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An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Kerry Cook,Megan Gressor
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0908988613
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  • Genre : Books
  • All the world loves a lover, so the saying goes. An Affair to Remember is a warm and intimate account of 43 of the world’s greatest love stories – captivating tales of grand passions, charismatic personalities and extraordinary exploits. Some of these affairs shocked the world, others altered the course of history. Included in the book are the stories of Lord Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Victoria and David Beckham, Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas, Victoria and Albert, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, and many more. But whether their outcomes were happy or tragic, all make fascinating reading – and all were affairs to remember.

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    An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Karen Hawkins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061895951
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An arrogant earl looking for the perfect wife; a strong-minded governess determined to transform him into the perfect man--who will win?

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    The Talisman Ring
  • Author : Georgette Heyer
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781446456392
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer! 'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser 'As incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's novels' Joanne Harris 'Triumphantly good' India Knight _____________ Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor his beautiful young cousin, Eustacie, share the slightest inclination to marry one another. Yet it is Eustacie's grandfather's dying wish, made on his deathbed. For there is no one else to look after and provide for Eustacie while his heir, Ludovic, remains a fugitive from justice after allegedly murdering a man in a dispute over a priceless family heirloom. And so the hunt is on - to find Ludovic and bring him home as well as the Talisman Ring ... Romance, a murder mystery, a proposed marriage of convenience, and the hunt for a golden ring lie at the heart of one of Georgette Heyer's funniest and fastest-paced romantic comedies to date. _____________ Readers love The Talisman Ring ... ***** 'Fantastic rip roaring comedy- mystery- farce, with not one romance, but two!' ***** 'I love this book. I love the characters; I love the plot.' ***** 'I know I'll be rereading it whenever I need a good laugh.' ***** 'I could not put this book down.' ***** 'It's hilarious and made me laugh out loud. Definitely one of Heyer's best.'

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    An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Harkeerat Anand
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9789382665144
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Filled with cheesy motivational posters, computer workstations crammed side by side, dumb bosses/ blondes and bored employees looking for a career change – ABCDEF Corp., a software giant, rankles with a sameness of a suffocating software giant’s existence. Until one man and his best friend take things into their hands. What follows is a series of misadventures, flushing both men down a pink-caked urinal of self-destruction. Set in a city that once was, in an IT giant that once was, the two men journey through a cobweb of friendship, ambition, embezzlement, crime, and most importantly, love. Will they survive ABCDEF Corp.? More so, will ABCDEF Corp. survive them? Peppy, wild and bitterly sarcastic, An Affair to Remember! is a modern-day retelling of a decades-old classic.

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    An Affair to Dismember
  • Author : elise sax
  • Publisher : 13 Lakes Publishing
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember “Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis My name’s Gladie Burger, and my Grandma Zelda says that I have “The Gift.” That means that I’m going to be a great matchmaker, and it probably means that I can know things that can’t be known. Just like my grandma. She knows who should be matched with who, and she also knows what the weather’s going to be weeks in advance. Some people call that a Third Eye. Some people call it psychic. Some people call it weird. I’m betting Grandma is wrong. The only “gift” I’ve had in my life is not being able to hold down a job. I might have a commitment problem. But I’m helping her out in the matchmaking business, anyway. So far, I haven’t made a match, and now after our neighbor across the street fell, hit his head, and died, I can’t stop thinking that maybe his death was no accident. Maybe it was murder. I may have commitment issues, but I seem totally committed to finding out if he was murdered and who murdered him. The annoying Chief of Police—who unfortunately turns my insides into molten estrogen jelly—thinks I should be committed for sticking my nose in where it doesn’t belong. Luckily, another neighbor is just as hot as the Chief, and he’s more than happy to support my sleuthing. Ditto my best friends Bridget and Lucy. It’s a toss-up if I’ll solve this mystery, get killed in the process, get arrested, or find true love. An Affair to Dismember is the first book in the Matchmaker Mysteries series. It is a humorous and romantic small-town mystery. Matchmaker Mysteries…Sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.

