Download Hend and the Soldiers (Modern Middle East Literatures in by Badriah Albeshr,Sanna Dhahir PDF

By Badriah Albeshr,Sanna Dhahir

Hend is a tender Saudi Arabian girl suffering to problem her conservative society, that is represented by way of numerous squaddies, genuine and metaphorical, in her lifestyles. After a failed prepared marriage to a military officer, she is set to set up herself as a author and make her personal offerings in love. Her mom, an organization supporter in their society's conventional norms, works to dam her efforts. As Hend engages together with her mom, tales of her previous and people of alternative lady family show the level of the agony earlier generations of girls have continued whereas residing in this kind of patriarchal society. Hend additionally involves know how such traditions have adversely affected the boys in her relations, together with one brother who flees to the West and one other who reveals comradeship one of the individuals of al-Qaeda.

Badriah Albeshr represents more and more girls writers from the Arabian Peninsula who refuse to shrink back from the taboo subject matters of faith and sexuality, which makes Hend and the Soldiers a important learn for these looking insights into the complexities surrounding those issues.

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Download The Mourning Parade by Dawn Reno Langley PDF

By Dawn Reno Langley

Natalie DeAngelo misplaced every little thing the day her younger sons have been killed in a faculty capturing. wanting to locate reduction from her unspeakable loss, she volunteers as a veterinarian on an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, yet quickly realizes she can be in over her head. fighting the thoughts that torment her day and evening, Natalie needs to have the ability to heal an offended, injured elephant named Sophie. via love, popularity, and mild care, Natalie and Sophie heal jointly, discovering new how one can get pleasure from existence again.

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Download From Comfortable Distances by Jodi Weiss PDF

By Jodi Weiss

while she steps into her first yoga category after a thirty-year hiatus, Tess Rose is unaware that her lifestyles is set to rework. After many years dedicated to her thriving occupation and its seeming good fortune, the serenity she reviews within the yoga room explanations Tess to question her direction. What has her fast paced Brooklyn lifestyles been approximately? the place is she heading?

Her intersection with the mysterious Neal Clay, whose quiet simplicity and pleasure for all times concurrently unnerves and fascinates her, fuels her own transformation. After years of attempting to find love, in Neal she unearths a comrade. yet as her courting with Neal unfolds, she learns that each one routes in life—regardless of the way secure they might appear—are fraught with uncertainty. during this tale of moment percentages and the hunt to understand one’s middle, Tess and Neal navigate the advanced territory of friendship, the intricacy of relations ties, and the character of callings.

From cozy Distances explores the position that future and religion play in our lives, and the way the folks we meet alongside the way in which can ceaselessly regulate our journeys.

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Download The Book of Polly: A Novel by Kathy Hepinstall PDF

By Kathy Hepinstall

For readers of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Joshilyn Jackson, and Fannie Flagg, with a marginally of Terms of Endearment

A laugh-out-loud humorous but poignant novel a couple of daughter made up our minds not just to maintain her mom one of the residing yet to determine the secrets and techniques of her long-buried past

Willow Havens is ten years outdated and enthusiastic about the terror that her mom will die.  Her mom, Polly,  is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern lady who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she stands proud like a sore thumb one of the younger, glossy moms in their small traditional Texas city. She used to be in her overdue fifties whilst Willow was once born, so Willow understands she's right here accidentally, a late-life afterthought. Willow's father died prior to she was once born, her a lot older brother and sister are lengthy grown and long past and failing somewhere else: it truly is simply her and her bigger-than-life mother, Polly. 

Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family members lifestyles that preceded her, and Polly has her personal secrets and techniques that she will not demonstrate.  Why did she depart her place of birth of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years in the past and vow by no means to come after a mysterious and bad incident?  Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who in all probability killed a guy?  And will Polly have the ability to outrun The undergo, the disease that at last places her on a collision direction along with her heavily guarded earlier and a last journey again to Bethel that would finish with them, like Huck Finn, driving a river raft again home?

THE e-book OF POLLY has a kick just like the top sizzling sauce, and a very good mix of humor and disappointment, pathos and hilarity. it is a bittersweet novel concerning the grip of affection in a really quirky family members and you may come to understand essentially the most unforgettable mother-daughter duos you have ever met.

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Download Soar Like An Eagle by Patrice Courson PDF

By Patrice Courson

it's been stated that each one nice trips start with one step. Patrice Courson’s first step used to be clear of her convenience quarter, clear of a lifetime of privilege, clear of abuse, and towards an doubtful destiny. start Like an Eagle is her semi-autobiographical story of affection, hate, worry, being misplaced… and eventually being came upon.

This novel of self actualization touches the center of all it's to be human – the entire secret, attractiveness and harshness of genuine lifestyles and the entire steps towards starting to be up and reclaiming wholeness in physique, brain, and spirit. The reader will discover a little of themselves during this engaaging story, and certainly “soar” with the most character’s conquer adversity.

Soar Like an Eagle is instructed from the most character’s vantage element. The writing displays assorted phases in her own improvement from the wild and winsome, flighty and resourceful teenager to that of a girl who learns her final future in either existence and love. This method permits the reader to get contained in the personality Desiree’s brain and in detail adventure her fact.

