Score: 4.5
From 3,125 Ratings

The Invention of Wings


  • Author: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 3947612 Bytes


From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah...

Score: 3
From 51 Ratings

Darwin's Ghosts


  • Author: Rebecca Stott
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • File Size: 12599924 Bytes


A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter. He had expected criticism; in fact, letters were arriving daily, most expressing outrage and accusations of heresy. But this letter was different. It accused him of failing to acknowledge his predecessors, of taking credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others. Darwin realized that he had made an error in omi...

A History of Private Life

A History of Private Life


  • Author : Philippe Ariès
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674400038


A History of Private Life Book Description :

Library has Vol. 1-5....

A History of Private Life

A History of Private Life


  • Author : Philippe Ariès
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674399765


A History of Private Life Book Description :

Library has Vol. 1-5....

A history of private life

A history of private life


  • Author : Phillippe Aria]s
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674400046


A history of private life Book Description :

Library has Vol. 1-5....

A History of Private Life

A History of Private Life


  • Author : Georges Duby
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674400011


A History of Private Life Book Description :

The second volume of A History of Private Life is a treasure-trove of rich and colorful detail culled from an astounding variety of sources. This absorbing "secret epic" constructs a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in the eleventh to fifteenth centuries....

At Home
Score: 4
From 148 Ratings

At Home


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767919395


At Home Book Description :

Explores the ways in which homes reflect history, from a bathroom's revelations about medicine and hygiene to a kitchen's exposure of the stories of trade and nutrition....

The Social Origins of Private Life

The Social Origins of Private Life


  • Author : Stephanie Coontz
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786630018


The Social Origins of Private Life Book Description :

A highly original account of the evolution of the family unit Current debates about the future of the family are often based on serious misconceptions about its past. Arguing that there is no biologically mandated or universally functional family form, Stephanie Coontz traces the complexity and variety of family arrangements in American history, from Native American kin groups to the emergence of the dominant middle-class family ideal in the 1890s. Surveying and synthesizing a vast range of previous scholarship, as well as engaging more particular studies of family life from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, Coontz offers a highly original account of the shifting structure and function of American families. Her account challenges standard ...