American Housewife

American Housewife

American Housewife

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A raucous, whip-smart collection of stories featuring retro-feminist ladies who lunch.” —Elle Meet the women of American Housewife. They wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies from the oven. Taking us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the unique initiation ritual of a book club, these twelve delightfully demented stories are a refreshing and wicked answer to the question: “What do housewives do all day?”

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Helen Ellis
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-01-12
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780385541046


How To Be An American Housewife

How To Be An American Housewife

Visiting her family in Japan in place of her ailing mother, Sue uncovers secrets that influence her life in unforeseen ways, offer insight into her mother's marriage to an American, and reveal the role of tradition in shaping personal choice.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Margaret Dilloway
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 343 Pages
ISBN : 0425241297


The Great American Housewife

The Great American Housewife

In this innovative historical survey, Annegret S. Ogden addresses the need for the modern housewife to adapt to the additional role of wage earner. By examining a variety of diaries, letters, domestic fiction, and household books of the past two centuries, as well as solid statistical and historical data, she seeks not only to uncover the motivations and origins of the typical American housewife, but also to discover an alternative life pattern that has characterized a virtually unrecognized minority of American women. These are the immigrant, black, and frontier women, as well as any other part-time homemakers, who long ago forged the survival tools that are needed by today's majority of working housewives. It is Ogden's contention that an understanding of the historical housewife, as well as her working counterpart, will light the way for those modern American housewives who must adapt their role as both homemaker and wage earner to the shifting complexities of contemporary American life.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Annegret S. Ogden
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0313247528


American Housewife

American Housewife

"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday in 2016."--Title page verso.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Helen Ellis
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781101970997


The Kitchen Directory And American Housewife

The Kitchen Directory And American Housewife

The first edition of this very popular nineteenth century cookbook was published in 1839 as The American Housewife, later expanded to The Kitchen Directory and American Housewife and often republished as The American Housewife and Kitchen Directory. Author Anne Howe’s name did not appear on the title page until later editions published after this 1841 version. Her preface states that although she is not an Ude (French chef) or a Kitchiner (popular British cookbook author), she knows the culinary arts as “practiced by good American cooks.” Bemoaning the inadequate instructions and limited practical knowledge expressed in other cookbooks, she presents over 350 recipes from the simplest broths to the most delicate cakes and sweetmeats with efficient instructions and practical economy. In addition to her recipe collection, the book includes recipes on cookery for the sick and making perfumes, as well as sections on housewifery and carving that appear to be simply lifted from earlier works. This edition of The Kitchen Directory and American Housewife was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the Society is a research library documenting the life of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The Society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection includes approximately 1,100 volumes.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2014-04-15
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 9781449435790


How To Be An American Housewife

How To Be An American Housewife

A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife. As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life... Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Margaret Dilloway
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-08-05
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781101189245


Conviction The Personal Story Of An American Housewife S Term In Prison In Communist Hungary

Conviction The Personal Story Of An American Housewife S Term In Prison In Communist Hungary

Attempting to help relatives escape from East Germany in the mid-1960s, an American woman and her husband were arrested in communist Hungary. This graphic personal account highlights the shock of unexpected incarceration, life with thieves, prostitutes, and murderers, and black market survival methods. The horrific experience of a police state system is in sharp contrast to the freedoms she has always known.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Janet E. Lemmé
Publisher : Reliant Publishing
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781683141839


American Wife

American Wife

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and fate into a brilliant portrait of a first lady—from the author of Rodham and Eligible “Terrific . . . an intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time • People • Entertainment Weekly A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with—and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Rocky Mountain News • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Washington Post Book World

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-09-02
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781588367532


The American Housewife

The American Housewife

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Genre : Carving (Meat, etc.)
Author : Experienced lady
Publisher :
Release : 1841
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:RSMCTX


The American Frugal Housewife

The American Frugal Housewife

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Genre : Cookbooks
Author : Lydia Maria Child
Publisher :
Release : 1833
Total Pages : 130 Pages
ISBN : OSU:32435002706992