The Girls at 17 Swann Street

*A BookMovement Group Read*Yara Zgheib's poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman's struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound.Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with...
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Gabriel's Horn

A collection of short stories you would kill to have, or at the very least maim."An example of a book. All necessary parts are here: words, pages, yep." - MC RideThere are classic questions we all love to ponder.Who was on the grassy knoll?Was the moon landing faked?What are they hiding in Area 51?Why doesn't she love me anymore?In this book you won't find any answers, there are only more questions and helluva lot of fun.Contains the classic stories:- Awaited Meal- Estrella- A short tempered stereotype- Trim, or the microscopic narrative of a leaf- PR1Nc3- Charity Is A Big Stinking Scam- Sex, Drugs, and Charity Induced Euphoria- If...- Laugh, Gasp- Century Stench- Homage to HumanNature- Promise of Pain- Fleshlife // Six Foot Slumber- R.E.L.- Gabriel's Horn- The Hound and his man
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Language in the Blood

ThIs dark comedy follows Cameron, the young Scottish soldier as he comes to terms with his new ‘life’, from his first days as a hapless vampire in war-torn WW1 France to the glamorous modern day setting of the Côte d’Azur. Along the way, he develops a distinctive taste for the finer things in life: jewels, yachts, small dogs and champagne-infused humans.Until the outbreak of the First World War, young Cameron Blair would have liked nothing better than to stay in Edinburgh and marry his childhood sweetheart. As the call to arms goes out, Cameron and his pals sign up to fight for their country. They are soon delivered into the nightmare of war, and there Cameron more than meets his maker.The story follows Cameron as he comes to terms with his new ‘life’, from his first days as a hapless vampire in war-torn France to the glamorous modern day setting of the Côte d’Azur. Along the way, he develops a distinctive taste for the finer things in life: jewels, yachts, small dogs and champagne-infused human...
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The Happy Hormone Guide

In The Happy Hormone Guide, certified hormone specialist Shannon Leparski presents a comprehensive, plant-based lifestyle program to help women balance their hormones, increase energy, and reduce PMS symptoms. After struggling for years with acne, oily skin and hair, debilitating cramps, mood swings, brain fog, intense cravings, insomnia, bloating, and weight gain before her period, author Shannon Leparski developed the Happy Hormone Method through extensive research. Her life changed for the better and Shannon made it her mission to combat hormone imbalance and promote women's health. The Happy Hormone Guide includes comprehensive, phase-specific (menstrual, follicular, ovulatory, and luteal) guidance including: * Changes in fertility, libido, and basal body temperature * Beneficial foods, micronutrients, and supplements * Phase-specific recipes to support...
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Broken Beauty

In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer's, here is a book all about life, love, and hope.​Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith's mother—known as "Beauty" to her family—and her family's journey through the devastating world of Early-onset Alzheimer's. Smith was a young mother in her thirties when her own mother's illness struck, so the family's shock and pain at the disease's manifestations is nearly unbearable. Not only is Beauty still young and fit; she is also Sarah's best friend. This powerful and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it. Sarah Bearden Smith is a housewife, mother of three, and a woman of deep faith, who has lived in Texas all her life. Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area, and remained there until her departure for the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a speech communications major, varsity...
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Take Me There

Ashlynn I’d spent the last decade counseling couples –helping them achieve their most intimate desires. How could I so easily help them when I didn’t know how to help myself? Honestly, I was a fraud. A fake. A phony. Let’s call it what it was –I was a thirty-five-year-old woman who’d never experienced the Big O. Don’t kid yourself, I’m not innocent. I’m definitely not a virgin. It’s just, no guy has ever taken me there –you know the place, where your toes curl and the universe explodes around you. I’d pretty much given up hope, until he barreled into my life –turning my entire world upside down. Carson I’m Doctor Carson Foster, renowned sex therapist. I’d made a career out of bringing women to orgasm. Always holding to high professional standards, I was careful to do things completely by the book. I’d never considered breaking my personal code of ethics with any of my patients –that is, until I met her. And to complicate things, Ashlynn Sommers was my colleague, but I wouldn’t let that stop me. When I learned of her “little problem” in the bedroom, I was determined to be the one to take her there.
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Squat Every Day

Thoughts on overtraining and recovery in strength training.
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The Sweet Potato Diet

Unlock Nature's Way of Getting and Staying Lean for LifeWhen you hear the words "carb-cycling" you may think: That's for the serious athletes and bodybuilders, there's no way I could ever do that - it's just too complicated. Guess again. In The Sweet Potato Diet, popular fitness guru Michael Morelli removes all of the guesswork and takes away the fear from traditional carb-cycling by simplifying it down into a step-by-step eating schedule where you'll never have to weigh your food, and there's absolutely no calorie counting ever.Carb-cycling the Sweet Potato Diet way is a super simple program that will begin to work instantly. Not only will it have an incredible impact on your fat loss, but you will notice increases in energy, better health markers across the board, and a body you can be confident in again no matter how old or young you are.Don't worry, you don't need to be a gourmet chef to do well on this diet, which includes 45 step-by-step,...
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