Slammerkin: a loose dress; a loose woman. Possibly my favorite book. This book tells the story of a young Victorian woman's obsession with wanting something more for herself, something that she can never achieve: Freedom, cleverly disguised as a single red ribbon.
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Words cannot describe how amazing this is. To all who have it on their reading list, start it right now!
Emma Donoghue's book set in18th century England; a look at the hard life of women on the streets. A young girl who through chance is forced to a life on the streets. The novel is so well-written. Love Emma Donoghue!
Slammerkin: a loose dress; a loose woman. Not very well known but a great read. I think of it whenever I pass the ribbon section in a craft store.
‘slammerkin’, which fortuitously means both a loose dress and a loose woman. The novel became an indy bestseller: to my surprise, modern American readers (in particular) were more than able to connect with the brooding resentments of a teenage street prostitute in eighteenth-century London.
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue. The tragic, beautifully written tale of a young seamstress turned prostitute in 18th century England. Slammerkin is an ole English word meaning a loose dress or a loose woman.
Oh for the love of Pete, this is one of my favorite books of all time...Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue.
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We might have lost the individual names of the thousands of powerful and brave former slave women who organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1866 and fought former masters for better domestic working wages, but their amazing story has been restored to history. Tera Hunter's "To Joy My Freedom" is being recommended by Harvard University Press as a moving historical work of interest to fans of "The Help"
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Tera Hunter's "To Joy My Freedom- "We might have lost the individual names of the thousands of powerful and brave former slave women who organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1866 and fought former masters for better domestic working wages, but their amazing story has been restored to history."
To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War by Tera W. Hunter http://www.amazon.com/dp/0674893085/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_flpZvb1SSRMHH
To 'joy my freedom : southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War / Tera W. Hunter
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"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances."
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Published in 1946, "Man's Search for Meaning" was written by Viktor Frankl about his experience as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during WWII. Filled with a rich understanding of the psychological experiences of his fellow inmates, Frankl ruminates on the meaning of life, and how every society has decent and indecent human beings. An amazing book. #books #reading #frankl #logotherapy
Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor E. Frankl. Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.
Psychiatrist Vicktor Frankel - Holocaust survivor tells his story of life in a concentration camp and his eventual development of logotherapy.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live.
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl-- Doctor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Holocaust survivor-- definitely need to read this!
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Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek.
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Fascinating true story of a young man's escape from a Russian prison camp and trek across Siberia. Kinda puts everyday miseries into perspective.
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Soviet Prisoners of War, just finished reading this
Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek. This is such a good true story.
Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek. This is such a good true story.
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom Loved this one.scrs
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz
Last pinner stated - Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek.
Another pinner said: Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek.
Another pinner said: Outstanding read. And an unbelievable trek.
Epic book about womanhood.
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A MUST READ!!! The Red Tent retells the story of Dinah, which is found in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 34. It is an amazing historical fiction book!
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant Mom's All Saints book club read this, I borrowed it, and then GAB read it. "Daughters carry their mother's stories; I had four mothers."
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Everytime I read it, I am reminded of the importance of being a woman.
'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant. Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons.Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent.Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women's society.
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant This is my all time favorite book!
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant - One of my faves of all time!
Such a good book by Anita Diamant
As you come to the last chapter, you will be reluctant to continue reading. You will not want this story to come to an end. Actually; you will feel that way when reading any of Kate Morton's stories.
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery.
A woman on a quest to find out the truth about her family, a mysterious Victorian authoress, a book of dark fairytales and a long-hidden secret. Another addictive and compulsively readable romance/mystery from Kate Morton.
Beautifully weaves three stories to unravel a mystery crossing two centuries. It's essentially a fairy tale for adults :)
A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is...
Allison - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton. --Goodreads
"The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton One of my favorite books! A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book — a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own...her granddaughter wants to solve the mystery ♥
Great Book! Book Club Selection. Quotes: “A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting.” “Cassandra always hid when she read, though she never quite knew why. It was as if she couldn't shake the guilty suspicion that she was being lazy, that surrendering herself so completely to something so enjoyable must surely be wrong. But surrender she did. Let herself drop through the rabbit hole and into a tale of magic and mystery ...”
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton | Book Sayers Bookclub Oct 2015
One of my favorite books my book club has read!
One Thousand White Women
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If you like historical fiction, this is a fabulous story taking place in 1875 America, and gives terrific insight into life with Cheyenne Indians and one woman that you'll be able to relate to despite the different era she "lived" in. I actually cried at the end!
Fabulous, tragic, fascinating account of how things may have gone when the white Americans pushed westward into Native American territory.
One Thousand White Women" 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 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. One of those books that I was sorry to see end.
Probably my favorite book of the last decade. THey are making a movie...can't wait. One Thousand White Women: A Journal of May Dodd...by Jim Fergus
One Thousand White Women- on my summer reading list and loved it!
Intriguing historical fiction, I selected this for my book clUb.
Would have to say one of my favorite books!!! Fantastic!!!
My first book club book!
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Frog Music - by Emma Donoghue - The setting: San Francisco (1876). A young woman, Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. Her friend, Blanche Beunon, a burlesque dancer will risk everything to bring the murderer to justice. #eBook #kobo
Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue --Burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon tries to discover who murdered her friend Jenny, who was shot through a window in a railroad saloon in 1876 San Francisco, amidst a record-breaking heat wave and smallpox epidemic.
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue - Spring 2014 - Summer of 1876, San Francisco in the grip of record breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. A young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead through the window of a railroad saloon. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will rick everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice, if he doesn't track her down first.
