• Author : The Dress
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781473537347
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

'beautifully written, warm, witty and wise ... funny, wistful, emotionally intelligent and very clever. I was gripped' Daily Mail Legend has it that every season there is one dress. The dress that can make your career, ignite a spark with that special someone, or utterly transform your life. For Felicia, who has been in love with her boss for 20 years; for Natalie who has sworn off men since her ex dumped her – for them and for others, life is about to change. And all because of their brush with the dress of the season, the perfect little black number that everyone wants to get their hands on... Praise for The Dress Clever... Manhatten-set romantic comedy above the pack - Glamour You’ll race through this deceptively simple, and utterly charming, romantic comedy - Sunday Mirror In her warm and witty debut novel, Jane L. Rosen writes a love letter to New York City and the tapestry of women who come here with high hopes and big dreams. A little black dress hasn't gotten this much attention since Breakfast at Tiffany's. Whether you're in a stylish sheath or your flannel pajamas, this book will make you feel like a million bucks. - Katie Couric A charming story that twists the lives of New Yorkers around a little black dress... It all works. Each scenario is revisited and broadened as the chapters unfurl... Rosen's debut novel is rich in relationships, written with clarity and humor and surprise twists that bring the tale to a satisfying conclusion. A pure pleasure to read. - Kirkus


  • Author : Nine Women One Dress
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780385541435
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it. Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands—a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life—and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles—a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few—everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on . . .


  • Author : Eliza Starts a Rumor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780593102107
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The author of Nine Women, One Dress delivers a charming, unforgettable novel about four women, one little lie, and the big repercussions that unite them all. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest and a crippling case of agoraphobia, the once-fun hobby has become her lifeline. So when a rival parenting forum threatens the site’s existence, she doesn’t think twice before fabricating a salacious rumor to spark things up a bit. It doesn’t take long before that spark becomes a flame. Across town, new mom and site devotee Olivia York is thrown into a tailspin by what she reads on the Bulletin Board. Allison Le is making cyber friends with a woman who isn’t quite who she says she is. And Amanda Cole, Eliza’s childhood friend, may just hold the key to unearthing why Eliza can’t step out of her front door. In all this chaos, one thing is for sure…Hudson Valley will never be the same. Funny, romantic, raw, and hopeful, this is a story about being a woman and of the healing power of sisterhood.


  • Author : Slavery in Alabama
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 1994-06-30
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9780817305949
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Examines the social and economic aspects of slavery in Alabama. After a discussion of slavery under the imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods, Sellers focuses on the transplantation of the slavery system from the Atlantic seaboard states to Alabama.


  • Author : The Neglected Canon Nine Women Philosophers
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9789401734004
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

When down from the moon stepped the goddess of the night, she bid Minerva/Athene come to her. "Minerva/Athene," she said, "you sprang fully formed from the head of your father. Now all the daughters of mankind think they, too, are as rootless as you. Tonight I bid you dance, join the circle round 1 that tree glistening with the clarity of wisdom. Mother Natura and Lady Philosophia, hands together, already have begun the promenade of myth and allegory. " Still in the garb of gold and white stone, Minerva/ Athene did as she was bid and danced till dawn. Then in new light, she found herself suddenly a budding flower on a tall branch, and even more swiftly a crystalline fruit, rivaling the morning sun, refracting the light. Behold, she had grown roots, difficult to discover down in the dark of history, deep in the solid knowledge of earth. And the daughters of humankind saw and reveled in their roots. This is the story of this book, a history, long and diverse, of women thinkers and their thought. It will become a legacy for all who study it, a legacy that Heloi"se, Marie de Gournay, Sor Juana Ines de Ia Cruz, and Judith Sargent Murray among many women philosophers assured by composing lists of the names of women little acknowledged century after century. While the Hannah Arendt's, Susanne K.


  • Author : Youth Heroism and War Propaganda
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781472522474
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Youth, Heroism and Naval Propaganda explores how the young maritime hero became a major new figure of war propaganda in the second half of the long eighteenth century. At that time, Britain was searching for a new national identity, and the young maritime hero and his exploits conjured images of vigour, energy, enthusiasm and courage. Adopted as centrepiece in a campaign of concerted war-propaganda leading up to the Battle of Trafalgar, the young hero came to represent much that was quintessentially British at this major turning-point in the Nation's history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, this study shows how the young hero gave maritime youth a symbolic power which it had never before had in Britain. It offers a valuable contribution to the field of British military and naval history, as well as the study of British identity, youth, heroism and propaganda.


  • Author : Tricky Grammar Grade 5
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-04-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781609963620
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Take a unique approach to grammar instruction using Tricky Grammar for grade 5. This 128-page book balances high-interest, cross-curricular text with a traditional, rules-based approach to grammar. Students love following a host of grammar gremlins, who point out each trick, trap, and technicality of grammar, through the activities. This book includes a skills index, pretests and posttests, review pages, a reference page, a glossary, and reproducibles. It aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.


  • Author : Everybody s Magazine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3064961
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Latino Pentecostal Identity
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780231508964
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Of the thirty-seven million Latinos living in the United States, nearly five million declare themselves to be either Pentecostal or Charismatic, and more convert every day. Latino Pentecostal Identity examines the historical and contemporary rise of Pentecostalism among Latinos, their conversion from other denominations, and the difficulties involved in reconciling conflicts of ethnic and religious identity. The book also looks at how evangelical groups encourage the severing of ethnic ties in favor of spiritual community and the ambivalence Latinos face when their faith fails to protect them from racial discrimination. Latinos are not new to Pentecostalism; indeed, they have been becoming Pentecostal for more than a hundred years. Thus several generations have never belonged to any other faith. Yet, as Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh articulates, the perception of adherents as Catholic converts persists, eliding the reality of a specific Latino Pentecostal population that both participates in the spiritual and material culture of the larger evangelical Christian movement and imprints that movement with its own experiences. Focusing on three groups of Latino Pentecostals/Charismatics—the Assemblies of God, Victory Outreach, and the Vineyard—Sánchez Walsh considers issues such as the commodification of Latino evangelical culture, the Latinization of Pentecostalism, and the ways in which Latino Pentecostals have differentiated themselves from the larger Latino Catholic culture. Extensive fieldwork, surveys, and personal interviews inform her research and show how, in an overwhelmingly Euro-American denomination, diverse Latino faith communities—U.S. Chicano churches, pan–Latin American immigrant churches, and mixed Latin American and U.S. Latino churches—have carved out their own unique religious space.


  • Author : Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women s Fiction
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-04-28
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781409475491
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing. Even as the Education Acts of 1870, 1880, and 1891 extended the privilege of print literacy to greater numbers of the populace, stitching samplers continued to be a way of acculturating girls in both print literacy and what Kortsch terms "dress culture." Kortsch explores nineteenth-century women's education, sewing and needlework, mainstream fashion, alternative dress movements, working-class labor in the textile industry, and forms of social activism, showing how dual literacy in dress and print cultures linked women writers with their readers. Focusing on Victorian novels written between 1870 and 1900, Kortsch examines fiction by writers such as Olive Schreiner, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Margaret Oliphant, Sarah Grand, and Gertrude Dix, with attention to influential predecessors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. Periodicals, with their juxtaposition of journalism, fiction, and articles on dress and sewing are particularly fertile sites for exploring the close linkages between print and dress cultures. Informed by her examinations of costume collections in British and American museums, Kortsch's book broadens our view of New Woman fiction and its relationship both to dress culture and to contemporary women's fiction.