The Pharmacist's Wife

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Author: Vanessa Tait

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786492725

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. When Rebecca Palmer's new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal turns to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what he seems. As Rebecca struggles to maintain her dignity in the face of his infidelity and strange sexual desires, Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with a magical new chemical creation. A wonder-drug he calls heroin. Rebecca's journey into addiction takes her further into her past, and her first, lost love, while Alexander looks on, curiously observing his wife's descent. Meanwhile, Alexander's desire to profit from his invention leads him down a dangerous path that blurs science, passion, and death. He soon discovers that even the most promising experiments can have unforeseen and deadly consequences... Reminiscent of the works of Sarah Waters, this is a brilliantly observed piece of Victoriana which deals with the disempowerment of women, addiction, desire, sexual obsession and vengeance.

The Pharmacist's Mate and 8

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Author: Amy Fusselman

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 1944211136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with "my pedophile" (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant). Along the way, Fusselman covers sea shanties and artificial insemination, World War II and AC/DC, alternative healers and monster-truck videos. Fusselman's "wholly original epigrammatic style" (Vogue) "makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities" (Time Out New York).

Makiko's Diary

A Merchant Wife in 1910 Kyoto

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Author: Makiko Nakano,Kazuko Smith

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804724418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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This intimate and richly informative diary kept in 1910 by the young wife of a bustling merchant household in Kyoto is an engaging, unique glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in early twentieth-century Japan. Includes 53 illustrations.

On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

A Novel

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Author: Peter Handke

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146689539X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A short, powerful new novel by one of the greatest writers in the German language On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's evocative, moving, often fantastic, novel about one man's conflict with himself and his journey toward resolution. During one night shift, an unnamed, middle-aged pharmacist in Taxham, an isolated suburb of Salzburg, tells his story to a narrator. The pharmacist is known and well-respected, but lonely and estranged from his wife. He feels most comfortable wandering about in nature, collecting and eating hallucinogenic mushrooms. One day he receives a blow to the head that leaves him unable to speak, and the narrative is transformed from ironic description into a collection of sensual impressions, observations and reflections. The pharmacist, who is now called the driver, sets out on a quest, travelling into the Alps with two companions--a former Olympic skiing champion and a formerly famous poet--where he is beaten and later stalked by a woman. He drives through a tunnel and has a premonition of death, then finds himself in a surreal, foreign land. In a final series of bizarre, cathartic events, the driver regains his speech and is taken back to his pharmacy--back to his former life, but forever changed. A powerful, poetic exploration of language, longing and dislocation in the human experience, On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House reveals Handke at his magical best.

The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

The Untold Story

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Author: Patricia Posner

Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1909979406

Category: History

Page: 257

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Indiana, Indiana

(the Dark and Lovely Portions of the Night) : a Novel

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Author: Laird Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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"In the center of the county in the center of Indiana in the heart of the country, and down a long, dark hallway," Noah Summers, a simple man who has led a far from simple life, sits before a flickering fire, drifting in and out of sleep. On this dark and lovely winter night, he sifts through the shards of his memories trying to make sense of a lifetime of psychic visions and his family's tumultuous history on an Indiana farmstead. Decades have passed since Noah first fell in love with Opal, a brilliant young woman with a penchant for flames. The couple lives together for forty-two idyllic days before Opal, overcome by her fiery inclinations, is obliged to leave. Noah, whose love never wavers over the long years that follow, finds himself forced to rely on her letters, his memories and the strength of his family to sustain him.

The Looking Glass House

A fascinating Victorian-set novel featuring the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's children's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Author: Vanessa Tait

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782396551

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Oxford, 1862. Poor, plain Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church. When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, a friend of the family, she is flattered by his attentions and becomes convinced he plans to propose marriage. But it is also clear that he is drawn to the little girls in Mary's care, and on a boating trip one sunny day Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a curious tale about the precocious Alice Liddell As Mary waits for her life to change, she becomes increasingly suspicious of Alice's friendship with Mr Dodgson. Before long, everything Mary believes is turned topsy-turvy, and her determination to get to the truth will have lasting consequences for all involved...

Country Girl

A Memoir

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Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316230367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

Wise Parenthood

The Treatise on Birth Control for Married People: a Practical Sequel to Married Love

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Author: Marie Carmichael Stopes

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781340809232

Category:

Page: 84

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Eight

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Author: Amy Fusselman

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 129

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In a free form narrative, the author describes events in her life, covering such topics as "her" pedophile, the routine and automatic motions performed every day, and touch therapy.

Symptoms in the Pharmacy

A Guide to the Management of Common Illness

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Author: Alison Blenkinsopp,Paul Paxton,John Blenkinsopp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111859844X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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A practical and evidence-based guide for student, pre-registration and qualified pharmacists Symptoms in the Pharmacy is an indispensable guide to the management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy. With advice from an author team that includes both pharmacists and GPs, the book covers ailments which will be encountered in the pharmacy on a daily basis. Now in its sixth edition Symptoms in the Pharmacy has been fully revised to reflect the latest evidence and availability of new medicines. There are new sections and case studies for 'POM' to 'P' switches including chloramphenicol, sumatriptan, diclofenac, naproxen and amorolfine. This edition features colour photographs of skin conditions for the first time enabling the differentiation and diagnosis of common complaints. The public health and illness prevention content have been expanded to support this increasingly important aspect of the pharmacist’s work. The book is designed for quick and easy reference with separate chapters for each ailment. Each chapter incorporates a decision making framework in which the information necessary for treatment and suggestions on ‘when to refer’ is distilled into helpful summary boxes. At the end of each chapter there are example case studies providing the view of pharmacists, doctors and patients for most conditions covered. These easy-to-follow- chapters can be read cover to cover or turned to for quick reference. This useful guide should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.

Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them

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Author: Joe Graedon,Teresa Graedon

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307460932

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A primary care doctor is skeptical of his patient’s concerns. A hospital nurse or intern is unaware of a drug’s potential side effects. A physician makes the most “common” diagnosis while overlooking the signs of a rarer and more serious illness, and the patient doesn’t see the necessary specialist until it’s too late. A pharmacist dispenses the wrong drug and a patient dies as a result. Sadly, these kinds of mistakes happen all the time. Each year, 6.1 million Americans are harmed by diagnostic mistakes, drug disasters, and medical treatments. A decade ago, the Institute of Medicine estimated that up to 98,000 people died in hospitals each year from preventable medical errors. And new research from the University of Utah, HealthGrades of Denver, and elsewhere suggests the toll is much higher. Patient advocates and bestselling authors Joe and Teresa Graedon came face-to-face with the tragic consequences of doctors’ screwups when Joe’s mother died in Duke Hospital—one of the best in the world—due to a disastrous series of entirely preventable errors. In Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them, the Graedons expose the most common medical mistakes, from doctor’s offices and hospitals to the pharmacy counters and nursing homes. Patients across the country shared their riveting horror stories, and doctors recounted the disastrous—and sometimes deadly—consequences of their colleagues’ oversights and errors. While many patients feel vulnerable and dependent on their health care providers, this book is a startling wake-up call to how wrong doctors can be. The good news is that we can protect ourselves, and our loved ones, by being educated and vigilant medical consumers. The Graedons give patients the specific, practical steps they need to take to ensure their safety: the questions to ask a specialist before getting a final diagnosis, tips for promoting good communication with your doctor, presurgery checklists, how to avoid deadly drug interactions, and much more. Whether you’re sick or healthy, young or old, a parent of a young child, or caring for an elderly loved one, Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them is an eye-opening look at the medical mistakes that can truly affect any of us—and an empowering guide that explains what we can do about it. From the Hardcover edition.

Voices from the Plains

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Author: Gianni Celati

Publisher: Serpents Tail

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Stories illuminate the lives of a variety of people in modern Italy who must cope with the banality of life and the need to keep up appearances

The Actress

A Novel

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Author: Amy Sohn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698631

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A “fun, funny, steamy, and unputdownable” (Entertainment Weekly) new novel from bestselling author Amy Sohn, in which an ambitious young actress discovers that every marriage is a mystery and that sometimes the greatest performances don’t take place on screen. When Hollywood heartthrob Steven Weller pulls Maddy Freed out of obscurity for a starring role in his newest Oscar-worthy film, she feels her career roaring onto the express track. Steven’s professional attention soon turns personal, and Maddy falls headlong into a fairytale romance with the world’s most eligible bachelor. She’s sure there’s no truth to the gay rumors that have followed him for years, but soon realizes she cannot afford to ask too many questions about his complicated past… A “sexy and engaging” (Emma Straub) page-turner set in a tantalizing world of glamour and scandal, of red carpets and ruthless competition, of scheming agents and the prying eye of the press, The Actress sits “perfectly between Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays and Jackie Collins’s Hollywood Wives….A valuable contribution to the canon of Hollywood fiction” (Slate). Booklist calls it “addictive…This may well be Sohn’s breakout book.”

Married Love

A New Contribution to the Solution of Sex Difficulties

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Author: Marie Carmichael Stopes,Jessie Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marriage

Page: 189

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The Crimson Petal and the White

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Author: Michel Faber

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547538472

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.

Harold Robbins

The Man Who Invented Sex

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Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608196586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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During his fifty-year career Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel, sold approximately 750 million copies of his books worldwide. His seventh novel, The Carpetbaggers, a steamy tale of sex, greed, and corruption loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes, is the fourth-most-read book in history. As decadent as his fiction was, however, his life was just as profligate. Over the course of his five-decade career, Robbins spent money as quickly as he earned it, reportedly wasting away $50 million on everything from booze and drugs to yachts and prostitutes. Based on extensive interviews with family members and friends, including Larry Flynt and Barbara Eden, Harold Robbins examines the remarkable life of the man who gave birth to the cult of the modern bestseller and introduced sex to the American marketplace.

The Plant-Based Journey

A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight

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Author: Lani Muelrath

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952090

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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It’s been proven that a plant-based diet is good for your weight, health, budget, and the environment, but the proof hasn’t come with a game plan—until now. If you’ve ever wanted to make the plant-based switch but felt overwhelmed about where to start, we have good news: you don’t have to do it alone. The Plant-Based Journey provides the support you need every step of the way to make your transition into eating plant-based a fun and (ful)filling experience! Award-winning teacher, transition strategist, fitness expert and dietary coach Lani Muelrath has been on her own plant-based journey for more than 40 years and has helped thousands of clients lose weight and live more healthy and plant-filled lives. Here, she brings that experience to you, backed by scientific evidence. In this comprehensive, foolproof, and accessible five-step guide, Muelrath will empower you as you make your own dietary transition: Step 1: Awakening: Discover your “why” for eating plant-based Step 2: Scout: Assemble what you need for plant-based eating basics Step 3: Rookie: Increase the presence of plant foods on your plate with specific strategies and systems Step 4: Rockstar: Take your newfound plant-based eating success on the road and to social and family situations Step 5: Champion: Sharpen your skills for long-term plant-based living success In addition, in The Plant-Based Journey, Muelrath explains how exercise and your mindset support dietary change, and she also shares more than 20 recipes along with meal plan templates and ready-in-minutes meals that will have you pulling together delicious and satisfying meals with ease. Whether you’re a plant-based newbie looking to shed pounds or a seasoned vegan in search of fresh inspiration and navigational skills, The Plant-Based Journey is your essential, definitive guide—for a healthier, trimmer you.