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Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of plants, sisters, sensible magic, outdated secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For generations, the Lenore girls have synthetic a fragrance in contrast to the other, and protected the original and mysterious constituents. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one targeted elixir that secretly sells for hundreds of thousands of greenbacks to the world’s so much powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature body spray is really the main to their success.

Willow, the coolly stylish Lenore relatives matriarch, is the brains at the back of the corporate. Her attractive, golden-haired daughter Mya is its middle. Like her foremothers, she will “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 family members enterprise. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal manner. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a consumer is threatening blackmail. And such a lot ominously, the original vegetation utilized in their fragrance are dying.

Whoever can shop the corporate will inherit it. even though Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has started exhibiting symptoms of her personal distinct skills. And her go back to the mountains—heralded by way of a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.

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Contours of Citizenship: Women, Diversity and Practices of Citizenship (Gender in a Global/Local World)

By Margaret Abraham

In an more and more globalized global of collapsing monetary borders and increasing formal political and criminal equality rights, lively citizenship has the capability to extend in addition to deepen. while, with the increase of neo-liberalism, welfare kingdom retrenchment, decline of country employment, re-privatization and the emerging hole among wealthy and negative, the commercial, social and political citizenship rights of yes different types of individuals are more and more curtailed. This ebook examines the complexity of citizenship in ancient and modern contexts. It attracts on empirical study from a variety of international locations, contexts and ways in addressing ladies and citizenship in a global/local global and covers a variety of numerous matters, either current and earlier, to incorporate immigration, ethnicity, type, nationality, political and monetary participation, associations and the non-public and public spheres. This wealthy assortment informs our realizing of the pitfalls and percentages for girls within the patience and adjustments in the contours of citizenship.

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The Chocolate Money

By Ashley Prentice Norton

As addictive, decadent and scrumptious as chocolate itself

Set in Nineteen Eighties Chicago and at the East Coast, this electrical debut chronicles the connection among an impossibly wealthy chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her delicate and bookish younger daughter, Bettina. Babs performs by means of no one’s principles: bare Christmas playing cards, lavish topic events with lewd installations at her Lake Shore force penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who “admires her centerfold” whereas his spouse sleeps at their within sight domestic.

Bettina desires not anything extra than to win her mother’s affection and approval, either one of which end up elusive. whilst she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep university, Bettina reveals that her unorthodox upbringing makes it tough to slot in with her friends, considered one of whom occurs to be the son of Babs’s lover. As she struggles to forge an id except her mom, Bettina walks a effective line among self-preservation and self-destruction.

As humorous because it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money is Mommie Dearest, Prep, and 50 colours of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable book.

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No More Mr Nice Guy

By Robert A. Glover

Originally released as an book that grew to become a arguable media phenomenon, No extra Mr. great Guy! landed its writer, a professional marriage and relatives therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the frenzy Limbaugh radio exhibit. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice man Syndrome" making an attempt too demanding to thrill others whereas neglecting one's personal wishes, therefore inflicting disappointment and resentfulness. it 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 wish in lifestyles, through featuring the data and instruments to aid them be certain their wishes are met, to specific their feelings, to have a lovely intercourse existence, to embody their masculinity and shape significant relationships with different males, and to dwell as much as their artistic potential.

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InStyle [UK] (May 2012)

She's continuously essentially the most wanted entrance web page matters, and Jennifer Aniston lent her promoting strength to the canopy of the might 2012 factor of InStyle UK.

The 43-year-old actress introduced her spell binding appears to be like to the magazine's unfold whereas establishing up approximately subject matters resembling her present lifestyles state of affairs, what makes her think previous and her pink carpet secrets and techniques.

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Jewels: 50 Phenomenal Black Women Over 50

By Michael Cunningham, Connie Briscoe

Photographer Michael Cunningham (coauthor of Crowns) and writer Connie Briscoe, a brand new York occasions bestselling novelist, profile 50 girls over the age of fifty who've been remarkably successful--whether in achieving the head of the corporate ladder, discovering popularity in politics or the humanities, or raising a son to be happy with a unmarried mother--and reveal the ways in which they've got prevailed regardless of daunting obstacles. Their tales are paired with Cunningham's intimate portraits of the women.

JEWELS contains recognized and little-known women alike, from lecturers and managers to artists, authors, and entertainers. one of the celebrities profiled within the e-book are Ruby Dee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Marion Wright Edelman. Coauthor Connie Briscoe also appears right here as one of many featured Jewels, telling her inspiring own tale. World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni contributes an unique poem to the book.

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The Female Brain

By Louann Brizendine

Why are ladies extra verbal than males? Why do ladies take into accout info of fights that males can’t be mindful in any respect? Why do ladies are likely to shape deeper bonds with their lady neighbors than males do with their male opposite numbers? those and different questions have stumped either sexes in the course of the a long time.

Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings jointly the newest findings to teach how the original constitution of the feminine mind determines how ladies imagine, what they price, how they convey, and who they love. whereas doing examine as a scientific scholar at Yale after which as a resident and college member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine found that most of the medical information in lifestyles on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology concentrated solely on men. in keeping with the overpowering desire for info at the lady brain, Brizendine verified the 1st medical institution within the kingdom to review and deal with women’s mind functionality.

In The lady Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the most recent details from the clinical neighborhood in a hugely available ebook that educates girls approximately their detailed brain/body/behavior.

The consequence: ladies will come clear of this booklet understanding that they have got a lean, suggest, speaking desktop. males will improve a significant case of mind envy.

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