A Private Affair


Author: Beppe Fenoglio
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 9781843914266
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Posthumously published in Italy in 1963, and now translated into English for the very first time, Beppe Fenoglio's World War II novel A Private Affair is regarded as one of the greatest works of 20th-century Italian literature. After the fateful day of September 8,1943—when Italy surrendered to the Allies and was occupied by the Wehrmacht—Milton, a university student, joins the anti-German partisan militia in the mountainous areas of the Piedmont. It is a hard life of watches, patrols, ambushes, and close escapes, but Milton seems to live in a kind of daze, heedless of the danger of being captured by Fascist bands, and immersed in his own world of thoughts and memories. History and life are fused together through a masterful use of flashback, while Milton’s romantic, obsessive, and desperate quest for love and truth carries a wealth of connotations that still reverberate to this day. Beppe Fenoglio (1922–1963) is best known for his autobiographical work, Johnny the Partisan.

A Private Affair


Author: Donna Hill
Publisher: Kimani Press
ISBN: 1426835426
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Nikita Harrell's drive and determination took her to the pinnacle of the New York publishing world. And it also swept her into the arms of Quinn Parker. A proud man with the soul of an artist and the strength to survive on the mean streets of Harlem, Quinn was everything Nikita had been taught to stay away from—and the one man whose passionate courage ignited desires neither could deny. But when Nikita refused to settle for less than a picture-perfect life, she lost the only man she ever loved. Now Quinn is back in her life as the author of a hot new novel that could propel Nikita's publishing house to unimaginable success. To secure both their futures means confronting the differences that once tore them apart, and fighting the reignited desire that burns more fiercely than either ever dreamed. Now, as unexpected rivals and a sudden crisis force them to gamble for one last, desperate chance to reconcile their dreams, can they fulfill the love that has claimed them body and soul?

A Private Affair


Author: Lesley Lokko
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409107779
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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No matter who you are, love comes at a price... Sam, the ugly duckling who grew into a swan. Now beautiful and wealthy, with a glittering career, no one can understand why she's still on her own. When she meets a handsome stranger on holiday, things finally seem to be falling into place... Meaghan, a true survivor. The teenage runaway who worked her way off the streets, she was swept off her feet by a young army officer, to live on the other side of the world, finally escaping the family she loathed... Dani, the beautiful misfit, desperately looking for daddy in all the wrong places, and finding instead a man who will teach her everything that is wrong and corrupt about love. And Abby, the model wife, everything her husband and family could want and more, but never being herself. Until a dark secret threatens to pull her well-ordered life apart.

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Marriage is a Private Affair"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410352161
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 16
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A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Marriage is a Private Affair," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories 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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Good Society Is More Than Just a Private Affair


Author: Hans van Ewijk
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3867418055
Category:
Page: 216
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Welfare societies are confronted with a new social quest: the problem of increasing numbers of people having difficulties in coping with daily complexity and the dramatic increase in users in youth care, mental health and the punitive system. The answer to this new social issue is not a Caring State but an Activating State. The new social quest asks for a new concept of citizenship on the one hand and a new social professional as 'generalist-specialist' or'professional friend', on the other hand. From there, different modern approaches in social work are presented, such as outreach social work, new avenues for reducing recidivism, making room for vulnerable people in the community, interethnic connecting in sports, good social care and a new profile for social workers.

War is a Private Affair


Author: Edmund G. Love
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 192
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Author of "Subways are for Sleeping" records the humorous, ironic, and sober incidents that came into his ken during World War 2.

A Private Affair


Author: Mike Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934230954
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Sean is a private in the military looking for an exciting change in his love life. His bedroom soon becomes a revolving door: from his wife, to his lover, to his sexy new roommate. Eventually the door will swing wide open to reveal his steamy alternative sex life. He gets caught in a triangle of love, lies, deceit and wild weekends, which will sway him in the wrong direction. Original.

