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SOLVE THE DIVORCE DILEMMA

DO YOU KEEP YOUR HUSBAND OR DO YOU POST HIM ON CRAIGSLIST?

An earnest, practical manual for those considering divorce.

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Debut author and attorney Frontera offers women a guide to getting out of an unhappy marriage.

There are many women trapped in unhappy marriages who are also burdened by the fears and uncertainties about trying to end it. Frontera offers this book to those who are unsure of their path forward but know that something needs to change: “It is my vow,” she writes in her introduction, “to help you get clear, get strong and get out of the pain you are feeling in your marriage.” Using her own divorce experience as a guide, the author aims to help the reader understand the state of her union, explore the possibility of divorce, and, if necessary, walk away from the relationship. This guide explains the ins and outs of the long but potentially fulfilling process—from figuring out whether you married the wrong person, to being honest about your part in marital strife, to planning the divorce conversation, to embracing a healthy lifestyle, post-separation. Most of all, however, Frontera reminds readers that they deserve to be happy. Her prose is warm and encouraging in tone, even when she deals with the sadder aspects of her topic: “You can’t choreograph, stage or rehearse your exit speech….But you must be prepared for this moment and, unless you have pre-selected the conditions, you must be ready to seize the opportunity when it arises.” The author also does an impressive job of combining emotional material with more pragmatic tips on, for example, finding a lawyer. Overall, though, this book is more about making the decision to get a divorce than it is about carrying it out. Women who find themselves at this crossroads will appreciate Frontera’s sympathetic framing of the issues, and her book will help them come to the conclusion that’s best for them.

An earnest, practical manual for those considering divorce.

Pub Date: Oct. 16, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-73356-953-8

Page Count: 210

Publisher: Coventina House

Review Posted Online: Oct. 13, 2019

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NUTCRACKER

This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 19, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996

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TO THE ONE I LOVE THE BEST

EPISODES FROM THE LIFE OF LADY MENDL (ELSIE DE WOLFE)

An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. For Bemelmans was "the man who came to cocktails". And his hostess was Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe), arbiter of American decorating taste over a generation. Lady Mendl was an incredible person,- self-made in proper American tradition on the one hand, for she had been haunted by the poverty of her childhood, and the years of struggle up from its ugliness,- until she became synonymous with the exotic, exquisite, worshipper at beauty's whrine. Bemelmans draws a portrait in extremes, through apt descriptions, through hilarious anecdote, through surprisingly sympathetic and understanding bits of appreciation. The scene shifts from Hollywood to the home she loved the best in Versailles. One meets in passing a vast roster of famous figures of the international and artistic set. And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated.

Pub Date: Feb. 23, 1955

ISBN: 0670717797

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1955

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