When God Was A Woman
Author: Merlin Stone
Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.
Merlin Stone Remembered
Author: Gloria Orenstein, David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, Lenny Schneir, Merlin Stone
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin’s unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women’s studies, spirituality, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. Known for her groundbreaking book When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone was a pioneer of the Women’s Movement and the reclaiming of the Great Goddess tradition of the Western world. In this phenomenal book, new light is shed upon Merlin’s philosophy and methodology as you take a memorable journey through her life. Includes over sixty photos and a twelve-page color insert. Praise: 2015 COVR Award winner for Autobiographical and Biographical Books 2014 Florida Book Award Winner for General Non-Fiction “It is so great to remember Merlin . . . to have so much detail about her life and her work.”—Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning actress and author “A fascinating, intimate look at the life of Merlin Stone.”—Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance “A touching tribute to a remarkable woman.”—Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets “Amazing, heartfelt, funny, romantic, and an enduring testament to a woman who changed the world.”—Susun S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series "A beautiful work of love . . . celebrating the life of Merlin Stone, [including] Lenny's loving memoir of his years with this extraordinary woman—a delight to read!"—Miriam Robbins Dexter, Ph.D., author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book "This book is paradigm-shifting. It should be read by all those who yearn for miracles, as well as by those who still need proof to believe that they are possible. It gives us hope for the regeneration of compassionate and nurturing relations between all forms of interconnected life on our planet, now and in the future."—Gloria Orenstein, Prof. Emerita, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles "A lovely and loving tribute to the late Merlin Stone, a foremother of Goddess feminism . . . What a gift to those of us familiar with Stone’s work, as well as those who want to know more about her life, both personal and professional."—Judith Laura, author of Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: From Kabbalah to Quantum Physics "Merlin Stone is a great inspiration for those of us who want to know not just about history, but also about herstory. Her [work] continues to influence the Goddess movement today. Her life partner Lenny was an inspiration for her and this book about Merlin's life will inspire many."—Linda Perry Barr, Journalist, WBAI News, Pacifica Radio, New York "A beautifully crafted tribute to a remarkable person. Merlin Stone, a pioneering scholar of the Women's Spirituality movement, figured it all out early on and made the case. Even more, she was gracious and kind."—Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece
Three Women and the Lord
Author: Adrienne von Speyr
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Von Speyr gives us inspirational spiritual commentary on passages from Scripture relating to Mary Magdalen, Mary of Bethany and the woman who was a sinner.
I am God
Author: Giacomo Sartori
Publisher: Restless Books
Riotously funny and subversively philosophical, Italian novelist Giacomo Sartori’s I am God is the diary of the Almighty’s existential crisis that ensues when he falls in love with a human. I am God. Have been forever, will be forever. Forever, mind you, with the razor-sharp glint of a diamond, and without any counterpart in the languages of men. When a man says, I’ll love you forever, everyone knows that forever is a frail and flimsy speck of straw in the wind. A vow that won’t be kept, or that in any case is very unlikely to be kept. A lie in other words. But when I say forever, I really do mean forever. So let that be clear. So begins God’s diary of the existential crisis that ensues when, inexplicably, he falls in love with a human. And not just any human, but a fanatical geneticist and atheist who’s certain she can improve upon the magnificent creation she doesn’t even give him the credit for. It’s frustrating, for a god. God has bigger things that could be occupying him instead, such as observing the teeming universe with its dazzling panoramas, its rarefied interstellar wastes, its colliding galaxies and breathtaking supernovas. Instead, he can’t tear his eyes (so to speak) from the geneticist who’s unsettlingly avid when it comes to science, sex, and Sicilian cannoli. Whatever happens he must safeguard his transcendental dignity. So he watches—disinterestedly, of course—as the handsome climatologist who has his sights set on her keeps having strange accidents. And as the lanky geneticist becomes hell-bent on infiltrating the Vatican’s secret files, for reasons of her own…. Cosmically funny and divinely human, I am God is an unforgettable romp through the Big Questions with the universe’s most incontestably perfect narrator.
A Pimp's Notes
Author: Giorgio Faletti
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
From a bestselling Italian author comes a sharply observed new mystery set in the seedy underworld of 1970s Milan Giorgio Faletti's first thriller, I Kill, took Europe by storm, selling over five million copies. The Corriere della Sera, Italy's leading newspaper, crowned him "the greatest Italian writer." In 2010, with the explosive publication of A Pimp's Notes, Faletti won international celebrity as a writer of world-class, tightly wound, psychologically nuanced thrillers. It's 1978. Italy has just been shocked by the kidnapping of the politician Aldo Moro by the left-leaning terrorist group the Red Brigades. In Milan, the upper class continues to amuse itself in luxury restaurants, underground clubs, and cabarets. This is Bravo's milieu. Enigmatic and cynical, Bravo makes his living catering to the tastes, fantasies, and fetishes of the wealthy and depraved. When the mysterious Carla enters his life, what begins as a clandestine romance quickly becomes a nightmare that will transform Bravo into a man wanted by the police, by organized crime, and even by the Red Brigades. As the web around him tightens, Bravo will be forced to confront the violence of the times in which he lives as well as his own connections to the political and criminal networks that control contemporary Italy.
Dalla Cornovaglia del 1968 all'orrore dell'11 settembre insieme a Elly e suo fratello Joe: 30 anni di esperienze, fallimenti, incontri straordinari. L'amicizia, l'amore fraterno ma soprattutto il magico potere che hanno i ricordi dell'infanzia sulla vita delle persone adulte, trattati con grazia e humour, profondità e leggerezza.
After the Divorce
Author: Grazia Deledda
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Fight Club: A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
This is the first translation with commentary of selections from The Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.
A single-volume gift compilation of the author's best-selling trilogy that began with Conversations with God, Book 1 shares lessons for spiritual seekers, in a boxed edition that features a new foreword. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Paola Drigo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Orphaned Maria, fourteen, and her younger sister go to live in their uncle's primitive mountain cabin
A Woman's Story
Author: Annie Ernaux
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
A deeply affecting account of mothers and daughters, youth and age, and dreams and reality' (Kirkus Reviews), this is Ernaux's daunting journey through time as she was confronted with the reality of her mother's death from Alzheimer's. Exploring the tenuous bond between mother and daughter, at once tenuous and unshakeable, the alienating worlds that separate them, and the inescapable truth that we must one day lose the ones we love, this is a quietly powerful tribute. A New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Fiction prize finalist.'
Quando Dio è contento
Author: Pippo Corigliano
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori