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Little Women (Little Women, #1)

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl Sandberg s i Lean In i is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally igniting global conversations about women and ambition Sandberg packed theatres dominated opinion pages appeared on every major television show and on the cover of i Time i magazine and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership br br Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes but ask the same women whether they d feel confident asking for a raise a promotion or equal pay and some reticence creeps in br br The statistics although an improvement on previous decades are certainly not in women s favour of heads of state only twenty two are women Women hold just percent of seats in parliaments globally and in the world of big business a meagre eighteen of the Fortune CEOs are women br br In i Lean In i Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO and one of i Fortune i magazine s Most Powerful Women in Business draws on her own experience of working in some of the world s most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale


i Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show women rel nofollow here a i br br 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 br br With all of Bukowski s trademark humor and gritty dark honesty this follow up to em Post Office em and em Factotum em is an uncompromising account of life on the edge

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)

James Patterson bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider Kiss the Girls and Pop Goes the Weasel offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women s Murder Club featuring a four woman team that occasionally works outside the system None of the gritty darkness or frenzied action is lost in st to Die although the female protagonists offer an even deeper emotional context to this suspense thriller br br Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations The first is that she s just learned she has an often fatal blood disease The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night Burdened with Chris Raleigh a new partner reassigned from the mayor s office Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend Claire the head ME on the case Claire offers helpful advice and human friendly contact amid a job filled with violence cruelty and fear br br Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter Cindy makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career making story Although Lindsay can t officially comment on the case the two women form a rapport and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered and later a third the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer Nicholas Jenks who has a history of spousal abuse and a predilection for kinky dangerous sex games With the help of an understanding assistant D A Jill Bernhardt Lindsay tries to make a case against Jenks who even had an affair with one of the slain women Eventually Jill joins the Murder Club and the four ladies share private interdepartmental information in an effort to track and stop the killer before he strikes again br br The major subplot Lindsay s facing up to her illness even while she learns to fall in love again carefully compensates for the novel s coarse scenes of brutality Lindsay Boxer is t merely an obsessed cop trailing a maniac she s also a terrified woman confronting the onslaught of disease The story lines balance out to show us the true mettle of someone who puts the safety of others before her own br br Again Patterson s skill for producing furiously paced fiction are evident as the novel breezes by rapidly The short chapters keep the narrative leaping with increasingly taut plot elements but there s an emotional commitment that makes our protagonist even more amiable and involving st to Die is a novel that works as an intense series of character portraits that will leave the reader touched and delighted br br Tom Piccirilli

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)

Elena Michaels is the world s only female werewolf And she s tired of it Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her her temper her violence but requires it Worst of all she realizes she s growing content with that life with being that person br br So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she s trying to live as a human When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising she only agrees because she owes him Once this is over she ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human Which is what she wants Really

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

p Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met fell in love and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in they forgot they were from different planets p p Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals i Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus i has helped millions of couples transform their relationships Now viewed as a modern classic this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they really are and how to communicate their needs in such a way that conflict doesn t arise and intimacy is given every chance to grow p

The Women in the Castle

Set at the end of World War II in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined br br Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany s defeat Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once grand castle of her husband s ancestors an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband s brave conspirators to find and protect their wives her fellow resistance widows br br First Marianne rescues six year old Martin the son of her dearest childhood friend from a Nazi reeducation home Together they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin where Martin s mother the beautiful and na ve Benita has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers Then she locates Ania another resistor s wife and her two boys now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war br br As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband s resistance movement she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together But she quickly discovers that the black and white highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart Eventually all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before during and after the war each with their own unique share of challenges

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)

i One Thousand White Women i is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who under the auspices of the U S government travel to the western prairies in to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians The covert and controversial Brides for Indians program launched by the administration of Ulysses S Grant is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man s world Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time

Difficult Women

Award winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with i An Untamed State i which earned rave reviews and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the i Washington Post i NPR the i Boston Globe i and i Kirkus i and her i New York Times i bestselling essay collection i Bad Feminist i Harper Perennial Gay returns with i Difficult Women i a collection of stories of rare force and beauty of hardscrabble lives passionate loves and quirky and vexed human connection br br The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail A pair of sisters grown now have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the marriage of one of them A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind From a girls fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform compete and spy on each other Gay delivers a wry beautiful haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce Jamie Quatro and Miranda July br

2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2)

em nd Chance em reconvenes the Women s Murder Club four friends a detective a reporter an assistant district attorney and a medical examiner who used their networking skills feminine intuition and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in i st to Die i This time the murders of two African Americans a little girl and an old woman bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco s homicide squad But there s an odd detail she finds even more disturbing both victims were related to city cops A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group but the taunting killer strikes again and again leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly In the meantime each of the women has a personal stake at risk and the killer knows who they are

