Love Story

Author: Erich Segal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062130099
Size: 70.92 MB
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Oliver Barrett IV, a wealthy jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law . . . Jenny Cavilleri, a sharp-tongued, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe . . . Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny are kindred spirits from vastly different worlds. Falling deeply and powerfully, their attraction to one another defies everything they have ever believed—as they share a passion far greater than anything they dreamed possible . . . and explore the wonder of a love that must end too soon. One of the most adored novels of our time, this is the book that defined a generation—a story of uncompromising devotion, of life as it really is . . . and love that changes everything.


Author: Julie Anne Peters
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0375844112
Size: 42.36 MB
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At the end of high school, Johanna finally begins dating the girl she has loved from afar, but Reeve is as much trouble as she claims to be as she and her twin brother damage Johanna's self-esteem, friendships, and already precarious relationship with her sister.

American Philosophy

Author: John Kaag
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374154481
Size: 68.28 MB
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The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around In American Philosophy, John Kaag--a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career--stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books on an old estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The library includes notes from Whitman, inscriptions from Frost, and first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As he begins to catalog and preserve these priceless books, Kaag rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy--self-reliance, pragmatism, the transcendent--and sees them in a twenty-first-century context. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy. After studying under Harvard's Philosophical Four--William James, George Santayana, Josiah Royce, and George Herbert Palmer--he held the most prestigious chair at the university for the first three decades of the twentieth century. And when his teachers eventually died, he collected the great books from their libraries (filled with marginalia) and combined them with his own rare volumes at his family's estate. And there they remained for nearly eighty years, a time capsule of American thought. Part intellectual history, part memoir, American Philosophy is an invigorating investigation of American pragmatism and the wisdom that underlies a meaningful life.


Author: Ama Ata Aidoo
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435910143
Size: 58.41 MB
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Changes is a story about Esi, an independent woman who leaves her husband, Oko, because he intrudes on her time and personal space. Confronted with the difficulty of finding love and companionship on acceptable terms, Esi meets Ali and falls in love, but she must decide if she is willing to make the changes necessary for a relationship. In Changes Ama Ata Aidoo addresses various issues in contemporary African women's lives: love, career, betrayal and family, without offering simple solutions.

The Russian Tea Room

Author: Faith Stewart-Gordon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684859815
Size: 52.24 MB
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The former owner of the Russian Tea Room shares her stories from three decades at the helm of one of Manhattan's great institutions--Leonard Bernstein composing lyrics, Dustin Hoffman in drag, and much, much more.

Only The Eyes Say Yes

Author: Philippe Vigand
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559705080
Size: 36.21 MB
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A French publishing executive and his wife describe the impact of the ailment that suddenly left him paralyzed.

Bad Habits

Author: Cristy C. Road
ISBN: 1458797228
Size: 23.64 MB
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A Love Storyby Cubana artist Christy C. Road...[is] a mostly autobiographical graphical novel about her "personal revolution" from bad habit-prone, self-punishing punk wanderer to independently-minded, self-protecting punk philosopher. You can't help but sort of fall in love with the angsty, gritty drama of it all...The book is filled with feminist polemic brought down to the palpable level of everyday reflection. It's most searing when she contrasts traditional power structure's perspective of her versus her own gorgeously drawn, deeply felt reality: "According to the law, I'm just some bipolar junky who happened to have been sexually assaulted once or twice, and later mind-fucked by some crass romantic I shouldn't have trusted anyway...the the conservative many, I was the scum of the earth, and my allies were just numbers. To me, we were the things that went bump, rack, and hump, in the night."

Reflective Sympathy

Author: James H. Graham
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456740326
Size: 30.53 MB
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Strangers, a man and woman, have a chance meeting. They claim a friendship; however, they become romantically drawn to each other, but do not realize it yet. They discover their lives have very similar circumstances that cause them to become a couple. Embarking on a journey to elevate themselves into prosperity, and heal the wounds of previous marriages, they enbrace the difficult journey together, making a cohesive family. Their life through their commitments to each other, and their children, is very emotional, hard work and fun filled. Their love for their, and all special needs children, is emotionally heartbreaking and difficult. Love endures as previous incompatibility issues caused in its self disappointments, however, determination to persevere, love, and trust in God helps fulfill their parental commitments throughout life. Their love for each other causes them to seek friends who share similar life styles and compassion. Their commitments to each other strengthen their relationship to a degree they become inseparable. They reach prosperity and are comfortable, only to have health hardships eventually cause a passionate separation, as his wife is called home unexpectedly. Life becomes difficult for the survivor as his loneliness without his wife causes him unbearable grief. In turn, he relies on strength from God to persevere, and decides to assist others by telling their true-life story of love, and how he coped without his loved one. Through faith in God, family, and the life lessons that he includes, life became bearable for him. His hopes today are that you to may receive a little help from his story, his candid suggestions, and you may live a fruitful life hereafter. He remembers a quote that helps him. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." From a headstone in Ireland

The First Love Story

Author: Bruce Feiler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409957
Size: 26.39 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness. Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world. In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love. Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Caroline Knapp
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780440334088
Size: 80.15 MB
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Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.