No Sex in the City

No Sex in the City
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-07-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780863567162

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It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . Esma is a modern Muslim woman with an age-old dilemma. She is well-educated, well-travelled and has excellent taste in music, but the hunt for Mr Right leads her to a number of Mr Wrongs. Together with wild-haired Ruby, principled Lisa, and drop-dead gorgeous Nirvana, Esma forms the No Sex in the City Club. Her quest for The One (or Mr Almost-Perfect) was never going to be easy, but soon enough it takes an unexpected and thrilling detour. 'Filled with humour and honesty, Randa has lifted the veil on arranged marriages and Muslim society, and proves that finding The One isn't easy for anyone, regardless of religion.' Kate Forster, author of The Perfect Location 'An enjoyable and unusual book about finding love down the arranged marriage route. Funny, wise and moving, it is also a tribute to the fabulous power of female friendship.' Jaishree Misra, author of Secrets and Lies and Secrets and Sins 'A lot of fun ... there's a great deal of enjoyment to be had reading this tale!' Shelina Janmohamed

The Adventures and Confessions of an American Drama Queen in Turkey

The Adventures and Confessions of an American Drama Queen in Turkey
Author: Barbara A. Lawrence
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2014-02-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781491859650

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Set in modern day Turkey this is the true story of a woman who, after taking stock of her life, asked the proverbial question, "Is that all there is?" She had a devoted husband, a comfortable lifestyle in an upscale suburb of a Midwestern town, a bevy of close friends and a stellar career as an educator. She and her husband spent their holidays jetting around the world to exotic locations. She was respected and loved in her community. Yet, none of this was enough. In the midst of a crowded room, she felt alone. She was haunted by the fear that she was never good enough. She needed the constant rush of adrenaline that comes from living on the edge. After feeling that she had exhausted all of the possibilities that her Midwestern setting provided for this, she decided to accept a teaching position in southeastern Turkey and signed a two year contract. Little did she know that this decision would end up altering the course of her life forever . It describes in exquisite detail many of the startling differences she encountered as she attempted to assimilate into the Turkish culture It's a humorous, compelling, and heart-wrenching true story about one woman's struggle to finally find happiness and fulfillment.

The Eighth Time s the Charm

The Eighth Time s the Charm
Author: Theodore P. Panaretos
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781449058630

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The lawyer hiring the author in this matter had seen the author in action during a trial, which was the factor in their collaboration. The book is compiled with access to all the transcripts gathered during trial as well as copious notes taken during research and trial preparation. The entire book is factual, with no window dressing fiction.

They Call Me Oil Can

They Call Me Oil Can
Author: Dennis Boyd,Mike Shalin
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781617496547

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Speaking candidly to veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin for the first time about his often tumultuous career in Major League Baseball, Dennis &“Oil Can&” Boyd recounts a life that began in the Deep South of Mississippi, and the events that led him toward great heights atop the pitcher's mound at Fenway Park. As part of a stellar rotation alongside Bruce Hurst and a young Roger Clemens, Boyd served a dazzling array of pitches to opposing batters, most notably during the Boston Red Sox ill-fated 1986 World Series run against the New York Mets; and while he was at once brilliant and focused on the mound, off the field—as he affectingly reveals here—Boyd was unraveled by the personal battles he waged with substance abuse and destructive mood swings. As one of the few African American starting pitchers in the history of baseball, Boyd offers a candid, insightful, and often funny portrait of an athlete with boundless passion for the game, his teammates, and the Boston Red Sox.

He Called Me Sister

He Called Me Sister
Author: Suzanne Craig Robertson
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2023-02-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781640655966

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The fascinating, moving story of a friendship with an inmate on death row It was a clash of race, privilege, and circumstance when Alan Robertson first signed up through a church program to visit Cecil Johnson on Death Row, to offer friendship and compassion. Alan's wife Suzanne had no intention of being involved, but slowly, through phone calls and letters, she began to empathize and understand him. That Cecil and Suzanne eventually became such close friends—a white middle-class woman and a Black man who grew up devoid of advantage—is a testament to perseverance, forgiveness, and love, but also to the notion that differences don’t have to be barriers. This book recounts a fifteen-year friendship and how trust and compassion were forged despite the difficult circumstances, and how Cecil ended up ministering more to Suzanne’s family than they did to him. The story details how Cecil maintained inexplicable joy and hope despite the tragic events of his life and how Suzanne, Alan, and their two daughters opened their hearts to a man convicted of murder. Cecil Johnson was executed Dec. 2, 2009.

The Anglo American

The Anglo American
Author: Henry Gardiner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1813
Genre: Cape
ISBN: NYPL:33433003345570

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They Called Me Mayer July

They Called Me Mayer July
Author: Mayer Kirshenblatt,Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-09-24
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780520249615

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The author reccounts his youth as a Jewish child in Poland before the second World War.

Who Am I and What Is in a Life

Who Am I and What Is in a Life
Author: Denise Hamilton
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2019-07-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781644921722

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We all can remember, as a child, how we would daydream. I remember how I would sit and dream of growing up. I would wonder: would I be tall? Would I be skinny? Would I marry? Where will I live? Would I be rich or poor? Daydreams were an escape from what real life was like. Looking back, I realize that survival was the goal of life, living in a poor neighborhood and an abusive, dysfunctional family. As a family, we worked through many problems to simply survive. As an adult, all of our family members paid an emotional price, and some physical prices for surviving our childhood. I give God the praise for helping my siblings and me. God gave us the strength and the spiritual awareness to overcome the pitfalls that were placed in our life. There were many who would never make it out of the mindset of defeat. Together, as siblings pledging to always be there to help each other, no matter what, we would make it out of what should have been our destiny to live as our parents did in poverty and sin. Our destiny and legacy for our own children could have been very different. This is the story of my family and how each of us found our way through life and found our destiny.