The Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982137120
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series, an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard’s feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron’s newfound confidence helps catch Valerie’s eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron. You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron’s extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in “this dark, atmospheric story” (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

When I Feel Jealous

When I Feel Jealous
Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman,Kathy Parkinson
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780807593455
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Albert Whitman & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention.

The Jealous Werewolf

The Jealous Werewolf
Author: Brenda Westfall
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1522824723
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Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All her life Sheba has watched as her friends at school went out with a different boy every weekend and had fun. She watched as they kissed in the halls at school. She saw how they held hands. She hated having to sit back and watch the way the boys treated the girls. How they would call them all the time and ask them out. While she sat home alone in her bedroom. Sheba isn't allowed to have any contact outside of school with her friends. See Sheba is a werewolf, and it is strictly forbidden for her to be around the humans outside of school. Her father is Pack Master, the almighty Alpha, what he says goes. She is so tired of being lonely. All she wants is to get out of the house away from her pack and her father's rules. To go to the lake and party with her friends from school. She has to listen to them talk about what they did all week long, at the lake over the weekend. If only her father understood how it is. The pack males have all got their eyes on Sheba. But not the way she thinks. She thinks they're just watching her because her father tells them to. No sir, it's not like that at all. Soon one of them will be given her paw as their new mate. He makes them fight out in the woods so she can't see. The strongest one will win her. She will have no say in who will be her mate.

22 Walks in Bangkok

22 Walks in Bangkok
Author: Kenneth Barrett
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781462913800
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Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take a series of unforgettable strolls down the back lanes of historic Bangkok! Bangkok, Thailand is one of the world's greatest cities and a leading tourist destination, visited by millions each year. But it can also be a bewildering place. First-time visitors, not knowing what to expect, encounter endless boulevards connected by a vast maze of tiny side streets. A stroll down any of these lanes can reveal fascinating surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, restaurants and markets. This user-friendly Thailand travel guide helps you discover hidden gems found throughout the city by presenting each neighborhood as a distinct village—explaining how it evolved, and describing its historic landmarks in detail. Travel book author Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and experienced journalist, and he introduces the important temples, churches, shrines and mosques in loving detail, sketching their history and distinctive features. The reader is skillfully guided through the old neighborhoods of Bangkok from the center to the periphery, along narrow lanes and byways rarely seen by foreigners. 22 Walks in Bangkok leads the visitor on a unique journey of discovery and enables you to appreciate this fascinating city in new and exciting ways.

Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781476710792
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Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Light of the World.

A Big Important Art Book Now with Women

A Big Important Art Book  Now with Women
Author: Danielle Krysa
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780762463800
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Running Press Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator. Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone! This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art "herstory" tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists.

Sir Tim Is a Little Jealous

Sir Tim Is a Little Jealous
Author: Judith Koppens
Pages: 32
ISBN: 160537492X
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Clavis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Tim and Sara go to the park together. Sara spends time playing with her friend Max. How does that make Tim feel? A sweet and recognizable story about being a little jealous. For friends and knights ages 4 years and up.

A Jealous Ghost

A Jealous Ghost
Author: A.N. Wilson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781446493021
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Release: 2011-06-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is something rather disquieting about Sallie Declan, a young American in London, and it is not just her obsession with Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, the subject of her PhD thesis. There is her decision, almost casually taken, to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house. She seems to display astonishing naivety as she build a fantasy about her emotional future there. Surely she can see it is all delusion? But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking climax.

The Jealousy Cure

The Jealousy Cure
Author: Robert L. Leahy
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781626259775
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Release: 2018-03-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Jealousy Cure unlocks the positive power of jealousy for happy relationships." —Foreword Reviews "Solid counsel for those whose relationships are plagued by jealousy and the individuals it targets." —Library Journal starred review​ Could jealousy be a positive thing? In this groundbreaking book, Robert L. Leahy—author of the hugely popular self-help guide, The Worry Cure—invites you to gain a greater understanding of your jealous feelings, keep jealousy from hijacking your life, and create healthier relationships. We’ve all heard tales of the overly jealous spouse or significant other. Maybe we’ve even been that jealous person, though we may not want to admit it. It’s hard to imagine anyone sailing through life without either having feelings of jealousy or being the target of someone’s jealousy. But what if jealousy isn’t just a neurotic weakness? What if it signals that your relationship matters to you? In short—what if jealousy serves a purpose? In The Jealousy Cure, renowned psychologist Robert L. Leahy takes a more nuanced approach to tackling feelings of jealousy. In this compelling book, you’ll uncover the evolutionary origins of jealousy, and how and why it’s served to help us as a species. You’ll also learn practices based in emotional schema theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to help you overcome the shame jealousy can bring, improve communication with your partner, and ultimately make room for jealousy while also making your relationship more meaningful. You will learn that confronting jealousy in your relationship does not have to be a catastrophe, but can redirect you and your partner to build more trust, acceptance, and connection. We often feel jealous because we fear losing the things or people that matter to us the most. With this insightful guide, you’ll discover how jealousy can both help and hurt your relationship, and learn proven-effective skills to keep jealousy in its place. This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation— an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

