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Temptation: The Aftermath
Author: Victoria Christopher Murray
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
ISBN: 1944359583
Pages: 330
Year: 2017-09-05
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The best of friends.... Since they were five years old, Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Kyla Blake had a bond that could not be broken. They shared secrets, marked milestones, and held each other up through life’s adversities. It was a friendship that they both thought would last forever. But when Jasmine’s jealousy led her to seduce Kyla’s husband, Dr. Jefferson Blake, that bond was severed and their friendship was damaged forever.... The worst of times.... Now, twenty years later, a major tragedy brings the two together when Jefferson, in New York for a medical convention, is shot in an attempted robbery. It’s the love that Jasmine once had for Kyla that sends her rushing to the hospital to be by her friend’s side. Kyla, despondent and distraught, just wants answers....and when a mysterious woman appears, it’s Jasmine who believes that woman may hold the key to what happened to Jefferson. While Kyla doesn’t believe that this woman has any meaning, Jasmine is not so sure. Will Jasmine uncover a secret that Jefferson is hiding? And when she does find out the truth, what will she do with it? Will she destroy Kyla’s life or will she do anything to protect her friend from the same devastation that she caused her twenty years before? In a riveting twenty-year anniversary sequel to the bestselling Temptation, Victoria Christopher Murray weaves a tale of what happens once friendships are bonded, then broken and all the consequences of the aftermath.
If Only For One Night
Author: Victoria Christopher Murray, ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
ISBN: 1944359729
Pages: 285
Year: 2018-01-16
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1Can they be soulmates if they're married to other people? From the outside, Angelique has the perfect life - a rich husband who adores her and gives her the world, except for what she craves most - his attention. A workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, Preston doesn't understand why his wife is so unhappy. Not one to stray, Angelique seeks comfort in the online game, Words With Friends. Blu has been living a life of loneliness since his wife settled into a depression she has no desire to shake. Frustrated and fed up, he loses himself in his favorite game - and the woman that has proven to be a formidable opponent. It's not long before their online connection turns flirtatious and troubles at home lead them to a face-to-face meeting. And eventually an addictive connection that will have them questioning if they're truly soulmates or if they were destined for only one night.
Scandalous
Author: Victoria Christopher Murray
Publisher: Liza Dawson Associates
ISBN: 1939481015
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-11-28
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Before she was a minister's wife, she was Jasmine Cox, the most prized dancer at Foxtails. It's a thrilling peek into Jasmine's world before she becomes the woman we all love to hate. On the night of her bachelorette party she meets Roman, and their lust-at-first sight ignites a passion that becomes a full-on addiction... and that can only lead to trouble...
Temptations of the West
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429954647
Pages: 336
Year: 2007-06-12
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A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures—the temptations—of Western-style modernity and prosperity, and teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, birthplace of Jawaharlal Nehru, occasions a brief history of the tumultuous post-independence politics Nehru set in motion. In Kashmir, just after the brutal killing of thirtyfive Sikhs, Mishra sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet Mishra exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese government—officially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibet—has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can "be packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is a book concerned with history still in the making—essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region.
The Last Temptation of Sun Ra
Author: Marc Kaplan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462895948
Pages: 227
Year: 2011-07-20
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SUN RA (1914-1993) --- a/k/a Le Son yRa a/k/a Sonny a/k/a Herman Blunt or Blount a/k/a the Living Myth a/k/a the Eternal Mister Ree a/k/a other aliases too numerous to mention --- was a jazz keyboardist, composer, bandleader, modern religious visionary and perhaps the most idiosyncratic of all avant-garde jazzmen. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama (and/or Saturn). According to his biography, Space is the Place: the Life and Times of Sun Ra by John F. Szwed, Sonny left Birmingham in 1946, not to return until his triumphant homecoming in the late 1980s to accept induction into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and to perform on the stage that was once the Sloss-Sheffield steelworks. However, it has been rumored that there was a secret visit at the end of the summer of 1963, just a few months after the city had been rocked by the famous street demonstrations that made it notorious all over the world as a last bastion of segregationist violence .
Joy: Joy!
Author: Joyce Carol Thomas
Publisher: Jump At The Sun
ISBN: 0786807504
Pages: 18
Year: 2001-08-27
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Throughout the year, a grandmother expresses her unconditional love for her grandson. The lyrical text is paired with reassuring and warm illustrations to make this a must-have on every child's bookshelf.
Savage Continent
Author: Keith Lowe
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250015049
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-07-03
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The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years... The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. In Savage Continent, Keith Lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over. Individuals, communities and sometimes whole nations sought vengeance for the wrongs that had been done to them during the war. Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed. Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. Violent anti-Semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. Massacres were an integral part of the chaos and in some places – particularly Greece, Yugoslavia and Poland, as well as parts of Italy and France – they led to brutal civil wars. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands, often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities. Savage Continent is the story of post WWII Europe, in all its ugly detail, from the end of the war right up until the establishment of an uneasy stability across Europe towards the end of the 1940s. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is a frightening and thrilling chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post WWII Europe for years to come.
