The Trapped Wife

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The Trapped Wife

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Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1800197586

Genre: Fiction

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Book Summary: I thought I had it all. The perfect job. The perfect house. The perfect family. But everything changed the night my husband disappeared… I can’t remember what happened that night in the hotel, and now you’re here and I can’t escape. If I don’t smile, pour your drinks, laugh at your jokes, pretend you’re the only man in our lives, you say you will tell everyone the truth about what happened the night before my husband disappeared; that you will destroy my family. So I play my part, dance to your tune, bide my time as I quietly put together the pieces of what really happened that night. Because just when you think you are safe, that you have got everything you ever wanted from me and my precious family, you will finally see. I am so much more than the perfect wife I seem... An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with an ending you will NEVER see coming! Strap in for a twisty rollercoaster ride that will keep you turning pages all night long. Anyone who adored The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window. Readers love The Trapped Wife: ‘LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE TWISTS AND YOU WILL NOT GUESS THE ENDING! THIS BOOK MUST BE READ BY EVERYONE.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow! This book was SO. DAMN. FABULOUS!… had me gasping in shock many times! The twists were insane right up to last page!… OMG! I NEVER saw it coming! I can’t give this twisted book enough spine-tingling stars!… A MUST READ!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars ‘Could not put it down. Housework was not done, kids were not fed (maybe a little)… Fantastic writing, kept me gripped all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Awesome… What are you waiting for?! Snap this one up ASAP! It had me hooked from the start and kept me guessing, double-guessing and doubting myself several times… Amazing read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant…so many nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat moments, and twists you don't see coming… leaves you gasping for breath.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars. ‘Jaw-dropping twists you won’t see coming… absolutely floored me… I did literally gasp and say, “NO WAY!”… freaking awesome.’ Fireflies and Free Kicks Fiction Reviews, 5 stars ‘Wow. Just wow. This book is absolutely mind blowing. I really thought I had it figured out and BAM I was wrong. This book was unputdownable. Ill be thinking about this story for quite a while.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow. Just WOW!! Absolutely unputdownable… completely gripping… made the back of my neck prickle.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘BRILLIANT! It's a definite 5 star read for me. I don't know how many times I picked my jaw up off the floor… mind-blowing… gripped from the first word down to the last… you'll be at the edge of your seat, flipping through the pages as quick as you can.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


The Liar's Wife

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The Liar's Wife

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786816687

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon. But Ella has never been married… Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage. What readers are saying about The Liar’s Wife: ‘Oh my freaking god! What a fabulous and intriguing read… this is definitely the best book I’ve read by her YET!... I absolutely loved this shocker of a book… left me stunned, as to the why, well you are just going to have to read the book and see… One of the most exciting psychological thrillers I’ve read all year… just buy it you won’t disappointed I promise.’ The Book Review Café, 5 stars ‘This book was INSANE… The plot twist at the end slapped me in the face and I am still in shock about it!! I COMPLETELY recommend this if you’re a fan of books like “The Girl on the Train”, “The Woman in the Window”, and “Gone Girl”.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A brilliant and gripping thriller! It’s very fast-paced (I was racing through to find out what happened)!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars ‘Pushes all the right buttons from the off and continues to push them right up until the last page. The story is mesmerising as it draws you in and won’t let go (well didn’t me) and at times I had to reign myself back from wanting to find out the outcome, NOW!!... The ending will shock you and left me reeling a bit if I’m honest. In my top 3 reads of this year… Awesome… wonderful… 10/10, 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow!... grabs your full attention and keeps it until the very end… This read kept me wondering where it was all going and I could not wait until the end to find out… You will not regret picking this one up!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Writing that gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck… A fast-paced psychological thriller of the finest order… chillingly good.’ nigeladamsbookworm, 5 stars ‘Holy cow, all I can say is this is one of those books that will have you craving more… be ready for the shock that might just blow your mind… Riveting, chilling, thrilling, and absolutely shocking'!!! A must read for any thriller lover!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Just couldn't tear myself away no matter how hard I tried… A seriously compulsive read that you won't want to put down. It was an addictive read that I couldn't get enough of and the build-up of tension was just off the scale. You know how great a book is when your heart is still racing hours after finishing the book as the adrenaline was still coursing through my body. Compulsive, addictive, what more do you need from a psychological thriller?’ bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars ‘OMG this was one of the best psychological thrillers I have read! The ending will shock you!... This is a must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Yessss! This book is compulsively readable, so much so that I did the thing where I walked all over my house with it today, greedily consuming page after page as I pretended to do other things and hoped no one needed anything... Woot, woot, is this a thrilling, suspenseful, surprising and altogether satisfying journey! WOW!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


The Wife

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The Wife

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584889

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe–winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and “intelligent…portrait of deception” (The New York Times). The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. “A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…Wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” (Los Angeles Times), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.


