The Woman Who Knew Everything

Author: Debbie Viggiano

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976526688

Category:

Page: 334

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Three friends. Three wishes. And a dollop of magic... Shy Chrissie, well-meaning Dee and no-nonsense Amber have worked together at law firm Hood, Mann & Derek ever since leaving their respective colleges. Now in their late twenties, the women have a close-knit friendship with much more in common than just typing up letters and legal documents for their solicitor bosses. Firstly, they've all been living with their respective boyfriends for the last few years. Secondly, they feel a marriage proposal is well overdue. When office siren Cougar Kate invites the three women to her birthday soir�e - complete with visiting fortune teller - the girls know there is only one question they'll be asking the mysterious Madam Rosa: Will their men be going down on one knee any time soon? But opting to see a clairvoyant like Madam Rosa, who claims to know everything, is a bit like opening Pandora's box. Some revelations are a joy, whereas others are most definitely not. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...

The Last Man Who Knew Everything

The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

Author: David N. Schwartz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 2833

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything--at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history's greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, The Last Man Who Knew Everything lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of twentieth century physics.

The Boy Who Knew Everything

Author: Victoria Forester

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312626002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8696

There is a prophecy. It speaks of a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change . . . . The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world-and themselves.

The Woman Who Knew Too Much, Revised Ed.

Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation

Author: Gayle Greene

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

View: 9785

The life story of the epidemiologist who discovered the harmful effects of fetal X rays and other radiation exposure

The Women Who Knew Too Much

Hitchcock and Feminist Theory

Author: Tania Modleski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317417291

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 8363

Originally published in 1988, The Women Who Knew Too Much remains a classic work in film theory and feminist criticism. The book consists of a theoretical introduction and analyses of seven important films by Alfred Hitchcock, each of which provides a basis for an analysis of the female spectator as well as of the male spectator. Modleski considers the emotional and psychic investments of men and women in female characters whose stories often undermine the mastery of the cinematic "master of suspense." The third edition features an interview with the author by David Greven, in which he and Modleski reflect on how feminist and queer approaches to Hitchcock studies may be brought into dialogue. A teaching guide and discussion questions by Ned Schantz help instructors and students to delve into this seminal work of feminist film theory.

The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Thomas Young, the Anonymous Genius Who Proved Newton Wrong and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone, Among Other Surprising Feats

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452288058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8768

Describes the remarkable Thomas Young, who made major contributions in such fields as physics, languages, and music and was instrumental in the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone.

Women Who Knew Jesus

Author: Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1640697020

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 4525

As you come to know each of the women that Jesus knew, you may be surprised to discover how quickly your own stories are evoked by hearing theirs and how similar you are to some of them so they become role models for your own journey of faith and witness. In each of these encounters, you will meet Jesus and come to know him as they did, perhaps for the first time. To enrich your experience, there are questions to ponder and memories of your own to recover. These Bible stories help us see parts of ourselves, both the parts we like and the parts we would prefer to deny, hide or eliminate. As you proceed, two attitudes will be helpful: a willingness to let these biblical women speak with their own voices and an openness to hearing what you may not have heard before. These stories can help us uncover the richness of our own stories and see them for the sacred wonder that they are. First century mores barred women from interacting with men outside their family or marriage; yet, Jesus appears to have been unafraid to approach women, to listen to them, heal them and affirm God's love and acceptance of them. Often without a name, these women had convictions about Jesus and a sense of security with him that surpassed that of his male disciples. Their stories show us that social equality existed among Jesus' male and female followers. Each woman who met him went away from him changed. The existence of so many Biblical stories about women is a sign that the history of God's salvation cannot be told without women's active participation and the life of Jesus cannot be told accurately without the women who encountered him.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 051515637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2714

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "'Til Death Do Us Part" trades in her usual setting of Victorian England for the California coast of the 1930s, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins.

The Woman Who Stole My Life

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197658

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9370

A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness? In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months. After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid—and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist. Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes’s latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.

People Who Knew Me

A Novel

Author: Kim Hooper

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466890304

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5585

Everything was fine fourteen years after she left New York. Until suddenly, one day, it wasn’t. Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loved passionately, she was building the life she always wanted. But when enormous stress threatened her marriage, Emily made some rash decisions. That’s when she fell in love with someone else. That’s when she got pregnant. Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily’s plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open on 9/11. It’s amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It’s not easy, but Emily---now Connie Prynne—forges a new happily-ever-after in California. But when a life-threatening diagnosis upends her life, she is forced to rethink her life for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter. A riveting debut in which a woman must confront her own past in order to secure the future of her daughter, Kim Hooper's People Who Knew Me asks: “What would you do?”