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    A Venetian Affair
  • Author : Andrea Di Robilant
  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 184115542X
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  • Genre : London (England)
  • The true story of forbidden love in eighteenth-century Venice between an Italian noble and the brilliant, illegitimate daughter of an English baronet. In 1754 Andrea Memmo, the dashing and gifted scion of a distinguished catholic family, fell in love with illegitimate English beauty, Giustiniana Wynne. This match went against every convention of their day; it was an 'impossible love'. The lovers chased each other through peeling palazzos, ballrooms, salons, theatres and gambling dens, rubbing shoulders with legendary figures such as Canaletto and their friend, Casanova. Increasingly desperate, they decided Giustiniana should marry to conceal their relationship. A summer passed in flirting with the English Consul, Joseph Smith, but he soon saw through the deception and the affair became public. The consequences were disastrous. Casanova was imprisoned for his 'pernicious' influence. society in the hunt for a new husband. Her love for Memmo had lingering consequences that were to break this match, and she left again for London, hoping to build a new life, but a different fate lay in store... Andrea di Robilant is Andrea Memmo's great great great grandson. The idea to write A Venetian Affair was planted when his father discovered Andrea's letters to Giustiniana mouldering in the attic of the family's crumbling Venetian palazzo. His father's violent murder inspired di Robilant to fulfil his father's dream to write about the lovers, and this fascinating, romantic tale is the result of di Robilant's dedication and passion.

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    The Aspern Papers
  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 9781681951898
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • How Far Would You Go Just To Nurture Your Obsession? “That was originally what I had loved him for: that at a period when our native land was nude and crude and provincial, when the famous 'atmosphere' it is supposed to lack was not even missed, when literature was lonely there and art and form almost impossible, he had found the means to live and write like one of the first; to be free and general and not at all afraid; to feel, understand, and express everything.” - Henry James, The Aspern Papers An anonymous narrator arrives in Venice to retrieve Jeffrey Aspern’s - an American poet and his idol - love letters. There he finds Juliana Bordereau and his aging niece who may or may not have the letters in question. To convince Juliana, the narrator tries to seduce the niece, Miss Tita but is he willing to pay the price? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

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    Cary Grant
  • Author : Scott Eyman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781501191398
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "Scott Eyman, author of the New York Times bestseller JOHN WAYNE: The Life and Legend, has written an incisive, definitive biography of another great Hollywood legend, Cary Grant, drawing in part on new research into Grant's all-important early years, which permanently shaped his life"--

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    The Cairo Affair
  • Author : Olen Steinhauer
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781250036148
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of New York Times bestseller The Tourist... Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated. Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. Foreign agents pass him occasional information, he returns the favor, and everyone's happy. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fall-out wherever it leads. American analyst Jibril Aziz knows more about Stumbler, a covert operation rejected by the CIA, than anyone. So when it appears someone else has obtained a copy of the blueprints, Jibril alone knows the danger it represents. As these players converge in Cairo in the New York Times bestseller, The Cairo Affair, Olen Steinhauer's masterful manipulations slowly unveil a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.

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    An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Harry Warren
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080983177
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  • Genre : Motion picture music
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    An Affair To Remember/When Falcone's World Stops Turning/When Christakos Meets His Match/When Da Silva Breaks The Rules
  • Author : Abby Green
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781489268914
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Falcone's World Stops Turning Rafaele Falcone runs his luxury auto empire and private life with the same ice–cold ruthlessness, always demanding the best. So he doesn't hesitate to ask brilliant engineer Samantha Rourke to join his company – even though he walked away from her years before. That sexy Italian accent still sends shivers down Sam's spine, but Falcone is about to discover her deepest secret – one that will send his world spinning! When Christakos Meets His Match The 'fasten seatbelt' sign hasn't even been switched off before the chemistry is mile–high between airline CEO Alexio Christakos and Sidonie Fitzgerald! Alexio finds Sidonie's unaffected innocence has him hooked – and he's determined to enjoy a night of pleasure in her arms. Sidonie is meant to be sorting out her life, but Alexio is the ultimate distraction – until he learns of her strained finances and accuses her of wanting more than just his body! But Sidonie's innocence masks a backbone of steel, and she won't take his accusation lying down... When Da Silva Breaks The Rules Reclusive billionaire Cesar Da Silva has hit the headlines. Not only are his family secrets about to be exposed, but he's been caught kissing Lexie Anderson on the set of her latest movie! A reliable source suggests he is helping Miss Anderson over her last heartbreak and, if their chemistry so far is anything to go by, this is one match that's bound to be explosive!

