Adventures in Modern Marriage


Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784298548
Category: England
Page: 432
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With pace, wit and a beady eye, Adventures in Modern Marriage revisits the characters from Nicholson's highly acclaimed The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. But now the children are grown up, and the adults are older, though not always wiser. Here is a big-hearted novel about life and love in the bestselling vein of Colm Toibin and Nick Hornby 'So incredibly accurate and true. Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives ... and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence' Kate Mosse on The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life Focusing on Henry and Laura Broad and their daughter Carrie, this is a minute - but in true Nicholson style, extraordinarily empathetic - dissection of relationships and what keeps them going. It is an acute and compassionate look at male mid-life crises, female sexual desire, death and the fear of it, children and the trouble with them - all the things we battle with every day.

Adventures in Modern Marriage


Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784298557
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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'Nicholson's insight into the female mind is uncanny' The Times 'A sexy, involving, thought-provoking delight' Daily Mail 'A fine, tenderly written tale' Mail on Sunday 'Nicholson is a masterly writer, this a thoroughly engaging novel' Scotsman With pace, wit and a beady eye, Adventures in Modern Marriage revisits the characters from Nicholson's highly acclaimed The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. But now the children are grown up, and the adults are older, though not always wiser. Here is a big-hearted novel about life and love in the bestselling vein of Colm Toibin and Nick Hornby 'So incredibly accurate and true. Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives ... and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence' Kate Mosse on The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life Focusing on Henry and Laura Broad and their daughter Carrie, this is a minute - but in true Nicholson style, extraordinarily empathetic - dissection of relationships and what keeps them going. It is an acute and compassionate look at male mid-life crises, female sexual desire, death and the fear of it, children and the trouble with them - all the things we battle with every day.

Adventures in Modern Marriage


Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784298531
Category:
Page: 416
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Set over the week leading up to the 2015 General Election, Adventures in Modern Marriage revisits the characters from The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. Focusing on Henry and Laura Broad and their daughter Carrie, this is a minute - but in true Nicholson style, extraordinarily empathetic - dissection of relationships and what keeps them going. It is an acute and compassionate look at male mid-life crises, female sexual desire, death and the fear of it, children and the trouble with them - all the things we battle with every day.

A Modern Marriage

A Memoir
Author: Christy Kidd,Mark Kidd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753466
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A married couple discusses their decision to participate in couples-only sex events and the challenges and consequences that this decision presented for their marriage.

Cartoon Marriage

Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker's Cartooning Couple
Author: Liza Donnelly,Michael Maslin
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400068088
Category: Humor
Page: 279
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A pair of married New Yorker cartoonists expose the hilarious complexities and eccentricities of love and matrimony in a collection of more than two hundred cartoons and original graphic narratives that explore such topics as "I Do," "Play with Me," "Gifting and Getting," Ex-Whatevers," "Come Hither," "Is It Worth It," and "In Bed." 30,000 first printing.

D. H. Lawrence and the Marriage Matrix

Intertextual Adventures in Conflict, Renewal, and Transcendence
Author: Peter Balbert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781443893053
Category:
Page: 335
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This innovative study of eight major works of fiction by D. H. Lawrence examines the dominant presence of what is here termed a "marriage matrix." It reveals how this intense pattern of preoccupation not only structures the symbology and plot development of these powerful stories, but also consistently engages with such important subjects in Lawrence's life as depression, illness, friendship, renewal, transcendence, and impotence. As a compelling interpretation of Lawrence's craft and a provocative foray into the intimations of psychobiography, the book's notions of "synergistic criticism" integrate various approaches to this modernist writer to reveal provocative linkages between his visionary art and turbulent career and marriage. The volume contains well-grounded speculations on the sexual life of Lawrence and Frieda, on the oedipal residue of Lawrence's relation to his parents, on the complex friendships with Cynthia Asquith, J. Middleton Murry, and Katherine Mansfield, and on the theories of James Frazer, Sigmund and Anna Freud, James W. Pryse, Peter Ouspensky, and Norman Mailer. The Marriage Matrix also reproduces six paintings by Lawrence and one by Georgia O'Keeffe within pertinent discussions of Lawrence's practice and theory of visual art and how they further enhance the priorities of his fiction. To further contextualize the book's eclectic approach to impinging issues about the current province of research, teaching, and literature, the texts of two of the author's controversial presentations to the academy are also included, as well as relevant correspondence with the late writer, Norman Mailer, on the subject of Lawrence's genius and influence.

Marriage Adventures

The Secret to an Extraordinary Life Together
Author: Carrie Starr,Ervin Starr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781939676009
Category:
Page: 294
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Vulnerable, frank, witty and wise, Marriage Adventures is the true story of best friends from college who spent their honeymoon in a borrowed tent and--with a deliberate focus on establishing a lasting romance while pursuing financial responsibility--were able to celebrate their tenth anniversary on an Alaskan cruise. Lovers of simple pleasures, unexpected adventures, spoiling others and following Jesus, Carrie and Erv share their struggles and success with transparency and grace. This dynamic couple draws you in and inspires you to follow their example.

