She had only recently “found [her]self” with the help of a “very dear girl in San
Francisco,” but she emphasized that she was learning about gay life quickly and
that she experienced no embarrassment about her homosexuality.37 “I realize
Author: Lauren Jae Gutterman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
At first glance, Barbara Kalish fit the stereotype of a 1950s wife and mother. Married at eighteen, Barbara lived with her husband and two daughters in a California suburb, where she was president of the Parent-Teacher Association. At a PTA training conference in San Francisco, Barbara met Pearl, another PTA president who also had two children and happened to live only a few blocks away from her. To Barbara, Pearl was "the most gorgeous woman in the world," and the two began an affair that lasted over a decade. Through interviews, diaries, memoirs, and letters, Her Neighbor's Wife traces the stories of hundreds of women, like Barbara Kalish, who struggled to balance marriage and same-sex desire in the postwar United States. In doing so, Lauren Jae Gutterman draws our attention away from the postwar landscape of urban gay bars and into the homes of married women, who tended to engage in affairs with wives and mothers they met in the context of their daily lives: through work, at church, or in their neighborhoods. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the lesbian feminist movement and the no-fault divorce revolution transformed the lives of wives who desired women. Women could now choose to divorce their husbands in order to lead openly lesbian or bisexual lives; increasingly, however, these women were confronted by hostile state discrimination, typically in legal battles over child custody. Well into the 1980s, many women remained ambivalent about divorce and resistant to labeling themselves as lesbian, therefore complicating a simple interpretation of their lives and relationship choices. By revealing the extent to which marriage has historically permitted space for wives' relationships with other women, Her Neighbor's Wife calls into question the presumed straightness of traditional American marriage.
Left on her own, Carolyn wandered with Bullet. When he scared a man's sheep,
Dad drove a steel stake deep into the ground and attached a chain to it. After that,
Bullet could only walk in circles. He'd run until he wound himself tight, and ...
Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Marta's Legacy
Book two in the bestselling series that has captivated millions of readers around the world! A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestseller In the dramatic conclusion to the Marta's Legacy series, the beloved author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds. Marta's granddaughter, Carolyn, comes of age during the turbulent sixties, struggling to navigate a tense family life. Though college offers a taste of freedom, tragedy shatters her confidence and she disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help her rebuild a life for herself and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn. But familiar tensions emerge when Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother than her own mother. As she seeks to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, Dawn determines to become a bridge between the women in her family. Her Daughter's Dream is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable saga about the sacrifices mothers make for their daughters and the very nature of unconditional love. "Rivers has written another page-turner. . . . This heartfelt and sweeping saga is as ambitious as its central matriarch." Publishers Weekly "Engrossing and stunning. . . . The prose is elegant and life changing. . . . This sweeping family saga will touch both the heart and soul." Romantic Times
When he'd calmly explained how Harriet had left Alice in the car while she
renewed her passport at the post office. Charlotte shuffled forward in her seat,
rolling her shoulders. There was something niggling her, she thought, as she
Author: Heidi Perks
Publisher: Gallery Books
What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the worse for one mother when her best friend’s child goes missing in this “seriously page-turning” (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author), suspenseful, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. But while her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing—and admit that she’s solely to blame. Harriet, devastated by this unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now, more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women, trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that trusting Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter.... This breathless and fast-paced novel—perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door—takes you on a chilling journey that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
of in her own little sitting-room, for which they plainly were intended. A nasty sea
turn had brought lowering grey skies and a dreary, enveloping mist that never
quite assumed the dignity of a drizzle and yet blew wet and cold to the very
Author: George Barr McCutcheon
Publisher: Good Press
"The Hollow of Her Hand" by George Barr McCutcheon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
As she grows in understanding and years, keep yourself at her side, her nearest
friend. Let her feel that she can express her every thought to you, and that every
question which presents itself to her developing mind, you will seek to answer to
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Publisher: Good Press
"A Woman of the World: Her Counsel to Other People's Sons and Daughters" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
beginning of her history , should comprise less than half of the nation . It is
recognition by the State , as such , and not the use which the people make of her
privileges , that constitutes the church in this land a national " church . The church
Author: William Watson ENGLISH
Not His First Rodeo Sheriff Brennan Connelly knows he should avoid anything that could hint at scandal while he's running for reelection, such as falling for a gorgeous young widow.