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    Must You Go?
  • Author : Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780385669108
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A moving testament to modern literature's most celebrated marriage: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer, Antonia Fraser. In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together. Must You Go? is based on Fraser's recollections and on the diaries she has kept since October 1968. She shares Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.

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    The End of the Affair
  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781504052474
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Graham Greene’s masterful novel of love and betrayal in World War II London is “undeniably a major work of art” (The New Yorker). Maurice Bendrix, a writer in Clapham during the Blitz, develops an acquaintance with Sarah Miles, the bored, beautiful wife of a dull civil servant named Henry. Maurice claims it’s to divine a character for his novel-in-progress. That’s the first deception. What he really wants is Sarah, and what Sarah needs is a man with passion. So begins a series of reckless trysts doomed by Maurice’s increasing romantic demands and Sarah’s tortured sense of guilt. Then, after Maurice miraculously survives a bombing, Sarah ends the affair—quickly, absolutely, and without explanation. It’s only when Maurice crosses paths with Sarah’s husband that he discovers the fallout of their duplicity—and it’s more unexpected than Maurice, Henry, or Sarah herself could have imagined. Adapted for film in both 1956 and 1999, Greene’s novel of all that inspires love—and all that poisons it—is “singularly moving and beautiful” (Evelyn Waugh).

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    An Affair with a House
  • Author : Bunny Williams
  • Publisher : Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1584794704
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Architecture
  • An inspirational account of living in a country house describes how the author, a renowned interior designer, and her husband, an antiques dealer, renovated, restored, and decorated an eighteenth-century New England manor house and its abandoned gardens, using photographs, how-to advice, and recipes to describe the day-to-day realities of creating a comfortable country home.

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    An Affair of Spies
  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9781250282477
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the winner of the National Jewish Book Award—Ronald H. Balson's An Affair of Spies tells of a spy mission to rescue a defector from Germany and prevent the Nazis from creating an atomic bomb. Nathan Silverman grew up in Berlin in the 1920s, the son of a homemaker and a theoretical physicist. His idyllic childhood was soon marred by increasing levels of bigotry against his family and the rest of the Jewish community, and after his uncle is arrested on Kristallnacht, he leaves Germany for New York City with only his mother’s wedding ring to sell for survival. While attending an evening course at Columbia in 1942, Nathan notices a recruitment poster on a university wall and decides to enlist in the military and help fight the Nazi regime. To his surprise, he is quickly selected for a special assignment; he is trained as a spy, and ordered to report to the Manhattan Project. There he learns that the Allies are racing to develop a nuclear weapon before the Nazis, and a German theoretical physicist is hoping to defect. The physicist was a friend of his father's, and Nathan's mission is to return to Berlin via France and smuggle him out of Europe. Nathan will be accompanied by Dr. Allison Fisher, a brilliant young scientist who can speak French; he travels to her lab at the University of Chicago for a crash course in nuclear physics, then they embark on their adventure. Nathan and Allison soon develop feelings for one another, but as their relationship deepens they move ever closer to their dangerous goal. Will they be able to escape Europe with the defector and start a new life together, or will they fail their mission and become two more casualties of war? An Affair of Spies is an action-packed tale of heroism and love in the face of unspeakable evil. Author Ronald H. Balson has applied his unmatched talent for evocative and painstakingly authentic storytelling to the high-stakes world of espionage and created his most thrilling novel yet.