Adventures in Yiddishland

Postvernacular Language and Culture
Author: Jeffrey Shandler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520258112
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 263
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"Adventures in Yiddishland presents a familiar phenomenon in American-Jewish culture that has rarely been seen before. Shandler has a thorough command not only of contemporary Yiddish, but indeed in all its historical stages."--Naomi Seidman, author of A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish "A brilliant and original take on Yiddish in the post-World War II period. The book is beautifully conceived, thoroughly researched, logically structured, and clearly written. The writing is lively and the argument is clear and richly documented. While the focus is on post-World War II America, the book reaches back in time to virtually the entire history of Yiddish, but especially Yiddish in the modern period."--Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage

How to Survive in International Marriage


Author: Oksana Leslie
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468509683
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 216
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HOW TO SURVIVE IN INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE by Oksana Leslie is an autobiography with a spiritual, international and multicultural focus. Author. HOW TO SURVIVE IN INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE is written for those who are in the midst of building an intercultural marriage and for those who would like a glimpse into the little known challenges and rewards of doing so. Oksana Leslie paints a tableau of her new life in America. The book warms the reader with its adventures, spring fresh humor, subtle spiritual discoveries, and triumphal reconciliation of the struggles encountered by newly married couples all over the world. Get a modern Russian-American perspective on the U.S. with some unique insights." How to Survive an International Marriage" lifts the curtain on one of the most influential cultures of our time, modern Islam. The book captures the reader not only with its intimate anecdotes, but with the parlance of the author's not perfect English, which adds an Eastern world sound dimension to the book's message. Suzanne O. Shore, BA, BSN, MSIS, MSSM, RN C The book has much of value, not only about cultural differences and the human ability to adapt, but also about courage and inner strength. William Greenleaf, author, editor.

How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking

The Keys to Keep Your Wedlock Out of Deadlock
Author: Greg Behrendt,Amiira Ruotola
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 163576386X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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A hilarious and hopeful primer to prevent, combat, and eliminate the suckage in modern marriage by doing it right in the early years, from one of the minds behind the series Sex and the City and the New York Times bestselling authors of He’s Just Not That Into You, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken, and It’s Just a F***ing Date Some marriages start out storybook. Perfect proposal, perfect engagement, perfect wedding, perfect honeymoon, and perfect newlywed years. Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola stumbled right out of the wedding gate. Their choices in the early years, they’ll tell you, nearly bought their marriage a one-way ticket to Suckville. The New York Times bestselling authors explore all the adventures of early wedlock, from the moment one of you gets on one knee to the day when sex starts to feel like work instead of play. In this guidebook, Behrendt and Ruotola explore their own marriage and, with gleeful candor, tremendous warmth, sharp humor, and piercing insight, look at what we who have decided to “settle down” hope to get out of our most lasting relationship. We venture through volumes on the engagement, wedding planning, the Big Day, the wedding hangover, the (blissful?) first year, the hard work of marrying two lives, fights, and sex-pectations versus sex-pectreality. The perfect book for those who have just put a ring on it or are thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola’s work is a brilliant guide for the first stretch of that wild ride we call marriage.

I Married Adventure

The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson
Author: Osa Johnson
Publisher: Kodansha Globe
ISBN: 9781568361284
Category: Travel
Page: 422
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I Married Adventure is a Kodansha International publication.

The Arrangement

A Novel
Author: Sarah Dunn
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316300977
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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*National Bestseller* A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong? Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a two hundred year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife's version of chopping wood." When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There's a part of her, though-the part that worries she's become too comfortable being invisible-that's intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?"

The Heart of Marriage

Stories That Celebrate the Adventure of Life Together
Author: Dawn Camp
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441220658
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 2010

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The best marriages are not necessarily the most perfect and picturesque. Marriage is about walking together through all of life's ups and downs, its challenges and triumphs. And no relationship offers more chances for personal and spiritual growth, love and support, and just plain fun. Collecting true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and reflect on the heart of marriage. With beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for the bride-to-be, the couple celebrating a significant anniversary, or for any time readers need a lift. Contributors include Holley Gerth, Kristen Welch, Emily Wierenga, Renee Swope, and many more.

The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride

What No One Tells You Before You Say "I Do"
Author: Katrina Majkut
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781684330119
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
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The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride invites readers to join author Katrina Majkut on a personal and powerful prenuptial journey. With fearless curiosity and fun feminism, the book asks such questions as: Why do brides need their parents' permission to marry? Why don't men wear engagement rings? And why do women change their surname? With cheeky insights into the origins of Western wedding traditions (like how the wedding cake is not just dessert but a sexy fertility talisman), Majkut uncovers eye-opening truths about how social traditions impact people's lives. More than a wedding planning book, readers will learn how to modernize outdated traditions that support the wage gap, street harassment, sex and gender discrimination, and that limit reproductive rights. The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride is an invigorating and heartening read to inspire a new generation of fiancés to walk down the aisle as equals.

