Mazo de la Roche, author of the acclaimed Jalna series, is revealed in the writings of two luminaries on the subject: author Heather Kirk, and Mazo herself. This bundle unites Kirk’s groundbreaking biography of de la Roche with the great Canadian author’s memoirs, rereleased now after their original 1957 publication.
Ringing the Changes
First published in 1957, Mazo de la Roche’s last autobiography is a vivid look at her life in Ontario, and a parting shot at her critics. A rare insight into the intimate thoughts of Mazo de la Roche, and the private life she normally kept hidden. The author confesses how strongly she connected with her character Finch Whiteoak, her struggles with wanting to be a boy, and her complicated relationship with her cousin and adoptive sibling, Caroline.
Mazo de la Roche
After the spectacular success of her novel Jalna in 1927, Mazo de la Roche went on to the top of bestseller lists with a series of sixteen novels expanding the story of a Canadian family named the Whiteoaks, living in a house called Jalna. Her success allowed her to travel the world and live in a mansion near Windsor Castle. Mazo created unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but she was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention her fame brought.
Washington Irving was the first American writer who became world-famous. He was a pioneer, who had an impact on the American literature. In the essay "Spanish Romance", Washington Irving speculates on the specifics of the Spain culture. The author has enough experience to describe Spain. He spent some years there. In Spain he studied manuscripts relating to the era of America's discovery. Washington Irving was also the American ambassador at the Spanish yard. The author begins with the history of Spain and states that its culture was influenced by the Arabs. Washington Irving skillfully uses in his works folklore, historical documents, sketches, legends, national fairy tales, biographic memoirs and descriptions. Enjoy the brilliant language and original thoughts of the author. Let the great person speak to you.A SmartTouch Media production.
Katherine Hepburn is not only a beloved movie icon, but one of the early progenitors of the American woman’s movement.
Coming from a life of wealth and privilege, she continued her family‘s tradition of zealously guarding the rights of others while becoming one of the the world's most beloved and original actresses we have known.
This is her story in her own words and the words of the people who knew her and loved her. This is a one of a kind audio celebration of an unforgettable American original.
Feisty, funny, and almost fabulous: A relationship guide and collection of outrageous dating mishaps from the unfiltered and often inappropriate Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. Welcome to Drinking and Dating . . . and how social media is ruining us all.
In this honest, hilarious, and wild tell-all, reality TV starlet and number one New York Times bestselling author Brandi Glanville chronicles her misadventures stumbling through today's dating world. From felons to social media blunders and bedroom esca-pades, Brandi withholds nothing as she writes about the perils of getting back . . . on her back.
Despite Brandi's life in the public spotlight, she has the same difficulty meeting, trusting, and even dating new people as the rest of us—perhaps even more. She hopes to develop a lasting, loving relationship, but it's been a struggle. With her signature tell-it-like-it-is voice, the single mother of two brings you along on her journey as the controversial but charming former fashion model shows her all-too-human side, candidly sharing the humorous and unforeseen ups and downs—literally and figuratively—in her search for love.
Brandi Glanville is surprising, vulnerable, and outspoken, and her take on dating after heartbreak—and life in general—is as unique as she is. Just like Brandi herself, Drinking and Dating is sexy, funny, and eyebrow-raising—not that she can raise hers. #Botox.
A historical journey through President Truman’s Missouri hometown and the decades he spent there.
Even after leaving presidential office at a time when America was in its ascendance to global power, Harry Truman would call Independence, Missouri, the “center of the world.” It was already a town rich in the history of westward exploration and spiritual pilgrimage before he began sixty-four years of residence there, but the way it shaped Truman and was, in turn, shaped by him has defined Independence’s legacy.
That defining relationship is explored here by Truman expert Jon Taylor as it never has been before, in a compelling volume enriched by maps and photos from the Truman Library.
A lawyer gets inside the mind of a notorious New England serial killer in this award-winning and “grimly compelling” true crime (Kirkus). For nine months of 2003, William Devin Howell went on a killing spree in and around New Britain, Connecticut. Seven people went missing; all of their bodies eventually discovered in a wooded lot behind a strip mall. But the investigation that led to Howell’s arrest is only part of the story. Attorney and author Anne K. Howard first contacted Howell while he was serving a fifteen-year sentence for one of his murders. He was about to be charged for the remaining six. A unique and disturbing friendship between the two began, comprised of written correspondence, face-to-face prison visits and recorded phone calls. Over the course of years, Howell shared his troubled history with Howard. When his case was finally over, he told her every intimate, grizzly detail of how he became Connecticut’s most prolific serial killer. In His Garden, Howard probes the complicated mind of William Devin Howell. It is a story that explores the eternal question of human evil and its impact on others, including the woman he chose to hear his horrific confession.2020 Independent Press Award2018 Literary Excellence Pencraft Award
Life isn't easy when you're single, pushing 50, and still haunted by the ghosts of your rock 'n' roll past - but if anyone can find the funny in it, Bobbie can.
The second book by Sunset Strip video vixen Bobbie Brown, Cherry on Top documents Brown's transformation from 1990s sex symbol to comedy queen, revealing the dramatic ups and downs of her biggest reinvention yet.
Once the hottest girl on the Sunset Strip, the blonde beauty in the video to Warrant's 1990s hit "Cherry Pie" is now in her late 40s, and she's letting her mouth run wild as a headliner on the comedy stage just a few doors down from the rock clubs she once frequented. She's still smoking hot, but telling jokes about farting on men's balls isn't helping her find The One....
Hilarious, sweet, and bitingly honest, Cherry on Top reveals how one gorgeous, potty-mouthed blonde took back Hollywood in middle age, and embarked on a fresh search for love—one fart joke at a time.
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