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    Catherine the Great & Potemkin
  • Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN : 9780593467916
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, territories that define the Russian sphere of influence to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving each of them free to take younger lovers. But these “twin souls” never stopped loving each other. Drawing on the pair’s intimate letters and on vast research, Simon Sebag Montefiore's widely acclaimed biography restores these imperial partners to their rightful place as titans of their age.

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    Leo McCarey
  • Author : Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0810852632
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • This first full-length biography of a legendary and award-winning Hollywood writer, producer, and director (Duck Soup, My Favorite Wife, An Affair to Remember, Going My Way, and The Bells of St. Mary's) explores the director's life as filtered through his art. Gehring maintains that McCarey's films were often a reworking of his antiheroic self. In addition, the apparent diversity of his films actually represents an interrelated web of various comedy genres and a pattern of antiheroic characters and themes.

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    An Affair at Stonecliffe
  • Author : Candace Camp
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780369720306
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this delightful new Regency romance from New York Times bestseller Candace Camp, a feisty commoner and a ruthless aristocrat spar in all the right ways. Noelle Rutherford would do anything for her young son, Gil. A fiercely independent woman recently widowed, Noelle is determined to raise Gil alone. After all, her late husband Adam Rutherford married her for love, which infuriated his aristocratic family. Gil is Noelle’s whole world, and she will not have him wrested from her by haughty nobles. But she may not have a choice unless she’s prepared to run. One awful night, Noelle is confronted by Carlisle Thorne, a handsome yet severe, irascible man sent by the Rutherfords. Noelle is horrified when Carlisle offers her money in exchange for taking Gil to be raised at the Rutherford estate, Stonecliffe. Knowing that Carlisle will use any means necessary to take her son from her, Noelle flees, Gil at her side. Thus begins an epic rivalry that spans five years—a battle of wits between two unforgettable characters bound together by fate and fortune. However, when danger threatens, these enemies must come together to protect what matters most… even if it means losing their hearts.

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    An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Christopher Andersen
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0380731584
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Draws on interviews with the renowned actress to tell the poignant story of her longtime partnership with Spencer Tracy

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    Wild Game
  • Author : Adrienne Brodeur
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9781328519030
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother's affair with her husband's closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Brodeau was driven into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. In her memoir she examines how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. -- adapted from jacket

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    Cleaving
  • Author : Julie Powell
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316054485
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do -- until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her memoir, Cleaving. Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs -- tough physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts. The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world -- from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.

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    A Hundred Little Flames
  • Author : Preeti Shenoy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9386850427
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  • Genre : Country life
  • Sometimes, a journey back is a step forward. When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man? To make matters worse, Jairaj, Ayan's domineering father has his own plans and is determined to have his way. Soon, Ayan has to come to terms with the hard realities of life and the blindness of greed as he and Gopal Shanker learn that life can sometimes unravel in unanticipated ways. A young man, whose life lies ahead of him. An old man, whose life is all in the past. And a few months that change everything. A Hundred Little Flames is a charming account of a relationship across generations and also a meditative look at the issues of old people. Preeti Shenoy's foray into new fictional terrain is an absolute triumph!

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    Three Rings
  • Author : Daniel Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781681376394
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A memoir, biography, work of history, and literary criticism all in one, this moving book tells the story of three exiled writers—Erich Auerbach, François Fénelon, and W. G. Sebald—and their relationship with the classics, from Homer to Mimesis. In a genre-defying book hailed as “exquisite” (The New York Times) and “spectacular” (The Times Literary Supplement), the best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of the stories we tell. Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics of the past to create masterpieces of their own—works that pondered the nature of narrative itself: Erich Auerbach, the Jewish philologist who fled Hitler’s Germany and wrote his classic study of Western literature, Mimesis, in Istanbul; François Fénelon, the seventeenth-century French archbishop whose ingenious sequel to the Odyssey, The Adventures of Telemachus—a veiled critique of the Sun King and the best-selling book in Europe for a hundred years—resulted in his banishment; and the German novelist W.G. Sebald, self-exiled to England, whose distinctively meandering narratives explore Odyssean themes of displacement, nostalgia, and separation from home. Intertwined with these tales of exile and artistic crisis is an account of Mendelsohn’s struggle to write two of his own books—a family saga of the Holocaust and a memoir about reading the Odyssey with his elderly father—that are haunted by tales of oppression and wandering. As Three Rings moves to its startling conclusion, a climactic revelation about the way in which the lives of its three heroes were linked across borders, languages, and centuries forces the reader to reconsider the relationship between narrative and history, art and life.

