A sci-fi story set in a future where men have died off.
Women have been divided into two groups: Adams and Eves.
Each has a set role in society. The protagonist, an Adam, has just entered Kingdom Academy. Romantic relationships between Adams are forbidden there, so I'm sure you can all guess where this is going...
This volume brings together three series of short stories by F.
Scott Fitzgerald - the Basil Duke Lee stories of 1928 29, the Josephine Perry stories of 1930 31, and the Gwen Bowers stories of 1936. The texts published here are based on surviving typescripts that preserve Fitzgerald's final revisions for their first publication in the Saturday Evening Post.
Collations have revealed cuts and revisions by the Post editors aimed at removing profanity and blasphemy, sexual innuendo, real names of people and places, and references to racial prejudice. These passages have been restored to the Cambridge texts. This volume includes a scholarly introduction, a record of variants, facsimiles and other illustrations, and an appendix that presents early endings for the stories 'The Captured Shadow' and 'Basil and Cleopatra'. Full historical notes identify popular songs, sports heroes, literary works, Broadway shows, and sources for the stories.
From award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne comes the book that tells you everything you wanted to know about being a word hunter – and more! Lexi, Al, Mursili, Will and Caractacus are back! This exciting book from the successful team behind the Word Hunters trilogy is packed with never-seen-before word hunter history – with new characters, new word quests,new adventures and all the behind-the-scenes information you have ever wanted to know about the words that make up the language we speak. Bonus: Book includes ‘top secret’ content accessed via the Layar app!
An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl Safina Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina's The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics from the Caribbean to the west Pacific, then home again. We meet Eskimos whose way of life is melting away, explore a secret global seed vault hidden above the Arctic Circle, investigate dilemmas facing foraging bears and breeding penguins, and sail to formerly devastated reefs that are resurrecting as fish graze the corals algae-free. "Each time science tightens a coil in the slack of our understanding," Safina writes, "it elaborates its fundamental discovery: connection." He shows how problems of the environment drive very real matters of human justice, well-being, and our prospects for peace. In Safina's hands, nature's continuous renewal points toward our future. His lively stories grant new insights into how our world is changing, and what our response ought to be.
Any visitor to Belgium or the Netherlands is immediately struck by the number of convents and beguinages (begijnhoven) in both major cities and small towns. Their number and location in urban centres suggests that the women who inhabited them once held a prominent role. Despite leaving a visible mark on cities in Europe, much of the story of these women - known variously as beguines, tertiaries, klopjes, recluses, and anchoresses--remains to be told. Instead of aspiring to live as traditional religious, they transcended normative assumptions about religion and gender and had a very real impact on their religious and secular worlds. The sources for their tale are often fragmentary and difficult to interpret. However, careful scrutiny allows their voices to be heard. Drawing on an array of sources including religious rules, sermons, hagiographic vitae, and rapiaria, Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.
It both emphasizes the innovative roles of women who transcended established forms of institutional religious life and reveals the ways in which historiographical habits have obscured the dynamic and fluid nature of their histories. By highlighting the development of irregular and extraregular communities and tracing the threads of monasticisation that wove their way around pious laywomen, this book draws attention to the vibrant and dynamic culture of feminine lay piety that persisted from the later middle ages onwards.
"Of all things to bring back from India, I never would have imagined I would have brought back a baby.
How is this possible? I can't be pregnant. I'm a man." Although his career was going great, his personal life was not so successful. In fact, he had started to question his sexuality after having little luck with women. After failed relationship and failed relationship, something didn't click. Sam had all but given up. Sam was invited on a trip of a lifetime for a bachelor's party in India. In what seemed like a low-key trip to India turns dangerous as he is saved by an unlikely hero. Not only will he save Sam's life, but change it for good. Sam will be pushed to his limits physically, emotionally, and sexually. White Tiger Passion is a steamy MM erotic romance that is not for the faint of heart.
Best friend since forever, fake engagement, life’s about to get real! Environmental lawyer Gemma Fine is leaving a disastrous day at work when her best friend calls with an emergency. Owen Caryl has more than one bundle of trouble on his hands, but it’s his best friend, not a lawyer, that he needs. To prevent a family emergency from turning into a tragedy, Gemma pretends to be Owen’s fiancée. That means taking him, and his troubles, into her home. The fake engagement would be easier if she hadn’t spent half her life desiring Owen. Easier still if she didn’t have his big, hard body in bed beside her, sharing his heat, a rasp in his voice as he captures her hand and pulls her to him. She desperately needs to know if it’s desire burning in his dark brown gaze… Or tomorrow’s reflection of her broken heart.