Brando Songs My Mother Taught Me

Brando  Songs My Mother Taught Me
Author: Marlon Brando
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN 10: 0307786730
ISBN 13: 9780307786739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brando Songs My Mother Taught Me Book Review:

This is Marlon Brando’s own story, and his reason for telling it is best revealed in his own words: “I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love. Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent. . . . But now, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.” To date there have been over a dozen books written about Marlon Brando, and almost all of them have been inaccurate, based on hearsay, sensationalist or prurient in tone. Now, at last, fifty years after his first appearance onstage in New York City, the actor has told his life story, with the help of Robert Lindsey. The result is an extraordinary book, at once funny, moving, absorbing, ribald, angry, self-deprecating and completely frank account of the career, both on-screen and off, of the greatest actor of our time. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Brando film will relish this book. Please note: this edition does not include photos.

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Songs My Mother Taught Me
Author: Wakako Yamauchi
Publsiher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9781558610866
ISBN 13: 1558610863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs My Mother Taught Me Book Review:

Stories describe the experiences of Japanese American women living in the country and in the city

Things My Mother Taught Me

Things My Mother Taught Me
Author: Katherine DiSavino
Publsiher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780573700897
ISBN 13: 0573700893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things My Mother Taught Me Book Review:

"First produced by The Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Pennsylvania on June 5th, 2012."

Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me
Author: Andrea Young
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106015548768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me Book Review:

The daughter of former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young draws universal lessons from her mother's extraordinary life, weaving personal stories of Jean Young against a backdrop rich in the turbulent politics of our recent past. 15 photos.

Unfaithful

Unfaithful
Author: Natalie Barelli
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 1800190948
ISBN 13: 9781800190948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unfaithful Book Review:

“Thank you,” I say sweetly when she tells me I’m lucky to have such a beautiful family. But I want to tell her it’s not just luck. A family is like a fortress you have to defend all the time. You can’t relax because there’s always someone looking for a breach, always someone trying to get in. Someone just like her… When I arrive unannounced at my husband’s studio in need of a shoulder to cry on after hearing that my best student, Alex, has died, I see a pair of wine glasses drying by the sink and my deepest fear is confirmed: my husband is having an affair. Most women would fall to their knees in tears and throw him out of the house—but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I go home and cook a healthy dinner for our children, walk the dog and unload the dishwasher without complaint. I will make him see that I’m still the woman he married; attractive, successful, the glue that holds our perfect family together. I need this marriage to work to protect a terrible secret of my own, something that would destroy everything I’ve already sacrificed so much for. But when the police arrive at my door asking questions about Alex’s death that I can’t answer, and threatening text messages start appearing on my phone, I know that someone close has been watching me very carefully. The truth is, there are three people in my marriage, but only one of them is deadly… An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will knock you sideways, perfect for anyone left hungry for more after The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Other Wife. Everyone is talking about Unfaithful: ‘Wow just wow!! Nail-biting and suspenseful in the best way possible! What a ride!… I devoured this book in one sitting… I could feel my adrenaline surging through my veins the closer I got to the end. I was having palpitations with every twist!’ Mrs Leifs, 5 stars ‘WOW, where to even begin? I LOVED this book… I did NOT expect that ending… I was gripped right from the very first page… I could not put it down… YOU WILL LOVE this book… one of my favourite books of 2020.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Holy-freaking hell!… tense, sharp, dark, twisty and final revelation that I honestly did not expect… a delicious sucker punch!… I loved it!… your mind will be blown!’ Nulifer Ozmekik ‘What a ride! I LOVED it! I loved the plot, I loved the characters and I LOVED the ending! Highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I read this book in 24 hours, waking up on a Friday morning with my kindle on top of my face I immediately started reading again… Seductive, sexy, shocking… so many crazy twists in this book… 5 huge stars… I literally could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Readers love Natalie Barelli: ‘OH. MY. WOW. What a fantastic book!… steal it, buy it, borrow it or do whatever you need to do to make this book your next great read!… I promise you will not be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Awesome!! I finished it in 24 hours… pure edge-of-your-seat suspense, along with crazy “wtf” moments… keeps you flipping pages, with an ending that you absolutely will NOT see coming.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG!!!!!… My heart was pounding! What a page-turner!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Red Garden

The Red Garden
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN 10: 0307720837
ISBN 13: 9780307720832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Garden Book Review:

From the author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Rules of Magic comes a transfixing glimpse into a small American town where a mysterious, magical garden holds the truth behind three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption. “[A] dreamy, fabulist series of connected stories . . . [These] tales, with their tight, soft focus on America, cast their own spell.”—The Washington Post The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives. From the town's founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives. At the center of everyone’s life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look. Beautifully crafted and shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.

Things My Mother Taught Me

Things My Mother Taught Me
Author: Claire Halliday
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781760069995
ISBN 13: 176006999X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things My Mother Taught Me Book Review:

How did you become the person you are today? Lessons learned from the first key person in our lives, our mother, can set the course for the lives we will lead. A mother can be nurturing, inspiring, difficult; she guides us in our growth, she teaches us about the world. And all the while she is her own person. For everyone, that critical relationship - whether it is positive and loving or scarred with bitterness, leaves a huge impression. Within these pages are mature reflections on how a mother shapes, nurtures, and complicates a life. Reflections on how each of these prominent people would not be who they are today if it werent for this unique relationship. These are stories of fondness, gratitude, respect and regret. They are insights into an area of human experience where small moments can have a large and lasting impact.

