Women

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061863769
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Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova. With all of Bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.

City Of Women

Author: David R. Gillham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599340
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . . READERS GUIDE INSIDE From the Trade Paperback edition.

Careers For Women

Author: Joanna Scott
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316363871
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New York in the late 1950s. A city, and a world, on the cusp of change... Maggie Gleason is looking toward the future. Part of a midcentury wave of young women seeking new lives in New York City, Maggie works for legendary Port Authority public relations maven Lee K. Jaffe--affectionately known to her loyal staff as Mrs. J. Having left Cleveland, Maggie has come to believe that she can write any story for herself that she imagines. Pauline Moreau is running from the past--and a shameful secret. She arrives in the city on the brink of despair, saddled with a young daughter who needs more love, attention, and resources than Pauline can ever hope to provide. Seeing that Pauline needs a helping hand, Mrs. J tasks Maggie with befriending, and looking after, Pauline. As the old New York gives way to the new, and Mrs. J's dream of the world's largest skyscraper begins to rise from the streets of lower Manhattan, Pauline--with the aid of Maggie and Mrs. J--also remakes herself. But when she reignites the scandal that drove her to New York, none of their lives will ever be the same. Maggie must question everything she thought she knew about love, work, ambition, and family to discover the truth about the enigmatic, strong woman she thought she had rescued. Careers for Women is a masterful novel about the difficulties of building a career, a dream, or a life--and about the powerful small mercies of friendship and compassion.

Certain Women

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504041593
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An award-winning author explores the meaning of family in a novel that draws parallels between the lives of a modern man and an ancient biblical king. As he struggles with cancer, legendary screen actor David Wheaton contemplates the one role that always eluded him: King David. Comparing his own life to that of the biblical ruler, David recalls his own numerous wives and children, forcing his daughter Emma to confront the memories of her family’s unconventional past. As David’s loved ones gather to say goodbye to their patriarch, Certain Women masterfully links past and present in an emotional story rich in dramatic tradition, showcasing the struggles—both ordinary and extraordinary—of family life. From the renowned author of A Wrinkle in Time, Certain Women is a wise and “memorable work” (Kirkus Reviews). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Women

Author: T. C. Boyle
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826755
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Welcome to the troubled, tempestuous world of Frank Lloyd Wright. Scandalous affairs rage behind closed doors, broken hearts are tossed aside, fires rip through the wings of the house and paparazzi lie in wait outside the front door for the latest tragedy in this never-ending saga. This is the home of the great architect of the twentieth century, a man of extremes in both his work and his private life: at once a force of nature and an avalanche of need and emotion that sweeps aside everything in its path. Sharp, savage and subtle in equal measure, The Women plumbs the chaos, horrors and uncontainable passions of a formidable American icon.

Calling Invisible Women

Author: Jeanne Ray
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307395057
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Feeling unattractive and unappreciated as she enters her 50s, wife and mother Clover wakes up one morning and discovers that she has actually become invisible, a condition that goes unnoticed by her family. By the best-selling author of Julie and Romeo. 40,000 first printing.

An Ordinary Woman

Author: Donna Hill
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429905514
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From bestselling author, Donna Hill comes an evocative, unforgettable novel about love, friendship, marriage, adultery. . . "You'll find out soon enough. So I may as well say it now. I slept with my best friend's husband. There is no explanation. Not a real one, anyway, not one that people will accept, especially people who know me. . .But I want to tell my side. . .Just hear me out. . ." Asha and Lisa have been best friends since grade school and they have always shared everything. A beautiful and accomplished photographer, Asha never seems to lack excitement or a man to share it with. Yet, for a woman who appears to have it all there is always "that something" she needs to make her feel whole. . .worthy. Lisa, "the good girl," has always dreamed of the perfect marriage to the perfect husband. Now she has both with Ross Davis and she has their future planned to the last, perfect detail. Ross didn't want to believe that he and Lisa had married too soon. He didn't want to believe that each day the man he thought himself to be was being stripped away by the woman he loved--leaving him feeling like a kept man instead of the man of the house. And then--betrayal. No one knows how it happened, how they could have done this to each other. But now, they each want to tell their side of the story. As Asha, Lisa and Ross travel down the road to discovery, you will root for them, hurt for them, hate them and love them. But you will never forget them. An Ordinary Woman is about the betrayal of the most sacred of trusts. It is about the that one moment when a single choice will change lives forever. It is a cautionary tale that dares to look deep inside the hearts and minds of the characters involved. Most importantly, An Ordinary Woman attempts to answer the question: How?

