Where Fairy Tales Go

A Love Story

Author: Annette Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997831610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 7064

"On January 4, 2000, my sweet husband Bill and I kissed our toddler Natalie goodbye, with promises to be back soon as we headed to the hospital to deliver our second child. Twenty-four hours later, we had a newborn daughter, but all else had been horribly, irrevocably changed. Life had thrown me curves before, but none like this." Given up at birth, Annette had been adopted into an enormous family of fosters and biological kids, with a loving dad and an emotionally distant mom. Despite her own struggles with anxiety, she was crowned homecoming queen, met the guy of her dreams, set off on adventures that took them around the world, and eventually settled into a beautiful home where they would build their family. All that changed in one unfathomable night. An inspirational memoir told by a dynamic mother of five, Annette Ross shares her personal challenges, financial struggles, and the life-altering medical error that left her unable to walk. Join Annette and her family on this journey to reclaim a lost fairy tale.

Happily Ever After NOW!

‘A book about letting go of unhealthy relationships and embracing a loving relationship with yourself’

Author: Belinda Ridley

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452513082

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 8843

Are you searching for ways to make your relationships more fulfilling, or suffering in a relationship that no longer serves you, causing you to feel trapped? Do you feel you can’t find your own self-love to tap into because you feel as if you don’t have any? Do you want to create a healthier and more loving relationship with yourself and others? Then look no further, because this is the book you are looking for. Many books talk about the importance of loving yourself but rarely offer in-depth suggestions on how to do this. After reading this book you may find you are actually equipped to take steps to change your life. This book is dedicated to outlining tools that will help you create a more loving relationship with yourself, offering activities and suggestions to help you change your life and your relationships to be the way you want them to be.

A Fairy Tale of New York

Author: J. P. Donleavy

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871132642

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 5187

The loneliness and insanity of life in New York City is the author's major concern in this novel about Cornelius Christian's struggle to survive

A Girl Among Us : A Collection of Love Stories

Author: Joye Bishop

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365807568

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 9888

Love is something we have all learned to cherish. It can come in all different forms and at different times in our lives. Come on a journey with four different women, Darlene, Laura, Carizza, and Melinda as they face obstacles that test and help them find love. Melinda thought she needed someone to depend on and take care of her. How can she cope when she is forced to handle things alone? When it comes to life in Darlene's world she thought the love with her husband was over. But as he came around to being the man she once knew, a new development arises. Will she still have her husband's love when it all comes out? Laura wanted to make her own decisions when it came to love but when her mother and the church steps in, will she be able to love someone she hardly knows? Carizza married young and thought her and her husband would grow together into old age. When she has to live life without him can the memories of the love they had comfort her enough?

FAIRY TALE RISING

A Unique Love Story: After Crashed JFK. Jr, Sasha, Carolyn and Me

Author: Judy Chen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146916695X

Category: Fiction

Page: 643

View: 8725

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Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 2498

Explores classical and modern fairy tales to argue that fairy tales are a mirror of human understanding and culture.

Fairy Tale Blues

Author: Tina Welling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101019603

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5057

From the author of Crybaby Ranch, who ?writes with insight, humor, and complete control? (Tim Sandlin). On the night of her twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, AnnieLaurie McFall does the unthinkable. Without a word to her husband Jess, she walks out on their celebration dinner and catches a flight to Florida. It?s time for a sabbatical from marriage?and some serious soul-searching. So she sets herself up in the small coastal town of Hibiscus and creates the perfect six-month retreat to reimagine a storybook ending that could actually come true with Jess still her prince. What she discovers along the way is far more surprising, outrageous, and just plain fun than she ever expects.

Fairy Tales for Young Readers

By the Author of Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers

Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486800660

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1541

Charming treasury features nine famous fairy tales, including "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Puss in Boots." Enchanting reading for all ages by the author of Five Children and It.

A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Gretel

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Author: Selena Kitt

Publisher: Excessica Publishing

ISBN: 1609825144

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7223

Do you love fairy tales? Then don't miss these happily ever afters! In this modern version of the fairy tale classic, Gretel has never understood her father's choice of a second wife, and she and her brother Hans have high hopes of getting out from under the suspicious, spiteful eye of their penny-pinching stepmother once Hans graduates from college with his degree in chemistry. But on Gretel's eighteenth birthday, when their stepmother insists they go on a cruise around the coast of Australia with a rich candy-heiress grandmother neither of them has ever met, the siblings' plan, in fact their whole world, is turned upside down. Hans is drawn into the lavish, opulent lifestyle on the yacht, easily seduced by their grandmother's riches and her plans for his future. Wary Gretel, on the other hand, finds herself seduced instead by Andrew, their grandmother's bodyguard and assistant. And when their grandmother reveals the real reason for taking the two siblings on the voyage, it may be too late for either of them to escape her greedy grasp. WARNING: This title has yachts and candy - yum! Oh, and sharks. And perhaps the solution to the world's energy crisis... MODERN WICKED FAIRY TALES A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Beauty A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Bluebeard A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Briar Rose A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: The Frog Prince A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Goldilocks A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Gretel A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Peter and the Wolf A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Pinocchio A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Rapunzel A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Red A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Wendy

Short Stories ...(Some a Little Longer)

Author: Larry Fanning

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479713201

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9804

A series of short stories, which brings to the reader a close connection with a man whose character evolves from a myriad of lifes experiences from childhood to middle age. Stories that touch on hope, faith and then despair. Questions of what would my life had been like if only then to find, that even though you have touched the very essence of life, you realize that fate or destiny actually may be out of your control. But you discover a spiritual lesson no matter what, you will continue on.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author: Aleksandr Afanas'ev