Points of Value:
· tale of survival and overcoming abuse
· enticing twists of destiny to which readers can relate
· Characters in line with genuine humans make for bright reading
· Cross-over genres makes room for a number of marketing
· Touches on all of the matters that make us human
· A undying love story

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Download An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones PDF

By Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of either the yankee Dream and the hot South. he's a tender government, and she or he is an artist on the point of a thrilling occupation. yet as they settle into the regimen in their lifestyles jointly, they're ripped aside by way of conditions neither can have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a criminal offense Celestial is familiar with he didn’t devote. notwithstanding fiercely self sufficient, Celestial unearths herself bereft and unmoored, taking convenience in Andre, her formative years pal, and most sensible guy at their marriage ceremony. As Roy’s time in legal passes, she is not able to carry directly to the affection that has been her heart. After 5 years, Roy’s conviction is abruptly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta able to resume their existence together.
This stirring love tale is a profoundly insightful investigate the hearts and minds of 3 those people who are instantaneously sure and separated via forces past their keep an eye on. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate glance deep into the souls of people that needs to reckon with the prior whereas relocating forward--with desire and pain--into the future.

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Download City Mouse by Stacey Lender PDF

By Stacey Lender

"A hilarious ebook in regards to the urban vs. suburb divide."
--New York Post, a Must-Read Book

"City Mouse is a pointy and complex novel of suburban existence with a story voice that's equivalent components witty, observant, and susceptible. a superb debut!
--Susan Isaacs, New York Times best-selling author

"For each urban mother who fears dying by way of suburbia--and for each suburban mother who wonders if it truly is simply her--this insightful, humorous journey into the secrets and techniques at the back of these wooden fences is needed reading."
--Maureen Sherry, writer of Opening Belle

"City Mouse reminds moms of that precious lesson: the grass is usually greener...and perhaps even alcohol-soaked Astroturf. I tore via this e-book like a bored, aggressive housewife tears via her Xanax."
--Faith Salie, writer of Approval Junkie

"Lender sharply portrays the corrupt privilege of upper-middle-class suburbanites, and with a twist of her pen, the Stepford better halves take the higher quit their husbands...the climactic explosion takes everybody all at once. A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Lender's enlightening, fantastically plotted novel dives deep into the thought of getting all of it whereas fiddling with the shallow notions of the yank dream."
--Publishers Weekly

"This defines a seashore learn for me! So relatable to our personal lives because it is all approximately mother searching for out precisely the place she matches within the within the scheme of suburbia--all that is going in addition to it. Plus, whilst a publication is defined as The Stepford Wives meets Bad Moms, how will you move wrong?"
--Mom of the Year (blog), integrated in 20 most sensible summer season Books

"It's now not lengthy ahead of local secrets and techniques reveal to scandal, proving the grass--and the Astroturf--isn't continually greener at the different facet of the white-picket fence."
--Star Magazine

"With actual property costs at the upward push, Jessica, Aaron, and their teenagers are pressured to ditch their chichi big apple digs for the suburbs. notwithstanding she had her concerns, Jessica settles into her new common with ease--but whilst she embarks on a moms-only journey along with her new galpals, she finally ends up studying a couple of eye-opening classes that spur her to reevaluate her life."
--OK! Magazine

"Lender's debut novel is certainly impossible to resist. it really is hilarious and insightful and simply the kind of e-book any urban lady must tote to her holiday apartment this summer...even with 3 teenagers in tow."
--Daytime Confidential

Priced out in their big apple local, Jessica and Aaron circulation with their younger daughters to the only position Jessica swore she'd by no means cross: the suburbs. yet to Jessica's shock, lifestyles within the commuter belt makes an exceptional first impact. She fast falls in with a clique of worthy mother neighbors who welcome her with pitchers of margaritas, local secrets and techniques, and a couple of sizzling denims that truly fit.

Still, it is not easy to take care of in a crowd the place every body competes for the main completely manicured domestic and most recent yard instruments. and what is worse, because the basically operating mother in her circle, Jessica occasionally feels disconnected and on my own. So she's overjoyed whilst she's invited to a moms-only weekend on the seashore, which she assumes will suggest new possibilities for genuine speak and bonding. in its place, the journey becomes a chain of eye-opening classes, and Jessica needs to make a decision if she's powerful adequate to be sincere with herself in regards to the kind of existence she quite wants.

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Download A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Novel by Katie Ganshert PDF

By Katie Ganshert

Sometimes every thing you ever discovered approximately your self is wrong
Fashion is a fickle undefined, a daunting truth for 24 yr previous version Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s realized a sacred truth—appearance is every little thing. not anyone cares approximately her damaged previous so long as she appears to be like appealing for the camera. This is the single lifestyles Ivy knows—so whilst it starts off to solve, she’ll do something to carry on. no matter if that suggests relocating to the old fashioned island city of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the recent face of her stepmother’s bridal put on line—an irony too wealthy for phrases, in view that Ivy is much from the natural bride in white. 
If purely her tenuous destiny didn’t relaxation within the palms of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not purely did he stroll clear of the type of good fortune Ivy longs for to paintings upkeep at an area church, he treats her another way than any guy ever has. by some means, Davis sees during the façade she works so challenging to take care of. He, besides a solid of different characters, demanding situations every thing Ivy has come to think approximately good looks and price. Is it attainable that God sees her—a lady stained and damaged through the world—yet wishes her still?

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