City of Women

It is the height of the Second World War and Berlin has essentially become a city of women In this page turning novel David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death br br It is the height of the Second World War and Berlin has essentially become a city of women br br Sigrid Schr der is for all intents and purposes 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 fa ade is an entirely different Sigrid a woman who dreams of her former lover now lost in the chaos of the war Her lover is a Jew br br But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets br br A high ranking SS officer and his family move down the hall and Sigrid finds herself pulled into their orbit A young woman doing her duty year is out of excuses before Sigrid can even ask her any questions And then there s the blind man selling pencils on the corner whose eyes Sigrid can feel following her from behind the darkness of his goggles br br Soon Sigrid is embroiled in a world she knew nothing about and as her eyes open to the reality around her the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has built over the years begins to collapse She must choose to act on what is right and what is wrong and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two br br In this page turning novel David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death

Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)

It was in i Bitten i Kelley Armstrong s debut novel that thirty year old Elena Michaels came to terms with her feral appetites and claimed the proud identity of a beautiful successful woman and the only living female werewolf p In i Stolen i on a mission for her own elite pack she is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the other races and their supernatural powers Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods these paranormals witches vampires shamans werewolves are then released and hunted to the death in a real world video game But when Winsloe captures Elena he finally meets his match p

Little Men (Little Women, #2)

With two sons of her own and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the informal school at Plumfield Jo March now Jo Bhaer couldn t be happier But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole March family boys have a habit of getting into scrapes and there are plenty of troubles and adventures in store

3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, #3)

The Women s Murder Club returns in a shockingly suspenseful thriller Plunging into a burning town house Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies and a mysterious message at the scene When more corpses turn up Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner s office Assistant D A Jill Bernhardt and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days Even more terrifying he has targeted one of the four friends Which one will it be

4th of July (Women's Murder Club, #4)

The Bestselling New Detective Series of the Decade Just Got Hotter Deadlier and More Suspenseful In a deadly late night showdown San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer fires her weapon and sets off a dramatic chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced a family destroyed and Lindsay herself at the mercy of twelve jurors During a break in the trial she retreats to a picturesque town that is reeling from a string of grisly murders crimes that bear a link to a haunting unsolved case from her rookie years Now with her friends in the Women s Murder Club Lindsay must battle for her life on two fronts in a trial rushing to a climax and against an unknown adversary willing to do anything to hide the truth about the homicides including kill again

The Women

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

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

From two of our most fiercely moral voices a passionate call to arms against our era s most pervasive human rights violation the oppression of women and girls in the developing world br br From two of our most fiercely moral voices a passionate call to arms against our era s most pervasive human rights violation the oppression of women and girls in the developing world br br With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger sadness clarity and ultimately hope br br They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and with assistance from an aid group built a thriving retail business that supports her family The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon A Zimbabwean mother of five counseled to return to school earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS br br Through these stories Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women s potential They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that and how we can each do our part Throughout much of the world the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do it s also the best strategy for fighting poverty br br Deeply felt pragmatic and inspirational Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen

Dangerous Women

The Dangerous Women anthology contains following stories br Introduction by Gardner Dozois br Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie A Red Country story br My Heart is Either Broken by Megan Abbott br Nora s Song by Cecelia Holland br The Hands That Are Not There by Melinda Snodgrass br Bombshells by Jim Butcher A Harry Dresden story br Raisa Stepanova by Carrie Vaughn br Wrestling Jesus by Joe R Lansdale br Neighbors by Megan Lindholm br I Know How to Pick Em by Lawrence Block br Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson A Cosmere story br A Queen in Exile by Sharon Kay Penman br The Girl in the Mirror by Lev Grossman A Magicians story br Second Arabesque Very Slowly by Nancy Kress br City Lazarus by Diana Rowland br Virgins by Diana Gabaldon An Outlander story br Hell Hath No Fury by Sherilynn Kenyon br Pronouncing Doom by S M Stirling An Emberverse story br Name the Beast by Sam Sykes br Caretakers by Pat Cadigan br Lies My Mother Told Me by Caroline Spector A Wild Cards story br The Princess and the Queen by George R R Martin A Song of Ice and Fire story

The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)

The Women s Murder Club returns in full force when one of their own is faced with an unspeakable menace Unabridged

Women of the Silk

Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II young Pei grows to womanhood working fifteen hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her br br In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk Leading the first strike the village has ever seen the young women use the strength of their ambition dreams and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own Tsukiyama s graceful prose weaves the details of the silk work and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength

Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6)

In this thrilling new novel from the author of b Industrial Magic b a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on twenty first century and become his next target br br Ever since she discovered she s pregnant Elena Michaels has been on edge After all she s never heard of another living female werewolf let alone one who s given birth But thankfully her expertise is needed to retrieve a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper As a distraction the job seems simple enough only the letter contains a portal to Victorian London s underworld which Elena inadvertently triggers unleashing a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs br br Now Elena must find a way to seal the portal before the unwelcome visitors get what they re looking for which for some unknown reason is Elena