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307829766

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 3938

The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Mozart and the Whale

An Asperger's Love Story

Author: Jerry Newport,Mary Newport

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743288927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4179

A riveting and inspiring memoir about a couple who fell in love, fell apart, and finally overcame the pressures of fame, family, and Asperger's syndrome to build a life together. When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant; neither had ever felt more comfortable. A musical genius and a mathematical wonder, the two shared astronomical IQs, but they also shared something else -- they both were diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that affects millions of Americans and makes social contact painfully unbearable. Finding each other after a lifetime of loneliness was a miracle. When Jerry and Mary married, they were catapulted into the limelight. They appeared on 60 Minutes and soon were known as "superstars in the world of autism," shining examples of two people who refused to give up in the face of their mutual challenges. But just when it appeared that their lives would enjoy a fairy-tale ending, their marriage fell apart. The Hollywood feeding frenzy was too much to handle, and they divorced. After years of heartache, soul searching, and personal growth, Jerry and Mary remarried. Today, with their union stronger than ever, they have dedicated themselves to helping countless other people with Asperger's and autism lead lives of dignity. Mozart and the Whale is an unforgettable love story, the incredible chronicle of their journey together -- and apart.

Frankie's Place

A Love Story

Author: Jim Sterba

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555847412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5117

“A joy to read—a portrait of a place, a way of life, and a marriage by a reporter who turns out to be the world’s last extant romantic” (Joan Didion). In this Tracy-Hepburn romance, a sophisticated New York intellectual is charmed by a down-to-earth newspaperman. Frankie’s Place is the tale of a summer cottage and the story that unfolds under its roof. Jim Sterba is the down-to-earth newspaperman who charms the New York sophisticate, Frances FitzGerald, after several visits to her writer’s retreat on the coast in Maine. Frankie’s place is a secluded little house out of harm’s way and the clamor of the modern world. Icy plunges into the Somes Sound christen their island mornings; then there is a long period of dutiful writing followed, in the late afternoon, by rigorous mountain walks, forays for wild mushrooms, and sailing. In the evenings Jim and Frankie prepare simple island meals as they talk about everything from the stories or books they’re working on to the bigger issue of Jim’s reunion with his long-lost father. Although they couldn’t have had more disparate childhoods—Jim grew up on a struggling Michigan farm while Frankie lived in a Manhattan town house and an English country estate—their shared summer rituals have them falling in love before our eyes. “A highly entertaining tale of love, family, and place . . . It took me places I hadn’t expected to go. I loved it.” —Tom Brokaw

A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life

Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7917

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.

Room for Love

A Novel

Author: Andrea Meyer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466856807

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2533

In Room for Love by Andrea Meyer, Jacquie Stuart has just turned thirty-two and she wants to do a major rewrite on her life. Her salary at a snarky film magazine barely covers her mortgage, her bratty sister has staked permanent claim to her couch, her best friend is in an obscenely happy marriage, and the only guy who really gets her is gay. Worst of all, she keeps falling for broke, self-involved commitment-phobes. Needing moonlighting money, Jacquie gets the idea of investigating a new dating trend—looking for Mr. Right in the "Roommate Wanted" ads. After a bunch of colorful near-misses that bring her into the slums of the East Village, the brownstones of Brooklyn, and the dingier digs of the Upper East Side, Jacquie thinks she's finally found the man she's been looking for and stuns her friends by moving out of her beloved apartment—and into his. Complications ensue when her live-in love reveals some alarming imperfections, the irresistible artist who dumped her wants her back... and what is up with the mystery man living in the charming one-bedroom she left behind? Jacquie has been looking for love in other people's homes all over town, but could the key to her happiness lie right under her very own roof?

Fragile Things

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755379942

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4560

Neil Gaiman's extraordinary Fragile Things, from the bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods, reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers, and harnesses the Gothic power of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber to the storytelling genius of Stephen King. 'The collections also boasts lush prose . . . and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories' Kirkus Reviews The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. With THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman created one of the most sophisticated, intelligent and influential graphic novel series of our time. Now Gaiman has produced FRAGILE THINGS, his second collection of short fiction. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.

My Love Story

Die Autobiografie

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2068

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Die Lebensgeschichte einer der größten Pop-Ikonen unserer Zeit „Liebe hat mein Leben gerettet. Davon will ich erzählen.“ Tina Turner, die Königin des Rock ’n‘ Roll, wird bald 80 Jahre alt. Unter dem Eindruck einer lebensbedrohlichen Erkrankung, die sie aufgrund einer wunderbaren Wendung überwinden konnte, schildert sie erstmals ihre „ganze Geschichte“, wie sie sagt. Private Dancer, Simply the Best, I Can’t Stand the Rain – jeder, der Tina Turners Musik hört, ahnt etwas von ihrer Energie, ihrem Lebenswillen und nie versiegendem Mut, die sie aus der Enge der Kindheit in Tennessee auf die Bühnen der Welt brachten. Mit ihrem Ehemann Erwin Bach durfte sie schließlich auch das lang ersehnte persönliche Glück erleben. „My Love Story“ ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben und die zutiefst bewegende und inspirierende Überlebensgeschichte einer starken Frau. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen, darunter viele bisher unveröffentlichte aus Privatbesitz.

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Author: Moss Roberts

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307760421

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1248

This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Dinorella

A Prehistoric Fairy Tale

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786803095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9230

This dreamy, alliterative and different Cinderella story will have readers doubling over with delight. Dinorella is dying to go to the dance, but her dreadful stepsisters, Doris and Dora, declare she's too dowdy and dull. Dinorella is stuck in the den--until Fairy-dactyl arrives and bedecks Dinorella with some dazzling diamonds, allowing her to depart for the dance. Full color.