Lucia Sartori is the beautiful 25-year-old daughter of a traditional Italian immigrant family in 1950s Greenwich Village. She boldly becomes an apprentice for a ready-to-wear clothing designer at B. Altman's famous department store. Though she is sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, she works hard and remains as devoted to her career as to her family.
"What a wonderful book!"
England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas - La Lucia, as she is known - a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and subdued nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society.
In college Cheyanne had a choice between dating either Mark or Brett, one a popular football player, the other mysterious, intimidating and aloof. In the end she chose Mark only to discover she would waste years of her life by the time she caught Mark cheating on her. Finally she’s gotten her life back on track and finds herself walking into the law internship of her dreams.
"Hot bdsm but story was just okay"
Miss Elizabeth Mapp, magnificent grande dame and heiress, is always on the lookout lest her neighbors fall outside the bounds of perfect, exemplary manners. But her tightly controlled world is soon beset on all sides by interlopers, first in the disturbingly masculine form of two very different retired army officers, both of whom are anything but retiring in their conflicting aims upon her heart.
"Classic British Turn of the Century Comedy"
Using her best social-climbing instincts and refusing to be embarrassed, Lucia sets out to conquer London and mingle with the beau monde. Soon a secret group of 'Luciaphiles' springs up; the social climbers who make up its rank never tire of watching her get into and out of all kinds of trouble.
A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.
Kendra is a bundle of nerves when she walks into the office of Sebastian Montoya. To say his reputation precedes him is a gross understatement. Immediately she sees that the larger-than-life architect has an even bigger ego. The mystery that surrounds him is hypnotizing. There is just something about him that draws her in. He oozes sexuality, and his lilting Spanish accent makes her insides flutter. But as she learns, architecture isn't his only talent.
Taking the position of mayor in the town of Tilling brings much delight to Lucia. However, with her local rival Miss Mapp around, trouble is never far away.Lucia is elevated to her new position with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort. Lucia and Georgie renew their acquaintance with the opera diva Olga Braceley and the composer Cortese, but nobody in Tilling believes Lucia when she claims to have entertained a duchess.
Tiana was a Cherokee woman. She grew up learning the magic, spells, and nature religion of her people. Before Sam Houston became the father of Texas, he was a young man who had run away from his home in Tennessee to live among the Cherokee. He came to love Tiana. As the Cherokee would say, she walked in his soul. But Sam was a white man, and Tiana, a Cherokee. And the dreams each had for their land and their people were far apart.
Master the Spanish verbs amar, temer, partir, ser, estar, dormir, ir, pedir, poder, haber, tener, jugar - with no memorization! Using repetition exercises designed to build your reflexes, the drills will help you develop an instinct to select the correct verb form naturally, with no more hesitations. Pronounce Spanish verbs the right way: The drills are narrated by a Spanish speaker and guaranteed to help you learn and practice correct pronunciation - as it is spoken today.
For more than a century, Apaches have kept alive the memory of their hero Lozen. This beautiful, valiant warrior and revered shaman fought alongside Geronimo, Cochise, and her own brother, Victorio, holding out against the armies of both the United States and Mexico. Lozen has known since childhood that the spirits have chosen her to defend Apache freedom. As the U.S. Army prepares to move her people to an Arizona reservation, Lozen forsakes marriage and motherhood to fight among the men.
"Breathtaking and heartbreaking."
Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson. Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism, and a cultural usurper.
La falta de sueño afecta el mundo de lo físico, altera las emociones e incide en todos los comportamientos; deteriora la capacidad para trabajar con precisión e intensidad, causa malestar familiar y laboral y esta asociado con la irritabilidad y la hostilidad.
"Conobbi il Piccolo Principe in una situazione che per me era decisamente critica. Per essere preciso stavo rischiando letteralmente la vita. L'aereo che pilotavo aveva avuto un'avaria e ero stato costretto ad atterrare nel deserto del Sahara. Avevo poche scorte d'acqua e cibo, e non sapevo se sarei mai stato in grado di riparare il velivolo. Immaginerete il mio stupore quando in mezzo a quella desolazione sentii la voce di un bambino. In effetti era proprio un bambino... voleva che gli disegnassi una pecora."
"Una favola senza tempo"
In questo viaggio per conoscere la "mindfulness" partiremo dalla sua origine, antica e lontana, ossia gli insegnamenti del Buddismo, in particolare la meditazione Vipassana, e le pratiche di meditazione Yoga. Una volta chiarite le origini e gli assunti teorici, filosofici e culturali che sono dietro questa pratica, continueremo a conoscere la "mindfulness" andando al cuore dei suoi meccanismi. Capiremo l'importanza primaria della respirazione, analizzeremo il tipo di atteggiamento mentale necessario per vivere ogni attimo della vita in modalità mindfulness, cioè con consapevolezza, senza giudizio, nell’attimo presente. Infine analizzeremo la mindfulness alla luce di importanti e numerosi esperimenti in ambito psicoterapeutico e neurobiologico.
To many people, Lucia Chase (1897-1986) was the American Ballet Theatre, and her reign as the queen of American ballet lasted for more than four decades. It was Chase who brought Nureyev, Bujones, Kirkland, and eventually Baryshnikov to ABT. Under her leadership, the company worked with such legends as Agnes de Mille, Anthony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Her drive, ambition, tenacity, and money kept the doors open even during the lean years. A dancer when the company made its debut in 1940, she was artistic director for an unprecedented thirty-five years, from 1945 to 1980.
An innocent night of drinking between friends turns into something not so innocent: the fulfillment of Krista's longest sexual fantasy - to have sex with her best friend, Danny. Will one night of passion ruin a lifetime of friendship? This audiobook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of erotic activity. Only mature readers should download this book.
Emma has always had her eyes on Conrad Blunt - the enigmatic, out-of-reach, steamy older brother of her best friend - and Emma finds herself playing a role she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams.
Lucia becomes an apprentice to a designer at B. Altman's department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, she is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris' honor is tested.
"The black sheep's review"