Virginia Hall left her comfortable Baltimore roots in 1931 to follow a dream of becoming a Foreign Service Officer. After watching Hitler roll over Poland and France, she enlisted to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), a secret espionage and sabotage organization. She was soon deployed to occupied France where, if captured, imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Gestapo was all but assured.
"The narrator is ruining the book for me"
Meet Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who is willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.
"A Revolutionary Collection of Stories"
If any American fictional character of the 20th century seems likely to be immortal, it is Lorelei Lee of Little Rock, Arkansas, the not-so-dumb blonde who knew that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Outrageous, charming, and unforgettable, she's been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe, and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger, with an insatiable appetite for orchids, champagne, and precious stones.
"A Girl Like I Loves This Book, Which Is An Audio Book"
“The hate in you has got to come out.” After being advised to reduce stress by her doctor, humorist Valerie Frankel realized the biggest source of pressure in her life was maintaining an unflappable easing-going persona. After years of glossing over the negative, Frankel goes on a mission of emotional honesty, vowing to let herself feel and express all the toxic emotions she’d long suppressed or denied: Jealousy, rage, greed, envy, impatience, regret.
To defeat her enemies she must make them immortal. Only men are allowed into the wells of vision. But Cara's mother defies this edict and is killed, but not before returning with a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come... and all because of five-year-old Cara. Years later, evil destroys the rest of Cara's family. In a rage, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it.
With her reputation in ruins, Lacy Johnston returns to her hometown of Deep Fork, Oklahoma, with hopes of starting over after a bitter divorce. But her parents deny her the comfort she's seeking, and they aren't the only ones her senator ex-husband has fooled. Mayor Clint Sutherland can hardly believe Lacy, his childhood friend, has returned. But even as rumors of her infidelity spread through the small town, he can't deny the attraction that flares between them.
Without Absolution is the first collection from science-fiction and fantasy writer Amy Sterling Casil. It contains nine stories and four poems in which a new disease causes birth defects; a father clones himself; and a lonely man uploads the personalities of his former wife and his mother, creating a horrifying "motherwife".