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  • The Sweetest Dreamby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and ftesh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand... more...

  • The Pampered Chefby Doris Christopher

    The Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 24.95

    At Berkshire Hathaway, we like companies that are easy to understand. Doris Christopher?s ?keep it simple? approach has a lot to teach anyone who is reaching for the American Dream. Frankly, if I can?t understand a company?s business, I figure their customers must have a pretty hard time figuring it out, too. I would challenge anyone on Wall Street... more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    The creation of the Aunt Jemima trademark from an 1889 vaudeville performance of a play called "The Emigrant" helped codify a pervasive connection between African American women and food. In Black Hunger , Doris Witt demonstrates how this connection has operated as a central structuring dynamic of twentieth-century U.S. psychic, cultural, sociopolitical,... more...

  • Bilingual Gamesby Doris Sommer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    Sommer invites distinguished writers to examine the fundamental difference it makes to play games between languages. more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • The Grandmothersby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.11

    In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys , a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege.... more...

  • Love Againby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    Love, Again tells the story of a 65-year-old woman who falls in love and struggles to maintain her sanity. Widowed for many years, with grown children, Sarah is a writer who works in the theater in London. During the production of a play, she falls in love with a seductive young actor, the beautiful and androgynous 28-year-old Bill, and then with... more...

  • Mara and Dannby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.96

    Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a poor rural village,... more...

  • Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dogby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.46

    Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions?Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of... more...

  • Walking in the Shadeby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.96

    The second volume of Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from her arrival in war-weary London with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, The Golden Notebook. She describes how communism dominated the intellectual... more...