It Should've Been Me
Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Victoria Christopher Murray
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
ISBN: 1944359516
Pages: 280
Year: 2016-11-22
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Lights, camera, action... Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The problem is Hollywood doesn’t know that just yet.....and since her bills aren’t paying themselves, Tamara signs on to star in the new stageplay, It Should’ve Been Me. Get in, get out, get paid...that’s all Tamara wants to do. But her co-stars – including Donovan Dobbs, her ex that left her at the altar and Camille Woods, a young starlet with a serious grudge – could make this the worst decision Tamara’s ever made. Whatever it takes... Playwright/producer Gwen Tanner Weinstein has decided if her neglectful husband can’t give her love, she’ll take his money. And use it to make her stageplay dreams come true. She’s put together an amazing cast, sold out shows across the country and is ready to take her rightful reign as one of the top play producers in the country. If only she can keep the drama contained to the stage....and that sexy young merchandising guy out of her bed.... From shady crew members, to unscrupulous paparazzi, It Should’ve Been Me is bound to be turned into real life drama that will rival anything that could ever happen on the stage.
Aftermath
Author: Dyna
Publisher: 2QT Limited (Publishing)
ISBN: 1910077569
Pages: 272
Year: 2015-05-31
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The mist is rising over the cobbled yard as the wind echoes its soft groan. In a bedroom, four young and naïve girls gather around their makeshift ouija board. But something is watching from the shadows as darkness descends upon them. This true story takes you on a journey of harrowing events and the aftermath of giving into temptation.
To Taste Temptation
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 0446537225
Pages: 384
Year: 2008-05-01
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EVEN THE MOST REFINED LADY Lady Emeline Gordon is the model of sophistication in London's elite social circles, always fashionable and flawlessly appropriate. As such, she is the perfect chaperone for Rebecca, the young sister of a successful Boston businessman and former Colonial soldier. CRAVES AN UNTAMED MAN Samuel Hartley may be wealthy, but his manners are as uncivilized as the American wilderness he was raised in. Who wears moccasins to a grand ball? His arrogant disregard for propriety infuriates Emeline, even as his boldness excites her. TO RELEASE HER PASSION . . . But beneath Samuel's rakish manner, he is haunted by tragedy. He has come to London to settle a score, not to fall in love. And as desperately as Emeline longs to feel this shameless man's hands upon her, to taste those same lips he uses to tease her, she must restrain herself. She is not free. But some things are beyond a lady's control . . .
The Populist Temptation
Author: Barry Eichengreen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190866284
Pages: 260
Year: 2018-05-14
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"Populism, a political movement with anti-elite, authoritarian and nativist tendencies, typically spearheaded by a charismatic leader, is an old phenomenon but also a very new and disturbing one at that. The Populist Temptation is an effort to understand the wellsprings of populist movements and why the threat they pose to mainstream political parties and pluralistic democracy has been more successfully contained in some cases than others"--
Commemorating Trauma
Author: Peter Starr
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823226034
Pages: 225
Year: 2006
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The bloody events of the Paris Commune in 1871 traumatized France as much as the Kennedy assassination or September 11 have traumatized America. In this important study of cultural memory, Peter Starr draws on an innovative range of sources to understand the resonating questions about the terrible year. Why would literary, cinematic, and historical works in the wake of the Commune keep returning to the trope of confusion as a way of both commemorating and parrying this historical trauma? And what do these representations of confusion have to tell us about the forms of social upheaval that effectively shaped modern France: revolution, democratization, urbanization, and the capitalist transformation of desire?
Tempting Fate
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466842032
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-03-25
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From Jane Green, the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, Another Piece of My Heart, comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships.... Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters. They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair. She can't relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years...And yet, she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her—until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive—something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, Gabby has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most. A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page, and thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.
The Demon in Democracy
Author: Ryszard Legutko
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039925
Pages: 200
Year: 2018-06-26
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Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decades—and he fought with the Polish anti-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot more in common than one might think. They both stem from the same historical roots in early modernity, and accept similar presuppositions about history, society, religion, politics, culture, and human nature. In The Demon in Democracy, Legutko explores the shared objectives between these two political systems, and explains how liberal democracy has over time lurched towards the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet style brutality. Both systems, says Legutko, reduce human nature to that of the common man, who is led to believe himself liberated from the obligations of the past. Both the communist man and the liberal democratic man refuse to admit that there exists anything of value outside the political systems to which they pledged their loyalty. And both systems refuse to undertake any critical examination of their ideological prejudices.
Sorority
Author: Genevieve Sly Crane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150118749X
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-05-01
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Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not. Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house. Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights—not by a long shot. What Genevieve Sly Crane has conjured in these pages is a blunt, in your face look behind the closed doors of a house full of contemporary women—and there are no holds barred. These women have issues: self-inflicted, family inflicted, sister-to-sister inflicted—and it is all on the page. At the center of this swirl is Margot: the sister who died in the house, and each chapter is told from the points of view of the women who orbit her death and have their own reactions to it. With a keen sense of character and elegant, observant prose, Crane details the undercurrents of tension in a world where perfection comes at a cost and the best things in life are painful—if not impossible—to acquire: Beauty. A mother’s love. And friendship… or at least the appearance of it. Woven throughout are glimmers of the classical myths that undercut the lives of women in Greek life. After all, the Greek goddesses did cause their fair share of destruction.