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Her Turn

By Katherine Ashenburg
  • ISBN Code: : 0735280770
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
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One of The Globe and Mail’s “Summer 2021 books preview: 40 hot reads that will captivate you” One of Maclean’s’ “20 books you should read this summer” For fans of Nora Ephron and Jennifer Weiner, here is Katherine Ashenburg's witty, contemporary new novel about a forty-something newspaper columnist navigating her bold next chapter, set in Washington against the 2015 US presidential primary. In the autumn of 2015, forty-something journalist Liz is working at a national newspaper in Washington, D.C., where Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency is the talk of the town. The divorced parent of a college-age son, she appears to lead a full, happy life: devoted friends, a job she adores, a breezy dating life. But deep inside, Liz is stalled in neutral, stuck in a clandestine affair with her boss and still brooding on her marriage, which ended in betrayal, hurt and anger ten years ago. Liz’s job is to edit “My Turn,” a column of personal essays from readers. Her tidy life is upended when a submission about a marital squabble arrives from Nicole, the woman who had an affair with Liz’s husband and is now his wife. Wife Two has no idea that she is sending an essay to Wife One, and Liz keeps this secret as she engages in an increasingly personal critique of the piece. But the existence of the essay destabilizes Liz, and she starts acting erratically—publishing provocative essays that infuriate her colleagues, investing in a pile of unread self-help books about “forgiveness” and indulging in questionable romantic decisions. Soon she is caught in a tangled web of her own making, with no easy escape. A smart, wise and witty novel with moving depths beneath its delightful surface.

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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Her Turn to Cry

By Chris Curran
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008196052
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 650
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‘Powerful story telling with a dark mystery at its heart’ Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times bestselling author of SPILT MILK Twelve years ago Joycie Todd’s mother abandoned her. But what if she never really left? A tautly written psychological suspense novel, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Alex Lake.

Roderick Hudson

By Henry James
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141922117
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 663
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When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor's beauty, spirit and charisma. Wishing to give the impoverished artist the opportunity to develop his talent, he takes Roderick from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and Rowland loses control of his protégé, while both fall in love with women they cannot ever have. Can Roderick be saved from the path to self-destruction he seems set on? One of Henry James's first novels, Roderick Hudson (1875) is a compelling depiction of the artistic temperament and of a young man who, like Icarus, flies too close to the sun.

Exploring the Language of Drama

By Jonathan Culpeper,Mick Short,Peter Verdonk
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134774303
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 543
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Exploring the Language of Drama introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors use techniques of language analysis, particularly from discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, to explore the language of plays. The contributors demonstrate the validity of analysing the text of a play, as opposed to focusing on performance. Divided into four broad, yet interconnecting groups, the chapters: open up some of the basic mechanisms of conversation and show how they are used in dramatic dialogue look at how discourse analysis and pragmatic theories can be used to help us understand characterization in dialogue consider some of the cognitive patterns underlying dramatic discourse focus on the notion of speech as action there is also a chapter on how to analyse an extract from a play and write up an assignment

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985943850
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
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The Turn of the Screw - Henry James - The Turn of the Screw is an 1898 horror novella by Henry James that first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine (January 27 – April 16, 1898). In October 1898 it appeared in The Two Magics, a book published by Macmillan in New York City and Heinemann in London. Classified as both gothic fiction and a ghost story, the novella focuses on a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. Henry James OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author, who became a British subject in the last year of his life, regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr. and the brother of renowned philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

It's My Turn: Dealing with Feelings

By Nicola Call,Sally Featherstone
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1472908066
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 133
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Natasha is good at taking turns. TJ isn't! Natasha waits for her turn to wash her hands. TJ doesn't. She waits to speak to Grandma. TJ doesn't. She waits for her turn in games. TJ doesn't. However, there is one thing Natasha doesn't want to wait for – goodnight kisses! Each of the simple stories in the Dealing with Feelings series, beautifully illustrated by Melissa Four, explores a familiar childhood experience. These stories help children to process and understand a variety of emotions, while helpful tips at the back of the book suggest ways for parents and practitioners to build on the understanding in many creative and fun ways.