Private Affair


Author: Rebecca York
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402280076
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Gripping romantic suspense from USA Today bestseller Rebecca York Does everyone have something to hide? Olivia Winters and Max Lyon knew each other way back when, but she was one of the cool kids, and he was a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Olivia's a successful model now, and Max a PI much in demand. When Olivia's old high school friend is murdered-and a raft of "accidental" deaths may be murders, too-Max is the only man Olivia can trust to help her investigate. As they team up, Max is blown away by Olivia's courage under fire, and Olivia finds that the bad boy she remembers from the fringes of her social circle might just be the best man she's ever met... Praise for Bad Nights: "Bad Nights has everything...drama, suspense, action, and passion." -NIGHT OWL REVIEWS "Tense and intriguing, the first of York's Rockfort Security books is an action-packed read that promises much for the series to come." -RT BOOK REVIEWS

A Private Affair

A Comedy in One Act
Author: Charles Emery
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573624162
Category: American drama
Page: 36
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A Private Affair


Author: Dara Girard
Publisher: Ilori Press Books LLC
ISBN: 9780692397107
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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Keeping secrets... Carissa York wants to get her life out of a rut, so an invitation to the Black Stockings Society comes just in time. But when she wears a pair of sexy stockings to a bachelorette auction, she is in for a surprise when the new boss she can't stand wins a bid and buys her for the weekend. Kenric Riverton wants a chance to change Carissa's mind about him. However, Carissa turns out to be more challenging than he thought. Soon he has a new goal-convince Carissa to turn a weekend into something more lasting.

A Very Private Affair


Author: Yvonne Good
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438938387
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
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"A Very Private Affair" is a love story involving four people: Joan Mitchell Ross (White), Benjamin Davis (Black), Lee Davis (Black) and Sage Ross (White). In August, 1963, Joan Mitchell and Benjamin Davis met at college in Michigan and fell in love. Their affair was kept quiet and very private from all friends and family. Joan became pregnant and gave birth to their son in Denmark on December 8, 1964. Lee was born in the home of Joan's uncle, Morgan Mitchel. At the time of Lee's birth, Benjamin made a promise to Joan that his family would raise the child and the relationship between him and her would never again be discussed. Throughout all the years, Benjamin and Joan never stopped thinking of each other. However, both married and went separate ways. Life was going well for everyone -- until Lee met Sage at a concert that past summer. Lee is in love with the twenty year old daughter of Joan and Howard Ross, not knowing that he and Sage are half-brother and sister! Not knowing that his mother is even alive or that she is a white woman!

Heschel, Hasidism and Halakha


Author: Samuel H. Dresner
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823221165
Category: Religion
Page: 133
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Samuel Dresner, a former student and lifelong friend of Heschel's, gives a personal insight into his life and views into the Hasidic movement and the important concept of halakha.

Intercountry Adoption

A Multinational Perspective
Author: Howard Altstein,Rita James Simon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275932879
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 204
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This volume's contributors describe the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families in such countries as the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. They provide a brief history of intercountry adoption; specify rules and procedures employed in various countries; and evaluate pros and cons in the seven nations. The contributors discuss each country's formal statutes on transracial and intercountry adoption, and describe the organizations and/or social movements advocating such adoptions as well as those opposing them. Altstein and Simon conclude with a summary based on case studies on the successes and failures of intercountry adoption.

Church, State, and Society

An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine
Author: J. Brian Benestad
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813218012
Category: Philosophy
Page: 500
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The book is divided into four parts. The first treats key themes of social life: the dignity of the human person, human rights, natural law, and the common good. Part two focuses on the three principal mediating institutions of civil society: the family, the Church, and the Catholic university. Part three considers the economy, work, poverty, immigration, and the environment, while part four focuses on the international community and just war principles. The conclusion discusses tension between CSD and liberal democracy. --Book Jacket.

The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 1 24


Author: Daniel I. Block
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802825353
Category: Religion
Page: 887
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A study of the first half of the biblical book of Ezekiel with commentary on what his message could mean for the church in the twentieth century.