7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7)

A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues And after California s golden boy Michael Campion has been missing for a month there finally seems to be a lead in his case a very devastating lead br br As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy comfortable homes Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion s disappearance But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home br br Frightened for her life and torn between two men Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she s ever faced at work and at home

Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters

On her fortieth birthday Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time she tells her husband that after twenty four years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife The House of Wu one of the oldest and most revered in China is thrown into an uproar by her decision but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed Elegant and detached Madame Wu orchestrates this change as she manages everything in the extended household of more than sixty relatives and servants Alone in her own quarters she relishes her freedom and reads books she has never been allowed to touch When her son begins English lessons she listens and is soon learning from the foreigner a free thinking priest named Brother Andre who will change her life Few books raise so many questions about the nature and roles of men and women about self discipline and happiness

The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, #6)

When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women s Murder Club struggling for her life the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt p And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies but the kidnappers aren t demanding ransom Amid uncertainty and rising panic Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death p p And just when everything appears momentarily under control the case takes a terrifying turn putting an entire city in lethal danger Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she d face with no certainty that either outcome has more than a prayer of success p

Women in Love (Brangwen Family, #2)

An analytical study of sexual depravity and an epic of vice were two of the critical expressions which greeted the publication of Women in Love Yet Lawrence regarded this novel as his best book and F R Leavis considered it Lawrence s supreme masterpiece br br The novel tells of the relationships of two sisters Ursula and Gudrun who live in a Midland colliery town in the years before the First World War Ursula falls in love with Birkin a thinly disguised portrait of Lawrence himself and Gudrun has an intense but tragic affair with Gerald the son of a local colliery owner br br This book is a sequel to The Rainbow and contains some of the clearest statements of Lawrence s beliefs It contains much philosophical discussion and descriptions of the characters emotional states and unconscious drives and many of the ideas arc expressed through elaborate symbolism The characters and relationships are probably based on those of Lawrence and his wife Frieda John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield

Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10)

i Smart sexy supernatural the men and women of the Otherworld live and love fight and die among us Unseen and unsuspected this realm of witches ghosts and werewolves is now threatened with exposure by a brutal series of bizarre murders that has left even the supernatural world baffled and cold with terror i br br Being the world s only female werewolf has its advantages such as having her pick of the Otherworld s most desirable males And Elena Michaels couldn t have picked a more dangerously sexy and undyingly loyal mate than Clayton Danvers Now their bond will be put to the ultimate test as they follow a bloody trail of gruesome slayings deep into Alaska s frozen wilderness br br There s nothing the werewolf community dislikes more than calling attention to itself So when a pair of rogue man eaters begins hunting humans it s up to Elena and Clayton to track down the predators But any illusions their task would be simple are quickly dispelled For even in werewolf terms there s something very disturbing taking place in the dark Alaskan forests A werewolf more wolf than human and more unnatural than supernatural is on the hunt a creature whose origins seem to spring from ancient legends of the shape shifting Wendigo br br And if that wasn t bad enough Clayton and Elena find themselves confronting painful ghosts from their pasts and an issue neither of them is eager to discuss For one of them has been chosen to become the new Pack leader and as every wolf knows there can be only one Alpha They ve always been equals in everything Now when their survival depends more than ever on perfect teamwork will instinct allow one of them to lead and the other to follow

Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)

i The afterlife isn t all it s cracked up to be i br br Former supernatural superpower Eve Levine has broken all the rules But she s never broken a promise not even during the three years she s spent in the afterworld So when the Fates call in a debt she gave her word she d pay she has no choice but to comply br br For centuries one of the ghost world s wickedest creatures has been loosed on humanity thwarting every attempt to retrieve her Now it has fallen to Eve to capture this demi demon known as the Nix who inhabits the bodies of would be killers compelling them to complete their deadly acts It s a mission that becomes all too personal when the Nix targets those Eve loves most including Savannah the daughter she left on earth But can a renegade witch succeed where a host of angels have failed

Jo's Boys (Little Women, #3)

Beginning ten years after Little Men Jo s Boys revisits Plumfield the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband Professor Bhaer Jo remains at the center of the tale surrounded by her boys including rebellious Dan sailor Emil and promising musician Nat as they experience shipwreck and storm disappointment and even murder Bantam Classics Synopsis

The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, #8)

Behind the doors of San Francisco s grandest mansions beautiful people party the nights away in a heady mix of money drugs drink and sex But the rich and famous aren t the only ones with the keys to these most exclusive of addresses someone else is intent on crashing the party

Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)

The Women of the Otherworld return in this follow up to Dime Store Magic now available in a Special Value priced edition Haunted by a dark legacy Paige Winterbourne is put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all Reissue