The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
Author : Mark Douglas-Home
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2016-01-14
ISBN 10 : 9781405923590
ISBN 13 : 1405923598
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Book Description:

The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery 'full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit' (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan's daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet's search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: 'An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors' Herald 'A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can't imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this' Scotsman 'Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation' crimefictionlover.com 'Simply intoxicating' Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' Scotsman 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'Excellent' Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
Author : Alice Wexler
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2008-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9780300151770
ISBN 13 : 0300151772
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Book Description:

A groundbreaking medical and social history of a devastating hereditary neurological disorder once demonized as “the witchcraft disease” When Phebe Hedges, a woman in East Hampton, New York, walked into the sea in 1806, she made visible the historical experience of a family affected by the dreaded disorder of movement, mind, and mood her neighbors called St.Vitus's dance. Doctors later spoke of Huntington’s chorea, and today it is known as Huntington's disease. This book is the first history of Huntington’s in America. Starting with the life of Phebe Hedges, Alice Wexler uses Huntington’s as a lens to explore the changing meanings of heredity, disability, stigma, and medical knowledge among ordinary people as well as scientists and physicians. She addresses these themes through three overlapping stories: the lives of a nineteenth-century family once said to “belong to the disease”; the emergence of Huntington’s chorea as a clinical entity; and the early-twentieth-century transformation of this disorder into a cautionary eugenics tale. In our own era of expanding genetic technologies, this history offers insights into the social contexts of medical and scientific knowledge, as well as the legacy of eugenics in shaping both the knowledge and the lived experience of this disease.

The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea

The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea
Author : Philip R. Craig
Publisher :
Total Pages : 214
Release : 1993-06-01
ISBN 10 : 0380715368
ISBN 13 : 9780380715367
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea Book Description:

When elderly, censorious Shakespearean scholar Marjorie Summerharp, a good swimmer, drowns off Martha's Vineyard, Jeff Jackson, fisherman, amateur chef, and sleuth, is on the killer's trail

Present Imperfect

Present Imperfect
Author : Ayesha Kagal
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2019-06-25
ISBN 10 : 9781000308020
ISBN 13 : 1000308022
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Imperfect Book Description:

The selections in this Anthology overturn Soviet-era taboos with a vengeance. First published in the aftermath of Mikhail Gorbachev's liberalizing reforms, these stories revel in the basic commonalities of human experience even as they reassert a peculiarly Russian belief in the spiritual, mystical, and supernatural. They satirize Soviet literary canons while exploring a full gamut of styles, from neorealism to magico-folkloric fantasy. Included in the volume are works by well-known pioneers of the "new women's prose" as well as by less familiar talents. Bold in thematic conception and stylistic experimentation, their stories are socially engaged–in the classic Russian literary tradition–and yet at the same time intensely personal. While many of these writers share a feminist outlook, their perspectives are vastly disparate and often steeped in a peculiarly post-Soviet irony: In one story, for example, a girl with no money and no prospects of earning any turns to prostitution–and fails because of her lack of entrepreneurial talent. Yet common to all are recurrent and interwoven motifs of self-discovery, sexual power, emotional attachment, social alienation, and vulnerability to uncontrollable forces. The ambiguous ways in which these themes are played out reveal much about what has changed and what remains at the core of a complex culture in transition.

The Coroner s Daughter

The Coroner s Daughter
Author : Andrew Hughes
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2017-02-23
ISBN 10 : 9781448169788
ISBN 13 : 144816978X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coroner s Daughter Book Description:

'Just brilliant.' DONAL RYAN 'An exceptionally good book.' C. J. SANSOM 1816 was the year without a summer. A rare climatic event has brought frost to July, and a lingering fog casts a pall over a Dublin stirred by zealotry and civil unrest, torn between evangelical and rationalist dogma. Amid the disquiet, a young nursemaid in a pious household conceals a pregnancy and then murders her newborn. Rumours swirl about the identity of the child’s father, but before an inquest can be held, the maid is found dead. When Abigail Lawless, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Dublin's coroner, by chance discovers a message from the maid’s seducer, she is drawn into a world of hidden meanings and deceit. An only child, Abigail has been raised amid the books and instruments of her father’s grim profession. Pushing against the restrictions society places on a girl her age, she pursues an increasingly dangerous investigation. As she leads us through dissection rooms and dead houses, Gothic churches and elegant ballrooms, a sinister figure watches from the shadows - an individual she believes has already killed twice, and is waiting to kill again... Determined, resourceful and intuitive, Abigail Lawless emerges as a memorable young sleuth operating at the dawn of forensic science.

