Noisy Nora

Author: Rosemary Wells

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385409483

Category: Attention-seeking

Page: 31

View: 6824


The Real Life of Molly Bloom

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618057009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 9147

In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe -- unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature. It is also the story of Ireland, a social history encapsulated in the vivid recreation of Joyce and his small Irish entourage abroad. Ultimately it is the portrait of a relationship -- of Nora's complicated, committed, and at times shocking relationship with a hardworking, hard drinking genius and with his work. In NORA: THE REAL LIFE OF MOLLY BLOOM, the award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox has given us a powerful new lens through which to see both James Joyce and the woman who was in turn his inspiration and his salvation.

Nora Webster

A Novel

Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439149852

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2761

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The New York Times, Janet Maslin). Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Wounded, selfish, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself. Nora Webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” (Los Angeles Times), by a “beautiful and daring” writer (The New York Times Book Review) at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY). “Miraculous...Tóibín portrays Nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).

Busybody Nora

Author: Johanna Hurwitz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064421430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7026

"What is your name?" That's what Nora asks her neighbors as she rides up and down the elevator of her apartment house. She doesn't mean to be a busybody. She just wants to be like doorman Henry and know all the people in her building--all 200 of them! And then one day Nora gets a great idea: they'll have a giant party, for everyone in the building!

It's Okay to Laugh

(Crying Is Cool Too)

Author: Nora McInerny Purmort

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062419390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2127

“This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora’s honesty, passion and hope to our lives.” — Lena Dunham comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron’s hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your “one wild and precious life” to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake. This book is for people who have been through some shit. This is for people who aren’t sure if they’re saying or doing the right thing (you’re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their one wild and precious life. I don’t actually have the answer, but if you find out, will you text me?

I Remember Nothing

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595625

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 840

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Ephron writes about falling hard for a way of life (“Journalism: A Love Story”) and about breaking up even harder with the men in her life (“The D Word”); lists “Twenty-five Things People Have a Shocking Capacity to Be Surprised by Over and Over Again” (“There is no explaining the stock market but people try”; “You can never know the truth of anyone’s marriage, including your own”; “Cary Grant was Jewish”; “Men cheat”); reveals the alarming evolution, a decade after she wrote and directed You’ve Got Mail, of her relationship with her in-box (“The Six Stages of E-Mail”); and asks the age-old question, which came first, the chicken soup or the cold? All the while, she gives candid, edgy voice to everything women who have reached a certain age have been thinking . . . but rarely acknowledging. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true—and could have come only from Nora Ephron—I Remember Nothing is pure joy.

Everlasting Nora

A Novel

Author: Marie Miranda Cruz

Publisher: Starscape

ISBN: 0765394618

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 171

View: 6201

An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines’ Manila North Cemetery. After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila’s North Cemetery, which is the largest shantytown of its kind in the Philippines today. When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone. With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places. “Heartwarming!”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz “A story of friendship and unrelenting hope.”—Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

What Nora Knew

Author: Linda Yellin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730083

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1386

Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio. Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance "in the style of Nora Ephron," she flunks out big-time. She can’t recognize romance. And she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.


An Ordinary Girl from Inchicore

Author: Nora Szechy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595391788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 2770

NORA-An Ordinary Girl from Inchicore is a poignant memoir of growing up in Inchicore, Dublin in the 1940's and 50's. With humor and pathos Nora tells of the day-to-day drama in a large Catholic family and the interaction with her nine siblings. She tells of the discipline in an all-girl Catholic school and the kindness and sometimes cruelty of the good nuns. Nora takes us with her through the streets of her beloved Dublin as she cycles to work or takes the bus into town. We absorb the unique atmosphere-the sights, the smells and the colorful speech of Dubliners. We go dancing with her in "The Golden Years" of ballroom dancing and follow her romance with a handsome student from Trinity College. We hear of the adoption of a baby and the circumstances that led her to immigrate to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later we join Nora in England where her plans to marry her student prince go awry. We follow her to Toronto, Canada where she meets and falls in love with her life partner, Frank. NORA-An Ordinary Girl from Inchicore will delight those who love all things Irish and who believe the Irish are the most fascinating people on earth.


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399154911

Category: Fiction

Page: 451

View: 1656

Working to restore a family farmhouse, former child actress Cilla McGowan remembers her actress grandmother's fatal overdose years earlier before meeting a handsome neighbor and discovering a cache of letters that suggests her grandmother had been pregnant at the time of her death. 800,000 first printing.

Nora's Ark

Author: Eileen Spinelli

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310737184

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3592

The weatherman predicted rain.So Nora built an ark.Just like Noah.Well....Not just like Noah. Noah welcomed a host of animals two-by-two. Nora’s passenger list includes two backyard spiders, a pair of battery-operated monkeys, and a couple of unimpressed cats. Nora also employs her little brother, some dusty wooden boxes, and a sizeable dose of contagious imagination in her distinctive re-creation of the timeless story. Charming and inventive, Nora’s big voyage, and its stirring conclusion, provide entertainment and inspiration for readers of all ages.

Learning about Dance

Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment

Author: Nora Ambrosio

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787281571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 8275

The Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama

Author: Nora Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521117372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 5404

Nora Johnson's study of actors who wrote plays in early modern England uncovers important links between performance and authorship. The book traces the careers of Robert Armin, Nathan Field, Anthony Munday and Thomas Heywood, actors who were powerfully interested in marketing themselves as authors and celebrities; but Johnson contends that authorship as they constructed it had little to do with modern ideas of control and ownership. Finally, the book repositions Shakespeare in relation to actors, considering Shakespeare's famous silence about his own work as one strategy among many available to writers for the stage. The Actor as Playwright provides an alternative to the debate between traditional and materialist readers of early modern dramatic authorship, arguing that both approaches are weakened by a reluctance to look outside the Shakespearean canon for evidence.