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    Elizabeth Taylor
  • Author : Elizabeth Taylor
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 0743254384
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Profiles the film star's collection of jewelry, providing descriptions of her most noteworthy pieces and describing their representation of particular relationships and events in her life.

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    An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062391070
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The son of a duke and an infamous mother, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, fought his way to respectability. Now, the most eligible bachelor in London, marriage-shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation, good breeding, and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets. But when he strikes a deal to be seen “courting” a sweet young debutante whose notorious older sister has blemished her chances for marriage, Rexton is unexpectedly drawn to the highly inappropriate, calamitous Tillie, Lady Landsdowne herself. After a scandalous incident that sent shockwaves throughout society and disgraced her, Tillie refuses to cower in the face of the ton. Instead, she will hold her head high as she serves as chaperone for her younger sister, but Tillie is convinced Rexton’s courtship is shrouded with secrets—ones she vows to uncover. However, doing so requires getting dangerously close to the devilishly handsome and forbidden marquess…

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    Brokeback Mountain
  • Author : Annie Proulx
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780743275309
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations.

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    An Affair of the Heart
  • Author : Dilys Powell
  • Publisher : Eland Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1780601565
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  • Genre : Perachōra (Greece)
  • Dilys Powell's love affair with Greece and the Greeks began on a sun-baked archaeological dig in 1931. Joining her husband the archaeologist Humfry Payne on the remote peninsula of Perachora, she came to know the villagers who labored on the site, camping beside them year after year, for months at a time. Despite personal tragedy, the occupation of Greece and civil war, Powell's affair of the heart continued. She returned time and again through the '40s and '50s, and with each visit there was a reconciliation with her idyllic memories of the country. Both with Humfry and without, she explored remote mountains in the company of shepherds, isolated stretches of coast and island with local fishermen and olive-dotted hillsides with the subsistence farmers who worked them. Out of this she has fashioned a gem of a travel book.

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    I'll Have What She's Having
  • Author : Erin Carlson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316353908
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron's revered trilogy--When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle--which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from Mindy Kaling to Lena Dunham. In I'll Have What She's Having entertainment journalist Erin Carlson tells the story of the real Nora Ephron and how she reinvented the romcom through her trio of instant classics. With a cast of famous faces including Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Billy Crystal, Carlson takes readers on a rollicking, revelatory trip to Ephron's New York City, where reality took a backseat to romance and Ephron--who always knew what she wanted and how she wanted it--ruled the set with an attention to detail that made her actors feel safe but sometimes exasperated crew members. Along the way, Carlson examines how Ephron explored in the cinema answers to the questions that plagued her own romantic life and how she regained faith in love after one broken engagement and two failed marriages. Carlson also explores countless other questions Ephron's fans have wondered about: What sparked Reiner to snap out of his bachelor blues during the making of When Harry Met Sally? Why was Ryan, a gifted comedian trapped in the body of a fairytale princess, not the first choice for the role? After she and Hanks each separatel balked at playing Mail's Kathleen Kelly and Sleepless' Sam Baldwin, what changed their minds? And perhaps most importantly: What was Dave Chappelle doing ... in a turtleneck? An intimate portrait of a one of America's most iconic filmmakers and a look behind the scenes of her crowning achievements, I'll Have What She's Having is a vivid account of the days and nights when Ephron, along with assorted cynical collaborators, learned to show her heart on the screen.