Author: Pamela Britton
Not His First Rodeo Sheriff Brennan Connelly knows he should avoid anything that could hint at scandal while he's running for reelection, such as falling for a gorgeous young widow. But despite the age difference and the political risks, Bren and Lauren Danners share a remarkable connection. And as he coaches her young son in the rodeo, the former Green Beret is drawn ever closer to her. Lauren Danners may be young, but she's long past the age of swooning over devastatingly handsome men. And Bren Connelly may be handsome, but Lauren has had her fill of men in dangerous jobs. To protect her son—and her heart—she tries to keep Bren at arm's length. But whenever she's around him, all she wants is to be in his arms!
All property can be held and enjoyed by her as separate estate , not liable for
husband ' s debts , but it may be charged for debts for necessaries contracted for
by her for support of her family . As a general rule she cannot make a valid
Author: William Franklin Parsons
Then Timorous alsc reviled her , and said to how the King of the country where
her husher fellow , “ Come , neighbour Mercy , let us band was , had sent her an
inviting letter tu leave her in her own hands , since she scorns come thither . our ...
Author: John Bunyan
Her care of them in er , than such complete success in the sickness was like that
she gave to her education of her children must award own children . She would
keep their to her ? The sam devoted affection , secrets like those of her best
I hired her at first and then bought her , in order to make her free , which afterward
was done . " “ And which now she has undone , ” said Richard . “ Yes , you saw
that , then ? She destroyed her papers in a moment of excitement ; but they can ...
Author: Mary Lowe Dickinson
The desperate condition of Mexico , a country so much beloved by her majesty ,
undoubtedly had much influence in the mental excitement , but she showed
some symptoms of derangement at Puebla and Acultzingo . The effects of her ...
big book upon her knee . Such a little girl , in sorrow which did not change to light
when her short frocks , hardly up to my shoulders . She sun was shining . Her
voice , her eyes , her arms , shook hands with me ; and as she did so , I noticed
NINON DE LENOLOS , 6 by an unknown author , supposed to be her son may in
the sunshine of worldly pleasures , honours , William , Earl of Pembroke : and
wealth . The name of Ninon was a pet - epithet bestowed Marble piles let no man
Author: Robert Chambers
Author: Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro
which time she bound herself at her own instigation to a vow of perpetual virginity
. At fourteen she was left by her parents , who were obliged to quit Florence ( her
father having been appointed Governor of Cortona ) , in the charge of the nuns ...
I was her father ! I was her father ! ' cried the old man, stretching out his hands to
the dark shadows flying on above. 'Have mercy on her, and on me ! Where does
she go ? Turn her back ! I was her father ! ' But they only pointed to her, as she ...
Author: Charles Dickens
Category: Christmas stories
Once destroyed by the jealousy of Rome , on her ruins springs up the flourishing
Tuscany , and Pisa , mistress of the seas . Favoured at first by her very rival , she
grew with a marvellous growth ; soon she throws her arms around the wide ...
Author: Madame Athénaïs MICHELET
Her heart was devoted to Willoughby; and the fond attachment to Norland, which
she brought with her from Sussex, was more likely to be softened than she had
thought it possible before, by the charms which his society bestowed on her ...
Author: Jane Austen
Now we govern nature in opinions , but we are thrall unto her in necessity ; but if
we would be led by her in invention , we should command her in action , 8 . MR .
BACON'S DISCOURSE IN THE PRAISE OF HIS SOVEREIGN.1 No praise of ...
Author: Francis Bacon