Black maids clean the toilets but they have their own at the back of the house. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home from college: she may have a degree, but her mother won't be happy until Skeeter has a ring on her finger.
She would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared. Aibileen is a black maid, a smart woman raising her seventeenth white child.
Something has shifted inside her since the death of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. Aibileen's best friend is Minny, short, fat and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi.
She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue. Seemingly different as can be, these three women will come together for a clandestine project that will put their lives at risk.
The Help is about how women, whether they are mothers or daughters, the help or the boss, relate to each other. It's about the emotions of domestic life: pride, competition on the cooking and home front, and the horrible feeling that those who look after your children may understand them and even love them better than you(less)
By the author of "Coma" and "Fever"(less)
. In a seedy D.
C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death.
The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.
To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite.
Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.
Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For somone has read Darby's brief.
Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime. About the Author : John Grisham has contributed to The Pelican Brief as an author.
John Grisham is the renowned author of numerous novels, and he is a former legislator originally from Mississippi(less)
By the author of "Coma" and "Fever"(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)
" Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever. About the Author : Vladimir Nabokov has contributed to Pnin 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)
Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished. For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important).
Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age.
For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it.In every way a groundbreaking work, "The One Thing You Need To Know" offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level(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)
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)
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)
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’ This major new interpretation of the life of Gandhi adds a new dimension to our understanding of this extraordinary figure of twentieth-century history. Drawing on material neglected by earlier biographers, Kathryn Tidrick provides a highly original account of Gandhi’s beliefs, their origins, and their expression in his political views and personal behaviour.
She revealingly examines Gandhi’s ideas about the relationship between sexual temptation and spiritual power, and the bizarre and scandalous behaviour that resulted. The fresh light that Tidrick throws on her subject reveals not the secular saint of popular myth but a difficult and self-obsessed man driven to pursue the world-changing destiny that he believed was marked out for him.
Gandhi’s conception of his personal destiny grew out of the religious influences to which he was exposed as a student in London and developed in the context of the Indian independence(less)
Dedication. A few words.
Before the Parsi Theatre. 2.
The origins of the Parsi Theatre. 3.
The development of the Parsi Theatre. 4.
Urdu dramatists of the Parsi stage. 5.
The Parsi Theatrical companies. 6.
Parsi actors. 7.
Other elements of the Parsi Theatre. 8.
The Indar Sabha and its influence. 9.
Impact of the Parsi theatrical companies. Appendix: The beginnings of Hindu drama in Bombay and Maharashtra.
"From its inception in 1853, Parsi theatre rapidly developed into a mobile, company-based entertainment that reached across colonial and princely India and extended overseas into Southeast Asia. Like its counterparts in modern Bengali and Marathi, it employed the prevailing local languages (Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi), used the European-style proscenium with richly painted backdrop curtains and trick stage effects, and depended on spectacle and melodrama to create audience appeal.
Simultaneously, it ushered in the conventions and techniques(less)
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