Husband Swap

A True Story of Unconventional Love

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Author: Louisa Leontiades,Noël Lynne Figart

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 0991399730

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Louisa and Gilles love each other. There's a problem in paradise, though: their marriage is going nowhere. Together, they decide to explore polyamory, the idea that it's possible to have more than one lover--and more than one love. They fall in love with another couple and, embarking on a life-changing course, try to make it work as a quad. Their journey liberates them from the constraints of their unhappy marriage and propels them into a world where they embrace a new way of loving. But this liberation comes with a price. They are challenged in ways they didn't expect, and the experiment takes them to a place they didn't anticipate. They must learn to accept a new understanding of relationships, each other and themselves.With raw and intimate prose, Louisa Leontiades unflinchingly shares her story, with all its drama, passion, joy and conflict as she and her husband stumble, make mistakes, and look for a path to a sustainable polyamorous future. This is not a how-to manual or a guide to polyamory. It is the true story of four ordinary people who challenged monogamy to pursue a utopia of limitless love.

Take My Husband Please

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Author: Kimberly Jayne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989232210

Category:

Page: 388

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With the ink on her divorce nearly dry, rookie realtor Sophie Camden is ready for some fun, excitement and adventure--an orgasm wouldn't hurt either. Only one teensy complication for this mother of two: her ex insists on moving home after his unexpected personal apocalypse.A layoff, investment disaster, and his dad's death have brought Will Camden's life into harsh perspective. The cherry on top? Sophie filing for divorce--not that he blames her; he left her no choice. All he wants now is to regain financial footing and be a better father to their kids. That, and to quit obsessing about his sexy wife. Thing is, if she discovers his plan to liquidate everything, including her house, she'll hate him forever.When Sophie's sexy new guy is reluctant to date her unless Will is verifiably out of the picture, she gets entangled in a bet designed to keep Will "occupied" by dating five women of her choosing. Ugh, she just wanted to get rid of him! But soon enough, she turns her unfortunate task into a delicious payback. While the hottest bachelor in town pursues her and the biggest real estate deal of her life hangs in the balance, the man who gave Sophie up--suddenly Daddy of the Year--seems determined to sabotage her future with a new man who could give her everything.

An Unconventional Childhood

Growing up in the Catskill Mountains During the 1950s and 1960s

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Author: Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483502317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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This light-hearted memoir takes place in Fleischmanns, NY, a small Catskill Mountain village whose population increased from a few hundred to many thousands during the summer in the 1950s and 1960s. While some people think small towns are boring places to live, the author and her brothers were seldom bored, usually thanks to their parents' ideas on how to occupy their time. While the family was outwardly very conventional, Marilyn and her brothers were allowed to, among other things, smoke cigarettes starting at the age of two and a half, smoke corn silk and string, make gun powder, roller skate around the dining room table on the wall-to-wall carpet, and ride couch cushions down the stairs. The book is a vivid and humorous account of many wonderful childhood adventures.

Feminist Biblical Interpretation

A Compendium of Critical Commentary on the Books of the Bible and Related Literature

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Author: Luise Schottroff,Marie-Theres Wacker,Martin Rumscheidt

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860974

Category: Religion

Page: 1030

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The original German edition of Feminist Biblical Interpretation received high acclaim and widespread positive reviews in Europe. That groundbreaking reference tool for contextual biblical interpretation is here available in English for the first time. With contributions from more than sixty female scholars, this is the only one-volume feminist commentary on the entire Bible, including books that are relatively uncharted territory for feminist theology.

Family Matters in the British and American Novel

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Author: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera,Elizabeth Mahn Nollen

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Contributors examine the literature that challenges widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Topics include: the family as a microcosm of the larger political sphere in Charlotte Smith, Jane West, Elizabeth Fenwick, Mrs. Opie, and Mary Shelley, and alternatives to the nuclear patriarchal family in Charlotte Bront, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Mary Louisa Molesworth.

Grief Lessons

Four Plays by Euripides

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: NYRB Classics

ISBN: 1590172531

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Now in paperback. Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. “Euripides,” the classicist Bernard Knox has written, “was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind from doing so.” His plays were shockers: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless–women and children, slaves and barbarians–for whom tragedy was not so much exceptional as unending. Euripides’ plays rarely won first prize in the great democratic competitions of ancient Athens, but their combustible mixture of realism and extremism fascinated audiences throughout the Greek world. In the last days of the Peloponnesian War, Athenian prisoners held captive in far-off Sicily were said to have won their freedom by reciting snatches of Euripides’ latest tragedies. Four of those tragedies are presented here in new translations by the contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson. They are Herakles, in which the hero swaggers home to destroy his own family; Hekabe, set after the Trojan War, in which Hektor’s widow takes vengeance on her Greek captors; Hippolytos, about love and the horror of love; and the strange tragic-comedy fable Alkestis, which tells of a husband who arranges for his wife to die in his place. The volume also contains brief introductions by Carson to each of the plays along with two remarkable framing essays: “Tragedy: A Curious Art Form” and “Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra.”

Jane Eyre

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Author: Timothy Roberts

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411848

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Sink Or Swim?

