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Title This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781408842409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

Title This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2013-11-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780062236692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore. As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter, wife, and writer.

The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett

Title The Getaway Car
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Byliner Originals
Release Date 2011-08-29
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1614520666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The journey from the head to the hand is perilous and lined with bodies. It is the road on which nearly everyone who wants to write-and many of the people who do write-get lost."So writes Ann Patchett in "The Getaway Car", a wry, wisdom-packed memoir of her life as a writer. Here, for the first time, one of America's most celebrated authors ("State of Wonder", "Bel Canto", "Truth and Beauty"), talks at length about her literary career-the highs and the lows-and shares advice on the craft and art of writing. In this fascinating look at the development of a novelist, we meet Patchett's mentors (Allan Gurganas, Grace Paley, Russell Banks), see where she made wrong turns (poetry), and learn how she gets the pages written (an unromantic process of pure hard work). Woven through engaging anecdotes from Patchett's life are lessons about writing that offer an inside peek into the storytelling process and provide a blueprint for anyone wanting to give writing a serious try. The bestselling author gives pointers on everything from finding ideas to constructing a plot to combating writer's block. More than that, she conveys the joys and rewards of a life spent reading and writing. "What I like about the job of being a novelist, and at the same time what I find so exhausting about it, is that it's the closest thing to being God that you're ever going to get," she writes. "All of the decisions are yours. You decide when the sun comes up. You decide who gets to fall in love..."In this Byliner Original by the new digital publisher Byliner, "The Getaway Car" is a delightful autobiography-cum-user's guide that appeals to both inspiring writers and anyone who loves a great story.

The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Title The Happy Marriage
Author Tahar Ben Jelloun
Publisher Melville House
Release Date 2016-01-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781612194660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco’s greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion.” —The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple—first from the husband’s point of view, then from the wife’s—just as legal reforms are about to change women’s rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within his illness and desperate to break free of a deeply destructive relationship, he finds escape in writing a secret book about his hellish marriage. When his wife finds it, she responds point by point with her own version of the facts, offering her own striking and incisive reinterpretation of their story. Who is right and who is wrong? A thorny issue in a society where marriage remains a sacrosanct institution, but where there’s also a growing awareness of women’s rights. And in their absorbing struggle, both sides of this modern marriage find out they may not be so enlightened after all.

A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias

Title A Happy Marriage
Author Rafael Yglesias
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2009-07-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781439109816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, and children -- and to Enrique. Spanning thirty years, this achingly honest story is about what it means for two people to spend a lifetime together -- and what makes a happy marriage. Yglesias's career as a novelist began in 1970 when he wrote an autobiographical novel at sixteen, hailed by critics for its stunning and revelatory depiction of adolescence. A Happy Marriage, his first work of fiction in thirteen years, was inspired by his relationship with his wife, Margaret, who died in 2004. Bold, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, even though we know what happens, Yglesias's beautiful novel will break every reader's heart -- while encouraging all of us with its clear-eyed evocation of the enduring value of marriage.

Title Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Author Cathy Kelly
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2018-07-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781538728802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bess is happy and in love with her new husband Edward, a recent widow. However, when she plans a big celebration for Edward's birthday, this May-December romance goes into a tailspin. She quickly realizes that joining a family isn't going to be as easy as she thought. Especially when it comes to getting along with her step-daughter, Jojo who can't seem to come to terms with her fathers new marriage, all the while battling inner-demons of her own. Jojo relies on her cousin Cari a fierce career-woman who isn't unnerved by anything except for facing the man who left her at the alter--the man who Bess invited to the party. Thanks to laughter, tears and a big surprise, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage. . . But will they find out before it's too late?

Title The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Author John Gottman, Ph.D.
Publisher Harmony
Release Date 2002-02-04
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780609899533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.

