The Virgin Cure

Author: Ami McKay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409108929
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The Virgin Cure from the Author: Ami McKay. A macabre voyage into the underbelly of nineteenth-century New York. 'I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum-house mystic and the man who broke her heart.' So begins THE VIRGIN CURE, a novel set in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871. As a young child, Moth's father smiled, tipped his hat and walked away from her for ever. The summer she turned twelve, her mother sold her as a servant to a wealthy woman, with no intention of ever seeing her again. These betrayals lead Moth to the wild, murky world of the Bowery, filled with house-thieves, pickpockets, beggars, sideshow freaks and prostitutes, where eventually she meets Miss Everett, the owner of a brothel. Miss Everett caters to gentlemen who pay dearly for companions, and the most desirable of them all are young virgins like Moth. Through the friendship of Dr Sadie, a female physician, Moth learns to question and observe the world around her, where her new friends are falling prey to the myth of the 'virgin cure' to heal the incurable and tainted. She knows the law will not protect her, that polite society ignores her and still she dreams of answering to no one but herself. There's a high price for such independence, though, and no one knows that better than a girl from Chrystie Street...

The Virgin Cure

Author: Larry Jones
Publisher: Creation House
ISBN: 9781599799421
Size: 74.32 MB
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The Virgin Cure from the Author: Larry Jones. Ajene Jabari's worst nightmares come to life when his daughter's innocence is taken away by a man influenced by a witch doctor to cure his AIDS with a young virgin. Nyah contracts the deadly virus, but even through her suffering, she still feels for the helpless and hurting ones in Kibera.

Childhood And Adolescence In Society

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236062
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Childhood And Adolescence In Society from the Author: CQ Researcher,. About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisan and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Childhood and Adolescence in Society aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues in the field, such as child soldiers, teen pregnancy, and violence and bullying. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material. Key Features Pro/con boxes that examine two competing sides of a single question Detailed chronologies of key dates and events Annotated bibliographies and web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

The Witches Of New York

Author: Ami McKay
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062359932
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The Witches Of New York from the Author: Ami McKay. INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Wonderfully wicked and deliciously dark, The Witches of New York had me totally spellbound. Reminiscent of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ami McKay has written a book brimming with atmosphere, intrigue, and a cast of mesmerising characters. I loved it.” — Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply. New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women—some possessed of true intuitive powers, and some gifted with the art of performance—find work as mediums. Enter Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair. At their humble teashop, Tea and Sympathy, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies, who speak the right words and ask the right questions. But the profile of Tea and Sympathy is about to change with the fortuitous arrival of Beatrice Dunn. When seventeen-year-old Beatrice leaves the safety of her village to answer an ad that reads "Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply," she has little inclination of what the job will demand of her. Beatrice doesn't know it yet, but she is no ordinary small-town girl; she has great spiritual gifts—ones that will serve as her greatest asset and also place her in grave danger. Under the tutelage of Adelaide and Eleanor, Beatrice comes to harness many of her powers, but not even they can prepare her for the evils lurking in the darkest corners of the city or the courage it will take to face them.

I Found God In Me

Author: Mitzi J. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878715
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I Found God In Me from the Author: Mitzi J. Smith. I Found God in Me is the first womanist biblical hermeneutics reader. In it readers have access, in one volume, to articles on womanist interpretative theories and theology as well as cutting-edge womanist readings of biblical texts by womanist biblical scholars. This book is an excellent resource for women of color, pastors, and seminarians interested in relevant readings of the biblical text, as well as scholars and teachers teaching courses in womanist biblical hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, African American hermeneutics, and biblical courses that value diversity and dialogue as crucial to excellent pedagogy.

The Prince S Body

Author: Valeria Finucci
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067472545X
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The Prince S Body from the Author: Valeria Finucci. Using four notorious moments in the life of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga of Mantua, Valeria Finucci explores changing early modern concepts of sexuality, reproduction, beauty, and aging. She deftly marries salacious tales with historical analysis to tell a broader story of Italian Renaissance cultural adjustments and obsessions.

Nelson Mandela Hsrc Study Of Hiv Aids

Author: Olive Shisana
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796920072
Size: 77.44 MB
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Nelson Mandela Hsrc Study Of Hiv Aids from the Author: Olive Shisana. This watershed cultural and demographic survey monitors the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

The Virgin Widow

Author: Sir Henry Taylor
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The Virgin Widow from the Author: Sir Henry Taylor.