Kiss Tomorrow Hello Book
Score: 4
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Kiss Tomorrow Hello


  • Author : Kim Barnes
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2006-03-21
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385517638

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Kiss Tomorrow Hello Excerpt :

“How could ‘old age’ be a medical diagnosis when I wasn’t even forty?” —Lolly Winston “… if aging is difficult for those of us who were only sometimes cute,” she says, “just imagine how hard it must be for the aging knockouts, the living dolls.” —Rebecca McClanahan “I love sex. I love middle-age sex. I love married sex. I'm almost fifty and I've never felt sexier. But damn, it took a long time to get here.” —Ellen Sussman “And who is that woman who looks just like me in the mirror behind the bar? Could she be some evil twin, sitting in a place I’d never go alone, acting like a hanger-on, a groupie?” —Lisa Norris “… even past sixty (perhaps especially past sixty), women like me feel impelled to stick to the myths we have invented for ourselves.” —Annick Smith “Slow down. Don’t be so frenetic. Contemplate on the insights you have gained. Listen to the silence within.” —Bharti Kirchner “The young woman’s body I live inside still, that unforgotten home, is a text. It is engraved with memory …” —Meredith Hall A collection of blazingly honest, smart, and often humorous essays on middle age contributed by well-known writers such as Julia Glass, Joyce Maynard, Lolly Winston, Antonya Nelson, Diana Abu-Jaber, Judy Blunt, Lauren Slater, and other voices of the baby boom generation. In the tradition of the bestselling A Bitch in the House, Kiss Tomorrow Hello brings together the experiences and reflections of women as they embark on a new stage of life. Many women in their forties, fifties, and sixties discover that they are racing uphill, trying desperately to keep their romantic and social lives afloat just as those things they believe constant start to shift: The body begins its inevitable decline, sometimes gracefully, sometimes less so… The twenty-five stellar writers gathered here explore a wide range of concerns, including keeping love (and sex) alive, discovering family secrets, negotiating the demands of

Kiss Tomorrow Hello Book

Kiss Tomorrow Hello


  • Author : Doubleday Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-09-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0385517408

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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Book

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye


  • Author : Horace McCoy
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735253148

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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Excerpt :

A classic hard-boiled noir, taking the reader on a whirlwind ride from the heights of American society to its seediest depths and back again. Ralph Cotter is an Ivy League graduate, which means he’s smart enough to get himself into prison – and out again. He’s on the run, in a city where he knows no one and no one knows him. With nothing to lose, he might as well shoot for the moon. But he didn’t expect to meet Margaret Dobson, a wealth heiress who sees right through him. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Let s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow 1 Book

Let s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow 1


  • Author : Uri Sugata
  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646592227

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Let s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow 1 Excerpt :

Popular Saya and shy-guy Yûto started dating in middle school after they discovered their shared love of a popular online game. But when Yûto's high-school debut is too successful and he becomes the hottest guy in school, Saya panics and pretends they aren't going out, so as not to be harassed by his conniving hangers-on. But can their relationship last through the secrets and the beauties?

The Rockies in First Person Book

The Rockies in First Person


  • Author : Ron McFarland
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786451630

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The Rockies in First Person Excerpt :

The autobiography has not always been acknowledged as true literature. Since 1970, however, American memoirs have revealed themselves as a respectable literary genre, distinct with an inimitable literary voice and a unique capacity to intersect narration and reflection. This study focuses critical attention on ten memoirs from the northern U.S. Rockies, including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. By comparing memoirs representing states that share similar demographic, ecological, and socio-economic characteristics, this historic and literary analysis reveals both commonalities and divergences among American Western memoirs. Each chapter compares two books of similar thematic concerns, ranging from regional values and rural evolution to dynamic landscapes and the experiences of American Indians.

Home Ground Book
Score: 3
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Home Ground


  • Author : Barry Lopez
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595340887

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Home Ground Excerpt :

Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, Home Ground revitalized a descriptive language for the American landscape by combining geography, literature, and folklore in one volume. Now in paperback, this visionary reference is available to an entire new segment of readers. Home Ground brings together 45 poets and writers to create more than 850 original definitions for words that describe our lands and waters. The writers draw from careful research and their own distinctive stylistic, personal, and regional diversity to portray in bright, precise prose the striking complexity of the landscapes we inhabit. Home Ground includes 100 black-and-white line drawings by Molly O’Halloran and an introductory essay by Barry Lopez.

Ms  Tree Volume 3 Book

Ms Tree Volume 3


  • Author : Max Allan Collins
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Release Date : 2021-10-27
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787737778

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Ms Tree Volume 3 Excerpt :

From the minds of Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins and artist Terry Beatty comes another astounding collection of Ms. Tree comics featuring four classic crime cases, plus two bonus short stories. Follow Ms. Michael Tree, the 6ft, 9mm-carrying private eye, through her thrilling casebook as she races to solve crimes of passion, murder, and intrigue! No case is too small, no violence is too extreme – just as long as it gets the job done. The black widow of detective fiction returns in this third volume of classic Ms. Tree stories by the award-winning writer Max Allan Collins.

