There’s nothing about her life that doesn’t need a little work, so Melanie Davis thinks of herself as a “fixer-upper.” Her history with men leaves her gun shy; her teenaged daughter can’t string two civil words together; her best friend Donna just found out she has a life-threatening illness. When Donna also reveals a decades-old secret that still haunts her, Melanie makes it her mission to solve the mystery and reunite Donna with a precious link to her past – before it’s too late. Along the way Melanie discovers with startling clarity the pricelessness of love and friendship. With a finely-tuned emotional compass, Kate Bracy carries us through a trial-by-illness as funny as it is touching. Her narrator, Melanie, comes to realize the enduring power of love – between men and women, between mothers and daughters, between friends. Through her vivid, endearing characters Bracy creates a small-town world in northern New York where old loves rekindle, friendships prevail, and secret wounds are finally healed. This debut novel will leave you with an awakened heart and a strong urge to send postcards to all the people you love.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sexual Health and Fitness
Sex is a how-to topic. There are hundreds of manuals on how to have explosive, amazing, earth-shattering sex. There are exercise books for the muscles used during sex, cookbooks for meals that increase your desire, books about low sex drive, high sex drive, and everything in between. And yet, in most of these manuals, there is usually one small chapter about sexual health. In this age of breakthrough discoveries about potency and infection, new drugs to combat the full range of sexually transmitted diseases, new technologies for contraception and genital health - there is no single volume that fully explains this extremely important aspect of all the incredible sex going on: sexual health an...
Tired of those inconvenient hot flashes? Wish you could control constant mood swings? Curious about HRT and alternative treatments? Providing you with the information you'll need to understand and cope with your symptoms, Your Guide to Health - Menopause will help you decide on the best treatment for you. Written by a health care expert with a technical review by a leading gynecologist, Your Guide to Health – Menopause, completely updated and revised, is chock full of new information on: Hormone therapies, hormone replacement, and hormone delivery systems Ways to address abnormal bleeding, hysterectomy, and removal of ovaries Methods of coping with related health issues like decreased libido and depression Up-to-date information on menopause and osteoporosis Treatment options such as exercises emphasizing "core" routines like Pilates Medicare, insurance/pharmaceutical plans, and more. With this authoritative guide, you can live your life to the fullest-before, during, and throughout menopause.
'The Everything Health Guide to Menopause' provides the reader with everything they need to understand and cope with this phase of their life. This second edition contains information on hormone therapies, and methods of coping with related health issues such as decreased libido and depression.
Do they call menopause "the change" because... You have to change shirts three times a day-after you've sweat through them? You have to change addresses, just to avoid all that mail from the AARP? You have to change your diet to nothing but milk and broccoli—just to get your RDA of calcium? With hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats (oh, my!), menopause might not be your favorite phase of life. However, bestselling author Joanne Kimes is here to provide relief as welcome as hand-held fans and sweat-free sheets. In her signature, no-holds-barred style, Kimes dishes on: Dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions Anecdotes, remedies, and gentle tips to help you cope with all the physical changes you're facing How to enjoy menopausal sex Menopause brings about a whirlwind of emotional and physical transformations. Menopause Sucks gives you all the info—and belly laughs—you need to cool down during this hot change of life.
From the foreword by Geneva Overholser. What is it about really fine writers, how they delight, intrigue, compel us? Style, you say. But style is not something you begin with. Rather, it's what you end up with, a result of far more fundamental traits. Traits such as an ear and an eye and a heart, traits that Madeliene Blais has honed superbly well. This is a book well named: The Heart Is an Instrument: Portraits in Journalism. The heart is surely first among Blais's gifts. Whether she is writing about the famous--playwright tennessee Williams, novelist Mary Gordon--or about the least elevated among us--a teenage prostitute infected with the AIDS virus, a homeless schizophrenic--she brings to her subjects an incomparable empathy.
Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada. Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at ...