Frog Music - Emma Donoghue - author of Room It is 1876, and San Francisco, the freewheeling "Paris of the West," is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, Blanche will risk everything to bring Jenny''s murderer to justice-if he doesn''t track her down first.
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Men Without Women: Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway
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Men Without Women: Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway. I've decided, in my old age, that I don't like earnest Hemingway!
Men Without Women: Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway.
recommended by a friend, for the prose writing style
City of Women. Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved? It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.
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City of Women: David R. Gillham - Historical Fiction, Holocaust Fiction, Interesting story told from the POV of a German Soldiers wife living in Berlin while the country is at war, this story has a little bit of everything, intrigue, secrets, and a twisting plot - it will be worth your time. Mary Jo
Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier's wife during World War II, except for one secret, she misses her Jewish lover, but she is not the only one with secrets, and she must choose to act on what is right and what is wrong and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two when the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has built over the years begins to collapse.
It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder 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...
City of Women: It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s wife...But behind this façade 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.
City of Women by David Gillham is gritty, tense and very much a thriller about Berlin during the latter part of World War II. It is abrupt and disturbing but definitely held my interest.
8-11-12 Historical Fiction Who do you trust, who do you love, and who can be saved? It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder 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
City of Women by David R. Gillham. Sounds like a good one - on my "to read" list!
August 2014 Adult Book Club- City of Women by David R. Gillham (fiction)
City of Women, David Gillham
One of the best books I've read in a long time. A story about a family and their struggle living through the Depression. The author's descriptions and character development make you feel as if you have gone back in time.
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On my books to read list. A story about a family and their struggle living through the Depression. .
for book club? --A story about a family and their struggle living through the Depression. The author's descriptions and character development make you feel as if you have gone back in time.
The Crazyladies of Pearl Street: A Novel by Trevanian http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400080371/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_JOFvvb0QG3RDC
The Crazyladies of Pearl Street by Trevanian - In this richly textured autobiographical novel about growing up on a poor Irish block in Albany, N.Y., the author recalls his childhood during the Great Depression through World War II. In 1936, six-year-old narrator Jean-Luc La Pointe, his mother and younger sister leave Lake George Village for a gritty tenement in Albany to reunite with their deadbeat father and husband. He never shows up, and the penniless family makes do on their own.
I like the description of this book so it's on my reading list
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Another book from my childhood. Fictional story about the cult nature of modern religious groups in the U.S.
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Beautiful Disaster...my new favorite!!!!!!!!
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Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuire, Book Reviews. If you haven't read it- put it on your must read list. It's a great bad-boy romance!
A summary book review of the international best selling contemporary romance novel Beautiful Disaster: A Novel by author Jamie McGuire.
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The name says it all and I had a like/hate relationship with this NA book. Book Review : Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Another of the New Adult fiction I am hearing a lot of buzz about . Travis is the ultimate alpha bad-boy,but maybe not redeemable. If I read this I will update pin.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Another of the New Adult fiction I am hearing a lot of buzz about . Travis is the ultimate alpha bad-boy,but maybe not redeemable. If I read this I will update pin. Okay--read this and must admit to loving it---can't wait for Walking Disaster--Travis's side of the story.
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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire- One of my top favorite books!
Slammerkin, one of my all-time top 5 books, has been reissued following the success of Donoghue's "Room"
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Slammerkin. Emma Donoghue. One of my favorite books!
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The book describes these women’s lives post-graduation, beginning with the marriage of one of the friends, Kay Strong, and ending with her funeral in 1940. Each character struggles with different issues, including sexism in the work place, child-raising, financial difficulties, family crises, and sexual relationships.
The Group by Mary McCarthy... A must read for all women.
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The Group by Mary McCarthy... A must read for all women. Read this so long ago but still remember some parts of it! Racey for those times.
The Group by Mary McCarthy | Book review | Books | The Observer -- How is it possible that a novel written in 1963 about a group of post-collegiate friends in New York City IN THE 1930S could still be so relevant? Probably because the struggles of being in your twenties — particularly, how much do you care about the opinions of other people, and what does success mean? — have been the same since the dawn of time.
The Group - Mary McCarthy. Sex in the City during 1930's. Banned in some areas.
The Group by Mary McCarthy... A must read for all women. add to list...
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The Group by Mary McCarthy... Racey for those times. - to read
The Group by Mary McCarthy. Available from Amazon. £5.73
The Group by Mary McCarthy. Hmm may have to read this.
So intellectual, rich, and mesmerizing. Love love love.
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I loved this book, although the rest of my book club hated it. A Secret History is one of those books I think about years after reading it.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt. My all time favorite book. Every time I reread it, it takes a piece of my soul.
"Reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt reminded me of reading books as a kid; I was SO immersed that I forgot I wasn't one of the characters. It's a sort of inverted mystery story — a "Whydunit," if you will — with insanely smart and subtle writing. It's about a group of students at a small liberal-arts college who get a little too into their classics studies and (not a spoiler, this is how the book begins) murder ensues.
"The Secret History", Donna Tartt. Read this many years ago need to read it again
The Secret History- Donna Tartt. So so so good.
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One of my all time favorite books...
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Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman
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Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman by Sharon Gmelch, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0881336025/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_fLYksb05N4Q3K
Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman by Sharon Gmelch. $20.23. Author: Sharon Gmelch. Publication: May 1, 1991. Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc (May 1, 1991)
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Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman= something to check out
Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman-looks interesting
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My Favorite Mistake is now available on Barnes and Noble!