The Woman Who Knew Too Much

A Nora Baron Thriller

Author: Tom Savage

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 0425286193

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5549

Nora Baron is back! When the CIA helps a defecting Russian actress in Venice, the op turns deadly in this white-knuckle thriller from the bestselling author of Mrs. John Doe—proving once again that, in the words of James Patterson, “Tom Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out.” Galina Rostova, the hot new star of Moscow’s theater scene—and mistress to a powerful Russian general—has reached out to the CIA. In exchange for information vital to U.S. security, she requests asylum in America. The Company’s top pick for the mission is Nora Baron. The wife of a CIA operative, this Long Island mother and drama teacher has proven to be an asset in the field before. And as an actress herself, her cover will be convincing. Disguised as a television news host, Nora heads to Venice, Italy, where Rostova is appearing in Chekhov’s The Seagull. As the cameras roll during their mock interview, the starlet will make her escape—or at least that’s the plan. But when the defection goes off-script, the two women are on the run from Russian agents. And when a snowstorm buries Venice, clogging the streets, waterways, and airport, the stage is set for tragedy—with several lives at risk of a final curtain. Praise for Tom Savage’s first Nora Baron thriller, Mrs. John Doe “This is a rare spy thriller, smart, beautifully written, and stay-up-all-night enjoyable!”—New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds “A clever, compelling, and cinematic page-turner in which nothing is as it seems, Mrs. John Doe opens with a twist I didn’t see coming and closes with a satisfying bang.”—New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub “Mrs. John Doe races a fictional path somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie, a modern heroine-on-the-run spy thriller dealing with some of our time’s deadliest challenges.”—New York Times bestselling author James Grady

Athanasius Kircher

The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Author: Paula Findlen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948445

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3966

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Girl Who Could Fly

Author: Victoria Forester

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429986366

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7768

You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Man You Meet in Heaven

An absolutely feel good romantic comedy

Author: Debbie Viggiano

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815850

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2017

A fabulous feel-good read from the bestselling author of What Holly’s Husband Did. When Hattie Green pops to the shop one afternoon, she never expects her life to flash before her eyes between the tins of baked beans and a special offer on sliced white. One minute she’s loading her trolley and thinking about what to give her son for dinner, and the next she’s speaking to a gorgeous man in a glowing white suit about what her life could have been… If you had the chance to go back and relive it all, what would you do differently? Go on that date, take that promotion… not eat that second biscuit? Hattie is about to discover where she went wrong, but will her mystery second chance reveal some STONKING secrets in her past that probably should have stayed hidden? A gorgeous romantic comedy with a few twists that will make you say OMG! Perfect for fans of Tracy Bloom, Marian Keyes and Dawn French. Readers love Debbie Viggiano! ‘OMG this book had me rolling around on the floor before I’d even finished the first page!… I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down. I recommend you stop what you’re doing and go and buy this book now!’ 5 stars, Literature Love ‘Wow wow wow. I literally devoured this book… Seriously, it was so bloody funny!’ 5 stars, Zooloo’s Book Blog ‘Absolutely fluffing hilarious… will have you begging for more, whilst also leaving you feeling bereft as you say t'ra to a truly brilliant and memorable novel.’ Audio Killed the Bookmark ‘Oh my… I absolutely bloody well ADORED reading this book.’ 5 stars, Ginger Book Geek ‘I have honestly laughed my way through it from start to end! But it’s not all fun and laughs, it also has a lovely warming undertone to the story of love, family and friendships!... Fab!’ 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews ‘Brilliant book filled with fabulous characters, lots of laughs and an ending you will not see coming... absolutely recommend’ Goodreads reviewer ‘A really fun, charming novel... Recommended, especially as a holiday read!’ Princess and Pen ‘I have read every book of Debbie's and loved them all… A great read’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer ‘I absolutely loved this book… Escapism at its very best.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer ‘A hilarious romp about betrayal, friendship, relationships, mishaps and lots of laughter… a fast-paced compulsive read I literally devoured in one night… Prepare to laugh a lot and smile as you read this heart-warming and compelling page turner… I can't tell you how much it had me laughing out loud.’ 5 stars, Dash Fan Book Reviews

Women Who Love Too Much

Author: Robin Norwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416550216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 334

View: 3062

Updated with a new foreword and revised text, a twentieth anniversary release of a top-selling reference counsels women on how to end destructive cycles of co-dependence and misogyny, in a guide that shares case histories of women who have ended or improved relationships with emotionally unavailable, addicted, or unfaithful partners. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

I Knew a Woman

Four Women Patients and Their Female Caregiver

Author: Cortney Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345438744

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 261

View: 381

Drawing on her experiences working at a woman's health clinic, a nurse-practitioner offers a poetic and intimate study of the workings of the female body as seen through the lives of four patients as they deal with pregnancy and childbirth, illness and recovery, sexual dysfunction and sexual joy. Reprint.

The Man Who Knew Everything

The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher

Author: Marilee Peters

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781554519736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 4974

Even the man who knew everything was wrong some of the time.

The Best of Everything

Author: Rona Jaffe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127155

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3400

When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor’s office; naïve country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.

Room

A Novel

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316129114

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3173

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

The Roosevelt I Knew

Author: Frances Perkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101535350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1311

A vivid and intimate portrait of the New Deal president by the first woman ever appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. When Frances Perkins first met Franklin D. Roosevelt at a dance in 1910, she was a young social worker and he was an attractive young man making a modest debut in state politics. Over the next thirty-five years, she watched his career unfold, becoming both a close family friend and a trusted political associate whose tenure as secretary of labor spanned his entire administration. FDR and his presidential policies continue to be widely discussed in the classroom and in the media, and The Roosevelt I Knew offers a unique window onto the man whose courage and pioneering reforms still resonate in the lives of Americans today.