The Happy Couple

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The Happy Couple

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838887466

Genre: Fiction

Page: 350

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Book Summary: Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished. Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night… I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps. At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay. You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning… Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect reading for anyone who adored by The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl. Readers are loving The Happy Couple: ‘I DEVOURED this book. I finished with my mouth hanging wide open. What did I just read? There were so many twists that you just couldn't even keep up at times. It was a thrilling rollercoaster ride… read it entirely in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘OH MY LIFE! This book had me captivated from the very first page!... I LOVED THIS BOOK! There are some huge shocks and twists which will have you gasping!... Clever, captivating, devious, exciting and non-stop. I highly recommend this book!’ The Book Reviewing Mum Blog, 5 stars ‘I was hanging by the edge of my seat then BAM. Surprise! OMG what an ending!!! I loved, loved, loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG!... Hits you between the eyes with the most perfectly placed plot twist that had never even crossed your mind! You certainly won’t see where this one is going so just buckle up and enjoy the ride… A BRILLIANT page-turner! It has an incredibly satisfying ending that sent shivers down my spine AND an exquisite twist that made my heart sing! Loved, loved, LOVED it!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars


Tell Me A Secret

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Tell Me A Secret

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814196

Genre: Fiction

Page: 350

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Date Night

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Date Night

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786817659

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Returning early from a disastrous date night with my husband, I know something is wrong the moment the wheels crunch the gravel drive of our home. Inside, the TV is on and a half-eaten meal waits on the table. My heart stops when I find our little girl is alone in the house and our babysitter, Sasha, is missing… Days later, when I’m arrested for Sasha’s murder and torn away from my perfect little family, I’ll wish I had told someone about the threatening note I received that morning. I’ll hate myself for not finding out who the gift hidden inside my husband’s wardrobe was for. I’ll scream from the rooftops that I’m innocent – but no one will listen. I will realise I was completely wrong about everything that happened that night… But will you believe me? Twisted and absolutely unputdownable, Date Night exposes what goes on behind the closed doors of a happy home and the dangerous truths we ignore to protect the ones we love. Perfect reading for anyone totally gripped by The Wife Between Us, Friend Request or Gone Girl. Readers adore Date Night! ‘Wow!… I stayed up all night to finish this book. I’m all sorts of wound up… phenomenal!… easily one of my favourite books of the year. My jaw is hanging on the floor... I could not put down this book… I’m blown away… I’m going to need a couple days to fully process it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, wow, wow! An ending I did NOT see coming... PHENOMENAL… a fast moving read with an unforgettable ending. FANTASTIC!!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, this book immediately drew me in and kept me concocting reasons to ignore chores so that I could race back to it… it had me glued to it. I’d even find myself waking up and reading a chapter in the night... Absolutely a winner for me!’ Pick a Good Book, 5 stars ‘Wow, what a jaw-dropping, can’t-put-down, wonderful book this was… such an amazing book with a shocking ending… a rollercoaster of emotions. I just couldn’t put down this book… I wanted more and more. I just devoured this… I absolutely loved this book.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars ‘This addictive mystery kept me guessing from the first page until the last… a fantastic, tense thriller full of twists and turns, with a jaw-dropping finale that left me reeling.’ Emma’s Bibliotreasures, 5 stars ‘Omg, I honestly didn't see that ending coming, that was one hell of a totally unexpected, jaw-dropping twist. I was so shocked… shocking, chilling and heart-breaking… Exceedingly well written, packed full of unexpected twists and turns, gripping and enthralling… Very, very highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Believe me when I say that this really WASN’T A TWIST THAT I SAW COMING!... I didn’t have a clue until it slapped me in the face!... This book is AWESOME and I was addicted from the very first page!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars ‘One of the BEST thrillers I have read in YEARS! Exceptional and addicting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Single Mother

