Foreign Affairs

Author: Alison Lurie
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480422490
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Fiction

This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel follows two American academics in London—a young man and a middle-aged woman—as they each fall into unexpected romances. In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she could get a man’s attention if she waved a brightly colored object in front of him. And though she loves her work, her specialty—children’s folk rhymes—earns little respect from her fellow scholars. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have viewed as a potential romantic partner. In a Western-cut suit and a rawhide tie, he is a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. He’s the very opposite of her type, but before Vinnie knows it, she’s spending more and more time with him. Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a young, handsome English professor whose marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks. But Fred Turner is also about to find consolation—in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected to encounter. The course of these two relationships makes up the story of Foreign Affairs—a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining, poignant tale from the author of The War Between the Tates and The Last Resort, “one of this country’s most able and witty novelists” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Foreign Affairs

Author: Patricia Scanlan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471141201
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Fiction

Four women - Paula, Jennifer, Brenda and Rachel - all at a crossroads in their lives. All with difficult choices to make. All badly in need of a holiday… Paula is beautiful, ambitious and successful, she works hard and plays hard. Men find her irresistible...except for the one man she really wants. In her late thirties, Brenda longs for glamour and excitement. Tired of being a housewife stuck at home with her children, she is determined to make changes in her life. Then the unthinkable happens. Shy and timid, Rachel has always been dominated by her cold, intolerant father. But beneath the surface she is bubbling with suppressed rage. Does she have the courage to finally become her own woman? Jennifer is a true friend to them all. But when tragedy strikes, will Paula, Brenda and Rachel be there for Jennifer when she needs them? When the four women stay in a luxurious villa on a Greek island, they soon realize that they have embarked on more than just a foreign holiday. Amidst rows, arguments, laughter and fun they come to see each other in a different light. Can their friendships be sustained? Indeed, will their lives ever be the same again?

Santiago s Love Child

Author: Kim Lawrence
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781552547502
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Santiago Morais is strong, proud and fiercely passionate—everything that Lily's treacherous husband wasn't. It's in Santiago's arms that Lily finds herself awakened—she's not the frigid woman she believed herself to be. But a shocking discovery convinces Santiago that Lily has betrayed him, and he sends her away, not realizing that he is the father of her unborn child. Will Lily face motherhood alone?

Foreign Affairs

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698195028
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Fiction

Stone Barrington returns in the new edge-of-your-seat thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s plans go up in flames—literally. Not a believer in coincidence, Stone sets out to learn the true source of his curious misfortune and finds that what appeared to be bad luck may, in fact, have been a warning. From the chic streets of Paris to Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, Stone is pursued from all sides . . . but when the tables turn, the hunted may become the hunter . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Foreign Affairs

Author: Hugh Fleetwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 194391009X
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Fiction

Paolo Levin is an accomplished American concert pianist living in Rome. Intensely self-absorbed, Paolo values his independence above all else and has no desire to be trapped in the commitments of a relationship. But he can't seem to shake off the attentions of Ralph, the sinister crippled boy who is in love with Paolo and persists in stalking him. One morning Paolo awakes in terror to find himself handcuffed to his bed with Ralph looming over him. Paolo's most precious parts - his hands - are to be forfeit unless he submits to Ralph's bizarre demands ... Described by one critic as "the master of modern horror," Hugh Fleetwood is the award-winning author of more than twenty volumes of fiction, including the classics "The Girl Who Passed for Normal" and "The Order of Death." "Foreign Affairs" (1973), his third novel, is a wickedly compelling thriller whose unexpected twists and turns will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the shocking conclusion. "I must repeat my admiration for the high promise shown in "Foreign Affairs." Hugh Fleetwood appears much the most talented young English author I've come across in some time." - Peter Prince, "New Statesman" "A gripping novel." - "Books and Bookmen" "A rich, gruesome, irresistibly readable book." - "Sunday Times" "Mr. Fleetwood can write like a dream ... and really get into your head. He reaches down and stirs up with venomous delight the nameless, faceless things swimming far below the levels of consciousness." - "Scotsman"

The Italian s Price Mills Boon Modern Foreign Affairs Book 19

Author: Diana Hamilton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9781408939956
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Cesare Saracino is bent on revenge! He doesn't realize that the woman he forces back to Italy is not the thief, but her identical twin, Milly Lee. With Cesare watching her every move, the usually mousy Milly struggles to masquerade as her sexy twin. And when desire unexpectedly flares between them, Milly is powerless to refuse Cesare's advances.

Licht aus dem Osten

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644122819
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: History

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

A Study Guide for Alison Lurie s Foreign Affairs

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410346315
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Alison Lurie's "Foreign Affairs," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Die Macht der Geographie

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428569
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: History

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik, denn alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Wasser, Sand und Eis setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. In 10 Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall knapp, anschaulich und pointiert, wie Geographie Geschichte macht und gemacht hat: in Russland, China, den USA, in Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, dem Nahen Osten, der Arktis und in Grönland: Regierungen kommen und gehen, der Hindukusch bleibt.

