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The Silent Duchess

The Silent Duchess
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : 155861222X
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Summary : The international bestseller from Italy's foremost woman writer--now in paperback.

The Silent Duchess

The Silent Duchess
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-01-01
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 9781558617834
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Summary : Finalist for the International Man Booker Prize, winner of the Premio Campiello, short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Award upon its first English-language publication in the UK, and published to critical acclaim in fourteen languages, this mesmerizing historical novel by one of Italys premier women writers is available in the United States for the first time.The Silent Duchess is the story of Marianna Ucra, the victim of a mysterious childhood trauma that has left her deaf and mute, trapped in a world of silence. In luminous language that conveys both the keen visual sight and the deep human insight possessed by her remarkable main character, Dacia Maraini captures the splendor and the corruption of Marianna's world and the strength of her unbreakable spirit.

Woman at War

Woman at War
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 0934977127
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Summary : WOMAN AT WAR is the diary of a woman's growing self-awareness. Beginning as a passively absent narrator, Vannina encounters a fascinating array of characters during the holiday she takes on an island in the Bay of Naples with her husband, Giacinto. When he returns to work in a garage in Rome, Vannina travels to Naples with Suna, a friend she has made on vacation. This startling character opens Vannina to the possibility of finding love through other women and helps her reject the role of serving coffee to the men who would change the world through violence. Back in Rome, Vannina rejects her former life and moves toward complete, if difficult, independence. Maraini's writing is superb. Its warm and sensual style gives life to details: the food of the Mediterranean, the smell of its herbs, the acts of making coffee and making love, the step-by-step journey of an individual to self-awareness, self-reliance and independence. Everything is vivid and vibrant. Maraini's women grow in strength beyond the clamor of political slogans. The values of understanding, intuition and compassion effect real change that transcends the wearisome struggle between the chauvinisms of the political Right and the political correctness of the Left. A milestone in Italian literature.

Isolina

Isolina
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : WISC:89052017035
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Summary : Creating shockwaves when first published in Italy eight years ago, this is a historical novel based on a true account of a grisly murder in turn-of-the-century Verona. In her relentless narrative based on interviews and contemporary accounts, Maraini has brought a long-submerged story of injustice and oppression to light. The fact that Isolina became pregnant by her lieutenant lover and refused to have an abortion was published in newspapers after the murder. Also known, but not reported, was the suspicion that she was probably murdered by soldiers who, protecting their comrade's reputation, tried to abort the pregnancy. The crime could easily have been solved, but evidence was destroyed by the state in efforts to defend the image of the military. Dacia Maraini is one of the best known writers in Italy. Her previous prize-winning novel, The Silent Duchess, sold 200,000 copies in Italy and was on the bestseller list for seventy weeks.

Bagheria

Bagheria
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :119
  • ISBN : UOM:39015017438139
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Summary : The author visits her Italian hometown, Bagheria, in an attempt to make peace with the aristocratic family she has rejected and condemns the destruction of Sicily's artistic and architectural treasures in its transition into a modern city

My Husband

My Husband
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-04
  • Total pages :181
  • ISBN : 9780889204324
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Summary : In this short story collection, Dacia Moraini explores the vexing, tragic, and often humorous experiences of women living in modern urban Italy. With a style as lean as Samuel Beckett's, and a love of the absurd that rivals Eugene Ionesco, Maraini's stories are both poignant and wickedly funny. The writer's ironic lens zooms in to examine sexual relations, working conditions, women's issues, and family dynamics, illuminating the lives of an entire generation. With classic existential angst, Maraini's characters are often profoundly dissatisfied with their situations, but also ill-equipped to initiate any real change. Originally published as Mio marito in 1968, this is the first English translation of My Husband.

The Silence Breakers and the #metoo Movement

The Silence Breakers and the #metoo Movement
  • Author : Duchess Harris,Rebecca Morris
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-15
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781532159671
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Summary : The Silence Breakers and the #MeToo Movement explores the movement promoting awareness of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault in the United States. Through this movement, silence breakers have spoken out and held abusers accountable for their actions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Train to Budapest

Train to Budapest
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 1906413576
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Summary : 1956: Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to find out what happened to Emanuele, her childhood friend and soulmate from pre-war Florence. Emanuele and his family were Jews transported by the Nazis from wartime Vienna. So she visits the Holocaust museum at Auschwitz, and Budapest, where she is caught up in the tumultuous events of the October rising against the Soviet Union. Along the way she meets many other survivors, each with their own story to tell. But did Emanuele survive the war or, like so many other Viennese Jews, did he die in Auschwitz or a ghetto in Poland?

The Silent Governess

The Silent Governess
  • Author : Julie Klassen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :442
  • ISBN : 9780764207075
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Summary : Fleeing her home after believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene stumbles upon the grand estate of Lord Bradley, who gives her a post to confine her lest she reveal a dark secret of his.