Prince of Forever

By Gena Showalter
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  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 1488057273
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 640
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Return to Imperia in this scorching, significantly updated classic from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, originally published as The Pleasure Slave. Curiously drawn to a battered jewelry box, Santa Fe antique dealer Julia Anderson could never have anticipated what—or rather who—it held inside—a handsome warrior who swears his devotion to her. Tall and sinfully handsome, Tristan ar Malik is hard to resist and determined to fulfill her every desire. A rogue on the battlefield and the bedroom, Tristan resolved himself to a life of servitude after being cursed…. until he met Julia. The passion between them is unlike anything he’s ever experienced, and he only wants more. Yet even though revealing his true heart would break the centuries-old spell that entrapped him—freeing him from the box—it would separate them forever…

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504041801
  • Total of Pages : 627
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 933
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A masterful tale of a small town in the English midlands, and the hopes, regrets, and unrealized dreams of those who make it their home. In Middlemarch, George Eliot created a landmark of English literature as she incisively portrayed the drama and folly found in even the most simple and bucolic of precincts. Intertwined are the lives and stories of unforgettable characters such as Dorothea Brooke, whose desire for intellectual fulfillment leads her to marry the Reverend Edward Casaubon, who coldly refuses to let her follow her ambitions; Tertius Lydgate, a young doctor whose wife, Rosamond, sees him as a stepping stone to a greater place in society; Mr. Bulstrode, the wealthy town financier whose past corruptions return to plague him; and a menagerie of players large and small who find themselves both driven by their own motivations and held in stagnation by the will of others. As complex in theme as it is heart-wrenching and engaging, Middlemarch stands as a true classic of Victorian-era storytelling. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

By Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319491407
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 766
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This book discusses aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the specific context of language and literacy education. It addresses epistemological perspectives, methodological problems, and practical considerations related to research involvements in areas of language education and literacy studies rather than generic issues of other fields of social sciences. The volume starts with Theoretical Considerations in the first part and raises some epistemological and theoretical concerns that are rarely debated in the specific context of research on language and literacy teaching. The second part, Methodological Approaches explores issues of the design and implementation of language and literacy education research within the framework of some of the major established qualitative research traditions. Finally, the part on Research in Action discusses practical aspects of a few actual instances of qualitative research on language and literacy education in different contexts.

Turning Points

By Diego De Leo
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  • Publisher : Australian Academic Press
  • Book Code : 1921513381
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: turning-points.pdf

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In this remarkable book, Professor Diego De Leo, distinguished Italian psychiatrist and world leading researcher into suicide prevention, takes us on a revealing journey into the suicidal mind. Told in the form of letters, twelve life stories disclose much about the human spirit, as well as the deep complexities of suicidal behaviour and the struggle for science to understand - in the words of the author - "the worst of all human tragedies". Diego adds his own honest interpretations and comments as a roadmap to guide the reader on the many messages these stories entail.

The Dynamics of Interactional Humor

By Villy Tsakona,Jan Chovanec
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9027264627
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 225
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This book deals with the construction of diverse forms of humor in everyday oral, written, and mediatized interactions. It sheds light on the differences and, most importantly, the similarities in the production of interactional humor in face-to-face and various technology-mediated forms of communication, including scripted and non-scripted situations. The chapters analyze humor-related issues in such genres as spontaneous conversations, broadcast dialogues, storytelling, media blogs, bilingual conversations, stand-up comedy, TV documentaries, drama series, family sitcoms, Facebook posts, and internet memes. The individual authors trace how speakers collaboratively circulate, reconstruct, and (re)frame either personal or public accounts of reality, aiming –among other things– to produce and/or reproduce humor. Rather than being “finished” products with a “single” interpretation, humorous texts are thus approached as dynamic communicative events that give rise to diverse interpretations and meanings. The book draws on a variety of up-to-date approaches and methodologies, and will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, ethnography of communication, and social semiotics.

Potomac Turning

By Adwit Pundit
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1482883791
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 985
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Potomac Turning is the story of four young individuals who discover themselves as they mature from the shared childhood of three of them in San Antonio, Texas, and as the fourth joins during their university days in Washington DC. These two men and two women, who come from different social and racial backgrounds, find their lives to become forever linked until the present day. Two other young individuals mould into the story as it progresses to Calcutta in the last phase. There are overtures even to Latin America. There is sexual discovery and experimentation as well as unrequited love. Descriptions of a Catholic school in Texas are poignant and reminiscent of possibilities. Georgetown in Washington DC, which serves as the backdrop as the students mature to young adults, is described with intimacy and familiarity. The passages about Calcutta, where the story moves rapidly towards finality, are extremely well-written and convey the flavor of that city and its people and the times. This is a highly recommended read for lovers of romance in exotic venues (Laurent Oliver, reviewer, Washington DC).

Multimodality in Chinese Interaction

By Xiaoting Li,Tsuyoshi Ono
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110462397
  • Total of Pages : 341
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 434
  • Pdf File: multimodality-in-chinese-interaction.pdf

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This book meets the demands of scholars of Chinese linguistics as well as researchers on multimodality from a cross-linguistic and comparative perspective. It sheds new light on the traditional study of Chinese discourse and grammar. The volume brings together leading scholars working on the state-of-the-art research on this topic from all over the world, contributing to the understanding of the multimodal nature of human interaction at large.