Between Husbands And Friends

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391100
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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this poignant novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer tells the engrossing story of two women, two families, and a shocking revelation that changes everything. When Lucy West and Kate Cunningham meet, the two spirited young women recognize kindred spirits in each other. Both Lucy and Kate married early and lack complete confidence in the brave new world of mothering. As their friendship deepens, their lives become fully intertwined. With husbands and children in tow, they spend glorious summers together in a large house on Nantucket island, sailing and feasting on lobster—and when their husbands are back on the mainland, the two women even get a chance to kick up their heels. The closest of allies, Lucy and Kate share their highs and lows, their joys and darkest secrets. Or so Kate thought. One summer, in the midst of a devastating family crisis, Lucy reveals a truth she has long kept hidden from her best friend. And in the aftermath of this astonishing revelation, the lives of the Wests and the Cunninghams will never be the same. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank

Stepping

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 9781585470273
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A New York Times Best Selling Author. "Stepping" refers to step-parenting - but in the larger sense, it also refers to "putting one foot in front of the other" during hard times. Here, the two are admirably combined as Nancy Thayer explores the trials - and rewards - of step-parenting. Zelda is married to a popular college professor with an angry ex-wife and two pre-teen daughters who seem hell bent on making her public enemy #1. How she resolves herself to loving her husband's children as much they will allow her to, and to creating her own unique place in their nuclear family is a testament to Thayer's incredible compassion and insight.

The Hot Flash Club

Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307417145
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From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives. Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves. Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she’s struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she’s got a tricky problem to bring to the club’s table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura? Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club. Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she’s almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results. Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she’s about to discover something extraordinary: contentment. For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it—be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date— and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.

Novel Women

Author: Between Friends Book Club
Publisher: Silk Scarf Publishing
ISBN: 9781732266612
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When middle age hits - it hits hard. Marriages fall apart, children leave for college, and jobs disappear. The six women of Novel Women stand at this crossroad in their lives when their beloved book club goes on hiatus for the summer: - Bri, the book club founder, faces down a beautiful woman who tries to seduce her husband as Bri struggles with her own midlife meltdown. - Staci falls in love on the rebound after her divorce - but is love enough to overcome grief. - Tess, devastated after her husband's sudden death, house/dog sits for a friend, falling in love with a handyman/ex-Ranger and a 100-pound golden retriever named Mac. - Charlotte after a painful divorce, she has sworn off attachments of any kind. She basks in sex without intimacy...until romance finds her. - Ava, a successful business woman hangs on to her marriage and business, both of which are threatened by her husband's secrets. - Hanna overwhelmed and neglected by her workaholic husband, she endangers her marriage of 16 years by lusting after her daughter's handsome soccer coach. Through their summer of confusion and rediscovery, heartache and loss, these Novel Women manage to grow closer by the ever-enduring power of love and friendship. And along the way they have the best sex of their lives.

Between Friends

Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 9781426884320
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Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds. Jillian is the only child of wealthy parents, while Lesley's from a working-class family. They become best friends in the turbulent '60s, but their circumstances, their choices—and their mistakes—take them in virtually opposite directions. Lesley stays in their Washington State hometown. She gets pregnant and marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money—never enough money—and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years in a completely different way: on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. But they always remain friends. Through the years and across the miles, through marriage, children, divorce and widowhood, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other—every grief and every joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.

Between Friends

Author: Charlotte Lyons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743214099
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The craft designer and photo stylist shares a host of ideas for everything from friendship quilts to placecard holders, employing an easy-to-follow format and detailed step-by-step instructions to demonstrate various techniques and projects. 25,000 first printing.

Just Between Friends

Author: Julianna Morris
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1460354427
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They've been stick-up-for-each-other friends since they were kids. But now Katrina Douglas was beautiful, all grown up…and still asking for her best buddy's help. Only this time, she didn't want Dylan as her stand-in date at isome stuffy charity event—she wanted him as her full-time husband! And Dylan O'Rourke would do almost anything for Kate. Even walk down the aisle and tie the temporary knot with a little white "I do" lie. But playing husband meant living with a friend who seemed more like a sexy woman—his woman—every day. Suddenly, being "just friends" didn't seem like enough….

Murder Among Friends

Author: Elizabeth S. Belfiore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195351248
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Modern scholars have followed Aristotle in noting the importance of philia (kinship or friendship) in Greek tragedy, especially the large number of plots in which kin harm or murder one another. More than half of the thirty-two extant tragedies focus on an act in which harm occurs or is about to occur among philoi who are blood kin. In contrast, Homeric epic tends to avoid the portrayal of harm to kin. It appears, then, that kin killing does not merely occur in what Aristotle calls the "best" Greek tragedies; rather, it is a characteristic of the genre as a whole. In Murder Among Friends, Elizabeth Belfiore supports this thesis with an in-depth examination of the crucial role of philia in Greek tragedy. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, she compares tragedy and epic, discusses the role of philia relationships within Greek literature and society, and analyzes in detail the pattern of violation of philia in five plays: Aeschylus' Suppliants, Sophocles' Philoctetes and Ajax, and Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris and Andromache. Appendixes further document instances of violation of philia in all the extant tragedies as well as in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E.

Best Friends And Marriage

Author: Stacey J. Oliker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520063921
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"This book beautifully presents original research and in so doing recasts conventional understandings of such sociological topics as friendship, marriage, and community. The scholarship is superior."--Carole Joffe, Bryn Mawr College "This book beautifully presents original research and in so doing recasts conventional understandings of such sociological topics as friendship, marriage, and community. The scholarship is superior."--Carole Joffe, Bryn Mawr College