Mrs. O'Malley, a Catholic, desparate for grandchildren, confronts her daughter only to be rebuked.
They take on a lodger, Kevin, David's lifelong friend of whom Mrs O'Malley disapproves. Unable to pursue his marital duties, David, to please his mother-in-law by satisfying her want for a grandchild, approaches Kevin to perform the act for him.
Mary approves and invites Kevin (to save face) only when she is in one of her deep sleeps. However, Kevin, feeling guilty, calls on a work mate, Randy, a devout catholic, to do the deed for him.
Mary, to her mother's great pleasure, produced two boy twins and through a nosy neighbour discovers the rightful father. Randy, being a catholic, she approves - and David and Kevin find relief in each others company and are quite happy to become loving uncles.
The novel, high comedy with many intriguing characters and by plots, makes for entertaining reading(less)
By the author of "Coma" and "Fever"(less)
By the author of "Coma" and "Fever"(less)
Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. About the Author : Vladimir Nabokov has contributed to Lolita as an author.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), one of the 20th century's greatest writers in both Russian and English, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and spent his adult life in Germany, France, the United States, and Switzerland.
In addition to his literary work, he was a passionate lepidopterist and chess player. His books include "Lolita, Pale Fire, The Real Light of Sebastian Knight, Laughter in the Dark", and many more(less)
Youll learn: Why youve chosen the partners you have and how to make better choices, How much sexual chemistry you and your partner really have, The ten types of relationships that wont work, How your childhood memories may be affecting your love life, The six essential qualities to look for in a mate, How to spot fatal flaws in a partner, Why you may be falling in love for the wrong reason. If youre single or divorced: read this book to understand why your past choices werent right for you and how to get it right this time.
If youre in love: learn how to be 100% certain that this relationship is the one for you. If youre married: discover how to understand and balance your differences so that you can live happily together every day.
Repackaged and redesigned for the modern reader with an iconic new cover, Are You The One For Me? is the last word in finding the right type of companionship for you. About the Author: Barbara De Angelis, Ph.
D., is one of the worlds most eminent relationship and personal growth psychologists.
Active for over 25 years, Barbara was one of the first voices to advocate self-help in the 1980s and was among the first nationally-recognised motivational teachers on television. Her messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives have reached millions across the globe.
She lives in Santa Barbara, California(less)
As a consequence, Dr. Daniel Lowell - inventorof a technique that will take stem-cell research up to the next level - sees abarrier being raised before his biotech start-up.
These seemingly oppositepersonalities may clash during the Senate hearing, yet the two men share acommon failing. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his genuineconcern for the unborn; while Lowell's pursuit of massive personal wealth andcelebrity overrides any real consideration for his patient's well-being.
Furthercomplicating their confrontation is the confidential news that Senator Butlerhas developed Parkinson's disease - which leads the senator and the researcherinto a Faustian pact. Taken straightout of tomorrow's headlines, Seizure is cautionary tale for this agewhen new biotechnological discoveries are pulling us ever further into apromising yet frightening new world(less)
Mary Ann Evans: the life extraordinary. I.
1. Mary Ann Evans in early life.
2. The days with coventry.
3. The westminister review.
4. Scenes of clerical review.
5. Adam Bede.
6. The mill on the floss.
7. Silas marner.
8. Middle life.
10. Felix holt.
11. The Spanish gypsy.
13. Daniel Deronda.
II. General critical notes on George Eliot's thoughts, philosophy and writing.
"During a time when writing was a strictly male occupation, Mary Ann Evans chose the pseudonym "George Eliot" in order to publish herself. She worked as a sub-editor for the Westminister Review in London; thus, it was easy for her to slide her work in to be published.
In 1858, she published "Scenes of Clerical Life", her first book of stories under her pseudonym. It was until after imposters were trying to claim authorship of her first novel, Adam(less)
With the help of her faithful friends Liz and Steph, Kelly Ann manages to muck it all up and finds that the path of true love never runs smoothly! Can her relationship with Chris survive being found by his parents semiclothed in their living room on the day of his surprise birthday party? Or her wild girls' holiday to the domain of the holiday rep, Faliraki? Can Kelly Ann get through all these crises and manage to singlehandedly look after her sister's baby and the fake baby school have given her as a project too? This work is a hilarious riot of teenage fumblings, terrible teachers and skincare made from porri! dge. More embarrassingly funny revelations from the new queen of teen-lit!(less)
The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors hoping to marry her, thereby gaining control of the land. But when a naked, half-drowned man washes up on the beach, everything changes.
Told through the eyes of Klymene, a young girl who is like a daughter to Penelope, this is a timeless story of passion, jealousy, gods, and royalty in the aftermath of war. About the Author : Adele Geras has contributed to Ithaka as an author.
AD+LE GERAS is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England(less)
While Lucy's husband, Greg, retreats into himself, his and Lucy's eight-year-old daughter, Sophie, has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, "The Secret Garden.
" As its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them, so, too, do Lucy's secrets--some big, some small. Peeling back the layers of her friend's life, Ellie is forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she'd hoped to escape.
And suddenly Ellie's carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life--and the lives of those around her--forever. About the Author : Julie Buxbaum has contributed to After You as an author.
Julie Buxbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. The Opposite of Love is her first novel(less)
How long will she be able to withstand the pressure of the numerous suitors who seek her hand (and Ithaka) - and will she remain as faithful as mythology states, or might she fall in love with one of them? The vivid colours of life on the abundant island of Ithaka are evoked with magic and warmth, as Penelope and those around her tell their own incredible stories. Interspersed with wonderful verse retellings of Odysseus' adventures, this is a thrilling novel with a contemporary feel(less)
" -- Horn Book(less)
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