Author: Walsh, Jennifer Rudolph, Genre: Literary Collections, Total Page: 210, Publisher: Dial Press, ISBN: 9780593229620

Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty. “You’ll find kindred spirits in these tales of resilience, transformation, and joy.”—Time Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity. Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.

Author: Karen Fastrup, Genre: , Total Page: 300, Publisher: , ISBN: 1771667729

A few days ago, Karen was a writer and translator immersed in Copenhagen's creative scene, madly in love with her partner. Now she's a patient in a psychiatric facility. Hunger Heart is a sensual, profound work of autofiction about love, relationships, mental illness, and recovery by one of Denmark's most celebrated literary writers. Fastrup immerses us in the alienations of her breakdown and hospitalization: what it's like to apologize for threatening your loved one with a knife; how an eating disorder can begin with the discomfort of family and adolescence; and how to make the long journey back to one's creative life. But this is not primarily a book of heartache and damage. We are reminded of the electricity of love and the power of language to support our identities and our lives. Deeply courageous, captivating and affecting, Hunger Heart is as much a balm as it is a firework.

Author: David Graham Phillips, Genre: , Total Page: 550, Publisher: , ISBN: UCAL:B3327560

Author: David Graham Phillips, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 348, Publisher: DigiCat, ISBN: EAN:8596547051596

"The Hungry Heart" by David Graham Phillips is a romance novel. Courtney Vaughan is madly in love with her husband Richard. However, when he neglects her for his chemistry work, she turns to her husband's partner and a homewrecker. When Richard learns that Courtney desires her freedom he divorces her, giving her custody of their little son. After separation, Richard returns to the home and asks permission to use the laboratory. He asks Courtney to assist him, which she does. Basil, learning that Courtney is free, returns to her only to be turned away... Excerpt: "Courtship and honeymoon of Richard Vaughan and Courtney Benedict are told accurately enough by a thousand chroniclers of love's fairy tales and dreams. Where such romances end in a rosily vague "And they lived happily ever after," there this history begins. Richard and Courtney have returned from Arcady to reality, to central Indiana and the Vaughan homestead, across the narrow width of Wenona the lake from Wenona the town."

Author: Jennifer Weiner, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 416, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781476723426

"Generous and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and columnist comes a "fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave" (Cheryl Strayed) collection of heartwarming personal essays "as wonderful as her fiction" (Mindy Kaling) that "will enthusiastically reach out to readers and swiftly draw them close" (Publishers Weekly , starred review). Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an "unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker ). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister, a clumsy yogini, and a reality-TV devotee. In this "unflinching look at her own experiences" (Entertainment Weekly ), Jennifer fashions tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey. No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest essays: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother's coming out of the closet, her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the F word-fat-for the first time, Jen dives into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to fans all over the world.

Author: Geneen Roth, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: , Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, ISBN: 0026052709

Author: Rose Bak , Genre: Fiction, Total Page: , Publisher: Rose Bak, ISBN:

Growing up as the only lion in a family of bears, Bowie always felt a little bit different. A lion with distinctive bear traits, Bowie has the kind of personality that helps him get along with everyone. It’s an asset in his work as a police officer, but it hasn’t helped him find his true love. His siblings have all found their mates, but so far no female has piqued his lion’s interest. Just when he’s resigned himself to a life of bachelorhood, he gets a job offer that will change his life… After Becca’s father was murdered by hunters, her family was plunged into poverty. It took a long time to dig out and become financially stable again, but the memory of being hungry and scared looms large in her memory all these years later. She’s got one goal in life: to make as much money as possible so she never feels vulnerable again. And she’s working three jobs to make that happen. No male is going to distract her from her goals—especially a weirdly cheerful lion who claims that they’re mates. So what if her bear agrees that they’re mates? She's stronger than her animal side, she’ll just have to resist. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is coming and Bowie has the whole town on his side. They’re not going to rest until the couple gets their happily ever after… About the "Shifters for the Holidays" series: The shifter town of Greysden is gearing up for the holidays and some of its sexiest residents are finally finding their true mates. The road to love isn't easy, but with a little help from fate and some nosy small-town matchmakers, there's a guaranteed happily ever after. If you love short and steamy standalone romances with curvy women and growly shifter men who fall fast and hard, this is the holiday series for you. Download your copy of this instalove Valentine’s Day romance today! Keywords: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, later in life, midlife, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, instalove, second chance, reunited, short read, romance novella, romantic novella, love at first sight, unexpected love, alpha male, curvy woman, strong female lead, steamy, series, paranormal, paranormal romance, fated mate, rejected mate, humor, rich, funny, millionaire, billionaire, seasoned romance, comedy, romance, love, work, workplace, mature couple, romantic, silver fox, milf, bbw, boss, shifter, shape shifter, wolf, bear, lion, small town, veteran, military, police, sheriff, deputy, family

Author: Elsie Chapman, Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Simon Pulse, ISBN: 9781534421868

“A briliant multicultual collection that reminds readers that stories about food are rarely just about the food alone.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A stunning collection of short stories about the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives in teens, from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors, including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco. A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the pastries she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that can cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life. Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one in the same. Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.

Author: Peter Wells, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 472, Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited, ISBN: 9781869794750

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Award this fascinating, innovative biography is of a true original and significant figure in NZ's early colonisation. "I love doubters: of a truly honest doubter I have great hope." Printer, botanist and missionary, William Colenso was a nineteenth-century maverick, a true original. He protested at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, arguing that Maori did not fully understand its implications. He became a troubled conscience during the white-hot period of colonisation, maintaining his dissident voice throughout his career. Peter Wells refreshes our vision of this awkward, highly talented man, who lost his family after the church expelled him for fathering a child by a Maori woman. Rejected by church, family and friends, Colenso made botany his home and lovingly described the plants of New Zealand. At the same time he wrote a series of remarkable pamphlets that open up our past. 'I write for future generations,' he noted in 1881. The time has come to welcome Colenso back.

Author: Lynda Hunter Bjorklund, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 290, Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 084237938X

Everyone longs for intimacy. Christians know that intimacy, significance, and acceptance can be found in the arms of a loving and gracious God. Hunter tells how to really get at that place with God.