Title What Makes a Marriage Last
Author Marlo Thomas
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-05-05
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780062982599
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Power couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue have created a compelling and intimate collection of intriguing conversations with famous couples about their enduring marriages and how they have made them last through the challenges we all share. What makes a marriage last? Who doesn’t want to know the answer to that question? To unlock this mystery, iconic couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue crisscrossed the country and conducted intimate conversations with forty celebrated couples whose long marriages they’ve admired—from award-winning actors, athletes, and newsmakers to writers, comedians, musicians, and a former U.S. president and First Lady. Through these conversations, Marlo and Phil also revealed the rich journey of their own marriage. What Makes a Marriage Last offers practical and heartfelt wisdom for couples of all ages, and a rare glimpse into the lives of husbands and wives we have come to know and love. Marlo and Phil’s frequently funny, often touching, and always engaging conversations span the marital landscape—from that first rush of new love to keeping that precious spark alive, from navigating hard times to celebrating triumphs, from balancing work and play and family to growing better and stronger together. At once intimate, candid, revelatory, hilarious, instructive, and poignant, this book is a beautiful gift for couples of every age and stage. Featuring interviews with: Alan and Arlene Alda • Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter • James Carville and Mary Matalin Deepak and Rita Chopra • Patricia Cornwell and Staci Gruber Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden • Billy and Janice Crystal Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest • Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen Viola Davis and Julius Tennon • Gloria and Emilio Estefan Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan • Chip and Joanna Gaines Sanjay and Rebecca Gupta • Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka • Ron and Cheryl Howard Jesse and Jacqueline Jackson • Elton John and David Furnish John and Justine Leguizamo • LL COOL J and Simone I. Smith Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone • John McEnroe and Patty Smyth Mehmet and Lisa Oz • Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Bert Pogrebin • Rob and Michele Reiner Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos • Al Roker and Deborah Roberts Ray and Anna Romano • Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams Judges Judy and Jerry Sheindlin • George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth Sting and Trudie Styler • Capt. Chesley “Sully” and Lorrie Sullenberger Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner • Judith and Milton Viorst Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt • Bob Woodward and Elsa Walsh

The Book Of Songs by The Arthur Waley Estate

Title The Book of Songs
Author The Arthur Waley Estate
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-11-12
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781135651473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.

The Story Of An Hour by Kate Chopin

Title The Story Of An Hour
Author Kate Chopin
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-04-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 25
ISBN 9781443435192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mrs. Louise Mallard, afflicted with a heart condition, reflects on the death of her husband from the safety of her locked room. Originally published in Vogue magazine, “The Story of an Hour” was retitled as “The Dream of an Hour,” when it was published amid much controversy under its new title a year later in St. Louis Life. “The Story of an Hour” was adapted to film in The Joy That Kills by director Tina Rathbone, which was part of a PBS anthology called American Playhouse. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Title The Patron Saint of Liars
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2011-04-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780547548401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald). St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose's past won't be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth's; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

Title The Best American Short Stories 2006
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Mariner Books
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 388
ISBN 061854352X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Truth Beauty by Ann Patchett

Title Truth Beauty
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-13
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780061754814
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

His Redeeming Bride by Ruth Ann Nordin

Title His Redeeming Bride
Author Ruth Ann Nordin
Publisher Ruth Ann Nordin
Release Date 2010-01-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 149
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ready to give birth, Sarah Donner ends up newly widowed. She has to rely on the aid of the one man others had warned her about: Neil Craftsman. She knows of his tarnished past, and no respectable woman will go near him. But as she gets to know Neil, she learns that there is more to him than meets the eye. But when his past comes back to haunt him, will her newfound love be enough to redeem him?

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

Title The Paper Bag Princess
Author Robert N. Munsch
Publisher Paw Prints
Release Date 2012
Category Children's stories
Total Pages 23
ISBN 1442055308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After her castle and clothes are destroyed by the dragon, Princess Elizabeth, dressed only in a paper bag, sets out to rescue Prince Ronald, who was taken captive.

