Call the Midwife is a most extraordinary book and should be required reading of all students of midwifery, nursing, sociology and modern history It tells of the experiences of a young trainee midwife in the East End of London in the 1950 s and is a graphic portrayal of the quite appalling
A three time winner of Goodreads Choice Awards Sixteen year old Starr Carter moves between two worlds the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working class
Lawrence s frank portrayal of an extramarital affair and the explicit sexual explorations of it s central characters caused this controversial book, now considered a masterpiece, to be banned as pornography until 1960.
As David K Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology hard, honest work But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare low paying, dead end jobs the profound failure of government to improve upon
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a
Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century the First World War The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family.
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi and recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor Mexican illegals C ndido and Am rica Rinc n
For years, rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so called Marsh Girl But Kya is not what they say Sensitive and intelligent, she has
The mega bestseller with than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series He can t leave his hotel You won t want to From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a
Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman s reflection personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them.
Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military ruled Nigeria for the West Beautiful, self assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join