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    Spencer Tracy
  • Author : James Curtis
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 1025
  • ISBN : 9780307262899
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A major portrait of the revered screen actor, written with the cooperation of his daughter, draws on personal records to cover his family life, his battle with alcoholism, and his long-time affair with Katharine Hepburn.

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    An Anniversary to Remember
  • Author : Cynthia Lueck Sowden
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0918420172
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Brighton S/A 7-17-98 $9.95.

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    An Affair to Remember
  • Author : Christopher P. Andersen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN : 1568653980
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Large type books
  • The remarkable love story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.

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    Good Stuff
  • Author : Jennifer Grant
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780307596673
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Jennifer Grant is the only child of Cary Grant, who was, and continues to be, the epitome of all that is elegant, sophisticated, and deft. Almost half a century after Cary Grant’s retirement from the screen, he remains the quintessential romantic comic movie star. He stopped making movies when his daughter was born so that he could be with her and raise her, which is just what he did. Good Stuff is an enchanting portrait of the profound and loving relationship between a daughter and her father, who just happens to be one of America’s most iconic male movie stars. Cary Grant’s own personal childhood archives were burned in World War I, and he took painstaking care to ensure that his daughter would have an accurate record of her early life. In Good Stuff, Jennifer Grant writes of their life together through her high school and college years until Grant’s death at the age of eighty-two. Cary Grant had a happy way of living, and he gave that to his daughter. He invented the phrase “good stuff” to mean happiness. For the last twenty years of his life, his daughter experienced the full vital passion of her father’s heart, and she now—delightfully—gives us a taste of it. She writes of the lessons he taught her; of the love he showed her; of his childhood as well as her own . . . Here are letters, notes, and funny cards written from father to daughter and those written from her to him . . . as well as bits of conversation between them (Cary Grant kept a tape recorder going for most of their time together). She writes of their life at 9966 Beverly Grove Drive, living in a farmhouse in the midst of Beverly Hills, playing, laughing, dining, and dancing through the thick and thin of Jennifer's growing up; the years of his work, his travels, his friendships with “old Hollywood royalty” (the Sinatras, the Pecks, the Poitiers, et al.) and with just plain-old royalty (the Rainiers) . . . We see Grant the playful dad; Grant the clown, sharing his gifts of laughter through his warm spirit; Grant teaching his daughter about life, about love, about boys, about manners and money, about acting and living. Cary Grant was given the indefinable incandescence of charm. He was a pip . . . Good Stuff captures his special quality. It gives us the magic of a father’s devotion (and goofball-ness) as it reveals a daughter’s special odyssey and education of loving, and being loved, by a dad who was Cary Grant.

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    Dear Cary
  • Author : Dyan Cannon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062079138
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannon’s captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywood’s Golden Age, inside America’s high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films—Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story—wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grant’s inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.

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    Mirror, Mirror
  • Author : Mark Pendergrast
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780786729906
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • Of all human inventions, the mirror is perhaps the one most closely connected to our own consciousness. As our first technology for contemplation of the self, the mirror is arguably as important an invention as the wheel. Mirror Mirror is the fascinating story of the mirror's invention, refinement, and use in an astonishing range of human activities -- from the fantastic mirrored rooms that wealthy Romans created for their orgies to the mirror's key role in the use and understanding of light. Pendergrast spins tales of the 2,500year mystery of whether Archimedes and his "burning mirror" really set faraway Roman ships on fire; the medieval Venetian glassmakers, who perfected the technique of making large, flat mirrors from clear glass and for whom any attempt to leave their cloistered island was punishable by death; Isaac Newton, whose experiments with sunlight on mirrors once left him blinded for three days; the artist David Hockney, who holds controversial ideas about Renaissance artists and their use of optical devices; and George Ellery Hale, the manic-depressive astronomer and telescope enthusiast who inspired (and gave his name to) the twentieth century's largest ground-based telescope. Like mirrors themselves, Mirror Mirror is a book of endless wonder and fascination.

