Some Girls Want Wives is a first-hand narration by a community telling their stories on their own terms. The collection includes stories of first time love and curiosity, navigating same-sex feelings and spirituality, growing up gender non-conforming and overcoming family and society´s expectations. As one person learns how to embrace the label of woman´, another unravels themselves to ask what it means to be a queer Nigerian. While some tell of self-acceptance, another talks of friendship and building a home in the midst of the anti-same sex marriage law. They range from those who knew they were gay from a very early age to those who discovered their attraction to the same sex later in life. None of the stories are alike, yet all of them are the same. They challenge the stereotypes of what we assume is lesbian, bisexual, gay, and trans in Nigeria and they offer us a raw, first-hand look into the lives and realities of our family, friends, neighbours and co-workers who are queer.
STACHELSCHWEIN-DRAMA Als taffe Super-Privatdetektivin und frischgebackene Mutter steht Spider-Woman unter Dauerstrom. Außerdem hat sie sich mit ihrer besten Freundin Captain Marvel überworfen. Zum Glück unterstützen sie der erfahrene Reporter Ben Urich und der ehemalige Superkriminelle Porcupine im Alltag. Er hat sich sogar mehr und mehr zu einem wahren Helden im Stachelschweinkostüm gemausert. Doch diese Wandlung bleibt in der Schurken-Community keineswegs unbemerkt, und so fällt der gleiterfliegende Schatten von Spider-Mans mörderischem Widersacher Hobgoblin auf Jessicas Freund, Sidekick und Nanny - und das verändert alles... Das große, herzzerreißende Finale der viel gelobten Saga, die Spider-Woman komplett neu definiert hat, geschrieben von Dennis Hopeless (DIE NEUEN X-MEN) und mit Zeichnungen von Veronica Fish (HOWARD THE DUCK).
The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery ´full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit´ (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan´s daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet´s search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: ´An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors´ Herald ´A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can´t imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this´ Scotsman ´Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation´ crimefictionlover.com ´Simply intoxicating´ Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: ´Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling´ Scotsman ´Promises to be a fine series of detective novels´ Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ´Excellent´ Literary Review - top five crime books of the year ´A compelling protagonist´ The Times Literary Supplement
Here´s the second in the Radio 4 comedy series based on the long-running cartoon strip in the Guardian´s Society section. Clare (Sally Phillips: Smack the Pony, etc), like many before her, has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people´s lives on both a professional and personal basis. Secretly regarding herself as a cross between Mother Theresa and Wonder Woman, Clare tends towards self-importance and considers most other professions as trivial. She is in her early 30s, white, middle class, and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Nina Conti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001783/rt_bbcw_001783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´This brilliantly written and captivating story instantly drew us in and refused to let go. Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it´s the perfect holiday read´ Heat Meet the residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton. When your marriage falls apart, the last place you´d want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah , up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her. A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una , who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out? The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom ´s zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can´t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she´ll never act on it ... but the air fizzes with potential. The sunshine doesn´t reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis , tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She´s about to find out that she can´t hide forever. Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure. ´This book delivered so much more than I expected. Emotion, laughs and mystery, I simply adored every minute of reading it´ Netgalley reviewer ´Wow! Just a beautiful read, like a breath of fresh air. Very heart warming and easy to read. A great 5 Stars from me!´ Netgalley reviewer ´This book is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the sofa and watching your favourite film. Warm, heart-felt and witty´ Lara Marshall, Netgalley reviewer Praise for Juliet Ashton: ´Funny, original and wise´ KATIE FFORDE on The Valentine´s Card ´ Gloriously and irresistibly romantic ... It´s like One Day with all the additional trials and tribulations of female friendship´ HANNAH BECKERMAN on These Days of Ours ´Warm, witty and surprising ´ Louise Candlish on These Days of Ours
(Stoney Plain) 10 tracks. Rory Block ist die berühmteste lebende Akustik-Blues-Künstlerin. Mit A Woman´s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith startet Rory Blocks neueste Serie von Aufnahmen, die den Blues-Pionieren gewidmet ist, nach ihrer vorherigen Mentor-Serie. Bessie Smith wurde für ihre 160 klassischen Aufnahmen zwischen 1923 und 1933 zu Recht ´die Kaiserin des Blues´ genannt. Rorys einzigartige akustische Blues-Interpretationen von Bessie Smiths Material erinnern uns daran, wie kraftvoll die Songs sind und wie talentiert Rory ist. Rory Block tourt aktiv international. Jede neue Veröffentlichung ist ein hochkarätiger Anlass in der Blues-Community. Sie ist für zwei Blues Music Awards 2018 nominiert.
After tragedy strikes, a woman moves back to familiar ground to raise her son and to build on a forgotten dream: to build a garden center and nursery. But she soon discovers digging in the garden can reveal more than dirt.Community Gardens is a cozy novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030007/bk_acx0_030007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Josephine Cox - the master storyteller. Finding a new beginning means taking the hardest road...but the journey is where you find your true courage. Torn away from their beloved home, the journey for the Carter family has just begun.... In the middle of the night, Evie is torn away from her beloved home and close-knit community as her family run away to the south. Her father´s luck has finally run out, but what should mark a hopeful new beginning is just the start of young Evie’s troubles. With the weight of her family´s future on her shoulders, Evie has no one to turn to. Her mother, worn down by life, runs off with a new man, and with her grandmother´s sight failing, it´s left to Evie to earn their keep and run the house. Holding her family together is only made harder when tragedy strikes at its heart. A lost letter from home means that Evie´s only hope of a happy ending has been dashed, but she´s determined to make a new future for herself and find her own fortune in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003967/bk_hcuk_003967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s America, an abortion is performed every 26 seconds. Since 1973, nearly 58 million abortions have been performed in the US alone, devastating countless women, men, and families. If you have had an abortion, know someone who has, or desire to make a pro-life impact in your community, Created to Live features resources, hard truths, and practical steps to help end the abortion epidemic. The days of hanging in the balance are over. The grey area is quickly becoming black or white. The choice is ours. Cathy Harris, a post-abortive woman herself, gives insight through her own story. Looking for new life for herself after her abortion, Cathy was brave enough to step through the doors of a church. Because of one bold conversation, a genuine community, and a merciful God, life found her. Now she dreams that other women will find the abundant life they search for, both before and after abortion. Equipping women, church communities, and pastors, Created to Live starts the conversation few are brave enough to start. God will always be merciful: Will you be part of the abortion-free community that thousands of women and babies need? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tonya J Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120293/bk_acx0_120293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922, has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a coworker´s whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]"; that set Monte Akers to work at discovering the true story behind a young white woman´s brutal murder and the burning alive of three black men who were almost certainly innocent of it. This was followed by a month-long reign of terror as white men killed blacks while local authorities concealed the real identity of the white probable murderers and allowed them to go free. Writing nonfiction with the skill of a novelist, Akers paints a vivid portrait of a community desolated by race hatred and its own refusal to face hard truths. He sets this tragedy within the story of a region prospering from an oil boom but plagued by lawlessness, and traces the lynching´s repercussions down the decades to the present day. In the new epilogue, Akers adds details that have come to light as a result of the book´s publication, including an eyewitness account of the burnings from an elderly man who claimed to have castrated two of the men before they were lynched. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Waites. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096578/bk_acx0_096578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.