Halfway to Each Other

How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home
Author: Susan Pohlman
Publisher: Guideposts
ISBN: 9780824948283
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 282
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The remarkable true story of a couple on the brink of separation who finds love again while spending a year in Italy with their family now including an update five years later. Tired, empty, and disillusioned with married life, Susan Pohlman was ready to call it quits. As soon as she and her husband, Tim, completed their business trip to Italy, she planned to break the news that she wanted to end their eighteen-year marriage. During their last day as they walked along the Italian Rivera, Tim fantasised aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. After initially dismissing the idea, Susan realised that she wanted to give their marriage another try and that maybe life in such a beautiful place could bring them back to each other. Together with their fourteen-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son, they leave the hectic life in Los Angeles for a more intimate lifestyle in Italy. Susan's funny, touching story reveals how stepping out of their normal day-to-day lives truly united her family in a whole new way. In this expanded paperback edition of Halfway to Each Other, readers will be able to enjoy the original story of-their adventures -- no cars, no television -- and find out where they are today. When they returned to the United States, they went not to California, but to Arizona -- and to a brand-new life.

Adventures With the Wife in Space

Living With Doctor Who
Author: Neil Perryman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571298125
Category: Humor
Page: 240
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'One of the oddities of Doctor Who is that you hear so much about what the fans think, and so little from the other 100 percent of the audience (my stats are clinically accurate.) So thank God for a couple who put their love on the line to set the record straight. This is the story of a fan boy who inflicts every episode ever made of Doctor Who on his marriage. Or to put it another way, this is the story of someone with a proper love and understanding of Doctor Who, trying to explain it to her husband.' Steven Moffat Neil loves Sue. He also loves Doctor Who. But can he bring his two great loves together? In January 2011, Neil Perryman set out on an insane quest to make his wife Sue watch every episode of the classic series of Doctor Who from the very beginning. Even the ones that didn't exist any more. And so, over the next two and half years, Sue gamely watched them all. From William Hartnell and Tom Baker to Peter Davison and Paul McGann, the result was a wildly successful and hilariously revealing blog called Adventures with the Wife in Space. But the adventure continues. Here Neil Perryman tells the all too true story of Doctor Who fandom. Funny, honest and surprisingly brave, he also captures perfectly the joys - and fears - of sharing the thing you love with the people you love. Adventures With the Wife in Space is, at its heart, the story of Doctor Who, and its fans, seen through the eyes of two people - one who knows almost nothing about the programme and another who knows way too much. 'This is a very, very funny book; touching too.' Jenny Colgan

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two


Author: Gordon Dahlquist
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307755568
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A mystery as dazziling as a hall of mirrors. A seductive, terrifying, all-too-real world. A beguiling, erotic literary adventure. Discover why readers everywhere are enthralled by this “marvelous confection of a book.”* In which the astonishing adventure to end all adventures continues—and the excitement doubles. Like every other honest man, an assassin has his reputation to consider. So it is with Cardinal Chang. A brutal killer with the heart of a poet, Chang is no longer able to trust those who hired him. Disconcerted, he sets out on the trail of a mystery like no other, in a city few have traveled to—featuring three unlikely heroes with a most intriguing bond. *Philadelphia Inquirer From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hungry Heart

Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476723427
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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"Generous and entertaining." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and columnist comes a “fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave” (Cheryl Strayed) collection of heartwarming personal essays “as wonderful as her fiction” (Mindy Kaling) that “will enthusiastically reach out to readers and swiftly draw them close” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an “unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister, a clumsy yogini, and a reality-TV devotee. In this “unflinching look at her own experiences” (Entertainment Weekly), Jennifer fashions tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey. No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest essays: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother’s coming out of the closet, her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the F word—fat—for the first time, Jen dives into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to fans all over the world.

The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World

A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250100534
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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"An affectionate homage...a loving reconstruction of an era of storytelling now lost." —The New York Times "[A] triumph...If a writer is going to put on Stevenson’s voice, he’d better, as the poets say, 'bring it.' Reader, Doyle has brought it...Adventures is a tonic for our bitter times." —Washington Post The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco in the 19th century while waiting for his beloved’s divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady’s adventurous and globe-trotting husband—but he never got around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson’s untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth, The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual.

I Married Adventure


Author: Luci Swindoll
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418515833
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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In this fun and creative full-color jewel filled with photos and artistic sketches, Luci Swindoll gives the reader a fascinating journey through a life well lived, one in which she purposefully chose to "marry" adventure. The classic, artful design and intriguing stories highlight Luci's unique insight and perspective that transform otherwise regular days and occurrences to experiences worth living. With the challenge to stop saying "if only" and "why me" and start asking "what if" and "why not," Luci encourages everyone to lead truly adventurous lives that yield countless blessings, lessons and inspiration. Never before has anyone modeled the joy and adventures of the journey with such clarity and insight. Readers will be drawn to I Married Adventure as it is Luci's first full-length book in over 10 years and is a personal tour of her unique approach to squeezing the most out of a life led by Christ.