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Single Mother

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838888381

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: ‘WOW..... and breathe...... What a brilliant book this was!!! I was hooked within the first few pages and I just had to sit in my comfy chair and finish it… Brilliant from the beginning till the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the gift inside, I walked us right into a dangerous trap. I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she discovered a secret hidden in our new home. And now she’s missing… A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, Friend Request or The Wife Between Us. Readers love Single Mother: ‘Omg!! I read this book in one day!! Could not put it down. It been a while since I’ve had a book that has gripped me like that.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Mind-blowing. I loved this book. It was epic. Oh my God… The ending was so unexpected. It was absolutely brilliant. I still can't wrap my head around it… I'm still reeling. Grab your copy ASAP.’ Inscribed Inklings, 5 stars ‘Addictive… not to be missed… will have you hooked from the very beginning and will not let go… a twisty thriller that will keep you guessing, and I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I wanted to jump into the pages… a really gripping and exciting book that I devoured way too quickly.’ Pink and Dizzy, 5 stars ‘I loved this book… filled with loads of twists… I was taken by surprise and I love that… addictive as hell and I read it in just over a day… I have to say I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely loved… That twist at the end...Wow!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Forced me to finish in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to find out… hooked from the first page… twist after twist, and when I thought it all wrapped up nicely, she expertly throws in another one… a chilling, utterly engrossing, and refreshing read full of suspense.’ Blue Pink Books, 5 stars ‘Tremendous!… knocks it out of the park… lots of red-herrings thrown in to keep you guessing… buy this book as soon as you are able, you won’t be disappointed. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG!… Hits you between the eyes with the most perfectly placed plot twist that had never even crossed your mind! You certainly won’t see where this one is going so just buckle up and enjoy the ride… A BRILLIANT page-turner! It has an incredibly satisfying ending that sent shivers down my spine AND an exquisite twist that made my heart sing! Loved, loved, LOVED it!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars


Couple Therapy

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Couple Therapy

Author: Len Sperry,Paul Peluso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351051571

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 406

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Book Summary: This new edition of Couples Therapy tackles four challenges currently facing the field: (1) accountability and the increasing demands for demonstrating effectiveness as a condition for reimbursement, (2) the need for practitioners to reconfigure their practice patterns in an ever-involving health-care system, (3) training mental health practitioners who have not completed marital and family therapy (MFT) programs, and (4) integrating new couples approaches and interventions into everyday clinical practice. The book offers a focused vision and successful strategies for working effectively with couples, both today and tomorrow. It incorporates the best insights from the neurosciences as well as new couples theories, research, and evidence-based interventions, introducing approaches including psychoanalytic, systemic, cognitive behavioral, Adlerian, constructivist, third wave, integrative, and mindfulness-based. Chapters also present practical applications and professional considerations, with a comprehensive look at how to work with diverse issues in couples therapy, such as substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, aging, and much more. This third edition of Couples Therapy is an essential resource for students as well as mental health practitioners, social workers, and family counselors who are keen to better meet the needs of couples and the demands of the changing healthcare landscape.


A Good Wife

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A Good Wife

Author: Samra Zafar,Meg Masters

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443454877

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Book Summary: She faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, but nothing could stop Samra Zafar from pursuing her dreams At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. Her new husband and his family promised that the marriage and the move would be a fulfillment of her dream, not a betrayal of it. But as the walls of their home slowly became a prison, Samra realized the promises were empty ones. In the years that followed she suffered her husband’s emotional and physical abuse that left her feeling isolated, humiliated and assaulted. Desperate to get out, and refusing to give up, she hatched an escape plan for herself and her two daughters. Somehow she found the strength to not only build a new future, but to walk away from her past, ignoring the pleas of her family and risking cultural isolation by divorcing her husband. But that end was only the beginning for Samra. Through her academic and career achievements, she has gone on to become a mentor and public speaker, connecting with people around the world from isolated women in situations similar to her own, to young schoolgirls in Kenya who never allowed themselves to dream to men making the decisions to save for their daughters’ educations instead of their dowries. A Good Wife tell her harrowing and inspiring story, following her from a young girl with big dreams, through finding strength in the face of oppression and then finally battling through to empowerment.


