By Kaira Rouda
Winner! Indie Excellence publication Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Winner! united states ebook Awards Women's Fiction
Honorable point out! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest e-book Awards
Kelly Johnson turns into stressed in her thirty-ninth yr. An urge for food for extra forces her to take inventory of her middling middle-American lifestyles and her neighbors' probably ideal lives. Her marriage to a winning legal professional has settled right into a cozy regimen, and being the mummy of 2 cute sons has been lucrative. yet Kelly's personal passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her top associates, Kathryn and Charlotte, either appealing, profitable businesswomen who appear to have all of it. Kelly takes cost of her existence, devising a midlife makeover plan. From web page one, Kelly's witty reflections, self-deprecating humor, and shrewdpermanent strategies in executing that plan--she locations Post-it notes far and wide her condominium and car--will have readers giggling out loud. the following speedy, although, they could rant correct in addition to Kelly as her dedication to a sullen, anorexic youngster left on her doorstep attempts her endurance or as she deflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. Readers might want to continue the tissue field convenient, too, as Kelly upkeep the wear she inflicted on a highschool buddy; realizes how deeply her husband, Patrick, is familiar with and loves her; and finally grows right into a lady empowered through her personal combination of domestic and career.
Bestselling right here, domestic, wish would certainly entice readers of chick lit and different women's fiction titles who're able to transition into anything new of their personal lifestyles.
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When the book’s publisher asked her to write a book for children in 1867, she had only consented because of her shaky family finances. Little Men, Jo’s Boys, and five other books for children followed, proving the popularity of books displaying strong, creative girls who grow up to have interests aside from securing a husband. Alcott also published two novels for adults in the 1870s, Work: A Story of Experience and A Modern Mephistopheles. Yet she needed to keep publishing to maintain her entire family in comfort.
As a young woman in the 1850s,Alcott was determined to become the family breadwinner. Though her father was well known, he had never shown much interest in keeping his family out of poverty. At various times, Alcott was a teacher, governess, domestic servant, seamstress, and laundress (Moyle 1985, 225). Although informed by a prominent Boston publisher that she could not write, she vowed that she would succeed as a writer. In 1854, her first book, Flower Fables, was published. For the remainder of the decade, she struggled to make time for writing and managed to publish stories and verse in a variety of newspapers and magazines.
When Union troops guarding the prisoners decided that they had endured enough of the din and chaos, they ordered the mob to move back and to stop waving their handkerchiefs (Huber 1962, 50). Not only did the women refuse to budge, the command seemed to encourage even more resistance. Women mocked and insulted Union soldiers as powerfully as they had before the order was given. Not until Brigadier General James Bowen called in reinforcements did the crowd begin to disperse. Union soldiers moved toward the mob armed with bayonets.
Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda