stories about women's unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface. In 'Floor Plans', a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In 'Appetite', a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In 'Dinosaurs', a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give -and how much they can take - from the people around them. Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.
Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 0674011309
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 81.24 MB
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The more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when mediaeval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's translation, commissioned for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.