All the Things Your Mother Never Taught You

All the Things Your Mother Never Taught You
Author: Charlotte Slater
Publsiher: Sheed & Ward
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780836206326
ISBN 13: 0836206320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Born a Crime

Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0399588183
ISBN 13: 9780399588181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born a Crime Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Book of Magic

The Book of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1982189460
ISBN 13: 9781982189464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Magic Book Review:

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2007-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant
Author: Kayte Nunn
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0062970593
ISBN 13: 9780062970596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant Book Review:

A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story in the tradition of the novels by Kate Morton and Elizabeth Gilbert. 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther’s prison but soon surprisingly becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient. But she has no idea of the far-reaching consequences her decision will bring. Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years. With an arresting dual narrative that immediately captivates the reader, The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is an inspirational story of the sacrifices made for love.

Detroit Junkies

Detroit Junkies
Author: Nikki Piedmont
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 9781691238569
ISBN 13: 1691238562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detroit Junkies Book Review:

From award-winning novelist Christian Freed: "Detroit. 1994. Nikki Piedmont is only three years old. The daughter of a prostitute and a career criminal, her life seems destined for failure. She is battling brain cancer and living in a condemned house while surrounded by drug addicts. Hope is little more than a whispered word. Against all odds, Nikki survives. She fights and scrapes for everything in her life, proving her worth along the way. Detroit Junkies is an emotional memoir of betrayal and personal growth. Nikki Piedmont goes from an improbable child never meant to live to finding success she could never have dreamed of. Nikki's tale is proof that we can accomplish anything with the right mindset and grit. Not only has she risen above the life she was given, Nikki has gone on to become a major influence for those in similar situations and a role model others emulate." This memoir is written in first person present and is a little over 65,000 words.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN 10: 0743296281
ISBN 13: 9780743296281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Book Review:

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Navigating Life

Navigating Life
Author: Margaux Bergen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0698182200
ISBN 13: 9780698182202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Life Book Review:

“I absolutely loved this beautiful book! It's wise, wry, bracingly honest and so gripping I couldn't put it down. Clearly whip smart, Margaux Bergen has one of those rare voices that pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading.” — Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother An inspiring, piercingly honest user's guide to life, written for the author's daughter and given to her on her first day of college, reflecting tough lessons about family, work, and marriage. You learn a few useful things at school--the three Rs come in handy, and it's good to know how to perform under pressure and wait your turn--but most of what matters, what makes you into a functioning human being, able to hold your own in conversation, find your path, know what to avoid in relationships and secure a meaningful job, no teacher will ever tell you. This diamond-sharp, gut-punchingly honest book of hard-earned wisdom is one mother's effort to equip her daughter for survival in the real world. Margaux Bergen began writing this book when her daughter Charlotte turned nine and gave it to her right after graduation from high school, when she was setting off for her first day of college. "I am not writing this to groom or guide you to professional or academic success," she writes. "My goal is rather to give you tools that might help you engage with the world and flourish. . . . Think of this as a kind of developing bath-time wisdom." Wise, heartbreakingly funny, and resonantly true, Navigating Life has invaluable lessons for students of life of all ages. It will challenge you to lead a more meaningful life and to tackle the bumps along the way with grace, grit, style, and ingenuity. What The Blessings of a Skinned Knee did for the early years of parenting, Navigating Life does for the next, far more perilous chapter, when new graduates are cast out on the high seas and have to learn to swim and find their way by themselves.

Sister Sister

Sister  Sister
Author: Sue Fortin
Publsiher: HarperImpulse
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780008215651
ISBN 13: 0008215650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Sister Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth. What people are saying about Sue Fortin & 'The Girl Who Lied': 'Sue Fortin writes with skill and pace, filling her pages with tension. With great characters and a gripping storyline, I was immediately pulled in and found myself desperate to turn the pages' - Amanda Jennings 'Slowly but inexorably draws you in until you can hardly wait to discover the fate of the characters...you'll love Sue Fortin' - Sue Moorcroft 'A twisty romantic page-turner that will keep you guessing' - Julie Cohen 'Sue Fortin's gripping books always keep me turning the pages! Highly recommended for fans of grit-lit and suspense!' - Mandy Baggot 'The suspense, mystery and secrets to be revealed kept me turning the pages...nerve wracking and gripping' - Rachel's Random Reads 'Kept me intrigued right up until the end...a highly enjoyable read, filled with secrets' - By the Letter Book Reviews

Last Things

Last Things
Author: Jenny Offill
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 110187208X
ISBN 13: 9781101872086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Things Book Review:

Grace's father believes in science and builds his daughter a dollhouse with lights that really work. Grace's mother takes her skinny-dipping in the lake and teaches her about African hyena men who devour their wives in their sleep. Grace's world, of fact and fiction, marvels and madness, is slowly unraveling because her family is coming apart before her eyes. Now eight-year-old Grace must choose between her two very different, very flawed parents, a choice that will take her on a dizzying journey, away from her home in Vermont to the boozy, flooded streets of New Orleans--and into the equally wondrous and frightening realm of her own imagination. With eloquence and compassion, Jenny Offill weaves a luminous story of a wounded family and of a young girl yearning to understand the difference between fiction, fact, and hope. A novel of vibrant imagination and searing intelligence, Last Things is a stunning literary achievement.

Green Heart

Green Heart
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0545392594
ISBN 13: 9780545392594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Heart Book Review:

A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story. As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.

Things My Mother Never Told Me

Things My Mother Never Told Me
Author: Blake Morrison
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0099440725
ISBN 13: 9780099440727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things My Mother Never Told Me Book Review:

Through a series of letters from his parents' passionate World War II courtship, Morrison uncovers a startling, touching story. This follow-up to his critically acclaimed 1993 memoir paints the unforgettable picture of a quietly determined heroine and of a son's search to learn the truth about her.