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    Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend
  • Author : Mark Glancy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780190053147
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A definitive new account of the professional and personal life of one of Hollywood's most unforgettable, influential stars. Archie Leach was a poorly educated, working-class boy from a troubled family living in the backstreets of Bristol. Cary Grant was Hollywood's most debonair film star--the embodiment of worldly sophistication. Cary Grant: The Making of a Hollywood Legend tells the incredible story of how a sad, neglected boy became the suave, glamorous star many know and idolize. The first biography to be based on Grant's own personal papers, this book takes us on a fascinating journey from the actor's difficult childhood through years of struggle in music halls and vaudeville, a hit-and-miss career in Broadway musicals, and three decades of film stardom during Hollywood's golden age. Leaving no stone unturned, Cary Grant delves into all aspects of Grant's life, from the bitter realities of his impoverished childhood to his trailblazing role in Hollywood as a film star who defied the studio system and took control of his own career. Highlighting Grant's genius as an actor and a filmmaker, author Mark Glancy examines the crucial contributions Grant made to such classic films as Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Notorious (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), Charade (1963) and Father Goose (1964). Glancy also explores Grant's private life with new candor and insight throughout the book's nine sections, illuminating how Grant's search for happiness and fulfillment lead him to having his first child at the age of 62 and embarking on his fifth marriage at the age of 77. With this biography--complete with a chronological filmography of the actor's work--Glancy provides a definitive account of the professional and personal life of one of Hollywood's most unforgettable, influential stars.

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    Coffee For Dummies
  • Author : Major Cohen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9781119679011
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Get the skinny on your morning joe Do you swear by your morning jolt of caffeine but are hard-pressed to tell a siphon from a slow dripper? No problem: just order a fresh copy of Coffee For Dummies for a smooth blend of fun facts and practical advice to give an extra shot of flavor to your appreciation of the second-most valuable commodity on planet Earth—and filter out all that excess grind in your knowledge. This warm and welcoming serving from passionate coffee guru Major Cohen—a Specialty Coffee Association certified instructor, and now retired highly respected former Starbucks coffee educator and program manager—takes you on a rocket-fueled journey from the origins of the liquid bean’s popularity to best ways to prepare and enjoy coffee in your own home. You'll learn how to evaluate the advantages of different coffee styles and makers, and how even the smallest detail—varietal, roast type, texture—can influence how good that cupped lightning tastes on your tongue. Evaluate different roasts or brews Navigate menus for the best deals Learn how to speak “coffee” and order your half-cap-low-fat-no-sugar-add-whip with confidence Save money with the best store apps Meet some of the unknown pioneers of coffee that have made our coffee world of today See how you might think bigger about your coffee spend changing the world The average American spends over $1000 on their daily brain juice every year: why not hire Coffee For Dummies as your personal barista and get more for your money—and from each invigorating sip.

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    Katharine Hepburn
  • Author : James Parish
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1719465088
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to Katharine Hepburn: The Untold Story by James Robert Parish. An A-list star for over 60 years, Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) headlined over 60 films and 10 Broadway plays. She was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won a record 4! She was admired by generations of filmgoers, not just for her outstanding performances in such movie classics as Stage Door, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond, but also for being an icon of feminism and New England style candor. This rigorous examination of Hepburn's enigmatic life reveals the surprising truths behind the carefully constructed image. Discussed are her complex relationship with eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, her life on/off camera with her frequent film costar Spencer Tracy, and the several women who had a strong impact on Hepburn. (These included socialite Laura Harding, film editor/assistant director Jane Loring, and international cinema star Elissa Landi.) This biography answers many of the lingering questions about Hepburn's unique life. It pays tribute to her remarkable performance in the role of Katharine Hepburn, one of the most enduring stars of the 20th century. Katharine Hepburn: The Untold Story is the engaging narrative of an amazing iconoclast who "wanted to paddle my own canoe, didn't want anyone to pay my way."