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The Wife's Tale

Author : Aida Edemariam
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Total pages :352

A FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD: The true story of one indomitable woman caught in the tumult of an extraordinary century in Ethiopia, The Wife's Tale has the sweep and lyrical power that captivated readers of Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone. A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over her lifetime her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood and the death of children. The Wife's Tale is an intimate memoir, of both a life and a country. In prose steeped in Yetemegnu's distinctive voice and point of view, Aida Edemariam retells her grandmother's stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers, of her husband's imprisonment, of her fight for justice--all of it played out against the rhythms of the natural world and an ancient cycle of religious festivals. She introduces us to a rich cast of characters--emperors and empresses, scholars and nuns, Marxist revolutionaries and wartime double agents--and through these encounters takes us deep into the landscape and culture of this many-layered, often mischaracterized country.

The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History

Author : Aida Edemariam
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Total pages :352

AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A CBC BOOK OF THE YEAR The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman – and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia’s history. A new Wild Swans

The Wife's Tale

Author : Lori Lansens
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Total pages :384

It’s the eve of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband, Jimmy, to come home. But Mary isn’t just waiting for Jimmy. She is waiting for a mother who accepts her, children she is unable to have, a life beyond the well-worn path from her bedroom to the refrigerator. Mary is waiting for her life to start. As she waits for Jimmy, the night passes into day and it becomes clear that he isn’t coming home. A letter left in the mailbox confirms her worst fears and Mary is left alone to make a difficult decision. Should she break free from her inertia and salvage her marriage? Or is the pull of the familiarity of her home, the predictability of her daily routines, too strong to resist? For the first time in her life, Mary decides to leave and boards a plane to California. She flies across the country in a desperate attempt to find her husband. The clothes, the marriage, the home that had given her a place to hide for so long are all gone. Mary soon finds that the bright sun and broad vistas of California force her to look up from the pavement, stop waiting and start living. What she finds when she does is an inner strength she’s never felt before. Through it all, Mary not only finds kindred spirits, but reunites with a more intimate stranger no longer sequestered by fear and habit: herself.

A Lost Wife's Tale

Author : Marion McGilvary
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Total pages :304

Edith Lutz doesn’t want to be found. She’s left behind a comfortable home in a flurry of hastily packed bags, fleeing for an anonymous life in the city. With a new look, new name and new job as live-in housekeeper to wealthy publisher Adam, she’s hoping to outwit her past and build herself a new life. Again. A breath of fresh air in newly-divorced Adam’s empty home, Edith soon becomes more than just the woman who does the dishes. Over long summer nights, Edith finds herself experiencing love for the first time, while Adam knows nothing of the real woman he’s falling for. Haunted by an impossible choice she faced as a teenager and the devastating repercussions that ended her closest friendship, Edith's been running ever since. She can never be quite sure whether her past is behind her. In fact, she’s pretty sure it’s not.

The Wife's Tale

Author : Christine Wells
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Total pages :464

An unforgettable novel that transports the reader from modern-day Australia to the windswept Isle of Wight and the courtrooms of London in the 1780s. With her marriage on the rocks, workaholic lawyer Liz Jones agrees to visit Seagrove, a stately home on the Isle of Wight, while she quietly investigates its provenance on behalf of a client. When she discovers Seagrove is linked to a notorious eighteenth-century court case, Liz becomes fascinated – not only by the house and its history, but also by its current owners. In the winter of 1789, the infamous Delany Nash scandalised London when details of her alleged affair with her husband's brother were aired in a public courtroom. Yet her journals reveal an extraordinary woman's tale of passion, betrayal and heartbreak. Captivated by Delany's story, Liz delves into her research but the more she uncovers, the more she risks jeopardising the future of everyone at Seagrove. For there are dark secrets that surround the house, and when the truth emerges the repercussions will echo down through the centuries. The Wife's Tale is a mesmerising story of love, loyalty and sacrifice.

Exam Prep for: The Wifes Tale

Author : N.A
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Total pages :329

The Old Wives' Tale

Author : Arnold Bennett
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Total pages :530

The Old Wives Tale deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, through the period of separation and quite different lives, into old age. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Paris and Burslem, a town in the Potteries district of North Staffordshire.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
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Total pages :315

The Handmaid's Tale

Author : Coral Ann Howells,Margaret Atwood
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Total pages :96

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Author : Oliver Sacks
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Total pages :243

Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

Lies, Deceit, Adultery, and My Husband's Boyfriend

Author : Anne Maree Spencer
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Total pages :138

Lies, Deceit, Adultery and my Husband's Boyfriend is the moving autobiography of Anne Maree Spencer, as she encounters the heartbreaking news that the love of her life has not only been cheating on her and lying for over two years, but his new partner is a man. Her once loving heterosexual partner and the father of her two children has " changed his sexual preference" after 30 years of marriage. Anne Maree's pursuit of getting her life back on track with the support of her children and friends is a touching book about the power and determination of one woman's fight against feeling unloved and worthless to that of re-inventing herself. This autobiography tells it like it is, with no apologies for its descriptive language. You will be inspired by the author's rise in self-esteem and self-worth as she divorces her cheating husband, who left her for "Boo Boo," a man 30-plus years his junior. This book not only opens "a can of worms" of lies, deceit and adultery but puts into perspective what quite a few women are experiencing in their daily lives. Anne Maree opens her soul to give other women the courage and strength to grow beyond these harsh realities to become a better, stronger empowered woman. About the Author Anne Maree Spencer grew up in Melbourne, Australia. "I have been through hell and back in my discovery of my unfaithful husband. I have dragged myself up from the depths of depression. My friends encouraged me to write about it as not only therapy, but also as a way to help other women who find themselves in a similar situation." Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/AnneMareeSpencer

The Testaments

Author : Margaret Atwood
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Total pages :320

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
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Total pages :358

The Chaucer Bibliography series aims to provide annotated bibliographies for all of Chaucer's work. This book summarizes 20th-century commentaries on Chaucer's "Wife of Bath's Prologue" and "Tale."

The First Wife

Author : Paulina Chiziane
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Total pages :250

After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work from Mozambique's first published female novelist, Paulina Chiziane explores her country's traditional culture, its values and hypocrisy, and the subjection of women the world over.

The Kitchen God's Wife

Author : Amy Tan
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Total pages :416

With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

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