For readers of Colm Toibin’s The Master and Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, a witty, moving, tender novel of impossible love and the mysterious ways of art. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is so famous his servant auctions off snippets of his hair and children and adults recite from his many works by memory. When he was a young poet, his first novel, a story of love and romantic fervor ending in suicide, was an international blockbuster that set off a wave of self-inflicted deaths across Europe. Now seventy-three, sought after and busy with scientific pursuits and responsibilities to the Grand Duke, he has fallen in love with a nineteen-year-old, Ulrike von Levetzov. Infatuated, at the spa in Marienbad, he seeks her out. They exchange glances, witty words. In the social swirl, they find each other. On the promenade, they parade together arm in arm. Time spent away from her is sleepless, and when they kiss, it is in the “Goethian” way, from his books: a matter of souls, not mouths or lips. And yet, his years fail him. At an afternoon tea party, a younger man tries to seduce her. At a costume ball, he collapses. When he proposes nonetheless, Ulrike and her mother are already preparing to leave. Caught in a storm of emotion and torn between despair and unwillingness to give up hope, he begins an elegy in his coach as he pursues her: “The Marienbad Elegy,” one of his last great works.
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-04-25
An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens’ birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write. This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too. ‘Compelling, rewarding...breathtaking’ Observer
Author: Paul Burke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Newly-wed Frank Dempsey, a former Catholic priest, can now luxuriate in the sublime joys of his wife's arms. Yet Frank isn't really off-duty from charitable deeds - when he isn't driving his black cab for a local taxi firm, he is in hot demand to speak at christenings and funerals. Or to inspire people to flock to the dancefloor as a DJ. Frank soon discovers that the tempting sins of the flesh have consequences; when Frank becomes a real father, he realises he is going to need a miracle to feed the five thousand...
Jeri Bankson is a pastor with a strong desire to see God's people grow in His love and maturity. She believes that Christians should not only be blessed but be a blessing to everyone around them. After graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1987, Jeri immediately began serving with her husband, Doug, who was the youth pastor at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, Iowa. Five years later, they relocated to Central Florida and began traveling and ministering across the United States and Canada. In 1995, they pioneered Victory Church World Outreach Center, where she serves as co-pastor. Pastors Doug and Jeri have four children: BJ, Joe, Mike, and Tori, who all serve in many areas of the church. The theme of their church is: Victory Church . . . because you were born to win!
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2013-05-02
"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker In the second installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental six-volume masterpiece, the character Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, where, having left his wife, he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply. My Struggle: Book 2 is at heart a love story—the story of Karl Ove falling in love with his second wife. But the novel also tells other stories: of becoming a father, of the turbulence of family life, of outrageously unsuccessful attempts at a family vacation, of the emotional strain of birthday parties for children, and of the daily frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of city life keeping him from (and filling) his novel. It is a brilliant work that emphatically delivers on the unlikely promise that many hundreds of pages later readers will be left breathlessly demanding more.
Author: Vincent J. Rosivach
Release Date: 2002-03-11
When A Young Man Falls in Love examines the plays of New Comedy to reveal how the sexual relationships between the male and female protagonists are essentially exploitative. It poses important questions about the dramatic portrayal of women in the Greek and Roman worlds.
From the author of the acclaimed memoir "Strip City" comes an eloquent and funny account of this former punk-rock stripper's unlikely marriage to an officer in the U.S. Army. From harrowing emotion to the dishy details of being an Army wife, Burana bares her heart and soul as a modern military spouse.
Dating can be frustrating. Do you feel like you are not fully reaching him or that he is pulling back from your relationship and you do not know why? Do you feel like he has put up barriers, preventing you from really connecting to him? If you want him to drop his barriers, you need to know how to get him to unlock his heart, letting you in and then you can make him yours. We will go over the differences between men and women, so that you can learn to slip underneath his barriers. Communication is a vital part in this. Men and women communicate differently and when you talk to him on his level, that helps to forge that connection that you are seeking. Learn what he wants and how to give it to him. Learn how to convince him to put his defenses down, allowing him to connect to you better so that your relationship will last forever. He can and will be yours, thanks to the techniques in this book. Unlock his heart and make him yours.
