"If, on an early summer’s night, you wanted to kill a man, how would you do it? Would you lay a trap, sharpen a dagger, uncork a poison? Personally, I’ve always leaned toward the dramatic. But looking back, I wonder now if the events of last summer didn’t begin with a quieter sort of murder." So ponders Alexandra James, a beautiful, driven, yet troubled New England Chronicle reporter. She is assigned to cover the death of Thom Carlyle, son of one of the most powerful men in Washington. Just back from a year abroad, Thom falls from the top of a Harvard bell tower on a warm summer night.
An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted.
"Profoundly moved and delighted"
Two words: the bullet. That's all it takes to shatter her life. Caroline Cashion is beautiful, intelligent, a professor of French literature. But in a split second, everything she's known is proved to be a lie. A single bullet, gracefully tapered at one end, is found lodged at the base of her skull. Caroline is stunned. It makes no sense: She has never been shot. She has no entry wound, no scar. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth.
""took a chance and glad I did""
The award-winning actress presents her literary debut. An unconventional memoir in letters, Dear Mr. You chronicles Parker's life through correspondence with men from her past and imagined future and reveals the complexity and power found in relationships both loving and fraught. In conversation with Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams).
Museum director Gretchen Worden and actress Mary Louise Parker on this edition of Fresh Air. Gretchen Worden is the director of the Mutter Museum. She's just put together a book of photographs of and from the museum's collection of human oddities and outdated medical models. The Mutter Museum is in Philadelphia, PA. It is one of the last medical museums from the nineteenth century. It originated with the collection of Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter who gathered unique specimens for teaching purposes.
Mary Louise is a young girl, very honest and wise beyond her years. This, at times put her at odds with her classmates at school, but she is mature enough to not be bothered by their attitudes for the most part. Mary Louise lived with her mother and grandfather, with whom she was very close. She is upset and then astounded to find out that her grandfather is running from the law. As the other children at school find out the circumstances surrounding her situation, they begin to relentlessly tease and trouble her.
Mary Louise Kelly spent two decades as a producer, host and correspondent for NPR and the BBC. In 2004, she launched NPR's intelligence beat, which covered wars and terrorism, and included reporting trips to The Pentagon, CIA headquarters and warzones. Now she has drawn on all of that real-world knowledge to become a novelist. Her brand new book is a thriller and a medical mystery titled The Bullet. Bob also talked with Kelly in 2013 about her debut novel Anonymous Sources.
Mary Louise Kelly has spent the last two decades as a producer, host and correspondent for NPR and the BBC. In 2004, she launched NPR’s intelligence beat, which covered wars and terrorism. Now she has drawn on all of that real-world knowledge to write her own spy thriller titled Anonymous Sources.
No matter how good you think your sex life is, there's always a tip, trick or technique to make it even better. And you won't find a better compilation of libido-lifting, orgasm-orbiting, titillating titbits! More Hot Sex combines the very latest in sex research with hundres of hot sex tips to guarantee bliss between the sheets for everyone. With practical plans, intelligent advice, how-to's and don't-evers, prepare to be inspired, amused and, above all, entertained.
Starting with her years at the University of Texas Law School at Austin, Weddington, the attorney who won Roe v. Wade , traces the history of her involvement with this momentous Supreme Court case and its aftermath. She laments the ground that sometimes complacent pro-choice activists have lost since Roe v. Wade on issues like the 1989 Webster v. Reproductive Health Services decision and the 1991 Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings.
The year of her 50th birthday, Mary Moody ran away from home, family, and work for six months to live in a remote French village. Her book is about these experiences, Au Revoir, struck a chord with tens of thousands of readers across Australia. Yet those experiences were to mark a beginning rather than an end. To her surprise, Mary found herself grappling with the intense emotion of an affair, and its consequences on her marriage and family. Amid this turmoil, Mary also rediscovered a sister not seen by the family for nearly 50 years.
At 38, Lizzie Quealy thinks she has things sorted: a happy relationship, a couple of gorgeous kids, a steadfast best friend and a career she loves. But when Lizzie bumps into Tom, an old flame from her globe-trotting 20s, her life begins to unravel. Tom is her "unfinished business": the man she might have spent her life with, if things had gone a little differently. Ten years on, the spark is still there - but how far is Lizzie prepared to go to recapture it, and at what cost?
Cassie Callinan is a dutiful corporate wife, carefully preserving the safety of the status quo and her husband's camellias. When she learns she has lost her husband to a younger woman, she panics. Who is she without the familiar props of her marriage? Fleeing her own life, Cassie finds herself among the eccentric inhabitants of Shearwater, an isolated coastal village. She is gradually drawn into the life of the town with all its dramas, joy and secrets, and begins to discover who she really is.
Living the good life in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her husband, four grown-up children and four (and counting) grandchildren, Mary Moody's life was full. The only thing missing was time for herself, a chance to reflect on life and its meaning. Like many women of her generation, caught up with the commitments of work and family, Mary had never had a moment alone - so she decided to say au revoir. She ran away to live on her own for six glorious months in the rural paradise of southwest France.
In Au Revoir she ran away. In Last Tango her world turned upside down. Now, her relationships are about to reach boiling point. In the European summer of 2003 a deadly heat wave strikes France. To Mary Moody, living in her rural village in the south-west of France, it seems that the weather is merely imitating the stifling heat of her marriage, which is on the verge of collapse following the events recounted in Last Tango in Toulouse.
National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Featuring more than 20 experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, Vaccine Epidemic urgently calls for reform.
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris.
"Great stories but only 5 of 17 are included"