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The Maid's Version

The Maid's Version

The American master’s first novel since Winter’s Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations.

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?

Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains some solace-and peace for her sister. He is advised to “Tell it. Go on and tell it”-tell the story of his family’s struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs.
Maid

Maid

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land’s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.

“My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.”

While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work–primarily done by women–fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter’s head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today’s inequitable society.

While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren’t being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.

Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it’s like to be in service to them. “I’d become a nameless ghost,” Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the “servant” worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.
A Maid's Friends and Fantasies

A Maid's Friends and Fantasies

Naughty girls are spanked, and all girls are naughty — the grown-up girls in Devlin O’Neill’s world, that is. Here are 11 stories — lusty tales of bare bottoms affectionately reddened, penned by the author of A Maid for All Seasons. The girls never mean to be disobedient, yet somehow they always are, and it is up to the professor to correct their behavior, in a patient but strict manner, and to forgive, caress, and love them afterward. Inspired by having received dozens of letters from devoted readers of the Maid series, O’Neill assembled this very personal collection of his most provocative tales. The stories that comprise A Maid’s Friends and Fantasies are labors of love, conjured from the fertile imaginations of the author, his friends, and his lovers — stories of breathless, heartfelt immediacy. This is erotic spanking fiction at its most intimate and sensitive.
Death of a Maid

Death of a Maid

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series…
DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Mrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever. Of course, if anyone has any social pretensions one does not say charwoman, one talks about “my maid”. Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie’s services in a church raffle but spends most of the day trying to avoid her. She is a malicious gossip and she bangs around the furniture and clanks pots–he wonders how on earth she managed to get such a good reputation. Then she is found dead in a large house belonging to a retired professor who was out the day she was killed. She has been struck down by a metal bucket of water. Remembering Mrs. Gillespie’s malicious gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out secrets and probably searched through the drawers of the houses she cleaned, which means everyone whose home she cleaned could be a suspect.
Clever Maids

Clever Maids

Most people know the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, but very few know that behind the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales stood a network of sisters-and mothers, neighbors, and female friends. In this intimate history, Valerie Paradiz tells the real story of the greatest literary collaboration of the nineteenth century, and gives the long-lost narrators of these beloved tales their due. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were major German intellects of their time, contemporaries of both Goethe and Schiller. But as Paradiz reveals here, the romantic image of the two brothers traveling the countryside, transcribing tales told to them by peasants, is far from the truth. More than half of the tales the Grimm brothers collected were contributed by women friends from the upper classes. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars and the high years of German romanticism, Clever Maids chronicles this most fascinating enterprise in literary history, and illuminates the ways the Grimm tales-with their mythic portrayals of courage, sacrifice, and betrayal-still resonate so powerfully today.
A Maid for All Seasons, Volume 5

A Maid for All Seasons, Volume 5

Lisa, Michael, Beth, and friends return for more adventures in small town Middle America. The town is ordinary, but some of the men and women who live there deal with their problems in unique ways. Michael responds as he always has to Lisa’s tantrums, by spanking her bare bottom, but it’s now Greg’s sole responsibility to care for her afterward. Beth’s behind still feels Michael’s hand when she teases him, but she also occasionally wields a paddle on female rears. Lisa’s sister Mandy screws up royally and is obliged to take Lisa’s job as Michael’s maid, a position that often entails a sore tail, and Lisa moves in with Greg. Dylan’s niece Teresa sneaks off to be with ‘Daddy,’ a man who has Dylan’s fondness for spanking but not his sexual hang-ups regarding Teresa, and Tana, the boutique’s witchy new manager, discovers that Dylan’s school cane is no mere ornament.
A Maid For All Seasons, Volume 4

A Maid For All Seasons, Volume 4

Lisa is all grown up now, or so she thinks. She has her own business and a real boyfriend, but she hasn’t outgrown the need to stick her pert little nose where it doesn’t belong, nor have the men in her life — Michael, Greg, and Professor Travis — seen fit to stop spanking her bare bottom when she misbehaves. Still, they spank her because they care, and she would have it no other way.
All I Want is You

All I Want is You

An innocent girl
1920. Seventeen-year-old Sophie is a scullery maid at a large country house, Belfield Hall, but what she truly desires is to dance on stage in London.

Caught up in a dangerous game
Glamorous Lady Beatrice offers her assistance, though not without an ulterior motive. A new heir – the seductively handsome Lord Ashley – is about to arrive at the Hall: a man that Beatrice will do anything to ensnare…even if she has to exploit her young maid.

Of forbidden passion
What she doesn’t know is that Sophie has met Ash once before. And as Lady Beatrice’s devious plan unravels, Sophie has two choices: refusee to be a mere plaything for the man she loves so desperately, or give in to the thrill of unimaginable sexual pleasure…


Set in a country house in the 1920s, this tale of forbidden love between a kitchen maid and her aristocratic master is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
Abducted Heiress

Abducted Heiress

Molly Gordon, the Maid of Dunsithe, would be the wealthiest woman in Scotland…if anyone could find her fortune. But spirited away by her greedy uncle, she is kept captive on a misty island, separated from her treasure and the rest of her family, perhaps forever. She longs for a hero to rescue her. But when Sir Finlay Mackenzie, the fiery warrior, gains possession of Molly, her defiance and his temper lead them into a battle of wills. Armed with the right to marry her or barter her, he finds a proud princess who resists his passion and fights his every command. Now the real adventures begin as together Molly and Fin face danger, desire, and the fate that will drive them until they can open their hearts to magic-and to love.
Freud's Wizard

Freud's Wizard

The saturation of the English-speaking world with psychoanalytic concepts was due largely to one brilliant analyst, Ernest Jones. As Freud's disciple, colleague, and biographer-and the man who rescued Freud from the Nazis-he led the international psychoanalytic movement, shifting its vortex from Vienna to London and spreading its influence to Toronto, New York, and Boston. While negotiating the ferocious politics of the movement, Jones also managed an imposing series of liaisons, including an heiress and her maid, analysands, and a “Druid Bride.” Unlike Freud, he never had to wonder, “What do women want?”
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