John Derek Book

John Derek


  • Author : Michelangelo Capua
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-03-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476638126

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Actor and director John Derek was born in Hollywood, where his striking good looks helped get him a contract with David O' Selznick. Derek's career took off after Humphrey Bogart made him his costar in the cultish noir Knock at Any Doors. Derek appeared in such Academy Award-nominated films as All the King's Men, Run for Cover, The Ten Commandments and Exodus, and worked with directors like Nicholas Ray, Cecil B. DeMille, Otto Preminger and others. He was a competent, dedicated performer even in his last, trivial roles. In the 1960s, his career in decline, he began directing his own films. Although critics panned the string of movies he made starring his three wives--Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek--some were box-office hits, like Tarzan, the Ape Man. This biography covers his extraordinary life and career, with extensive analysis of his films.

The Honeymoon s Over Book

The Honeymoon s Over


  • Author : Andrea Chapin
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-02-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0759516952

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The Honeymoon s Over Excerpt :

In this provocative collection of true stories of love, marriage, and divorce, prominent women--including Terry McMillan, Joyce Maynard, and Annie Echols--candidly discuss the good times, the bad times, and what makes or breaks a marriage.

Bombs in the Backyard Book

Bombs in the Backyard


  • Author : A. Constandina Titus
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780874179620

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Bombs in the Backyard Excerpt :

On January 27, 1951, the first atomic weapon was detonated over a section of desert known as Frenchman Flat in southern Nevada, providing dramatic evidence of the Nevada Test Site's beginnings. Fifty years later, author A. Costandina Titus reviews contemporary nuclear policy issues concerning the continued viability of that site for weapons testing. Titus has updated her now-classic study of atomic testing with fifteen years of political and cultural history, from the mid-1980s Reagan-Gorbachev nuclear standoff to the authorization of the Nevada Test Site Research Center, a Desert Research Institute facility scheduled to open in 2001. In this second edition of Bombs in the Backyard, Titus deftly covers the post-Cold War transformation of American atomic policy as well as our overarching cultural interest in all matters atomic, making this a must-read for anyone interested in atomic policy and politics.

Playing House Book
Score: 4.5
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Playing House


  • Author : Lauren Slater
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807061121

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Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. In these autobiographical pieces, Slater presents snapshots of domestic life, populating them with the gritty details and jarring realities of sharing home, life, and body in the curious institution called “family.” She asks difficult questions and probes unsettling truths about sex, love, and parenting. In these pages, Slater introduces us to her struggles with her mother, her determination to make a home of her own, her compromises in deciding to marry (her conflicts manifesting as an affair on the eve of her wedding), her initial struggle to connect with her newborn child, and the dilemmas of mothering with a mental illness. She writes openly about her decision to abort her second pregnancy and her later decision to have a second child after all. She tells us about the searing decision to have elective double mastectomy and how her love for her husband was magically rekindled after she saw him catch fire in a chemical accident. It’s not all mastectomies and chemical fires, though. Slater digs into the everyday challenges of family living, from buying a lemon of a car and fighting back menacing weeds to gaining weight and being jealous of the nanny. Beautifully written, often humorous, and always revealing, these stories scrutinize the complex questions surrounding family life, offering up sometimes uncomfortable truths.

Why We Can t Sleep Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Why We Can t Sleep


  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802147868

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Why We Can t Sleep Excerpt :

When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to “have it all,” Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take “me-time,” or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order. In Why We Can’t Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X’s predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss—and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.

Screening Space Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Screening Space


  • Author : Vivian Carol Sobchack
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 081352492X

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Screening Space Excerpt :

This text attempts to shape definitions of the American science fiction film, studying the connection between the films and social preconceptions. It covers many classic films and discusses their import, seeking to rescue the genre from the neglect of film theorists. The book should appeal to both film buff and fans of science fiction.

The Tribal Knot Book

The Tribal Knot


  • Author : Rebecca McClanahan
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253008596

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The Tribal Knot Excerpt :

Are we responsible for, and to, those forces that have formed us—our families, friends, and communities? Where do we leave off and others begin? In The Tribal Knot, Rebecca McClanahan looks for answers in the history of her family. Poring over letters, artifacts, and documents that span more than a century, she discovers a tribe of hardscrabble Midwest farmers, hunters, trappers, and laborers struggling to hold tight to the ties that bind them, through poverty, war, political upheavals, illness and accident, filicide and suicide, economic depressions, personal crises, and global disasters. Like the practitioners of Victorian "hair art" who wove strands of family members' hair into a single design, McClanahan braids her ancestors' stories into a single intimate narrative of her search to understand herself and her place in the family's complex past.

Astream Book

Astream


  • Author : Robert DeMott
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616082154

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Astream Excerpt :

Collects essays from thirty-one American writers that address their passion for fly fishing, in addition to an appreciation of nature and the need for conservation.