An inspiring novel about taking risks and following your dreams from ?one of the hottest fiction authors of today.?(Urban Reviews) At forty-three years old, Oleana Day feels restless. She just needs change, and a direction. She?s found it in Matthew Harper. He?s smart, financially stable, drop-dead sexy, and has no baggage. There?s just one problem?he?s 18 years younger, and he?s full of surprises. But what unfolds between them is something neither would have guessed?an unexpected romance about coming to terms, coming of age, and fighting for the love of your life.
This is the story of the lives of four ladies: Denise, Keisha, Liz, and Tonya. Denise is living the most normal life she possible can with her husband, Eric, the man she loves and whom she will never leave. Keisha, a real estate agent, enjoys the single life until she meets a man named Robert, who is a handsome and rich bachelor. Keisha is very independent, living her life and doing her own thing; no man is going to change her lifestyle . . . or will he? Liz is married with three children, but she is still lonely because her husband, Mr. Frank, is never home. Liz meets a young man named Terrence and falls deeply in love with him. What will Liz do? Is she in love with the other man? Tonya does anything with anyone and lives the single life. Tonya doesn't care about herself, her five-year-old child, or her mother, even though she is still living at her mother's home. Watch out for Tonya; she may be with your man . . . or your woman.
Author: Barbara Jackson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Love Letters to a Man, is an exploration through falling in love, the depression and resolution of the end of a relationship and starting over in love and life. It is written in spoken word prose because through this journey sometimes getting the emotion out doesn’t always mean simply talking about the problem or being rational. Writing is a release and poetry is simply the method used to say what is in the head and heart. This is not a self-help book but is intended to lend insight to others that they are not alone in their efforts to get through the ups and downs of life and relationships. Love Letters to a Man does speak from the heart felt experiences and trial and error of working through the aftermath of break ups, and starting over in new relationships and the self-examination that should go on in between. It also uses the imagery of experiences from childhood that lend insight into the hard taught lessons about the authors own self-image.
How to Make a Man Fall in Love with You. And Stay in Love with You How to Make a Man Fall in Love with You is a great resource for women who are looking for that perfect man. When we first meet someone that we are attracted to one of the first things that we ask ourselves is "how can I make him fall in love with me?" While there are many strategies, tips, and pre-conceived ideas about how to drive him wild after he sees you that first time, the absolute best thing to do is to consider the features that could actually make him fall head over heels in love with you. Many times we want to attract a man and seduce him and without really thinking about it challenge ourselves to do so. In order to succeed it is going to take patience and a certain skill set. It can definitely be worth the time and effort, especially if you are considering a long term commitment with him. It is likely that this is not the first book that you have read about how to make a man fall in love with you. In fact, there are many informational articles and guides available on this topic. While many of these guides and books promise to teach you how you can make a man fall in love with you in a specific time frame, you have probably learned that this does not really work. If it did, there would not be any single people in the world. This book does not make any promises about making a man fall in love with you in a set amount of time. Instead, it discusses different ways that you can make yourself more desirable to the man that you are seeking. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What Makes a Man Fall in Love Creating a Lasting Love How to look for the signs The different ways of falling in Love Understanding the Male Language And, much, much more! Don't Waste Time, Find Love Today !! This guide to making a man fall in love with you is meant to be used as a tool to help teach actions that can be beneficial when you are trying to keep someone that you like around you. There are certain actions that you can take to make the man in your life enjoy your company even more and eventually fall in love with you. It is important to remember that everyone is different and there are different techniques that work for some and not for others. You will need to place a personal twist on this advice in order to truly make a man fall in love with you.