Seeking a Role

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Seeking a Role

Author: Brian Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606782

Genre: History

Page: 688

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Book Summary: In this, the first of two self-standing volumes bringing The New Oxford History of England up to the present, Brian Harrison begins in 1951 with much of the empire intact and with Britain enjoying high prestige in Europe. The United Kingdom could still then claim to be a great power, whose welfare state exemplified compromise between Soviet planning and the USA’s free market. When the volume ends in 1970, no such claims carried conviction. The empire had gone, central planning was in trouble, and even the British political system had become controversial. In an unusually wide-ranging, yet impressively detailed volume, Harrison approaches the period from unfamiliar directions. He explains how British politicians in the 1950s and 1960s responded to this transition by pursuing successive roles for Britain: worldwide as champion of freedom, and in Europe as exemplar of parliamentary government, the multi-racial society, and economic planning. His main focus, though, rests not on the politicians but on the decisions the British people made largely for themselves: on their environment, social structure and attitudes, race relations, family patterns, economic framework, and cultural opportunities. By 1970 the consumer society had supplanted postwar austerity, the socialist vision was fading, and 'the sixties' (the theme of his penultimate chapter) had introduced new and even exotic themes and values. Having lost an empire, Britain was still resourcefully seeking a role: it had yet to find it.


The Second Wife

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The Second Wife

Author: Rebecca Fleet

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385691297

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: A twisty new thriller from the acclaimed author of The House Swap. After the death of his first wife, Alex has been given a second lease on life with Natalie, to whom he is newly married. Living in Brighton with Alex's thirteen-year-old daughter, Jade, the couple seem to be made for one another. But their idyllic domestic calm is soon shattered when Alex returns home one night to find that Jade and Natalie have narrowly escaped from a devastating house fire. Hospitalized and traumatized, Jade insists that she saw a man in their house on that fateful night, though Natalie resolutely disagrees. In the wake of the fire, Natalie finally confides in Alex about a past that she has always kept hidden: eighteen years ago, she testified as a witness in a murder trial involving her reckless and defiant sister, Sadie, whose infatuation with a local gang leader, Kas, led her badly astray. Natalie was placed under witness protection and given a new identity; she has worked hard to build another life, but now it seems the past is catching up to her. And as Alex struggles to understand what really happened between the two sisters years ago, he is forced to recognize that his wife's actions are now putting his family at risk--and that perhaps he is more deeply involved than he ever realized.


Gothic and the Comic Turn

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Gothic and the Comic Turn

Author: A. Horner,S. Zlosnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230503071

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Book Summary: Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which in certain texts emerges as dominant. Tracing an historical trajectory from the late Romantic period through to the present day, this book examines how varieties of comic parody and appropriation have interrogated the complexities of modern subjectivity.


Embalming Mom

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Embalming Mom

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587294095

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 152

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Book Summary: Janet Burroway followed in the footsteps of Sylvia Plath. Like Plath, she was an earlyMademoiselle guest editor in New York, an Ivy League and Cambridge student, an aspiring poet-playwright-novelist in the period before feminism existed, a woman who struggled with her generation's conflicting demands of work and love. Unlike Plath, Janet Burroway survived. In sixteen essays of wit, rage, and reconciliation, Embalming Mom chronicles loss and renaissance in a life that reaches from Florida to Arizona across to England and home again. Burroway brilliantly weaves her way through the dangers of daily life—divorcing her first husband, raising two boys, establishing a new life, scattering her mother's ashes and sorting the meager possessions of her father. Each new danger and challenge highlight the tenacious will of the body and spirit to heal. “Ordinary life is more dangerous than war because nobody survives,” Burroway contemplates in the essay “Danger and Domesticity,” yet each of her meditations reminds us that it's our daily rituals and trials that truly keep us alive.


Unspoken: A chilling psychological thriller with a shocking twist

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Unspoken: A chilling psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Author: Samantha Hayes

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755376617

Genre: Fiction

Page: 329

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Book Summary: A chilling psychological thriller with a shocking twist from Samantha Hayes, the bestselling author of THE LIAR'S WIFE and BLOOD TIES 'An emotional thriller that'll keep you on the edge of your seat' Look Mary Marshall would do anything for her daughter Julia. A devoted grandmother to Julia's children, she's always been the rock her family can rely on. Until now. Mary has a past Julia knows nothing about, and it's come back to haunt her. Julia's husband Murray French is walking a tightrope. A solicitor struggling with an alcohol problem, he's about to lose his wife and his children to another man: someone successful, someone they deserve. Someone who's everything he's not. Can he ever get his family back? Just when Julia thinks life is starting to turn around, she stumbles upon the brutalised body of a girl she teaches. And as the terrible present starts to shed light on her mother's past, Julia realises her family's nightmare is only just beginning...