The Jealous Potter

The Jealous Potter
Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0226474828
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Release: 1988
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455588558
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Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM) A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks STUDENT EDITION "When I was seventeen, my life changed forever . . . " So begins Nicholas Sparks's touching tale of Landon Carter, a teenage boy living in the small town of Beaufort, North Carolina in the late 1950s. Landon is a typical teenager who just wants to have a fun senior year before heading off to college. The last thing he anticipated is Jamie Sullivan, the sweet, pious daughter of the town's Baptist minister. But on the evening of Beaufort's annual Christmas pageant, Landon will undergo a change of heart that will forever alter the course of his life. In the months that follow, Landon discovers truths that it takes most people a lifetime to learn-truths about the nature of beauty, the joy of giving, the pain of loss, and, most of all, the transformational power of love. With a NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM) Student Guide · Questions about the text after every few chapters check your comprehension · Quizzes throughout help you prepare for standardized tests with SAT- and ACT-style questions using vocabulary and grammar from the book · Sample writing prompts and essays at the end guide you through the elements of an above-average, average, and below-average essay-and explain why!

Robicheaux

Robicheaux
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781501176852
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Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

James Lee Burke’s most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this New York Times bestselling mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana: an “enthralling yet grim novel that…will captivate, start to finish” (Publishers Weekly). Dave Robicheaux is a haunted man. From the acts he committed in Vietnam, to his battles with alcoholism, to the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts pepper his reality. Robicheaux’s only beacon remains serving as a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana. It’s in that capacity that Robicheaux crosses paths with powerful mob boss, Tony Nemo. Tony has a Civil War sword he’d like to give to Levon Broussard, a popular local author whose books have been adapted into major Hollywood films. Then there’s Jimmy Nightengale, the young poster boy of New Orleans wealth and glamour. Jimmy’s fond of Levon’s work, and even fonder of his beautiful, enigmatic wife, Rowena. Tony thinks Jimmy can be a US Senator someday, and has the resources and clout to make it happen. There’s something off about the relationship among these three men, and after a vicious assault, it’s up to Robicheaux to uncover the truth “in the barn-burner of a climax” (Booklist, starred review). Complicating matters is the sudden death of the New Iberian local responsible for Molly’s death; namely that Robicheaux’s colleague thinks Robicheaux had something to do with it. As Robicheaux works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, a harrowing study of America emerges: this nation’s abiding conflict between a sense of past grandeur and a legacy of shame, its easy seduction by demagogues and wealth, and its predilection for violence and revenge. “It has been almost five years since James Lee Burke’s last Dave Robicheaux novel, and it was absolutely worth the wait” (Associated Press).

Love s Refraction

Love s Refraction
Author: Jillian Deri
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9781442628694
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Release: 2015
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.

Wicked Jealous

Wicked Jealous
Author: Robin Palmer
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101572498
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Release: 2012-07-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming! The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy Simone never saw herself as the "cute girl"--she was always the chunky smartmouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her stepmonster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after . . .

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0192860925
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Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Creative Block

Creative Block
Author: Danielle Krysa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781452130026
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Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

Kindred

Kindred
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780807083703
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Release: 2004-02-01
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
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Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Cimarron Rose

Cimarron Rose
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982183417
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Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is Vernon Smothers' son Lucas, a teenaged boy about whom only Vernon and Billy Bob know the truth. Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son, and when Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob knows that he has no choice but to confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. During Lucas's trial, Billy Bob realizes that he will have to bring injury upon Lucas as well as himself in order to save his son. And as a result, Billy Bob creates enemies that are far more dangerous than any he had faced as a Texas Ranger.

The Drowning Kind

The Drowning Kind
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781982156688
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim. Be careful what you wish for. When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie’s mental state has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax returns to the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching their family’s and the house’s history. And as Jax dives deeper into that research, she discovers that the land holds a far darker history than she could have ever imagined. In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the spring is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives. A haunting, twisty, and compulsively readable thrill ride from the author who Chris Bohjalian has dubbed the “literary descendant of Shirley Jackson,” The Drowning Kind is a modern-day ghost story that illuminates how the past, though sometimes forgotten, is never really far behind us.