In Leah S Wake by Terri Giuliano Long

Title In Leah s Wake
Author Terri Giuliano Long
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Families
Total Pages 359
ISBN 0975453394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tyler family had the perfect life - until sixteen-year-old Leah decided she didn't want to be perfect anymore.While Leah's parents fight to save their daughter from destroying her brilliant future, Leah's younger sister, Justine, must cope with the damage her out-of-control sibling leaves in her wake. Will this family survive? What happens when love just isn't enough?Jodi Picoult fans will love In Leah's Wake - a heartbreaking, ultimately redemptive story about family, connection and our responsibility to those we love.

Title The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book
Author Various
Publisher Good Press
Release Date 2019-11-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 210
ISBN EAN:4057664627599
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

I Didn T Choose This by Rob Luciano

Title I Didn t Choose This
Author Rob Luciano
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2013-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 310
ISBN 1481839489
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rob Luciano was living a life he had always dreamed and hoped for, which included a house in Connecticut, a loving wife, two beautiful children, and even an adorable poodle. However, on an October night in 2002, he brought his entire world crashing down with one life-changing declaration: He told his wife that he was gay. Now, he shares his personal experience navigating denial, confusion, and the ultimate freedom of embracing the truth in his dramatic memoir, I Didn't Choose This: One Man's Journey Through Childhood, Marriage, Parenthood, and Divorce, Before Finally Accepting His Sexual Orientation. I Didn't Choose This charts the trajectory of his lifelong journey toward accepting his sexual orientation after decades of ignoring the signs and avoiding the subject by whatever means possible. After being married for several years, he finally confronted as an adult what he had run away from since childhood. Coming out, however, did not turn out to be the toughest mountain he would climb. Rob still had much to learn about himself, as well as what it means to live as a gay man in the world today. By candidly revealing the range of emotions that he processed, he hopes to share with others his own path toward self-love and acceptance so that they may find the same inner peace - as well as offer the friends and loved ones of gay individuals new insight to better understand the nature of sexual orientation. With refreshing intimacy and raw honesty, I Didn't Choose This: One Man's Journey Through Childhood, Marriage, Parenthood, and Divorce, Before Finally Accepting His Sexual Orientation offers a probing, highly personal immersion inside a topic that many people grapple with. As Rob learned to stop thinking about the world as it viewed him, but rather how he saw the world through the eyes of a gay man, his life gained new and richer meaning. Anyone who is ready to accept who they really are will find support, comfort, and reflection from this invaluable life story.

No Kinda Life by Ryan King

Title No Kinda Life
Author Ryan King
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date 2012-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 100
ISBN 1479235067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the world as we know it falls, the New Texas Republic rises to face the harsh realities of holding civilization together one town at a time. Such is the task before Austin Reynolds, Texas Ranger, as he rides into the community of New Hope where a shifty-eyed mayor, his alluring and beautiful assistant, and a blind prophesying preacher complicate an inevitable battle against wild northern raiders. No Kinda Life is a post-apocalyptic adventure and traditional western rolled together into a riveting short novel.

Conviction by D. Sidebottom

Title Conviction
Author D. Sidebottom
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-05-26
Category
Total Pages 222
ISBN 1512277312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our choices can change. Our lives can change. Our views can change. But can our hearts ever change what they feel?No matter how hard we try to choose the right way forward, our destinies are planned out from very early on, our lives mapped out the way fate deems fit for us. Our beliefs will always be varied but we all remain headstrong and wilful in our selfish views... that is until what you thought was fact proves to be fiction and what was unquestionable now blurs the lines of reason.Or hope becomes misery and love becomes hate.In the conclusion to Jake and Isla's story, the road to hell seems to be the easiest route available when truths turn into lies and loyalty turns to betrayal. But is their love stronger than the hatred inside them? Are their souls tough enough to survive the explosion and is their passion strong enough to endure the agony?It's time for Jake and Isla to fight together, for one another and then finally... against each other.