Meet Me in Milan

Author: Hedley Derenzie

Publisher: Xoum Publishing

ISBN: 9781925589825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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Four years after her disastrous quest for romance in Paris (the alleged 'city of love'), Hedley Derenzie is ready to break out of her comfort zone of singledom and give it another go. She decides to seek professional help - in the form of a psychologist - but after a few sessions on the couch, she has an epiphany - keep paying the psychologist good money ... or go to Italy! Sensibly, Hedley chooses the latter and, within minutes of landing in Milan, meets a man who captures her attention. Soon she's jetting around the country, dining at fabulous restaurants and living the life of Riley (that's if Riley were a woman in her late thirties looking for love). So what if this man is older (as in a lot older) and reminds her of her late father? Hedley can't help but wonder - could he be the one? Meet Me in Milan is a funny, honest and raw memoir about one woman's ongoing quest for love - this time in the land of la dolce vita.

R Is for Rebel

Author: Megan Mulry

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402270046

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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"A romantic, fantastic, enchanting treat."—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of The Ugly Duchess for A Royal Pain Being royal isn't all it's cracked up to be... Abigail Heyworth, youngest daughter of the 18th Duke of Northrop, is not your typical British royal—she'll take a recycling drive over a charity ball any day. She can't stand hats and heels. Abby's not getting much sympathy, of course, because everyone thinks the life of royalty is so charmed. But to Abigail, keeping up appearances is unbearable, while running away doesn't seem to work either. Just when she feels like she's getting whiplash from swinging between flat-out rebellion to miserable capitulation, Abigail meets an all-American self-made millionaire who challenges her on every level. It may turn out that what Abigail is searching for kind of resembles the American Dream... Praise for USA Today bestseller A Royal Pain: "A delightful love story...worth reading again and again."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Filled with clever characters, witty banter, and steamy sex, readers won't be able to put it down."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars "Fresh, funny, and engaging."—Booklist

Meet Me in Venice

Author: Suzanne Ma

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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When Ye Pei dreamed of Venice as a girl, she imagined a magical floating city of canals and gondola rides. And she imagined her mother, successful in her new life and eager to embrace the daughter she had never forgotten. But when Ye Pei arrives in Italy, she learns her mother works on a farm far from the city. Her only connection, a mean-spirited Chinese auntie, puts Ye Pei to work in a small-town café. Rather than giving up and returning to China, a determined Ye Pei takes on a grueling schedule, resolving to save enough money to provide her family with a better future. A groundbreaking work of journalism, Meet Me in Venice provides a personal, intimate account of Chinese individuals in the very act of migration. Suzanne Ma spent years in China and Europe to understand why Chinese people choose to immigrate to nations where they endure hardship, suspicion, manual labor and separation from their loved ones. Today all eyes are on China and its explosive economic growth. With the rise of the Chinese middle class, Chinese communities around the world are growing in size and prosperity, a development many westerners find unsettling and even threatening. Following Ye Pei’s undaunted path, this inspiring book is an engrossing read for those eager to understand contemporary China and the enormous impact of Chinese emigrants around the world.

David Smith

Author: David Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291875

Category: Art

Page: 496

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"This comprehensive sourcebook is destined to become a lasting and definitive resource on the art and aesthetic philosophy of the American artist David Smith (1906-1965). A pioneer of twentieth-century modernism, Smith was renowned for the expansive formal and conceptual ambitions of his broadly diverse and inventive welded-steel abstractions. His groundbreaking achievements drew freely on cubism, surrealism, and constructivism, profoundly influencing later movements such as minimalism and environmental art. By radically challenging older conventions of monolithic figuration and refuting arbitrary distinctions between painters and sculptors, Smith asserted sculpture's equal role in advancing modern art. A compilation of Smith's poems, sketchbook notes, essays, lectures, letters to the editor, reviews, and interviews, these previously unpublished texts underscore the varied ways in which his writing functioned as a means to examine and articulate his private identity and to promote the social ideals that made him a key participant in contemporary discourses surrounding modernism, art and politics, and sculptural aesthetics. All the documents in David Smith: collected writings, lectures, and interviews have been newly corrected against the original manuscripts, typescripts, and audiotapes. Each text in this collection is annotated with historical and contextual information that reflects Smith's own process of continually reviewing and revising his writings in response to his evolving aspirations as a visual artist."--Provided by publisher.

Blood Ties

Author: Claudio Antonelli,Gianluigi Nuzzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230760937

Category: True Crime

Page: 254

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A massive bestseller in its native Italy, and a book that can justly be compared with Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah, Blood Ties is a terrifying account of the 'ndrangheta's criminal activities over the last four decades. Originally from Calabria, this sinister organization has - like the Mafia in Sicily and the Camorra in Naples - a vicious hold over northern Italy and much of the rest of the country, too, a stranglehold that is growing every day. Told to the authors by an insider, Pippo di Bella, a 'pentito', a former member of the gang now turned state's evidence, it reveals many hitherto unknown operations, as well as throwing new light on well-known cases from the past. It shows an organization which retains and strengthens its position through corruption, drug smuggling, gun running, violence, extortion and kidnapping. Visceral, compelling and terrifyingly readable, it paints a brutally vivid picture of the most dangerous and powerful of the Italian mafias, one which demands to be read.

The Verdi-Boito Correspondence

Author: Giuseppe Verdi,Arrigo Boito

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226853048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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These 301 letters between Verdi and Bioto show a picture of daily life of European art and artists during the last decades of the 19th century.