Morning Sun: Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation

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Morning Sun: Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation

Author: Laifong Leung,Jan Walls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315288273

Genre: Political Science

Page: 440

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Book Summary: This is a collection of interviews with 26 writers of China's "zhiqing" generation, relatively young artists who participated in the Cultural Revolution as teen-age Red Guards, suffered through the subsequent rustication of intellectual youth, and eventually returned to relatively normal lives, but always with a tragic hiatus haunting their formative years. While one goal of Professor Leung is to introduce to the West an important group of writers little-known outside China, she also aims to succeed, through the interviews, in providing a special perspective on the devastating political history of China since the 1970s years through the eyes of its keenest observers and in offering a perspective on the social, political and cultural milieu of the period.


Domestic Crime In The Victorian Novel

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Domestic Crime In The Victorian Novel

Author: Anthea Trodd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134919638X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 183

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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653020

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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Book Summary: 'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.


Breaking the Rule of Cool

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Breaking the Rule of Cool

Author: Nancy McCampbell Grace,Ronna C. Johnson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735994

Genre: American literature

Page: 393

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Book Summary: BIOGRAPHY LITERARY CRITICISM The Beat movement nurtured many female dissidents and artists who contributed to Beat culture and connected the Beats with the second wave of the women's movement. Although they have often been eclipsed by the men of the Beat Generation, the women's contributions to Beat literature are considerable. Covering writers from the beginning of the movement in the 1950s and extending to the present, this book features interviews with nine of the best-known women Beat writers, including Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, Brenda Frazer (Bonnie Bremser), Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman, and the critic Ann Charters. Each is presented by a biographical essay that details her literary or scholarly accomplishments. In these recent interviews the nine writers recall their lives in Beat bohemia and discuss their artistic practices. Nancy M. Grace outlines the goals and revelations of the interviews, and introduces the community of female Beat writers created in their conversations with the authors. Although they have not received attention equal to the men, women Beat writers rebelled against mainstream roles for young women and were exuberant participants in creating the Beat scene. Mapping their unique identities in the Beat movement, Ronna C. Johnson shows how their poetry, fiction, and memoirs broke the male rule that defined Beat women as silent bohemian chicks rather than artistic peers. Breaking the Rule of Cool combines the interviews with literary criticism and biography to illustrate the vivacity and intensity of women Beat writers, and argues that American literature was revitalized as much by the women's work as by that of their male counterparts. Nancy M. Grace, a professor of English at the College of Wooster, is the author of The Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Literature, the Beat Scene, and the Artful Dodge. Ronna C. Johnson, a lecturer in English and American Studies at Tufts University, has been published in College Literature, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, and the Poetry Project Newsletter. Johnson and Grace are the editors of and contributors to Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation."


Anatomy Of Madness

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Anatomy Of Madness

Author: W F Bynum,Michael Shepherd,Roy Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136524924

Genre: Psychology

Page: 336

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Book Summary: First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Ngoma

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Ngoma

Author: John M. Janzen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910850

Genre: Social Science

Page: 276

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Book Summary: Ngoma, in Bantu, means drum, song, performance, and healing cult or association. A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, ngoma is fully investigated here for the first time and interpreted in a contemporary context. John Janzen's daring study incorporates drumming and spirit possession into a broader, institutional profile that emphasizes the varieties of knowledge and social forms and also the common elements of "doing ngoma." Drawing on his recent field research in Kinshasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Mbabane, and Capetown, Janzen reveals how ngoma transcends national and social boundaries. Spoken and sung discourses about affliction, extended counseling, reorientation of the self or household, and the creation of networks that link the afflicted, their kin, and their healers are all central to ngoma—and familiar to Western self-help institutions as well. Students of African healing and also those interested in the comparative and historical study of medicine, religion, and music will find Ngoma a valuable and thought-provoking book.