Fiction

The Awakening of Miss Prim

Author: Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way. Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside. Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love—nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky or would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery, and fireside debate. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.
Music

Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotes

Author: Nicholas Slonimsky

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Music

Page: 314

View: 129

Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization.
American literature

Book News

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Category: American literature

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View: 507

Languages, Modern

Die Neueren Sprachen

Author: Wilhelm Viëtor

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Category: Languages, Modern

Page:

View: 301

Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."