Small Arcs of Larger Circles

Framing Through Other Patterns

Author: Nora Bateson

Publisher: Triarchy Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 190947097X

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 9110

"Truly a great and life changing read!" This is an important first collection of essays, reflections and poems by Nora Bateson, the noted research designer, film-maker, writer and lecturer. She is the daughter of Gregory Bateson, president of the International Bateson Institute (IBI) and an adviser to numerous bodies at international and governmental level. Building on Gregory Bateson’s famous book Towards an Ecology of Mind and her own film on the subject, Nora Bateson here updates our thinking on systems and ecosystems, applying her own insights and those of her team at IBI to education, organisations, complexity, academia, and the way that society organizes itself. She also introduces two terms: •‘symmathesy’ to describe the contextual mutual learning through interaction that takes place in living entities at larger or smaller scales •‘transcontextuality’ to describe the multiple, interlayered spatial, social, temporal, cultural, ecological, economic contexts in which symmathesy takes place. While she retains her father’s rigorous attention to definition, observation and academic precision, she also moves well beyond that frame of reference to incorporate more embodied ways of knowing and understanding. These are reflected in her essays and poems on food, Christmas, love, honesty, environmentalism and leadership. The book offers important advice and new thinking on issues like immigration, systems thinking, new economic and financial models, future thinking and strategic planning, sustainability and governmental ethics, agency in organizational leadership, the education system and organizational governance. Readers' reviews "You will be nourished in your reading, aesthetically and ethically. It is yet another Bateson work of art." - Imelda McCarthy, PhD Systemic Therapist, Dublin, Ireland. "Nora Bateson’s Small Arcs of Larger Circles is perhaps the most important and vital book I have ever read." - Peter Le Breton, PhD "This book offered me the texture, depth and breath of trans-contextual context for one to meander and develop multiple description. Thank you Nora for producing this masterpiece. Everyone should read it especially those who have concern with looking at the complexities our world is facing." - Maimunah Mosli, Principal Family Therapist, Singapore "This is a book not to be read but experienced" - 5 star Amazon review

Realms of Memory: Conflicts and divisions

Author: Pierre Nora,Lawrence D. Kritzman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231084048

Category: France

Page: 651

View: 5422

Archives, monuments, celebrations:there are not merely the recollections of memory but also the foundations of history. Symbols, the third and final volume in Pierre Nora's monumental Realms of Memory, includes groundbreaking discussions of the emblems of France's past by some of the nation's most distinguished intellectuals. The seventeen essays in this book consider such diverse "sites" of memory as the figures of Joan D'Arc and Decartes, the national motto of "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the tricolor flag and the French language itself. Pierre Nora's closing essay on commemoration provides a culminating overview of the series. Offering a new approach on history, culture, French studies and the studies of symbols, Realms of Memory reveals how the myriad meanings we attach to places and events constitute our sense of history.

Home Without a Homeland

Author: Nora Huppert

Publisher: Diana Giese

ISBN: 9780987193544

Category: Australia

Page: 425

View: 6870

Nora Huppert was flown out of Prague on the first Kindertransport, on the eve of World War II. This rescue mission, initiated and organised by Nicholas Winton, saved the lives of hundreds of children. In Home without a homeland, Huppert tells her own fascinating story and those of other survivors of those terrible times. Her father, an anti-Fascist journalist from a cultured German Jewish family, foresaw the rise of the Nazis and escaped to the safe haven of England, where both he and Huppert spent the War. Her mother, brother and other family members were not so fortunate. Loss, rescue, the web of connections and the idea of home for someone who has experienced five migrations, are the book's compelling themes. If Nora Huppert lost the country and culture of her birth, her message is that she could make new homes in places beyond Europe and Israel, in benign Australia which is friendly to Jewish people and other migrants. Home for her is a quality of being, about blending in and making a contribution wherever she finds herself living. Read this book to relive the experience of one child refugee and to gain an insider's view of Europe before the War and Britain and Australia afterwards.


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515122732

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 6802

Successful photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway realizes she must return to the Southern resort run by her estranged family and, with the help of one man, sets out to discover who is stalking her and who killed her mother. Reissue.


Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307797902

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2393

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Comfort Woman

Author: Nora Okja Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127678

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4433

Possessing a wisdom and maturity rarely found in a first novelist, Korean-American writer Nora Okja Keller tells a heartwrenching and enthralling tale in this, her literary debut. Comfort Woman is the story of Akiko, a Korean refugee of World War II, and Beccah, her daughter by an American missionary. The two women are living on the edge of society—and sanity—in Honolulu, plagued by Akiko's periodic encounters with the spirits of the dead, and by Beccah's struggles to reclaim her mother from her past. Slowly and painfully Akiko reveals her tragic story and the horrifying years she was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" to Japanese soldiers. As Beccah uncovers these truths, she discovers her own strength and the secret of the powers she herself possessed—the precious gifts her mother has given her. A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller In 1995, Nora Okja Keller received the Pushcart Prize for "Mother Tongue", a piece that is part of Comfort Woman.


Author: Diana Palmer

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9781459207745

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5438

When innocent, wealthy Nora Marlowe came to visit the Wild West, she was as wide-open to adventure as the vast Texas horizon. Its rugged individualism—and dashing cowboys—suited her romantic spirit. That is, until the wrong cowboy decided to take the elegant heiress down a notch! Cal Barton didn't like haughty Eastern misses. And he certainly didn't appreciate one invading the ranch where he worked. But something about Nora was irresistible. The pull between them only grew stronger the longer she stayed—until a simple kiss became a full-fledged seduction that threatened to destroy everything she held dear.…