Spuren

Author: Robyn Davidson
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644513310
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Travel

Robyn Davidson verwirklicht mit siebenundzwanzig Jahren einen scheinbar verrückten Traum: die australische Wüste zu durchqueren, begleitet von vier wilden Kamelen und einem Hund. Neun Monate wird es dauern, bis sie schließlich den Indischen Ozean erreicht. Neun Monate in der Wildnis, umgeben von unerträglicher Hitze, giftigen Tieren und einer Landschaft, der die Menschen gleichgültig sind. Doch im Verlauf der Reise gelingt es Robyn, ihr altes Leben mehr und mehr hinter sich zu lassen. Jenseits der Zivilisation und auf sich allein gestellt erkennt sie, was sie wirklich zum Glücklichsein braucht – bis die Begegnung mit dem Fotografen Rick sie aus der frisch gewonnenen Balance zu bringen droht ... «Eines der schönsten Bücher über das Entdecken und das Reisen.» (Doris Lessing) «Leuchtend und lebendig... Davidson ist eine wahre Abenteurerin und eine geborene Schriftstellerin.» (New Yorker) «Kein Buch für Pauschal-Touristen, auch keins für Latzhosen-Feministinnen. Aber unbedingt eines für Menschen, die unruhig geblieben sind.» (Die Zeit) «Eine packende Geschichte über Herausforderung und Mut, ein farbenprächtiges Bild Australiens, gezeichnet von einer scharfsinnigen und empfindsamen Beobachterin – und die Geschichte einer inneren Reise.» (Sydney Morning Herald)

Dead Aid

Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt
ISBN: 9783942989718
Release Date: 2014-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Afrika ist ein armer Kontinent. Ein Kontinent voller Hunger, blutiger Konflikte, gescheiterter Staaten, voller Korruption und Elend. Um zu helfen, adoptieren Prominente afrikanische Halbwaisen und flanieren durch Flüchtlingslager, laden die Gutmenschen unter den Popstars zu Benefiz-Konzerten, und westliche Staaten haben in den letzten 50 Jahren eine Billion Dollar an afrikanische Regierungen gezahlt. Aber trotz Jahrzehnten von billigen Darlehen, nicht rückzahlbaren Krediten, Schuldenerlassen, bilateraler und multilateraler Hilfe steht Afrika schlimmer da als je zuvor. Mit Dead Aid hat Dambisa Moyo ein provokatives Plädoyer gegen Entwicklungshilfe und für Afrika geschrieben. Knapp, faktenreich und zwingend legt sie ihre Argumente dar. Entwicklungshilfe, im Sinne von Geld-Transfers zwischen Regierungen, macht abhängig. Sie zementiert die bestehenden Gegebenheiten, fördert Korruption und finanziert sogar Kriege. Sie zerstört jeden Anreiz, gut zu wirtschaften und die Volkswirtschaft anzukurbeln. Entwicklungshilfe zu beziehen ist einfacher, als ein Land zu sanieren. Im Gegensatz zu Bono und Bob Geldoff weiß Moyo, wovon sie spricht. Die in Sambia geborene und aufgewachsene Harvard-Ökonomin arbeitete jahrelang für die Weltbank. In Dead Aid erklärt sie nicht nur, was die negativen Folgen von Entwicklungshilfe sind und warum China für Afrika eine Lösung und nicht Teil des Problems ist; sie entwirft zudem einen Weg, wie sich Afrika aus eigener Kraft und selbstbestimmt entwickeln kann. In den USA und Großbritannien löste Dead Aid eine hitzige Debatte aus. Es stand mehrere Wochen auf der New York Times Bestsellerliste und wurde vom Sunday Herald zum Buch des Jahres gewählt. Das Time Magazine wählte Dambisa Moyo 2009 zu einer der 100 wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der Welt.

Escape to Havana

Author: Nick Wilkshire
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459734494
Release Date: 2016-11-12
Genre: Fiction

Charlie Hillier believes a posting in Havana, far away from the indiscretions of his ex-wife and the monotony of a desk job, is just what he needs to start a new life. But when drugs, a kidnapping, and murder complicate things, he wonders if he’ll make it out of Cuba alive.

Foreign Affairs

Author: Kathy Schulz Huffhines
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015024790555
Release Date: 1991-01
Genre: Reference

For readers who loved films like Diva, Last Tango in Paris, Breathless, and Gallipoli, here is an invaluable resource for discovering more of the great international films readily available on video. This encyclopedic guide provides reviews by the nation's leading critics, such as Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris, Roger Ebert, Richard Schickel, and J. Hoberman. Photographs.

Foreign Affairs

Author: Cristian Butnariu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544764952
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre:

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