By Margot Mifflin
By C. Suzanne Bates
Our conversations had grew to become from wine, weddings and weekend getaways to what was once taking place to our wit, wallets and waistlines. And it wasn’t only one unmarried factor. We have been experiencing a large number of converging shifts in how we perceived and skilled lifestyles. was once it our age? do not PEE ON MY couch! AND different issues TO chuckle approximately stocks that funny trip.
“Suzanne Bates is one smart-mouthed girl - and that i like it! With candid tales and canny suggestions derived from her own stories, her booklet exhibits us tips to continue to exist and thrive whereas navigating that very good new grown-up life-stage referred to as PrimeTime. occasionally poignant, consistently pragmatic and infrequently laugh-out-loud humorous, this ebook is a enjoyable learn and a wonderful resource.” Marti Barletta, writer of selling to ladies, advertising to PrimeTime girls, Co-Author of traits (with Tom Peters), CEO, The TrendSight crew
“DON’T PEE ON MY couch! … is brim-full of insights according to heartfelt reviews of the earlier 8 years whereas Suzanne and Jean have been altering women’s lives. They’ve given ladies the braveness to step as much as their complete strength and take lifestyles by way of the proverbial brief hairs. You pass women! we want gutsy ladies such as you to steer the way in which! you're a vivid gentle in what could be a very hard time.” Sheila Raye Charles, Singer & writer (daughter of Ray Charles)
By Nancy B. Reich
This soaking up and award-winning biography tells the tale of the tragedies and triumphs of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), a musician of outstanding achievements. instantly artist, composer, editor, instructor, spouse, and mom of 8 young ones, she used to be an incredible strength within the musical global of her time. to teach how Schumann surmounted the hindrances dealing with lady artists within the 19th century, Nancy B. Reich has drawn on formerly unexplored fundamental resources: unpublished diaries, letters, and kin papers, in addition to live performance courses. Going past the usual legends of the Schumann literature, she applies the instruments of musicological scholarship and the insights of psychology to supply a brand new, full-scale portrait.
The publication is split into components. partially One, Reich follows Clara Schumann's existence from her early years as a toddler prodigy via her marriage to Robert Schumann and into the 40 years after his loss of life, while she validated and maintained a unprecedented eu profession whereas aiding and supervising a loved ones and 7 young ones. half covers 4 significant subject matters in Schumann's lifestyles: her courting with Johannes Brahms and different acquaintances and contemporaries; her inventive paintings; her lifestyles at the live performance level; and her good fortune as a teacher.
Throughout, excerpts from diaries and letters in Reich's personal translations resolve misconceptions approximately her existence and achievements and her partnership with Robert Schumann. Highlighting elements of Clara Schumann's character and personality which were missed through prior biographers, this candid and eminently readable account provides noticeably to our realizing of a desirable artist and woman.
For this revised version, Reich has extra numerous images and up to date the textual content to incorporate fresh discoveries. She has additionally ready a list of Works that comes with all of Clara Schumann's recognized released and unpublished compositions and works she edited, in addition to descriptions of the autographs, the 1st variations, the fashionable variations, and up to date literature on every bit. additionally notes Schumann's performances of her personal track and offers pertinent quotations from letters, diaries, and modern reviews.
By Liliane Lesny-Poyda,Bettina Peters
Jedes Schloss entstand zu allererst als Luftschloss!
By Mark M. Hull,Vera Moynes
Phyllis Ursula James. Nora O’Mara. Róisín Ní Mheara. Like her identify, the lifetime of Rosaleen James replaced time and again as she a convoluted direction from deserted baby, to foster daughter of an aristocratic British family members, to traitor in the course of international conflict II, to her emergence as a whole Irish lady later on. In Masquerade, authors Mark M. Hull and Vera Moynes inform James’s tale because it unfolds opposed to the backdrop of an important occasions of the 20 th century. James’s life—both actual and imagined—makes for a big yet actual story.
via changing her identification to fit the placement, James manipulated virtually everybody she encountered: the German intelligence carrier, the Nazi propaganda broadcasting carrier, British intelligence, and diverse Irish cultural teams. She used to be in a liaison with Irish author Francis Stuart and, with him, supplied a voice for Nazi radio courses aimed toward impartial eire, served because the pseudo-Irish professional for German espionage missions, and took part within the failed, nearly comical attempt to recruit Irish prisoners of struggle to hitch the Nazis opposed to nice Britain—quite a chain of performances, contemplating her purely touch with eire have been a weeklong stopover at in 1937.
instantly after the battle, James was once sought after via British intelligence as a “renegade” (traitor), yet her case was once quick squelched by means of the British govt. Drawing on an assumed wartime character, she turned fluent in Irish Gaelic and arranged a few meetings for which she gained can provide from the Irish govt. James garnered wider realization in 1992 together with her autobiography, released in Gaelic, within which she claimed that the Holocaust used to be a myth—a trust she maintained till her dying in 2013.
In documenting James’s lifetime of deception, Hull and Moynes masterfully research how an intellectually talented baby became traitor to her state and convincingly rebranded herself as an Irish patriot and highbrow, whereas denying ancient fact. the tale of Rosaleen James reminds us that truth might be a lot less—or more—than what meets the attention and ear.
By E. Wayne Carp
By Viktoria Schwenger
Obwohl das Leben nicht immer frei von Sorgen ist, bietet das Ehepaar in seinem „Haus am Schönblick" im Laufe der Jahre forty nine Pflegekindern ein fürsorgliches Heim voll Liebe und Wärme.
Die Autorin erzählt die Geschichte einer Frau, die ihr Leben mit Leib und Seele ihren Kindern widmet.
By Brenda Peterson
"Peterson writes of nature with an intimacy that tugs on the reader's deep memory."—Orion
This is the tale of a lifestyles and spirit guided by means of animals. Brenda Peterson used to be raised within the excessive Sierras on a countrywide woodland lookout station, and natural world had an everyday, defining impression on her existence. Peterson explores her deep reference to animals, from looking at grizzlies in Montana's Rockies, to maintaining Siberian huskies as pets in manhattan urban, to her paintings for the recovery of untamed wolves. Her full of life storytelling bridges the worlds of human and animal, as she fascinates us with intimate tales of her stories of untamed dolphins, whales, and orcas. Peterson unearths how animal bonds have enriched her existence and led her towards a much broader epiphany: As a species we can't dwell with out different animals. "[A] wealth of interesting anecdotes and insights...[an] attractive memoir."—Publishers Weekly
By Irene Gammel,Benjamin Lefebvre
The fresh a hundred yr anniversary of the 1st book of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of eco-friendly Gables has encouraged renewed curiosity in a single of Canada's such a lot loved fictional icons. The overseas attraction of the red-haired orphan has no longer decreased during the last century, and the cultural meanings of her tale keep growing and alter. the unique essays in Anne's World supply clean and well timed methods to problems with tradition, id, future health, and globalization as they follow to Montgomery's well-known personality and to brand new readers.
In dialog with one another and with the paintings of past specialists, the members to Anne's World speak about themes as diversified as Anne in type, the worldwide surrounding Anne, how the radical can be utilized as a device to counteract melancholy, and the chance that Anne suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Anne in translation and its variation for movie and tv also are thought of. through developing new how you can research considered one of renowned culture's so much liked characters, the essays of Anne's World exhibit the undying and ongoing charm of L.M. Montgomery's writing.
By Deanna Wilson