The Woman who Walked Into the Sea

The Woman who Walked Into the Sea
Author : Philip R. Craig
Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
Total Pages : 215
Release : 1991-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0684192284
ISBN 13 : 9780684192284
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman who Walked Into the Sea Book Description:

When elderly, censorious Shakespearean scholar Marjorie Summerharp, a good swimmer, drowns off Martha's Vineyard, Jeff Jackson, fisherman, amateur chef, and sleuth, is on the killer's trail

All Happy Families

All Happy Families
Author : Jeanne McCulloch
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2018-08-14
ISBN 10 : 9780062234773
ISBN 13 : 0062234773
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Happy Families Book Description:

The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn. But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch’s vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch’s theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign. As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law’s lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened. Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch’s clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.

Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema

Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema
Author : Donald W. McCaffrey
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 343
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0313303452
ISBN 13 : 9780313303456
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema Book Description:

Silent film's most complete reference guide, focusing on American actors, directors, and screenwriters, with an emphasis on the 1910's through the 1920s.

The Haunted Woman A Voyage to Arcturus

The Haunted Woman   A Voyage to Arcturus
Author : David Lindsay
Publisher : e-artnow
Total Pages : 410
Release : 2018-11-02
ISBN 10 : 9788027243778
ISBN 13 : 8027243777
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Haunted Woman A Voyage to Arcturus Book Description:

The Haunted Woman - Isabel Loment, engaged to the ordinary and unexceptional Marshall Stokes, leads a peripatetic existence as the ward of her aunt, Ann Moor. Their travels take them to the downlands of Sussex, to Runhill Court, an ancient home owned by Henry Judge. There Isabel discovers a strange staircase few can see, which leads upwards to three doors. She chooses one, which opens onto a room that appears to exist only part of the time; what might lie behind the other doors remains a mystery….David Lindsay was an author now best remembered for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus. The secret of Lindsay's originality as a novelist lies in his metaphysical assumptions. A Voyage to Arcturus - The story is set at Tormance, an imaginary planet orbiting Arcturus, which, in the novel is a double star system, consisting of stars Branchspell and Alppain. The lands through which the characters travel represent philosophical systems or states of mind, through which the main character, Maskull, passes on his search for the meaning of life. Described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century", it was a central influence on C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, and through him on J. R. R. Tolkien, who said he read the book "with avidity".

Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible

Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible
Author : Gerald Crispin
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2019-08-08
ISBN 10 : 9781644586471
ISBN 13 : 1644586479
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible Book Description:

The Bible has been written by sixty-six male prophets, kings, pharaohs, and New Testament authors. The Bible has been written by men, for men, and about men""like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Jesus, and His Apostles. Consequently, the Bible is rather male-oriented, and one can see this in Apostle Paul who says women must not teach, "to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God" (Titus 2:5 NIV). Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible illuminates several outstanding women in Holy Scripture. The author's timeless effort reveals meticulous research and fresh insights into thirty-six important women who have been disregarded, minimized, and even forgotten in Holy Scripture. Some of these remarkable women are Priscilla, Tabitha, Phoebe, Joana, Lydia, Prophetess Miriam, Judge Deborah, Queen Esther, Prophetess Anna, and a female apostle named Junia""who was in prison with Paul. This treasure of chronicles on special women also includes Mother Mary, her sister, wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene who stood at the cross with Jesus, while the apostles were in hiding. After the crucifixion, Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" bring spices to anoint the body of Jesus. When the tomb is found empty, these two women run to tell the apostles, and the Risen Lord suddenly appears to "them" on the road! The entire event is recorded in Matthew 28:1""10 NIV where the Risen Lord appears to at least two women, perhaps more than two: "Suddenly Jesus met them. 'Greetings,' he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.'" This Holy Scripture is one of many found in the Bible which have been ignored, disregarded, or totally lost to memory. This Bible Study would benefit Christian pastors, teachers, lay students, men, and women alike.