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Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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Elaine St. James
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John J. Rowlands, Henry B. Kane
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Tamsin Blanchard
The Essential Earthman: Henry Mitchell on Gardening
Henry Mitchell
The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton
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Brooke Siler
First American Frontier
Wilma A. Dunaway
Financially Secure: An Easy-To-Follow Money Program for Women
Deborah McNaughton
The Flinch
Julien Smith

A Lost Lady (Vintage Classics)

A Lost Lady - Willa Cather In this short novel, Willa Cather paints a disturbing portrait of a woman caught in the social grip of her times. At once a fiercely independent, charming free spirit and an obedient member of the quietly patriarchal backbone of Victorian society, Marian "Maidie" Forrester elicits both derision and sympathy from today's readers, as she did from the young male narrator of her story. We wonder if we could have performed any better on the stage where Mrs. Forrester found herself. I would be willing to bet that few would.

This story is an insider's view, told in the language and attitudes of the late nineteenth century, and is highly recommended for students of Women's Studies and Social History.