The Silent Duchess

The Silent Duchess
  • Author : Anne Green
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1939
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : UVA:X000425580
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Searching for Emma

Searching for Emma
  • Author : Dacia Maraini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-02-28
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 0226504301
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Summary : Although many writers blend autobiography and fiction, few have been so forthright in admitting it as Gustave Flaubert. In reference to his legendary novel and protagonist, he wrote: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Madame Bovary has become an icon for casual readers and feminists alike, but, as Dacia Maraini argues, she is one of the most problematic, though fascinating, female protagonists in modern literature. In this lively, learned, and very personal study, Maraini explores the profound and contradictory relationship between the writer Flaubert and the character his readers have grown to love. Maraini argues that in their desire to claim Emma Bovary as a standard-bearer of revolt, women have often overlooked the bitter, pitiless way in which Flaubert evokes Emma's insignificance and vulgarity. Searching for Emma guides the reader through Flaubert's novel and many of his letters, seeking out the sources of his obsessive cruelty toward Emma. Maraini relates Flaubert's contempt for Emma to his relationship with his mistress, Louise Colet, to his general terror of women, and to his own self-loathing. It was entirely in spite of himself, Maraini writes, that Flaubert created the female Don Quixote so admired for her restlessness and determination. Searching for Emma offers a novelist's insight into the complex relationship between author and character, and into the deepest motivations of fiction.

Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools

Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools
  • Author : Duchess Harris,Tom Head
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-15
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781532170607
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Summary : In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked into William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became the first black student to attend the previously all-white school. This event paved the way for widespread school desegregation in the South. Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools explores Bridges's legacy. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird
  • Author : Melanie Dickerson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-08
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780718026585
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Summary : From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird! Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village. Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them. More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

The Silent Epidemic

The Silent Epidemic
  • Author : Alan H. Lockwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780262017893
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Summary : The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.

Hidden Heroes: The Human Computers of NASA

Hidden Heroes: The Human Computers of NASA
  • Author : Duchess Harris,Rebecca Rowell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-15
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781532170560
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Summary : In the 1950s, NASA relied on human computers. These skilled women did calculations by hand. While astronauts and their accomplishments were well known, human computers often worked behind the scenes. Hidden Heroes: The Human Computers of NASA explores the legacy of NASA's human computers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Environmental Protests

Environmental Protests
  • Author : Duchess Harris
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-15
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 1532113978
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Summary : As people began to see how pollution and industry could damage the environment, they began to seek change. Environmental Protests explores the research that revealed how common practices harmed the environment, the events people held to raise awareness, and the tactics protesters use to protect nature and change laws. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Silent Hours

The Silent Hours
  • Author : Cesca Major,W. F. Howes Limited
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 1510017976
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Summary : An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart: Adeline is a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past. Sebastien is a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically. Finally there is Tristian, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves from Paris to settle in a village that is settle in a village, that is seemingly untouched by war.

Amanda in Alberta

Amanda in Alberta
  • Author : Darlene Foster
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-01
  • Total pages :154
  • ISBN : 9781771680202
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Summary : Amanda is delighted to show Leah aaround Alberta during her visit from England. They take in the Calgary Stampede, go on a cattle drive, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, spend time with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and explore the crazy Hoodoos.When Amanda finds a stone with a unique mark on it, she doesn't think it's important until everyone seems to want it - including a very ornery cowboy. Is this stone worth ruining Leah's holiday and placing them both in danger?Spend time with Amanda as she explores her own country while attempting to decipher the mysterious writing on the stone and keep it from those determined to take it from her.

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
  • Author : Duchess Harris,Blythe Lawrence
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-15
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781532170546
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Summary : In 1954, segregation in public schools was banned. But the road to desegregate American schools was long and difficult. Activist Daisy Bates helped nine black students integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine explores their legacy. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

To Love a Duchess

To Love a Duchess
  • Author : Karen Ranney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-31
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780062841056
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Summary : From New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney comes the first book in a royally romantic and deeply emotional new series about taking risks and allowing the power to love satisfy the questions of the heart . . . Undercover as a majordomo, spy Adam Drummond has infiltrated Marsley House with one purpose only—to plunder its mysteries and gather proof that the late Duke of Marsley was an unforgivable traitor to his country. At the same time, Adam is drawn to a more beguiling puzzle: the young and still-grieving duchess—a beauty with impenetrable secrets of her own. For Drummond, uncovering them without exposing his masquerade will require the most challenging and tender moves of his career. That a servant can arouse such passion in her is too shocking for Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley, to consider. Yet nothing quickens her pulse like Drummond’s touch. It’s been two years since the duke lost his life in a tragic accident—and even longer since she’s been treated like a woman. But when Drummond’s real mission is revealed, and the truth behind Suzanne’s grief comes to light, every secret conspired to tear them apart is nothing compared to the love that can hold them together.

Blacky the Crow

Blacky the Crow
  • Author : Thornton W. Burgess
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-12
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9780486110868
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Summary : Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who gets into trouble seeing things he shouldn't. Reset in large type with four original illustrations by Harrison Cady.