Douglass Women

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451612532
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The critically acclaimed author of Voodoo Dreams delivers an inspired work of historical fiction about the warring passions that drove the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and two women -- one black, one white -- who loved him. Douglass' Women reimagines the lives of an American hero, Frederick Douglass, and two women -- his wife and his mistress -- who loved him and lived in his shadow. Anna Douglass, a free woman of color, was Douglass' wife of forty-four years, who bore him five children. Ottilie Assing, a German-Jewish intellectual, provided him the companionship of the mind that he needed. Hurt by Douglass' infidelity, Anna rejected his notion that only literacy freed the mind. For her, familial love rivaled intellectual pursuits. Ottilie was raised by parents who embraced the ideal of free love, but found herself entrapped in an unfulfilling love triangle with America's most famous self-taught slave for nearly three decades. In her finest novel to date, Jewell Parker Rhodes vividly resurrects these two extraordinary women from history, portraying the life they led together under the same roof of the Douglass home. Here, fiery emotions of passion, jealousy, and resentment churn as the women discover an uneasy solidarity in shared love for an exceptional and powerful man. Douglass' Women fills the gaps and silences that history has left in an unforgettable epic full of heartache and triumph.

The Women

Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670020416
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A tale inspired by the life of Frank Lloyd Wright is presented from the perspectives of four very different women who loved him and offers insight into the eminent architect's enduring struggles against conventional boundaries. 75,000 first printing.

Modern Women Park Avenue Series Book 4

Author: Ruth Harris
Publisher: Word International
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MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! IF YOU LOVED SEX AND THE CITY, YOU'LL LOVE MODERN WOMEN! MODERN WOMEN (Park Avenue Series, Book #4) is about the passionate lives and turbulent times of three strong, irresistible women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. Jane Gresh: Bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, but will her delicious revenge on the man who cheated on her cost her everything? Lincky Desmond: Smart, beautiful and hard working, she takes a shocking gamble others won't. She marries Mr. Right--but will she risk it all for Mr. Wrong? Elly McGrath: She is loyal and dedicated, a loving wife and devoted mother, but when confronted with the ultimate betrayal, what will she do to stand up for herself and her children? Owen Casals: Hemingway invented macho. Owen Casals perfects it. He is handsome, successful, magnetic--and he knows it. He is hungry, horny and ambitious but will the price of success be too high? "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Book "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times MODERN WOMEN: A million-copy NYT bestseller! Originally published in hard cover and paperback by St. Martin's Press. "Bestsellers like Decades, Husbands And Lovers and Love And Money have established Ruth Harris as one of the frankest, most stylish, and most compelling voices in contemporary fiction." The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available as GooglePlay ebooks. Decades (Book # 1)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ Love And Money (Book #3)--#1 on Amazon's Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until the handsome, mysterious man they both love--and murder--bring them face to face. "Richly plotted. First-class entertainment." --NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" --Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted by a desperate secret. "I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic." --Kirkus https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ Keywords, Series Keywords: women, single women, funny, humor, hilarious, sexy, bestseller, JFK, assassination, sex, women's fiction, marriage, divorce, Texas, New York, publishing, career woman, wife, journalist, author, HEA, romance, affair, shoes, 20th Century