"There is no one better to ask than Marion, who is the leading guide in intelligent, unbiased, independent advice on eating, and has been for decades."––Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything Let’s Ask Marion is a savvy and insightful question-and-answer collection that showcases the expertise of food politics powerhouse Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman. These informative essays show us how to advocate for food systems that are healthier for people and the planet, moving from the politics of personal dietary choices, to community food issues, and finally to matters that affect global food systems. Nestle has been thinking, writing, and teaching about food systems for decades, and her impact is unparalleled. Let’s Ask Marion provides an accessible survey of her opinions and conclusions for anyone curious about the individual, social, and global politics of food.
Kimberly Winslow, a self-made and successful advertising entrepreneur, changes her life mid-stream and buys a guest ranch. Suddenly, she is confronted with her own shortfalls. How can you control 1000 pounds of horseflesh? By not controlling. How can you reach across a generation to a troubled teenager? By not reaching. How can you accept what is in front of you? By letting go. Kim's teenage niece, Emily, has a harrowing experience and her natural joy is threatened. The ranch cook, Rosie, offers pearls of wisdom, and the wrangler, Sam, weaves horse sense through the lives of those around him. When Kim and Emily learn to dance with horses, their human relationships are deepened.
The novel contrasts two love affairs, each involving an aristocrat and a commoner. Trollope vividly evokes the dull working lives, plain homes, blank streets, and limited horizons of the dwellers in Paradise Row, using them as an ironic choric commentary on the unattainable world of rank, wealth, and freedom, symbolized by life in the great country houses.
At times when I was so sick I wondered if God had forsaken me, and that the prayers were not getting through. That was when I felt like Job, but like Job, I was determined to continue to trust. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. If I renounced my faith, turned my back on God, where else could I go? I also remembered the passage in Johns Gospel: After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. Jesus said to the twelve, Will you also go away? Simon Peter answered him, Where shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; so we have believed and have come to know you, that you are the Holy One of God. So my faith has remained intact throughout this ordeal.
Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity—and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow. Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time “This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy’s great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make.”—Gloria Steinem “An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly “Connie Ramos’s world is cuttingly real.”—Newsweek “Absorbing and exciting.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
The third in this trilogy finds that Angel now has the woman of her dreams at her side and a family where there was only her mother before the accident. Her world has turned completely around, but there is still the small matter of her biological father and his seedy underworld, a need for justice and a business thats growing with her more at the helm than ever before. Some good news about her father is what she needsif he could only be caught and jailed! Has Marion got something up her sleeve? She seems to be planning something, maybe a way of getting him caught? The pain and memory of her mothers demise still haunts her, trying to overcome these feelings has been impossible so far. Kat needs to find a way to help her. She needs to move forward somehow.