One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska

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One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska
For two quietly unhappy years, linguist Claire Gallagher has been living deep in the New Hampshire woods, enduring a polite but strained marriage to a highly respected scientist. Once a determined overachiever and academic star in her own right, she now spends her days avoiding her stalled dissertation and creating EZ crossword puzZles. But for all Claire's knowledge of words and their meanings, the meaning in her own life eludes her. One bleak morning in winter, she announces that she's leaving. By nightfall, at the urging of her younger sister Noelle, Claire finds herself heading to the last place she thought she would ever go: Ireland -- the birthplace of her abrasive, chronically ill mother and the country Noelle, a college dropout, now calls home. In a small town on the Irish coast, Claire's struggle to move ahead with her life takes her deep into the puzzles of her past -- in a world in which there are no simple answers, and…

¡Latina es poder! (Latina Power) By Ana Nogales

¡Latina es poder! (Latina Power) By Ana Nogales
¡Latina es poder! (Latina Power) By Ana Nogales

In this empowering guide, Dr. Ana Nogales encourages Latinas to move beyond their expected roles and become the women they wish to be by embracing the seven traits they inherit naturally from their Latino culture:Espíritu Creativo (Creative Spirit)The Aguantadora's (Survivor's) Passionate DeterminationThe Comadre's (Girlfriend's

) Networking AbilityThe Diplomática's (Diplomat's) DiscretionThe Atrevida's (Risktaker's) CourageThe Malabarista's (Multitasker's) BalanceLa Reina's (A Diva's) Confidence Each chapter features an interactive element, including a quiz to determine how strong each attribute is in the reader's own personality, plus exercises to reinforce each trait. Filled with the personal stories of successful Latinas, including novelist Isabelle Allende, TV journalist Cristina Saralegui, Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sánchez, Latina magazine founder Christy Haubegger, and entertainer Jaci Velásquez, Latina Power inspires readers to vigorously pursue their own dreams


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