A Novel

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Author: Mrs. Houstoun (Matilda Charlotte)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sex Work in Nepal

The Making and Unmaking of a Category

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Author: Lisa Caviglia

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351393308

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book explores ‘sex work’ in Nepal as a social and analytical category. Narrating stories of those subsumed under such definition, it examines changes as well as continuities characterising socio-cultural norms and perceptions through an analysis of sexual consumption. It also highlights the ways in which the development sector, media, and local community discourses frame ‘sex work’ as a distinct category. How does the work of development aid projects affect the understanding of the sex worker category? How are visual and media images employed to mark spaces of perdition in the Nepalese urban setting and what forms of imagination do they trigger? How are intimate practices and relations transformed by imported notions of love, and how do standards of propriety related to such interactions shift? This book attempts to answer some of these questions. An in-depth and intimate ethnography, the book deconstructs the sex worker category against the backdrop of global influences within local urban surroundings and points to the contradictions therein. Furthermore, through thorough descriptions of the experiences, agency, decision-making processes, and lives of those labelled as sex workers, the book challenges concepts such as deviance and victimhood. It proposes a counternarrative by rethinking ideas of gender, objectification, marginality, symbolic violence, and discrimination. This book will greatly interest researchers and scholars in women and gender studies, sociology and social anthropology, South Asian studies and social sciences, as well as NGOs and those involved in the development sector.

The Transatlantic World of Higher Education

Americans at German Universities, 1776-1914

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Author: Anja Werner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857457837

Category: History

Page: 348

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Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Göttingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these educational pilgrimages and to illustrate the interconnectedness of student migration with educational reforms on both sides of the Atlantic. This detailed account of academic networking in European educational centers highlights the importance of travel for academic and cultural transformations in nineteenth-century America.

The Husband

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Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 034553333X

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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When Mitchell Rafferty receives a phone call that his wife has been kidnapped and there is a two million dollar ransom, his extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a seventy-two-hour journey of sacrifice and redemption.

Moon Dance

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Author: S. P. Somtow

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812511277

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The search for fresh blood takes an Austro-Hungarian clan of werewolves to the Dakota Territory in the 1880s, where, instead of victims, they find another group of werebeasts among the Sioux Indians

The Highly Civilized Man

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Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674018624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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In an insightful biography, the author offers an examination of Richard Burton that explores how his contribution to Victorian Britain's most contentious debates provides a panoramic perspective on the world of the Victorians.

An Unconventional Family

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Author: Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090925

Category: History

Page: 240

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In 1965, when psychologists Sandra and Daryl Bem met and married, they were determined to function as truly egalitarian partners and to raise their children in accordance with gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, and sex-positive feminist ideals. This book by Sandra Bem, an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly thirty-year marriage, is both a personal history of the Bems' past and a social history of a key period in feminism's past. It is also a look into feminism's future, because the Bems' children, Emily and Jeremy, now in their early twenties, speak in the book as well.

Uncommon Arrangements

Seven Marriages

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Author: Katie Roiphe

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0385339380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

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A cultural critic and author of Still She Haunts Me examines seven unconventional marriages among members of England's literary circles between 1910 and 1939--including Jane and H. G. Wells, Vera Brittain and George Gordon Catlin, and Vanessa and Clive Bell--examining crises that occurred in each marriage and how they were or were not resolved. Reprint. 45,000 first printing.

An Unconventional Journey..... An Unlikely Choice

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Author: Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490854649

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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This is a story of perseverance and awakening. As a child, Angela Walker Franklin faced clear expectations for success from very supportive and engaged parents, yet self-doubt and trepidation continued to raise its ugly head along the way. She was steadfast and determined in her journey, which took several twists and turns until she “let go and let God” order her steps. This journey evolved into a purpose-driven life that led her to a college presidency in a most unlikely place. The lessons learned along the way have defined her current approach to leadership and should be inspirational to others who are trying to chart their own path.

I'm Sorry...Love, Your Husband

Honest, Hilarious Stories From a Father of Three Who Made All the Mistakes (and Made Up for Them)

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Author: Clint Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624145329

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Clint Edwards's parenting tips include: 1.You don't have to give your kid a bath all the time, just wipe them down from time to time. 2. If you find a long lost sippy cup, don't open it. Just throw it away, trust me . 3. Getting a sitter so you can go to the store alone is worth every damn penny. With stinging wit, laugh-out-loud humor and brutal honesty, Clint brings to light what every parent and spouse eventually learns but refuses to say out loud to each other. His essays include "All the Things I Never Should Have Said to My Pregnant Wife," "Just Because I Get Up In the Night Doesn't Mean I Deserve Praise" and "Contrary to My Original Assumption, You Can Have a Favorite Child." His essays will have parents everywhere shaking their heads "yes." Clint's blog, No Idea What I am Doing, has over 144,000 Facebook likes, and he writes for huge outlets like Scary Mommy, Babble, the New York Times and has been featured on Good Morning America . He has three children, aged 2, 7 and 10.

My Husband's Sweethearts

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Author: Bridget Asher

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440338000

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through this alone. After all, Artie’s sweethearts were there for the good times—is it fair that Lucy should have to manage the hard times herself? In this wise, wickedly funny new novel, Lucy dials up the women in Artie’s black book and invites them for one last visit. The last thing she expects is that any will actually show up. But one by one, they do show up: The one who hates him. The one who owes her life to him. The one he turned into a lesbian, and the one he taught to dance. And among them is a visitor with the strangest story of all: the young man who may or may not be Artie’s long-lost son. For Lucy, the jaw-dropping procession of women is an education in the man she can’t forgive and couldn’t leave. And as the women find themselves sharing secrets and sharing tears, they start to discover kindred spirits—and even something that’s a lot like family. But Lucy knows one thing for certain: the biggest surprises are yet to come…. Full of heart, Bridget Asher’s unforgettable novel is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deep friendships between women. It’s about sweet liars and tenderhearted cheaters—about loving those we love for reasons we can’t always fully rationalize, and about the sort of forgiveness that can change someone’s entire life in the most unexpected and extraordinary ways. From the Hardcover edition.

The Husband List

A Novel

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Author: Janet Evanovich,Dorien Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250025974

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all... From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married. Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.