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Keyword by title : "The Sworn Virgin A Novel"

• Author :_Kristopher Dukes
• Pages :_352 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0062660756
• ISBN-13 :_9780062660756

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• Description : Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future...even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life. When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora must abandon her dream of studying art in Italy as she struggles to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria. Nearing starvation, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the cruel heir of a powerful clan. Intent on keeping her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life—a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man: she is now head of her household and can work for a living as well as carry a gun. Eleanora can also participate in the vengeful blood feuds that consume the mountain tribes, but she may not be killed—unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no intention of ever doing. But when an injured stranger stumbles into her life, Eleanora nurses him back to health, saving his life—yet risking her own as she falls in love with him... “It’s hard to believe that the culture Dukes describes was ever real, but the amount of research she put into this book definitely shines through. The story remains fascinating throughout; readers will definitely find it difficult to put this novel down.”—San Francisco Book Review [...] by Publisher : 'HarperCollins'

Sworn Virgin

2014-05-13 | Fiction

• Author :_Elvira Dones, Ismail Kadare
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781908276346
• ISBN-13 :_1908276347

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• Description : Several years after choosing to identify as male to become a sworn virgin according to Albanian tradition, Mark accepts an invitation to join his cousin in Washington, D.C., allowing him to escape his vow and revert back to life as Hana. [...] by Publisher : ''


2011-10-01 | Fiction

• Author :_Courtney Milan
• Pages :_384 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781459213869
• ISBN-13 :_1459213866

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• Description : Her only hope for survival… Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life. Is to ruin the man she loves… But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs…and the love she knows is impossible. [...] by Publisher : 'HQN Books'

• Author :_Cecilia L. Ridgeway
• Pages :_248 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199792984
• ISBN-13 :_9780199792986

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• Description : In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Integrating research from sociology, social cognition and psychology, and organizational behavior, Framed by Gender identifies the general processes through which gender as a principle of inequality rewrites itself into new forms of social and economic organization. Cecilia Ridgeway argues that people confront uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too-convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize new ways of doing things, thereby re-inscribing trailing gender stereotypes into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization. This dynamic does not make equality unattainable, but suggests a constant struggle with uneven results. Demonstrating how personal interactions translate into larger structures of inequality, Framed by Gender is a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'

• Author :_Katie Reus
• Pages :_204 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1942447078
• ISBN-13 :_9781942447078

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• Description : His worst mistake was walking away from her… Quinn Brody ended things with sweet, sexy Athena when he learned she was a virgin. Their relationship was getting too serious and walking away seemed like the best plan. But Quinn has never been able to forget Athena. And when she gets a marketing job at Red Stone Security, it becomes impossible. Quinn wants a second chance, but Athena's not interested—even if the chemistry between them is off the charts. Now his past has come back to haunt him… The man Quinn put behind bars has been released from prison and is out for blood. Quinn took years of the man’s life and helped his abused wife flee so now the ex-con is hellbent on using Athena to make Quinn pay. He’ll do anything to protect her… When Athena is sent to Vegas for a tradeshow Quinn volunteers to accompany her—to watch her back. But professional quickly turns personal when the threat to Athena escalates. Refusing to lose her again, Quinn will do anything to save her. Even if it means risking both his life and his heart. Length: 43,000 words Author note: Though part of a series this book can be read as a stand-alone. [...] by Publisher : 'KR Press, LLC'

• Author :_Radhika Sanghani
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0698169239
• ISBN-13 :_9780698169234

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• Description : If the women on Sex and the City got dates on a daily basis, and even the more normal-looking girls on Girls, then why wasn’t I? If I wanted to live the fun, twentysomething life I was destined to live, I was going to have to up my game. Ellie used to be a virgin, but now she’s a woman with sexual experience. Well, some sexual experience. She also has debt, an unpaid magazine internship, and three flatmates who left her with the single room to match her single status. That’s okay. She doesn’t want a boyfriend anyway—she wants several. And if the sex is exciting enough, her ruthless magazine-editor boss can exploit her dating life for a column. But after countless hookups and forced attempts at seeming sexy backfire, Ellie starts to witness the emotional wreckage she’s leaving in her wake. Turns out that sex can be hard—and there’s a downside to giving it up too easy… From the Trade Paperback edition. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin'

Virgin Lies

2007-03-20 | Fiction

• Author :_Roderick Anscombe
• Pages :_294 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780312365677
• ISBN-13 :_0312365675

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• Description : Investigating the disappearance of a nine-year-old Boston girl, interrogation specialist Dr. Paul Lucas attempts to work with two seemingly unrelated mentally ill suspects, a case that proves to have unsettling personal relevance. By the author of The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula. 40,000 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Macmillan'

• Author :_Philippa Gregory
• Pages :_448 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0743275349
• ISBN-13 :_9780743275347

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• Description : From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes a riveting and scandalous love triangle between a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition far exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them. In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen, yet one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth’s ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. Elizabeth’s excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisors warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls back in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Antonia Young
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781859733400
• ISBN-13 :_1859733409

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• Description : Most people conceive of gender as a culturally informed response to a biological imperative. But such rigid notions are overturned by certain women in remote regions of Albania who elect to 'become' men simply for the advantages that accrue to them as a result. They crop their hair, wear men's clothes, roll their own cigarettes, drink brandy and carry guns. In short, their lives are much freer and less regimented than other members of their sex - but at a cost. These women must foreswear sexual relationships, marriage and children. They have been dubbed 'Sworn Virgins'. What is interesting is that in this region of the Balkans, simply to dress as a man and to behave as a man will earn these women the same respect accorded a man. This is no mean advantage in an area known for sexual inequality and where so many men have suffered violent, premature deaths, thereby heightening the need for more household heads. Traditionally as heads of household, men are revered and the women who attend them utterly subservient. But unlike 'normal' women, Sworn Virgins can inherit and manage property, and, in fact, may even be raised to assume the male role by parents who have no male heirs. Based on extensive interviews, this book tells the frank and engrossing stories of these women, but also sets their lives within the wider context of a country undergoing radical upheaval and social transformation. [...] by Publisher : 'Bloomsbury Academic'

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