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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister (Movie Tie-In)
by Anne Choma

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b><b>In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. Now the basis for the HBO series Gentleman Jack, this is her remarkable, true story. </b></b><br /><br />Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. <i>Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister</i> follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This book introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and writer Anne Choma.
Palimpsest: A Memoir
by Gore Vidal

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 01, 1996

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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Havoc: MMM First Time Biker Romance
by Van Cole

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English

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Publication Date

August 04, 2019

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<h2> Bad Boys, Bikers, And Lovers???</h2> <br /><br />Bobby is leaving everything he knows behind, embracing the life of a biker, having been entranced with the Brothers of Chaos, a famed biker gang in the region. <br /><br />A young man entering his prime, Bobby is choosing what kind of man he wants to be, and when he meets the Brothers he’s faced with a wake-up call as it’s not what he expected at all. <br /><br />During his initiation he’s faced with a tough choice, and it’s only thanks to Mal, one of the Brothers, that he passes at all.<br /><br />Bobby is instantly taken with Mal, and there’s forbidden passion between the two of them. <br /><br />But lurking in the background is Mal’s ex, Jimi, who still holds a torch for Mal. <br /><br />The three men become involved in a heated love triangle, and there’s only one way out.
Claimed By The Dragons
by Lilly Wilder

Language

English

Pages

109

Publication Date

July 31, 2019

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<h2>What If Dragons Were Real?</h2> <br /><br />And they roamed the Earth in the form of two breathtakingly hot guys. You’d think I was crazy but I’ll tell you what, I’ve slept with them and they are 100% real – every last inch of them. <br /><br />There’s only one problem. <br /><br />They’re dangerous – the kind of men who are known to claim women and yearn for them to birth their children. Now, logically, knowing this, I should run far, far away. <br /><br />But try running away from a couple of guys who just rocked your world into next week. It’s not that easy especially when you find yourself carrying their baby. <br /><br />So, I’m left with a choice: to live among the dragons and take my chances or to rely on my cheating ex-boyfriend and his desire for revenge. <br /><br />But is it really a choice at all? Tell me, what would you do if you knew dragons were real?<br />
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>“</strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”</p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon

Language

English

Pages

976

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<b>From the National Book Award–winning author of <i>The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression </i>comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In <i>Far from the Tree, </i>Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.</b> <br /><br />Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. <br /><br />All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. <br /><br />Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, <i>Far from the Tree </i>explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Strai...
by Alan Downs

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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<b>A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it<br /><br /></b>In <i>The Velvet Rage</i>, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. <i>The Velvet Rage</i> is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.<b><br /></b>
Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Cen...
by Peter Hince

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 27, 2011

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Imagine being alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and being there as they perform at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Peter Hince didn't have to imagine: for more than a decade, he lived a life that other people can only dream of as he worked with Queen as head of their road crew. In 1973, Queen was the support act for Mott the Hoople, for whom Peter was a roadie. Back then, Queen had to content themselves with being second on the bill and the world had not yet woken up to the flamboyant talent of Freddie Mercury. Peter started working full time for Queen just as they were making A Night at the Opera, the album which catapulted them to international stardom. In this intimate and affectionate book, Peter recalls the highlights of his years with the band. He was with Freddie when he composed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'; he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch - and was often there to witness his famed tantrums! He was also party to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band. Many books have been written about Queen and Freddie Mercury but this is the first real insider's story. Packed with the author's own exclusive photographs, this warm and witty book will entertain and inform. It is a must-read for any music fan.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<B>A <I>New York Times </I>bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (<I>Vogue</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> One of the <I>New York Times</I>’ “50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years”<BR />  <BR /> Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, <I>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</I>, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes.<BR />  <BR /><I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (<I>The New York Times</I>). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.<BR />  <BR /> Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, <I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a tough-minded story of the search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.
Fire In Their Hearts
by Lilly Wilder

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

July 26, 2019

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<h2>I Thought He Was Just An Asshole – A Sexy Asshole </h2><br /><br />Turns out he’s a dragon. <br /><br />And there are hundreds of them living in the woods, hidden away from human society. <br /><br />They’re split into two clans: the Aetos and the Ragnis. <br /><br />And I’m the key to total warfare between them. <br /><br />Why? <br /><br />Because someone wants me, and he can’t have me. <br /><br />Did I happen to mention that this is the same asshole I vowed to hate for the rest of my life? <br /><br />Yeah, it’s complicated. <br /><br />To make matters worse, there was another guy thrown into the mix. <br /><br />Vern is cute and funny – everything a girl could ever want. <br /><br />But to have him, I have to have them both. <br /><br />They both need me to breed for their clan.<br /><br />Buy Lyle Stokes will always be my enemy. <br /><br />The only thing that might be stronger than my hate for Lyle is my craving for Vern.<br /><br /><br />Fire In Their Hearts is a standalone paranormal shifter mfm romance with a HEA and NO cheating!<br />

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