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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres, including the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The... more...
- Atria Books 2006; US$ 16.95
"My family has a grand tradition. After a woman gives birth, she goes mad. I thought that I would be the one to escape." So begins Adrienne Martini's candid, compelling, and darkly humorous history of her family's and her own experiences with depression and postpartum syndrome. Illuminating depression from the inside, Martini delves unflinchingly... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00
Introduction by Werner Sollors Adrienne Kennedy has been a force in American theatre since the early 1960s, influencing generations of playwrights with her hauntingly fragmentary lyrical dramas. Exploring the violence racism visits upon people?s lives, Kennedy?s plays express poetic alienation, transcending the particulars of character and plot through... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.99
A biologist studying patterns of sexual selection, Lucy Stone knows a lot about mating?particularly that in the animal kingdom, males will go to any length to attract females. Why, then, are their human counterparts so hopeless in courtship? This is the question that Lucy and her best friend, Martha McKenna, struggle to answer. Consider Adam, Lucy?s... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
The world's most famous choreographer becomes infatuated with a coltish young dancer who proves both siren and muse. A rising star plunges into an affair with a principal but finds that ecstasy on the stage can't be surpassed in the bed. A dying legend reflects on the evanescent beauty of a life of gesture, lost to everything but memory. Each bittersweet... more...
- Gallery Books 2009; US$ 18.99
An inspiring, recipe-filled memoir about loss, recovery, and finding oneself through food and cooking. "I rose from my wheelchair slowly, using the arms of the seat to steady myself; I managed to lift my weighty limbs and limp the three steps to the counter. Stirring left-handed, I did not want to leave the warmth of the kitchen. I felt good.... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.99
Adrienne Onofri has created an exceptional guide to and through Brooklyn?s most interesting and notable neighborhoods, providing a mix of information about culture, history, architecture, places to eat, venues to visit, and more. From a walk through the Russian-influenced Brighton Beach, to the expansive Prospect Park, and out to Red Hook, Walking... more...